About
Running Coach
Patrick Temple

Patrick Temple

Patrick Temple standing outdoorsYou want to improve your running. I will help you plan out how to do that, in a realistic way and within your time constraints. We will begin gently with immediately achievable goals, and progress in a way to sidestep injuries and overtraining. I don’t believe in the “Body Combat”, “BodySlam” or “Killer Suicide Drills” models of fitness – true progress comes from incremental steps over time to add up to something reasonable and even more incredible – lifelong fitness, stress relief, weight control, and bonding with a great group of people.

You are a runner. Maybe you’re looking to find out why you’re still hurting after a long time trying on your own. Maybe you want to step up from a 5K to a 10K, 10K to half marathon, street running to trail. Maybe you want a Boston Marathon qualifying time. I will help you increase your fitness and bring these goals within reach.

I am a runner. It’s a big part of who I am and I wouldn’t have it any other way. My goal is to help others find their own inner runner and make it fun and rewarding. My experience goes back 40 years and I’ve raced virtually every distance from 100 yards to the marathon. In 2015 I was privileged to run the Boston Marathon, a lifelong goal achieved.

Get in contact today and get started. We will make it happen together.

Clients Say:

“Patrick has several decades personal running experience. He’s been a reliable running partner and motivator for me, and his love of running is matched only by his commitment to people. He celebrates wins large and small. Above all else, he is unendingly positive. Patrick Temple is a natural running coach.”

Jonathan

“Coach Patrick has helped me achieve PRs in my 10K, half marathon, and marathon distances. He is currently helping me reach my goal of a BQ. He knows when to push me to run harder and faster, but also understands when I need rest days or a down week. He also understands that I have a very busy, often chaotic, work life and he helps me schedule running around day to day life. He checks in frequently to make sure I am not burnt out and that I am still enjoying running, even in the heart of marathon training. He makes running fun with a variety of speed sessions, easy runs, and tempo runs. If you are looking for a coach to take you to the next level in your running, you will not be disappointed with Coach Patrick!”

Ashleigh

“When I decided a few years ago I wanted to become a stronger runner, (especially in the marathon distance), I knew that working with Coach Patrick was going to be the addition to my training in order to see the success I wanted to see. He has gotten to know me and my goals, and constantly pushes me harder than I ever would have pushed myself, all while creating training plans for me suited to my goals, fitness level and lifestyle. 

In addition to making me a stronger physical runner, working with Coach Patrick has made me a mentally strong runner too by offering me many tools to help strengthen my mental game to get me to my goals.  This was a critical part of endurance running that I had not seen success on before my time coaching with him. Patrick keeps running engaging, challenging and fun. I cannot recommend him enough to anyone looking to be a fitter athlete and a stronger runner!

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Vanessa

“Since I was young, competitive sports have always been a part of my life. My competitive nature has been a driving force in everything I do. However, as I have gotten older and have settled into my career as a physical education teacher and mother, overall fitness has become my main focus with less emphasis on competition. Weight lifting, running, cycling and swimming became a routine for me.

In 2005 I decided to run my first marathon. My goal was just to finish. I finished and hurt like hell after. Nevertheless, it didn’t deter me from running another one several years later. Once again, my goal was to finish, but this time I set the bar a little higher. I wanted to finish in under 4 hours.

Soon after that marathon I started training for another one. I met Patrick and he started helping me with my training and my goals. Patrick introduced me to the “Conversational Pace” concept of running. There is a time for high intensity runs such as hill repeats, track work outs, and tempo runs, but the majority of my runs should be at “CP” conversational pace. Particularly my long runs. Since consulting with him, not only have I enjoyed running much more, but I have become a much stronger, smarter, and patient runner. Since being under his tutelage I have PR’d in my marathon, half marathon, and 10k times. Now my competitive nature is becoming a driving force in my running. With Patrick’s help, I have qualified for my dream…the Boston Marathon. “

Staci

“Patrick has boundless knowledge about running and can train you for a 5K up to a marathon. Patrick Temple is an awesome motivational coach with a very even keeled temper to help you focus on your goal. He will help get you to the finish line with a PR, or if you are just beginning he can motivate and help you run consistently with a plan.”

Andrea

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Upcoming Events

  1. China Camp Challenge 5K/10K/Half Marathon

    January 29 @ 7:30 am - 12:00 pm
  2. San Francisco Half Marathon (Kaiser Half)

    February 6 @ 7:00 am
  3. St. Patrick’s Day 5K

    March 13 @ 11:30 am - 5:00 pm