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.

013: Cycle Your Training to Get Faster podcast running Nov 30, 2017

 

 

What the heck is periodization of training?  It's a fun vocabulary word that refers to cycling your training plan.  If you are shooting for a goal race, or if you just want to keep improving and getting faster, training cycles are very important.  

Macro cycles are...

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012: Run Safe - Alone, In the Dark, or With a Medical Condition podcast running Nov 24, 2017

 

 

In a world of distracted drivers and stories of runners being hurt, thinking about running safety is now more important than ever.  We tell you all about why this has become very important to us recently, with the development of a new medical condition.  In this episode,...

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011: Lessons from Cross Country podcast running Nov 16, 2017

 

 

In case you hadn't heard, Kevin and Angie are high school cross country coaches.  Kevin has been coaching for over 10 years, and Angie joined the team a few years ago.  We just got back from the state championship last weekend, so we wanted to think about what lessons we...

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010: Effort-based Running: The Pros and Cons podcast Nov 09, 2017

 

 

What is effort-based running and what are the pros and cons?  We break it down for you in this episode.  There is definitely a good time and place for effort-based training and times when pace-driven training is more appropriate.  

In this episode you will...

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009: Clean Eating: The Very First Steps food podcast Nov 02, 2017

 

 

What is clean eating?  It's definitely a buzz word now and has become much more mainstream, but what exactly is it?

In this episode, we walk you through what clean eating is and why it is so important.  We tell you why we got into this whole thing, and share a little of...

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008: 3 Easy Tips to Start Improving your Running Today podcast running Oct 26, 2017

 

We all want to feel better while we run, and running does not have to be a chore!  Today, we discuss three things that you can start focusing on today to make your running feel better and be more efficient!  

What are these three magic things, you wonder?  Listen to this...

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007: Running Shoes - What's right for you? podcast running shoes Oct 19, 2017

 

Some of the most common questions that we get asked are about running shoes.  What kind of shoes do we wear?  What kind of shoes should I wear?  My friend likes this type of running shoe; would that be good for me?  I was told I have flat feet, so what kind of running...

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006: Exploring the Mental Side of Running - Part 1 podcast running Oct 12, 2017

For the next series of episodes, we will be discussing Matt Fitzgerald's new book, How Bad Do You Want It?

Spoiler alert:  We loved it.  Matt breaks down a very important topic in sports psychology: how our brain mind can either improve or inhibit our running and athletic...

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005: From Hate to Love: Angie's running journey podcast running Oct 06, 2017

 

In this episode, we continue to tell you a little bit more about who we are and how we got to where we are today.  We both have very different stories and running journeys and are very different runners, but we also have a lot in common.  We both have a love for running...

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004: The Evolution of a Father Runner: Kevin's story podcast running Oct 05, 2017

 In this episode, we tell you a little bit more about who we are and how we got to where we are today.  We both have very different stories and running journeys and are very different runners, but we also have a lot in common.  We both have a love for running (which was...

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003: Strength Training: The Why, what, and how podcast running Sep 28, 2017

 

STRENGTH TRAINING: Why is it important for runners and what are some key exercises to focus on?

In this episode, we dive into strength training for runners: the why, what, and how.  There has been a big push in the running community towards strength training as a regular part of our...

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002: Carbo-loading vs. Fat-adapted training: What's the right way and should you try it? food podcast running Sep 28, 2017

So, what’s the deal with carbo loading?  Is it what we should be doing as runners?  If so, what’s the best (and worst way to do it?)  

Then there’s the new buzz in the running community about fat-adapted training, ketogenic diets, and becoming a...

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