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There are a lot of injured and inconsistent runners out there. This podcast exists to make sure you're not one of them.

Running mechanics expert, Bobby McGee and Running Strength Coach, Matt Pendola share the expertise they've gained from training some of the world's most elite athletes.

Each episode focuses aims to share one thing they've learned while working at the highest level in sport, whether it's about perfecting your run form, training to prevent injury, or maximizing your mental game.

A unique blend of spiritual, mental, and physical tactics for better running from two of the worlds best running coaches.

Formerly known as the RunFORM Podcast.

The Pendola Project Podcast Matt Pendola & Bobby McGee

    • Sports
    • 5.0 • 65 Ratings

There are a lot of injured and inconsistent runners out there. This podcast exists to make sure you're not one of them.

Running mechanics expert, Bobby McGee and Running Strength Coach, Matt Pendola share the expertise they've gained from training some of the world's most elite athletes.

Each episode focuses aims to share one thing they've learned while working at the highest level in sport, whether it's about perfecting your run form, training to prevent injury, or maximizing your mental game.

A unique blend of spiritual, mental, and physical tactics for better running from two of the worlds best running coaches.

Formerly known as the RunFORM Podcast.

    EP 037 || With Chelsea Sodaro, IRONMAN World Champion - Making Time For What Lights You Up

    EP 037 || With Chelsea Sodaro, IRONMAN World Champion - Making Time For What Lights You Up

    🎙️ Join us for Episode 37 of the Pendola Project Podcast, featuring an engaging conversation with professional triathlete Chelsea Sodaro. Hosted by running strength coach Matt Pendola, this episode delves into Chelsea's journey, training philosophy, and the importance of balancing athletic goals with personal ones.

    💡 Key Takeaways

    Discover Chelsea's athletic journey, from her early days in running to becoming a professional triathlete.
    Insights into the balance of being a mother and a world-class athlete.
    Chelsea's approach to strength training and its critical role in her performance.
    The concept of 'minimal effective dosing' in strength workouts and its significance in training.
    Emphasis on the importance of balance, proper form, and building a resilient, robust athletic body.

    ⏰ Timestamps and Summaries

    00:00:00 - Introduction to the episode with Chelsea Sodaro.
    00:01:08 - Chelsea's athletic background and evolution as a runner and triathlete.
    00:04:14 - Discussion on the impact of strength training on bike fitting and overall performance.
    00:05:45 - The role of mobility and motor control in enhancing sports performance.
    00:07:48 - How strength training contributes to endurance in sports.
    00:10:02 - Transition from base strength to advanced training progressions.
    00:12:18 - Balancing strength training with other athletic and personal priorities.
    00:18:50 - The importance of communication in training and coaching.
    00:32:52 - Analyzing the effects of strength training on body type and performance.
    00:35:53 - Closing remarks and future plans for Chelsea.

    📣 What's Next?
    Reflect on Chelsea Sodaro's journey and the insights she shares about training, balance, and motherhood.Embrace the lessons on strength, resilience, and the pursuit of personal goals in your own training and life.

    Thanks for tuning into this inspiring episode with Chelsea Sodaro. Stay connected with the "RunFORM" podcast for more stories and advice from top athletes and coaches!

    Use Chelsea’s code [CHELSEA30] for 30% off any of our programs at the www.pendolaproject.com website

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    • 52 min
    EP 036 || Balancing Act: Mastering Strength Training with American Triathlete Ben Kanute

    EP 036 || Balancing Act: Mastering Strength Training with American Triathlete Ben Kanute

     
    🎙️ Welcome to Episode 36 of the "RunFORM" Podcast, where we delve into the significance of strength training and balance in sports performance. Join us as we sit down with professional triathlete Ben Kanute, along with our hosts, running mechanics expert Bobby McGee and strength coach Matt Pendola.

    💡 Key Takeaways

    Explore the intricacies of strength training and its pivotal role in athletic performance.
    Gain insights from Ben Kanute's journey and his approach to optimizing endurance through strength training.
    Understand the concept of 'minimal effective dosing' in strength workouts and its impact on resilience and robustness.
    Learn about the balance between strength training, mobility, motor control, and other training priorities for triathletes.

    ⏰ Timestamps and Summaries

    00:29 - Welcome to the RunForm Podcast: Introduction to the Episode
    00:53 - Interview with Ben Kanute: Focus on Base Strength Training
    01:24 - Ben's Journey in Strength Training: Personal Insights and Philosophy
    04:14 - How Strength Training Influences Bike Fitting and Performance
    05:45 - The Critical Role of Mobility and Motor Control in Sports
    07:48 - Strength Training's Impact in Endurance Sports
    10:02 - Progressing from Base Strength to Advanced Training Techniques
    12:18 - Balancing Strength Training with Other Athletic Priorities
    12:46 - Exploring the Unique Benefits of Strength Training for Triathletes
    18:50 - The Importance of Effective Communication in Training Regimens
    32:52 - Analyzing Strength Training's Effects on Body Type and Overall Performance
    35:53 - Closing Remarks: Ben's Future Plans and Takeaways

    📣 What's Next?
    Reflect on the key insights shared by Ben Kanute and consider how strength and balance can enhance your own training regimen. Stay tuned for more engaging conversations and expert advice on the "RunFORM" podcast.

    Find the Base Strength Program that Ben is using at the Pendola Project Website here:  https://www.pendolaproject.com

    • 37 min
    EP 035 || Running Right: Building Strength and Consistency for Beginners - Part 3

    EP 035 || Running Right: Building Strength and Consistency for Beginners - Part 3

     
    🎙️ Join us for the final part of our series on starting a running program, tailored for novice runners and those looking to reboot their running routine. We discuss the importance of focusing on the process, avoiding ego-driven comparisons, and setting realistic goals.

    If you're ready to future proof your running, enroll in our 12 week RUNFORM program designed to get you running longer, stronger, all while evading injuries. Find it at https://www.pendolaproject.com/

    💡 Key Takeaways

    Embrace the process of running without being led by ego or comparisons.
    Understand the importance of setting realistic goals and maintaining consistency.
    Recognize strength as a foundational element in running, even before speed.
    Learn about the benefits of a 'fractalized' approach to running with shorter, more manageable runs.
    Address misconceptions and provide tips on breathing control, body posture, and specific body conditioning for better performance.
    Understand that developing longevity in running involves starting easy and focusing on consistency.

    ⏰ Timestamps and Summaries

    01:14 - Starting a Running Program: The Final Episode
    05:38 - The Importance of Strength in Running
    06:19 - Understanding Running as a Strength Sport
    08:01 - The Importance of Base Strength
    10:03 - The Importance of Fundamentals in Running
    12:12 - Understanding the Concept of 'Strong Before Long'
    19:25 - The Importance of Longevity in Training
    22:24 - Understanding the Importance of Strength in Running
    27:38 - The Importance of Consistency in Training
    31:12 - Understanding the Importance of Strength in Running
    34:42 - The Importance of Consistency in Training
    38:08 - Understanding the Importance of Strength in Running
    40:53 - The Importance of Consistency in Training
    44:30 - Understanding the Importance of Strength in Running
    46:58 - The Importance of Consistency in Training
    47:45 - Conclusion and Final Thoughts

    📣 What's Next?
    Continue your running journey with the lessons from this series. Share your experiences and stay connected with the "RunFORM" podcast community for more insights and tips.


    Thank you for joining us in this series. We hope it has provided valuable guidance in your running endeavors!

    • 48 min
    EP 034 || [RERUN] Developing the Triathlete Mindset: An Interview with Simon Ward

    EP 034 || [RERUN] Developing the Triathlete Mindset: An Interview with Simon Ward

    🎙️Welcome to this special retro episode of the "RunFORM" Podcast! Today's guest is Simon Ward, a renowned expert in triathlon training and the host of the High Performance Human podcast. Join us as we explore the intricate psyche and specialized training methods for triathletes, focusing on often overlooked areas that can significantly enhance performance.

    💡 Key Takeaways

    01:15 - Getting to Know Simon Ward: Discover the journey that brought Simon into the world of triathlon training.
    17:15 - Character Traits of Triathletes: Understanding the psychological traits that distinguish triathletes and how these can be advantageous.
    22:36 - Triathlon Demographics: Delve into the types of people drawn to triathlon.
    29:34 - The Value of Prehab Conditioning: Discussing why preemptive conditioning is crucial for performance enhancement.
    31:36 - Evolution of Sports Science: How recent advancements in sports science have transformed triathlon training.
    41:40 - Overlooked Improvement Areas: Identifying simple yet neglected aspects that can significantly improve an athlete's performance.
    44:39 - Individuality in Training Plans: Exploring why generic training plans are not universally effective and who might benefit from them.
    46:05 - Open-Mindedness in Training: The importance of being receptive to new techniques and methodologies.
    50:53 - Simon's Life and Training Mottos: Key phrases and mottos that have influenced Simon's training philosophy.
    55:07 - Connecting with Simon Ward: Links and resources to follow and learn more from Simon. Simon Ward's Podcast

    📣 What's Next?

    Try our free Movement Improvement Assessment!
    Share the "Run Form Podcast" with friends.
    Leave us a review on your favorite podcast platform.

    Thank you for tuning in!

    Check out our 12-week RUNFORM course here, designed to bulletproof your running

    • 55 min
    EP 033 || The Novice Runner's Playbook: Tips, Motivation, and Injury Prevention

    EP 033 || The Novice Runner's Playbook: Tips, Motivation, and Injury Prevention

    🎙️ Introduction
    Welcome to Episode 033 of the "RunFORM" podcast, titled 'Guiding Beginner Runners.' Join our hosts, Bobby McGee, a renowned running mechanics expert, and Matt Pendola, a run-specific strength coach, as they offer fundamental advice crucial for beginner runners. Find more on the Pendola Project website: https://www.pendolaproject.com/

    💡 Key Takeaways

    Understanding the concepts of habituation and minimal effective dosing in running.
    The role of intrinsic and extrinsic motivation in maintaining a running routine.
    Importance of maintaining focus and heeding body cues for injury prevention.
    The value of patience and progressive overload in building a running regimen.
    Insights into how regular exercise, nutrition, and group dynamics affect training.

    ⏰ Timestamps and Summaries

    00:27 - Introduction to the Episode: Focus on Beginner Runners
    00:36 - Discussing the Basics for Beginner Runners
    04:49 - The Importance of Regular Exercise and Consistency for Beginners
    11:20 - How Nutrition Plays a Crucial Role in Training and Performance
    14:00 - Strategies for Dealing with Common Running Injuries
    21:26 - Exploring the Benefits of Running in Groups for Motivation and Support
    46:08 - Conclusion and Final Thoughts on Guiding Beginner Runners

    📣 What's Next?
    Don't miss out on the invaluable insights from this episode. If you're a novice runner seeking guidance, or know someone who is, make sure to subscribe and share the "RunFORM" podcast.

    For more training tips and plans, visit the Pendola Project Website: https://www.pendolaproject.com/

    • 46 min
    EP 032 || Lacing Up for Success: The Ultimate Guide to Starting a Running Program

    EP 032 || Lacing Up for Success: The Ultimate Guide to Starting a Running Program

    🎙️ Introduction
    Welcome to the latest episode of the RunFORM podcast, where we dive deep into the world of endurance running. Today, we have a special focus on starting a running program with essential advice on progression, gear, and mindset. Don't miss our exclusive pre-sale discount on the Base Strength for Endurance Runners Protocol, available for a limited time! 

    https://www.pendolaproject.com/

    💡 Key Takeaways

    Emphasize the importance of knowing your 'why' before starting a running program.
    The role of proper gear, including the necessity of supportive shoes and moisture-wicking clothing, cannot be overstated.
    Importance of focusing on duration over speed in the early stages of running.
    Injury prevention tips, including alternating running shoes and choosing quality socks and other gear.

    ⏰ Timestamps and Summaries

    00:00 - Introduction and Welcome to the New Series
    00:16 - What's New: The Direction and Upcoming Series on Running
    00:39 - Why Resetting and Restarting Your Running Routine Matters
    04:01 - Unpacking the Concept of 'Why' in Running
    05:32 - Challenges Faced When Starting Running
    17:03 - The Crucial Role of Proper Equipment in Running
    18:37 - Understanding the Importance of Proper Footwear for Runners
    25:30 - How to Choose the Right Running Shoes
    25:58 - The Benefits of Alternating Running Shoes
    26:34 - Best Practices for Running Shoe Usage
    27:31 - Preventing Injuries with Different Types of Running Shoes
    28:14 - Selecting Supportive Running Gear
    29:30 - Choosing the Right Socks for Optimal Running Performance
    31:41 - The Importance of Quality Running Socks
    33:41 - How to Pick the Best Running Shorts
    37:20 - Selecting the Ideal Running Shirts for Comfort and Efficiency
    43:02 - Why Running Gloves and Gaiters are Essential
    45:00 - Tips for Choosing the Right Running Hat
    47:49 - The Significance of a Structured Running Program
    49:58 - Closing Thoughts and Reflections

    📣 What's Next?
    Don't forget to subscribe and follow the RunFORM podcast for more insightful episodes. And don’t forget to take advantage of our exclusive pre-sale discount of the new Base Strength for Endurance Runners Protocol. 

    https://www.pendolaproject.com/

    • 52 min

Customer Reviews

5.0 out of 5
65 Ratings

65 Ratings

Sander.J566 ,

Very informative

As an avid triathlete (albeit an older one), and avid podcast listener, I found this shows to be tremendously helpful. The wealth of knowledge between the two house is incredible. I particularly like how they are up to date on cutting edge techniques, but also provide personal perspectives on each topic. I will soon embark on the RunForm journey and can’t wait to see the results.

503evan ,

Super informative and a pleasure to listen to

Matt and Bobby are clearly world class coaches and you can tell when they get to talking on this podcast. They do a great job of bringing up advanced ideas they’re applying to their elite athletes and then breaking them down so that a runner at any level can benefit from them.

EricaBushwell ,

Awesome podcast!

Matt, host of the Relative Run Readiness podcast, highlights all aspects of fitness, growth and more in this can’t miss podcast! The host and expert guests offer insightful advice and information that is helpful to anyone that listens!

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