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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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    • 4.6 • 392 Ratings

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 #290: To Carbo Load or Not?

    Episode #290: To Carbo Load or Not?

    In this episode, I talk about the age-old question for marathoners and half marathoners - should I carbo load before my big race?
    My answer might surprise you and is likely different than the prevailing wisdom. Does carbo loading work? Yes. Do I recommend it? No.
    Listen in to learn why and then stay for some final prep tips for those with races coming up soon.
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    • 35 min
    Episode #289: 10 Tips for Building Mileage

    Episode #289: 10 Tips for Building Mileage

    Training mileage is a topic which encompasses the majority of questions I receive on a weekly basis. In particular, runners want to know how to build mileage, how to do it safely, and how much to do in total from week to week.
    In this episode, I give you 10 tips for building mileage in a way that will be incremental and sustainable, enabling you to chase your fastest self for a very long time. 
    One truth bomb I share: you can run more miles than you think you can, and it's time to consider doing so. Listen in to hear how to do it!
    Offer codes in this episode:
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    • 54 min
    Episode #288: Listener Questions with Marathon Training Academy

    Episode #288: Listener Questions with Marathon Training Academy

    In this episode, I am joined by fellow running podcasters - Angie and Trevor from the Marathon Training Academy. We give quick intros on us and then get to questions from each of our audiences. We got great questions from you on running and aging, maintenance plans, back to back marathons, speedwork, fueling, the taper and so much more. Listen in to hear answers from at least 3 perspectives on the sport.
    To redeem the offers in this episode:
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    - For Zencaster service: zen.ai/rogue30 (use code rogue30).
    - To sponsor a Zencastr creator: zen.ai/runningrogue.

    • 1 hr 10 min
    Episode #287: On Dreaming Big and Broken Hearts with Kara Goucher

    Episode #287: On Dreaming Big and Broken Hearts with Kara Goucher

    Last week, Kara shared a tweet that inspired me. It read:
    "One of life’s biggest lessons- you don’t always get what you want. You can do everything right, and still fall short. But usually, even in the pain, the journey was still worth taking. This is me, finishing 4th in the 2016 Olympic Trials Marathon. Only the top 3 moved on to the Olympics. Was it awful? Yes. But I’d do it again in a heartbeat. Sometimes a broken heart is better than being too afraid to try."
     
    In this episode, Kara joins me to talk about what inspired her tweet and then dig into all of the components of what it means including setting big goals, sharing them, overcoming fears and failure along the way, plus how to process success or failure when either comes. In this conversation, you will hear lots of personal examples from Kara and I to help inspire you to dream big without fear. 
     
    In the end, I ask Kara one final question: "Is it in fact always worth the broken heart?" Listen all the way through to hear her response.
     
    To redeem the offers in this episode:
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    • 1 hr 5 min
    Episode #286: 12 Tips for First-Time Marathoners

    Episode #286: 12 Tips for First-Time Marathoners

    First-time marathoners have a very special place in my heart as a coach. It is powerful and very inspiring to watch someone cover 26.2 miles for the first time. In this episode, I give 12 tips to help first-timers make their first experience a magical one. From training to race day and beyond, these tips will help you through every step of the journey. 
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    • 54 min
    Episode #285: 9 Common Mistakes in Managing Injury

    Episode #285: 9 Common Mistakes in Managing Injury

    Managing running injuries is hard for so many reasons. One reason is that the prevailing wisdom on these injuries is generally just wrong, making it very hard to know the right things to do.
    In this episode, I give you 9 common mistakes that I see when people try to manage their running injury, and how to find a better way.
    It starts with a realization that running issues, niggles or injuries are a part of training and pushing your limits, even when you are doing everything else right. You job isn't to hope that they stay away, but rather to learn how to proactively address them before they take you out of training altogether. This episode will help you do that.
    Offer codes in this episode:
    a. For 30% off on Zencastr: zen.ai/rogue30
    b. To advertise with Zencastr podcasters/creators: zen.ai/runningrogue
    c. For 50% off with Care/Of: Use code rogue50 at takecareof.com.

    • 42 min

Customer Reviews

4.6 out of 5
392 Ratings

392 Ratings

TJCRuns ,

The Best Podcast About Marathon Running

I started my marathon training journey earlier this summer en route to the Marine Corps Marathon in October (my first). I have listened to many run-related podcasts but Chris’s podcast is by far the best. Why?

First of all, his content is far-reaching, in depth and always helpful. Any time I wonder “Does Rogue have a podcast on this topic”, they almost always do (sometimes more than one). I have many favorites but “The Church of the Long Run” is at the top of my long list.

Second, Chris is willing to share with you what you need to know, not just what you want to hear. Training for a marathon is hard and success requires a lot of big and little steps, many of which can be challenging. Although you might want to hear about “hacks” to running success he opens your mind and soul to the long-term adventure and goal building that running offers.

Third, Chris is really easy to listen to when running. He mentioned on one podcast that a running mantra he used for one race was “Run Like Butter”. Well his voice and well organized presentations (with helpful recaps only the way) are smooth on the mind and listening capacity as your brain gets a little foggy on those long runs.

Finally, a lot of running podcasts are a little generic in quality. They cover important running topics to be sure but not at the level of depth and analysis that Chris does. He feels like the coach, or the little angel on your shoulder, when you listen to him.

If you have time or desire to listen to just one running podcast, this is the one you should listen to.

After the MCM, I going to find out how to train with Rogue Running for my future running adventures.

Runningfromweathee ,

When can we read your book?!

Chris, your experience, wisdom and perspective as a coach and runner is so valuable and helpful to me as a 37 yo mom of two who still wants to get faster and do big things. Thanks for sharing so much for free! You really should write a book about running and longevity. 😀

Gio Calandra ,

Takes running knowledge and depth to another level

As a recreational but competitive runner I’ve loved listening to Chris on his coaching and running experiences. I’ve learned a lot of new concepts I had never heard of. Keep up the amazing job!

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