5 Reasons To Hire A Running Coach

  • By Deb Dellapena
  • Published Nov. 6, 2013
A running coach can design workouts and keep your training on track. Photo:

Minimize Risk Of Injury

This is a biggie — especially if running is a lifelong interest. According to research, up to 80 percent of runners get injured, says Hamilton. A running coach is a small investment for running injury-free for years to come.

“When a runner respects their body, and listens to their body’s feedback they are injured less often. When you are injured less often, you can train more consistently,” says Hamilton. “When you train more consistently, you become a much better runner.” That’s something every runner wants.

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