In Season 3, Episode 27 Dr. Bubbs interviews renowned running coach Rejean Chiasson to talk all things running. Coach Rejean shares his journey into elite running and the fundamentals of preparing for a marathon, from beginner to elite. He also shares his insights into planning your training week, balancing volume and intensity in training, and common mistakes made by beginner, intermediate and advanced runners. Coach Rejean also talks about the importance of recovery, fueling during your runs and how his nutrition has changed over the years, as well as the importance of mindset and community in running and life.
SUMMARY OF THIS EPISODE
3:50 – Coach Rejean’s surprising journey into elite running
7:00 – Principles for beginners starting marathon prep
12:30 – Nuances in marathon prep for intermediate to advanced runners
15:00 – A common mistake for beginners – Running too fast on easy runs
18:30 – “Two a Days” or “Doubles” – The value for intermediate-advanced runners
22:30 – Rejean’s career in elite marathon running
27:30 – How many marathons should you run in a year?
34:00 – How many carbs to fuel marathon prep & supplements to consider
36:00 – Race-day tactics & Lessons learned along the way
39:45 – Running communities and the impact on health and performance
About Coach Rejean
Coach Rejean Chiasson is a seasoned professional when it comes to running and coaching. As a former Canadian Marathon Champion, he enjoys teaching other participants the skills to help them achieve their personal success.Coach Rejean is the founder of Pace & Mind run club.