EVERYTHING YOU NEED TO KNOW
WHAT IS CANYON WREN COACHING’S PHILOSOPHY?
Canyon Wren Coaching believes that coaching should be built on a foundation of trust. The athlete and their goals and lives are the number one priority and will always be considered when creating weekly training plans.
In addition, Canyon Wren Coaching believes that low-risk pregnancy is not a disease and that exercise can and should be done while pregnant, to the extent that feels healthy and safe to both the athlete and the athlete’s care provider.
DO YOU ACCEPT PREGNANT OR POSTPARTUM CLIENTS?
YES! Pre- and postnatal athletes are our specialty. Acadia is a midwife and believes in providing safe and effective coaching with the input of the athlete and the athlete’s care provider.
DO YOU ACCEPT ATHLETES THAT AREN’T PREGNANT?
Absolutely! We accept all clients that are interested in distance running, from those just starting out to folks running their first half marathon or their 10th 100-mile ultramarathon!
WHAT IF I HAVE NEVER RUN BEFORE?
Then hiring a coach is a great first step! Acadia has experience working with first time runners and will create a custom training plan to get you from your first step out the door to your goal race, distance or routine.
WHAT ARE ACADIA’S QUALIFICATIONS?
Acadia is a graduate of Birthwise Midwifery School in Bridgton, Maine. She is also WEMT and BLS certified. Acadia is a UESCA certified running coach. She has run numerous races from half-marathon to 100k. You can read more about Acadia in the coach bio.
HOW OFTEN CAN I EXPECT COMMUNICATION FROM ACADIA?
Communication is a vital part of all healthy relationships, including the coach/athlete relationship! Once a week email communication will outline your upcoming weekly schedule with you, the athlete, recapping on the past week. In addition, all workouts will be assigned through the Training Peaks coaching app, which you will be able to set up at no extra cost upon starting coaching.
We also highly recommend that athlete’s upload Strava, a free running app that allows Acadia to see each workout in real time. Finally, athletes will be added to an optional private Facebook group for Canyon Wren Coaching where you will be able to share your achievements and ask questions of a larger group.
WHAT IF I CAN ONLY RUN ON CERTAIN DAYS OF THE WEEK?
Acadia believes that a training plan should work with your life or that the workouts will not get done. As an ultra-runner with a busy and unpredictable schedule she has lots of experience in how to make workouts fit into busy lives. On the intake form, please put as much detail as possible about your schedule for initial creation. This will be adjusted as necessary throughout your training cycle.
DO YOU INCLUDE STRENGTH/CROSS TRAINING IN MY PLAN?
Yes! Strength and cross training are very important for all runners. We will work together to figure out what you have access to, and strength/cross training can range from body weight movements at home to a larger gym workout.
HOW MUCH DOES COACHING COST?
Canyon Wren Coaching believe that coaching should be as accessible as possible to anyone who is interested so I offer a sliding scale of $100 - $125/ month. I do not require proof of income and ask that you pay what feels reasonable to you for the services offered. In addition, if you are interested in coaching and do not feel that you can afford this fee, please reach out! The fee covers a custom training plan for your goal, whatever that may be, as well as access to Acadia for any questions or concerns that may come up during training. There is a one-time startup fee of $30 due to the initial work of bringing an athlete onto the team. Payments are expected monthly through Venmo or personal check.