Allen

Endurance

Coaching

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About Dylan Allen

I started running in the 4th grade and competed through high school, after which I took a hiatus from competing, but still ran for fun as I focused on my education. The old siren sang again when my wife and I were starting our family in 2012.  I signed up for my first marathon and only had one thought after crossing that finish line: “I want more!”  There was something about facing my inner demons during a race that made sense.  Since then, I’ve gone on to run 10k’s, half marathons, marathons, and 50k’s and couldn’t be happier. 

 

I started coaching at Central High School in Springfield, Missouri in 2002 while pursuing my undergraduate degree, and then returned to coaching when I became a personal trainer in 2012.  I now have close to a decade of experience coaching high school and adult runners, swimmers, and multi-sport athletes.

 

I am a certified USATF coach, as well as an ISSA and ESA certified personal trainer.  This unique combination allows me to design highly individualized training plans that appropriately integrate cross-training to help my athletes avoid and/or overcome injuries and reach their goals in a safe, effective manner.

 
Philosophy

Train smarter, not harder.

I am a believer in the philosophy of training smarter instead of harder.  Most of the injuries that occur in endurance events are over-use injuries and are 100% preventable.  Which means if we get hurt, we probably screwed up somewhere.  The first goal of any training plan is to be healthy on race day.

 

I encourage athletes to be goal oriented while putting together the master plan.  We do this using our current fitness level and available time and `energy we can commit to in training to inform our expectations.  Being goal oriented also helps us make the right decision when we are in the middle of a work out.  By staying focused on what we should do today, we can often avoid the trap of what we can do today.  It feels good to crush a workout.  But it feels even better to crush our goals.

 

No training plan is carved in stone.  We have to be flexible enough to shift workouts around, modify them using the feedback our bodies are giving us, and be adaptable to the challenges life throws at us.  We don’t live and train in a vacuum.  Real life happens.  Part of my job is to help my athletes learn how to navigate those challenges so that they can achieve their goals even when the “plan” goes out the window.

 

Services

Individualized Coaching - $100/month

  • Personalized Training Plan

  • Weekly meeting in person or via Skype/phone

  • Weekly email with updated training plan and training notes

  • Free goal setting and strategy sessions

  • 24/7 access (within reason) via text, email, or phone.

Ruston Training Group - $50/month ($25/month for students)

  • Train with a group of runners

  • Personalized Training Plan

  • Weekly email with tidbits on how to approach your training

  • 24/7 access (within reason) via text, email, or phone

Individualized Training Plan - $50-$100 (based on length of plan)

  • You get the whole plan up front

  • Includes two meetings (before and after putting the plan together).

  • Based on your personal history, current fitness level, and goal race time and distance.

  • Prices vary based on plan length

Personal Training Session - $35/hour

  • Meet with Coach Dylan in Ruston, LA.

  • Ideal for working on run or swim technique, interval workouts, or those workouts you know you will mentally struggle with.  

  • Allows you to focus on the workout, and Coach Dylan to adapt the workout as needed to get the best possible training stimulus.

Goal Setting Session - $50

  • In person or via Skype/phone call

Race Day Strategy Session - $35/hour

  • In person or via Skype/phone call

Accountability Check-in - $20/session

  • In person meeting or Skype/phone call, as needed

  • For those that just need someone to keep them honest

Please call or email to schedule a meeting.  

All services except personal training sessions are available to anyone, regardless of location.

All in-person meetings are held in public locations in and around Ruston, LA.

*All payments accepted via Paypal.

 

1610 Elizabeth Ave., Ruston, LA 71270

Tel: 417-693-4254

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