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.


Join Be The Runner and train to run your first or best Half Marathon or 10k. I'm forming a training group in partnership with the Road Runner Sports store in Berkeley, and we want you to join us! Our goal is to run the Half Marathon or 10k distance in the Zoom Running Events race on March 14, 2015: the Salomon CITYTRAIL™ race in San Francisco. The program will be based at the RRS Berkeley store, and will include two coached runs per week (one on Wednesday mornings at 9 and one on Sunday mornings at 8), entry fee to the race, running clinics every other Sunday, and more. The cost (which includes the race entry fee) for this program is $130. Click on the "Buy Now" button to reserve your spot - training starts on January 4th!

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!