Eric Allen – Salt Lake City Running Coach

From: $65.00 / month and a $19.00 sign-up fee

15 years of running experience on roads and trails to include Ultras. Individualized training to help you meet your next goal.

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Description

Salt Lake City running coach Eric Allen has experience both on the roads and the trails, from helping runners complete their Air Force Fitness test to those taking on marathon and ultra goals on the trails. Reach out to Eric today!

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

SPECIALTIES

  • I have experience and success on a personal level and coaching with all distances from 1.5 miles (Air Force Physical Fitness Test) to 50 miles.
  • My work has been done with beginner and intermediate levels on road and trail.

PHILOSOPHY

If anyone straps on shoes and goes out for a run…they’re runners no matter how fast or slow! We all have our own reasons for running, but I think it’s ultimately to become the best version of ourselves. I like to approach training with clarity, intention and communication. I believe in running in a holistic manner which includes variation, rest and recovery, nutrition and mental wellbeing.

COACHING EXPERIENCE

I started coaching at age 18 with girls’ softball. I’ve had extensive youth baseball coaching experience across Europe. I mentored others in running during my Air Force career and currently coach my Air Force JROTC Special Operations Team (physical fitness competition team). I’ve also mentored other educators in running at the High School where I teach.

ABOUT ME

I grew up in a small California desert town and played sports my whole life. Running was a punishment in the sports I played and I hated it! After joining the Air Force, I ran as required before I took it up in 2007 and learned to absolutely love it!

After retiring from the Air Force, I moved to Utah where I discovered trail running. I love to mix up road and trail runs as well as compete in several races on both surfaces throughout the year.

BIG INFLUENCES

Rich Roll along with his coach Chris Hauth completely changed my running life. They set me on a path that has spurred my interest in competing in events, researching the science of running and believing that my best running days are still ahead of me. I bring this enthusiasm to coaching and hope to help others get excited and have success in this sport.

RACING HISTORY

After years of running and races of distances up the road marathon, I took on my first 50k. I was nervous…maybe even scared. However, I just went to the race and started with everyone else. Everything felt normal, but I wondered about passing the 26.2 mark. The time and distance came and I crossed the 26.2 distance and….kept going! It almost felt magical and I finished with no issues. That experience taught me to go after big goals…even when you’re afraid.

CERTIFICATIONS

  • RRCA Level 1

PRs

  • 1.5 Mi: 9:51 (05/09/2008) Air Force Physical Fitness Test
  • 5K: 20:41 (03/07/2008) Squadron Officer School end of course run (as an instructor)
  • 10K: 50:15 (04/13/1996) Goodfellow AFB Marine Corps 10K
  • Half Marathon: 1:48:00 (09/11/2021) REVEL Big Cottonwood Half Marathon
  • Marathon: 4:08:13 (05/18/2019) Ogden Marathon
  • 50K: 6:12:30 (10/27/2018) Goblin Valley 50K
  • 50 Miles: 12:19:49 (10/20/2021) Dead Horse Ultra 50Mi

AWARDS & ACCOLADES

  • Coached softball to 1st Place league finish. Coached youth baseball to 1st Place league finish and All-Star teams to District and National (German) Championships with birth in European Regionals.
  • 2nd Place Male at Ultimate Unicorn 12 Hour Challenge

CONTACT ERIC

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