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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.

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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 8/14/2020: Team Update - Our CEO Eats Crow

    Team RC Update 8/14/2020: Team Update - Our CEO Eats Crow

    In today's episode, Coach Michael talks about his experience as a high school runner and college athlete, and why is it worth to consider college sports from an athlete's perspective. 

    • 12 min
    Up-Tempo Talks - Running Headlines - A London Showdown & the U.S. HIgh School Trail Championship 2020/08/13

    Up-Tempo Talks - Running Headlines - A London Showdown & the U.S. HIgh School Trail Championship 2020/08/13

    Coach Dylan and Coach Ruairi welcome you back to another episode on running headlines where we cover the latest events and actions that happened in the running world during the past week or so. Listen now!

    • 32 min
    Battling Depression with Running Shoes and a Dog: Nita Sweeney - 08/12/2020

    Battling Depression with Running Shoes and a Dog: Nita Sweeney - 08/12/2020

    Battling Depression with Running Shoes and a Dog: Nita Sweeney A major depressive episode turned Nita Sweeney from the law to writing. She is now an award-winning author who shares what she’s learned in her autobiographical Amazon best seller Depression Hates a Moving Target: How Running with My Dog Brought Me Back from the Brink.   
    Running, and more specifically, running with her dog helped change Nina’s life and her mental health, and she talks with Coach Claire about how running can be an effective tool for managing mental health issues, the challenges and limitations of running, the importance of community, even a virtual one, for keeping your spirits and your training up, and for all you new pandemic puppy owners, she shares tips on how to run with your new friend. 
    Nita has been plying her writing trade for over 25 years, and her work has been featured in health.com, healthline.com, livestrong.com, Fupping.com, PsychCentral.com, bpHope.com, Bustle.com, NextAvenue.com, UpJourney.com, Medium.com, Pawstruck.com, Thrive Global, WGRN, Sweatpants & Coffee, Authority Magazine, Intergenerational Inspiration, 2014 and Beyond, and Pretty Progressive, and in bp Magazine and Epoch Times, on the Word Carver, Running Dad, My Brain on Endorphins, and Diz Runs podcasts, and was nominated for the Ohio Arts Council Governor's Award. Her articles, essays, and poems have appeared in Buddhist America, Dog World, Dog Fancy, Writer's Journal, Country Living, Pitkin Review, Spring Street, The Taos News, WNBA-SF blog, Pencil Storm, The Writing Cooperative, It's Not Your Journey, Wide Open Writing, and other newspapers and newsletters. She writes the blog, Bum Glue and publishes the monthly email, Write Now Columbus.  
    Her poem "Memorial" won the Dublin Arts Council's Poet's Choice Award and an early draft of her memoir, Depression Hates a Moving Target: How Running with My Dog Brought Me Back from the Brink, (previously titled Twenty-Six Point Freaking Two) was short-listed for the William Faulkner - William Wisdom Creative Writing Competition Award. The book was awarded a Maxwell Medal in the Human Animal Bond category of the Dog Writers Association of America writing competition. It is a #1 Amazon Bestseller in the "mood disorders," "bipolar disorder," and "running & jogging" categories. The book was selected by Ohioana Library to be included in the 2020 Ohioana Festival.
    Nita also coauthored the popular writing journal, You Should Be Writing: A Journal of Inspiration and Instruction to Keep Your Pen Moving, with Brenda Knight (Women of the Beat Generation.)
    Nita earned a journalism degree from The E.W. Scripps School of Journalism at Ohio University, a law degree from The Ohio State University, and a Master of Fine Arts degree in Creative Writing from Goddard College. She serves on the board of the Women's National Book Association of San Francisco. For ten years, she studied with and assisted best-selling author Natalie Goldberg (Writing Down the Bones) at week-long writing workshops teaching the "rules of writing practice" and leading participants in sitting and walking meditation. Goldberg authorized Nita to teach "writing practice" and Nita has taught for nearly twenty years.
    When she's not writing and teaching, Nita runs. She has completed three full marathons, 27 half marathons (in eighteen states), and more than 80 shorter races. Nita lives in central Ohio with her husband and biggest fan, Ed, and her yellow Labrador running partner, Scarlet (aka #ninetyninepercentgooddog).
     
     
    Questions Nita is asked:         
    2:41 Let's start with your running journey.  How did you begin to run regularly?
     
    5:03 Your running journey is also connected to your mental health journey. Can you talk a little bit about that?
     
    7:46 What was it like finding a running community?
     
    10:14 How specifically has running help

    • 42 min
    Tweaks to Optimise Training and Health as an Older Runner - 2020/08/11

    Tweaks to Optimise Training and Health as an Older Runner - 2020/08/11

    In today's podcast, Coach Hayley talks about some training tweaks that master runners can make to optimize their running performance and their health going forward. Tune in now!

    • 7 min
    Introduction to Running Biomechanics 2020/08/10

    Introduction to Running Biomechanics 2020/08/10

    What is running biomechanics? How improving your mechanics can help improve your running performance and reduce susceptibility to injury? Find out in today's podcast from Coach Claire.

    • 11 min
    Team RC Update 8/7/2020: Team Update - What The Running Community Thinks About Races In 2020

    Team RC Update 8/7/2020: Team Update - What The Running Community Thinks About Races In 2020

    What the running community thinks about participating in 2020 races such as London Marathon? In today's episode, Coach Michael talks about the email responses he received on this topic and the reasons runners gave on why they want to run or not to run a race.

    • 17 min

Customer Reviews

4.6 out of 5
42 Ratings

42 Ratings

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Fantastic info

Thank you runners connect and shanai always so much golden information loved the latest one about specific training and sport specific strengthening to make the most of our running lives really makes sense ❤️

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Insightful and Informative

Run to The Top offers up insights and information that assist runners off all levels fulfil their running potential. Tina is a skillful host who is able to apply her inisghts and running experiences with guests for the benefit of the listener. Brad Beer running.physio

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Tina Muir is fantastic

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Tina Muir is fantastic; she is an elite Runner who is modest and interviews top people, and asks pertinent questions.

This is the best Running podcast.

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