Coaching by Špela Bokal

Špela is an enthusiastic trail runner, a nature lover, and a fan of cycling and ski touring. By profession, she is a Kinesiologist – Master of Science, primarily interested in exercise physiology and endurance sports. She applies her expertise to trail running, assisting runners with preparation and providing advice on nutrition, recovery, injuries …


Having spent two years in a performance lab, she focused on coaching trail runners and conducting physiological tests for cyclists. She also dived into scientific studies [ResearchGate Link], aiming to bridge the gap between science and practical coaching. Her approach is simple: bringing the latest research into real-world training for optimal results. Špela will provide you with a trail running training plan, regardless of your performance level or preferred running distance. Dedicated to your success, her goal is to assist you in reaching your trail running goals. She offers a range of individual coaching options, both face to face and online.


Špela is co-creating the Triglav Trail Run, considered one of the most beautiful trail running experiences in the region. She’s the creative mind behind it, taking care of the professional aspects. Additionally, she advises and assists runners during running holidays and camps organized by the company Lajf.


Špela don’t just tell you what you need to do to reach your goals, she challenges you to set goals that scare you, and then inspire you to overcome.

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Improve your skills and confidence 

Take the next step in your training with Špela!


She provides personalized one-on-one coaching ranging from a few months to yearly plans. She is here to help guide you along the path of becoming a better trail athlete by finding the resources that work best for you.

What you will get

First and foremost, I will provide you with a personalized training plan utilizing the TrainingPeaks platform. This powerful tool will enable us to track and optimize your progress effectively. With a structured training plan, we’ll work together to push your limits and achieve your full potential.


To ensure that our approach is aligned with your capabilities and aspirations, I will conduct a thorough analysis of your training history. This examination will allow me to gain valuable insights into your strengths, weaknesses, and areas for improvement.


In order to optimize your performance, I will establish individualized training zones based on your pace, heart rate, and rating of perceived exertion (RPE). These zones will serve as guiding principles to help you train at the appropriate intensity levels for optimal results.


With an eye on long-term success, I will create an annual periodization plan for your season. This plan will outline the progression of your training, highlighting specific milestones and key races. By strategically organizing your training, we’ll maximize your chances of peak performance when it matters most.


Your training plan will be completely personalized, taking into account your unique circumstances and goals. Whether you’re a beginner looking to complete your first trail race or an experienced athlete aiming for a podium finish, I will tailor your training plan accordingly.


Throughout your journey, I will continuously analyze your training sessions, providing valuable feedback and making necessary adjustments to optimize your performance. This ongoing analysis will ensure that you stay on track and adapt to your evolving needs.


Open communication is vital in our coach-athlete relationship. You will have direct contact with me, allowing us to discuss your progress, address any concerns, and answer your questions. Together, we’ll navigate the challenges and celebrate the victories along the way.


Additionally, if you desire nutritional coaching to complement your training, I can provide guidance in that area as well. Proper nutrition plays a crucial role in trail running performance, and I will help you optimize your diet to fuel your workouts and aid in recovery.


Get ready to unleash your trail running potential and embark on an exciting journey towards achieving your goals. Let’s hit the trails together! If you have any further questions or would like to get in touch, please don’t hesitate to reach out to Špela via:

“Got big trail running dreams? Let me help you get there.”