Makenzie Patten – Boise Running Coach

$60.00 / month and a $19.00 sign-up fee

20% off your 1st month! Boise Idaho run coach. Coaches all ages/levels. “If you can dream it, then let’s achieve it!” With proper nutrition, strength training, and cross-training.

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Description

Boise running coach Makenzie Patten is excited to work one-on-one with runners to help them find their own path towards their goals, whether it’s in the 5k or the marathon, combining proper nutrition, strength training, cross-training. Reach out to Makenzie below to get started!

*** 20% off First Month for month-to-month Coaching – Coupon Code: 20%patten***

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LEVELS: Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
TYPES: Road, Track, Trail
DISTANCES: 5k/10k/Half Marathon, Marathon, Ultra
TRAINING PLATFORM: VDOT
TRAINING PLAN: Individual, customized training plan
COMMUNICATION: Unlimited email, unlimited text
RESPONSE TIME: Within 24 hours
LOCATION: Boise, ID
IN-PERSON SESSIONS: No, online coaching only

SPECIALTIES

I enjoy coaching everyone from beginner to elite and all ages/abilities. I specialize in roading running (5k’s-ultra marathons); however, I also like coaching long-distance track and trail runners.

Proper nutrition, strength training, cross-training and correct gear are all important to help you get the most out of your training and ready for race day. I would happily help you in any or all of these areas.

All training programs will be designed/geared towards your individual goals and lifestyle. Everyone trains and races differently, which means everyone’s training program should be different and unique as well.

PHILOSOPHY

My coaching style is that every client is unique and deserves coaching that is customized to meet their goals, fitness and lifestyle. There might be hundreds to thousands of runners lined up at the starting line, but the journey to get there will look a little bit different for everyone. As well as the journey throughout the race. No two clients or runners are exactly the same, this is why each client needs a training plan specifically for them.

I am the type of coach that is optimistic but realistic and wants clients to have fun along the way. I am very dedicated and passionate to my work as a coach, so I will respond to questions/comments right away and never have the client waiting for days or weeks for a reply. I make every client a priority and they will never have to worry about a missing or blank spot on their training calendar. I make sure all training and workouts are laid out in an easy-to-read format and all strength training exercises will have pictures and/or videos to show how to perform the exercise correctly.

COACHING EXPERIENCE

I enjoy coaching all ages, levels and abilities. As well as groups or individuals. I specialize in coaching everything from 1 mile to ultra-marathons. As a run coach, I make sure all runner’s expectations and goals are being met. Each runner is very important, which is why I invest in high-quality time, consideration and planning to make sure each runner receives the guidance and training to reach their goals. My motto is “If you can dream it, then let’s achieve it.” In other words, if a runner has a dream/goal, then I want to help guide them through their fitness/running/nutrition journey to make their dreams/goals a reality. My mission is to empower runners to achieve their best and become healthier, faster and happier. I am passionate about breaking down barriers and helping runners find ways to run, train and race that will be sustainable and realistic for their lives.

ABOUT ME

Hello! My name is Makenzie, let me tell you a little bit about me… I grew up mostly on a farm raising everything from sheep, rabbits, pygmy goats, dairy goats and chickens. Even though I was a farm girl, I always loved being active. I played many sports growing up such as ballet, soccer, gymnastics, volleyball, basketball and track & field. It was not until my junior year of high school that I found my feet. In the spring, I decided to try to run long-distance in track (instead of sprinting, which I thought would help in basketball). I played volleyball, basketball and track & field through a Christian school for virtual and homeschooled middle/high schoolers. During the track season, I focused mainly on running the 1500-meter distance. My volleyball/basketball coaches at the time were also getting into running, they were training for a half marathon, and one was training for a full marathon. I was so amazed by how far they could run, while I could barely run a little less than a mile without getting totally out of breath. However, at the time I did not know anything about the pace difference. After watching my coaches train for half/full marathons, I wanted to be like them and try it.

I started running for half a mile at a time, then 2 miles and so on. A few months later, I found a local 5k race and ran it with my mom. That was when I knew I had found my feet; I loved every minute of the race. The course was on a beautiful path that I did not know even existed, the spectators/volunteers throughout the course were cheering for everyone and even the other runners were motivating each other. I fell in love with the sport; the running community was so welcoming, uplifting, happy and energized through the whole event. I also cherished running my first road race with my mom.

After falling in love with road racing and running a few more 5k’s, I wanted to run a half marathon like my coaches. I found a random-free half marathon training plan off the internet, followed it and signed up for the race. The day before the race, I learned that one of my volleyball teammates was also running the same race and decided to run it together. When we finished, I was so overwhelmed with joy that I felt like I could almost run the whole thing again. That was when I knew I was capable of running a full marathon. Leading up to this moment, I thought it would be fun to run a full marathon one day, but I was not sure when I would be ready until after finishing my first half marathon.

I knew training for a full marathon was going to be very different from my half marathon; there were so many things to consider, like the mileage/training plan, sport’s fueling, strength training, and gear, to just name a few. I figured I could just find another free training plan online; however, as I was searching, I realized how generic those plans were. The problem was that I also wanted to run other shorter races during my full marathon training, but my other races would not be included in a generic training plan. So, I decided I should hire a running coach or personal trainer who could help design a training plan that would include my other races and goals. However, I could not find a personal trainer or running coach anywhere who knew how to coach/train marathoners.

I determined I would just be my own coach, so I did a ton of research and created a training plan that fit my needs. Fast forward to the present and I am still my own coach. Over the past years, I have qualified and ran the Boston Marathon, placed 2nd overall female at the Long Beach Marathon and won many local races. After college, I became a Certified Running Coach through RRCA and an ACE Certified Personal Trainer, because I wanted to be that coach to others that I could not find for myself.

BIG INFLUENCES

  • Shalane Flanagan
  • “Don’t let fear decide your future.” – Shalane Flanagan 
  • “In the midst of an ordinary training day, I try to remind myself that I am preparing for the extraordinary.” – Shalane Flanagan 
  • “I don’t need easy, I just need possible.” – Bethany Hamilton

RACING HISTORY

  • I self-coached myself to qualify/run the Boston Marathon.
  • I’ve ran 21 full marathons, between 2016 to 2023.

CERTIFICATIONS

  • Master’s Degree – Masters in Coaching and Exercise Science – 2023
  • Bachelor’s Degree – Bachelor of Science in Nutrition – 2022
  • Bachelor’s Degree – Bachelor of Science in Health and Wellness – 2021
  • Certified as a Distance Running Coach through the Road Runner’s Club of America.
  • Certified as a Personal Trainer through ACE.
  • Certified in Adult & Pediatric First Aid/CPR/AED through the American Red Cross.

PRs

  • My first full marathon – 4:31:03 (2016)
  • PR full marathon – 2:57:03 (2020)
  • PR half marathon – 1:26:15 (2023)
  • PR 10k – 40:11 (2022)
  • PR 5k – 18:46 (2019)

AWARDS & ACCOLADES

  • 2nd overall female in the Long Beach Marathon (2023)

CONTACT MAKENZIE

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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