Taking It To The Next Level
Coach Mike works with runners of all levels and ages who are looking to take their running to the next level. He loves the challenge of helping runners improve while staying healthy and uninjured.
Coach Mike especially enjoys working with the older adult novice who may be completely new to distance and endurance running with little or no experience. Many of Coach Mike’s clients seek help in overcoming a plateau in their training and progress, while some seek assistance in preparing for a specific event or new personal best time or place.
Experienced & Knowledgeable
Regardless of your motivations and goals, having an experienced and knowledgeable online run coach providing you with guidance along the way is a step in the right direction toward getting started on the right foot with a proper foundation.
A Proper Foundation
With a proper foundation, your running will likely be a better, more enjoyable experience for you, with fewer injuries and improved longevity in the sport. Coach Mike’s long-term approach is predicated on building a professional bond of understanding with you, while providing guidance and support. It’s his hope that running may become and/or remain a life-long endeavor and shared passion as it has been mine.
Coaching As Art & Science
The coaching of distance runners is as much an art as it is science. Each runner is unique in their ability to adapt, both physically and psychologically to different training loads and modalities. Consequently, each runner responds uniquely to any given workout.
Every Runner is Unique
Coach Mike recognizes that the very same uniqueness each runner exhibits in training should also relate to the all-important post-workout recovery protocols and time frames. This is especially true and critical for older adult runners and beginners. Training for a runner is a dynamic and ever changing process, requiring adaptations on the part of both athlete and coach alike.
There is no optimal formula, shortcut, or secret program that works for everyone. This is where the “art” of coaching comes into play, oftentimes with some degree of trial and error necessary to discover what does or doesn’t work for you. This is why a trusting, honest, and collaborative coaching style is so important to your long-term progress and success. Open, two-way feedback and regular communication between coach and runner is the cornerstone of my coaching.
As an online run coach, it’s not only important for Coach Mike to ask a lot of questions, but also to listen carefully to the answers as well as your questions. He is also a strong believer in runners becoming students of their sport, through encouragement, education and experience.
“It’s Not Just About The Miles”