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.

181: The Need for Speed effort levels and pacing Jan 22, 2021

Remember when you were a kid and you used to just sprint from place to place without worrying that you would get tired?  Remember the thrill of flying down a hill or running across a beach?  Can you think back to the excitement of running so fast that you were not sure if your feet...

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180: Let Your Intuition Guide You with Erin Gallardo interviews Jan 18, 2021

In today’s bonus episode, we speak with one of our Real Life Runners, Erin Gallardo, about her running journey and her quest to find her intuition through running. Erin shares how her running journey has helped her to grow into the person that she is today, and how achieving her...

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179: Think Your Way to a Better Run mindset and motivation Jan 14, 2021

Wouldn’t it be great if we could simply decide to have a better run or a better race or even a better life and it would just happen?  Controlling our perspective on what is happening around us really does affect how our life plays out.  Just as two people can see the same...

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178: Set Better Goals goals and plans Jan 07, 2021

Goal setting is super popular at this time of the year.  It can come with some apprehension causing us to create smaller goals than we should.  On the other hand, it can come with a bold ambition that may stretch beyond our limits.  In this episode we discuss goals.  Big...

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177: How To Have Your Best Running Year Ever challenge week goals and plans Dec 31, 2020

There is no argument that 2020 is a very challenging year for us. But the uncertainties and difficulties that we faced actually can be a catalyst for bringing forward the best in us as we look ahead to 2021. Angie and Kevin are here to help you reflect on, and learn about the ways that you need...

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176: What 2020 Has Taught Us About Running gratitude Dec 24, 2020

As we approach the end of 2020, many people are bidding good riddance to a year like no other.  Prior to goal setting for 2021, which is important to set up a great year, we need to take some time to reflect on what happened this past year.  Before we brush off the year and dismiss the...

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175: Make Running More Fun (and Get Results!) effort levels and pacing Dec 17, 2020

Many runners head out during the week to see how fast they can run. Others take all of their runs at too comfortable of a pace, unsure of how to incorporate speed or wary of injury. Neither path leads to great success. Whether you are looking to run faster, feel stronger, or just improve...

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What to Know about Running During Pregnancy strength Dec 14, 2020

Despite what well-meaning family members or friends may have told you, running while pregnant is generally considered safe. And staying active while you’re pregnant can help you feel better, both physically and mentally.

 

If you were a runner prior to pregnancy, you don’t have...

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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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