Lowell Ladd

Lowell Ladd


  • Coaching Background:

Coach Ladd has been a full-time online coach since April of 2001. After working for another company for almost four years, he founded 2L Coaching Services in January 2005. He has worked with hundreds of athletes all over the world of varying ability levels as an online coach, including multiple All-Americans and one NCAA national champion. Lowell has also coached at the college level, serving as part-time head Men’s and Women’s Cross Country coach for Chestnut Hill College (Philadelphia) from 2005-2009 and as Assistant Cross Country and Track Coach for distance runners at Dickinson College from 1999-2001.

  • Coaching Certifications:

USA Track & Field Level I

USA Track & Field Level II - Endurance

  • Coaching Philosophy:

“My philosophy of coaching and running in three fold: First, and foremost, people need to enjoy running. Second, I want to make sure that people stay healthy. Running is an impact sport, and injuries are a bane to many runners, so I take it as a challenge to keep people healthy so that they don’t miss time running. Finally, I want to see people make progress. Whether that means running faster, further, or more regularly than they have before, it is important to help people find/set goals and work towards those goals so that they have some purpose in this sport.”

  • Writings:

Peak Running Performance - regular contributing writer and "Training Expert"

Runners World Magazine – as an “Ask the Expert” for the April 2005 and September 2011editions

New England Runner Magazine – article published on barefoot running

  • Running Background:

NCAA All-American (10,000m)

Finished among top ten Americans at Boston Marathon twice (2002 & 2003)

Runner-up finish at 2005 Steamtown Marathon

Winner of the 2008 and 2010 Harrisburg Marathons, the 2010 and 2011 1/2 Sauer 1/2 Kraut Marathons, the 2010 Northern Central Trail Marathon, and the 2011 Garden Spot Village Marathon.

Personal Bests: Marathon – 2:22:34; ½ Marathon – 1:09:04; 10 Miles – 52:06; 10K – 30:59; 5K – 14:50

  • Event Directing:

Lowell also started and directs the Gettysburg North-South Marathon and the Gettysburg Blue-Gray 1/2 Marathon.