Running Coach Services

Since 2002 ZAP Endurance has provided the very best in running coach services and education to hundreds of runners all over the globe.

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ZAP Endurance Coaching is a running coach service for runners of all levels and all distances. Our passion is distance running, and sharing our knowledge to help people of all ages and abilities reach their goals is our mission. It doesn’t matter how long you have been running, everyone needs guidance in their daily running to maximize their potential, stay injury free and most importantly, keep it fun.​ The heart of our philosophy is based on an individualized approach to training and a 1-on-1 relationship between running coach and athlete. 

Running Coach Plans


Running Coach Clients going for a training run1-on-1 Personal Coaching

Your running coach will develop an individualized, daily training program geared toward meeting your goals. Your running coach is available for unlimited communication via email, phone, and text. With unlimited access to your running coach you are able to consult about racing strategy, work training around your busy schedule, and address any questions you have along the way. Learn more...

Cost: $135/month

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Taking in the ViewCustomized Plans

ZAP Endurance Coaching provides personalized 12-week, 16-week, or 20-week training plans. Through an initial consultation your running coach will create a customized plan based on your goals and background. Once you have the plan you’re off and running! Learn more…

Cost Varies from $120 and up

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Dynamic Warm-upVideo Analysis
The video analysis is an in-person consultation designed to improve running specific stability, mobility, and posture. The session will include a video analysis as well as a functional movement assessment. After the assessment participants will be provided a specific strengthening and mobility program that targets individual needs. Available at the ZAP Endurance Facility only. Learn more…
Pricing: $135 per session 
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Meet the Coaches

Coach RyanCoach Ryan
Ryan has been on the ZAP Endurance Coaching staff since 2010. In his time on the coaching staff ZAP has had 16 Athletes Qualify for US Olympic Trials, 3 World Championship Appearances on Team USA, 10 Club Record Performances, the 2010 and 2014 National Club Cross Country Team Championship, and over 2 dozen Top Ten Finishes at USATF Track and Road Championships. Ryan has taken his knowledge from years of competing at a high level as well as working with some of the best athletes in the nation and applied it to great success coaching athletes of all ages and abilities.
Ryan has coached dozens of athletes to Boston Marathon Qualifying times, multiple athletes to top 10 national age group finishes, guided a number of people to their first marathon and half marathon finishes and countless runners to personal bests at all distances. 


Coach MattCoach Matt
Matt joined the ZAP Endurance coaching staff in May of 2017. As a ZAP Fitness Coach LoPiccolo applies his vast coaching experience and knowledge in working with athletes of all ages and abilities from around the country. Prior to ZAP LoPiccolo spent the previous 4 years as an assistant coach at Duke University and 13 years as the head coach at SUNY Oneonta. The former SUNY Plattsburgh All-American brings an abundance of experience to the ZAP coaching staff. During his time at Duke LoPiccolo founded and directed the Blue Devil Track Club where he worked with athletes at every level from youth track and field athletes to master’s distance runners. 

As the head coach at SUNY Oneonta, his student-athletes earned 41 Division III All-American awards, 5 of which were also NCAA Champions. LoPiccolo coached 114 SUNYAC Individual/Relay Champions and 23 ECAC Champions in 11 years. His crowning team moments occurred when the Red Dragon women placed 3rd in the country at the 2006 NCAA Outdoor Championships, in only their 4th year as an NCAA sport. 



“I’ve worked with Ryan and ZAP for the past [7] years. My original goal was to qualify for Boston. I accomplished that and more (beat my PR by 20 min and the standard by 15) through Ryan’s coaching. Now my goal is to run healthy, for a LONG time, qualify for Boston every year, and have fun (plus I want to run faster than the other women in my age group… and those younger chicks:)” 

-Sheri Nemeth, coaching client since 2011

If you have any questions please contact us or feel free to call ZAP at 828-295-6198. We would be happy to talk with you more about our coaching philosophy and your personal goals!


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