Runner Questionnaire
Please fill this out to give an honest expression of how you are individually as a runner. Have this completed and submitted before your first meeting with Coach Flash, or complete it only once you've read below and still think you're in need of a coach.

Please note: I'm not taking on any runners, EVER, whose parents wish for them to be the best runner in the history of mankind.  It's too much pressure for a child.  I don't stress winning; my athletes win because they're well-trained, better educated and they want it more than others, once they're both physically and mentally prepared. I only accept those athletes who love running and wish to do it for themselves, not for anyone else, as it never works out in the end for those who aren't self-motivated to begin with.  The athlete must love running and be mature enough to make the decision for coaching on his/her own, unprompted by the parents.

Parents, ask yourselves if your child is old enough to know what the heck they really want, or if you're trying to push them to live vicariously through them or just trying to give them everything you think they want. If it's the latter, please find a coach who enjoys coaching kids who secretly hate running, but are too polite to disclose that to their parents. I get clients like that once a week.  
Also, if you are a self-dubbed "marathoner" looking for a coach, please only fill this out if you are willing to spend 1-2 years with me mastering the shorter distances (mile, 3k, 5k, 10k, half) before you build up to a marathon. Most marathoners come to me with a history of injury that repeats itself due to bonehead moves that could be avoided, such as only training for the long stuff and not listening to their bodies.  I'm not interested in coaching those wishing to continue to skip the proper buildup. I'm only interested in those willing to learn from the ground up and who will trust the process.

I promise those that do sign up, they will see success beyond what they would ever imagine, at any age.
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Email *
What is your name? *
What is your date of birth? Needed for record keeping, age grouping, age-grading events. *
What is the best way to contact you? *
When did you start running? *
How many years have you been running since you started? *
How did you get into running? What made it appealing to you? *
What do you like about running nowadays? Why do you run? *
How much to you like running, on a scale of 1-10? *
I hate running
It's my favorite thing ever
What has running done to enhance improve your life, or change it for the better? *
Why do you want to hire a professional running coach? What do you hope to achieve from being coached? *
What qualities do you look for in a coach? *
Rate your physical toughness on a scale of 1 to 5.  Think in terms of how much of a go-getter you are with your running. *
The Cowardly Lion (Wizard of Oz)
Chuck Norris
Rate your mental toughness on a scale of 1 to 5. *
Are we done yet?
Marines never say die
List all your running PRs for every major distance and the year you ran them. (800m, 1500m, 1600m/mile, 3k, 3200m 5k, 8k, 10k, 15k, 20k, 1/2 marathon, full marathon) *
How many miles a week do you run, on the average? *
What has your mileage been the last 8 weeks? List each week individually with the number of days you ran that week: I.E. Week 1 - 25 miles in 5 days, Week 2 - 62 miles in 7 days, etc. *
How may days of the week do you generally run? *
What is your highest weekly mileage in the last 6 months? *
Which days of the week do you prefer to take off from running? *
What is the normal max distance of your long run when you're running your average weekly mileage you listed above? *
What is your ultimate favorite race distance? *
At which distance do you show the most promise/have the most aptitude for, whether you like the distance or not. Essentially, what event do you perform best in terms of your finishing time, age group and overall placing. Often time, it isn't your favorite race distance, but you semi-kick butt at it anyway. *
Please list all your lifetime and current goals as a runner below: *
Where do you see yourself as a runner a year from now? *
Have you had or hired a running coach outside of high school/college? Who was your coach? *
Rate your level of how coachable you feel you are, on a scale of 1-5 *
Not coachable
Highly coachable
Do you feel that you can still improve as a runner, or on the contrary, do you feel that you've hit your physical peak already and you're doubtful you can squeeze anything more out of your performance? *
Rate your patience level in general on a scale of 1-5. *
Same-day shipping and delivery
dial-up modem speeds from 1992 are just fine
What, if any, injury or setback are you currently suffering from, and since when? *
What is your phone number? *
In which Arizona city do you currently reside? *
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