Hello 605 Running Community!
First, let me introduce myself, as this is my first blog post for the store. My name is Grant Watley and I’m one of the owners of 605 Running Company along with my two brothers, Logan and Paul. I’ve been married for six years to my lovely wife Angela and we have three kids that keep us on our toes, Payton (4), Carter (2), and Jaxson (8 Months) plus a three-year-old golden doodle named KD.
This past year marked my 12th year of coaching, six at the middle school/high school level and six at the college level. I began coaching my freshman year of college when I was 18 years old and fell in love with helping runners achieve their goals. After six years of coaching at two different high schools, I received an assistant position at the University of Nebraska. After two years there, we moved to Sioux Falls where I have spent the past four years as the Head Cross Country Coach and Associate Head Track and Field Coach at the University of Sioux Falls. With three young kids now, I had the desire to step down from my collegiate coaching responsibilities, and focus on my family and 605 Running Co.
My main focus at the store is our private coaching services that we are now offering. These services will range from personal coaching plans/services, running camps/classes, and much more.
The entire goal with our personal coaching plans and services are to make them as individualized as possible. I believe that every person trains differently and in order to achieve maximum success; training needs to be tailored to fit the individual. We do this by meeting before you begin your training program and then again after we have written up your training. Additionally, we want to stay in contact with you throughout the process to help make any necessary adjustments and provide you with encouragement and support while you train.
These services aren’t for elite athletes only. Since we get individualized with each client, we can help devise a training plan for a wide range of runners, so whether you’re seeking to run a 5k for the first time ever, wanting help achieving a personal best, or have other running/health related goals, our private coaching plans and services are designed to help you succeed.
If you have any questions about our private coaching services or want more information, please contact me at Grant@Run605.com or at 605-271-6976.
Store Owner, Director of Private Coaching
605 Running Co.