TRAINING & RACING
Professional Running Consultant
Individualized, progressive training plans focused on improving your running performances and results
WHO I AM
Andrew Gerard: Professional Running Coach
A collegiate track and cross country coach for over 30 years specializing in working with middle-distance and distance athletes, development has been the cornerstone of my coaching philosophy since the beginning. Mentoring athletes to success at all levels of competition, from conference to national and international, an approach centered on individualization, progression, communication and accountability can benefit serious athletes of all levels looking to move forward, faster!
Having been an NCAA Div I National Coach of the Year in Cross Country, with dozens of All-Americans, multiple Olympians and US National team members and successful athletes at all levels across the whole spectrum of middle-distance and distance events, as well as a USTFCCCA-certified strength and conditioning coach, I am equipped to partner with athletes on all of their training planning, design, and implementation needs.
WHAT I DO
A Range of Coaching Services
Individual Full Service Coaching
Team Coaching Consulting
INDIVIDUAL FULL SERVICE COACHING
The Individual Path to Success
Complete, collaborative design of a workout program designed to progress you, both long- and short-term, toward your racing goals. Regular, scheduled delivery of full workout plans, individually designed to progress you from where you are to where you want to go. From short track races through the marathon, full customization based on regular one-on-one communication. Take the questions about planning and designing a program for you off your plate and leave them to a professional coach!
An Extra Set of Eyes
You've got a general idea of what works for you running-wise but you want to take it up a notch, get some advice on periodization, new workouts or tweaks to dip under your past performances. Or you just need some help with accountability and adjustments along the way... You provide the general plan but we provide the peace of mind. With input from a professional to guide and shape your ideas, this level of support is scalable to your needs.
TEAM COACHING CONSULTING
Consulting on a Coach-to-Coach Level
Collaboration between coaches is key to professional development but we're all stretched. As a consultant, I can act as a sounding board on training design and implementation for summer, pre-season and in-season programs. Having mentored teams to championships at the highest level, I have a special interest in assisting with overall development of a successful team culture. Working together to plan a successful season for your team, no matter what the level, is the ultimate goal as a coach!
2019 Pan Am Games Silver medalist, Marathon
“Coach Gerard is incredible at creating training plans that allow me to stay healthy and peak at the right time so I can get the most out of myself. He takes the time to meticulously personalize my training and tweak it until it is perfect rather than giving me a cookie cutter program. While working with Coach Gerard, I’ve run faster than I ever thought possible and I’ve really enjoyed the process!”