Mario Fraioli

Running Coach, Writer

Mario Fraioli is a Bay Area-based running coach who has guided athletes to personal bests, Boston Marathon qualifying times, national championship titles, Olympic Trials appearances, international podiums, world championship teams, national records, and even the Olympic Games. He also publishes the morning shakeout—a popular weekly email newsletter that covers running and other worthwhile topics—and hosts its namesake podcast, where he gleans insight and inspiration from the sport’s top athletes, coaches, and personalities.

An NCAA Division II cross-country All-American at Stonehill College in 2003, Mario has raced competitively from the 800 meters to ultra-marathon distances. He lives north of the Golden Gate Bridge with his wife Christine, their four bikes, and dozens of pairs of running shoes.

I’ve been using UCAN’s Performance Energy drink mix before my long runs, big workouts and races for the past three years and it’s a crucial part of my nutrition plan, providing steady energy that’s easy on my gut. After a big race or workout, I’ll use Performance Energy + Protein along with a Chocolate Peanut Butter UCAN Energy Bar to kickstart the recovery process. All of these single-serve packets fit easily into my workout bag and I make sure to never leave home without them!

Mario Fraioli, Running Coach, Writer