Certified Running Coach – Start Running. Go Farther. Get Faster.
Colleen received her certification as a running coach from United Endurance Sports Coaching Academy (UESCA) after discovering her own passion for running. Colleen has found that running takes you places you never would have gone, brings you friends you never would have met, and gives you joy you never would have experienced. Her experience and coaching knowledge can help you achieve your running goal whether it’s running your first 5K or qualifying for the Boston Marathon. Even if you don’t have a target race, Colleen can help you build a solid running base so that you can be ready for whatever running goals interest you in the future.
Colleen works with her run clients remotely, in-person, or both. She uses the TrainingPeaks app to deliver your running workouts and to receive your immediate feedback on how your workout went. Her strength training knowledge and experience can help you stay injury-free as you begin to increase your mileage and speed. Before developing your run plan, Colleen will review your completed questionnaires, have you perform a couple running assessments, and spend time talking with you to be certain she understands what you hope to gain from your running coach. The information gathered will be used to create an effective training plan for you. Of course, Colleen knows that life can throw us some curve balls, so your run plan is not necessarily written in stone. Being flexible is an important quality for you and your run coach. Colleen also relies on your feedback and honesty regarding your run experience (fatigue, pain, injury, difficulty, or ease) so your training plan can be adapted to fit the circumstances when necessary.
One of the most exciting goals in running is to BQ (Boston Qualify). Colleen has qualified for and run Boston, but even more importantly than that, she’s helped others qualify for this iconic race. Most recently, her run client Stayce H. ran her first marathon AND qualified for Boston! Stayce was able to accomplish this goal in spite of the fact that less than a month before her qualifying race, the Boston Marathon tightened its qualifying time by five minutes!
With her knowledge and experience as a certified personal trainer, Colleen can help you gain the strength you need to go the distance while reducing your chance for injury. Imagine feeling strong at mile 20 instead of wondering why you are doing another marathon (admit it, you’ve been there). There’s no need to wait until you are 16-18 weeks out from your qualifying marathon. Get a strong base built now, so you can hit those marathon training weeks with confidence and strength!
Contact Colleen to learn more about training plans for runners.
Remote/on-line run Coaching
Colleen delivers your run plan every 1 to 2 weeks and communicates with you as you need (phone, email, text, etc).
Run and Strength Coaching
In addition to your run plan, Colleen will use your on-line workout calendar to map out your strength training plan. This includes a picture or video of each exercise as well as a description. Your workouts can be viewed from your phone or tablet when using the free workout app.
You can add in-person sessions to your plan at any time for an additional fee. Colleen will meet with you for run workouts or strength workouts. Strength workouts are done at Colleen’s workout studio in Rockford. If you would like Colleen to meet you at your gym location, client must receive permission from the gym/health club to have Colleen work with you there, and client must pay any required guest fee.
I trained through Colleen Prudhomme of Total Strength Fitness. If you ever think about training for anything, she’s your COACH! She is dedicated to you, and puts her full 100% into you and your plan and how you are feeling. I was lucky enough to get to train with her in person most days. I am so grateful for Colleen!