Kayla Matlock – Oklahoma City Running Coach

5.00 out of 5
(3 customer reviews)

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

Coaching runners from the track to the road to train smart and go the distance!

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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: Final Surge
TRAINING PLAN: Individual, customized training plan
COMMUNICATION: Unlimited email, unlimited text
RESPONSE TIME: Within 24 hours
LOCATION: Edmond, OK
IN-PERSON SESSIONS: No, online coaching only.

SPECIALTIES

  • Track & Field Events (sprints, jumps, hurdles, relays)
  • 5k, 10K, and Half Marathons
  • I also specialize in gait analysis to help runners obtain proper gear and strengthen their running form.

PHILOSOPHY

  • I believe running teaches discipline, self-awareness, grows character and community.
  • Running takes time and consistency to meet goals both big and small.
  • Communication with your body and your coach are essential to your success.
  • Most runners start training with a goal in mind, but aren’t sure how to get from their current fitness levels to their goals. I take both the goal and current fitness level to build each athlete a plan to meet their goals.

COACHING EXPERIENCE

I have been coaching a total of 6 years (so far). I have coached elementary, middle school, high school and adult athletes in distances from the 100 meter dash to the full marathon.

I was a part of a State Runner Up team for both cross country and track in 2018.

I have coached a local competitive youth track club team where 9 athletes have compete on the National level in 2023.

I have coached 6 athletes (so far) in sprints, jumps and hurdles receive scholarships to various universities including division 1 university teams.

I also have enjoyed coaching several athletes in their training for fitness testing for the Air Force or Police Academy (usually a 300m sprint and 1.5mi run). 90% of the athletes I have worked with have passed.

ABOUT ME

I have a Bachelors of Science in Sport Wellness and a Masters of Education in Secondary Education. I was a school teacher for 4 years before coaching running 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.

I had a foot injury that caused me to take a year off running in 2020-2021. Coming back to running after that time away was challenging but so rewarding! All the hard work I put in while injured allowed me to come back stronger and faster.

I am a new mom as of 2023 to a sweet baby girl! I ran as much as I could during my pregnancy and I’m having fun seeing what my body can do postpartum.

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 few 10ks, 4 Half Marathons and 2 Full Marathon with many more to come.

Some of my favorite races to run:

  • Oklahoma City Memorial Marathon
  • Route 66 Marathon- Tulsa
  • BMW Dallas Marathon

CERTIFICATIONS

  • UESCA Running Coach (United Endurance Sports Coaching Academy)
  • NASM Certified Personal Trainer (National Association of Sports Medicine)

PRs

  • 5K (23:47) 2022 Owasso Hog Jog
  • 10K (51:18) 2022 Holiday Hustle (4th overall Female)
  • 13.1 (1:55) 2022 OKC Memorial Half Marathon
  • 26.2 (4:27)) 2022 Chicago Marathon
  • Currently working on Postpartum PR’s

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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3 reviews for Kayla Matlock – Oklahoma City Running Coach

  1. 5 out of 5

    John L

    Kayla helped us and 2 kids complete their 1st 5 k. She was very encouraging and responsive. She definitely has a passion for running! I recommend her for any one looking for a coach.

  2. 5 out of 5

    Jerry Morton

    I highly recommend coach Kayla. She gives great and timely feedback. She is also very encouraging and was full of the right information on where I was training/injury wise.

  3. 5 out of 5

    Jackie Garland

    I do appreciate Kayla’s encouraging approach to an older first time runner. She is patient and gives great feedback! I highly recommend Kayla!

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