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.

Mastering the Breath article breathing Jul 26, 2021

Breathing may not be something you think about often, but you’d better believe it becomes pretty front and center when you’re running. (Ever heard the phrase “sucking wind”?) Yet even though breathing is an involuntary function, that doesn’t mean you can’t...

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208: What's the Point? mindset and motivation Jul 15, 2021

Ever get into a training rhythm that feels good but out of nowhere it just hits you - why am I doing this?  The Olympic Trials got me thinking about putting in the work and not getting the outward-facing goal.  There are lots of feel-good stories and interviews with athletes making the...

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The Pros and Cons of a Run Streak article run streak Jul 12, 2021

A common running mantra goes something like this: Even a short run is better than no run at all. Or: No matter how little you run — or how slow you go — you’re still lapping everyone on the couch.

 

Have you said this before? If you have (or if you’ve even just...

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207: Are You Getting Enough Recovery? recovery Jul 08, 2021

Have you noticed the number of new devices and apps popping up that will help you track your recovery?  There is a saying that if you can’t measure it, you can’t improve it.  With this in mind, wearable company’s have found more and more aspects of our bodies that...

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206: Race Training With A Physically Demanding Job lifestyle strength training Jul 01, 2021

Wouldn’t it be great if we could just take a break from life for the next 9 months and build a beautiful multi-phased training plan filled with consistent build-up and plentiful recovery?  How does a training plan get created and executed when running is not the only aspect of your...

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The Calorie Connection article lifestyle nutrition Jun 28, 2021

Many people start running because they want to lose weight. They’ve probably heard that it’s a quick and efficient way to burn calories, and they’re not wrong: According to the American Council on Exercise, running generally burns more calories per minute than basketball,...

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205: Am I Ready for a Half Marathon? half marathon Jun 25, 2021

Races are coming back.  Before you just sign up for the first one available, consider how long it will take you to be prepared for the race.  In this episode, we dive into one of our favorite distances, the half marathon.  We break down training strategies and timelines based on...

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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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