Coach Tara Welling

Running Coach Tara Welling

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Coach's Accomplishments

Training Style

I believe that to be good at something, you have to do it a lot. Mileage is the foundation to a training plan, and I enjoy helping other runners find what their limit should be based on ability, experience and lifestyle. From there, I look to layer in workouts and strength training plans that work toward a goal.

Over the years, I became a higher mileage runner, but it was a steady progression. I started running and weight training in high school with 30 mile weeks and as a professional have run 100+ mile weeks during base phases at altitude.

I enjoy coaching others who share a passion for running and who are willing to put in the work to become a stronger and better runner. I can help by providing a personalized training plan that challenges you, holds you accountable, and also works well with your lifestyle and individual goals. Whether you are looking to run local 5k’s or train for a marathon I am excited to be a part of that process.

Tara Welling

Train Smarter.
Run Faster.

Personal Coaching

RunDoyen Personal Coaching Gold Tier


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Adaptive Training


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Custom Training


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All Training Plans Delivered Through Final Surge App

Coaching Services Explained

Coaching Services Comparison


Personal Coaching

RunDoyen Gold Tier
Full Service 1-1 Personal Coaching

$199/ Month

*Monthly Subscription


Adaptive Weekly Training

RunDoyen Silver Tier
Personalized training,
adapted with your progress

$149/ Month

*Monthly Subscription


Custom Training Plan

RunDoyen Bronze Tier
Customized Plan,
Built for Your Race Goal

$19/ Week

*Single Purchase

With any of the 3 coaching services, you’ll begin by completing a training questionnaire, followed by an onboarding consultation with your coach.
All service options include a Final Surge account to access your training through the desktop or the mobile app; included is an option to sync your GPS watch to import your daily runs.
The Bronze-level Custom Training Plan is a one-time purchase based on the number of training weeks you select. After your onboarding consultation, your coach will prescribe all your training at once.
The Silver-level Adaptive Weekly Training is a monthly subscriptionYour coach will prescribe your training on a weekly basis rather than all at once. They will be tracking your workout progress and comments to adapt your training week by week. In addition, you’ll be able to chat with your coach along the way in case you have any questions about workouts.
With Gold-level Personal Coaching, you’ll be upgraded to full communication with your coach, including weekly Zoom or phone calls as needed. During these calls, you’ll share feedback about the prior week’s training and your coach will help prep you for the upcoming week. In addition, your coach will assist with all aspects of race planning, preparation, strategy and recovery.

Tara Welling

Every athlete, in fact every person, can be forgiven for quitting when things are down and it appears the best times are behind them, thankfully Tara Welling didn’t follow this path. Instead she formed her own path to becoming a double National Champion.

Beginners luck might not feel like luck in running because after all it always demands hard work, but for Tara early success came relatively simply. A string of success throughout her career were hard earned and savored, but she would learn that they had come with relative ease. From high school state champion, to collegiate leader in the 10k, to 6th at the 2012 Olympic Trials, Tara surprised many with her ability to just keep excelling.

Tara’s initial peak came with a podium finish at the 2013 US championships in 3rd place. While this should have been the stepping stone to further success, it turned out to be the moment before her career nearly ended.

Pushing to hit the time necessary to qualify for the World Championships led to a leg injury, which led to another injury. Before long she was unsponsored, not running and far from the national spotlight.

Running can be a frustrating sport and no one would have begrudged Tara if she’d quietly chosen to retire in 2014. But that’s not the path Tara chose.

Luckily running also affords many possible paths to success. Under a new coach, with a new training philosophy and freshly injury free, Tara went on to the recent highlights of her career:

-2016 National Champion in the 15k
-2016 National Champion in the Half Marathon.
-New personal records in the 1500m, 5k &10k

Now, Tara’s passion is helping other runners find their own path to success.