Running Coach CT

Helping athletes from across the state and around the world since 2004.


Most training plans for this distance involve running longer distances each week at an easy pace.  It has been said that if all you do is long, slow distance you just become a long, slow racer.  Training at your Lactate Threshold is needed to improve your race performance.  As with the 5K, there is short- and long-distance interval work but short for the 10K is 400m up to 800m and long interval work includes distances from 1000m up to 2 miles.  Tempo runs (a longer run at a pace close to your race pace) are included in your training.  Hill training would be on a long, gradual incline.

It all starts with you contacting me so I can send you my Coaching Questionnaire.  We would connect via personal meeting, Skype®, email, text message or voice telephone call to review the questionnaire and discuss your goal, from there I would create your training plan.  Each week, we would connect to discuss how the training went and what might need to be changed for the upcoming week’s training.  If you have questions or need some advice or guidance during the week, you can contact me.

“I am very happy with my results and felt that your training plan was great. I ended up with 3 new PRs since working with you and that was only over a short 4 month period of time!”

— Carie F., Coventry, CT, Marathoner

Hi I just wanted to reach out say thanks for the great quality coaching service you provide your clients. We survey all of the athletes that inquire with TrainingPeaks about wanting to hire a coach and your name was mentioned in survey responses as being a great coach to work with. I appreciate the hard work as it also reflects well on the TrainingPeaks Coach Match service we offer to athletes.

I hope your business is going well and thanks again,
— Dirk Friel,, Co-Founder, Chief Evangelist