Best Gifts for Runners

Give The Gift They Really Want: The Best Gifts for Runners

When you’re shopping for a runner, what is a gift they are sure to love?

Best Gifts for Runners

The Reaction You’re Going For…

On the surface, that sounds like a pretty easy question.

As an example, runners need shoes, so a new pair of running shoes would make a great gift, right?

Well…

If you get the “right” shoes for the runner that you’re shopping for, then a new pair of shoes is an amazing gift! The problem is, there are roughly 4,723,289 different running shoes available and only 1 or 2 of those would be the “right” shoe.

As a runner, I can confidently say that if you got me a brand new pair of shoes that weren’t one or two specific styles of a particular brand I would NEVER wear them running.

As runners, we are peculiar like that.

And here’s the really bad news, we are peculiar about all of our gear that we use on a regular basis.

Clothes, gels, shoes, drinks…

There are, however, some gifts that work for most runners no matter what their particular peculiarities happen to be.

Some of the Best Gift Ideas for Runners (For Any Gift Giving Occasion)

(For legal sake, please assume that all links in this post are affiliate links. Some are, some aren’t. As a reminder, making a purchase using an affiliate link provides me with a small commission for every item purchased and it doesn’t cost you a penny more. The links are provided for your convenience, affiliate or not.) Read more

Why Wait Any Longer?

Why a Running Coach Makes Sense for You

Working with a running coach makes sense.

There, I said it.

Feel free to disagree, but if you do you’re wrong.

Wrong

Please, allow me to explain. Read more

We Run Together

Near or Far, We Run United!

Finally, the Coterie is open!

We Run Together

In the Coterie, We Run Together

It’s taken a little while to get to this point, and everything isn’t perfect just yet, but the Coterie is ready to add some new members to our group.

What Is The Coterie?

In a word, it’s a team.

The Coterie is a virtual team of runners from around the world (literally, we already have a member in Australia!) focused on improving as individual runners while simultaneously supporting each other from afar.

This group has been put together with the feedback of many of the founding members from the very beginning, and it will continue to be shaped and molded based on the feedback from the current members.

There is, however, one thing that will never change and that is my commitment to work with each runner as a individual and to create workouts and training to help each runner meet his or her goals.

So while you could make the argument that the Coterie is just a fancy label for a group training program, that isn’t remotely true.

There is no one size fits all plan for each member to adhere to, because each member in the group is pursuing different goals and is on a different timeline.

Therefore, each member needs to be following a different plan in order to be successful.

Individual Coaching Plans with a  Group Coaching Rate

Let’s be clear on one thing, I’m creating the Coterie to help runners reach their goals and to help me make a living.

I understand that not every runner can afford to hire a coach on an individual basis, but I know that just about every runner can benefit from the expertise of working with a running coach whether their goals include injury prevention, getting faster, running farther, improving their health, or anything else.

So for the past year or so, I’ve been trying to figure out how to help runners as individuals for the cost of not going out to lunch once a week.

And the solution is the Coterie.

How Does it Work?

When you sign up to join the Coterie, you get access to my knowledge, experience, and expertise.

What you don’t get is unfettered access to me.

If members want more access to me for phone calls or Skype sessions, that’s fine and can be added on an a la carte basis, but otherwise I’ll be checking email, Facebook messages, and training plan notes once or twice daily and replying to members at that time.

That’s honestly the difference between being in the Coterie and hiring me (or many other online running coaches) for one-on-one coaching.

If you’ve never thought of working with a running coach before, it might be time to give it a second thought. And with a  30 day, no questions asked, money back guarantee you’ve got nothing to lose!

The Coterie may not be for everyone, but if you’re at all interested click this link to learn about the other perks of membership and for information on pricing options

And if you have any questions at all, please don’t hesitate to ask! Shoot me an email ( dizruns {at} gmail [dot] com ) and I’ll be happy to do my best to answer every question about the Coterie that you have!

 

A New Kind of Training Group for Runners: The Coterie

I’ve had a lot of people ask me about coaching, and specifically asking if I offer a group coaching program.

I’ve said before, and I still believe, that I don’t like the idea of a one-size-fits-all training plan. And that belief has been a reason that I’ve avoided the idea of a group training program.

But I think I’ve cracked the code.

I’m proud to announce the Coterie to you today.

You can click the video above for some more of the lowdown, but here are a few of the highlights: Read more

Plantar Fasciitis Video Course

Get Rid of Plantar Fasciitis Forever!

Plantar fasciitis is one of those ailments that too many runners have to deal with on way too regular of a basis.

And it’s a shame, because in almost every case, plantar fasciitis is completely preventable.

As I continue to narrow my scope when it comes to the content I create, my ideal coaching clients, and the reason that I do what I do, it always comes back to helping runners avoid running injuries in their training and racing.

Especially the more common injuries, like plantar fasciitis.

Plantar Fasciitis Video Course

Plantar Fasciitis Video Course

A Video Course on Plantar Fasciitis

When I created this course on plantar fasciitis, my goal was to give an all-inclusive look at the issue. Read more