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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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December 13, 2017
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From Paleo to Vegan: How Your Diet Affects Your Metabolic Efficiency – with Bob Seebohar

He’s back! World renowned dietitian and exercise physiologist Bob Seebohar joins us again to delve deeper into the growing research surrounding his two concepts of metabolic efficiency training (MET) and nutrition periodization. If you listened to... 

December 6, 2017
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From Sideline To Starting Line: Our Editor’s Entry Into Running with Jeremy Noessel

Our guest this week is an incredible guitar player, amazing singer song-writer, and the best audio editor you could ask for, and I’m not just saying all that because he’ll be reading this while he edits the show. If you haven’t already guessed,... 

November 29, 2017
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Michael Hammond: Keeping Perspective in the All-Consuming World of Running

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 led his team to four ACC team championships: one in cross country, two in indoor... 

November 22, 2017
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From Couch to Ultra with Nathan Maxwell

Telling people that you run marathons usually prompts some dumbfounded expressions, but tell them you run ultras and, let’s face it, they’ll probably think you’re nuts. But that’s just a day in the life for Georgia native, Nathan Maxwell. Like... 

November 15, 2017
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Grit Over Gift With Dr. Cindra Kamphoff

1. The world’s best are gritty. 2. The world’s best are clear on their purpose. 3. The world’s best become a master of their thoughts. 4. The world’s best know themselves to master yourself. 5. The world’s best dominate... 

November 8, 2017
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Pushing Your Limits – With Matt Fitzgerald

Author, coach, and nutritionist Matt Fitzgerald started running at the age of eleven when he completed the last mile of the 1983 Boston Marathon with his father (who had run the whole thing) and his two brothers. By that time Matt was already a writer... 

November 1, 2017
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Orthorexia: When Healthy Eating Becomes Unhealthy – With Heather Caplan

When you think of dietitians, you probably think of, well, diets. It’s right there in the name, and most dietitians are devoted to helping people follow regulated diets that will, in theory, make them healthier. Heather Caplan isn’t like most dietitians.... 

October 25, 2017
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Staying in the Race: 9 Essential Keys to Avoiding Burnout With Jonathan Beverly

Running isn’t always forgiving. Between injuries, mental ruts, and the curve balls life sometimes throws at us, finding long term success and remaining engaged in the sport can be incredibly difficult, and that’s why Jonathan Beverly’s new book... 

October 18, 2017
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Can Acupuncture Up Your Game? A Pragmatic Approach to Chinese Medicine with Sarah Hammer Stevens

Now known as the “Acupuncturist for Skeptics”, Sarah Hammer Stevens wasn’t always a believer in this holistic therapy. A longtime runner, Sarah was training for the Portland Marathon a few years ago when she sustained a knee injury that threatened... 

October 11, 2017
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Why Strength is About How You Feel, Not About How You Look – With Kelly Roberts of Run, Selfie, Repeat

In 2009, Kelly Roberts was thrown into the deep end when she suddenly lost her younger brother, Scott. Struggling to cope during this emotionally draining time, Kelly gained over 70 pounds by the end of the year, at which point she decided it was time... 

September 27, 2017
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DC Rainmaker: The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly of Sports Tech with Ray Maker

One of the biggest advantages of running is that you don’t need a whole lot of equipment to do it. But because we rely so heavily on the little equipment we do need, most of us would rather go for another run than try to choose between the wide array... 

September 20, 2017
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Run Fast AND Get the Body You Want with Metabolic Efficiency Training – Bob Seebohar, MS, RD, CSSD, CSCS, METS

Contrary to popular belief, losing or even maintaining weight while training for a marathon can be incredibly difficult. Many marathoners either find they can’t quite achieve the weight loss they want, or, on the flipside, they’re able to lose weight... 

September 13, 2017
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Run Angel: The Wearable Alarm System “as Loud as a Rock Concert” That’s Keeping Runners Safe – with David Caren

If you’ve ever been out running by yourself and felt a little unsafe, you’ve likely either had to change your route or cut the run short to head to a more secure environment. This fear is one many runners know well, and that’s why runners David... 

September 5, 2017
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Why Are Americans Getting Slower? A Look Into Running’s Largest Study With Jens Jakob Andersen

That’s a sensational title, but hear us out. A study published by RunRepeat.com, an independent review aggregator for running shoes, analyzed 34,680,750 race results over the course of 21 years to conclude that American runners are steadily getting... 

August 30, 2017
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The Most Common Mental Blocks for Runners and How to Hurdle Them with Adrienne Langelier

When it comes to running, some days are great, some are mediocre, and some are, well, horrendous. The same is true for runners of all skill level, and this volatility is not only what makes running one of the most challenging sports out there but also... 

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... 

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