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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.

    Run Faster and Be Happier After Age 40: Shawanna White

    Run Faster and Be Happier After Age 40: Shawanna White

    To be a serious athlete, it’s pretty much a given that you need to be, well, serious. Serious about your training, what you eat, how you recover. You need to choose your races wisely. You need to say no to things that might be a lot of fun, but don’t align with your bigger goals.
    Or do you?
    Shawanna White is definitely a serious runner, but she is clearly having way more fun than the rest of us. (Okay, speaking for myself here). She manages to consistently run sub-3 marathons, despite being past age 40, despite racing lots and lots of other races, and despite having lots of fun along the way.
    In this episode of the Run to the Top, you’ll learn:
    how to train and race a lot when you have a full time job why running with friends is so powerful how you can keep running well as a master with a few changes So if you are also a runner who takes yourself too seriously or if you are one that just loves to have fun, Shawanna White is definitely an inspiration.
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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. 
    Our 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 for Run to the Top  listeners go to magbreakthrough.com/runtothetop  to save up to 42% 
    Heal from the Amino Company Heal is an amino acid, whey and creatine based formulation designed to reduce recovery times and improve physical function after injuries by accelerating muscle repair while helping maintain a healthy inflammatory response. Check out the research here: https://aminoco.com/rttt 
    Heal does contain whey, so it’s not made for vegans, but if you're not vegan and looking for a nutritional advantage when it comes to recovering from your running injury or your daily training, Coach Jeff highly recommends you give Heal a try. 
    If you’re interested in learning  more and giving Heal a try, we’ve got a special offer for you where you can save 30% by using the code RC30. Just head to: https://aminoco.com/rttt and use the code RC30 at checkout to save 30% 

    • 28 min
    The Plantar Fasciitis Doc on How To Keep Your Feet Healthy: Dr Angela Walk

    The Plantar Fasciitis Doc on How To Keep Your Feet Healthy: Dr Angela Walk

    Plantar fasciitis sidelines countless numbers of runners each year, with a stabbing pain in every step.
    The good news is there is treatment and prevention which can make your feet less susceptible to this debilitating injury. And the best protocols might not be what you think they are.
    The Plantar Fasciitis Doctor, Dr Angela Walk, joins Coach Claire to explain more. Yes, that’s really her last name and she’s a chiropractic physician specializing in foot and gait analysis and plantar fasciitis from Nashville, TN.
    They talk about:
    why this injury happens so often in runners what we can do to prevent and treat it, and most importantly exactly when we can get back to running again. So if you’ve ever suffered from this awful injury or if you would like to avoid it in the first place, this is a must-listen.
    Connect, Comment, Community www.drangelawalk.com 20% off entire store with free shipping. This includes foot health products such as pain creams, therapy products, as well as CBD products. Use code: RUNTOTHETOP at check out.
    Dr. Angela’s FREE GUIDE to resolve plantar fasciitis at home. It's a complete roadmap to rehab your feet! www.theplantarfasciitisguide.com
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    This week’s show brought to you by: MassZymes from BiOptimizers  Digestive enzymes are naturally occurring proteins that your body makes to help break down food and aid digestion.  
    Since we know stomach issues are such a prevalent issue for runners, we asked our friends at BiOptimizers to hook you up so you could try digestive enzymes with no risk to see if they can work for you.  
    Right now you can get a bottle of MassZymes for FREE. All you need to do is pay a small shipping fee and there’s no catch.  
    There’s no tricks, no forced continuity, nothing to cancel. 
    MassZymes is a 17-enzyme full-spectrum formula that contains all of the key enzymes needed for optimal digestion. 
    It also contains AstraZyme which is an all-natural, plant-derived compound that boosts amino acid absorption by 30-60 percent. 
    Go to masszymes.com/runtothetopfree . You will automatically get access to your unique coupon code to claim your free bottle. Limit one per household.  
    Offer is valid while supplies last. If you struggle with stomach issues, this could be a game changer.
    LMNT Maintaining healthy electrolyte levels will not only improve performance and endurance on the run, but can help with preventing headaches, maintaining a healthy weight, and help with recovery. 
    That’s why we recommend all runners check out Element this summer. It's 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.
    Even better, 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 get this special offer and make sure you’re hydrating properly this summer, head over to drinklmnt.com/runnersconnect.

    • 46 min
    The Flaws in Common Nutrition Advice For Endurance Athletes: Wade Lightheart

    The Flaws in Common Nutrition Advice For Endurance Athletes: Wade Lightheart

    Our bodies are amazing and they are surprisingly individual. One person could eat loaves of Wonder Bread with negligible effects to blood sugar while another person’s levels would skyrocket. Science doesn’t quite understand why there are such dramatic differences, but we know that they are there.
    So what does this mean for the average athlete? How does our fueling and overall nutrition need to change to work with our own unique metabolism?
    These are the questions that Wade Lightheart is on a mission to answer. You’ll learn:
    Why standard nutrition advice for runners is flawed How to figure out what your unique body needs and How testing and data collection can help If you are looking to optimize your nutrition scientifically, this is the episode for you.
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    This week’s show brought to you by: MassZymes from BiOptimizers  Digestive enzymes are naturally occurring proteins that your body makes to help break down food and aid digestion.  
    Since we know stomach issues are such a prevalent issue for runners, we asked our friends at BiOptimizers to hook you up so you could try digestive enzymes with no risk to see if they can work for you.  
    Right now you can get a bottle of MassZymes for FREE. All you need to do is pay a small shipping fee and there’s no catch.  
    There’s no tricks, no forced continuity, nothing to cancel. 
    MassZymes is a 17-enzyme full-spectrum formula that contains all of the key enzymes needed for optimal digestion. 
    It also contains AstraZyme which is an all-natural, plant-derived compound that boosts amino acid absorption by 30-60 percent. 
    Go to masszymes.com/runtothetopfree . You will automatically get access to your unique coupon code to claim your free bottle. Limit one per household.  
    Offer is valid while supplies last. If you struggle with stomach issues, this could be a game changer.
    Perform from the Amino Company Perform is an amino acid based formulation that I simply add to my water bottle during my run. It tastes great and is easy on my stomach.
    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
    If you’re interested in learning  more and giving Perform a try, we’ve got a special offer for you where you can save 30% by using the code RC30. Just head to: https://aminoco.com/rttt and use the code RC30 at checkout to save 30%

    • 53 min
    What it Really Takes To Run Longer Than You Ever Have Before: Robbie Balenger

    What it Really Takes To Run Longer Than You Ever Have Before: Robbie Balenger

    There are not many ultrarunners who have run farther than Robbie Balenger. Robbie’s been making headlines for the past few years with his massive athletic feats. Just this past spring, Robbie decided to see if he could run longer than a Tesla could on a single charge along a Texas highway. Three days and 242 miles later, man beat machine.
    In this episode, you’ll learn:
    How Robbie fuels his amazingly long runs What training you need to run your first ultra, and How to mentally get through extreme challenges and stay on your feet If you’re an ultrarunner, want to become one, or are just fascinated by them, this is an incredible listen!
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    This week’s show brought to you by: LMNT Maintaining healthy electrolyte levels will not only improve performance and endurance on the run, but can help with preventing headaches, maintaining a healthy weight, and help with recovery. 
    That’s why we recommend all runners check out Element this summer. It's 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.
    Even better, 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 get this special offer and make sure you’re hydrating properly this summer, head over to drinklmnt.com/runnersconnect.
    Heal from the Amino Company  Heal is an amino acid, whey and creatine based formulation designed to reduce recovery times and improve physical function after injuries by accelerating muscle repair while helping maintain a healthy inflammatory response. Check out the research here: https://aminoco.com/rttt 
    Heal does contain whey, so it’s not made for vegans, but if you're not vegan and looking for a nutritional advantage when it comes to recovering from your running injury or your daily training Coach Jeff highly recommends you give Heal a try. 
    If you’re interested in learning  more and giving Heal a try, we’ve got a special offer for you where you can save 30% by using the code RC30. Just head to: https://aminoco.com/rttt and use the code RC30 at checkout to save 30% 

    • 45 min
    When Listening to Your Body Is Wrong For Runners: Cortney Berling

    When Listening to Your Body Is Wrong For Runners: Cortney Berling

    Fueling your running is not as simple as eating when you are hungry or not eating when you are not hungry. Registered Dietician Cortney Berling of EatWellRunBetter.com explains how to actually eat for running performance or weight loss.
    We talk about:
    when you absolutely should NOT listen to your body as a runner and what to do instead  the differences in nutrition when you are running to lose weight and when you are fueling for performance, and why your super healthy, whole foods diet might actually be sabotaging your speed and endurance. If you want to get the most out of your running, great nutrition is key! Learn how to maximize yours.
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    This week’s show brought to you by: MassZymes from BiOptimizers  Digestive enzymes are naturally occurring proteins that your body makes to help break down food and aid digestion.  
    Since we know stomach issues are such a prevalent issue for runners, we asked our friends at BiOptimizers to hook you up so you could try digestive enzymes with no risk to see if they can work for you.  
    Right now you can get a bottle of MassZymes for FREE. All you need to do is pay a small shipping fee and there’s no catch.  
    There’s no tricks, no forced continuity, nothing to cancel. 
    MassZymes is a 17-enzyme full-spectrum formula that contains all of the key enzymes needed for optimal digestion. 
    It also contains AstraZyme which is an all-natural, plant-derived compound that boosts amino acid absorption by 30-60 percent. 
    Go to masszymes.com/runtothetopfree . You will automatically get access to your unique coupon code to claim your free bottle. Limit one per household.  
    Offer is valid while supplies last. If you struggle with stomach issues, this could be a game changer.
    Perform from the Amino Company Perform is an amino acid based formulation that I simply add to my water bottle during my run. It tastes great and is easy on my stomach.
    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
    If you’re interested in learning more and giving Perform a try, we’ve got a special offer for you where you can save 30% by using the code RC30. Just head to: https://aminoco.com/rttt and use the code RC30 at checkout to save 30%

    • 51 min
    Run Better in Less Time: How to Maximize Your Miles and Still Have a Life

    Run Better in Less Time: How to Maximize Your Miles and Still Have a Life

    If you have a busy life outside of running, and let’s face it, we all do, this can be a real challenge. And let me tell you a little secret--all that time might actually be unnecessary!
    On today’s Run to the Top, Coach Claire reveals some great ways to better fit your training into your busy life. She goes over:
    Exactly how much time you need to invest in training for endurance races from the 5k to the marathon How to maximize your training into less overall time, and How to organize your schedule so you can train better without wrecking the rest of your life If you’re ready to jump into a new distance or if you are feeling overwhelmed with your current schedule, this is the info you need to maximize your miles!
    Need help converting your race times to your optimal easy and long run pace? Download your FREE Long Run and Aerobic Pacing Calculator now!

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    This week’s show brought to you by: MassZymes from BiOptimizers  Digestive enzymes are naturally occurring proteins that your body makes to help break down food and aid digestion.  
    Since we know stomach issues are such a prevalent issue for runners, we asked our friends at BiOptimizers to hook you up so you could try digestive enzymes with no risk to see if they can work for you.  
    Right now you can get a bottle of MassZymes for FREE. All you need to do is pay a small shipping fee and there’s no catch.  
    There’s no tricks, no forced continuity, nothing to cancel. 
    MassZymes is a 17-enzyme full-spectrum formula that contains all of the key enzymes needed for optimal digestion. 
    It also contains AstraZyme which is an all-natural, plant-derived compound that boosts amino acid absorption by 30-60 percent. 
    Go to masszymes.com/runtothetopfree . You will automatically get access to your unique coupon code to claim your free bottle. Limit one per household.  
    Offer is valid while supplies last. If you struggle with stomach issues, this could be a game changer.
    LMNT Maintaining healthy electrolyte levels will not only improve performance and endurance on the run, but can help with preventing headaches, maintaining a healthy weight, and help with recovery. 
    That’s why we recommend all runners check out Element this summer. It's 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.
    Even better, 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 get this special offer and make sure you’re hydrating properly this summer, head over to drinklmnt.com/runnersconnect.

    • 22 min

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Great Podcast

Excellent advice, engaging guest, and lots of fun to listen to! Thanks for the great podcast!

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Engaging host , interesting topics

Perfect length for a long warm up!

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Most useful running podcast!

I listen to a lot of running podcasts but this one is definitely the most useful for running information. I have gained a lot of insight into my own running and Claire is a wonderful host!

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