196. Insights from a Running Coach, James McKirdy
Marathon Running Podcast February 19, 2024x
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196. Insights from a Running Coach, James McKirdy

Free UCAN sample pack: UCAN.co/mrpUse code MRP for 20% off! In this episode, we sit down with James McKirdy, the founder of McKirdy Trained, to delve into various aspects of running. We start by exploring his coaching business, discussing the intricacies of training and how to improve speed. James emphasizes the importance of understanding athletes' backgrounds, highlighting the balance in life as a crucial starting point for success. Transitioning to the mindset of runners, we address the shift from a completion mindset to a performance mindset, underlining the significance of individualized training. James shares insights on the 80-20 method of running and discusses the Dream Run Camp, a venture by his friend Matt Fitzgerald. We delve into specific marathon workouts and James offers his perspective on the overemphasis on long runs. Furthermore, he guides us on self-assessment techniques to identify strengths and weaknesses, emphasizing the importance of mental training in addition to physical preparation. As James prepares for Boston, we wrap up the episode by mentioning his availability for further questions via email at james@mckirdytrained.com, inviting listeners to engage further with his expertise. Support our podcast and check out our RunSwag Tshirts ¬∑ Our website: ‚Ā†www.marathonrunningpodcast.com‚Ā† ¬∑ Our Instagram: ‚Ā†@runningpodcast‚Ā† ¬∑ Our Amazon Storefront: ‚Ā†Amazon Storefront‚Ā† ¬∑ Join our Facebook group: ‚Ā†SpeedStriders Facebook Group‚Ā† ¬∑ Youtube https://www.youtube.com/@RunningPodcast