Work with Running Coach Ireland and René Borg

RUNNING COACH IRELAND´S MISSION IS SIMPLE: SHARE OUR EXPERIENCE AND KNOWLEDGE AND WORK WITH AS MANY COMMITTED RUNNERS AS POSSIBLE, HELPING THEM TO ACHIEVE THEIR RUNNING GOALS.

Since 2010 Running Coach Ireland and Réne Borg have been providing expert coaching for runners from complete beginners to successful competitive runners.

Réne specializes in building custom training plans, encouraging all round health, and taking into account busy modern day lifestyles. Réne is highly qualified in coaching, both academically and through his experience in coaching hundreds of athletes, organizing Ireland’s most comprehensive running technique workshops and giving educational talks to sports clubs and companies worldwide.

Running Coach Ireland´s proven methods and protocols have worked for hundreds of runners successfully, from elite marathon runners to beginner road runners and from Trail running record holders to mountain race first timers

Working with Running Coach Ireland and Rene

RCI can provide custom tailor-made services for you in these areas:

  • Generic training plans (can be purchased directly through TrainingPeaks – )
  • Coaching support from 5k to Marathon and from short Mountain Races to Ultra Trail Races (through TrainingPeaks and email, whatsapp, skype/video call support)
  • Guided running (through Trailløbsferie.dk)
  • Training plans (delivered through TrainingPeaks)
  • Training plan review (delivered through TrainingPeaks)
  • Workshops (from 2 hours to multi-day) events on all running-related topics (only on request)

RCI services are delivered through the TrainingPeaks and Patreon online platforms.

RCI do not offer face to face coaching or group coaching at present outside Rene´s  club role in Glendalough AC. Should you wish to work with RCI and Rene in that capacity and be local to Wicklow – join Glendalough AC.

Get started

If in doubt regarding what training package to avail of, please see our 2 principle coaching services below.

Please email Running Coach Ireland at this address (we will reply within 3 working days unless on holidays) to begin your new running adventure.

Our two principle coaching services are:

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INSCYD FITNESS TEST (ADVANCED METABOLIC PROFILING: VO2MAX, LACTATE THRESHOLD AND MORE)

INSCYD is the most advanced software tool to analyze physiological performance in athletes. INSCYD enables you to create highly individual and laser focused training plans for yourself or let our coaches do it for you. In other word’s INSCYD allows you to discover what you should FOCUS on in training with the same level of precision you would expect from the world’s best laboratories.

DESCRIPTION

INSCYD is the most advanced software tool to analyze physiological performance in athletes. INSCYD enables you to create highly individual and laser focused training plans for yourself or let our coaches do it for you. In other word’s INSCYD allows you to discover what you should FOCUS on in training with the same level of precision you would expect from the world’s best laboratories.

You can achieve all this insight with one test done in the field in a time and place that suits you best. What do you need? A running watch and an accurate chest strap monitor (we recommend the Polar H10 for maximum accuracy).

Our existing clients are already benefitting from a high level of precision through our ‘best in class’ field tests but INSCYD elevates these insights to the next level of precision and adds other insights that you – until now – could only avail of by undergoing several separate laboratory tests (such as VO2max tests, lactate threshold tests, metabolic tests and more).

Details

With your INSCYD test you will get information about your:

  • Max Aerobic Power (VO2max)
  • Maximum Glycolytic Power (VLamax) and glycolytic utilisation
  • Anaerobic / Lactare Threshold (MLSS)
  • Fat and Carbohydrate Combustion and Aerobic and anaerobic energy contributions
  • Lactate Recycling and Accumulation
  • Running economy
  • Body composition and how it affects your performance
  • Full physiological profile and strengths/weaknesses

Read more about these metrics on the official INSCYD page.

What is included in your test?

You receive:

  • INSCYD Testing Protocol (PDF)
  • Test protocol workout files for your watch (.FIT format)
  • Your full Test Report (PDF) with your Individualized Training Zones
  • 30-min post-test call with one of our coaches to walk through your results (Zoom)

Optional add-on or stand-alone: Performance Projections

If you want to know exactly what metric to target for your goals add a performance projection to your test.

  • Performance projections: Performance projections allows you to learn exactly how much you must decrease or increase the physiological attributes (weight, VO2, VlamaX) etc. to reach your specific race goals. This allows you for the best possible goal-setting for your training.

Learn more at INSCYD.

If you have already been tested before you can purchase a performance projection as a stand-alone product.

You can book your test with Running Coach Ireland here: