The Running for Real Podcast

The Running for Real Podcast

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Siri Lindley: Love Your Life, You Deserve it- R4R 090
Dec 7 • 58 min
The Joy of Being a Vulnerable Runner There are a handful of emotions and needs that all people have in common. We tend to seek out love, joy, safety and success while attempting to avoid embarrassment, pain, sorrow, and defeat. Often times the things we…
Michael Joyner: Learn To Manage Your Suffering- R4R 091
Dec 3 • 53 min
Why Training for a 5K is the Best Type of Exercise Finding a one-size-fits-all exercise or dieting program is a tired subject. Every other news article, internet ad, or Facebook post seems to scream, “This is It! This is the [insert weird food or exercise…
Meg Steffey-Schrier and Jessi Haggerty : Look in the Mirror and Love What Your Body Can Do – R4R 089
Nov 30 • 85 min
Running and Eating: Nutrition, Dieting, and Eating Disorders Let’s get this out in the open right from the get go. The wonderful world of eating is not always so wonderful for runners. Whether you are an elite runner, a new runner looking to lose some…
Best Gifts for Runners: 2018 Holiday Gift Guide
Nov 23 • 53 min
I love this time of year, and for me, finding Christmas gifts that really match the person you are buying for is a fun challenge to take on. If you have a runner who you want to get the perfect Christmas present for, or if you are someone who is unsure…
Fiona Oakes: Using Running to Make the World a Better Place- R4R 087
Nov 16 • 71 min
Running for More Than Yourself Every runner runs for a reason. Many people run to stay in good health. Some run for the dreams of obtaining medals, breaking records or becoming famous. Others run because they’ve been told they will never be able to run…
Sarah Crouch: There’s Nothing That Running Owes Me- R4R 086
Nov 9 • 93 min
How to be a Positive Runner When You Don’t Seem to be Improving PR. Perhaps the most commonly used jargon in the running world. In a sport that is largely about competing with yourself, a personal record can mean everything. Hours of pain, sweat, and…
Jake Wightman: Embrace the Opportunity of Competition, Stay Positive, and Be You- R4R 085
Nov 5 • 57 min
What Does it Take to be an Elite Short-Distance Runner? Every young athlete dreams of being the best at his or her game. Think back to your childhood days and envision yourself kicking a soccer ball in the backyard. Each tree is a suspect defender waiting…
Jeff Galloway: Why Every Runner Will Benefit From Walking During Training- R4R 084
Nov 2 • 75 min
Every runner knows that walking during a run sort of feels like cheating. Runners only walk after they cross the finish line. Walking is often seen as a sign of weakness reserved for beginners, the injured and the defeated. After all, we call ourselves…
Lori Richmond: How Could Art Bring More Joy to Your Running and Life -R4R 083
Oct 26 • 56 min
This children’s book writer and illustrator is the artist behind View from My Run, where she does scenes from along her runs in the same time it takes her to do the run itself. She indicates on her site that she has always been an artist but it took her…
Marathon Investigation: What Can We Learn From Cheaters in Races? -R4R 082
Oct 19 • 59 min
Today we are talking to the man behind Marathon Investigation, a website that seeks to “out” the cheaters of the running world. Derek is himself a runner, has done 11 marathons. The podcast covers how Derek ensures that there are not issues with the data…
Helen and Andy Lane: How to Use Your Emotions to Perform -BONUS 3
Oct 15 • 68 min
These two sports psychologists may have different areas they focus on, but they both love to run; Dr Helen Lane and Professor Andy Lane both race marathons, have run over 200 parkruns and even enjoy ultra marathons. This means they get the running…
Dean Karnazes: Is the Fear of Pain Holding You Back? -R4R 081
Oct 12 • 64 min
This internationally renowned athlete known for pushing the limits of his endurance shares real running moments he never has before. Dean, at age 14 ran a marathon to raise money for charity. He started running home when he was in kindergarten and has…
Emelia Gorecka: Dare to Be Different and You Will Achieve -R4R 080
Oct 5 • 69 min
Emelia Gorecka is an international distance runner best known for her running with scoliosis, a genetic spinal deformity that causes curvature of the spine and host of gait related problems. When she’s not training she spends time helping to promote…
Matt B. Davis: Mental Health and the Magic of Running -R4R 079
Sep 28 • 61 min
Matt B. Davis is widely known in the Obstacle Course racing world and is the founder and face of Obstacle Racing Media and is also the podcast host. Matt is also race director for numerous Obstacle Course races. Matt has an incredible sense of humor and…
Eric Schranz: How to Develop a Love of the Outdoors and Passion in Your Kids -R4R 078
Sep 21 • 62 min
Host and founder of the UltraRunnerPodcast, Eric Schranz has run everything from a beer mile to 200 mile races and says he loves every distance and race. He is a stay at home dad and lives with his wife and 2 kids in Northern CA. Beer is a common thread…
Candice Huffine: We Have To Break The Cycle Of The Negative Things We Say To Ourselves -R4R 077
Sep 14 • 72 min
This internationally renowned fashion model has teamed up with Women’s Running Magazine to found Project Start, a collaborative effort to encourage and inspire women to begin their own running journey. She has also launched a size inclusive clothing line…
Anne Audain: From Foot Deformities to Becoming the First Professional Female Runner -R4R 076
Sep 7 • 68 min
Today we chat to the first professional female distance runner, Anne Audain. Anne is from New Zealand and was born with deformities in the bones of her feet. She went on to break down the barriers for women runners and in sport in general. A truly…
Dr. Rich Willy: Are You Lying to Yourself and Others About Your Running? -R4R 075
Aug 31 • 71 min
This expert in Biomechanics and a member of the staff at the University of Montana is known as one of the best for a reason. He studies runners and runner injuries with patellofemoral pain, Achilles tendonitis, and tibial stress fractures and is known for…
Chrissie Wellington: Unless You Challenge Yourself, How Do You Know What You Are Capable Of? -R4R 074
Aug 24 • 77 min
English professional Triathlete and four time Ironman Triathlon World Champion in 2007, 2008, 2009, and 2011 is here on the podcast today. Chrissie Wellington won her age group at the 2017 London Marathon with a finishing time of 2:49:01 (her fastest…
Running for Real Superstars: Let’s Meet The Community Round 2:- R4R 073
Aug 17 • 85 min
Come meet members of the Running 4 Real Superstars Community! I let you tell me who you wanted to meet on the running podcast. In the first Superstars episode I was not sure how well it would be received but it turns out it was one of the most frequently…
Jared Ward: Harness the Power of Your Mind, it is Amazing What Your Body Can Do -R4R 072
Aug 10 • 70 min
Jared Ward is a Dad, a Husband, Olympian, runner, and coach. In that order. Our interview is wide, ranging from running form and which shoes can best support your body’s preferred running style, injuries he has worked to overcome, and how to prepare for…
BONUS: Life as a Mother Runner to 6 Month Old Bailey (Plus LOTS of GIVEAWAYS!)
Aug 6 • 45 min
This update episode covers how I am feeling about my running and motherhood. As it is my 30th Birthday today, this episode kicks off my running giveaway week, and you can enter to win a LOT of prizes this week. I am VERY real with you in this solo…
Lindsey Hein: How to Set Up and Grow Your Own Podcast (Even if it’s Not About Running) -R4R 071
Aug 3 • 69 min
Lindsey Hein, is the podcast host of the “I’ll Have Another” Podcast. Lindsey and I cover being runner moms, running while pregnant and restarting post delivery, and the timing of having your kids. The main focus of this podcast is a discussion about how…
Dr. Emily Kraus: Are Your Nutritional Habits Why You Are Injured? -R4R 070
Jul 27 • 64 min
Dr. Emily Kraus specializes in sport related injuries in athletes. Emily herself has run 6 marathons (with a PR of 2:53), and ran the 2016 Boston Marathon, finishing as the 56th female overall. Pelvic, hip, and sacral injuries in runners can stop you from…
Matt Llano: Find Inspiration in the People Around You -R4R 069
Jul 20 • 71 min
Matt Llano has a half marathon PR of 1:01:47, marathon PR of 2:12:28, but although he has run really fast, this podcast focuses on discussing the importance of being open and vulnerable and using that to feel more powerful as a runner and person. Matt is…
Kim Dawson: Are You Satisfied With Just Performing Or Do You Want More? -R4R 068
Jul 13 • 57 min
This Olympic sport psychologist will take us through the mental issues we face as runners and in our day to day lives. This interview provides real and practical advice in how we can maximize our performance by building balance into our lives and a strong…
Jason Fitzgerald: Don’t Let the Typical Runner Mistakes Stop You -R4R 067
Jul 6 • 56 min
Jason Fitzgerald is a best selling author, coach, 2:39 marathoner, and winner of the 2017 Influencer Award for Men’s Health in the UK. This episode will cover many of the common running questions and mistakes that we have all made over time. I expect it…
Luke Tyburski: I Believe I am the Toughest Person in the World -R4R 066
Jun 29 • 70 min
Today’s interview is with Luke Tyburski, and adventure seeker, motivational speaker, and coach who has raced triathlons worldwide. Luke has pushed himself to extreme limits, in fact well past where his body could thrive. This interview shows us the limits…
Amelia Gapin: Life as a Transgender Woman in the Running Community -R4R 065
Jun 22 • 53 min
Today’s interview is with Amelia Gapin, a transgender runner who was a cover model in 2016 on Women’s Running Magazine. She is relentlessly herself and helps us learn more about what her life day to day is like. She is a true role model for others and…
Max Paquette: What Injury Resistant Runners Have in Common -R4R 064
Jun 15 • 64 min
Today’s interview is with Max Paquette, who specializes in biomechanics and is considered an expert in running shoes. We move back to a more scientific look at running with this episode, because I know many many runners have an interest in how their…
Courtney Dauwalter: Can You Find the Reserve of Strength You Never Knew You Had? -R4R 063
Jun 8 • 49 min
Today’s interview is with Courtney Dauwalter, an Ultrarunner, who was the first finisher in the 2017 Moab 240….yes the first, not the first woman, the first finisher. She finished in a mind blowing 58 hours, 10 hours faster than the second place finisher.…
Chau Smith: Tomorrow is Today, Jump in and Do it -R4R 062
Jun 1 • 50 min
Today’s interview is with Chau Smith, a 71 year old wife, mother and grandmother who has run more than 70 marathons and countless shorter races since she took up running in 1995. In 2017, for her 70th birthday she ran the Triple7Quest, 7 marathons, on 7…
Manal Rostom: Have the Courage to Believe You Can Make a Change -R4R 061
May 25 • 51 min
Today’s interview is with Manal Rostom, a fitness instructor, scuba diver, mountaineer, marathon runner, cyclist, triathlete….an mostly a simply incredibly inspiring person. In an effort to inspire young Arab girls who choose to remain covered, she…
Susan Lacke: What Running is Really All About (and it’s Not What You Think) -R4R 060
May 18 • 40 min
Today’s interview with Susan Lacke is a bit unusual because, while I prepared all the questions, they were sent to Susan in advance and read to her by someone else in a recording studio. Why you ask? Because Susan is deaf, which provided some logistical…
Colin McCourt: What Runner Stubbornness and Determination is Really Capable of -R4R 059
May 11 • 80 min
Colin McCourt is a middle distance runner from Great Britain who competed at the Commonwealth Games in 2010 and was striving to attend the Olympics in 2012. But he didn’t make the team. And stepped away from running at age 27. He never told anyone, just…
Ali Feller: Ali on the Run for Real -R4R 058
May 4 • 60 min
Ali Feller is a freelance writer and editor, blogger and podcast host known for asking her guests some more unusual questions in a conversational fashion. Her podcast style is probably as close to mine as they get. Ali is very public with living with the…
Trent Stellingwerff: Are you Happy, Healthy and Running Your Best? -R4R 057
Apr 27 • 56 min
Nutrition is always a hot topic with runners, and today’s guest, Trent Stellingwerff brings a wealth of knowledge and extensive research into how nutrition affects our physiology. Trent and I cover a wide range of topics that touch on more than just…
Allie Kieffer: Stop Comparing, Start Doing What is Right for You -R4R 056
Apr 20 • 55 min
Allie Kieffer stormed back onto the running scene by coming in as the second US woman, and fifth overall, in the 2017 NY Marathon with a 15 minute personal best. She became a runner for Oiselle early this year and selected them because of the focus on…
Sarah Bowen Shea and Dimity McDowell: The Magic Power of a Tribe -R4R 055
Apr 13 • 61 min
If you have read my blog or are already a member of my Facebook Group Running4Real Superstars (and if you are not, hurry up and join!) you know that I truly believe in the power of a strong community of support. This week’s guests, Sarah Bowen Shea and…
Alex Hutchinson: How to Handle the Physical and Mental Pain of Running Better -R4R 054
Apr 6 • 58 min
I’ve found that one thing you most enjoy learning about is the mental side of running. This week’s podcast gets us back again to the subject but this time to the science behind training and racing rather than the psychological side. The episode will cover…
Life as a Mother Runner with Bailey Grace: R4R 053
Mar 30 • 34 min
I am officially a mother runner, and after a three-month hiatus from recording, it is time to update you on how my life has changed since my daughter Bailey was brought into this world. Hear about the ups and downs of life with a newborn, how my return to…
Dave Collins: The Best Coaches are Like the Best Chefs, Not Following Recipes -R4R 052
Mar 25 • 55 min
In this episode, we shift our focus from the runner to the person behind the scenes, the runner’s coach. We discuss the unseen process of coaching. Dave explains the difference between outcome focused vs process focused training. He gives examples of soft…
Running for Real Superstars: Let’s Meet The Community -R4R 051
Mar 16 • 78 min
We get to meet the best of the best. The professionals. The scientists. The psychologists. All the experts, motivational, inspirational, driven runners we could ever want to learn from. But what about those everyday runners. You know, the ones like you…
Kara Goucher: You Only Need One Good Day for Your Life to Turn Around -R4R 050
Mar 9 • 60 min
Role models are often people you see from afar and only hope to meet. In this episode I meet and talk with my role model, Kara Goucher, and see the real and vulnerable side of her. This episode is for runners, mother runners, and those who know a mother…
Dr. Andrew Jones: What We Can Learn From The Greatest Runners of All Time -R4R 049
Mar 2 • 57 min
This episode shifts us to the science behind running, and beetroot. Beetroot? You heard that right. After listening, you just may want to put it on your next shopping list. We begin by talking about his running records held at an early age and how his…
Kim Jones: Want Success? Let Go of Your Fear of Failure -R4R 048
Feb 23 • 62 min
I have been fortunate to have so many guests on the podcast who have been willing to be very open, honest, and vulnerable. Kim Jones is another one who belongs in this group. Kim describes how she became a marathon runner and the person who influenced and…
Kirrily Dear: If You Want to Succeed, You Just Have to Get Up and Do it -R4R 047
Feb 16 • 49 min
This episode is for those ultra runners who want to receive great advice and hear great real-life experiences from a world-class ultra runner. She shares her journey of running a 10k as an out-of-shaped kid to doing her toughest challenge to date, a 1300…
Hajo Seppelt: Track and Field Will Never Be a Clean Sport -R4R 046
Feb 9 • 31 min
Doping in running has been a huge topic. So, for this episode, I went straight to “the guy” who investigated and is sharing about it. The guy is Hajo Seppelt, the one who broke the story of doping in Russia. This busy man was very generous to give me 15…
Benji Durden: From 2:09 Olympic Marathoner to Cancer Survivor -R4R 045
Feb 2 • 52 min
Doesn’t everyone love a good running story? Well, you’ve come to the right episode because this one is full of them. Benji Durden’s delightful stories truly document his journey of running. Benji begins by taking us through his journey of getting into…
Richie Hardcore:You Can Become the Role Model You Always Wanted to Be -R4R 044
Jan 26 • 56 min
If you are looking for a unique episode, this is it. It is about social change. This episode is for anyone who may have an alcohol or drug problem or feel socially isolated. Richie gets into the positive physical and health benefits running can do for us.…
Camille Herron: Breaking Down Barriers and Destroying World Records -R4R 043
Jan 19 • 65 min
Camille Herron let’s the magic come out in this high-energy interview as she likes to do in every race she runs. Ultra-distance running is gaining popularity. This episode is for you if you want to learn great strategies for improving your ultra races and…
Bhumika Patel: Running Can Empower You and Your Community -R4R 042
Jan 12 • 56 min
Running has been known to change us physically and mentally. It is also able to change us emotionally through empowering us by building our self-confidence. After listening to this episode with Bhumika Patel, you will see what I mean. Bhumika takes us…
Mo’Ath Alkhawaldeh: How Running Will Positively Change the World -R4R 041
Jan 5 • 54 min
In this interview we hear from Mo’ath Alkhawaldeh from Jordan, who shares a different story compared to my other episodes. Starting with his first 10k in Beirut, Mo takes us through his running journey sharing running-for- real stories of races and people…
2017 Running for Real Podcast Best Episodes -R4R 040
Dec 29, 2017 • 55 min
New listeners of the Running for Real podcast can find out the most popular episodes of the year, and get a recap on what has happened since Running for Real launched in mid 2017. I talk about the dramatic changes in direction that my life took from…
Nick Butter: Running Makes You Value Your Time On This Planet-R4R 039
Dec 22, 2017 • 59 min
Want to hear something incredible? Nick Butter ran a whole marathon at the young age of 11 years old. Yes, I would say that is incredible. This interview is for those who love adventure, endurance running, and are passionate about life. After running 318…
Emma Coburn: What it Feels Like When Your Dream Comes True -R4R 038
Dec 15, 2017 • 50 min
The steeplechase is not a race people normally talk about let alone know what is involved in it. Do you? Emma Coburn does. Her specialty lies in the 3000 meter steeplechase. Emma is as real as it gets, and shows the real side of herself here. She tells us…
Runner Safety First with Run Angel -R4R 037
Dec 8, 2017 • 91 min
A split episode of the running podcast for runner safety and gift ideas for Christmas and Holiday celebrations. The first half of this show we talk to founder of Run Angel, David Caren. I was always one of those runners who thought I was invincible, It…
Suzy Favor Hamilton: The Double Life of an Olympian and Escort -R4R 036
Dec 1, 2017 • 69 min
If I had to choose the person who I feel has been the most real, most honest and vulnerable of any of my guests, it would be Suzy hands down. She is a three-time Olympian who has been diagnosed with ADHD, Bi-Polar, Anxiety, and OCD. I admire her for being…
Sally Bergesen: People are Heroes and Yet They are Just People-R4R 035
Nov 24, 2017 • 64 min
By now you have probably heard of Oiselle, the running apparel brand for women, changing the running world through sharing their journey of vulnerability and openness, and celebrating the whole athlete, rather than just their athletic performance. With…
Dr. Nicole Detling: How to Invest in Your Mental Toughness Bank -R4R 034
Nov 17, 2017 • 61 min
I LOVE the episodes where we focus on the mental side of running, and this one, my friends is absolutely PACKED with information about how to be mentally stronger. This episode is a little unique to other mental training episodes as Nicole Detling (Sport…
Renee McGregor: Is Healthy Eating Ruining Your Life? -R4R 033
Nov 8, 2017 • 69 min
Food Glorious Food! That is how Renee McGregor started her book. That is how we should think of food and eating. It is one of our pleasures in life…yet in recent years, food has been tainted by guilt, frustration, and judgment. Renee is here to discuss…
Kelly Roberts: Have the Courage to be Your Best Self-R4R 032
Nov 3, 2017 • 60 min
Kelly Roberts is paving the way for runners who have struggled with their weight their whole lives, but are finally realizing that strong comes in many shapes and sizes. The media has had a HUGE influence on the way we view ourselves for years, and Kelly…
Kyle Merber: Running 3:52 in the Mile Shouldn’t Make You Scared to be Yourself -R4R 031
Oct 27, 2017 • 56 min
Most of us can’t even imagine how it would feel to run well under 60 seconds for one lap, let alone for four laps in a row, but Kyle Merber has done it 18 times. I wanted to bring Kyle on the running for real podcast as he is another athlete who is known…
Tom Goom: How to Actually Listen to Your Body to Prevent Injuries -R4R 030
Oct 20, 2017 • 71 min
Tom may be a recovering cheese addict who occasionally has relapses (yes, we do go into this), but, primarily he has a passion for working with runners in his job as a physiotherapist in the UK, while running the very popular injury prevention (and rehab)…
Devon Yanko: You Can Reach Your Dream By Focusing on the Process -R4R 029
Oct 13, 2017 • 62 min
Can you imagine averaging 8:40 pace for 100 miles? Nope, neither can I, but today’s guest has done just that, and won many big time races like Leadville 100 mile this year (2017), and has also run a 2:38 marathon! How is that for range? Devon Yanko talks…
Phil Maffetone: What is Your Fatigue Early in Races Really Showing You? -R4R 028
Oct 6, 2017 • 68 min
Dr. Phil Maffetone is one of the best running experts in the industry for his work on the MAF method of training and his research on nutrition, particularly how to burn fat for fuel. Today Phil and I started talking about nutrition, how he discovered that…
Chad Moye: From a Homeless Addict to Winning Races and Free -R4R 027
Sep 29, 2017 • 52 min
We may love running now, but not every runner started off enjoying it. Chad Moye hated running for the first 40 years of his life, and as his addiction to drugs became worse and worse, the idea of running for pleasure seemed even less likely. In between…
Christie Aschwanden: Gender Issues, Doping Scandals, and Sexual Abuse in Running -R4R 026
Sep 22, 2017 • 61 min
“At the end of the day, nothing beats running. There is nothing that a nice run can’t make a little bit better”- Christie Aschwanden. There is no doubt that todays guest is passionate about being a runner. Writing for some of the biggest publications in…
Nancy Clark: Stop Focusing on Being Healthy, Focus on Being Balanced -R4R 025
Sep 15, 2017 • 58 min
Finding the right weight for you and your body as a runner can be tough. We live in a world where it feels like skinnier=faster, and it can be tempting to use diets and restrictions of foods to lose some of that weight that holds us back from running our…
Chi Running: It’s Time to Learn How to Move Your Body Correctly Danny Dreyer -R4R 024
Sep 8, 2017 • 55 min
Danny Dreyer has been working with runners on their running technique since the late 90s through ChiRunning. He has helped hundreds of thousands of runners to feel more relaxed and actually enjoy running (yes, it is possible) by bringing together tai chi…
Dr. Mark Cucuzzella & Dr. Josh Emdur: It’s Time To Get Your Health Back-R4R 023
Sep 1, 2017 • 80 min
As much as we try to navigate our way around Dr. Google and his suggestions for our troubles as runners, we all know deep in our hearts that the best way to deal with an injury or frustration is to go speak to a medical professional. But it can be hard to…
Double Amputations, Double the Inspiration: Rob Jones Journey -R4R 022
Aug 25, 2017 • 54 min
When Rob Jones was honorably discharged from the military as a double amputee, retiring from his position as a marine sergeant, he had two choices for how he could continue his life; let it overtake him or take it as a challenge to make his quality of…
Bryon Powell & Meghan Hicks: Can You be a Better Student of the Sport? -R4R 021
Aug 18, 2017 • 56 min
iRunFar is one of the premier trail running and ultra running websites. They have everything you could ever need. I have not yet completed either a trail or an ultra race, but people like Bryon and Meghan make me more and more tempted…once I can run…
Steve Jones, The King of Pain: You Are Racing the Distance, Not Your Watch -R4R 020
Aug 11, 2017 • 59 min
Steve Jones is one of the legends of the running world. Breaking the world record in his debut marathon (2:08:05) without changing his Mars bar, meat pie, and Coca Cola diet(!). He went on to win the Toronto, New York, and London Marathons…Including…
Steve’s View: Training Correctly, Quitting Pro Running, and Pregnancy -R4R 019
Aug 4, 2017 • 49 min
My husband Steve is on the Running for Real podcast this week in this special edition for my birthday in a few days. This episode is essentially broken into three parts; the serious training and how you can be a faster runner, his version of my amenorrhea…
Bonnie Kelly: Why You Need to Update the Apps in Your Brain, Not Your Phone -R4R 017
Jul 28, 2017 • 54 min
If you saw Bonnie Kelly on the streets, you would never imagine how her story began. Bonnie is a true example of not allowing your misfortunes and struggles to hold you back. Her powerful story will have you sucked in the entire time, and you will learn…
Paul Sinton-Hewitt: Are You Part of the Movement? Parkrun is Energizing the World -R4R 018
Jul 21, 2017 • 44 min
Parkrun has become a global movement. Although it initially started in the UK with some friends meeting up on a Saturday for a run followed by coffee, it has grown to over 1100 locations in 14 countries around the world with 3.5 million people registered,…
Dr. David Geier: From Kids to Adults: How to Stay Healthy and Love It -R4R 015
Jul 14, 2017 • 54 min
Dr David Geier is the kind of specialist we all need more of in our lives. David and I discuss running injuries, and why he is not going to try to stop you running at every opportunity like other specialists who do not understand our needs as runners. He…
Magda Boulet: How to Run the Race You Know You are in Shape For -R4R 016
Jul 7, 2017 • 47 min
Magda Boulet has not only been successful in the ultra marathon world, recently finishing 2nd in the brutal 2017 Western States 100 mile, but she is a former Olympian in the marathon. Magda shares her story about her natural progression throughout the…
Um….I’M PREGNANT!
Jun 30, 2017 • 73 min
I know. I can barely believe it myself. I can barely believe I am typing it, but yes, I am pregnant, 8 weeks pregnant. Let me just tell you, it has been SO hard not saying anything, especially with what I am about to tell you. But first, as this is…
Pregnancy Podcast: From Overcoming Amenorrhea to Getting Pregnant with Tawnee Gibson
Jun 30, 2017 • 73 min
Yep, I am pregnant! Tawnee is Pregnant! This is our podcast episode discussing overcoming hypothalamic amenorrhea to getting our periods back, and ultimately getting pregnant! Tawnee and I may have had different approaches with how we wanted to get our…
Mario Fraioli: Will We Ever Celebrate Success at the Top Again?-R4R 014
Jun 23, 2017 • 51 min
Doping has made us all skeptical. Every time we see a performance that stands out, one that seems too good to be true, we automatically assume it isn’t. Years of drugs in the sport has led us to become critical and bitter. Mario and I discuss doping in…
Jessie Barr: Looking into the Mind of Injured Runners-R4R 013
Jun 16, 2017 • 59 min
Can you imagine how good it would feel to be competing on a relay team at the Olympics in the final event on the track? Think about how loud the crowds would be, how much adrenaline would be pumping around your body, and just how alive you would feel. My…
Toby Tanser: We are in a World of Help. What is Your Role Going to Be? -R4R 012
Jun 9, 2017 • 71 min
Toby Tanser is one of the running ambassadors of our time. Not only did Toby convince Prince Harry to run with him, get Gloria Gaynor to meet a runner at the finish of a race, and friends with plenty of other celebrities, Toby is also a sub 2:20…
BONUS: Evie Serventi- If You Can’t Reassure Yourself, No One Can
Jun 7, 2017 • 60 min
Bonusode (is that even a word?) I am making it one! Today my dear friend and sports psychologist, Evie Serventi is here with us to talk about how to overcome the negative thoughts in a race once they start to flood in. If you are someone who goes into a…
Tom Payn- Life as a Kenyan Runner: R4R 011
Jun 2, 2017 • 52 min
Have you ever wondered what Kenyan runners training look like? Or how the Kenyan runner diet differs to ours? I had, so I thought it was time to bring on someone who had an inside look, and lived as a Kenyan athlete for a few years. He also has worked as…
Amelia Boone: The More Vulnerable I am, the More Confident I Become – R4R 010
May 26, 2017 • 63 min
Amelia Boone has become a legend in the obstacle racing world. Winning almost every race she enters, but managing to juggle her training with a full-time job as an attorney. But this episode is not really about her successes, although we cover that, and…
Nicola Rinaldi & Heidi Greenwood-No Period. Now What? – R4R 009
May 19, 2017 • 95 min
Missed, delayed, and irregular periods are often pushed aside, even by medical professionals. Doctors and other medical professionals are not taught about hypothalamic amenorrhea and the five factors that cause a loss of a menstrual cycle. An energy…
Marathon Training Academy- Why the Marathon Makes You a Superhero: R4R 008
May 12, 2017 • 56 min
Angie and Trevor from Marathon Training Academy have really set the gold standard when it comes to running podcasts. I have listened to them for years, and have had the luxury of being on their podcast twice. They are so easy to chat to, and I always end…
Dr. Bhrett McCabe- The World is Going to Challenge You to Fight for What you Desire: R4R 007
May 5, 2017 • 53 min
You love learning about mental toughness, mental running tips, and how to mentally prepare for a big race. I love learning about the mental aspect of running, and therefore, there are going to be a lot of sports psychologists and mental coaches on the…
The Run Experience-Nate Helming: Are You Running With the Parking Brake on? R4R 006
Apr 28, 2017 • 60 min
Nate Helming originally thought of running as a suffer fest (sound familiar?). Years later, after discovering joy in his own running journey, Nate is the co-founder of The Run Experience, and has helped thousands of runners reach their running goals. You…
Neely Spence-Gracey: The Best Way to Maximize Your Potential as a Runner is to Be Happy – R4R 005
Apr 21, 2017
Neely Spence-Gracey has been a friend of mine for almost 10 years, and I knew she would make a great guest on the show, as she is always very inspiring for runners of every level. If you don’t believe me, just check out her HUGE fan base! Neely was born…
Cindra Kamphoff- You Need to Know Yourself to Master Yourself – R4R 004
Apr 14, 2017 • 53 min
Wouldn’t it be nice if you could master your mind and your emotions? Not only would it help with your running performance, but having mental toughness is something that can help in the rest of our lives too. Mental training is not something we are born…
James Dunne- Are These Mistakes the Reason You are Injury Prone? R4R 003
Apr 14, 2017 • 68 min
James Dunne of Kinetic Revolution is a sports rehabilitation therapist who is on a mission to prove that runners stop getting injured and improve performance, IF we focus on the right types of training for our bodies. James looks at what runners can…
Matt Fitzgerald- Nothing Motivates More Than The People You Love the Most- R4R 002
Apr 14, 2017 • 55 min
Matt Fitzgerald has authored some of the best running books ever written. From mental tactics to race weight, Matt has become the go to trusted source for real advice for runners. In his latest book, the Endurance Diet, Matt traveled all over the world to…
Welcome to the Running for Real Podcast: R4R 001
Apr 14, 2017 • 20 min
Welcome to the Running for Real Podcast! Whether you are a new listener, or know me from Run to the Top, I am excited that you are here. I have worked really hard on making this podcast the best it can be, even with making my office look like an insane…