Run Long Run Strong | Personalized Endurance Coaching

About Coach Faith

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Memberships

• Shenipsit Striders (local running club)
• USATF

Hi, I Am Faith Raymond

Faith began running in 2011 in order to run a benefit 5k for the tornado relief fund for her hometown of Monson, Massachusetts, USA. She followed the usual path from 5ks to half marathons to marathons. Along the way she discovered her love for trail running, fulfilling her sense of adventure. Over the next few years she participated in several 50ks, 50 milers, three 100ks (including a 97 min PR), and her first 100 miler (2017). While she still runs road races, her heart belongs to ultras.

Preparing for ultramarathons came naturally for her, thanks to her background in equine endurance racing. Coach Faith says equine endurance racing is “a lot like ultra running, only you have to worry about 6 legs instead of 2, and two living, breathing beings instead of one.” It taught her to multi-task under stress, focus on nutrition and pacing , and to be well organized. She cares for her ultra gear just as she did her endurance racing gear. “I had a tack box that went with me to every race and was only unpacked to clean everything and then repack it to be ready for the next adventure. My ultra gear is no different. I can just about do nothing but pack some clothes and food and throw my drop box in the car and go. It takes a lot of the pressure off, knowing that everything is always ready to go.”

In her running career, she has been blessed to meet and run with some amazing athletes. She’s been encouraged by Deena Kastor, inspired by Colleen Alexander, and coached by Amby Burfoot. She’s run races alongside Jeff Galloway and in the footsteps of Bill Rodgers, and has shared trails with Hal Koerner and Amy Rusiecki.

Coach Faith is involved in the running community, and gives back whenever she can. She serves as a guide for Achilles CT, raises funds for Vermont Adaptive Ski and Sports, and leads pace groups for local races. She volunteers at several ultras each year, enjoying the camaraderie and watching others live out their dream races. She firmly believes in the old adage, “you reap what you sow,” and applies that to her coaching as well as to her own experiences as an athlete.

A scientist by training, she earned an A.S. in Liberal Arts and Science from Manchester Community College in 2010, a B.S. in Marine Science from UCONN at Avery Point in 2013, and her M.S. in Oceanography from UCONN in 2015. “I guess you could say I love to learn, and I have a very analytical mind. I like facts and figures, and I like the data to back them up,” she says.

With a background in science, when it came time to choose a coaching certification program, she searched for one that was steeped in scientific data and had lots of peer-reviewed references to back up the training philosophy. Upon finding the United Endurance Sports Coaching Academy she knew it was a perfect fit. Coach Faith completed her certification in 2018. She then went on to get her PN1 nutrition coach certification through Precision Nutrition in 2019, and completed the “Women Are Not Small Men” and “Menopause for Athletes” courses with Dr Stacy Sims in 2020.

 
About Coach Faith

Complimentary Consultation

1 hour consultation (phone or web chat). Discuss your experience and goals. Get to know Coach Faith, her coaching philosophy, and how coaching can benefit you!

Race Finishes

2019

• Jack Bristol Ultra 50M (5th Female, 2nd in AG)
• Seven Sisters Trail Race
• Chesterfield Gorge 100k (8th Female, 1st in AG)
• Inaugural Marine Corps Marathon 50k

2019

2018

• Coffee Milk Marathon
• Jack Bristol Ultra 50M (7th overall Female, 1st in AG)
• Chesterfield Gorge Trail Race 50M (3rd Female overall, 1st in AG)
• Vermont 100k Endurance Race (1st in AG)
• Nipmuck Trail Marathon (12th
• Female overall, 1st in AG)
• Ghost Train Trail Race (8th overall, 2nd female, 1st in AG)

2018

2017

•LL Bean Trail Running Festival 50M
• Catamount Ultra 50k
• Vermont 100k Endurance Race (12th Female overall, 2nd in AG)
• Ghost Train Trail Race 100M

2017

2016

• Fighting Seabees Marathon
• Salomon Trail Running Festival 50k (1st in AG)
• Vegan Power 50k (2nd in AG)
• Vermont 100k Endurance Race (3rd in AG)
• Nipmuck Trail Marathon (1st in AG)
• Bimblers Bluff 50k (4th in AG)

2016

2015

• Savin Rock Marathon (3rd in AG)
• Pineland Farms Trail Running Festival 50k (5th in AG)
• Mad Marathon
• Jay Peak
• Running Festival 25k (1st in AG)
• Eversource Hartford Marathon
• Marine Corps Marathon

2015

2014

• Charleston Marathon
• Cox Sports Marathon
• Deadwood Mickelson Trail Marathon (4th in AG)
• NU Hartford Marathon

2014

2013

• ING Hartford Marathon

2013

Complimentary Consultation

1 hour consultation (phone or web chat). Discuss your experience and goals. Get to know Coach Faith, her coaching philosophy, and how coaching can benefit you!

Personalized Coaching

All of our personalized packages include:

  • Unlimited email/text chat communication
  • Access to private Facebook group with Coach Faith and other athletes
  • Long-Range Plan created within 2 weeks
  • Individualized plan created to fit your life and your goals
  • TrainingPeaks premium account
  • Discount codes for partner companies

Premium

$ 125
Month
  • Monthly 30-minute phone call
  • Weekly data analysis and feedback
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Pro

$ 150
Month
  • Weekly data analysis and feedback
  • Biweekly 30-minute phone call
  • Strength training plan or nutrition coaching
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Elite

$ 175
Month
  • Weekly data analysis and feedback
  • Weekly 30-minute phone call
  • Strength training plan
  • Event goal setting sessions
  • Nutrition coaching
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Athlete Support

Have a training plan you love but you need a little support and encouragement? We can do that! Let us help you be successful with your own training plan.

Athlete Support

($45/month)

  • Unlimited email/text chat communication
  • Access to private Facebook group with Coach Faith and other athletes
  • Monthly 60-minute phone call (topic of your choosing)

Complimentary Consultation

1 hour consultation (phone or web chat). Discuss your experience and goals. Get to know Coach Faith, her coaching philosophy, and how coaching can benefit you!

What People Are Saying

Checkout what our athletes have to say about our personalized coaching.

"Not only is it great being part of a supportive team where I can ask newbie questions to my teammates, Faith has been fantastic! She is wholeheartedly invested in her athletes, always positive, extremely responsive, flexible, and realistic."
Run Long Run Strong | Personalized Endurance Coaching
Amanda B.
"Coach Faith has given me the confidence in my training to tackle my dream of doing my first ultra. I wouldn’t have been able to get to where I am without her."
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Susan G.
ultrarunner
"While I may not be the fastest runner, Coach Faith has shown me that as an endurance athlete it's important to train properly in order to achieve my goals. Her phone calls, customized training plans and strength and plyo workouts are integral to my training."
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Lesa D.
"This is truly a family of endurance runners with a great coach with a heart of gold that truly cares and champions each one of her runners regardless of what their goal is. Thank you, Faith for everything!"
Matt R. Run Long Run Strong
Matt R.
"Faith has been extremely encouraging and awesome through my running journey. She knows when to be encouraging and when to tell you to suck it up. I have run farther and happier with her coaching."
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Maria R.
runner
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