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A real and relatable running podcast that talks about so much more than running.

Hosted by certified running and strength coach, Kelly Lutz aka Coaching Klutz, your new running buddy.

From beginner runners to ultra runners to runners focusing on another sport, there’s something for you here.

Support this podcast: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/coaching-klutz/support

The Multifaceted Athlete with Coaching Klutz Kelly Lutz

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    • 5.0 • 19 Ratings

A real and relatable running podcast that talks about so much more than running.

Hosted by certified running and strength coach, Kelly Lutz aka Coaching Klutz, your new running buddy.

From beginner runners to ultra runners to runners focusing on another sport, there’s something for you here.

Support this podcast: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/coaching-klutz/support

    124. Evaluating ChatGPT-Generated Running Plans: Insights and Improvements

    124. Evaluating ChatGPT-Generated Running Plans: Insights and Improvements

    This episode is actually a clip of episode 26 of Lifting, Running and Lifting with Kelly and JK! As a running podcast, it was only fitting to bring that topic over here.

    In this episode, Kelly dives into an in-depth review of running training plans generated by ChatGPT. 

    She covers three specific plans: a 1:45 half marathon, a 2:30 half marathon, and a 50K ultra. Kelly analyzes what she likes and dislikes about each plan, pointing out strengths such as weekly structure and deload weeks while highlighting significant issues like excessive long runs, insufficient explanation of speed work, and problematic taper periods. 

    The episode concludes with insights on the future of fitness coaching and the potential role of AI-generated plans supported by human expertise.



    00:00 Introduction and Overview

    01:21 ChatGPT Running Plans Introduction

    03:13 Half Marathon Plan: 1:45 Time Goal

    20:18 Half Marathon Plan: 2:30 Time Goal

    27:18 Understanding Intervals and Tempo

    27:51 Nutrition and Hydration Tips

    28:14 Half Marathon Plan Insights

    28:42 Introduction to the 50K Plan

    30:30 Weekly Schedule Breakdown

    30:49 Strength Training and Deload Weeks

    32:12 Additional Tips for Long Runs

    32:58 Critique of Speed Work and Long Run Progression

    39:10 Final Thoughts on Training Plans

    47:24 Future of Fitness Coaching

    53:51 Conclusion and Listener Engagement



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    • 54 min
    123. WTF is going on with Spring Energy Awesomesauce? Pt 2

    123. WTF is going on with Spring Energy Awesomesauce? Pt 2

    Hot off the press! We finally got the results from the GoFundMe campaign for Spring Energy Awesomesauce plus a variety of other brands, plus results from Jason Koop's lab analysis on Spring as well.



    Links:

    Episode 120: WTF is going on with Spring Energy Awesomesauce: https://spotifyanchor-web.app.link/e/ebgtZFHgaKb

    Results from the Gofundme for awesomesauce and other brands: https://www.irunfar.com/spring-energy-awesome-sauce-gel-controversy-lab-results



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    • 14 min
    122. Intersection of Running, Content Creation & Career Paths with Olivia Levy

    122. Intersection of Running, Content Creation & Career Paths with Olivia Levy

    I’m so excited to welcome Olivia to the podcast this week!

    Olivia shares her journey from ballet to running, starting with a 10K and progressing to marathons and trail running.

    She discusses her career in tech sales, inspired by her passion for marketing gained through brand ambassadorships, primarily with Saucony. Olivia also talks about her involvement with the Pride and Remembrance Run, where she serves on the board and helps organize the event.

    The conversation covers her training routines, the importance of mental toughness, fueling strategies, and balancing multiple interests. Lastly, Olivia highlights her top running memories, including the pride and joy she felt seeing the impact of her work on the community.



    00:00 Welcome to the Multifaceted Athlete Podcast with Olivia Levy

    01:24 Olivia's Running Journey: From Ballet to Marathons

    07:06 The Mental and Physical Challenges of Marathon Running

    11:31 Achieving a Personal Best: Olivia's 10K Race Story

    19:23 The Impact of Group Training on Running Performance

    23:17 Navigating Career Paths: From Law to Tech Sales

    26:53 Discovering a Career Through Social Media

    27:11 Integrating Hobbies and Career Paths

    28:34 The Impact of Volunteering and Community Involvement

    29:45 Balancing a Multifaceted Life

    31:23 Exploring Personality and Work Styles

    33:55 The Joy of Trail Running

    36:01 Brand Partnerships and Running Gear Insights

    38:37 Learning from Running Mistakes

    42:54 Reflecting on Top Running Memories



    Links:

    Pride & Remembrance Run: https://www.priderun.org/

    Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/liv_alexa/

    TikTok: https://www.tiktok.com/@lovelivalexa



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    • 47 min
    121. Race Recap: Valkyrie 8 Mile Trail Race

    121. Race Recap: Valkyrie 8 Mile Trail Race

    I ran my first trail race of the year this past weekend! Let's talk about it.

    I ran the Valkyrie trail races last year and had to return this year for the 8 mile loop that I looooved. Listen in as I chat about the race last year, why I switched distances this year, how the race went, and why I recommend every grabs some girl friends to run a race together.

    Enjoy!

    00:00 Introduction and Unexpected Solo Episode

    00:09 First Trail Race of the Year Recap

    00:16 Spring Energy Update

    00:57 Valkyrie Trail Race Experience

    04:07 Race Preparation and Challenges

    05:17 Race Day Dynamics and Strategy

    14:56 The Uphill Battle and Mental Strategies

    17:46 The Thrill of Downhill Running

    19:08 Unexpected Race Companionship

    21:21 Fueling Challenges and Strategies

    22:48 Rain Adds to the Adventure

    23:57 Pushing Through to the Finish Line

    28:20 Post-Race Reflections and Recovery

    32:06 Looking Ahead: Future Races and Training



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    • 33 min
    120. WTF is going on with Spring Energy Awesomesauce?

    120. WTF is going on with Spring Energy Awesomesauce?

    This episode dives into the controversy surrounding Spring Energy's Awesome Sauce, a popular energy gel among runners. 

    Recent discussions among athletes and on forums like Reddit have raised suspicions about the accuracy of the nutritional label claims made by Spring Energy, particularly the carbohydrate content and calorie count. 

    Let’s dive in.



    00:00 Welcome to the Solo Episode: A Deep Dive into the Spring Energy Awesome Sauce Debacle

    01:41 Introducing Spring Energy: The Real Food Option for Runners

    04:16 My Personal Journey with Spring Energy and Awesome Sauce

    05:36 The Rising Costs of Spring Energy Gels

    11:08 Investigating the Awesome Sauce Controversy: Dehydration Experiments and Reddit Debates

    16:21 The Math Behind the Suspected Mislabeling

    19:13 Why the Accuracy of Awesome Sauce's Label Matters

    23:13 Wrapping up



    Links:

    OG Reddit thread: https://www.reddit.com/r/Ultramarathon/comments/1c27hzh/false_nutritional_info_on_spring_energy_gels/

    Another Reddit thread: https://www.reddit.com/r/Ultramarathon/comments/1c659ig/i_replicated_the_dehydration_experiment_of_spring/

    Reel: https://www.instagram.com/reel/C6aqfvtuGHC/?igsh=aGJjdTZzaG4yY3E0

    Latest Reddit thread: https://www.reddit.com/r/Ultramarathon/comments/1cl9bws/the_next_chapter_in_the_spring_energy_awesome/?share_id=ZAB59gku0jJCRPgAeBhyP&utm_content=1&utm_medium=ios_app&utm_name=ioscss&utm_source=share&utm_term=4

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    • 24 min
    119. Marrying Mental and Physical Training with Kristen Schindler

    119. Marrying Mental and Physical Training with Kristen Schindler

    This episode features Kristen Schindler, the founder of Integrated Stride Coaching, discussing the importance of integrating mental health with physical training for athletes. 

    She shares her personal journey from being a competitive runner influenced by significant coaches in her life to becoming a coach herself. 

    Kristen emphasizes her approach to coaching is to help athletes realize their potential is greater than they imagined, highlighting the power of mental performance training, self-talk, and visualization in achieving athletic success. 

    The conversation also touches on the profound impact of her soul dog, Jazz, which inspired her coaching company's logo and ethos. 

    Kristen underscores the role of empathy, community support, and personal experiences in shaping her coaching philosophy, aligning with the idea that both physical and mental well-being are crucial for athletes' success.



    00:00 Introduction to the Episode: Meet Kristen Schindler

    01:22 Deep Dive into Kristen's Coaching Philosophy and Background

    04:50 Kristen's Personal Running Journey and Influential Coaches

    11:58 Navigating Challenges: From College Struggles to Coaching Success

    18:48 The Power of Positive Influence and Overcoming Adversity

    21:10 Embracing a Holistic Approach to Coaching and Athlete Well-being

    28:41 Exploring the Intersection of Sports Psychology and Coaching

    34:53 Embracing the Unknown: A Journey of Self-Discovery

    37:00 The Power of Mental Performance in Sports

    39:28 Transformative Moments: From Personal Struggles to Professional Growth

    43:17 The Joy of Running: Finding Happiness in the Present

    47:26The Role of Core Values in Personal and Professional Development

    50:40 Mental Performance Training: Techniques and Daily Practices

    55:12 Simplifying Life: The Art of Subtraction for Focus and Calm

    58:15 Reflecting on the Impact of Social Media and Technology

    01:00:58 Integrated Stride Coaching: A Tribute to a Beloved Companion



    Links: 

    https://www.instagram.com/kristenaschindler/

    https://www.instagram.com/integratedstridecoaching/



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    • 1 hr 11 min

Customer Reviews

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19 Ratings

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I love this podcast! Kelly is so sweet and I find this show so helpful and relatable. Keep it up💕

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Keeps Running Real!

Kelly keeps running real and relatable as she discusses many topics like training, her personal experiences, and many more. She is the type of podcaster I want my athletes to listen to as she helps breakdown the stigma of needing to be a fast runner, need to run x miles to be a runner, and other rigid thinking that I see in runners.

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