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Running podcast to motivate and help runners of every level, speed, and age run their best.

    How to Develop Mental Toughness for Training and Racing

    How to Develop Mental Toughness for Training and Racing

    It’s the beginning of February and that means most of us are in the midst of our training for spring races.
    With races still a few months away, and the training starting to get difficult, this is a great time to start thinking about the mental component to your training and racing. 
    Mental training is often overlooked as we focus so much of our attention on the physical aspects of our workouts. But, being mentally strong and knowing how to overcome the mental challenges that every race and training plan present is a critical piece to your success.
    So, today you’ll hear from some of our best guests we’ve had on the podcast over the last few years on mental training.
    You’ll learn…
    How to improve your confidence How to deal with bad things happening on race day Learning to push through pain Mental training techniques you can use in training to improve your mental toughness. For those of you who are RunnersConnect members and want more on mental training, be sure to check out the Mental Training Summit inside the Courses section of your training plan. 
    If you’re not a member and want to check it out, here is the link to learn more about the mental summit: Get Unlimited Access to 15 Psychologists, Therapists, and Expert Interviews (and more)
    This is the perfect episode for those of you training for spring races. We hope you enjoy!
    Connect, Comment, Community Follow RunnersConnect on Instagram Join the Elite Treatment where you get first dibs on everything RTTT each month! Runners Connect Winner's Circle Facebook Community  RunnersConnect Facebook page GET EXPERT COACHING AT RUNNERSCONNECT! This week’s show brought to you by: TIMELINE Improving your mitochondria is one of the easiest ways to upgrade your performance and make your body work better. 
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    Mitopure restores mitochondrial function, so every cell in your body has the energy to do its job and keep you healthy and functioning right. In fact, clinical studies have shown that 500mg of Urolithin, one of the main ingredients in Mitopure, can significantly increase muscle strength & endurance with no other change in lifestyle.
    Improving your mitochondria is one of the best things you can do for your health and with Mitopure from time-line nutrition, it has never been easier. 
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    • 52 min
    The Biggest Mistake You’re Making With Your Strength Training

    The Biggest Mistake You’re Making With Your Strength Training

    Not including proper progression in your strength routines is one of the biggest reasons you may still be getting injured despite performing injury prevention routines and why your progress may have stalled.
    In today’s episode, Coach Jeff is going to help you fix this by…
    Explaining what progression is and why it’s important The different ways you can add-in progressive overload to your training Walk you through a 4-phase progression you can implement in your training today. If you’re not currently implementing progression into your strength training, this is a must listen!
    To make it easier for you to implement, Get your FREE copy of Strength Progression PDF now.
    Connect, Comment, Community Follow RunnersConnect on Instagram Join the Elite Treatment where you get first dibs on everything RTTT each month! Runners Connect Winner's Circle Facebook Community  RunnersConnect Facebook page GET EXPERT COACHING AT RUNNERSCONNECT! This week’s show brought to you by: Mobility Wall We all know how important foam rolling is for staying injury-free and just plain feeling better for every run.
    But, let’s face it, many of us skip it because clearing out space on the floor feels like too much work, the pressure is too painful and difficult to control, or you can’t seem to hit the right spots.
    That’s why I was so amazed when I saw the door-mounted foam roller from Mobility Wall. 
    The Mobility Wall device mounts to your doorframe in just a few seconds and is easy to move up and down the frame in just a few seconds. 
    Not only does this get you off the ground and ready to foam roll in just a few seconds, it also allows you to easily hit muscles in your neck and shoulders that aren’t possible with a traditional foam roller. 
    Even better, because you’re off the ground, you don’t have to control gravity to adjust the pressure. You simply use upward and inward pressure, which is much easier to control. The days of painful foam rolling are over. 
    If you’ve been wanting to get more consistent with your injury-prevention work this year, the Mobility Wall foam roller will be a game changer. I can’t believe how much more I’ve been foam rolling since I started using it. 
    Plus, we’ve got a special offer for you. Just go to mobilitywall.com/RTTT or enter RTTT at checkout for 20% off your first order. Plus, it comes with a free app that gives you video instructions on exactly how to hit every area.
    Lagoon Pillow Countless research studies have shown that pillow selection can have a dramatic impact on sleep quality.
    For example, a systematic review of ergonomic sleep data demonstrated that selecting a pillow based on your sleep position (on your back or on your side) dramatically improved sleep quality and reduced spinal pain.
    Likewise, research has shown that pillow firmness and height also had positive impacts on sleep quality when adjusted for sleep position and the subject's height.
    Multiple studies have also shown that pillow stuffing that can keep you cool throughout the night leads to much better deep sleep outcomes.
    That’s why we love the pillows designed by Lagoon.
    Lagoon specializes in making pillows designed specifically for runners and athletes to help them optimize their sleep and recovery.
    Their sleep quiz pairs you with the perfect pillow for you based on sleep position, body size and more.
    And the data on sleep improvement isn’t only from research papers. Using her whoop device, US Olympic Trials marathon qualifier Caitlin Keen saw her deep, restorative sleep increase by 52 minutes when she switched to a Lagoon pillow.  
    If you want to see the dramatic affect a pillow designed just for you can be, head to lagoonsleep.com/top 
    Then take their awesome 2 minute sleep quiz that matches you with the Lagoon pillow that’s perfect for you. Plus, if you use the code TOP at checkout, you’ll also save 15% off your purchase. 

    • 25 min
    Can metabolic profiling help you reach your running goals?

    Can metabolic profiling help you reach your running goals?

    Angelo Poli is a Transformation Specialist and the creator of the MetPro system, an advanced methodology that analyzes a person’s specific response to diet and activity, and adjusts based on their personal needs and goals. 
    In this week’s episode, you’ll learn more about:
    the relationship between diet metabolism and running fitness lifestyle evaluation and actionable strategies you can take to master your nutrition and truly  meet your running goals how the process of metabolic profiling can help you reach your transformation goals as a runner when and why it makes sense to have a personalized nutrition coach in your running journey Have you ever heard of metabolic profiling before? Let us know in the comments!
    Connect, Comment, Community Follow RunnersConnect on Instagram Join the Elite Treatment where you get first dibs on everything RTTT each month! Runners Connect Winner's Circle Facebook Community  RunnersConnect Facebook page GET EXPERT COACHING AT RUNNERSCONNECT! This week’s show brought to you by: Elo Health: Finding the right supplements at the right dosages specifically for your needs isn’t easy. That’s why we love Elo Health. Elo uses a combination of at-home blood biomarker testing, Apple Health data, and Dietitian support to determine exactly the right supplements just for you.
    Once you have your results, they set you up with a registered dietician to go over your results and explain what each biomarker means. Then they’ll go over the scientific literature behind each supplement they recommend based on your personal health markers.
    Your custom supplements are delivered straight to your door every month, divided into convenient daily packets and evolve as your biomarkers and health data change.
    If you’d like to give Elo a try, you can get a free blood biomarker test (a $200 value) by going to elo.health and entering code RTTT. 
    LMNT: LMNT is loaded with everything you need to replenish your electrolyte balance with 1000mg of sodium, 200mg of potassium, and 60mg of magnesium, and doesn't include anything you don't need like extra sugar or anything artificial.
    They are currently running a special deal where you can get a free LMNT Sample Pack with any order. 
    So, order your favorite flavor and get a free sample pack to try out new flavors or share with your running friends. To claim this exclusive deal you go to drinkLMNT.com/runnersconnect. 

    • 59 min
    How Does Alcohol Affect Your Running?

    How Does Alcohol Affect Your Running?

    Many of us enjoy nothing more than a cold beer on a hot day or a strong drink after a long work shift. 
    However, what impact, if any, does this have on our training and racing goals? Obviously, you’re not drinking beers before you run, so is there any detriment?
    The research and answers may surprise you.
    In today’s uptempo talk, Coach Dylan and Coach Ruairi are going to dive into the pros and cons of alcohol consumption on your running and even discuss the beer mile along the way. 
    Connect, Comment, Community Follow RunnersConnect on Instagram Join the Elite Treatment where you get first dibs on everything RTTT each month! Runners Connect Winner's Circle Facebook Community  RunnersConnect Facebook page GET EXPERT COACHING AT RUNNERSCONNECT! This week’s show brought to you by: CollaGenius: Adding collagen to your daily recovery routine can dramatically improve your recovery and ability to stay healthy. 
    If you want to try collagen yourself, our recommendation is CollaGenius because it contains an efficacious dose at 2.5g of collagen with no added fillers or proprietary blends.
    If you’re interested in trying it out, head to nootopia.com/runtothetopgenius and user code run10 during checkout to save 10 percent.
    Oladance: If you’re looking for better and safer headphones while you run, then you need to check out Oladance.
     Their open-ear-design and dynamic drive delivers premium sound while still being comfortable and allowing you to hear your surroundings to stay safe. 
    To help out, we’ve locked in a special deal with Oladance for Runners Connect listeners.
    Just visit oladance.com/RTTT and use code RTTT to save 20% on your purchase.

    • 26 min
    What’s behind this 33 year old runner's training woes?

    What’s behind this 33 year old runner's training woes?

    Nick ran cross country in high school, setting a 5k PR of 17:49 way back in 2005. But in 2012 he developed a severe case of achilles tendonitis which caused him to hang up the racing shoes for almost 10 years!
    Now he’s back to training - but he’s having some trouble. Some injuries, overly intense workouts, and in general he doesn’t feel like he’s quite on track to reach his goals.
    What could be behind the present difficulty? We have some ideas!
    On this weeks Training Plan Rescue, Coach Michael covers:
    How to effectively come back from a big running hiatus If and when you should emulate what the pro runners do We’ll set Nick up for success moving forward. Anyone had similar difficulties as Nick? Let us know in the comments!
    Connect, Comment, Community Follow RunnersConnect on Instagram Join the Elite Treatment where you get first dibs on everything RTTT each month! Runners Connect Winner's Circle Facebook Community  RunnersConnect Facebook page GET EXPERT COACHING AT RUNNERSCONNECT! This week’s show brought to you by: CollaGenius: Adding collagen to your daily recovery routine can dramatically improve your recovery and ability to stay healthy. 
    If you want to try collagen yourself, our recommendation is CollaGenius because it contains an efficacious dose at 2.5g of collagen with no added fillers or proprietary blends.
    If you’re interested in trying it out, head to nootopia.com/runtothetopgenius and user code run10 during checkout to save 10 percent.
    Oladance: If you’re looking for better and safer headphones while you run, then you need to check out Oladance.
    Their open-ear-design and dynamic drive delivers premium sound while still being comfortable and allowing you to hear your surroundings to stay safe. 
    To help out, we’ve locked in a special deal with Oladance for Runners Connect listeners.
    Just visit oladance.com/RTTT and use code RTTT to save 20% on your purchase.

    • 23 min
    How much faster can you get in a year?

    How much faster can you get in a year?

    Do you have a goal time you’ve been eyeing but aren’t sure if and when it will be attainable? Or are you fairly new to running and wondering what to expect from your rate of improvement?
    This is a fairly common question and the short answer is, it depends. 
    In today’s episode, we’ll help you…
    Determine how much you should expect to improve race to race  Understand the factors to consider when it comes to getting faster. The specific things you can work on to ensure you maximize your potential through the year Want more? Download your FREE Improvement Performance Calculator now.
    Enjoy the chat today and of course, let us know if you have any questions of your own on any of our social media channels.
    Connect, Comment, Community Follow RunnersConnect on Instagram Join the Elite Treatment where you get first dibs on everything RTTT each month! Runners Connect Winner's Circle Facebook Community  RunnersConnect Facebook page GET EXPERT COACHING AT RUNNERSCONNECT! This week’s show brought to you by: LMNT
    LMNT is loaded with everything you need to replenish your electrolyte balance with 1000mg of sodium, 200mg of potassium, and 60mg of magnesium, and doesn't include anything you don't need like extra sugar or anything artificial.
    They are currently running a special deal where you can get a free LMNT Sample Pack with any order. 
    So, order your favorite flavor and get a free sample pack to try out new flavors or share with your running friends. To claim this exclusive deal you go to drinkLMNT.com/runnersconnect. 
    Lagoon Sleep
    Lagoon specializes in making pillows designed specifically for runners and athletes to help them optimize their sleep and recovery.
    If you want to see the dramatic effect a pillow designed just for you can be, head to lagoonsleep.com/top.
    Then take their awesome 2 minute sleep quiz that matches you with the Lagoon pillow that’s perfect for you. Plus, if you use the code TOP at checkout, you’ll also save 15% off your purchase.

    • 38 min

Customer Reviews

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801 Ratings

801 Ratings

workoutrunner ,

SUCH A Great Resource!

I love this podcast! I’m a Masters runner and have been helped so much by the episodes on injury prevention and great suggestions on training plan ideas. This podcast has been such a gift! Thank you!

lilitalia ,

Going downhill

I LOVED the older episodes of this podcast.. like binged hours of them on the run all summer long. Ever since Claire left, it’s been going downhill. A lot of regurgitated content in December and the new ones in January feel like whole episode paid advertisements for whatever product the interviewee is selling.

Pielimedog ,

The background dog barking

Is making this podcast impossible to listen to.

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