Drew Mikhail – Toronto Running Coach

5.00 out of 5
(1 customer review)

From: $60.00 / month and a $19.00 sign-up fee

Certified Run Coach & Personal Trainer. Whether you are a beginner or going for a PR I offer structured training at your pace.

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Description

Toronto running coach Drew Mikhail is certified in both Strength Training and Sport Nutrition, and with personal experience running with diabetes, he has a unique perspective on training for road races all the way up to marathons. Reach out to Drew to see if you’d be a good fit!

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LEVELS: Beginner, Intermediate
TYPES: Road
DISTANCES: 5k/10k/Half Marathon, Marathon
TRAINING PLATFORM: Final Surge
TRAINING PLAN: Individual, customized training plan
COMMUNICATION: Unlimited email, unlimited text
RESPONSE TIME: Within 24 hours
LOCATION: Mississauga

SPECIALTIES

Introduction to road running and progressing to full marathon distance (26.2 miles/42.2km). Certified in Strength Training and Sport Nutrition.

PHILOSOPHY

A universal approach in training to establish a solid foundation. That includes strength training, diet, flexibility, as well as rest & recovery. Whether you are just getting started or looking to level up your performance, I can help get you there!

COACHING EXPERIENCE

I have been coaching since 2010. I have led groups with various experience & abilities and coached adults to new personal bests. It is never too late and you are never too slow to train with me.

ABOUT ME

At the age of five I was diagnosed with Type 1 Diabetes and life seemed pretty limited. It wasn’t until my early 20’s through the fitness industry I realized that I am capable of accomplishing so many great things. Since that discovery I have completed 16 (soon to be 17) full marathons – including Toronto, New York, and Dublin. I have also completed a Half Ironman Duathlon (70.3 miles).

BIG INFLUENCES

Running Room – My first run group. They helped me understand the various aspects of long distance running and introduced a structured approach to training. The community was very welcoming and supportive that my initial fears of joining a group quickly disappeared.

My run coach of 12 years introduced me to the various types of speed training and educating me on the benefits of every workout. I have PR’d in every distance I’ve raced during that time.

RACING HISTORY

In May of 2010 I ran my very first marathon. It was my biggest achievement proving to myself and others that I can manage my health condition and accomplish something as overwhelming as running a marathon. I’ll never forget seeing my friends cheering me on at the finish line. It was then that I decided to have more goals in long distance running.

CERTIFICATIONS

  • UESCA – Certified Running Coach
  • ISSA – Personal Trainer/ Strength & Conditioning/ Nutrition

PRs

  • 5k: 21:20 (5/10/2015) Yonge St 10k, I PR’d in both the 5k & 10K at the same time
  • Half Marathon: 1:38:10 (4/26/2015) Montreal Half Marathon.
  • Full Marathon: 3:24:39 (10/27/2014) Dublin Marathon. Woke up with low sugar levels and nearly missed the race. Turned out to be my best race and I negative split by a second.

CONTACT DREW

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.
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1 review for Drew Mikhail – Toronto Running Coach

  1. 5 out of 5

    Karen Woo

    Andrew (Drew) has been a very supportive and encouraging run coach, listening to what my goals are and creating workouts and training regimens to support them. He provides a variety of workouts that are challenging but within reach, and is always able and willing to adapt my training and exercises to my needs. Andrew spends the time to explain the exercises he recommends, and provides demonstrations to ensure I understand them well. He has been responsive in answering any questions I may have. An excellent coach I would recommend to others!

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