Dear Pace & Mind

Half-marathon, run coach, Coach Rejean

A year of running.

A year ago I was struggling to get back into running, I was trying all sorts of training plans found on the web and in magazines but was never able to stick to them.

“I was never motivated to get out the door with those plans.”

I started looking for online training programs with a coach and fell on Pace & Mind. Being that I am from the Acadian Peninsula and that Coach Rejean is also from that area, I decided to support one of my fellow Acadians. So, I signed up.

 Being teamed-up with Coach Kate was ‘life changing.’ I enjoyed her approach and importantly, her patience. She always takes the time to listen to me. Some weeks I felt like giving up but she kept me going, she always knows how to push me just that extra step.

“For me running has always been a therapy and Coach Kate gave me back the joy of running.”

I feel privileged to be part of the Pace & Mind family and looking forward to another great year of..

“Running Happy and Running for Life.”

 Thanks again to Rejean, the Pace & Mind team and most of all coach Kate, you are the best!!

coach rejean, coach kate, online run coach

Pace & Mind runner Bruce Collin fights a tough ‘Nor-Easter’ snow storm in the 2016 Acadian Half-Marathon

About Pace & Mind

Pace & Mind is an advanced ‘tough love’ coaching service for distance runners. We offer advanced and highly customized 5k, 10k, half-marathon and marathon coaching for runners to improve their performance both on and off the road. Our coaching is based on the principles founded by Head Coach and Co-founder Rejean Chiasson, a Canadian marathon champion, 4x half-marathon medalist and NIKE+ NRC Coach. He is supported by our Online Run Coach, Kate Van Buskirk, an internationally accomplished track and field athlete, bronze medalist at the 2014 Commonwealth Games and Brooks Elite Ambassador. Unlike traditional ‘cookie-cutter’ or ‘clinic’ approaches to coaching, our Coaches first assesses, then customizes each runner’s training program based on:


Coaching programs are powered by TrainingPeaks software to ensure data accuracy. No runner’s program is the same and it constantly changes season by season, cycle by cycle. Our Coaches review your plan in detail each week, then adjust based on your progression and listens to you in terms of changes in nutrition, mental state and cross training efforts. Each runner also receives a cross-training plan and a racing singlet as part of the program.

You have one life to live. Run for your life

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