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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 17, 2018
James Varner Krivac Ales RTTT

Trail Running Film Fest Coming to Your Area: with James Varner

James Varner – Trail Running Film Fest 2018 James Varner is Founder of the first traveling Trail Running Film Festival in the United States, which, in addition to a 3-day festival in Seattle, will be stopping at over 40 cities this fall. This week’s... 

October 10, 2018
Ironman World Championship RTTT

Ironman World Championship Triathlon 2018 with Kyle and Brent Pease

Pease Brothers – Creating Impact Beyond the Finish Line On October 13th, 2018, brothers, Kyle and Brent Pease will compete in the grueling Ironman World Championship triathlon in Kona, Hawaii consisting of a 2.4 mile swim, 112 miles of cycling capped... 

October 3, 2018
William Pullen RTTT

Running With Mindfulness With Therapist William Pullen

London-based psycho-therapist, author, app developer and founder of dynamic running therapy, William Pullen, is spreading the message that movement is medicine for mind, body and soul. He is the author of the book: Running with Mindfulness: Dynamic Running... 

September 26, 2018
Mark Cucuzzella RTTT

How and Why to Run For Your Life with Dr. Mark Cucuzzella

Dr. Mark Cucuzzella Writes Run for Your Life This week we are rejoined by former guest, Dr. Mark Cucuzzella, who recently wrote Run for Your Life: How to Run, Walk, and Move Without Pain or Injury and Achieve a Sense of Well-Being and Joy.  This book... 

September 19, 2018
Claire Bartholic RTTT Podcast

Plant-based Nutrition – Sub 3 Hour Marathon – RunnersConnect Coach Claire Bartholic

This week, we hear from 2:58 marathoner, multiple BQ-er, Masters Athlete and RunnersConnect Coach, Claire Bartholic. You may recognize her voice from the “Extra Kick Podcast” from RunnersConnect, and in this episode we learn even more about how she... 

September 12, 2018
Jean Knaack RRCA

Road Runners Club of America RRCA: Club for All Runners with Jean Knaack

On this episode of Run To The Top, we speak with Executive Director of Road Runners Club of America (RRCA), Jean Knaack. An executive director who practices what she preaches – running! Jean is an avid runner herself, who has completed several marathons... 

September 5, 2018
Allen Currano Cover RTTT

No Such Thing as too Much Distance with Allen Currano

For some of us, running 26.2 miles on a paved road is a tremendous accomplishment, regardless of how long it takes. So how can we even wrap our heads around 50-mile, 100-mile or even 211-mile trail runs? Ultra-marathon Man Allen Currano is a former rock... 

August 29, 2018
Sally Edwards RTTT

Sally Edwards: The Courage to Finish Last

Fleet Feet, ultra-marathons, Heart Zones, Olympic Trials. All describe Sally Edwards Sally Edwards’s resume is enviable to say the least: Founder of Fleet Feet Athletic Stores, competed in races ranging from 1 mile to 100 mile races, participated in... 

August 22, 2018
GOING VEGAN

Going Vegan With Michael Matern

Michael Matern – Life Without the Box Being Vegan isn’t just a diet, it’s a lifestyle. But is a vegan diet sufficient for athletes? Well, just ask Ultra-Marathoner Rich Roll, Marathoner Scott Jurek and our own coach, Claire Bartholic and I’m... 

August 15, 2018
Runner Dude and the Value of a Run Coach

The Value of a Coach with Runner Dude Thad Mc Laurin

Great Athletes Utilize Coaches Michael Jordan. Phil Mickelson. Michael Phelps. Meb Keflezighi. Even the greatest athletes have coaches. Or rather, ESPECIALLY the greatest athletes have coaches. Will working with a coach transform you into an elite runner?... 

August 8, 2018
12 Minute Athlete v2

HIIT High Intensity Interval Training with Krista Stryker the 12 Minute Athlete

Krista Stryker – 12-Minute HIIT Strength Training. We all could benefit from it. But who has time for it? What if you’re still fairly new to fitness or running and don’t want to invest in hundreds of dollars of equipment? What if you don’t... 

August 1, 2018
strength with coach jeff

Strength Training for Optimal Running with Jeff Gaudette

Jeff Gaudette – The Importance of Strength Training One of, if not THE, best way to improve your running AND prevent running injuries is by implementing strength training into your training program. But where do you start? How should you start?... 

July 25, 2018
Qualify for Boston with Coach Stephanie

Qualify for Boston A Closer Look With Coach Stephanie

Stephanie Kay Atwood – A Closer Look at How to Qualify for Boston In this week’s episode our host, Stephanie Kay Atwood, expands on her marathon training method and goes even deeper into what the plan looks like and how it has helped athletes... 

July 18, 2018
Run Walk your way to a boston Marathon Qualifier

Run Walk Your Way to a Boston Qualifying Marathon with Coach Stephanie

Stephanie Kay Atwood – Qualify for Boston Using Run Walk In this week’s episode our host, Stephanie Kay Atwood, runs solo from across the border in Mexico with a tried and true training strategy for Boston Qualifying (BQ’ing): Run-Walk. That’s... 

July 11, 2018
Copy of Peak Performance RTTT (1)

Brain Tools for Peak Performance with Dr. Michelle Cleere

Dr. Michelle Cleere – Easy Brain Tools For All Athletes What if we could unlock the power of our mind to create the mental toughness to be at our best, with both running and life?  Psychologist, bestselling author, athlete and teacher, Dr. Michelle... 

July 4, 2018
Run the National Parks Moab RTTT (1)

Run or Race the National Parks – Moab, Canyonlands & Arches with Denise & Justin Ricks

Justin and Denise Ricks, owners and founders of Mad Moose Events, join us on this episode of Run To The Top. If you’ve ever wanted to visit Moab and Canyonlands National Parks, Red Rocks in Utah or Colorado Springs, you might as well race there, too. Running... 

June 27, 2018
Copy of Simon Ong

Half Marathoner Simon Ong from 230 Pound Couch Potato to 1:18 for 13.1

By his early 20’s, Calgary native and current resident, Simon Ong’s diet and lifestyle had led him to obesity which created a slew of health problems. In 2011, he determined to get his health back, Simon started exercising and while he didn’t start... 

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
Laura McLean RTTT

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
MARATHON-NUTRITION

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
Dr. Brianne Min An Photo RTTT

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 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... 

March 28, 2018
Tony Post Topo Athletic

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... 

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