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Running podcast to motivate and help runners of every level, speed, and age run their best. Claire Bartholic interviews running influencers, scientists, psychologists, nutritionists, and everyday runners with inspiring stories.

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Running podcast to motivate and help runners of every level, speed, and age run their best. Claire Bartholic interviews running influencers, scientists, psychologists, nutritionists, and everyday runners with inspiring stories.

    The Evolution of Women’s Running with Danielle Friedman

    The Evolution of Women’s Running with Danielle Friedman

    It wasn’t too long ago that running, or really any exercise at all, for women was considered “unladylike”.  Luckily, that’s changed, but there still exists a complicated relationship between a woman's body, exercise, and how it’s viewed around the world. In this interview, we dive deep into this fascinating subject with journalist Danielle Friedman, author of Let’s Get Physical.  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 
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    • 50 min
    Should You Run When Sick? When not to run and how to modify your training

    Should You Run When Sick? When not to run and how to modify your training

    With it being cold and flu season (and still in the midst of a pandemic), how should you adjust your running if you get sick?
    Do you need to stop completely, merely adjust your hard training days, or something more?
    On today’s Run to the Top we discuss…
    when it’s okay to exercise when you are sick, what precautions and modifications you should make to your routine,  when it’s not a good idea to run, and how long it takes to return to fitness after some time off This is a really helpful episode if you’re on the fence about how to adjust your training when and if you get sick.
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    • 11 min
    Making Running More Inclusive: Interview with India Cook

    Making Running More Inclusive: Interview with India Cook

    India Cook is a mentor on the board of advisors of the Coaches of Color Initiative, founded by Matt Fitzgerald’s 80/20 Endurance Team with the goal of improving diversity in endurance sports.  
    India and I go into the details of the project and touch on how the world of recreational endurance running is beginning to change for the better. She is an uplifting and inspirational person to talk to and I know you are going to love this conversation as much as I did.
    With her background in mental health, she has a unique perspective on helping runners of all ages and ethnicities run confidently in any phase of their lives. 
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    This week’s show brought to you by: Magnesium Breakthrough from Bioptimizers.  Supplementing with magnesium before you go to bed has been shown in scientific studies to…

    Increase in muscle oxygenation during high intensity exercise Reduce inflammation  Significantly improve sleep quality Improve aerobic exercise capacity when training. When you’re looking for a magnesium supplement, make sure you take one that is organic and has all 7 unique forms of magnesium. 
    My recommendation is Magnesium Breakthrough from Bioptimizers because it’s made with the highest quality, organic magnesium and contains all 7 critical forms. Most other magnesium supplements are synthetic and only contain one or two forms of magnesium, which is simply not enough.
    For an exclusive offer go to magbreakthrough.com/runtothetop and use code run10 to save 10% when you try Magnesium Breakthrough. Plus, they offer a full refund up to one year after your purchase, no questions asked.

    • 44 min
    Workouts to Race Your First or Best 5k

    Workouts to Race Your First or Best 5k

    Whether you're training for your first 5k or looking for those last few workout secrets to help you blast a new PR, this episode is for you.
    Coach Claire will help you…
    Understand the specific physiological demands of the 5k and why it matters Give you specific workouts based on your goal Discuss some racing techniques that will help you turn in your best performance yet. Ready to run your best 5k? Today’s episode is here to help!
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    This week’s show brought to you by: AG 1 Ask yourself - do you get enough green veggies each day?
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    • 18 min
    Achieving Your Potential and Wellness as an Older Runner with Running Legend Amby Burfoot

    Achieving Your Potential and Wellness as an Older Runner with Running Legend Amby Burfoot

    Unlike runners in their 20s and 30s, older runners are often walking that tightrope between performance, potential and overall health and wellness. 
    Running is still a battle to perform your best, but we’re also running for our health and overall well-being.
    That's why we’re thrilled to have legendary runner and writer Amby Burfoot on our podcast to discuss the key ingredients to running happy, maximizing potential, and staying healthy as we get older.
    In this episode, we cover…
    What are the key ingredients to being a runner for life? Why do some runners “defy age” and what are their secrets? Once we realize that we can’t run/train the way we could when we were younger, what’s your advice for staying motivated? What are some of the most common mistakes runners make as they get older? What about nutrition needs for older runners? Does that need to change as well? These answers and much, much more from one of the most influential runners and writers of the last few decades.
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    This week’s show brought to you by: Magnesium Breakthrough from Bioptimizers.  Supplementing with magnesium before you go to bed has been shown in scientific studies to…

    Increase in muscle oxygenation during high intensity exercise Reduce inflammation  Significantly improve sleep quality Improve aerobic exercise capacity when training. When you’re looking for a magnesium supplement, make sure you take one that is organic and has all 7 unique forms of magnesium. 
    My recommendation is Magnesium Breakthrough from Bioptimizers because it’s made with the highest quality, organic magnesium and contains all 7 critical forms. Most other magnesium supplements are synthetic and only contain one or two forms of magnesium, which is simply not enough.
    For an exclusive offer go to magbreakthrough.com/runtothetop and use code run10 to save 10% when you try Magnesium Breakthrough. Plus, they offer a full refund up to one year after your purchase, no questions asked.

    • 54 min
    Are you ready to actually achieve your goals? The 5 stages of behavior change

    Are you ready to actually achieve your goals? The 5 stages of behavior change

    As New Year’s resolutions start to face their first test after the first easy week, were you doomed to fail from the start?
    Behavioral scientists suggest that true behavior change comes in 5 stages. So, are or were you in the right stage to actually make long-term changes and achieve your goals?
    Listen to this week’s show to see if you’re ready and to learn how to take meaningful steps towards achieving your goals.
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    Clinical studies have shown that Perform helps improve endurance, reduce fatigue, and increases muscle protein synthesis so you recover faster after the run. Check out the research here: https://aminoco.com/rttt
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    • 19 min

Customer Reviews

4.5 out of 5
730 Ratings

730 Ratings

RunSweetPotato ,

Solid Running Podcast

This is a solid podcast with a lot of information for runners.

angster321 ,

So Helpful!

Finally! This podcast provides so much good information. I’m a recreational runner, but have learned a ton from this podcast and feel much more confident in my approach to running.

Brianyarbrough2 ,

One of the best running podcasts

I have subscribed to the RTTTP podcast since October of 2017. I have long enjoyed their informative and entertaining interviews. I also appreciate the new short tip segments with Coach Claire Bartholic. The quality is better than ever with Claire’s articulate easy to listen to voice; she is the best host yet.

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