194 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.

    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
     
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    • 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
     
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    • 43 min
    192: When To Quit

    192: When To Quit

    Quitting. It’s something we never want to do, but are there times when that might be the best option? How do we know when to push through or pull the plug? In this week's episode, we answer this and some other questions posed to us by our listeners. Tune in to hear the answers!
     
    Highlights of the Episode  
    How do you bring yourself to go back to running?
    How much is enough?  When should you stop?
    Quick update on our running
     
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    • 57 min
    191: How Do Body Image and Gender Stereotypes Affect Runners?

    191: How Do Body Image and Gender Stereotypes Affect Runners?

    Your goals are personal and should be connected to your experiences and your priorities. The challenge is separating out expectations put on you from others vs expectations from yourself. Going one step farther, you come to the gender expectations that society and family may have established. Setting a goal seems so simple: pick something that matters and strive for it. In this episode, we discuss how gender can play a part in defining our goals.
     
    Highlights of the Episode  
    What would bring me joy and satisfaction?
    Cultural expectations
    Gender stereotypes and roles
    Physical gender stereotypes
    Does the societal physical image fit with the running goal?
    Physical stereotypes with runners
     
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    • 58 min
    190: Fueling and Nutrition for Runners with Kristy Baumann

    190: Fueling and Nutrition for Runners with Kristy Baumann

    As runners, we understand that food is more than simple nutrition. Food is fuel. While many runners struggle with their poor relationship with food, the bottom line is that you can't optimize your run and training well if you don't fuel properly.
    In this episode, Kristy Baumann, a registered dietitian and marathon runner, shares her wisdom about proper fueling and nutrition for runners. We also talk about her journey through her passion for nutrition and running, strategies for fueling your runner's body, and a lot more!
     
    Highlights of the Episode  
    Signs of underfueling for runners
    Fueling guide every runner should know
    Rebuilding your body trust around food
    How to gain control of emotional eating
    What is proper nutrition for master runners?
    Food freedom VS choosing the right quality of food
    Fat adapted training for runners
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    Kristy is a registered dietitian, marathon runner, and mother to a two-year-old girl. As a new runner, she thought she was eating healthy to support her training. In reality, she was eating too clean and unknowingly was restricting calories, cutting out fat, ignoring hunger signs, food was constantly on her mind and she had a big sweet tooth. These were all signs of underfueling that resulted in recurring injuries and a poor relationship with food.
     
    It was until she began to change her mindset around food, understand the science of nutrition and how the body works that she was able to fuel properly, feel more energized, and improved her running.
     
    Now she is on a mission to spread the message that restricting food and following fad diets are not the answers. Having a positive relationship with food is the foundation of fueling well as a runner.
     
    Connect with Kristy!
    @marathon.nutritionist
     
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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

    • 54 min
    189: Running in the Middle

    189: Running in the Middle

    Many runners head out for a run without worrying about pace or effort.  They take off and run and they finish pretty tired.  They fall victim to the moderate effort trap.  They never run that hard, but they never run that easy.  If you have moved to a more polarized approach, remember that moderate effort still deserves a place in your training, and could unlock much greater potential.  
     
    Highlights of the Episode  
    How do you measure your effort?
    How does polarized running works?
    What about that middle ground?
    Middle ground and run/walk
    Benefits of polarized running
     
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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

    • 51 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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