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In this episode, I dig into the topic of Flexibility and Mobility. Do we do it, don’t do it, what should we be doing? I have covered this topic before in bits and pieces over the years and I have mentioned before that prior to a run, we should focus more on warm up exercises, or dynamic warm ups and stretches that get our blood flowing and muscles warmed up. But that does not mean that static stretching and other type of flexibility exercises do not have their place in our day to day routine. They do. Flexibility and Mobility plays a huge part into our overall fitness and wellness. We explore why in this episode and how to add flexibility and stretching exercises to your running routine.
In this episode my guest is Nastasya Rose, Founder of ImVure, a holistic health coaching company that focuses on total body health such as mind, body and soul. Nastasya is a certified fitness trainer, board certified health coach and she is a specialist when it comes to peak performance, motivation and mindset. She is currently getting her PhD in Performance Psychology. Nastasia and I unpack the concept of peak performance and how we can build a self improvement mindset that will not only lead us towards our own personal peak performance with our running, but help us get better at consistency, avoiding complacency, achieve a performance mindset and get rid of fear and negative self talk. All things that transcend running and can help you in your day to day life.
In this episode, I share 10 running tips to help you get a faster 5k race time. If you are training for a 5k (or even a 10k), these running tips will help you improve your race times and possibly even lead to a new PR.
In this episode, I cover the topic of running and weight loss. In this session (an audio replay of an online clinic I did on the topic), I discuss the myths and truth behind running and weight loss, why we get hungry and over eat and steps you can take to use running as a ‘tool’ in your weight loss journey.
In this episode, we talk to Coach Jason Fitzgerald about running plateaus, performance plateaus, running slumps, and what to do when we stall with our running. We also talk about the differences between burnout and performance plateaus. Jason hosts the Strength Running Podcast and runs the Strength Running website. Jason provides a ton of running tips to help break through any running slumps to get you back on track with your progress.
In this episode, Stephanie and I walk through the Brigham and Women’s Hospital Return To Running Program. This program will help you return safely to running after an injury. We also share our thoughts and how to apply the program to your situation.
In this episode, I speak with Jonathan Hika, who survived a cardiac arrest shortly after crossing the finish line of the Disney Superheroes 10k in Anaheim California back in November 2016. Due to a quick response from medical professionals, Jonathan’s heart was restarted after nearly 5 minutes in full cardiac arrest.
We discuss Jonathan’s story, the lifesaving efforts, his recovery, and his reunion with the medical professionals who helped save his life. We also discuss the risks and research around sudden cardiac events such as this one so we can understand, what is the real risk behind running and these highly publicized events. Certainly the risk is real, but how does that risk compare to other potentially life ending events like accidents and illness.
In today’s episode, I speak with Gavin Boyter, who recently ran approximately 1172 miles across the UK from John O’Groats to Land’s End. Gavin was an ordinary runner who sought out an extraordinary adventure to see what he was capable of. After being laid off from his job, Gavin used the opportunity of time and severance funds to complete the scenic cross country trip. We walk through Gavin’s backstory, his preparation, his support team, and his journey.
In today’s episode, we have a special treat for you. Since today is April Fool’s Day, we figured we would prank you with a Saturday Night Live-like news episode specifically targeting some common running stereotypes. This ‘not so serious’ look inside the lives of runners will have you laughing out loud. Think of news you might find on ‘The Onion’. We are not responsible for any injury that may occur if you listen to this episode while drinking coffee.
In today’s episode, I am joined by Stephanie Fichtelman, and together we share practical tips to keep (or boost) your motivation when it comes to running. Since motivation is not something that is infinite, as runners we have to look for creative ways to stay consistent when our motivation fizzles. Stephanie and I dig into some tips that have worked for us in the past in this episode of the RunBuzz podcast.
I am joined by guest Kelvin Reid, a RunBuzz community member and ultrarunner, known as the Ultra Cowboy. Kelvin has completed five 100 miles races in the last two years. In June 2016, while running the Mohican 100 race in Ohio, Kelvin fell and hit his head hard. After that his fingers and right hand started to lose strength and he started to lose muscle mass in his right arm. Next, he started to slur his speech and had problems swallowing. After four different doctors and multiple tests Kelvin was diagnosed with ALS or Lou Gehrig’s Disease. Despite the disease, Kelvin’s attitude and persistence in fighting ALS is nothing short of inspiring. Kelvin continues to run daily while he seeks treatment to prolong, or even save his life. He also shares several running tips he learned as a runner.
I am joined by guest Todd Macausland, a RunBuzz community member, who is a visually impaired runner from Canada. Todd has a condition known as retinitis pigmentosa, a degenerative eye disease that has no cure, but can lead to blindness. But that does not stop him from being a runner. Todd has run lots of races including multiple marathons and this April he will be running the Boston marathon. Todd and I discuss his background in running, some of his favorite running tips, along with the challenges of being a visually impaired runner. We also talk about problems that are encountered when you go out on a race too fast and what to do if you start to fall apart early.
In today’s episode, I am joined by guest co-host, Stephanie Fichtelman, and together we share our best cold weather running tips for training safely in cold weather. We talk about the best ways to acclimate to cold temperatures, the best gear for cold weather training, safety, and some general tips on how to make running in cold weather more tolerable.
In today’s episode, I walk you through a self assessment process, or a runner’s scorecard that you can use to grade yourself in key areas related to training, lifestyle and mindset. The goal is to identify areas of strengths and weaknesses so that you can apply improvements that can maximize your health and fitness goals.
Today’s guest is Annie Powell. After experiencing postpartum depression after her second pregnancy and struggling with bipolar type II and general anxiety disorder, Annie turned her passion of running and fitness into a tool to help her get her life back on track. Annie does not hide her struggles with mental health, in fact she uses it to help others by sharing her experiences with others through her blog, Own It Daily.
In this episode, Annie shares her personal struggles, her comeback, and her mission to help others who may be struggling with mental illness empower themselves and find the help that they need. Annie not only shares her powerful message with us today, but we talk about how life challenges and running are interrelated and she shares her tips on how to get through tough runs, whether you are tired, lost your motivation or your mind just wants to give up on you.
On the podcast today is running coach and fellow runner, Martinus Evans. Martinus began running in 2012 after a doctor told him he needed to lose weight. Martinus weighed approximately 360 pounds at the time and was seeking medical help after numerous attempts to deal with hip pain were unsuccessful. But when Martinus saw this particular doctor, he wasn’t presented with sympathy or even kindness. He was presented with a doctor that called him fat and then told Martinus he needed to start walking.
Martinus replied with “Screw walking. I’ll run a marathon.” And so began a journey that Martinus to completing the Detroit marathon, starting his 300 pounds and running blog, and becoming a certified running coach so he could help others in similar situations. Be sure to tune in to hear Martinus’s inspirational story of success, yet one that continues to challenge him each and every day.
In this episode, I speak with runner and author, Diana Fitts about running goals. Diana shares her running story with us and we discuss her new book, Better Running Goals: The Step-by-Step Guide to Setting Goals for Your Body, Mind, and Lifestyle. During our interview we discuss topics like how to create running goals and running programs that are sustainable based on our lifestyle. We also discuss how to set running goals that support you, not someone else’s vision of what they think your running should be. Diana also share tips for integrating running into your busy lifestyle and some tips on how to balance your work, life, family and running into one integrated and productive lifestyle.
In this episode, I share 10 tips that every runner should know when it comes to running in the heat. I’ll share why running in the heat is difficult and what you can do to minimize the impact that warm temperatures has on your training. I’ll also cover early warning signs of heat illness like heat stroke and exhaustion. Plus, at the end of the show, you’ll hear from Scott Jenkins, one half of the Jenko brothers, to get a post run report of their trip across Iceland to raise money for cancer research.
In this episode I speak with author and runner, Dana Ayers. Her book, Confessions Of An Unlikely Runner: A Guide to Racing and Obstacle Courses for the Averagely Fit and Halfway Dedicated is an encouraging and often hilarious journey of running for those of us who are mid or back of the pack runners, who do not fit the stereotypical runner profile. This episode is packed full of funny stories and running tips that go beyond the normal running tips you often read about.
Dana shares her crazy running adventures that started while working as an intern and staffer at the White House, to wardrobe malfunctions, to starting a viral movement one the Internet involving floss sticks.
In this episode, I speak with Michelle Wolfer. Michelle is a 16 time marathoner, high school track coach, middle schools cross country coach. She shares her running and coaching journey as well as her battle with Stage 3, triple negative breast cancer.
In this episode, my special guest is Tyler Aldrich. Tyler is a 21 year old college student from Fremont, Ohio who developed a passion for running in high school and then decided to use his passion as a way to make the world a better place. At just 21 years old, Tyler will be running across Ohio this summer to raise money for the Make it Fit Foundation. He will be running 200-250 miles. This episode is inspirational and Tyler shows us how, as runners, we can take our passion and not only change our own lives, but others too.
On today’s show my special guest is Scott Jenkins, one half of the Jenko brothers duo, an incredibly talented pair of endurance athletes who take on amazing personal challenges in order to raise money for charities.
Welcome to part six of our running series focusing on you, the people of the RunBuzz running community. This special six part series will be released daily. Each episode focuses on one specific runner, their running journey and the tips that they wanted to share with you.
In today’s episode, my special guest is, Nate Dumonseau. Nate resides in Duluth, Minnesota. Listen in as he shares his story and some of his favorite running tips.
Welcome to part five of our running series focusing on you, the people of the RunBuzz running community. This special six part series will be released daily. Each episode focuses on one specific runner, their running journey and the tips that they wanted to share with you.
In today’s episode, my special guest is, Andy Cloud. Andy resides in Carthage Missouri. Listen in as he shares his story and some of his favorite running tips.
Welcome to part four of our running series focusing on you, the people of the RunBuzz running community. This special six part series will be released daily. Each episode focuses on one specific runner, their running journey and the tips that they wanted to share with you.
In today’s episode, my special guest is, Stefanie Gignac. Stefanie resides in the town of Banff in Alberta Canada Listen in as she shares her story and some of her favorite running tips. You can’t help but to feel her passion, despite being a resistant runner at first.
Welcome to part three of our running series focusing on you, the people of the RunBuzz running community. This special six part series will be released daily. Each episode focuses on one specific runner, their running journey and the tips that they wanted to share with you.
In today’s episode, my special guest is, Lynn Leiby. Lynn resides in the United States in the Dallas/Ft. Worth area. Listen in as he shares his story and some of his favorite running tips.
Welcome to part two of our running series focusing on you, the people of the RunBuzz running community. This special six part series will be released daily. Each episode focuses on one specific runner, their running journey and the tips that they wanted to share with you.
In today’s episode, my special guest is, Lee Mey. Lee resides in Denver Colorado in the midst of the Rocky Mountains. Listen in as Lee shares his story and some of his favorite running tips.
In today’s episode we kick off a new series focusing on you, the people of the RunBuzz running community. This special six part series will be released daily starting with this episode. Each episode will focus on one specific runner, their running journey, and the tips that they wanted to share with you.
In today’s episode, my special guest is, Gudrun Jenny Jonsdottir. She lives in Iceland and has been a member of the RunBuzz community for quite some time. Listen in as she shares her story and some of her favorite running tips.
In today’s episode we wrap up part five of our mental training and mindset series for runners series with a discussion on habits and habit formation. There are good habits and bad habits and we are all a product of the choices we make. John Dryden, an English poet born in 1631 said, “First we make our habits and then our habits make us“. This quote stands true to this day.
In today’s episode we continue our mental training and mindset series for runners with a discussion on conquering our fears, worries and insecurities. It could be fear of pain, fear of racing, fear of injury, fear of trying new race distances or goals, fear of failure, race anxiety, general anxiousness, and so on.
In today’s episode we continue our mindset and mental training for runners series with a discussion on how to build mental toughness as runners. I’ll show you how you can develop grit and perseverance so you can have the mindset of a champion.
In today’s episode we are going to continue our series on the mental training and mindset side of running by exploring the topic of willpower and our bodies natural tendency to sometimes resist the very things that are in our best interest. Whether it be going for a run, eating healthier or doing whatever it is you want to do, we’ll dig into why controlling your willpower can be a struggle. Then I will dig into the tactical steps you can take to increasing your willpower to become a better runner, to eat better, or just generally improve your life overall by putting these tips into action.
Today I start a new series on Mindset and Mental Training For Runners. This is a very broad and complex area, but it is so important not only in running, but what we learn together can impact us in other areas of our lives. We’ll break it down so it is easy to implement and still dig deep into training the mind so that the body can excel.
In this episode, I speak with running idol Dean Karnazes, the Ultra Marathon Man. We talk about running for fun, running for adventure, and how to be a runner that enjoys life and longevity with running.
In this episode, I continue our 3 part series on race week preparation, race day strategies and post race recovery. Today, we wrap up with Part Three: Post Race Recovery Tips For Runners. We’ll look at what you should do immediately after your race and in the days to come to get you fully recovered and ready to go.
In this episode, I continue our 3 part series on race week preparation, race day strategies and post race recovery. Today, we continue with Part Two: Race Day Strategies. We’ll look at what you should do on race day and during the race to get you set up for success.
In this episode, I kick off a 3 part series on race week preparation, race day strategies and post race recovery. Today, we start with Part one: Race Week Preparation. We’ll look at what you should be doing during race week to get you ready to run your race and get you up for success.
My guest is Ryan Walsh. After graduating from Princeton University, Ryan became an analyst at a world-renowned hedge fund company and then a software engineer at high-tech web companies. In 2011, Ryan had a major soccer injury that led to a very painful and difficult recovery. He became crippled by knee pain, back pain, wrist pain,headaches and more.
His doctors prescribed various remedies but nothing seemed to work. He eventually discovered research by Dr. John Sarno, which taught him how to cure pain using only his mind. Being highly skeptical, Ryan set out to investigate how the mind could change how the body could heal and feel. Not only did his symptoms go away, he started becoming more productive and focused.
Through studying the mind/body interaction, Ryan became an expert and today helps clients learn to think differently in order to change how their bodies work (and feel) physically. Using lessons learned from positive psychology, neuroscience, motivation, and personal development, Ryan found ways to use what he studied and researched to help people become pain free and more productive.
Bart Yasso’s accomplished running career has taken him all over the world. You and I may know him as the Chief Running Officer at Runner’s World, or the man behind the Yasso 800’s, an incredible workout and predictor of marathon times. But his story goes way beyond that. In this episode, Bart and I chat about his accomplishments, but also where running has been and where we think running is headed. We talk about running as an inclusive sport, but also one that can surprise you. His powerful message of “Never Limit Where Running Can Take You” is both inspirational and true.
My guest today is Kristie Cranford, co-founder of krendurance.com. In this episode Kristie and I discuss factors that impact your running lifestyle and Kristie’s story of becoming a runner, and how she developed a love for the ultramarathon.
My guest today is Rebecca Adamson, co-founder of krendurance.com. Rebecca is a runner and triathlete as well as a three time Boston marathoner, three time Ironman finisher. In this episode, Rebecca introduces us to the world of triathlons, including popular triathlon distances, some of the training terminology you need to know and she shares some important tips that will help runners and triathletes alike if you struggle with time management.
Plantar Fasciitis is a runner’s curse. It is also a running injury that I have been battling for over a year now. In this episode, I walk you through my journey from point of injury to rehab. Along the way, I will share what I have learned about this annoying running injury, and share how you can prevent this dreaded injury or other overuse injury you may encounter.
What you think about health and wellness can have a profound impact to how you feel and perform. Today, I welcome Stacey Lobdell, my very own health and wellness coach. Stacey and I discuss how you can improve your running, your mindset and your life by making small changes in your routine when it comes to diet, exercise, stress and sleep. We’ll dig into what is working for me and how you can apply these changes to your own life.
For those of you who have been through a full or half marathon training season, chances are you know what to expect. But for many of you, who haven’t, you may have questions about what you can expect going through a training season and this episode should help you plan all that out. Even if you aren’t planning on running a half or full now, I think you’ll find this episode insightful so you can learn and get some visibility into what it takes to train for a half or full marathon so should you decide to do it in the future, you’ll know when you will be ready and the best way to proceed.
In today’s episode I welcome a personal friend of mine, P.J. Dixon who will challenge your thought process and help you build a powerful mindset when it comes to perseverance, persistence, and not giving up.
In today’s episode, I welcome Dacia Root, who has an amazing weight loss success story and underwent an incredible lifestyle transformation. Dacia is a health and fitness blogger at My Roots To Grow and hopes to inspire others by writing about health, fitness and lifestyle topics.
In the last episode of our four part series on heart rate training, I walk you through the steps necessary to set up your heart rate training zones
In part three of our four part series on heart rate training, I walk you through everything you need to know to estimate your max heart rate and lactate threshold so you can calculate your heart rate training zones.
In part two of our four part series on heart rate training, I dig into key terminology and training principles that all runners should know. This material will help your running even if you have no intention of using a heart rate monitor.
In this episode I kick off a 4 part podcasting series on heart rate training. I introduce the topic and describe why you may want to consider heart rate training as a training tool to improve your running. I also briefly describe its disadvantages.
Inspiring interview with runner Erin Bahadur who struggled with addiction but overcame it through running, asking for help and support, blogging and healthy living.
In this episode I look back at 2014 and walk you through the exercise of reflection. Why reflection? Because I think looking backwards at your running accomplishments as well as your failures will make you a better runner in the year to come.
In this episode I am joined by running coach and certified fitness trainer, Natalie Johnston. We talk about the joys and struggles of running and Natalie shares some of her best running tips. Natalie is a former Division I and II collegiate cross country and track athlete who fell in love with running.
In this episode, I explore the advantages and disadvantages of treadmill running as well as share some tips and workout ideas that you can use to help improve your running.
This episode I have an amazing guest who is an expert on foot strike and footwear and its impacts on your running. We talk about foot strike, running form, the impact that form, heel drop and foot strike has on running injuries and how running form often changes when running on a treadmill. We also cover the controversial topic of barefoot running and the mismatch theory of running.
I chat with Denny Krahe, from DizRuns.com and the Diz Runs podcast. Denny is a great guy and this interview is jam packed full of stories and running tips.
In this episode Geoff Alaishuski and I talk about HIIT (High Intensity Interval Training) and No Sugar No Grains diet and its application to running. We also share running tips to help make you a better runner.
In this episode we discuss running while pregnant, holistic health, and running tips with Coach Laura Peifer. She also shares how to beat sugar cravings and avoiding weight gain in runners.
In this episode I answer listener questions on how to get started running, how to stick to a running program, how to stay motivated to run in the heat and how many days per week should you run.
In this episode, I speak with Daren Wendell who is running 100 marathons in 100 days to raise money and awareness to provide clean drinking water to children and families in Africa and Asia. We cover how he prepares and how he is organizing this amazing feat!
In this episode, I share my opinions and thoughts on whether or not you need a running coach. While I am a coach myself and believe everyone can benefit from having a coach, I hope to put aside my own biases and provide an objective view on what a relationship with a running coach can bring to the table. I’ll share what a great coach can do (and not do) for you, some things that they offer and what types of coaching is available from custom training plans to one on one coaching.
Do you sometimes find yourself in a funk? Do you struggle with the deep down desire to train, but maybe just feel “bleh”, or feel like skipping workouts? Even worse, maybe you have found yourself in a cycle where you start running only to just walk away from it for weeks or months at a time before getting started again. In this episode I share some practical steps to help any runners in a funk dig themselves out, and some tried and true strategies for avoiding running funk in the future.
In today’s episode, I chat with Jill Angie from NotYourAverageRunner.com. Jill is a personal trainer, coach, runner, triathlete, blogger and author, who wants to live in a world where everyone is free to feel fit and fabulous at any size. She writes about the joys and challenges of being a curvy runner, and shares her experiences, knowledge, and expertise to help her readers embrace their inner athlete.
Having a bad race or run is frustrating. In this episode I help you diagnose why the bad run may have happened, share common reasons why races or runs do not go as expected, and give you tips to help you move on so that you can learn from the experience.
I chat with Eric Hunley from www.hamptonrunner.com about how he went from 283 lb to a 3:27 marathoner. We talk about weight loss, struggling with injuries, getting started in running and how it turned into a true passion. He shares tons of useful tips that will surely improve your running and weight loss goals.
Maintaining a running program can be difficult. In this episode I share several tips on how you can stay engaged and on track with your running program so you won’t “fall off the wagon” with your training. I’ll show you how to have the proper mindset and how to stay motivated.
I share the story of 91-year-old marathoner, Harriette Thompson who ran the San Diego marathon this past weekend. I share several things that, as runners, we can learn from her accomplishment.
I share how to battle self doubt and build confidence when you run.
Everything you need to know about rest and recovery and how to integrate it properly into your training regardless of whether you are a beginner or experienced runner.
I chat Blayne Smith, a West Point graduate, US Army veteran and executive director at Team Red White and Blue–a national organization committed to helping veterans and local communities connect and help each other through physical fitness activities such as running, Crossfit, Yoga, etc. We also cover running mindset, overcoming adversity, and the eagle ethos.
I chat with Coach Jeff Gaudette of Runner’s Connect. We talk about his experience as a collegiate and professional runner and his transition into coaching. Jeff shares some great running tips around Strength Training, easy vs. hard pacing, and more!
I share the top things that I would share with a younger version of myself based on what I know now. These top running tips are things that I wish I would have started earlier or things that have led me to achieve the greatest gains in my running.
I chat with Lisa Hamilton of the Conscious Runner podcast. She has an incredible story of how she grew up as a competitive swimmer who traveled internationally, became a collegiate cross country athlete at Widener University in Chester, Pennsylvania and went on to become a 2:43 marathoner. Like many, Lisa suffered from early injuries until she learned to work on strength training, cross training and mobility. Lisa shares how her approach to running has changed since her college days and what she learned along the way that has helped her reduce and almost eliminate injuries.
I share how you can establish strong, healthy habits which will improve your running and help you get your workouts in. Habits can make or break your progress as a runner. If you have great habits you will most likely see great progress. If you have bad habits, you might be inclined to think lack of progress is training related when it isn’t. Today I share the process behind how habits are established and practical tips to help you make running (or any other habit for that matter) as routine as brushing your teeth.
I introduce you to the podcast, the community, and to myself, Steve Carmichael, a recreational runner, running coach, running club director and founder of RunBuzz.com. Together we’ll explore what makes this podcast different from podcasts I have done in the past and why, after two years, I decided to switch directions and build a new brand, new podcast, and new community geared towards living a healthier lifestyle through running.