for the JOY of running
Do any of the following sound like you?
Do you struggle to stay motivated and need structure and accountability?
Do you tend to train too hard and as a result you cycle with injury and/or burnout?
Are you brand new to running and you want to get off on the right foot?
Are you an experienced runner wanting to tackle a new distance or PR?
Have you been running for a while but find yourself at a plateau?
If so, we're here to help!
Interested in 1:1 Coaching or a custom monthly training plan with Ann or Jen?
Read about both options below, complete this form and we'll be in touch!
(Not sure you want customized coaching right now? Try one of Jen's basic beginner or intermediate 5K or half marathon training plans. You can read about each plan in the shop page here. Note, these plans are free to TEAMmates! For TEAM info click here.)
Customized coaching options with
jen labesky or Ann Scholl
(TEAM GritChicks membership is free for coaching clients!)
Custom Training Plans
Private Online Coaching
Meet TEAM GritCHicks' coaches!
ANN SCHOLL @joyful_runner
With over 100 marathons, 24 ultras over 50 miles (including eleven 100 milers!) under her belt, Ann brings priceless knowledge and experience to the athletes she coaches. Ann is a Certified Ultra Coach through United Endurance Sports Coaching Academy, trail race director, and joyful runner!
Ann specializes in coaching distances from half marathon through 100 miles, and ladies training for the joy of running.
"Training can be a big commitment, but it doesn’t need to be overwhelming. I'm here to take the guesswork out and make a plan that will prepare you both physically and mentally to take your goals to the next level.
Whether your goal is to run your first Half Marathon, a personal best at a 100 miler, or something in between, we will work together to create a training plan just for you! Let’s dream BIG together!"
"I have been running for years, but had stepped up my game five years ago with a 50k. I found a training plan online and followed that plan until I became injured from overtraining for what my body could handle. After recovering, I decided to go for my first 50 miler. Knowing I had limitations, I knew I needed someone with experience who would listen to what I needed to create a training plan. Ann talked with me to find out what my goals and expectations were and developed a plan that wasn’t just running. Her plan included power walking, spin and strength training. Needless to say, I rocked my 50 miler with the help of her knowledge and encouragement. Since then, she has created two more plans for me. Ann believes in her clients while working with their abilities to help them achieve their goals." -Jeannette S.
"Ann helped me focus on my training around my goals without overthinking. She’s compassionate and accommodating, but also willing to call me out for my overtraining or under stretching. She gave me the pep talks when I needed them and helped me achieve my stellar year of running." -Relena R.
Jen Labesky @jenlarun
Jen has completed 16 half marathons, 6 full marathons, eight 50k's, a 50 mile trail ultra and countless 5k's, 10k's, 10 milers and 25k's.
Jen specializes in coaching runners from beginners to 50 miles in addition to runners seeking the benefits of low heart rate training.
Jen's journey to running was anything but traditional. In her mid 30's she was diagnosed with a congenital sacral disorder which had been dormant but was likely exacerbated by childbirth.
After 3 years of chiropractic care with days where the pain was so excruciating she couldn't move off the floor, Jen reached a point where she was fed up with feeling broken. After seeing how running had empowered so many people, ten years ago at the age of 40, she decided to give it a try.
She sought the help of a phenomenal physical therapist, who helped her strengthen her body to the point where she could safely run.*
And to her surprise, the more she ran, the stronger she became... physically, yes, but what she hadn't expected was how strong she would become as a person.
What a gift! Running allows us to experience our limitless power. Running allows us to access a level of freedom and joy so rare in our daily lives.
It is this experience that Jen's coaching promotes.
Jen has been an RRCA Certified Running Coach since 2018.
Her focus is on running healthy and running for life.
*Always follow the guidance of a qualified medical professional.
"If you are looking for a coach that gets you and your needs, Jen Labesky is THAT coach! Jen started coaching me after I recovered from an injury. I had run a marathon the season before, but I in no way would be doing another one any time soon. Between the pull of family life and what my mind, body and heart needed in that season, I needed a coach that got me! Jen is that coach. Each month she crafts plans that are fun and stretch me without breaking me. I've gotten my love of running back since she's been coaching me. Last month for the 1st time ever I placed in my age group for a 5k. Not because I was trying. But because I was having fun running. Jen brings the joy to running. And that's huge!" - Chandra M.
** Jen's 1:1 coaching spots are currently full. Ann has a few openings, and both Ann & Jen are available for creating custom training plans.
(TEAM GritChicks membership is free for all coaching clients, and TEAMmates have the option of switching between membership options as needed)
Custom Training PlaN (w/ free TEAM Membership) $65/mo
After a phone call with your coach Ann or Jen (or email if you prefer) discussing your running history, current fitness level and running goals, your coach will create a custom training plan to keep you focused, motivated and on track to tackle your goals while maintaining the joy in running.
One time each month you will connect with your coach by phone, email or DM in the TEAM GritChicks app (whichever you prefer) to discuss how your training is going and any adjustments that need to be made for the next month.
This option does NOT include changes to the plan throughout the month, but adjustments will be made as needed at the beginning of each month based on data from the previous month.
This option is perfect for someone who is self motivated and does not want or need frequent check-ins.
1:1 private online coaching (w/ free Team Membership) $165/mo
Private coaching is perfect for someone who wants or needs daily support in their training. Each month Ann or Jen will create a custom training plan based on your goals, and together you and your coach will track your runs and any issues that may come up. Your coach will make unlimited adjustments to your training plan as needed.
If you are training for a specific race, your coach will also help you with race planning & strategizing.
Your coach will be available to you for any questions as they arise, and will be checking in regularly to make sure you're feeling strong, motivated and most of all, that you're enjoying your training.
LIMITED 1:1 SPOTS AVAILABLE
To get started with 1:1 coaching or a monthly custom training plan click here to complete our intake form and we'll be in touch!
As a 1:1 Private Coaching or monthly Custom Training Plan Athlete, you automatically become a member of Team GritChicks®️!
If TEAM GritChicks registration is closed, coaching/custom training plan clients can join the team at any time!