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.

104: How Fast Can I Get Fast? Sep 05, 2019

 If you sit in on a conversation with a group of runners, it will not take long before the discussion of personal records comes up.  Naturally, that discussion is followed by some personal thoughts that are often based in comparison. One of those thoughts tends to be:  how fast...

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103: Do You Care Too Much? mindset Aug 29, 2019

 

This episode tackles the fairly complicated topic of caring about your goals.  It would seem that caring about your results would be important, but we also discuss the darker side of caring too much, that you prevent yourself from ever reaching the goal. 

We start with the idea...

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102: Is Your Race Training Compromising Your Health? Aug 22, 2019

This episode was spurred on by a few events.  With the start of the school year, it is also the start of official cross country practice and the kids bring out new ideas in me.  

I have been thinking about the new runners and how adding just about anything to their routine will...

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101: How Adopting a Mindset of Abundance Can Help Your Running Aug 15, 2019

 This episode sticks to a good mental approach to running and life at large.  The theme of the show is the abundance mindset. 

Overall, the abundance mindset proclaims that there is enough to go around, there is always more, and the universe will give you what you need and are...

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100: The Running Family Aug 08, 2019

 

In celebration of our 100th episode, we decided to try out an interview.  One of the inspirations for this podcast and the entire Real Life Runner company is to be role models for our children.  We thought we would see how that is going.  

In this episode, we talk...

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099: How categories can hold us back from the person and runner we want to be mindset Aug 01, 2019

Travelling home always makes me think about how we tend to create neat and clean descriptions for the people in our lives.  The more rarely we encounter them, the more likely we are to group them with other similar people. Our brain likes categories for organizing large amounts of...

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098: Maps and Destinations on our Running and Health Journey Jul 25, 2019

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Hope you enjoy it!! Let us know if you have any questions that you would like answered on our show!    

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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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