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Trail Transformation
Trail Running Coaching

Our comprehensive trail running coaching is designed to help athletes of all levels and ability run on trails of all types. Whether you’re new to trail running, a seasoned trailblazer, or just want to break up your road running routine, we can help you  get comfortable off the beaten path. As trail runners at heart, we know that dipping a (trail) running shoe into all things off-road can be exciting and even a bit scary. It can also be very rewarding.  

With training plans that incorporate regular speed workouts, trail miles, easy days and rest days,the Trail Transformation coaches work to make trail running accessible, safe, and fun. Additionally, as certified physical therapists, our coaches can advise you on prehab and rehab exercises to make sure your legs are ready to take on the trails.


Benefits of working with a Trail Transformation coach

  • Combined 20+ years of trail running experience at your fingertips

  • Insight on trail etiquette and lingo

  • Consistent feedback loop on progress, challenges, and goals

  • Access to a coach for questions, concerns, and celebrations of success


Compared to road running, trail running is a totally different animal. Simply finding a suitable training trail can be an adventure, as can choosing a trail running selection Are you interested in trail running, but not sure where to start or how to find trails?

  • Feeling confused by the trail running shoe selection?

  • Ready to see how fast you run trails and push your athletic abilities?

  • Looking for a challenge beyond road running?

  • Ready to take on the trails and explore the great outdoors


Trail Running Coaching Program 

  • Customized training plan for any distance or just for the love of being out in nature

  • Trail specific strength training

  • Nutrition support

  • Race focused programs from 6 weeks to a year

  • Suggestions and guidance on finding trails 

  • Guidance on trail and / or ultra-specific gear for training and racing

Trail Transformation Athletes

  • New trail runners

  • Trailblazers

  • FKT enthusiasts 

  • Adventurers 

  • Burned out on road running

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  • Do I need a watch?
    No, Coaches can help guide you through your training based on manually entered activities. However, the added data that can be attained from a watch, will increase the accuracy of your training exponentially.
  • Do I need computer?
    No, our training software can be used directly from your smart phone.
  • How do I pay?
    Trail Transformation accepts all major credit cards, as well as Paypal. Once you start your coaching package, your coach will guide you through our simple payment process.
  • Am I good enough for a coach?
    Absolutely, runners of all abilities benefit from coaching. Coaching not only gives you short term training goals, but also aids in injury prevention.
  • What do I do if I need to change things on the plan?
    Communication is key! Your coach will be happy to help you adjust things in a way that best meets your schedule. The best way to contact your coach is via email, but if it's urgent as in changing a workout the day of, a text message will likely work best.
  • Can you help me with a road race?
    Absolutely, Trail Transformation has coaches that specialize in all areas of running.
  • I’m just getting started in running, is that ok?"
    Yes, the start of running is one of the best times to work with a coach. Often new runners try to do too much too soon and end up getting injured. Another benefit of working with a running coach early, is they can help you break any bad habits before they are truly formed.
  • Can you I be trained for a fast 5k, half marathon, boston qualifier?"
    Yes, both Coach Michael and Coach Tyler have had lots of success on the roads, and know what it takes to perform well in these events.
  • I’m not signed up for a race, I just want to run injury free. Can you help?"
    Yes, running is a life long sport. We're here to help you in any way possible.
  • I’m limited on time, can the program still help?"
    Absolutely, in fact time crunched runners often benefit the most from a training plan. Instead of just getting out the door, our coaches can help you maximize the time you do have.
  • I’m currently injured, can you help me get back?"
    Yes, many of our coaches are Physical Therapists by trade and specialize in helping runners return to the sport they love.
  • I have a question for the coach, how do I reach out?"
    Shoot us an email at
  • Can I request a specific coach?
    Yes, if you have a relationship with a coach already, and are looking to work with them specifically we will do our best to accomodate. That being said, our priority is always making sure that the client gets the coach that is best equipped to help them maximize their training.
  • I don't have a gym membership, how do I do the strength exercises?"
    The coaches will work with you to develop a routine that you can perform at home. The gym opens up opportunities for more exercises, but they can also be done at home.
  • I'm not close to any trails, how do I train for a trail race?"
    Our coaches have ways to simulate the challenges of a trail race. If you can run, then we can train you for a trail race.

The Trail Transformation Difference

Many of the Trail Transformation Coaches are also trail runners. So this focus of coaching is one that is particularly fun for us. Our coaches enjoy helping newer trail runners figure out gear and seasoned trailblazers push their limits. We’ve often heard newer trail runners say how welcoming the trail running community is. We have to agree! But we also understand that trying something new can be intimidating, so we are here to help! With a customized trail running program, we can help you run your first few trial miles, figure out gear and even point you towards a few favorite trails. If you are looking to crush your next trail race, we got you covered with coaches who know what it takes to lead the pack. And if an ultra distances race is your jam, we got you covered there too.

Coaching Philosophy 

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.

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Bi-weekly Training Plan

Basic Strength & Mobility Program 

Unlimited Communication

Race/competition strategy

10% Discount with 6 month purchase 


Bi-weekly Training Plan

Unlimited Communication

Custom Strength & Mobility Program 

Race/competition strategy

10% Discount with 6 month purchase 


Do you have questions about our coaching packages,

not sure if coaching is right for you, or just want to chat running, let's chat!


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Mark M - Trail Transformation

Mark M

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

Andy H - Trail Transformation

Andy H

Going through the MRT process with Rachel has helped me feel better every single day.

Rose R - Trail Transformation

Rose R

In 2018, I took 4 hours and 45 minutes off my previous 50 mile PR, all with the help of the Trail Transformation team!

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