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Sage and Sandi have teamed up to offer online monthly coaching. Plans are customized to fit your schedule and your needs. You get two experienced coaches for the price of one. If you’re interested in this option please fill out THIS FORM so we can start learning more about your running history, future goals, and more. After that we’ll get in contact with you to disuss your answers and get your customized training schedule started. Price is $100/ month.

 
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About

Vo2max Productions, LLC initially started as a creative outlet to share videos and other published media about the sport of distance running.  After slowly building a following from its dedicated YouTube channel audience, the company branched out into other forms of running related media:

In 2011 Vo2max Productions became a platform to publish, market, and distribute Sage Canaday’s book Running For The Hansons.

In 2012 Vo2max Productions coaching services came to fruition to help others achieve their goals in running.

Vo2max Productions is owned and operated by Sage Canaday. Sage has been a competitive runner for the last 15 years and has competed nationally and internationally at high profile races.  As a 2-time US Olympic Trials qualifier, he was the youngest athlete in the 2008 marathon trials at the age of 21. Since college graduation, Sage has gone on to run a2:16:52 personal best in the marathon, and a 1:04:32 personal best in the half marathon. Sage has also proven competitive as a Mountain-Ultra-Trail runner competing around the world from 12km to 100km events. Sage won the 2012 US Mountain Running Championships at the Mt. Washington Road Race by over 2 minutes in a time of 58:27. Sage’s time at Mt. Washington is the fastest ever by an American at that venue.

Sage has learned from some of the best coaches and runners in the country. The cornerstone of his training philosophy, which has been influenced and refined by his experiences of being coached and running at the professional level, is based on individualized progression.  As a true student of the sport, Sage’s methods have also been influenced by the written works of world-famous coaches and exercise physiologists, including: Lydiard, Daniels, Pfitzinger, Cerutty, Wetmore, Coe, Vigil, Canova, Kellogg, and Benson. Sage believes that optimal training is both a science and an art, and realizes that each individual runner has unique strengths and potentials for improvement.

Any additional information about Sage can be found on his personal site.

 
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WE are currently NOT doing any Coaching Consultations at this time. Thanks for your interest and please check back in the future!

$25 for an email Coaching Consultation from Sage (pay with Paypal button on the right). Then fill-out the form and check of the liabiliy waiver. You’ll hear back from me in 1 to 4 days with a 500+ word custom response with advice and suggestions based on your three main questions.

 

 

 

 
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Running For The Hansons

Published on May 25, 2012 by in book

Sage Canaday’s book Running For The Hansons gives the reader a first-hand account of what it’s like to train and live as a sponsored professional marathon runner. As a member of the Hansons-Brooks distance project in Michigan for two-and-a-half years, Sage had the honor of training alongside Olympians Brian Sell and Desiree Davila. The book covers Sage’s experiences in the program and how he and his teammates would train up to 140 miles a week and more in preparation for races like the Boston Marathon and the US Olympic Trials. The book is available in both Kindle/eBook form and paperback on Amazon.com. If you would like a signed and/or dedicated copy you can order the book directly from Sage on this site’s paypal button in the top right-hand corner of your screen (shipping time may take a little longer).

From the backcover:

Running For The Hansons offers the reader a glimpse of what it is like to be a professional distance runner, to run in a major sponsor’s shoes, and to live a lifestyle structured around training and racing. It is a first-hand, exclusive account that delves into the elations, the disappointments and the re-discoveries of what it takes to be an elite, American distance runner.  The story provides a framework of The Hansons-Brooks Distance Project, a post-collegiate marathon-focused training group based in Michigan that was made famous by the progression of 2008 US Olympian Brian Sell.  Runners of all ages and abilities will quickly recognize that the thought processes of such athletes mentioned in the story can be applied to their own running.  The mega-mileage, 140-mile weeks and puke-inducing workouts and races that are discussed in the book are relative extensions from the challenges that any high school team, college cross-country team or marathon-training group must learn to conquer together.  As a collective whole, the sacrifice and commitment of each individual yields a camaraderie, synergy and motivation for the entire group to break through pre-conceived barriers (which are the very efforts demanded to achieve new personal bests!)  This is a story about dreaming big, following your heart and taking risks.  It is a story of triumphs, disappointments, and how one may find meaning and purpose in life through a “simple” passion for running.

Included in the contents are informative sections about training, racing, and what it takes to become one of the best marathon runners in the country.

 

 
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