Since I’m not a glorified personal trainer or running coach and everyone can enjoy the benefits of training for an upcoming run in in a one-on-one or group setting, here are some of the great running and training groups in the Reno area that may be of some interest.
Each groups provides specialized training plans depending on the distance you’re looking at running, whether that is an upcoming 10k, half marathon, or marathon. All skill levels are welcome in these groups as well. Therefore, you don’t need to be a conditioned runner to be included, since odds are there are people at the same level as you are. It’s also a way to get to know the community of runners better in the Reno/Tahoe area!
Northern Sierra Endurance Training (NSET)
NSET is a non-profit walking and running group based in Reno that provides training schedules, seminars, coordinated group runs and work out schedules, as well as general endurance training tips in an effort to help individuals reach their running or walking goals.
Runners are able to provide NSET with the event they are training for and the NSET coaches will make it a priority to coordinate group runs and training tailored to the best schedule for upcoming race. It is the participant’s responsibility to register for the upcoming event and make arrangement for participating in such event, but NSET will provide a training regimen necessary to be ready if you’re looking for some structure and accountability when training. Training for a specific event isn’t required but a specific goal in mind will help NSET coaches to provide a custom training schedule for whatever you desire.
NSET’s goal is “to achieve and maintain a healthy life style through endurance training and in the process achieve personal bests whenever possible”. They are a non-profit organization and operate only on tax deductible donations, so they aren’t out to make a buck on providing training, but rather to help people exceed in their endurance training goals and achieve overall health and satisfaction when it comes to running and walking.
EFAST provides endurance training at the next level with professionally certified coaches that have years of experience as athletes, coaches, and professionals. Their mission is to “re-create the collegiate team environment for our athletes, who are mainly working professionals, helping them achieve competitive greatness and increased enjoyment in their day-to-day lives”.
EFAST was founded and is ran by Lauren and Ryan Evans who started the endurance-coaching hub for athletes that work full-time. Together along with other coaches they help individuals to build endurance running strength by providing Body Circuit conditioning classes, Run Team group running sessions, individual personal training, as well as many more. They even provide consulting on running form analysis, injury prevention training, and pacing analysis.
Their endurance fitness and scientific training courses are provided at various rates and many different packages depending on the exact type of training that is desired, but the cost is definitely well worth it as you can read from the many testimonials participants have written about the quality of training they have been given.
Endurance Reno is an endurance coaching group for runners and triathletes in the Reno area specializing in training for 5k to Marathons and Sprint to Iron Man distance events. This group, also known as the “E-team” is a diverse group of athletes that help to motivate and encourage runners through various group running team schedules and coordinated training plans. Ranging from runners with 15 minute per mile pace, down to 5 minute per mile pace, the running groups with Endurance Reno have a lot of diversity.
They have experienced coaches that will be participating in each training session with you and provide all of the information that is needed when preparing for an upcoming event. Pricing structure ranges from $250+ per month depending on the desired level of coaching and length of commitment.
Reno Running and Fitness
This group is a personalized fitness and coaching program that aims to provide personalized weekly training programs, group runs, lecture series, and other support to all levels of runners. They provide training programs for 10k, half marathon, marathon, and beginning runner groups. The mission of Reno Running and Fitness is “to enable all individuals to achieve their fitness goals with proper training, advice, inspiration and enthusiasm, while providing a supportive, encouraging and social environment.” All of their training programs are created with this mission in mind and they have helped many runners achieve their running event goals.
The pricing structure for participation in group runs and individualized training programs varies by the individual event that training is tailored to, but there is also an annual membership that can be purchased if individuals just want to participate in group runs.
Again, these are just some of the great running groups to look out for if you need some extra encouragement or motivation. Feel free to share some others that you know of or are a part of!