Build Your Own Training Plan: $149

Why is this a good idea?

You have 4 choices…

  1. Train yourself and hope for the best using the “willy-nilly” approach. RESULTS: Cheapest option, not effective, and high risk of injury

  2. Buy an online “cookie-cutter” training plan and hope for the best. RESULTS: Inexpensive but usually ineffective because one-size does not fit all

  3. Hire a coach, and if he’s good you’ll probably do well. RESULTS: Expensive and rigid, sometimes awkward

  4. RECOMMENDED: Use RunnersHigh to help you “Build-Your-Own” training plan. RESULTS: Inexpensive, flexible, very effective and completely recyclable (click HERE to get started)

Together we collaborate, one-on-one, on an effective strategy to safely reach your goals. Using our step-by-step system you will be guided through the process of creating a personalized 6-month training plan that follows proven strategies and principles.

How does the “Build Your Own Training Plan” work?

Meet up: collaborating on building YOUR training custom plan

Meet up: collaborating on building YOUR training custom plan

We meet-up in person if you're local (or on a regular phone call) for about 1 hour to review your running history, short and long term goals, and lifestyle variables. Using my proprietary RunnersHigh Training Plan checklist, we write out your plan based on microcycles, mesocycles and macrocycles (short, intermediate and long term periods), then insert your personal schedule, preferences, and lifestyle limitations. Each phase is built using proven methods for developing a base fitness, strength, stamina, speed, race prep, and recovery with emphasis on your personal needs. Every run will have a purpose so you’ll know; What, Why, and exactly HOW to do each run. In final review I will ensure your mileage volume, tempo paces, race paces, long runs, speed work and recovery are in total balance and appropriate for your goals.

When we’re done, I go to work putting it all together and send it to you on a pdf calendar so all you have to do is RUN!

You’ll finally have a simple-to-follow training blueprint that makes sense for you!

Best of all, since you OWN your plan you can recycle it over and over! Your plan comes with 6-months full access to your coach to monitor and guide your progress. You simply follow your custom training plan and get the help whenever you need it.

“Whether just getting started or training to qualify for Boston Marathon, a custom training plan is essential!” - Coach Jim


Are you ready to get serious?

To get started; click HERE and fill out your "RUNNER PROFILE" questionnaire. As you fill in your profile, you’ll immediately see how this info is used to develop a custom training plan specifically for you. There are many essential ingredients that go into a training plan and it takes some serious work to do it right, so it's important for you to provide as much detail as you can about your history and your goals.

When you finish your RUNNER PROFILE just click through the next step and select a payment option at the bottom of the page. That will immediately send us a notification that you are ready to schedule a time to build your training plan. You will then hear from us right away to set-up your “Build Your Own Training Plan” session. After our meet-up you’ll be on your way with a personalized training plan built just for you!

"My goal is to send you in the right direction so you can safely and effectively train on your own." - Coach Jim

It gets even better

If you’re using the fitness app Strava I can follow your progress (yes, it’s free and optional). Just join my group RunnersHighDOTcom so that every time you finish a workout I can view the details of your run. Yup, I'm right there to monitor every run you make. You might even receive a comment, email or text to offer advice or suggestions. It's like having me standing right there at the side of the track cheering you as you run by.

"From new runners to marathoners...and anyone in between, it's essential to have a plan that is built just for you." - Coach Jim

What else is included?

  • 6-Months Unlimited Coach Access via messaging/text/email

  • Assistance in race selection, prep and planning to guide you to your goal

  • Summary stride review of your running form video (free if you provide the video)

  • Summary review of your previous training plans


How hard can it be to develop a training plan? I'm glad you asked...

As you know, training right and becoming a better runner is a very complex journey. For example, a well written plan will have base, strength, stamina, speed, race, and recovery phases. These are planned around cutback weeks and follow the stepped progression of “IIP” (Introduce, Improve, Perfect principle) using a careful balance of aerobic effort, anaerobic, lactic threshold, and V02 Max running. The frequency, intensity and duration of every run has to match your specific goals and current abilities…and allow for your personal preferences and lifestyle variables. Add to all that some form development drills, speed work sessions, stamina, race and fueling strategies, and you can see why you need a coach to fit those pieces of the puzzle together. There’s more, but you get the idea.


What about my stride? How do I know if I'm running right?


Video Stride Analysis $149

  • Stop-Motion Video Stride Analysis: $149

  • Runner Strength & Mobility Assessment: $99

  • Maximum Heart Rate Test: $49

  • FULL ANALYSIS & ASSESSMENT PACKAGE: $197 (all three)

Learn the secrets to a better stride...

Watch the 90-Second DEMO video


Other Special Features

  • Partner Plan: Train with a friend and both get 20% off your “Build Your Own” Training Plans

  • One-on-One Private Coach Training Run “Fitness Evaluation”: $49 (bring a friend, no extra charge)

  • Race Pacing: $50-$250+ I can be your race-pacer from a 5K to an Ultra-Marathon