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The place where we talk about the prevalence of disordered eating and body dysmorphia in sport, and hear from runners at all levels about their experiences finding balance, joy, and wellbeing within sport.

The Lane 9 Podcast Alexis Fairbanks and Heather Caplan RDN

    • Health & Fitness
    • 4.8 • 237 Ratings

The place where we talk about the prevalence of disordered eating and body dysmorphia in sport, and hear from runners at all levels about their experiences finding balance, joy, and wellbeing within sport.

    13. What Happens When We Take Time Off (from Running/Sport) with Kate Ringwood

    13. What Happens When We Take Time Off (from Running/Sport) with Kate Ringwood

    "Looking back, I can now see that {taking a break from collegiate running} was actually me listening to my body. And I actually feel I did the brave thing, taking that time off.”
    Kate Ringwood is an eating disorder (ED) therapist, working with clients in treatment and recovery to improve and/or mold their relationship to movement and sports. She's been a runner since she was 10, and competed at the collegiate level while navigating her own ED and healing process. Kate took a year off of running and training with her team, and talks about the importance of that year for her overall wellbeing, her relationship to running and competing, and her longevity in the sport. 
    We also talk about what the Higher Levels of care, aka HLOC, mean in the ED treatment world, and what her work as looked like at various levels. 
    You'll find Kate at serendipitycounseling.com. 
    The other links: 
    @lane9project on Instagram lane9project.org to get in touch with! and lane9project.substack.com to subscribe to our bi-weekly newsletter Want to hire Lane 9 Project for your run coaching needs, or to provide a workshop to your athletes or staff? Reach out. We'd love to chat!

    • 41 min
    12. Christine Yu on Youth Sports, Body Knowledge, and Keeping Female Athletes in the Game(s)

    12. Christine Yu on Youth Sports, Body Knowledge, and Keeping Female Athletes in the Game(s)

    "As a woman, in the middle of my life, I realized that there was a lot I didn’t know about my own body, and really not understanding how that impacted my overall health and larger systems in my body."  
    Christine Yu is known most recently for writing and publishing the book "Up to Speed", which explores the myriad issues that have plagued womens' sports for decades, and highlights the "Groundbreaking Science of Women Athletes".  She's been writing in the women's health and fitness space for years as a journalist, and turned that work into a book that will change the game for coaches and any support staff in sports at all levels. 
    In this episode we talk about Christine's unique experience in youth sports without the pressure of specialization, how she got into surfing as an adult which ultimately led to her career pivot from public policy to journalism, and the actual groundbreaking science of women athletes. 
    The links: 
    Christine's Substack @cyu888 on Instagram her BOOK, "Up to Speed" !  Get in touch with us via Lane9project.org. And follow on Instagram @lane9project. 

    • 56 min
    11. Amelia Boone: Long-Term Eating Disorder Effects and a "Recovery Update

    11. Amelia Boone: Long-Term Eating Disorder Effects and a "Recovery Update

    "Maybe the issue is we don’t care about the long term effects…until it’s too late." 
    Amelia Boone is five years out from her second time in high level Eating Disorder (ED) treatment, training for her next 100-miler, and enjoying the year of "Maybe". She recently wrote about being past her "prime" as an athlete, and has also shared personal updates such as choosing to freeze her eggs, the long process of building back up to running after her recent stress fracture, and ending her time as a sponsored athlete. Amelia is known for so many accomplishments in the endurance running world—an obstacle course racing champion, and ED awareness advocate, a talented ultra-marathon runner, etc. In this conversation, we tough on what that all looks like now, in 2024, and how's she processing it. Everything from the long-term health effects of eating disorders and hypothalamic amenorrhea to what "recovery" means to her, at least for now. 
    The links: 
    @arboone11 on Instagram, X, and Threads
    ameliaboone.substack.com
    lane9project.org
    lane9project.substackcom
    @lane9project on Instagram and Threads

    • 54 min
    10. How We're Having More Fun, Talking Periods, and the Bayshore Half!

    10. How We're Having More Fun, Talking Periods, and the Bayshore Half!

    If you know what we meant by "holding up your left hand" to check some geography during this episode, you get ten points! Tag us @lane9Project on IG and we'll award them accordingly. 
    This is a check in episode! Co-founder Heather Caplan, about to earn a double RD after her name (you'll see), checks in to see what you're doing to add some FUN to your runs, and shares how she's been doing that recently. (See: Music, running groups, community, and more! HBU?) She also offers a period check in, because the more we talk about these things, maybe (maybe!) the less in-our-feels we might, feel, about them. 
    And last but not least, a note about the race(s) she has coming up this month, like the Bayshore Half Marathon in Traverse City. Will we see local and global running celebrity Des Linden back on the course?! 
    The links: 
    CHECK IN with your updates to these questions or whatever else is on your mind: Lane9project.substack.com
    Follow along on Instagram: @lane9project
    Get in touch: Lane9project.org 

    • 22 min
    9. Pippa Woolven on Disordered Eating in Collegiate Programs, and Project RED-S

    9. Pippa Woolven on Disordered Eating in Collegiate Programs, and Project RED-S

    “I was modeling all these super lean athletes that we see in the media and that are celebrated for their somatotype,  even though, you know, they may have achieved that by very unhealthy means.”
    Pippa Woolven is the founder of Project RED-S and a former elite and champion steeplechase runner in both the UK and US. In the last few years Pippa has become a first-time parent, and managed Project RED-S, while navigating and exploring this era of her relationship to running and competing. Her work and story have been featured in national publications such as CNN and Runner's World, raising awareness of the prevalence of RED-S, and its impact on athletes' overall health. 
    The links: 
    red-s.com
    @project_reds_ on IG
    lane9project.org
    @lane9project on IG
    Newsletter: lane9project.substack.com 
    If you want to connect with us, share your story, and/or join us for a conversation, reach out via Lane9Project.org .
     

    • 46 min
    8. Lane 9 with Dr. Stefanie Flippin, Pro Ultrarunner, lululemon FURTHER, and Coaching

    8. Lane 9 with Dr. Stefanie Flippin, Pro Ultrarunner, lululemon FURTHER, and Coaching

    "It took me a lot of tries to get it right," shares professional ultra-marathoner Dr. Stefanie Flippin, of her journey with the 100-mile distance. Stef is not only a professional ultra-marathoner, sponsored by lululemon and GU energy labs, she's also a podiatrist (currently on sabbatical from private practice but still consulting on medical cases), and a running coach with the Lift Run Perform team. 
    In this conversation with Lane 9 Project co-founder, Heather Caplan RDN, Stef shares insight into how she's managed to run not one but many 100-mile races, winning the 2021 Ultramarathon National Championship (100-Mile distance), and becoming a professional athlete while also maintaining her work as a physician. 
    Additionally, Stef shares details about the recent lululemon FURTHER event, wherein they brought 10 women of various backgrounds and athletic experiences to run a 6-day ultramarathon, while also conducting biomedical, biophysical, and psychosocial research on the athlete's experience. 
    The links: 
    Stef Flippin and Carolyn Su, co-hosts of Making Strides podcast, hosting shakeout runs and a live podcast event in Boston. Event details here!  @stefanieannflippin on Instagram StefanieFlippin.com  
    Lane9Project.org. Contact us if you have any questions about the show, guest/topic requests, and/or want to work with Lane 9! Subscribe to the bi-weekly Newsletter at Lane9project.substack.com. Follow @Lane9Project on Instagram. 
     

    • 58 min

Customer Reviews

4.8 out of 5
237 Ratings

237 Ratings

ELrunner11 ,

Eating Disorder Podcast

Really enjoyed the show with Kate Ringwood from Serendipity Counseling on athletes and eating disorders. I could relate to so much of what was discussed.

dogmomca2256 ,

Thank you!

This has been such a helpful podcast for me as a provider. I appreciate Heather’s candor, humor, and overall approach to these topics. Thank you, Heather!

JLBaugh ,

Wonderful critical thinker

This podcast is thoughtful and well presented. Heather talks about so many important issues within nutrition care for patients. I appreciate this podcast so much as a new RD!

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