Running scientifically

Henry Runs

I am an RRCA Certified Running Coach (He Huang) and USATF Level 1 Coach. As many people who picked up running late in life, I know it is crucial to have a good running coach. A coach can help novice runner to get on the right track quickly. For experienced runner, we also need a coach to devise a training program according to each runner’s unique physiological and psychological characters, monitor the progress from an objective perspective and modify the training schedule accordingly. Coaching is a highly dynamic ongoing process that cannot be accomplished by the cookie-cutter programs found in the books/magazines, or generated from computer codes. A good running coach honors each runner’s goal and treats each runner as a unique athlete. I am also a big fan of human physiology with several years’ research experience and willing to apply cutting edge science and technology to athletic training.

​In the past few years, I have been working with great coaches, including former elite runner John Honerkamp, British Olympian Andrew Lemoncello, Neely Spence Gracey, and Katrina Spratford-Sterling. Their expertise and supports have been benefiting my running tremendously. Without their coaching, I would not be able to be improve consistently and run the times I thought impossible for me. As many dedicated runners, I have experienced injuries in the past. During those tough times, my coaches played an important part in helping me to recover from injuries while maintaining my fitness as much as possible through cross-training.

The new running boom brings a more inclusive community that welcomes athletes of all levels. I am more than happy to share what I have been learning from other coaches/athletes and the experience from my own running with you. Please fill out the initial assessment questionnaire below and send me through the contact form. Please do feel free to contact me anytime. We can always work out a plan that suits exactly what you need!

New Athlete Questionnaire

Name, Gender, Age

How did you find

What is your goal in the next 6-month? (e.g. Start running regularly and finish my first 5K, Break 1:30 for the Half-Marathon, Finish my first Marathon under 4 hours, …)

How many years have you been running?

What is your average weekly mileage and the highest mileage in a week?

Please list your personal bests (link to your profile if available)

Please list the best times you have run in the past six months.

Please describe your regular training week. (How many days per week do you run? On which days do you do your hard workout runs? What are the hard workouts you usually do? When do you do your long run and how long is the longest run you have ever done? What kinds of cross-training/other exercises do you do?)

Do you own a GPS watch? (link to your online training log if available)

Do you have any health problem(s)? Do you take any medication(s)?

Please describe any running injury occurred (recent or chronic).

What else do you want me to know? (e.g., nutrition, any specific aspect of running you want to improve; family, work commitments that may get in the way of training …)

By sending this information form, you agree to the following Waiver of Liability, Assumption of Risk, and Indemnity Agreement Waiver.
In consideration of being permitted to participate in Coach He Huang’s Training Program I, for myself, my heirs, personal representatives and assigns, do hereby release, waive, covenant not to sue and discharge Coach He Huang from liability from any and all claims including the negligence of Coach He Huang resulting in personal injury, accidents or illnesses (including death), and property loss arising from, but not limited to, participation in Coach He Huang’s Training Program.
Assumption of Risks: Participation in running and conditioning programs carries with it certain inherent risks that cannot be eliminated regardless of the care taken to avoid injuries. I know that running is a potentially hazardous activity and certify that I am in good health and physically fit to enter into a training program. I acknowledge that I am aware of the many risks involved in athletic training in general and running training specifically, which risks include by way of example and not limitation: 1) minor injuries such as scrapes, bruises, sprains and strains, 2) more serious injuries such as joint, muscle and bone injuries, concussions and other head injuries, heat related injuries such as heat stroke and heat exhaustion, dehydration and over hydration conditions such as hyponatremia, and catastrophic injuries and conditions such as heart attacks and other conditions or injuries which could be fatal. I have read the previous paragraphs and I know, understand, and appreciate these and other risks that are inherent in training for and participating in road, trail and track running and racing and any conditioning and cross training activities associated with that training. I hereby assert that my participation is voluntary and that I knowingly assume all such risks.
Indemnification and Hold Harmless: I also agree to INDEMNIFY AND HOLD HARMLESS Coach He Huang from any and all claims, actions, suits, procedures, costs, expenses, damages and liabilities, including attorney’s fees brought as a result of my involvement in Coach He Huang’s Training Program.
Severability: I agree that the foregoing waiver and assumption of risks agreement is intended to be as broad and inclusive as is permitted by the law of the State of New York and that if any portion thereof is held invalid, it is agreed that the balance shall, notwithstanding, continue in full legal force and effect.
Acknowledgment of Understanding: I have read this waiver of liability, assumption of risk, and indemnity agreement, fully understand its terms, and I understand that I am giving up substantial rights, including my right to sue.