TRAIL RUN COACHING
by Tejas Trails
Novice to veteran, fast or slow, 3 miles to 300 miles, trail or ultra. If your preference is mountains or flats, point to point, or endless loops, we have group or personal training for anything you want to run. We meet in and around Austin or San Antonio Texas, but I can also work with you via phone & email if you are not in either of these two areas. For a few testimonials.
Call 512-294-6456 or Email
The following is a list of some of the races we are training for: CactusRose, WildHare, Bandera, RockyRaccoon, Nueces, HellsHills, Leadville, Hardrock, PaloDuro, Jemez, TahoeRim, CaptKarls, Vermont, Cascade, PikesPeak, WheresWaldo, WhiteRiver, KettleMoraine, SanJuan, SanDiego, Javelina, Ozark, Bighorn
Tejas Trails Group Coaching: AUSTIN
JOIN Team Tejas for a wide open training group. You dont have to decide what your goals are right now. Simply sign up and decide later. I have created training plans for CactusRose, WildHare, Bandera, RockyRaccoon, Nueces, HellsHills, Leadville, Hardrock, PaloDuro, Jemez, TahoeRim, CaptKarls, Vermont, Cascade, PikesPeak, WheresWaldo, WhiteRiver, KettleMoraine, SanJuan, SanDiego, Javelina, Ozark, Bighorn. Joe Prusaitis & John Kuss will be working together to coach you in Austin. So, you can talk to either of us and we can create a plan for whatever strikes your fancy. Or, you can simply run and train with us without a specific race in mind. Or, you can hook up with a group all going to the same race. Its your call. Sign up, or simply call (joe/512-294-6456), and then we can talk about exactly what you want to do.
Tejas Trails Group Coaching: SAN ANTONIO
Liza Howard (winner of Cactus100, Rocky100, Leadville100, Bandera100, & Nueces50) manages the San Antonio charter of Tejas Trails. Who better to show you how to run these races? Liza's group trains in the San Antonio area. For more details... email or
Training Days : Tuesdays/&/Thursdays at 6 p.m
Training Cost : 2days-a-week/$75/month (Monthly or Multiple Months)
Registration : OnLine Entry
PERSONAL TRAIL COACHING for anything on trail
While we offer an excellent group training program, we realize this program does not fit everybody. Personal Trail Coaching works well for those who do not live in the Austin area or cannot attend the scheduled times. We can provide the same quality of training remotely (virtually) to help you achieve the training and results desired. Training for a specific event focuses the training to a specific distance & terrain. The framework (plan) will be provided with the standard set of skills necessary for trails, using speed, hills, dexterity, intervals, tempo, fartlek, and so on. We do a lot of give and take during phone and email conversations to create a plan that fits YOU where YOU are right NOW. I have worked successfully with runners training for a wide variety of trail/ultra races for many years.... including Hardrock, Badwater, Leadville, and everything else listed above. Odds are good... if it sounds crazy, I can help you. Give me a call and we can talk about it.
Training start : when you sign up
Training Cost : $80/month (Monthly or Multiple Months)
Registration : OnLine Entry
FAQs : Frequently Asked Questions about Tejas Trails training.
Where are the training locations ? We meet twice a week in the Austin/San Antonio areas. Tuesday/&/Thursday evenings 6:00 PM for quality workouts of 1 to 2 hours. We create a plan that covers the entire week, and organize Saturday excursions for building distance with other training techniques built in for hills, speed, dexterity, intervals, etc. Saturdays will wander all around the hill country... Bandera, Camp Eagle, Warda, Enchanted Rock, Lost Maples, etc.
What is the recommended mileage coming in ? Minimum coming in depends on what distance you are training for. For 100km then 15mi, for 50km then 10mi, for 25km then 7mi. Also, it would help to have this be on TRAIL, not ROAD. Its not the same. You can come in with ROAD miles, but add a few miles to your base.
Does it matter if I have run trails before ? NO! Not to worry, we will catch you up in no time. It helps, but it is not necessary.
What is the size of the typical group ? Max size of the group will be 30 people, but typically, we are usually between 10 and 20 at our workouts with some exceptions. When we go on trips to places like Camp Eagle or Bandera, I will invite others veterans who I think can offer some valuable experience to the group.
What is the pace of typical group ? There is no concern here. We take care of every person the same. We dont leave anybody behind, so it matters not what your pace is. The groups are usually quite varied from really fast to really quite slow. Its all ok. You pay - You play.
Can I work other events into my training plan ? Absolutely yes. We can help adjust the training plan around other races, events, occasions in your life. We do realize that one plan does not fit everybody, so we pay attention to ALL of you and make subtle or even major changes that make sense for each person.
Can I join if I dont live in the Austin/San Antonio areas ? We do a virtual training program that cannot possibly be as good as hands on, but is still relevant. Phone calls, emails, and forums allow us to stay in constant communication to ensure you get the training you need to accomplish what you want. The weekend trips will be posted well enough in advance such that its possible you may be able to make some of the travel weekend training trips. And even if you cannot, we still provide the information you need to get you where you need to be when you need to be there.
Should I select Group or Personal Training ? If you do not live in the Austin or San Antonio areas or cannot make any of the Tue/Thu workouts due to scheduling conflicts, you should choose Personal Training. If you can make the workouts here in Austin, then sign up for Group.
Do you have training options for one day a week instead of two ? For those who live in Austin and join the group plan, but can train with us once a week only, when you sign up, select the one day option. But, if you plan to train with the group at least twice a week (this includes Tue/Thu/Sat) then sign for the 2day option.
How does the coaching work ? We use a forum to post where all the workouts are and what the focus is. We go as a group, perform the workout, and meet when its over. Nobody is left behind and yet the fastest runner does not have to wait. Everybody runs what is best for them. We may all be running at the same place, but it does not mean that we are all running the same workout. Questions are answered via email, phone, forum, or face-to-face. Its a very open friendly format, not much different than a college classroom... ie: if you do the work, you pass the test.
What do you get for your money ? (Plan) We create a plan that works and then we adjust it for each person. (Variety) We believe in variety so we vary the locations and the workouts constantly. (Shwag) We provide a tech-T to each person in the program. (Insider Race Info) Besides the coaching, Joe directs quite a few of the major trail races in the area... and we know quite a few of the other races & race directors as well, so you get relevant & current information about the race you are training for from somebody who has been there and knows the drill. (Travel) The trips we take are some of the most fun and entertaining things you may ever do, such that many are better than some of the races you are training for. (Camaraderie) You may never meet a better bunch of people in your life: people with the same passion you have, the same desire for trail running and fun. (Consistency) Many of the people in your class are repeat customers and could easily be teaching the class, so you get a great education from many different fronts from people who are consistently available to you. (Training Partners) You will always have one or more training partners within the Tejas Trail Group.
I just want to run trails, but dont have a goal race. Is this for me ? Not everybody in our classes has a goal race. For some, their focus is simply to go faster, run further, get better on hills, or improve on rough terrain. You can make it whatever you want it to be.... or maybe you just want some company while running trails.
I need help training for a 100 mile race ? This is the place for you. Call me up and lets talk. You will need a long range and detailed plan to do this right. It starts with studying the race and the training details come from the terrain, aid station splits, weather, and so on. We create a dialogue with a lot of give and take so that the plan is created and modified as you go.