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.

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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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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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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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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Recover Right to Run Better recovery Sep 28, 2020

Do either of these “more is better” phrases sound familiar to you? “I want to run faster, so I’m going to skip the recovery day on my training plan and replace it with another tempo run.” Or, “I want to run farther, so even though I’m only getting six...

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159: How Much Does Recovery Matter? recovery Sep 24, 2020

 

I need to run faster so I will run faster.  I will run farther.  I will sleep less so I can fit in more.  I will squeeze in the workout because that is what the calendar says.  Without the workouts, the rest of my training is pointless, because this is everything or...

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