Tammy Cumo – Albany Running Coach

5.00 out of 5
(1 customer review)

From: $90.00 / month and a $19.00 sign-up fee

2 months for the price of $45! I want to partner with you to meet your running goals, and to get excited with you as you make progress towards those goals.

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Description

Albany running coach Tammy Cumo specializes in working with runners on the roads from the 5k up to the marathon, and with a personal training background, Tammy can offer insight into what strength training, mobility and stretching can help to nab that elusive PR. Reach out to Tammy below to get started!

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

SPECIALTIES

My specialty is primarily on the road because that’s my personal running preference. I focus on distance events, from the 5K up to the marathon. If you’re a first-time runner looking to run your first 5K, or if you’re more experienced and looking to hit a new goal, I have you covered.

In addition to the run part of your training, as a certified personal trainer, I can help provide insight into what strength training, mobility and stretching could make you a more efficient runner and help you meet your goals.

PHILOSOPHY

Running has a way of taking you from the highest of highs to the lowest of lows. It provides physical health benefits and, for many, a psychological and emotional outlet from the stressors of life. It fosters travel to new and exciting race locations, and facilitates life-long friendships. For a small percentage of runners, it can even provide a career and path to financial independence. With all of this that running offers, it only asks one thing in return, just show up.

For all that it offers, I love running and I want to share my passion with runners as they work towards their goals. My coaching philosophy is to help you get what you want and need out of running, taking into account where you are, not only with running level and experience, but also where you are in life. Your training doesn’t have to, and shouldn’t look like your neighbor’s training because you have different goals, different experiences, different challenges, and different motivations.

COACHING EXPERIENCE

In 2019 when I was sidelined from running, I needed to find a way to stay engaged in the sport that I love, so I obtained my Road Runners of America Level 1 Coaching Certification. Even before that, friends, family and colleagues would ask me questions about running, advice about training plans, nutrition and gear. I have continued to help this circle of folks pick races, develop a training plan that fits their lifestyle, provide support and feedback, and most of all be their biggest cheerleader. It only makes sense to expand the circle of runners that I can share my knowledge with as well as my enthusiasm and love of the sport.

ABOUT ME

I wasn’t a runner in high school or college, except up and down the basketball court or between bases on the softball diamond. During law school, I started jogging a few miles for exercise and stress relief but nothing more than that. Until 2008, I had only ran a few 5ks for fun, and then I signed up for a Turkey Trot 10k in 2008. I fell in love with running and it has been a passion ever since. I love the excitement and camaraderie of all races, but the half marathon is my true love. Over the past 15 years I have completed over 35 half marathons, 3 full marathons, a marathon relay, a 20 mile race through three states, and a myriad of other races.

My husband picked up running shortly after we got married, and while we do not run together on a regular basis, running has given us one more thing to enjoy together (and plan trips around!).

I practice law by day, but my colleague and clients all know that what I really want to be doing is running. I love running. All things running. I love the act of running (most of the time), the clarity running provides, the endorphins, the countless health, mental and social benefits of running. I love reading about running. I love movies about running. I love talking about running. I love celebrating running accomplishments, both mine and others. I love running friends. I love running. I am not a runner by trade, and I probably am not genetically predisposed for running, but I am a runner, and I want to share my passion and help others reach their goals through running.

BIG INFLUENCES

All of the women in USA running are phenomenal right now. They are all influences and an inspiration. Shalane Flanagan and Des Linden have been big influences on my love for the sport. While my performances and certainly my weekly mileage will never come close to theirs, their perseverance and longevity in the sport gives me optimism that even after many years, there are still goals that can be obtained and progress to be made. Another runner that has been influential for me is Allie Kieffer, who has been very vocal about not needing to be super skinny or unhealthy to be fit and a good runner. I think that is such an important message for young runners, especially young female runners, or any young athlete for that matter.

I would be remiss if I did not mention Team in Training as a big influence as well. This organization is what got me ready for my first half marathon and first marathon, all while raising funds for the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society.

RACING HISTORY

I have raced from 5Ks up to Marathons, and have done some odd distanced races as well such as the 18.12 Challenge and 20 Mile Eastern States.

CERTIFICATIONS

  • RRCA Certified Running Coach
  • NASM Certified Personal Trainer
  • CPR/AED/First Aid

PRs

  • 5K: 23:25 (9/30/2017) Ocktoberfest 5K (Albany, NY)
  • 10K: 50:09 (11/27/08) Turkey Troy 10K (Troy, NY)
  • 15K: 1:10:50 (9/27/2015) Run for Dunkin 15K (Albany, NY)
  • Half Marathon 1:43:27 (4/23/2011) Lake George Half Marathon (Lake George, NY)
  • Marathon 3:45:46 (6/5/2011) Rock’n’Roll San Diego (San Diego, CA)

AWARDS & ACCOLADES

  • Many age group awards over the years
  • First Overall Female – Run for Dunkin 15K 2015

CONTACT TAMMY

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

1 review for Tammy Cumo – Albany Running Coach

  1. 5 out of 5

    Dennis Rigosu

    Working with a coach has been an absolute game-changer in my running endeavors. Tammy has been great to work with and has exceeded my expectations with enthusiasm, expertise, and unwavering support.
    Tammy has a very personalized approach to coaching. She doesn’t just prescribe a generic training regimen; instead, she takes the time to understand each athlete’s strengths, weaknesses, and goals, tailoring her guidance to suit individual needs in running workouts as well as strength and mobility. My schedule can be difficult and Tammy has been able to create flexible workout schedules so that last minute switches aren’t a problem. Even when I’m sometimes skeptical of the workouts prescribed, I can definitely see improvements and I am looking forward to my next race to see what I can do.

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