Coaching

Philosophy

My main goal is to build a trusting and supportive relationship with each athlete I coach. Consistent training and quality workouts are necessary for an athlete to improve. But I believe the most important aspect of training and racing is finding fulfillment and balance in training, racing, and life. I’m here to help the athlete find that joy and fulfillment by creating an individualized training plan that meets the demands of their goal race while also being their support system through honest and constant communication.

Experience

I’ve been coaching ultrarunners since 2018 and also coached middle school and high school cross country for 8 years. Race distances that I have coached runners for have ranged from half marathon to 200 miles.

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Some races I’ve coached athletes for:

  • Moab 240
  • Leadville 100 Mile
  • Massanutten 100 Mile
  • Arkansas Traveler 100 Mile
  • No Business 100 Mile
  • CCC 100k
  • Lookout Mountain 50 Mile
  • Looking Glass 50 Mile
  • StumpJump 50k
  • Chattanooga Mountains Stage Race
  • Beacon Rock 25k

Goals

  • Help you find joy and fulfillment through training and racing by providing support, encouragement, and feedback.
  • Improve fitness and performance over time through science-based approaches to training that consists of steady volume and quality workouts.
  • Prepare you for all race day variables (terrain, elevation, weather, race day fueling, gear, logistics) by studying, discussing, and training for each unique demand.

Coaching Services

  • I coach with Carmichael Training Systems. Contact me directly at randerson@trainright.com and we will get the process started.
  • I currently offer the Select plan. That includes:
    • A personalized training plan that is specific to you and your race.
    • Weekly training plan adjustments.
    • Weekly workout and file analysis through Training Peaks.
    • Weekly communication via phone, video, text, or email.
    • 24 hour Coach responsiveness.
  • $215 month to month. $197 monthly for 12 month commitment.

Past Runners

Testimonial

“I really appreciate the weekly feedback and you taking your time to answer my many questions and reply to all of my comments. I looked forward to your replies and it kept me focused and motivated. You really know a lot about running, the human body, nutrition, hydration, and how it all ties together. Thank you for working my training around and for the goal races I had on my calendar. You did a great job of ramping me up and tapering me for some great races which I achieved PR’s in distance, elevation, and time! My fourth-place finish (age group) and twelfth place (overall) in the Natchez Trace Trail Marathon was really cool and not attainable without your coaching! I appreciate your care after the race and advice for recovery. It meant a lot that you asked how my body felt the days following the races and provided me with tips to recover the quickest!”

“After running my first 5k in March of 2018; I caught the running bug (that is so contagious) and decided that it would be a great idea to take the plunge and signup for a 50k in October of 2019. After speaking with Ryne about my goals (get faster, run farther, finish an ultra, etc) we decided to work together to turn my #1 goal of finishing an ultra into a reality. Ryne was able to keep me motivated during the dark days of training for an ultra. On top of creating a weekly training plan (tailored to my constantly changing scheduled) he helped with my nutrition (that was non-existent), with all of my blister issues (he provided tips and tricks to deal with my princess feet), and most importantly how to stay motivated when its 99 degrees and 90% humidity and you’re scheduled for a 5 hour run. He also taught me many important things that I wasn’t expecting, like the importance of not getting distracted by data, not to worry about pace all of the time, and to remember why I run. My purpose of running the 50k was to run farther than I ever had and to finish with a smile. On October 12th I finished my first ultra and I ran across the finish line with a smile on my face. Ryne is a great running coach with a wealth of knowledge, he is a friend that cares about how your day is going (not just about your run that day), and he coaches to make sure you are completely prepared for your goals.”

Plan Examples

Long-Range Plan

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Short-Range Plan