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Every run gets you one step closer to your goal.
Stop wondering if you can run faster. Crush your next race with the support of a personal running coach. Whether you want to run your first 5K, or qualify for the Boston Marathon, we provide online running coaching and custom training plans to help you reach your goals faster.
Expertise coaching beginner
to elite runners for:
Mile to ten miles
Ultra and Trail
Military and Law PFT
Confidence In Your Training
Your coach builds a customized training plan in a user-friendly running app. Then, you follow your plan, track progress and get feedback from your personal running coach. Our training approach helps you reach your goals faster and more efficiently.
1-on-1 Accountability From
Get the guidance you need from our professionally trained full-time coaches. Your dedicated online running coach is available daily to answer your questions, encourage your success and hold you accountable. We’re as enthusiastic about your success as you are.
Tools To Make You A
More Knowledgeable Runner
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Our experience is our biggest asset
Expertise that only comes through years of experience.
Coach Cory Smith
Elite runner and coach for over 25 years.
Cory holds a USA Track & Field Level 1 and 2 Endurance Certification. His training methodologies evolved from a mentorship with world-renowned coach and four-time Olympian Marcus O'Sullivan. He has been featured in Runner's World, Outside, Trail Runner, Men’s Journal and Muscle & Fitness.
His personal bests include a 4:03 mile, 8:05 3k, 14:13 5k, 1:10:28 half marathon at 36, and most recently a 4:31 mile at the age of 43.
Coach Brandon Birdsong
Elite runner and coach for over 20 years.
Brandon holds a BS in exercise physiology. He has been mentored by the world's best distance coaches, including Damon Martin, 30-time winner of National Coach of the Year. He has been featured in Runner’s World, USA Today and the Daily Mail.
He is a 2016 Olympic Marathon Trials qualifier and holds personal bests of 29:54 10k and 1:04:21 half marathon.
Coach Julie Sandquist
Highly decorated ultra runner and ultra coach
Julie has finished over 50 ultramarathons, including five 200 milers and several 100 milers. She regularly writes for Ultrarunning magazine, volunteers at races, and hosts running events in Albuquerque.
She has four 1st place overall female finishes, course records and is one of eight women who completed the Ouray 100.
Coach Tawni Gomes
Certified coach who has completed over 100 marathons
Tawni is an RRCA-certified coach, Certified Personal Trainer and is working on a Master's in Sports Nutrition. She has completed over 100 marathons, two Ironman Triathlons, ultramarathons, and one 100-miler.
Growing up morbidly obese, Oprah inspired Tawni to start transforming her life through healthy eating and exercise in her mid-thirties. She loves coaching beginner to intermediate runners and those who are often forgotten about at the back of the pack.
Results that speak for themselves
Coaching and Training Services
How does online running coaching work?
With an online running coach, you get a personalized training plan and support to help you reach your goals.
Your coach learns about your goals and experience, and then builds a custom training plan for you in a user-friendly running app. This plan is designed to fit your lifestyle and tailored to help you meet your running goals.
You follow your schedule and track runs in the app, and your coach monitors your progress and adjusts your training as necessary. You’ll also have access via phone, email or text to ask questions as they arise.
The result is a true 1-to-1 coaching experience that ensures you have the accountability and support you need to succeed.