Jen Steele – Carlsbad Running Coach

$179.00 / month and a $19.00 sign-up fee

50% off your first month! Jen helps women love running. She makes the running plan meet each runner where they’re at from 5k up to the marathon!



Carlsbad running coach Jen Steele will meet you where you are at in your running and with a personalized training program and will help you progress, whether you’re aiming for a new 5k PR or working up to your first marathon. Reach out to Jen 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 48 hours
LOCATION: Carlsbad, CA


I love working with runners who are busy women, often moms, who want to achieve their running goals but need help knowing what to do and how to do it to best maximize their time because they don’t have a lot of free time to train. As a former back-of-the-pack runner myself, I also have a specialty in knowing how to help those runners fuel and train for longer races feeling mentally strong and without injury.


My running and coaching philosophy is rooted in the belief that running and training should add to our lives and not be something else to check off a to-do list (although sometimes in any training cycle that happens, it’s not the main focus). I want to make sure each athlete I work with has a training schedule that challenges them, motivates them, and helps them get to their goal while adding more joy to their overall life. If that’s not happening, we have conversations about what we can do with both life and in the training to find more joy!


I have coached athletes of varying levels for almost five years. I started as a one on one coach for a handful of women who were working to get back to running after time off due to life obligations. Since then I have coached with Another Mother Runner, leading their Become A Runner and 5k Programs as well as shorter season based programs and continued to coach one on one athlete and my own group coaching programs to help hundreds of women achieve their run goals.


I fell in love with running at the age of 21 and never looked back.

I remember my freshman year of college I tried to run 0.6mi around my tiny college campus with my roommate who was barely 5 feet tall and partied like a rockstar. I finished one lap with her and called it quits. It was SO hard.

But there was something about running I always admired. Even when I couldn’t run a mile, I loved watching marathons on TV.

I remember writing a bucket list when I was 18 and “run a marathon” was on it.

I didn’t run again until I turned 21. This time, a friend convinced me to sign up for a race. My first race. It was a 10k and it was love at first step. The atmosphere, the crowd, the cheering, the competition.

I loved every second of it. Even the parts I hated.

From there, I kept running. Not fast, but long. I ran my first marathon and it took almost 7 hours. But I kept running.

Over the years, through career changes and grad school, first teaching jobs, a marriage, two pregnancies, a pandemic, job changes and more, I ran. And I learned a lot about running along the way.

When I ran my third marathon, the Chicago Marathon, I worked with a running coach. It was a life changing experience. It taught me that if you’re chasing big dreams, you should invest in them, learn all you can, and look to people who know more to help you. It inspired me to become a run coach myself – to provide women of ALL levels an expert in running to help them achieve their running goals, whether they’re pace, distance, or mindset goals.

After that decision, I dove into the sport even more. I devoured books, podcasts, and studies on running. I ran thousands of miles. I became a certified run coach, first with Revo2lution Running in 2019 and then with the RRCA in 2020.

When I’m not running, you can find me reading, at the beach, or planning my family’s next Disney trip!


My coaching style is largely influenced by what I would want a coach to be for me with input from the Jack Daniels coaching philosophy and the VDOT02 formulas.


  • From 2:37 to 1:47 half marathon time
  • From 6:48 to 4:32 marathon time


  • Half Marathon: 1:47:57 Big Bear (11/22)
  • Marathon: 4:32 Rock and Roll San Diego (6/22)


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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