Train with record-breaking runner CJ Albertson to hit your best-ever personal records!
Whether you are training for your first 5k or a marathon, you are in good hands with coach CJ Albertson. A lifetime runner, CJ holds the world record for the indoor marathon and placed 7th in the US Olympic Trials (2020). Besides his personal records, he was also twice recognized as the Central Valley Conference Women’s Coach of the Year. Now, he is available to help you take your running to the next level.
Sign up for $115/mo
LEVELS: Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
TYPES: Road, Track
DISTANCES: 5k/10k/Half Marathon, Marathon
TRAINING PLATFORM: Final Surge
TRAINING PLAN: Individual, customized training plan
COMMUNICATION: Unlimited email, unlimited text, unlimited phone
RESPONSE TIME: Within 24 hours
LOCATION: Fresno, CA
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.
CJ ALBERTSON’s SPECIALTIES
Intermediate to Advanced Runners looking for a breakthrough in any event from 5k-Marathon
Beginning runners looking for flexibility and creativity in their training.
Strength and running form along with event-specific nutrition.
CJ ALBERTSON’S PHILOSOPHY
I believe there are many factors involved in being a good runner and that coaches should educate their athletes as much as possible. So in additional to the actual training, my coaching package includes:
Descriptions of various types of running workouts and why they are used.
Strength training- The importance of it, as well as customized strength training programs if desired. (Along with plyometrics and core strengthening.)
Information on running form and how to improve it. (Possible form analysis if in Fresno area or can send me a good video)
In depth information on nutrition tailored to your specific event and goals.
Warm up drill descriptions and organized sets.
Injury Prevention including information on: Stretching, Foam Rolling, Lacrosse Ball mobility work, etc.
The importance of balancing your life with running and overall stress levels.
Specific to running, I believe in briefly working all energy systems, all the time. The ratio of certain types of workouts changes depending on the phase of training. For example, during the base phase, most of the training will be easier, aerobic running. However, there will still be small doses of pure sprint work, VO2 max training, and lactate threshold workouts because you can’t go months or even weeks completely neglecting these parts of training. Lastly, I believe in being creative to help meet the needs of your specific situation.
For those who want in-depth specifics about my training philosophy click the ‘contact’ button above.
CJ ALBERTSON’S COACHING EXPERIENCE
Community College Head XC/Track Coach.
2nd year Online Coaching: Have coached athletes to PR’s in events ranging from the Mile to the Marathon.
Have coached athletes to PR’s across all ages: ‘teens to 60’s.
Self-coached myself to 2:11:49.
I have been running since I was 10 years old and ran in high school (Buchanan High, Clovis, CA), college (Arizona State University), and am now competing professionally for Brooks Running.
One of my main hobbies is reading research studies/articles about running, strength training, biomechanics, nutrition, sports psychology, etc. so I’m a bit of a nerd – But I still landed a beautiful, amazing wife 🙂
I enjoy having in-depth connections with people and helping in whatever way I can. That is one of the reasons I enjoy running/coaching so much – you can form instant connections and build great relationships
My high school/college coaches. Renato Canova, Jeff Messer, Steve Magness, Tom ‘Tinman’ Schwartz.
CJ ALBERTSON’S PRs
Mile: 4:03.07 (4/09/16)
3k: 7:59 (2/27/16)
3k Steeplechase: 8:45 (5/14/16 ‘Pac 12 Championships’)
5k: 13:50 (2/10/17)
Half Marathon: 64:17 (10/7/18 ‘San Jose Rock n Roll’)
Marathon: 2:11:49 (2/29/20 ‘US Olympic Marathon Trials’ – 7th place overall)
AWARDS & ACCOLADES BENEFITS OF JOINING TEAM RUNRUN
When you join Team RunRun, you get tons more benefits than just working with an amazing coach like CJ Albertson. As a runner, you will get access to monthly talks with experts, informational newsletters, and social networking with runners and coaches around the world. In addition, we hook you up with discounts on running gear. Finally, we use an easy subscription model that you can pause at any time so that running fits easily into your lifestyle. Read more about online coaching
CJ is currently taking clients! Train with a marathon champion and US Olympic Trials Qualifier to hit your new personal running goals. Plus, when CJ Albertson is your running coach, you benefit from being on Team RunRun, too. What are you waiting for?
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