Albert Pham | Certified Running Coach


About Albert

My passion is with endurance events specifically running and training for marathons. I have been a long time runner and have completed 100+ road and trail races including a 50-mile ultra-marathon.

I have been a 3x ambassador for the San Francisco Marathon, and a mentor for the DetermiNation marathon training program for the American Cancer Society. I am also very active in the local running community as a race pacer for half and full marathons, and involved in several running groups in San Francisco.

A little bit more about me: I am a native of Portland, Oregon, but now live in San Francisco and work as a rocket scientist/engineer at an aerospace company locally here in the SF Bay Area. I have 5+ years of experience working in the tech industry and have been in various technical and non-technical roles. I also have experience mentoring and coaching employees, and have an interest in teaching and Science, Technology, Engineering, Mathematics (STEM) initiatives. 


My Approach 

As your personal trainer and coach, I will provide a friendly, personable, and also results-oriented approach. I’ll strive to make every workout fun, challenging, and gratifying. Whether you are new to an exercise routine or a seasoned marathon runner looking for a new PR, I will help guide you to meet your fitness goals.

What You Will Get

Personalized guidance and motivation

Custom running training plan/program

Running form analysis/evaluation

A great workout


My Background

5 years of combined experience in providing personal training and coaching to athletes within non-profit organizations, community running groups, and fitness start-ups

Bachelors of Science in Computer Engineering, Portland State University

Masters of Science in Software Engineering, Carnegie Mellon University



Certified Running Coach through Dr. Jack Daniels VDOT training program


Areas of Specialty

Short and long distance running

Trail running

HIIT training