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.

021: Why Calorie Counting Doesn't Work food podcast Jan 26, 2018

 

 

We've all heard it before: to lose weight, we need to burn more calories than we consume.  We need to eat less and exercise more, right?  We gain weight because we eat too much, have lack of self-control, and just don't exercise enough.  Wrong!  

Weight control...

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020: The Negatives of a Training Plan podcast running Jan 18, 2018

 

 

A few episodes ago, we talked about the benefits of a training plan, and there are a lot!  However, today we look at the other side.  Are there negatives of following a training plan, and if so, what are they?  

Well, the first is that training plans don't always...

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019: Running with a Group podcast running Jan 12, 2018

 

 

There are two main ways that people start on their running journey: on a team or as an individual.  Kevin started off on the cross country team in high school and has transitioned into solo running throughout the years.  On the other hand, Angie started off solo and has...

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018: How Our Thoughts Can Harm Us or Help Us podcast running Jan 05, 2018

 

 The mental aspect of competition often takes a backseat to making sure that you have racked up the miles of preparation.  In this episode, we cover one of the worst outcomes of any race...choking.  We spend some time going into the nuances of another chapter out of Matt...

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017: Running Tech - the Pros and Cons podcast running Dec 28, 2017

 

 

Technology has paved the way for huge advancements in running.  While not many are going to argue the benefits of shoe updates and wicking fibers, the picture becomes a little less clear when you look at activity trackers and phone apps.  Have we become so dependent on...

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016: Knee Pain and What To Do About It podcast running Dec 21, 2017

 

 

Running is bad for your knees, right?  That's what we all hear from everyone around us that doesn't run, but is it true?  Today, we get a little medical, and talk about a condition that plagues a LOT of runners: knee pain.   Here's the spoiler: Running is NOT bad for...

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015: Fitting It All In podcast Dec 14, 2017

 

 

As busy people and parents, how the heck do we fit it all in?  When we talk to people, the number one excuse that everyone has for not working out or not making healthy meals is lack of time.  Let's be honest...it's just that...an excuse.  We all have the time - we...

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014: Effective Goal Setting podcast running Dec 08, 2017

 

 

Goal setting: It's something that we know we should do, but do we always do it?  And if we do, are we setting effective and appropriate goals that are pushing us to succeed or setting us up for failure?

When we look at our lives and want to improve our health, our running, or...

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013: Cycle Your Training to Get Faster podcast running Nov 30, 2017

 

 

What the heck is periodization of training?  It's a fun vocabulary word that refers to cycling your training plan.  If you are shooting for a goal race, or if you just want to keep improving and getting faster, training cycles are very important.  

Macro cycles are...

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012: Run Safe - Alone, In the Dark, or With a Medical Condition podcast running Nov 24, 2017

 

 

In a world of distracted drivers and stories of runners being hurt, thinking about running safety is now more important than ever.  We tell you all about why this has become very important to us recently, with the development of a new medical condition.  In this episode,...

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011: Lessons from Cross Country podcast running Nov 16, 2017

 

 

In case you hadn't heard, Kevin and Angie are high school cross country coaches.  Kevin has been coaching for over 10 years, and Angie joined the team a few years ago.  We just got back from the state championship last weekend, so we wanted to think about what lessons we...

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010: Effort-based Running: The Pros and Cons podcast Nov 09, 2017

 

 

What is effort-based running and what are the pros and cons?  We break it down for you in this episode.  There is definitely a good time and place for effort-based training and times when pace-driven training is more appropriate.  

In this episode you will...

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