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.

140: What Happened to My Running Motivation? May 14, 2020

 Lack of motivation is a real issue that many runners are facing.  While it’s easy to simply say, choose to be motivated, it’s a little more complicated that just that.  We live in a world full of options and choices.  We are often bombarded with endless...

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139: TMI? Some Things Only Runners Understand May 07, 2020

Running has a way of bringing down some of the privacy walls we put up around us.  There is a saying that everything comes out on a long run.  Sharing personal experiences and feelings can be very cathartic and we have mentioned that before.  Today, we go intimate, but not in a...

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138: The Things That Might Be Missing From Your Running Foundation Apr 30, 2020

Runners love to run and if you talk to them about building a foundation, they will give you all sorts of stats about base mileage and speed workouts.  However, the complete picture of a well rounded foundation needs to include strength and mobility.  Without these ingredients our...

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137: What Makes The Running Community So Special? Apr 23, 2020

Runners love other runners.  We love to talk about running and training and racing.  We will compare shoes and workouts and anything else we can think of.  Running, at its best, breaks down barriers because we all know that we run and we have that in common.  In this time we...

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136: 9 Tips for Running in the Time of COVID Apr 16, 2020

While much of the world is locked down, stuck at home, and quarantined, in many locations runners are still able to get out and exercise.  In this episode we cover some practical issues related to running and exercising during the quarantine. Simple guidance that you could put into practice...

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135: If Not Now, When? Apr 09, 2020

We often wait for the perfect time to start a new activity.  We expect that the sky will part and a voice will give us permission to start.  We set up an endless list of excuses as to why we cannot start. We create a list of events that must occur before we can start. Let’s be...

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134: How To Adjust When Life Gets in the Way Apr 02, 2020

There are many reasons you may need to adjust a training plan.  You could get sick, bogged down at work, stay out late with friends, or just feel wiped and in need of an off day.  Perhaps there is a pandemic sweeping the globe that is making running easier or more difficult. Maybe a...

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133: How Do You Respond To Something New? Mar 26, 2020

When we are approached with a new idea, opportunity, or challenge, our perspective will determine the result.  Do we approach timidly with fear and apprehension about what could go wrong? Do we try to make it fit into the world we already know because that is more comfortable?  Do we...

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132: What To Do In Uncertain Times Mar 19, 2020

Races are being cancelled, training plans are being derailed, long term goals are hazy and short term actions have plenty of distractions.  There is an air of panic and confusion. Amidst the swirl of chaos, where and how does running fit? Should you go get in a run? Where is the...

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131: These Things Are More Important Than Willpower Mar 12, 2020

Many of us would like to run better.  That may mean faster, longer, stronger, more consistently, or some combination.  We may have tried various training plans or workouts routines only to have them not work for us.  We can all accept that the key to improvement is consistency,...

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130: What to do when you miss a run Mar 05, 2020

 We are all runners.  We have covered this repeatedly.  We also have pointed out that we are still runners on days we do not run.  When that non-running day was supposed to be a running day, many of us are quick to place very harsh judgement on ourselves.  Remember, you...

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129: Stop Stretching and Do These Things Instead Feb 27, 2020

We all know that the best way to avoid injury is to stretch more, right?  Have you ever stopped to think about why you are stretching. In this episode, we cover stretching myths and clearly explain the difference between flexibility and mobility.  You may have been using these...

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