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: $145 per month

Contact: Initial call, e-mail only



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

Standard Plan : $175 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: $140 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 Pacific Crest Trail in 2014. I am an ultramarathon, marathon, and fastpacking coach currently living in Seattle with my wife Katie and our new pup, Crash Bandipooch. I am a sponsored athlete with Columbia Montrail and TrailButter and have competed in ultramarathons domestically and internationally as well as set speed records . I’d love to work with you to tackle the next big adventure in your running journey!


Fastest Known Time (FKT) Speed Records

  • Long Trail (self-supported, current) 4d 23h 15m – 2020
  • Wicklow Round (supported, former) 17h 9m – 2018
  • Appalachian Trail (self-supported [current] and overall [former]) 45d 12h 15m – 2017
  • Pacific Crest Trail (supported, former) 53d 6h 37m – 2014

Top Results and PR’s

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