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August 29, 2016
9 helpful hacks to make sure you get your run in. We are busier than ever, and life makes it even harder to fit running in. Find out what you can do to stay motivated to keep running on your schedule.

No Time to Run? 5 Creative Ways to Find Time

Our lives are busier than ever. We are all frantically juggling family life and long working hours; some statistics showing the average working week in the US to be close to 36 hours, with some professions working 40 or more. That’s before we even include... 

August 24, 2016
85 year-old Ed Whitlock has shattered the "too old to run" theory by breaking over 40 world records, including running a 2:54 marathon at age 73, and 1:50 half marathon at 85. Hear his story and what motivates him to keep chasing those world records.

85 Years-Young Ed Whitlock: You Are Never Too Old To Run a Record (or 40!)

Today we are talking to Ed Whitlock, who is 85 and still breaking running records. Ed began his running career when he was 14. He continued running when he went to University, but took a break from running after he injured his achilles. Ed started running... 

August 22, 2016
What's the best way to treat bursitis injuries? It depends whether the runner has hip, heel, or knee pain. This guide to bursitis has the causes, symptoms, and treatment options for each to help get back to running as soon as possible.

How to Make Bursitis Pain Go Away For Good

Many of the injuries that hamper runners are the result of small, seemingly insignificant bits of tissue becoming aggravated. This is certainly the case with bursitis, an injury that can affect a number of different locations in the runner’s lower... 

August 17, 2016
Training Peaks founder Dirk Friel makes it very easy for all runners and coaches to plan out a season to peak when it matters; on your goal race day. Whether you are racing the marathon or a 5k, this is a very insightful running podcast episode from a very knowledgeable, yet relatable expert.

What Can You Do Today, To Achieve Your Goals Tomorrow- Dirk Friel

Hiring a coach to help train can get expensive, but today we are going to hear from Dirk Friel, the Founder and President of TrainingPeaks about why it’s a good idea to consider a coach. Or, If you are an experienced runner and thinking about becoming... 

August 15, 2016
Is it better to run in extreme humidity or heat, and just how much does dew point affect running performance? It is all here, and Runners Connect gives us great advice on how to get used to running in hot, humid weather. There is a dew point calculator to help runners calculate how much to adjust running paces depending on the temperature this summer. Really helpful article for running in all summer weather.

How to Calculate the Effect of Humidity on Running Performance

How many times over the last few months have you stepped outside, from the comfort of your home, into what feels like a sauna. The air feels so thick, you can almost feel yourself sweating before you even take a step. Running in hot, humid weather does... 

August 10, 2016
Steph and Ben Bruce are the perfect role models for runners. This power couple juggle marriage, parenthood, and their own professional running careers, but there is a difference; this couple don't mind sharing their struggles, and are real in a way most elites are not. Great interview, and inspiration for all.

Steph and Ben Bruce- How to Accept Who You Are and Where You Are, Right Now

Today we are talking to a couple who have grown up together in their running careers. They met in college, dated long-distance, got married, and are now the parents of two young children. This is in addition to having thriving running careers and keeping... 

August 8, 2016
Most people thought runners should stop once they got to a certain age, but now we know running over 40, 50, 60, and even 70 is good for us. Here is how to increase your speed as a older runner without ending up injured.

How to Avoid Injury and Increase Your Speed as a Masters Runner

Masters running did not always exist. There was no running advice for older runners, and running over 50 was considered rare. Many thought that running was harmful for middle-aged people. But slowly, more older runners training for races began to show... 

August 3, 2016
Matt Long's story is one of hope, courage, and determination. He was sucked under a bus, told he would never walk again, but against all odds, never let go of his goal of running the New York Marathon, which he did. Very inspiring, and a must listen for every runner.

Matt Long: Surviving When There is Have No Hope to Becoming a Marathon Runner

Today we are talking to a very inspirational guest. Matt Long is the author of The Long Run. Some of you may already know his story: In short, he was hit by a bus, spent six weeks in a medically induced coma in the ICU, and was told that he would be... 

August 1, 2016
Ever think running could be compared to cake? This 10k training plan can! Runners Connect uses helpful analogies to really make these confusing running topics make sense. After this, you will understand how to make your own 10k training plan based off your own paces and goals.

How to be Ready to Race Your First 10k in 6 Weeks

The ten thousand meters is in a bit of a rough patch these days. With few international-caliber track meets offering a 10k, and most top distance talent taking to the roads to capitalize on the huge prize pools at major city marathons, the formerly-premier... 

July 27, 2016
Running is 90 percent mental, but why do we not spend more time working on how to prepare mentally for a race. If you want to build mental toughness for running, Scott Welle has the experience and tips to help with the mental aspect of running.

How to Make Sure You Condition Your Mind the Way You Condition Your Body- Scott Welle

Do you ever feel like you are holding yourself back by the mental aspect of running letting you down in a race? If so, you’re not alone! No matter how good a runner you are, it’s likely that you spend a lot of time convincing yourself that you’re... 

July 25, 2016
Training for your first ultramarathon is not as hard as you may think. This guide helps runners prepare for an ultra after life as a marathon runner, and gives you the way to prepare your body and mind for the longest race of your life....so far.

5 Ways to Prepare for Your First Ultramarathon

A few years ago you did not even know how far a 50k is in miles, you wondered what is an ultramarathon when other runners talked about racing their first ultra, and the idea of running more than a marathon made you feel nauseous. Fast forward a few years,... 

July 20, 2016
We know eating after running is important, that without refueling within that optimal window we are risking injury and preventing recovery, but how do you do it if you don't want processed foods? Matt Kadey talks about how to make easy, homemade snacks for before, during and after your run. This makes it so simple, I can't wait to try them out!

Finding the Best Fuel to Power Your Fitness- Matt Kadey

Do you know what to eat before you run, during a long run, and after a workout? Should you eat before you run? How about what to eat after a short run or jog? As a runner, you are probably aware of the importance of eating well, but do you know what... 

July 18, 2016
Injured? We know we need to see a doctor, therapist, chiropractor or osteopath if we are in pain and it is affecting our running, but how do you know who to trust? It can be really overwhelming to find someone who will not just say "don't run", but this guide is helpful for knowing what to look for.

How to Find the Best Sports Doctor or Therapist Near You

Let’s face it, when it comes to avoiding running related injury the odds are fairly well stacked against you. That’s not to say running is bad for you – far from it. Running is probably one of the most accessible ways we have of maintaining and... 

July 13, 2016
Running while pregnant was always a definite no, but in recent years, doctors have told us running during pregnancy is okay. Not only can you run while pregnant, but you can run faster after you give birth. Sarah Brown trained for the Olympic Trials during and after her pregnancy, and competed in the Olympic trials when her daughter was just a few months old! Inspiring story, and relatable advice for recreational runners from Meredith Mikell, author of Faster After Baby.

Running While Pregnant: How Sarah Brown Trained for the Olympics During Pregnancy

In the past, running while pregnant was always a definite no as it was not considered safe to run while pregnant, but in recent years, doctors have told us it is ok to run during pregnancy. Not only can you continue running during first trimester... 

July 11, 2016
Arthritis is painful, frustrating, and progressive. Does it mean the end of a running career? Science says yes, but this article has 7 ways to slow the degeneration and allow you to run as long as possible.

How to Keep Running With Arthritis Pain

As we live longer and scientists find cures for all kinds of health conditions, we can be lulled into a false sense of security thinking that if we can put it off long enough, we can dodge most of the diseases, and nurse almost any injury back to health. Anyone... 

July 6, 2016
Think elite runners have it all? They improve in their running every season with a sponsor like Nike behind them? Actually no, and Phoebe Wright does not mind sharing her struggles, and thoughts on eating disorders, doping, and the contemplation of giving up professional running. This girl is honest, real, and easy to relate to. A must listen for every runner!

From Mediocre to Magnificent with Professional Runner Phoebe Wright

On the Run to the Top podcast, I try to vary the types of guests that we have. Today, I’m excited to be interviewing a professional runner. Phoebe Wright has a lot of accolades, but first and foremost, she’s down to earth and simply wonderful to talk... 

July 4, 2016
Many runners think time off is only needed after a marathon (or longer), but 5k, 10k, half marathon runners could change their running lives forever by taking a few days off 1-2 times per year. You will be shocked how little fitness we found you lose after 5 days off!

The Best Decision You Will Make This Year: 9 Reasons You Should Take Time Off

Marathon training is like preparing for a boxing title match: months of lonely workouts culminating in one exhausting battle. Brings a lot of satisfaction and a sense of accomplishment, but what if we want to focus on the shorter distances? If you’re... 

June 29, 2016
Running through tiredness and pain is expected as a runner, but what about if you feel absolutely exhausted on every run and have no motivation to even train (but as a stubborn runner you do it anyway). Chris Kelly may have the answer for you, and it will change your life forever, and make you feel fit, healthy, and happy.

Chris Kelly: How Exhaustion is Slowly Killing Your Performance

Do you ever struggle with exhaustion? Whether you’re running or just going through the activities of daily life, there might be some issues that you’re dealing with that can make you feel “not quite right”. This can be particularly troubling... 

June 27, 2016
Running and traveling DO mix! Staying fit while on vacation can be tough to motivate yourself to get it in. This runner guide gives 10 hacks to get your running in this summer.

10 Tips You Need To Know For Successful Running While On Vacation

Off on a family vacation this summer? You can still train. Yep, not only is it possible, but it can be the kick we need to rekindle our passion for running again. Some of my best runs and races have occurred on vacation. I’ve run a 35k trail race in... 

June 22, 2016
Dr Jason Karp believes running brings so much more to our lives than just staying in shape. We can all be better than we currently are. Running gives us the chance to narrow the gap between where we are and where we want to be. If you love to run, you will love this episode.

Failure is Part of the Process. Are You Going to Let it Stop You?- Dr. Jason Karp

You already know the physical benefits of running, and if you run, you also know that there are countless emotional and mental benefits. From boosting creativity and productivity, to fostering a sense of organization, taking up running, particularly distance... 

June 20, 2016
How does recovery from an ultra marathon differ from a regular marathon? How do some of the best ultra runners in the world recover so quickly? It feels like we are never going to get back to normal, but using these tips, you can be back to chasing your next challenge quicker than ever!

25 Recovery Tips from the Best Ultramarathoners in the World

Bouncing back after a marathon is not exactly easy, but at least there are a lot of resources out there that you can turn to for guidance, like our free 9 part ultimate marathon training guide for example. With half a million Americans finishing a marathon... 

June 15, 2016
Why do people say running is an individual sport? We love to support and motivate other runners, and it allows us to build great friendships. Strava has changed the lives of millions of runners all over the world and by joining the Strava team, you can make running even better.

Run for Life, Not Just for Today- Strava Founder Michael Horvath

Although running is an individual sport, do you sometimes wish you had the camaraderie of a team? Michael Horvath, today’s guest, founded Strava, an online community for runners and other athletes. Through tracking, Strava is able to help you connect... 

June 13, 2016
Running more miles per week will help you get faster, but it can be difficult to know how much to add without ending up injured. This guide gives runners 8 things to consider to make sure you increase mileage safely without injury or overtraining.

8 Challenges to Increasing Mileage – How to Safely Get to the Next Level

Increasing your weekly running mileage from say 10 miles to 20 can itself present a series of challenges and potential pitfalls but stepping into the world of 60-100 running miles a week can be a whole new ball game. Though we all probably know someone... 

June 8, 2016
Born to Run Author Chris McDougall with his humor, fun loving attitude, and candor makes it easy to listen to this special edition of Run to the Top. Chris talks about parkour, using fat for fuel, and racing with donkeys. Plus the latest updates on the Born to Run Movie!

Chris McDougall: Why Should Runners Care About Parkour?

One of our previous guests, Chris McDougall, is back to talk about his new book, parkour, diet, and how it all relates to master runners, as well as to runners in general. After a career in international journalism, Chris, who is fascinated by the human... 

June 6, 2016
The pain on the outside of your ankle or foot could be caused by peroneal tendonitis. Here is how to know if you have it, understand what caused it (so it does not happen again), and treat it, so you can get back to running quickly.

Do You Have Peroneal Tendonitis? Here is How to Fix it

As runners, we accept that there is a certain amount of risk involved with our sport. When we are well into our marathon training schedule, hooked on trail running, or first 5k, we hear about the high injury rates, and know that there is a good chance... 

June 1, 2016
Ted Jaleta is one of the best masters runners in the world. His story is incredibly inspiring as he fled Ethiopia during the Civil War. This WILL change your perspective on your running (and life!)

When Opportunity Knocks, Will You be Ready?- Ted Jaleta

On today’s episode, we are talking to Ted Jaleta, a world-class master runner and former Ethiopian refugee who is now a citizen of Canada. He is now a motivational speaker, a Hall of Fame athlete, and a former winner of the Queen’s Jubilee Medal.... 

May 30, 2016
Road racing in the summer CAN be fun, but it can be miserable for runners. Here's a helpful guide of how to enjoy your summer running, and suggestions of which races are good ones to try.

5 Ways to Get the Most out of Your Summer Racing Season

We have a few more weeks of somewhat pleasant running weather before the temperatures really soar and we start to question why we were so excited for the summer running season. We start to dream of snow and cooler weather; runners are never happy! For... 

May 25, 2016
Strength training is no longer just for weightlifters. It will mean runners stay safe from injuries, run faster, and get stronger (without getting big). Elite runner strength coach Drew Watts explains how to do it right.

Are You a Strength Training Baby?- Drew Watts

Today I’m speaking with my own trainer, Drew Watts. I sometimes hesitate to talk too much about myself, but Drew has been so helpful to me in the course of my journey, and he has some great insight on topics such as running form and strength training. Drew... 

May 23, 2016
We LOVE our coffee! Numerous studies have proven it improves performance, but could it help runners recover too? It looks to be the case! As if you need even more convincing, there are another 7 reasons to add caffeine to your diet.

9 Reasons You Need to Consume Caffeine (#7 Will Surprise You!)

The pre-race coffee or espresso shot is a ritual for many runners—the reliable performance-boosting effect of caffeine is just too good to pass up. We talked to Sweat Science author Alex Hutchinson about it, and he noted that taking caffeine is one... 

May 18, 2016
Nerd Fitness founder Steve Kamb talks about how important it is for us to cultivate discipline to stay committed to our training and running rather than relying on motivation from others. This podcast will change your perspective and attitude towards your fitness, and show you how you can improve yourself and make life more enjoyable in the process.

How to Level Up in the Game of Life- Nerd Fitness

On today’s podcast, I’m speaking with Steve Kamb, founder of Nerd Fitness and author of Level Up Your Life. Steve helps people change their lifestyles by making and sticking to small changes over a period of time. Steve is one of the most brilliant... 

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