Today we’d like to introduce you to Eve Rebennack.
Eve, please share your story with us. How did you get to where you are today?
After years of being an avid trail runner, I ran my first ultramarathon in April 2017. I fell in love with the high mileage training, the community of ultrarunners, and the adventure runs that come along with the territory. I started working with a coach and saw firsthand the benefits of having an experienced runner create a personalized training plan. I had some modest success with ultrarunning and further immersed myself into the trail and ultra community by crewing and pacing a runner for several 100-mile ultramarathons.
Putting my experiences back into the larger community led me to set up my own coaching business: Rising Mountains Coaching. Since taking on my first few athletes in March, I’ve grown the business to over 25 athletes across the US and internationally. I’m careful to practice what I preach with consistent training. While building RMC, I also took 2nd female overall in the Mesquite Canyon 50k here in Phoenix and 1st female overall in the Leona Divide 100k in California.
Has it been a smooth road?
Rising Mountains Coaching has grown fairly quickly, and there has been a learning curve with finding the most efficient and effective business practices.
As a mom of 2 (ages 11 and 7), it’s always been a challenge to find time to get in long runs and travel for races. I can definitely relate to the challenges my athletes face with striking a balance between training and having a life beyond running!
So let’s switch gears a bit and go into the Rising Mountains Coaching story. Tell us more about the business.
I’m known for being approachable and energetic. I strive to create personalized training plans for my athletes that will help them both be successful and enjoy the process. The enthusiasm I bring helps athletes feel encouraged to tackle new things, while my accessibility creates an easy space to discuss obstacles and setbacks (very real parts of training).
I’m not an elite-level athlete, and I share my highs and lows on social media. This relatability often puts athletes at ease when discussing their own big – and maybe overwhelming – goals. The ensuing dialogues create a space for my athletes to openly discuss issues that impact training beyond the scope of just running and ultimately leads to more successful training cycles.
What do you know now that you wish you knew when you were just starting out?
Not really applicable at this point, since I’m still fairly new.
- Basic plan: $10/week
- Detailed plan: $100/month
- Intensive: $150/month
- Website: https://risingmountainscoaching.com/
- Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
- Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/palindrome_rnr/
- Facebook: https://m.facebook.com/risingmountainscoaching/
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