Many people find  that working with a coach helps them to become active or take their fitness to a new level.  Working with a coach can provide:

  • workouts tailored to your needs and goals
  • accountability
  • support and motivation
  •  improve your fitness and performance

While I’m a running and triathlon coach, I’m on a 2,500 mile bike trip right now, which makes it hard to coach new clients!  But if you are interested in learning more about the benefits of  coaching, contact me via e-mail at and I’ll help you get connected!


  • Reply Donna July 19, 2018 at 6:50 pm

    I’ve been looking at your photos for years and just connected to your blog. Barbara, you amaze me. I love this and look forward to reading more! Xoxo Donna

  • Reply Matthew November 13, 2019 at 12:55 am

    I find your story very interesting. I’m currently 51and have run 4 marathons. I would like to do one in every state. I feel I’m behind the 8 ball . Is there any advice you can share to get going?

    • Reply Barbara Blackford December 13, 2019 at 2:46 pm

      Sorry to take so long to respond! There is no behind the 8 ball! Just map out a game plan for 2020 and get started. Train for a spring/early summer marathon, and schedule one 3-6 weeks later. Do the same in the fall. You’ll knock out 4, and learn how your body deals with 2 races reasonably close together.

      Join the 50 States Marathon Facebook group and the Marathon Maniacs Facebook group – you can ask questions about races and training, see where other people will be and get inspiration.

      Good luck!

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