Running Coach Services

Wallis Sands Half Marathon 2014

Thank you for your interest in Angela Bekkala Coaching. Please email happyfitmama at if you are interested in learning more. I’d love to help you reach your goals!

One training plan does not fit all. The cookie cutter plans you find online don’t know anything about you. As your coach, I will design a customized training schedule that works with your life and your goals. Whether you’re training for your first 5k or want to shave minutes off your marathon PR, I can help meet your goals.

I am a certified running coach through Road Runner’s Club of America (RRCA) as well as an ACSM (American College of Sports Medicine) Certified Clinical Exercise Physiologist. I was not always a runner. There was a time when I didn’t understand how anyone could love running. It wasn’t till after the birth of my children that I really got serious about running and the love grew from there. I have run races of all distances including 5k – 50k, from road, trail and mountain running.

I understand the struggle of balancing the demands of training and your daily life to meet your goals. I’m a great motivator and will be your biggest cheerleader.

I want to share the joy that I feel about running and training. It gives me so much joy in seeing others achieve their goals and being able to be a part of their journey.

E – Coaching Custom Training Plan:
This is the most basic coaching option. After an initial consultation (via phone or email), I would design a plan specifically for you. This plan does not include ongoing “coaching” services. Communication is minimal. Plan is created for you at the start of training and you execute it.

It includes:

  •  Initial consultation (based on questionnaire)
  • Assess future race/training goals
  • A complete individualized training plan for the training season, with detailed workout descriptions – duration/distance, intensity/pace) – based on preference of number of days running, long run day and specific days off.

12 weeks: $80 (ideal for preparing for a 5k or 10k race)
16 weeks: $100 (ideal for preparing for a half marathon)
20 weeks: $150 (ideal for preparing for a marathon)

Individualized E-coaching:
E-coaching is designed to give you more feedback throughout your training. You and I would have regular communication about your training and I would update and change your training plan as needed based on your performance and feedback.

It includes:

  • Initial consultation (via phone or email based on your convenience)

– Evaluation of Race/Training History/Current running level
– Assess future goals

  • Complete training plan with detailed description of workouts – duration/distance, intensity/pace – based on your preference of number of days running, long run day, specific days off.
  • Regular communication via email, phone, or Facetime to assess your training
  • Shared google spreadsheet to track your training process or other preferred tracking source
  • Long run/race day nutrition and hydration instruction and feedback
  • Race day prep

Monthly: $70

Feel free to contact me with any questions!

26 comments on “Running Coach Services

  1. Hi Angela,

    Hope you’re having a wonderful day so far! Wow, it’s incredibly awesome how you inspire so many people to eat healthy and get active! Kudos!

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    Stay fit, stay healthy, and enjoy the rest of your week!


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  3. Wish I knew you were in Southern NH. I would have contacted you for coaching. I live on the seacoast and wrapping up training for my 2nd marathon. Trying to stay injury free in the last 2 weeks.

  4. Maintain good flexibility and strengthening the pelvis and Core muscles. Also improve any bio mechanical imbalances of the ankle, knee and hip. If you stand on one leg and you notice your pelvis/hip slightly shift to the side you may have decreased stability of the hip and back muscles. Strengthen the glutamate and core muscles to help in reducing the likelihood of injury.

  5. Hi! I live in Canada and am currently doing a project on the job of an exercise physiologist. Your blog helped me a lot but my teacher said that in order for me to use this information, I need to have a credible source. And so, she told me to contact you to see if I can get a hold of an organization or hospital you work for.
    Thank you 🙂

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  7. woooow !!! Great work of a person like you, try to change your social environment for the common benefit. Thank you very much for sharing, excuse me, do you think I can supplement any particular diet? or some routine? I am starting a new stage of life, I was diagnosed with diabetes at a very young age and your example was very much for me !!!. It’s a shame that I live in Mexico. I hope I can combine it with what I am doing to improve my results.

    I wait your answer!!!
    Thank you…

  8. Hi Angela,

    I am in week 9 of a stress fracture to my fibula, stumbled across your blog whilst I was trying to do some research.
    I saw you took 12 weeks off which I think I will be well and truly every bit of that.
    I am gutted obviously that this happened to me, I was running at my best and trying to be consistent and like you, I love the trails so I mix it up, I think I may have been pushing myself with the speed to much, oh well we learn, and most of the time, we learn the hard way.
    I hope your ankle is okay now too. I gasped when I read that during that race!!
    My question to you was, was it found to be a stress fracture straight away I couldn’t find any earlier blogs about it.
    Unfortunately mine was misdiagnosed as peroneal tendonitis, I had an X-Ray, and Ultra sound and Ct Scan, all inconclusive, week 5 went and saw a sports Dr, he made me have an MRI and put me in moon boot, (yes stress frature to my fibula) nearly week 4 of moon boot! (so over it)
    Thank you in advance, great blog, looking forward to following you.

  9. Hey!

    I live in Southern NH and will be running Boston 2020- This will be my first ever marathon. I am thinking about having a running coach and came across your page.I would like a little more information – I look forward to chatting with you!

    1. Hi Michelle! That is super exciting – first marathon and it’s Boston!!! Feel free to email me: happyfitmama @ and we can chat about coaching. Thanks for reaching out!

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