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.

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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196: Benefits of Different Recovery Periods During a Workout recovery Apr 22, 2021

We talk all the time about recovering after a hard workout.  Recovery is needed for adaptation, so sleep and nutrition matter.  What about the recovery during a workout?  How long should you break for during an interval session or a strength routine?  In this episode, we look...

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Think a strong upper body isn't important in running? Think again. strength training Apr 19, 2021

Running isn’t just about your legs. It requires the whole body to perform. So doesn’t it make sense that you should train your whole body to get better at running?

 

You may not feel like you have time to strengthen your upper body — after all, those miles aren’t...

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195: The Must-Knows About Base Building mobility strength training Apr 15, 2021

Runners often talk about a base-building phase as though high mileage is the only component. They think of it only as a build up to a longer race, or as something they might “need” to do. Maybe you’ve heard the term before but don’t really understand what it means or why...

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194: Pacing for Racing effort levels and pacing Apr 08, 2021

Have you ever crossed the finish line thinking you should have gone faster because you are not that tired?  Have you ever begged for the finish line to be a few miles closer because you went out way too fast?  Today we are talking all things pacing.  We will cover pacing...

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The Best Stretches for Runners mobility Apr 05, 2021

We all know that stretching is an important part of running, but it’s often hard to determine which kinds of stretches are best — and when it’s best to perform them.

 

In a nutshell, there are two main types of stretches you can perform: dynamic and static. While dynamic...

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