My husband asked me yesterday after my run if I was happy with Coach Claire's program and coaching. My response had many layers and some very deep. I won't bore you with my lengthy response. I am beyond grateful for her, her programs and how she coached me. I have learned so much about running, and about myself and what I am capable of. It has been an amazing journey! Thank you!
I really wanted to keep getting faster in my forties, but didn’t know how. I reached out to Coach Claire after hearing her talk about her success racing faster as a masters athlete. She was really encouraging and identified some areas where I could improve right away. She got me into a regular strength training routine that was easy to integrate into my busy schedule, and she helped me get better at hydrating and eating during long runs. Coach Claire also introduced workouts that gave me the strength and confidence to run hard when the race gets tough. I am proud to say that I not only shaved nearly 6 minutes off my PB, but I also got a negative split for the first time ever! I really enjoyed her positive energy and thoughtful encouragement, and I can’t wait to see where her coaching takes me next.
I toed the line to my most recent marathon feeling excited, confident, and very prepared to run my best race ever. The training plan Coach Claire provided included not only pace specific workouts but strength training, mobility, nutrition tips, mental challenges and more!
Coach Claire is the perfect mix of running knowledge and relatability! She has a knack for distilling the science down into easy-to-understand principles so that every workout and its placement in a training cycle makes sense. She seems to know when to push me outside of my comfort zone, when to hold me back, when I need encouragement, and when I need someone to believe in me.
I have been working with Claire for over 2 years now. I was looking for someone to help me integrate running, stretching, cross-training, etc. into a coherent marathon training plan. Claire is the perfect coach for me because she gives me very challenging workouts while reminding me to celebrate successes along the way. I also appreciate the way she understands and applies the relevant science to my program without getting bogged down in it. I am not a fast runner by any stretch of the imagination, but I never feel like she treats me any differently than anyone else. With Claire’s coaching and a lot of hard work, I have made a great deal of steady progress over the past two years. Not only have I established a new marathon PR, but I have also become a much stronger and more consistent runner across all distances from 5k to 50k!
With all of that said, what I like best about Claire is that she is a good person with a kind heart. At this point, I think of her not only as my coach but also my friend and ally.
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.
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!
I've been a runner for many years but haven't had a coach since high school. After realizing at age 42 that I had still had many years of running ahead of me with the proper training, I decided to invest in a coach to help me. Coach Claire was a tremendous support as I spent many months base building and ultimately training for my 7th marathon. In addition to taking out the stress of making my own training plans, I appreciated having someone with whom I could debrief about my workouts and ask questions. As someone who is very knowledgeable about running (I even coach runners myself!), I wasn't initially convinced of the value for me, but I quickly realized what I had been missing out on trying to coach myself. Coach Claire enhanced my experience and has helped me build a foundation to keep running for years to come!
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. My time 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.
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!
Running under 1:27 [for the half marathon] was absolutely awesome. Coach Claire and I weren’t sure if I could run 6:30 pace when I was tired. Turns out I can’t. I can run 6:20’s! I ran a conservative first half (thanks to good insight from Coach Claire) and had a strong finish. Instead of getting caught up trying to run with the lead pack I let them go early and just ran my own race. I’m ecstatic!
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.
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.
I am so happy to have Coach Claire joining me in my running journey. She is extremely knowledgeable about any aspect in running and always has a directly actionable and scientifically sound advice. Due to her empathy you feel she is your fellow in all your running endeavors. As a runner herself, she understands your running pain and disappointment, but will be your biggest supporter and be more than happy for you when you achieve your running goals. Her enthusiasm and variation in training plans will keep you motivated. But what I probably like most is that she dares to speak up and keep me away from stupidities when I want too much in training and racing. You have to listen when she convinces you with simple common sense!
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