Coaches

  • Craig Dos Santos
  • Craig Dos Santos

    Co-Founded The Run Experience with Nate and has been a long time endurance athlete and entrepreneur. He ran Division I Track and Field (specializing in the 3000m Steeplechase) and Cross Country at Rice University in Houston. He has run most of the large US marathons, including 3 Boston marathons and completed his first Ironman triathlon in 10:51:51. He continues to train and stay active in San Francisco, where he enjoys biking, running, lifting and playing the guitar.

  • Nate Helming
  • Nate Helming

    Co-Founded The Run Experience with the goal of reaching a broader audience of runners and outdoor enthusiasts who want to be able to run and enjoy the outdoors and remain injury-free. He has helped athletes finish their first races, conquer new distances, overcome pre-existing injuries, set new PRs, reach the podium, and qualify for national and world level events. Nate Helming is based in San Francisco and in addition to coaching runners and triathletes of all levels, he trains Olympic level cyclists, professional triathletes, elite mountain bikers, and national-level ultra runners on strength and mobility. Nate has traveled around the world to speak about better strength training for endurance athletes, and regularly publishes videos and articles on how runners can do it better! You can visit him in person in San Francisco for one of his classes or one-on-one sessions.

    Certifications: USA Triathlon I, CPR/First Aide, Cross Fit I, CrossFit Mobility, CrossFit Endurance, Carl Paoli’s Free Style connections.

  • Holly Martin
  • Holly Martin

    Holly is a personal fitness trainer and professional contemporary ballet dancer in San Francisco, CA. Though originally from Northern Virginia, for her undergrad Holly chose Utah (go Utes!) for its renowned BFA Ballet Performance program. During her time there she discovered Utah’s unparalleled hiking and running trails, she had become an avid trail runner by the time she’d left.

    Holly’s latest pursuits in the personal training industry have been some of the most rewarding yet. She believes that anyone is capable of change. Self motivation and the ability to work hard can be taught and procured with consistent direction and accountability. When she isn’t in rehearsal or performing, in the gym with or without her clients, she’s without a doubt running up any trail she can find…just as long as there’s a view of the Golden Gate Bridge 🙂

    Holly is always excited to meet and work with new athletes of all abilities! Shoot her a message if you’re in the Bay Area and looking to amp up your running 1-on-1!

  • Elizabeth Inpyn
  • Elizabeth Inpyn

    Elizabeth Inpyn is sports performance nutritionist based in San Francisco, California. She is a former NCAA Division 1 swimmer and water polo player. The long-distance triathlon bug bit her about 8 years ago and she hasn’t looked back since. Combining her love of endurance sports and nutrition she specializes in helping athletes of all levels learn how to use food for improved performance and recovery. 

    When not swimbikerunning, you can find Elizabeth taste-testing new recipes in her kitchen, analyzing lab & race results from her coached athletes or traveling to training camps where she consults with some of the best athletes in the world, creating their meal and supplement plans. 

    Education/Training: BA Chemistry, ME Education, MS Sports Performance Nutrition, Holistic Nutrition Certification. 

  • Jeff Loope
  • Jeff Loope

    Jeff Loope is a photographer and video editor living in Virginia. Jeff’s work has been displayed in galleries in New York, Los Angeles, Washington DC, London, and Budapest. His fine art photographs also hang in the private collections of many top cigar makers including Carlito Fuente, Pepin Garcia, Jorge Padron, Rocky Patel, William Paley, and Glen Case. In 2015, Jeff’s work was included in the publication, “Rich Community: An Anthology of Appalachian Photographers”.

  • Edward Wickham
  • Edward Wickham

    Originally from San Diego but living in Alaska since 1985, Edward brings a new enthusiasm to The Run Experience. Having started running in his early 50s, he literally has found his stride as a runner over the past few years.

    His new-found passion for running and coaching gave him an opportunity to find and then integrate the TRE running, mobility and strength tools into his own 2019 Boston Marathon qualifying training.

    As both a geek and a nerd, his love of learning, science, engineering, and analysis has brought him here. He knows he has a lot to learn and a lot to contribute and is looking forward to a long tenure with TRE, where he hopes to be able to give back to the TRE community in full measure for what he’s personally gained.

  • Jessica Gaige
  • Jessica Gaige

    Originally from Washington State, Jessica currently lives in North San Diego County. After many years of nondescript back pain with seemingly no solution, Jessica stumbled across TRE and decided to give it a shot. The combination of strength training and mobility work alongside running has made all the difference, and has resulted in a healthy, injury free runner!

    Though she started with a few road marathons, Jessica soon transitioned to the trail and never looked back. Most often accompanied by her dog sidekicks on training runs, Jessica gravitates toward the ultra distances for races. She’s not fast, but she’s got endurance for days!

    When not running, Jessica spends time cooking vegetarian meals, reading, and working in her garden.

  • Morgan Hawkins
  • Morgan Hawkins

    Morgan caught the running bug at a young age, competing in events like the 400m hurdles and pole vault from middle school all the way through her freshman year of college at SUNY Fredonia. When Morgan decided she wanted to study exercise science, she knew that she wanted to not only increase her own running abilities but to also use her knowledge in the sport to help others find the joy in healthy running. 😊

    Morgan has recently entered the ultrarunning world since moving to the Bay Area. It has made her fall in love with running all over again. If you are in the area she would love to show you some of her favorite trail in the Marin Headlands.

    Morgan has her sights set on running the 6 major marathons: NYC, Chicago, Boston, Berlin, London, and Tokyo. In 2019 she will get her first chance when she competes at the Boston Marathon.

  • Paige Klugherz
  • Paige Klugherz

    Running cross country and track in high school sparked Paige’s love of running, but old school training methods that focused only on mileage left her perpetually injured. Unable to run for a few years, she started rock climbing and then found TRE which taught her the importance of incorporating strength training. Pretty soon she was injury-free and rediscovered the joy of running!

    Paige currently lives in the high desert of the Eastern Sierra where she is spoiled by amazing trails and is always wishing for more oxygen doing track workouts at 8000’. Her favorite runs are long mountain romps with her dog, Penny, that involve some talus-hopping, scrambling, and a good summit! One day soon she’d love to move up to ultra distances. When she’s not running you can find Paige sculpting, painting, and trying to get Penny to stop chasing deer across the desert.

  • Liz Day
  • Liz Day

    Liz is a Certified Personal Trainer based in Central Massachusetts who hopes to help others build a love for running, fitness, and overall love for the human body.

    Liz started running and weightlifting in high school but, In her early 20s, she stopped to focus on her job and developed anxiety, depression, and gained almost 20 lbs. After finding a new job she revisited running and strength training.

    After an accidental 10 miler, she signed up for her 1st race ever, a 10K in September 2010 Run to the Rock in Plymouth, MA, and finished in 50:43 loving every minute of it! This ignited her love for pushing her body and the “Run Love” seed.

    She has since raced in numerous distances such as 5Ks, a few 10Ks, Half Marathons, a Trail Marathon, and a 50K Trail Ultra Marathon. She has also raced in numerous Obstacle Course Races such as the Warrior Dash, numerous Spartan Sprints (5 miles 20 Obstacles), Spartan Supers (8+ miles 25 Obstacles), 1 Spartan Beast (13+ miles 30 Obstacles), Sprint Triathlons, Ragnar Relay Trail Races and a 2nd Place overall female win in a local Mini Triathlon.

    Through the years she has battled IT Band syndrome, shin splints, and plantar fasciitis. It wasn’t until finding The Run Experience, applying the mobility, strength, running drills, and use of their YouTube videos, that she was able to move through and heal these ailments. This, ultimately, rekindled her love for distance. She has utilized the BRP, 30DC, Half Marathon, and the Marathon program which she used to complete the 50K.

    When not working, Liz can be found romping around her local trails with her trusty dogs, Gator and Shiah, and hiking with her husband and daughter.

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  • Mary Malone
  • Mary Malone

    Mary’s love for running began in fourth-grade when she started running for her elementary school cross country team in Pittsburgh, PA. The love continued to high school and onto Syracuse University where she joined her two older sisters to compete for the Orange.

    Mary is a recent graduate of Syracuse’s S.I. Newhouse School of Public Communication where she earned a degree in Public Relations while competing on the cross country and track teams. She was a 2018 NCAA Div. I Northeast All-Region performer in cross country and focused on the 10k and 5k on the track.

    While Mary experienced success on the track, she also dealt with a string of injuries, forcing her to spend months cross-training and rehabbing. After a couple of early injuries, she realized the importance of staying committed to injury prevention, strength, and mobility work to work on imbalances and become a stronger, more durable athlete. By incorporating daily strength work into her running routine, Mary was able to stay healthy and run faster with her new found strength.

    As her collegiate career comes to an end, Mary is excited to continue running and competing on the roads, track, and maybe the trails? She plans on focusing on the 10k and eventually moving up to the marathon. She is incredibly passionate about running and hopes to share the joy that the sport brings to her with others.

  • Nora
  • Nora

    Nora dog is our fearless mascot, who accompanies us in the office, on filming days and of course on runs. 🙂

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