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How much progress can you make in your running in a single year?  If you plan it right, it could be more than you can imagine.

Welcome to the Planted Runner.  I’m Coach Claire Bartholic and my mission is to help you improve your running, your mindset, and your life with science-backed training and plant-based nutrition.

In this episode, I’ll explore how and why a yearly running plan can be critical to your success.  You’ll learn:

  • what happens when you don’t make a strategic plan for your goals,
  • how and when to mix up your distances and your training, and
  • I’ll explore what a well-planned yearly calendar looks like for marathoners, half marathoners, and 5k or 10k racers.

This is a very detailed episode that might be a little intimidating to apply to your own running.

So let’s do this together.

Next week, on December 1, 2022 at 4pm eastern, I’m going to be hosting a live online workshop that is completely free.  There will be a limit to the number of runners I can have live with me, but I will have the replay available so you can watch at your convenience if you miss it.  I’m going to recommend that you listen to this episode first, so you have an overall sense of the philosophy, and then the workshop will help you put it into practice for you.

If you’d like to take part, head to to RSVP to this free event with me.  

If you can’t make it live or you are listening to this after December 1, 2022, you can still get the free planning guide and catch the replay to make 2023 your best running year yet.

Don’t forget to stay tuned all the way to the end of the episode for this week’s Mental Strength Minute.  Fortify your mind in 60 seconds or less.


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“Thanks Claire, keep up the great work!!”

AB427 via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 11/17/22

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“I love these podcasts! Such easy, normal language and I don’t feel like I need my dictionary 😊 The topics so far have helped me tremendously. I especially enjoy the Mental Minutes! I’m planning to use these tips during Richmond Marathon in November!”

Feeny 77 via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 10/06/22

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“This podcast is perfect for me It provides useful practical information that can be applied on the run While other running podcasts spend some time addressing runners’ concerns this is hidden in usually irrelevant banter Please continue to keep things interesting and inspirational Thanks Claire

alwgastromd via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 10/06/22

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