Is hiring a running coach worth it?

Loving to run is one thing – many people do it as a recreational pursuit. Training to be an excellent runner, however, is a different beast. Like anyone who decides to become skilled in a new area, seeking training from experts is a smart idea. This includes running. Here are some reasons why hiring a running coach could benefit you. 


Encourage consistency 


If you have regular appointments scheduled with a running coach, you’re more likely to keep that appointment than if you’d just decided to run under your own steam. Having a running coach can help keep you motivated and encouraged to continue.  


Define goals 


Some people don’t know what they’re capable of. They might be scared to commit to a longer race like a full marathon. A coach can assess your skills and fitness, then establish goals for you with a reasonable timeline. They can provide the push you might need to tackle a large challenge. If your goals are more focused on technique, they can help with that, too. 


Provide complementary advice 


We know running isn’t just about pounding the pavement. A lot of the good work is done when we eat right. A good coach will be able to give you the information you need about nutrition to support your training needs. This could include pre- and post-workout fuel along with a routine dietary intake. 


Support end to end training 


Running coaches will not expect you to start a training session without an adequate warm up. They can teach you a lot of solid warm up techniques so you can get the most out of your body during the run. They’ll also make sure you’re cooling down after the session well. This can help avoid injury and can see improvements in performance if you incorporate their advice on non-coaching days. 


Find a trainer 


Search for running coaches in your local area, or wherever you will be comfortable travelling to meet them. Investigate their history and don’t be afraid to ask for testimonials. Experience is key. Make sure they are successful at training others to better performance, alongside any of their own professional running achievements.  


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