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Free Expo Clinics

Free Clinics Highlight Running Science, Mental, and Physical Training Tips
American Marathon Record Holder Deena Kastor One of Four Expert Speakers

The Monterey Bay Half Marathon will feature free clinics on Saturday, November 11, featuring four women who will share important research, experiences, insights, and exercises that can help any runner benefit more from the sport.

All Clinics will be held at the Portola Hotel & Spa in the Portola Room beginning at 12 NOON.

FITZ KOEHLER: Best Strength Training Exercises for Runners"

Fitz Koehler



Learn a runner-specific training program which has been proven to increase speed while decreasing pain and recuperation time. Up your pace and enhance your race experience, while preventing common injuries like shin splints, plantar fasciitis, IT Band Syndrome, piriformis syndrome (sciatica) and more.

Koehler is a fitness expert, race announcer, TV personality, author and speaker from Gainesville, Florida with a Master’s Degree in Exercise and Sports Sciences.



JAYMEE MARTY: Is Your Story Limiting You?

Jaymee Marty

1:00 PM


At age 37 after years of hating running, Marty ran her first half marathon on a dare from her brother. She realized she didn’t actually hate running, she just hadn’t run long enough. Freed from self-imposed limits, she set a big goal and achieved it at the age of 43, qualifying for the U.S. Olympic Trials in the marathon. 

               Marty is a competitive masters runner from Sacramento, Calif., who finished second in last April’s Big Sur Marathon, has a Ph.D. in Ecology, and works to protect endangered species and rare habitats.



GRETCHEN REYNOLDS: Blood, Sweat, Bosoms and Babies

Gretchen Reynolds

2:00 PM


Reynolds, an award-winning writer and authority on separating fact from fiction in sports research, will discuss the latest science about what makes women runners unique.

Reynolds lives in Santa Fe, New Mexico and is the “Phys Ed” columnist for The New York Times, a former senior editor at Runner’s World, Bicycling, and Outside magazine, and author of the 2012 book, The First 20 Minutes.


DEENA KASTOR: Let Your Mind Run

Deena Kastor

3 PM


Kastor, an Olympic medalist and American record in the marathon (2:19:46), half marathon (1:07:34) and many other distances, will share how she learned to condition her mind as well as her body to cultivate the positivity that helped lead to incredible performance gains.

Kastor won the bronze medal in the 2004 Olympic Marathon and currently holds or has set more than a dozen open or masters (age 40+) national records. She lives in Mammoth Lakes, Calif. Her book, Let Your Mind Run, is due out next April.