Hi! I'm Matt Imberman, a USATF and RRCA certified running coach born, avid runner, and 3rd generation Brooklynite. I started running in 2009 when I decided I wanted to lose weight. Over the next few years I had dropped over 35 pounds and over an hour off my marathon time. I also discovered a profound love for the science of running and decided to become a running coach. 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 on all terrains–from beginner to veteran, from 1 mile to 100 miles, and from local tracks and parks to far-flung trails and mountains. I combine a strong knowledge of endurance training with a highly individualized approach to coaching. I also have a keen interest in the mental side of running, and work hard to train my runner's brains as well as their bodies.
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 13,000 feet in the Rockies. My favorite run is the one I get to do tomorrow.