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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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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... 

August 2, 2017
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Running with Power: How Heart Rate Zones Will Become a Thing of the Past – with Jamie Williamson

Sleep, stress, and dehydration can all raise or lower heart rate on any given day, which makes heart rate training less accurate than we’d like. That’s why co-founder and lead engineer of Stryd Jamie Williamson decided it was time for a change. With... 

July 26, 2017
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Your Optimal Running Recipe: Why You Should Tailor Training to You, Not the Other Way Around – With Jenny Hadfield

Ultrarunner, coach, and best-selling author Jenny Hadfield began running to lose weight, but, as many people do, she quickly fell in love with it. However, one thing about the running world Jenny didn’t love was the formulaic, one-size-fits-all training... 

July 19, 2017
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2-Time Olympian Nick Symmonds Leaves the Track to Take on the Marathon

“Nick Symmonds” has long been a household name in the running world. He is a two-time Olympian, six-time U.S. champion, the 2013 World Championship silver medalist, and the fourth-fastest American of all time in the 800 with a time of 1:42.95. He’s... 

July 12, 2017
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Closing the Gap Between Who We Are and Who We Can Be – With Adam Goucher & Tim Catalano

Adam Goucher and Tim Catalano ran together at the University of Colorado under esteemed coach Mark Wetmore, and it was there that a lasting friendship was born. Tim and Adam went on to pen a book inspired by their combined experiences and studies called... 

July 5, 2017
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Playing to Your Strengths With Esther Atkins

When Skechers Performance athlete Esther Atkins realized she didn’t quite possess the genetics to become an 800 meter specialist, she set her sights on something different – and it’s lucky she did. One of America’s best marathoners today,... 

June 28, 2017
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The Evolution of Sports Medicine and Truth Behind Injury Treatments with Dr. David Geier

Orthopaedic surgeon and sports medicine specialist Dr. David Geier has an enormous passion for helping athletes reach their maximum potential, and he believes a big part of that is simply learning from others’ mistakes. We runners often ride that line... 

June 21, 2017
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Dismantling Your Fears for Empowered Running – Boston Marathon Champion Jack Fultz

It was the hottest Boston Marathon in history. Heat waves blurred the horizon as Jack and his competition toed the starting line, their uniforms already drenched in sweat. Race officials knew water stations alone weren’t going to cut it in the... 

June 14, 2017
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How to Unlock Your Best Stride and Avoid the Habits Holding You Back – Jonathan Beverly

What if someone told you there is no “correct” stride? That – just like our fingerprints – everyone’s optimal stride is unique to them? While this goes against the grain of what we runners have been taught, Jonathan Beverly has the... 

June 7, 2017
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Have Your Beer and Drink It Too: Beer Designed for Athletes by Athletes – Caitlin Landesberg

After trail runner Caitlin Landesberg discovered she was gluten intolerant, she felt left out when she could no longer partake in the ritual post-workout beer with her friends. To most runners, this ritual is a familiar one and part of what makes the... 

May 31, 2017
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It’s Never Too Late to Be What You Might Have Been – Cherie Gruenfeld

Cherie Gruenfeld exemplifies the ability to remain competitive regardless of age. Much like many of our listeners, Cherie picked up endurance sports a little later in life – starting running in her early 40s and triathlons in her late 40s. Now... 

May 24, 2017
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ChiRunning: Maximum Efficiency and Minimal Impact for Pain-Free Running – Danny Dreyer

When ultramarathoner and running guru Danny Dreyer attended a tai chi class in 1999, a lightbulb went off. He believed the martial art’s principles of alignment, relaxation, and balance could allow him to finally make the next leap in training, and... 

May 17, 2017
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Why You Shouldn’t Take Time Off When Injured – Dr. Christopher Segler

Most of us have been there. You’re in the thick of training just a few weeks away from your big goal race, and then one morning you step out of bed to discover a new pain – a pain far worse than the everyday soreness you know too well. *insert... 

May 10, 2017
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The Dawn of Biohacking: Using Biomarkers to Optimize Your Unique Wiring For Peak Performance and Health – Chris Kelly

You know your body better than anyone else, so you know when things aren’t feeling “right”. Unfortunately, traditional healthcare doesn’t typically cater to runners. Reference ranges are determined without the athlete in mind, and when you express... 

May 3, 2017
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Has Our Footwear Outgrown Our Feet? The Evidence Behind Barefoot Running – Dr. Irene Davis

Since Christopher McDougall popularized the practice in his 2009 book Born to Run, more and more runners have been opting for minimalist shoes or, ditching the foam altogether, barefoot running. Followers of the barefoot movement maintain the practice... 

April 26, 2017
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Fuel for What You’re Doing: Rethinking Fueling and Hydration with Dr. Stacy Sims

There are a lot of options for fueling and hydration products on the market, but beyond taste and marketing lies efficacy: is the product doing the job you need it to do when you need it to do it? There are also some misconceptions and myths that, while... 

April 19, 2017
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Peace Is a Marathon, Not a Sprint: Changing the World Through Sport With Mo’ath Alkhawaldeh

As a little boy growing up in Jordan, Mo’ath Alkhawaldeh aka “Mo” was a bit of a troublemaker. He fought constantly with both his classmates and teachers and, by consequence, was moved from class to class and then from school to school to no avail. Then... 

April 12, 2017
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The Superfood of Champions: How Beets Can Improve Performance in Just Days – Dr. Andrew Jones

Beet juice has become all the rage in the running world over the last few years, and for that we can thank Dr. Andrew Jones (aka @AndyBeetroot on Twitter). With the help of his team at the University of Exeter, Andrew discovered beetroot’s natural... 

April 5, 2017
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Why Your Best Accomplishment Should Be Your Next One – Director of the Boston Marathon Dave McGillivray

Race director, philanthropist, motivational speaker, accomplished athlete – Dave McGillivray is a professional with a purpose. From his extraordinary run across the U.S. to benefit the Jimmy Fund and Dana-Farber Cancer Institute in 1978 to serving... 

March 29, 2017
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How to Protect Your Heart for the Miles Ahead with Dr. John Mandrola, Lennard Zinn and Chris Case

It’s been said that if a little does a good job, then a lot is even better and too much is probably just right. However, evidence indicates that too much exercise, like that experienced by years of endurance sports, can lead to what is known as “athlete’s... 

March 22, 2017
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Passing the Baton – Tina Muir and Sinead Haughey

This is a bittersweet episode to be sure, as today we bid the fondest of farewells to our host for the last 2 years, Tina Muir, and introduce the new host for Run To The Top, Sinead Haughey. Most recently, Sinead was the Director of Premium for RunnersConnect... 

March 15, 2017
Jeff Galloway- Go Slow To Go Fast

Jeff Galloway- Go Slow To Go Fast

Wait… What?? That’s correct. 1972 Olympian, Jeff Galloway, who was self-coached and absorbed as much as he could from other runners has proven that to go fast, you should go slow. Hundreds of thousands of runners have trained with his method and... 

March 8, 2017
Mary Wittenberg & Virgin Sport -The Next Social Movement?

Mary Wittenberg & Virgin Sport: The Next Social Movement?

As CEO of the New York Road Runners from 2005 to 2015, and having been involved with them since 1998, Mary Wittenberg helped the NY Marathon grow to include 400,000 participants, including 120,000 school children across multiple events and helped found... 

March 1, 2017
Now is the Time to Set Your Own Narrative- Michael Hammond

Now is the Time to Set Your Own Narrative- Michael Hammond

Collegiate, post-collegiate & non-collegiate running with Michael Hammond 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... 

February 22, 2017
Train Your Brain for Success- Evie Serventi

Train Your Brain for Success- Evie Serventi

Running can be tough, not just on our bodies, but on our emotions and psyche. This is especially true whenever we experience any perceived setback; injuries, a rough workout or a less than desired performance in a race. We all talk to ourselves, whether... 

February 15, 2017
Decoding Sleep: How to Clean up Your Sleep Hygiene- Luke Gupta

Decoding Sleep: How to Clean up Your Sleep Hygiene- Luke Gupta

Sleep Illiteracy? Sleep Education? Sleep Management? Is it really a big deal? We’ve all been sleeping our entire lives, but do we even think about sleep correctly? Luke Gupta graduated from the University of Bath with a B.Sc in Sport and Exercise Science... 

February 8, 2017
Jay Dicharry- If You are Serious About Your Running, Time to Get in the Weight Room

Jay Dicharry- If You are Serious About Your Running, Time to Get in the Weight Room

Jay Dicharry may or may not have taken Gretchen Rubin’s Four Tendencies quiz, but it’s safe to say that he’s probably a Questioner. Jay is not afraid to question beliefs that many of us have blindly accepted for years and study if, in fact, there... 

February 1, 2017
27 years old. Told you wouldn't even make it to Christmas. Hannah Smith defied all the odds, beat her Oesophageal cancer, and used running to get back to health...even missing 2/3 of her stomach. Inspiring story for all runners and triathletes.

You’re Stronger Than You Think-Hannah Smith

For someone in their late 20’s to feel lucky that they were diagnosed with a rare form of cancer, they would have to be a very special individual. Hannah Smith is just that: very special, indeed. Her story isn’t just one of survival; it’s an inspirational... 

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