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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

Apr 28, 2017

What should you do when your iron (ferritin) levels are low and you can't seem to get them up while you continue running?

Should you rest? If so, what happens to your fitness?

If you try to train through, how long will it take your iron levels to return to a healthy level?

Coach Claire helps you figure out this complex...

Apr 27, 2017

How do you properly fuel for the marathon?

It's a loaded question with lots of subset questions?

How do typical recommendations change based on your weight, tolerance for taking in fluids and gels, and how long it will take you to finish?

What do the signals your body give you, such as feeling nauseated or having a full...

Apr 26, 2017

When racing, especially during a longer race like the marathon or half marathon, is it better to use your GPS watch or race by feel?

What are the pros and cons to both methods?

Coach Claire helps you determine which is best for you, how to blend the two approaches, and ensure you execute your race plan.


Apr 25, 2017

It's one of the most common questions we get - how do you lose weight without sacrificing your running performance?

Truth is, it's a difficult balance. But, if you have the right information and a solid plan in place, it is indeed possible.

Coach Claire walks you through exactly how you need to approach this tough task...

Apr 24, 2017

How do you prepare yourself for a cold weather race when you're training in hot conditions?

Maybe you're training all summer or in a warm part of the country for a potentially cold fall race or winter race. You don't want to get shocked by the cold temperatures and have it impact your performance.

Coach Claire gives you...