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Coach Jason Fitzgerald shares running advice for new and veteran runners who are passionate about getting stronger, preventing running injuries, and racing faster. Featuring guests like Olympians Nick Symmonds and Shalane Flanagan, best-selling authors Alex Hutchinson and Matt Fitzgerald, and other Physical Therapists, Sports Psychologists, and Coaches. You’ll learn what it takes to run fast, stay healthy, and become a better runner with practical no-nonsense advice.
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Now displaying: January, 2023
Jan 26, 2023

If your job requires unconventional hours, it can be a struggle to find the time to run. But with a little creativity, even runners with challenging schedules can train to improve and reach their goals!

This week’s episode features a coaching call with two runners who work unconventional hours. While both have found a way to fit running into their hectic lives, we discuss strategies to help them continue to upgrade their training.

As an oncology nurse, Daryl works 12-13 hour shifts 3 days a week, in addition to her commute. She is on her feet for almost all of those hours, continuously working with patients. Tom juggles two jobs with one starting at 3 am, and on 3 days each week he has at most an hour to transition to his next shift. His work is also intensely physical in addition to the long hours.

Some of the strategies we touch on include:

  • The importance of dominating your sleep
  • Using cross-training to transition to a higher volume of running
  • The best options for run workouts with limited time
  • Where strength training fits in when you have a physically demanding job
  • Why adding short, additional runs can make you a more durable runner

No matter what your schedule, you're bound to learn a lot from this discussion and be inspired by Daryl and Tom's commitment!

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Thank you Previnex!

We’re supported by our newest partner, Previnex. After resisting most supplements for the better part of my life, I’m cautiously changing my tune. I’m less than a year from being a Masters runner and in my personal life, I’m optimizing for longevity. I want to be my healthiest self for as long as possible and I’m excited to partner with Previnex to make that happen.

Previnex uses the most bioavailable, clinically tested ingredients, the optimal form and dose of each ingredient, pharmaceutical grade manufacturing, testing of raw ingredients and finished products. For every purchase you make, they also donate vitamins to kids in need.

I’ve been taking their Immune Support and multivitamin over the last month and  I feel great. I have more energy and clarity, not to mention peace of mind that I’m giving my body what it needs.  I believe Previnex works and I hope you experience the same benefits as I do. Use code jason15 for 15% off your order at Previnex!

Thank You Athletic Greens!

Thank you to our sponsor, Athletic Greens! They are a health and wellness company that makes AG1. This is a category-leading greens mix that has 75 vitamins and minerals, prebiotics, probiotics, antioxidants, and adaptogens.

One scoop per day is what I’ve been doing to help me fill in any nutrition gaps in my diet. It also provide a nice boost of energy and focus throughout the day. With all 3 of my kids in school, I know I need to support my immune system or else I’m getting sick and can’t train.

I also love that AG1 has changed over the last decade. Athletic Greens has made 53 improvements to the formula based on the latest research to make these nutrients more absorbable.

Jan 19, 2023

Are you a new runner or looking to get back into the sport after a long break? This episode is for you! We tackle all the questions to help you get started, run comfortably, and develop an amazing lifelong habit.

Mark Kennedy is an RRCA Certified Running Coach and the founder of the None to Run community, which also has its own podcast and app. What started as a blog has become an impressive community of new runners all sharing in their ongoing successes. Mark and I talk a bit about the community, but focus on listener generated questions that include:

  • How do I establish a consistent running habit?
  • How can I get back into running if I’ve spent years away from it?
  • Are trails a suitable place for a new runner?
  • What’s the best way to implement strength training with my running?
  • I’ve fallen in love with running! How soon can I think about running my first marathon?
  • Am I going to harm my knees?

If you’ve been hoping for an episode that gets back to the basics, this is for you. Our conversation will help get you on your way to healthy, happy running!

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Thank you Previnex!

We’re supported by our newest partner, Previnex. After resisting most supplements for the better part of my life, I’m cautiously changing my tune. I’m less than a year from being a Masters runner and in my personal life, I’m optimizing for longevity. I want to be my healthiest self for as long as possible and I’m excited to partner with Previnex to make that happen.

Previnex uses the most bioavailable, clinically tested ingredients, the optimal form and dose of each ingredient, pharmaceutical grade manufacturing, testing of raw ingredients and finished products. For every purchase you make, they also donate vitamins to kids in need.

I’ve been taking their Immune Support and multivitamin over the last month and  I feel great. I have more energy and clarity, not to mention peace of mind that I’m giving my body what it needs.  I believe Previnex works and I hope you experience the same benefits as I do. Use code jason15 for 15% off your order at Previnex!

Thank You InsideTracker!

We’re sponsored by InsideTracker, a company that’s been around for more than 10 years to help you optimize your health, longevity, and performance. To live your healthiest, longest life possible, you need to understand what’s going on inside your body. People age at different speeds. And generic, annual blood work doesn’t properly evaluate your biological age. But InsideTracker does.

InsideTracker is a truly personalized nutrition and performance system, designed to extend your health span and slow down the aging process. 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.

With InsideTracker, you 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. For a limited time, get 20% off the entire InsideTracker store!

Jan 12, 2023

Sam Murphy is a journalist, author and running coach. She has written for numerous newspapers and magazines over the last 20 years, and pens the enduring Murphy's Lore column in Runner's World magazine. As a long time runner, Sam has raced a variety of distances from 5Ks to ultras, and she earned her degree in sports and exercise science.

Sam and I discuss the common mistakes and misconceptions that can complicate marathon training, especially if you are new to the distance. Some of the myths we address include:

  • The “perfect” training cycle - why it doesn’t exist
  • Why a 20 mile training run isn’t always a necessity before the marathon
  • Marathon training won’t age you - if you do it right!
  • Why training at faster paces isn’t only for advanced runners
  • Injury is NOT an expected part of the marathon training cycle
  • You don’t have to abstain from all alcohol during marathon training

Sam's blend of experience, wisdom, and humor make for an episode that runners of all levels can enjoy and benefit from. Whether you're planning your first or 50th marathon, you're bound to discover some valuable training insights!

Links & Resources from the Show:

Thank you Previnex!

We’re supported by our newest partner, Previnex. After resisting most supplements for the better part of my life, I’m cautiously changing my tune. I’m less than a year from being a Masters runner and in my personal life, I’m optimizing for longevity. I want to be my healthiest self for as long as possible and I’m excited to partner with Previnex to make that happen.

Previnex uses the most bioavailable, clinically tested ingredients, the optimal form and dose of each ingredient, pharmaceutical grade manufacturing, testing of raw ingredients and finished products. For every purchase you make, they also donate vitamins to kids in need.

I’ve been taking their Immune Support and multivitamin over the last month and  I feel great. I have more energy and clarity, not to mention peace of mind that I’m giving my body what it needs.  I believe Previnex works and I hope you experience the same benefits as I do. Use code jason15 for 15% off your order at Previnex!

Thank You Athletic Greens!

Thank you to our sponsor, Athletic Greens! They are a health and wellness company that makes AG1. This is a category-leading greens mix that has 75 vitamins and minerals, prebiotics, probiotics, antioxidants, and adaptogens.

One scoop per day is what I’ve been doing to help me fill in any nutrition gaps in my diet. It also provide a nice boost of energy and focus throughout the day. With all 3 of my kids in school, I know I need to support my immune system or else I’m getting sick and can’t train.

I also love that AG1 has changed over the last decade. Athletic Greens has made 53 improvements to the formula based on the latest research to make these nutrients more absorbable.

For our listeners, they are offering a year's worth of free Vitamin D and 5 free travel packs of AG1 with your first purchase. You can sign up for single shipment or for a monthly drop - the choice is yours. Check out Athletic Greens to redeem your offer today.

Jan 5, 2023

Meet Meghann Featherstun - a Registered Dietitian and board certified specialist in sports dietetics. Meghann is also a talented runner, having broken 3 hours in the marathon after starting to run as an adult in 2009.

Throughout our discussion Meghann answers questions from listeners, in addition to many of my own! Some of these include:

  • What’s a normal blood glucose range and why might runners be different from the average population?
  • What impact does training have on your blood glucose over time?
  • How is your blood glucose and other lab work impacted by an event like a marathon?
  • How should diabetics think differently about pre-run/pre-race fueling?
  • What is the impact of carb loading on blood glucose?  
  • Is pre-run fasting ever beneficial?

Meghann does an outstanding job of making a complex topic interesting and relatable, and you're bound to learn a lot from her expertise!

Links & Resources from the Show:

Thank you Previnex!

We’re supported by our newest partner, Previnex. After resisting most supplements for the better part of my life, I’m cautiously changing my tune. I’m less than a year from being a Masters runner and in my personal life, I’m optimizing for longevity. I want to be my healthiest self for as long as possible and I’m excited to partner with Previnex to make that happen.

Previnex uses the most bioavailable, clinically tested ingredients, the optimal form and dose of each ingredient, pharmaceutical grade manufacturing, testing of raw ingredients and finished products. For every purchase you make, they also donate vitamins to kids in need.

I’ve been taking their Immune Support and multivitamin over the last month and  I feel great. I have more energy and clarity, not to mention peace of mind that I’m giving my body what it needs. I believe Previnex works and I hope you experience the same benefits as I do. Use code jason15 for 15% off your order at Previnex!

Thank you Ultimate Training Bundle!

We’re also supported by Strength Running’s own Ultimate Training Bundle. Since 2010, Strength Running has helped runners around the world race faster, get stronger, and prevent more injuries with our evidence-based training programs and courses.

Now, you can get all of our best courses - High Performance Lifting, Injury Prevention for Runners, Bodyweight Power, Mindset Mastery, Nutrition for Runners, and Team Strength Running - at a massive 35% discount. Give yourself the gift of certainty this new year and get your running, strength training, nutrition, and mindset on the right track.

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