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Running Life: A Fitness Protection Production

Coach MK (Fleming) is the founder of Fitness Protection, LLC. She is a run coach not life coach, but we're never really talking about the running! She isn't afraid to call out, and push back against, Diet Culture and its impact on her runners. She is committed to ensuring that no runner discounts their own badassery while combatting fatphobia and sizeism in the fitness industry.

This podcast is geared towards every runner who won’t lose their home or health insurance if they show up to the corral with a hangover (though we do not advise it!). Whether you are a marathoner or a hobbyjogger, you will find something to enjoy when the coaches start talking as we run through this marathon of life, together.

Aug 30, 2020

Coach MK livestreams question and answer sessions each week on the Fitness Protection Program Facebook PageThe Fitness Protection Program YouTube Channel, Twitter, and Twitch simultaneously. Join us! They are a lot of fun, super informative, and anyone may ask follow-up questions during the live broadcast!

This week, Coach MK answers questions about running after an injury, guided DIY coaching, and building running endurance.


#WeeklyWins - 20:08

Runner Interrupted


  • JJ Jensen managed a longish run despite the extreme heat


  • Kristen Frazier’s knee is improving and she is slowly working back into movement

  • Kim Lachane got some great movement in this week despite some health setbacks


  • Daniel Faltyn has officially reached the running gear requires its own suitcase level of runner!

  • Corina Terry had a great in-person half marathon 

  • From Erin Nason “I can't even call it a weekly win, but more of a life win! My little guy, who is 10, has low muscle tone and developmental delays. He's the best.  When he was teeny tiny, I was so worried about whether or not he would ever walk, talk, or do anything neurotypical. He is amazing at a balance bike. One of the plusses of this quarantine is that we discovered he loves riding his bike on trails and he's actually pretty good at the easy trails. I have a hard time keeping up with him when I'm walking.  Well, we did our first "run" together.  We went 2.5 miles on the trails and have done it a few times since. I wasn't sure if we would ever be able to actively share this activity together (he's a champ at riding in the stroller!). It wasn't the fastest, and it wasn't the furthest, but it was definitely THE BEST run I've ever done!”


Questions - 22:57

Build - 22:57

  • How do I know when it’s time to switch programs? I’ve been in Build since May, although I’ve downloaded the Rebuild plan for the last two months. I feel like I’m maybe ready for a little more work, but I’m not sure if I'm quite ready for Maintain. 

  • I’ve gone back to square one (or maybe square -37) fitness-wise over the course of the pandemic.  I’m ready to rebuild but the idea of running for 30 minutes non stop right now is intimidating.  Do you have any suggestions for how to build from a minute or 2 of running and lots of running back to a 30-minute easy effort?

ReBuild - 29:54

  • Coach MK and other coaches, thank you for all you do in the FPP and beyond. You inspire me to also use my voice! Will slow burn be offered again in 2020? I loved it in the winter when I did the strength only as I was recovering from injury and I’d like to do the strength again.

Maintain - 31:26

  • Not a question but more of a thank you/situation update. Made 2 small modifications this week with great success. Switched to a pair of kicks that were less fabric, more summer. The ON's I had were TOTALLY for winter. They were great big sponges of clam chowder (ewe I know but it's accurate.) Also, got a pair of Injinji toe socks. Did a beach run and the toe soup was MUCH less than last week. Irritation/Blisters on the piggies were a lot better too. Thanx!


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Coach MK Fleming is the founder of Fitness Protection, LLC. Click HERE to download her most popular training plan, Tenacious AF, free!