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Now displaying: June, 2020
Jun 30, 2020

Can improving your gut health improve your running and make you a faster runner? What can you do to increase your gut microbiome diversity? Find out in today's episode from Coach Hayley.

Jun 29, 2020

How to safely increase your mileage to the next level? How to know what mileage your body can handle? Coach Claire discusses 8 challenges that can help you increase your mileage to over 60 miles a week without getting injured.

Jun 26, 2020

With New York City Marathon also getting cancelled, what can you do now to stay focused on your running and fitness goals? Coach Michael discusses a few new great options that you can utilize to become a better runner during this time.

Jun 25, 2020

In today's podcast, Coach Ruairi and Coach Dylan go through 3 books each that can inspire and motivate runners and talk about how the various principles discussed in the books can help you get the most out of your running lives. Tune in now!

Jun 24, 2020

Adina Crawford - Yoga Can Make You a Better Runner

 

Running dramatically changed Adina’s life, transforming her from a non-athlete to a source of fitness inspiration. One of the keys to Adina’s athletic ability and mental strength is yoga, a practice she believes everyone can benefit from.

 

Adina shares with Coach Claire her approach to yoga in the classes she teaches, how to get started, some of the best poses for runners, as well as some helpful tips. She talks about what mindfulness means to her, as well as the benefits of cross training. Most of all, she teaches us that with a positive attitude and a willingness to try something new, it’s never too late to transform your life.

 

In addition to being a runner and cyclist, Adian is also a certified PYTT 200 and 50 YSTT yoga instructor specializing in Vinyasa, Sculpt, and Restorative. She is a mentor, motivator, advocate, and community influencer who serves as an ambassador for Black Girls Run, HoneyStinger, Nuun,  Black Girls Do Bike (Shero), and ZOOMA National. She is also a FitPro for Athleta and serves on the Board of Directors for Black Girls Run Foundation.

 

Adina has a fitness blog and has been featured in various online articles, podcasts, and participated with the Brooks Running shoe campaign. In addition, she has taught at various locations including Lululemon, Athleta, private events, family reunions, private schools, and local fitness centers. 

 

In 2016, Adina completed her first Marathon (Chicago), numerous half marathons, several indoor triathlons and cycling events in various cities. She is recognized as a strong motivator and advocate for health, fitness, and wellness to her communities. Her goal is to bring more diversity and awareness to the mat and spread the love of all the benefits of yoga coupled with other activities. YOGA IS FOR EVERY-BODY.

 

 

Questions Adina is asked:

 

2:07 You are a runner, a cyclist, and a yoga instructor.  How do those three activities complement each other?  How did you get started?

 

3:09 How does yoga balance out running and cycling? What kind of yoga are we talking about?

 

3:32 Walk me through restorative yoga. If I show up at your class, what are we doing if I’m a total newbie?

 

4:48 You've been quoted as saying yoga is for every BODY. What do you mean by that? 

 

5:47 How did you get started in yoga?

 

6:15 One thing I have heard people say is that you don’t want to be too flexible as a runner because you want those tight springs so that you can run fast. So some of the athletes that I’ve coached have been sort of hesitant to get super flexible. What do you think about that?

 

7:07 How have you changed your practice with the whole pandemic?

 

7:59 What do you use yoga sandbags for? Can you go into detail about that?

 

8:40 What are some of the best yoga moves for runners?

 

9:48 With pigeon pose, a lot of runners are really tight in their hips. I know that you can do a couple of variations on pigeon pose that can kind of hit you in different spots. Can you talk a little bit about that? Your hips, or sometimes it hits you more in the hamstrings. Can you talk about some variations for the hips?

 

10:56 You touched a little bit at the beginning talking about mindfulness. Can you talk about the benefits of mindfulness with yoga and how it relates to running, and how it’s different than the mindfulness you might experience on a good run?

 

12:02 Can you talk a little bit about breathing? I know breathing is really important in yoga, and obviously it’s important in running too. Can you talk a little bit about what we’re supposed to be doing when we’re breathing?

 

13:16 Are there any other breathing techniques that we can use when we’re not practicing yoga or when we’re not running? Just anything else besides the deep breaths? I know several yoga types have different kinds of, you know, quick breaths in and then quick breaths out, and I’m not super familiar with it, so I was wondering if you could talk a little bit more about that?

 

14:49 Another thing kind of related to mindfulness is the idea of being present. If I think about running or if I’m in a race or something like that and if I let my head get too far ahead of worrying about, “This hurts. I should slow down,” or “I should stop. I should quit,” your brain goes a mile a minute and a lot of people who practice yoga have a better time with staying present. So how do you teach your students to stay present and what’s a good practice for someone who’s new to this?

 

16:07 Do you have specific thoughts about how to build your confidence? Because I know sometimes if you’re on a race for example, you might not have so much confidence that you’re going to get to the finish line in the time that you want, or whatever your goal is. Do you have a confidence practice?

 

17:03 You started running a little bit later in life. Can you talk about your running journey and how that all started? I think it’s an inspiring story.

 

18:31 How did you get started; what was that first day and first month like?

19:44 Where does yoga fit into your running journey?

 

20:56 I find the mindfulness stuff the hardest part of it, not so much the physical stuff. Do you have any tips for that?

 

22:30 I often think if we thought of running more like yoga, that we’re just practicing every day, I think we’d be a lot less hard on ourselves.

 

23:40 I love that you look to gratitude. Gratitude certainly helps us put things in a little bit more perspective, don’t you think?

 

23:55 Are gratitude and having a grateful heart things that you talk about in your yoga classes too?

 

24:52 Do you think doing yoga is efficient enough for a runner’s strength training or do people still need to lift some weights too?

 

25:45 I would love to hear some success stories about some of the people that you've inspired to get moving through running and yoga.  Do you have any of those for us to hear?



Questions I ask everyone:

 

28:03 If you could go back and talk to yourself when you first started running, what advice would you give yourself?

 

28:22 What is the greatest gift that running has given you?

 

28:37 Where can listeners connect with you?

 

Quotes by Adina:

 

“You make yourself available, you learn those poses, and you can do it.”

 

“Mindfulness in my view is a nice little mental health tool to carry with you.”

 

“Breath is the foundation of yoga.”

 

“I know that it is all about me when I’m on that pavement so I can’t compare myself to the next person or next person.”

 

“Rejoice in the fact that you are able to move.”



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Mentioned in this podcast: 

 

Yoga Sandbags

Fleet Feet

Black Girls Run

Runners Connect Winner's Circle Facebook Community

RunnersConnect Facebook page

claire@runnersconnect.net

 

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We really hope you’ve enjoyed this episode of Run to the Top.

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The more people who know about the podcast and download the episodes, the more I can reach out to and get top running influencers, to bring them on and share their advice, which hopefully makes the show even more enjoyable for you!

 

Jun 23, 2020

In today's podcast, Coach Hayley shares top tips for running safely in hot weather and making the heat work for you. Tune in now!

Jun 22, 2020

What are tempo and threshold runs? What are the three different zones of threshold runs? How to know whether you are running your tempo at the right pace or not? Find out in today's podcast from Coach Claire.

Jun 19, 2020

Coach Michael talks about the biggest lessons that 2020 has taught us so far from the running perspective. Listen now!

Jun 18, 2020

What are surges in running? How to do it? What are the ways to incorporate surges into your training? Coach Ruairi and Coach Dylan explain in today's podcast.

Jun 17, 2020

Toby Tanser - Running to Make a Difference

 

How did a nordic athlete wind up living and training in Africa and becoming a huge philanthropist? Toby Tanser,  the founder and CEO of Shoe4Africa, which has evolved from providing Kenyan athletes with running shoes to a charity focused on health, education, and women’s empowerment, and which built the first public children’s hospital in East and Central Africa, tells Coach Claire how it all got started.

 

In this inspirational episode, Toby also talks about his experiences in Kenya, including differences between Kenyan and Western attitudes towards running, and offers up some training tips as well. He discusses his “cult classic” book  Train Hard, Win Easy: The Kenyan Way, not to mention he literally wrote the book on the New York City Marathon. He has a great take on what makes the NYC marathon unique.

 

In addition to his philanthropy, coaching, writing, and running, Toby has sat on the New York Road Runners Board of Directors since 2002, was on the Achilles Track Club Board for six years before moving up to the Vice President of Achilles International in 2011, and is on the Coaches Advisory Board for Runner's World. 

 

Toby has many other achievements under his belt, but more than anything, he shows us how one person can make a huge difference in the world.

 

 

Questions Toby is asked:

 

2:27 You are a philanthropist, a coach, an author, a writer, and a former professional athlete. What roles of these have been your favorite?

 

2:58 Tell us a little bit about your charity, Shoe4Africa. How did it start and what is its mission?

 

3:59 Where has Shoe4Africa grown in the last 25 years?

 

4:34 It’s not just runners that you’re helping; it’s everyone?

 

5:20 Do you still go to Africa and run with people there?

 

6:11 You’ve also written several books about running and one of them is Train Hard, Win Easy: The Kenyan Way. I’d love to hear the story behind that book and some of the main training tips.

 

7:38 What are some of the tips you learned about how Westerners and Kenyans train differently?

 

10:52 How have things changed in the past 25 years in Kenya?

 

12:34 I think you’ve seen that in America nowadays people are learning from the Kenyans, and there are so many more group running programs out there as far as at the elite level. You have all sorts of training groups that you really didn’t see before, and it seems to be kind of based on the Kenyan model, don’t you think

 

13:48 It’s said that the Kenyans really take their jogging seriously too, which Westerners sometimes have a problem with. Can you talk about how they run easy?

 

17:11 You were on the board of directors for the New York Road Runners and the New York City Marathon for 15 years. Can you tell me a little bit about that experience?

 

18:56 Tell me a little bit about the New York City Marathon. You’ve written a book on it, so I’m sure you know a lot about it. Can you give any tips, any experiences about the marathon there?

 

21:06 How many times have you run it?

 

23:04 And after that day running the marathon for charity, pretty much that has been your whole life is running for charity in a sense?

 

24:50 Any thoughts about whether the New York City Marathon will go on this fall with everything that’s going on?

 

25:58 How are things in Kenya right now with the pandemic?

 

27:24 Have they started to reopen things again in Kenya?

 

28:44 What is next for you and Shoe4Africa in the future?

 

31:21 How can people help? If they’re listening to this and they’re inspired, how can people help the efforts that you’re doing?



Questions I ask everyone:

 

32:25 If you could go back and talk to yourself when you first started running, what advice would you give yourself?

 

35:21 What is the greatest gift that running has given you?

 

Quotes by Toby:

 

“You rarely find a Kenyan training alone. They’re always in some form of a group, and together you have an amazing power.”

 

“You run a marathon in Berlin or France and people come out and cheer, but in New York, they come out to cheer the people at the back of the pack.”

 

“Imagine if every single person said, ‘I want to run to make a difference.’”

 

“I think in life if you’re given opportunities and you turn them away, there’s only a certain amount of opportunity you can turn down before you start to realize, ‘Hey, I should be doing something.’ It’s almost like an obligation.”

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Mentioned in this podcast: 

Shoe4Africa

Book: Train Hard, Win Easy: The Kenyan Way

New York Road Runners

The Essential Guide to Running the New York City Marathon

All4running

Juli Anne Perry Children’s Cancer Hospital

Run To The Top Winners Circle Facebook Community

RunnersConnect Facebook page

claire@runnersconnect.net

 

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Toby Tanser

email Toby 

 

We really hope you’ve enjoyed this episode of Run to the Top.

The best way you can show your support of the show is to share this podcast with your family and friends and share it on your Facebook, Twitter, or any other social media channel you use.

The more people who know about the podcast and download the episodes, the more I can reach out to and get top running influencers, to bring them on and share their advice, which hopefully makes the show even more enjoyable for you!

Jun 16, 2020

How to increase your mileage safely? Does increasing the total miles at the rate of 10% every week work for everybody? How quickly can you increase your running mileage? Coach Hayley explains in this week's ExtraKick episode.

Jun 15, 2020

What are electrolytes? Why is electrolyte balance important for runners? How electrolytes and hydration go hand in hand? Coach Claire explains in this podcast episode.

Jun 12, 2020

In this week's Team RC Update, Coach Michael talks about the biggest running lessons learned from 2020. Tune in now!

Jun 11, 2020

In this week's Uptempo Talks, Coach Dylan and Coach Ruairi talk about the pros and cons of the Strava application. As its best features are now moved behind a subscription, is it worth paying? How valuable are Strava segments to non-paying users?

Jun 10, 2020

Miriam Salloum, MPT, COMT, OCS - Build Better Tendons

 

Have you ever had an issue with your achilles, hamstring, patella, or IT band? As a runner, you probably just answered, “Yes.” Miriam Salloum, aka The Runner’s Mechanic, shares her tendon injury expertise in this episode, including what causes tendon issues in the legs and feet, how to treat these issues, and most importantly, how you can keep running while gradually getting pain free. 

 

Miriam is a physical therapist who  specializes in working with runners at her aptly named business, The Runner’s Mechanic, in Asheville, North Carolina. She hails from Gulfport, Mississippi, earned a BS in Biology at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, followed by a Masters of Physical Therapy at East Carolina University, and then a post-graduate internship at the Mayo Clinic’s prestigious biomechanics  and motion analysis lab in Rochester, Minnesota. 

 

Miriam has practiced orthopedic and sports physical therapy for the past 20 years, helping runners in Western North Carolina and elsewhere with foot and ankle rehabilitation, foot orthoses fabrications, taping techniques, spine and lumbopelvic neuromuscular reeducation, spinal manipulation, and the biomechanical analysis of running gait.

 

Miriam also uses dry needling techniques used for rehabbing the neuromuscular system. In 2015, she studied these techniques under Sue Falsone, head of Athletic and Sport Performance training for the US Soccer’s Men’s National team, as well as effective treatment of chronic tendon disorders in high level athletes and runners. In 2016, she was the physical therapist for the Olympic Training Site under the Center for Excellence for Sports Science in Johnson City, where she worked with Olympic athletes in bobsled and track and field.

 

Miriam received her certification of orthopedic manual therapy (COMT) for spine and peripheral joint disorders through Maitland-Australian Physiotherapy and is an orthopedic certified specialist (OCS) through the American Physical Therapy Association. She has been a national presenter for North American Seminars for the past 4 years, educating health professionals in the latest treatments of running related injuries. She models her approach to runners’ rehabilitation after the Speed Clinic & Center for Endurance Sports at UVA and Spaulding National Running Center at Harvard, which has allowed her to utilize the most effective techniques for real time gait re-training.

 



 

 

Questions Miriam is asked:

2:15 You are the Runner's Mechanic.  What does that mean and how did you come up with the name?

 

3:45 You provide a wide range of physical therapy services for runners, but today, I would like to talk about just a few specific topics that runners face and what we can do to prevent and treat them.  One of the most common issues that comes up with runners is injury to our tendons, most often the Achilles and the hamstrings, but all the other tendons in the legs and feet as well.  Can you talk a little bit about what’s going on with this?

 

6:45 Let’s talk specifically about the achilles first. Is this so common, who is at risk for this, and what do we do about it? 

 

8:30 What do we do to prevent our tendons becoming like brittle elastic bands, or at least push it down the road, specifically with Achilles because I think I hear Achilles injuries most often, and so what would you say you would do if you felt that niggle after, let’s say, a speed workout?

 

9:56 Can you talk about why hills are a problem for the Achilles?

 

11:09 Moving up to the hamstring, let’s talk about that. Who’s at risk for that? Is it the same population, or are there any differences you see between people who have hamstring injuries versus Achilles injuries?

 

12:13 Let’s start talking about treatment. We hear about for the Achilles, some people say do the eccentric drop, some people say the calf raises, some say do one but not the other, so what should we be doing for rehab for that?

 

16:08 I’ve heard different advice for insertional tendonitis, and I’ve heard different advice for if the problem is a little higher up. Do you use the same protocol for both, or do you treat those differently?

 

17:26 Are shoes, and orthotics, and things like that helpful? Can you use those long term? Should people with lower-leg problems always wear a kind of a stacked, non-minimalist shoe?

 

19:18 Once the rubberband (tendon) is overstretched, that’s it, right? There’s no getting back that elasticity, or can the body kind of heal that?

 

20:19 For the high hamstring, what is the PT for that?

 

22:24 What about the other tendon issues? We’ve talked about some of the most common ones, but we see runners that have all sorts of issues with tendons, the outside of the leg, the inside of the leg, the top of the foot, all of that. Can you talk a little bit about those and how common those are?

 

23:34 So basically, whatever tendon it is, there’s a loading protocol and you can still keep running as long as you’re not in too much pain?

 

24:13 Let’s talk a little bit about the IT band. Some of the issues that I’ve seen, the IT band gets upset when there’s something wrong with your ankles or there’s something wrong with higher up, like in your hips. Can you talk about that and how those are connected?

 

26:21 If somebody comes in to you and they’ve been suffering for 12 weeks and they’ve been trying some of this PT work on their own, when is that point where more invasive procedures and treatment have to come? What’s the point where maybe you need to have surgery or something like that? How do you know when it’s really, really severe?

 

29:00 I know tendons take a really long time to heal, and is it something that even if you do everything right, you could just be one of those people that has a cranky hamstring just forever, or is there hope that doing everything right, eventually you will be pain free?

 

30:14 In this crazy time, I want to ask you, how are telehealth visits going and how do they work if someone wants to schedule an appointment with you?



Questions I ask everyone:

 

31:42 If you could go back and talk to yourself when you started running, what advice would you give yourself?

 

32:38 What is the greatest gift running has given you?

 

33:39 Where can listeners connect with you?

 

Quotes by Miriam:

 

“As we go through our life as runners, there’s always going to be changes in our system, and always ways that we can adapt, and have those addressed, and go on.”

 

“It was kind of perfect that your demographic was between 35 and 55 years of age. These kinds of tendon issues are usually in this population.”

 

“Tendons don’t like inactivity.”

 

“Training errors are probably one of the biggest reasons people can start to kick off some of these tendon problems.”

 

“In the research currently, even with these tendon-loading programs, if someone’s even doing it perfectly to the T and to the best of their ability, there’s still about a 40% rate of chronic tendon issues.”



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Mentioned in this podcast: 

runnersmechanic@gmail.com

Run To The Top Winners Circle Facebook Community

RunnersConnect Facebook page

claire@runnersconnect.net

 

Follow Miriam on:

 

The Runner's Mechanic

email Miriam 

 

We really hope you’ve enjoyed this episode of Run to the Top.

The best way you can show your support of the show is to share this podcast with your family and friends and share it on your Facebook, Twitter, or any other social media channel you use.

The more people who know about the podcast and download the episodes, the more I can reach out to and get top running influencers, to bring them on and share their advice, which hopefully makes the show even more enjoyable for you!

Jun 9, 2020

During this trying times, many of us are experiencing significant stress. So how do stress and anxiety affect your training? What can you do about this? Should you rest or push harder? Coach Hayley explains in this podcast.

Jun 8, 2020

Why you need to stop icing your running injuries? Is icing effective in every situation? Can you use ice for an acute injury? Find out in today's podcast from Coach Claire. 

Jun 5, 2020

With Boston Marathon being cancelled, what areas should you focus on now and why you need to find other ways to motivate yourself within running? Coach Michael explains and also talks about the importance of staying optimistic and adaptability in today's podcast.

Jun 4, 2020

How do you run when you're dealing with adversity, whether it is internal or external? When and how to adjust your training? When you should run and when to take a break during these turbulent times? Find out in today's podcast from Coaches Ruairi and Dylan.

Jun 3, 2020

Tyler Andrews - World Records Will Be Broken

 

Yes, Tyler Andrews is the World Record Holder for the Treadmill Half Marathon. He is also a US National Champion, a World Championship Silver Medalist, and a World Record holder. And on this Saturday, June 6th, he will not just be racing a 50K, he will be racing a 50K on the treadmill. Talk about mental strength! He will be competing against renowned ultra runners Max King and Mike Wardian in a very special event that you can participate in too at no cost for the full 50K, or you can opt for a shorter distance. 

If you’re tempted to go for a world record yourself this weekend against, say, American marathon star Sara Hall or John Raneri in the half marathon, or maybe just watch world records being broken, Tyler will provide the race details for the Chaski Challenge in this episode, including what will make it exciting for all you fans out there who prefer to spectate! He’ll also share his advice for using the treadmill as a training tool and his race day strategy, so if you consider the treadmill a necessary evil, definitely check out what Tyler has to say!

 

Tyler started his endurance career as a scrawny high school cross country runner only capable of running a 5K in 18:30, before competing in NCAA Div. 3 track and cross country for Tufts University. After graduation, he pursued his running dreams in South America where his hard work led to faster times at longer distances, ultimately earning him a HOKA ONE ONE sponsorship. 

Ty has established himself as a world-class endurance runner, making three US National Teams for the 50K World Championships finishing with individual silver in 2016, and winning his first National Championships over 50 Miles in 2019. Over this decade of improvement, he also improved his best times to 2:46 for the 50K (the second fastest 50K time for an American), 5:43 for 50 miles (a 6:52 pace!), 2:15 for the marathon, 1:03 for the half marathon, 14:12 for the 5K, and competed at two US Olympic Marathon Trials in 2016 and 2020. Entering the trail world, he has also set speed records on the Inca Trail in 2019 and Everest Base Camp Trail in 2020.

In addition to being a world record holder, Tyler is the Chaski Endurance Collective founder, and his passion for athletics has also led him to empower other athletes over the last 10 years through coaching and mentorship via his work with Strive-Peru. He’s been coaching -- both in person and online -- for most of the last decade and hopes to continue to lead athletes to new triumphs over the years to come. 

 

Tyler is weathering the current pandemic by being creative, making the best out of it, and just saying, “Yes” to stuff.

 

Questions Tyler is asked:

 

2:49 Can you tell us a little bit about what life and training has been like over the past year and especially now during the pandemic?

 

4:39 This weekend, June 5th and 6th, you are taking part in the Chaski Challenge which is open to everyone, and some elite runners are hoping to take down some world records on the treadmill.  Can you first tell me about the open event and what that’s about and how people can get involved?

 

6:45 How do you watch that?

 

8:01 You do see in the recreation running community, a lot of times there’s this huge disconnect between elites and everybody else. There’s so many other sports that have just these rabid fans and we don’t always see that in track and field or marathoning or even ultra running, so that’s really cool that you’re trying to find a way to connect the two.

 

9:51 The more fans, the more sponsors, the more money, the more growth. It seems like if more elites take that point of view, it will only help them in the end.

 

10:45 Talk about the prizes. It’s okay to shout out some of the companies. I’d love to hear who’s supporting this. Your main sponsor is HOKA ONE ONE, right?

 

11:47 Let's talk about the elite field for a moment.  You've got Sara Hall headlining the Women's half, John Raneri in the Men's Half, and then you’ve got Michael Wardian, Max King, and you in the Men's 50k.  Sounds like a really exciting lineup!  Can you break down the field for us, and do you have any predictions?

 

14:20 You’ve got some stiff competition, so I think that’s great that you picked some people that will give you a run for your money.

 

15:08 Why did you choose a treadmill and not your backyards? 

 

16:28 Do you have to do special things like call up the people like Guiness, or how do you certify that it’s an official world record? Do you have to do all sorts of logistical stuff like that?

 

18:46 Can you tell me a little bit about the Chaski Endurance Collective, the organizer of this event?

 

21:55 I’m going to ask you to put on your coaching hat for a minute and give our listeners some treadmill tips because people hate the treadmill, and some of them grow to love it eventually, but what’s some of your best advice for using the treadmill as a training tool?

 

25:00 A lot of people ask me as the coach, “What about the incline?” Do you mess around with the incline or are you planning on doing that during your race?

 

26:10 In the race, do you plan on switching your speed up or are you just going to set it and forget it? What’s your strategy?

 

28:10 You’ll be able to see what your competitors are doing in real time, is that right?

 

28:42 You’re going to be watching the half marathon while you’re racing at the same time? 

 

28:57 After this is all over, what’s next?

 

31:14 If you could go back and talk to yourself when you started running, what advice would you give?

 

32:30 What is the greatest gift running has given you?

 

34:14 Where can listeners connect with you?

 

34:38 Once again, your race is happening on June 6th at what time?

 

Quotes by Tyler:

 

“We just wanted to make something that was super compelling so that a person who might not normally follow the elite side of the sport can tune in and watch something that’s going to be super exciting, that’s going to be, ‘Hey, these people are going for world records, and they’re racing each other, and look at how close it is, and they’re blowing this record out of the water.’ That’s really what we’re going for with the broadcast.”

 

“How can we take a sport like elite road racing or ultra running and make it more approachable to a fan who’s engaged as a participant, but doesn’t really follow the elite side of the sport yet?”

 

“Normally, there’s no reason that a professional runner would try and go run a super hard, fast time on a treadmill. There’s just no incentive there.”

 

“I’m a very control-freaky kind of person sometimes , and I love to be able to control as much as I can on race day.”

 

“Every race that I was planning on this year has been canceled at this point, so it’s really just a matter of trying to get creative and trying to find other ways to either put on cool events or find other things that I can get excited about.”

 

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Mentioned in this podcast: 

 

Fastest Known Time

Chaski Endurance Collective

Chaski Challenge Event

Run To The Top Winners Circle Facebook Community

RunnersConnect Facebook page

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Why running alone feel so much harder? Why the effort level is low when racing alone? What can you do about this? Coach Hayley explains in this podcast. Listen now!

Jun 1, 2020

How to train for an ultra marathon? What can you do to bring the pace down? How to build mental toughness for ultras? Coach Claire explains in this week's Audio Blog podcast.

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