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Running podcast to motivate and help runners of every level, speed, and age run their best. Sinead Haughey interviews running influencers, scientists, psychologists, nutritionists, and everyday runners with inspiring stories.

Running podcast to motivate and help runners of every level, speed, and age run their best. Sinead Haughey interviews running influencers, scientists, psychologists, nutritionists, and everyday runners with inspiring stories.
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Running podcast to motivate and help runners of every level, speed, and age run their best. Sinead Haughey interviews running influencers, scientists, psychologists, nutritionists, and everyday runners with inspiring stories.




Injuries Suck! How to Rebound Faster and Better with Carrie Jackson Cheadle and Cindy Kuzma - RTTT 2019-12-04

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 athletes are destroyed by the experience, others emerge from their recovery better, stronger, and more confident than ever. How? Rebound, a new book co-authored by Carrie Jackson Cheadle and Cindy Kuzma, offers a roadmap to work toward a...


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

Strength Training From Body Weight Exercises to Major Lifting with Endurance Specialist Doctor Alex Harrison 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 training, specifically strength training, for ultimate results in your annual running plan. From body weight strength training to weightlifting, Dr. Alex Harrison will talk to us about how to use...


Optimize Your Running with Integrated Periodization: Dr. James Hoffmann

When done properly, periodization allows for creating calculated major goals, and measured improvement in short, mid, and long-term objectives. Today Dr. James Hoffmann will break down some of the details of an integrated, annual training plan that can help you peak when you need to by coordinating the three big parts: body, mind, and spirit; that unique individual who comprises YOU!


Start With the Big Toe and Get Those Feet Involved: 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 the strategic value of those two extremities that connect you to the ground and push you forward with every single step. Our guest today is Jay Dicharry and Jay is one of the foremost authorities on running bio-mechanics. Jay built his international reputation as an expert in bio-mechanical...


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

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 that she’s having one of the best years of her professional career.


Zombies Halloween and Running The Lost Coast: Camille Picott

Spooky zombies and running the Lost Coast 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, endurance running and the dangers that lurk in the apocalyptic, new world of blood-thirsty zombies and renegade survivors. Her newest book features the perilous, fascinating, and REAL Lost Coast on the rugged and isolated northern...


Quest for Gold: the Gwen Jorgensen Story

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 a village to raise an Olympian and today we talk with two of Gwen’s family members, Nancy and Elizabeth Jorgensen. They authored Go, Gwen, Go, a book about the Jorgensen family’s commitment to Gwen’s success and ambition to be a world champion...


500 Pound Couch Potato Turns Marathoner and Ironman: Marcus Cook

From almost 500 pounds and a total couch potato to a living example of how extreme health improvements are possible, Marcus Cook talks to us about his own journey of weight loss and athletic discovery and how he was supported by so many along the way. In New York, Sunday, November 3, 2019, carrying a large placard of “Fat Marcus”, “Fit Marcus” will run 26.2 miles in the biggest marathon in the world. He wants to share the message that “anything is possible” and each of us is capable of...


Badwater 135 and Badass Course Records with Michelle Barton

Michelle Barton, Ultra Runner and Co-Host of the Training For Ultra and Trail Runner Nation podcasts, joins us this week to talk about her experience and accomplishments with Ultra Trail Running. Michelle has run some incredible races including Badwater 135, from Death Valley to Mt. Whitney; the Javelina Jundred, a 100 mile self proclaimed desert trail run costume party; and Caballo Blanco joining the Tarahumara Indians in Mexico. She has also set over 24 course records. Michelle’s running...


Chicago Marathon: Insider's Guide with Carey Pinlowski

What makes The Chicago Marathon a special member of the World Marathon Series, and what makes the city that hosts it so special itself? 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 to us direct from Chicago. Carey shares some of the “inside stuff” to help race participants, as well as spectators, understand and enjoy how the race comes...


Instant Coaching with Artificial Intelligence: Racefox Co-founder Magnus Jonsson

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 run? Or is it something more, something that can actually change us into even better runners for the rest of our lives? Today, on Run to the Top Podcast we will speak with Magnus Jonsson, co-founder of Racefox, a wearable, artificial intelligence platform that responds to your running style and...


Michael Wardian - SF Marathon and World Marathon Challenge Winner

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 by the Bay with Fisherman’s Wharf, Golden Gate Park, cable cars, and surrounded by ocean is truly magical. For some folks, including Michael Wardian, 26.2 miles is just a warm-up. In July 2019 Michael won the San Francisco Double Marathon – 2 X on the course for a total of 52.4 miles!...


Miles to Go With Dean Karnazes: Running for the Soul

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 the planet. In this episode, Dean shares some of his favorite stories from this book, his favorite and toughest runs, and his general passion for all things running. An acclaimed endurance athlete and NY Times bestselling author, Dean has pushed his body and mind to inconceivable...


Love Running? A Different Take on Starting a Running Business with Jeff Gaudette, Founder of Runners Connect

Jeff Gaudette Talks About Another Type of Running Business 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 during the talk was to introduce you, as running lovers, to some of the business options out there that cater to runners if you are considering this line of work. Today we have our very own Runners Connect Founder Jeff Gaudette to share his story....


Run with Stride. Start a Running Business with Misa, Katie, and Jeff

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 Jeff Gaudette at Runners Connect, take their passion and build it into a viable business. Today we have three great people joining us who will share their thoughts and experiences on the running business they have developed. Misa Dugally, Jeff Stokes, and Katie Ownbey will talk about their business called...


Mental Toughness and How It Can Improve Your Running with Dr. Michele Ufer

Yes You Can! Leveraging his college experience organizing and leading expedition trips that helped people discover, and push past, what they thought were their limits, Dr. Michele Ufer has written a bestselling book on mental toughness training for runners. He is an internationally sought-after expert in sports and management psychology and a successful ultrarunner. As speaker, coach, and mental trainer, the bestselling author motivates athletes, executives, and other high performers,...


Running Across the USA - 7 Times with Bjorn Suneson

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 once, but a staggering 7 times? And maybe more importantly, WHY? In this episode, we meet Bjorn Suneson, the man who has done just that. I think we can all agree that runners are just a bit ‘crazy’ and perhaps Bjorn is even more Runner-Crazy than most of us. In our...


Run Better: Coach Greg McMillan - Super Starch and More

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 McMillan and McMillan Running are names that are highly respected and have been part of the running world for many years. Greg truly believes SuperStarch® is an essential part of a runner’s toolbox. He will also share tips and tricks from his vast...


Superstarch Science How it Benefits Runners with Dr. Krista Austin - The UCAN Story Part 2

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 story from its inception as a life-saving nutrient to its evolution as a power drink that Meb Keflezighi, Dathan Rytzenheim, and many top athletes rely on. We are now in part 2 of this amazing story that has, up to this point, introduced our listeners to Wendy Feldman, Shoba Murali, and Meb...


RTTT 2019-07-24 Shoba Murali, Wendy Feldman, and Meb Keflezighi - The UCAN Story

t’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, too. Today we speak with Shoba Murali, one of the developers of Generation UCAN (also known as Super Starch) Wendy Feldman, the mother of a child born with Glycogen Storage Disease, and (THE) Meb Keflezighi about how Generation UCAN came about,...