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Canadian Olympian & Exercise Physiologist Jessica O'Connell and Pro Obstacle Course racer & strength specialist Faye Stenning provide amazing training content on strength, running, and obstacle racing, with banter to boot!

To learn about their online coaching, please visit www.gritcoaching.net.

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Canadian Olympian & Exercise Physiologist Jessica O'Connell and Pro Obstacle Course racer & strength specialist Faye Stenning provide amazing training content on strength, running, and obstacle racing, with banter to boot!

To learn about their online coaching, please visit www.gritcoaching.net.

    Injury Prevention and Longevity in Running with Eoin Everard: Masters 3km World Champ & Physiotherapist

    Injury Prevention and Longevity in Running with Eoin Everard: Masters 3km World Champ & Physiotherapist

    This week we are joined by Eoin Everard, the current World and European Masters (Over 35)  3000m champion who also has a blazing sub-14 min 5km and sub-4 min mile under his belt. In addition to being an astonishing runner, but Eoin holds a PhD in Biomechanics and is a Physiotherapist and the founder of the BackAware Belt, a tool to help with back pain.
    In this episode we talk about injury prevention (particularly when it comes to the back), discuss methods to help you move better day-to-day, and how to effectively structure your strength training routine.
    We also talk about how to have longevity in running as we age and as priorities shift and share some fun stories along the way.
    This is an episode you're not going to want to miss! 
    The Nitty Gritty Training Podcast is hosted by Jessica O'Connell, MSc, CSEP-CEP, OLY, and Faye Stenning, BKin, and coaches at Grit Coaching! We offer custom run and strength training for runners, OCR, and hybrid athletes. Check us out!
     

    • 55 min
    The Positives of Negative Splitting

    The Positives of Negative Splitting

    You’ve done the training, and now all that’s left is executing your race. But…..how? In this episode, we give you the nitty gritty on different pacing strategies: what works, what doesn’t, and why. We tackle this both through physiology and personal experience: everyone’s got a good pace-related story!
    Proper pacing is absolutely essential for great performance. We’ll convince you why on this episode!
    This episode is hosted by Olympian/Exercise Physiologist Jessica O'Connell and OCR Star Faye Stenning, BKin, and coaches at Grit Coaching! We offer custom run and strength training for runners, OCR, and hybrid athletes. Check us out!

    • 45 min
    Catching up with Nicole Mericle: Tough Mudder Arabia, Knee rehab, and so much more!

    Catching up with Nicole Mericle: Tough Mudder Arabia, Knee rehab, and so much more!

    This week we are thrilled to catch up with OCR superstar Nicole Mericle!
    Nicole is fresh off her 2nd place finish at Tough Mudder Arabia which was arguably one of the most competitive OCR races in history with a prize purse that did not disappoint! 
     We also discuss Nicole's road to recovery after knee surgery, how the short course specialist changed her training to dominate a 8 hour event and much much more.
    This episode is hosted by Faye Stenning, BKin, and coach at Grit Coaching! We offer custom run and strength training for runners, OCR, and hybrid athletes. Check us out!

    • 1 hr
    Endurance Training Q and A

    Endurance Training Q and A

    You asked, we answered. 
    Really nailing your endurance training can be complicated - everyone knows "how" to run, but not everyone knows how to optimize their endurance training to suit their goals and ability.
    This re-released podcast gave listeners the chance to ask their burning endurance questions and gave us a chance to provide insight on a bunch of endurance-related topics. It's an episode of variety that you're sure to learn from! 
    This episode is hosted by Jessica O'Connell, MSc, CSEP-CEP, OLY, and Faye Stenning, BKin, and coaches at Grit Coaching! We offer custom run and strength training for runners, OCR, and hybrid athletes. Check us out!

    • 50 min
    Coaching FAQ for YOU!

    Coaching FAQ for YOU!

    We love putting together podcasts on sports performance topics we think are important but the reality is: YOU know what you know and don't know best! (whoo, that's a mouthful!)
     As my school teachers always told me, if you have a question, chances are that others in the room are wondering the same thing. On this re-released episode, we answer some of the queries we get the most often. 
    This episode is hosted by Jessica O'Connell, MSc, CSEP-CEP, OLY, and Faye Stenning, BKin, and coaches at Grit Coaching! We offer custom run and strength training for runners, OCR, and hybrid athletes. Check us out!

    • 46 min
    Winter Training Tips

    Winter Training Tips

    Winter training - it ain't so bad! 
    Faye and Jess, seasoned Canadian runners with souvenir frostbite scars, share their best tips on how to thrive during the winter training season. We've made all the wardrobe mistakes and created all the weather hacks so you don't have to! 
    This re-released episode is hosted by Jessica O'Connell, MSc, CSEP-CEP, OLY, and Faye Stenning, BKin, and coaches at Grit Coaching! We offer custom run and strength training for runners, OCR, and hybrid athletes. Check us out!

    • 29 min

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