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.

176: What 2020 Has Taught Us About Running gratitude Dec 24, 2020

As we approach the end of 2020, many people are bidding good riddance to a year like no other.  Prior to goal setting for 2021, which is important to set up a great year, we need to take some time to reflect on what happened this past year.  Before we brush off the year and dismiss the...

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175: Make Running More Fun (and Get Results!) effort levels and pacing Dec 17, 2020

Many runners head out during the week to see how fast they can run. Others take all of their runs at too comfortable of a pace, unsure of how to incorporate speed or wary of injury. Neither path leads to great success. Whether you are looking to run faster, feel stronger, or just improve...

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What to Know about Running During Pregnancy strength Dec 14, 2020

Despite what well-meaning family members or friends may have told you, running while pregnant is generally considered safe. And staying active while you’re pregnant can help you feel better, both physically and mentally.

 

If you were a runner prior to pregnancy, you don’t have...

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174: The Running Journey mindset Dec 10, 2020

Running is a very interesting sport.  From training runs around your neighborhood, to trails, parks, and tracks, most runs you have gone on just bring you back to where you started.  If we do not pay attention, we may think this is just a lot of sweating to not get anywhere. ...

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173: Keeping Hope Alive Through Running with Nima Palma Maples interviews Dec 08, 2020

On today’s bonus episode, we talk to Nima Palma Maples, a real life runner who is keeping hope alive through running. Nima talks to us about her battle with cancer and autoimmune disease, and how running has helped her to make healthier choices and to take control of how she feels as much...

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Can You Run with a Cold? recovery Dec 07, 2020

It didn’t take COVID-19 to elevate the question of whether to run while sick to the tops of runners’ minds. The issue has been plaguing runners of all abilities for decades: Which symptoms mean I can’t run? Which mean I can? And how sick is too sick to lace up those shoes?

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172: Ask Us Anything: Listener Questions Answered ask me anything Dec 03, 2020

In this week's episode, we answer some of the questions posed to us by our listeners. Tune in to hear the answers!

 

Highlights of the Episode

 

Tips for new runners

How to choose the right running shoe for you

What’s a good running shoe

How to avoid IT band pain

Fueling on...

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What's Causing These Side Stitches? injury pain Nov 30, 2020

Most of us have experienced it: that debilitating, instantly crippling pain underneath the rib cage that can bring your run — or race — to a screeching, disappointing halt.

 

Side stitches are common, affecting around 70 percent of runners each year, but the shared experience of...

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171: Food is More Than Fuel food nutrition Nov 26, 2020

For a distance runner, food is a source of energy before a workout.  It is vital nutrition during the long run.  It is a critical aspect of recovery following hard workouts.  On the other hand, food is so much more than macromolecules.  As much as food feeds our bodies, a...

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The Truth about Running and Your Knees recovery Nov 23, 2020

Prior to a decade ago, the widely held belief among running researchers and armchair quarterbacks of the sport was that long-term and long-distance running harm the knees. Specifically, the entrenched conviction was that running accelerated the natural wear and tear on the knee joints, leading to...

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170: Making an Impact with Running podcast running Nov 23, 2020

In this BONUS episode, we had a great conversation with Danielle Taylor, Executive Director of the Girls Gotta Run Foundation. She discussed the origins of GGRF and the accomplishments that transformed and developed young girls in the community. GGRF is the first and only organization investing...

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169: When Sickness or Injury Get in the Way recovery Nov 19, 2020

 

I’m sick, now how am I supposed to run?  I was hurt, so how do I get back on a schedule.  Sickness and injury can derail the best of training intentions and plans.  So how do we adjust?  When is it ok to continue to push, and when do we pull back?  Once we...

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