I came to running as a way to lose weight, but quickly discovered a passion for the sport, the science behind training, and the beauty and struggle in setting tough goals and pushing my limits. Along the way, I’ve managed to drop over 40 pounds, shave off over an hour on my marathon time, and finished multiple ultra-distance events and multi-day mountain adventures.

I started Brooklyn Distance Running in 2012 to help runners develop their knowledge, skill, and passion for the sport. I train runners of all abilities for a variety of distances–from beginner to veteran, from 1 mile to 100 miles, and from local tracks and parks to distant trails and mountains. I combine a strong knowledge of endurance training with a highly individualized approach to coaching. I have a keen interest in the mental side of running, and work hard to train my runner’s brains as well as their bodies, as I believe the greatest success and longevity in this sport comes from being prepared both mentally and physically.

I have an equal love of road and trail running, and I tend to split my own training and racing between asphalt and dirt. I’ve raced numerous half-marathons, marathons, and ultra-marathons. My trail running adventures have taken me from the historic alpine trails of the Dolomites, to scorching deserts of the Southwest, to the kalalu trail in Kauai, to over 13,500 feet in the Rockies. My favorite run is the one I get to do tomorrow.

Brooklyn Distance Running is a coaching practice lead by RRCA and USATF certified running coach, Matthew Imberman, who helps runners of all levels become fitter, faster, and more focused.

One of the most important contributing factors to success as a runner is setting appropriate goals. I can help you select challenging yet attainable goals, wether you’re looking to drop a new PR, step up to a new distance, or simply establish a consistent running routine.

One of the most important contributing factors to success as a runner is setting appropriate goals. I can help you select challenging yet attainable goals, wether you’re looking to drop a new PR, step up to a new distance, or simply establish a consistent running routine.

Becoming a better runner is about training smarter, not just harder; and part of training smarter means focusing on your individual needs as a runner. I create custom-tailored training plans that are specifically crafted to help you progress and reach your goals.

Becoming a better runner is about training smarter, not just harder; and part of training smarter means focusing on your individual needs as a runner. I create custom-tailored training plans that are specifically crafted to help you progress and reach your goals.

You want to toe the line of your race feeling rested, focused, and ready to rock. I can help you achieve your goals by guiding you through challenging pre-race logistics, developing a customized pacing strategy, and designing an individualized race plan.

You want to toe the line of your race feeling rested, focused, and ready to rock. I can help you achieve your goals by guiding you through challenging pre-race logistics, developing a customized pacing strategy, and designing an individualized race plan.

Q INDIVIDUALIZED MONTHLY COACHING

Monthly online coaching is perfect for veterans and novices alike. We collaborate to build on your strengths and target any areas of improvement on the way to reaching meaningful and inspiring goals–wether that's running your first race or setting a new PR. Distances for private monthly run coaching include the mile, 5k, 10k, half marathon, marathon, 50k, 50 mile, 100k, 100 mile, and multi-stage running races–and any distance in-between.

FEATURES:

Weekly training plan, dynamically altered to account for progress in your fitness, or last-minute changes to your daily schedule outside running.
Comprehensive "prehab" programs to develop stability and power while keeping you injury proof.
Assistance with appropriate goal setting, training, and racing strategies.
Fully personalized training and race plans.
Periodic fitness assessments and feedback to monitor progress.
Guidance on training and racing nutrition.
Unlimited access via emails and text with periodic phone/skype check-ins.
Free TrainingPeaks account to track your training.
Detailed explanations of training theory.
No setup fee.
PRICE: $150 monthly

Q CUSTOMIZED TRAINING PLANS

This option is meant for more experienced and self-sufficient athletes who want a fully customized plan, but don't require regular monitoring from or access to a coach.

FEATURES:

Fully customized training schedule targeting your goal race, broken up into distinct phases with clear instructions for all workouts.
Personalized pacing profiles for training and racing where applicable.
Self-executed fitness tests to monitor your progress.
Free TrainingPeaks account to track and analyze your training.
Periodic check-ins at the end of each major training cycle.
Training and racing tips built into your plan.
PRICE: A one-time fee based on the race distance, number of weeks, and and event format.

Please contact me if you are interested in a customized training plan.

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