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The Running Explained Podcast Elisabeth Scott

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    • 4.7 • 272 Ratings

New episodes now on THURSDAYS! Welcome to Running Explained, where ALL your running questions are answered! For new AND experienced runners, from training to racing, nutrition, recovery, gear, AND MORE, there's always something new to learn about running!

    s3/03 "Mental Strength" & Performance Mindset with Shannon Mulcahy, MS (@mulcahyperformance)

    s3/03 "Mental Strength" & Performance Mindset with Shannon Mulcahy, MS (@mulcahyperformance)

    How much of performance is mental vs physical? Is that something you can even quantify? Probably not, but the two are clearly inextricably linked. Mental Performance Coach Shannon Mulcahy (@mulcahyperformance) joins the show this week to talk about the role your MIND plays in your performance!


    What do we mean when we talk about the mental side of performance?
    The toxic side of telling someone anything is possible if they want it enough
    "Mental strength" vs "mental toughness"
    Setting goals & including mental performance skills
    Self-talk & skill-building
    Performance anxiety
    and more!

    Shannon Mulcahy is the founder of Mulcahy Performance Consulting - a sport psychology practice helping athletes to train their minds like they train their bodies. Based in Columbia, Maryland, Shannon holds a Master’s in Sport and Exercise Psychology and has worked with hundreds of athletes and coaches worldwide in her 8+ years of industry experience. When she’s not working with athletes, she can be found on a trail or in a lake training for her races. Connect with Shannon on Instagram @mulcahyperformance or explore the current services and resources at mulcahyperformance.com

    • 1 hr 11 min
    s3/e02 Supershoes with Doctors of Running (@doctorsofrunning) Dr. Matt Klein & Dr. Nathan Brown

    s3/e02 Supershoes with Doctors of Running (@doctorsofrunning) Dr. Matt Klein & Dr. Nathan Brown

    What's the deal with... supershoes? The Doctors of Running (@doctorsofrunning) Matthew Klein, PT DPT PhD(c) OCS GCS FAAOMPT, and Nathan Brown, PT DPT OCS, are here talk all things CARBON PLATES, fancy foams, performance improvements (maybe...?) and more!!


    What IS a "supershoe"?
    History of this new generation of footwear
    Getting nerdy about foams
    What does the "plate" actually do?
    Supershoe geometry
    What does the science say about what these shoes DO?
    If, how, and when to wear a plated shoe
    Do stability plated shoes exist?
    Is this CHEATING? 

    Doctors of Running (formerly Kleinruns DPT) was founded by Dr. Matt Klein as a way for him to share his thoughts and learn more about footwear, biomechanics, physical therapy, rehabilitation, running, and performance.  It continues to evolve to this day to meet the needs of those who contribute, those who read/visit and those looking for assistance. 

    https://www.doctorsofrunning.com

    https://www.facebook.com/doctorsofrunning

    https://www.instagram.com/doctorsofrunning

    https://www.youtube.com/@doctorsofrunning

    https://twitter.com/DoctorsRunning

    • 1 hr 34 min
    s3/e01 Understanding Cadence with Dr. Matt Minard, DPT, CSCS (@learn.2.run)

    s3/e01 Understanding Cadence with Dr. Matt Minard, DPT, CSCS (@learn.2.run)

    Welcome to Season 3! Dr. Matt Minard, DPT, CSCS, founder of Learn2Run, joins Coach Elisabeth for the first episode of 2023 for a deep dive on running cadence.

    WHAT is running cadence?

    WHEN does cadence matter?

    WHO should pay attention to cadence?

    Learn about optimal cadence, the relationship between cadence and speed, cadence and stride right, and more in this wide-ranging conversation about running cadence!

    Dr. Matt Minard owns Learn 2 Run, a program that teaches runners how to run smarter, safer, and faster. He hopes this podcast will help runners improve their metrics while reducing injuries. In practice, he focuses on 3 very important aspects of running: optimizing mechanics, building a base, and increasing VO2max. His purpose is to help people. With a passion for human movement and fitness, he is driven to help others learn how to move their bodies strategically and efficiently to reduce the risk of injury and increase overall wellness.



    https://www.instagram.com/learn.2.run

    https://www.tiktok.com/@learn.2.run

    www.l2rsmartersaferfaster.com



    🕶️🦩This episode is sponsored by GOODR SUNGLASSES! Get FREE SHIPPING on your next order of sunglasses & support the show using code RUNEXP at www.goodr.com! 🕶️

    • 1 hr 25 min
    s2/e45 5 Lessons & Reflections from 2022 with Coach Elisabeth

    s2/e45 5 Lessons & Reflections from 2022 with Coach Elisabeth

    Coach Elisabeth breaks down 5 lessons & reflections from 2022 in this final episode of the year, including....


    Stress is stress
    You can't always get what you want
    A little speed goes a long way
    An object in motion stays in motion
    Being in shape is awesome; getting into shape sucks

    This episode is sponsored by InsideTracker! For a limited time, get 20% off the entire InsideTracker store; visit insidetracker.com/runningexplained today! Created by leading scientists in aging, genetics, and biometrics, InsideTracker analyzes your blood, DNA, and fitness tracking data to identify where you’re optimized—and where you’re not. You’ll get a daily Action Plan with personalized guidance on the right exercise, nutrition, and supplementation for your body. Add InnerAge 2.0 to any plan to calculate your true biological age, and see how you’re aging from the inside out!

    • 47 min
    s2/e45 Runner Q&A with Coach Elisabeth

    s2/e45 Runner Q&A with Coach Elisabeth

    Let's finish up 2022 with an old-fashioned listener Q&A! Coach Elisabeth goes through a variety of listener-submitted questions in this second-to-last episode of the year, discussing training cycles & trying to get pregnant, stress fractures, best hydration vests, run coaching, and more!

    • 56 min
    s2/e44 What Happens When You Lose Your Period (& What To Do) with Cynthia Donovan, MS, RDN, CDN (@period.nutritionist)

    s2/e44 What Happens When You Lose Your Period (& What To Do) with Cynthia Donovan, MS, RDN, CDN (@period.nutritionist)

    What happens when you lose your period? Amenorrhea (missing menstrual cycles) is unfortunately common among the endurance athlete community, and Cynthia Donovan, MS, RDN, CDN (@period.nutritionist) joins the show to discuss all things MISSING PERIODS, including what's happening when your period disappears, why we WANT a regular menstrual cycle for short- and long-term health, and steps to take if your period is missing.


    Cynthia's story of amenorrhea & her professional journey
    The impact your missing period has on your bone health, heart health, gut health, and more  
    Why hormonal contraception may be masking whether or not you're getting an ovulatory menstrual cycle
    Why you don't have to be underweight to lose your period
    What do you need to do to restore your period?
    PCOS and missing/irregular period
    Why your menstrual cycle should be considered the "fifth vital sign"
    Proactively supporting your menstrual health

    This episode is sponsored by InsideTracker! For a limited time, get 20% off the entire InsideTracker store; visit insidetracker.com/runningexplained today! Created by leading scientists in aging, genetics, and biometrics, InsideTracker analyzes your blood, DNA, and fitness tracking data to identify where you’re optimized—and where you’re not. You’ll get a daily Action Plan with personalized guidance on the right exercise, nutrition, and supplementation for your body. Add InnerAge 2.0 to any plan to calculate your true biological age, and see how you’re aging from the inside out!

    Cynthia is a Registered Dietitian Nutritionist with over 10 years of experience in the field. Serving women with Hypothalamic Amenorrhea & helping them get their period back, restore their health & find balance with food & exercise is her passion & her main focus in her practice. Since founding the Eat to Regain Your Period Program in April 2020, She’s worked with hundreds of women in helping them get their period & their life back. When she’s not serving women across the world with period recovery- you can find her with the two loves of her life, her sons, Brian and Brayden.

    Insta: https://www.instagram.com/period.nutritionist/

    Website: www.periodnutritionist.com

    Apply for Period Recovery Coaching w/Cynthia: https://p.bttr.to/3ybjfOb

    • 1 hr 13 min

Customer Reviews

4.7 out of 5
272 Ratings

272 Ratings

dear running ,

Pure Gold podcast!

Your latest podcast ~ lessons & reflections from 2022 ~ was pure gold. Had to add your thought on pacing to my running journal: “If you run and feel strong and proud and capable and invincible, you’re not going to care what the number is. That’s really what we should be chasing in our running for the rest of our lives.” Great way to start running in 2023!

JS Veg Runner ,

Love pod - sound quality poor

I love this podcast but the sound is so poor for such a popular show. It’s mostly the sound from Lis’ mic and the intro. I wish this would be fixed - surely I’m not the only one who notices

otakutie ,

Great Info, but sound production need work

Love listening to running-related podcasts during my runs. This is one of the top three I listen to regularly and find it really informative. I did give up on listening to this podcasts during runs due to the volume between interviewer and interviewee as well as the podcast audio in general fluctuating too much (got sick of having to fiddle with my headphone volume controls throughout my run.).

Other than the audio production issues/quality, this is a really great, informative podcast.

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