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Mariel F., New York, NY Running Coach

Mariel F.

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I am a fun, motivational, "tough love" kind of coach who will help you reach your running goals- whether race specific or fitness-related- and have fun along the way! View all coaching experience

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Packages

Jump Start- Initial Session
In-Person Training for a single athlete

First-time bookings! Session is slightly longer for in-depth conversations- plus longer warm-up and cool-down.

Session Length: 75 minutes

$65 1 session + one-time fee

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1 Session
In-Person Training for a single athlete

Returning/current clients- 1 one hour in-person session

Session Length: 1 hour

$50 1 session + one-time fee

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4 X 4 Package
Recommended
In-Person Training for a single athlete

4 in-person sessions, ideally in 4 weeks.

Session Length: 1 hour

$195 4 sessions ($49/ea) + one-time fee

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1 Month Virtual Training Plan
Online Training for a single athlete

One initial virtual meeting of 30-minutes, followed by the creation of a personalized 1-month training plan. Includes 30-minute post-plan check-in as well.

Session Length: 30 minutes

$105 2 sessions ($53/ea) + one-time fee

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4 x 4 + Plan Package
In-Person Training for a single athlete

Personalized 1-month training plan, with 4 in-person sessions. Run your best 5k or 10k race, or focus on speed or endurance for a long-term goal.

Session Length: 1 hour

$245 4 sessions ($61/ea) + one-time fee

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Online Half & Marathon Training Plan
Online Training for a single athlete

12 week customized training plan- including 1 initial hour online session, and 4 hour check-ins along the way- check-ins can also be in-person running sessions.

Session Length: 1 hour

$300 5 sessions ($60/ea) + one-time fee

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Half & Marathon Training Package
In-Person Training for a single athlete

10 in-person sessions with a 12 week training plan.

Session Length: 1 hour

$575 10 sessions ($58/ea) + one-time fee

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  • Swarthmore College (PA)

  • 4 years

  • Qualified Private Coach
    Passed Coach Course

  • Adults, Kids, Teenagers

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

  • Form, Pacing

Credentials

  • Swarthmore College (PA)

  • 4 years

  • Qualified Private Coach
    Passed Coach Course

Services

  • Adults, Kids, Teenagers

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

  • Form, Pacing

More About Coach Mariel

I am an RRCA-certified Level II and USATF-certified Run Coach, and coach all levels and all ages of runners- from after-school programming for elementary students to marathon coaching for experienced adult athletes. I currently spend about 50% of my time coaching adults on-one-on; the other 50% I work as a Coach-Mentor with the non-profit organization Run4Fun, coaching elementary and middle school students. I also previously volunteer coached with Girls on the Run; worked with Back on My Feet; and lead and pace group runs with RunStreet.

Primarily, I coach adult athletes looking to improve either a goal race time, or their overall fitness levels. I have coached individuals for the past three years to run in races such as the New York City, Boston, and Chicago marathons. I create a training plan based on the individual's needs and then analyze the results throughout the process and make changes accordingly. Running should be a healthy part of an individual's life and I always account for other life accomplishments along the way as well. I have even paced my athletes for parts or entire marathons, running side-by-side with them to help their achieve their goals. Along with marathon and half-marathon specific training, I also coach "new" runners or individuals just starting out, whether they just want to get into shape, or race their first 5km, 10km, and more!

With RunStreet, I help pace RunStreet's incredible street art run tours, designed by Marnie Kunz. For these events, I follow a pre-designed route and keep the group together, often sweeping the back of the pack with the 10-12 minute mile attendees. For more information about me and Runstreet, check out the link here: http://www.runstreet.com/meet-the-team/. I previously co-led our seasonal track workouts (typically "Track Tuesdays), leading workouts for all levels of runners on the track. I help lead a warm-up, lead the group in dynamic stretches, and split the group up into pace groups, depending on the workout for the day. The workouts themselves are designed by myself in collaboration with RunStreet RRCA Coach, Marnie Kunz. From repeat 200s, to 800s, I typically pace one group for the workout, sometimes pacing the fastest lead pack group, but often pacing the runners training for the first or best mile or 5K race.

With Back on My Feet, I coached over 20 members and 75+ fundraisers to the New York City Marathon finish line for the past three years (2016, 2017, 2018). I created an 18-week training plan that includes three weekly runs and one weekend long run, and some races throughout the weeks as well. We also incorporated yoga, nutrition planning, and check-in meetings to ensure our runners make it to the start (and finish) line happy, and healthy. Some of the individuals I coached were experienced marathoners, but the majority were first-time marathon runners.

I have been running 5ks since my childhood. I started racing 400m hurdles in high school and continued to run hurdles, plus the 400 and 800 as a Division III collegiate athlete, and started running Cross Country then as well. After college, I took some time off before coming back and running my first marathon in 2014. Since then I have run over 15 half, full, and ultra-marathons, including the 2017 and 2019 Boston Marathon. I have personal bests of 1:27:50 in the Half, 3:14:54 in the Full, and 7:17 in the 50-Mile. I also completed 110 miles in a 24-hour run event.

-Swarthmore College- Division III Cross Country, Indoor Track, and Outdoor Track- 2007-2010- focused on the 400m hurdles but also participated in the open 200m, 400m, and 800m races, as well as the 4x100m, 4x400m, 4x800m, and sprint and distance relays
-San Jose, Costa Rica Marathon- December 2014- first marathon in 3:36
-Philadelphia Marathon- November 2015- 3:20 and first Boston Qualifier
-Maine Coast Half & Full Marathon, "39.3 Challenge" May 2016- 1st Place Overall Female Finisher (1st Place 25-29yr old female in the Half Marathon, 2nd Place 25-29yr old female in the Full Marathon)
-Hotlanta Half Marathon June 2016- 1:32:31, 2nd Place Overall Female Finisher
-Tussey Mountainback 50 Mile Ultramarathon October 2016- 7:35, 6th Overall Female Finisher
-Miami Marathon January 2017- 3:15:12
-Boston Marathon April 2017
-Wildcat Ridge Romp 50MIler August 2017- 1st Place Female Finisher, 10:18
-Wawayanda 50KM October 2017- 1st Place Overall Finisher, 5:23:46
-New York City Marathon November 2017
-Long Island Greenbelt Trail 50KM May 2018- 1st Place Female 30-39
-Brooklyn Half Marathon May 2018- 1:30:15
-Double Trouble 30KM July 2018- 1st Place Overall Female Finisher
-Lehigh Valley Health Network Via Marathon September 2018- 3:20:51, 3rd Place Age Group, Boston Qualifier for 2019
-Pain to Paine Trail Half Marathon October 2018- 5th Place Overall Female Finisher, 2nd Place Age Group
-FebApple Frozen 50KM February 2019- 1st Place Overall Female Finisher, 4:42:05
-NYC Half Marathon March 2019- fastest half marathon to-date, 1:27:50
-Tito's Trails and Tacos 20 Miler 2019 March 2019- 3rd Place Overall Female Finisher, 3:35:06
-Boston Marathon April 2019- fastest marathon to-date, 3:14:54
-Brooklyn Half Marathon May 2019- 1:28:00
-New York Mini 10K June 2019- 41:30
-Can Lake 50 Miler October 2019- 1st Place Overall Female Finisher, 7:21
-New York City Marathon November 2019
-3 Days at the Fair 24-Hour Event October 2020- 110 miles
-PPTC 50th Anniversary 50 Mile Endurance Fest December 2020- 1st Overall Female; fastest 50-miler to-date, 7:17

A typical session will vary based on the client's needs- but will always include a dynamic warm-up, planned run/workout, cool-down, and basic stretch. We will focus on drills during the warm-up and strides before the cool-down. So, a session may include a 10 minute warm-up of drills and jogging, followed by 40 minutes of running, ending with a 1 mile cool-down and stretch.

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Client Reviews

Mariel is an amazing trainer. I hired her as my running coach and I couldn’t be happier more with my choice. She is super professional and responsive. She listens very carefully to all the details and pay attention to your form during work out. I highly recommend her!!! Thank you so much

Coach Mariel is a great coach!! I look forward to our next couple of months together!

Mariel was fantastic. Even from the first session I had a great idea of the best way to move forward with my running plan. She provided me with great warmups and kept me moving at a good pace. Highly recommend

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Excellent session with Mariel. She addressed all my concerns, was very knowledgeable on all things running, and worked up a plan. Looking forward to more sessions to help me get to my goals.

Im starting from the beginning and Mariel was very attentive and set attainable metrics. Will definitely be rebooking again.

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She's great and knowledgeable.
I'm excited to be working with her!

She is such a delight to train with!

Communication is key and that’s what she does. She answers all the questions and concerns! Very glad I found her!

Mariel’s a great coach I love running with her highly recommended!

Fantastic run. Some really good information and tips.

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Mariel is super attentive and responsive. She is encouraging and makes you want to do your best. Love coaching with her!

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I've really enjoyed working with Mariel. She was very attentive when I shared my training goals and has offered a lot of helpful guidance during out first 3 sessions. Each week she has developed a personalized training plan and followed up with me over email to see how I'm progressing. I would happily recommend Mariel for new and experienced runners who are looking for help reaching their fitness goals.

I had a great first run with Mariel. She's easygoing and made me feel confident that I could finish despite never having run before. I'm excited to keep working with her!

Mariel is professional and energetic!!! I would recommend everyone who wants to improve running.
She was willing to accommodate my time and location. After the first session, she set up the training plan for me and send out recaps. I am glad that I can work with her to reach my personal running goal.

Mariel is an amazing Coach! She is the best there is. She pushes you, keeps in touch with you and answers all the questions you might have. She also runs alongside you when you train with her! Very awesome and friendly!

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Although we only met once, Coach Mariel was able to give me lots of good advice and followed up with a helpful summary of our session as well as links to videos to watch. I recommend her!

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Terrific coach. Mariel has helped me obtain my running goals and is a pleasure to run with!

I enjoyed running with Mariel! She’s a patient coach, great conversationalist, and is clear with her guidance on the “mechanics” of running. I would definitely recommend!

I look forward to working with her again when I begin triathlon training!

Mariel is the best! It's apparent that she loves running and helping others run, too. She gave me a lot of great tips, and she's going to help me train for my first half marathon. She's extremely knowledgable and makes me want to run even more - I can't wait for our next session! Highly recommend her.

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Coach Mariel is super lovely and I very much enjoyed our first session. Highly recommend. Thank you Mariel! :)

Coach Mariel was great! She was very attentive to my needs and helpful on giving me tips. I was nervous about running, but she started out with a slow pace which worked out great for me. She sent a personal note in order to prevent injury on running for me to read through. I would highly recommend her! Would give 10 stars!

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Coach Mariel was awesome. Sound advice and definitely gave me more confidence moving forward.

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Mariel is fantastic. She takes the time to understand your background and answers questions thoughtfully.

Mariel is really sweet, flexible, kind and really gives you what you need to get ready for the big day! So happy to use her and know her!

Mariel is an important asset to the RunStreet team. Whether helping lead a group on an art run, or pacing runners on the track, she is always helpful, friendly, and ensures everyone is happy and safe. She is also extremely knowledgeable about the sport of running, and loves encouraging others.
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