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Specialized Coaching for Trail and Ultrarunners

Online Holistic Coaching helps dedicated women and master's runners avoid injuries, confusion, and mistakes so you can reach your full potential.

Training for months for a big goal while constantly battling fatigue, injuries, or having to drop out of the race - maybe even before you reach the start line, can make you feel defeated.

And if you’re a woman runner – or in your 30s, 40s, or beyond, you may not realize that you can use specialized and innovative methods to help prevent increasing aches, slow recovery from workouts, and underwhelming results.

That’s why I started my company – to help you overcome your specific challenges and be prepared and confident at the starting line so that you can finish life-changing events you can feel proud of.  

And so, Holistic Coaching helps runners who want to conquer epic trail and ultra events by preventing injuries and training errors and enabling comprehensive preparation so you can cross the finish line feeling accomplished. 

If you’re even considering an EPIC goal, you sound like my kind of runner – so send a message and let’s chat about helping you reach it the way you want, feeling amazing. 

-Coach Amie

Trail and Ultra Running to Your Goal

Holistic Coaching might be for you if...

  • You’ve got a big running challenge in mind and are unsure of the right way to prepare for it. 
  • You may have followed a generic plan or coach that left you injured, burned out, over- or under-trained, and want to do it the right way.
  • You’ve had some success, but now you want more. 
  • Or, you’re tired of getting DNFs or not making it to the start line. 
  • You picture the type of runner you want to be, but you don’t know how to reach that level of performance.
  • You may have been out of running for a while and want to transform yourself to reach a vast new goal.
  • Winging it saddles you with aches, pains, or even injuries.
  • You lack outside support and understanding of your goal. 
Does any of this sound familiar? 

Now, Imagine That...

  • You run your goal event strongly, crossing the finish line and feeling accomplished. 
  • Your fitness is progressing, and you feel good training. 
  • Every day, you know exactly what to do without thinking about it with customized workouts delivered to you.
  • Your training confusion and unanswered questions have disappeared with the help of an experienced coach. 
  • You feel confident that you are holistically covering all your bases so you can run to perform.
  • You feel fully supported in your goals. 
  • Your training is enhancing your running, health, and life. 
How does this sound instead?

Hi, I'm Coach Amie...

I’ve developed Holistic Performance Coaching to take into account the various factors that will influence how you need to prepare optimally and train. 

It considers how YOU fit into the equation – your strengths and weaknesses, not just as a runner but also in your mindset, recovery, lifestyle, and more. 

Holistic Run Coaching brings out your best running by combining your best training, physical and mental fitness, and life so you can Run with Life and get the performance you want for EPIC goals.  

Amie running in the Black Canyon 100K (~63 mile) Ultramarathon through the mountains of the Sonoran Desert.
This is me (Coach Amie) running (without my dog Cody) in the early morning in the Black Canyon Ultras. I believe in making ultra-athletes as fit as they can be at the starting line - it's more than just going out and running a bunch of miles all the time. This method helped me to become a Western States Qualifier and finish ultras on the podium, despite training in the Midwest flatlander region. So I am passionate about bringing out the great runner in you - and I've got 30 years of experience getting clients' success that you can rely on. Let's help you excel at your BIG goals.

Faithe Set PRs in her 50's:

I loved having the accountability to stick to the plan. I loved that Amie was able and willing to comment on efforts.... even if it was to say pull back a little.
She is very communicative and feedback is helpful. I loved not having to think about planning my next step, especially long runs, which was great.

I had very different goals and was able to reach them.

I PR’ed my 1/2, Full Marathon, and 24-hour races!

-Faithe A.

Faithe. A. testimonial

Discover Holistic Coaching for Ultrarunning Performance

The Five Elements of Holistic Training

You need more than an old-fashioned, one-dimensional workout plan or coach to reach epic goals. 

That’s why I’ve combined training and experience as a multi-certified distance running coach, a Nationally board-certified holistic wellbeing coach, a personal trainer, a sports nutritionist, and a yoga instructor into this unique type of coaching that’s helped hundreds of runners succeed. 

So instead of one focus, Ultra Performance Coaching is a holistic distance run training system in which you get a comprehensive focus on The Five Elements so you can prevent injuries and work on what you need to get your best performance.

Working one-on-one with a pro coach using this next-level training model along with the education, accountability, and support you need can transform you into the athlete you envision. 

It’s designed to challenge you to perform at your highest level gradually, so you get a thorough program that meets you where you are and gives you a strategy and a more comprehensive plan to reach where you want to be. 

Coaching is available online, so you’ll have access to your coach and your training calendar and plan anywhere. 

How Does The System Work?

Holistic Performance Coaching is a proven method that comprehensively month-by-month, helps you with distance running success, so you feel great in and out of your running. 

You’ll start with your distance running analysis and testing, so you get to know exactly where you stand. You’ll get a full report of your results with an actionable plan of how you can improve. 

You’ll also get a holistically focused questionnaire so we can see a total picture of what may be influencing your running: including things like your sleep, stress levels, nutrition, outside influences, and mindset. 

You get customized training segments, strategies, and the ongoing plan, support, and accountability you need to make progress. You get feedback from an experienced, certified distance running and holistic health coach, so you know exactly what to do to improve. 

You also get a personal online workout calendar, so you save time and effort by already knowing what you will do and having it planned out for you in advance. Your workouts are available online or conveniently by mobile app, plus emailed to you daily if you choose.

Sample Training Calendar
You'll avoid confusion and save time and effort getting your own personalized calendar of workouts, online or by mobile app.

You get your questions answered, so there is no confusion. You get schedule adjustments based on data, experience, AND your feedback, and a program founded on holistic health, so you avoid injury and overtraining. 

You get information on your best fueling to perform, so you feel great. You’ll find options customized to your needs incorporating strength, core, and yoga, so you get balance in your training. 

You’ll also get form drills to run faster with more ease, stretching/flexibility plans to avoid injury, and warm-up and cool down properly. 

You’ll use mental focus techniques and a mind-body viewpoint so you can train and run at your best and more.

Get your best running performance -and life- by remembering what's most important: YOU

So you can see – I view training, and YOU, differently.

You’re more than just a set of numbers from a watch. 

Holistic coaching gives you your best training, but you also get your best running when your body, mind, spirit, and life are in the picture.  

Don’t work with a coach who doesn’t understand you, doesn’t know how to meet you where you are, or treats you like a number. 

Because this all has to do with your running performance – and how well you feel in life. 

When you leave things out of the picture – it’s no wonder that 90+% of runners get injured, or feel burned out of running and frankly, are not happy.

Instead, get your best performance… and as a bonus – you begin to feel amazing outside of running too.

Holistic Coaching Gives You The Tools You Need

You can break through plateaus, avoid injury and transform your training, fitness, and total running performance. 

You get the motivation, encouragement, and accountability to make your running dreams a reality. 

You get the support and answers you need so you can perform your best.

You get solutions and guidance from 30+ years of experience helping clients reach their goals, multiple coaching certifications, and a belief in YOU. 

Do you want to run faster or farther than you ever have, break a longstanding personal PR, qualify for Boston or run your best ultra?

You’ll get an experienced push, or signal to pull back when needed.

Instead of a generic plan or one-sided coach, The Holistic Training System puts all of YOU toward your goal, so you maximize your time, money, effort, and life.

You can get a standalone training plan designed for you, a single running analysis, or a monthly coaching package with custom options tailored to your ultimate performance.

You can train to run your best for a single event, or continue to improve through a customized year-to-year training schedule created for your goals, wants, and needs.

You don’t have to train for months and miss your target or get injured. 

Instead, discover the best ways to reach your top goals.

Tom went from a self-described, "Slow and Getting Slower", to fit and fully prepared for his Backyard Ultra at age 49.

Thank you very much for getting me here. You have been spot on with adapting/adjusting to me and my running/training style and I could not be here right now without you... the training adjustments and race advice definitely saved me from myself. You are a GREAT COACH!

-Tom E., Top Ten Backyard finisher, completing an ultrarunning Grand Slam

Ultrarunner Tom E.

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Reaching your goal can be life-changing. The Holistic Training System can help you reach your most challenging goals. 

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