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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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RECENT EPISODES

July 11, 2018
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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... 

March 21, 2018
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NYC Marathon, Dogs, Crohn’s Disease & Overcoming Adversity with Ali Feller

Meet 3:51 marathoner, author of the Ali On The Run blog and host of the Ali On The Run Show podcast, freelance writer and editor, Ali Feller. Ali’s appearance on this week’s episode was suggested by listener, Angie Sherman and for that, we are certainly... 

March 14, 2018
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Running Injuries – How to Avoid Them, How to Treat Them, and How Sitting Kills Our Running with Dr. Sandy Baird

In this episode, Dr. Sandy Baird shares her personal journey into chiropractic care, her approach to injury prevention and treatment, nutrition, and footwear. We also learn about different self-treatment and prevention exercises to help keep us on our... 

March 7, 2018
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The Importance of Hydration (and tips for how to stay better hydrated) with Vishal Patel

It’s understood that we need to stay hydrated not only during physical activities, but in general. But how can we improve the efficiency with which our bodies use hydration? A former collegiate track and field athlete, Vishal Patel has worked with Olympic... 

February 28, 2018
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Should You Consider Barefoot Running and Paleo? Interview with Dr. Brett Hill

While admittedly not a super-athlete growing up, Dr. Brett Hill was naturally drawn to distance running and the mental determination it required. As he studied to become a successful chiropractor, he realized that his lifestyle habits directly influenced... 

February 21, 2018
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Balancing Work, Family & Training with Run Cover Model & Mother of 3 Dorothy Beal

You could easily say that freelance writer, professional blogger, public speaker, coach, 3:11 Marathoner, wife and mother of three Dorothy Beal has a lot on her plate. Like many of us with busy lives outside of our training, Dorothy has had to learn how... 

February 14, 2018
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Introducing the New Host of Run To The Top: Stephanie Atwood

This week we introduce, certified nutritionist, award winning speaker, best selling author, running coach, certified rafting guide, AND the new host of the Run To The Top podcast, Stephanie Atwood. Stephanie is the founder of Go Wow Living and host of... 

February 7, 2018
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How Should I Train Between Marathons? Coaching Call With Pam Rountree

We’re doing a coaching deep dive again this week with another of our athletes, Pam Rountree. Pam recently completed two marathons with seven weeks of training in between, but no significant improvement in her time. She would like to reach her goal in... 

January 31, 2018
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When Is It Too Soon To Run Another Marathon? Coaching Call With Wayne Jimenez

We’re doing something a little different today on Run To The Top and we hope you find it helpful. One of our athletes, Wayne Jimenez, recently DNF’d a marathon at mile 16 and was not sure why. He has completed marathons and half-Iron Mans, but just... 

January 24, 2018
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Are Physical Limits in Our Heads? Interview with Alex Hutchinson

We’ve long known the biggest barriers in running are those we create in our own heads, but according to Alex Hutchinson and the latest research, there are ways we can bypass these barriers to push farther and faster. A National Magazine Award-winning... 

January 17, 2018
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How to Maximize Training for Busy Lives – with Duncan Larkin

If an airplane wing is too rigid, the plane will crash, and according to author and marathoner Duncan Larkin, the same is true for us runners. When we adhere too closely to our training plans or even, as Duncan says, the tenets of his own books, we don’t... 

January 10, 2018
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The Fitness Tribe Making Exercise Fun (and Free) – with Bojan Mandaric and Brogan Graham

The first rule of Fight Club is: you do not talk about Fight Club. The second rule of Fight Club? You know how it goes. Lucky for us, the opposite is true for the founders of November Project, a fitness movement popularly known as the “Fight Club”... 

January 3, 2018
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Why You Should Train Movement, Not Muscle – with Jay Dicharry

While most of us know we need to do strength work to truly see results, according to Jay Dicharry, this is a waste of time without also practicing movement and mobility. One of America’s leading physical therapists and the author of Anatomy for Runners,... 

December 27, 2017
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Run to the Top Special – The Greatest Hits of 2017

As we enter the bell lap for 2017, I wanted to do something a little special for this week’s episode. Just as it’s good to reflect back on a season and extract all the learning moments, I wanted to reflect back on the best lessons from Run to the... 

December 20, 2017
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Psychological Weapons to Conquer Your Inner “Chimp” – with Dr. Simon Marshall

If you ever have thoughts and feelings you wish you didn’t, there’s a good chance you’re human. But there are ways to put a stop to those thoughts and feelings, and that’s where Dr. Simon Marshall comes in. A competitive triathlete and world-renowned... 

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