about ryan knapp


“Sell your expertise and you have a limited repertoire. Sell your ignorance and you have an unlimited repertoire. He was selling his ignorance and his desire to learn about a subject. The journey of not knowing to knowing was his work.” — Richard Saul Wurman on Charles Eames

And, it’s the journey of not knowing to knowing is where my journey leads.

This is where I document my simple obsession in becoming one of the top trail/mountain/sky running coaches in the world.

Yes, it’s an obsession. 

You see, I’ve been coaching since I was 10 years old, following in my father’s footsteps. For years, I saw coaching as a hobby, but in 2012, I made the leap to coaching runners full-time, and haven’t looked back since.

Thanks to my obsession, I’m constantly learning, reading, questioning and challenging everything I know. I figure, why not share what I’m learning with the world and those who are also pushing themselves to the limit?

I’m also 30 years old and figure my best running years are right now. I have plenty of incredible support from my fiancee, Jess, to give it my all and see what I can do.

So, I use myself as a guinea pig. I try new ways of training, I try new diets and fads to see what works, with the overall goal to see how far I can go and to

I live in Boston, Massachusetts with Jessica, my fiancee and best friend, Mollie, our mountain loving border collie, and Rosie, our cat.

At least staying up reading late will be good for something! 

I am currently:

I’ve been featured in

  • Runners World
  • Training Peaks
  • Triathlon Magazine
  • Greatist’s 5k Training Guide, How to Run Your Best 5k.

I’m certified by:

  • Road Runners Club of America
  • International Triathlon Coaching Association (ITCA)
  • National Soccer Coaches Association of America (NSCAA)
  • U.S. Soccer Federation (USSF).


3 thoughts on “about ryan knapp”

  1. Ryan, great to make your online-acquaintance! What an interesting/amazing career you have (kind of sounds like every dude/soccer chick’s dream!). Thanks for your support yesterday with our little contest. I think the best part was meeting all kinds of new people!

    Best to you + have a great week!

  2. I’m going to get that $50 donation to the CZC folks today. so you should be over $500 very shortly. Just awaiting their call back to see how to get it done.

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