On episode 17 we talk to Mario Fraioli of Ekiden Coaching. Mario is a competitive runner, former editor at Competitor Magazine and recently got involved in an online coaching service called Ekiden.
How did you get your start in running?
Did you run in college and post collegiately too?
Many of our listeners probably know you from Competitor Magazine. When did you make your transition there?
You recently launched your own coaching company, can you tell us how that came about?
Where did the name Ekiden come from?
You personally have worked with some great coaches in your lifetime. What have you learned form them that you hope to bring to your clients?
When you coach virtually, communications is the hardest part. How does your system overcome those struggles?
Do you have a certain clientele that you are trying to attract?
I was looking at the site and I noticed these blue dots… kind of interesting how you are using that as a visual cue, can you explain the blue dots?
What type of plans/levels of coaching do you offer?
How many coaches do you have on the team right now?
Rapid Fire... 5 questions in under 1 minute
Favorite running book? - Once a runner
Current trainers you are wearing? - Brooks Launch
Favorite race? - Boston Marathon
Favorite recovery meal or recovery drink? - Burger, fries and beer
Your favorite piece of running equipment that is not your shoes? - Hat