Run the wild

Looking for a new challenge? Let's do this, together.


Why a coach

Sometimes we need guidance and inspiration, other times its perspective and confidence. This could be your chance to appreciate fitness in a new way, to step outside your comfort zone, and to be the best version of yourself. Read this article on coaching by one of my athletes:

1-3 Month Plan: $125 per month

Contact: Initial call, e-mail only



Training plan: Customized Google Doc
Focus: Ultramarathon, marathon, trails running, fastpacking, recovery techniques, breathing, nutrition and hydration strategy, weight lifting, cross training, healthy lifestyle

Standard Plan : $150 per month

Contact: Unlimited e-mails, 1 phone call/week



I will be your holistic thought partner and coach. My running background is as a D1 collegiate miler, ultra marathoner, and FKT record holder. I believe sleep, long runs, speed work and flexibility are the keys to success. My goal is to have athletes run healthy, fast, and long without overdoing mileage, while pursuing goals that are important to you.

4+ Month Plan: $120 per month

Contact: Initial call, e-mail only


My name is Joe McConaughy, aka Stringbean. My nickname came during my speed record attempt on the Pactific Crest Trail in 2014. I am an ultramarathon coach and a marathon coach. I live in Boston and am from Seattle. I am happily married to my wife Katie. I am a sponsored athlete with through Columbia Montrail and TrailButter. I’ve competed in ultramarathons domestically and internationally. I’d love to work with you to tackle the next big adventure in your running journey!


Fastest Known Time (FKT)

Wicklow Round (supported) 17h 9m – 2018
Appalachian Trail (self-supported and overall) 45d 12h 15m – 2017
Pacific Crest Trail (supported) 53d 6h 37h – 20141500m – 3m 52s
100 mile (Track 100)

Top Results and PR’s

3m 52s – 1500m
4m 12s – Mile
15m 08s – 5k (road)
5h 22m – 50 mile (Lake Waramaug)
12h 53m – 100 mile (Track 100)
2 time finisher of CCC at UTMB