Shawn Bearden has been teaching classes of 10 to 300 students for over 20 years. And, he’s been coaching for even longer. He’s an engaging and entertaining speaker who brings real-world application of exercise science to runners. He’s served as an expert consultant in popular press (e.g., LA Times, TrailRunner magazine, The Walrus, Huffington Post Psychology, The Guardian, Chicago Tribune), podcasts (e.g., Playing with Science), and numerous radio interviews. He’s also featured in books on endurance (by Jennifer Phar Davis) and the connection between exercise and mental health (by Kelly McGonigal).

Speaking engagements require no honorarium, simply the cost of the trip to your venue (travel, lodging, food). He often speaks more than once in a trip, which can help you share the cost (e.g., speak to your running club and at a race event or to a school athletic program).

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These are just a few of the topics Dr. speaks about, use the contact methods above to discuss your needs and interests.

Optimal Nutrition for Training/Race DAy

30, 60, or 90 minutes

How to build a training program

45-60 minutes

intervals the smart way

45-60 minutes

Maximizing training for busy people

45-60 minutes

Live to Run & Run to Live: How to make running a lifestyle that adds value and joy

60 minutes

Your Personalized Hydration (and electrolyte) plan

45 minutes


Cross-training for performance / rehab / injury prevention

45, 60, or 90 minutes

The long run

45-60 minutes

developing the mind of a champion

60 minutes