Launched in November 2015, the morning shakeout is a weekly email newsletter about running and other worthwhile topics, written by me, Mario Fraioli.

Each week, I give my unapologetically subjective take on things that interest, inform, entertain, or inspire me in some way. My experiences as an athlete, coach and journalist have provided me a unique perspective on the sport of running and the industry as a whole, and I regularly share my insights and opinions on issues I’m knowledgeable and passionate about to create awareness, generate meaningful dialogue, and spur healthy debate.

But that’s not all! I also regularly speak with many of the sport’s top athletes, coaches, and personalities, like award-winning writer Ed Caesar, New York City-based runner, writer and coach Knox Robinson, four-time Olympian Shalane Flanagan, former world-class runner, turned overweight non-runner, turned runner again Colin McCourt, professional musician and sub-3 hour marathoner Liz Anjos, Olympic middle-distance runner Kate Grace, Brooks Beasts coach Danny Mackey, the exception to almost every racing rule, Michael Wardian, and many others. In December 2017, I began producing the morning shakeout podcast, which is now a near-weekly installment that has featured the likes of 2:09 marathoner Scott Fauble, U.S. marathon champion Tim Ritchie, and two-time Olympian and Boston Marathon champion Des Linden, to name a few.

In short, the morning shakeout is a carefully crafted blend of informed commentary, engaging exchanges, and smart curation, intentionally conversational in its tone. And I plan to keep it that way.

Putting my own spin on things, sharing what I’ve learned through my experiences, and connecting with people on a personal level has always brought me the most enjoyment. This is why the morning shakeout exists and the reason it gets delivered straight to your inbox every Tuesday morning. Thank you for subscribing.


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the morning shakeout—a weekly email newsletter written, edited and published on Tuesday mornings by me, Mario Fraioli—takes your privacy very seriously. I will never share, sell, or otherwise do anything inappropriate with your email address. You will only be sent the newsletter that you subscribed to via this website, although I may send the mailing list additional emails outside the realm of normal delivery to announce important news or address any pressing issues relevant to subscribers. That’s it.

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