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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

Feb 5, 2018

Can pilates benefit runners and help with strength and flexibility?

Coach Hayley breaks down some of the research and science to help you determine if adding pilates to your training repertoire can help keep you injury-free.


Feb 2, 2018

How do you get better at downhill running? Are there any tweaks you can make to your form or things you can do in training to better prepare yourself for downhill races?

Coach Hayley shares her insight in today's daily podcast


Feb 1, 2018

How should you handle unplanned breaks in your run for things like stoplights, etc? Should you jog in place, walk, or stop? Does it even matter?

Believe it or not, there's actually research on what is best and Coach Hayley helps you plan your strategy for those forced breaks in today's daily podcast.


Jan 31, 2018

When should you replace your shoes? Many of us have heard every 400-500 miles, but what if they were all treadmill miles, or still look good, or other factors that might extend or shorten the life?

Coach Hayley answers your questions in today's daily podcast


Jan 30, 2018

What is a better way to train for the 5k - running more miles with a majority of miles being done at an easy pace or running less total miles with a greater percentage being focused on speed and stamina?

Coach Hayley gives you the breakdown and some recommendations in today's daily podcast