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Stephen L., Stafford, VA Running Coach

Stephen L.

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UESCA & RRCA Certified Coach, Pn1 Nutrition Coach, 20 year Marine Corps veteran, and ultra marathoner with a passion to help others achieve their goals. View all coaching experience

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Packages

Trial Package
In-Person Training for a single athlete

1 session package with Coach Stephen. 60 minute session length

Session Length: 1 hour

$50 1 session + one-time fee

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10K Package
In-Person Training for a single athlete

If your goal is a 10k or less. 3 sessions per week. 45 minute sessions.

Session Length: 45 minutes

$160 3 sessions ($53/ea) + one-time fee

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13.1 Package
In-Person Training for a single athlete

If your goal is a half marathon. 3 sessions per week. 60 minute sessions with personal workout plan.

Session Length: 1 hour

$200 3 sessions ($67/ea) + one-time fee

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26.2 Package
In-Person Training for a single athlete

If your goal is a marathon, 6hr, or 8hr endurance event. 4 sessions per week. 60 minute sessions and personal training plan.

Session Length: 1 hour

$260 4 sessions ($65/ea) + one-time fee

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Ultra Package
In-Person Training for a single athlete

If your goal is a 50k or longer. 4 sessions per week with personal workout plan. 60-120 minute sessions

Session Length: 1 hour

$320 4 sessions ($80/ea) + one-time fee

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Group Package
In-Person Training for up to 10 athletes

Custom group runs and training for road or trail. Up to 10 runners.

Session Length: 1 hour

$35 1 session + one-time fee

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Virtual Training Package
Online Training for a single athlete

Case by case evaluation. Will include training plan and video conferences. Price will be determined on fitness level and customer's goals.

Session Length: 1 minute

$35 1 session + one-time fee

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  • American Public University System (WV)

  • 19 years

  • Qualified Private Coach
    Passed Coach Course

  • Adults, Teenagers

  • Middle Distance, Marathon, Long Distance, Cross Country

  • Gait, Stride, Pacing, Form

Credentials

  • American Public University System (WV)

  • 19 years

  • Qualified Private Coach
    Passed Coach Course

Services

  • Adults, Teenagers

  • Middle Distance, Marathon, Long Distance, Cross Country

  • Gait, Stride, Pacing, Form

More About Coach Stephen

RRCA and UESCA certified running coach and Precision Nutrition certified Nutrition Coach. During my 20 years in the Marine Corps I was responsible for developing training plans and leading one on one and group workout sessions to keep Marines physically fit. I was also responsible for developing and leading fitness programs to assist those who fell outside of military standards to achieve healthy body composition percentages and increase their physical fitness test results. I have trained military family members to achieve amazing goals as running their first mile without stopping all the way to running their first marathon. I have coached clients across all military services, young adults training to enter the armed services, and law enforcement personnel.

If it is running related I will attempt it. I have multiple road and trail marathons finishes and currently looking at achieving entrance into the Marine Corps Marathon running club. I have run countless half marathons and shorter distance races, both trail and road. My passion is ultra marathons and timed race events. These are true mental and physical limitation tests, especially the timed endurance events that really don't have a finish line, just keep moving for 6, 12, 24+ hours. I am currently training for the Badger 100 mile race and the Across Florida 200 mile race in 2020.

No two athletes are the same so no two training plans should be. Let us talk about your goals, strengths, weaknesses, fears, and motivations and we will come up with a tailored plan to meet your work/life schedule. If a training plan isn’t convenient to the customer then there is a higher likelihood the customer will quit the training. This includes price. It is more important to me that you reach your goals than sticking to a price plan. Price will be based on your training goals and total training sessions. Discounts will be provided to military/law enforcement/first responders and also for monthly plans.

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Stephen is very knowledgeable and patient. You can tell that he has a deep passion for running as well as making his students better. It has been the upmost privilege working him thus far and I know it will only get better!!

Coach Stephen has been awesome! He took time to understand my goals and my current ability before he built my program. As things got tough, he offered encouragement as well as tips and tricks to keep going. He has a wealth of knowledge about running. I highly recommend him!

outstanding coach, highly recommend

Coach Stephen is a great coach to work with. I would recommend him to anyone looking to improve their running performance wether you have a large goal ahead of you or are in need of expert fine tuning. You can expect a huge amount of knowledge and experience out of your training and should have confidence that whatever your goals are they will be met so long as you put in your side of the work.

Without a doubt, I would highly recommend Coach Stephen to all of my close peers and colleagues that wish to improve any aspect of their running ability whether it is form, endurance, speed, etc. He understands every individual had a different fitness and training situation and tailors it to their goals and needs. As a mentor, he is attentive to any concerns or questions during and outside of training sessions.

From day one, Coach Stephen has been extremely knowledgeable and professional. He speaks in a very friendly, down-to-earth manner when explaining the complicated science or methodology behind an exercise. He has introduced useful recovery tools and has also stressed the importance of proper macronutrient balance, recovery, and moderation - something I blatantly ignored as a novice runner.

As a very active and seasoned participant of ultramarathons, Coach Stephen practices what he preaches and is always willing to share his previous experiences or new excitement about an upcoming running event.

Amazing coach. Very knowledgeable and really helpful with all aspects of running. Highly recommend for any type of runner. If you have never run in your life and need to get better looking to run marathons, he does it all!

Stephen keeps the training sessions personal and as fun as possible. He reminds me that running is not a punishment and should be enjoyed. He keeps the programming varied so I don’t get bored but still challenged. He also works with my schedule and financial situation.
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