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Ryan Vail
Running Elite & Coach
143 Followers 62 Following
Portland, OR 

ABOUT ME

OVERVIEW
Ryan’s love for running began during his junior year of high school after giving up football and wrestling to focus on cross country and track. This decision led him to a full-ride at... Read more

COACHING FOCUS

ACCEPTED SKILL LEVELS
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2 REVIEWS

I have been training under Ryan’s coaching for a little over a year and a half now. As an elite distance runner, Ryan has a weal... Read more

REVIEWS2


Overview


SPORTS

Running, Marathon, Track and Field

Coaching


COACHING WEBSITE

Blog

COACH COMPANY

Prevail Coaching

Services

I develop custom and personalized plans for distances from 1500 meters to the marathon. Plans include guidance on strength, injury prevention, and nutrition.

Years of Experience

5 Years

COACHING PHILOSOPHY

My coaching philosophy is focused on athlete to coach communication. Every athlete is different, and every athlete deserves a personal plan with the ability to make adjustments on the fly.

Athlete Profile


Level

Professional

Age Group

40 - 49

Highlights


Twitter feed


Facebook Page


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MY ACTIVITY23

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Recovery

Self-massage tools are one of the most important recovery tools in a runner's ar...



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TCS New York City Ma...

This is exactly what my bag will hold on my way to the TCS New York City Maratho...


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2013 NYC MARATHON AFTER THOUGHTS

The New York City Marathon

New York, NY




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Racing at altitude

Racing at altitude presents many challenges when it comes to racing. Often times the most gorgeous running areas are al...


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Hill training

Hill training is beneficial for any distance, even if the course if flat. For a race like the Salt Lake City Marathon, h...


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Race strategy

When it comes to preparing for an 8km versus a marathon, it is difficult to make useful comparisons between the two dist...



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Cross training when you are healthy

For runners, cross training is often seen as an activity only to be performed when running is not possible due to injury...



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Brooks Men’s LAUNCH 2 Ru...

Benefits: The Launch 2 is the shoe to go to w...

Usage: I use this shoe for long tempo runs...


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Brooks Men’s Ravenna 7

Benefits: The Ravenna 7 has plenty of arch su...

Usage: I use this shoe for most training r...


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Acclimating to heat

I picked the perfect time to train in Stillwater as I was running shirtless most days in December and skipping the floo...



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Injury setbacks

Less than 11 weeks to the Olympic Marathon Trials: Last week's trainingIt’s been quite a while since my last training ...


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EnduroPacks System

Benefits: Patching together a supplement plan...

Usage: This product is meant to be used da...


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Less than 4 weeks to the US Outdoor Trac...

We're a week closer to the US Outdoor Track and Field Championships in Eugene, and I'm getting a little antsy looking fo...



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Winter Race-day Acce...

Transform your winter race-day experience with a few simple accessories to keep ...


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Race-day Nutrition

This set has everything you need on race day before, during, and after the event...


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Reviews

DP alt David Pinsonneault12 months ago

I have been training under Ryan’s coaching for a little over a year and a half now. As an elite distance runner, Ryan has a wealth of knowledge that he brings with him in developing my training. He takes the time to carefully plan out training and always allows me to ask why we are doing what we are doing. Our approach has definitely been process orientated. Training cycles build off of one another with future goals and development in mind. We do not rush into any one race or into higher mileage. Ryan has always been very responsive to any question that I bring up as they come up. It is great to have a continuous dialogue going with him about my training. I know that I can ask anything and will receive a well thought out answer. Ryan puts a lot of care and effort into coaching his athletes and I am excited to see how much I can improve with him as my coach.

DP alt Ali Baba1 year ago

Ryan is a quality coach who displays a wealth of knowledge and shares and explains his experiences and methods. He has made something very complicated easy to understanding while still being personal-able, and extremely motivating. I’ve had a lot of different coaches for different sports and I can honestly say, Ryan is top notch quality. It’s hard to find someone who can not only perform what they’re teaching, but explain it so well. He really has shown me a strong desire to work with me and consider my quality of life while greatly improving my run times across all distances. I’m incredibly thankful for my time as a prevail athlete. – Alwin

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