Morgan Shea – Philadelphia Running Coach

5.00 out of 5
(4 customer reviews)

From: $70.00 / month and a $19.00 sign-up fee

New runner? No problem. Experienced runners? Let’s hit that new PR. I’m here for all of your goals and accomplishments.

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Description

Philadelphia running coach Morgan Shea believes in consistent training, recovery, and working on the mental side of training and racing in order to become the best runner you can be, whether you’re just starting out or looking for a new PR from the 5k to a half marathon.

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LEVELS: Beginner, Intermediate
TYPES: Road, Track, Trail
DISTANCES: 5k/10k/Half Marathon
TRAINING PLATFORM: Final Surge
TRAINING PLAN: Individual, customized training plan
COMMUNICATION: Unlimited email, unlimited text, unlimited phone
RESPONSE TIME: Within 24 hours
LOCATION: Haddonfield, NJ
IN-PERSON SESSIONS: Yes, meet within 15 miles of Haddonfield, NJ. An in person session could include workouts, recovery runs, long runs, race strategy or preparation. Please reach out to Coach Morgan to ensure a good fit or to ask any questions before setting up an in-person session.

SPECIALTIES

I enjoy working with beginner to experienced runners. I have been running for 10+ years and coaching for 8 years. I started my coaching career with elementary and middle school kids. Since then, I have trained multiple runners with all different skill sets achieve their first 5k, 10k, 10 miler and half marathon with success. Alongside, I work full-time in a Maternal Fetal Medicine department where I have some experience in running during pregnancy for mom’s to be.

Your goals are important, big or small, and confidence is everything! I will be here in your corner every step of the way.

PHILOSOPHY

I believe one of running’s biggest challenges is mentality. I strive to build confidence in my athletes, whether it is your first race or your 100th, I want to help you succeed. I am determined to give you the tools to reach your goals with consistent training plans, mental confidence and recovery.

COACHING EXPERIENCE

I began my coaching career with Marlton Recreational Council as an assistant coach from 2014-2019. On that team, I helped coached 30 kids ages 6-17 per season to achieve their first 5k. Of that group, 16 elite youths went to 8 straight top 10 placement in AAU National championship. Alongside, I have helped many friends and family reach their fitness goals and hit milestones they didn’t know possible.

ABOUT ME

I grew up telling my father, “I know who I am and I am not a runner.” Lo and behold, here I am on a coaching platform. I had tried all different sports such as soccer, gymnastics, karate, etc. I quickly learned in high school, that running was my favorite part of each sport. Since then, I have completely fallen in love with racing and take every chance I can to put my abilities to the test. I love sharing the knowledge I’ve learned over the years and giving them to others who had also once stated “I am not a runner.”

BIG INFLUENCES

I am blessed to come from a large family of runners who all influenced and shaped me into the athlete I am today. However, my biggest influence would be my dad. My father ran through out high school and college and was ready to reach his first race as an All-American when he got a career ending back injury. Instead of sulking, my dad took the cards he was given and turned them into something positive. He created his own cross country and track youth program in our town. He started with 3 kids and by the time he retired had over 70 athletes from all over South Jersey on his team. He led that team to multiple South Jersey and AAU Championships, and coached kids who went on to become State Champions, All American’s, and Professional Runners. I wouldn’t be where I am today without his motivation and knowledge.

RACING HISTORY

For most of my post-collegiate races, I’ve had horrible racing weather. For my first 10 miler, I ran during a torrential down pour. During my first half marathon, there were 30mph winds. And during my first 10K, I had torrential down pour and 50mph winds. What I have learned through this is you cannot control your racing environment. However, what you can control if your mindset. During those races, I kept reminding myself – I’ve trained for this, I have been consistent and I have worked hard and the weather is not going to change that. During all three of those races, I got my personal best for each event.

CERTIFICATIONS

  • Bachelor of Arts in Exercise Science with a Concentration in Health Promotion Wellness Management
  • Bachelor of Science in General Sonography
  • CPR and First Aid
  • Rutgers SAFETY Clinic

PRs

  • Mile: 5:54
  • 2 mile: 12:17
  • 5K: 20:27
  • 10K: 46:47
  • 10 Mile: 1:23:06
  • Half: 1:56:03

AWARDS & ACCOLADES

  • NCAA Athlete at Rowan University
  • NJAC Rookie of the Week

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.
Any questions/comments for Team RunRun or the Coach in general?

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4 reviews for Morgan Shea – Philadelphia Running Coach

  1. 5 out of 5

    Matthew Dickson

    She was a great coach who really worked with and addressed my goals and needs. Would Highly recommend to anyone just getting into running.

  2. 5 out of 5

    Zack Grace

    Last weekend I ran my first 10K with the help of Coach Morgan. I have ran holiday 5ks before but this was my first serious race. Morgan provided me with a detailed plan on how to achieve my goals. The plan was focused on steadily increasing my mileage and pace through the weeks leading up to the race. Before I knew it I was getting closer and closer to my time goals. I voiced my concern to Morgan about some previous injuries I had and how they have hindered me in the past with running before starting this program. Morgan gave me a plan to begin to address this pain before it could begin. Using pre/post run stretches and the proper running shoes I was able totally avoid the pain/injuries that would stop me from running in the past. Overall, a great experience working with Morgan and I will utilize her again for my next race. Maybe its time for that half marathon!

  3. 5 out of 5

    Catherine Beck

    I started my running career under Coach Morgan. My relationship with running was very dysfunctional before I met Morgan. Morgan has been nothing less than encouraging, patient and enthusiastic. When I would have a hard time getting out the door for runs Morgan would never judge me, cast doubt on me or make me feel like I was failing. Morgan always reminded me that she merely wanted to start enjoying the process of training rather than hitting huge goals and setting new personal bests. Most coaches that I have trained under I have felt like I was just a number. Morgan was always asking me about how my life outside athletics, how things are going at work and how my family is doing. After she asked about how I am doing personally, THEN we would work on my running. I am writing this review as a token of gratitude I have towards Morgan! I am looking forward to working with Morgan for the rest of my running career.

  4. 5 out of 5

    Anh Lisa Chung

    Words are not enough to describe what an exceptional running coach Morgan is. She has been the most patient, kind and encouraging coach any running student could have asked for. Her workouts challenge me to become a better runner. I am not a great runner by any means, but Morgans workouts have helped me PR and also prepared me for my 5k & 8k. Her warmups, and advice on what to do before the day of the race and what to do on race day has helped me become calmer and more collected. If you need an exceptional running coach, Morgan is your girl!

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