About Farah

I am an RRCA Level 1 certified run coach who has a passion for all things running. A lifelong New Yorker (I grew up on Long Island, it counts!), I have been running the streets and parks of New York City since late 2008, when I first reluctantly stumbled into the world of road running while training for my first half marathon with a charity group, Team in Training (TNT). After surprising myself and completing the Lake Placid Half Marathon in 2009, I decided it was time to really test my will, and I signed up to train with TNT again for the San Diego Rock’n’Roll Marathon in 2010. Twelve marathons and countless (okay, twenty-something) half marathons later, I haven’t looked back. I’ve also been helping runners cross the finish line as a Coach with TNT in Brooklyn since 2014.

While the half and full marathon distance is my passion, my true forte comes in the form of a different type of running challenge – food: I won the NYC Pizza Run (a 5K that involves eating pizza several times, mid-run) in 2017, and came in second in 2018.

Having spent 8+ years in the customer service industry, I love running for the bond it fosters with the local community. Not only that, I think it is truly the best way to get to know a place – a neighborhood, a borough, or an entire city. I believe wholeheartedly in the mind-body connection, and in the idea that running can be a powerful tool to get to get to know yourself better, both mentally and physically, and I cannot imagine my life without the sport. I am always striving to improve, and hope to inspire the same in other runners, but at the same time, I try not to take myself too seriously (see: pizza run).

I am currently coaching with Team in Training as part of the Spring/Summer 2019 season, and with New York Road Runners as part of their Group Training sessions. I am also offering custom training calendars, as well as guided “fun” runs. Check out my Offerings page to see the many ways we can run together, or simply contact me to see how I may help!

Q Coaching

Whether you’re looking for a group experience, or a more custom one-on-one experience, there are plenty of ways we can work together. See below for some currently available options and check back soon for more.

Ready to train for your first race and not sure where to begin? Or are you looking to build speed and strength, and crush your next race? I’ll take into consideration all of this and more - your goals, your life commitments, your schedule, and your fitness, and put together a totally custom training calendar for you. I’m also available for 1:1 coaching sessions in Brooklyn.

New York Road Runners (NYRR) offers 6-10 week long group training sessions in Prospect Park every Tuesday and Thursday - which is where you’ll find me at the wee hours of the morning. This group is all about accountability - if you need a motivated group of people to make sure you show up and get your speed work done, this may be for you.

This is what I call the “free" / good karma option. In exchange for raising money for a wonderful cause, you can come train with us - for free! Team in Training (TNT) participants raise money for the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society, while training for endurance events in the Spring and Fall. This is a cause very near and dear to my heart, and I’ve been coaching with them since 2014. We meet almost year-round in Prospect Park on Saturday mornings and Tuesday evenings.

Q Guided Runs

I’m currently in the process of putting together some additional guided runs and fleshing out all of the details, so please stay tuned for more information. In the meantime, if you have an idea for a guided run and you’d like to collaborate, please reach out!

Did you know that the doughnut is the perfect* running fuel?This is a 5 mile route making three doughnut stops at some of the best doughnut shops in Brooklyn. We start and end at Barclays Center, and take a round trip running tour of Park Slope, Prospect Heights, and BedStuy.
*According to me and not necessarily to science.

New in town or just visiting, and not sure where to run? I have 10 years of experience running the streets of New York City - not just Brooklyn - and I’d love to show you some of my favorite routes. Reach out and let me know what you’re looking for!

Q Dog Running with Canine Running Co.

Canine Running Co. is a Brooklyn based company offering personalized one-on-one park runs for your dog. We provide flexible hours with multiple service options to suit your needs and are experienced and comfortable handling dogs of all sizes and temperaments, all over Brooklyn. I’ve been running with CRC for several months now, and I’d love to meet your pup!

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