Monday, November 7, 2011

Running Start, LLC

It is official!  Running Start, LLC is up and running!  This has been my dream for so long, and it has finally come to fruition. I am hopeful, ecstatic, overjoyed and ready to coach!  I'm finally taking what I love to do and putting it to work.

What is Running Start, LLC?  It is a private coaching business geared mostly toward new runners, but also to somewhat experienced runners trying new things.  Whether clients want to run their first 5k, run their next 5k faster, increase their endurance for a longer distance, or simply work on form and fitness, I am ready to help, motivate, encourage, and give them a running start on this new adventure.

Am I qualified?  This is a question I ask myself every day, and it is a question I hope to continue to ask as long as I am coaching.  I will never stop learning, reading, researching, asking, discussing and experiencing all things running.  So far I have obtained my USA Track and Field Level 1 Coaching Certification, and I am in the process of completing the Fitness and Wellness Certificate at the University of Alabama in Huntsville.  This will include certifications in Group Fitness Instruction and Personal Training as well.  In February of 2012 I will attend the Road Runners Club of America Coaching Certification course which is geared directly to helping me work with the types of new runners I hope to coach.

I have worked with new runners for three years through the New Balance No Boundaries 5k program, and I also have my own journey as a runner to use.  That is not to say I believe one thing works for all runners - I don't believe that at all.  That is the point of Running Start.  Training plans geared toward the individual - who they are, where they are, and what they want to achieve.  These are not simply static training plans either, but they can and will change with the runner.  Each week I will meet with my client, ask them about their training since I last saw them - how they felt, what they did, how it went.  With that information we will either stay on the course already set or modify it somewhat to fit the runner's lifestyle, schedule, and training needs.

Interested? Take a look at my website where I have tried to include all the information about Running Start, LLC, what I'm about and what is available.  Please feel free to send me feedback.  Is any information missing?  Is there something you would like to know that isn't included?  The website is brand new and so I am open for suggestions and improvements to better serve and educate potential clients on what is available through Running Start, LLC.

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  1. So proud of you for following your dreams :) This is going to be great!

  2. Very cool, Jane! I know you will be a success!

  3. Glad you have the website up and "running!" It looks great and very professional. You are such a great friend, and you offer up great support and advice to us on our runs, so I can only imagine how awesome you will be at one-on-one coaching!!!