Each athlete will have a mentor. That mentor will be carefully screened, prepared, and selected from a pool of former athletes and/or coaches to make sure he or she is the right running partner and the right coach for that athlete.
The athlete and his or her mentor will meet once each week for the "long run." That may be a twelve mile run, or a two mile run, depending on the athlete's background and preparation. Every other day, there will be a quick, simple check-in where the athlete and mentor take the time to discuss progress, challenges, ideas, and well-being.