2024 partners

Both the newsletter and podcast are made possible with sponsorship from the following partner brands, all of which have missions I believe in and products that I trust and use myself on a regular basis. One of the best ways to support the newsletter and podcast is by patronizing the partners that help keep them going week in and week out. Check out some of the discount codes and special offers available exclusively to readers and listeners of the morning shakeout below.

Tracksmith is an independent running brand inspired by a deep love of the sport. If you buy anything on Tracksmith.com, and you’re doing so for the first time, use the code MarioNEW to save $15 off a purchase of $75 or more. If you’re already a Tracksmith customer, use the code MarioGIVE and you can get free shipping on your next order and 5% of your purchase will go to support the Friendly House in Worcester, Massachusetts, an organization that is near and dear to me.

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The Fresh Foam X 1080v13 is the “unofficial official” shoe of the morning shakeout—it’s the trainer I wear for 75% of my training runs and it’s been the workhorse of my lineup for four years now. It’s the most comfortable AND reliable shoe I’ve ever run in and holds up to the miles week in and week out. It’s lightweight but sturdily built, plush enough underfoot to provide plenty of protection as the miles add up but responsive enough that you can wear it at a wide range of speeds. The Fresh Foam X 1080v13 is available at your favorite run specialty retail store or on newbalance.com (men’s sizes here, women’s sizes here).

I’ve been a devotee to Precision Fuel & Hydration products for the past 6 years and my last several marathons wouldn’t have gone as well without them. Precision Fuel & Hydration helps athletes personalize their hydration and fueling strategies for training and racing. Use the free Fuel & Hydration Planner to get a personalized race nutrition plan for your next event. As a listener and reader of the morning shakeout, you can get 15% off your first order of fuel and electrolytes at this link (the discount will be auto-applied at checkout).

I’ve been using Final Surge since 2017 to run my coaching business and can’t say enough good things about it. The Final Surge coaching tools and training log have been a game-changer for both me and my athletes, streamlining communication into one easy-to-navigate portal and making my workflow far more efficient and effective. It syncs with Garmin, Strava and various other tracking platforms to import all the data you’d ever need to analyze. There’s a native mobile app for both iOS and Android that makes on-the-go check-ins and communication easy and seamless. Final Surge is super affordable for coaches and it’s totally free for athletes. Check out this page to learn more about what you can do with Final Surge and take advantage of a free 14-day coaching trial. (You can also use the code MORNINGSHAKEOUT for 10% off your first purchase.)