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.

174: The Running Journey mindset Dec 10, 2020

Running is a very interesting sport.  From training runs around your neighborhood, to trails, parks, and tracks, most runs you have gone on just bring you back to where you started.  If we do not pay attention, we may think this is just a lot of sweating to not get anywhere. ...

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173: Keeping Hope Alive Through Running with Nima Palma Maples interviews Dec 08, 2020

On today’s bonus episode, we talk to Nima Palma Maples, a real life runner who is keeping hope alive through running. Nima talks to us about her battle with cancer and autoimmune disease, and how running has helped her to make healthier choices and to take control of how she feels as much...

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Can You Run with a Cold? recovery Dec 07, 2020

It didn’t take COVID-19 to elevate the question of whether to run while sick to the tops of runners’ minds. The issue has been plaguing runners of all abilities for decades: Which symptoms mean I can’t run? Which mean I can? And how sick is too sick to lace up those shoes?

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172: Ask Us Anything: Listener Questions Answered ask me anything Dec 03, 2020

In this week's episode, we answer some of the questions posed to us by our listeners. Tune in to hear the answers!

 

Highlights of the Episode

 

Tips for new runners

How to choose the right running shoe for you

What’s a good running shoe

How to avoid IT band pain

Fueling on...

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What's Causing These Side Stitches? injury pain Nov 30, 2020

Most of us have experienced it: that debilitating, instantly crippling pain underneath the rib cage that can bring your run — or race — to a screeching, disappointing halt.

 

Side stitches are common, affecting around 70 percent of runners each year, but the shared experience of...

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171: Food is More Than Fuel food nutrition Nov 26, 2020

For a distance runner, food is a source of energy before a workout.  It is vital nutrition during the long run.  It is a critical aspect of recovery following hard workouts.  On the other hand, food is so much more than macromolecules.  As much as food feeds our bodies, a...

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170: Making an Impact with Running podcast running Nov 23, 2020

In this BONUS episode, we had a great conversation with Danielle Taylor, Executive Director of the Girls Gotta Run Foundation. She discussed the origins of GGRF and the accomplishments that transformed and developed young girls in the community. GGRF is the first and only organization investing...

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The Truth about Running and Your Knees recovery Nov 23, 2020

Prior to a decade ago, the widely held belief among running researchers and armchair quarterbacks of the sport was that long-term and long-distance running harm the knees. Specifically, the entrenched conviction was that running accelerated the natural wear and tear on the knee joints, leading to...

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169: When Sickness or Injury Get in the Way recovery Nov 19, 2020

 

I’m sick, now how am I supposed to run?  I was hurt, so how do I get back on a schedule.  Sickness and injury can derail the best of training intentions and plans.  So how do we adjust?  When is it ok to continue to push, and when do we pull back?  Once we...

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How to Dress for Winter Running lifestyle Nov 16, 2020

The seasons they are a-changin’ — at least in most parts of the world — and that means shorter days and dropping temperatures for many of us. But don’t think that just because the weather may be getting colder where you live, you’re resigned to the treadmill for the...

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168: How to Treat and Prevent Side Stitches breathing running form Nov 12, 2020

Your run is cruising along nicely until you feel a twinge in your side.  It’s subtle at first but quickly builds to a sharp pain just below the ribs.  You walk for a bit, but as soon as you start running, it pops right back up.  The dreaded side stitch.  Most runners...

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What is VO2 Max and What Does it Mean to Me? breathing Nov 09, 2020

If you’ve been running for more than 20 years, you probably remember a time when you couldn’t tell by simply glancing down at your wrist what pace you were running or how far you’d come — let alone your heart rate or other more in-the-weeds data points. Today, though,...

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