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Sep 26, 2017

As of the last couple of years, running circles have been enamored with compression gear – socks, pants, tights, you name it.

But does compression gear really work? And if so, when should you where it? Before, during, or after your run?

Coach Hayley explains in today's daily podcast!

Sep 25, 2017

Anyone who's ever experienced acid reflux knows how much trouble it can cause in workouts and races, let alone day-to-day activities.

So how do you go about preventing it and then keeping it gone? Coach Hayley shares in today's daily podcast!

Sep 22, 2017

We've all been there. Listen in as Coach Claire shares her advice on how to get over a bad race and get back to the grind!

Sep 21, 2017

Most runners know the benefits of the long run when training for the marathon.

However, what many marathoners don’t realize is that they don’t need to run longer than 20 miles in preparation for those 26.2 on race day.

But why is this? How far is the "perfect" marathon long run?

Listen in as Coach Claire explains in today's daily podcast!

Sep 20, 2017

Most runners spend a good bit of time thinking about ways to get stronger faster, and, needless to say, some techniques are better than others.

So which category do ankle weights fall into: good or bad?

Listen in as Coach Claire explains in today's daily podcast!

Sep 19, 2017

Most of us have had pesky side stitches while out running one time or another.

So what causes them? And how do you get rid of them when they rear their ugly heads?

Coach Claire explains in today's daily podcast!

Sep 18, 2017

Marathons are hard on the body - there’s no use sugarcoating it.

Muscles, tendons, hormones, and almost every physiological system is pushed to the max during a marathon, and that's why good recovery is essential. 

Listen in as Coach Claire explains what to do after your next marathon to help your body catch back up!

Sep 15, 2017

When implemented correctly, a run-walk program is an effective training method that can help you increase your fitness faster, recover from hard workouts quicker, and return from injury with less chance of relapse.

Sounds like a win win, right?

Listen in as Coach Michael explains how to tackle the run-walk approach so that you can enjoy healthy, consistent running before you know it.

Sep 14, 2017

Some runners rely on coffee to get them up and out the door, while others find caffeine to be the only stimulant protecting them from waking up with "Swingline" tattooed across their forehead.

But should you drink coffee before you run? Do the benefits outweigh the risks?

Listen in as Coach Michael reveals in today's daily podcast! 

 

Sep 13, 2017

Thinking of doing some off-roading? Take a listen as Coach Michael shares his expertise on the shoe models best for rugged terrain!

Sep 12, 2017

 

In most areas of life, the more you do the better you'll be.

But does this apply to running? Should you "go all out" on your hard days in order to truly excel and reach your goals?

Listen in as Coach Michael reveals in today's daily podcast!

Sep 11, 2017

With their enthusiasm to get out the door, dogs can make for great training partners when you know the right tips and tricks.

Listen in as Coach Michael shares everything you need to know about running with your canine pal! 

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Sep 8, 2017

Researchers estimate that 61% of all runners will go through a period of overtraining at least once in their running career.

That’s not an encouraging statistic when you’re pushing the limits to reach your goals.

Listen in as Coach Dylan explains how to determine if you're overtraining and how to dig yourself out if you are!

Sep 7, 2017

You've picked your next big marathon, but there's just one problem.

It's more than 6 months away.

It's too soon to start your build up, so what should you do in the meantime?

Listen in as Coach Dylan explains in today's daily podcast!

Sep 6, 2017

If weather, life, or preference have you running on the treadmill, what can you do in your daily runs and workouts on the hamster wheel to ensure your fitness translates to race day on the roads?

Find out in today's Extra Kick! 

Sep 5, 2017

Traveling several time zones away for your next big race? Coach Dylan shares some tips and tricks to avoiding jet lag in today's episode!

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Sep 4, 2017

Does a slower recovery day pace ever feel unnatural to your stride? Or maybe you're even a little sore the day following a slow run?

In today's Extra Kick, Coach Dylan explains how running too slow can hurt your biomechanics and how to find the right easy pace for you. Listen here!

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Sep 1, 2017

If you've ever gotten "chills" or goosebumps on a hot run, chances are your body was approaching dangerous territory.

In today's Extra Kick, Coach Sinead explains the cause behind hot weather chills and how to avoid them. Listen here!

Aug 31, 2017

For some of us, with fall comes cross country season. Listen in as Coach Sinead discusses the best workouts for cross country racing in today's daily podcast.

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Aug 30, 2017

Research shows that when you stretch, small microtears occur in your muscles that can often cause more harm than good. 

However, we also know that flexibility is essential to staying injury-free and having a strong, powerful stride.

So, what’s the solution? A technique called "active isolated stretching". 

Listen in as Coach Sinead explains the science behind AIS and how best to implement it in your routine.

Aug 29, 2017

For most people, training for a single marathon is enough.

But a growing number of runners desire something more. They’ll run two in a weekend, four in a month, or even four or five marathons on consecutive days. 

Either way, this is no easy feat. Listen to today's podcast as Coach Sinead shares how to find success at back-to-back marathons!

Aug 28, 2017

A hybrid between a treadmill and an elliptical, the Zero Runner was designed to provide a true running experience with zero impact. 

In today's podcast, Coach Sinead explains the science behind this up-and-coming technology and whether or not it's worth the money.

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Aug 25, 2017

Miles or minutes - that is the question.

Coach Hayley explains whether it's best to train by distance or time in today's daily podcast. Listen in!

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Aug 24, 2017

How do you know when your running shoes are expired?

Is looking at the wear of the soles enough? What about how they feel on the roads? Or clues the body gives us?

Coach Hayley explains all this and more in today's podcast! 

Aug 23, 2017

Chances are you already know that when preparing for a half marathon or marathon, long runs are essential. 

But how many long runs should you do and when should you do them so that you're ready to roll on race day?

Coach Hayley reveals in today's daily podcast!

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