Top End Running Coaching with Timur Crone, InTensional Running Coach
Your San Francisco Bay Area Running Coach
Schedule a complimentary running date
For those who are new to running and those who already live running. Get personal coaching to discover how to get so much more out of running. And for those who simply wish to learn these components outside of running, go here. Everyone else, keep reading!
Based in Oakland, with running coaching services to surrounding cities. Schedule a complimentary running date now and please note that we have an alternate location if it is raining.
Who I Coach
I help runners of all levels with any and all running and personal growth goals- from first time runners, to racing a 5k or half marathon, to discovering that edge to get yourself over the top into the Olympic Trials for the marathon.
Book a Complementary Running Date
To set up an appointment simply schedule here. Please let me know if you are uncomfortable with a session after sunset. We can always meet at the alternate location if it is dark or rainy. Come learn one of my most popular running skills while we discuss your goals and motivations.
Session Packages and Rates
Following the complimentary running date, I work in 13 session packages, which can be paid at once or in installments. A season, or 13 sessions, allows time for in depth and impactful coaching through the ups and downs of training. And if you want just one of the pieces I offer, like fixing up bunions or assuring yourself that your troublesome knee is a thing of a past, we can talk about custom packages as well.
The Major Components of InTensional Running
Personal Growth and Peak Performance
USATF Certified Coach
Wrap Around Care
Meet the Coach:
Coach Timur is a USATF Certified Coach, Certified Massage Therapist (CAMTC #78225), and a
Chi Arts Association tai chi and chi gong instructor
with a Masters in Counseling Psychology.
He was a sponsored athlete with Topspeed Running.
His running career includes a first place finish
at the 2011 US Half Marathon and second place in the
2012 LA Marathon Open Division.
Timur is also a Reposturing bodyworker with
additional certifications in training alignment and neurology.
He is currently becoming a
Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist.
Contact or learn more about Coach Timur.
In Their Words:
"Wow... Just wow.
At 1st I was hesitant as because of the price. That changed fast. After the 1st lesson I realized that if I were somehow able to monetize the benefits of Timur coaching it would be astronomically greater than the price.
How can you put a price on the joy I experience as my whole body flows over rolling hills light as a kite on a breeze, a leaf down a stream, a fascial system calling upon every fiber and sinew. Running used to be exercise, now it is an exploitative prayer on the power of my body.
Also... I am way F@#$ing faster."
"There aren't enough great things I can say about my experience with Timur! He's like this runner yoda level yogi guy, without the big ego. He knows the inner workings of professional running- everything from the training, meditation, and race strategy to efficient body mechanics and the metaphysical/mental that create a holistic approach to successful, pain free, empowered running. It's the new age, next level stuff that athletes are tapping into and finding new depth and ability . This isn't the cross country coach that's been running for 40 years and has you grinding out mile after mile, taking its toll on your body (and soul). Timur knows what he's doing. He has a program, and it works. An additional bonus is that Timur is great at the personal level. When you're running/working with him, he makes you feel like an old friend."
"Absolutely not what I expected. When I was asked by my friend if I wanted to hire a running coach I naively expected that I would be spending my time with Timur running. Well we did that but also so much more. Timur had us going through a whole gamut of techniques. I learnt that mind as well as body were important and that even seemingly small changes had big effects in my running as well as in my life.
With Timur each session was a surprise. For some we talked in a cafe, others we meditated at sunrise on lake merritt others we stretched. I had a goal to run a half marathon and with Timur's help I smashed my expectations and came #6 in my age range. Funny thing was we never even talked about competing just about self improvement. Timur is great, very approachable but also inspiring. Thanks Timur!"
"I reached out to Timur at a time in my running career when I needed some guidance in reassessing my relationship with the sport. I had been training for the Olympic Trials and had experienced a particularly disappointing season, which had left me searching for a new approach. Timur was just what I was looking for. He was able to bring his background in therapy, his own experience as an elite athlete, and his martial arts techniques into our sessions. He created a safe space for self-discovery and growth. We delved into advanced body awareness, technical aspects of running, meditation, flow-state running, race planning, and even play. I walked away from our weekly sessions with tools for life, in addition to running. At the end of our time together, I had found the shift in my relationship to running that I had been seeking, thanks to Timur. I would recommend him to any runner, no matter what your experience level. He facilitates a relationship with running that is deep, meaningful, and sustainable. A rare find!"
I found Timur while training for the San Francisco Marathon (my first) and his teachings were absolutely essential in my success during that race. He started out with a free "get to know you" session, and immediately I knew I'd found a trainer that could speak my language.
Timur worked around my injuries and limited time frame before the race and created a plan that not only put me in shape for race pace, but allowed me to surpass my goal! When running it is so important to understand how to remain present and aware of how your body is functioning. Timur has a solid understanding of how to achieve this mental state and, through these techniques, shows you that there's an untapped source of joy within the sport.
It took a little time for the techniques Timur teaches to fall into place in my own running, but when it did I knew I'd invested my time (and money) wisely. Timur has a keen eye for detail and was able to pick out aspects of my mechanics I didn't realize were holding me back. He was very patient and focused on my needs during our sessions.
Would highly recommend for anyone of all ages and skill-sets.
InTensional Running is a subsidiary of InTensional Movement