Ascent Running

Coaching

Welcome to the Ascent Running: Coaching, where we strive to create an environment where our athletes can realize both their long-term and short-term goals.  With daily and weekly communication, we personalize your training by blending your past training history with contemporary training ideas and strategies.  Through careful thought and execution, we keep your long-term development at the forefront of any training decision.  

We are current and former professional distance runners with experience at the highest levels of our sport on the roads, the track, and the cross-country course.  Our staff has competed at multiple NCAA Championships, US Championships, Olympic Trials, and World Championships. Furthermore, we will be available for real-time training decisions and adjustments when life intrudes on your competitive world.  

"Thanks to Christo's guidance, I was able to stay healthy and log substantially more miles and hours in my marathon buildup, despite having just about the busiest work-travel schedule I've ever had at the same time. Christo was incredibly flexible and responsive when things needed to be adjusted and he always found a way to fit just the right amount of training stimulus and rest into an otherwise busy schedule."​
Paul G.
2:59 Marathoner

Individual Stand Alone Training Plan

This plan is geared for the self-sufficient runner.  It’s a good option for a highly motivated runner looking for direction in their training but who doesn’t need communication or adjustments.

Initial Consultation

A phone or skype call (or an in person meeting if you’re in the Charlotte area) that goes over your running history, goals, and work/life schedule so we can build the best training plan for you.

Training Plan

Your personal training plan will be uploaded onto Final Surge website/app for your convenience.

Pricing

12 weeks: $150
16 weeks: $180
20 weeks: $200

Discounts

We offer discounts to students and members of the military.

Individual Training & Coaching Plan

This plan gives an athlete the most flexibility and feedback as it has unlimited communication with your coach.  Your coach will be checking on your runs and workouts daily making any changes needed as you go to maximize the end result.  Have an injury? Your coach will help you through it day by day.  Have an unexpected trip come up?  Your coach will rearrange your schedule to fit all of your runs in.  Need some assurance you’re doing things right? Ask your coach and they’ll let you know.

Initial Consultation

A phone or skype call (or an in person meeting if you’re in the Charlotte area) that goes over your running history, goals, and work/life schedule so we can build the best training plan for you.

Training Plan

Your personal training plan will be uploaded onto Final Surge website/app for your convenience.

Communication

Coach/Athlete interaction via email or text messaging.

Schedule Adjustments

Coaches will make adjustments to your training plan if needed.

Race Planning

We’ll help you decide when’s the right time to race and help you develop the optimal race strategy for each race.

Cross Training

Want to incorporate cross training into your plan? Injured and can’t run? We can provide guidance on cross training.

Phone Consultation

Weekly phone consultations with the coach as needed.

Strength Training

We can provide runner specific strength training guidance.

Pricing

$150 per month
Current Sale: 10% off

Discounts

We offer discounts to students and members of the military.

Training Plan

$150 and up
  • Initial Consultation
  • Custom Training Plan
  • Final Surge Platform and App
  • 1 follow up
  • 1 Schedule Adjustment

Questions? Give us an email at Coach@AscentRunningCoaching.com

Meet the Coaches

Christo Landry

Christo grew up in Falls Church City, VA and is a graduate of the College of William and Mary where competed in cross country and track, earning All-American status three times in cross country. Following college, Christo has continued running as a professional competing in the 5,000m – the marathon. His resume includes the American Record at the 25km distance, National Championships at the 10k, 15k, 10mi, half-marathon and 25km (twice) distances, the 2012, 2014 and 2016 USA Running Circuit Champion and the 2014 USATF Long Distance Runner of the Year award.
He is also a three time Olympic Trials qualifier and has represented the United States in international competition on multiple occasions. 

From 2010 to 2012 Christo was an assistant coach at the University of Michigan where he helped turn around a cross country team that hadn’t made the NCAA championship in years to being a perennial contender. He has also coached Chris Mocko, now a Nike sponsored ultra-runner, to PR’s in the both the half and full marathon.

Christo lives and trains in Charlotte, NC where he likes to spend his non-running hours recovering helping get people interested in the great sport of running and starting his summer camp for high school cross country runners, Ascent Running: Camp.

Christo Landry

Christo grew up in Falls Church City, VA, and is a graduate of the College of William and Mary where competed in cross country and track, earning All-American status three times in cross country. Following college, Christo has continued running as a professional competing in the 5,000m – the marathon. His resume includes the American Record at the 25km distance, National Championships at the 10k, 15k, 10mi, half-marathon and 25km (twice) distances, the 2012, 2014 and 2016 USA Running Circuit Champion and the 2014 USATF Long Distance Runner of the Year award. He is also a three time Olympic Trials qualifier and has represented the United States in international competition on multiple occasions. 

From 2010 to 2012 Christo was an assistant coach at the University of Michigan where he helped turn around a cross country team that hadn’t made the NCAA championship in years to being a perennial contender. He has also coached Chris Mocko, now a Nike sponsored ultra-runner, to PR’s in both the half and full marathon.

Christo resides in Charlotte, NC where he helps get people interested in the great sport of running by leading group workouts and through his summer camp for high school cross country runners, Ascent Running: Camp.

Kathy Newberry

Kathy is from Burke, VA and graduated from the College of William & Mary where she competed in cross country and track. After graduation she qualified for three-straight U.S. Olympic Trials from 2004-12. She ran both the 5,000m and 10,000m in 2004, the 10,000m in 2008, and the marathon in 2012. Kathy has qualified for Team USA seven times. She was a five-time competitor at the World Cross Country Championships, captaining Team USA in 2009, and also made the World Track Championships marathon and the NACAC Cross Country Championships in 2011.

From 2005-2010 She served as head coach for William and Mary’s women’s cross country and track programs. She guided her teams to 10 CAA titles, including five in cross country, while garnering seven CAA Coach of the Year awards. Newberry was responsible for developing some of the top runners in school history, including three-time All-American Emily Anderson (2008 Olympic Trials 1500m semifinalist) and 2008 world junior 3k steeplechase championships participant, Betsy Graney.  Kathy currently serves as a volunteer coach for the Harvard Men’s and Women’s cross country programs.

Kathy is married to Harvard cross country coach Alex Gibby and they both spend their free time running after their 5 year old twins, Cora and Anson, and their golden retriever, Oskar.

Kathy Newberry

Kathy is from Burke, VA and graduated from the College of William & Mary where she competed in cross country and track. After graduation she qualified for three-straight U.S. Olympic Trials from 2004-12. She ran both the 5,000m and 10,000m in 2004, the 10,000m in 2008, and the marathon in 2012. Kathy has qualified for Team USA seven times. She was a five-time competitor at the World Cross Country Championships, captaining Team USA in 2009, and also made the World Track Championships marathon and the NACAC Cross Country Championships in 2011. From 2005-2010 She served as head coach for William and Mary’s women’s cross country and track programs. She guided her teams to 10 CAA titles, including five in cross country, while garnering seven CAA Coach of the Year awards. Newberry was responsible for developing some of the top runners in school history, including three-time All-American Emily Anderson (2008 Olympic Trials 1500m semifinalist) and 2008 world junior 3k steeplechase championships participant, Betsy Graney.  Kathy currently serves as a volunteer coach for the Harvard Men’s and Women’s cross country programs. Kathy is married to Harvard cross country coach Alex Gibby and they both spend their free time running after their 5 year old twins, Cora and Anson, and their golden retriever, Oskar.

Kathy Newberry

Kathy is from Burke, VA and graduated from the College of William & Mary where she competed in cross country and track. After graduation she qualified for three-straight U.S. Olympic Trials from 2004-12. She ran both the 5,000m and 10,000m in 2004, the 10,000m in 2008, and the marathon in 2012. Kathy has qualified for Team USA seven times. She was a five-time competitor at the World Cross Country Championships, captaining Team USA in 2009, and also made the World Track Championships marathon and the NACAC Cross Country Championships in 2011.

From 2005-2010 She served as head coach for William and Mary’s women’s cross country and track programs. She guided her teams to 10 CAA titles, including five in cross country, while garnering seven CAA Coach of the Year awards. Newberry was responsible for developing some of the top runners in school history, including three-time All-American Emily Anderson (2008 Olympic Trials 1500m semifinalist) and 2008 world junior 3k steeplechase championships participant, Betsy Graney.  Kathy currently serves as a volunteer coach for the Harvard Men’s and Women’s cross country programs.

Kathy is married to Harvard cross country coach Alex Gibby and they both spend their free time running after their 5 year old twins, Cora and Anson, and their golden retriever, Oskar.