Morgan Manuel – Seattle Running Coach

4.67 out of 5
(3 customer reviews)

$115.00 / month and a $19.00 sign-up fee

Enthusiastic to help runners reach the next level in their journey through great communication, consistency in training and excitement!

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Description

Morgan Manuel is a Seattle-based running coach who is passionate about helping fellow runners build their running skills and hit personal goals. She also offers in-person sessions for goal setting, race plans, going through drills, core and strength exercises, track workouts or supported long runs.

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LEVELS: Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
TYPES: Road, Trail, Track
DISTANCES: 5k/10k/Half Marathon, Marathon
TRAINING PLATFORM: Google Docs
TRAINING PLAN: Individual, customized training plan
COMMUNICATION: Unlimited email, unlimited text, unlimited phone
RESPONSE TIME: Within 24 hours
LOCATION: Seattle, WA
IN-PERSON SESSIONS: Yes, meet at Green Lake, Magnuson Park, SLU, Discovery Park, or another location if discussed! In-Person Sessions can be anything any of the follow: Goal setting, Race Plans, or Strategy, going through drills, core and strength exercises, track workouts or Supported Long Runs, and more! Generally we will aim to get in a workout together during these unless otherwise specified with warm up, drills, workout, cool down, and some strength (core, body weight, etc) to close it out! Please reach out if you have any questions or are looking to work together on in-person sessions!

SPECIALTIES

My specialties include anything from the track to the marathon distance or more! I love to work with athletes who are passionate about the sport and excited to see and work for progress. Athletes who are new to the sport, trying to come back after taking some time off (been there done that!), a high school athlete looking for some guidance in the off seasons or someone with experience looking for a new PR or even an OTQ!

Any athlete of any ability excites me to coach and I look forward to any opportunity I have to collaborate with someone that loves running! I also have experience in strength/core exercises, mental training, positive sleep and nutrition concepts, and all around just helping people love the sport more than they already do!

PHILOSOPHY

Consistency over Quantity, and Commitment over Ability.

An athlete that is willing to be committed and consistent to their training plan will find bounds of success. Trust in your coach, believe in the process, and so much success will follow. Being coachable is the most important thing with an athlete. For myself as a coach, working with people who are collaborative and excited makes the experience that much more enjoyable!

Communication is also a key point for myself as a coach! Working with athletes that a clear on their feelings and thoughts helps me make the most affective decisions in my trainings plans. Phone call will be an option for my athletes due to this love and need for communication!

COACHING EXPERIENCE

In 2019, I began as a volunteer women’s XC coach at Roosevelt High School in Seattle, WA under Anita Campbell (also a Team RunRun Coach). After Anita stepped away in 2020, I moved up to co-head coach and have been coaching athletes who range from 17:50-38 minutes in the 5k. In addition, I am a part-time assistant for the Track and Field program at Roosevelt with the distance program for both men and women. I have also been a camp counselor at a college cross country camp alongside the University of Oshkosh and help to assist my high school alma matter during indoor track seasons when I was home from college from 2014-2018.

On top of that, I am a coach on a virtual app program call The Runner’s High Club. There, I help plan what workouts we will film, what programs make sense for different peoples needs, and film and coach people through different running and training exercises.

ABOUT ME

I currently reside in Seattle, WA and outside of coaching high school, I am a full time employee at Oiselle, a women’s running athletic apparel brand! I am a designer and sustainability and ethic coordinator for the brand where I can show my love for running not only through the clothing we make but also on the environment we run in!

Originally from Appleton, WI, I went to college at Kent State University and ran both cross country and track and field at the Division 1 level. I was a walk on for the program, red-shirted year one and eventually progressed to be able to compete in both our conference championship in cross and track (steeplechase).

I have run distances from 400m-Marathon including some trail races in there as well! As someone who has been running since she was 7 years old, I am an absolute junkie for the sport! Loving the people, the clothing and the environment that the sport has!

BIG INFLUENCES

  • My High School Cross Country Coaches and College Coach Mark Croghan
  • Emma Coburn
  • Kara Goucher
  • Lauren Fleshman
  • Diljeet Dosanjh Taylor
  • Jack Daniels
  • Steve Magness

RACING HISTORY

High School Racing from 2010-2014
Collegiate Racing for Kent State University from 2014-2018

Competed in some trail racing to gear up for the marathon and get some soft surface under my legs:

  • Ravenna Refresher 8K Trail Race 2018- 37:55
  • Seward Solstice 4.2 mile Race 2018- 32:06
  • Absolution 4 mile Trail Race 2018- 34:15
  • Interlaken Icicle Dash Trail Race 10k- 49:51

Road Racing before the marathon and the marathon itself I was training for:

  • Hot Chocolate 15k 2019- 1:02.57
  • Tenacious Ten 10 miler 2019- 1:05.21
  • Cleveland Marathon 2019- 3:33.19

CERTIFICATIONS

RRCA Level 1 Certified Running Coach

PRs

  • 800: 2:19 (2014- High School Record Holder in this and the 4x800m)
  • Mile- 5:17 (2018)
  • 3k- 10:37 (2017)
  • 5k- 18:58 (2017)
  • Steeplechase- 11:32 (2017)
  • 15k- 1:02.57 (2019)
  • 10 mile- 1:05.21 (2019)
  • Unofficial Half Marathon PR which was during my Marathon- 1:33
  • Marathon- 3:33.19 (2019-Went out to run 3:10 and just happened to not be my day! 1st marathon ever run was an experience!)

CONTACT MORGAN

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.
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SOCIAL

3 reviews for Morgan Manuel – Seattle Running Coach

  1. 5 out of 5

    iveshot6

    Morgan has been such an amazing coach. She has modified the weekly training plans to meet my needs and schedule as a working mom. She also checks in and adapts the plan based on how the previous weeks runs have progressed. I am running faster times now than I did pre babe and I know I have Morgan’s coaching and knowledge to thank for that. Cannot wait to celebrate the hard work come race day.

  2. 4 out of 5

    Joemarie Rodriguez

    Coach Mo is super approachable and accessible! Whether its by text or email, any question, comment and quick review its easy to touch base during the week. Great at modifying the plan to my schedule and injuries and also suggest added at-home PT exercises to supplement my running and help my healing. So excited for this fall marathon training season!

  3. 5 out of 5

    Kelly Slater

    Morgan is knowledgeable, detailed and enthusiastic. She works around your life and builds a plan to achieve your goals no matter the pace. She’s super responsive with communication and concise when explaining something new. I have really enjoyed working with her for the past few months, and look forward to her helping reach my goal for a first marathon. Hire Morgan if you like to work hard and have fun! She’s great!

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