Jodi O’Shea – Spokane Running Coach

5.00 out of 5
(2 customer reviews)

From: $130.00 / month and a $19.00 sign-up fee

I draw on my background as a runner, triathlete, physician assistant, along with my lifelong interest and bachelors degree in exercise science for individual focused programs.

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Description

Spokane running coach Jodi O’Shea targets personalized strength and injury prevention as well as returning to training from injury, nutrition from every day to race day planning, mental training and general support of each athlete in daily living and training.

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LEVELS: Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
TYPES: Road, Track, 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: Moses Lake, WA

SPECIALTIES

I have worked with beginner through advanced runners. 5 K, 10 K, ½ marathon and marathon, triathlon are my specialties. I also draw on many of my own personal experiences as a masters runner who has gone through life transitions and as a busy working professional and mother with time constraints. I know the importance of focused, quality training.

I target personalizing strength and injury prevention as well as return to training from injury or extended time off, nutrition from every day to race day planning, mental training and general support of each athlete in daily living and training. Running and training should enhance your life, give it more purpose and act a stress relief. I am a big believer in the power of training and goal setting.

Having been through many stages of life, I am grateful to have experienced training and racing on many levels. I have come back from extended time off running after having 5 children to running at a peak level, to now finding enjoyment and trying not to slow down too much more! I have had injuries, over training, burnout, medical challenges. Running has brought so much richness and direction into my life but also frustration and at times disappointments. I have done many things the “hard way” and would love to share what I have learned in overcoming those challenges so others don’t have to run ( no pun intended!) down that road. Meeting and talking to other athletes always amazes me about the varied life experiences and events that bring people to running. I consider myself a running “nerd” and I am always learning, reading, taking courses and trying to improve my knowledge and techniques to help others in their endeavors. It is not just the finishing that goal race that matters but the journey along the way. I love the process!

PHILOSOPHY

Be fearless with your goals and dreams. Be 1 % better today than yesterday. I believe that with small consistent steps we can overcome obstacles and reach personal bests in racing and in life. My focus is on quality training that fits into life. I don’t just coach runners/athletes, I coach people with a holistic focus on the individual and the journey training takes us on to become our best selves. Sometimes the hardest part of the process is just taking the first step. I love to help guide others one step at a time.

COACHING EXPERIENCE

Individualized Personal run coaching 5 years- started w/ friends asking me to help and has evolved into my love of sharing knowledge and pursuit of coaching education.

  • Cross Country Assistant Coach, Moses Lake High School -3 years
  • Physician Assistant- 21 years. I see this as a “personal health coach” since my emphasis is on health and wellness, nutrition and sports medicine/ injury prevention.
  • Strength Training /Conditioning classes – Anytime Fitness – 2 years
  • Mom of 5 children- 4 teens still in the home (this should count as coaching!)

ABOUT ME

A pivotal point in my running career and life was the passing of my mother from cancer in 2010. This not only rocked my world but the grief I encountered became an overwhelming dark blanket Running became my way back to hope and light. At that time, I was just returning to running and fitness and had just run a “bucket list” marathon. My time was 1 hour slower than a Boston marathon qualifying time which wasn’t even on my radar until during my mother’s illness. After she passed, as a way to motivate me to train and at least move forward toward something, I made the scary goal of trying to qualify to run it since it seemed almost impossible. I worked hard, had ups and downs and have since qualified 4 x and run Boston 2x. My first Boston marathon was 2013 and I was on Boylston street during the bombing. Surviving that experience has shaped me as a person to learn to live in the moment and enjoy every moment. I know we can endure through hard things and still come out better for it on the other side.

BIG INFLUENCES

  • Hal Higdon
  • Joe Vigil
  • Matt Fitzgerald
  • Jeff Galloway
  • Matt Dixon
  • Lionel Sanders
  • My mom who taught me to always “run strong”.
  • Awesome coaches that I have had through my racing career.

RACING HISTORY

I was a high school cross country runner turned college rodeo athlete. My dream was to become a
professional barrel racer when life changes and an injured horse rerouted by goals. I channeled my love of racing into running again later in life following the need to find something for myself after starting a professional career and having 5 children. The birth of my twins and health issues I experienced with pregnancy and delivery where instrumental in my search to find something to improve my overall physical and mental health, and of course something that I could call a “hobby”. I have a way of going all in on things I do and running/ triathlon and coaching have become my passion projects. I have done races in Ireland, France, New Zealand, Australia and fulfilled half of my goal to run all of the world marathon majors. So far I have completed 3 of them (Boston, New York, Chicago). My body has let me know it no longer appreciates the marathon distance so we will see what the future will bring. Until then I am here for the journey and finding joy in helping others in the everyday process.

CERTIFICATIONS

  • USATF Level 1 Certification
  • USATF Cross Country Specialist
  • Mental Performance Mastery Certification
  • National Federation High School Athletics (NFHS) Level 2 Interscholastic Coach
  • NCCPA Physician Assistant Certified- 2001- current
  • B.S Exercise Science – University of Wyoming- 1996
  • B.S Medical Science- University of Washington- 2001
  • BLS/ ACLS/ First Aid Certifications

PRs

  • 5K – 21:30
  • 10K – 45:11
  • Half marathon – 1:38
  • Marathon – 3:38
  • 18 x Ironman 70.3 Finisher
  • 10 x marathon finishes including Boston, Chicago, Paris, New York.
  • 30 + ½ marathons (currently my favorite distance)
  • Too many to count 5 K, 10 K , 12 K , 15 K and a few trail races

AWARDS & ACCOLADES

  • 2x qualifier in the national championships and world championships in the triathlon
  • American USAT and All World Athlete for Ironman 70.3

CONTACT JODI

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SOCIAL

2 reviews for Jodi O’Shea – Spokane Running Coach

  1. 5 out of 5

    Lindsey Duhamel

    I don’t even know where to begin! Jodi is amazing! I’ve known her for 4 years and have been getting running guidance from her since January 2022, after mentioning to her that I wanted to start running more consistently. She officially became my running coach in July 2022 and has been a great source of support as I have re-kindled my love of running. Jodi is so knowledgeable and her passion for the sport is infectious. I’ve improved so much since starting to work with her. I’ve ran two trail races this year, that I also ran last year and PR-ed by 22 minutes in one and 40 minutes in the other. I never would have crushed those runs without Jodi’s training guidance. I enjoy using the Final Surge app to review my workouts for the week and communicate afterwards with Jodi about how they went. She is always a text away too and always has encouraging words to offer. She has also helped me fine-tune my fueling plan during my longer runs and made other suggestions to help mitigate GI upset on long runs and races and this has helped my performance tremendously. In the past, when I have trained on my own for races, I always end up injured and taking a long hiatus from running, and as a result I lose my fitness. This cycle was so frustrating for me, and is all too common amongst runners. For the past 9 months of running, I have been injury free and know it’s because of her meticulous planning and coaching. Lastly, I am a medical provider and Jodi is too. She has been a great fit for me because she knows how crazy my days and weeks are and understands my time is limited and valuable. She always asks me what my schedule looks like and has been able to adjust my week of workouts when I know I am picking up a shift and/or working extra hours. I’m not sure every coach would be able to understand and truly empathize with my work situation and think this has helped make this such a successful partnership. I would without a doubt recommended Jodi to any of my friends! What are you waiting for?!

  2. 5 out of 5

    Amy RODRIGUEZ

    I cannot give coach Jodi enough praise and would highly encourage anyone, no matter what level they are, to sign up for her training. I have had many injuries over the years and the cold and dark seasons really take a toll on my ambition and drive. Jodi has stuck with me through thick and thin and never lets me give up on myself. She has encouraged me to set lofty goals that I would never have tried to go after before. She is constantly checking in with me to see how I am holding up and if my plan needs tweaking due to my old injuries or where I am at mentally. She is very flexible, and her feedback amazes me. I am chasing a sub 2hr half marathon and have improved 7 minutes in just 3 months. At the age of 53 and having run (uncoached) for the last 20 years, I am overjoyed that my times are actually getting faster!

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