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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

Jun 30, 2017

For most of us, summertime means less than desirable race conditions.

Heat is the most difficult element for runners to train and race in, and performance suffers when we don't change our strategies to accommodate for the sweltering temperatures.

More importantly, we put ourselves at greater risk for heat illnesses like...

Jun 29, 2017

Characterized by a dull pain behind or around the top of the knee cap, runner's knee (aka patellofemoral pain syndrome) is one of the most common injuries among runners.

Aggravating movements include anything that requires bending the knee, which, ya know, makes running pretty difficult.

Listen in as Coach Sinead...

Jun 28, 2017

While the marathon can be daunting, it can also make for one of the most rewarding moments of your life when prepared for properly.

The physical and mental strength needed to complete those 26.2 miles takes some time to achieve, and that's why it's important to be patient with the process when you're new to...

Jun 27, 2017

Training by heart rate? Ever wonder why your numbers don't reflect your perceived effort?

A lot of variables play into this, making it hard to determine the correct paces for you and your goals. 

Listen in as Coach Sinead discusses the ins and outs of heart rate zones and helps you decipher the data. 

Jun 26, 2017

If you're among the 25 percent of people who suffer from bunions, you know picking the right footwear is crucial to performance.

You want a shoe with a roomy toe box that also fits your unique biomechanics, and this can be hard to find.

That's why in this episode of Extra Kick, Coach Sinead shares a few of her shoe...