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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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February 13, 2019

Running Pain, Grizzly Bears, and Current Pain Science with Paul Ingraham

Paul Ingraham: The Pain Science Guy Running Pain: Shin Splints. ITB Syndrome. Patellofemoral Syndrome. The dreaded Plantar Fasciitis… With even the slightest of niggles, we often keep ourselves up at night assuming we are developing any, or maybe even... 

February 6, 2019

Self-Healing – Hashimoto’s, Autoimmune and Gut Health with Maria Aparis

Maria Aparis: Autoimmunity, Hashimoto’s and Gut Health As runners, we know that fueling is crucial. We spend countless hours finding the perfect combination of gels, hydration, and nutrition. However, one component we may be overlooking is our system... 

January 30, 2019

Running, Weight Loss, Wellness with Drs. Mohan and Parker

Dr. Carmen Patrick Mohan, MD and Dr. Ruth Parker, MD – Women’s Guide To Health – co-authored with Jeff Galloway Dr. Ruth Parker, MD, MACP is professor of Medicine, Pediatrics and Public Health at Emory University in Atlanta, GA. For... 

January 23, 2019

How to Run Every Day for More Than 40 Years With Scott Ludwig

Running Every Day for More Than 40 Years Some of us are lucky if we are able to run 5 days a week. Others even more fortunate may have been able to put together a streak of months or maybe even a couple years. Streaks are hard to maintain because so many... 

January 16, 2019

Run the Oakland Marathon and Qualify for Boston Early With Lena Zentgraf

On today’s episode we interview Lena Zentgraf, assistant race director for the Oakland Run Fest. Held in March each year for the past 10 years the Oakland Run Fest offers a marathon, a half marathon, a 5K, a relay, and a combo race that includes the... 

January 9, 2019

Courage to Tri with Author and Ironman Empowered Triathlete Bethany Rutledge

Bethany Rutledge – Courage to Tri In 2019 our first episode was full of success stories and inspiration for our listening audience. However, we did not have a female perspective, so today’s episode will focus on Bethany Rutledge. Bethany is an... 

January 2, 2019

Runners Connect 2018 Success Stories, Bring on 2019 and Make it Happen!

Good-bye 2018 With Runners Connect 2018 Success Stories As we enter into a New Year, we are taking time to reflect on some running success stories close to home, even if they’re half a world away. ‘Close to home’ because our guests today all have... 

December 26, 2018

US International Marathon Epic Finish with Brogan Austin

Epic Final 200 yards for 2018 USA National Marathon Championship Winner Brogan Austin Who doesn’t love an underdog or watching a competitor rise up to an unforeseen victory? 2018 USA Marathon Champion Recent California International Marathon winner... 

December 19, 2018

Run Walk Run with Jeff and Barbara Galloway

Jeff & Barbara Galloway The name ‘Jeff Galloway’ is practically synonymous with the technique of run-walking and millions of runners have embraced the ‘Galloway Method’ and discovered their own athleticism. He has authored over 30 books on... 

December 12, 2018

High Tech Running with Gait Analysis Running Injury Dr. Reed Ferber

Dr. Reed Ferber – High Tech Running Form & Injury Evaluation If you’ve ever experienced pain from running… What am I saying? We’ve all experienced pain from running; ranging from annoying, to concerning, to sidelining. Today we speak... 

December 5, 2018

Finding Inner Focus through Mindfulness with Gary Dudney

Gary Dudney – The Mindful Runner Every runner has been there. The place during a race, a long training run, or a tough workout where we start telling ourselves to just stop. “It’s too hard”, “I don’t need to do this”, or even “Let’s... 

November 28, 2018

Holiday Gift Ideas: Run the Sahara and Everest with UltraMarathon Mom Holly Zimmerman

Holly Zimmermann, Author of Ultramarathon Mom This is the time of year where each latitudinal half of the planet enters into its deep temperature seasons. In the northern hemisphere, we are layering up more and more every week and lamenting about the... 

November 21, 2018

Enhance Your Running with CBD Oil and Magnesium with Gretchen Lidicker

CBD Oil with Gretchen Lidicker Scientist, journalist, author, and health editor at mindbodygreen, Gretchen Lidicker has been active in sports and healthy living since high school. Later in life she became frustrated with conventional medicine, and so... 

November 14, 2018

From Run to Triathlons with Mikael Eriksson

Mikael Eriksson – From Run To Triathlon Triathlons can be on one hand, competitively tempting, and on the other overwhelming or even downright frightening. When we think of Triathlons, many of us immediately think of the Ironman World Championships... 

November 7, 2018

Social Media for Runners with Strava Co-founder Mark Gainey

Mark Gainey – Social Media For Runners This week we hear from Mark Gainey, co-founder and Chairman of Strava, the social network for athletes. Founded in 2009, millions of athletes worldwide have joined Strava for the ability to track and share... 

October 31, 2018

Low Carb High Fat Nutrition for Athletes with Professor Tim Noakes

Prof. Tim Noakes – Low Carb, High Fat Nutrition for Athletes Today’s guest is the well-known and highly acclaimed scientist, doctor, ultra-marathoner, educator, author, and controversial high fat / low carbohydrate advocate, Professor Tim Noakes. Retired... 

October 24, 2018

Marathon Training to Win with First American Female Finisher at the 2018 Chicago Marathon Sarah Crouch

Sarah Crouch – Marathon Training To Win Earlier this month, Sarah Crouch was the first American female finisher at the Chicago Marathon with a time of 2:32:37, which was also a PR, and 6th place overall. Not bad for someone who wasn’t even talked... 

October 17, 2018

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 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

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

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

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

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

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: 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 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

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

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 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 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... 

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