Private Running Coach

Hire a professional running coach. (I know — that’s an old-school idea, these days.) There’s a good one in the Northern Liberties neighborhood of Philadelphia.

His name is Phil Clark.

He was a competitive runner that wanted to beat everybody. The odds were 7 billion to 1, but Phil wasn’t counting. Some of the world’s best coaches taught him how to win. They also taught him how to be a coach.

The kind of coach that understands long shots. The kind of coach that figures out what to do to win.

Like when Phil taught a stroke victim how to run again—after physicians said that he would never run again.

Or when Phil told a new runner to train with 50-yard runs (she went on to run many marathons and other long distance races).

Or when Phil watched a video of a runner’s every step—12,000 total—to find the flaws that were preventing him from running faster.

Or when Phil introduced a small, Pennsylvanian, collegiate, track team to eastern European conditioning drills—the team won a lopsided victory at its conference championships, just four months later.

Can Phil help you? Probably, yes.

He’s won awards for everything related to running: “Best Gym for Serious Runners,” “Every Runner’s Secret Weapon,” “Best Sneakers,” and so on.

How does it work? It’s simple. Send him an email:

Share your dreams or fears. He’ll write back. You two will schedule an appointment to talk face-to-face.

How much does it cost? $85 per hour. During a one-hour consultation, Phil can usually plan an entire training program. He won’t use additional time, unless requested.

There’s always a running event on the calendar. Get Ready. Train with Phil.

Check out Phil’s webpage for more background information.

Monday - Thursday: 5am - 10pm
Friday: 5am - 8pm
Saturday: 7am - 7pm
Sunday: Closed