• Coach Jacob Puzey

Peak Run Performance Philosophy

Updated: Mar 24, 2020

Running is one of the most basic human activities. While it is not easy, it is and should be simple. Training, therefore, should be comprehensible.


COLLABORATIVE, COMPREHENSIBLE COACHING


Communication is at the core of what we do. You know yourself better than anyone. Together with your personal knowledge and regular input and our collective experience, we can tailor training specific to you, your life, and your goals.

Coach Jacob Puzey with Alejandro Cisneros and Jose Macias


Our goal is to literally speak the same language. Our team of coaches, health professionals, and nutritionists are not just accomplished runners, we are multilingual men and women, who juggle our own training with the needs of providing for ourselves and our families. We know what it is like to be busy, so we try not to complicate training with unnecessary jargon or senseless pseudo-science. We have spent our lives learning the nuances of running so that you don’t have to fuss about the details.


We approach running from a holistic perspective, blending both the science and the art of running to tailor training to you rather than imposing a one-size-fits all program upon you. We’ve spent enough time in places where foreign powers have imposed their language, laws, and culture upon others to understand that simply doesn’t work. Over decades of running, studying, and coaching we've learned that "there are many roads that lead to Rome." Our objective is to meet you where you are and work with you by applying timeless training principles to help you progress at a sustainable rate toward your goals.


LONGEVITIY AND SUSTAINABILITY


Our goal is to help each Peak Run Performance athlete develop a lifestyle that enables them to become a lifelong runner. When we design training, we think long term.

“Not short, frenzied outbursts of emotion, but the steady dedication of a lifetime.”
– Adlai Stevenson

For more details about how we strive to help Peak Run Performance athletes develop a sustainable lifestyle as runners, please read The Steady Dedication of a Lifetime.


GRADUAL AND INCREMENTAL GROWTH


It takes most athletes several years of consistent training to reach their full potential at a particular distance or discipline. Considering the vast array of distances, surfaces, and disciplines that running encompasses, running truly has the potential to be a lifelong pursuit.


The key to success is consistency; consistently building upon the gains you make by finding a balance between optimal stress and optimal rest.

Our training is designed so that each activity (including recovery) builds upon the other.


LEARNING TO RUN BY FEEL