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Coach Ryan Hill at is offering Amica Insurance Seattle Marathon runners an exclusive low price on his Plan Builder and Online Coach programs.

Ryan is an RRCA-certified coach who has been helping runners via formal and informal coaching for over 10 years. He has been a runner for over 25 years and is a 2:40 marathoner. He has coached runners from first time marathoners to those who have qualified for the Boston Marathon with over 20 minutes to spare.


Ryan has been a runner for 30 years and coach for 10 years. He has run distances from 400 meters to the 50K, including a personal best of 2:40 in the marathon. He has coached runners at distances from the mile to 24 hours, including marathoners ranging from Boston Qualifiers to first timers. Ryan believes that certain foundational principles apply to almost everybody but we are all individuals and can not be expected to benefit from the same cookie cutter program. Individualized training plans are a necessity to make the most of the effort we put into our running.

Plan Builder:

Get a customized training plan written with your goals and needs in mind.


- Email communication to review your goals, schedule, needs and concerns.

- A personalized plan just for you. Written with your goals and needs in mind.

- Club membership included. You will receive information on how to activate your membership once you sign up.


$49.95 for a 3 month plan


Online Running Coach:

Full service online coaching. Begin with email and telephone introductions in order for you and your coach to get to know each other. Then remain in regular communication with your coach via email.


- Initial consultation via email and telephone.

- Weekly email check-ins where your coach will review how the past week went and send a plan for the coming week.

- Reach out to your coach at any time via email, text, or messenger services to ask questions or share updates, good or bad.

- Club membership included. Get additional benefits on the site and weekly tips on the site or Facebook.









Plateau Racing is a family owned and operated business with experienced, professional and certified coaches. From road races (5Ks up to marathons) to trail ultra-marathons, our specialized coaches assist clients of any ability and at every level in reaching their race day goals.  Our top-notch expertise in running, nutrition and strength training will create a well-rounded program for optimal racing results. We believe that each athlete is unique, which is why we tailor training programs for each of our runners. Our goal is the give runners the tools needed to be successful at accomplishing the goals they set. 

Personal Coaching:

  • New client consultation

  • Week by week individualized running program

  • Workouts include dynamic warm up, running workout, and cool down

  • Goal setting and accountability

  • Weekly check-in via phone or email

  • Unlimited emails with your coach

  • Running education and tips

  • Mental preparedness, injury prevention, training, and course tips

  • Race day strategies


$75 (+tax)/month or $210 for 3 months.

Be sure to let them know you are a Seattle Marathon participant.

Group Training:

- Currently cancelled due to COVID-19.

Current Special Offers:

  • Training plans

  • Free eBook for beginning runners

  • 12-week strength and injury prevention program for downhill runners







About Sound Running

Our coaches have worked with all levels and combine for over 30 years experience working with athletes. Sound Running has seen athletes become Olympians, win U.S. Titles, World Medals, and set World Records. From the brand new runner attempting their first miles to the best runners in the World, the approach is the same. Rooted in science, each program is built to get you to the starting line healthy, properly prepared, and FIT. We are always learning new ways to get the most from athletes and would love for you to join us on this journey.


About Coach Williams

Coach Williams has worked with athletes of all levels for the past 18 years. He was the Head of Brooks Sports Marketing for 13 years before starting Sound Running in 2018. A competitive runner as well, Coach Williams ran at Texas Tech University where he received his Bachelor's degree in Exercise Physiology and a Master's in Biomechanics. As a runner, Coach Williams has run the Boston Marathon 5x as well as the Chicago, London, Berlin, and NYC Marathons. (He won the 2002 OKC Memorial and 2011 Seattle Marathon) Coach Williams has a marathon PR of 2:22 and was once a hand model. Learn more about Coach Williams in the this podcast or follow along


Sound Running Provides

General Training Plans, Custom Training Plans, Plans for Beginners, Boston Qualifiers, and anyone looking to improve, Injury Prevention Tips, Personal Coaching Offered, Seattle Marathon specific Plans offered, Plans for every distance and level of runner, Strength Training for Runner






The Seattle Green Lake Running Group was created with the intent of creating a running community that supports and encourages a healthy and active lifestyle through group events and participation. Our goal is to try and have something for everyone and the more runners that attend events the better chance that there will be running buddies for all. Whether you're looking to increase your cardiovascular endurance, meet some new exercise buddies or have training partners for your next race you've come to the right place.

The Green Lake Running Group will be providing pacers for the Amica Insurance Seattle Marathon 2018. Find out more about the group at our Meetup page.



West Seattle Runner is a local running store that offers a training program. Find out more by emailing


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