Episode 127: Mark Hadley is a very successful marathon coach having coached several Olympic Trial qualifiers and over 100 Boston Qualifiers. He is also the father of Alana Hadley who was tearing up the roads as a high school runner. We talk about some of the common mistakes new marathon runners make, the five key tenants that distance runners should focus on and what you should be doing right now to get ready for that fall marathon.
:15 How did you get started in running?
3:10 You said you ran road races before you ever got to high school, how young were you?
4:10 What attracted you to distance over sprints at that age?
5:15 Was there a coach that had a big impact on you?
8:10 You have had a lot of success as a coach, but you seem to focus mostly on the marathon, is that correct?
9:27 What are some of the key tenants of coaching you like to focus on?
17:40 How can you coach passion?
21:15 So let’s talk about someone who is getting ready for a fall marathon, we’re almost getting to that time. If someone is racing say NYC in early nov, what should they be doing right now?
26:50 What is the biggest mistake that new marathon runners make?
29:10 What percentage of weekly mileage should the long run be?
31:06 Are your clients often those who tried the marathon before in the past and failed?
31:55 Is there a benchmark workout you like to implement into training to test progress?
33:30 How is your daughter Alana doing?
35:35 What advice do you as a father to someone who has a very young and talented runner?
Final Surge 5 questions in under a minute
Favorite endurance/running book? – Daniels Running Formula
Current trainers you are wearing? – Nike Pegasus
Favorite race? – NYC Marathon
Favorite recovery meal or recovery drink? – Chocolate Milk
Your favorite workout – Long Tempo Runs