Successful Coaching Blueprint with UESCA Coach, Faith Raymond Strafach

Like a lot of professions, coaches are often very educated and skilled in the area of coaching, but when it comes to the business side of things – not so much, specifically marketing. This is understandable as starting and maintaining a successful business (regardless of what type) is hard! Lucky for us, we spoke to […]

Lactate and Anaerobic Threshold – Explained!

Within the endurance sports world, there are a lot of confusing terms that are thrown around that usually are meant to denote the same thing – anaerobic threshold. Below are the most common terms:     Maximum Lactate Steady State (MLSS)     Onset of Blood Lactate Accumulation (OBLA)     Ventilatory Threshold (VT)   […]

7 Tips For A Sustainable Coaching Practice

As the founder of UESCA, I often get asked by coaches how to build a successful coaching practice. First off, ‘successful’ is largely subjective. For one coach, it could mean having two clients while for another, it might mean having 30. That said, if there are any constants in respect to what I’m asked, they […]

Q & A with Ultrarunning Coach and Author – Jason Koop

The first of our two-part Ultrarunning Q & A series is with Jason Koop. Jason is one of the most successful ultrarunning coaches in the world and is the Director of Coaching at CTS. Jason is also the author of Training Essentials for Ultrarunning.  This post covers everything from nutrition, mental training, resources for new […]

Q & A with UESCA Running Coach Faith Raymond Strafach

In this post, we interviewed UESCA Certified Running Coach, Faith Raymond Strafach about her run coaching business, Run Long Run Strong and asked what her secret to coaching success is, why she became a coach, and more!  As far as we’re concerned, Faith’s business model is one to replicate regardless if you’re a new or seasoned […]

The #1 Reason To Hire A Certified Running Coach

Choose a running topic… and I don’t care how niche it is. It could be gait analysis, how to peak for a marathon, running vest selection, etc… SENSORY OVERLOAD There is SO much information out there on any given topic, that it’s sensory overload. For example, a study was done in 2000 on jams (yes, […]

7 Things To Consider When Hiring A Running Coach – Part Two

In part one of this series, I discussed why working with a running coach is a good idea, as well as things to look for when considering hiring a running coach. This post (part two) will assume that you’ve found a coach whom you believe will be a good match and have decided to move forward… and […]

Q & A with Aspiring Pro Runner, Jerrell Mock

Jerrell Mock - Q&A Professional Runner

While it’s not everyday that we’re able to chat with an aspiring professional runner and pick their brain about their training and racing, we were fortunate to be able to talk with Jerrell Mock and ask him about his training and racing – as well as his favorite type of microbrew! As an aspiring professional […]

Stop Doing These Three Running Drills!

Years ago… (and I mean, ‘YEARS AGO!’) when I ran track and cross country in college, I recall doing a ton of running drills before and after practices. While some of the drills were integrated randomly, the three drills that always seemed to be a constant were, High Knees, Butt Kicks and Straight Leg Scissor Kicks. The […]

Running Form Issue: Low Back Curvature

Watch any race whether it be a 5K or a marathon and you’re bound to see quite a few runners that have substantial inward curves in their low backs. This posture is termed, ‘Lumbar Lordosis (LL)’ While this posture is not specific to runners, this demographic is what we’ll be addressing in this post. What […]