RALPH COOKE Breakthrough Running With Coach Ralph LLC
RALPH COOKE Breakthrough Running With Coach Ralph LLC

Oakland, CA , United States



Sport Types
  • Running
  • 1-on-1 Coaching
  • Consultations
  • Group Coaching
  • Local Coaching
  • Remote Coaching
Athlete Requirements
Willingness to train. I became a coach to help others and to share my love of running. Whether you are taking your 1st step or 1,000,000,000, I am here to serve you and help you achieve your goals.
Meet Your Coach
RALPH COOKE Breakthrough Running With Coach Ralph LLC
Oakland, CA United States 94612
Coach Bio

Coach Ralph started running competitively in high school where he competed in cross-country and track. He has over four decades of running, racing, and guiding, advising, and coaching experience.

Coach Ralph is available for in-person and online to coach adult runners who wish to challenge distances from the 5K to the marathon. He will work with you to develop a training schedule that is tailored to your schedule, needs, interests and goals. As a Coach, he will be your biggest cheerleader.

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Like many of you, Coach Ralph had fears of running a marathon. He was a 400/800 meter runner at heart. He was a non-scoring runner on the X-country team. The idea of running a marathon was daunting. He was grateful to find a training group that provided him with the confidence to finish a marathon.

In his first marathon, he finished within three minutes of qualifying for Boston. Even though he fell short of his goal, it ignited a passion and fire inside of him to make a permanent switch to distance runner from track runner.

Coach Ralph has benefitted from the advice, learning and interactions with many coaches throughout his career. The most rewarding part of working with athletes is training and watching as they achieve their goals. Some of his most treasured experiences have been working with athletes to finish their first road race from 5k to marathon.

Coach Ralph has been where you are whether you are new to distance running or an experienced racer. He understands what it is like to overcome your fears to challenge a new distance. He has had the same fears. His process is to meet you where you are to develop individualized training that increases both your fitness and confidence to complete your race successfully.

RRCA Level I Certified Run Coach
V.O2 Certified Distance Running Coach

5K: 17:35
Marathon: 2:58
3x Boston Qualifier

When not coaching, Coach Ralph enjoys visiting National Parks, theatre, a good book and the Sunday NYT Crossword.

Preferred Athlete Levels
Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
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Oakland, CA
United States