Steven LaBranche
Steven LaBranche LEAP-Coaching, LLC
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Steven LaBranche
Level 2 Coach

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TrainingPeaks Certified Coach Level 2
Steven LaBranche LEAP-Coaching, LLC
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Oakdale, CT , United States



Sport Types
  • Running
  • High School Cross Country
  • Collegiate Cross Country
  • 1-on-1 Coaching
  • Consultations
  • Group Coaching
  • Local Coaching
  • Remote Coaching
  • Strength Training
  • Training Camps
Athlete Requirements
Heart Monitor preferred.
Meet Your Coach
Steven LaBranche
TrainingPeaks Certified Coach Level 2
Steven LaBranche LEAP-Coaching, LLC
Oakdale, CT United States 06370
Coach Bio

Highly personalized & dynamic training plan, applying periodization principles throughout the training cycle. No plan is cookie-cutter & allow athlete schedule flexibility. A long aerobic base period (Maffetone Principle, Zone 2), with 2 weekly long runs. Leverage O2 capacity with the speed and power assimilation through threshold runs, fartlek, progression runs, hill repeats, & intervals.
Incorporate Strength as part of regular routine to build stronger core, major/minor leg muscles, & balance

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Coaching Experience

  • Collegiate Coach @ Methodist University XC & Track (1996/97)
  • High School Coach @ Montville High School XC & Track (2015- present)
  • Personal Coaching Business Running Coach (2015-present) to a range of runners from 1st time Marathoners & Ultramarathoners, to a 2:45 Marathoner, spread across the US, Canada, & Indonesia


  • USATF Level 2 Endurance & TrainingPeaks Level 2

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.

Competitive Experience
Started Competitive Running 1988.

Most Recent

  • Trained w/ Fort Bragg Army Racing Team (‘96-’97)
  • 3x Boston Marathon Qualifier
  • 11x100miler Ultra marathoner: (2017 Grand Slam Finisher, UTMB, WSER, Leadville, Vermont, Wasatch, & Zion, Angeles Crest)

Successful Collegiate Career

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

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)
Preferred Athlete Levels
Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
Coach Package Pricing
  • TrainingPeaks Premium Account
  • Custom training plan built around your life
  • Personalized coaching feedback on key workouts
  • UNLIMITED emails
  • 1 phone call per month
  • 2x plan adjustments per month
  • Free initial consultation with a hand-selected accredited coach
  • TrainingPeaks Premium Account
  • Custom training plan built around your life
  • Personalized coaching feedback on every workout
  • UNLIMITED emails
  • UNLIMITED phone calls
  • UNLIMITED plan adjustments

* $0 startup fee for a limited time!

Monthly billing will begin after TrainingPeaks connects you with your coach.

Individual Services
  • One hour discussion on the phone or video call
  • One month of TrainingPeaks Premium Athlete Edition
  • Completed coaching consultation summary after your call
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53 Forsyth Rd
Oakdale, CT
United States