Do you have big running goals for 2021 or beyond but just don’t know how to achieve them?
Does the idea of making your own training plan with everything else going on in your life overwhelm you? Or do you just need someone to hold you accountable to your training?
I hear you. At the beginning of 2020, I had so many running events planned – I was STOOOOKED to get back into running. Then COVID hit. My motivation plummeted, and my stress sky rocketed. Events and trips got cancelled. I still had running goals but I just couldn’t even fathom getting there anymore. Getting out the door was hard enough.
So I hired a coach.
I was so stressed trying to navigate the COVID world that I didn’t want to think about making decisions about my training plans – especially since I knew I would starting with building my base until we could have races again. So I started working with a coach so she could make decisions for me and keep me accountable.
Thanks to her, I got my mojo back. And now I want to help YOU.
Hi, I’m Kelly.
I’m a certified running and ultra running coach with a passion for helping women dream big and push their (running) limits.
Ultra marathons and trail running hold such a special place in my heart, and I love helping others reach their trail and ultra goals.
Wondering if 1:1 coaching is for you?
This is for you if…
- You have big goals but aren’t sure how to get there or IF you can get there (maybe your first trail race or ultra??).
- You’re tired of trying to follow generic plans that just don’t fit you.
- Making day to day decisions about training drains you.
- You want motivation, support and accountability.
- You want a plan created for YOU based on YOUR life and priorities.
This is NOT for you if…
- You just want a running plan with no support.
- You want to figure things out on your own.
What you’ll get:
- More brain space for the other important parts in your life.
- Consistency in your running.
- Motivation and support.
- Learn how to reach your running goals (whether something concrete like a race or more general like getting into trail running).
- Customized training plan for your goals delivered as an overview and in 2 week detailed blocks.
- Premium TrainingPeaks account.
- Unlimited coach access via email and slack.
- Bi-weekly Zoom check ins.
- Alterations weekly based on your feedback.
Do I have to be a trail runner to work with you?
Nope! I’m certified for road and trail running, for races from a 5K up to ultramarthons. My favorite distance to coach is the 50k.
Do I have to start my training as soon as I apply?
I ask that you start your training within 1 month of application since I only take a limited number of athletes at a time.
Will you be taking on athletes on a rolling basis?
Yes, as long as I have an open spot on my team.
Is this plan monthly or a set amount of time?
This plan has a commitment of at least 12 weeks with the option to commit to a longer time frame. Payment can be in full or monthly.
Ready to get started?
See what some of my athletes are saying:
“Working with Kelly was integral to getting back on my feet (literally) after two significant running injuries that required physical therapy. My physical therapist recommended that I use a running coach to avoid re-injuring myself, and Kelly was the perfect coach to get the job done! Kelly was able to develop a comprehensive plan that helped to build my mileage back up and my confidence back. After only a couple of months, Kelly had helped me to run a half marathon over the course of a weekend. Despite it being early in my plan, it was a cause near and dear to my heart, and Kelly helped me make it happen!
In the middle of my training with Kelly, I had a significant family crisis. She responded with empathy and understanding, and she was able to tweak my plan accordingly. As someone who is very self-competitive, I was disappointed in myself that I was unable to train as much as I did previously, but Kelly was so encouraging and wonderful throughout it all. She helped me to celebrate my accomplishments and remain positive; she went way above and beyond what I expected of a running coach!
I would highly recommend Kelly to any runner! I look forward to using her again in the future!”
“Kelly is a great coach, motivator, and supporter. I worked with her on building my running base while I had a couple of injuries and some major life changes. She was not only helpful in figuring out a running plan that would keep me moving forward, but also adapted it to what I could physically/mentally handle. Also she got me to do that accessory work (core/stretching) that I knew I needed to do, but never had the motivation for. I definitely recommend working with Kelly wherever you are in your running journey!”
“The reasons why EVERYONE who is serious about running should get a coach.
One of the reasons is accountability, obviously. I hold myself pretty accountable in my runs, however, I hold myself a lot more accountable for the activities outside my runs. Before a coach I would occasionally do stretches or strength exercises, when I felt I needed them. However, with a coach it has been amazing to have those planned out. It holds me accountable to execute them. I think I have had little injury and have felt stronger because of those exercises, and I never would have likely done them twice a week if I hadn’t had a coach. I also like being held accountable for things I don’t want to do, like hill sprints. I was dreading them and not into it at all as I’m not good at being fast… at anything. However, with Kelly I felt supported in them and motivated to get them done. It was nice to have that accountability to do something I really didn’t want to do.
The other thing with accountability I don’t think people think of, is that Kelly holds me accountable for not doing too much. It is so common for people to train too hard out of the gate or go too fast because they feel good that week. However, then they suffer because they are over trained. They decide to do a big mountain day and go for a run, or they climb for 8 hours then run the next day for 12 miles. Kelly makes sure I am not doing too much by creating a schedule that helps me know what I can spend time on. Basically, having a coach for this has really helped me with my problem of over training. I often over train and Kelly keeps me in line.
I cannot stress enough how much I like the mobility strength exercises that Kelly gives me. They compliment my running so much. I actually feel way better on runs after having done them. If I had done a generic training plan I would have chosen generic mobility exercises. However, Kelly gives me specific strength exercises for things I need to work on like my hip mobility and strength. I seriously feel a difference when I’m running and I love that those stretches are paying off.
I am a climber and having a coach helps me balance climbing and running better than if I was trying to figure it out on my own. Kelly works climbing days into my schedule, so I don’t have to give up climbing. Climbing isn’t my main focus right now, but it’s nice to still be able to climb and feel like I can do both.
The bi-weekly meetings are also very helpful to check in and ask questions about the plan. Even just generally talking about running helps and sometimes renews my psych. Mostly having access to a coach to ask questions has been really helpful, with an online plan if I didn’t know something I would just have to improvise. I also like that we focus on nutrition, you would NOT get that with an online plan as well.
People made me feel that working with a running coach to run a 50K was overkill, however, it is the best use of my budget that I spend on health and exercise. I feel disciplined and excited to train and I owe that to Kelly. I’m about to head out the door to train and even just talking about it gets me excited. I think using a coach for running is so wise, because I feel better when I train, I feel motivated, I feel consistent (omg I didn’t even talk about the consistency and how I love it) and I feel accomplished.
Another reason to have a coach, I consistently run. Before I would run a larger mileage 3 days a week, instead I run much smaller mileage 5-6 days a week and I have been feeling much stronger doing that. I feel more prepared for my later training stages because it helped me get used to getting on my legs everyday, running when I’m not recovered, which can be hard to do.
I need to stop, but getting a coach was the smartest thing I did to prepare for my 50K and my life in general. I’m an athlete and I haven’t worked with a coach since high school and it’s nice to be back into that type of training. I have a goal and because of a coach it has become an important part of my every day. Kelly is the best, you should definitely let her coach you.”