Meet Coach Trevor Hofbauer
We are extremely excited to welcome Trevor Hofbauer to the Team of Coaches at M2M. Trevor adds to our team a wealth of experience in distances from the 5km up to the marathon (he should probably focus on the mile to truly round out his resume!)
Trevor recently moved the interior of British Columbia and is currently excepting athletes of all experience and ability levels for remote personal coaching.
Trevor has been coaching members of the Calgary running community for several years now. He’s looking forward to expanding his reach in the run community through coaching with Mile2Marathon. We can’t wait to support him as he pursues his coaching goals.
Want to learn more about Trevor? He sat down with us recently to answer some rapid-fire questions. Check them out below and check out his bio here.
How long have you been running for?
Off and on through elementary, junior high, high school, and university. Competitively for 8 years.
What got you into running?
In junior high school, there was a year long event called ‘Run Across Canada’, which students would run every Tuesday and Thursday at lunch, tallying KM’s to collectively run across Canada. I got into running there, then cross country served as cross training to basketball in the off season, then I fully committed to running after retiring from basketball.
Big fan of longer tempos or tempos with intervals afterward.
Most memorable race?
2019 Toronto Waterfront Marathon. (editor’s note: Trevor ran 2:09:51 in this race, qualifying him for the 2020 Tokyo Olympics and cementing his place in the upper echolen of Canadiam Men’s Marathoning)
Most unexpected place running has taken you?
Literally the present. I was trash when I started to run and finished 75th at the 2011 CCAA Cross Country Championship, but thought one day, I’d make it to the Olympics, and here we are.
Favourite pre race meal?
The Penne Michelangelo from Zefferelli’s in Vancouver.
Favourite post race meal?
A sloppy burrito or a burger with fries.
When are you most productive?
Evenly spread out through the day.
Summer or winter?
What scares you?
The unknown (deep water, darkness, the future)
If you could live anywhere in the world, where would that be?
A small house in the forest and mountains
Sunrise or sunset?
Sunset because the warmth of the day can create convective activity and interesting cloud patterns, so the light and the cloud formations create a beautiful scene, but a sunrise is so pure and signals a fresh start to a day, so it’s hard to pick between the two.
What’s your favorite color?
Favorite TV show?
If you could be any animal what would it be?
A Peregrine Falcon
Where did you grow up?
I was born in Burnaby, lived in Port Moody for the first 11 years of my life, then moved and grew up in Calgary.
What is your Hogwarts house?
Some internet quiz suggests I’d be best suited in Ravenclaw, as “Ravenclaws possess the ability to learn quickly and adapt to situations with ease. They also tend to be very wise. You’re original and creative, and you know how to use your strengths to your advantage!”
What are you most looking forward to with M2M?
The opportunity to work with others to achieve their goals and to support them along the way.
Salty or sweet?
Would you rather travel to the past or to the future?
The past, without hesitation.
Cannonball into the pool or dip a toe in first?
All in – cannonball.
Mint chocolate ice cream. Yay or nay?
Coffee or tea?
What did you last take a photo of?
The sunrise over Lake Okanagan in Peachland, BC.
One item you can’t travel without?
My DSLR camera
What is a sport you would like to try?
Don’t really have one, but once my running goals are completed, you’ll find me on the golf course.