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Joe and Kelly co-own and co-manage Coach Bails Running, LLC. They are certified running coaches through Road Runners Club of America and USA Track and Field. They live, train, and coach in Mahomet, IL and surrounding areas. They are known locally as the husband and wife coaching team. They love to run and run to live a full and healthy life. They coach first time finishers and beginners through advanced runners in distances ranging from the 5K to the marathon. They help individual athletes set and achieve their running goals. They offer quality coaching at an affordable price. Services include form analysis, face-to-face running coaching, nutrition coaching, online training programs, small group training, or large group training such as the Women’s Beginning Running Group. Whether you are training to finish your first 5K or to set a personal record in the marathon, they will help you achieve your goals in running. Find us on Facebook

Joe and Kelly keep a busy schedule. In addition to owning and managing Coach Bails Running, LLC, Kelly is an Associate Professor of Mathematics and Joe is a Kinesiology instructor at Parkland College in Champaign, IL. Both also coach at Mahomet-Seymour Junior High (MSJH). Joe is the assistant coach for cross country and he is the boys' head coach for track and field. Kelly is the assistant boys' track and field coach. With 75 athletes participating in cross country and 170 participating in track and field, the athletes keep the coaches on their toes. Joe and Kelly also organized a 5K race in 2013 and 2014 to raise money for the MSJH cross country and track teams. A total of $7000 was donated to those teams.

Half Marathon Training Program
Coach Bails Running will be offering a 12-week training program to prepare participants for the MAYC half-marathon on August 20. This program is for individuals that can already run at least 5 miles or have been running at least 12-15 miles per week. This program is for runners who would like to take their training to the next level or distance. Participants will receive a training program and will meet every Saturday morning for a brief talk on various running topics and a group run. The group run will include a dynamic warm up, the long run workout (to include hill work/progression/goal pace runs), and a cool down with static stretching. The long runs will build from 5 miles up to 12 miles. Leading you in this program is RRCA and USATF certified running coach, Joe Bails, M.S. Kinesiology and co-owner of Coach Bails Running, LLC. The first group meeting is Saturday, May 28.

Register at https://www.signmeup.com/113856

In order to offer personalized services, Joe and Kelly limit the number of clients they train. Email Kelly or Joe to find out when they have openings for new clients.

"We run, not because we think it is doing us good, but because we enjoy it and cannot help ourselves.... The more restricted our society and work become, the more necessary it will be to find some outlet for this craving for freedom. No one can say, 'You must not run faster than this, or jump higher than that.' The human spirit is indomitable." Sir Roger Bannister