I am so excited to announce that Dr. Grayson Kimball has joined the Marathon Coalition coaching staff as our official sports psychologist. Dr. Kimball and I coached together at Team In Training and he’s continued to provide mental training support to Marathon Coalition runners the past 5 years.
Coach Greg and I are thrilled and excited to welcome Grayson to our TEAM. The 2014 Boston Marathon promises to be the best ever and our runners will have a more rewarding, empowering and meaningful experience resulting from the expertise Grayson provides.
- Applied Sport Psychology Consultant for over 10 years – working with athletes of all ages, sports, abilities (youth through Professional)
- 6-Time Marathon Finisher (including 3 Boston Marathons)
- Author of Grateful Running: Mental Training for the Long Distance Runner – www.gratefulrunning.com
- Assistant Coach for 2008 Team-n-Training Boston Marathon Team
- Certified Sport Psychology Consultant with the Association for Applied Sport Psychology
- Member of the United States Olympic Sport Psychology Registry
- Full-Time Faculty in Sport & Exercise Psychology Graduate Program @ Argosy University Online
- Adjunct Faculty @ Northeastern University
Marathon running is as much about conditioning the mind as it is the body. While runners focus primarily on their daily/weekly runs to get themselves ready for race day, it’s the mind that will push the runner past their perceived limitations and over the finish line. Ever since I started training for my first marathon in the Winter of 2001-2002, I made it a priority to train my brain to think for success on every run. I have taken that same philosophy when coaching runners over the past 10 years. Teaching runners to become more aware of their thoughts and how that influences their performance is the first step in developing the mental toughness needed to endure the rigors of the marathon.