Mark Kennedy Helps New Runners Get Started With None To Run

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My guest today is a fellow running coach and is the founder of a program, community, and app that is focused on helping new runners get started in our sport.

I am looking forward to learning more about what he has put together as we dive into what has kept him busy the last few years.

Let’s get this party started as I go a few easy miles with Mark Kennedy today!

Mark Kennedy

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QT: A Consistent Training Schedule May Be Boring, but It’s Effective AF!

Every Monday morning, I sit down at the computer and update the training plans of all of my coaching clients.

For whatever reason, this week it really struck how repetitive most of the plans end up being.

While I pride myself on creating unique plans for each client, once a client finds the routine that works for him or her things start to look pretty much the same week in and week out.

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Awesome sauce

The Wait is Almost Over… Are You Ready! Be Ready on Race Day Preview

You know that book I’ve been writing for the past few months?

Yeah, it’s almost ready to go!

Today I’m interrupting our normal schedule of interviews with other runners to share a bit about the book, why I wrote it, who it’s for, and how you can pre-order the book with a bunch of extra goodies right now.

So let’s get on with it, shall we?

Be Ready on Race Day

If there’s one thing that I can’t stand, it’s one size fits all.

If you honestly believe that one size fits all, I’ve got two words for you:

you're wrong

Sorry to offend, but it’s true.

One size has never, and will never, fit all.

It doesn’t matter whether you’re talking about training plans, philosophies, religions, diets, preferred television shows, or anything else, one size does not fit all.

Yet, for whatever reason, all of the books that are out there when it comes to helping runners prepare for races always have a generic training plan designed for no one in particular.

And it drives me fracking crazy!

Crazy Yakko

So I decided to do something about it, and Be Ready on Race Day was born.

Be Ready on Race Day Preview

Want to hear a bit more about the book and hear the first chapter? Simply click play above!

And if you’d like to go ahead and order yourself a copy of the book, get on it!

Just click here, and get yourself a copy! (And if you want, I’ll even sign it for you!)

Did you know I'm writing a book? And that it's almost finished? Get the scoop here! #runchat #running Share on X

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Taper Crazies? Looks About Right...

Quick Tip: Dealing With a Case of the Taper Crazies

I don’t know about you, but one of my biggest struggles when training for a big race is dialing things back in order to taper leading up to a race.

The taper crazies are real, y’all!

Taper Crazies? Looks About Right...

Taper Crazies? Looks About Right…

The more experienced I’ve become as a runner and racer, the better I’ve gotten at dealing with the taper crazies.

How? I’ll tell you.

3 Tips for Taming the Taper Crazies

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Not the Best Training Plan

Quick Tip: How to Write a Training Plan for Your Next Race

How do you prepare for a race?

Not the Best Training Plan

Not the Best Training Plan

Are you the type of runner that tries to get ready for a race without following any type of training plan? (I’ve been there, done that. Don’t advise it.)

Do you have a coach that creates your training plan for you, so you don’t need to worry about balancing mileage increases, recovery weeks, speed work, and everything else that goes into a well rounded plan?

Or are you somewhere in the middle? Do you know you need a training plan to follow, but know that just downloaded one of the “one-size-fits-all” plans is far from ideal. And as much as you might like to work with a coach, and have him/her write your training plan for you, it’s just not in the budget at the moment.

If that sounds like you, I want to help making the process of writing your own training plan a little bit easier.

5 Things to Remember When Writing Your Own Training Plan

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