Gabe Poulin – Shreveport Running Coach

5.00 out of 5
(2 customer reviews)

$80.00 / month and a $19.00 sign-up fee

Coach that works with all ages and skill levels and takes a special interest in the psycho/emotional response to training and races.

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Description

Shreveport running coach Gabe Poulin has both trained and competed at a high level in track and cross country, and is excited to help you achieve your goals through consistency, injury prevention, and building a strong foundation. Reach out to Gabe below to get started!

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LEVELS: Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
TYPES: Road, Track
DISTANCES: 5k/10k/Half Marathon, Marathon
TRAINING PLATFORM: VDOT
TRAINING PLAN: Individual, customized training plan
COMMUNICATION: Unlimited email, unlimited text
RESPONSE TIME: Within 24 hours
LOCATION: Ruston, LA
IN-PERSON SESSIONS: No, online coaching only

SPECIALTIES

  • Any age and skill level are accepted
  • Goal-setting meeting
  • Personalized, adaptive, and flexible training plans
  • Strength training program
  • Cross-training/injury plans
  • Pre/Post race meeting
  • Form analysis
  • Nutrition intuition

PHILOSOPHY

The goal is not to get the amount of training right, but the quality. This is often overlooked for “the gospel” of long-distance running which is just hammering high mileage. Master the foundations and then allow yourself to move on to a heavier load. This, combined with a preventative or maintenance measure to prevent injury, provides an athlete with the greatest level of consistency and success.

Running is more than just training the body. It is often the critical element that most running communities neglect which eventually leads coaches and other athletes to forget that runners are human. Authentic training consists of the physical, psychological, and emotional aspects and allows for a complete mastery of distance running.

COACHING EXPERIENCE

Interned under the head cross country and track and field coach at Mississippi College and have competed in the NCAA for 5 years.

ABOUT ME

I grew up in the great Cajun state of Louisiana where I was a three-time state champion and competed in college at Mississippi College for 5 years and qualified for two NCAA championships. I am deeply passionate about cross country and track and field, with it consuming most of my free time through videos, results, and independent research. If I had a dollar for every spreadsheet full of running analysis… I would have a few dollars, which doesn’t sound like a lot but I could at least grab a drink from Starbucks.

I would say that my favorite locations that I have run in have been Boulder, CO with Seattle, WA coming in a close second. I’m a big sucker for a view and love running in some mountainous areas; really just anywhere that seems in touch with nature. I find that running helps me zen out and feeds the adventurous side of me. I am a very naturally laid-back person and love to have fun, and I am definitely one of the firm believers in not taking myself too seriously.

I graduated with my master’s in applied exercise physiology and I am in the process of attaining a doctorate in physical therapy from UTMB Galveston. I am also a former MileSplit writer and analyst.

BIG INFLUENCES

The previous coaches that I have trained under and Mike Smith. I am very focused on the psychological and emotional responses in athletes and understanding how to tackle adverse situations. The reason why I leave out the physical aspect of training (still incredibly important) is because any coach can create a training program that can generate some degree of success, but mastering the mind is something that is neglected in the world of running. Often seen in the running world as a simple, “toughen up” or “imagine yourself as the winner already”, when it is really more complex than that.

RACING HISTORY

It’s impossible to say what I’ve learned specifically from each race, more so being a cluster of small lessons that accumulate to the greater understanding of running. I’ve learned more from my defeats than my victories, being mid-race strategy, training necessities for each race effort, and pre-race psychology and emotion. All of these concepts have come from my past failures, and have shaped how I address training for my athletes.

PRs

  • 800m — 1:57
  • 1500m — 3:52
  • 3000m — 8:20
  • 5000m — 14:17
  • 8000m (XC) — 23:54
  • 10000m — 30:21
  • Half-Marathon — 1:08:58 (long run)

AWARDS & ACCOLADES

  • 2x NCAA National Qualifier
  • 2x Conference Champion

CONTACT GABE

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.

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2 reviews for Gabe Poulin – Shreveport Running Coach

  1. 5 out of 5

    mrcampbell

    As a former collegiate teammate of Gabe’s I knew he would be a great coach to work with on some post college running goals! He is detailed in his plans and provides individualized and personalized insights and training goals for each of his athletes. Gabe also is a great communicator and clearly and quickly gets back with his athletes on any questions or issues they may have. He has a lot of experience running specifically distance events at a high level and can offer a lot to individuals looking to push themselves for their next race or season. He also can provide insight on injuries and other physical ailments as he has studied and continues to study exercise science, physical therapy, and the human body. Glad to be getting back into shape and pushing myself towards the next set of goals this fall! Highly recommend.

  2. 5 out of 5

    Mary Kimbrell

    Coach Poulin has been amazing! Very clear instructions on workouts, very responsive to messages! My son is feeling confident heading into cross country season! Highly recommend!!

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