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Whether you are seeking coaches to help you run your first 5K, return to running after a hiatus, achieve a new personal best, or qualify for the Boston Marathon, we have the experience and resources to fully support your goals.

RFF News

We’ve launched a podcast!  Join us on our 13-week training journey towards the Boston Marathon (our combined 27th Boston Marathon!), featuring guests covering topics from nutrition to injury prevention to strength training.  Click here for more information.

Now is the time to sign up for private virtual coaching for 2019 goal races.  We are currently accepting new private virtual clients.  Click here for more information.

Our 2019 Speed and Strength program is currently underway.  This popular program includes weekly Sunday morning group runs at the track at Richard Montgomery High School in Rockville.  It’s not too late to join us! Click here for more information and to register, or email us at with questions. One participant had this to say after setting a 5K personal record (PR), on a hilly course:

“So yesterday was the fastest 5k since I started running again in 2015.  My time was 26:22.  I had started running in 2008 and stopped in 2011 due to injuries and other health problems.  Decided to start up again in 2015.  So pretty impressed with my time considering the hills on the course and it was pretty warm especially in the later stages of the race. Thank you Julie and Lisa for another great season!”

Runners also see tangible improvements in their everyday training, thanks to the improved technique and form learned through the Speed and Strength program.  Another participant had this to say:

“I just wanted to thank you for a great program.  I am thinking I’ll incorporate it again next year.  I feel like I’ve gotten a lot out of it.  Just the bits of advice you’ve both given me have been fantastic, and I have been able to add to my routine.  On Saturday, when I was running my first long run in a while, I squeezed my but going up hill and that kicked on my glutes and it was noticeably easier to get up the hill.  I consciously did that on each hill.  The run left me sore, but it was great to see how a little bit of technique could make a big difference. “

Recent RFF Virtual Coaching Client Achievements

Congratulations to:

  • Deb L. for setting a half marathon PR at the REVEL Mt. Charleston Half Marathon
  • Helen B. for setting a 6-minute marathon PR and requalifying at the 2019 Boston Marathon
  • Zach H. for his sub-3 hour finish at the Shamrock Marathon
  • Ilisa B. for her 6-minute half marathon PR at the Ascension Seton Austin Half Marathon
  • Caetlin B. for setting a marathon PR and qualifying for Boston 2020 at the Rehoboth Seashore Marathon
  • Peter L. for setting a 10-minute marathon PR and qualifying for Boston at the California International Marathon, in a time of 3:21
  • Jen F. for setting a half marathon PR at the Philadelphia Half Marathon
  • Aline B. for finishing her first marathon at the Philadelphia Marathon
  • Lynda S. for finishing the Philadelphia Half Marathon 11 minutes faster than her time last year on the same course
  • Mary Beth S. for setting a 10K PR at the Marine Corps Turkey Trot, less than a month after her fall marathon
  • Andrew A. and Suzanne K. for completing the NYC Marathon
  • Jen F. and Ali H. for setting 10K PRs at the Rockville 10K
  • Cathie S. for finishing the Malibu Half Marathon
  • Caetlin B. for finishing the MCM Marathon in the top 10% of all finishers in 3:53
  • Deb L. for finishing the MCM Marathon in a course PR in 4:58
  • Sue R. for finishing the MCM healthy despite facing many personal and health challenges during training
  • Suzanne M. for finishing the Chicago Marathon in a PR of 3:40:50
  • Sam S. for finishing the Chicago Marathon in a PR of 3:56:57
  • Melissa G. for finishing the Chicago Marathon in 4:15:28
  • Stacey G. for finishing the Chicago Marathon in a PR of 4:19:30
  • Delia F. for finishing the Army 10-Miler in her sub-2-hour goal, in 1:58:31
  • Sally B. for finishing the Appletree Marathon (Portland, OR) in a PR of 4:51:54, at age 59