I’ve known Lauren since high school and followed her amazing career on Facebook. As a road runner myself, we connected over pictures of race day medals and chatted about running in general. After a series of stagnant race times, I was looking for a way to improve my skills and obtain a sub 2 hour half-marathon. When I saw Lauren started a personal training and running coaching business I thought, I MUST be trained by her! Even though we live 3,000 miles apart, Lauren provides such care and attention to me that I never feel like I am a virtual client. To begin with, Lauren reviewed my previous race training schedules, discussed my work/family schedule and my goals to create a one of a kind training program. The plan incorporated types of running workouts that I never tried before and included a detailed strength training circuit. We met on skype several times to talk through my training and demonstrate strength moves, which was very helpful. I found it so motivating to snap a picture of my “mapmyrun” splits to show her. Lauren helped keep me accountable and always driving forward. When I was “training myself”, I would have slip ups, lack-luster workouts, and often talked myself out of pushing harder. Since training with Lauren, so much has changed. I now approach my workouts with the idea these are serious training runs, I must tune into what my run is telling me instead of mindlessly putting in miles. Strength training is a non-negotiable; my whole body thanks me for giving some extra love and attention to building strength in my core, legs, back, shoulders, arms. I have become more aware of my nutrition choices and how food impacts my training. And lastly, I have become aware of how MENTAL running is! Lauren is the type of trainer who understands all the things a runner goes through training and racing. Her expertise is truly invaluable. Most importantly, I trust Lauren. I trust her knowledge. I trust her methodology. I trust her as a person to never steer me wrong. I was so impressed with the way I felt after training for a specific race that I have hired her for a series of races next year. Lauren has pushed me to try new distances and go for my PR dreams. I enthusiastically recommend Lauren to anyone who wants a knowledgeable, compassionate, and caring trainer. No matter the distance, Lauren will get you there.