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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

Sep 29, 2017

Ever tossed and turned in bed the night before a big race, each hour getting more and more stressed that your lack of sleep is going to ruin your performance?

Coach Hayley's been there and knows your pain.

But through research and experience, she also knows some critical tips to getting the z's you need before race day....


Sep 28, 2017

When it comes to fueling before a run, no one food works for every runner (or even every workout).

That said, there are plenty of ways to determine which foods will optimize your performance and not inhibit it. Listen in as Coach Hayley explains in today's podcast!


Sep 27, 2017

A quick search online reveals a host of advice as to the ‘right’ way to breath when running, including what ‘rhythm’ of inhale to exhale we should be using.

Should we be breathing a certain way when we run? Is there an optimum rhythm to use that will help us overcome fatigue?

Coach Hayley explains in today's...


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!