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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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193: Overcome Pre-Race Anxiety mindset Apr 01, 2021

Races are starting to come back onto the schedule. Whether it is a smaller local race or a major marathon with thousands of runners, racing is returning. With racing can come a major issue for many runners - pre-race nerves. The anxiety around racing has disappeared for the past year, but as...

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192: When to Quit ask me anything Mar 25, 2021

Quitting. It’s something we never want to do, but are there times when that might be the best option? How do we know when to push through or pull the plug? In this week's episode, we answer this and some other questions posed to us by our listeners. Tune in to hear the answers!

 

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What Motivates Successful Runners mindset and motivation Mar 22, 2021

Consistency may be at the heart of what makes a runner successful, but what motivates a runner to get out there every day and put in the work?

 

The answer isn’t necessarily black and white. Studies have found a combination of factors — everything from goal achievement to social...

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191: How Do Body Image and Gender Stereotypes Affect Runners? goals and plans Mar 18, 2021

How do you see your body?  Do you use positive or negative words to describe yourself?  When we assess our physical body, we generally do so as a comparison to some image in our head.  In this episode, we want to discuss the physical stereotypes cast upon us.  We look into...

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