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About Andrew Kastor
He then went on to pursue a degree in Exercise Physiology (B.S. 2000) from Adams State University in Alamosa, CO. While in college, Andrew's commitment to the sport of running continued to grow, as he competed in cross-country and track, specializing in the middle-distance events.
Post-graduation, Andrew moved to Mammoth Lakes, CA, where he created and coached a non-profit running club called the High Sierra Striders. He's now the head coach for the Mammoth Track Club (Professional and Adult running club).
Andrew currently resides in Mammoth Lakes with his wife Deena (Olympic Marathon bronze medalist and American Record Holder in the marathon and half-marathon) and their daughter, Piper Bloom.
➢ Coaching Director for the L.A. Marathon and Los Angeles Road Runners (2012-2015).
➢ Coached Shadrack Biwott to a 4th place position in the 2017 Boston Marathon.
➢ Coached Deena Kastor to a World Masters Record in the Half Marathon in 2014.
➢ New York Road Runners online coach (2008-2010)
➢ Head Coach for Mammoth Track Club (2012-Present)
➢ High Altitude Training Consultant for international Olympians
➢ Marathon Coach for Saudi Arabian Olympic Committee - Rio 2016
➢ Contributor to various national print publications, including Runner's World, Running Times, SHAPE, Fitness, HEALTH, Women's Health and New York Runner magazines.
➢ Continues to work personally with runners of all abilities - From Olympians to Boston Qualifiers to the first time runner.
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“Andrew Kastor has taken the tried-and-true principles that all us pros follow and made them available and applicable for everyone. Just as Andrew has helped me on my journey, he is sure to help you on yours.”—Ryan Hall, US Olympic Marathoner, holder of the US record in the half marathon, and marathon training expert
As a marathon training coach for world-class runners and Olympic medalists, Andrew Kastor knows what it takes to get to the finish line. Whether you are planning to run a full or half marathon, Coach Kastor’s marathon training program conditions you to set achievable goals, get in shape, and stay motivated. With an easy-to-follow 20-week marathon training schedule for building strength and endurance, plus expert advice from record-holding runners on what to expect, Running Your First Marathon is the only coaching you’ll need to go the distance.
Running Your First Marathon lays out a goal-oriented marathon training program with:
- A 20-Week Marathon Training Program—detailed day-by-day marathon training schedules and space to track your progress
- Marathon Training 101—advice and tips from world-class marathoners on marathon training, fueling your body, avoiding injury, and race-day preparation
- Motivational Marathon Training Boosts—from Coach Kastor and other famous runners to help you stay on track during marathon training
"Running Your First Marathon will not only inspire you but also help train your mind and body to unlock hidden potential."—Shalane Flanagan, Olympic Silver Medalist, NYC Marathon champion, American record holder, and marathon training pro
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