For Beginners to Elites

For Half Milers to Marathoners

We’ll help you every step of the way!

Fully Custom Training Calendar

Expert Coaching Support

Amazing Results

Have Running Questions?

  • Unsure how to even start training?
  • Question if you're running the right paces?
  • Frustrated by lack of progress despite working hard?
  • Unsure if your plan will help you meet your goals?
  • Need extra help and accountability to stay on track?
  • Does having bad workouts or races frustrate you?
  • Wonder if nagging pains and injuries will come back?
  • Feel guilty for skipping runs or workouts?

We Don’t Just Care About Running.

We Care About You!

  • Busy Moms and Dads
  • High School Athletes
  • Totally New Runners
  • Runner Nerds
  • First Time Marathoners
  • Post-Partum Mothers
  • Just-for-Fun Runners
  • Run Club Members
  • Olympic Hopefuls
  • Personal Best Seekers
  • Social Butterflies
  • Stroller Pushers
  • Seasoned Veterans
  • Frequently Injured Runners
  • Mileage Hogs
  • Record Breakers
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Boston Qualifiers
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Plans Crafted
399999 +
Miles Completed

We Know How To Help

Dr. Matt DeBole, PT, DPT, OCS

2008 US Olympic Trials Qualifier

Physical Therapist, Run Coach

Colin Cronin, Captain US Army

Boston Marathon Qualifier

Data Nerd, Run Coach

Our Great Coaching Products

Coaching
Consultations

  • Chat with an expert coach to quickly get answers to your common running questions before you make avoidable mistakes
  • Choose a 30 or 60 minute call – depending on number of topics you’d like to cover and how deeply you want to unpack topics
  • By the end, you’ll feel much better and confident in your approach knowing you’re approaching things the right way!

This Coaching Consultation Call is perfect for anyone looking to clarify how to set goals using Run Better Academy Performance Formula.

LET’S TALK!

We will talk through how to use the Performance Formula to map out exactly how to populate your personal template, including:

  1. S.M.A.R.T. Goals – how to break down your goals into actionable steps that lead to daily guidance which ensures you’re on the right track.
  2. Proper Training – how to incorporate the sacred ‘Ps’ into your mind, body, and spirit.
  3. Supportive Recovery – how to make sure you’re maximizing your recover efforts to support your training towards goals
  4. Deserving Performance – how to understand your results and let it inform what you’ll do in the next race or training cycle.

This is a MUST HAVE for anyone who is uncertain with how to leverage The Performance Formula to their advantage in goal setting. We’ll set up a date/time to have a 30 minute conversation to talk through everything together!

$47.00 – 30 minute call

This Coaching Consultation Call is perfect for anyone looking to clarify how to safely return to running after prolonged time off or injury.

LET’S TALK!

We will talk through your history, concerns, fears, challenges, and future goals. By the end of the call, you’ll have a very clear picture of:

  1. Challenges – what might make your return-to-running challenging.
  2. Solutions – what you can do to overcome these challenges.
  3. Ongoing Help – how a coach can help you overcome these challenges.
  4. Timeline – how long it will be until you’re reaching your goals.

This is a MUST HAVE for anyone who is uncertain with where to start! We’ll set up a date/time to have a 30 minute conversation to talk through everything together!

$47.00 – 30 minute call

This Coaching Consultation Call is perfect for anyone looking to clarify how to properly approach their off-season and set themselves up for success for the rest of the year.

LET’S TALK!

We will talk through your running history, experiences, preferences, challenges, and future goals. By the end of the call, you’ll have a very clear picture of:

  1. Why it’s needed – why an off-season is a critical component of your annual running cycle.
  2. What to do– what you can do to ensure you’re maximizing your off-season.
  3. How it helps – how a coach can help you rest actively and stay accountable.
  4. How long – how long your off-season should last before resuming training.

This is a MUST HAVE for anyone who is uncertain with what to do between seasons! After purchase, we’ll set up a date/time to have a 30 minute conversation to talk through everything together!

$47.00 – 30 minute call

This Coaching Consultation Call is perfect for anyone looking to clarify how to properly approach their race specific preparation while in the middle of their training cycle.

LET’S TALK!

We will talk through your running history, gaps in training, training preferences, challenges to success, and upcoming race goals. By the end of the call, you’ll have a very clear picture of:

  1. The Why – why time at race specific pace is important during this part of your preparation cycle.
  2. The What – what you can do to ensure you’re maximizing preparation while avoiding the injury risk that comes with fast running.
  3. The How – how a coach can help you incorporate often neglected strength training and nutrition considerations during this critical period.
  4. How long – how long this period should last to ensure you’re strong, refreshed, and chomping at the bit before lining up at the start.

This is a MUST HAVE for anyone who is uncertain with how to get ready for an upcoming race. We’ll set up a date/time to have a 30 minute conversation to talk through everything together!

$47.00 – 30 minute call

Accordion Content

This Coaching Consultation Call is perfect for anyone looking to get comprehensive advice that touches on multiple topics.

LET’S TALK!

We will talk through any and all of your questions and can include specific conversation around:

  1. The Performance Formula – how to set, work toward, and achieve your running goals
  2. Safe Return-To-Running Advice – talk through your history, concerns, fears, challenges, and future goals to build a safe approach.
  3. Smart Off-Season Advice – how to properly approach their off-season and set themselves up for success for the rest of the year.
  4. Proper Foundational Base Building Advice – how to properly approach their base building cycle to lay a solid foundation before race-specific conditioning begins

This is a MUST HAVE for anyone who is wanting to cover multiple topics with a running expert. We’ll set up a date/time to have a 60 minute conversation to talk through everything together!

$77.00 – 60 minute call

Training
Plans

  • All plans include dynamic warmups, recovery cooldowns, specific workouts, strength exercises, and nutrition recommendations
  • Choose between recommended race distances and/or months of specific preparation
  • Know exactly what to do to prepare to achieve your goals and cross the finish line happy 

Description
This plan is perfect if you’re looking for some training guidance leading up to an important 5K race. We’ll create a custom plan that includes which days to run, how far to run, and how fast to run. Your plan also includes injury prevention strength exercises to help keep you healthy and nutrition advice to ensure you’re maximizing your performance. Your training calendar will be available to you within the coaching app!

Minimum Requirements
Just a positive attitude and commitment toward achieving your goals!

Communication
1 email per month

$67.00 – 2 month plan

Description
This plan is perfect if you’re looking for some training guidance leading up to an important 10K race. We’ll create a custom plan that includes which days to run, how far to run, and how fast to run. Your plan also includes injury prevention strength exercises to help keep you healthy and nutrition advice to ensure you’re maximizing your performance. Your training calendar will be available to you within the coaching app!

Minimum Requirements
Just a positive attitude and commitment toward achieving your goals!

Communication
1 email per month

$87.00 – 3 month plan

Description
This plan is perfect if you’re looking for some training guidance leading up to an important half marathon race. We’ll create a custom plan that includes which days to run, how far to run, and how fast to run. Your plan also includes injury prevention strength exercises to help keep you healthy and nutrition advice to ensure you’re maximizing your performance. Your training calendar will be available to you within the coaching app!

Minimum Requirements
Just a positive attitude and commitment toward achieving your goals!

Communication
1 email per month

$107.00 – 4 month plan

Description
This plan is perfect if you’re looking for some training guidance leading up to an important full marathon race. We’ll create a custom plan that includes which days to run, how far to run, and how fast to run. Your plan also includes injury prevention strength exercises to help keep you healthy and nutrition advice to ensure you’re maximizing your performance. Your training calendar will be available to you within the coaching app!

Minimum Requirements
Just a positive attitude and commitment toward achieving your goals!

Communication
1 email per month

$127.00 – 5 month plan

Private
Coaching

  • All plans include dynamic warmups, recovery cooldowns, specific workouts, strength exercises, and nutrition recommendations
  • Know exactly what to do to prepare and how to modify when circumstances change – we’ll be right there with you
  • Choose your ideal amount of communication with your coach so that you can prepare with confidence

Description
This Private Coaching option is perfect for anyone looking to tackle challenging (and often changing) running goals but does not require much communication with a running coach. If you feel as though restricted communication through the app is enough, then this is the subscription for you!

Having this month-to-month coaching plan is ideal for:

  • Returning to Running After Prolonged Rest / Time Off / Injury
  • Preparing for Your First 5K or 10K
  • Designing for Complex Racing Calendars
  • Flexibility to Cancel Anytime

Simply click the ‘Purchase Now’ button to complete the Runner Profile Questionnaire for recent running history, current status, and running goals. Tell us which days you prefer to run and rest so we can match your schedule. Your training calendar will be available to you within the coaching app!

We’ll craft a tailored training calendar for you to follow and discuss your daily progress and make modifications along the way.  

Bonuses

In addition to DAILY TRAINING and UNLIMITED IN-APP COMMUNICATION… your private coaching subscription also comes with:

  • INJURY PREVENTION EXERCISES ($97 value)
  • MENTAL / RACE DAY PREPARATION ($97 value)
  • WARMUP & COOLDOWN STRATEGIES ($47 value)
  • NUTRITION GUIDANCE ($47 value)

THAT’S A $288 VALUE FOR JUST $47!!! Let’s get started today!

Minimum Requirements
Just a positive attitude and commitment toward achieving your goals!

Communication
No additional communication

$47.00 / month

Description
This Private Coaching option is perfect for anyone looking to tackle challenging (and often changing) running goals but does not require much communication with a running coach. If you feel as though limited communication through the app + unlimited email is enough, then this is the subscription for you!

Having this month-to-month coaching plan is ideal for:

  • Returning to Running After Prolonged Rest / Time Off / Injury
  • Preparing for Your First 5K or 10K
  • Designing for Complex Racing Calendars
  • Flexibility to Cancel Anytime

Simply click the ‘Purchase Now’ button to complete the Runner Profile Questionnaire for recent running history, current status, and running goals. Tell us which days you prefer to run and rest so we can match your schedule. Your training calendar will be available to you within the coaching app!

We’ll craft a tailored training calendar for you to follow and discuss your daily progress and make modifications along the way.  

Bonuses

In addition to DAILY TRAINING , UNLIMITED IN-APP COMMUNICATION and UNLIMITED EMAILS… your private coaching subscription also comes with:

  • INJURY PREVENTION EXERCISES ($97 value)
  • MENTAL / RACE DAY PREPARATION ($97 value)
  • WARMUP & COOLDOWN STRATEGIES ($47 value)
  • NUTRITION GUIDANCE ($47 value)

THAT’S A $288 VALUE FOR JUST $97!!! Let’s get started today!

Minimum Requirements
Just a positive attitude and commitment toward achieving your goals!

Communication
unlimited emails

$97.00 / month

Description
This Private Coaching option is perfect for anyone looking to tackle challenging (and often changing) running goals and enjoys standard communication with a running coach. If you feel as though regular communication through the app + emails + texts + one call per month is enough, then this is the subscription for you!

Having this month-to-month coaching plan is ideal for:

  • Returning to Running After Prolonged Rest / Time Off / Injury
  • Preparing for Your First 5K or 10K
  • Designing for Complex Racing Calendars
  • Flexibility to Cancel Anytime

Simply click the ‘Purchase Now’ button to complete the Runner Profile Questionnaire for recent running history, current status, and running goals. Tell us which days you prefer to run and rest so we can match your schedule. Your training calendar will be available to you within the coaching app!

We’ll craft a tailored training calendar for you to follow and discuss your daily progress and make modifications along the way.  

Bonuses

In addition to DAILY TRAINING, UNLIMITED IN-APP COMMUNICATION, EMAILS, AND TEXTS… your private coaching subscription also comes with:

  • INJURY PREVENTION EXERCISES ($97 value)
  • MENTAL / RACE DAY PREPARATION ($97 value)
  • ONE COACHING CALL PER MONTH ($77 value)
  • WARMUP & COOLDOWN STRATEGIES ($47 value)
  • NUTRITION GUIDANCE ($47 value)

THAT’S A $365 VALUE FOR JUST $147!!! Let’s get started today!

Minimum Requirements
Just a positive attitude and commitment toward achieving your goals!

Communication
unlimited emails, unlimited text-messages, 1 call per month

$147.00 / month

Description
This Private Coaching option is perfect for anyone looking to tackle challenging (and often changing) running goals and enjoys premium communication with a running coach. If you feel as though scheduled communication through the app + emails + texts + and regular phone calls works best, then this is the subscription for you!

Having this month-to-month coaching plan is ideal for:

  • Returning to Running After Prolonged Rest / Time Off / Injury
  • Preparing for Your First 5K or 10K
  • Designing for Complex Racing Calendars
  • Flexibility to Cancel Anytime

Simply click the ‘Purchase Now’ button to complete the Runner Profile Questionnaire for recent running history, current status, and running goals. Tell us which days you prefer to run and rest so we can match your schedule. Your training calendar will be available to you within the coaching app!

We’ll craft a tailored training calendar for you to follow and discuss your daily progress and make modifications along the way.  

Bonuses

In addition to DAILY TRAINING, UNLIMITED IN-APP COMMUNICATION, EMAILS, AND TEXTS… your private coaching subscription also comes with:

  • FOUR COACHING CALLS PER MONTH ($308 value)
  • INJURY PREVENTION EXERCISES ($97 value)
  • MENTAL / RACE DAY PREPARATION ($97 value)
  • WARMUP & COOLDOWN STRATEGIES ($47 value)
  • NUTRITION GUIDANCE ($47 value)

THAT’S A $596 VALUE FOR JUST $197!!! Let’s get started today!

Minimum Requirements
Just a positive attitude and commitment toward achieving your goals!

Communication
unlimited emails, unlimited text-messages, 4 calls per month

$197.00 / month

How It Works

STEP #1

Purchase Your Product

STEP #2

Train With Confidence

STEP #3

Love Your Results

Run Better Success Stories

"Working with Coach Colin from Run Better Academy was amazing! Running is not my first sport but I had a goal to run a marathon with these two goals in mind: show up without injury and finish. Colin helped me do BOTH of those. By providing a training plan that fit into my busy life as a working mom.
So thankful for his coaching and guidance!"
Courtney B. (1st-time marathoner)
South Bend, IN
"I got my coaching plan from my wife after getting injured training for my half marathon. I trained with Coach Colin and not only did I overcome my injury and run pain free, I also crushed my marathon time! Thank you so much because my Run Better Academy program was the BEST GIFT EVER!"
Steven S. (1st-time marathoner)
Pittsburgh, PA
"I can definitely tell there is progress. I can run both loops of my trail with my two kids (major win), I can run straight for 20 minutes on the treadmill (perfect lunchtime workout) and I actually don't dread going for a run anymore (total win!!). I'm pretty happy with the progress you've helped me achieve!
Thanks Run Better Academy!"
Liz R. (new runner)
Winston-Salem, NC
"Coach Matt was awesome! His plan helped me PR in Chicago with 20 mins faster than NYC Marathon a year prior! Thank you so much Matt for your awesome communication and encouragement!"
Courtney R. (marathoner)
Holly Springs, NC
"Run Better Academy took the time to speak with me when I was training for the 2018 Chicago Marathon using an old plan that I was not particularly excited about. After hearing about my frustrating injury history and how things were going, Coach Matt made a couple of suggestions (before I even committed to Run Better Academy) to help get me to Chicago healthy. After that phone call I was energized from the new approach to my training and followed it to a new PR at my 6th marathon! Fast forward to present day, I am being coached by Matt and enjoying the plan. The cross-training, the attached videos that explain method behind the madness of certain paces, the app and the feedback that I get and feeling stronger every day. As a run nerd myself, I know I've selected the right coach and program!"
Mark L. (marathoner)
Alexandria, VA
"Matt was a wonderful coach and I thoroughly enjoyed my experience training for my 1st marathon with him! He was always very positive and I looked forward to the workouts that he wrote for me. The fact that he's a physical therapist was icing on the cake since I tore my hamstring early in my training. We modified my workouts as needed and he also had great run-specific exercise videos in the program as well. I felt really prepared for my 1st marathon and had no problem finishing (although digestive issues prevented me from hitting my time goal). I highly recommend Matt and his Run Better Academy Team to help you train for your next event! I will definitely plan to work with them again 🙂 "
Victoria L. (1st-time marathoner)
San Ramon, CA
Questions? Please contact us at: coaches@runbetteracademy.com