Steven LaBranche   LEAP-Coaching, LLC

Develops highly personalized & dynamic training plan, applying periodization principles throughout the training cycle. No plan is cookie-cutter.
Utilizes a long aerobic base period (Zone II), where-in each week's focus is on 2 long runs. Leverage O2 capacity with the speed and power assimilation through threshold runs, fartlek, progression runs, hill repeats, & intervals.
Incorporate Strength & Conditioning as part of regular routine to build stronger core, major/minor leg muscles, & balance


Competitive Experience
Started Competitive Running 1988

Successful Scholastic Career

  • 2x Connecticut All-State Honors (1000m,1600m)
  • 1x All New England Honors (1000m)
  • Former/Active High School Record Holder 4 Track Events (800–3200m)

Successful Collegiate Career

  • 2x National Division III Qualifier (800m)
  • Former School Record Holder (800,1000,4x800m)

Post Collegiate, Went Long

  • Trained w/ Fort Bragg Army Racing Team (‘96-’97)
  • 3x Boston Marathon Qualifier
  • 10x 100miler Ultra marathoner: (2017 Grand Slam Finisher)


  • Certified USATF Level 2 Coach
  • Preparing for NSCA CSCS Strength & Conditioning Certification

Coaching Experience

  • Assistant XC and Track Coach at Methodist University (1996/97)
  • Assistant XC and Indoor Track Coach at Montville High School (2015- present)
  • Personal Coaching Business, Running Coach to a range of runners from 1st time Marathoners & Ultramarathoners, to a 2:45 Marathoner, spread across the US (AZ, NC, CT, WV, CA)

Coaching Lineage
Approach was instilled by previous coaches: Jeff Morin (Assisted @ USCGA & Conn College), Jan Merrill-Morin (‘76 Olympics, World XC Champion, Former 1500m American Record Holder, Assisted @ Rutgers Univ), & Norm Higgins (NYC Marathon Winner). Early running career success was based on the application of early 1980s eastern block periodization & neuromuscular training principles. This approach has gained a wider audience, and is now is at the core of the USATF training philosophy.


Oakdale, CT
United States

Preferred Athlete Levels

Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced


1-on-1 Coaching, Consultations, Group Coaching, Local Coaching, Remote Coaching, Strength Training, Training Camps

Sport Types

Running, High School Cross Country, Collegiate Cross Country



Athlete Requirements

Heart Monitor preferred.


53 Forsyth Rd
Oakdale, CT
United States

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The coach consultation includes a one hour discussion with a TrainingPeaks Level 2 coach on the phone or video call. This also includes one month of TrainingPeaks Premium Athlete Edition and a completed coaching consultation summary after your call.

One Hour Consultation

Each monthly coaching service comes with a 30-day, no questions asked, money-back guarantee, a TrainingPeaks Premium Athlete Edition account, a start-up consultation, goal planning and an individualized plan.

  • Bronze
  • $119/month
  • plus $99 start-up*
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  • 2 e-mails per month
  • Training Plans posted monthly
  • 1 training plan update per month
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  • $189/month
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  • 1 call and 4 e-mails per month
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  • 2 training plan update per month
  • Weekly device file reviews
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  • $299/month
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  • Unlimited communication
  • Training Plans posted weekly
  • 4 training plan updates per month
  • Unlimited device file reviews

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