The Running Explained Podcast

Elisabeth Scott

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s3/e10 Learning Racing Lessons with Sara Manderscheid (@elevateyourrunning)
Mar 23 2023
s3/e10 Learning Racing Lessons with Sara Manderscheid (@elevateyourrunning)
How do we get better at racing? We need to race! Racing is a skill that is developed through experience, and yes, you'll make some mistakes along with the way - that's NORMAL. Coach Sara Manderscheid joins the show to discuss the lessons we can learn from racing, how to learn the RIGHT lessons from your races (good or bad!) and more! What do we mean when we say "racing is a skill"?Racing enough to develop the skill of racing without racing all the time!How do you communicate about racing & race planning with someone who is new or never really raced before?What do we mean when we say "the goal is to finish strong" in a race?What do we mean by "peak fitness" and why can't we race our fastest possible races all the time?Troubleshooting common race errors and what we can learn from them"I was trying to run faster but my legs wouldn't turn over!""I kept pushing harder and harder but my pace kept slowing down!""I went out at xx pace... why couldn't I hold it?""It felt like my whole body just shut down at mile (10/16/22, etc) - what happened?"Why do I need to adjust my race plan when it's hot/humid, etc?" Sara's mission is to deliver customized training plans, motivation, inspiration, and support for committed runners looking to take their training to the next level. She meets the athlete where they are to create the right plan for them. Running gets to fit into life, not the other way around. With over 15 years of running experience and knowledge, Sara's goal is to help each individual become the strongest version of themselves. Showing up for yourself is the first step, Sara is right there with you in the process to discover your potential and breakthrough to new levels - as a human and as an athlete! ❤️ https://elevateyourrunning.com/
s3/e09 "Running Isn't Therapy" with Sarah Strong, MSW, LCSW (@the_trail_therapist)
Mar 16 2023
s3/e09 "Running Isn't Therapy" with Sarah Strong, MSW, LCSW (@the_trail_therapist)
Running is many things; it's therapeutic, it's good for our mental and physical wellbeing, and it's probably part of your mental health management! But running ISN'T therapy or a replacement for therapy. Therapist & coach Sarah Strong, MSW, LCSW (@the_trail_therapist) joins the show to talk about this and the ways that we can make sure that we're using running responsibly for our mental health! Running isn't therapy, but running can be therapeutic; what do we mean by that?What running can & can't do for mental healthWays that running may contribute to or exacerbate underlying mental health conditionsThe difference between running for exercise & mental health management and training seriously for a big performance goalAccess to therapy & healthcare equitySome signs that talking to a therapist might be better than going for a runand more! Known online as The Trail Therapist, Sarah Strong is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker and running coach who is passionate about helping runners have a healthy relationship with their sport, their body, and themselves. Whether she’s training for an upcoming ultra, providing hiking based mental health services or chasing after her kids and dog, you can find Sarah on her local Colorado Front Range Trails most any day of the week. Nature, movement, and mindfulness are the foundation of her therapeutic practice.  In addition to her work as a therapist, Sarah also coaches with Microcosm Coaching and Revolution Running and volunteers her time with Bigger Than The Trail. You can find Sarah’s mental performance coaching programs and courses at the-trail-therapist.teachable.com.
s3/e06 Learning to Trust The Process & Trust Yourself with Dr. Angie Brown, DPT (@realliferunners)
Feb 16 2023
s3/e06 Learning to Trust The Process & Trust Yourself with Dr. Angie Brown, DPT (@realliferunners)
How do you learn to TRUST that the process is working? How do you learn to TRUST yourself instead of trying to be "perfect on paper"? How do you become OK with your goals taking longer than you want to achieve? Coach Angie Brown, DPT, of @realliferunners, joins the show to talk about TRUST: learning to trust the process and trust yourself! Common misconceptions about the processWhy is it so hard to learn to trust ourselves?Getting frustrated & overwhelmed when you're trying to do "all the things" at the same timeWhen our ego gets in the wayLetting go of instant gratification Learning to tune into your body, not your watchWhat if it takes longer than you want to reach your goals?Focusing on the process, not the outcomeNot letting a single bad workout or race destroy your confidence  And more! Dr. Angie Brown, DPT is a mom, wife, entrepreneur, coach, and physical therapist that is the founder of the Real Life Runners Training Academy and Real Life Runners podcast that she hosts alongside her husband, Kevin Brown. She loves helping runners to run faster and longer without injury so they can have more energy, be strong, healthy, and fit, and have more freedom in their lives. She holds her doctorate in physical therapy, specializing in runner-specific strength and conditioning, mobility, and injury prevention for runners and also holds a certification in nutrition to help her clients integrate healthy eating to complement their training and overall health goals. She has a passion for health, wellness, food, fitness and helping to educate people on the importance of healthy lifestyle changes, in order to live an active, vibrant life, both now and as we get older. Website: https://www.realliferunners.com/ Email: support@realliferunners.com Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/realliferunners Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/realliferunners YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/@realliferunners  TikTok: https://www.tiktok.com/@realliferunners
s2/e44 What Happens When You Lose Your Period (& What To Do) with Cynthia Donovan, MS, RDN, CDN (@period.nutritionist)
Dec 15 2022
s2/e44 What Happens When You Lose Your Period (& What To Do) with Cynthia Donovan, MS, RDN, CDN (@period.nutritionist)
What happens when you lose your period? Amenorrhea (missing menstrual cycles) is unfortunately common among the endurance athlete community, and Cynthia Donovan, MS, RDN, CDN (@period.nutritionist) joins the show to discuss all things MISSING PERIODS, including what's happening when your period disappears, why we WANT a regular menstrual cycle for short- and long-term health, and steps to take if your period is missing. Cynthia's story of amenorrhea & her professional journeyThe impact your missing period has on your bone health, heart health, gut health, and more  Why hormonal contraception may be masking whether or not you're getting an ovulatory menstrual cycleWhy you don't have to be underweight to lose your periodWhat do you need to do to restore your period?PCOS and missing/irregular periodWhy your menstrual cycle should be considered the "fifth vital sign"Proactively supporting your menstrual health This episode is sponsored by InsideTracker! For a limited time, get 20% off the entire InsideTracker store; visit insidetracker.com/runningexplained today! Created by leading scientists in aging, genetics, and biometrics, InsideTracker analyzes your blood, DNA, and fitness tracking data to identify where you’re optimized—and where you’re not. You’ll get a daily Action Plan with personalized guidance on the right exercise, nutrition, and supplementation for your body. Add InnerAge 2.0 to any plan to calculate your true biological age, and see how you’re aging from the inside out! Cynthia is a Registered Dietitian Nutritionist with over 10 years of experience in the field. Serving women with Hypothalamic Amenorrhea & helping them get their period back, restore their health & find balance with food & exercise is her passion & her main focus in her practice. Since founding the Eat to Regain Your Period Program in April 2020, She’s worked with hundreds of women in helping them get their period & their life back. When she’s not serving women across the world with period recovery- you can find her with the two loves of her life, her sons, Brian and Brayden. Insta: https://www.instagram.com/period.nutritionist/ Website: www.periodnutritionist.com Apply for Period Recovery Coaching w/Cynthia: https://p.bttr.to/3ybjfOb
s2/e43 BORN TO RUN 2 with Chris McDougall and Eric Orton
Dec 8 2022
s2/e43 BORN TO RUN 2 with Chris McDougall and Eric Orton
THE SEQUEL IS HERE! 13 years ago, "Born to Run" was released and captivated the running (and non-running) world. Now author Chris McDougall has partnered with coach Eric Orton to write BORN TO RUN 2: The Ultimate Training Guide, the follow-up, fully illustrated companion. Chris and Eric join the show today to talk about some of the stories and anecdotes in the book, finding the joy in running, and why community is one of the most important things for all runners How to refocus on finding the enjoyment in running, even when you're chasing goalsThe Roman Legions & "all day pace""100 Ups" and the story of a pharmacist who became a running star by running in place at his jobGood running form - what do we mean?The importance of finding "your running people" AVAILABLE NOW: BORN TO RUN 2: The Ultimate Training Guide  🕶️🦩This episode is sponsored by GOODR SUNGLASSES! Get FREE SHIPPING on your next order of sunglasses & support the show using code RUNEXP at www.goodr.com! 🕶️ CHRISTOPHER McDOUGALL covered wars in Rwanda and Angola as a foreign correspondent for the Associated Press before writing his best-selling book Born to Run. His fascination with the limits of human potential led to his next works, Running with Sherman and Natural Born Heroes, and his Outside magazine web series, “Art of the Hero.” He lives in Hawaii with his family. ERIC ORTON’s experiences with the Tarahumara and his study of running, human performance, strength, and conditioning have led him to the cutting edge of the sport and made him a go-to for athletes everywhere. The author of The Cool Impossible and former fitness director for the University of Colorado Health Sciences Center, Orton personally trains athletes from recreational racers to elite ultramarathoners. He lives in Jackson Hole, Wyoming.
s2/e42 Unpacking Mindset Around Performance Nutrition with Natalie Robertello, MS, RD (@befueledsportsnutrition)
Dec 1 2022
s2/e42 Unpacking Mindset Around Performance Nutrition with Natalie Robertello, MS, RD (@befueledsportsnutrition)
Sports nutrition & performance fueling isn't just for elite athletes; anyone with any goal of feeling good and improving performance (WHATEVER those goals are for you!) should be understanding their body's fueling & nutrition needs. Sports Dietitian Natalie Robertello, MS, RD, CSSD, CDN (@befueledsportsnutrition) joins the show to discuss the mindset and belief systems we have around fueling & nutrition as recreational athletes including... What is "diet culture" and how does it influence our approach to performance fueling?"Discipline" versus balanceRecognizing common obstacles to appropriate fueling"Dieting" cultureFear of carbs/fear of "too much"When liquid calories have a place (sometimes a mandatory one!)What happens when you feel like you can't carb load, i.e. eat the recommended carbohydrates per day?Tips for planning your pre-race carb-load Generational and gender differences in common obstacles to performance nutritionThe stories we tell ourselves about how the way we eat defines who we areHow to dis-entangle our beliefs around running more & eating less when we originally started running as a way to lose weightWeird "internet" diet trendsThe way certain sports nutrition products are marketed using "diet culture" talking points Natalie Robertello, MS, RD, CSSD, CDN, is a Sports Dietitian & owner of BeFueled Sports Nutrition, as well as an endurance athlete. https://www.befueledsn.com/ Sports Dietitian & owner of BeFueled Sports Nutrition, as well as an endurance athlete (triathlete, runner).
s2/e41 The Relationship We Have With Running with Tina Muir (@tinamuir88)
Nov 24 2022
s2/e41 The Relationship We Have With Running with Tina Muir (@tinamuir88)
The only constant is change, and while running may seem like your rock in the ever-flowing river of life, your relationship with running WILL change over the course of not only your life, but the seasons of life you find yourself in. Tina Muir, Founder of Running for Real, mom, podcaster, and former professional runner and international runner for Great Britain & Ireland joins the show to talk about the many ways we can form a relationship with running, and what we should be striving for at the end of the day Tina’s experience an a professional runner and what her relationship was like with the sport when it was her jobThe strange challenges and pressures professional runners face when running is how your jobNot every season of life is going to be the season where you’re training hard and setting PRsRunning as a mom & not getting caught in the comparison trap“You can’t quantify your way to a guaranteed outcome”Branching out and finding joy in ALL the things, not just chasing times This episode is sponsored by InsideTracker! For a limited time, get 20% off the entire InsideTracker store; visit insidetracker.com/runningexplained today! Created by leading scientists in aging, genetics, and biometrics, InsideTracker analyzes your blood, DNA, and fitness tracking data to identify where you’re optimized—and where you’re not. You’ll get a daily Action Plan with personalized guidance on the right exercise, nutrition, and supplementation for your body. Add InnerAge 2.0 to any plan to calculate your true biological age, and see how you’re aging from the inside out! Tina is the founder and CEO of Running For Real. Tina is a mother of two and former international runner for Great Britain and Northern Ireland. Tina hosts the Running For Real Podcast, which has amassed over 6 million downloads. The Running For Real Podcast is a collective of conversations about running, the climate emergency, and social justice. Tina also hosts a second, NPR style podcast with Knox Robinson called Running Realized, noted as "The 'Invisibilia' of running" by Women's Running. Tina has worked with the United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs and been featured in The Guardian, The Telegraph, People Magazine, Outside, SELF, and Women’s Health.
s2/e39 Become an "Anti-Biohacker" with Dr. Adrian Chavez, MS, PhD (dr.adrian.chavez)
Nov 9 2022
s2/e39 Become an "Anti-Biohacker" with Dr. Adrian Chavez, MS, PhD (dr.adrian.chavez)
“Biohacking” practices have proliferated in the last 20 years, marketed as ways to optimize your body, health, and performance… but is biohacking something you should really be focusing on? Dr. Adrian Chavez calls himself an “anti-hacker” and joins the show to talk about biohacking, marketing, and why you should focus on nailing the foundations instead of pouring money into biohacks. A brief history of biohackingA spectrum of biohacks: from legit in certain situations to legit dangerous in othersMarketing/follow the money: is someone creating a problem & selling you the solution?Belief systems vs. the search for “truth”Nutritional/diet trendsHigh-profile adherents of certain biohacks & dietary trendsUnderstanding the foundational principles: nutrition, hydration, sleep This episode is sponsored by InsideTracker! For a limited time, get 20% off the entire InsideTracker store; visit insidetracker.com/runningexplained today! Created by leading scientists in aging, genetics, and biometrics, InsideTracker analyzes your blood, DNA, and fitness tracking data to identify where you’re optimized—and where you’re not. You’ll get a daily Action Plan with personalized guidance on the right exercise, nutrition, and supplementation for your body. Add InnerAge 2.0 to any plan to calculate your true biological age, and see how you’re aging from the inside out! -- Dr. Adrian Chavez has a PhD in Nutrition; his mission is to help people improve their well-being and prevent or reverse chronic diseases using science-based nutrition and lifestyle strategies. He is an expert in the gut/brain connection and hosts the Your Nutrition Prescription podcast. The Nutrition Science Podcast --