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.

190: Fueling and Nutrition for Runners with Kristy Baumann nutrition Mar 15, 2021

For us runners, we understand that food is more than simple nutrition. Food is fuel. While many runners struggle with their poor relationship with food, the bottom line is that you can't optimize your run and training well if you don't fuel properly. In this episode, Kristy Baumann, a registered...

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189: Running in the Middle effort levels and pacing Mar 11, 2021

Many runners head out for a run without worrying about pace or effort.  They take off and run and they finish pretty tired.  They fall victim to the moderate effort trap.  They never run that hard, but they never run that easy.  If you have moved to a more polarized approach,...

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Tips for Running with Your Dog running Mar 08, 2021

If you didn’t add a dog to your household during the past year, you probably know someone who did. Adopting a dog during the pandemic has become something of a national pastime, with the trend taking off during last March’s sudden lockdown. (Perhaps the best indication is the fact...

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188: How Much Recovery Do I Need? recovery Mar 04, 2021

Running is hard and as much as a good inspirational message or video can make you want to run up a mountain, sometimes we just need to recover.  Sometimes recovery looks like some extra sleep and an off day, but sometimes recovery can be remarkably active.  As with most things running,...

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187: Listener Q&A: Being "Race Fit" and The Benefits of Different Shoes ask me anything Feb 25, 2021

In order to consider different shoes for different race distances, you have to decide what the purpose of the race is?  The same consideration comes up when you decide that you would like to always be “race fit.”  Can you pull out your optimum race performance if you have a...

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Etiquette 101 for Runners running Feb 22, 2021

Ever wondered which side of the sidewalk you should use to pass another runner, or whether that person who never waves to you when he runs by is truly in the zone or just being rude?

When you’re out on a run, you’re usually tuned into a million things — your pace, your music,...

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186: Should You Adjust Your Running Form? running form Feb 18, 2021

There are so many different runners out on the roads and trails and they all run with a somewhat different look.  You can often pick out friends and family from quite a distance after you have run with them awhile.  Do the small differences in form really make a big difference in...

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185: A Runner's Journey Through Infertility and Pregnancy interviews Feb 15, 2021

In today’s bonus episode, we speak with one of our Real Life Runners, Angelica Flanigan, about her running journey during pregnancy and infertility. Angelica shares her story about her secondary infertility, how she bravely faced this challenge and found a good balance in her running.

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184: 6 Mistakes Most Runners Are Making running form Feb 11, 2021

Running seems so simple.  It’s at the center of most sports.  Kids do it so easily.  It takes relatively little equipment.  Yet, beyond running is training to run, and that is a little more complex.  The wrong approach can lead to frustration, injury, and...

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Running's Benefits on the Brain mindset Feb 08, 2021

If you don’t already use running as a form of therapy yourself, you’ve probably at least heard it described that way by someone you know. Many runners swear by the mood-boosting benefits of running, and some doctors are even beginning to recommend it as a frontline treatment for mild...

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183: Why Should Runners Strength Train strength training Feb 04, 2021

Runners tend to fall into two categories when it comes to strength training, love or hate.  While some runners cherish strength days to feel stronger and tone their body, others would much rather be logging some extra miles.  In this episode, we talk about the dangers of both camps and...

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182: Fitting Running Into Your Life plans and goals Jan 28, 2021

How often do you reach the end of the day or the workweek and wonder what happened?  Where did the time go?  How did you get so little accomplished when you had such big plans?  Maybe tomorrow, maybe next week, maybe when this current thing is completed and I have more...

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