Annika Brubaker – Tri-Cities Running Coach

4.80 out of 5
(5 customer reviews)

From: $110.00 / month and a $19.00 sign-up fee

Started running later in your life? Returning to running after taking time off? I’m here to help you reach your goals and get faster!!

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Description

Tr-Cities running coach Annika Brubaker specializes in beginners looking to improve existing times or taking on new challenges, along with new moms getting back into running and wanting to take on new challenges. Annika incorporates advice on good nutrition, running gear, cross-training and strength training.

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LEVELS: Beginner, Intermediate
TYPES: Road, Trail
DISTANCES: 5k/10k/Half Marathon, Marathon
TRAINING PLATFORM: Final Surge
TRAINING PLAN: Individual, customized training plan
COMMUNICATION: Unlimited email, unlimited phone, unlimited text
RESPONSE TIME: Within 24 hours
LOCATION: Pasco, WA
IN-PERSON SESSIONS: Yes, within 10 miles of zip code 99301. Options include: Shorter runs, track workouts, race day strategy, warm-up & cool-down routines, trail runs at Badger or Candy Mt. Please reach out to Coach Annika first if interested.

SPECIALTIES

Beginners-
Those who are new to running, may have a lot questions or need some guidance. I started with running later in life. I felt like a “beginner runner” for years. I still remember those first years of running and made a lot of mistakes. As your coach, I can help train through these beginner years so they are successful!

Returning to Running-
Those who have taken time of running for injuries, motherhood or personal reasons. As a Mom of two small children, I’ve had to take time off running(twice) and built my way back up. It’s hard starting over but possible to reach your hardest goals with the right training. Taking time “off” doesn’t have to be the end of your running days.

Mothers-
I have special place in my heart for Moms. I know how hard it is to juggle motherhood, running & training. I’m here to help you tackle your biggest goals, new fitness routine & training with kids.

PHILOSOPHY

Running and training should be fun and you should enjoy it! Training should fit into YOUR lifestyle & routine and NOT take it over! I customize every plan/workout so it is built around your availability to train, your fitness goals and races. Training should be properly balanced with your everyday life and running goals (that I can help you achieve).

You can contact me for a free consultation: phone, email, in-person or Google hangout (or click contact Annika)

A few other things I like to help my athletes with…

  • Good Nutrition (fuel and refuel as I call it)
  • Proper Running Gear
  • Incorporating cross-training and strength training
  • Warm-up and cool-down before with each run
  • Rest Days (give your body some TLC)

COACHING EXPERIENCE

After several years of doing my own studying and research. I became a RRCA certified coach in 2018. I have worked with running clubs and races to create group training plans. I have coached beginners to half marathoners, runners returning from injuries and Moms setting PRs for marathons.

ABOUT ME

I am a farmer’s wife, blessed mom of two, avid runner (most runs are pushing my kids in the jogger) and enjoy cooking or baking nutritious food to fuel our bodies.

I have zero background with running in school or college. I was the least athletic person growing up and hated anything related to sports.

I started running in 2013 as a way to work through grief & depression after the sudden death of my Dad (he was a firefighter & runner). Running just “clicked,” I love it and haven’t stopped since! In the beginning, I knew nothing about running . But I was determined to improve my running and kept challenging myself with harder goals. My greatest enjoyment is trail running. This is where I find my motivation to keep going on the hard days.

I am passionate about helping others not make the same mistakes I did. My desire is to help athletes chase their dreams and do the impossible! As a running coach, I am here to train, motivate and encourage you to run your best and enjoy the training.

To read more about me, my races and training, mom-life and farming adventures, head over to Every Mile Coaching.

BIG INFLUENCES

  • My Dad, I would see him running to keep in shape or to “beat his time” on his annual physical test at the fire station.
  • Coach Victoria Phillippi (Run4PRs)
  • Ashley Keller (GlowbodyPT)

RACING HISTORY

  • 50 MILE – 2
  • 55k – 2
  • Marathon – 6
  • Half Marathon – 13
  • Multiple 15k, 10k & 5k

CERTIFICATIONS

  • RRCA
  • CPR/First Aid

PRs

  • 55K – 7:13 (03-21) Badger Mountain Challenge
  • Marathon – 4:04 (09-18) Cascade Express Marathon
  • Half Marathon – 1:55 (02-21) Richland RunFest
  • 10 Mile – 1:27 (10-20) Shoreline Run
  • 10k – 52:38 (12-21) Cable Bridge Run
  • 5k – 23:00 (10-18) You Medial Fundraiser

CONTACT ANNIKA

Finding a coach who is a great fit for you is really important. We encourage you to email your coach prior to signing up so you can connect, communicate, and ensure a good athlete/coach fit.

Give us a brief history of your running, and this can include what distances and/or races you’ve run, how long you’ve been running, any past or present injuries, if you’ve worked with a coach or a specific training program before, etc.
Any short term or long term goals?
Describe your ideal coach/athlete relationship.
Any questions/comments for Team RunRun or the Coach in general?

PUBLICATIONS

Podcasts:

Run Hard Mom Hard
Persistent Running – October 2021
Persistent Running – March 2021

SOCIAL

5 reviews for Annika Brubaker – Tri-Cities Running Coach

  1. 5 out of 5

    Melanie Gnutek

    Annika is fantastic. She is very organized in planning runs/workouts but also flexible with each week’s running plan. She is extremely supportive and can pick me up when I get discouraged. She is very knowledgeable and communicates frequently. She is very quick to answer any questions that I have. I’m very happy to be working with her!

  2. 5 out of 5

    JLCross

    Annika just gets me! She’s been very flexible, and offered alternative plans, for working through a couple injuries. I’m anxious to see where we can go!

  3. 5 out of 5

    Caitlin Westhall

    I’ve been working with Annika now for a few months. I truly can’t say a single negative thing about her and her coaching. We started during a pretty rough transition time for me and she never gave up on me, she only encouraged me to keep trying. Now that I’ve gotten into a groove of things, I’ve never felt like I’m being pushed too hard or too little. She is ALWAYS available for questions and quick to reply. Her responses and feedback are always detailed and supportive. I can see and feel my growth during even this short time working with her and I am very excited for continued progress. Annika is simply fantastic!

  4. 5 out of 5

    Mariah Ricketts

    Annika has been my coach for a couple months now and she has added so much value to my training. She is knowledgeable on training, resources, and is quick to answer any questions you may have. She is very personable and I have truly enjoyed having her coaching me on my running journey.

  5. 4 out of 5

    Debra Whiteley

    Annika has been great to work with. She has helped my running A lot. I have increased my run speed. We have talk once a week and discuss how previous week has gone.

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