The Value of Personal Coaching
Once you decide you are going to get healthy and incorporate some running into your fitness program, it is important to establish an appropriate baseline as your starting point. This cannot be underestimated. If you find a training plan on the internet and attempt to use it, the potential worry is that it could be too aggressive for you and could lead to injuries. As a new runner, you can be particularly prone to injuries because your body needs to adapt to the increased workload so you must approach it methodically. Personal coaches will take the time to get to know you, your fitness and running history and develop a training plan that is completely customized to you and your running goals. Individual coaching has great value to someone who is serious about getting fit and wants a custom and adjustable training plan tailored to meet their ongoing needs. Here is an example of the benefits of having a personal coach who will customize and adjust your plan. Let us say you are 2 weeks into your custom training plan, and you have a nagging ache or pain. A personal coach will know exactly what to do to get you back on track. You may need adjusted workouts, rest days, new and targeted stretches and/or eventual strength training to build weaker muscles and reduce muscle overcompensation. If you are running speed workouts but it is impossible to meet your target pace, your coach will be able to adjust your training load (whether in volume or speed) and give you some additional rest days or tips for recovery. A personal coach will be there to listen to your concerns, answer your questions and be your personal support system throughout your fitness journey. You do not have to go it alone. When evaluating which coach is right for you, look for a certified running coach. A certified coach has successfully completed training to ensure the customized running plans they create are both safe and effective. It is incredible to have a knowledgeable resource at your fingertips pretty much 24/7 to make these many adjustments for you every step of the way. Contact us today and we can do all of this for you and more! We will also collect all your training data and you can later decide if you want informative dashboard analytics summarized to display your running accomplishments. Start the journey to a healthier lifestyle today and you will be rewarded for it for the rest of your life!