Art Steiber – Detroit Running Coach

5.00 out of 5
(3 customer reviews)

From: $95.00 / month and a $19.00 sign-up fee

Helps all runners get started, run a longer distance, or get faster. Helps runners over age 40 (or over 60) stay active and healthy.

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Description

Detroit running coach Art Steiber has been running for over 40 years and specializes in beginner runners getting started, casual runners get faster, and intermediate runners move up from finishing in the middle of the pack in their local road races.

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LEVELS: Beginner, Intermediate
TYPES: Road
DISTANCES: 5k/10k/Half Marathon, Marathon
TRAINING PLATFORM: Google Docs
TRAINING PLAN: Individual, customized training plan
COMMUNICATION: Unlimited email, unlimited text, unlimited phone
RESPONSE TIME: Within 24 hours
LOCATION: Sterling Heights, MI

SPECIALTIES

I get to know my runners and create custom training plans based on their abilities, needs and goals. Based on my 40 years of running and racing all distances, I can help with more than just a mileage plan by giving tips and advice and answering any question about running and racing. I want to help people learn to love running and stay active and healthy.
Though I work with any runner that wants custom training plans, tips, motivation, and support, I especially enjoy working with:

  • Runners over the age of 40, or even over 60, who want to stay active and healthy or compete in their age group.
  • Newer runners who want to improve and reduce the risk of injury.
  • Athletes trying to set a new PR or compete in a longer race distance.

I’ll give you direction and support on everything from stretching, training plans, speedwork, running gear, race prep, and recovery. No matter if you’ve just started running recently or have been running for a while but not really training, I can help you get to the next level, whatever that is for you.

PHILOSOPHY

I believe that overall health must include being active. Running and other physical activities not only help keep your body fit but they help your mental health.

As a coach, I help average people to build a consistent, healthy running lifestyle that will help them meet their goals. Everyone is unique. Our backgrounds, experiences, lifestyles, bodies, and goals are different. Some people want to finish 1st place in their age group in the local 5k, some want to finish a marathon and some simply want to maintain an active, healthy lifestyle as they age.

I believe almost anyone can run and they can run faster and farther than they think. Most people greatly underestimate what they can accomplish, so they often don’t even try to improve.

Running should be fun and so is achieving your goals!

COACHING EXPERIENCE

I am a RRCA (Road Runners Club of America) Certified Running Coach. I decided to complete that coursework and get certified after being an “unofficial” coach for many years to friends and family. The formal training has helped me gain even more knowledge that I’ve been able to use to help runners of all ages and abilities.

ABOUT ME

I’ve been running races for over 40 years. I started running in school and did a few local races and was hooked. For years I thought training meant just go out and run. I ran the same distance and same speed every day. I wasn’t getting any faster and would finish in the middle of the pack in my age group in every race. I liked racing but wanted to do better. So, I started reading and studying and learning about runners. Then as I built training plans for myself I started getting faster and winning some races. I’ve gotten faster and more fit over the decades and am still running strong and competing.

In 2019 I placed in the Michigan Senior Olympics (for ages 50+) and qualified to compete in the 5k and 10k at the National Senior Games in New Mexico. I enjoy helping people and encouraging them to grow, be active and achieve their goals.

I have lived in the Detroit, MI area my entire life and love it. My wife and I are now empty nesters with two grown sons. In addition to running and racing I enjoy golf, biking, casual hiking, travel, music, and volunteering at my church.

BIG INFLUENCES

When I first began running I was influenced by reading about the first “big names” in American distance running like Frank Shorter and Bill Rodgers. Also, the story of Steve Prefontaine and his approach to racing was motivating even though it’s a tragic story.

Now I’m also influenced by many current authors, runners and experts like Dr. Philip Maffetone, Dr. Mark Cucuzzella, Scott Jurek, Christopher McDougall, Dean Karnazes and others.

RACING HISTORY

I’ve run too many 5k and 10k races to count plus more than a dozen half marathons and five full marathons. In recent years I’ve trained more and gotten more competitive and am winning medals in many races.

CERTIFICATIONS

RRCA Level 1 Certified Running Coach

PRs

  • 5K – 22:17 (2019)
  • 10k – 47:30 (2008)
  • 10 Mile – 1:26:10 (2010)
  • Half-marathon – 1:52:41 (2012)
  • Marathon – 4:03:07 (2008)

AWARDS & ACCOLADES

Proud to place in top 3 of my age group in many races in the last few years. I’m also proud of the fact that by studying and learning more about training I’ve improved my miles and race times over the last 20 years. My 10k times in the mid-1990s was usually around 50:00-52:00 (1998 Oak Apple Run 10k – 51:53, 1997 Volkslaufe 10k – 50:14) and now that I’m in the 60-64 age group I’m still competing at that level or better (2020 Volkslaufe – 48:57; 2019 Volkslaufe 49:22).

CONTACT ART

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?

SOCIAL

3 reviews for Art Steiber – Detroit Running Coach

  1. 5 out of 5

    Denise Hartsough

    Art is providing what I was seeking from a running coach–a clear plan focused on sustaining my ability to run into the foreseeable future, while working toward (so far) one specific race, as well. He has listened well to what I’ve struggled with and given me exercises to address my weaknesses. I feel that his plan is helping me build strength and endurance. He communicates attentively every week and responded mid-week when I saw how steeply hilly the course for my upcoming race is and I was feeling a bit despairing. I greatly appreciate Art’s coaching!

  2. 5 out of 5

    Sarah Hillenbrand

    Art is a great coach to work with. Following his training plan, I’ve noticed improvements in my endurance and avoiding injuries.

    Working with Art to provide feedback on each run, he provides guidance and advice on how to continue to move toward my goals. He is a great coach and I would highly recommend training with him!

  3. 5 out of 5

    Tyler Zenk

    Art has been a great coach so far. Although my running goals are set for later in the year I’m confident that I’ll be as ready as I can because of the training plan Art put together for me.

    The coaching and my training plan is not just a one-and-done kind of plan like I’ve done in the past where everything is already laid out. I love the way Art built flexibility into my training by planning only a couple of weeks out at a time.

    There have been weeks where I was feeling really good so we bumped up mileage and other weeks where we bumped it down, all base on how I was feeling each week.

    I highly recommend Art as a running coach for anyone looking to get back into running or to help you build on where you currently are.

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