I'm pleased to introduce you to Michyla Kielo - Coach Ron
I began running in 2010 and did fine on my own for the first few years. Living in rural Saskatchewan, Canada, 99% of my runs were planned and carried out alone. However, last summer I realized I had come to a point in my running where generic running plans were no longer enough for me, but I wasn’t sure how to alter them properly to set myself up for the results I wanted.
After a Twitter friend tweeted about a huge PR, I tweeted back my congratulations. She credited her coach, saying “I should have hired him years ago!” That was how I got introduced to Ron’s online coaching option, and within days I was completing my first run under his direction.
Just nine weeks later, I took 1:03 off my 10K PR, and I spent two and a half of those weeks waiting for, and then recovering from, surgical removal of a toenail following a non-running-related injury. I was thrilled with the results from Ron’s coaching after such a short time, and have now set my sights on beating my two year old half marathon PR. I truly feel that Ron has helped me move up to a new level of running, power and strength that I could not have accomplished alone.
I have appreciated Ron’s quick communication and personalized approach right from the beginning. We’ve had phone conversations leading up to target races, and then usually again afterwards to re-cap. Emails are promptly returned and training plans modified when necessary. He’s encouraging and not afraid to challenge his runners. I don’t know how many times I’ve been sure I’d never complete a work-out that looked impossible, only to feel triumphant when I do! I’ve also really appreciated those pre-race phone calls, and find myself more confident at the start line because of them. Rather than just running and hoping I can maintain the pace I need, I now begin a race with a firm plan and pacing strategy.
I've been barrel racing since 1991, when I was not quite eight years old! It's an absolute blast, but definitely takes a lot of work to do properly