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.

096: Should Your Running Coach Be Faster Than You? Jul 11, 2019

Running is a fairly easy sport to judge because there are so many numbers involved.  If you check out social media you can very often find a mini-bio filled with numbers of races run and a set of personal bests.  On this episode we discuss the idea of whether it matters if your...

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095: Moving Outside Your Comfort Zone mindset training Jul 04, 2019

Running can be a challenge and it can get especially hard when we are adding in workouts at higher intensities.  Naturally, when we find a workout that we are good at, we are going to want to repeat that workout. That’s where we can get into a little trouble. 

Over time your body...

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094: How Running Affects Our Immune System Jun 27, 2019

 

For years, we have been taught the lesson that if we workout either long or hard, our body will be so tired and so busy repairing itself, that our immune system will be compromised.  We have possibly experienced a cold following a big race, or have heard anecdotes of friends who fell...

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093: Why you should incorporate running drills into your routine Jun 20, 2019

 

Running drills are an often neglected aspect of a complete running plan.  

Newer runners may not understand how to perform the drills or may not see them as something of value they should add.  

Veteran runners with experience in the drills can start to ignore them in the name...

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092: I Can't, I Won't, I Will mindset Jun 13, 2019

Today’s episode is a lesson in word choice and how internal control is much more fulfilling and leads to greater long term success than external control.  

The premise of the show is this difference between telling yourself that you can’t do something versus telling yourself...

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091: The Skill Many Runners Neglect Jun 06, 2019

In today’s episode we discuss one of the often neglected components of base building, balance and stability training.  To be fair, strength training should be a continuous process, but if you are also in the process of increasing mileage, do not fall for the trap of spending more time...

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090: How practicing these two skills can make you a better runner mindset May 30, 2019

Today’s episode is a little touchy-feely and asks you to actually get in touch with your emotions, but it’s entirely possible (and quite probable) that this episode will change your running more than us providing a variety of new workouts for you to try.

First, let’s establish...

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089: What is the best way to warm up before running? May 23, 2019

 

One of the steps to improving as a runner is incorporating speed or races into your training plan.  Before you can just start running faster, you must make sure that you are prepared to run fast with as little chance for injury as possible.  

One way to reduce injury risk is...

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088: Will running more miles make me a faster runner? May 16, 2019

If it works, just do more of it.  

The theme of today’s episode is increasing mileage.  Why it would be a good idea, and why might it be a bad idea.  

First, upping mileage is a great coaching trick for easy improvements.  If runners have become comfortable with their...

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087: What to do when you just don't feel like running May 09, 2019

087: Lacking motivation? Every action in our life is a choice.  Also, when we choose one path, we automatically choose not to follow any other path.  Choosing to go for a run today may be an easy or difficult choice. You are not required or forced to do this, so when the...

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086: What is a Multi-System workout and how can it benefit me? May 02, 2019

Who among us is not a little crunched for time and struggling to get in the most optimal workout or workouts each week.  Add in a long run, formwork, strength, proper nutrition, not to mention getting enough sleep and it can all get a little overwhelming.  

On this episode we talk...

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085: Why Your Training Plan Might Not Work Apr 25, 2019

 

The internet is a wonderful place because you can ask it a question and it will give you millions of answers.  If you are searching for a training plan because you are looking to get fitter or because you have an upcoming race, there are a wide variety of options to choose from just...

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