On the Run Coaching Services 2018-19

On the Run Coaching Services provides coaching for endurance athletes of all kinds, from half marathon to ultra marathon road and trail runners, to multisport athletes like half and full Ironman Triathletes.  All services involving programming use the Final Surge software platform and the costs are included in all quoted prices. The Training Peaks software platform is also available upon request for the Individual Customized Training.

power walkingCoach Daryl Steeves has 8 years of Sports Science  education with advanced degrees in Biomechanics and Exercise Physiology.  Add that to 40 years of coaching athletes from recreational to Olympic level and you have great coaching resource.  For more information contact Daryl at daryl_steeves@hotmail.com or to register for services go to Lets work together

The following services are available.  Our coaching year runs from Oct 1 to Aug 31.  Applications for coaching are accepted until Sept 15 each year to allow for set up of plans with athletes in the month of September.  Learn more about training schedule dates at Training Dates for Major Events (On the Run Coaching Services)

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For a Marathon or Half Marathon

On my own: You will receive a program for the event of your choice built for you in the Final Surge software (included).  You will have access to the coach through email and may participate in any On the Run Webinars.  The plan starts 20 weeks prior to your chosen event.  The cost is $50

On a Training Team: You will receive a team program for the event of your choice and will follow the same plan as your team members (great for having training partners).  You will have access to the coach through email and may participate in any On the Run Webinars.  You will also have a Team Message board to communicate with other member of your team.  The plan starts 20 weeks prior to your chosen event.  The cost is $30 and the events will be determined by athletes interest.

For an Ironman or Half Ironman

On my own: You will receive a program for the event of your choice built for you in the Final Surge software (included).  You will have access to the coach through email and may participate in any On the Run Webinars.  The plan starts 40 weeks prior to your chosen event and includes an initial telephone consultation.  The cost is $150

On a Training Team: You will receive a team program for the event of your choice and will follow the same plan as your team members (great for having training partners).  You will have access to the coach through email and may participate in any On the Run Webinars.  You will also have a Team Message board to communicate with other member of your team.  The plan starts 40 weeks prior to your chosen event.  The cost is $100 and the events will be determined by athletes interest.

For a Full Season of Running/Triathlon or other endurance Sport

On my own: We will work together to build your season (sometimes as the season evolves) in the Final Surge software (included).  You will have access to the coach through email and may participate in any On the Run Webinars.  The plan starts Oct 1 and includes  telephone consultations through the season.  The cost is $250

On a Training Team: Initially we are offering a Triathlon Training Team but others could be developed on request.  This team will offer a program in Final Surge that includes all of the local Triathlon events (and some other events as well).  Athletes may choose to participate in any or all of the events, or just follow the training and use the “alternate workout” offered on each of the race days.  Each athlete will have their own Final Surge account but the Program will be a common one for the whole team (great for recruiting training partners).  An initial webinar will show how it works and will also show how you can customize the plan some to meet your personal needs (note that customization by the Coach is not included in this package but email advice is available).  The plan starts Oct 1 and includes webinars throughout the season.  The off season training will be a rotating 4 week training cycle and educational webinars.  The cost is $125.

Other Services

Custom Training Teams: Get a group of 3 or more athletes together  for the same event and we will plan a Training Team just for you. You name the event, we have a group chat to see how we can best approach it, then On the Run builds your plan.  Everything else works like any other Training Team but it is specific to your group.  In some cases, events will ask On the Run to develop a training team to be offered through registration in the event, some past ones included the Hampton Ladies Triathlon, Rev3 St Andrews, and The NYC Half Marathon.

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Customized intensity chart: This service includes providing a self administered series of field tests.  You would submit the results along with your season goals and within a week would receive a personalized training zone chart for your season.  $50

Video Technique Analysis: This service includes filming, reviewing, and reporting on your technique in swimming or running.  Athletes will receive a link to an annotated review of their technique.  For swim analysis it is the athletes responsibility to arrange pool time.  $75

Other services available upon request

Consulting Dietitian

julia besner

We are pleased to have the services of Julia Besner as our consulting Dietitian.  Julia has been a Registered Dietitian for over 10 years and became interested in Nutrition as a young athlete. An experienced triathlete herself, she can help athletes with their sport specific nutrition needs, so they perform their best in training and competition.

Julia will be available for referral to help with any nutritional needs for training or competition.

Consulting Physiotherapist

EarleWhen it comes to Sports Physiotherapist Earle Burrows is at the top of the field and we are pleased to have him as our Consulting Physiotherapist.

Earle is the CEO of Human Performance PC. He is a McKenzie certified Physiotherapist and holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Biology from Dalhousie University and a Physiotherapy degree from Queens University.

Earle is the leader of a talented team of physiotherapists, massage therapists, kinesiologists and support staff. He figured out early in his 25 + year career that the easiest way to “Achieve your best” is to surround yourself with the best!

To say that he is passionate about all endurance sports would be an understatement. He is an accomplished age group triathlete and especially loves spending time cycling and cross country skiing attempting to keep up with his family.

Earle is ready to help whenever we need a consult for an injury, muscle imbalance, or any bio-mechanical challenges we may need to solve to allow you to “Achieve your Best”.