Spend LESS time training & run better

Are you ready to have your best year ever? Having an online coach dedicated to helping you succeed is the difference between accomplishing your goals and failing. Here are just a few ways the Wholistic Running coaches will help you:

  1. Become a better runner much quicker: We develop personalized training plans around your schedule while getting you the results you want. You’ll accomplish your goals quicker than if you trained without a coach.
  2. Prevent injuries:  Too many runners get injured every year. On top of that, some coaches overtrain their athletes. We take a comprehensive approach and focus on injury prevention teaching you proper biomechanics helping you run faster and easier.
  3. Accomplish your goals no matter what level of runner you are: Some coaches only focus on elite runners. We help all levels of runners!
  4. Make nutrition & health gains: We help you reach your highest potential not just in running but in all aspects of life. Optimal nutrition strategies can help you lose weight, gain energy and run better.
  5. Develop recovery and racing strategies: Too many coaches just give generic training plans. We not only personalize training plans but give you clear strategies on how to recovery quickly, how to race optimally and prevent injuries.
  6. Motivate, educate and cheer you on: We all need motivation and encouragement when things get tough. We are personally dedicated to helping you succeed no matter what your goals are.


For a limited time we have discounts on our online coaching packages. Purchase a 3-month plan and get 1 month FREE.  6-month plans are $100 OFF. Find out more HERE.

Gift certificates also available

-Damian Stoy is a professional runner, renowned coach & founder of Wholistic Running.


Delicious Thanksgiving recipes & $100 off coaching packages

Lindsey & Damian wanted to say thanks for your support! We couldn’t help so many runners succeed without you.

We are looking forward to your most successful running year in 2018. As a thank you, we are offering two specials you don’t want to miss out on. Get $100 off 6-month coaching packages or receive 1 FREE additional month of coaching when you purchase a 3-month package. You can use your package at anytime. You may also purchase gift certificates for the special runner in your life.

*** Since we give personalized and individual attention to each of our athletes ensuring success, we cap out how many athletes we coach at one time. These 2 offers are only valid for the first 4 people that purchase plans so don’t miss out.

Lindsey’s Simple Roasted Vegetables

2-3 medium sweet potatoes, diced

roasted veggies

2-3 medium beets, diced

1 sweet onion, diced

1 lb brussels sprouts, halved

1 medium head of cauliflower, cut into florets

1 lb fresh baby bella mushrooms, diced

3-5 cloves garlic, chopped

1 T Flora Olive Oil

Preheat your oven to 365 and do your chopping while it’s heating. Then line a baking sheet (or 2) with parchment paper. Spread the cut up veggies evenly in both pans except for the mushrooms. Sprinkle with freshly ground sea salt and pepper to taste and coat with oil.

Bake veggies for about 1 hour, but be sure and stir every 20 minutes. This will help to spread the oil evenly over the vegetables and prevent anything from burning. At about 20 minutes remaining add the mushrooms.

Coach Damian’s Special Lentils

1 cup yellow lentils

1 T Flora Omega Sport+ oil

3 cups water or veggie stock

1 T cumin

1/2 T ground ginger

1 Dash cinnamon to taste

Sea salt and pepper to taste

yellow lentis

Cook on a stovetop, using 3 cups of liquid (water, stock or combo) to 1 cup of dry lentils. Be sure to use a large enough saucepan as the lentils will double or triple in size. Bring to a boil, cover tightly, reduce heat and simmer until they are tender. For whole lentils, cook time is typically 15-20 minutes.

When finished cooking, add spices and Omega Sport+. Be sure NOT to add sea salt until after lentils are finished cooking as the lentils will remain hard if you do so. You can leave these a bit chunky or blend until smooth and creamy. If you like them on the creamy side you can also add a touch of soy or almond milk.

Happy Thanksgiving,

Lindsey & Damian


Top Tips to Run Better!

Who doesn’t want to be a better runner? “Better” isn’t the same for all runners. For some, it means being able to run faster and farther. However, to others it means running injury-free and with more fun and joy. Our passion is helping runners achieve whatever their individual goals are with our proven methods. Here are our top tips for helping you run better whatever that means for YOU.

Improve your running technique

This is the quickest and simplest way to run faster and with fewer injuries. By improving your running biomechanics, you will run with less impact and more efficiency.

Try this tip to get started:  Download a metronome app on your smartphone. Set it to 180 beats per minute and on your next run trying run at 180 steps per minute. Most likely this will be quicker than what you are used to. The goal isn’t to run faster. The goal is to take shorter steps which helps improve running economy and reduce impact. Next, play with your steps/min to find your optimal cadence. Most runners fall between 170-180 steps/min.

We suggest finding a running biomechanics expert who specializes in running technique and will help you find the exact cadence most beneficial for you as well as many other tips to improve your biomechanics.

Improve your Nutrition

Most runners eat pretty well but there is always room for improvement. Optimal nutrition enhances recover, boosts performance and increases energy. The key is finding what works best for you AND sticking to it.

We all know that eating more whole foods such as veggies and fruit is best. The hard part is actually doing it, making it tasty and staying motivated. That is where a nutritional coach can greatly help. We highly recommend finding someone you connect with and will give you what you need and specializes in nutrition for athletes.

Try this delicious smoothie recipe from Lindsey to easily add veggies and fruit to your diet.

Proper Coaching & Training

Training incorrectly even just a little bit can result in injury, poor race performances, burn out and losing your love of running. There are many good but generic training programs online that can help runners. But to maximize your potential, we highly recommend finding a coach that will specifically work with you and your goals and needs. An excellent coach will focus not just on training plans but nutrition, running technique and offer personalized attention. The most important thing is finding a coach you connect with. Doing so will help you achieve your goals quickly and effectively.

We at Wholistic Running offer all-in-one coaching packages to help you with personalized training plans, nutritional coaching and technique improvement. Learn more about our Online Coaching,  Nutritional Coaching and Injury Prevention & Performance Plans which are personalized specifically for you and  have proven benefits for runners of all levels.

Happy Running,

Damian & Lindsey

Easy, Quick Ways to Improve Your Running

All runners want to get better and for some that means running faster and others it means running farther, injury-free or with more joy. Whatever your goals are, we at Wholistic Running are here to help. Here are two suggestions you can do today that are easy and can have tremendous benefits to your running and health. Continue reading

Memorial Day Sale! Plus a recipe for runners.

Greetings Runners,

We here at Wholistic Running hope your running season is off to an amazing start. We’d like to help you stay injury-free and perform your best this year. With our Injury Prevention & Performance Plan, you’ll do just that. Our plans are individualized and designed specifically for YOU. They are $50 OFF through Memorial Day.

Chia seeds are perfect for runners! They are full of omega-3 fatty acids to reduce inflammation and tons of nutrients to help with recovery.

Chia Seed Pudding

1 1/4 c- 1 1/2 c unsweetened almond milkchiaseedpudding

1/4 c chia seeds

1 T maple syrup or 5 drops stevia

1-2 dashes of cinnamon

1-3 drops vanilla or coconut extract (optional)

Mix all ingredients together and let sit 1-2 hours. Best when chilled. This will be one of the most delectable desserts you’ve ever eaten!  **fun tip**Chia seeds can be used to replace eggs in any recipe. Combine 1T chia to 3 parts water = 1 egg, let sit until gel forms and wahla!

From chronically injured runner to 100 miler ultra runner

I use to suffer from many chronic running injuries and had several doctors and physical therapists tell me:

“Give up running.”       “Running is bad for you.”      “You aren’t designed to run.”

I sure am glad I didn’t listen to them. Since then, I have run over 40 ultra marathons (mostly 50 or 100 mile races) winning 8 of them.

A greater accomplishment is the fact that I ran injury-free for over 11 years after suffering from those chronic injuries. I do specific things that prevent serious injury because I do not want to go back to the days when I was injured and couldn’t run. My passion is sharing how I overcame those injuries and how to stay injury-free with as many people as possible.10500512_10154308742355584_8044031842047266675_n

Shin splints, runner’s knee, IT band pain, muscle strains and foot pain were just some of the injuries I use to suffer from. Worst of all, I had tendonitis in both knees for two years when I was in college. I was in pain all the time and some days I could barely walk. I went to some of the best doctors and physical therapists and nothing seemed to help. So I gave up running completely.

Two years of not running led to depression and a decline in health. I decided there had to be a solution, a better way. I started researching, read lots of books and found out that if I modified and practiced my running technique, I could maybe run again. It sounded unbelievable and I was very skeptical. But I went out and modified my running technique, running for the first time in over 2 years. To my surprise I was able to run with minimal pain. As the days went past, I was able to run more and more with less and less pain. I was hooked.

Since then I have learned extensively about how to run injury-free as well as increase performance. I have experimented with many concepts and lots of trial and error. Now being a competitive ultra runner and injury-free for over 11 years, I have found what works really well for me and my passion is sharing it with others.

Here are my top tips for injury-free running and greater performance:

1. Listen to your body

Yes, I sometimes have minor tweaks and pains when I train and after 50 or 100 mile races. The important thing is to not let these become injuries that stop you from running. The key is listening to your body. Do NOT ignore these pains. They are a signal from your body that you need to back off, rest AND correct whatever is wrong such as your running technique.

2. Improve your running technique

The major factor that allowed me to overcome chronic injuries was modifying my running technique. In the past I was inefficient and ran with a high impact technique that beat up my body, though I had no idea at the time. For you to correctly modify your technique, do lots of your own research and try different concepts. I highly recommend seeking out a technique specialist to help you with your technique. At a minimum, video yourself running so you can see exactly how you run. Too many runners tell me they don’t heel strike, don’t have imbalances or misalignment issues but most often they do.DSC_0630

3. Improve your nutrition

What I eat greatly enhances my overall health, keeps my energy levels very high and helps me to recover incredibly fast. Again, the key is listening to your body and finding out what works best for you. I have tried just about everything out there and the ‘diet’ that works best for ME for performance, recovery and increased energy is a whole foods, plant-based diet (WFPB).

4. Train smarter, not harder

I am a firm believer in quality over quantity. Training with this philosophy can prevent burn out, decrease injuries and running will be more enjoyable. You will also be more likely to reach your long term goals. Every run you do should have a purpose. Get rid of the junk miles that do not serve a purpose. Cyclic and periodization training are very valuable for reaching long term goals.

There are many good training programs out there. However, most do not focus on injury prevention. I highly recommend looking for a running coach like myself that specifically focuses on injury prevention as well as performance.

5. Other important factors

Cross training and runner specific strength training are beneficial but in my opinion NOT as important as the factors I discuss above. Your foundation should be overall health, an efficient technique and proper training. Strength and cross training will build upon your foundation but too many runners rely on them exclusively for injury prevention.

Damian Stoy is a professional runner, coach, nutritional consultant and founder of Wholistic Running. He offers online coaching and nutritional consultations for runners all around the world.

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


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