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.

076: Finding your running team Feb 21, 2019

 

On this episode, we dive into the need we all have for support with an emphasis on running, but an acknowledgement that to accomplish any difficult task, it is harder when you feel alone.  

Professional athletes have an entire crew of coaches and trainers around them, not to mention...

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075: Declutter Your Life and Your Running lifestyle Feb 14, 2019

Decluttering is the word of the moment and although Angie got in on the decluttering movement a few years back after reading the book, we are currently undergoing a massive decluttering of the house.  This, of course, got us thinking about how decluttering applies to our lives and...

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074: Effort-based Running, Updated Feb 07, 2019

Today, we update our effort levels a bit, transitioning from a 1-5 scale to a 1-10 scale.  Here's a little breakdown of what the numbers mean.

Effort Levels (adapted from 80/20 running and RPE): 

  1.  Extremely Easy - "I could run/walk forever at this pace"
  2. Very Easy - "I feel like...
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073: How Long Do I Need to Recover? Jan 31, 2019

We have talked extensively about ways to improve on this show.  We have episodes devoted to training paces and ideal workouts for different distances.  If you search the internet, you can find lots of resources and opinions on this topic. Check out social media and you can find a slew...

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072: Training By Effort, Racing By Feel - The Key West Running Experiment Jan 24, 2019

 

Last weekend was the Key West Half Marathon and a big weekend for both of us in terms of racing.  Heading into the race, both of us had lofty expectations that we were trying to keep rational. The goal was to go test ourselves and see what we could do, but it had been awhile since...

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071: Pre-Race Anxiety and What To Do Jan 17, 2019

 

It’s race week for the Real Life Runner household and with that comes this week’s episode on pre-race anxiety.  The episode gives us a chance to discuss the concept, talk about our own emotions heading into the upcoming race, and cover some methods of calming the nerves.

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070: Sneaky Signs of Overtraining Jan 10, 2019

 

New year, new you!  It’s time to go all out on training.  You have signed up for a race and it’s approaching rapidly so you need to get your running cranked up.  Enthusiasm is great, but can lead to some major issues involving overtraining. In this episode...

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069: How Your Starting Line Still Affects Your Running Today Jan 03, 2019

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068: What Are You Waiting For? Dec 27, 2018

 

As we wrap up the end of the holiday season, and especially Christmas in this household, the idea of delayed gratification has been forefront in my mind.  We were able to watching our two little girls count down the days until they were done with school and then until Christmas...

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067: How Gratitude Can Improve Your Running and Your Day Dec 20, 2018

 

 Gratitude is an incredibly important quality to carry with you throughout the day.  It frames how you perceive everything around you and tilts the day in a much more positive direction.  

In our busy lives, one of the things that is very easy to skip past is the feeling of...

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066: Running Through The Holidays Dec 13, 2018

The holidays can be so busy, with holiday parties, Christmas concerts, gift exchanges, and family and friend get togethers.

Where does running and health fit in?  

First, let’s think about the benefits of fitting in running

Running and healthy eating during the holidays are ways...

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065: Running Gift Ideas Dec 06, 2018

Best running gifts

The best gifts are something that the recipient wants but does not want to buy for themselves.  The gift is removing the barrier of spending money on something they they could live without, but don’t want to.  

Here are some of our favorites.  Find most of...

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