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Running Rogue is a podcast produced by Rogue Running in Austin, TX. We are here to talk about all things running and help you become a better runner along the way! Check us out at www.roguerunning.com.

Running Rogue Chris McClung

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Running Rogue is a podcast produced by Rogue Running in Austin, TX. We are here to talk about all things running and help you become a better runner along the way! Check us out at www.roguerunning.com.

    Episode #238: Hope and Houlihan

    Episode #238: Hope and Houlihan

    With this episode, I take a departure from my usual training content to talk to you as fans. Yesterday, we learned that Shelby Houlihan, American record holder in the 1500m and 5K, is now serving a 4-year ban for ingesting a banned substance. She claims that the banned substance - Nandrolone - was ingested via a burrito from a food truck. WADA did not buy her story and confirmed her ban via the Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS). 
    In this episode, I discuss why I don't believe Houlihan's story to this point, but also why I think you should still have hope in the sport. True or not, please, please don't let this make you jaded. There is too much inspiration to still be had. Instead, dig in, get educated, and then choose who to invest in. As a fan, you have that choice, and I encourage you to use it. 
    To join the She Squad, go here:
    https://www.roguerunning.com/womenhalfmarathon
    To use the care/of offer code, go to:
    takecareof.com and use code rogue50 for 50% off on your first order. 

    • 1 hr 2 min
    Episode #237: Relaxed Running = Fast Running

    Episode #237: Relaxed Running = Fast Running

    Long distance running is an efficiency game, and far too many of us are constantly pressing the edge and running ourselves ragged instead. Relaxed running is fast running, but that's so much easier said than done. In this episode, I give you 5 tips for finding new gears by embracing this concept. Learn to relax and stay in control while running, and it will pay off. 

    • 42 min
    Episode #236: 5 Tips for Training in the Heat

    Episode #236: 5 Tips for Training in the Heat

    It's that time of year in many places where the training starts to get hard thanks to the heat and humidity of the late Spring and Summer months. In Austin, we've already seen mornings at 70+ degrees and 90%+ humidity. For better or worse, this means you have to make adjustments to your training in order to optimize your work in the summer in order to get your fall goals. In this episode, I give you 5 tips to do so as you learn to embrace the suck!
    Links to Podcast Training Options:
    Renegades
    She Squad
    Links to Craft Baselayer Tanks:
    Men's
    Women's

    • 41 min
    Episode #235: 4 Ways to Improve Your Running Form

    Episode #235: 4 Ways to Improve Your Running Form

    Many will try to sell you magical ways to improve your form through various "methods" and books of wizardry. To me, it's all snake oil. No one has a patent on the best running form. There is no secret. The goal is simply to be more efficient within your body, based on how it works already, and nothing more. 
    In this quick-hit episode, I give you 4 simple ways to improve your form over time. These are things you can do every single week to get faster in the long term. There are no hacks, and you won't see instant progress, but you will be investing in the goal smashing of your future self.
    Here's my list of drills:
    - Heel-toe walks
    - Heel-toe skips
    - Walking high knee
    - Full speed high knee
    - Regular skipping (A Skip)
    - Skipping with pawbacks (B Skip)
    - Butt flicks
    - Backward butt flicks
    - Rapid turnover
    - Bounding
    - Side to side (up and back)
    - Over/under or carioca (up and back)

    • 28 min
    Episode #234: Common Running Insecurities

    Episode #234: Common Running Insecurities

    As a coach, I help athletes face insecurities related to their training all the time. I am here to tell you that: a) everyone faces these insecurities regardless of their pace or background, and b) these insecurities won't necessarily go away, but you will get better at managing them. 
    In this episode, I talk about 3 common insecurities that I see, how they might manifest, and what you can do to deal with them productively. 
    To redeem the offer in the episode, go to: greenchef.com/90rogue and use code 90rogue for $90 off on your order plus free shipping.

    • 47 min
    Episode #233: Dealing with Running Burnout

    Episode #233: Dealing with Running Burnout

    As a by-product of the pandemic, I've seen more running burnout recently than normal. If you're in this place, it's ok. It's not your fault, but you do need to be proactive about dealing with it BEFORE you get after chasing your next goal. In this episode, we talk about the definition of burn-out, the causes of burn-out, and what to do both mentally and physically to get through it. 
    Alex Hutchinson article:
    https://www.outsideonline.com/2422605/perfectionism-athlete-burnout-research
    To redeem the offer in the episode:
    Go to www.takecareof.com and use code rogue50 for 50% off on your first order. 

    • 57 min

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