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June 20, 2018
Recovery Nutrition with Tailwind Nutrition and Dr. Art Zemach

Race Recovery Nutrition with Dr. Art Zemach and Tailwind Nutrition

Have you ever experienced gut issues during training or racing from a product that was supposed to help you feel better? We know that proper fueling during and after endurance performance and training is crucial, but what exactly do our bodies need, when... 

June 13, 2018
3rd Place Finisher at Boston Marathon Krista DuChene

Boston Marathon – What it Takes to Get to the Podium with Krista DuChene

Krista DuChene 3rd Place Finisher Boston A couple episodes or so ago, RunnersConnect coach, Laura MacLaine suggested we bring on Krista DuChene to the Run To The Top podcast. Krista was the 3rd place finisher in the 2018 Boston Marathon. She has run 15... 

June 6, 2018
The Great Bangladesh Run v2

Ultra Runner Arafat and The Great Bangladesh Global Run

The Great Bangladesh Global Run Day June 6, 2018 is Global Running Day. Run to the Top celebrates the global nature of running as we learn what it is like to run, and race, in Bangladesh. We are joined by Mohammad Shamsuzzaman Arafat who, to honor health... 

May 30, 2018
Runner's Knee with Dr. Cameron Dennis

Runner’s Knee Interview with Dr. Cameron Dennis, PT, DPT

Oh, the dreaded term Runner’s Knee! It may be a safe bet that every runner has been told by a well-meaning well-wisher that “Running is going to mess up your knees…” or something to that effect. In this interview Dr. Cameron Dennis explains... 

May 23, 2018
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Running Tips from RunnersConnect Coach Laura

Coach Laura McLean From RunnersConnect This week we get to hear from, and learn some running tips from one of RunnersConnect’s own coaches: Laura McLean. Laura is a certified endurance coach and also trained as coach for athletes with disabilities. She... 

May 16, 2018
Lisa and Julie RTTT

Epic Boston Marathon 2018 (& 2013) with Julie Sapper & Lisa Reichmann

When Lisa Met Julie…? Well, it was 2009 via a mutual friend and they have since formed Run Farther & Faster, a running coaching program in Washington DC. Coach Lisa Reichmann is an experienced Road Runners Club of America (RRCA) certified running... 

May 9, 2018
Jane Beedle London Marathon RTTT

Great British Bake-off Takes on London Marathon with Jane Beedle

What do the Great British Bake-off, the London Marathon, and pure grit (mixed with a fun spirit) have in common? Jane Beedle, that’s what! A gardener, a baker, a London Marathon racer? Why not? This week we speak with 15-year veteran professional... 

May 2, 2018
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Improve Your Marathon Nutrition with Jackie Dikos, RDN, CSSD, CLT

Many of us want to either train for, or improve upon, a great marathon finish. So we log miles, minutes and hours of running each week. We focus on endurance, speed, flexibility, strength and mental toughness. And, of course, NUTRITION. You wouldn’t... 

April 25, 2018
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What Makes You a “Real” Runner: Interview With Jill Angie

Have you ever felt that you weren’t (or aren’t) a ‘Real Runner’? Maybe it was because of a perceived lack of speed, perceived body image or something else. Well, you’re not alone and we have just the guest to help reframe any negative self-talk... 

April 18, 2018
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Plantar Fasciitis and IT Band Injuries with Dr. Brianne Showman Brown

Plantar fasciitis and IT band injuries are words that every runner will come across eventually – hopefully only in an article and not from personal experience. Let’s face it: Nobody wants a seat on the injury bus. But sometimes we end up there... 

April 11, 2018
Boston Marathon Winner Amby Burfoot

Meet Boston Marathon Winner and Run Forever Author Amby Burfoot

Boston Marathon Winner Amby Burfoot writes about the spirit of running forever in his newest book, just released. OK, we know that nobody actually runs forever. But, Run For As Long As Possible doesn’t really have the same ring. And when most runners... 

April 9, 2018
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Do Custom Training Plans Work Better Than Basic Plans?

A few weeks ago I published a post with the data on the success rate of basic training plans. I held off on publishing the data of our own custom training plans because I wanted the focus to be on the analysis of the basic plan data and not appear like... 

April 4, 2018
Bob Anderson v2 RTTT

A 50 Year, 50 Week, Long Run Challenge with Running Icon Bob Anderson

One race a week for 50 weeks at 7 minutes per mile at age 64! In this episode we speak with Bob Anderson photographer, filmmaker and founder of Runner’s World Magazine, My Best Runs and runner-finisher of a grueling year-long race challenge that consisted... 

April 2, 2018
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Why the Training Between Your Goal Race Might Be More Important Than Your Actual Race Training

There’s a common theme I’ve seen emerge the last couple of years with runners I’ve talked to. Simply put, it’s neglecting the training in the months between goal races. It could be “taking a break during the cold winter months”... 

March 28, 2018
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Shoe Drop Transitioning and More with Tony Post of Topo Athletic

This week we introduce to you Tony Post, Founder of Topo Athletic, an innovative running shoe company that launched in 2013. Tony harnessed over 30 years of industry knowledge and competitive running experience to create a company with a range of shoes... 

March 26, 2018
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Why Basic Running Training Plans Don’t Work

Today marks a somewhat historical day in RunnersConnect. We’ve stopped providing basic training plans – PDFs, Excel, anything that isn’t personalized; free and paid. Why you ask? Well, we found that they just don’t work. Last year... 

March 21, 2018
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NYC Marathon, Dogs, Crohn’s Disease & Overcoming Adversity with Ali Feller

Meet 3:51 marathoner, author of the Ali On The Run blog and host of the Ali On The Run Show podcast, freelance writer and editor, Ali Feller. Ali’s appearance on this week’s episode was suggested by listener, Angie Sherman and for that, we are certainly... 

March 14, 2018
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Running Injuries – How to Avoid Them, How to Treat Them, and How Sitting Kills Our Running with Dr. Sandy Baird

In this episode, Dr. Sandy Baird shares her personal journey into chiropractic care, her approach to injury prevention and treatment, nutrition, and footwear. We also learn about different self-treatment and prevention exercises to help keep us on our... 

March 7, 2018
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The Importance of Hydration (and tips for how to stay better hydrated) with Vishal Patel

It’s understood that we need to stay hydrated not only during physical activities, but in general. But how can we improve the efficiency with which our bodies use hydration? A former collegiate track and field athlete, Vishal Patel has worked with Olympic... 

March 5, 2018
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Why You Might Not Lose Weight (and Even Gain Weight) When You Eat Less and Run More

There’s a saying that I simply love as a coach and athlete: Simple ain’t easy. This phrase applies to a lot of what we hope to accomplish as runners to get healthy, get fitter, and lose weight. If you’re trying to lose weight, it’s... 

February 28, 2018
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Should You Consider Barefoot Running and Paleo? Interview with Dr. Brett Hill

While admittedly not a super-athlete growing up, Dr. Brett Hill was naturally drawn to distance running and the mental determination it required. As he studied to become a successful chiropractor, he realized that his lifestyle habits directly influenced... 

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 22, 2018
4 Reasons Your Training Plan Will Fail

4 Reasons Your Training Plan Will Fail (and what to do about it)

It’s that time of year again when most runners are starting the real meat of their training plan. The recovery period is over, you’ve had your few weeks of building back into a plan, and now the real work begins. But, when was the last time... 

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,... 

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