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




Team RC Update 3/27/2020 - Live At-Home Strength Sessions!

In this week's Team RC update, Coach Michael talks about our new weekday live at-home strength training sessions on Youtube and also give details on how you can participate in the virtual race, which is happening on April 19th. Tune in now!


Up-Tempo Talks - Strategies for Returning from Injury

Are you coming back from injury and want to get back to running? Where to start from there? How to return to action stronger? Coaches Dylan and Ruairi share various practical strategies that you can apply today for faster return. Listen now!


Fitter as You Age with Carolee Walker

Carolee Belkin Walker is currently Chief of Staff in the office of the Special Presidential Envoy for Hostage Affairs at the U.S. Department of State. She’s a career professional at the Department with previous assignments as a congressional advisor in the Bureau of Legislative Affairs, the Deputy Director of the website, and a consular affairs officer and chief serving on crisis task forces such as the earthquake in Haiti and the earthquake and tsunami in Japan. Since 2014,...


How to Make the Most Out of Training Alone

In this challenging times, what areas you can focus now to make the most out of training? Coach Hayley explains in this podcast and also talks about the positives of having a period of time without racing.


Losing Running Fitness

How much you'll slowdown when not able to run? What is the effect of detraining on your VO2 Max and fitness level? How quickly do you lose your running fitness? Coach Claire explains in this Audio Blog podcast.


Team RC Update 3/20/2020 - Virtual Racing

In this episode, Coach Michael shares details about a virtual race that Team RunnersConnect is organizing next month. Listen now to know how you can take part in this event that helps you keep focused on your goals and maintain a positive mindset.


How to Love Running When You're Not Racing

With many of us don't have races to do, what steps you can take to stay focused on your running and fitness goals? Why you need to reevaluate your purpose when it comes to running? How to be more productive when you've to work from home? Coaches Dylan and Ruairi share some great tips and ideas in today's podcast. Listen now!


World Record Dad Calum Neff

Calum Neff- World Record Holder in Stroller Marathon and 10k This week we talk with Calum Neff, who holds the Guinness world record in the marathon and the 10k while pushing a stroller, or as they say in the UK, while pushing a "pram." Calum’s accomplishments are amazing and he has a unique perspective on getting fit as a family. Currently residing in Houston, TX, he started running at four years old. His wife, Julie, and his three young daughters have helped define Calum’s running...


Foot Strength

How to strengthen your foot? What exercises can help stretch your foot and calf muscles? Coach Laura explains in today's podcast.


What To Do If Your Race Is Cancelled

So your race is likely to get cancelled or postponed. Now what to do? In this week's audio blog, Coach Claire reads an article about how to potentially adjust your schedule for another race and why now is the best time to work on your weaknesses.


Team RC Update 3/13/2020

As many big-city races are getting cancelled due to Coronavirus, what can you do to remain positive and stay focused on other aspects of your running goals? Coach Michael gives suggestions on how to cope and turn this situation into a more positive one.


Coach Dylan's Olympic Trials Recap

In this podcast about Olympic Trails recap, Coach Dylan talks about various interesting things that happened before, during and after the race. Listen now!


Are Your Glutes Asleep? Fix Your Form with PT Abby Douek

Sleepy glutes… yes, this is an actual thing for many runners. And it’s just one of an assortment of issues runners can suffer from. Whether it’s injury, weakness, or just inefficiency and injury prevention, a great physical therapist works individually with athletes to increase performance. And that is exactly what PT Abby Douek, owner of and therapist at Run Raleigh Physical Therapy and Performance Lab, does with her athletes. In this episode, we learn a lot about form; how to analyze it,...


Are You Doing Enough For Your Bone Density

Can exercise alone prevent age-related bone loss? Do all kinds of running activities help build your bone mass? What can you do as a runner to protect your bone density? Coach Hayley explains in today's podcast episode.


How Much Will Wind Slow You Down

How much will running in windy conditions is going to affect your race? Does running in the wind cool you quicker? In this RC audio blog, Coach Claire talks about different research studies on the relationship between wind resistance and running performance and also shares tips for tackling the windy races.


Team RC Update 3/6/2020

In this week's edition of the RC update, Coach Michael shares details about the "Athlete of the Week", an achievement made by one of our coaches and how runners can prepare for Coronavirus. Tune in Now!


Q & A with Coach Dylan On His Journey To The Olympic Trials

In today's podcast, Coach Ruairi interviews Coach Dylan about his journey to the Olympic marathon trails. Find out how he qualified for the race, the roadblocks he faced, his training plans and his preparation strategy for this race course.


Pros and Cons of Pace Groups with OTQ Pacer Rick Powell

At RunnersConnect, we get a lot of questions about using pace groups in races. While we teach about how you should run your own race, there is something undeniably beneficial about running with a group. It's been proven that being a part of a group with the same goal lowers your own perception of effort which makes running hard feel easier. And the idea of just blindly trusting a group and letting go of the mental math that you have to do when you pace yourself, is unbelievably...


3 Things To Add To Your Training

In today's podcast, Coach Laura discusses 3 simple things that you can add to your training to get the most out of yourself. Tune in now!


How To Suceed At Running as a Master

Are you a master runner? Is strength training necessary for you? How about speed work? Coach Claire clarifies and shares a few other tips to make running more pleasant for master runners. Listen now!