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The Run Coach Episode | A Practical Look at Who Does and Doesn't Benefit, and How Tech Has Changed Coaching
Doctors of Running Podcast, Episode 179

As running continues to grow in popularity, so does run coaching. With the exposure social media brings, it can be hard to discern between legitimate coaches and influencers. In this episode, Andrea Myers and Megan Flynn, our very own certified coaches, bring an inside look into what it means to be and have a run coach. They'll help you decide whether a coach is right for your athletic journey, give you tips on finding coaching that's the right fit, using data to inform you training, and more.


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0:00 - Intro
1:52 - Andrea & Megan's coaches
4:24 - Megan's role as a coach
5:52 - What type of runners would benefit from a coach?
11:42 - Runners who might not need a coach
14:28 - Technology & AI-based coaching
20:16 - Should you just copy your friend's training plan?
22:47 - How to find the right coach for you
31:33 - Should athletes adjust training around their life or their life around their training?
36:49 - Adjusting goals with your coach
44:48 - Motivation & positive reinforcement
48:20 - How coaching really works: the details and data
57:18 - Acute & chronic training load
1:00:02 - Recovery metrics
1:04:02 - Filtering the data your watch gives you
1:09:35 - Wrap-up

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