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052: Key Workouts for 5k, 10k, half marathon, and marathon training podcast running training Sep 06, 2018

How do I get faster?  The ultimate question for a coach and competitive runner.  While there really is no magic workout or super predictor, there are some best practices.  

 Different workouts are designed for different physical benefits, and those benefits have varying...

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051: Are You A Real Runner? mindset podcast running Aug 30, 2018

Are you a real runner?  Do you identify as a runner?  What are some of the benefits of finally accepting this identity, and what can be some of the downfalls of identifying this way?

Over years of coaching I have watched many runners take on the identity of runner.  Some are...

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050: Is Your GPS Watch Holding You Back? podcast running Aug 23, 2018

 

As technology improves, and the amount of information available on your wrist increases, are GPS watches helping or hurting your running?  As with most things in life, the answer is, of course, both.

We require every athlete on our cross country team to get at least a stopwatch....

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049: Do You Want or Need a Fresh Start? mindset motivation podcast Aug 16, 2018

 

With the start of a new school year, there has been a lot of talk about clean slates and fresh starts.   Today, we talk about that concept and take two different angles: 

1. On one hand, we should look at everyday as a fresh start, a new chance to make choices that lead us...

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048: Schedule for Success - Planning, Setting up a Routine, Easy Ways to Meal Prep and Plan so the whole family is happy podcast Aug 09, 2018

 

Show notes by Kevin :)

As summer wraps up, and we gear up for another school year, it is important to make sure that the level of daily, weekly, and monthly organization increases.  Now, to be very honest, I am not the best with organization, but I see it’s incredible value. On...

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047: How to Fit Running and Fitness into Your Hectic Life podcast Aug 02, 2018

How do I possibly fit it all in?  I feel like I am struggling to keep up right now with work and family...where am I going to find space for improved eating not to mention mental and physical personal health?  When trying to combine work and kids and fitness you can quickly feel...

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046: Bringing Out the Best in Athletes and People: Coaching and Personality Styles podcast running Jul 26, 2018

 

What good is a running coach?  When Kevin started running, his high school coach was a coaching legend with decades of success.  When Angie began running to be a faster runner, she relied on Kevin.

The coach creates the runner both physically and mentally.  They are like...

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045: How to Prepare for a Marathon - Mind and Body running Jul 19, 2018

 

The marathon is quite the beast of a race.  Many runners set the marathon as a long term goal or the peak of their running achievement.  

Others run a few every year while a rare few set out to run one in every state in the US or aim for global destinations.  Regardless of...

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044: Training Paces Explained: What is marathon pace? lactate threshold? tempo pace? running Jul 12, 2018

 

HAPPY BIRTHDAY KEVIN!

The internet in filled with training plans designed for all sorts of race distances with the allure of magic paces and workouts to help you reach your peak.  In this episode we break down where these plans come from, what some of the vocabulary means, and...

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043: I Have a Runner's Body and So Do You podcast running Jul 05, 2018

 

What is a runner’s body?

In the world of running, there are a lot of stereotypes about what runners look like or should look like.  Running used to be more of an elitist sport, not a sport of the masses like it is today.

Today, running has become more accessible to so many more...

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042: Keeping a Journal, for running and for life - the benefits and how to start lifestyle podcast running Jun 28, 2018

 

Journaling is an incredibly healthy habit that seems to be done in some form by basically every successful person.

In this episode we discuss journaling from two very different perspectives. Angie has always had her daily planner going back to at least high school.  It has helped to...

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041: Are We Having Fun Yet? podcast running Jun 21, 2018

As much as we focus on training, goal setting, and lots of details to running improvement, sometimes it’s nice to step back and remember that all of this running is supposed to be fun.  

There are days that we do need the big goals to get us through a rough patch that tends to show up...

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