Jessica Storrison – Marquette Running Coach

5.00 out of 5
(15 customer reviews)

From: $95.00 / month and a $19.00 sign-up fee

Motivated coach that will help you get the most out of training, crush your goals, and enjoy your running journey!

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Description

Run with Jessica Storrison, an Marquette-based running coach who is here to help you love your running journey. Whether you are running for the first time or trying to push forward to a new level, Jessica can help. Get started today!

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LEVELS: Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
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: Marquette, MI

SPECIALTIES

Even though I personally focus on long trail distances for my own running, I have experience coaching athletes at all distances and terrains. I enjoy working with beginner runners looking to start from scratch and athletes who are coming back to running after a long break. I also love helping intermediate level runners continue to see progress, or break out of their comfort zones and try a new distance or style of racing. At the end of the day, I love seeing my athletes push through the struggle and reach goals they thought were impossible.

PHILOSOPHY

First and foremost, I believe that running should be fun and enjoyable, even though it can sometimes difficult. My training plans are based on consistency, working to build a strong and robust aerobic base, and adding in intensity/workouts strategically to meet each athlete’s individual goals.

All of my programming is customized for each athlete, based on your current fitness level, goals, and the time you have to train, and is adaptable based on changing needs and schedules.

Running is not just getting out there and pounding the pavement a few times a week. Warm ups, cool downs, core work, strength training, and cross training can all help an athlete to succeed and help prevent injury. I work with each athlete to find out the best mix of those for them. Nutrition is also key and can make a huge difference in performance. It’s often a guess-and-check process and I’ll work hand in hand with my athletes to find what works for them.

COACHING EXPERIENCE

I’ve been coaching since 2019 and received my Road Runners Club of America certification in March that year. I have worked with runners of all ages and for all distances, whether a first time 5K on the road or ultra distance trail races.

ABOUT ME

I’ve been running 10 years, but I was a relatively late-comer to running and fitness in general – always outdoors as a kid but never playing on any organized teams. Like many people, after graduating college, I started an office job and eventually realized it was time to be more active. My husband, a long-time skier and mountain biker, got me interested in those sports, and I eventually started taking personal training sessions with a local trainer. It was that trainer’s insistence on setting quantifiable goals that led me to running.

I started running in 2011 and did my first race at the age of 25, a local 5K race. Immediately after finishing, I signed up for my first half marathon later that year. Since then, I’ve run countless 5Ks and 10Ks, twenty half marathons, four full marathons, and eventually started to focus mostly on trail and ultra races. Since I shifted my personal running focus, I have completed five 50Ks, one 50 miler, and one 100K, along with numerous shorter races. Along the way, I also found CrossFit in 2015, and I believe that the cross training and lifting has been integral to making me a stronger, more capable runner.

When I’m not running, you can often find me at my local CrossFit box or coffee shop. In my spare time, I also enjoy crocheting, Star Wars, musicals, and road trips in our DIY camper van.

BIG INFLUENCES

Jack Daniels training methodology has influenced by programming, as well as the 80/20 rule of training intensity (for both running and strength training). I have also been influenced by the running/life philosophies of coaches like David and Megan Roche and Jason Koop, as well as the way many athletes I follow, like Courtney Dauwalter and Gary Robbins, truly enjoy running and the way that it enriches their lives.

RACING HISTORY

  • Woodstock Happenin’ 100K (2019, 2nd place female)
  • Diez Vista 50K, 2019
  • Marji Gesick 50 Miler, 2018
  • North Face Endurance DC 50K, 2018
  • Chicago Marathon, 2017
  • San Francisco Marathon, 2014
  • Detroit Free Press Marathon, 2012

CERTIFICATIONS

PRs

  • 5K: 21:43 (7/29/2017), Milan SummerFest 5K
  • 10K: 51:44 (5/12/2018), Chelsea Heart & Sole 10K
  • Half Marathon: 1:53 (10/21/2018), Detroit Free Press
  • Marathon: 4:27 (10/8/2017), Chicago Marathon
  • 50K: 6:53 (4/28/2018), North Face DC 50K

CONTACT JESSICA

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.
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SOCIAL

15 reviews for Jessica Storrison – Marquette Running Coach

  1. 5 out of 5

    Danielle La Londe

    Jessica has been a great running coach these past two months! Her training plan for my first ever marathon has been very effective and she checks in on me regularly and replies to questions quickly. I’m injury free and meeting my pacing targets. I highly recommend her!

  2. 5 out of 5

    Kelly Woods

    Jessica is wonderful! She coached me through preparation for my first ever off-road triathlon sprint during recovery from ACL surgery, and with awareness of mental health issues I have around exercise and ADHD. I’ll be continuing to work with her for swimming endurance and am very excited for it! Go Jess Go!

  3. 5 out of 5

    Ruby

    Jessica’s training has been life changing for me. I thought I would never run again after I tried to return to running without a trainer. Jessica has been wonderful in slowly getting me back to a running regime and encouraging me every step of the way. I look forward to the runs scheduled for me each week, and each week I improve my running time and speed.

    I used to think my marathon days were behind, not any more! So excited for my running future thanks to Jessica.

  4. 5 out of 5

    Ariel Ryan

    I cannot imagine taking on a new running challenge ever again without Jessica on board as my coach. She is the reassurance, accountability, and cheer leading I need! I haven’t doubted one bit of the programming she’s created for me and my goals, and that takes such a mental burden off of the training journey. I’m enjoying the process more than I think I ever have across the years and many races I’ve run before!

  5. 5 out of 5

    Tina Eberhart

    I have trained with Jessica for nearly 6 months and am amazed at my injury-free progress! She is always willing to work with my changing schedule. Even though I used to run, I was very much out of shape when signed up with her, and now I consider 6miles an easy run. I’m so thankful for her motivation!

  6. 5 out of 5

    Katrina Panzlau

    I’ve been so happy with Jessica as my coach! When I was first looking for a coach, I really liked that she came to running a little later in life like me, and she was very relatable in general. I am training for my very first marathon and coming off a running hiatus, so I was very nervous to commit to doing it. Jessica was very encouraging in the beginning when I was unsure about doing the marathon and assured me it’s possible. She has been very responsive via text and through Final Surge, and is very flexible with my busy schedule and the busy summer months. Highly recommend choosing Jessica as your coach!

  7. 5 out of 5

    Sree Lanka

    Jessica is the best running coach! I give the credit of my first full marathon run to her. I am not a runner but I really wanted to do a full marathon. She gave me the confidence that I can do it and set up a plan for me. She often checked on how my body was responding and modified the plan to work with my physical levels and my crazy family schedule. She is just a message or call away and is very responsive and has great advice for me. I highly recommend Jessica! Best Coach!

  8. 5 out of 5

    Chelsea Lonsdale

    After running casually for a few months and with winter temperatures threatening my motivation, I decided to hire a running coach for accountability and improved training. I’m happy to share that Jessica has been absolutely wonderful! The weekly training plans she creates for me incorporate bodyweight training at home and running 4x/week to help me prepare for my first half-marathon. I wasn’t sure what to expect at first, but it has been so good for me to have the planning in someone else’s hands! Jessica is knowledgeable, flexible, encouraging, and inspiring. I’ve already recommended her to a few friends!

  9. 5 out of 5

    Liza

    I’ve greatly enjoyed working with Jessica. My training has gone from irregular and disorganized to fun and focused, and I’m running stronger than I have in a long time. When I’ve asked for tweaks or a swapping out days, she immediately responded to my request. She is also extremely patient with my strange schedule due to traveling, coronavirus and quarantine, and at times I can imagine she is just as frustrated as I am, but she never let it show. I hope I get to continue working with her for a long time to come.

  10. 5 out of 5

    Lori Thienel

    In my mid 50s, I started trail running with a local group (1 x per week, 2-3 miles per week), not much but it was enough to make me passionate about running through the woods. After winning a lottery to enter my 1st race (10k), I knew I needed to run more, eat more and basically get fit. Then COVID hit and my running pretty much stopped, I was missing the camaraderie of my friends. After months of contemplating on whether or not to hire a running coach, I finally decided to just go for it. Hours of on-line research became very frustrating, as I was looking for the “perfect plan” without really knowing what I needed, then I found Team RunRun & Jessica. Jessica is my “perfect plan” and has been instrumental in getting me back on the trails with her expertise in running and teaching me how to be a strong runner. Friday, the 13th came along and I broke my ankle, my trail running has obviously come to a screeching halt for a while. Jessica gave me 2 options:
    1) to put my account on pause
    2) take this opportunity to focus on strength work (depending on what the Dr. said)
    She did not give up on me, she made me realize that I could still work toward being strong and being strong brings confidence! I am choosing strength work.
    If you have any doubts about a running coach, don’t just walk away, don’t give up, run toward your goals! I highly recommend Jessica.

  11. 5 out of 5

    Jonathan Gardner

    I can’t say enough good things about Jessica as a coach. I came to her with a fairly lengthy running history. I’ve probably been running races longer and run more races than Jessica but that can only take me so far. Jessica has the knowledge I was lacking to help me improve, even excel. She is remarkably supportive and accessible. She is always able to work around what I’ve got going on in my life and adjusts the training plan to best support what I have coming up.
    Since I’ve started working with Jessica I’ve set PRs on almost every distance from 400m through 50k. I didn’t know what to expect when I started but I’m so glad I did.

  12. 5 out of 5

    Hazel Shin

    I trained with Jessica for half a year. She always responded to my questions in short period of time (usually within 4~6 hours via email) and was very attentive to my running condition. If I set my running status as hard/challenging she immediately contacted me to ask more detail. Then she would set the next schedule reflecting my comments. I really enjoyed training with her, because she set challenges that made me feel more confident about running.

  13. 5 out of 5

    David Lloyd

    Jess is an awesome running coach! She is very good at listening to my issues and adjusting my training. I mentioned I was having issues with my ankle and she put together some exercises to help me build core strength and help prevent those issues in the future. When my life gets to busy or I fall behind she is helps me adapt and makes suggestions. I cannot recommend her enough.

  14. 5 out of 5

    Rachel Lipson

    Jess is a great coach! She is responsive, understanding, and great at helping achieve goals–running and general athletics. She has tailored a running program to build my miles and avoid injury, at the same time soliciting my input as to what kind of workouts I enjoy and can fit into my schedule. Sometimes life happens and she rolls with the punches and adapts my schedule to reflect this. She has always been fast to respond, and with good advice and sometimes commiseration. I’ve had some of my best running experiences running with her (and I’ve been lucky enough to do so in person). It’s very motivating to work with someone so down-to-earth as well as an incredible athlete in her own right.

  15. 5 out of 5

    Alli Harju

    Jessica has been the most amazing running coach! I started out with little to no running experience, and she’s helped me work up to a half marathon and eventually a trail marathon and farther! She responds quickly to messages and has been able to work with me to accommodate my busy schedule and needed mental and physical health breaks. She is also always there to give me advice and recommendations for equipment and logistics of trail running. Highly recommend Jessica!

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