Julia Wiseman – Columbus Running Coach

5.00 out of 5
(21 customer reviews)

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Columbus running coach Julia Wiseman has run the Columbus Marathon, the Marine Corps Marathon, the Last Chance BQ in Grand Rapids, and the Boston Marathon, and she’s worked with adults hoping to qualify for the Boston Marathon, as well as middle school and high school athletes training for distances from the mile to 5K. She focuses on the importance of the mental side of training, nutrition and fueling for runners, and strength training to run strong and injury free.

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LEVELS: Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
TYPES: Road, Track
DISTANCES: 5k/10k/Half Marathon, Marathon
TRAINING PLAN: Individual, customized training plan
COMMUNICATION: Unlimited email
RESPONSE TIME: Within 24 hours
LOCATION: Columbus, OH
IN-PERSON SESSIONS: No, online coaching only


My hope is to come alongside you in your fitness goals, whether it is training for your first 5K, setting a new PR in the marathon, or a general desire to improve your overall fitness by providing quality coaching and encouragement. I have worked with middle school and high school athletes training for distances from the mile to 5K, as well as adults hoping to qualify for the Boston Marathon. I enjoy working with all levels and take a long-term approach to coaching – I hope running is something to be enjoyed for many years!


I believe as a coach it is my job to help you see and grow into your potential as a runner. Each athlete has their own unique makeup and there is no “one size fits all” approach to training. Along with running, there are several other elements that I consider a necessity to help aid performance and fitness. Along with a quality running plan, coaching will also include:

  1. Support and focus on the mental elements of training – “Running is 90 percent mental and the rest is physical.” Our mind is a powerful tool and running can help teach us that we are capable of more than we ever thought.
  2. Information on nutrition – fueling our bodies is an incredibly important element of training and we will go over general guidelines together. As your coach, I can also help connect you with a qualified sports dietitian to help further your journey.
  3. Strength training guide – strength training is a key in helping us not only avoid injury, but in running faster and chasing new PRs. As an ACE certified personal trainer I will also help you put together a strength training plan to help you become a stronger, faster runner.

With that being said, I know that there is much going on in each of our lives that demands our time and attention. As a mom of three, I understand the importance to recognize where our heath and fitness goals fit in to the overall picture of our life. I believe that our bodies and health are a gift, and that taking care of our bodies creates more capacity to engage in the things that are important to us. I believe that setting and achieving big goals helps illuminate the greatness that lies within us. As your coach, I believe it is my job to help show you that you are stronger and more capable than you can imagine.


I began as a volunteer middle school track coach in 2005, and have been coaching in some capacity ever since. I coached middle school and high school athletes as a cross country and track coach from 2005-2014. After having my son in 2015, I shifted by focus and became a certified run coach through RRCA and began coaching adults in distances from the 5k to the marathon.


I live in Columbus, OH with my husband, 3 kids, and our 10 year-old lab, Kevin. I have been a Buckeye since birth and Saturdays in the fall are spent on long runs and watching college football.

My running career began on my high school cross country and track teams. I first fell in love with the social element of the sport, and appreciation for the other benefits developed later. After high school I coached cross country and track at the middle school and high school levels for the next 8 years. In my mid-twenties I had the desire to race again and ran my first half-marathon. I was hooked from there. I ran my first marathon after having my daughter at age 30, and through quality coaching from my mom was able to qualify for Boston. I will never forget the feeling of crossing that finish line.

Over the last 7 years, we have added to our family and I am now a mom to an 8, 6 and 3 year-old. I have run 4 more marathons and countless other races, and I am convinced that the best is yet to come – I am looking forward to continuing to race as a masters runner.


My biggest influence in running and life is my mom. I grew up going to her races and watching her blow away people’s expectations. She never let anyone tell her “you can’t” and ran the Boston Marathon 40 years ago with only 500 other women. She taught me that running is about so much more than running – it helps us eliminate any self-imposed limits we place on ourselves and show us that we are capable of more than we could have ever thought.

My high school cross country and track coach was also a big influence. He taught us that mental training was just as important as physical training, and taught us to take the long-term approach to training. He instilled in us that our best years were ahead of us and to keep chasing PRs into our later years.


I started as a middle-distance runner in high school and have now raced everything from the 800 to the marathon. For the last 8 years I have focused on the marathon and have completed the Columbus Marathon, Marine Corps Marathon, Last Chance BQ in Grand Rapids, and the Boston Marathon (2016, 2021). Through marathon training I have also been able to set new PR’s in shorter distances like the half marathon, 10k and 5k. In 2019 I broke my 15 year-old PR in the 5K as a 36 year old. I am looking forward to much more racing to come!


RRCA, ACE Personal Trainer and Fitness Nutrition Specialist


  • 5K: 19:11 (2020 5th Line 5K)
  • Half Marathon: 1:34 (Cap City Half Marathon)
  • Marathon: 3:21 (Last Chance BQ, Grand Rapids, 2020)


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21 reviews for Julia Wiseman – Columbus Running Coach

  1. 5 out of 5

    Meredith Mackner

    I have been training with Julia for 2 months now and so far I’ve had an excellent experience. From working through an injury, rebuilding my strength and rediscovering my love of running, Julia has been a positive motivational force, a wealth of knowledge and a reassuring voice through setbacks. She has also been extremely flexible helping me tailor my training schedule around a busy schedule and regular travel. I’m excited to continue training for my first marathon with her as my coach. I highly recommend working with her!

  2. 5 out of 5

    Erika Klear

    If there were more than 5 stars, Julia gets them all!! She just coach me through my first marathon!! She was amazing at meeting me where I was in my running journey and taught me so much throughout this process. Julia is always real and encouraging through her coaching from the runs, to nutrition, and what I needed most of all the mental strength. She know when to push you for more and when to pull back. It’s also amazing to know her journey as she works with her coach to accomplish her races she’s working towards as well! I am so excited to set my next goal and work more with Julia!!

  3. 5 out of 5

    Emma Lengerich

    Julia is a supportive, intuitive, knowledgable and incredible coach. I am getting back into running and am enjoying the process of finding confidence in my mind and body again.. She is making sure I am fueling properly and making sure my workouts fit my schedule. Cannot recommend her enough!

  4. 5 out of 5

    Rose Smith

    I love Julia’s coaching style! She is so positive and encouraging while also being there for the real talk when tough stuff like injuries comes up. I have only been working with her for a couple months and already feel speedier and stronger from the workouts and strength training she puts together. I can’t wait to see where more time working with her will take me. Thank you for showing me how amazing it is to have a coach as an adult — what a joy!

  5. 5 out of 5

    Emily Sommer

    Julia is a fantastic coach. She is a great cheerleader, full of knowledge, and very personable. I love the consistent phone call check-ins, continual updates on the coaching calendar, the encouragement, advice and the tailor-made coaching for my personal goals. If I have any inkling of a doubt in my own mind, she is there to remind me of the hard work I’ve put in and that I have what it takes to reach my goals. She believes in my when I don’t have the courage to believe in myself. Her belief in me isn’t based on random hopes and dreams but is based on data from intentional workouts designed to help me reach my goals. She is amazing!

  6. 5 out of 5

    Sarah Bonser

    I’ve been training with Julia for almost three months and have been really happy with her attentiveness and ability to focus with me on my goals.

  7. 5 out of 5

    Matthew Shortt

    I have loved working with Julia! She is quick to update my training plan and has steered me through several challenging schedule conflicts and injuries. Julia has helped me understand the benefits of balancing my weekly mileage, strength training, and long-term goals; already setting PRs two months in. Don’t hesitate to sign up!

  8. 5 out of 5


    Julia really listens to what I need and part of that is to make sure that my training schedule jives with my work schedule and other things in my life. We have only worked together a few months but she has already helped me through an injury from a fall and we are working on training for my first half marathon. I have been running less than a year and I am learning a lot from Julia. So far I am very pleased with Julia as a coach and I look forward to working with her more!

  9. 5 out of 5

    Hayley Maynard

    Julia is extremely attentive and focused. Her feedback on each run is helpful as I progress through my plan and her bi-weekly phone calls allow me to share updates, ask questions and modify my plan as needed. I enjoy working with Julia as she coaches me for my half marathon postpartum.

  10. 5 out of 5

    Kalina Hatzell

    Julia is a fantastic coach, I’ve really appreciated getting to know her and working with her. Although it’s impossible to list all the reasons she’s fantastic, here are the main ones:

    1. She’s knowledgeable about running and what it takes to meet your goals. I’ve learned so much from her and she’s really pushed me to the next level without breaking my confidence.

    2. She’s personable and consistent. She truly cares about your goals. I’m big on consistency and timeliness, and she always is. She makes me feel like I’m her only runner.

    With her expertise I’ve gone from running 1:30/1 to 12/1 in six months while training for a marathon. That’s crazy! Looking forward to working with her in helping me get faster.

    Thanks Julia!

  11. 5 out of 5


    Julia has been great to work with. The training plans and communication has been top notch. I appreciate her genuine interest in helping me improve as a runner.

  12. 5 out of 5

    Kelly J

    Julia is the best! She is really knowledgeable as well as passionate about the sport of running. And she has the personable experience to relate with her athletes. She has been so easy to work with and very encouraging. Really glad she is coaching me and helping me to become a stronger runner!

  13. 5 out of 5

    Elijah Seed

    Julia has been coaching my middle school son and he has gained so much confidence on the training plans and has gotten so many big PRs that he is so proud of! So grateful for her coaching of him.

  14. 5 out of 5

    Alexandra Price

    Julia has been a great coach to work with so far! She is very knowledgeable and has helped me understand the purpose of each run. She has also been very flexible in working my training plan around my schedule and my 3 kids’ schedules. I’m excited about the progress I’ve made so far and can’t wait to continue my training with her!

  15. 5 out of 5

    Carly Sinclair

    Julia is an amazing coach! She is always so supportive and kind. And she has helped me improve my speed a lot. She does a great job of taking your thoughts and concerns into account and then giving you a plan that will work for your needs. I never used a running coach before her, but I am so happy that I took the plunge and signed up. You will be too!

  16. 5 out of 5

    Nathan Berry

    Julia was awesome!! Her program was phenomenal and she was willing to develop it around my availability and needs. I had 3 months to train for a mile and a half run. At the beginning I was running a mile and a half in 15:30. My final run was 12:12! 13 seconds under what I needed. Julia was super supportive and kept positive even when I wasn’t. Highly recommend.

  17. 5 out of 5

    Kendra Desler

    Julia is coaching me through my first marathon. Throughout the process, she has been so encouraging, motivating, communicative and flexible. I have had to train in different countries and time zones, and Julia ensured she knew all of my travel dates and plans ahead of time to make my training plan work with my schedule. She is extremely knowledgeable and made sure to focus on my priorities of nutrition and cross/strength training. She has made the training process fun and exciting. I would recommend Julia 100%!

  18. 5 out of 5

    Nir Kadosh

    Julia has been incredibly helpful! I had very little running knowledge prior to starting to work with her and program my path forward. She is easily accessible and understands the struggle of human life-running conflict. She cares about your hydration, nutrition, mental health when it comes to running, and physical well being. I really appreciate that aspect. I feel like I have made solid improvements in my capabilities since starting with her and am currently on track to run a half marathon, which a year ago I didn’t think was at all possible for me!

  19. 5 out of 5

    Chelsea Sefton

    I have loved working with Julia! Her meal plans have been SO helpful in taking the guesswork out of meal planning too- such a timesaver! She is knowledgeable, friendly, and encouraging. Thankful to have her as a coach!

  20. 5 out of 5

    Sandy Hernandez

    Julia is highly skilled. No matter what phase you are in, she can help get you to where you want to be. She is the complete package. With Julia, I am learning to find a healthy balance with my runs, nutrition, hydration, and mindset. I’ve made tremendous progress in such a short amount of time. I am super excited to continue crushing my future goals with her support!

  21. 5 out of 5

    Andrew Swartzel

    Julia helped me get from a 2:13 half marathon to a 1:57 finish in 6 months! She has a lot of knowledge and can apply it to my personal situation effectively. I love working with her!

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