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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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October 16, 2019

From 500 Pound Couch Potato to Marathoner and Ironman: Marcus Cook

Marcus Cook – from big to little, from couch potato to marathoner Many of us started running as a way to lose weight and / or gain fitness. But, how does a 489 pound man change his life enough, to lose almost 230 pounds, to be able to run the New... 

October 9, 2019

Badwater 135 and Badass Course Records with Michelle Barton

The World’s Toughest Races Racing is tough. We push ourselves physically and mentally to go faster, further, or faster AND further than we have before. But Ultra Trail Racing is in a whole other category, with courses that stretch for over 50 and sometimes... 

October 2, 2019

Chicago Marathon: The Insider’s Guide with Carey Pinkowski

Carey Pinkowski – Executive Director Chicago Marathon In 2019 the Chicago Marathon will be held on Sunday, October 13 and in this episode, we are privileged to have Carey Pinkowski, Executive Director of the Bank of America Chicago Marathon talking... 

September 25, 2019

Instant Coaching with Artificial Intelligence: Racefox Co-founder Magnus Jonsson

How Artificial Intelligence Can Make You a Better Runner What is it about runners and data? Do we love data because it’s simply the most tangible evidence of our abilities? Is it just another way to extend our run experience by reliving a race or training... 

September 18, 2019

Michael Wardian: SF Marathon and World Marathon Challenge Winner

Michael Wardian – Running Tirelessly The San Francisco Marathon is one of those bucket list races for most road runners. Running across the iconic Golden Gate Bridge is such a unique and wonderful experience. Circumnavigating the beautiful City... 

September 11, 2019

Miles to Go With Dean Karnazes: Running for the Soul

Dean Karnazes – Running For Good Dean Karnazes is considered a living legend to many of us runners. TIME magazine named him one of the “Top 100 Most Influential People in the World.” and Men’s Fitness hailed him as one of the fittest men on... 

September 4, 2019

Love Running? Another Take on How to Start Your Own Running Business with Runners Connect Founder Jeff Gaudette

Start a running business? Jeff Gaudette talks about another type Last week we had guests Misa Dugally, Jeff Stokes, and Katie Ownbey talk about starting their running business, STRIDE which is a franchise type of business, geared to runners. Our focus... 

August 28, 2019

Love Running? Start a Running Business with Misa, Katie, and Jeff

Katie Ownby, Misa Dugally, Jeff Stokes – run with STRIDE How many of us love running so much that we would LOVE to quit our day jobs and start running for work and play? It’s not simple and certainly not easy, but many people, including our own... 

August 21, 2019

Mental Toughness: How It Can Improve Your Running with Dr. Michele Ufer

Mental toughness can improve your running Major League Baseball Hall of Famer and New York Yankees catcher, Yogi Berra, is quoted as saying, “Baseball is ninety percent mental. The other half is physical.”  He could just as easily have been talking... 

August 14, 2019

Running Across the USA 7 Times with Bjorn Suneson

7 times across the USA It’s probably safe to say that most Americans have never driven across the United States. And even fewer have run across the country. So how is it that a 71 year-old Swedish man has run his way coast-to-coast across America, not... 

August 7, 2019

Run Better: Coach Greg McMillan Talks About Superstarch and More Ways to Improve Your Running

We’ve spent the last couple weeks learning more about the benefits of Generation UCAN and this week we have one more voice to champion the SuperStarch® that has fueled countless elite runners, recreational runners, and those of us in between. Greg... 

July 31, 2019

Super Starch: How it Benefits Runners with Dr. Krista Austin – The UCAN Story Part 2

Dr. Krista Austin  – The Science of Super Starch A recent article in Seasons Magazine featured the incredible story of UCAN, a SuperStarch® for athletes that started from a life threatening illness that threatened a baby’s survival. Follow this... 

July 24, 2019

Meb Keflezighi, Shoba Murali, Wendy Feldman – The UCAN Super Starch Story

It’s not often in sport that there is something that can fundamentally, and legally, improve training and performance. It’s even rarer that a product that was born out of a unique solution to a serious health issue can have wide-reaching applications,... 

July 17, 2019

Best End of Summer Early Fall Races with Mitchell Garner

Best End of Summer/Early Fall Races Around the US with RRCA President Mitchell Garner Summer’s here and the time is right for racing in the streets.  Looking for some fun races for the end of summer or early fall? Today’s guest is Mitchell Garner,... 

July 10, 2019

Sub 3 Hour Marathon: Get Used to Being Uncomfortable with Lauren Curley

First Marathon Attempt 2:57:58 After only running consistently for a couple of years, newly minted Doctor in Cognitive Science, Lauren Curley ran her first ever full marathon in a brisk 2:57:58. Lauren started running to relieve stress during her doctorate... 

July 3, 2019

Functional Yoga for Runners – Take It Anywhere with Erin Taylor

Take your yoga with you wherever you go Erin Taylor is a yoga for athletes pioneer, author, and founder of Jasyoga. She is on a mission to help as many athletes as possible use yoga to achieve their goals.  Erin believes that yoga can save your body... 

June 26, 2019

Endure: Mind Body and the Curiously Elastic Limits of Human Performance with Alex Hutchinson

Alex Hutchinson – What It Means To Endure What exactly is endurance? Is it physical or mental? Or both? How do we increase our endurance effectively? Are there shortcuts and do they truly work? Photo Credit: Florence Tsui A former Canadian national-team... 

June 19, 2019

Top Triathlete in the World: What it Takes with Katie Zaferes

Katie Zaferes – #1 Triathlete What does it take to be ranked the #1 International Triathlon Union triathlete in the world? In this episode we talk with Katie Zaferes, 2016 Olympic triathlon participant for Team USA and currently competing professionally... 

June 12, 2019

How Rowing Can Help Your Running with Caley Crawford

Rowing: Low Impact, High Results Cross Training You love running, right? Today’s episode is about ROWING and how the two fit together. Today we get some advice from an expert on how to add something new to our training regimen that might make a huge... 

June 5, 2019
Extra Kick Podcast Lindsay Junk Can Yoga Make You a Better Runner

Can Yoga Make You a Better Runner with Lindsay Junk

Can Yoga Make You a Better Runner? Yoga practice has been around for thousands of years and yet, there are still questions about its benefits and usefulness for runners who inevitably would rather be running than doing much of anything else with our training... 

May 29, 2019

Heel Strikers, Gait Analysis, New Technology: Matt Phillips Returns with Updates for 2019

Matt Phillips – Running Gait Matt Phillips is back with us for another discussion of gait analysis, running form, foot strike, foot type, cadence, stride, and many misconceptions that we, as runners, have acquired from the running industry.  Matt... 

May 22, 2019

How to Run Hills and Not be Intimidated with Coach Dylan Belles

How to run hills HILLS! For many of us this word terrifies us because they’re hard, they’re uncomfortable, and we may not even know how to run them correctly. Up hill, downhill, hills for interval training and speed work, trail running with hills,... 

May 15, 2019

Measuring Success as a Runner with Kate Pallardy

Kate Pallardy Success as a Runner What does it take to be a successful runner? Our guest today is Kate Pallardy, recent finisher at the Boston Marathon with a time of 2:38:27, good enough for 22nd Female Finisher of the entire field of more than 26,000... 

May 8, 2019

7 Essential Runner Stretches with Austin Martinez

Austin Martinez – 7 Essential Stretches Stretching is such an important, and sometimes even controversial, topic to runners and yet how many of us know how to use our stretching time to its best potential? Today we are talking with Austin Martinez,... 

May 1, 2019

UltraRunning and Zombies with Author Camille Picott

Undead Ultra – Ultrarunning and the Zombie Apocalypse What do zombies and ultra marathons have to do with each other? We find out in this week’s episode where we talk with Undead Ultra book author and ultra runner, Camille Piccott, as we honor... 

April 24, 2019

CBD Cannabis: Pain Relief and More – What it can do for Runners with Caleb Simpson

Caleb Simpson: CBD / Cannabis What Can It Do For Runners? Hemp, marijuana, CBD, THC… How are they related and can they help runners? Are they even legal? Can CBD alleviate pain and inflammation? What is the science behind it? Are our bodies actually... 

April 17, 2019

Ryan Hall Half Marathon Record Holder and Olympian Shares His New Book: Run the Mile You’re In

Ryan Hall talks about Run The Mile You’re In Having dreamed of playing professional baseball, one small decision changed the course of his life. Olympic athlete and American record holder in the half marathon Ryan Hall hasn’t always loved running.... 

April 10, 2019

First Time at Boston Marathon with Scott Mattingly

Scott Mattingly – Boston Marathon For many of us, the Boston Marathon is not just a Bucket List race, but a Bucket List goal altogether. While we’re excited to see what the elite field can do in one of the most famous running events, thousands... 

April 3, 2019

Boston Marathon Hopefuls and Hoka Team Naz Elite with Coach Ben Rosario

Boston Marathon Hopefuls On today’s episode we are talking with Ben Rosario coach of the Hoka NAZ Elite Team in Flagstaff, Arizona. We discuss the upcoming 2019 Boston Marathon and who Ben believes are the top contenders, from his own team and the overall... 

March 27, 2019

Best Running Shoes of 2019 Part 2 with Derek Wun from A Runner’s Mind

Best Running Shoes of 2019 We choose different running shoes for terrain, weather, price, ability, etc. In the second of this 2 part series we are talking with Derek Wun, running shoe expert in California as we continue our search into the best running... 

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