Episode 15: Run Smart, Incremental Gains, Positive Coaching Influences, Creating Online Coaching Platform with Brian Rosetti

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In this episode, I have the opportunity to speak with Brian Rosetti Founder of The Run SMART project, VDOT, D1 XC and Track Athlete at St Josephs University in Philadelphia. Brian early running career, his professional started the VDOT calculator & VDOT 02 Platform, in collaboration with running coach legend Dr Jack Daniels and take time to discuss how the relationship started, the mission of the The Run SMART Project and VDOT coaching platform and tools of runners. The evolution of his own running career and his incremental growth, the various influencers who provide insights to help develop his own coaching philosophy, we discussed Brians time as a Professional runner with Zap Fitness to become a well-rounded coach and preparing him to launch an online coaching program. The value of the VDOT tool and the metrics equipping help coach and athletes understand their current fitness,  enabling the development of effective training programs to create the desired adaptation to grow and improve all while reducing injury. *Since the recording of this episode Brian and the VDOT O2 team have launched a podcast call Conversation Pace where you can learn more from some of the best runners around  www.runsmartproject.com Instagram: @vdot_02 Books: How to Change your Mind by Michael Pollen Podcasts:  Rambling Runner  VDOT O2 Favorite R&R: Sleep! Thank you for listening please subscribe, listen and share

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