Read part 1 of my journey to becoming a running coach for information on the CPR and first aid requirements I had to meet.
This past weekend I headed of to Milwaukee, Wisconsin for the two day course section of my RRCA coaching certification.
The course was amazing. I left feeling so excited to coach and ready to get started with my first few clients.
I must admit I am also wishing I had more free time so I could squeeze it all in. With a full time job, two part time jobs, training, and trying to see my friends/family I am not sure where run coaching will fit in (hello part time job number 3), but I will find a place because I am so freaking excited. Currently it is replacing sleep, but that is not going to work long term. In the course we learned:
– about the history of coaching
– how different types of runners needs vary
– nutrition for runners
– the business of coaching
– sports psychology (AKA runners are a unique breed)
– coaching with injuries, heat, altitude, etc.
– building training plans/programs
Over the weekend I:
– met some awesome new friends
– ran in 85 degree weather on Thursday and 43 degree weather on Saturday (burrrrr)
– did my first true Pub Run
– toured Milwaukee by foot
– met some rocking Mizuno Wave Rider twins
– ran along the Great Lakes
– tried cheese curds for the first time
– squeezed in a little over 10 miles
Saturday Night Pub Run:
Sunday evening run along the lake:The next step in my coaching certification is to pass a 100 question test. I am going to attempt to tackle that this weekend. I am not too worried about the test, just about finding the time to sit down and focus on it.
After that it is all about submitting paperwork and waiting to be approved. My goal is to start taking clients in December/January.
Let me know:
Would you ever be interested in an RRCA coaching certification?
Do you coach anything currently? I currently coach a blogging eCourse, but very different than run coaching.