About Lazy Runner
Marie Bean is a Fitness Consultant and a Running Coach. She has a Diploma in Remedial Massage, with a special interest in Sports Massage. She has a background of 20 years nursing and has worked as a Trainer in Football and other sporting clubs.
However, more importantly, she is a Runner and loves it. She has completed Ultra Trail Marathons, eleven marathons (on 6 continents), numerous half marathons and 10km events. Marie runs for fitness, fun and enjoys the personal challenges being a runner can provide.
Marie has followed several different running programs over her twenty-five years of running. In 2006 she designed her own personal program to prepare for the Gold Coast marathon, at 44, she ran her best time, had an injury, stress free build up and her recovery was perfect.
Lazy Runner was born out of that event. Marie proved you don’t need to run daily, you don’t need to run over 70 km a week, and you certainly don’t need to feel fatigued to the point of exhaustion to be able to run a marathon.
Marie started her first Lazy Runner club in Noosa Heads, QLD 6 years ago, there are now over 15 Lazy Runner clubs across Australia. Marie also offers online coaching for all levels of runners, and she has coached runners from all over the world; from people who have never run a step to the ultimate-coaching runners to run a marathon, and everything in between!
Marie's latest challenge involves running a marathon on each continent, she just completed her Sixth in North America, by running the fabulous Las Vegas Rock N Roll marathon....all that is left for her is the biggie...Antarctica
However, the thing that Marie brags about the most is her injury free 25 years of running. That's right she has run ultra marathons, 11 marathons not to mention the thousands of training kilometres and not one injury in all that time!...She put's that down to her being the original Lazy Runner!!
Marie believes everyone can run and every runner can run a marathon, all it takes is a good program and training.
Marie’s focus for Lazy Runner is a safe running program, improved fitness levels no matter what program or event you train for, and FUN, FUN, FUN
In 2012 Marie penned the Lazy Runner Handbook, it's a book all about running the Lazy Way! The book is being launched in 2013 . Marie is going on a national book tour which includes running workshops all across Australia.
Marie believes running is easy, but there are a few things that can make it just a bit more easier. She has developed two hour running workshops that tests your running to see if you are running effeciently and getting the most out of all your training.
A Lazy Runner Running Workshop is a must do for all runners or people wanting to get into running