Personal Coaching

There is something inside you that you know can unlock. You can run faster and feel better than ever before and reach your full potential. We'll show you how.

Reach your running potential at any age

You have big dreams and goals. Chances are you’ve followed an online training program with decent results, but you haven't been able to access what you know you can really do.

Or maybe you are a vegan runner, a plant-based runner, or just a plant curious runner and want a coach that understands you.  Someone with a proven track record of success with runners like you.

Coach Claire has helped hundreds of runners of all abilities, ages, and backgrounds discover their true potential.  As an athlete herself, she transformed from a 4:02 marathoner to a 2:58 finisher at age 42, all on a plant-based diet.

The Structure of Your Success

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Nutrition is Fuel

This is not about restrictive diets, going 100% vegan, or giving up your favorite foods and drinks!

This is about making simple, incremental changes that make you feel better every day. This is about what nourishes your body and gives you the fuel to look and run your best.

Running can play a big role in losing or maintaining your weight, but the food that you eat matters far more and Coach Claire will help you navigate your unique challenges.

Mindset Matters

Your plan will focus on performance-based mental training and habit change.

Having someone to talk to in detail about what you are thinking and how it affects your performance and health is critical to doing your best.

Without a doubt, in-depth personalized coaching is the best way to put these lessons into practice and skyrocket your fitness.

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training with results

A basic, cookie-cutter training plan will give you basic results. If you are looking for optimal results, you need optimized training, built just for you.

Coach Claire will make your training more interesting, more fun, and more effective than ever.

Your online plan is built with Final Surge, the premier coaching app and will include all your running, strength training, mobility, stretching and more.

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What You Get

This program is for you if you are looking to optimize your running with plant-based nutrition and unlock the power of your mind. You do not have to be vegan or vegetarian runner to join, just open to incorporating more whole foods into your life!

Coach Claire works with adult runners of all ages at all stages in their journeys, from beginners who are starting mainly walking up to Master's Champions. So no need to worry about being too slow or too much of a beginner to start!

All personal coaching packages are billed quarterly.   Choose from private coaching with unlimited feedback/analysis, private coaching with weekly-only feedback or personalized group coaching with coach office hours to get all your questions answered.

Your Unique Training Plan

Custom digital workout schedule, including running and strength training, that fit your unique fitness, lifestyle, and goals, fully adjustable based on your progress

Accountability and Feedback

Personalized coach feedback/analysis and support on all workouts, with available access for all of your nutrition and training questions

Build Mental Strength

Weekly video mental strength workouts, based on science and designed by Claire, to build mental muscle each week

What You Need, When You Need It

 Access to exclusive resources on training, nutrition/fueling, race strategy and more

How It Works

When you are ready to take your running, nutrition and mindset to the next level with truly personal training, here are the next steps:


Learn more and apply for coaching by clicking the link below.


Choose which level of service works best for you.  Personal coaching services are billed quarterly and prices vary depending on level.


Coach Claire will contact you in 24-48 business hours by email to learn more about your experience, goals, and lifestyle. 


Coach Claire will create a custom training program built just for you, which includes all your running, strength training, mental strength workouts, training and nutrition tips and more!  

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.

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!

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 strcuture 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 me
faster 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; seasoned
veteran to beginner, I would highly recommend working with Coach Claire to
take your running and wellness to the next level.

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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