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Welcome to the RunnersConnect Extra Kick Podcast, where our expert coaching staff answers your running questions 5 days per week.

Get actionable lessons in our bite-sized podcast while you run, when you’re at the gym, and on your commute

Mar 31, 2017

What is the best way to taper for a 5k?

How would these recommendations change if the 5k was a goal race or just a tune-up?

Coach Claire walks you through how to adjust your weekly mileage, workouts and long runs to be optimally prepared on race day no matter what your goal is.


Mar 30, 2017

Most runners worry about how to train for a hilly race when they only have flat terrain available.

But, what if you have the opposite problem? You're racing a flat course and you're only able to do runs that have lots of hills?

How do you adjust your training to the demands of the course?

Coach Claire gives you some...


Mar 29, 2017

Are there any running drills you can easily add to your routine to help your running?

Specifically, is there anything you can do while walking or during your warm-up that doesn't add any time to your daily run but can help you improve your mobility and keep you injury free?

Coach Claire gives you some awesome...


Mar 28, 2017

At what weekly mileage levels should you consider adding double runs to your training?

If you don't know why running twice a day would benefit you, Coach Claire gives you some of the science and helps you determine if they'd be right for you.


Mar 27, 2017

You have an important workout coming up, one that will gauge your readiness for the big race.

Or perhaps you have a long run distance you've never attempted in training and you're scared about your ability to do it.

How do you get over this fear or stress of a big workout. Running isn't any fun when you spend 3 days...