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.

Run Slow to Run Fast effort levels and pacing Aug 28, 2020

Running slower to become a better runner may seem counterintuitive, but it’s a scientifically backed method to run faster and farther. Maybe you’ve heard of it but have dismissed it because logically, it doesn’t make sense.  How can running slowly make you faster?  

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155: The Key To Running Faster and Avoiding Injury effort levels Aug 27, 2020

You want to run faster, so you practice running faster. 

You want to run faster, so you push every run just that little bit extra. 

You want to run faster, so you live by the motto “no pain, no gain.” 

You want to run faster, but now you are exhausted, sick, burnt...

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154: How to Handle Changes to the Plan plans and goals Aug 20, 2020

It’s August, and that means back to school for us, as well as any of the teachers and parents we have listening.  In previous years, this would mean printing out the supply list and heading to the store to track down folders and pencil cases.  It would mean a return to early...

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153: Get Rid of Running Pain for Good running injuries Aug 13, 2020

Runners like to run and when they cannot run the way they want, they are not their best.  Injuries can often stand in the way of a runner reaching his potential.  Unfortunately, many runners deal with injuries by pretending they don’t exist or treating symptoms.  We take a...

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152: How to Safely Return To Running After A Break plans and goals Aug 06, 2020

Breaks in training consistency can happen for so many reasons.  You can get sick, go on vacation, get busy at work, need extended recovery after a race, or find yourself injured.  The key to long term improvement is not that you cannot ever take a break, it’s how to come back...

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151: How To Prioritize Your Running mindset and motivation Jul 30, 2020

Deep down we have a set of values, actually a very small number of them, that define who we are.  When we face choices in our life, we rely on those values to help choose the path to follow.  On this episode, we cover the importance of discovering your core values, the exhaustion of...

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150: Best of RLR - Running in the Heat Jul 23, 2020

It's our first "Best of" archive episode.  This one definitely warrants a re-listen.  So many good nuggets of information here.  We will be back next week with a new episode, but until then, stay safe out there, friends!

Summer is here!  It’s important to be aware that...

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149: Running Is Not A Solo Sport Jul 16, 2020

 

There is an often repeated saying:  “If you want to go fast, go alone.  If you want to go far, go together.”  In the world of running, the ability to go fast and far are often goals simultaneously chased.  After some amazing track meets over the weekend, it...

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148: When Is The Right Time to Jump In? (I Am Not Throwing Away My Shot!) Jul 09, 2020

 

Is it better to jump into a new situation without full preparation and see what happens or to keep learning, practicing, and mastering your craft before testing it out.  What if you take your shot and miss?  What if you wait and miss your opportunity.  Practice, or put...

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147: Does Goodness Lead to Greatness or Prevent It? Jul 02, 2020

 

There are a couple of differing schools of thought floating through the world of self improvement.  Doing good enough consistently will add up to monumental and drastic changes.  Alternatively, we should not be satisfied with being good enough and should be striving for...

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146: Change is Necessary for Success (in Running and Life) Jun 25, 2020

 

They say that insanity is repeating the same action and expecting different results. However, change is incredibly hard, so we seek excuses and hold tightly to our self-imposed limits.  We do things the way we always have and hope that if we keep going for long enough the outcome...

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145: How Runners Support Runners with Corey Brown Jun 18, 2020

 

We talk about running as a universal sport.  It has a low barrier for entry and not a lot of rules to follow.  You can participate solo or in a group.  You can run races of many distances and on various terrain, or not race at all.  We believe that races highlight the...

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