Our Coaching Philosophy

At Trails and Tarmac we focus on understanding our runners. In coaching a sport we love we are committed to learning about your athletic history, life demands, and ultimately your performance goals. Knowing you allows us to create customized and adaptive science-based training for now and in the long run.  

The key to long term success is consistency. Many of us have a tendency to train hard whenever we feel good, leaving the tank empty when it is time for our key training sessions, and major races. This vicious cycle makes it difficult to achieve long term improvement.

Why do we only offer personalized coaching?  We want to give all of our runners the best chance to accomplish their goals.  There are 100’s of training plans out there, but life plans change.  Only personalized coaching can deal with the challenges that come up during training.

With Trails and Tarmac you will have far more than a training plan. Communication and accountability form the bedrock of every coach-athlete relationship. Signing on with Trails and Tarmac provides a comprehensive training program along with access to your coach via text, emails, and phone calls. Whether you live in Belgium, Belarus, Argentina, or the United States, we are excited to work with you.

It’s gonna feel good when you do something you didn’t know you could do.

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Coaching Nuts and Bolts

Getting started with Trails and Tarmac is fairly simple. After gathering some preliminary info about you and your running history we will have a phone conversation to begin the process. Together we will develop a dynamic and detailed plan to make you stronger, more efficient, and ultimately faster.  It’s always on you to get out of bed in the morning and do the work, but we will be there every step of the way to guide your training.

What You Get    $205/Monthly

-Access to your coach via:
-Text
-Email
-Appointment based phone calls
-Adaptive short and long term training plan with detailed GPS analysis.

But we like to think of ourselves as more than just your coach. We are your running concierge.

  1. -You’re in a new town and don’t know where to run
  2. -Need advice with race day logistics
  3. -Searching for you next great adventure
  4. -You’re a runner and sometimes people just don’t understand

We Can Help

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Not sure you want to commit to full time coaching but need some insight?

Training Analysis and Phone Consult $80

Includes: Pre phone call athletic history and training analysis. We use the information you provide us so we can better utilize our time on the phone. Also included is one 60 minute phone call to teach training principles, go over work out and racing plans, talk about performance nutrition, adventure plans, and anything else we can help you with.

Racing the UTMB?!                                                                                                                                             Ultra Trail Mont Blanc Consult with David Laney:  105 minute and $105 consult call with UTMB specific emphasis. You will have the opportunity to email questions over before the call to guide the conversation.  Being part of this event the last two years and spending time in the Chamonix valley I have learned a lot about the area, the event, and training for the course I would love to share. Happy to give race specific advice and discuss training for UTMB, course details, mandatory gear list and equipment, and of course the best places to eat in the Chamonix Valley!  Email Info@trailsandtarmac.com if you are interested!