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RunnersConnect Podcast

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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 11, 2019

Fit Strong Lean: Circuit Training with Felix Grewe and Mike Diehl

Build Your Best Circuit Training Plan with Felix Grewe and Mike Diehl Felix Grewe and Mike Diehl have put together a book that includes many ways to build a circuit training plan and adapt it as your training changes or you become more fit. Fit Strong... 

December 4, 2019

Injuries Suck! How to Rebound Faster and Better with Cindy and Carrie

Recovering from Injuries: Body, Mind, and Spirit Are you currently injured? If not, lucky you! Injuries affect every athlete, from the elite Olympian to the weekend racer. When it happens, it can feel like the most devastating event possible. While some... 

November 27, 2019

Strength Training From Body Weight Exercises to Major Lifting with Endurance Specialist Doctor Alex Harrison

From body weight strength training to heavy lifting: When and Why If you are only running every day, you may be hindering your training. Cross training is extremely important to be at your best and today’s guest will speak to us about how to use cross... 

November 20, 2019

Optimize Your Running with Integrated Periodization: Dr. James Hoffmann

An annual, comprehensive training plan that includes cross training, recovery time, nutrition, and running with a few big race goals, is all part of the term periodization. When done properly, periodization allows for creating calculated major goals,... 

November 13, 2019

Start With Your Big Toe and Get Those Feet Involved for Better Running: Jay Dicharry

If You Want To Compete, Show Up Ready: Jay Dicharry How much credit do you give to your feet for making you a better runner?  If you are like most of us, those feet get put into shoes and then you just hope they’ll do their job.  It’s time to rethink... 

November 6, 2019

Quest for Gold: Stephanie Bruce Looking Strong for US Marathon Team in Tokyo 2020

Quest for Gold: Stephanie Bruce Stephanie Bruce is one of the most popular American distance runners competing on the circuit. She has used her platform to build up women, inspire others and uplift U.S. distance running as a whole. And it doesn’t hurt... 

October 30, 2019

Zombies Halloween and Running The Lost Coast: Camille Picott

Camille Picott: Undead Ultra II It’s almost Halloween and that means… Zombies… And what do you do when you come across a horde of zombies? Run! Ultra runner and author Camille Picott has written another suspense filled novel about long distance,... 

October 23, 2019

Quest for Gold: Gwen Jorgensen’s Story – A Family Affair

Go, Gwen, Go: A Family’s Journey to Olympic Gold Gwen Jorgensen won gold in the 2016 Rio Olympics, along with many other wins, and she is currently training hard for another medal in the 2020 Olympics, this time in the Marathon. We all know, it takes... 

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,... 

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