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.

136: 9 Tips for Running in the Time of COVID Apr 16, 2020

While much of the world is locked down, stuck at home, and quarantined, in many locations runners are still able to get out and exercise.  In this episode we cover some practical issues related to running and exercising during the quarantine. Simple guidance that you could put into practice...

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135: If Not Now, When? Apr 09, 2020

We often wait for the perfect time to start a new activity.  We expect that the sky will part and a voice will give us permission to start.  We set up an endless list of excuses as to why we cannot start. We create a list of events that must occur before we can start. Let’s be...

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134: How To Adjust When Life Gets in the Way Apr 02, 2020

There are many reasons you may need to adjust a training plan.  You could get sick, bogged down at work, stay out late with friends, or just feel wiped and in need of an off day.  Perhaps there is a pandemic sweeping the globe that is making running easier or more difficult. Maybe a...

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133: How Do You Respond To Something New? Mar 26, 2020

When we are approached with a new idea, opportunity, or challenge, our perspective will determine the result.  Do we approach timidly with fear and apprehension about what could go wrong? Do we try to make it fit into the world we already know because that is more comfortable?  Do we...

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132: What To Do In Uncertain Times Mar 19, 2020

Races are being cancelled, training plans are being derailed, long term goals are hazy and short term actions have plenty of distractions.  There is an air of panic and confusion. Amidst the swirl of chaos, where and how does running fit? Should you go get in a run? Where is the...

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131: These Things Are More Important Than Willpower Mar 12, 2020

Many of us would like to run better.  That may mean faster, longer, stronger, more consistently, or some combination.  We may have tried various training plans or workouts routines only to have them not work for us.  We can all accept that the key to improvement is consistency,...

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130: What to do when you miss a run Mar 05, 2020

 We are all runners.  We have covered this repeatedly.  We also have pointed out that we are still runners on days we do not run.  When that non-running day was supposed to be a running day, many of us are quick to place very harsh judgement on ourselves.  Remember, you...

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129: Stop Stretching and Do These Things Instead Feb 27, 2020

We all know that the best way to avoid injury is to stretch more, right?  Have you ever stopped to think about why you are stretching. In this episode, we cover stretching myths and clearly explain the difference between flexibility and mobility.  You may have been using these...

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128: Stop Lying To Yourself Feb 20, 2020

If you tell someone about your big goals with confidence that you will achieve them, many will just smile and nod.  Those who do acknowledge your goal, will often point out you are illogical, filled with wishful thinking, and are just a dreamer who should come back to reality.  Some...

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127: Train Smarter, Not Harder (What Does That Even Mean?) Feb 13, 2020

Many runners train as hard as they can every time they run.  If they are not exhausted by the end of a workout, they feel they have not maximized their time.  This leads to a plateau, boredom, injury or burnout. Wouldn’t it be nice to make progress without having to feel so tired...

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126: What is the Next Right Step? (And How To Get Unstuck) Feb 06, 2020

We all want to become better runners and better humans.  We know there are steps that should be taken to move us along this path.  But life keeps getting in the way and the excuses are so easily found. Without a plan for moving forward, we will fall behind.  In this episode, we go...

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125: The Thing You Do Everyday That Affects Your Running Success Jan 30, 2020

If comparison is the thief of joy, judgment is the subtle temptation to steal.  In this episode we continue to discuss our need to compare ourselves and how our desire to pass judgment on everything we see leads to the need to compare.  Listen and enjoy, but please don’t judge.

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