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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

Jan 29, 2018

When training for the marathon, the long run might be the most important element of your training. So, when should you schedule them in the week and what percentage of your weekly mileage should they ideally be?

You'll get the answers to all your long run questions in today's daily podcast episode.


Jan 26, 2018

What are the pros and cons of "big" (ie New York, Boston, LA, etc) marathons vs. "small" marathons.

From crowds to course support, there's a lot to consider and prepare for depending on which type of marathon you choose to run.

Coach Claire gives her advice in today's daily podcast


Jan 25, 2018

How do you prepare your body to run marathons close together (like within 2-4 weeks of each other)?

There are some things you can do in training to help prepare your body for both races and Coach Claire shares them in today's daily podcast


Jan 24, 2018

What's the best way to develop leg strength? Specific strength exercises, hills, something else or a combination of things?

Coach Claire gives you the answer in today's daily podcast


Jan 23, 2018

Many runners turn to running in hopes of losing weight, but often it doesn't happen like we'd hope in training.

Why is this? Why does it seem like running more or training for a marathon doesn't elicit the weight loss we hope?

Coach Claire gives you the science in today's daily podcast