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RunnersConnect Podcast

Get actionable lessons from the best runners, researchers and coaches in the sport while you run, when you’re at the gym, and on your commute

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If you were learning to play golf, would you want to learn from Tiger Woods or some guy who played in high school? Running isn’t any different from golf – you deserve to learn from the best.

And that’s our mission with our podcast and these in-depth interviews:

We want to introduce you to the doers and thinkers in the running world, whose training concepts, depth of knowledge, and stories are so powerful that just hearing them will change the way you approach your running and training.

We want to give you an alternative to the “know-it-all gurus” and marketing hype. Heck, no single person knows it all. The best way to grow is to learn from a mix of smart, energetic and talented people who are willing to share their expertise and experiences.

Even better, if you want to ask your own questions to our future guests, follow us on Facebook and Twitter. We will post opportunities for questions as soon as we schedule the interview. This is your chance to get real answers from running experts.

While you listen, check out some of the most recommended running resources from our expert guests here.

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February 21, 2018
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Balancing Work, Family & Training with Run Cover Model & Mother of 3 Dorothy Beal

You could easily say that freelance writer, professional blogger, public speaker, coach, 3:11 Marathoner, wife and mother of three Dorothy Beal has a lot on her plate. Like many of us with busy lives outside of our training, Dorothy has had to learn how... 

February 14, 2018
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Introducing the New Host of Run To The Top: Stephanie Atwood

This week we introduce, certified nutritionist, award winning speaker, best selling author, running coach, certified rafting guide, AND the new host of the Run To The Top podcast, Stephanie Atwood. Stephanie is the founder of Go Wow Living and host of... 

February 7, 2018
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How Should I Train Between Marathons? Coaching Call With Pam Rountree

We’re doing a coaching deep dive again this week with another of our athletes, Pam Rountree. Pam recently completed two marathons with seven weeks of training in between, but no significant improvement in her time. She would like to reach her goal in... 

January 31, 2018
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When Is It Too Soon To Run Another Marathon? Coaching Call With Wayne Jimenez

We’re doing something a little different today on Run To The Top and we hope you find it helpful. One of our athletes, Wayne Jimenez, recently DNF’d a marathon at mile 16 and was not sure why. He has completed marathons and half-Iron Mans, but just... 

January 24, 2018
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Are Physical Limits in Our Heads? Interview with Alex Hutchinson

We’ve long known the biggest barriers in running are those we create in our own heads, but according to Alex Hutchinson and the latest research, there are ways we can bypass these barriers to push farther and faster. A National Magazine Award-winning... 

January 17, 2018
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How to Maximize Training for Busy Lives – with Duncan Larkin

If an airplane wing is too rigid, the plane will crash, and according to author and marathoner Duncan Larkin, the same is true for us runners. When we adhere too closely to our training plans or even, as Duncan says, the tenets of his own books, we don’t... 

January 10, 2018
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The Fitness Tribe Making Exercise Fun (and Free) – with Bojan Mandaric and Brogan Graham

The first rule of Fight Club is: you do not talk about Fight Club. The second rule of Fight Club? You know how it goes. Lucky for us, the opposite is true for the founders of November Project, a fitness movement popularly known as the “Fight Club”... 

January 3, 2018
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Why You Should Train Movement, Not Muscle – with Jay Dicharry

While most of us know we need to do strength work to truly see results, according to Jay Dicharry, this is a waste of time without also practicing movement and mobility. One of America’s leading physical therapists and the author of Anatomy for Runners,... 

December 27, 2017
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Run to the Top Special – The Greatest Hits of 2017

As we enter the bell lap for 2017, I wanted to do something a little special for this week’s episode. Just as it’s good to reflect back on a season and extract all the learning moments, I wanted to reflect back on the best lessons from Run to the... 

December 20, 2017
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Psychological Weapons to Conquer Your Inner “Chimp” – with Dr. Simon Marshall

If you ever have thoughts and feelings you wish you didn’t, there’s a good chance you’re human. But there are ways to put a stop to those thoughts and feelings, and that’s where Dr. Simon Marshall comes in. A competitive triathlete and world-renowned... 

December 13, 2017
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From Paleo to Vegan: How Your Diet Affects Your Metabolic Efficiency – with Bob Seebohar

He’s back! World renowned dietitian and exercise physiologist Bob Seebohar joins us again to delve deeper into the growing research surrounding his two concepts of metabolic efficiency training (MET) and nutrition periodization. If you listened to... 

December 6, 2017
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From Sideline To Starting Line: Our Editor’s Entry Into Running with Jeremy Noessel

Our guest this week is an incredible guitar player, amazing singer song-writer, and the best audio editor you could ask for, and I’m not just saying all that because he’ll be reading this while he edits the show. If you haven’t already guessed,... 

November 29, 2017
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Michael Hammond: Keeping Perspective in the All-Consuming World of Running

Michael Hammond is a graduate of Virginia Tech where he competed in cross country and track, earning two ACC titles and four NCAA All-American honors. His individual efforts led his team to four ACC team championships: one in cross country, two in indoor... 

November 22, 2017
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From Couch to Ultra with Nathan Maxwell

Telling people that you run marathons usually prompts some dumbfounded expressions, but tell them you run ultras and, let’s face it, they’ll probably think you’re nuts. But that’s just a day in the life for Georgia native, Nathan Maxwell. Like... 

November 15, 2017
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Grit Over Gift With Dr. Cindra Kamphoff

1. The world’s best are gritty. 2. The world’s best are clear on their purpose. 3. The world’s best become a master of their thoughts. 4. The world’s best know themselves to master yourself. 5. The world’s best dominate... 

November 8, 2017
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Pushing Your Limits – With Matt Fitzgerald

Author, coach, and nutritionist Matt Fitzgerald started running at the age of eleven when he completed the last mile of the 1983 Boston Marathon with his father (who had run the whole thing) and his two brothers. By that time Matt was already a writer... 

November 1, 2017
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Orthorexia: When Healthy Eating Becomes Unhealthy – With Heather Caplan

When you think of dietitians, you probably think of, well, diets. It’s right there in the name, and most dietitians are devoted to helping people follow regulated diets that will, in theory, make them healthier. Heather Caplan isn’t like most dietitians.... 

October 25, 2017
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Staying in the Race: 9 Essential Keys to Avoiding Burnout With Jonathan Beverly

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October 18, 2017
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Can Acupuncture Up Your Game? A Pragmatic Approach to Chinese Medicine with Sarah Hammer Stevens

Now known as the “Acupuncturist for Skeptics”, Sarah Hammer Stevens wasn’t always a believer in this holistic therapy. A longtime runner, Sarah was training for the Portland Marathon a few years ago when she sustained a knee injury that threatened... 

October 11, 2017
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Why Strength is About How You Feel, Not About How You Look – With Kelly Roberts of Run, Selfie, Repeat

In 2009, Kelly Roberts was thrown into the deep end when she suddenly lost her younger brother, Scott. Struggling to cope during this emotionally draining time, Kelly gained over 70 pounds by the end of the year, at which point she decided it was time... 

September 27, 2017
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DC Rainmaker: The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly of Sports Tech with Ray Maker

One of the biggest advantages of running is that you don’t need a whole lot of equipment to do it. But because we rely so heavily on the little equipment we do need, most of us would rather go for another run than try to choose between the wide array... 

September 20, 2017
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Run Fast AND Get the Body You Want with Metabolic Efficiency Training – Bob Seebohar, MS, RD, CSSD, CSCS, METS

Contrary to popular belief, losing or even maintaining weight while training for a marathon can be incredibly difficult. Many marathoners either find they can’t quite achieve the weight loss they want, or, on the flipside, they’re able to lose weight... 

September 13, 2017
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Run Angel: The Wearable Alarm System “as Loud as a Rock Concert” That’s Keeping Runners Safe – with David Caren

If you’ve ever been out running by yourself and felt a little unsafe, you’ve likely either had to change your route or cut the run short to head to a more secure environment. This fear is one many runners know well, and that’s why runners David... 

September 5, 2017
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Why Are Americans Getting Slower? A Look Into Running’s Largest Study With Jens Jakob Andersen

That’s a sensational title, but hear us out. A study published by RunRepeat.com, an independent review aggregator for running shoes, analyzed 34,680,750 race results over the course of 21 years to conclude that American runners are steadily getting... 

August 30, 2017
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The Most Common Mental Blocks for Runners and How to Hurdle Them with Adrienne Langelier

When it comes to running, some days are great, some are mediocre, and some are, well, horrendous. The same is true for runners of all skill level, and this volatility is not only what makes running one of the most challenging sports out there but also... 

August 23, 2017
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Running Shoe Myths Debunked With Tony Pallotta

Our very own community manager, Tony Pallotta, recently joined the RunnersConnect team after owning and operating a specialty running store in Boston for twelve years. Leaving one running mecca for another, Tony now lives in Denver, CO where he continues... 

August 16, 2017
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In It for the Long Run: Keys to Success for Masters Runners with Bennett Cohen

President of the International Association of Women Runners, Bennett Cohen is a renowned coach for women over 40 and has helped women into their late 70s reach new personal bests. Plagued by his own nagging injuries, Bennett conducted research on how... 

August 9, 2017
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Choosing Your Next Race? BibRave Takes out the Guesswork – With Tim Murphy

Have you ever trained hard for a race and then paid the entry and travel fees only to have a bad experience because the race wasn’t what you expected? Enter BibRave. Tim Murphy and his wife Jessica are both avid runners who founded BibRave back in 2011... 

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