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Science-Based Holistic Coaching for All Abilities

  by Nicole Hunt

 

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Testimonial: "Here's what you have done for me!  In the space of about a year I have gone from a world class sofa-spud who hadn't even run across the street in 18 years to a finisher in the Bridger Ridge Run!!  Yes, and not only did I beat my original goal of 8 hours, or my later amended goal 7 hours, I pushed the goal up to 6 hours and beat that by over 2 minutes at an official 5:57:55.  I could go on and on about the experience, but I'd be up all night typing.  So far, besides the birth of my children, it has been the highlight of my life.  Thanks for helping me achieve that."

                                                                 ~ Ken Nevin, Athlete

Coaching Services

Your program will emphasize your running goals.  I will work with you to create a science-based training program that is tailor fit for you.  Together, we will build a solid foundation of trust and commitment that will allow you to grasp your goals while reaching for your dreams.

Your customized training schedule, running specific weight and plyometric programs will incorporate the latest scientific research, my own personal experiences that have worked best for me and numerous other recreational and elite athletes and what I learned from training with the Olympians.

I have successfully coached athletes from the 800m to the 50k. I will help you increase your power, vo2 max, lactate threshold, specific endurance, speed and running economy. 

 

I was fortunate to be coached by Dr Joe Vigil and train with Olympic Marathon Bronze Medalist, Deena Kastor, (above) as she was preparing for her marathon.

 

All Athletes Receive:

bulletFast email feedback about training progress with observations and tips based upon your reports.
bulletTraining modifications as needed due to sickness, inclement weather, etc.
bulletAdvise athlete on physiology of training, race strategy, motivation, tapering, and other tricks of the trade needed to hit a peak performance when it counts.
bulletRunning Specific Resistance Weight Training and Explosive Strength programs included.
bulletBased on your body weight- pre and post race/workout nutrition tips for optimal running performance.
bulletMotivation when you are down, and a reasonable voice when you push too hard.
bulletFitness Tests  to evaluate how you are progressing through the program
bulletvVo2 max testing- with results we can predict race performance from 5k to marathon and incorporate excellent vVo2max workouts which are scientifically proven to boost overall fitness
bulletBased on present fitness, I will formulate your training paces for Recovery, Easy, Moderate, Stamina, Marathon, and Goal Training Paces
bulletHeart Rate training - After HR max is determined, I will formulate your HR zones for recovery, easy, moderate, lactate threshold and marathon pace training.
bulletLong Run/Marathon Hydration Plan based on the latest science.
bulletInjury Advice
bulletFine tuning of your training schedule based on your feedback
bulletRace Preparation Advice

After I receive your questionnaire I will:

bulletAnalyze athlete's running history.
bulletAssist athlete in defining challenging but viable running goals and objectives.                                                                              
bulletDesign safe workout plan based on present fitness level, goals, and training experience.
bulletUtilize periodization techniques to develop individualized training program which will include cycles of General Strengthening, Running Specific Strengthening, Hills and Explosive Power.
bulletSchedule a phone visit to review questionnaire, discuss training program and goals and answer any questions you may have.
bulletDesign a Running Specific Strength Program based on your goals, fitness and lifestyle
bullet 2 months of personal workouts in advance will be sent to you or more depending on your goals and preference

All level of abilities are welcome from recreational beginner to competitive.

 Please read the Athlete Testimonials and Success Stories.

Are you interested!?! Please EMAIL me. I am committed to help you achieve your goals.

 

Fees

Please email me at speedendcoach@aol.com  for rates

There are no limits on personal contact with me nor are there varying levels of service/benefits.  All my athletes receive the same level of service.

Your coaching program can be paid through secure PayPal or personal check, payable to Nicole Hunt.

Athlete must give 5 weeks notice if decide to terminate coaching.

 

Sample Week for novice 5k-10k runner

Endurance/ General Strength Phase

Foam Roller Exercises 1-2 x this week

MPW 34

 

Monday, Dec 15

 Rest

 

Tuesday, Dec 16

The Rock Circuit 5-7 miles total run

 

Wednesday, Dec 17

3-4 mile easy run

 

Thursday, Dec 18

7-8 mile moderate run including jello maker hills:

90, 85, 80, 75, 70, 65, 60, 55, 50, 45, 40, 35, 30, 25, 20 sec HILL reps@ mile effort w/easy jog down rest

 

Friday, Dec 19

The Rock Circuit 3 miles total run

 

Saturday, Dec 20

6 mile moderate run including 10 strides and 2 min hill @ 3k effort

 

Sunday, Dec 21

10-12 mile moderate run including 15-18 x 1 min @ 5k effort w/3 min jog rests