Steven LaBranche
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Steven LaBranche   LEAP-Coaching, LLC


Oakdale, CT
United States



Sport Types

Running, High School Cross Country, Collegiate Cross Country

Preferred Athlete Levels

Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced


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

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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.


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

Athlete Requirements

Heart Monitor preferred.

Coach Package Pricing
  • 2 e-mails per month
  • Training Plans posted monthly
  • 1 training plan update per month
  • No device file reviews
  • Start-up consultation
  • TrainingPeaks Premium Athlete Edition
  • 30 day money back guarantee
  • 1 call and 4 e-mails per month
  • Training Plans posted monthly
  • 2 training plan update per month
  • Weekly device file reviews
  • Start-up consultation
  • TrainingPeaks Premium Athlete Edition
  • 30 day money back guarantee
  • Unlimited communication
  • Training Plans posted weekly
  • 4 training plan updates per month
  • Unlimited device file reviews
  • Start-up consultation
  • TrainingPeaks Premium Athlete Edition
  • 30 day money back guarantee
*You will only be charged the $99 startup fee today. 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