Lena C., Leander, TX Running Coach

Lena C.


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Running coach, former collegiate cross country athlete, ACE Certified Personal Fitness Trainer. View all coaching experience

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Elite Package
In-Person Training for a single athlete

10 session package with Coach Lena. 60 minute session length

Session Length: 1 hour

$900 10 sessions ($90/ea) + applicable fees

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Light Package
In-Person Training for a single athlete

1 session package with Coach Lena. 60 minute session length

Session Length: 1 hour

$95 1 session + applicable fees

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Standard Package
In-Person Training for a single athlete

3 session package with Coach Lena. 60 minute session length

Session Length: 1 hour

$280 3 sessions ($93/ea) + applicable fees

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Pro Package
In-Person Training for a single athlete

5 session package with Coach Lena. 60 minute session length

Session Length: 1 hour

$460 5 sessions ($92/ea) + applicable fees

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Partner Package
In-Person Training for up to 2 athletes

1 session package for two athletes with Coach Lena. 60 minute session length

Session Length: 1 hour

$150 1 session + applicable fees

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  • Midwestern State University (TX)

  • 11 years

  • Qualified Private Coach
    Passed Coach Course

  • Adults, Kids, Teenagers

  • Cross Country, Long Distance, Marathon, Middle Distance, Sprints

  • Breathing, Form, Gait, Pacing, Stride


  • Midwestern State University (TX)

  • 11 years

  • Qualified Private Coach
    Passed Coach Course


  • Adults, Kids, Teenagers

  • Cross Country, Long Distance, Marathon, Middle Distance, Sprints

  • Breathing, Form, Gait, Pacing, Stride

More About Coach Lena

I started coaching a few friends over various distances in 2012 including the Austin Fit Magazine Distance Challenge. Many of my coaching sessions have helped athletes get into/back into running, or to reach the next level.

I enjoy coaching runners who have a passion for it. Athletes I have coached range from ages 8-59. I am open to coaching any age. I think it would be a welcomed challenge to coach teenagers and young adults since I believe my coaching would have a bigger impact on their future running careers if they choose to take it in that direction.

My passion for running started at age 12. It continued through high school where I ran Cross Country and Track and carried on at a collegiate level where I ran with the first Women's Cross Country team at Midwestern State University. We qualified for Regionals our first year.

I ran my first marathon on February 19, 2012 at the Livestrong Austin Marathon. I finished 19 out of 302 in my division and was just over 5 minutes shy of qualifying for the Boston Marathon with a time of 3:40:33. I participated in the 2012-2013 Austin Fitness Magazine Distance Challenge and placed 4 out of 33 in my age group. I placed 1st in my age group at the Rockwall Patriot Half Marathon in March 2013. I placed 2nd in my age group at The Discovery Trail Marathon in Colorado Springs Labor Day 2015 with a time of 3:36:41. I qualified for Boston February 2016 with a time of 3:29:31 and ran the Boston Marathon for the first time April of 2017.

Best Mile: 5:47
Best 5K: 18:46
Best 10K: 42:45
Best Half Marathon: 1:37:22
Best Marathon: 3:29:31

As a mostly self trained athlete, in training, I focus on techniques that have helped me succeed. I like to start off by focusing on running form, a dynamic warm up, building a solid foundation for base miles, proper stretching and avoiding repeat/interval sessions until competition date draws near.

**NOTES: The calendar in my profile only gives a general idea of my availability. Do let me know if you have a preference for certain days and times and I can confirm if I can accommodate your request.

*** If an athlete needs to cancel a scheduled session, they must provide me with at least 24 hours advance notice. Failure to do so or no-show will result in full charge for the missed session.

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Client Reviews

My 11 yr old daughter absolutely loves training with Coach Lena! She is very knowledgeable, dedicated, encouraging and supportive. I highly recommend Coach Lena!

Coach Lena was fantastic working with my 11-year-old. She is warm, personable, highly knowledgeable, and exceptionally gifted at teaching the rudiments of proper technique. My son had a blast! A+++

Lena is a great coach! Clearly very knowledgeable and professional, she is easy to work with and is tailoring the activity to my level. Highly recommend.

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Awesome to have Lena as coach!

I kept getting a strange leg pain / injury when I ran. Lena gave me some fantastic easy to remember tips for how to maintain great form during long runs. She also took me through a series of exercises to open up hips and activate legs.

I’ve gone on 3 runs on my own since the session and feel great thanks to the form tips, exercises and hip openers :)

Will definitely schedule another session with Lena to work on other fitness goals :)

Coach Lena is awesome. She's professional, prompt, observant, and helpful. Her feedback in my session helped boost my confidence. I'd definitely recommend her as a coach.

Coach Lena is excellent! She made my daughter feel so comfortable as a novice runner and was adaptive with her coaching style. Coach Lena provided really good feedback and tips for my daughter to work on. Would absolutely recommend.

Learned a lot! Highly recommend!

Our daughter Ryan loved coach Lena! Coach was super helpful, kind and patient, she taught Ryan so many things she can work on to help her with her speed. Ryan came away with a lot more confidence and knowledge of how she can become a better baserunner.

Excellent coach for all your running needs from begginner to advanced.

Coach Lena is AWESOME - super friendly, and versatile in her training technique and capabilities. She has provided me with running form training, drills, stretches etc., and also 1-1 strength training. She creates it to fit any level and will encourage modifications (or challenges), if needed. She is responsive with any questions, and flexible with time requests. Highly recommend booking with her !

Our goal was to determine if we were doing anything wrong with our form and warm up/down routine and correct it to prevent injury. Lena was very thorough in her examination of our running form and gave us great guidance on what we needed to do differently and what we needed to be aware of.

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My son needed a gait analysis as he is unable to run distance without being in a great amount of pain. He will be leaving for basic training in the spring so this was an absolute necessity to address. During one session with my son, Coach Lena was able to view and analyze his gait and then explain to him what he was doing "wrong". She then provided him intensive but easily understood instruction on how to adapt his gait to better sync his natural running style and correct his foot strike. It has been less than one week and her corrections have resulted in significantly reduced pain during and after his run. My son is not yet 19 but Coach Lena put him at ease and made his session an overwhelming success! We both would highly recommend Coach Lena...

We are having a great time with Coach Lena and look forward to more sessions! Thomas feels motivated and ready to do his part!

Coach Lena was very knowledgeable and encouraging! She coached both myself and my nine year old son and we learned tons and had a really great time. She really put us at ease and helped up set some very realistic and achievable goals. Highest recommendations!

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I teamed up with Lena to help me train for a marathon and was blown away about how much I didn't know about running. I always thought running was moving forward at an excelerated pace. She is teaching me the technical side of running, how to be injury free and helping me improve my performance. I am confident I will be able to cross the finish line with her support!

Coach Lena is a great coach. Very knowledgeable and motivational. You can tell she loves what she does. Challenging, thoughtful workouts were created with emphasis on correct form which I really appreciated.

Wonderful to work with, Coach Luna was able to pace Colton just right, and made the session fun while getting a good workout.

Lena is a great coach. In addition to being very knowledgeable, she is also very friendly and encouraging, which makes the workouts fun. Highly recommended.

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Lena is very patient and caring with our daughter. She's a competent and caring coach.

Lena is an awesome coach!

She is very patient and positive and very encouraging. She also makes every session tangible, challenging and fun!

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