198 episodes

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 • 86 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.

    198: Low Back Pain in Runners

    198: Low Back Pain in Runners

    If you’re like a lot of runners that we work with, you may have noticed that your body isn’t responding the same way it used to.  As you get older, you may start to notice some aches and pains that weren’t there before.  Many runners experience some form of lower back pain, before, during, or after running.  Today we are going to address why it may be happening and what you can do about it.  
     
    Highlights of the Episode  
    Lower back pain in runners
    Possible causes of lower back pain
    Why is this happening
    What can I do about it
     
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    • 52 min
    197: The 5 Keys to Consistency

    197: The 5 Keys to Consistency

    How do you know if you are being consistent? Is it running 5 days a week? 6 days? Running hard? Running easy all the time? Truth is... consistency looks a little different for everyone.
     
    In this episode, we talk about consistency and why understanding your brain can improve all of our relationships with running days. Understanding how our brain works is even more powerful than motivation. Not only will you BE more consistent, but you will also WANT to get out there and do your training each day! Tell us, what does consistency mean to you?
     
    Highlights of the Episode  
    Your brain is working against you
    How to rewire your brain
    How to build new habits
    How to eliminate the need for motivation
    Selfish vs Self Focused
     
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    • 55 min
    196: Benefits of Different Recovery Periods During a Workout

    196: Benefits of Different Recovery Periods During a Workout

    We talk all the time about recovering after a hard workout.  Recovery is needed for adaptation, so sleep and nutrition matter.  What about the recovery during a workout?  How long should you break for during an interval session or a strength routine?  In this episode, we look at how the body recovers during a workout, and why you may not be getting the results you are aiming for. 
     
    Highlights of the Episode  
    Recovery during a workout
    Recovery during strength work
    Short and longer recovery
    Is yoga good for workout recovery?
    Recovery during harder interval runs
    How to balance speed and recovery duration
     
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    • 52 min
    195: The Must-Knows of Base Building

    195: The Must-Knows of Base Building

    Runners often talk about a base-building phase as though high mileage is the only component. They think of it only as a build up to a longer race, or as something they might “need” to do. Maybe you’ve heard the term before but don’t really understand what it means or why it’s used. In this episode, we challenge the idea that base building is only about increasing mileage, and point out some other key components that need to be included in your base building phase. We also encourage all runners to consider a base building phase somewhere in their training year, especially if you’ve never tried one before. It’s a great time to help you build your base as a runner, and to set you up for greater success when race training begins. 
     
    Highlights of the Episode  
    What is base-building?
    How do all components of running work together?
    When to incorporate a base building cycle
    3 components of base building
     
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    • 45 min
    194: Pacing for Racing

    194: Pacing for Racing

    Have you ever crossed the finish line thinking you should have gone faster because you are not that tired?  Have you ever begged for the finish line to be a few miles closer because you went out way too fast?  Today we are talking all things pacing.  We will cover pacing strategies for races as well as training paces to help you reach your goals.  Runners take your marks...go!
     
    Highlights of the Episode  
    Why is pacing important?
    Going out too fast and too slow
    What is the best way to pace a race?
    How to prepare and run your pace
    What about run/walking
     
    Thanks for Listening!! To join the RLR Training Team, click here. 
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    Don't forget: The information on this website is not intended to treat or diagnose any medical condition or to provide medical advice. It is intended for general education in the areas of health and wellness. All information contained in this site is intended to be educational in nature. Nothing should be considered medical advice for your specific situation

    • 57 min
    193: Overcome Pre-Race Anxiety

    193: Overcome Pre-Race Anxiety

    Races are starting to come back onto the schedule. Whether it is a smaller local race or a major marathon with thousands of runners, racing is returning. With racing can come a major issue for many runners - pre-race nerves. The anxiety around racing has disappeared for the past year, but as runners prepare to pin on their numbers, let’s take a look at these jitters and what to do about them.
     
    Highlights of the Episode  
    What causes fear and nervousness
    Better ways to overcome pre-race anxiety
    The longer buildup makes the race feel more important
    Develop a mental space for a better run
    Time trials and virtual races
     
    Thanks for Listening!! To join the RLR Training Team, click here. 
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    Don't forget: The information on this website is not intended to treat or diagnose any medical condition or to provide medical advice. It is intended for general education in the areas of health and wellness. All information contained in this site is intended to be educational in nature. Nothing should be considered medical advice for your specific situation

    • 43 min

Customer Reviews

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86 Ratings

86 Ratings

Ani Oatlie ,

Happy Trails

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!
Ani Oatlie

Mississippi shopper ,

Very informative

Very informative!

Gogirl405 ,

I love this podcast about running!

Kevin and Angie give practical advice for runners who have full lives outside of running! I have learned so much from listening to them and my running times and distances have improved. Every runner should have this podcast on their playlist!

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