I believe in systematic training, consistency, proper recovery, a very close monitoring of one's body, and taking good care of it during training, racing, and in-between. My style of coaching allows each client to reach their potential, whether it's to start racing in a road 10 km, entry into trail races, run your first ultra, or improve results. I have a no-nonsense approach and work around your life's schedule. Accountability is greatly important when trying to become the best you can be, and I can help you get there. I have raced 20 road marathons, over 90 ultras (including 20 100-mile finishes--"Top 10" @ Western States, numerous wins, and Hardrock), and 150 various shorter distance events.
Individually Customized Training Plan:
- $90 per month for new clients
- includes initial email consultation and bi-weekly schedule updates
- email feedback exchange once a week is included
Performance Plan for a specific goal race (3 months):
- $120 initial plan
- includes email follow-up every two weeks
Performance Plan for a specific goal race (6 months):
- $180 initial plan
- includes email follow-up every month
I have no doubt that I was able to finish and recover so easily because of your plan. I would love to work with you again. Chris
Thank you very much for all your help, I really appreciate your guidance. It gives me purpose and makes me more confident in my abilities. G.
Your plan for me was solid and I truly do not think I would have had nearly the successful outcome, had I just gone and trained on my own. Thank you!!! I have learned a lot from you and cannot wait to work with you again. Thank you again! C.B.
I'm so happy. It really couldn't have gone much better. I thought it was going to be tough and it was but there was never a point that I thought I couldn't do it or that I wouldn't finish. Thank you so much for all your help and encouragement. I'm looking forward to some rest and then my next training plan. Verity
I wanted to let you know that I have discovered a few things about myself: I love having a schedule, I don't hate speedwork (the challenge keeps me motivated) and you coaches are amazing. You have been really awesome to work with and despite my creakiness, I can tell that my strength and endurance has improved. So, thank you. Christine
Just had a 16 minute PR over my previous trail marathon time (which was a PR also). I am 1st in the 40-49 sub-ultra category (and 4th overall female). The ultra 2nd place 40-49 female is secure also. Long trail race season is over and I accomplished my goals (THANK YOU!!!). :) This year I had a 50M PR and 2 trail marathon PRs, not to mention the numerous top 5 placings I had. I will count this as a damn successful trail running year. Jody K.
One thing I've noticed in the last two races is that I'm passing people during the last half of the race. What USED to happen is that I was the one being passed in the last half and I sort of like this new change. I could get used to it. Jacki
I feel I have become such a strong runner with you as my coach and I hope to some day be able accomplish even a portion of what you have accomplished in your running career. You are a strong, committed runner and I can't think of anyone else I would rather work with again than you. Thank you so much for all of your help in helping me achieve me my dreams of running JJ100! It was a difficult day where more didn't make it, but thanks to you, I was one of the few to finish! Angela
Just wanted to thank you almost personally :) for nailing a good training program at least to me. I am happy where I am right now, recovered 3 times better after 22 hr AR100 than I did at Rocky and that's the way I like it. - HorHey (JR)
As I ran my 5 miles last night, running the whole way even after pounding out a grueling, hot run the previous day, I realized that you have helped me get back to a state of mind that I have been sorely lacking for a few years - STRENGTH. I know I won't always get it right, but I know I can get it done. I used to be very hard on myself with my training, or lack thereof, and I allowed that negativity to hold me back from even attempting things. Last night, despite the fact that I was already tired, my return on my loop was all on an incline, I kept remembering your instructions to finish STRONG, and I finished my second half three minutes faster than my first half! It might not have looked pretty, but pretty was not the point! So in all of that, here is my important information: I APPRECIATE YOU! You have been encouraging, positive, and have helped me keep my head on straight, holding me accountable without letting me beat myself up! I feel it is important to let you know what a positive influence you have had on me, and it has spilled over into other aspects of my life. God bless you for sharing yourself and your talent to those who need (YES, NEED) you! THANK YOU, THANK YOU, THANK YOU!
I wanted to let you know that you are a awesome coach and made me the fittest I’ve ever been as a runner. When I am ready to start training again and if you are still available, let’s reconnect and see about working together again. Bill
Huge PR! Felt bad all of for 5 min only! I felt like I was flying over that rough terrain. Felt great! Jim O.
All I can say it THANK YOU Olga King. Today I ran all the way up Smokey Valley, Mountainclimb, Ladera to the second Backtrail on the Sunday road hills run - first time ever to run all the hills! I can only write this to my coach! Stephanie H.
Yes it was worth it. I woke up this morning and my first thought was that I really did run 100 miles. I'm glad I stuck with it with the injury set backs. It shows what can be done. And of course you rocked as my coach. I think a lot of coaches would have given up on me once I bust my foot. Thanks for sticking with me and helping me believe I could do it. And that best sound bite "it is hard." And, not that I care, I wasn't DFL! Did you see the drop rate? About half. It doesn't make sense. The weather was perfect and the course is really nice. I think a lot of HCTR folks could do well at this race. There's a lot of short rolling hills and some mildly rocky sections. Anyone training in the green belt would have it down. Sometimes it can be hot and humid (not this year) but by early June people in TX have been running hot and humid for 2 months. It's a nice race and the people were good. Talk to you when I get back. Julia
And a very special thank you note to Olga who helped me to complete CR100 with the proper training, care, and advice! Olga, thank you for helping me to discover that there is more potential in me that I originally thought. Arturo
I have felt like my running has been faster and I've been stronger so thank you for all the great workouts that obviously resulted in my strong performances. I'm not sure what I'm doing for 2013 but when it comes to serious training I'll be hiring you again. Jeanette
Thank you for your training, friendship, and support. I am truly grateful to you!