Chris Wehrman Can Help Anyone Run Better Through The Use Of An App


My guest today has experienced a lot of success in running with two Olympic qualifying times, three 2nd place marathon finishes and numerous wins at shorter distances.

Through coaching and the development of a new app this runner turned entrepreneur is doing his best to help runners in the pursuit of their running goals.

Chris Wehrman

I am excited to go a few easy miles with Chris Wehrman as we dive into how this app can help make preparing for some big races a bit easier.

Naturally Competitive

Chris Werhman is no stranger to running and competing at a high level.

Running came naturally to Chris from a young age.

His competitive drive led him to become an Olympic Trials Qualifier two times along with multiple podium finishes over the years.

Chris was not immune to experiencing setbacks.

The average runner may be discouraged by a setback, but not Chris.

Each of his obstacles along the way helped to prolong his career by keeping him engaged in the sport.

Chris recognized that running at a high level wouldn’t last forever.

In 2008, he made the decision to retire from competitive running to focus on his family and career.

From Athlete To Coach

Chris Wehrman

For Chris transitioning from a competitive runner to a coach was a natural progression.

One of his favorite parts of coaching is helping to instill confidence in his athletes.

Years of running marathons has made Chris a knowledgeable source on how to approach the distance.

Some of his most valuable tips for current and future marathoners are:

  • Write out a plan 3-5 weeks in advance.
  • Don’t over complicate the plan.
  • Discuss weather variables as it relates to the plan, but don’t stress about what you can’t control.
  • Stay behind someone slower the first 2 miles of the race to ensure you don’t go out too fast.
  • Expect to have to adjust the plan mid-race.
  • Focus on effort and not solely on pace.
  • Use others around you to help push you.

Just because you may be having a bad moment in a race doesn’t mean the entire race will be bad.

It was through the connections Chris made coaching, that he met his future partners for his business endeavor.

Run Better

As a coach and a runner, Chris was aware that it wasn’t always easy to prepare for a race depending on where one lived.

Treadmills are a necessity for some people when trying to prepare for races.

Chris and his partners had an idea to make training on a treadmill more interesting as well as specific to certain courses.

The Run Better App was developed as a way to run top race courses of all distances on the treadmill.

Each course is broken into segments, so the athlete has the option to pick and choose what portions to run along with distance.

By downloading the app, you can try one course for free or pay a monthly subscription to gain access to all the courses.

Currently, the app is only available for Apple phones, but they are also working on Androids for the future.

The app also includes specific training programs that incorporate the use of the treadmill.

The RunBetter Logo


Mentioned In This Episode:

Stay connected with Chris by following Run Better on Instagram.


Chris Wehrman is a former competitive runner turned coach. He's also added the title of app creator to his resume recently. #runchat Click To Tweet


As Always, I’d Love to Know What Stood Out to You From this Episode! Let Me Know Your Takeaway in the Comments Below!

 Want to Support the Continued Growth & Production of the Show?

Check out the support page for ideas and suggestions of ways you can help me grow the show. And remember, not all support involves money. Some of the best ways you can show your support are 100% free.

Subscribe to the Show

Never miss another episode of the Diz Runs Radio by subscribing to the show, and for my fellow Apple fans out there, it’s never been easier now that the podcast app is native on the new operating system. iPhone/iPod/iPad users click here. Android users click here. SoundCloud users click here.

Please Give Me Some Feedback!

Take the 6 question listener survey to help me shape the future of this podcast.

Register for a Free Race Training Plan

Every month, I’m giving away a FREE training plan for the race of your choice. For details/information, and to sign up, just click here.

Join The Tribe!

There’s always room for more members of the tribe! Both the Facebook group and the email group provide opportunities that can’t be found anywhere else. The Facebook group is still small, but it is a great way to connect with fellow runners and foster community amongst like-minded individuals. The email group is THE way to stay up to date about future guests on the show, as well as getting some other freebies and offers that aren’t available to anyone else. If you’ve got questions about either/both, just let me know!

 

0 replies

Leave a Reply

Want to join the discussion?
Feel free to contribute!

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published.