Shari McGlynn – West Palm Beach Running Coach

5.00 out of 5
(1 customer review)

$50.00 / month and a $19.00 sign-up fee

I’ve been called Coach Mary Poppins, perhaps I am too happy, or maybe my running snack pack?

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Description

West Palm Beach and RRCA certified running coach Shari McGlynn specializes in runners coming back from injury, along with beginner and intermediate runners aiming for a new PR in the marathon or test out the ultra waters. Shari also offers in-person sessions, reach out below!

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LEVELS: Beginner, Intermediate
TYPES: Road
DISTANCES: 5k/10k/Half Marathon, Marathon, Ultra
TRAINING PLATFORM: Final Surge
TRAINING PLAN: Individual, customized training plan
COMMUNICATION: Unlimited email, unlimited phone, unlimited text
RESPONSE TIME: Within 24 hours
LOCATION: Palm City, FL
IN-PERSON SESSIONS: Yes, meet within 10 miles of zip code 34990. Options include running with runners, easy runs, race prep and/or strategy. See below to sign up!

SPECIALTIES

  • Beginner/Intermediate Half-Marathon
  • Marathon
  • Ultra training
  • Post-Injury Running

PHILOSOPHY

My key component in making a training plan is YOU. Every runner is different, whether it be your starting level, your work schedule, or coming back from an injury; together you can achieve your goals. Running is a team sport, I would love to join your team.

COACHING EXPERIENCE

I am a level one certified RRCA coach and have trained numerous groups through my local Fleet Feet as a Pace Group Leader. I have also trained individual runners to reach their goals.

ABOUT ME

I run because I can. Running a marathon was always a goal of mine someday. Unfortunately, my someday was taken away when I was diagnosed with MS. Shortly after diagnosis, I could no longer walk without assistance. Fortunately, Dr. Richard Burt in Chicago offered me an experimental treatment. It was a long road, but I am incredibly grateful for it. Through treatment and determination, I slowly recovered. As soon as I could walk again, I trained for a three-day walking challenge, leading me to run again. My first marathon was the Chicago Marathon, afterwards, I visited Dr. Burt and gifted him my framed bib. Sharing my love of running with others is my daily joy. My favorite day of the week is RunDay, and I try to make it special for any runner that I am training, either in person or remote.

BIG INFLUENCES

My running influences are Coach Denise Sauriol, Meb Keflezighi, Katherine Switzer, and iFit Trainer Tommy Rivs Puzey. Each one exudes positivity and making someone else’s run the best day ever.

RACING HISTORY

My racing history includes everything from a 5+ marathon to a BQ, along with many shorter distances and a few ultras. My favorite races are when I set a goal and achieve it. Every race is different, and it will teach you something if you listen to it and appreciate every finish line.

CERTIFICATIONS

  • RRCA level 1

PRs

  • 5K: 21:58
  • 10K: 48:01
  • Half: 1:47:03
  • Marathon: 3:46:11

AWARDS & ACCOLADES

  • 2024 Abbott World Marathon Majors Six Star Finisher.
  • 2022 Master’s Women Winner Tallahassee Marathon.
  • 2020 Boston Qualifier.
  • I have a fun collection of animal trophies from running events over the years but my prized award is a painting made by a chimp when I placed third in the Master’s Field at a local Chimp Sanctuary 10K.

CONTACT SHARI

Finding a coach who is a great fit for you is really important. We encourage you to email your coach prior to signing up so you can connect, communicate, and ensure a good athlete/coach fit.

Give us a brief history of your running, and this can include what distances and/or races you’ve run, how long you’ve been running, any past or present injuries, if you’ve worked with a coach or a specific training program before, etc.
Any short term or long term goals?
Describe your ideal coach/athlete relationship.
Any questions/comments for Team RunRun or the Coach in general?

PUBLICATIONS

1 review for Shari McGlynn – West Palm Beach Running Coach

  1. 5 out of 5

    Don

    Great coach who has helped me improve my running while being mindful of preventing and managing injuries. Highly recommend!

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