Online Marathon Coaching

Simple, Effective and Reliable

After graduating John D. O’Bryant high school in 2005 with modest PR’s of 4:32 mile and 10:09 two mile, Ruben attended UMass Lowell, where he became a 4-time All American and 3-time New England champion in distance running. He closed out his collegiate career with PR’s of 4:07 in the mile and 8:41 equivalent for the 2 miles. Ruben attributes most of his running success to changes in coaching and training environments, which provided better opportunities for him to explore his weaknesses and improve on his strength.

After college, Ruben has continued to run locally and internationally. On the local scene as part of the Whirlaway Racing Team, he is the 2017 New England Grand Prix Road Racing title and was elected U.S.A. Track & Field New England Male Runner of the Year. Internationally, he has been selected to represent Cabo Verde at the Lusophone Games, the Francophony Games, the Ibero-American Games, the I.A.AF. World Championships as well as the Olympic Games. Ruben attributes his post-collegiate running success to his relentless passion for the sport of running. Through his love for running, he’s been able to effectively balance his full time job as staff member at his alma mater and being an international athlete. In 2018 he was inducted into the UMass Lowell Athletic Hall of Fame as well as the University Staff Wall of Honors.

Through his exceptional leadership on and off the field, Ruben has been recognized by many affiliations, including the Boston Red Sox, the International Olympic Committee, US Track & Field New England Association, the National Collegiate Athletic Association, the US Track and Field and Cross Country Coaches Association and UMass Lowell. He’s been featured on NBC Ch.7 News, NPR’s Only a Game with Bill Littlefield, the ESPN Magazine, the UMass Lowell Alumni Magazine, the Outsider Magazine, the New England Runner Magazine, the Level Renner Magazine, the Tracksmith Meter Magazine, the ACUI Bulletin and various other media outlets

In 2016, Ruben established Lowell Running, LLC with the goal of using his experience and knowledge of the sport of running to provide the same level of opportunity for everyday runners who aspire to reach their personal goals. Ruben believes that “there are no barriers for success if you are willing to train hard and commit to your goals”.

Lowell Running Company is a full service professional coaching firm specializing in individual and group training for runners. The mission of Lowell Running Company is to provide easily accessible, affordable and quality training programs that can be customized to fit each runner’s needs. The company provides a variety of coaching services to individuals such as: Standard Coaching Plans, Coaching Consultations, Private In-Person Coaching as well as Ready-Made Training Plans. In addition, Lowell Running Company also provides business-to-business services to road race management firms looking to add professional coaching services and running clinics as add-on features to their event registrations.

Experience: 18 years College: UMass Lowell (MBA) - Marathon Best: 2:18 Highlights Olympic Games (2012) - Top 25 overall at Boston Marathon (2014, 2015) - Top 50 I.A.A.F. World Championship Marathon

Training Plans:


When you purchase a training plan, your plan will automatically get loaded into the Final Surge training calendar for you to use as many times as you want. Final Surge allows you to view and track your training, record distance and duration, upload data from Garmin and other fitness devices, and much more. Use the Final Surge mobile app to view your training plan on the go and record your workouts. Each night your workout for the upcoming day will be emailed to you so that it is sitting in your inbox the next morning.