Breaking Your Running Plateau - part of the women's fitness video series by GeoBeats. Breaking Your Running Plateau I am Marissa Tiamfook with Coach Marissa Fitness. If you've hit a plateau in your running and you need to stay motivated you need to get a coach or find a running club. Set a new goal for yourself. These are all great ways to stay motivated and to take your running to the next level. If you've set a plateau with regards to your running times, let's say you haven't improved your 5k time in the past five years and you're trying to figure out why, you need a coach to help analyze your training schedule and make sure you're training properly, that you're not overtraining, which is actually a pretty common mistake, and that you're doing what's right for you. So having someone analyze your training schedule is a great way to help you get over that hump of a plateau.