The Real Life Runners Podcast

Tying Running and Health Into a Fun and Family-Centered Life

with Angie & Kevin Brown

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The Real Life Runners Podcast is hosted by Angie and Kevin Brown who coached hundreds of runners all around the world for over a decade. In each episode, you're going to start learning how to make yourself a better runner, better parent, better friend, better partner, and a better person. The lessons that Angie and Kevin learn from running can carry over into all aspects of your life, and together, we are here to explore those connections through current research, experiences, and stories from real people out on the roads and trails, just like you.

204: How Polarized Training Can Make You Run Faster goals and plans strength training Jun 17, 2021

One of our key principles of training is that your running cannot all stay at the same pace.  One of the training terms thrown around quite a bit is polarized training.  In this episode, we look at what polarized training actually entails, what the research suggests about alternate...

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Is Heart Rate a Good Indicator of Fitness? article running Jun 14, 2021

It may not be one of the muscles you think about when you’re working out, but just as other muscles in the body become stronger the more you work them, so does the heart.

 

Every time you exercise, in fact, your heart muscle becomes more efficient at pumping blood through the body,...

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203: Your First Half Marathon half marathon strength training Jun 10, 2021

The half marathon is such a wonderful race distance.  It is long enough that you need to put in months of training to perform well, but it is short enough that you do not need to abandon all work and family obligations to devote yourself to increased mileage and a weekend long run that can...

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202: Improve Your Running Form to Race Faster running form Jun 03, 2021

The way we look when we run can be remarkably distinguishable to other runners who have known us for a while.  As races get going again, this is a good reminder that while running form can be improved and optimized, there are plenty of runners out there with less than “perfect...

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Can Running Become Too Much of a Good Thing? trending topics Jun 01, 2021

If you’ve ever won an ice cream-eating contest, you know it’s possible to have too much of a good thing. (Brain freeze, stomachache, sudden need for a bathroom… check, check, check.) Yet as easy as it to make the connection between too much ice cream and the negative...

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201: Running Through the Ages mobility strength training May 27, 2021

As runners, many of us are looking to improve in some manner.  Some of us are looking to improve consistency.  This may rely on adding enjoyment or removing pain.  Some of us are trying to run faster or farther.  This can rely on an appropriate training and planning. ...

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200: The Runner's Journey training May 20, 2021

We know the immense benefits that running can bring to us, both physically and mentally, and we want other people to experience that without all of the aches, pains, and frustrations. To be able to take charge of their physical and mental health and train in a way that’s right for them.


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3 (Completely Unscientific) Reasons Runners Talk So Much About Running trending topics May 17, 2021

Runners are a pretty unique group. If you regularly find yourself saying things like, “I can’t tonight because I have a long run in the morning,” or “Sure, 5:30 isn’t too early to meet for hill repeats,” the sport has no doubt changed you in some deep and...

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199: Breathing 101 for Runners breathing May 13, 2021

Breathing is essential for life.  We all know that. Today we want to talk about the importance of the breath, both when we are running and when we are not running.  How important is breath control? What techniques can we use to improve our breathing?

 

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198: Low Back Pain in Runners mobility strength training May 06, 2021

If you’re like a lot of runners that we work with, you may have noticed that your body isn’t responding the same way it used to.  As you get older, you may start to notice some aches and pains that weren’t there before.  Many runners experience some form of lower back...

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The Ultra Rise of Ultramarathons plans and goals May 03, 2021

A few weeks ago, the running world watched as 2018 Boston Marathon champion Des Linden set the world record in the 50K with a time of 2:59:54. She covered the 31.06 miles more than seven minutes faster than the previous record-holder, at a blistering average pace of 5:47 per mile — and she...

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197: The 5 Keys to Consistency mindset Apr 29, 2021

How do you know if you are being consistent? Is it running 5 days a week? 6 days? Running hard? Running easy all the time? Truth is... consistency looks a little different for everyone.

 

In this episode, we talk about consistency and why understanding your brain can...

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