Jack shared his tips on how to hire a coach and what to expect. You can read the entire article on runnersathletics.com.
There are five main reasons that runners decide to hire coaches. They want to:
-Understand what kind of training is appropriate to achieve their goals (including running and cross training): how much, how often and at what intensity.
-Know when they are ready to run a race and at what distance.
-Receive positive motivation relative to training and racing.
-Learn how to properly incorporate rest as part of training.
-Learn about proper hydration and nutrition relative to training and racing.
Every coach is different, but at a minimum, runners should expect that their coaches will:
-Treat them as individuals.
-Tell them how fast to run in training and in races of different distances.
-Tell them the purpose of each type of training that is prescribed.
-Give them consistent feedback and positive reinforcement.