BAYOU CITY ENDURANCE CONSULTING - "I have met my hero, and he is me."   - George Sheehan
Welcome to Bayou City Endurance Consulting
Individualized Coaching
For Serious Runners
                                                            
An Invitational Running Team
Why a Run Coach?
 
"A basketball player doesn’t practice his free throw shooting by doing slam dunks all over the place. He does it by practicing free throws. That’s the attitude we take: You don’t get better at running by doing everything but running. You get better by running."
Chris Solinsky - American 10K Record Holder Speaking about his Coach
 
OK, FIRST THE OFFICIAL VERSION!
 
Small changes in your running program can produce large gains in your running performance.  In order to run faster you have to train properly.  When you do that, not only do you get faster, your rate of perceived exertion progressively becomes less and therefore the effort for the task at hand becomes easier.  This in turn makes the process of running and racing more efficient and ultimately you feel better during training and exercise. 
 
A run coach can put together a program that keeps training fresh and spontaneous while addressing your specific needs. Bayou City Endurance can provide a training plan based on your past efforts and your future goals, both long and short term.  If you are serious about your sport, we can make you a better runner. 
 
NOW THE CONDENSED VERSION!
 
In order to run fast, ya gotta run faster.  A run coach can help with that not only by helping you run faster but also pulling you back when you get too ambitious. 
 
 Heather, Chevron Houston Marathon 2013.  2:56
Joey, 2014 Chevron Houston Marathon.  2:40
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
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Vicky Cook winner of the 2015 OVERALL Texas Trails Endurance Run 50-Mile Race.  She chicked all the boys!!!
 
Testimonials:
I was first woman, second overall to the guy I ran with most of the way.  I don't think he finished more than 5 - 10 seconds ahead of me.  He had a nice sprint at the end, the kind that comes from desperately not wanting to be "chicked".  
Heather - September 2012 Run the
Woodlands 5K. 
 
I've been meaning to tell you for a while that I have felt a change in my form recently, coinciding with the bigger miles. My stride has shortened and my cadence increased and I think I'm carrying my arms lower. ...... It has in no way been a conscious effort to change, just happened naturally. I am becoming a more efficient running machine.  I noticed you told me at the track meet to shorten my stride and to be honest I thought it sounded a bit mad, I couldn't imagine deliberately trying to change the way I run but now it's happened it feels so much better. I feel a lot faster and it's effortless, more speed for less effort = more efficient!........I have never run that way before, but before you told me to, it had never been suggested to me. 
Vicky - December 2012, Training for Sub 3:00 Marathon
 
It's hard to be disappointed with a PR, so I'm happy. My effort level was quite comfortable....
I think a 3 minute improvement since The Woodlands on a course that is, no doubt, much harder is a testament to the great training you've given me. Thank you! I'm capable of a faster half marathon PR, and it'll happen another day. For now, I'm looking forward to setting a new 5k PR on the road this summer.
Nikki - Eugene Half Marathon 2013
 
A trip back in time . . .
April 2006 first night on the track
I'd never been on a track . . . you were so patient
I could only run . . . ok lets call it a jog :-) . . . 1 mile at 15 min pace (maybe) & then I was exhausted
 
I appreciate the time you took to explain those little white marks on the track over & over again . . . and giving me a different workout than everyone else.
 
You've made a difference in my life & I Thank You for that!
Dana - Ironman Fla, 2010
 
I owe you a HUGE thank you for all the track workouts and guidance this past year. It all has really helped me to get to where I currently am and has shown up in my race results.
Michael - Runner and Triathlete
 
I was so excited and emotional when I made my way to the finish line and realized that I qualified for Boston... through my tears of joy, I kept on saying " I did it, I did it, thank you God".  I was so excited I couldn't get through the George R. Brown finish stations quick enough..........
Marcy - Boston Qualifier Houston 2010
 
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