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Nov 30, 2017

In today's Extra Kick, Coach Dylan shares his advice for preventing a common runner problem: dead legs.



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Nov 29, 2017

New to running? Listen in as Coach Dylan shares his tips for beginners in today's Extra Kick podcast!

Nov 28, 2017

Is greater flexibility good for running? Or can it actually increase your susceptibility to injuries? 

Coach Dylan explains in today's Extra Kick! 

Nov 27, 2017

On today's Extra Kick, Coach Dylan explains why our training and recovery needs change as we get older and how to adjust for healthy, longterm running.

Nov 24, 2017

On today’s Extra Kick podcast, Coach Michael explains how to return to strong, healthy running after surgery.

Nov 24, 2017

Trying to improve your marathon time? Coach Michael explains the benefits of doing shorter races between marathons in today's Extra Kick podcast!

Nov 22, 2017

Recovering from a marathon is a critical component to a perfect training plan that runners often neglect.

Listen in as Coach Michael explains how to do it right in today's daily podcast!

Nov 21, 2017

Do you have bad seasonal allergies? Or maybe the air quality where you live leaves a little to be desired?

In today's Extra Kick, Coach Michael reveals the truth behind carbon filter masks and whether or not they're right for you!

Nov 20, 2017

Does your heart rate spike before a race?

On today's Extra Kick, Coach Michael explains why this happens and what you should do about it.

Nov 17, 2017

Whether you're looking to improve performance or avoid injury (or, ya know, both), gait analysis can greatly benefit all runners.

In today's Extra Kick, Coach Tony delves into the ins and outs of gait analysis to help you decide if it's right for you!

Nov 16, 2017

When training for the marathon, you want to do most of your running on surfaces that will least impact your body.

While some of us have access to trails, grass, or gravel, many of us only have two options: asphalt or concrete.

So which of these two is easier on your legs? Coach Tony explains in today's Extra Kick!

Nov 15, 2017

How much is too much cross training? Coach Tony reveals in today's Extra Kick podcast!

Nov 14, 2017

On today's Extra Kick, Coach Tony shares some tips on how to better your chances of a PR in your upcoming marathon. Listen in!

Nov 13, 2017

One of the biggest runner dilemmas is deciding whether or not to race when injury rears its ugly head.

In today's episode of Extra Kick, Coach Tony shares his advice on what to do if this happens (knock on wood)!

Nov 10, 2017

Ever wonder what the difference between "rest" and "recovery" days is?

If so, wonder no more! Coach Claire reveals in today's daily podcast.

Nov 9, 2017

Finding yourself stuck in a slump happens to every athlete at least once in their career.

It doesn’t matter if your slump is physical or mental, climbing your way out of a rough patch in training or racing can feel like beating your head against a wall.

In today's Extra Kick, Coach Claire shares her tips on how to conquer running slumps for better, more enjoyable running on the other side!

Nov 8, 2017

To walk or jog between intervals - that is the question.

Coach Claire reveals the best way to recover between repeats in today's Extra Kick podcast!

Nov 7, 2017

Are you ever so sore that you find yourself wincing doing the smallest of tasks, let alone while running?

Coach Claire knows the struggle.

Listen in as she gives her tips for preventing and treating acute muscle soreness in today's Extra Kick podcast.

Nov 6, 2017

Having a hard time choosing your next big race? Coach Claire shares her advice on how to make this important decision in today's Extra Kick podcast!

Nov 3, 2017

On today's Extra Kick, Coach Hayley shares some preventative tips for a common problem among runners: mid-race nausea. 


Nov 2, 2017

When it comes to supplements, a few are beneficial, some have no effect at all, and others can actually impair running performance.

So which ones should you take and which ones should you toss?

Coach Hayley explains in today's Extra Kick podcast!

Nov 1, 2017

Let’s face it, carrying water with you during your run can be difficult.

So are there any tricks or tips you can learn to make it easier?

Coach Hayley shares her insight on today's Extra Kick!