Life Time Run
Westminster (CO)

Ryan's love for running ultra distances and exploring the mountains ignites his passion for showing people how to enjoy a lifestyle centered on fitness and health. To continue that passion, Ryan has joined us at Life Time Run as the official coach of the Blueprint for Athletes Leadville Trail 100 Run presented by New Balance. Ryan has coached dozens of clients to successfully complete the Leadville Trail 100. He is a versatile coach who helps clients ranging from professional athletes to the beginner runner achieve a wide range of individual goals. For example, several clients have lost over 100 pounds, two have achieved a Boston Marathon Qualifying time and many have completed other grueling ultra marathons. In addition to his ultra-marathon experience, Ryan is a NASM-certified Personal Trainer at Life Time Fitness - Westminster. With seven years of experience, he helps clients stay injury-free through functional training. Ryan is an avid outdoorsman and when he's not running he enjoys skiing, rock climbing, mountain biking and backpacking. 

Connect with Ryan

  • Ultra marathons
  • Trail races

Education & Certifications

  • Western Illinois University - Marketing
  • NASM
  • Life Time Run Certified Coach
  • CPR/AED/First Aid

Running History & Awards

  • 50+ ultra marathon finishes
  • 4-time Leadville Trail 100 Run Finisher
  • 3rd place overall Silver King 2016
  • 6th place overall Leadman 2016
  • 6th place overall Leadman 2015
  • 1st Place Javelina 100K 2014
  • Summit Aconcogua 2016
  • 8th place Collegiate Peaks 25 Miler 2015
  • 21st place Denver Rock n Roll Marathon 2014
  • 4th place Red Hot 30K 2015
  • 2nd place Behind the Rocks 50 Mile
  • 3rd place Behind the Rocks 30K

"The Leadville 100 was my first 100 mile trail race. I hired Ryan Krol to ensure I had a sufficient and successful training plan. I learned so much during my 8 months of coaching through him. I met my (lofty) goal of under 28 hours and even placed in the top 23% of the starting field! I owe it all to Ryan. He is a phenomenal coach. Not only would I recommend him for ANY running goal you have, I will even hire him again next year if I decide to go for a sub-28 hour LT100 in 2016!" - Joshua Brown.

"Before I started working with Ryan Krol, I was running long un-inspired miles every week without much purpose and hoping for the best on race day. Now that we've been working together I have better, more quality workouts and my race finish times have decreased significantly. In 2014, I ran the Leadville Silver Rush in 9:52. With Ryan's coaching and advice my finish time in 2015 dropped to 8:23. Couldn't have done it without him!" - Jeff Marshall