loader from loading.io

119. Jason Coaches a Master's Runner on Goal Setting & Training Upgrades

The Strength Running Podcast

Release Date: 12/02/2019

145. How to Build Mindset Mastery and the Mental Skills to Thrive show art 145. How to Build Mindset Mastery and the Mental Skills to Thrive

The Strength Running Podcast

At Strength Running, we're focusing on mastering our mindset in 2020. How do we build the mental fitness to have unstoppable confidence, the mental toughness to persevere, and the fortitude to stay consistent with your training month after month? In this episode, coach Jason Fitzgerald discusses: The benefits you should expect from sports psychology Common mistakes he wants you to avoid A story of his first experience with the performance psychology strategy of visualization Two strategies for improving your mental fitness  Today's sponsor is our newest training program: . This course...

info_outline
144. Dr. Cindra Kamphoff on Managing Fear and Reframing Adversity show art 144. Dr. Cindra Kamphoff on Managing Fear and Reframing Adversity

The Strength Running Podcast

In today’s episode, we’re discussing how to reframe adversity and manage fear. Cindra has numerous tools that she talks about for reframing adversity. One that I liked, in particular, is asking yourself "why is this happening for me?", instead of "to me". This helps to view challenges in light of the growth opportunities. She also suggests asking yourself questions like: What is the opportunity here? How is this situation a gift? What is amazing about my life/family? What can I be grateful for? Cindra shares facts about fear to highlight that fear is universal and that we can choose to...

info_outline
143. Confronting Inequality, with Black Girls RUN! CEO Jay Ell Alexander show art 143. Confronting Inequality, with Black Girls RUN! CEO Jay Ell Alexander

The Strength Running Podcast

Our guest today is Jay Ell Alexander. She’s the owner of The Vaughn Strategy, a public relations strategy consulting firm. And in 2018, she become the owner and CEO of the Organization. Black Girls RUN! wants to encourage African-American women to make fitness and healthy living a priority. Their goal is to create a movement to lower the disproportionately high health outcomes in the female African-American community and subsequently, lower the number of women with chronic diseases associated with an unhealthy diet and sedentary lifestyle. Our discussion today focuses on the history of...

info_outline
142. Master Your Mental Game with Pro Sports Psychologist Justin Su’a show art 142. Master Your Mental Game with Pro Sports Psychologist Justin Su’a

The Strength Running Podcast

Justin is currently the Mental Performance and Leadership Coach with the Tampa Bay Rays, a major league baseball team. Prior to that, he worked for the Boston Red Sox and Cleveland Browns. He works with both coaches and players to improve the overall performance of their organizations. Justin holds a Master of Science degree in Sport and Performance Psychology and his framework for improving performance will give us a glimpse of how he works with a variety of his clients. We also address questions such as: What happens when you focus on results versus the process? Is it possible to "teach an...

info_outline
141. How to Build Strong & Happy Hamstrings, with Duane Scotti, DPT, PhD show art 141. How to Build Strong & Happy Hamstrings, with Duane Scotti, DPT, PhD

The Strength Running Podcast

Duane is the owner of Spark Physical Therapy in New Haven, CT and host of the Healthy Runner Podcast. Duane initially started running as an adult, wanting to add some cardio to his gym sessions. After having a hip surgery, his doctor advised him to get off the treadmill and run outside. Without having fully recovered, Duane suffered a running-related hamstring tendon injury. Through his own rehabilitation and his work as a physical therapist, Duane continues to set Personal Bests in his running career. He joins us today to have a deep-dive conversation about hamstring injuries: the root...

info_outline
140. Stay Healthier Longer & Recover Faster: A Performance Framework for Injuries with Coach David Joyce show art 140. Stay Healthier Longer & Recover Faster: A Performance Framework for Injuries with Coach David Joyce

The Strength Running Podcast

David Joyce is a titan in the world of elite sport. He has worked at the highest levels of world athletics and with multiple national, world, and Olympic Champions. He’s worked at two Olympic Games, with elite rugby and soccer teams, and is currently the Head of Athletic Performance with the Greater Western Sydney Giants soccer team in Sydney, Australia. He holds masters degrees in both sports physiotherapy and strength and conditioning and teaches the Masters of Strength and Conditioning course at Edith Cowan University in Perth. He’s the main editor of two authoritative books on athletic...

info_outline
139. Strength & Conditioning Director Scott Caulfield on Lifting at Home, Strength Scheduling, and Stocking a Home Gym show art 139. Strength & Conditioning Director Scott Caulfield on Lifting at Home, Strength Scheduling, and Stocking a Home Gym

The Strength Running Podcast

Scott Caulfield is the director of strength and conditioning at Colorado College and previously the coaching education manager and head strength and conditioning coach for the National Strength and Conditioning Association (NSCA). He holds a bachelor's degree in physical education, a master's degree in sports coaching, and three important certifications: Certified Strength & Conditioning Specialist with Distinction (NSCA) Registered Strength & Conditioning Coach with Distinction (NSCA) Level 2 Advanced Sports Performance Coach (USA Weightlifting) Scott has held strength coaching...

info_outline
138. You Have a Decision to Make. What Are You Going to Do? show art 138. You Have a Decision to Make. What Are You Going to Do?

The Strength Running Podcast

Runners, friends, I recorded this episode to give you a small jolt of encouragement when I think we all need it. I sincerely hope you are well, safe, healthy, and able to see those who you most care about. I’m in awe at the bravery of our healthcare pro’s who put their lives at risk to help others - and I’d like to give an enormous, public thank you to these heroes.  As we’re all experiencing more and more fatigue from being quarantined and isolated, I hope that you reflect on what’s most important to you, invest in that, and encourage those around you with positivity. We...

info_outline
137. Running 50 Marathons in 50 States with Marathon Training Academy’s Angie Spencer show art 137. Running 50 Marathons in 50 States with Marathon Training Academy’s Angie Spencer

The Strength Running Podcast

Angie Spencer is the cohost of the and someone who just finished the 50 state challenge. But she added two important twists: first, not every race was a marathon. Some of them were ultramarathons! And she didn't run all of the marathons just to finish them. In fact, her 50th marathon this past January in Hawaii was a substantial Personal Best. How in the world did Angie run a PR in the marathon - a BQ no less - more than a decade after starting the challenge? She's on the pod to talk about just that. We're also discussing: How she maintained her motivation over more than 10 years to finish...

info_outline
136. Escape Injuries and Run a New PR: A Behind the Scenes Coaching Call show art 136. Escape Injuries and Run a New PR: A Behind the Scenes Coaching Call

The Strength Running Podcast

One of my goals with is to prevent you from making the same mistakes that I've made in my own running career. Because I've made almost all of them! Some of my "favorite" mistakes have been: Running my easy days too hard Not doing any before each run Inconsistently completing my Relying too much on intensity and brutal workouts to "prove" my fitness Now, my coaching philosophy is more balanced. There's less pressure on any one individual workout and more on the total body of work completed during a training cycle. And today on the podcast, I want to show you what that looks like in...

info_outline
 
More Episodes

This coaching call is with a runner named Dena about training and goal setting as a Master’s Athlete. She’s about to turn 41, she’s running well, but she wants to make sure that she continues to do so as a Master’s runner.

And there’s no doubt that when you start getting older, running starts getting harder. Recovery is slower, adaptation takes longer, injury risks are higher, and we all experience declines in reaction time, muscle mass, VO2 Max, and so many other factors that affect our running.

In this conversation with Dena, we’re talking about the training updates that Master’s Runners can make to stall the aging process, continue to improve, and reduce their injury risk. We also discuss goal setting and how Dena can continue to keep things interesting as she runs far into her 40’s.

You’ll notice that I spent a fair amount of time encouraging Dena to train for shorter races and to lift weights. Both of these goals are similar in that they are strength and power oriented - precisely the skills that we must word harder to preserve as we get older. 

In fact, you can see a big case study on a runner named David at strengthrunning.com/david/, who at age 73 (!), recovered from a major injury and qualified for the Boston Marathon, by focusing on his strength and power.

If I could have every runner over the age of 40 practice two simple things, it would be speedwork and weightlifting. Not just for the strength and speed, but just as much for the hormonal benefits of both. These activities provide a big hit of testosterone and growth hormone, helping spur adaptations, muscle growth, and recovery. Exactly what older runners need.

I encourage you to visit our website at strengthrunning.com/strength/ and learn more about the incredible benefits of weightlifting for runners, get some example exercises and other case studies, and see how your running can be transformed with a focus on strength and power. And of course, our email courses are always free.