Saturday, May 11, 2024

Common Concerns About Hiring a Running Coach

If you have been struggling to hit that PR or perhaps if your running is just lacking lately, you may have considered hiring a running coach. By why hire a coach? It's running. Just go out and run, right? Well, not necessarily. Let's look at some of the common concerns people have about hiring a running coach and how they might be better than expected:

Cost

Running coaches can be expensive, and some people worry that the investment won't be worth it.

Consider this: While coaching can cost a good chunk of change, a good coach can help you reach your goals faster and avoid injuries, potentially saving you money on physical therapy or missed races down the line. You can also find budget-friendly options with group coaching plans or introductory sessions.

Finding the Right Coach

There are a lot of coaches out there, and it can be tough to find one that's a good fit for your personality, experience level, and goals.

Do your research! Look for certifications, experience with runners at your level, and reviews from past clients. Talk to a few coaches before settling on one to see if their coaching style meshes with yours.

Time Commitment

Training plans can be demanding, and some people worry that they won't be able to fit all the runs in with their busy schedules.

A good coach will create a plan that considers your lifestyle and available time. They can help you be efficient with your training and make the most of the time you have.

Will I Enjoy It?

Running with a coach can feel more structured and less spontaneous than running on your own.

This is true, but a good coach can also help you discover new ways to enjoy running. They can introduce you to different types of workouts, keep you motivated, and celebrate your successes along the way.

What if I Don't See Results?

It takes time and effort to see improvement in running, and some people worry that they won't see the results they're hoping for.

A good coach will help you set realistic goals and track your progress. They can also help you troubleshoot any setbacks and keep you on track.

By addressing these concerns upfront, you can make an informed decision about whether or not hiring a running coach is right for you.

If you'd like to learn more about my approach to coaching, or how I can help you run faster and injury free, please contact me. At the very least, follow me on Instagram @AshevilleRunningCoach for free tips and trick to help you run better. 

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Common Concerns About Hiring a Running Coach

If you have been struggling to hit that PR or perhaps if your running is just lacking lately, you may have considered hiring a running coach...