As the Owner and Head Coach of Run With Holly, my top priority is simple: To help you achieve your fitness goals.
Just like learning styles, different people respond best to different coaching systems. For more information, check out the page Is E-Coaching For Me? If, during our initial contact, I think that you’d be better served by a different kind of training program, I will certainly make that suggestion and try to help you connect with one in your area.
If e-coaching seems like the right option for you, then we’ll get started designing a plan. For practical information on how e-coaching works, please see What Is E-Coaching? The plans that I design reflect my coaching philosophy:
- Build a strong foundation. I favor a progressive, systematic build of running time or distance to build a strong base, followed by a gradual increase in intensity and addition of various types of faster running. My clients don’t do faster running without a strong base, period. [Fast running is permitted if you are trying to escape from hungry tigers.]
- A “Training Plan” is more than just a running schedule. I believe that running is not a “stand alone” sport, and I work with my athletes to build strength, flexibility, eating practices, and daily habits that complement their running schedules. Although the majority of their training time is spent running, I often assign non-running exercises, activities, or practices.
- The brain matters. Whether it’s a traumatic gym class experience, a vexing race distance, or a string of “bad-luck” marathons – all runners have their demons. I work with clients to identify, plan for, and vanquish this negativity, leaving space for relaxation and freedom to enjoy running.
- Understanding improves execution. When people understand why I make the choices I do in designing their training plans, they respond better to workouts and have greater overall success in their program. Furthermore, I believe that educating my clients is important for their long-term running careers. Someone may only work with me for a few seasons – but I want them to run forever!
These guiding principles allow my clients to grow into strong, confident, healthy runners – who will (hopefully!) be loving the sport through their target race, and beyond!
Want to give it a try? Contact me today!!