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The Best Stretches for Runners Apr 05, 2021

We all know that stretching is an important part of running, but it’s often hard to determine which kinds of stretches are best — and when it’s best to perform them.

 

In a nutshell, there are two main types of stretches you can perform: dynamic and static. While dynamic...

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193: Overcome Pre-Race Anxiety Apr 01, 2021

Races are starting to come back onto the schedule. Whether it is a smaller local race or a major marathon with thousands of runners, racing is returning. With racing can come a major issue for many runners - pre-race nerves. The anxiety around racing has disappeared for the past year, but as...

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192: When to Quit Mar 25, 2021

Quitting. It’s something we never want to do, but are there times when that might be the best option? How do we know when to push through or pull the plug? In this week's episode, we answer this and some other questions posed to us by our listeners. Tune in to hear the answers!

 

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What Motivates Successful Runners Mar 22, 2021

Consistency may be at the heart of what makes a runner successful, but what motivates a runner to get out there every day and put in the work?

 

The answer isn’t necessarily black and white. Studies have found a combination of factors — everything from goal achievement to social...

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191: How Do Body Image and Gender Stereotypes Affect Runners? Mar 18, 2021

How do you see your body?  Do you use positive or negative words to describe yourself?  When we assess our physical body, we generally do so as a comparison to some image in our head.  In this episode, we want to discuss the physical stereotypes cast upon us.  We look into...

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190: Fueling and Nutrition for Runners with Kristy Baumann 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 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 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? 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 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 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? 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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