Running coach Keith Laverty helps runners of all levels meet their personal goals. Whether you are heading towards your first 5k or – like Keith – in your ninth year of ultras, Keith will design a custom training plan based on your goals, lifestyle, skills, and needs. Sign up today!
KEITH LAVERTY’S ONLINE COACHING
Sign up for $140/mo
6 month commitment – $120/mo
12 month commitment – $110/mo
*** If $140/mo is not in your budget due to financial hardship, I encourage you to still reach out to me to see if we’re a good fit and we’ll make it work!
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: Bainbridge Island, WA
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.
KETIH LAVERTY’S RUNNING COACH SPECIALTIES
I can work with all experiences of running, whether new to the sport or a veteran runner looking to discover and unlock new ways to improve or approach their training. Coming from a track/road background combined with several years of MUT (Mountain, Trail, Ultra) running; I’ve been able to show versatility in a wide range of distances (anything 5k to 50 mile) and surface types. I work toward developing the same skills with my athletes, focusing on getting the basics right, developing overall endurance, strength, movement, running economy, mental training and speed; all while fostering a positive relationship with running. This also includes guidance on goal-setting and event preparation, gear, race strategy, heat training strategy, recovery, nutrition – including pre- and post-run fueling, and race day fueling.
KEITH LAVERTY’S COACHING PHILOSOPHY
First and foremost, my philosophy is to build a training plan that fits best for the athlete based on their goals, experiences, lifestyle and what they respond to best. Not everyone can respond well to higher volume, while others can perform their best with less volume but more focus on intensity with 2-3 key workouts per week. And that is what makes our sport so unique – there’s never a truly one size fits all training strategy!
Every athlete also has many other life demands – work, family/kids, pregnancy, traveling – so my program will work around these to best fit training into this. With enough regular communication, we can make this happen!
Finally, remember to keep it fun! Even when you’re in the middle of a big training block, or during a race, remember why you love or got into running in the first place. During tough sections or moments of a trail race or a long run, for instance, I’ll remind myself to smile and being thankful for being healthy, injury-free and to be able to explore the landscapes that I’m running through.
KEITH LAVERTY’S RUNNING COACHING EXPERIENCE
I have been a Team RunRun coach since late 2017 and have been very fortunate to coach and guide over 40 awesome athletes and individuals during this time. My experience has ranged from 5k road races, 100 and 200-mile mountain ultras as well as guidance designed for staying healthy in the long-term without specific race goals. Prior to that, I was a go-to resource for training plans, coaching, and advice for friends and colleagues, going all the way back to my early 20s. I have also had the opportunity of coaching my amazing wife, Elisa. Coaching Elisa has included training during and post pregnancy, in addition to balancing a job and all of the other life stressors with training. It’s been a great challenge but rewarding to see her progression!
I’m thrilled to begin making a lasting difference and positive impact for the athletes I’ve worked with.
I’m a husband and a father to an active, ‘make-your-day’ smile, 5-year old, Luke. So far, I’ve learned that stroller runs + hills make for a solid workout and the agility required to avoid stepping on LEGO sets.
I’m a huge collector of music and often listen to KEXP or Spotify playlists to discover new artists. Lover of podcasts especially in 2020 as a way to destress while learning something interesting or different! I’m always open to hearing any recommendations!
Current sponsors/partnerships include: rabbit, Poulsbo Running, Suunto.
KEITH’S BIG RUNNING INFLUENCES
A lot of my training, philosophies and approaches over the years have been influenced by Jack Daniels, Jason Koop, Tom Cotner, Max King, Dr. Shawn Bearden, David & Megan Roche, Jay Dicharry (physical therapist), Dylan Bowman, Tom Heinonen and learnings from several other active members of the running community. As a coach, I believe it’s important to stay a student of the sport, stay current on latest studies/meta-analysis, and to continually ask questions to further understand the science and the art of running.
KEITH LAVERTY’S RACING HISTORY
~250 races since 2003, going back to sophomore year of high school track in Woodinville, WA. Competed in XC and track as a walk-on in the highly competitive University of Oregon program for two years. Competed in several U.S. national championship races post-collegiately.
Over 75 overall wins in trail and road events including: McDowell Mountain Frenzy 50 Mile (CR), Oregon Coast 50k and 30k, Gorge Waterfalls 50k, Orcas Island 25k x 2, Fragrance Lake Trail Half, Backcountry Rise 20 Mile (CR), Sun Mountain 25k, Stumptown Trail Runs Half, Deception Pass 25k, Beacon Rock 25k (CR), GOAT Run 50k (CR), Baker Lake 50k (CR), Millersylvania 50k (CR), Mt. Shasta 50k, Tiger Peak Challenge 50k, Dirty Turtle 25k, Cougar Mountain 19.5M and 5M, Rattlesnake Ridge Trail Half, Baker Lake Classic 25k, Fort Ebey Kettles Marathon (CR) and the Hillbilly Half Marathon.
Other race & memorable adventure highlights include:
1st 100-Mile Finish, 2021 Teanaway Country 100 (with 31k of vert!)
Dosewallips River Trail to East Fork Quinault FKT, unsupported
Olympic Adventure Trail (OAT) FKT, unsupported
2nd, 2021 Vashon Island 50k
3rd, 2019 Race the Wolf 25k skyrace
3rd, 2018 White River 50 Mile
7th, 2018 Chuckanut 50k
1st, 2018 North Olympic Discovery Marathon
1st, 2018 & 2017 Rhody Run 12k
2nd, 2017 Mt. Hood 50k
9th, 2017 Chuckanut 50k
24th, 2017 The North Face 50 Mile Championship
11th, 2016 Lake Sonoma 50 Mile
4th, 2016 PNW XC Regional Championship 10k
8th, 2015 U.S. Trail Half Championships (Lake Padden Trail Half)
10th, 2013 Eugene Marathon
2007 NIRCA XC National Champion (collegiate running clubs) in Bloomington, IN
Rim-to-Rim-to-Rim in the Grand Canyon
Circumnavigation of Mt. St. Helens (Loowit Trail)
The Grand Loop in Olympic National Park
All trail and ultra results
here on UltraSignup.
All FKTs and respective trip reports here on
KEITH LAVERTY’S RUNNING COACH CERTIFICATIONS
UESCA Ultrarunning Coach Certification
KEITH’S RUNNING PRs
10k – 31:20 (2018 Mukilteo Turkey Trot)
12k – 39:24 (2018 Rhody Run)
Half Marathon – 1:10:22 (2019 Mercer Island)
Marathon – 2:24:29 (2019 California International Marathon)
50k – 3:12:13 (2018 Millersylvania)
50 Mile – 6:57:31 (2018 McDowell Mountain Frenzy)
100 Mile – 30:30 (2021 Teanaway Country)
Mile – 4:23 (2008 UW Indoor Open)
5,000m – 14:52 (2009 San Francisco Distance Carnival)
10,000m – 31:22 (2009 Willamette Invite)
KEITH LAVERTY’S RUNNING AWARDS & ACCOLADES
2018 – Ranked 5th top 50k times in North America (3:12) by UltraRunning Magazine
2017 – Ranked 22nd top 50k times in North America (3:22) by UltraRunning Magazine
BENEFITS OF JOINING TEAM RUNRUN
When you join Team RunRun, you get tons more benefits than just working with an amazing running coach like Keith Laverty. As a runner, you will get access to monthly talks with experts, informational newsletters, and social networking with runners and coaches around the world. In addition, we hook you up with discounts on running gear. Finally, we use an easy subscription model that you can pause at any time so that running fits easily into your lifestyle. Read more about online coaching
GET STARTED WITH KEITH LAVERTY, RUNNING COACH IN WASHINGTON STATE
Keith is currently taking clients! Train with a top ultra runner to hit your new personal running goals. Plus, when Keith Laverty is your running coach, you benefit from being on Team RunRun, too. What are you waiting for?
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6 month commitment – $120/mo
12 month commitment – $110/mo
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