Marathoners Play a Game of “Would You Rather”
Run to the Top Podcast
by RunnersConnect : Running Coaching Community
37m ago
You’ve probably heard of the classic game “Would you rather” but we’re giving it a running-themed twist by focusing on topics related to the marathon. There’s a lot that can happen throughout a marathon and you’ll hear our thoughts on many of them from race day struggles to performance breakthroughs.  This is a fun and lighthearted conversation about training topics experienced runners will be familiar with themselves. Some of the questions we’ll ask include: Would you rather… Win a race or PR Deal with chafing or cramping  Never get injured or always fuel your run perfectly Underfu ..read more
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Finding Community in Running with Founder of A Running List Lauren Mantha
Run to the Top Podcast | The Ultimate Guide to Running
by RunnersConnect : Running Coaching Community
1w ago
Lauren Mantha is a local Toronto runner who created a simple solution to a common problem with her website, A Running List. What started as an Instagram post about the running clubs in her area has transformed into a full website mapping out running communities globally and their meeting times. Her mission is to make the sport more accessible to everyone by making this information more accessible.  Lauren only started running in 2023 to raise money for children’s hospitals but flash forward one year and her website has been featured in the Canadian Running News and helped many runners dis ..read more
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May RC Spotlight - How an “Average Runner” Can do Extraordinary Things with Hein Mynhardt
Run to the Top Podcast | The Ultimate Guide to Running
by RunnersConnect : Running Coaching Community
2w ago
Hein Mynhardt might consider himself an average runner, but his love for running is anything but ordinary. He joined us as this month’s feature athlete to share how running is about more than race results and how he’s maximizing fun with his running while still getting better in the sport. Hein loves traveling and after finishing the Boston Marathon this year, he has races planned across the globe. He’s a fellow Canadian so I loved getting his thoughts on what he loves about training there and why it can be so great to get away on occasion. It can be easy to get so tied up in all of the latest ..read more
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Safety Tips for Runners
Run to the Top Podcast | The Ultimate Guide to Running
by RunnersConnect : Running Coaching Community
3w ago
Running should be a safe sport for everyone who participates but unfortunately, that’s not always the case. This could happen for a variety of reasons including injuries, weather conditions, and even harassment. This is especially true for women and people of color who more frequently confront unsafe situations.  On today’s show, we’re joined by coaches Andie Cozzarelli and Hayley Jane to discuss what risks runners need to be aware of to stay safe and tips for dealing with or avoiding these dangers. We’ll hear their thoughts on how running can be made safer. Some of the questions we’ll an ..read more
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The Run to the Top Podcast Gets a New(ish) Host
Run to the Top Podcast | The Ultimate Guide to Running
by RunnersConnect : Running Coaching Community
1M ago
We have some bittersweet news to share. Our host Finn Melanson is leaving the RC team but you’ll still hear a familiar voice as our current Showrunner, Cory Nagler, transitions to full-time host. We’ll also be transitioning to only one episode per week on Wednesdays to help focus on providing you with high-quality and valuable content. In this transition episode of the Run to the Top Podcast, Finn takes on the other side of the interview as a special guest to say goodbye to the team and answer questions about his time with RunnersConnect. During the show, you’ll hear about what you can expect ..read more
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Insights From The Ultimate Nutrition Bible
Run to the Top Podcast | The Ultimate Guide to Running
by RunnersConnect : Running Coaching Community
1M ago
Wade Lightheart from BiOptimizers joins the show to talk about his new book, “The Ultimate Nutrition Bible”.   We get into the 5 goals - your final weight loss journey, your lean muscle journey, achieving athletic dominance, maximizing your brain power, and maximizing your biospan before diving more deeply into the weight loss and dietary components.  Specifically in those spheres, we talk about key components like clearing emotional blocks, how to eliminate food toxins, how to choose the diet for your genetics, and how metabolic data shapes destinies. Connect, Comment, Community Fo ..read more
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Overcoming Marathon Bonking: A Peek Inside a Coaching Call
Run to the Top Podcast | The Ultimate Guide to Running
by RunnersConnect : Running Coaching Community
1M ago
Stephen is a masters runner just like you, but like a lot of runners, has really struggled with bonking during the marathon, despite putting in what seems to be great training. Sound familiar?  When it comes to marathon training and hitting the wall it’s difficult to piece together exactly what the issue is.  Am I under or over training? Is my nutrition, salt or electrolyte intake the cause? How do I start to figure out where I’m going wrong? Well, you’re not alone. In today’s podcast, we’re going to take you inside one of our coaching calls with Stephen Stone, a masters runner just ..read more
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How Running Changed Everything We Know About Women
Run to the Top Podcast | The Ultimate Guide to Running
by RunnersConnect : Running Coaching Community
1M ago
Maggie Mertens joins the show to talk about her book “Better, Faster, Farther: How Running Changed Everything We Know About Women”.  In a wide-ranging discussion, we tie in some of the exciting news on the female-side of the sport including the Lululemon FURTHER event back in March, Jasmin Paris’ finish at the Barkley Marathons, and Claire Bannwarth's dominant multi-day performances across 2023 to discussions around the progress and the work to be done in academic, sporting, and other cultural institutions across society that play significant roles in making pastimes like running more acc ..read more
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Pros and Cons of Common Running Injury Therapies
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by RunnersConnect : Running Coaching Community
1M ago
Maryke Louw a Physical Therapist and Founder of Exakt Health joins the show to talk about the importance of injury prevention protocols for runners and the pros and cons of various therapeutic approaches in cases where you do find yourself injured.  Specifically, we talk about the pros and cons of stretching, massage, taping, invasive treatments, and orthotics for therapy and the overarching importance of injury prevention and what you can do on a daily basis via running form drills and strength training to minimize risks.  Connect, Comment, Community Follow RunnersConnect on Instag ..read more
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RC Spotlight - How the whole Leyva family caught the running bug with Arthur, Christine, Flint, and Aristotle
Run to the Top Podcast | The Ultimate Guide to Running
by RunnersConnect : Running Coaching Community
1M ago
This month’s RC spotlight features an entire family of runners. Arthur and Christine Leyva are so passionate about the sport that they got a local coach to officiate their wedding and now have two kids, Flint and Artistotle, who have caught the running bug as well. They train together and support each other in pursuing some pretty lofty goals including getting into the Boston Marathon Weekend. You’ll hear all about it from them, including what they love about running and how it has brought them closer as a family. Arthur and Christine first met through a local running group in Austin, Texas wh ..read more
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