Race Ready Programs
For those who set serious goals and want to move beyond just chasing the pain.
Reaching your goals is about more than just putting a band-aid on the problem. It's about aligning your desires with massive action.
Imagine what you would do if you knew you couldn't fail.
Here's what I know
You love to run because it helps you manage your mental and physical health, fosters a sense of community and pushes you in ways you never thought were possible.
Sometimes, in the pursuit of the love of running, injuries happen and you don’t know why or what to do about it so you ask your running community only to become more confused with a million different suggestions and all you want is for the pain to go away.
You know a proper recovery plan that includes things like strength training, foam rolling, maybe a little stretching will help decrease your chances of injury, but you don't know if you're doing the right things, don’t do it regularly or maybe you don’t do it at all.
Here's the real problem
The problem isn’t your injury.
The problem isn’t even that you’re not stretching (or foam rolling or strength training) enough, not really.
The problem is your goals and desires aren’t in alignment with your actions.
When what you want isn’t in alignment with the steps you’re taking to really get you there, you end up…..
Frustrated when injury occurs and won’t go away
In panic mode when injury “pops up” weeks before your big event
Anxious that this means you’ll have to quit running
Impatient with your recovery time
What you need is a sustainable recovery plan that targets the right issues.
IF YOU ARE COMMITTED TO PUTTING IN THE WORK - THE REAL WORK - THEN I AM COMMITTED TO HELPING YOU REACH YOUR FULL POTENTIAL. FOR THOSE WHO ARE SERIOUS
I OFFER LIMITED ENROLLMENT IN MY HEALTHY RUNNER PROGRAM
A CUSTOMIZED PLAN DEDICATED TO HELPING YOU MOVE MORE EFFICIENTLY AND PREVENT INJURY
I get it. All you really want is to run.
Whether it's training for a big race like the Boston Marathon, running your first 5K, or just getting a full night's sleep without your pain waking you up in the middle of the night. You're confused about which methods will actually work, you're frustrated that even though you're doing the "right things" your pain isn't going away completely or you've tried EVERYTHING only to be disappointed that yet one more thing didn't work to relieve your pain.
The Healthy Runner Program is about formulating the right plan and the right combination of manual soft tissue work and corrective exercise - ones you actually need - to get your better results.
It's about making real progress to eliminate pain and help you run more efficiently.
Why is being a more efficient runner important to injury prevention? Inefficiency slows things down. Period. Having imbalances in your body make your muscles work harder under stress. It makes them use more energy to produce results and will eventually lead to injury and pain.
How do you do I do it? Create the right plan -- one that actually saves you time and money? The Healthy Runner Program that's how. It gives you exactly what you need with the help of a professional (that's me!) that has worked with thousands of runners over the past 15 years.
What I love about this program
It allows me to dive deep into what drives you, what your goals are and why they are so important (beyond just crossing the finish line.) -- It's why I focus specifically on runners. The Healthy Runner Program frees your mind from the worry of injury so you can focus on what you love best -- running
What it's like to work with me
It goes a little something like this....
It's lots of food analogies and the occasional 80s pop song reference or movie quote.
It's understanding what motivates you, small steps and tiny tweaks that produce big results.
It's lots of education (but the fun stuff, not memorizing text books and pop quizzes) and geeking out (especially about anatomy).
It's documenting the journey through progress notes, journaling and communication from where you are now to where you want to be. Being able to look back and say "wow I did that!"
It's modifying and adjusting the program as you get stronger or different needs arise so you'll know exactly what to do even after the program is complete.
It's teaching you that this is a life long journey--it's a marathon not a sprint.
I want in
What's the next step?
Look, I'm gonna be straight up honest (cause that's how I roll.) This program isn't for everyone and that's ok. This is not a quick fix. It is not a "oh I am not in pain any more so I don't have to continue the work". This is about changing your habits and and understanding the importance of making recovery a priority in order to reach your running goals. We will be spending a lot of time working together so before we take the next step, here are some things to consider.
Do you have the time to dedicate to daily work for the next 6 months + to the program? On average you will need to set aside 1-2 hours 3-5x a week. To get big results it's not about just getting it done but doing it right.
Why 6 months or more? You've likely been neglecting your recovery plan and as they say, Rome wasn't built in a day. There is only so much we can do at once and to make real, lasting progress takes commitment.
Do you spend money on yourself and/or self-care?
I'm not talking about just making sure you replace your running shoes regularly, although that is part of it.
The Healthy Runner Program is just that, a program. It's an investment in your health and wellbeing, not a one off or couple of sessions and you're done sort of thing. Participants get the most of my time, energy, and expertise so if the program creates a financial hardship for you, maybe it's not right, right now.
Do you have the patience to work through stubborn injuries?
A component of our work will be changing your thinking and mindset around prioritizing self-care and recovery from a single event to a continuous flow.
There are often multiple muscle groups involved in running injuries and preventing them means unraveling the tangled web. At times there might be temporary setbacks that will lead to big gains, Do you have the patience to come through it on the other end?
Word on the street
Sara is a wealth of knowledge. I always feel seen, heard and cared for in her office. Thanks to Sara after years of injuries, including a herniated disc, I have had a long stretch of pain free running.
Sara was instrumental in helping treat my plantar fasciitis that developed from training for my first Boston Marathon. Her treatment plan made sure I was prepared and pain free.
Sara provides an invaluable skill that allows me to continue training with the comfort of knowing that injury prevention and treatment is possible. Her knowledge and skill in her techniques provide me with an experience that I consider to be the gold standard. Bottom line, she is the best."
Before I know how I can best help you and whether I am the right person in this part of your journey (I'll give you a referral to a colleague if it turns out that I'm not) we need to schedule a consultation.
Your investment starts at $3,500
If you're serious and we're a great fit, we'll draw up your contract and take a deposit or you can pay in full.
Are you Ready?
If you've hung in with me this far, you must be ready to make some big changes. I'm honored that you're considering me to help you get there. I can't wait to book your consultation so I can better understand your goals and make sure it's a spot on fit. I know I have what it takes to help you reach your goals and if you use the customized strategies I teach you, I am confident you'll go from injured athlete to healthy runner.