About Me

Hi. I’m Aleks Todorova, an RRCA and USATF-certified running coach, and a Certified Personal Trainer (NASM) in Silicon Valley, Calif.

running and endurance training and coaching

I’m a mother, runner, and triathlete who has been living and loving the running life for 20+ years. In 2015, I started AleksRuns Training, or ART (because that is what running is to me — beautiful and impactful) out of my passion to help others achieve and exceed their goals as runners and athletes. I have been coaching runners of all levels, from those training for their first half marathon or coming back from injuries to complete a 5K or 10K, to runners training to run a BQ marathon or an ultra.

My motto for myself and my athletes is “Train with Purpose, Race with Heart,” and my goal is to develop the ultimate smart, individualized training plan for your needs, based on your running history, schedule, strengths, and weaknesses.

my recent running history and goals

As I train for my first Ironman in 2016, I can’t help but look back at the amazing journey that took me here. I completed my first triathlon in 2013; then somehow ended up doing four more before the season was over… and five more in 2014, including three at the 70.3 distance. In 2015, I continued my triathlon adventures with Ironman 70.3 Hawaii, Escape from Alcatraz, and my fifth marathon, where I qualified for Boston.

The Boston Marathon was a magical experience, and I firmly plan to return one day.

I am not one of those runners who run a marathon each month. I believe that less is more. I believe in training with a purpose – then racing your heart out to reap the rewards of your hard work.

I hope these pages will give you some useful information from time to time, some smiles and, most of all, inspiration to go outside and play.

If you are looking for a running coach who will work with you online or in person, don’t hesitate to contact me. You can review the different coaching services I offer here.

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Thanks for reading!

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