Welcome to Run the Long Road Coaching

Welcome to Run the Long Road Coaching

Hi, I'm Kristy, an RRCA-certified running coach and NASM-certified personal trainer, coaching runners of all levels from the 5K to the marathon.

My coaching style is personalized and adaptive – no cookie cutter training plans! The training plan I create will be tailored to your current fitness level and goals.  In addition, I constantly adapt and adjust the plan based on how you are progressing.

If you’re a beginner or seasoned runner, hoping to PR or qualify for Boston, or looking to break through that plateau, I have numerous coaching options for you to choose from.

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From the Blog

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MAF Training Update (Part II)

I'm feeling rather giddy about yesterday's MAF test.  (What MAF training is and why I'm doing it, see here.) The last time I did a MAF test was in February.  It went OK - I didn't think it was indicative of my progress but you get what you get on testing days.  Then I got sick, didn't run for 2 … [Read More...]

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Fall Plans

Once you put it out there on Facebook, you're committed. Honestly, this makes me very excited.  My last marathon was before I got pregnant (December 2012) so I may as well get back at it. I chose Lehigh Valley Marathon as a last ditch effort for Boston 2016.  I ran it in 2011 and BQ'd so … [Read More...]


and so it goes…

I'm out for the LOVE Run this coming Sunday.  While this pissed me off last week - mostly because I ran the inaugural race last year and wanted to do it each year - I'm OK with it now. The past 10 weeks have been rough.  I won't bore you with details but I've been sick.  A lot.  An URI in … [Read More...]

MAF Training Update

I've started this post a million times in my head and I'm finally sitting down and putting pen to paper.  I've been training via the MAF method for the past 11 weeks....meaning all my runs have been at my MAF heart rate (i.e., easy).  I've been a diligent student too - no cheating - except for … [Read More...]


Drinking the Maffetone Kool-Aid

The last time I posted - ages ago - I mentioned doing something different (for me).  After researching, hearing, and reading about the Maffetone method (MAF training) for the past year, I decided to take the plunge. So what is MAF training and why am I doing it? The What Training via the … [Read More...]


New Year’s Sale!

Happy New Year from Run The Long Road Coaching!   Are you ready to make 2015 the year to achieve your running goals? Get 1 month of ONLINE coaching FREE! (via) Are you new to running and hoping to run your first race?  Are you stuck in a rut with training?  Looking to run a PR or qualify for … [Read More...]


Philly Half Marathon Recap

Last Sunday I ran the Philly Half Marathon, just like I do every year.  I love Philly Marathon weekend.  Yes, I'm biased but Philly does a damn good job of putting on a spectacular race.  And the spectators aren't half bad either!  If you're looking for a Fall half or full, seriously consider Philly … [Read More...]