What is Bucketlist Fit?
Bucketlist Fit is here to give runners the advice and training they need to complete their goals, and ultimately run better.
Created by: DANIEL HANNAH
Bucketlist Fit Running was formed because something was missing in the running industry. All too often, I see the internet full of plans for beginner runners (or people just getting back into it) that are just simple excel sheets with a bunch of running distances on them.
It looks something like this.
Here’s the problem with these plans:
They only target one aspect of running, run volume.
And to be honest, usually, that’s not even done correctly for each either. But, I’ll get into that later.
They don’t cover aspects of motivation, accountability, strength, mobility, personalized progression, goal setting, nutrition, and just general running tips.
Other tips like:
- What happens if you miss a workout, do you repeat the day or skip it all together?
- Are there specific tips for people that want to lose weight?
- How to make running less painful, especially on the knees?
- Do you have to run a 5km race, before a 10km, or can you jump right up?
And the list seriously goes on.
Up to 50% of new runners will get hurt in the first year. Don’t make the mistake like I did thinking my body type wasn’t meant for running. We can all run if we do it correctly.
“30-50% of runners will get hurt in each 12-month period.
Only Fast Runners Need Coaches Myth
Most qualified running coaches just coach experienced runners looking for marginal gains. Don’t get me wrong; there is a need for these coaches. But they don’t train beginner or people getting back into it specifically.
Well for starters, most people believe that only fast runners need coaching or personalized plans made for them. This error couldn’t be further from the truth.
New runners have a more significant learning curve and need more guidance such as:
- needing running form tips to prevent over-stressing muscles & causing injury
- some days requiring confidence boosts to get out and go for the runs
- needing to know what to eat before, after, and during runs
- understand what strength programs to follow to make running more comfortable and improve body fitness.
These examples all lead to me, and my story.
My Story: From Non-Runner to Runner
Unlike most running coaches, I didn’t have natural speed, I didn’t win every cross country race in High School, and get a scholarship to Oregon. I was a middle-of-the-pack running on my cross country team that got shin splints.
I ran off and on through college, just for fun, and got hurt a lot. It seemed I’d go for a month maybe two then get hurt or bored and stop again.
I struggled a lot and made a lot of errors. Things like:
- skipping the warm-up & cooldown
- ran too hard (called the zone 3 trap)
- zero strength training
- slamming my feet
- improperly fueled (led me to walk home numerous times)
- having no training plan
I had to learn each of these things out of necessity. Now I want to pass them on, hopefully allowing you to void the years of struggle I had in the process.
Some interesting things I’ve learned:
- Making a warm-up/cool-down plan that is easy to do, is just as important as how useful it is. (This makes sure you don’t skip it long-term)
- Daily motivation & seeing your progress build your confidence in ways you don’t realize.
- Having a training plan built to your needs and schedule is the difference between loving your plan and hating it.
This story is great and all, but it means very little if I don’t understand running and how to build training plans for everyone.
See, I have an addictive personality, so when I struggled with an aspect of running, I would spend hours scouring the internet to find the best, current information to solve my problem.
This research was the same for when I chose the Run Coaching Certification, and that’s why I picked and completed the UESCA qualification.
This running coaching program is the most up-to-date science-based certification on the market today, and has allowed me to understand building training plans to another level and how to differs between each.
My goal is pretty simple, help new and intermediate runners to run better. This purpose is made possible by dispelling myths, and providing the most current data packed answers to the questions they have.
Showing ways to motivate you, and surprise yourself with what you can do. We are all amazing, and we can all achieve our version of awesome.
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