Running Workx is a personal running coach service conceived to address the training needs of runners of all ages, but also specializes in serving the unique needs of the older adult runner (mid 30’s, 40’s, 50’s and 60’s).  As a “one coach” operation, you know exactly who will be coaching you, from week to week, month to month , year to year. I put an emphasis on personalized service, professionalism, and privacy. My primary focus is on providing you with the very best web-based coaching experience possible while advancing your running goals, emphasizing convenience and accessibility coupled with my desire to share my passion, experience and knowledge about running. My online coaching service is designed for timeliness and efficiency to address your busy family and professional life while making the training process as enjoyable as possible while advancing your running.


For those who happen to reside locally, I also offer optional in-person coaching sessions designed to augment my web-based coaching; and for non-running beginners /novices, I work closely with the City of Lancaster Parks & Recreation Department, offering classes for beginner running, wellness/fitness, and educational workshops in the Antelope Valley.


Running Workx LLC is a legally formed business entity registered in the State of California.







“Running Workx and Coach Mike took me from over trained and tired, to trained properly and fast.  For us older folk, Coach Mike has the right ingredients to make us great!”Michael Chambers, NYC
Michael Chambers, NYC
I had the fortunate opportunity to meet Mike through a local running club, and we became running partners.  During runs I learned of Mike's coaching business, his experiences coaching local High School Cross Country and Track teams, and became familiar of some of the successes of his clients and athletes.  Mike never recruited business, this was all part of the normal conversation between friends.  I was impressed and curious with his ability and success in training and motivating clients from around the world via collaboration and technology, given the distances preventing physical interaction. When I was selected to run the NY Marathon in 2018 via lottery, I decided that I needed to get more serious and up my training for the event, given that I'm basically a casual runner.  Seeking advice, I shared my goals, schedule limitations, and concerns with Mike and based on his feedback asked if he would be willing to train me for the NY Marathon. In addition to run training, I was teaching indoor cycle classes at a local gym 5 times per week, and working my full time job as well.  It took a toll on both my training time, and physical energy and endurance.   Mike was able to design a training plan that sucessfully incorporated my classes into my run training.  While local, we did the majority of correspondence virtually, and he tracked my runs and progress through Strava and other applications he incorporates into his training plan.  We spoke or texted several times a week where he would make recommendations, modify training plans where necessary,  and help to keep me motivated.  In addition to run training, he also provided guidance on cross-training opportunities, and nutrition planning. In the end, working with Mike helped me shave +45 minutes off recent marathon times. Mike is one of the most honest and genuine people I have the pleasure of working with.  He has years of experience in running and coaching, and his program worked extremely well for my training needs.  I highly recommend talking to Mike about your goals, objectives, and your commitments to training, and hopefully proceeding to work with him on setting up a program for your needs and utilizing his effective coaching skills.Rick Shapiro, NASM Certified Fitness Instructor
Rick Shapiro, NASM Certified Fitness InstructorSanta Clarita, CA
Thank you Coach Mike for your outstanding coaching. Coach Mike has been coaching me for my running for nearly a year and a half now. Living in China and starting to run at a “not very young age”, I felt very isolated and needed help, especially since I had previously injured myself. Online coaching with Coach Mike is extremely effective, he supports me with great wisdom and kindness. He plans my runs, gives advice, always answers my questions and provides invaluable encouragement and support. I would not be where I am today with my running and would probably even have given up running if I didn’t have Coach Mike.Isabel Monreal Pinaud - Shanghai, China
Isabel Monreal Pinaud - Shanghai, China
Coach Mike, thank you for training us to go from zero (couch potatoes) to 5k! We credit our enjoyment and our ability to succeed to your awesome training techniques. Yesterday we completed our 5K with good timing after only eight weeks of training. Your eight week program was challenging, yet so enjoyable. Richard never thought after two knee surgeries that he would ever run again, yet now, thanks to your expertise, we have the confidence and strength to move on to a 10K! We are especially grateful that you're coaching taught us how to prevent injuries! We look forward to training with you again in the spring! Thanks again coach Mike!Margie & Richard M. - Antelope Valley
Margie & Richard M. - Antelope Valley
Yesterday was the culmination of my 8-week training plan with Coach Mike. I was never a runner, but I was looking for an activity to help me in my efforts to lose weight and become healthier. Mike supported me through the whole process by believing in me, teaching me, and pushing me. He communicates with his clients and makes the experience unique. His training plans are focused and effective in achieving realistic goals. I learned a lot from Mike and am now able to apply the lessons he has given me to continue running. Thank you Mike for your dedication and commitment in providing me skills and confidence for my first 5K fun run.Ellen C. - Lancaster
Ellen C. - Lancaster
Thank you for all the positive work you have done. The athletes and program are far better because of your efforts.Parents of Warrior Cross Country - Santa Clarita
Parents of Warrior Cross Country - Santa ClaritaSCVAA Cross Country
Coach Mike, Thank you for coaching me in Cross Country and for helping me improve so much and for all your encouragement while we were training.  I had a great time this year.K.C. - Saugus
K.C. - SaugusCross Country Athlete