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Welcome to Trail Runner’s Coach Concierge!

Our favorite coaches will answer your training questions. From strength to nutrition to race day logistics, we’re here to support you on your trail running journey!

Ask our coaches questions like:

  • How do I pick the right pair of trail shoes?
  • Should I be training by heart rate or feel?
  • How do I improve my downhill running?
  • How should I structure my training?
  • I just signed up for my first 50k. What am I doing!?!?
  • How many pairs of trail shoes is too many pairs of trail shoes?

Use the form below to submit your questions to our Concierge Coaches.



Adam Merry

Adam Merry

Adam Merry is a road and trail running coach, based in Golden, Colorado (Ute, Arapaho, and Cheyenne lands), who supports athletes of all kinds and abilities in their running journey! As a BIPOC coach and elite athlete, Adam is passionate about increasing diversity, representation and accessibility in trail running. Learn more or say “hi” at runmerry.com or follow Adam on Instagram at @amerryrunner.

Megan Flanagan

Megan Flanagan

Megan Flanagan is a running and strength coach, certified personal trainer, and the founder of Strong Runner Chicks, a running community dedicated to educate, empower, and connect women. She resides in Golden, Colorado (Ute, Arapaho, and Cheyenne lands), and is an avid trail runner with experience as a former Division I steeplechaser turned trail runner, (ultra)marathoner, and obstacle course racer. With a Master of Public Health and as part of the Running with Purpose community, she is passionate about the intersection of trail running with inclusivity, empowerment, environmental & social justice, and overall well-being.

Connect with Megan on Instagram @meginspire or at www.meginspire.com. Follow Strong Runner Chicks on Instagram @strongrunchicks, www.strongrunnerchicks.com, or tune into the podcast, Strong Runner Chick Radio!

TJ David

TJ David

TJ David is the founder of Microcosm Coaching, where he has partnered with over two hundred athletes from beginners to national level elites since 2018. He uses a holistic approach to help athletes set and achieve ambitious goals by taking life’s happenings into account. TJ tailors his plans to each individual athlete based on their athletic history, background and life stresses. TJ is an IIN graduate and 2019 recipient of the Leadership in Health Coaching Award. He is a professional mountain athlete who recently won the Telluride Mountain Run, set the Willow Lake 3 Pass Loop FKT, is the course record holder at the Athens Big Fork Trail Marathon and won the USA SkyUltra Series in 2018. Learn more here.

 


Our coaches will not dispense medical advice, and will not diagnose or give treatment advice on any physical or mental conditions. When in doubt, seek out professional medical advice.