"Josh has been an awesome coach! I have worked with him for over 6 months now and have absolutely noticed a change in my running, for the better. I’ve already PR’d my half marathon, ran a strong 50k with a ton of vert, and am training with him for my first 100 miler. If you’re looking for a coach, don’t hesitate to reach out to Josh. He’s responsive, reliable and has put together an awesome training plan for me. His guidance has been a game changer!"
"We started together when I was only 6 weeks postpartum and could hardly run 2 miles. Josh had an initial zoom meeting with me to talk about my goals and past experiences. Then over the course of the last 370 days, based off my subjective data he created a running plan that fit my lifestyle and goals. If he can train me through tax season with a 1 year old for an ultramarathon distance, he can train anyone! I had constant changes to my schedule and he was always happy to accommodate. Josh was in constant communication with me. I could always send him a text or email with questions and he was so thorough teaching me the "whys" behind what I was doing. He even talked to me for over an hour just to calm my nerves before race day! I truly cant say enough good things about Josh. If you are looking to improve your fitness you should absolutely consider him. You don't have to be training for an ultramarathon or training for anything at all really. Josh can help you PR a 5k or get to the point of running a 5k! While working with Josh I set several personal records including my best ever 5k time and longest run to date at 41.5 miles. But apart from that I learned so much about consistent and scientific backed training instead of just pulling a cookie cutter plan off the internet."
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"Hiring Josh was one of the best decisions I've ever made! He's personable, knowledgeable, and makes training fun. With his help I've set and achieved goals I never would have reached for on my own. He genuinely cares about his athletes and encourages dreaming big while also remaining realistic. I can't recommend him enough!"
"After struggling to overcome an injury despite using local services, I wanted confidence that I was doing things correctly. Despite being on the other side of the globe, Josh has transformed my running journey. After struggling to complete more than three miles when I joined, I’m now working towards my first 50K after completing my first marathon. If I ever need any help, advice, or assistance, I know that Josh will provide his incredible wealth of knowledge. Whether you’re looking to recover from an injury or smash your running goals, drop Josh a message to see what he has to offer."
"I decided in 2019 at age 43 that I wanted to get more serious with my running and get a coach and I'm so glad I did! Miles and Mountains Coaching is the best thing I've ever done for myself and has helped me reach goals I never even knew I had. In the few years I've been working with Josh from Miles and Mountains Coaching I've went from just hobby jogging, mostly shorter distances to running three marathons and ultra marathons including a 3:03 marathon at Boston and a 7th place finish at JFK 50 Miler. Josh has helped me build speed and endurance based on science. I've been very happy with the communication and feedback I get regularly and find that he's kind and empathetic. I highly recommend Miles and Mountains Coaching."
"I have been working with Josh for approximately one year. I am extremely happy with my experiences with Josh and his coaching. I was in search of a coach who could develop a more customized running plan. In short: Josh has been amazing! He is incredibly responsive, knowledgeable, and thoughtful. Whenever I have questions, he is quick to respond and outline the pros/cons of a particular decision. Josh provides the team with zoom opportunities to learn more about certain running-related topics (e.g., strength and mobility). He has done an outstanding job of creating a community among his athletes, not an easy task for a team from all over the United States (and several international runners!). I did sustain an injury during the year and Josh was generous with his time during this period and developed a cycling routine (so I would not lose fitness) until I could return to running. I’ve had several PR races post-injury and that is, in no small part, due to Josh’s care, concern, and consistency in writing a plan that allows us to balance being both competitive and having longevity in our running career. I am excited to continue to work with Josh and to continue to grow as a runner."
"I started working with Josh after 9 months of PT from an overuse injury. Being able to continue to run and stay injury free is really important to me. Josh has been phenomenal in helping me do just that. I have been consistently running pain free and getting back to building volume since working with him. He’s kind and encouraging while also knowledgeable and straightforward. He lets me know what I should and shouldn’t do but also respects autonomy. He is incredibly patient and takes the time to educate and inform, something I genuinely appreciate. If you are looking for a running coach, you get way more than just tailored programming from Josh and I highly recommend him."
"Josh has been a tremendous help in using my time efficiently and getting me into great shape for my Colorado mountain races. He is very helpful with any questions or adjusting training based on life stuff. I was so stoked and happy about how my mountain 100mi went. I don't think I would have changed a thing about any of it, I was prepared for every section of the race!"
"Josh has completely up-leveled my training. He's super responsive to my questions, and gives positive and constructive feedback. I feel like I won the coach lottery!!!"
"Josh is amazing to work with! I knew he would be because when I asked for coaching recommendations, he was far and away the most recommended coach. I appreciate the one on one attention and the flexible nature of his approach. Being a newer-ish ultrarunner, Josh has helped me unlearn some bad habits and approach training in a healthier way. I have a tough schedule (being an in-person running coach), but this is never an issue. If you're looking for positive, science based coaching without toxicity, this is it. I have learned so much and am so happy to have him as a coach!"
"With Josh, you get so much more than just a running coach. When he says that he is an “all-in” coach he truly means it. He never gave up on me when I got injured, he continued to encourage, support, and motivate me to keep moving forward. Following doctors’ guidelines, he got me on a bike to keep my fitness going and helped me to huge achievements like a 205-mile bike ride while I was unable to run."
"I have been working w/ Josh since April of 2020 and I could not be happier. Prior to having a coach, I was chronically injured and could never meet the time/distance goals I had set for the year. Since working w/ Josh I have consistently and significantly improved my performance while have lost zero days to injuries. In 2021, I ran the longest run of my life with tons of juice left over. I could not recommend Josh more."
"I researched running coaches for over a year, and picked Josh based on my research and talking to him. I've been working with him through the whole pandemic. I needed structure, goals and someone to check in with to help keep me focused! He's easy to check in with and quickly replies back. He is open to email, text and zoom meetings. He is always writing and posting articles for his athletes, and is active and always encouraging teammates to be active on social media to help stay motivated."
"Working with Josh has been amazing. It has completely transformed my running from a casual 10 miles/week to prepping for a half-marathon with 10 weeks of training, even though I was starting out with an injury we needed to fix. I would definitely not be able to run as well without his holistic approach to coaching."
"Josh is a phenomenal coach! I appreciate him because he also helps with the mental mountains runners sometimes have. He is so encouraging and knowledgeable. He has worked and reworked with my schedule as life happens and work schedule changes. I never DREAMED that I would see some of the paces I am seeing on segments and I am MORE than happy with my progress but also so excited for what is to come. You won't be disappointed with Josh as a coach."
"I went into the whole coaching experience with no clue how much my running and outlook on running could improve. I am still a relatively new runner and Josh is helping me with so much including knowing when to slow down and allow my body to rest. I went from running mindlessly and way over training to a place where I am beginning to understand what mindfulness in this whole process looks like."
"Josh is friendly, supportive, knowledgeable, and super responsive. I'm fairly new to trail running (and running in general) and I am so glad I decided to work with Josh. He's taken the trial-and-error guesswork out of things. I'm in my 40's, and he's been awesome at helping me understand how to get the most out of my training and, even more importantly, how to maximize recovery so I stay healthy for the long haul. Highly recommended!"
“I am returning to running after a serious injury and 18 month recovery, so need some external confidence and encouragement to be ready for the Pikes Peak Ascent. Josh provides not only positivity, but knowledge and grounding in what is important. He remembers and refers back to previous conversations, showing his level of care. He is accessible via the training log, Zoom, phone, and text. I never felt like I belonged in the running community, but Josh has changed my views, thoughts, and connection to running. He is awesome!!"
"As an OCR Athlete that had already found success, I struggled to find a coach that was willing to work with me, but also respected my knowledge and perspective on training, and to collaborate with me to insure the well rounded requirement of my sport was met in training. I would recommend Josh to any accomplished athlete looking to bring their running game to that next tier."