Since 2003, the half marathon has been the fastest growing distance in the U.S. with an incredible 24% annual growth the past two years. Source: Running USA

Half Marathon Coach Rae Ann Darling Reed can help you achieve your goals of completing that first half marathon, setting a new PR, or just training injury free for any distance.

Train Properly to Stay Injury Free · Avoid Injuries · Train Faster to Race Faster
Group Training · Reach Your Goals · One-on-One Coaching · Set New PRs
Customized Training Plans · Expert Shoe Advice · Coaching for All Ages & Abilities

Coaching Program Costs & Details

Our training programs are customized for each individual. We can help you to train for a specific event such as a 5K, 10K, 15K, half marathon, or marathon or just to get in better shape. No matter what you are training for, you will need to allow yourself adequate time to properly prepare for your event.

What you will receive:
  • A comprehensive training schedule detailing daily runs, distances, and pace
  • Injury prevention tips, cross training suggestions, and referrals if applicable
  • Regular feedback with a certified running coach
  • Racing, nutrition, hydration, and stretching tips
  • Dynamic warm up and core exercises to develop a strong, balanced runner
  • Gait analysis including shoe and foot analysis, if applicable
  • Assistance with race selections to best fit your training plan
  • - a website focusing on women’s health and fitness, training, racing, nutrition, injury prevention, and motivation
  • RunnerGirl sticker, pen, etc.
  • Sharkies – the best energy snack out there!
The Coach:

Coach Rae Ann has been running since 1986 and has competed in races from 400 meters up to the marathon. She competed in both Cross Country and Track in high school and at Brown University, with a focus on 5K and the mile. She ran the Monaco Marathon while living in the south of France and attending the International University of Monaco. Coach Rae Ann has completed 14 marathons so far, including Monaco, Paris, Disney, Hartford, Jacksonville, and Boston four times. Her true passion is Cross Country, which explains her recent adventures in trail running, but she also competes in 5K, 5 Mile, 10K, 15K, and half marathon road races.

Her love of running has extended to coaching others. Rae Ann has earned certifications from RRCA, the highly coveted USATF level 2, ASEP, as well as in First Aid and CPR. She now coaches high school Cross Country and Track plus distance runners of all ages. Rae Ann’s passion for running is evident in her competitive nature. She encourages the young women on her high school team to be confident and embrace that competitive fire but also to learn to love running so that it becomes a life long sport.

  • USA Track & Field Level 2 Certified Endurance Coach - USATF
  • USA Track & Field Level 1 Certified Coach
  • Road Runners Club of America Long Distance Running Certified Coach - RRCA
  • American Sport Education Program (ASEP) Coaching Principles
  • American Red Cross First Aid
  • American Red Cross CPR
  • MBA from International University of Monaco
  • BA from Brown University
Accomplishments & Personal Records:
  • 2014 Gasparilla Distance Classic 8K Masters Winner
  • 2014 Celebration Marathon Masters Winner
  • 2014 Brooks Inspire Daily Program - Coach
  • 2013 Brooks Inspire Daily Program - Coach
  • 2012 Brooks Inspire Daily P.A.C.E. Team (Performance & Coaching Elite)
  • 2011 Brooks Inspire Daily P.A.C.E. Team (Performance & Coaching Elite)
  • 2010 Southeast Region Winner of Brooks I.D. National Racing Series
  • 2010 Picnic Island Adventure Run Series Winner
  • Marathon - 3:18:05 (1998)
  • Half Marathon - 1:32:32 (2010)
  • 20K - 1:31:06 (2003)
  • 10 Mile - 1:10:15 (2002)
  • 15K - 1:03:25 (1999)
  • 10K - 41:48 (1994)
  • 5 Mile - 33:41 (2004)
  • 8K - 33:26 (2011)
  • 4 Mile - 26:57 (2011)
  • 5K - 18:42 (1995)
  • 1 Mile (road) - 5:20 (1998)
  • Individual coaching:

  • * $40 per week
    * $400 for 3 months (perfect for the half marathon!)
    * Longer training plans available (6, 9, 12 months, etc.) - contact Coach Rae Ann here or on facebook to discuss
    * Includes everything described above plus email/phone communication.

  • Group coaching:

  • * Group of 2 or more training for same event
    * Rates vary depending on group size so please contact Coach Rae Ann here or on facebook to discuss
    * Includes everything described above plus email/phone communication.

We accept all credit cards and checks via secure online payment or you may mail a check.

Please contact the coach here or on facebook to get started. You will receive a profile to complete and waiver to sign.

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