My Coaching Philosphy

Getting out the door is one of the toughest parts of running. However, if you want to maximize your potential, getting out the door is not enough. Every time you lace up, you need a plan of attack and an objective for the run. That plan may be to go “all-out” in your interval sessions or to strictly jog at an easy pace on your recovery days. Both are equally important and a part of the overall training regimen. My job is to communicate with you the exact reason I am prescribing the runs/workouts. These are thoroughly thought through and precisely calculated based on your goals, your life/work balance, your strengths and weaknesses and any other factors I learn during our initial consultation. I am a student of the sport and stay up to date on all the latest training trends and techniques so you don’t have to. My job is to create the plan, tweak it as needed, and support you every step of the way. Your job is to follow the plan. I want to see you succeed. That’s the reason why I coach.


Sample Training Plan

David's training plan

My Running/Coaching/Life Resume

  • 1st place at The North Face Utah 50 miler (7:36)
  • 1st place at the McCall 40 miler
  • 2nd place at the Redding Marathon (2:35)
  • 8th American male at Ultra Trail Du Mont Blanc (30:36)
  • 4th place at Rio Del Lago 100
  • 2nd place at Antelope Island 50k (3:50)
  • 2nd place (behind Mr. Walmsley) at Bridger Ridge Run (3:28)
  • 2nd place at HURL Elkhorn 50 miler
  • Four years as a high school coach.
  • NFHS Certified in Coaching Fundamentals.
  • Completed over 30 ultra marathons and marathons (three 100 milers).
  • University of Montana Law School Grad
  • University of Oregon Sports Business Major

My Dream Objectives

  • Sub 24-hour finish at UTMB
  • Western States Top 10 Finish
  • Sub 2:30 Marathon
  • Qualify for Olympic Trials in marathon
  • Achieve my full potential