custom 8 or 12 week

Off Season Sessions

Maximize your strengths and shore up weaknesses when you are not specifically training for a full or half marathon.

Do You Struggle to Stay Fit Between Races?

When you have a goal race coming up, it can be pretty straightforward to train specifically for that race.

But what do you do after the race?  Sure, you'll want to recover and have some downtime, but then what?

Or what if you simply don't want to race?

This is where many runners struggle without a plan.

The weeks in between race training cycles can be a perfect time to build up strength, sharpen up your speed, or even work on endurance. This is the ideal time of year to develop yourself into a well-rounded athlete so you can start your next race cycle even fitter than before!

  • Build your strength
  • Sharpen your speed
  • Stay accountable
  • Become more athletic

training during the off season should look different

Build Strength

While you should also be including strength training during a race cycle, your focus is mainly on running.  Lift too much and you'll be too sore to run well.

During the off season, you can reach a level of strength that's just not possible (or advisable) during long distance race training.

Sharpen Your Speed

Working on near-max speed should be a very small part of marathon or half marathon training.  Your focus is mainly stamina (speed + endurance).

Now is the time to develop your raw speed with more VO2 max training and amplify your power with higher intensity interval training.

Treadmill-Specific Options

The reason there are very few marathons or half marathons to train for right now is the weather.  It's just too cold, hot, snowy, rainy, or dark for good racing.

For many runners, the treadmill is their best option this time of year, which can be a boring motivation killer.

Spice up your indoor running with energizing and dymanic workouts designed to make your treadmill time something that you actually look forward to!

Become More Athletic

Not every runner wants to train for races.  Many of us are looking for a way to be fitter and stronger and just aren't sure how to get there.

A quality plan that includes running along with strength and power development can be the key to aging well. You might just find you're in better shape and have more energy than when you were in your twenties!

What You'll Get

Your custom training plan uses the amazing digital coaching app Final Surge, which syncs to and from your running watch and phone so everything is instantly logged and organized.   Simple to use, you'll have everything you need to train your best.

Coach Claire will personally create and customize your plan to fit your unique goals, experience, and lifestyle.

Since everything is custom, you can be a complete beginner looking for a run/walk plan to a sub-elite runner wanting to maximize your fitness for your next race season!

Your Unique Off Season Training Plan
Custom digital workout schedule, including running and strength training, that fit your unique fitness, lifestyle, and goals during the off season
Follow Along Strength, Mobility, and Stretch Sessions

Work out at home or in the gym with minimal or no equipment with Claire and her favorite trainers.

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 off-season training, speed and strength development, nutrition/fueling, and more

How It Works

When you are ready to jumpstart your fitness with a fun and flexible off season plan, here are the next steps:


Choose your plan below and complete your payment


Claire will personally email you a survey detailing your experience, goals, and lifestyle and invite you to create your FREE athlete account with Final Surge. This is NOT an automated process, so please allow one business day to receive your email.


Coach Claire will create a custom training schedule built just for you, which includes all your running, strength training, mental strength workouts, training and nutrition tips and more!  Since everything is completely custom, please allow 24-48 business hours for everything to get set up just for you.


Use your custom plan to train smarter and better than ever!

Ready to Start next Season Stronger and faster than ever?

Choose an 8 or 12 week plan, which can start on the date you choose.  Or upgrade to coaching and cameraderie with the PR Team! 

8 Week Off Custom Training Plan



  • custom digital training plan to maximize your goals
  • follow along strength, mobility, and more scheduled right when you need it
  • options to choose strength or speed focus
  • treadmill-specific options

Best Value

3 Month Membership to PR Team



  • includes all the custom off season plan options
  • coaching and accountability in a private, supportive online group
  • exclusive access to weekly private team podcast
  • and so much more!

12 Week Off Season Custom Training Plan



  • includes all the custom off season plan options
  • perfect if your race is 6+ months away
  • great if you are looking for a way to get fit with running and don't necessarily want to race
  • save 16% per week vs 8 week plan

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.

planted runner

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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Coach Claire uses Final Surge, the premier athlete/coaching tool to provide you with the best training experience.  Paired with your custom Planted Runner schedule, you can log, track, rearrange, and analyze your own training.  Become a better runner today!