Important news for you!

We at Wholistic Running hope you had a great summer with lots of happy running. Many of the athletes we coach had very successful races this year. Some had other goals including weight loss and overcoming injuries. Those athletes met their goals and often exceeded them which we couldn’t be more happy about.14358883_1021595644606309_755421722838087340_n-1

Lindsey and I only coach a handful of athletes at any given time in order to offer the most comprehensive and individualized attention that runners require no matter what level they are at. We love helping beginning to competitive runners reach their goals! Our athletes often exceed their goals with not only our knowledge and attention but by inspiring them to go beyond what they believe is possible.

Next week we will be increasing the prices of our 1, 3, and 6-month coaching packages. Right now we have a couple of coaching spots available where you can lock in our current price. Athletes that we currently coach will pay the same price they have paid in the past.

You may use your coaching package now OR in 2017. You may also purchase packages as gifts for friends and family. Don’t miss out! To view our current packages, click HERE.

Happy Running,

Lindsey & Damian

Exciting news!

The Ultra Race of Champions is the premier ultra running event in the U.S. We are excited to announce that Damian will be running in the elite field in the 100k. Come join him in and choose from the 100k, 50k or 25k with all races open to all levels of runners. Find more information and sign up at UltraRoc.comuroc_logo_2016.png

  • The goal of the Ultra Race of Champions (UROC) is to create the Championship Event for the sport of Ultra Distance Running.
  • UROC will bring together the best ultra runners in the World on one course on one day.
  • UROC is open to everyone. Runners of all abilities will share the course with the best in the world.
  • UROC will provide a substantial cash purse to attract the top ultra distance runners from around the World.

$21,500 Cash Purse for the Ultra Race of Champions 100K Champions Male/Female:

  • $5,000  Champion Male/Female:
  • $2,000  Second Place Male/Female:
  • $1,500  Third Place Male/Female:
  • $1,000  Fourth Place Male/Female:
  • $500     Fifth Place Male/Female
  • $500     Masters Male/Female

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Register at UltraRoc.com and use code ‘runuroc’ to get 10% off your entry.

How to Run Your Best

We at Wholistic Running take a comprehensive approach to helping runners perform their best. This includes biomechanics improvement, detailed training plans and nutritional coaching. Too many runners are not reaching even close to their potential because of the way they eat.

Lindsey and I are passionate about nutrition and helping others lose weight, increase energy and improve their health. I wrote an article in the June edition of Trail Runner magazine featuring 3 of the world’s best ultra marathoners and what they eat. You can check it out HERE. Just like these world class athletes, Lindsey and I are advocates of whole foods, plant-based diets for health and performance. We are both certified in Plant-Based Nutrition from Cornell and Lindsey has her Master’s in Holistic Nutrition as well.

So what do we recommend? We encourage and teach others that eating healthy is a lifestyle and not a diet. We share recipes that include lots of fresh fruits, veggies and other whole foods including nuts, seeds, quinoa, rice, beans and grains.

How about you? Do you eat as healthy as you would like? If not, make a commitment to a whole foods, plant-based lifestyle and you will be amazed at the benefits. If you would like help doing this, check out our Nutritional Coaching page for more info.

Happy Running,

Damian & Lindsey

Healthy, delicious ice cream recipe

We here at Wholistic Running hope your holiday season is going well and that your running and health are thriving. You’ll love our amazing banana & blueberry ice cream recipe, give it a try!.

Click here for our delicious, healthy ice cream recipe

What I eat daily and during 50 & 100 mile races

As a professional ultra marathon runner and coach, I often get asked what I eat. It’s a great question because nutrition is one of the most important choices runners and non-runners have for health, energy and performance.10500512_10154308742355584_8044031842047266675_n

Fueling during ultramarathons is very important and can make or break a race. I have raced in over 35 ultras and my fueling is dialed in very well. Continue reading

Why improving your running technique is a must!

I am a professional runner who has raced in over thirty-five 50 & 100 mile races. I haven’t had a significant running injury in over 11 years. Yet I was told years ago that I had to give up running by several doctors because of chronic injuries. So what allowed me to go from injured runner to professional runner?

I learned how to run, train and eat smarter. This is what Wholistic Running is all about and how I’ve helped thousands of runners run pain-free, faster and longer while having more fun.

What improving your running technique will do for you:

  1. Fewer injuries, less pain and decreased fatigue: Improving your technique will reduce impact and improve alignment.
  2. Run faster: You will run more efficiently and you’ll save energy.
  3. Enjoy running more: Running will be easier in less than 3 weeks.
  4. Run farther: You’ll be able to train more frequently with less fatigue, fewer injuries and quicker recovery time.
  5. Get results quicker: Train smarter and reach your goals quicker.
  6. Hills: Run uphills easier and downhills without any pain.

There are many resources for learning how to improve your running technique nowadays. However, much of the info out there is complicated and even harmful. As a biomechanics and technique specialist, I teach runners how to improve their technique with immediate results. No matter where you live, you can learn with my Online Technique Guidance Plans.

Efficient running technique is the foundation of healthy running. When you combine that with proper training and optimal nutrition, you can run injury-free while greatly improving your performance.

My top tips for better running

Who doesn’t want to be a better runner? For me, becoming a better runner doesn’t just mean being faster and winning races. It’s about being healthy, injury-free and doing the right things to help you achieve and exceed your running goals. Here are some of my tips to help you be a better runner:

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There is always a solution

I’m known for saying, “there is always a solution”. Because from my own personal experience as well as coaching hundreds of athletes, no matter the issue there is always a solution. The trick is finding the right solution for each individual and my job as a running coach is exactly that. Sometimes I have to find the solution to a chronic injury or figure out how an athlete can perform their best and reach their full potential. Sure it’s my job but more accurately it’s my passion… with a fair amount of obsession.

A tool that can help many runners is Correct Toes. They are incredibly effective and easy to use. I am very skeptical of most products and hesitant to recommend any. In fact, I rarely if ever recommend a specific product. But seeing what Correct Toes have done for some of my athletes, it’s hard not to recommend them. Check out the video below to learn more about Correct Toes and get free shipping when you use the code: WR2014 on their website.

I currently have only 2 online coaching openings. I’m giving away a free pair of Correct Toes ($65 value) to two runners who sign up for either 3 or 6 months of coaching. Sign up HERE