20 episodes

Welcome to Running Explained, where ALL your running questions are answered! For new AND experienced runners, from training to racing, nutrition, recovery, gear, AND MORE, there's always something new to learn about running. Evidence-based answers in a weekly Q&A episode! Submit your running question to elisabeth@runningexplained.co

The Running Explained Podcast Running Explained

    • Sports

Welcome to Running Explained, where ALL your running questions are answered! For new AND experienced runners, from training to racing, nutrition, recovery, gear, AND MORE, there's always something new to learn about running. Evidence-based answers in a weekly Q&A episode! Submit your running question to elisabeth@runningexplained.co

    20: "Using Power as a Running Metric" with Nathan Fenton of RunPowerCoach!

    20: "Using Power as a Running Metric" with Nathan Fenton of RunPowerCoach!

    What is power, do you ask? Well, this episode with Nathan Fenton of RunPowerCoach will teach you all about what "power" is, how you measure it, why it's useful, and then of course the conversation just gets nice and nerdy about training like all conversations between running coaches tend to do!! I learned some VERY cool stuff from Nathan in this conversation, so I know you'll learn some very cool things too!⁠




    What is power and how is it different from pace or heart rate?⁠
    How do you measure power?⁠
    Using power to set your goals and find your goal pace efforts (& modeling outcomes)⁠
    Converting training plans to use power⁠
    Using power on easy run days⁠
    How to quantify training load with power⁠
    Can you use "Power" on a treadmill or using the watts output on a peloton tread?⁠

    -

    Nathan is a lifelong endurance athlete and fascinated by the many different coaching methodologies. As an athlete, he has completed Ironman Triathlons in Australia, Europe and the UK, competed in running races from 5km to 100km and is a big proponent of heavy strength work for endurance athletes. As a coach he has taught running technique since 2014, written online training programs since 2016 and is always tinkering with principles from other sports to see how they can apply to endurance sport.

    Get in touch with Nathan!
    nathan@enferrunning.com.au
    www.runpowercoach.com
    www.instagram.com/runpowercoach
    www.instagram.com/snowyfenton
    www.facebook.com/runpowercoach
    www.twitter.com/runpowercoach
    --

    If you like the show, please remember to rate & subscribe!

    TRAINING PLANS NOW AVAILABLE: www.runningexplained.co


    ---

    This episode is sponsored by
    · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app

    • 1 hr 5 min
    19: "Dissecting a Bad Run, Workout, or Race"

    19: "Dissecting a Bad Run, Workout, or Race"

    Bad days... we all have them! But there is a heck of a lot to learn from the days that don't go the way we planned. In this episode, we break down the common causes behind "bad days", whether in a normal everyday run, in a workout, or on race day and cover topics like...


    Cumulative Fatigue
    Expectation vs Reality
    WHY you keep your easy days easy
    HOW to execute a workout
    Workout Paces & Why?
    Race Paces & Goal Setting
    Race Strategy
    Fueling & Hydration
    Training for the Course/Conditions
    The Taper

    --

    If you like the show, please remember to rate & subscribe!

    TRAINING PLANS NOW AVAILABLE: www.runningexplained.co




    ---

    This episode is sponsored by
    · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app

    • 1 hr 16 min
    18: "Common Running Injuries" with Carmen Scuito

    18: "Common Running Injuries" with Carmen Scuito

    COMMON RUNNING INJURIES with Carmen Scuito, aka @chocolatemilkrunner! This episode is a massive survey of the most common running injuries, their symptoms, and their causes!⁠




    IT Band Syndrome⁠
    Runner's Knee (Patellofemoral Syndrome)⁠
    Inner Knee Pain/Bursitis⁠
    What Hip Flexors Do⁠
    Piriformis Syndrome⁠
    Importance of Core Strength⁠
    Quad & Hamstring Strains⁠
    Shin Splints (& Stress Fractures)⁠
    Soleus or Calf Pain/Burning⁠
    Achilles Tendonitis⁠
    The Importance of Ankle Mobility⁠
    Plantar Fasciitis⁠
    Peroneal Tendonitis⁠



    Also...⁠

    IS IT THE SHOES??⁠ (i.e. can shoes cause or fix injuries?)

    ⁠Plus... bonus chatting about carbon-plate racing shoes!

    --

    Carmen Scuito is a Las Vegas-based runner pursuing his advanced degree as a Physical Therapist. Find him on Instagram at @chocolatemilkrunner!

    --

    If you like the show, please remember to rate & subscribe!

    TRAINING PLANS NOW AVAILABLE: www.runningexplained.co




    ---

    This episode is sponsored by
    · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app

    • 59 min
    17: "Running in the Heat"

    17: "Running in the Heat"

    Summer is coming... are you ready? In this episode, I break down everything you need to know about running in the heat and how to become acclimated to running in warmer temps!




    🌡️Thermoregulation & core temperature⁠
    🌡️What about humidity?⁠
    🌡️ALL ABOUT SWEATING!!⁠
    🌡️Signs of heat stress/heat stroke⁠
    🌡️How to stay hydrated⁠
    🌡️What happens during the heat acclimation process?⁠
    🌡️How to stay safe & perform well in the heat⁠⁠



    --

    If you like the show, please remember to rate & subscribe!

    TRAINING PLANS NOW AVAILABLE: www.runningexplained.co


    ---

    This episode is sponsored by
    · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app

    • 1 hr 2 min
    16: "The Rules of Running (& when to break them)" with Alison Staples

    16: "The Rules of Running (& when to break them)" with Alison Staples

    This episode was a total blast to record with Run Coach & Under Armour Running Ambassador Alison Staples (@alioop_0_o_runs on Instagram!) We went through some common "rules" of running and discussed if it was an *always* rule or if or when you can "break" that rule!!

    Some of the "rules" we discussed...


    Always follow a hard day with an easy day
    Never increase your miles by more than 10% each week
    Run most of your miles in your easy effort zone
    Build your base before adding speed
    Replace your shoe every 300-500 miles
    Never run when your pain at rest is 3/10 or greater
    A 180 cadence is the best cadence

    Alison Staples is an RRCA-certified running coach,  a global run ambassador for Under Armour Running, the Co-Leader of Baltimore Based Run Club Riot Squad Running, and has been featured in Runner's World and Self Magazines!

    --

    If you like the show, please remember to rate & subscribe! 

    TRAINING PLANS NOW AVAILABLE: www.runningexplained.co




    ---

    This episode is sponsored by
    · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app

    • 54 min
    15: "How to Read a Training Plan"

    15: "How to Read a Training Plan"

    This week we're talking about TRAINING PLANS! What they are, why they are structured the way they are, differences between different plans, and how to read one!

    When & why do you need a training plan?
    Why & how are training plans structured the way they are!
    The basics of training periodization
    Race-specific training plans
    Base-building training plans
    How to read a training plan

    --
    If you like the show, please remember to rate & subscribe! 
    TRAINING PLANS NOW AVAILABLE: www.runningexplained.co

    • 1 hr 3 min

Top Podcasts In Sports