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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

Bio

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
  • 3x 100miler Ultra marathoner

Certifications

  • 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.

Location

Oakdale, CT
United States

Preferred Athlete Levels

Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced

Services

1-on-1 Coaching, Local Coaching, Strength Training, Training Camps

Sport Types

Running, High School Cross Country, Collegiate Cross Country

Languages

English

Athlete Requirements

Heart Monitor preferred.

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Address:

53 Forsyth Rd
Oakdale, CT
United States
06370

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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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  • $299/month
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  • Unlimited communication
  • Training Plans posted monthly
  • 4 training plan updates per month
  • Unlimited device file reviews

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