EP 623: From Good to Great: Choosing a Trail Running Coach

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Scott & Don

We are thrilled to have our dear friend and returning guest, Patrick Reagan, joining us once again. With over a decade of experience as an elite athlete and coach, Patrick brings a wealth of knowledge to our conversation. Accompanying him is his remarkable athlete, Lotti Brinks, who has been setting the trail running world on fire this year. Lotti’s incredible achievements include podium finishes at renowned races like the Javelina Jundred (1st GP, 2nd overall), Bandera 50kGorge Waterfalls 100k, and Tillamook Burn 50m. Together, Patrick and Lotti will take us on a captivating journey of their coach-athlete dynamic and share the insights and experiences that have fueled Lotti’s extraordinary success.

In this episode, we will dive deep into the coach athlete relationship, exploring the fun factor of running, the winning perspective, and the delicate balance between expectations and wants when it comes to hiring a coach.

Patrick will share his expertise and insights on how having a coach can not only enhance your performance but also bring the fun back into your training. We’ll discuss the importance of maintaining a winning perspective and how a coach can help you develop a mindset that pushes you to achieve your best.

We’ll also address the common question of expectations versus wants when considering a coach. Are you looking for someone to guide you towards your desired outcomes, or are you seeking a coach who can help you discover and exceed your own expectations? Patrick and his athlete will shed light on this topic and provide valuable insights to help you make an informed decision.

So, lace up your trail running shoes, get ready for an insightful conversation, and let’s embark on a journey that explores the joy, winning mindset, and aligning expectations with desires in the coach athlete relationship. 

Check out 
– Patrick’s web site
– Lotti and her husband’s knife shop: Amelio Knives

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