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.

084: Dealing with Negativity mindset Apr 18, 2019

Change is hard.  We have to find the motivation and drive to change our mindset to change our actions.  There is usually a good deal of negative voices coming from within that we need to overcome.  Sometimes those voices are external. Friends, family, and complete strangers will...

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083: How to Overcome Obstacles to Performing Your Best mindset Apr 11, 2019

 

As coaches and runners we are familiar of coming up short in some of the biggest moments.  There are always athletes who manage to step up when it is all on the line, and others who...well, don’t.  What is it that separates these performances? The answer is generally in...

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082: Are You Just Going Through the Motions? Apr 04, 2019

So many times in our lives we get caught up. Caught up in the day to day, our weekly runs, our million to-do items.  On this episode we cover how living with intention can lead to much greater levels of success in running and all areas of your life.

First, you must start by setting your...

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081: Why should I do a long run, and how far should it be? Mar 28, 2019

In this episode we thoroughly discuss the concept of the long run.  We cover the physical and mental benefits from a scientific and anecdotal point of view.  If you do not currently have a long run regularly in your training schedule, after about 20 minutes, you will understand why you...

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080: Should I Add Cross Training to My Running Schedule? cross training Mar 21, 2019

We believe that cross training is important for every real life runner.  It helps you to get in better shape, train muscles that you don't normally train while running, and increase or maintain cardiovascular fitness if you are injured.  

Running-specific types of cross training: pool...

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079: Running and Weight Control Mar 14, 2019

Running is great for getting in shape, improving cardiovascular health, improving mood and so many other things, but is it good for your weight?  Some people lose weight when running, some people gain, and some don't notice much of a change.  What gives?  

In this episode, we talk...

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078: What is Winning? Mar 07, 2019

 

Winning isn’t everything, it’s the only thing.  -Vince Lombardi

In this episode, we dive into the concept of winning and try to put a definition onto it, or at least name some qualities of winning.  

If you have been listening to us for any amount of time, you can...

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077: It's All Relative Feb 28, 2019

 

Today’s episode is all about relativity especially how it relates to time, how we spend it and how there never seems to be enough of it.  The inspiration for the episode comes from a book Angie just read called The Big Leap, which is now going to be the audiobook playing on my...

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076: Finding your running team Feb 21, 2019

 

On this episode, we dive into the need we all have for support with an emphasis on running, but an acknowledgement that to accomplish any difficult task, it is harder when you feel alone.  

Professional athletes have an entire crew of coaches and trainers around them, not to mention...

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075: Declutter Your Life and Your Running lifestyle Feb 14, 2019

Decluttering is the word of the moment and although Angie got in on the decluttering movement a few years back after reading the book, we are currently undergoing a massive decluttering of the house.  This, of course, got us thinking about how decluttering applies to our lives and...

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074: Effort-based Running, Updated Feb 07, 2019

Today, we update our effort levels a bit, transitioning from a 1-5 scale to a 1-10 scale.  Here's a little breakdown of what the numbers mean.

Effort Levels (adapted from 80/20 running and RPE): 

  1.  Extremely Easy - "I could run/walk forever at this pace"
  2. Very Easy - "I feel like...
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073: How Long Do I Need to Recover? Jan 31, 2019

We have talked extensively about ways to improve on this show.  We have episodes devoted to training paces and ideal workouts for different distances.  If you search the internet, you can find lots of resources and opinions on this topic. Check out social media and you can find a slew...

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