Scott Sayler – Tulsa Running Coach

5.00 out of 5
(4 customer reviews)

$100.00 / month and a $19.00 sign-up fee

Qualify for Boston! Run the New York and Chicago Marathons! Complete your first Half or Marathon! Maximize your potential!

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Description

Tulsa running coach Scott Sayler has experience coaching both beginner and advanced marathoners, including help with establishing a running base, preparing you for your upcoming race, tapering, race strategy and post race recovery.

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LEVELS: Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
TYPES: Road, Trail, Track
DISTANCES: 5k/10k/Half Marathon, Marathon
TRAINING PLATFORM: Training Peaks Premium
TRAINING PLAN: Individual, customized training plan
COMMUNICATION: Unlimited email, unlimited text, unlimited phone
RESPONSE TIME: Within 24 hours
LOCATION: Scott splits his time between Tulsa, Oklahoma and Austin, Texas, staying in Tulsa from May – October and then Austin from November-April

SPECIALTIES

  • I really enjoy coaching the Marathon! If your goal is to qualify for Boston and then PR at Boston, sign up today! If your goal is to race the New York, Chicago, London or Berlin marathons, let’s get after it! Or maybe your goal is to complete your first Marathon or Half, let’s get started.
  • I enjoy working with all levels of ability. Whether you are lacing up your shoes for the first time in a while or an accomplished masters marathoner, I will be with you every step of the way. Your personal training plan will include establishing a running base, preparing you for your upcoming race, tapering, race strategy and post race recovery.
  • Developing a training schedule for you regardless of how unusual your schedule is. My experience as a 35 year international airline pilot and a father of four gives me a unique background to assist you with your schedule. I will develop a training schedule that fits into your life. I will always strive to be creative and flexible with your workouts.
  • Working with clients that travel on a regular basis, both domestic and international. Not only will I be able to create a training plan to your travel needs, but I will assist you with some sleeping and hydration techniques that worked for me when I traveled.

PHILOSOPHY

  • I want you to enjoy running for the rest of your life. This occurs by thinking longterm, being smart during your workouts and communicating with your coach on a daily basis.
  • Consistency in training is the single most important thing that leads to success for a runner.
  • I will deliver a program tailored to your strengths and weaknesses. It will fit your lifestyle with maximum effectiveness.
  • All successful coaches are good communicators. You can’t ask me too many questions or send me too much information. I will always be available to you in a timely fashion to answer all of your questions.

COACHING EXPERIENCE

Much of my coaching experience has been gained over the past 10 years by working on a daily basis with an elite USA distance runner and coach, Jon Sinclair. Coach Sinclair’s success as a runner and a coach was influenced by New Zealand’s world renown track coach Arthur Lydiard. I’ve learned first hand from the best what it takes to be a successful coach.

Assistant Cross-Country/ Track & Field Coach Ketchum High School, Ketchum, Oklahoma

ABOUT ME

  • I get great satisfaction from helping others achieve their goals and dreams. I’ve been running my entire life. I communicate my knowledge in a clear, comprehensive and easy to understand manner for both the elite and recreational runner.
  • As a retired International Airline Pilot, I have figured out how to deal with training with respect to jet lag and red eyes. I can adapt your workouts to any type of travel schedule.

BIG INFLUENCES

  • Coach Jon Sinclair: Personal Running Coach for the past 10 years
  • New Zealand’s Coach Arthur Lydiard
  • Coach Joe Vigil, Head Coach Adams State, Cross-Country, Track & Field
  • Coach Damon Martin, Head Coach Adams State, Cross-Country, Track & Field
  • Jackson Sayler, Adams State Athlete, Cross-Country, Track & Field

RACING HISTORY

  • Qualified for the 2023 Boston Marathon at the 2022 Houston Marathon 3:58:07 (6:53 under the 4:05 required for age 65-69)
  • 6th place finish in age group at the 2021 Dallas Half-Marathon 1:49:08 PR
  • Competed in multiple masters 5Ks, 10Ks, 1/2 Marathons and Marathons
  • I continue to train and race in distances up to and including the Marathon
  • Three Year Varsity Letterman UCLA Varsity Crew 1975, 1976, 1977

PRs

  • Half-Marathon: 1:29:16 August 21,1988 – America’s Finest City Half (Age 33)
  • Half-Marathon: 1:49:08 December 12, 2021 – The Dallas Half-Marathon (Age 66) 6th Place Age Group
  • Marathon: 3:14:45 October 2, 1988 – Twin Cities Marathon (Age 33)
  • Marathon: 3:58:07 January 16, 2022 – The Houston Marathon (Age 66)
  • 10K: 51:39 September 2, 2019 – FORTitude 10K Fort Collins, Age 64, 4th Place Age Group
  • 5K: 23:52 December 23, 2017 – Christmas Carol Classic, Age 62, 1st Place Age Group
  • Snowshoe 10K: 1:13:54 February 25, 2012 – U.S. National Snowshoe Championship, 6th Place Age Group

AWARDS & ACCOLADES

  • Most Valuable Oarsman UCLA Crew 1975
  • 6th place finish in age group US National Snowshoe Championship

CERTIFICATIONS

  • USA Track & Field Coaching Certification

CONTACT SCOTT

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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4 reviews for Scott Sayler – Tulsa Running Coach

  1. 5 out of 5

    Leigh Gibson

    I have been running since 1974 to include 16 marathon’s (2 Boston). I stopped running for a time but always missed it. Now in my mid 60’s, I decided to give it a go in this past January but did not know how to start over in training. I searched many sites and found TRR. Best decision I could make. I looked over the coaches and found Scott would be a Great pair for me and my goals. From the first time we spoke I knew he was the coach I needed. He is selfless with his time he gives me as an individual. We speak on the phone, email, text, and comment daily on every workout. He is always available. He is patient and very understanding of my needs and is open to suggestions and changes towards my weekly workout schedule. He has brought me from walking workouts to running six miles since January with my first 5k in October in four years. I truly trust Scott in every aspect of my training. Besides a Great coach, we have become friends and I hope to meet him in the future. He has been a Godsend to me personally and I can’t Thank him enough for what he has done for me.

  2. 5 out of 5

    Carlye

    Scott is an excellent coach! I went from not running at all to completing four half marathons in less than six months with his coaching. He takes the time to get to know you early in the process so that he understands your personal goals and lifestyle, including sleep, diet, and fitness. This ensured that the personalized plans he developed for me really fit with my needs and kept me on track. It’s clear that Scott is considering so many details when developing my weekly plans. As we’ve worked together more, he’s learned more about my efforts and has keyed in on things that weren’t obvious to me which has kept me engaged in the workouts. He is also very flexible, adapting to any training shifts that I need based on my schedule. He’s motivating, patient, encouraging, and thoughtful! I could not be happier with my results and know that I would not have been able to do it without him!

  3. 5 out of 5

    Holly Hester

    I highly recommend Coach Scott Sayler! He is knowledgeable, patient, and kind. He is really good at motivating me to get running. Though I have been running off and on most of my life, I tend to get injured by jumping back in too fast. I’ve been working with him for two months, and he has helped me ease back into running without getting injured (so far!), and that is worth a lot to me. I’ve never met him in person, but feel like he’s a friend who has my best interest in mind. If you want/need a supportive and motivating coach, Scott Sayler is your guy!

  4. 5 out of 5

    Ronald Hyatt

    I was the heaviest and most out of shape I had been in my life. I found myself having to rest between flights of stairs and even my “fat” pants were so tight I had to unbutton them to be able to sit comfortably when driving. Since working with Scott I’ve dropped 18 pounds, hills and stairs aren’t as tough as they used to be. Scott has been patient and encouraged me even when I wasn’t being the most easy guy to work with. He’s even changed my attitude and outlook on life, for which I will be eternally grateful. I can’t believe how far I’ve come from where I was and I owe it all to Scott. I truly believe with Scott’s coaching and guidance that I will reach my fitness goals. Who knows…I may even surpass them.

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