Coaching Plans and Rates

My normal coaching program consists of an initial high-level training overview, followed by weekly training schedules. I also write articles on running-related topics such as nutrition, working through injuries, cross-training, etc. and make those available to you. And finally, I am available for answering questions via email or by phone as much as needed. My motto is Train Smarter, Not Harder - most runners don't need to run more miles to improve; rather you need a smart, structured approach in which every training run has a purpose. For more about what to expect from my coaching, please check out the FAQs or give me a call. I'd love to help you become a faster, stronger, and yes smarter runner this season!


Coaching Plans

Month-to-Month coaching - $150

6 Month Coaching Block - $750

12 Month Coaching Block - $1320

Ultra Crewing/Pacing - Call to discuss

Coaching Philisophy

At the simplest level, my coaching is based on every training run having a specific purpose; when you head out the door each day you should know exactly what you are trying to accomplish. Most runners tend to settle into what I call "no-man's land" where their easy runs are too fast, and their hard runs are too slow. They believe that to get better, they just need to run more. Instead I'll work with you to great faster and stronger using a hard/easy approach. 

I emphasize the idea of initally establishing your date training paces which reflect your current fitness. Then we will gradually increase the intensity of each type of training run untill you are confident and fit enough to achieve your goal. For runners moving up to ultra distances, I will help make that transition smoother by speeding up the learning process. I learned a lot of lessons the hard way when I myself moved up to longer events and promise to make that an easier process for you.

I’m also a big proponent of weight lifting and functionally specific strengthening for runners and can help get you started on such a program. My goal is to help you become not just a faster runner, but a healthier athlete as well.

As far as overall training cycles, I use an approach called “non-linear periodization” which differs from the traditional “western periodization” ideas that are more geared towards a particular short season of goal races. It is one thing if you are a 1500 meter runner training for the Olympic finals and you are devoting 2 years to that one goal, but for most people it is more effective to strive for a relatively high level of fitness all the time. What this means from a practical standpoint is you’ll be doing all the key components of training (long slow distance, lactate threshold tempo runs, hill/strength explosive training, and max V02 workouts) at all times during the training. The main difference from week to week, and month to month, would be the relative volume and intensity of each kind of training.

Newspaper/Magazine Articles

Below are a few training-related articles that I either wrote or contributed information.

Making the Most of your Treadmill, by Paul DeWitt in "Keeping Pace"

Serious Runners Know Preparation is Key, part 1, by Paul DeWitt in "Rocky Mountain News"

Serious Runners Know Preparation is Key, part 2 by Paul DeWitt in "Rocky Mountain News"

Maybe It is About the Bike, by Garret Graubins in "Trail Runner Magazine"

The Long and Short of Running Wisdom, by Greg Crowther in "Running Times Magazine"

Testing the Limits pg 1, by Stephanie Wurtz in "The Long Run"

Testing the Limits pg2by Stephanie Wurtz in "The Long Run"

I like Paul’s approach because it is simple, effective, and always challenging. If you want to get faster, stronger, athletically smarter, lose body fat, and get expert advice about nutrition then DeWitt Coaching may be for you.

- Chris R.

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