Ep 17: Greg McMillan on Training More Than 10,000 Boston Qualifiers, Importance of Coaching and the Science of McMillan Calculator
Greg McMillan is a runner, author, exercise scientist and coach with the unique ability to combine the science of endurance performance with the art of real-world coaching. Greg was called “one of the best and smartest distance running coaches in America” by Amby Burfoot from Runner’s World.
In this episode of the podcast, Greg McMillan discusses about the famous McMillan Calculator, importance of coaching, and much more with our host Vikas Singh.
00:00 – Introducing Greg McMillan
02:17 – Welcoming Greg McMillan to the show!
02:47 – Greg McMillan’s journey – how did it all start?
05:05 – How did Greg decide to start coaching people?
06:27 – Story behind the world famous McMillan Calculator
10:26 – More about the calculator – how does it work?
17:58 – Importance of slow running
19:47 – Why should the beginner runners consider the Run-Walk program?
22:44 – About coaching 10,000+ Boston Qualifiers
30:23 – Covid adaptation for runners – how to stay motivated during lockdowns?
34:06 – Article: 5 Training Adjustments Due to the Coronavirus
34:40 – How did Greg become an author? The latest book – Running Nirvana
37:10 – Tools and technology – how does it help, should one be entirely dependant upon them?
41:11 – Greg McMillan on running, as a sport in India
Greg has a masters degree in Exercise Physiology where his research focused on the determining factors of distance running performance. A student of the sport since he began running in high school, he continues to apply advances in sports science to his training programs. He vigorously studies the great books on running and is eager to be around successful coaches and athletes to learn from their experiences.
To connect with Greg, visit www.mcmillanrunning.com
Vikas Singh, an MBA from Chicago Booth, worked at Goldman Sachs, Morgan Stanley, APGlobale and Reliance before coming up with an idea of democratizing fitness knowledge and help beginners get on a fitness journey. An avid long-distance runner himself, Vikas is building fitpage to help people learn, train, and move better.
For more information on Vikas, you can reach out to him via the channels below:
LinkedIn: Vikas Singh
About the Podcast: Run with Fitpage
This podcast series is built with a focus on bringing science and research from the endurance sports industry. These may help you learn and implement these in your training, recovery, and nutrition journey. We invite coaches, exercise scientists, researchers, nutritionists, doctors, and inspiring athletes to come and share their knowledge and stories with us. So, whether you’re just getting started with running or want to get better at it, this podcast is for you!
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This podcast has been recorded via Zoom Conferencing.