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Joshua Patterson –
In the past I would just follow generic plans. It got the job done or so I thought! December 2021 I starting working with Shawn. Within a month I could tell a massive difference in my overall fitness level. I used his coaching to prepare me for my first 30 hr timed ultra where I ended up getting first place male. After that event I decided to focus on a WSER qualifier in early 2023. Along the way in this training cycle I have PR’ed my 5k 10k and half marathon. He is always able to move things around when things come up and I never feel like I am just going through the motions. With Shawn I feel like I am consistently moving forward. It was gotten to the point where several members of my local running community has asked what I am doing to see such progress. I will continue to work with Shawn for the foreseeable future and an excited about whats next. Thanks Shawn!!
I worked with Coach Shawn to train for a few trail ultras, and not only did I end up with a big 50k PR, I also got an unexpected 5k road PR along the way! Coach Shawn’s training was really effective in improving my fitness while still feeling very manageable. He also provided good core and strength routines. I appreciated how encouraging he was and that he was responsive to questions or training adjustments. My next training cycle will be for a fast half marathon, and I’m looking forward to working with Coach Shawn for that!
This is my first time training with a running coach and what an amazing experience! In a couple of months Shawn has helped me achieved a level I never imagined… his personalized training methodology is outstanding and very effective.
Norman Eubanks –
I’m currently working with Shawn to train for a 50 mile ultra marathon. I’ve worked with 4 coaches now (one was a pro ultra runner) and he is hands down the best. The amount of knowledge and coaching you obtain for the price is great. It’s worth every cent! Shawn keeps you accountable but understands that life happens. I’m constantly having things get in my way but we always have a work around.
Shawn works FOR you. He also listens. He’s also not afraid to push you..in a safe way. I’ve had coaches seem to treat me like I’ve never ran before and another one go too harsh at the beginning. Shawn has seemed to have found that sweet spot.
One of the best things about Shawn’s coaching service is he is responsive. He is quick to text/email you back. I’ve had issues with this in all coaching I’ve had in the past. It’s my pet peeve. Shawn makes you feel like you are his only client, which I know I’m not.
Shawn’s coaching is also effective. My fitness is improving each week. I plan to retain his services for as long as I need them.
Will Rommel –
I’ve really enjoyed working with Shawn for the last few months. I have a pretty hectic schedule with a newborn, long work hours and commute. Shawn has provided me so much flexibility and continually adapts my program to account for my schedule. I decided to work with Shawn since I was interested in applying some weight training into my running routine, and looking to get back up off the couch after burning out toward the end of 2020. Through Shawn’s training plans, which vary week to week and keep it interesting, I’ve become more confident running and have been able to become more confident, and cover a lot more weekly miles than I thought possible. Shawn checks in via text frequently, and I’ve never hesitated to send over a question about the plan or a run. Using Final Surge has been awesome as a tool as well. Not only does it upload my Garmin data, it also makes it easy for me to block off days when I have conflicts that would impact the plan, and Shawn can work around it. Highly recommend Shawn! If you’re on the fence, go ahead and sign up!
Brady Fielding –
Coach Jakubowski had amazing templates for running. He put in a lot of effort into my customized training plan. He got me down to where I feel I can run a 7 minute pace for long distances. He seemed to always be available and was very involved. He sincerely wanted to help me achieve my running goals and I was very impressed!
Drew Anderson –
I retained Shawn as my running coach to help me prepare for my first half marathon. I didn’t want a cookie-cutter program downloaded off the internet. In the weeks leading up to the race he continued to provide workouts that would push me but never so much that it was too much. It was harder than I would have pushed myself, and the results have paid off noticeably.
Shawn has always been available to answer any questions, he adjusts my workouts around my schedule when needed, and does so with thought and consideration of where I’m at in my workouts. He has a knack of knowing when I can be pushed and when I need to lay off a little bit.
I’m looking forward to pulling on his trail running knowledge to help me get through a 50k race coming up next May.
Chris Marrone –
I am a competitive obstacle course athlete (OCR) and working with Shawn has been a pleasure so far. He is very knowledgeable and answers any questions or concerns quickly. He checks in with me frequently and is flexible with training programs when I need to be flexible. Shawn not only writes great programs but he explains the purpose behind the workouts which not many people do. Overall I would highly recommend Shawn to anyone that is looking to improve in the sport of running!
Chuck Brown –
Great coach! Fast and thoughtful responses. Great advice. I’m running much better and Shawn has helped me get through some injuries. Highly recommend.
Breylen Derrick –
Coach Shawn has been great. He is very interested in helping me achieve my goals. For the past 2 months under his guidance, I have improved more than I could have imagined. My confidence is growing and Coach Shawn is always available to answer questions or rearrange the training to better suit my needs. He is a great coach and becoming a good friend. I highly recommend him whether you are a beginner, a recreational runner, or former running trying to get back into it. Coach Shawn will help you reach your goals.
Dan Thomas –
I’ve been working with Shaun for a couple months now. He has setup a good routine around my schedule and has consistently helped me to stretch my limits. His training and confidence in me helped me achieve a new PR Marathon time, which I didn’t think was possible! I’m excited to continue working with Shaun on my next goal of a 100 Ultra. I’ll let you know how it goes. ????
Shawn is an experienced coach who is both knowledgeable and very easy to work with. He has far exceeded my expectations for online coaching with his personally tailored and constantly updated programming. Utilizing heart rate data and other performance metrics, he regularly updates my program, working around my busy schedule and concurrent strength training program. I saw significant gains in my running after just a few weeks of his programming.
On top of programming, Shawn has successfully coached me through maintaining and improving my fitness while injured, and helped me get back to running every day again. He has provided resources for rehab, as well as core strengthening routines and links to helpful videos for improving running mechanics.
Communication with Shawn is excellent. He has always been there with instant feedback to any questions I have and is reachable through text and email as well as the Final Surge App.
Kevin Kim –
I honestly cannot put into words how great Coach Shawn has been. Shawn has been so easy to talk to about my training and my concerns and has 100% been willing to work with any issues that I had. Furthermore, he is so knowledgeable that I feel like whenever I ask him a complex question on running or even strength-training. The best part about being Shawn’s trainee is that he makes me feel like I’m part of a real team. He’s been able to push me to heights that I never thought I could EVER achieve in running. And the way he motivates is AMAZING.
The best part honestly about working with Shawn is that he WORKS WITH YOU. I’ve had so many trainers, coaches, and fitness apps where it felt like everything is cookie-cutter, but Shawn really takes his time out of every few days to talk to you, and figure out the best course of action with your training plan. He really has been amazing and honestly, a bargain for everything he does for me. I highly recommend Coach Shawn for any level runner.
Joshua Rois –
Coach Jakubowski has been absolutely incredible as a guide and encourager throughout my training. He has not only provided an excellent training regime but has also been extremely personable and encouraging throughout the process. He is genuinely concerned with my progress and checks in often. In addition, he’s always readily available for inquiries and/or guidance and is extremely encouraging upon every exchange. He’s always been prompt to reply to any of my messages and is quick to make any adjustments or changes to the program as required. I highly recommend his services to anyone who wants to take their training to the next level and who wants a coach who is passionate about running and is truly concerned with help others achieve their goals.
Coach Jakubowski is in constant contact. This was a fear when I first signed up, that if I was lucky, I might hear from him once a month or so. This is not the case. Coach Jakubowski actually wants me to text him daily about my workout, if I did it, how it went, how I feel. Initially I asked for 2 days a week of gym training, but as I started training, I soon realized that I needed to work more on endurance, so I told Coach this, and he readily changed up my program to include one gym day and more running.
Something else that I found awesome was that I signed up for a race and told him about it. He looked it up, and he and another team member signed up for the same race. I got to run with Coach, albeit, Coach is much faster then I am.
I have nothing but positive things to say about Coach Jakubowski. The only way he could be there more for me is if he lived with me.
THANK YOU COACH JAKUBOWSKI!!! I’m becoming a much stronger and better runner because of you.
Team RunRun member Eric McCulley
Sean Deam –
Shawn has been awesome to work with. From our initial conversation on what my running goal is, he welcomed my input in things I wanted to sustain (strength training) outside of running and made sure that it is a part of the program he built for me. With that, he’s super understanding and flexible to changes in my schedule.
In the 2 months since working with him my trail work and endurance have vastly improved. His program helped me complete an insane (in my opinion haha) 25k recently and I’m excited to see what the rest of the year with him looks like as I progress towards my goal with his coaching.
Shawn Jakubowski has been an incredible asset to my running performance. I never really considered myself a serious runner; I competed in a few triathlons for fun and really just ran along with other workouts to relatively stay fit and healthy. But it has been amazing to see how much my running ability has improved in just 2 short months of working with Shawn. He is extremely approachable and available, as well as very knowledgeable in this sport. He has been able to build a program not only improving my running ability but allowing me to maintain strength training as well. I have PR’ed in many distances: 5K, 10K, and even half marathon times in the short time we’ve worked together. I would highly recommend this coach to any runner looking for a positive influence to help them meet their goals or take their running to a higher level.
Bella Lopes –
I absolutely love my trainer, Shawn Jakubowski. He’s so amazing – He checks on me all the time, gives me great workouts. I have seen a big difference in my body, my legs, my arms, and my self-esteem is so much better than I’m able to walk and run into all kinds of things since I started training with him. I highly recommend him and he is the best.
Mariah Stuart –
Coach Jakubowski has been phenomenal. I never thought I would become the runner I am now. Thanks to his coaching plans I have been able to PR and run times I never thought I could. He is easily reachable and answers any questions or concerns I may have. I work crazy hours and he has been able to accommodate my plan around that. I would highly recommend coach Jakubowski to anyone who is looking to take their running or active lifestyle to the next level.