PLAN YOUR RACE: Coaching


NEW for 2017!

The Mount Desert Island Marathon, Half & Relay is thrilled to announce a new partnership with Eastern Shore Training (EST) to help you excel at our 2017 event!

Whether you're running our marathon, half or relay, we are very pleased to offer exclusive coaching programs to help prepare you for our event! Our training programs are designed and overseen by coach Rob Gomez of Eastern Shore Training, and include online day-by-day training plans with regular individualized feedback based on a wealth of road racing knowledge. Whether you're aiming to finish your first half-marathon or marathon or you’re looking for your next PR, our online training plans will help you get where you'd like to go!


25-Week Online Coaching Program

BegAn APRIL 24, 2017

Our 25-week Online Coaching Program will help to get you motivated and prepared to Run MDI!

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  • Initial running background & running history consultation.
  • Regular weekly or bi-weekly email communication.
  • Flexible and updatable online training calendar via Google Drive that includes tips, advice and cross-training suggestions.
  • Best value! Works out to $7.96 per week.

Important: You must be registered as a 2017 MDI participant to sign up for coaching.


20-Week Online Coaching Program

➤Begins May 29, 2017

Our 20-week Online Coaching Program will help to get you motivated and prepared to Run MDI!

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  • Initial running background & running history consultation.
  • Regular weekly or bi-weekly email communication.
  • Flexible and updatable online training calendar via Google Drive that includes tips, advice and cross-training suggestions.
  • Works out to $8.45 per week.

Important: You must be registered as a 2017 MDI participant to sign up for coaching.

20-Week Online Coaching Program
169.00
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15-Week Online Coaching Program

➤Begins July 3, 2017

Our 15-week Online Coaching Program will help to get you motivated and prepared to Run MDI! This plan includes:

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  • Initial running background & running history consultation.
  • Regular weekly or bi-weekly email communication.
  • Flexible and updatable online training calendar via Google Drive that includes tips, advice and cross-training suggestions.
  • Works out to $9.26 per week.

Important: You must be registered as a 2017 MDI participant to sign up for coaching.

15-Week Online Coaching Program
139.00
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About Rob

Rob Gomez is the founder & owner of Eastern Shore Training (EST), a Maine-based online running coaching service established in 2014 as a way for Rob to share his passion for long-distance road racing with others.

After competing at high levels in both cross country and track in high school and then in college, Rob spent a number of years away from running. It was his return to racing with the completion of the 2007 Chicago Marathon when he re-discovered his appreciation for running. Since then, Rob has been able to channel this passion into a number of successes in road racing, most notably the New England Runner Magazine's Maine Runner of the Year in 2013, a win at the 2013 Maine Marathon, two top-40 finishes at the Boston Marathon and a total of five marathons in under 2:25.

In addition to individual successes, Rob has been able to contribute to the Maine running community in various ways. In particular, he held positions as vice president and then president of the board between 2011 and 2014 for Dirigo Running Club. He was also head coach of the girls' and boys' cross country teams at Biddeford High School in 2009 and 2010. Since 2014, Rob has been able to share what he has learned over his 15+ years of successful running and racing with clients of all ages and ability levels.

If you have questions you can learn more or connect directly with Eastern Shore Training via their website, facebook, or instagram.

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CANCELLATION POLICY

The Mount Desert Island Marathon is a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization. Entry fees, including optional meal add-ons, coaching programs, club memberships, etc. are non-refundable. No exceptions. (See transfer & deferral information on FAQ Page.) This policy applies to all entrants and is in effect whether your plans change, you are injured, or have an unexpected family emergency / business emergency / medical emergency / etc. This means once you have paid your entry fee you will not receive a refund if you cannot participate, or if the course has to be changed, or if the event is cancelled due to weather, natural disaster or other unforeseen circumstances. The race committee reserves the right to accept or reject any entries.