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Jenny Hadfield, aka "Coach Jenny," is a popular columnist for Runner’s World, author of the Running for Mortals and Marathoning for Mortals book series, founder of The Challenge life performance program, and Marathon Expeditions, where she hosts running, hiking, and active vacations all over the world. It takes a village to train an athletes, and in this show, she shares tips, answers your questions, and hosts a village of performance experts to find tools, tricks and strategies listeners can use.

The Coach Jenny Show Coach Jenny Hadfield

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Jenny Hadfield, aka "Coach Jenny," is a popular columnist for Runner’s World, author of the Running for Mortals and Marathoning for Mortals book series, founder of The Challenge life performance program, and Marathon Expeditions, where she hosts running, hiking, and active vacations all over the world. It takes a village to train an athletes, and in this show, she shares tips, answers your questions, and hosts a village of performance experts to find tools, tricks and strategies listeners can use.

    The 7 Most Common Long Run Mistakes and How to Avoid Them

    The 7 Most Common Long Run Mistakes and How to Avoid Them

    COACH JENNY SHOW- EPISODE 44 - COACH JENNY - The 7 Most Common Long Run Mistakes and How to Avoid Them
    Jenny Hadfield, aka Coach Jenny, is a running and fitness expert and adventurepreneur who inspires every day mortals to run their best lives and earn beautiful views. She’s been called the coach of this generation. From her background in corporate fitness to becoming the co-founder of a large multi-sport training company, a best-selling author, and a popular Runner’s World columnist, Coach Jenny has influenced thousands of runners, walkers and fitness enthusiasts for over twenty years.
    TIMELINE HIGHLIGHTS:
    5:00 MISTAKE #1: RUNNING TOO FAR TOO SOON
    6:57 MISTAKE #2: RUNNING TOO FAST
    9:31 MISTAKE #3: RUNNING BY PACE AND NOT EFFORT
    13:46 MISTAKE #4: TOO MANY LONG RUNS BACK TO BACK
    17:09 MISTAKE #5: RUN NING TOO MANY MILES
    19:24 MISTAKE #6: PLAYING LONG RUN CATCH-UP
    22:06 MISTAKE #7: INADEQUATE OR EXCESSIVE SUGAR FUELING
     
    KEY TAKEAWAYS:
    You body doesn’t know pace, it knows effort. 
    Run at a pace which allows you to have a conversation as you run.
    Let your training plan flow naturally with the rhythm of your life. 
    Target 30-60 grams of carbohydrates per hour for runs over an hour.
    Keep it simple when fueling for endurance. 
     
    ADDITIONAL RESOURCES:
    COACH JENNY TRAINING PLANS 
    COACH JENNY RUNNING VACATIONS
     
    GUEST BIOGRAPHY:  COACH JENNY
    Jenny holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Education and Health Promotion and a Master’s Degree in Exercise Science. Using what she learned in her years of coaching, Coach Jenny developed the Flow-Based Training System℠ that teaches runners to train with the rhythm of their body and their life to successfully reach their goals. 
    Jenny has competed in running and adventure races all over the world including Mark Burnett’s Eco-Challenge Expedition Race, the Boston Marathon, the Antarctica Marathon, Rim-to-Rim at the Grand Canyon and the Inca Trail Marathon. Whether it’s through her writing, speaking, coaching, or adventure travel, Jenny Hadfield is one of the most influential and relatable health and fitness experts in the world.
     
    Connect With Coach Jenny:
    Official Website - Facebook - Twitter - YouTube

    • 28 min
    Recover Like the Pro’s with NormaTec CEO Gilad Jacobs

    Recover Like the Pro’s with NormaTec CEO Gilad Jacobs

    COACH JENNY - EPISODE 43 - GILAD JACOBS - Recover Like the Pro’s with NormaTec CEO Gilad Jacobs
    Gilad Jacobs is the CEO of Boston-based NormaTec Industries, a global leader in medical and sports technology.  The son of NormaTec’s founder, Dr. Jacobs, Gilad saw incredible potential in harnessing the science behind his mother’s work, and customizing it to benefit athletes, leading him to grow it from a small medical device company into the revolutionary sports and medicine company that it is today.
    I’ve used the Normatec Recovery System for years and I think it is the coolest recovery product around. In this episode, we talk about its origin in the medical world, how it made its way to the sports industry with pro endurance athletes, and how it works to help athletes recover and perform better.
    TIMELINE HIGHLIGHTS:
    1:41 HOW GILAD STARTED IN THE INDUSTRY
    8:33 HOW LOWER COSTS BRINGS TECH TO MORE ATHLETES
    14:21 NORMATEC PROTOCOL FOR WARM-UP vs RECOVERY
    20:10 HOW NORMATEC COMPARES TO OTHER RECOVERY STRATEGIES
    26:26 UTILIZING NORMATEC WHEN TRAVELING 
    30:08 HOW PRO ATHLETE INPUT HAS SHAPED NORMATEC
    33:26 NORMATEC’S USAGE IN THE MLB, NBA, & NHL
    38:18 HOW CAN SOMEONE TEST NORMATEC FOR THEMSELVES?
    41:10 WHAT ARE NORMATEC’S PLANS FOR THE FUTURE?
     
    KEY TAKEAWAYS:
    Rapid recovery technology is the next frontier of sports medicine.
     
    You don’t have to be injured to utilize dynamic compression technology.
     
    Increasing circulation through massage removes lactic acids, and metabolites. 
    ADDITIONAL RESOURCES:
    https://www.normatecrecovery.com
    GUEST BIOGRAPHY:  GILAD JACOBS
    Mr. Gilad Jacobs serves as Vice President of Sports Medicine at NormaTec Industries, LP. Mr. Jacobs leads NormaTec's Sports Medicine division, which he established in 2007, and is responsible for sales to pro teams, top college and Olympic programs, and elite and amateur athletes. He completed an undergraduate degree in Communications at the University of Pittsburgh.
    Connect With Gilad Jacobs:
    Official Website - Facebook - Twitter - Instagram 

    • 43 min
    Running Strong with Keith Hanson

    Running Strong with Keith Hanson

    COACH JENNY SHOW - EPISODE 42 - Running Strong with Keith Hanson
    Keith Hanson is the co-author of two books, the Hanson’s Marathon Method and the Hanson’s Half Marathon Method. Keith is co-founder of the Olympic Development Program - the Hanson’s-Brooks Distance Project and the Hanson’s Running Shop in Rochester Hills Michigan, where he and his brother Kevin train professional and amateur runners. 
     Their insights into their individual athletes and coaching philosophies have enabled athletes like Desi Linden and Brian Sell to successfully compete on the world's greatest running stage. And we certainly saw evidence of this in the Boston Marathon with Desi’s incredible win!
     TIMELINE HIGHLIGHTS:
    1:05 - HOW KEITH BEGAN RUNNING
    4:59 - TURNING RUNING INTO A BUSINESS
    13:30 - BUILDING A COMMUNITY OF RUNNERS
    15:47 - THE IMPORTANCE OF PATIENCE WITH YOUR TRAINING
    20:49 - HOW DOES KEITH CHOOSE HIS ATHLETES?
    28:54 - WHY MICHIGAN IS A GOOD BASE FOR TRAINING
    33:35 - COURSE SIMULATION STRATEGIES
    37:58 - DESI LINDEN’S 2018 BOSTON MARATHON STRATEGY
    44:19 - KEITH HANSON’S TIPS FOR BEGINNER MARATHON RUNNERS
    49:22 - ENERGY CONSERVATION STRATEGIES FOR MARATHONS 
     
    KEY TAKEAWAYS:
    Patience and persistence in training is essential, to realizing your potential.
    Running a marathon isn’t about being fast, it’s about being efficient.
    Runners MUST be smart in the first half of a marathon.
    Worry about only controlling controllable factors.  
     
    ADDITIONAL RESOURCES:
    Hanson’s Running - Coaching Services
    Hanson’s Marathon Method (Book)
    Hanson’s Half-Marathon Method (Book)
    Keith Hanson Runner’s World Interview
    Marathon Training, Minus the Long Run (NY Times)
     
    GUEST BIOGRAPHY:  KEITH HANSON
    Education: Michigan State Univeristy – Graduated 1987 Bachelor of Arts
    Materials and Logistics Management
     
    Running Background
    Completed Detroit Free Press Marathon 1978 at age of 13 in 3:20:01 and
    Maryland Marathon 1979 at 14 in 2:59:29.
    High School personal bests of 9:39 3200 meter
    Collegiate Michigan State University 3000 8:23 5000 14:36 10000 30:36
    Captain Cross Country 1986 and 1987
     
    Coaching
    1995 – 1999 Harper Woods Notre Dame High School Cross Country Head coach
    1999 – Current Coach of Hanson’s Running Shop Olympic Development program
     
    Program Accomplishments
    2001 USATF Club Team Champions
    5 Individual qualifiers in 2001 US Track Championships
    5 in Top 21 at 2000 US Cross Country winter championships
     
    Connect With Keith Hanson Online:
    Official Website - Facebook - Twitter - Instagram 

    • 55 min
    Running Reinvented with ElliptiGO CEO Bryan Pate

    Running Reinvented with ElliptiGO CEO Bryan Pate

    COACH JENNY - EPISODE 41 - Running Reinvented with ElliptiGO CEO Bryan Pate
    In 2005, during his federal court clerkship, Bryan approached Brent Teal, a friend and former Palomar co-worker, with the idea for the ElliptiGO. In 2008, after three years of working with Brent on designing, developing, and testing prototypes, Bryan left McKinsey to work full-time on the ElliptiGO project. Bryan and Brent co-founded ElliptiGO Inc. at the end of 2008 to commercialize the world’s first elliptical bicycle. As the company CEO, Bryan leads the company’s corporate strategy. 
    Bryan is a named inventor on more than twenty issued patents and an accomplished endurance athlete, having completed numerous running, cycling and triathlon events, including Ironman Florida.
     
    TIMELINE HIGHLIGHTS:
    0:43 HOW DID YOU GET STARTED IN ENDURANCE SPORTS?  
    6:14 HOW DID ElliptiGO BEGIN?  
    12:42 WHY ElliptiGO WAS DESIGNED FOR RUNNERS
    18:06 HOW ElliptiGO CREATED A NEW INDUSTRY FOR RUNNERS
    21:56 WHY  ELITE RUNNERS ARE USING ElliptiGO AS A PERFORMANCE TOOL
    26:34 ElliptiGO’s BENEFITS FOR RUNNERS
    28:00 HOW ElliptiGO EMPOWERS RUNNERS TO TRAIN LIKE CYCLISTS 
    31:54 USING ElliptiGO FOR CLIMBING TRAINING IN FLAT ENVIRONMENTS
    34:28 HOW THE ElliptiGO HAS EVOLVED OVER THE YEARS
    43:40 ElliptiGO SUCCESS STORIES FOR EVERYDAY RUNNERS
    46:50 THE EMERGING  ElliptiGO COMMUNITY
    50:06  THE  COMMUNITY FUELED GROWTH OF ElliptiGO
    54:18 HOW CAN SOMEONE TEST RIDE AN ElliptiGO?
     
    KEY TAKEAWAYS:
    ElliptiGO was designed to recreate the running experience without impact.
    ElliptiGO can provide climbing training in flat environments. 
    Lack of impact accelerates a runners recovery system.
     
    ADDITIONAL RESOURCES:
    Official ElliptiGO Website
     
    GUEST BIOGRAPHY:  BRYAN PATE
    Bryan earned a Bachelor’s of Science degree in Earth Systems from Stanford University in 1995. Upon graduation, he joined the U.S. Marine Corps. As a Marine Officer, Bryan led a platoon of Scout Snipers during a deployment to the Persian Gulf and also served as an intelligence officer on an admiral’s staff. After the Marines, Bryan accepted a strategic marketing position at semiconductor equipment manufacturer Palomar Technologies, Inc. While at Palomar, Bryan helped lead two new product development efforts. In 2002, Bryan left Palomar to attend Columbia Law School. After graduation he completed a one year federal court clerkship and then joined McKinsey & Company, a management consulting firm. 
     
    In 2005, during his federal court clerkship, Bryan approached Brent Teal, a friend and former Palomar co-worker, with the idea for the ElliptiGO. In 2008, after three years of working with Brent on designing, developing, and testing prototypes, Bryan left McKinsey to work full-time on the ElliptiGO project. Bryan and Brent co-founded ElliptiGO Inc. at the end of 2008 to commercialize the world’s first elliptical bicycle. As the company CEO, Bryan leads the company’s corporate strategy. 
     
    Bryan is a named inventor on more than twenty issued patents and an accomplished endurance athlete, having completed numerous running, cycling and triathlon events, including Ironman Florida.
     
    Connect With ElliptiGO Online:
    Official Website - Facebook - Twitter - Instagram - Private Facebook Group

    • 58 min
    Let Your Mind Run with Deena Kastor

    Let Your Mind Run with Deena Kastor

    COACH JENNY - EPISODE 40 - Let Your Mind Run with Deena Kastor
    Deena Kastor is one of the world’s most extraordinary female athletes. Her career is earmarked by her groundbreaking 2004 Olympic Bronze Medal in the marathon in Athens, Greece, which shattered a 20-year medal draught for U.S. women in the event.  Yet, her accomplishments don’t stop there. Deena is currently the American Record Holder in the marathon (2:19:36) and half marathon (1:07:34) and has held American records in a distances from 5K to the marathon. 
    Deena’s win at the 2005 Chicago Marathon was highlighted in the inspiring documentary, Spirit of the Marathon. Deena followed that momentum to win the 2006 London marathon which ranked her #1 in the world that year. In 2014 Deena set 5 world masters records in one race during the Philadelphia Rock ‘n’ Roll Half-Marathon. Deena has a reputation for bringing her very best self to the starting line while simultaneously inspiring excellence in everyone around her. She did just that with her new book, Let Your Mind Run, A Memoir of Thinking My Way to Victory.  You can’t help but shift your thoughts to the positive when reading her book. 
     
    TIMELINE HIGHLIGHTS:
    1:46   WRITING ‘LET YOUR MIND RUN’
    8:16   PERSEVERANCE WHEN TEMPTED TO QUIT
    13:24 HAVING PATIENCE WITH OUR DEVELOPMENT
    14:43 STARTING A MINDFULNESS PRACTICE
    20:29 EXCEDING EXPECTATIONS
    21:42 RESPONDING TO FEAR WITH COURAGE
    23:27 HOW MARATHON RUNNING TEACHES US TO DEAL WITH FEAR 
    25:29 THE ROLE VISUALIZATION CAN PLAY FOR RUNNERS 
    28:47 THOUGHTS WHILE RACING IN THE 2004 OLYMPICS
    34:07 LEARNING FROM OUR INJURIES
    40:42 NAVIGATING THE CHALLENGES OF PARENTHOOD
      
    KEY TAKEAWAYS:
    The principles that make us better athletes also makes us better human beings.
    The importance of being critical without being judgmental. 
    Shift from the negative to the positive whenever possible. 
    There’s a difference between being fit and being healthy.
    Meet your fears with courage.  
     
    ADDITIONAL RESOURCES:
    Let Your Mind Run: A Memoir of Thinking My Way to Victory
     
    GUEST BIOGRAPHY:  DEENA KASTOR
    I have been running since I was 11 years old and have learned over the years that there is no greater influence on success than the power of optimism. When we are positive, we master our physical potential. The power of our own thinking can open doors and elevate our performances. With optimism I have been able to pursue every goal, win medals, earn American and world records, but more importantly, I’ve been able to be resilient in the face of injury and falling short. Optimists are dreamers, believers and solution seekers. I believe that these lessons are universal and not running exclusive.
    Connect With Deena Kastor Online:
    Official Website - Facebook - Twitter - Instagram
     

    • 50 min
    Strength Train Like Pro Runners with Jason Fitzgerald

    Strength Train Like Pro Runners with Jason Fitzgerald

    COACH JENNY SHOW - EPISODE 39 - Strength Train Like Pro Runners with Jason Fitzgerald
    Jason Fitzgerald is a USA Track and Field certified coach, 2:39 marathoner, and Men's Running Magazine's 2017 Influencer of the Year. Through the award-winning Strength Running blog, coaching programs, and podcast, he has helped tens of thousands of runners reach new personal bests since 2010. 
    TIMELINE HIGHLIGHTS:
    2:00 HOW INJURIES INFORMED JASON’S STRENGTH RUNNING PHILOSOPHY
    4:59 JASON’S PRE-INJURY STRENGTH TRAINING REGIMEN
    7:11 THE BENEFITS OF STRENGTH TRAINING FOR RUNNERS
    11:43 HOW OFTEN SHOULD ONE STRENGTH TRAIN?
    12:10 THE DO’S & DONT’S OF STRENGTH TRAINING FOR RUNNER
    17:27 BALANCING STRENGTH & CARDIO TRAINING
    19:26 STRENGTH TRAINING TO IMPROVE RUNNING PERFORMANCE 
    20:34 HOW ELITE RUNNERS STRENGTH TRAIN TO IMPROVE PERFORMANCE
    28:09  STRENGTH TRAINING FOR BEGINNER RUNNERS 
    31:19. STRENGTH TRAINING WHILE TRAVELING 
    33:52 BODY WEIGHT vs WEIGHT TRAINING ROUTINES
    36:09 STRENGTH TRAINING FOR HALF MARATHONS
    41:54 FAVORITE STRENGTH TRAINING SUCCESS STORIES
     
    KEY TAKEAWAYS:
    Injury prevention is the #1 reason runners should lift weights.
    Strength training twice weekly for 45-60 min each delivers maximal benefits.
    Running is an impact sport, it’s you vs the ground.
    Runners don’t have to lift more than twice a week.
    Lift weights AFTER you run, not before you run.
    Take two minutes rest in-between each exercise.  
    Strength training delays fatigue.
     
    ADDITIONAL RESOURCES:
    Jason’s Training Programs
    Jason’s Full Strength Program
    Jason’s Free E-mail Strength Training Series
    Jason Fitzgerald’s ‘Strength Running Podcast’
     
    GUEST BIOGRAPHY:  JASON FITZGERALD 
    Jason Fitzgerald is the creator and founder of Strength Running. As a USA Track & Field certified coach, he’s helped thousands of runners race faster, get stronger, and prevent injuries since 2010.
    Jason has been running competitively since 1998 and during that time he’s run a 2:39 marathon, beat almost 17,000 other runners to win a Warrior Dash obstacle race, and won many other 5ks, half marathons and marathons.
    Jason also hosts of the Strength Running podcast, and is a member of the Greatist Expert Network, and his book Running for Health & Happiness debuted as an instant Amazon bestseller.
    Jason is the 2017 Men’s Running Influencer of the Year and my coaching advice has been featured in most major media publications like Runner’s World, Competitor, Forbes, Lifehacker, Health Magazine, Business Insider, Fitness and many more.
    Connect With Jason Fitzgerald Online:
    Official Website - Facebook - Twitter - Instagram

    • 47 min

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