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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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Aug 22, 2017

Seasoned runners often look down on walk breaks as a sign of defeat: you only stop when you're too tired to keep going.

But what if we told you walk breaks are not only okay but can actually result in better performances?

Sound too good to be true? Listen as Coach Hayley explains in today's daily podcast! 

Aug 21, 2017

While a nap may seem more inviting than a cool down after a tough session, your post-workout routine is more important than you may think. 

Listen in as Coach Hayley explains why cooling down is so vital and how to do it for the best results.

Aug 18, 2017

One of the more controversial topics in running is the importance of static stretching.

Coaches, experts, and runners disagree over the role flexibility plays in preventing injury and boosting performance.

So what's really the deal with stretching? Coach Claire reveals in today's daily podcast!

Aug 17, 2017

Are you a vegan training for your first marathon? Or perhaps a runner trying out veganism?

Check out today's podcast as Coach Claire (founder of The Planted Runner) shares some tips on how to fuel your training on a vegan diet!

Aug 16, 2017

Most runners have been there. After months of preparation, you step to the line ready to tackle those 26.2 miles….and then the stomach issues hit.

So what’s the deal? What can you do before and during the race to make sure you don’t suffer again?

Coach Claire gives her thoughts and advice in today’s daily podcast.

Aug 15, 2017

Losing or maintaining weight is usually a big priority for runners, but despite how it may seem, losing weight and training hard aren’t easy to do in conjunction.

That's where "carb cycling" can come in handy.

Listen in as Coach Claire helps you determine if carb cycling is right for you and how to implement it to reach both your running and weight loss goals. 

Aug 14, 2017

Running on the beach may seem like the best idea ever, but it can quickly put a halt to your training if you’re not careful.

Listen in as Coach Claire discusses some strategies to enjoy running at the beach without putting yourself at risk for injury!  

Aug 11, 2017

Maybe you're training all summer or you live in a warm climate different to the potentially cold conditions of a fall or winter race. 

How do you prepare yourself for a cold weather race when your training conditions are the total opposite?

Listen in as Coach Michael discusses how to adapt your training so the cold temperatures on race day don't affect your performance.

Aug 10, 2017

Every runner has individual training needs. Some runners excel when doing lots of mileage, while others do best when replacing some of those miles with cross training.

But how can you determine your optimal running "recipe"? And which cross training method is best for you as a runner?

Listen in as Coach Michael explains in today's podcast!

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