Kayla Matlock – Oklahoma City Running Coach

From: $100.00 / month and a $19.00 sign-up fee

Track & Field Coach (sprints, jumps, hurdles, relays), coaching for improvements starting at your current fitness level and schedule

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Description

Oklahoma City running coach Kayla Matlock specializes in Track & Field Events (sprints, jumps, hurdles, relays) and 5k, 10K, and Half Marathons, and she works with beginner and intermediate runners who run for fun or run to meet their running goals. Kayla also specialize in gait analysis to help runners obtain proper gear and strengthen their running form.

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LEVELS: Beginner, Intermediate
TYPES: Road, Track
DISTANCES: 5k/10k/Half Marathon, Marathon
TRAINING PLATFORM: Training Peaks Premium
TRAINING PLAN: Individual, customized training plan
COMMUNICATION: Unlimited email, unlimited text
RESPONSE TIME: Within 24 hours
LOCATION: Edmond, OK
IN-PERSON SESSIONS: Yes, within 10 miles of Oklahoma City. Options include: running form and speed workouts on the track. Please reach out to Coach Kayla if interested.

SPECIALTIES

  • I love working with beginner and intermediate runners who run for fun or run to meet their running goals.
  • My specialties are: Track & Field Events (sprints, jumps, hurdles, relays) and 5k, 10K, and Half Marathons.
  • I also specialize in gait analysis to help runners obtain proper gear and strengthen their running form.
  • I also have personal experience coming back from injury to PR’s.

PHILOSOPHY

  • I believe you have a reason why you run, so your training plan needs to be unique to you. Running takes time, but consistency and small increases can lead to big improvements.
  • Communication with your body and your coach are essential to your success. Oh – and a day or two off, won’t hurt your progress!
  • I start runners at their current fitness level and work with them to meet their goals using my background in exercise physiology.

COACHING EXPERIENCE

I have been coaching a total of 5 years (so far). I have coached middle school athletes to adults in distances from the 100 meter dash to the half marathon. I was a part of a State Runner Up team for both cross country and track. I have coached several first time runners in road races who exceeded their goals and expectations.

ABOUT ME

I have a Bachelors of Science in Sport Wellness and a Masters of Education in Secondary Education. I have been a school teacher for 4 years and now teach adjunctly while working at my local running store full time.

I started running in middle school. I qualified for state in multiple track events all 4 high school years. I finished off my senior year with a personal state championship in the high jump.

I ran track and high jumped for Oklahoma Christian University in the NAIA division.

After a 2 year break from college running, I decided it was time to get back out there but wanted to train for longer distances. I started with 5k’s which led me to run my first half marathon in 2017 and my first full marathon in 2019.

Running brings me so much joy and my hope is that I can bring you inspiration and encouragement throughout your running journey!

BIG INFLUENCES

  • My high school track coach, Coach McKinney, encouraged me to run track as a 7th grader. He inspired me, encouraged me and pushed me to always do better than I thought I could.
  • In the summers as a high schooler, I went to track camp at Texas Tech University to train with Diane Wholey for high jump and sprints.
  • The many things I learned from both of these coaches and their coaching staff I still use today in the way I train and in the way I coach – warms up, cool downs, racing strategies, and mindset.

RACING HISTORY

I have raced nearly every sprinting event (4×100 m relay-4×400 m relay, 100m, 200m, 400m, 100m/300m hurdles) qualifying for state in the 4×100, and the 4×200 3 out of 4 high school years.

After high school and college I have run almost 10 5ks, a 10k, 1 Half and 1 Full Marathon with many more to come.

CERTIFICATIONS

UESCA Running Coach (United Endurance Sports Coaching Academy)

PRs

  • 5K (25:31) 2021 OKC Memorial 5K
  • 10K (1:01) 2019 Red Coyote Love Run
  • 13.1 (2:00:11) 2021 BMW Dallas, TX Half Marathon
  • 26.2 (5:55) 2019 Route 66 Marathon

CONTACT KAYLA

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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