Central Ohio Cross Country Coaching

Let me help you reach your peak performance in cross country.

Be the best XC runner you can be with my private 1:1 coaching.

I have several returning athletes who are currently wrapping up Spring sports like Track, so contact me as soon as possible to book your preferred, dedicated time slot from my available day/times.

(Note: returning RFP athletes who trained with us in the past 12 months will receive a 10% returning athlete discount)

Why train with me?

You can run all the miles you want on the trail or around the block, but wouldn’t you rather train smart? There is more to running faster than simply running more. Yes, running volume is a part of it, but “training” specifically for the 2-mile or 5k distance using my proven approach will make you much faster than running alone or with an off-season group training plan.

My coaching starts with understanding each athlete’s goals and abilities. During our first session, I evaluate each runner’s form, endurance and strength. I dig into any injury history and/or troublespots and then build a customized program that builds each athlete up and prepares them for their season.

I use a wide range of workouts from core / strength training to hill training, speed / tempo sessions, surface adaptation training, form/technique drills and more each with a specific purpose.

Since runners come to me at all different ability levels I want to make sure each runner gets what they need to get to the next level.

Photo credit: Grandview Heights HS Instagram

My Summer Cross Country coaching package is perfect for middle school and high school athletes who want to prepare and perform better during their season.

I work with middle school and high school athletes in the Lewis Center, Powell, Dublin, Westerville, and the surrounding Columbus area. I can also work around your athlete’s Summer team conditioning as those workouts are usually basic conditioning only and not individualized.

I work with each athlete based on their ability and capability and develop 100% customized and individualized training that involves training for strength, endurance, speed, strategy, running form and technique, fueling and hydration, mental toughness, and more.

Where and when is training?

Training is in Lewis Center at one of the local tracks. Outdoor training is far superior than indoor training when it comes to Cross Country training, however Ohio weather can sometimes impact training. Be sure to check out my weather cancellation policy.

The quick version is that athlete safety is always my #1 priority, and you never pay for sessions cancelled due to severe or extreme weather. Historically, only 1-2 sessions on average per season need to be cancelled for severe weather and the ability to train outdoors outweighs the occasional disruption.

How often is training conducted?

We will meet once per week in person for approximately one hour. That includes warm up drills, form drills (part of warm-up) and a scheduled workout based on the needs of your athlete and where they are in training.

During the rest of the week, each athlete will receive specific and highly detailed workout instructions that may involve running at specific intensity levels (easy-moderate), mobility drills, and strength training. I can adapt strength training exercises to what you have available, such as dumbbells, bands, free weights, other equipment or even bodyweight.

We use Final Surge software to distribute and monitor workout adherence when we are not together, monitor heart rate/intensity levels (if the athlete has access to a Garmin watch or some compatible device – OPTIONAL), and use the built in messaging system to ask questions, make workout comments, and communicate with each other.

Each athlete (and their parents) can communicate with me throughout the week as needed through email, group text, or via phone/Zoom.

Athlete Cancellation / Makeup Policy

I realize that athletes and your families lead busy lives and I will do our best to accommodate the occasional weekend out of town, vacations, etc. With advance notification, I can usually honor reschedule requests. Doing so ensures, that I can fill your time slot or in some cases trade. In the case of frequent absences or last minute cancellations, missed sessions are forfeited.

Located in Lewis Center within a short drive of Dublin, Hilliard, Powell, Worthington, Westerville, Sunbury, Delaware, New Albany, Gahanna, Upper Arlington and Columbus!