We know what it takes to run a road or trail marathon.Our comprehensive marathon-focused coaching helps athletes of all levels and abilities successfully train for and run a marathon. We’re here to not only get you across the finish line, but to get your body healthy, too. By approaching marathon coaching with a long-game mindset, we help you stay injury-free and on the move.
With training plans that include regular speed workouts, tempo runs, easy days, and even rest days, the Trail Transformation coaches make training sustainable, fun, and smart.
Benefits of Working with a Coach
Prevent injury with a holistic approach
Strategically plan your long-term athletic career
Take the guesswork out of training and race prep
Training for a marathon is a journey. All too often, it’s plagued with repeated injuries, performance plateaus, or a lack of results. Sometimes the intimidating distance makes it hard to begin.
On the other hand, training for a marathon can be one of the most fulfilling experiences you can have as a runner.
If you’re ready to break through a PR, crush a big goal, or see what you’re capable of, let’s get to work.
Marathon Coaching Program
Workouts include speed, long distance, tempo, recovery running - all elements of a training program
Customize training plan
Unlimited access to coach via email, text
Trail Transformations Athletes
First time marathoners
Olympic qualifying time hopefuls
Trail marathon adventurers
Marathon Coaching FAQs
Do I have to be fast to have a marathon coach?
Can I train for a marathon even if I’m not fast?
Yes! We have many athletes - who may run shorter or longer distances come to us for marathon coaching. There is no need to be fast to take the first step towards your marathon goal.
What happens if I can’t run my race?
Do you help with nutrition as well?
Absolutely! At Trail Transformation we want athletes to be healthy, so we offer nutrition coaching - working with a registered dietitian - as an option
Is running a marathon bad for my knees?
We are asked this alot, and the short answer is no. With guidance from the coaches at Trail Transformation - who are also physical therapists - we ensure that your training progresses carefully. We also have built in check points and always encourage athletes to be open and transparent about any niggles or pain that pops up.
The Trail Transformation Difference
Trail Transformation takes a holistic approach to coaching. We don’t simply coach you for a marathon—we help you develop healthy habits that serve you for life. Many athletes who reach out to us are already injured, which is why we are committed to minimizing factors that can lead to injury down the road.
Higher mileage and intensity levels are not always better, especially for the longevity of a running career.
At Trail Transformation, we focus on developing a lifelong runner. It is our responsibility to forgo short-term success to protect the long-term health and development of the runner. We help all runners stay injury-free and train to their maximum potential, so they can reach their running goals.
Working with Trail Transformation has brought me from a middle of the pack runner, to a contender in every race I enter.
What People Are Saying
Going through the MRT process with Rachel has helped me feel better every single day.
In 2018, I took 4 hours and 45 minutes off my previous 50 mile PR, all with the help of the Trail Transformation team!