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A collective of conversations that inspire and encourage runners who know deep down that the world we want to create already exists and that we all play a role in bringing it to life. Join former professional runner and life-long athlete, Tina Muir in this unique running podcast. We don’t talk with professional runners about their wins, what shoes to wear, or what training is best. Instead, we relate every experience back to you, and love to think hard about the questions and dialogue you wa ...
 
Ever wish you could ask your running questions to our staff of expert coaches? How about listen in on questions your fellow runners have? Now you can with the RunnersConnect Extra Kick Podcast! Our coaches will give in-depth answers to your running questions 5 days per week. Get actionable lessons in our bite-sized podcast while you run, when you’re at the gym, and on your commute
 
Mojo for Running Coach Debbie Voiles presents training principles and running news. From beginners to marathoners, all runners will learn how to make wise training decisions. Topics include training schedule, base building, tapering, cross training, speed work, stretching, nutrition, drills, and much more. Learn how to train smart to achieve your goals.
 
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Join me for a 30 or 45 minute run in St Louis. We start with a check-in with our body and mind, take in all our senses, and then have a conversation. I answer the question about which sport I would do if I was not a runner, and then reflect on the other sports I have committed to during my life. What would you do if running wasn't an option? And wh…
 
Bravery. Courage. Strength. Vulnerability. Our guest today is Angela Pohl, one of our own Running for Real community members. She shares with us the story of her breast cancer diagnostic and treatment journey as she gets ready for a double mastectomy surgery on June 11. There’s so much we can all learn from Angela, starting with her admirable minds…
 
Having a solid fueling plan for the marathon can make the difference between a great race and a disaster. But how do you know what to eat, how much to eat, and when? Coach Claire Bartholic explains exactly how much runners need to take in before and during the marathon. She talks what you should be doing in the days before the race to top off your …
 
Are you ready to be inspired? And maybe have some fun while we are at it? Then this is the episode for you. For most of us, qualifying for the Olympics is a completely unrelateable accomplishment, right? Well how about qualifying for FIVE of them? Abdi Abdirahman is the only American distance runner to qualify for five Olympic Games. At age 44, Abd…
 
In this episode, we run along a quiet trail near St Louis. If you are missing nature around you, this run will be a perfect way to check in with your body. Part meditation, part run, all Tina. Would love for you to join me. Thank you to Beam for sponsoring this episode. I am loving using their hydration products during my training. Before, after, a…
 
Sika Henry is proof that we can speak our goals into existence. If there’s anyone who exemplifies persistence and determination, it’s Sika. After years of training, a serious bike, crash, and even a pandemic, in May 2021 Sika became the first U.S. Black Female Professional Triathlete. In this episode, Sika shares how she started as a college walk-o…
 
Do you want to know the number one way to get faster as a runner? SLOW DOWN! Yes, it seems like the opposite of what you want to do to improve, but it's absolutely true. In this bonus episode of the Run to the Top, Coach Claire Bartholic will explain the science behind aerobic development and recovery and why slow, easy runs are the most beneficial…
 
Accurate nutrition information for runners can get pretty murky out there. It can be tough to figure out what’s really important and really, what’s even true. And that’s why I’ve brought on Meghann Featherstun who’s going to give it to us straight. Meghann is a registered dietitian and board-certified specialist in sports dietetics at Featherstone …
 
Join me for a 30 or 45 minute run with 2-4 strides. We start with a check in with our body and mind, take in all our senses, and then have a conversation. In this episode, I answer Elizabeth's question about my most challenging race. I talk about the two races I consider to be toughest, one I handled badly, and the other I handled well. If we were …
 
As marathons and full races are starting to come onto the scene again, in this episode we welcome someone who talks about training for and preparing for a marathon, along with fun topics of creating running music playlists and the current rise in podcasting. Matthew Huff is a writer, runner, running playlist extraordinaire, and author of Marathoner…
 
On this bonus Run to the Top, we are going to talk about racing, and specifically over-racing. That’s when you are racing so often that it’s actually hurting your progress as a runner. Now you might be wondering why I chose this topic, over-racing, right now just as some races are finally coming back after the pandemic. But that’s EXACTLY why I thi…
 
Can new tech in your shoe change the way you run for the better? We are all used to our watches telling us how fast (or slow) we are, counting our heartbeats, our footsteps, or even telling us how much recovery we need (or trying to anyway!) But now there is technology that can tell us even more. New wearables can give us some clues to our own uniq…
 
Join me for a workout? After our regular mental and physical check in, we do 5 x 1 minute hard (with 1 minute recovery) together. We check in with our senses and surroundings and wrap up the 30 minute with another check in. The 45 minute group will do an additional 2 x 1 minute in the final 15 minutes. There is no pressure, paces, or expectations h…
 
This episode is like eavesdropping on some friends’s conversation– we welcome Sabrina Little and Sara Mahoney, two of Tina’s close friends. We have a great dynamic between Sara, a professor of exercise physiology and researcher of nutrition and ultra-endurance performance. We also have Sabrina who is a professional ultra runner for Hoka, a philosop…
 
Can you run a specific workout pace on feel alone? Without looking at your watch? Tempo runs, steady runs, threshold runs, VO2 max workouts...they all have a "feel" to them and if you can learn how to pace them properly without being a slave to your watch, you can become a better, more adaptable runner. On this bonus episode of the Run to the Top, …
 
Lindsey Bomgren from Nourish Move Love is a super fit Minnesota trainer and creator of amazing and free YouTube strength videos. While they are not marketed as “runners’ workouts” they are the exact same exercises that Coach Claire prescribes to athletes because they are classic strength moves that build better runners. But Lindsey just does them b…
 
As always, we start with mental and physical check ins, assessment of our five senses, and reflection. We spend the second half of the run, I answer Jerry's question about the strategies I have learned, and how I learned to race. What have you learned about how you race best? In the final part, I answer Camilla's question of would I reset my PRs an…
 
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