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Joanna M., Boulder, CO Running Coach

Joanna M.

Running

SILVER

High school and Collegiate Cross Country and Track & Field coaching experience; Currently competing at the national level in Track & Field. View all coaching experience

This coach is unavailable to take clients at this time.

Training Locations
Training Locations
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  1. Boulder, CO

Coach is willing to travel up to 10 miles

  • 4 years

  • Qualified Private Coach
    Passed Coach Course

  • Adults, Kids, Teenagers

  • Marathon, Cross Country, Middle Distance

  • Gait, Pacing, Form

Credentials

  • 4 years

  • Qualified Private Coach
    Passed Coach Course

Services

  • Adults, Kids, Teenagers

  • Marathon, Cross Country, Middle Distance

  • Gait, Pacing, Form

More About Coach Joanna

Athlete Experience:
I am a track athlete still competing at the national level. I have competed all through High School and College, and have navigated the world of post-collegiate competitive running. My accomplishments and my own journey towards becoming a better athlete give me a great perspective to help others working towards their own fitness and performance goals.

Coaching Experience:
I have experience as an Assistant Track & Field Coach, both at the collegiate and high school level. As well, I have completed the STOTT Pilates training and have experience as a Pilates instructor and Personal trainer. I also have a fair amount of experience providing training plans from everything from 5k to the Half Marathon. My education and my personal experience give me a broad perspective that I draw from.

My Philosophy:
The beauty of running is that it can serve any purpose you want it to. Many runners simply want a plan that they can follow on a daily basis, some runners have specific time goals they want to hit, and others simply want a little extra motivation.

I have a very holistic approach and aim to educate runners to be more aware of their fitness, their goals and how to develop themselves as athletes. I share a wealth of knowledge of my own experiences and education. But most importantly, I work with clients to get clear about their goals and put together a guided plan to achieve them.

2015 USA Cross Country Championships, 16th place
2013 USA National Outdoor Track & Field Championships: 3000m Steeplechase: 19th Place
2013 USA National Indoor Track & Field Championships: 3000m: 7th place
2013 New England Indoor Track & Field Championships: 3000m: 1st place
2013 USA National Club Cross Country Championships: 28th place

College:
All-American in the 3000m Steeplechase:
2007 Division III National Track & Field Championships: 3000m Steeplechase: 4th place
2007 Northwest Conference 5000m Champion
Northwest Conference All-Time Record: 3000m Steeplechase
Linfield College School Record Holder 3000m Steeplechase

An initial session will be a one-on-one meeting to summarize goals and put together a plan for your individual needs.

Ongoing sessions after this initial meeting will be customized based on individual preferences discussed in our initial session. Some clients prefer to meet me only for hard workouts and have me time their intervals and give feedback during intervals. Other clients prefer to meet for an easy run and core session; some of these clients like me to run with them. Some clients prefer to do everything on their own and just want a plan for the next 3 months. It's all up to you!

If you prefer to do your training on your own and are just looking for a plan I can coach you virtually. An initial session will be an hour phone conversation to get an idea of goals and needs. I will email you a 1-6 month daily plan (depending on needs) that includes monthly phone conversation check ins and availability via email for questions. Pricing varies depending on length of plan. Send me a message via coach up for more information on this format.

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Client Reviews

Great knowledge, productive workouts. Thanks!

Working with Joanna was amazing! I was definitely not an easy client (crazy and unpredictable work schedule), and she was very patient and helped me create goals that were realistic but challenging. She was always very responsive as well. Thanks to her help, I was able to set a personal best for my 2nd half marathon, despite the fact that I had more time to train for my first and the second was on very hilly terrain! Can't wait to work with her again.

It was really great to work with Coach Joanna. She definitely has a lot of knowledge about running and was able to answer all my questions, from running 101 to things more specific to my own personal goals and areas of improvement. She showed me a few different drills to help my form and some good running & strength workouts geared towards reaching my goal. If you need a running coach, I would definitely recommend Coach Joanna.

Coach Joanna came with a wealth of knowledge and loads of incredible advice. I had lots of different goals and needs, so I am not exactly the easiest client. Coach Joanna was able to help me prioritize each of these goals and provided sound advice and instruction for reaching each. She clearly has a lot of experience to draw from. I'm really excited to work with Coach Joanna more in the future!

I have really enjoyed working with Joanna. My fitness level has increased significantly since I began working with her back in January and I feel like I am close to being in the best shape of my life. I know I'll be prepared for my marathon over Memorial Day weekend as long as I stick to her training regimen. If I feel I need coaching for an event in the future, I will definitely reach out to Joanna again.

Joanna was great at our first session- was able to give me very helpful feedback on my running mechanics, form and how to incorporate running workouts with injury prevention exercises and my current routine. I look forward to continuing to work with her.

Joanna has trained me for both 5K and 10K races. I started running after a soccer injury in college and Joanna helped me rehabilitate my quad, educated me on nutrition unique to runners, and continues to help me beat my personal records. Her shoe knowledge is a huge help as well. Joanna has an extensive knowledge about running and a passion to teach and help others achieve their running goals. Running has changed my life and I can attribute a lot of that positive change to Joanna!
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