Marathon Success Story with Lee and Colleen Staats

Looking good and loving life.  Colleen and Lee Staats with Meb Keflezighi before the Columbus Marathon.

Looking good and loving life. Colleen and Lee Staats with Meb Keflezighi before the Columbus Marathon.

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In this episode we bring you a marathon success story with Lee and Colleen Staats, two Academy members from Galion, Ohio, who are transforming their lives through running.

They have both lost weight since starting to run and recently completed the Columbus Marathon.

Colleen set a PR in the half and Lee qualified for Boston by running 3:21:52.

They have both battled through injury and a busy work load to achieve their goals.

It has been my great honor to be their running coach.


Questions for Lee and Colleen Staats

  1. Colleen- You posted an amazing before and after picture in the private Academy
Facebook group. Tell us about your transformation and what motivated you to take
control of your health and fitness? When did you start running?
  2. Lee- Did the changes Colleen was making carry over to you and the rest of the family? When did you start running? What made you want to run your first marathon?
  3. Colleen- I started doing personal coaching with you just over 5 months ago and you certainly had a challenging time training for the Columbus Half Marathon. Talk about some of the struggles you’ve had with injury. How did you stay positive through this experience and not simply throw in the towel?
  4. Lee- I started coaching you as you came off a metatarsal fracture in your foot and were training for your second marathon in Columbus. Your goal for this race was to BQ with sub-3:25. Talk about your training and how you managed this with a physically demanding job. Was there anything you had to change with your training for this marathon? What was your strategy going into this race?
  5. How has getting in better shape physically affected other areas of your life?
  6. What advice would you give someone who is just starting their running or weight loss journey?
  7. What are your future running goals?
Lee Staats ringing the "Boston Qualifier" gong at the Columbus Marathon

Lee Staats ringing the “Boston Qualifier” gong at the Columbus Marathon


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