ONLINE RUNNING COACH
You aren’t a professional athlete, that doesn’t mean you deserve less from a coach.
You don’t need to wait to be picked.
You don’t need permission.
Running is open to everyone. It doesn’t require a specific body type, just a heart that knows there is more and wants it now.
I started running because it was the fastest way to burn calories. I never considered that running would fundamentally change me, that running was going to change my outlook on life, increase my confidence and lead me on journeys I never imagined.
I am a knowledge nerd. I love learning and disseminating information. I am your last stop for finding all the running answers.
Stop spending time you could be working on achieving your dream Googling for more information and get started now.
I don’t like wasting time, yours or mine.
IN YOUR CORNER START TO FINISH
To change one’s life, start immediately, do it flamboyantly, no exceptions.-William James
Online running coaches are here to help you break free of the confusion, the fear, the mental gymnastics telling you it’s too hard and take action now.
Stop waiting for someday or letting your night time promises go unfulfilled in the light of another day. Maybe you woke up determined, but after a few moments of huffing down the block you turned back and threw yourself on the couch with the Real Housewives?
Or maybe you’ve stuck to it religiously, but damn it you can’t seem to hit that PR?
WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW BEFORE WE GO ANY FURTHER
You must be results oriented and ready to do the work. This doesn’t mean you need to be running 6 min miles, it means you need to be open to adjusting your run/walk pace or trying new things to get to your goals.
The “I would but” mentality is going to be checked at the door. You can, and together we will.
You’ve got to communicate. We’re invested in you once we begin this relationship, but we’re not a mind readers!
Personalized intensive 1-to-1 coaching is right for you if if you know that running is about more than simply right, left, right, repeat. We’re going to to massage your attitude until you find the joy in running again.
We’re going to slowly tweak your nutrition until people are asking if you’ve had a java while their in the 3PM slump munching on crappy vending machine candy. We’re going to implement little changes that make you stronger, faster and injury free.
Find that runner’s high you’ve heard so much about and finish week after week fist pumping, twerking and dancing in the street because finally you’ve found a program that is design just for YOU.
Give yourself the gift of believing in your potential.
Due to the intensive nature of this coaching, only a few slots are available during the year. If you’re ready for change, don’t wait, take action now. An object in motion gains momentum…an object on the couch…
The fine print of what you’ll be getting is covered in depth when we speak, but what would you expect from a personal coach?!
Online training platform to record runs, how you felt, any pain
Customized training plan (built around your life, your goals, your body)
Guidance on running nutrition, form, stride, cadence
Customized strength training, cross training and pre-hab
Overcoming mental hurdles
Someone in your corner from start to finish
Everyone needs a coach. We all need people who will give us feedback. That’s how we improve.– Bill Gates
Due to the HUGE volume of requests, RunToTheFinish now has a team of coaches, all operating under Amanda’s philosophy that there is no perfect plan, only the plan designed for you, your life and your goals.
As the owner of RunToTheFinish, head running coach, Amanda is involved in the training plan of every runner. A distance runner herself since 2002, she has been coaching runners since 2012. From a run/walk of their first half marathon to hitting an injury free training cycle for a 1:31 half marathon and all the places in between. Amanda is a certified personal trainer and keeps her roster small to provide individualized attention.
Alexis is a long time runner, former collegiate middle distance runner and passionate about helping people enjoy running in a healthy, injury free way. Alexis has experience coaching runners of all levels and often finds herself helping runners define what goal is best for them right now. She brings her experience in creating custom plans to life for those trying to find consistency and those trying to just squeeze a bit more out of their next race.
As the first additional coach on the team in 2017, Alexis has a lot of experience with how Amanda coaches!
Kaitlyn brings her in person training skills to our team atmosphere, which is a great value. After years of instructing classes and doing 1-1 personal strength training, she’s using her run coaching certification to bring a new level of strength training to our training plans. Her own love of combining running and strength training ensures she knows how to help you balance all your active interests.
In fact, she’s been with RTTF since 2018 and is one of our Lead Coaches.
Cortney is a Registered Dietitian focused on helping runners fuel right & has been a running coach since 2010. She also ran cross country and track at The University of Cincinnati, helping her understand the tough mental parts of training. Her passion for running extends far beyond the sport. As part of a military family, she is constantly moving, but running remains constant and she understands the need to juggle many life obligations around training.
Amanda Eardley is a lifelong runner with a passion for health and fitness. She started her career as a registered nurse, but quickly discovered that she loved coaching and teaching people tools to prevent illness, and has spent the last 8 years working as a certified personal trainer, and certified running coach. Amanda believes that it’s possible to run healthy for life with the right formula of strength training, coaching and patience.
With more Ultra’s under her belt than most runners have marathons, Laura brings a unique set of coaching skills to our team. She’s a trail master, knows how to help runners conquer those mental hurdles and distances while staying injury free! Laura also teaches strength classes and is dedicated to ensuring our runners can do this for a lifetime, not just one race.
She brings her experience of long distance running and strength training to the team. She wants to work with athletes to stay injury free while reaching their individual goals! She understands first hand the importance of strength training and will help athletes create a well balanced training plan.
Charlene has been a runner for nearly 33 years since her high school cross-country days. Now, as a Masters runner herself, she is especially passionate about working with other Masters runners and helping them rethink their approach to training to keep them running strong and injury free well into their 50’s, 60’s, 70’s and beyond! She is a certified run coach and personal trainer with injury prevention as a core value and aspect of her coaching. When she’s not running, she’s living her best life as a grandma!
Alison took up running at the age of 30, and has since developed a love for distance races, her favorite being the marathon. She works full time as a physical therapist assistant in spinal cord injury, and uses her skill set and knowledge to coach runners struggling through repeat injury, and mental roadblocks.
She’s taught treadmill classes and helped lead many local run groups through her years of training and experience, she helps runners find the joy in the journey!
At RunToTheFinish we’re proud of every runner from their first 5K to crushing their next big PR. A few of the races we’ve coached lately:
Because change doesn’t happen over night there is a 3 month minimum commitment to the our online running coach program. Each year I now take on only 5-6 VIP coaching clients, who receive every bit of my knowledge and support to meet their massive goals, while enjoying the journey.
The investment in your goal begins at $150/month – if you’re determined, committed and ready for fun apply below.
I used to think when I ran I had to constantly push to run the farthest and fastest I could, which resulted in a lot of injuries that could have been avoided. I’ve since learned to trust the process and plan, simply enjoying the joy of running no matter how far or how fast I go and I’ve surprised myself hitting distances and paces I never imagined possible.
– Kimberly Su
Loved the variety of workouts you threw at me. Sometimes I looked at it on the plan and thought OMG, but then I would do it and feel so good. This training really made me feel confident.
– Steffanie B – training for 4 hour marathon
I am so grateful to have found Amanda and Alexis. I came to them completely over trained and burnt out with very little love for running left. Alexis spent the time to slowly build up my workouts, answer my questions and reassure me that I was doing the right thing for me. After 5 months with Alexis I ran my “A” race and not only chased down a massive PR but realized I had fallen in love with running all over again. It was by far the best I’d ever felt going into a race and I was constantly amazed at how my body responded to this style of training.
Since beginning to work with Kaitlyn, I have learned how to feel confident in the weights section of the gym. I strength train with body weight and/or dumbbells 3 times a week and feel stronger than I ever have. With that strength, I have also begun to recognize that active recovery/rest is actually needed and running at an easy pace is actually super beneficial to my overall endurance. When I get to increase my pace, it does not feel overwhelming and is easier to push myself. Kaitlyn has helped me to become a healthy athlete!
What to expect from a running coach?
An online running coach doesn’t mean hands off. In fact, we might be more hands on because we aren’t relying on seeing you each week, so we have to ask more questions!
- We’re checking your training logs and providing feedback
- We’re changing your schedule because LIFE happens, but still moving towards your goal
- Providing drills to improve your running form
- Providing mantras and mental tips to get you through slumps
- This really is our run family!
Is a running coach worth it?
One of the mistakes I often see is people believing they need to be a certain pace before getting a online running coach. When in fact, we tend to benefit most when we’re undertaking a new journey.
It’s not right or necessary for every runner.
But it is valuable when:
- You get injured or burned out with every training cycle
- You have goals but keep coming up short
- You need accountability to show up for yourself (though you always do for others)
- You have questions!! You need advice on warm ups and cool downs and food and runners trots
Why not use a Garmin Coach or free plan?
Listen I’m not going to knock free tools, ever. But the problem is they aren’t customized to you. They don’t take in to account your schedule, the types of runs you enjoy, when you happen to get sick or need vacation.
There’s no one around to help you adapt the plan, to build in the strength exercises that will keep your IT Band from flaring up.
An online running coach is truly going to walk you through every phase of training and be invested in your success. Well, our team is anyhow!
Do you work with international runners?
Absolutely, we have runners around the world which is one of the best things about being an online running coach! We don’t need to meet in person to make great things happen!
We will schedule calls using WhatsApp to kick things off and as needed throughout training.