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Winter 2012 Newsletter

Coaches’ Corner A Chat With Coach Mark


By now, most of you have met Mark Kotarski, M.Ed., CES, the friendly and helpful staff member who has worked at The Running Place for the past year. In addition to being a valued store employee, Mark is also an accomplished athlete who has competed in several marathons and Iron-distance triathlons (e.g., Ironman), most recently Beach2Battleship in Wilmington, NC on October 20. Mark also owns his own coaching company, Kotarski Endurance Training ( He has coached endurance athletes for numerous events and enjoys helping people to meet their fitness goals, whether that goal is a 5k or an Iron-distance triathlon. We asked Mark to talk to us about why and how he coaches, and to give readers some tips for staying motivated to run outdoors throughout the winter.

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