33: How to Start Running with Pro Runner Kyle Merber


If you’ve been a runner, or want to run more or are curious about what it’s like to be a professional athlete, you’re in the right place. Today, I am thrilled to be sharing a conversation with you that I had with Kyle Merber, my running coach. I’ve started running about 3 months ago on a search for a 6 minute mile, starting from being a non-runner and it’s been amazing to see the results in that short period of time. A little bit about Kyle, who happens to live in the same town that I do, and his impressive list of accomplishments.

Kyle Merber is a professional middle-distance runner for HOKA ONE ONE. Kyle graduated from Columbia University as a 10x Ivy League champion and the American Collegiate Record holder for 1500m. He has run 3:52 for the mile and was a member of 3 world record relay teams. While originally from Long Island, Kyle now resides in Hastings-on-Hudson, NY where he spends his free-time coaching neighbors.

Topics we’re covering:

  • How did Kyle started running and what kept him going.
  • What gear do you need to start running
  • Nutrition and how big of a role does that play in running well
  • Overall advice for new runners
  • How do you get to the point where you enjoy running and it becomes something I want to do
  • How to manage anxiety leading up to a big event
  • Vulnerability as it relates to running or in other arenas in life
  • Kyle’s coaching approach and yes, he’s taking on new clients

You can find Kyle on Instagram and Twitter sharing about his latest adventures.
Instagram: @kylemerber
Twitter: @TheRealMerb

If you want to experience the transformation that happens during a coaching session, schedule a complimentary life design session at www.mayempson.com/contact

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