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The Steidl Running Philosophy

I believe that successful training involves taking an individual’s strengths, challenges, and goals into account. For a variety of reasons, people adapt to training at different rates. That’s why you won’t see a training schedule planned out months in advance when you work with me.

Part of tailoring training to each individual is having clear and frequent dialogue between coach and athlete. This allows me to modify your training based on how your body is responding and to help you balance your training with your life.

Years of combined coaching experience and education have helped me become adept at applying the science of running to real people. I take a holistic approach to training - incorporating supplemental exercises, nutrition, and psychology - to help my athletes become their best running selves.

Throughout this process, my hope is you will learn more about what you are truly capable of doing and grow both as a runner and a person, along with experiencing the joy of working towards and reaching your goals.



Meet the Coach: Trisha Steidl


Trisha’s background provides a depth of experience that others in the field cannot match, including:

  • NCAA DI and DII coach for 12 years (11 years as the head coach for Seattle University’s men’s and women’s cross-country and track & field teams)

  • Master of Arts in Sports & Exercise Leadership from Seattle Pacific University, Bachelor of Arts in Psychology from University of Washington, USTFCCCA Strength and Conditioning certification

  • Private coaching since 2004, including Olympic Trials qualifiers

  • Seattle Running Club coach since 2013

  • Former high school xc and track coach

  • Counselor for 13 years at White Pass Running Camp

  • CNW All-Comers track meet timer/volunteer for 14 years

  • Collegiate rower at UW; qualified for the 2000 Olympic Trials

  • Four-time Seattle Marathon winner

  • 2018 and 2019 Masters 50k Trail National Champion


Work with Steidl Running



Trisha offers multiple levels of individualized coaching and instruction to fit everyone’s goals and ambitions - from new runners to elite athletes; from resuming running after an injury to focusing on lofty race goals. Choose from one-on-one coaching plans, schedule a phone consult, or even arrange for in-person training.



Register for the Puget Sound area’s first-of-its-kind series of in-depth seminars about running-related topics. These one to two hour sessions are designed to help you have a deeper understanding about and more well-rounded approach to your training and racing.

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Immerse yourself in the total running experience at a Steidl Running camp! Held in beautiful locations, camps feature daily runs of varying lengths, informational talks by coach Trisha and other guest expert speakers, and delicious food. Trisha will help you take your running to new heights all while having fun and creating long-lasting friendships!


“I’m so thrilled to see Trisha starting her own coaching business because it is a natural extension of all that she’s been working toward in life. Now, for the first time, any runner who wants will be able to access Trisha’s expertise and work with her to maximize their own running performance. This is a true gift to the running world.”