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Oct 18, 2017

While the 5k is over before you know it, the second half of the race can be pretty ugly when you're not prepared. 

In today's podcast, Coach Sinead shares four workouts key to 5k success!

Oct 17, 2017

Ever worry you're doing too much during your marathon taper? Or maybe too little?

In today's podcast, Coach Sinead explains how to plan your taper just right so you're ready to roll on race day!

Oct 16, 2017

On today's Extra Kick podcast, Coach Sinead explains how to accurately predict your marathon time based on distances including the half marathon.

Oct 13, 2017

The hay's in the barn and now it's time to taper. But how should your diet change during this recovery phase?

Coach Tony explains in today's podcast!

Oct 12, 2017

Ever notice your body feels swollen after a run? Coach Tony explains what this could mean in today's Extra Kick podcast!

Oct 11, 2017

Thinking of doing some off-roading?

Listen in as Coach Tony explains how to train for a trail marathon!

Oct 10, 2017

When you're doing heavy mileage in preparation for the marathon, you want to keep most of your runs as low-impact as possible to avoid injury.

Many runners turn to cushioned shoes to achieve this, but should these shoes be worn all the time? Can you wear them, say, during speed workouts?

Coach Tony explains in today's daily podcast!

Oct 9, 2017

Get dinged up while in the thick of training? Or maybe you have a nagging injury that just won't go away?

In today's podcast, Coach Tony explains how to continue training when injuries strike.

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Oct 6, 2017

Properly fueling after a long run is crucial to recovery, but knowing exactly how to do so can be tricky.

Listen in as Coach Jeff breaks down how to eat on long run days so that you come away stronger than ever.

Oct 5, 2017

Ever wonder what your running potential is?

Maybe you've poured over race time prediction charts and online calculators trying to determine what you're capable of?

In today's podcast, Coach Jeff explains all the factors to take into consideration. 

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Oct 4, 2017

Many of us spend the better part of our days sitting in front of a computer, and this doesn't exactly do our hip flexors a world of good.

So how can you reduce the effects of sitting down all day? Coach Jeff explains in today's podcast!

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Oct 3, 2017

Considering trying an ultra or a trail run? If so, you've come to the right place!

Listen in as Coach Jeff explains what you need to do to transition to trail running in today's Extra Kick podcast.

Oct 2, 2017

Ever experienced a pain on the top of your foot that nags with every step?

This is generally a product of inflammation of the tendons that run along the top of the foot and straighten the toes. 

But what causes it? And how should you go about getting rid of it?

Coach Jeff explains in today's podcast!

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. Listen in as she shares in today's daily podcast!

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 daily podcast!

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! 

 

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