Jake Mitchell – Tualatin Running Coach

From: $90.00 / month and a $19.00 sign-up fee

Adaptive programs designed to fit your schedule. Coaching beginner/intermediate runners looking to improve their 5k, 10k, and HM times!

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Description

Tualatin/Portland running coach Jake Mitchell helps beginner and intermediate runners work towards either faster times in the 5k to the half marathon, or those just bumping up in distance, with a focus on training injury-free with a flexible training plan that adjusts for life. Reach out to Jake below to get started!

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LEVELS: Beginner, Intermediate
TYPES: Road
DISTANCES: 5k/10k/Half Marathon
TRAINING PLATFORM: Final Surge
TRAINING PLAN: Individual, customized training plan
COMMUNICATION: Unlimited email, unlimited phone, unlimited text
RESPONSE TIME: Within 24 hours
LOCATION: Tualatin, OR
IN-PERSON SESSIONS: No, Online coaching only

SPECIALTIES

I specialize in creating adaptive and flexible training programs to help you finish your next race or beat that PR! I have experience balancing work and training, and I can develop programs that fit your lifestyle. From roads to trails, 5k to Ultras, I can help you achieve your next goal!

While I am confident coaching for any distance and experience level, I am excited most about coaching athletes interested in improving their 5k, 10k, and half marathon times!

PHILOSOPHY

I believe you can see significant improvements without putting the rest of your life on hold. My goal is also to get you to the starting line injury free. You’ll find my programs closely follow the 10% rule and incorporate some strength training and injury prevention exercises to achieve this.

At its core, you can expect a healthy balance of easy runs, threshold pace work, and speed intervals.

COACHING EXPERIENCE

Most of my running coach experience comes in the form of advice to friends and family over the past two years. My formal coaching experience comes from my soccer background. I’ve found that a lot of the core coaching principles in soccer have a great impact on running as well.

ABOUT ME

I grew up in Southern California and played club soccer growing up. I was recruited to play for Oregon Tech in Klamath Falls, OR and have lived in the PNW ever since! I got my degree in mechanical engineering and started working in the Portland, OR area immediately after graduating.

As some soccer players tend to do, I picked up running quickly after college and have been competitively training and racing for the last 2 years. I definitely incorporate my engineering profession into my running programs, they can be very detailed and logical – but also very dependent on communication and collaboration.

I found success in developing my own running programs, taking bits and pieces from my experiences with strength training and fitness packets during my time at college. I ended up gaining an appreciation for both the work needed to compete in faster, shorter races – but also the endurance needed to conquer a trail ultramarathon.

BIG INFLUENCES

My big influences for running come from the wealth of knowledge I found from Colorado Track Club. They provided a lot of resources beyond just running, especially in strength training and nutrition.

RACING HISTORY

I spent all of 2023 racing in different distances and environments, and I’m glad I get to share my favorite memories with you now:

Eugene 5k 2023: My first “big” race – lined with the top talent from across the PNW. While it wasn’t a PR, I did push myself further than I thought I ever could! 18:39 on a hilly course, finishing 28th out of 1575 overall. The most important part – I beat the Krusteez Pancake runner! A year’s supply of pancake mix for me!

Astoria 5k 2023: This race was my first 1st place finish, but I needed a good kick in the last quarter mile to get it done! Definitely learned that I had another gear to shift into if needed.

Grand Teton 5k 2023: Jackson Hole runners, y’all are build different. This was my first high-elevation race (~6200 ft.) and boy did I feel the burn. Definitely worth the road trip out to the national park, not only for this incredibly scenic race, but to get the Grand Teton as the backdrop for my proposal to my girlfriend-turned-fiancé!

Silver Falls 50k Ultra 2023: My first ultra race had just about everything: flooded trails, a river crossing, thunder, and dozens of near-cramp situations. We got a few inches of rain that day, and I definitely learned a lot about fueling, pacing, and foot care during my first ultra-endurance event.

PRs

  • 1 mile: 5:11 (10/18/2022)
  • 5k: 18:20 (4/15/2023)
  • 10k: 40:58 (3/14/2023)
  • Half Marathon: 1:34:52 (2/19/2023)
  • 50k Ultra: 6:37:14 (11/4/2023)

CONTACT JAKE

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?

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