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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.

Jan 4, 2021

Coach MK livestreams the #WeeklyWins and answers the questions of Fitness Protection members each week. They are a lot of fun, super informative!

This week, Coach MK talks about cold weather running gear and the outlook for 2021 races. 


#WeeklyWins - 3:10

Runner Interrupted


  • Char Gore woke up to pouring rain, but decided she wasn’t going to let that stop her from getting her run in.  Managed 3 miles with her pup in the rain.
  • Char Gore has 2 wins this week!  She had her 3 month post cancer treatment appointment and all signs point to it being completely gone! She was able to start running again in October and said “she can feel the strength coming back - I even love tackling hills because it is a tangible sign that I am stronger.  In 2021 I'm excited to be a beast!”


  • Brenda Haskill had some great cross country skiing lately.  She said she hit 33 miles of skiing this week for my staycation holiday! Crazy and fun.  I’ll be back to running Monday-Friday due to work and skiing on the weekend. HR training with FPP all year sure made my ski season a lot better and I adapted to it so fast. I’m skiing uphill like a beast right now! 😀
  • Amy Wilson got creative and added studs to an old pair of running shoes for her winter running.  She was a beast and ran 8.7 miles in the snow!
  • Trisha Thorme ran 600 miles in 2020.


Questions - 5:37

ReBuild - 5:50

  • Hi Coach, I’m struggling to get in a cold weather running groove.  I find myself way over layering trying to stay comfortable when I set out and then end up annoyed with all the clothes I am discarding 10 min in when I get overly warm.  If I only wear what I’m happy in 10 minutes in, I find that I can’t seem to get warmed up and am miserable the whole run.  Any suggestions for clothing/warmth management. 

Maintain - 9:50

  • My social media feeds are filled with adverts for these post workout leg compression devices. Any thoughts on these? Here's an example
  • What’s your take on the racing outlook for 2021?  Do you think it makes sense to start building for an early fall marathon.  


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