Thank you for your interest in The Way Of Running!
In many ways the sport of running is beautifully simple: all you do is lace up your running shoes and head out the door. But running is also just like any other sport: knowledge, training, and coaching can dramatically increase your efficiency and enjoyment while reducing the risk of injury and burn-out.
The Way of Running focuses on two main areas: movement awareness (running form) and breathing technique. While technique will never replace training, it’s vital because it makes training well possible in the first place. All other things being equal, the runner with the superior technique will always prevail.
There are hundreds of techniques that can be helpful to you as a runner. My job as a coach is to introduce you to those techniques that will bring you the most benefit. My style as a coach is to suggest principles to follow rather than telling you what you should or shouldn’t be doing all the time. My role as a coach is to build on what you already do well and to bring awareness to your weaknesses. I have found this method to be both effective and efficient: before long, you will fully understand what you need to do and why you need to do it.
To get started, click on the category below that best describes where your interests and abilities are as a runner.
Beginner – You can walk at least 5K, with the goal of eventually running the entire distance. Runs are expressed simply in terms of the amount of time spent running. Training programs are based on 3 runs per week.
New Intermediate – You are accomplished at running 5K, and are ready to step up your regular mileage in order to move up to the 10K or 1/2 marathon distance. Programs are based on 4 days of running per week, with distances of approximately 20-30 miles per week.
Experienced Intermediate – You are accomplished at running 10K or 1/2 marathon distances and now want to improve your performance, introduce technical trail running or the ultimate challenges of the marathon or ultra distance. Programs are based on 4-5 days of running per week, with distances of approximately 30-50 miles per week.
One-on-One Coaching – Regardless of your level as a runner, you are interested in experiencing the dynamics of one-on-one coaching.
Boulder 4-day Intensive – Thursday through Sunday program that includes 2 Private Sessions, 2 Group Training Runs, a Saturday Speed Workout, a Sunday Classic Long Run, and a 12-week Training Plan. Each participant receives detailed e-mail follow-up and weekly telephone support that builds on what you already do well and challenges you to work on your own.