Be The Runner
Personalized coaching from someone just like you

Regular people should be
coached by other regular people
who know about how regular people run

That's where Be The Runner comes in.


Get your Excel-based Be The Runner running logbook for 2014 now for free, or the enhanced workout logbook for only $11.95. The basic logbook allows entries to track your running mileage (for up to two pairs of shoes), time, pace, and number of runs. It totals your stats by month and for the entire year, and even projects your monthly and annual mileage based on your progress to date. The enhanced version adds the ability to track cycling, swimming, or other cross-training, as well as graphs showing your monthly average weight. Simply email Marty to receive the basic logbook for free or to purchase the enhanced logbook.

Be The Runner was created because I strongly believe that regular people should be coached by other regular people who know a lot about how regular people run. I have met many former Olympians and other great runners, and they are terrific people. These kinds of folks are very knowledgeable about how to train 'freaks of nature' like themselves.

But, for example, it doesn't make sense to me how someone who runs a 2:15 marathon can give comprehensive advice to someone who will be out on the road for five hours, or
even three or four.

This is where Be The Runner comes in. I am just like you. I've finished everywhere from DFL (Dead Flat Last) to first place, but there’s never been any danger that I would make it to the Olympics or set a world record. I have indeed learned bits and pieces of training techniques from some fantastic runners, but I know how to put it all into the right context for normal human beings. I also love being a nurturing, supportive person, listening and then responding to the needs and concerns that every unique person has about their running.

I tailor everyone's program specifically to them, and make adjustments on the fly to help everyone achieve their goals. I can do all this whether you live near me or not – yes, I can be a 'virtual' coach for you!

Be The Runner will help you celebrate your success by donating half of your start-up fee in your honor to a high school track and cross-country program of your choice!