Ryan Richer – Worcester Running Coach

$140.00 / month and a $19.00 sign-up fee

Worcester based coach with 15 years of experience in road/trail/T&F; specializing in trail, ultra, and youth athlete development.

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Description

Worcester running coach Ryan Richer specializes in training and racing on the trails, whether it’s your first trail race or you’re aiming for a 50 miler, Ryan incorporates strength training while also helping strike that balance between a busy life schedule and preparing for races. Reach out to Ryan below to get started!

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

SPECIALTIES

My specialty and personal preference has always been the trails, whether sub-ultra or ultra distances, but my experience as an athlete and coach ranges from 1 mile to 50 miles. As a NASM certified personal trainer, I am experienced with strength training and am a firm believer in its benefits for all types of runners. Regardless of your experience level as a runner or your preferred surface or distance, I can help you achieve your goals, PR’s, and help you form your best relationship with running.

PHILOSOPHY

My philosophy is to treat athletes as people first, runner’s second. We all lead busy lives with many commitments and strive to find ways to best fit running into that life. I aim to help runners build a healthy, long lasting relationship with running while achieving process and outcome goals along the way! Each athlete’s plan is fully personalized based on injury history, years of running, prior volume in hours/miles, current fitness, daily commitments, and more.

COACHING EXPERIENCE

I have been running competitively since 2009, with many road, xc, track, triathlon, and trail races under my belt. I’ve raced everything from the mile to 50mi. I have been a NASM certified personal trainer since 2019, helping people achieve strength and wellness goals. Much of my coaching experience has been with youth athletes ages 7-18, including summer programs, XC Junior Olympics, and a multi time state champion winning HS track & field team, with both in person and remote sessions.

ABOUT ME

I feel most at home running on mountainous, rocky trails around New England. Along with running, I love hiking, skiing, and gravel cycling. I’m a member of a Vermont based multi-surface running team. When I’m not training or working, I enjoy reading, traveling with my partner Kelsey, and hiking with friends.

BIG INFLUENCES

  • Jack Daniels
  • Jason Koop
  • Stephen Seiler
  • Matt Fitzgerald

RACING HISTORY

  • TARC Fells Winter Ultra 32mi: 1st place 2022
  • Multi time Boston Marathon Qualifier
  • TARC Fall Classic ½ Marathon: 1st place 2019
  • Hyannis Sprint Triathlon 1&2: 2 time 1st place, 2 time 2nd place. 2017,18
  • Gut Check Sprint Triathlon: 1st place 2018

PRs

  • Half Marathon: 1:16:22 (3/19/23) New Bedford Half
  • Marathon: 2:44:43 (4/17/23) Boston Marathon

CERTIFICATIONS

  • NASM Certified Personal Trainer
  • Training Peaks Level 1
  • Currently enrolled in UESCA Ultrarunning Certification

AWARDS & ACCOLADES

  • Cape Cod Athletic Club Runner of the Year 2014, 15, 16
  • Cape Cod Athletic Club Triathlete of the Year 2016, 17
  • Seven time South Shore League All-Star

CONTACT RYAN

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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