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    Run Faster, Fuel Smarter

     Feel Better

    Generic training plans get generic results.  

    That free download that you Googled?  That's not designed for you.

    Coach Claire will create your unique, science-backed plan based on your goals, lifestyle, and current fitness. No gimmicks, algorithms, or recycled workouts.  

    This includes all your training, plant-based or vegan nutrition tips, and powerful mindset lessons with the accountability and care essential for your success.

    Not a plant-based, vegan, or vegetarian runner?  That's okay!  There is no judgment or preachiness here.  All runners are welcome.

    Choose the Best Option for You

    Custom Plan Only

    Perfect for runners who want a high-end training plan which includes everything they need to train on their own to meet their goals.

    PR Team

    The sweet spot between DIY and 1:1 coaching. Join runners just like you for support, fun, and get access to exclusive features.

    1:1 Coaching

    Partner with Coach Claire to take your running to the next level.  Privacy, convenience, and direct access no matter what level of runner you are.

    Your custom, interactive online schedule is powered by Final Surge, the premier coaching app and digital interface.  It seamlessly syncs with your GPS watch, mobile phone, and these partners:

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     The Planted Runner Podcast

    Every Thursday, you'll learn exactly how to run faster, fuel properly, and feel great doing it at any age, because you don’t have time to waste.

    Each episode of The Planted Runner is like a private coaching session on the run where you’ll learn from Coach Claire and the guests she interviews. 

    Whether you are training for your first 5k or your 50th marathon, take along The Planted Runner on your next run.  

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    Coach Claire

    Coach Claire Bartholic has helped hundreds of real runners chase their dreams and conquer what they never thought possible. Her coaching philosophy combines science-based training, plant-based running nutrition, and proven mindset techniques to unlock every runner's true potential.

    She's a certified vegan running coach, sports nutrition specialist, mom, and borderline obsessive plant lover.

    As an athlete herself, she went from a 4:02 first marathon all the way to a 2:58 finishing time at the age of 42, entirely plant-based. She coaches vegan, plant-based, and plant-curious runners to achieve the same dramatic success, from those on a walk-run program, general fitness, up to high-level athletes.


    Coach Claire has helped hundreds of real runners reach goals they never dreamed possible.

    Here are a few of their stories:

    Rachel// Marathon

    I had Coach Claire in mind for months! Mostly due to her amazing podcast. Her blogs and recipes are a must too! Once I started working with her, running felt super enjoyable. As the training went on, I noticed the increase in speed and strength gains, as well as feeling great! No workout burnouts or overtraining. The speeds I’m at now are speeds I only dreamed of before working with her. Coach Claire cares how you feel, how your run was, what your goals are, and understands how life can get into your training schedule. She motivates me to be my best and gives exceptional feedback. Coach Claire knows the research behind the why’s us runners ask. I’m a big fan of how she brings science into the equation of running. Working with her has made me a smarter, healthier, stronger, and faster runner.

    Katie//Half Marathon

    Claire is wonderful to partner with if you are looking to push forward in your running journey. She listens to you and ensures the plan works with your goals and your daily life.

    Ameila// 5k

    I started working with Coach Claire with the goal of a fast 5k in mind.  I finished the quarter with that and something even better.  Through the training program, I rekindled my love of running.  Working together virtually gave me the accountability I needed and the structure and resources I never would have found on my own.

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    Shane// 5k

    I had the pleasure of working with Coach Claire with the goal of increasing top end speed and producing a PB in the 5K. In 4 short months, Coach Claire's holistic approach (mind, speed, and strength training) has made mefaster and a more well rounded runner and athlete. The time I worked with Coach Claire was hugely impactful; informative and transformative. Coach Claire is a wealth of knowledge and an accomplished runner herself. From the 5K to the marathon; seasonedveteran to beginner, I would highly recommend working with Coach Claire to take your running and wellness to the next level.

    Colleen// Marathon

    I began working with Coach Claire in preparation for my first marathon. She was encouraging when the workouts were tough, and taught me to trust the process. It was Coach Claire’s belief in me, and her positive and realistic feedback through the process, that helped me hit my goals, and the result was a BQ in my first marathon! Coach Claire clearly loves running and coaching runners of all ages and abilities. I’m eager to see where her coaching will take my running next!

    Tony// Marathon

    Claire is a gift. I’ve been fussing and fretting about my training for weeks now. This feels so much better and right for where I am right now!

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