David helped me reach two of my biggest lifetime running goals----qualifying for the Boston marathon then actually completeing it. David's personal running experience with racing and his knowledge on how to successfully train for races is a fantastic gift. He helped me map out my running schedule, coached me on when to race and when to rest, encouraged me when I was nervous or tired, and even accompained me on parts of my longest runs. He offered great words of encouragement and personal stories to help me feel more at ease with my journey and when I reached my goals he was one of the first to congratulate me. David's passion for running shines through in many aspects of his life and I would recommend him to help anyone get prepared for any type of running goal from running your first 5k to qualifying for the Boston Marathon.