Coaching Philosophy and Mission Statement

Mission Statement:

To provide the guidance and support to help dedicated runners achieve their maximum potential, so that they can have a smile on their face when they have achieved their running goals


Coaching Philosophy:

The ultimate goal for an athlete with Denver Running Coach is to maximize your running performance to achieve your goals in an injury-free and enjoyable fashion. Whether you are training for a 5k or a marathon, Dr. Brian Hand offers products and services to help you optimally prepare for your event, in a manner that fits your schedule and minimizes the risk of injury. 

The primary service provided is a customized and adaptive training program based on the principles of periodization, and includes strength training and proper warmup and cooldown exercises to maximize your potential and minimize the risk of injury. In addition, tips on running form, hydration, and nutrition are provided.  Your training program will be developed based upon your fitness level, running experience, injury history, goals, and times available for training. Your program will be adapted on a week-to-week basis depending on your response to the training, so that you are progressing optimally toward your goals.

Other services provided by Dr. Brian Hand to help you maximize your running performance include running evaluations, endurance performance assessments, individual coaching sessions  and event support.