Joe has been coaching individual runners of all levels for over 18 years, with previous experience coaching at the club and collegiate levels, as well as with elite/world class runners.

-IAAF level V Endurance, USATF Level III Endurance
-MS in Injury Prevention and Sports Performance
-Heads the BRC Gait Analysis Lab

Joe specializes in injury prevention, deducing and correcting causative factors to repetitive motion injuries, and improving performance for endurance runners competing at distances from the 800 meters to the marathon.   Joe holds a masters degree in Exercise Science, is a certified USA Track and Field level III Coach (endurance), and has attained the highest coaching credential from the IAAF, Level V - Elite Coach for Endurance. Joe continually seeks to further his education by attending conferences and seminars throughout the country, and with regular trips to Kenya and Ethiopia, where he has had exposure working closely with world-class coaches and athletes.

Joe's top runners have included ISL and NEPSTA champions, NXN and Footlocker qualifiers, USA Junior National Champions in the 1500 and 3000, Olympic trial qualifiers for the 10k and marathon, and National level masters runners in the 800 and 1500.  His accolades, such as the NECC Cross Country Coach of the Year and Best of Boston's Top Running Coaches (as voted by Boston Magazine), are a product of his dedication and belief in each of his runners, no matter what level he or she may be.

Joe's coaching principles are influenced by Arthur Lydiard, Joe Vigil, Bob Larsen, Renato Canova, Jack Daniels, Scott Christensen and many other national and elite-level coaches. Joe's expert biomechanical and gait analysis is often sought after by local New England runners, as well as elite runners and coaches throughout the world, including Renato Canova, Kenenisa Bekele, Florence Kipligat, Ibrahim Jelian, runners of the American Distance Project, and Dr. Yilma Berta of the Ethiopian Athletic Federation.

After coaching teams at the club and collegiate levels*, Joe now dedicates his efforts to designing more efficient and comprehensive programs for individual runners.  His approach combines carefully crafted customized running programs with clinically supported techniques to help prepare the athlete for fast, high intensity endurance running.  Joe's expertise on bio-mechanics and postural distortions related to repetitive motion injuries has him regularly presenting at hospitals, rehab centers, running camps, and club events throughout the year. His methodologies, training approaches, and contributions to the running community have been featured in media outlets throughout the country. Recent sightings of Joe...

Wall Street Journal "Why Running Outdoors in Winter Is a Killer Strategy"
Runners World "Half-Marathon Special: Big Time"
Mens Health "Tough Running Speed Workouts"
ESPN "Hatton in limelight after super 10K debut" "How to Finish a Race You Haven't Trained For"
MSN "Does running actually build muscle?" "10 Newbie Tips for Planning Track Workouts
Boston Globe "Running Coach Pushes Athletes to Their Potential"
Boston Magazine "Ask the Expert: Should I Take Ice Baths?"
NBC Boston News Braving the Cold (news story)

Track and Field/Cross Country 

Joe coaches individual youth, high school and post-collegiate athletes looking to excel in their respective events, ranging from the 800 meters to the 10k. Though his top athletes have competed at national and world championships, his coaching style and attention is given equally to those who are striving to be their best - no matter what level that may be.

Marathon Training 

Many of the runners Joe works with are marathoners, with most training for or trying to qualify for the Boston Marathon.  His balanced programs (regarding speed, strength and endurance), emphasize improved neuromuscular facilitation, assist with developing mental strength and strategies, and help guide the athlete over pre-existing barriers and on a path towards new achievements. Joe's marathoners have completed marathons throughout the world, including:

Arizona Rock'n'Roll Marathon, Austin Marathon, Bay State Marathon, Baltimore Marathon, Breakers Marathon, California International Marathon, Cape Cod Marathon, Chicago Marathon, Columbus Marathon, Detroit Marathon, Disney Marathon, Dublin Marathon, Eugene Marathon, Frankfurt Marathon, Hamburg Marathon, Hartford Marathon, Honolulu Marathon, Las Vegas Marathon, Long Beach Marathon, Maine Marathon, Marine Core Marathon, New Jersey Marathon, New York Marathon, Nike Women's Marathon, Philadelphia Marathon, Portland Marathon, San Francisco Marathon, San Diego Rock'n'Roll Marathon, and many more.

Injury Prevention 

Joe is a strong proponent of having all of his runners work to attain and maintain loose, pliable and healthy muscles throughout training. His thoughts and approach to this topic are presented in his book Pliability for Runners, a workbook of self-tests for runners to add to their regular homecare habits.

Pliability for Runners on Amazon

more on Joe
Joe's coaching philosophy
Joe works with elite coaches and athletes in Kenya and Ethiopia
Boston Globe article on Joe
Joe's athlete interviewed after historic run
A visit to Stowe Running Camp

*Prior to BRC, Joe was the Mens and Womens Cross Country Head Coach at Newbury College, as well as the head coach of the Harvard Running Club and the Cambridge Running Club.

Jenn has been coaching since 2011 and is both RRCA and USATF Level 1 certified in addition to being an experienced yoga teacher and holistic nutrition coach. She has volunteered her time with many of the Boston Marathon charity teams and specializes in working with the following types of runners:

  • New runners
  • Those just coming back from injury
  • Runners looking to improve performance and learn ways to overcome the mental challenges of running
  • Those looking to train for anything from a 5K to full marathon

Through her coaching, Jenn provides support, motivation and mindset training to train smart and safe. Her unique background in holistic nutrition, running and yoga allows her to create unique programs to help you reach new levels of fitness and endurance. She has coached individuals and groups for everything from a 5K to full marathons and is both RRCA and USATF Level 1 certified.

In her free time she is usually out training for a marathon herself, reading up on the latest running & nutrition news, cooking or out on a hike with her Wheaten Terrier, Hannah.

Additional Certifications:

Board Certified by American Association of Drugless Practitioners (AADP)
Certified Holistic Health Counselor, Institute for Integrative Nutrition
Experienced Registered Yoga Teacher (E-RYT), Yoga Alliance
Vinyasa, Yin & Pre/Postnatal yoga certified teacher

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Jenn's Coaching Philosophy I work with my runners using a comprehensive approach to training that includes the development of endurance, speed, strength and stability. I am a strong believer in using a periodization approach to training, which allows runners to build a strong base similar to that of a pyramid before building upwards towards new concepts & challenges. My programs are all personalized to the goals and focus of the client and allow for a balance of stress and recovery of the body in order to produce safe, effective results.

I am a firm believer in finding balance not only in training but in life as well. I teach runners to listen to their body with regards to pacing, level of exertion and finding their ideal amount of self-care time to compliment training. Proper rest, stretching and nutrition are essential to helping us perform at our best.

Health Coaching

In addition to coaching runners, Jenn also provides Health Coaching, a holistic approach to nutrition and health for all fitness levels. Together, you will look at all areas of your life to see how they are connected to develop a personalized plan to guide you towards your health goals. Sessions can be held on the phone, Skype or at the BRC in Brookline.

Common focus areas include:

  • Weight loss
  • Eating for energy
  • Understanding food cravings
  • Managing stress its impact on your body and diet

A note from Jenn - 'Everyones lifestyle is unique so their nutrition needs should be as well. During our time together, you will learn the tools and step-by-step techniques for lasting success with unlimited e-mail support between sessions. You will also receive done-for-you handouts and giveaways to support your progress throughout the program.'

Over the past 25 years Rick Muhr has coached over 15,000 marathon runners throughout the world, including coaching over 300 runners each year for the Boston Marathon. Previously Rick was the regional head coach of the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society for 12 years, and was recently awarded the MetroWest YMCA Inspiration Award - an award presented to individuals who, through their amazing physical achievements, philanthropic work, and contributions to the running community, have inspired thousands of people through their exceptional gifts of time and talent (past winners include Joan Benoit Samuelson, Bill Rodgers, David McGillivray, Dick and Rick Hoyt, and Doug Flutie).

Rick's coaching methodology aims to demystify the complexity of running, promote good habits, and foster a lifelong love of running. His unique motivational and inspirational style of coaching also educates runners on key topics, such as post-workout recovery, core strengthening, stretching, the mechanics of running (e.g., form and pace), nutrition, hydration, fueling for workouts and recovery, injury prevention, cross-training, sport psychology and running shoe and proper apparel selection. Rick's training programs center around key metrics (e.g. morning resting heart rate, average pace, average cadence, average heart rate, and recovery heart rate), incremental improvement, and periodization.

Rick himself has qualified for the Boston Marathon for 32 consecutive marathons spanning five decades. He was selected as a torch-bearer for the 2004 Olympic Torch Relay and has participated in several ultra-running events to raise funds for various charities, including:

  • 2002: Running entirely on a track, Rick completed 50 miles in ten hours to raise money for the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society.
  • 2004: For the Run Across Massachusetts, Rick ran 165 miles in five days - from the New York border to the state house in Boston - to raise awareness and money for the Special Olympics.
  • 2006: Rick ran 62 miles on a track to raise funds for the Dr. Cynthia Lucero Latino Mental Health Program at the Massachusetts School of Professional Psychology.


"Rick Muhr knows running. And he knows how to motivate. He also knows some other things about life, which are the most important lessons we all take from this incredible experience. If you lift up others you lift up yourself. And he taught me something else: If I never dream big I will never stand tall. When you dream big you have to persevere, whatever comes up along the way. It's about having the passion to go for something and the discipline to get there. That lesson can be applied to all areas of your life-your running, your hobbies, even your relationships. As Rick will tell you, why hold back in life? Why sit on the sidelines? Get out there. Take a chance. Be strong. Boston Strong." -David Treadwell 2008 and 2014 Boston Marathon Finisher

"It's been an absolute honor having you guide me over the last few years. I cannot even tell you how much you have changed my life in such a positive way. I literally went from having no hope or faith in myself, to believing I can achieve anything. I honestly cannot thank you enough for helping me find my life again." -Sheree Dunwell 2001, 2012, and 2014 Boston Marathon Finisher

"I couldn't have PR'd by 16 minutes without the help of my amazing coach, Rick Muhr. It is mind-blowing that in about 2 months, he has changed me completely as a runner. He helped me take 16 minutes off my marathon time, giving me the encouragment and confidence to be the runner that I want to be. I am still in shock and blown away!" -Natascia Armitage- 2012 Chicago Marathon, 2012, 2013, 2014 Boston Marathon Finisher

"Rick, you were there from the beginning, believing in me when I had zero experience and confidence, and you continue to be there for me and so many others day after day! I cannot begin to thank you enough. More than anything, this experience reminds me of how powerful our words are, and how our affirmation of another person's dreams can set them on the path of incredible possibilities. What an awesome gift! Thanks for giving it to me and so many others." -Trish Reske 2002 San Diego Rock n' Roll Marathon, 2001-2007 Boston Marathon Finisher

"Rick Muhr is the very best kind of coach-knowledgeable, experience, motivating, and enthusiastic. He's never negative, but you would feel truly terrible about giving him anything less than all you've got. He's terrific, and his speech last nigh, just like last year, was enough to leave me feeling back on top of the world, excited for Saturday's first long run." -Kate Ziegler 2011 and 2012 Boston Marathon

"I was fortunate to be coached by Rick Muhr as I trained for my first marathon in 16 years. Rick is extremely knowledgeable about effective training for endurance events, and he is also a superb communicator. Whether sharing stories of his personal inspiration, or top on stretching and proper hydration, Rick's enthusiasm is contagious. More than anything else, Rick always believed that I could finish the Boston marathon, and I did-with a qualifying time!" Kelly Largey

Daniel is the current Lesley University Cross Country and Track and Field Head Coach and has acheived USATF Level I and II Endurance certfication. He privately coaches runners of all levels through BRC. Daniel's previous positions include:

  • Cambridge School of Weston - Boys and Girls Cross Country Head Coach
  • Hunter College - Mens and Womens Track and Field/Cross Country Head Coach
  • Emmanuel College - Assistant Coach Indoor and Outdoor Track and Field
  • Florida International University - Volunteer Assistant Coach Track and Field/Cross Country

Prior to his time in Boston, Daniel was the head coach of men's and women's cross country and track and field at Hunter College in New York City. During his three year tenure at Hunter, he led the women's team to two triple crown champions, multiple all-conference honorees and event champions, a number of ECAC event champions during indoor and outdoor track, and a women's cross country team that was recognized nationally as an all-academic team for earning over a 3.0 team GPA. Daniel spent his first year in New York serving as an assistant coach of men's and women's cross country for Sarah Lawrence College.

Daniel started his coaching career in Miami, FL. He spent a year at his alma mater, Florida International University, as a volunteer assistant. He oversaw the men's and women's cross country teams and distance group during the track seasons. Under his mentorship, the women's freshmen indoor 5k record was broken. Before FIU, Daniel spent four years as the head coach of boys and girls cross country and track and field at Doral Academy Charter High School. During those four years Daniel guided the first boys and first girls cross country teams to the Florida State Championships in school history.

Daniel started his running career in middle school and continued throughout high school and college. He attended Florida International University in Miami, FL. He competed in cross country, indoor track and outdoor track, where he saw action in the half mile race up to the 8k during the cross country season. Since college Daniel has competed in a variety of distances up to the half marathon and continues to run.

Training Philosophy

I am passionate about running and work to instill that passion with each client I work with. I have experience working with all age levels and experiences. I enjoy assisting clients with their running goals and I work to demonstrate key values that I believe play a role in achieving their goals; Patience, Consistency and Flexibility. Seeing progress in your work can take time and patience is key when working toward your goals in a safe and healthy way. Showing up each day is a big part of the challenge, even on days you might not feel up to working out. Flexibility is important because no training is written in stone and it can change week to week or day to day depending on the client. Communication I believe brings those three components together and are integral in a healthy coach-client relationship. More than working toward my clients running goals, I strive for my coaching to assist clients in identifying characteristics within themselves, such as building on confidence, perseverance, and focus. And most of all I hope they enjoy the process and journey as they work toward a goal!

Scott specializes in ultramarathoning. He holds certifications from UESCA (Ultrarunning) and TrainingPeaks. He has coached trail, ultra and mountain athletes ranging from beginner to elite since 2014.

In his free time, Scott spends the majority of his time trail running and racing. Scott has won dozens of races of all distances, both trail and road and has coached athletes to new distances and seasoned athletes to top spots in National Championship Events.

Training Philosophy

As a coach it's important to be a part of the process early to help the athlete with goal setting and event selection. Ultramarathons come in all shapes and sizes and the athlete's training base and available training time will greatly influence the type of event and the goals that can be targeted.

Throughout the training process athletes can expect to train from least to most specific with blocks of VO2 Max, Threshold and Endurance. The amount of time spent training in each area will be influenced by the athlete's background and the amount of time until the goal event.

Building fitness is important, but fitness will only take you so far on race day. Each athlete needs to be well trained in hydration, nutrition and mental strategies so when they arrive at the start line they are confident and have the skill set needed to be successful. These strategies, as well as other training pieces like gear, elevation, heat, technical trails, etc will all be discussed throughout the training process - you will be prepared for whatever the day throws at you!


'Scott was amazing in my preparation for my first 100 mile race.'

'Every workout Scott prepared had purpose. Scott understands the value of hard training, while also working it into your work/life/family balance. He's also always reachable and responsive if you need some advice or want to pick his brain.'

'I wouldn't have had such a fun day in my first 100 miler without the help from my coach. Scott's training program put me through the ringer and prepared me incredibly well. His knowledge got me to race-day with confidence, instead of looming questions like, "did I train enough?"'

'I worked with Scott for over a year, he helped me get through a multi day mountain ultra race, a 50km trail race and helped get me in shape to finish my first Ironman event! I won over my friends in each of the events (is there anything more important ;) hehehe just kidding) although my friends and I love having friendly competition between each other and I'm usually in the middle of them, so it was fun winning for once! I do have to say I feel a little bad because it feels like I was cheating by having Scott coach me as they were training alone as normal. Scott helped me stay focused and held me accountable for getting my sessions in when appropriate and being ok with missing some here and there as daily life got in the way with young kids and work etc. I had a blast working with Scott and his plans were effective and fun, highly recommended!'

'A student of the sport and well-versed in a variety of training techniques. I spent a weekend running the White Mountains with Scott and came away with many new insights that have made significant impacts to my training and racing.'

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World-renowned elite running coach Renato Canova offers runners of all levels an opportunity to achieve their full potential through his customized training programs. Renato, for the first time in his 45 year career, now utilizes his vast accumulation of knowledge and expertise with elite runners to assist amateur runners individually. Athletes recieve detailed weekly or bi-weekly programs and regular email contact with Renato. Below lists some of Renato's previous positions, achievements, and athlete successes.

Previous coaching positions and roles
- Italian Athletic Federation: various roles over a 33 year time span, including Head Coach of middle to long distances, Head Coach of the Marathon Men and Women, coach of multiple events, sprints and hurdles, juniors 400-800 meters, and most recently the Technical Scientific Director.
- Ugandan Federation: Head Coach middle and long distances (men and women)
- Qatar Federation: Head Coach middle and long distances and marathon
- Chinese Athletic Association: Head Coach middle and long distances and marathon
- IAAF: Regular lecturer and instructor for IAAF coaching courses over the last 25 years
- athlete accomplishments: Below lists only the most known runners of whom Renato has coached and whom have won a medal at the Olympics or World Champshionships or set a world record. The full list includes over 70 athletes who medaled at either the world/olympic levels or at a World Junior, World Youth or World Cross Country Championships.

Olympic Medalists
year athlete event medal
2000Wilson Bolt Kipketer (Ken)3000m Steeple MSilver
2008Edwin Soi (Ken)5000m MBronze
2008Richard Mateelong (Ken)3000m Steeple MBronze
2012Wilson Kipsang (Ken)Marathon MBronze
2012Abel Kirui (Ken)Marathon MSilver
2012Thomas Longoslwa (Ken)5000m MBronze
2012Tiki Gelana (Eth)*Marathon WGold

World Champhionship Medalists
year athlete event medal
1995Maria Curatolo (Ita)15k RoadBronze
1995Ornella Ferrara (Ita)Marathon WBronze
1999Christopher Koskei (Ken)3000m Steeple MGold
1999Wilson Boit Kipketer (Ken)3000m Steeple MSilver
2003Saaeed Saif Shaheen (Qat)3000m Steeple MGold
2005Saaeed Saif Shaheen (Qat)3000m Steeple MGold
2005Dorcus Inzikuru (Uga) (Qat)3000m Steeple WGold
2005Jeruto Kiptum (Ken) (Qat)3000m Steeple WBronze
2005Moses Mosop (Ken)10000m MBronze
2007Moses Mosop (Ken)Cross Country MSilver
2009Abel Kirui (Ken)Marathon WGold
2009Sylvia Kibet (Ken)5000m WSilver
2009Richard Mateelong (Ken)3000m Steeple MSilver
2009James Kwalla (Qat)5000m MBronze
2009Florence Kiplagat (Ken)Cross Country WGold
2009Florence Kiplagat (Ken)Half Marathon WGold
2011Wilson Kiprop (Ken) Half Marathon MGold
2011Abel Kirui (Ken)Marathon MGold
2011Sylvia Kibet (Ken)5000m WSilver
2011Silas Kiplagat (Ken)1500m MSilver
2011Imane Merga (Eth)10000m MBronze
2011Imane Merga (Eth)Cross Country MGold
2013Imane Merga (Eth)Cross Country MSilver
2014Caleb Ndiku (Ken)3000m Indoors MGold
2015Caleb Ndiku (Ken)5000m MSilver

year athlete event time
2004Paul Kosgei (Ken)25 km (road)1:12:45
2004** Saaeeed Saif Shaheen (Qat)3000m Steeple7:53:63
2011** Moses Mosop (Ken)25k (track)1:12:25.4
2011** Moses Mosop (Ken)30k (track)1:26:47.4
2014Florence Kiplagat (Ken)20k (road)1:01:56
2014Florence Kiplagat (Ken)Half Marathon1:05:12
2015** Florence Kiplagat (Ken)15k (road)46:14
2015** Florence Kiplagat (Ken)20k (road)1:01:54
2015** Florence Kiplagat (Ken)Half Marathon1:05:09

* Cooperation with local Coach
** Current WR

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Sarah specializes in motivation, improving body awareness levels and exercise intensity. She holds a B.S. in Fitness and Cardiac Rehabilitation and an M.S. in Exercise Science with a concentration in sports psychology, from Ithaca College. In graduate school Sarah completed her thesis on "the effects of mirrors on perceived versus actual exercise intensity" which she presented at the 2006 North American Society for the Psychology of Sport and Physical Activity/ACSM conference in Denver. Sarah is an ACSM certified health and fitness specialist and is L1 USATF certified.

Having worked as an exercise physiologist in pulmonary rehab, Sarah has experience working with a variety of populations and fitness levels. Runners that Sarah has coached have completed races ranging from the 400m hurdles to the Boston Marathon. She has recently been featured in Boston Magazine.

Sarah's Coaching Philosophy

When it comes to distance running, it is brutally honest. Our success depends on our ability to train safely and effectively. As a coach, I want to ensure that the runners that I work with understand what is required to run a specific distance and how to get there safely. Part of a successful marathon program is recognizing and understanding the commitment that is required, both in terms of self-care and training. I like to approach my coaching with two goals in mind: 1.) keeping the runner injury free and 2.) ensure that there is variety, challenge and success integrated throughout the training to make it enjoyable.

I specialize in mind/body training for running. Running is just as much, if not more, mental training as it is physical. I find that we are not always cognizant of our true potential and therefore can inadvertently limit our success. I like to work with runners on improving their pace awareness and body awareness levels.

In my spare time I run! Being a competitive runner, I understand and love the time, commitment and dedication required to reach peak performance. When I am not running, I am usually eating or catching up on the latest celebrity gossip.

Testimonials from Sarah's runners

"Strength training with Sarah has been a terrific experience. Sarah's knowledge, professionalism and goal-oriented approach have helped me to get stronger, more focused and remain injury-free. As a runner, I particularly appreciate Sarah's expertise in how strength-training can enhance my running experience and improve my performance while boosting my love for the sport. Sarah's enthusiasm and dedication are inspiring and motivating!" - B. Weber

"Sarah helped me find muscles I never knew I had! Her energy and flexibility made my goals a reality in less time than I imagined. Sarah's passion for fitness (and running, especially) is infectious! She gives you that extra boost to keep working hard even when you're fighting for air. I'm always impressed by Sarah's new routines and creative exercises - she keeps my workout exciting and injury-free!"

"Before I started working with Sarah, I committed to five sessions with a trainer I had never met. I figured I could get a few tips and add some new moves to my fitness routine. But once Sarah Anderson became a part of my workout, I couldn't let her go. From push ups with a tricep kick-back to frog jumps on a padded mat, I felt challenged, always sweaty, and yet thrilled with my results. Sarah gives you more than just a workout - she's a reservoir of motivation, an amazing listener, and a problem solver. When I had trouble with my knee, she showed me how to maneuver around the tender muscle and still get a rigorous sweat session. Her knowledge of the science and how to best use your body offer an invaluable element to each workout. Sarah's iconic in her field because she has it all - the brains, the biceps and the best attitude ever!"