In this episode, we’re honoured to chat with one of Canada’s fastest marathon runners and two-time Olympic Athlete, Reid Coolsaet. Reid’s accomplishments and dominance at many of the popular races in the GTA and on the world stage is well documented and what many might not realize is he was just as impressive at trail and road racing as he is riding a skateboard; recording a time of 3:49 in a skateboard mile.
We discuss Reid’s experience at the 2012 and 2016 Olympic games in both London and Rio respectively, his approach to training, why it’s important to respect those easy days on your training calendar, and his thoughts on sharing workouts on Strava.
Coaching’s fun and it’s definitely a passion of mine and I’m looking forward to helping as many athletes as I canReid Coolsaet
When racing came to a screeching halt in 2020, Reid focused on expanding his coaching services. Reid splits his time between Coolsaet Go, his personal coaching service and Bayfront Endurance, a free weekly interval session he runs with fellow Olympians Anthony Romaniw and Krista DuChene.
To learn more about Reid, you can follow him on Instagram at: @reidcoolsaet
To learn more about Coolset Go, you can follow them on Instagram at: @coolseatgo
To learn more about Bayfront Endurance, you can follow them on Instagram at: @bayfrontendurance