Jamie Spruiell – Walnut Creek Running Coach

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50% off your 1st month! Supportive and understanding coach who will meet you where you are at. Mother of 3 who understands juggling busy schedules.



Walnut Creek running coach Jamie Spruiell knows what it’s like to juggle running and parenting, being a mom of 3 boys herself, and she has experience incorporating heartrate-based training and strength training. Reach out to Jamie below to get started!

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LEVELS: Beginner, Intermediate
DISTANCES: 5k/10k/Half Marathon, Marathon
TRAINING PLAN: Individual, customized training plan
COMMUNICATION: Unlimited email, unlimited phone, unlimited text
RESPONSE TIME: Within 24 hours
IN-PERSON SESSIONS: No, online coaching only


My specialties include:

  • Distances from 5K to Marathons
  • First time runners
  • Heart rate based interval training
  • Strength and stability training
  • Developing a plan that works within your life and schedule
  • Presenting challenges, taking the pressure off, and having fun!


Running is a team sport and I truly believe anyone can enjoy it. Whether your goal is to run your first mile, set a personal best time, or qualify for the Boston Marathon there is a place for you and a community to cheer you on. I am invested in my athletes’ success and happiness and I’m inspired when I see my athletes train smart and accomplish their goals. I am a busy working mom of 3 boys so I understand the challenges of making time for yourself and your training so I will meet you where you are at and be flexible with your schedule to help you navigate the demands of life and running. Communication is key! I aim to get to know my athletes and what motivates them to succeed.

Consistency is progress. Some days we feel like an elite runner and other days we can feel like we are running through quick sand. It is the ebb and flow of training. Just like the handler needs to pull the arrow back so that the bow shoots forward with high velocity at its intended target, sometimes those tougher days may feel like a step back but really, they are preparing you for big gains! Show up for yourself, trust the process, accept challenges, have fun, and the results you are looking for will come.


Since 2018, I’ve been coaching using heart-rate based interval and strength training for runners ages 14-65 with personalized attention and approach


I am a wife, mother of 3 boys, sports lover, and chauffeur to my kids. I was a collegiate volleyball player that turned to running casually in my 20s to stay in shape but after the births of my boys I found joy in structured training as it gave me time to myself to recharge, to feel strong, and to feel in control during a time that felt otherwise so chaotic. In other words, running keeps me sane! I began challenging myself in longer distances in my late 30s and continue to chase personal bests in my mid 40s! I enjoy a difficult speed session, taking my easy runs with my four-legged friend Greta, occasionally running with a friend or two, hot coffee post run, local races, and celebrating with an IPA after crossing the finish line! This is supposed to be fun right!?

I was born in Louisiana, raised in Texas, and have lived in California for the last 18 years. So you are going to get a little southern hospitality, lots of “y’alls”, but also someone who has learned to appreciate hills (don’t worry not too many in a typical training program – wink, wink). My husband is from Colorado so with 3 boys we spend a lot of time camping outdoors at our beautiful state and national parks or sitting on bleachers watching our boys compete in their sports of choice.


My mother, Lois, is why I am who I am today. She taught me strength, perseverance, to be myself and be confident about it, and to dance through the troubles in life. She also 100% believed in me at all times and would do anything to help me reach my goals. Everyone needs someone like that in their lives.

My high school volleyball coach, Lynn Kercheval, was also a huge influence on me. She taught me that hard work reaps rewards, that sometimes being silent speaks volumes, that I can survive 5am practices, and that they only way to succeed is to work as a team. To this day I apply this “team mentality” into every single thing I do.


Armed Forces Half Marathon (2019) – After a two year hiatus in racing half marathons I toed the line at the Armed Forces Half Marathon. I did not want to put too much pressure on myself during training so I just made sure I got my overall weekly mileage goal, long runs, and two OTF classes a week to keep myself enjoying the process. I’ll never forget that moment when I was running up a hill, passed my goal pace group, and never looking back. I came into the finish feeling strong at about 10 minutes faster than my best time!

California International Marathon (2021/2022) – Who can ever forget their first ever marathon? Crossing the finish line in 2021 was so exciting! But of course I had to come back in 2022 to see how much time I could take off after a more structured plan. The answer? 14 minutes!

Walnut Creek Turkey Trot (2022) – placed 3rd overall in my age group in the 5K! A fast 5-K can be so hard but so fun, especially when you have run a lot of longer distance races. It was an incredible feeling digging in and grinding out a fast couple miles.


  • RRCA Certified Run Coach – Level I (2021)
  • AFAA Group Fitness Certification


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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