You get training optimized for you, blended with a focused, holistic health approach, so you get your best performance from all angles.
Instead of just a static plan or a narrow approach – you get comprehensive, personalized attention from a certified, accomplished and experienced coach who listens and recognizes that you and your needs are UNIQUE.
Get the running of your life and the fitness you desire. Limited spaces available.
Get Marathon Coaching or Ultrarunning Coaching geared at sending THE WHOLE YOU to the top – so you get YOUR BEST RUNNING and LIFE!
Discover a program that helps you get lean and run a half-, full-, or ultra-marathon in the Couch to Marathon Weight Loss Coaching Program.
It gives you your personalized strategy so you can lose weight by running.
My run training philosophy is based heavily on principles founded by the legendary running coach Arthur Lydiard, also known as “The Father of Modern Distance Running.” Although each athlete varies as to the method that is effective for them, Lydiard has said,
“Miles make the champions.”
Yet, each workout has a purpose. I have found that gradually building to a higher volume approach works well for distance runners.
My athletes typically like to run a lot.
You will get top performance with your training in a long-term, periodized approach.
Lydiard also said, “Train, don’t strain.” In this way, speedwork is like a spice. Too much can overpower and ruin the flavor of the product. Too little, and the result is bland, without much “kick.” The key is basing training upon researched principles and then finding the amount that works for each athlete to maximize their performance.
Unlike many coaches, I will not push you through tons of overly hard workouts such that you are constantly fatigued, getting injured, and dragging through your days. I have a core value of health, so instead, I emphasize that you can train at your best, day after day, such that the goal is not just to make it successfully through today’s workout but also the next and the one after that. My runners constantly say they feel much more JOY in running, which is good because running is a feedback loop into LIFE.
You also cannot be at your best with someone cursorily glazing over your training, so I limit my client base, so you get complete and total focus into your training.
Suppose you want to do “okay, ” have someone look at your running. But suppose you want to get your top performance. In that case, I believe you need a coach that will also holistically consider the condition of your mind, body, spirit, and lifestyle as an integrated system to make this happen.
With my additional professional fitness training certifications, I also believe that runners do best taking care of the details outside of running, such as strength work, drills and core, proper nutrition, and overall wellness. Olympic marathon runner Meb Keflezighi also shares this belief and feels that tending to these “details” is what allowed him to have continued success into his 40s.
Above all, I believe you have a right to live your dreams and have a healthy and fulfilling life. More than PRs or winning races, I think your training is best when it is challenging but fun and is prioritized for an overall healthy lifestyle. It is optimized when you, as the runner, genuinely love what you are doing.
My mission is to help you obtain your best running performance through optimized training and holistic health for your best LIFE. That is YOU… RUNNING WITH LIFE!
Run with Life… -Coach Amie