"Don't make the mistake of thinking that you have to go out and run hard every day. Two or three hard workouts per week—each followed by at least one easy day—is the way to improve your running."
Buckheit coaches the Capital Area Runners club. Group training, weekdays in Arlington and weekends in Northwest DC, is $75 a month, $175 for three months $300 for six.
"Progression is an important principle. Make steady changes in your training by slowly increasing your mileage and then gradually work into interval-training sessions."
Centrowitz offers group training twice a week at American University.
"You should vary your training by running different distances, terrains, and paces. It will enhance your overall performance, make you a stronger runner, and help prevent boredom."
Raczko offers individual consultations for $75 to $100 an hour; prices for group sessions and four months of training vary. He also does online training.
"Don't try too much too fast. Take a step back and make it a little more fun. Hopefully through training, as your fitness gets better, you will stay consistent. Consistency is the name of the game."
Weir offers one-on-one training sessions for $50 an hour or online coaching for $75 a month.
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