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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.




Best End of Summer/Early Fall Races with 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, President of Road Runners Club of America and he has some favorites he will share with us. With varying distances, locations, and difficulties, Mitchell has run and raced a lot of territory and visited a lot of events around the country. He will give us enough details for you to make an educated decision on your next road race –...


For a Sub 3 Hour Marathon Get Used To Being Uncomfortable: Lauren Curley

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 program in college and her running career took off from there competing in ultra racing, trail racing, and obstacle racing. In addition to a great first marathon time, Lauren has placed first female in 2 50k’s and in the SoCal Warrior Dash. Not bad for a new-ish runner...


Functional Yoga for Runners Take It Anywhere with Erin Taylor

Erin Taylor believes that yoga can save your body from injury and understands the importance of this to runners. Yoga has changed her ability as an athlete and she started a company called Jasyoga to offer yoga in a functional, fun format for runners to remain healthy and injury free. Erin says “Do some yoga today. Anything is better than nothing. Do two minutes, do thirty seconds, do something for your body and feel the difference.”


Endure: Mind Body and the Curiously Elastic Limits of Human Performance with Alex Hutchinson

Alex shares the science and the mysteries of endurance, a subject near and dear to all runners. From short sprints to ultra-marathons, endurance plays a crucial role and today we find out what it is and how to extend it. Alex covered Nike’s Breaking 2 project in 2017 where elite marathoner Eliud Kipchoge attempted a sub-2 hour marathon, albeit in fabricated and controlled conditions. Kipchoge came up just short, but in so doing, showed us how close the human body actually is to breaking...


Triathlete of the Year 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 in triathlons around the world as the top ranked triathlete. Katie shares with us her athletic background from running cross-country in High School and college to becoming a professional triathlete. She discusses her mental preparation for...


How Rowing Can Help Your Running with Caley Crawford

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 difference in our overall training. Caley Crawford, shares details on how to improve your running with rowing. We all know that cross training can be extremely beneficial. But, just like running, it needs to be done with proper form and technique to get the most out of it.


Can Yoga Make Us Better Runners with Lindsay Junk

Can doing yoga make us better runners? Yoga practice has been around for thousands of years 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 time. Today we have Lindsay Junk, marathoner, triathlete, and president of YogaSix to share her thoughts and offer some specific yoga poses that benefit runners. A background in nutrition and personal training as well as her experience...


Heel Strikers, Gait Analysis, What Has Changed? Matt Phillips Returns to Share the New Stuff

This episode will give you new insight on improving your running performance and reducing injuries. Matt Phillips is a Running Injury & Performance specialist based in Sussex, England. As a writer for numerous publications and websites, he is a popular speaker at national & international conferences, and has his own bi-monthly podcast called 'RunChatLive' helping runners, coaches and therapists clear up the myths & misconceptions that are certainly a part of this sport. Matt shares his...


How to Run Hills and Not be Intimidated with Coach Dylan Belles

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, it’s all part of the running experience. Yet, how many of us know how to use hills effectively and to our optimal benefit to improve our running? In this episode Dylan discusses hills and why all of us can benefit from understanding how to run them better and how...


Measuring Success As A Runner with Kate Pallardy

Kate reached a do or die moment, her senior year of college, a moment where she either made a drastic change or let her spirit wither away. The 2 words that kept repeating were CHANGE and RUN. So with the need to feel powerful and the thrill to seek adventure and new roads, she signed up for a 50-mile race… her first ever running race with only 3 cold Chicago months to take her non-running self across the finish line of a grueling footrace in the backwoods of Pekin, Illinois (McNaughton...


7 Essential Stretches with Austin Martinez

In this week’s episode, Austin Martinez, Director of Education at StretchLab describes the 7 Essential Stretches for runners and why we need to include flexibility and strength workouts in addition to just running miles for injury prevention and optimum performance as a runner. These stretches focus on the following areas of our bodies: Feet, Lower Legs, Quads, Hamstrings, Glutes, Spine, Core, and Upper Body. (Ok, that’s really 8, but Upper Body is easily overlooked for runners and Austin...


Ultra Running and Zombies with Author Camille Picott

What do zombies and ultra marathons have to do with each other? We find out in this week’s episode where we talk with Undead Ultra book author and ultra runner, Camille Piccott, as we honor Zombie Awareness month in May. We discuss Camille’s 3 zombie books with ultra running heroes: Dawn Patrol, Undead Ultra, and Dorm Life. We are in for a fun and provocative discussion of the merits of ultra-running and the apocalyptic potential of zombies taking over the earth.


CBD / Cannabis; What Can It Do For Runners with Caleb Simpson

Hemp, marijuana, CBD, THC... How are they related and can they help runners? Are they even legal? Can CBD alleviate pain and inflammation? What is the science behind it? Are our bodies actually pre-wired for this? There is a lot of chatter about CBD supplements, but what is actually known? Our guest today is Caleb Simpson from Hemp Daddy’s Therapeutics. Caleb will give us the facts and fill in the missing pieces of the hemp/CBD mystery.


Half Marathon American Record Holder and Olympian Ryan Hall - Run The Mile You're In

Ryan Hall - Run The Mile You’re In Olympic athlete and American record holder in the half marathon Ryan Hall hasn’t always loved running. In his new book, Run the Mile You’re In: Finding God in Every Step, Ryan reveals how he got his unlikely start in running, both the “why” and the secret to the success of his 20-year athletic career. He encourages others to run their own races with confidence.


First Time at Boston Marathon with Scott Mattingly

For many of us, the Boston Marathon is not just a Bucket List race, but a Bucket List goal altogether. While we’re excited to see what the elite field can do in one of the most famous running events, thousands of non-elite runners will also be putting their bodies and their minds to the test next Monday. Scott Mattingly, 60, is one such runner. Born and raised in Catonsville, Maryland, Scott will be competing in his first ever Boston Marathon in 2019.


Boston Marathon Hopefuls and HOKA Team NAZ Elite with Coach Ben Rosario

Who will win at the Boston Marathon in 2019? Coach Ben Rosario offers a few thoughts on the overall field and his own contenders from the Hoka Team NAZ Elite in Flagstaff, Arizona. Ben has been just about everything in the running industry; elite athlete, special events director for a big city marathon, running store owner, marketing director, elite athlete coordinator and of course…coach. His number one passion though, has always been the competitive side of the sport and he brings a...


Best Shoes of 2019 with Derek Wun, A Runner's Mind Shoe Store

We choose different running shoes for terrain, weather, price, ability, etc. In the second of this 2 part series we are talking with Derek Wun, running shoe expert in California as we continue our search into the best running shoes of 2019. Derek will add to what started with Ross Martinson, from Philadelphia Runner Stores last week with his California based choices of the best running shoes of the year.


Best Shoes of 2019 Part 1 with Ross Martinson, Owner of Philadelphia Runner

Shoes. As individual as… well, feet. In this episode’s conversation, we discuss training and racing shoes for both road and trail, what the unique features are as well as their (approximate) weights and price points. If your favorite shoes have started to lose some life, this will give you some ideas you can take to your local running store to find your next running sole-mate. In the history of running, there has probably never been a time when more styles, brands, and models have been...


Cutting Edge Power, Pace and Heart Rate Wearables with Tom Fowler, President Polar USA

Tom Fowler, president of Polar USA shares his thoughts on the future of wearables and how the data they provide will help the connected athlete improve their performance. Tom has vast expertise and engaging stories about fitness as a former professional triathlete, and via business experience with Intel, Recon Instruments and Cervelo Cycles plus a world handle on what runners want and need from technology.


Ketosis and Fat Burning Benefits for Runners with Doctors Art Zemach and Mark Cucuzzella

Two medical doctors, who are also avid runners and personally advocate for the fat burning way of eating that creates ketosis, speak to host Stephanie Kay Atwood about fat loss and increased performance as a runner. We’re talking with Dr. Mark Cucuzzella and Art Zemach, who have both interviewed on this podcast before. This is an informative and interesting topic for many of you, presented from professionals who know the subject intimately. Both doctors have used the Low Carb / High Fat...