San Antonio, TX
"Shaina developed a first-time marathon training plan and coached a group of us through it when we were deployed to Afghanistan together. I learned so much from her, but what I remember most is being excited about running and reporting my pace and stats back to her on long training runs. She is experienced, realistic, encouraging, and has vast technical knowledge. We all finished our first marathons in Prague, and had fun doing it thanks to Shaina. She was my 'Marathon Mom'!"
Ethan enlisted in the Army on a Ranger contract in 2020 and needed to be able to run 5 miles in under 40 minutes. The challenge? Ethan was a baseball and football player and had never run farther than 1 mile. Using a 20-week periodized training plan we prepared Ethan for his basic training and follow-on Ranger Training. Ethan says,
"My original goal was not only to run 5 miles in under 40 minutes but to exceed that. When I first talked with Shaina there was no way I could have done that. With her program we started out slow which was really nice. One of the things I liked most was the way we worked into running faster, running further. It wasn't too much to handle but very effective. It was just a few months that got me where I needed to be. It helped me find a comfortable pace to resort to and build from. I ran my last 5 mile test in 35:40!"
Los Angeles, California
"When I signed up for a marathon I wasn't really sure how to start training because I wasn't a routine runner. Shaina's plan helped me figure out every day what I was supposed to be doing. There was no question about what I had to run and how to do it because there was a schedule and a plan in place. It was really helpful especially on the days where you don't want to get out of bed and run. It was like all of the guesswork was removed and I knew exactly what I had to do. Using a 100 day training plan I made it through and I didn't quit. I finished a marathon and I was really proud of myself. Shaina's plan made it possible!
"I could never have completed the Flying Pig Marathon without Shaina. I was so happy to have her on my side. I felt strong the entire way thanks to her training plan and encouragement. I'm proud of myself and extremely thankful for Shaina and everyone else who was rooting me on. I couldn't have done it without all the support!