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This is a show to help real life runners to improve their running and their life, through conversations about training, nutrition, health and wellness, family, and all the crazy things that life throws at us. We want to live the best life we can and to help others do the same. In each episode, we will tackle topics that will make us better runners, better parents, better friends, better partners, and better people. The lessons that we learn from running can carry over into all aspects of our life, and we are here to explore those connections through current research, our experiences, and stories from real people out on the roads and trails, just like you. We are Kevin and Angie Brown, husband and wife, mom and dad, coaches, and runners. Kevin is a marathoner who has been coaching runners for over a decade. Angie holds her doctorate degree in physical therapy and uses running as part of her integrated fitness routine. Together, we want to help make running more accessible to more people, so that more people can gain the benefits of being a Real Life Runner.

Real Life Runners with Angie and Kevin Brown Angie and Kevin Brown

    • Health & Fitness
    • 4.9 • 92 Ratings

This is a show to help real life runners to improve their running and their life, through conversations about training, nutrition, health and wellness, family, and all the crazy things that life throws at us. We want to live the best life we can and to help others do the same. In each episode, we will tackle topics that will make us better runners, better parents, better friends, better partners, and better people. The lessons that we learn from running can carry over into all aspects of our life, and we are here to explore those connections through current research, our experiences, and stories from real people out on the roads and trails, just like you. We are Kevin and Angie Brown, husband and wife, mom and dad, coaches, and runners. Kevin is a marathoner who has been coaching runners for over a decade. Angie holds her doctorate degree in physical therapy and uses running as part of her integrated fitness routine. Together, we want to help make running more accessible to more people, so that more people can gain the benefits of being a Real Life Runner.

    235: What To Do After a Race

    235: What To Do After a Race

    Some runners race all the time, others plan out a few bigger events during the year and plan the training calendar around them.  However you like to run, there is an important aspect about training plans that is often neglected.  What are you supposed to do after the race?  On this episode, we discuss several aspects to consider when deciding how to follow up a race. 


    How physically taxing was the race?
    How mentally taxing was the race?
    When is the next event?
    What is the bigger picture?  Why do you run?
    Summary

    The longer the race, the longer you spend red-lining, the more mentally exhausting, the more time you need to recover
    The more the race is like a training run, the more you can recover like a similar training run
    The recovery should be based on the race objectively, not from subjective “good or bad” results



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    • 35 min
    234: Why Effort-Based Training is Better than Pace-Based Training

    234: Why Effort-Based Training is Better than Pace-Based Training

    5 Reasons Effort-Based Training is Your Key to Improvement
    1. It teaches you to listen to your body 

    2. Your body makes adaptations based on effort and intensity, not pace

    3. It takes real life into consideration

    4. It accounts for the physical world around you, including different weather and terrain conditions

    5. It removes the stress of "getting a workout wrong"

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    • 33 min
    233: How to Make Your Running Resolutions Stick

    233: How to Make Your Running Resolutions Stick

    It's almost the new year and that means time for the ever popular New Year’s resolutions.  There was a study a few years back that suggested 80% of resolutions do not stick.  On the flip side, one in five people were able to make a change in their life and that sounds pretty good.  So, how do you make sure that your resolutions stick?  Let’s make 2022 your best year yet.

     

    Highlights of the Episode
    Why New Year’s?

    Prepare for the resistance

    Pick a goal over a resolution

     

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    • 38 min
    232: Running Through the Holidays

    232: Running Through the Holidays

    Life is already busy. It can be hard enough to fit in runs between jobs, chores and kids’ activities. Throw in the holidays, add in some travel and family obligations, mix everything together with a few celebratory, booze- and dessert-laden get-togethers, and it can be a veritable recipe for disaster. Suddenly, there’s even less time than usual, your normal routine is thrown out of whack, and the temptations are everywhere.

    You’ve spent a lot of time building up your fitness base. So don’t let the holidays derail you. It may seem challenging, but it is possible. The key is often building in a little flexibility.

     
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    • 27 min
    231: How to Be a Lifelong Runner

    231: How to Be a Lifelong Runner

    Running and training in a sustainable manner is a great concept.  One of the principles of Real Life Runners is running in a way that we can continue to train the way that we want for the rest of our lives.  Sustainable training sounds reasonable, but we also promote the idea of creating and striving for big goals.  In this episode, we look into what it does and does not mean to sustainably train and how that is not at odds with reaching for goals.

     
    Highlights of the Episode
    What does it mean to train sustainably?

    The 4 principles of sustainable training

    What to do if your short term goal could negatively affect your long term success

     

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    • 54 min
    230: The 3 Essential Ingredients to Achieve Your Running Goals - Part 3

    230: The 3 Essential Ingredients to Achieve Your Running Goals - Part 3

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    • 1 hr 13 min

Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5
92 Ratings

92 Ratings

grannyGear13 ,

The runners journey

I was listening to this episode and really felt called out. In a good way. Though I identify with each stage of runner development I am still unsure which one is for sure me. I want to be more consistent in races. My paces and outcomes are great in training/group/weekly runs. Thank you for putting g this content out there. I find it really helps!

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I listen & re-listen to your podcasts. It’s like: I don’t get it all the first time around (they’re so info packed.) The more time I listen, I develop a better base for getting more info the 2nd & 3rd time around.
Happy trails!
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Very informative

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