Expert Q&A: Abby Keenan, MS, CMPC

There is no doubt that running is just as much mental as it is physical. So I wanted to take the time to chat with an expert about the mental side of running. Abby Keenan, MS, CMPC has a decade of experience helping athletes in all different sports with the mental skills needed to be their best.


Here she answers questions about calming nerves, pushing yourself, and how to work through mental roadblocks and positive self talk.


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About Coach Carl
Coach Carl is a USA Track & Field Level 2 endurance coach who works with runners of all ability levels to reach their goals. He has been featured in Runner’s World, Women’s Health, Men’s Fitness, and Competitor. For information on his coaching services, click here.