FAQ

GENERAL QUESTIONS

Do you work with athletes of all abilities?

Yes, we do! We serve a wide range of athletes from first-time marathoners to Olympic trials qualifiers and everything in between!

I have a challenging schedule, can you help me?

Yes, we successfully work with numerous athletes having a busy life/work schedule. Everything is individualized, so your training program is tailored around your goals and responsibilities.

I am not sure what my time goal is yet, is it okay?

Of course! Training will indicate to us what can be achieved. As you progress through the training we will work out a predicted race pace and detailed race-day strategy. Focus on your running, we will do the rest.

MARATHON SPECIAL PROJECTS

What are #CM Projects?

These Special Projects are the unique opportunity to work with professional coaches to train within a stimulating environment of athletes chasing the same goal! It is formed of sub-groups with leaders and chasers all training towards a Marathon and driven to perform at their best!

What if I am not training for a Marathon?

We recommend signing up for our Individualized In-Person Coaching. You will benefit from training with other athletes of similar goals of fitness.

What if I can’t attend the training sessions?

Then we recommend signing up for Personalized Online Coaching, which offers the same services for the sole exception of hands-on training sessions.

How long are the Marathon Special Projects?

The project’s duraction runs from its starting date to your goal marathon.
Our coaching commitment for the season is up to 5 months.

What are the qualifying standards?

We do not have specific qualifying standards. We accept athletes who can chase the goal within reason. Everyone’s athletic journey is different and we look beyond current PRs.

Reach out and share your story with us!

When and where are the training sessions held?

  • #CMSub4 and #CMNovice track sessions are held on Tuesdays at 6PM at East River Park Track.
  • #CMSub3, #CMSub330, and #CMLeaders track sessions are held on Wednesdays at 6PM at East River Park Track.
  • Long runs are held on Saturdays for all from 7AM in Central Park.

Why do I have to apply?

We review each application to ensure that each individual is a motivated athlete who will engage within the group in a positive manner and can pursue the goal.

Can I join the program later on?

Applications remain open until the date indicated or when the project has reached full capacity, whichever comes first. Once all the spots are filled, we cannot guarantee the ability to join the groups.

Is this program available at a different time of the year?

The programs run twice a year:

  • Winter Training: from December to the Spring Marathons
  • Summer Training: from June to the Fall Marathons

INDIVIDUALIZED IN-PERSON COACHING

Is attending the training sessions mandatory?

No, they are not. However, attending the sessions will elevate your performances and will allow us to have a bigger impact on your progress, so you are encouraged to attend whenever you can.

Will I run alone or within a group?

We always partner up athletes of similar goals and fitness levels when attending our training sessions.

Do I have to commit to a group?

No, we are in charge of pairing athletes of similar fitness and goals, but reserve the right to make adjustments every session based on the specific goal we are trying to achieve with each individual athlete.

What if I can’t attend the training sessions?

Then we recommend signing up for Personalized Online Coaching, which offers the same services for the sole exception of hands-on training sessions.

What is the difference between the In-person Coaching and the #CM Projects?

The #CM Projects are specifically targeted towards the Marathon. Sign-up for our individualized coaching if you are training for other events/distances.

PERSONALIZD ONLINE COACHING

What does Personalized Online Coaching look like?

A day to day individualized training plan through the TrainingPeaks App. Every run and workout is fully explained. Your training program is updated weekly as you progress. We work around your schedule and are able to make any adjustments on a daily basis. Below is a sample week for an athlete.

Can you make adjustments to the training plan if my schedule changes?

YES! We update the training schedule as need be and adjust the training with your progress!

How often are we in contact?

We are always in touch to follow how you feel and to maintain a healthy athlete/coach relationship. Unlimited check-ins via video chat and daily comments on Training Peaks are used to closely follow your progress and get your feedback.

Can I check-in more often?

Yes, freely! Simply make your appointment via youcanbookme.

What other services are included?

  • Strength and conditioning for injury prevention, 
  • Nutritional advisement for long term success,
  • Race course analysis for race execution,
  • Bi-weekly workshops and additional resources.

PERSONALIZED STATIC TRAINING PLAN

What is the difference between Personalized Online Coaching and a Personalized Static Training Plan?

When choosing Online Coaching, you opt to have us along your whole training cycle, while the Static Plan is a tool put at your disposal.
Both are day-to-day online plans geared towards your goals. Although, the online coaching allows us to observe you and update the plan accordingly with your progress, schedule changes, and anything else that may come in the way, while the static plan is not updated after its creation.

Can the plan be made around my schedule?

Yes, we create the training plan based on your goals, experience, and around your responsibilities.

How long is the static plan?

It can be up to 4 months and typically ends with your selected goal race.

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More Questions? Please contact us.