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127. The Olympic Marathon Trials Post-Race Recap, with Matt Chittim

The Strength Running Podcast

Release Date: 03/02/2020

188: Harness the Power of a Growth Mindset with Professor Alison Pope-Rhodius show art 188: Harness the Power of a Growth Mindset with Professor Alison Pope-Rhodius

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Alison Pope-Rhodius is a professor of Applied Sport and Performance Psychology and a Program Director at Holy Names University in California. She is a Certified Mental Performance Consultant and the co-editor of . As an expert in this field, Alison got to travel the world working with elite archers and coaches, culminating in working with the U.S. team and U.K. number one archer at the 2004 Olympics. She has been an active member of the Association for Applied Sport Psychology (AASP) for many years and was made a Fellow in 2018.  Alison brings an approachable understanding of what...

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187. Get to Know the Coach: An Interview with Strength Running Founder Jason Fitzgerald show art 187. Get to Know the Coach: An Interview with Strength Running Founder Jason Fitzgerald

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Jason Fitzgerald started Strength Running in 2010 with a small blog after he ran his first marathon in 2:44 and suffered through a severe IT Band injury. 11 years later, Strength Running is now a multimedia company with a , , award-winning , and . He also provides a number of training programs, including the popular and . In addition to all this, Jason is the head coach of  - an engaged community of runners who cheer each other on while getting the resources they need to propel their running forward. And of course, there is the , which is where we're catching up with Jason today. In...

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186. The Physiology of Altitude: What Training at 10,000 Feet Does to Your Body show art 186. The Physiology of Altitude: What Training at 10,000 Feet Does to Your Body

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Today, we're talking to Jonathan Levitt who took his high altitude training seriously. Not only is he paying attention to how he performs at 9,600 feet, he's also using blood tests to track important biomarkers that indicate how his body adapts. Jonathan is a sub-3 marathoner, sales manager for (code strengthrunning saves you 20% on any test), and host of the podcast. Jonathan shares not only anecdotal stories of how his body is responding, be he also has the data to back it up. He is lucky enough to have a . In our conversation, Jonathan and I talk about: Adjusting workouts when first...

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185. Ultrarunner Candice Burt on Running 800 Miles, Hallucinating, and Discovering Yourself show art 185. Ultrarunner Candice Burt on Running 800 Miles, Hallucinating, and Discovering Yourself

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Candice Burt holds the FKT - or Fastest Known Time - on the 171-mile Tahoe Rim Trail, the 95-mile Wonderland Trail, and the 20-mile Enchantment Lakes Traverse. She won the Delirious W.E.S.T. 200-mile (which is actually 219 miles) and placed 4th at the HURT100 Endurance Run in 2019. She also has podium finishes at countless ultras over the years. Along with working out the arrangements for this year's races, Candice is currently getting ready to cover the Arizona Trail, which is 800 miles long. She shares details of her planning, logistics, and other intricacies of what it takes to run for...

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184. How to Engineer a Marathon Breakthrough: A Behind-the-Scenes Coaching Call show art 184. How to Engineer a Marathon Breakthrough: A Behind-the-Scenes Coaching Call

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Brian is a consistent runner with two decades of experience and over 25 marathons under his belt. While his fastest marathon was 2:59 back in 2013, he hasn't been able to set a new PR since. As a member of , Brian has the opportunity for these coaching calls. In this episode, listen to Jason and Brian talk about: His history and background as a runner What he's doing right in his training (and should continue) The improvements he can take to keep getting faster Why Jason is encouraged that he will meet his big goal! Brian is currently following the Half Marathon Training Plan from the ...

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183. Dr. Duncan Simpson on Brain Training and Why Focus is the Top Mental Skill show art 183. Dr. Duncan Simpson on Brain Training and Why Focus is the Top Mental Skill

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Dr. Duncan Simpson has a PhD in Sport Psychology and is the  at , a multi-sport training institution in Florida. He has worked with children, high school students, and professional and Olympic athletes in a range of sports. Duncan was formerly an Associate Professor in the Sport, Exercise, and Performance Psychology Program at Barry University. He is also a certified consultant with the Association of Applied Sport Psychology. Given his experience and education, Duncan possesses a deep knowledge of the mental game that athletes are faced with. In our conversation, Duncan covers a...

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182. Tension, Impact Force, and Energy Return: A Running Technique Masterclass show art 182. Tension, Impact Force, and Energy Return: A Running Technique Masterclass

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Shane Benzie is a running coach, movement specialist, researcher and the founder of the Running Reborn coaching platform. He has worked with beginners to world record holding runners all over the world to help them harness their elasticity and improvement their movement. His work has taken him to six continents and many different environments, where he lives with and trains with elite athletes, tribes and indigenous people to crack the code of natural human movement and how to turn it into human performance.  This conversation covers: Why impact doesn't cause running injuries but...

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181. Trail Runner Magazine’s Zoe Rom on Environmental Justice and Why it Matters show art 181. Trail Runner Magazine’s Zoe Rom on Environmental Justice and Why it Matters

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Zoë Rom is the Associate Editor of , host of the  and an outspoken advocate for environmental justice. She has a Master’s Degree in Environmental Journalism from the University of Colorado and has a deep passion for our public lands. Zoë lives, plays, and works in the mountains of Colorado. She has a firm belief that access to outdoor recreation should be equal for all. At the same time, the negative impacts of industrial development should not be weighted on certain racial or income groups. In today’s episode, we dive into many topics such as institutional...

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180. Pro Dana Giordano on Betting on Yourself, Taking Risks, and Making Running More Fun show art 180. Pro Dana Giordano on Betting on Yourself, Taking Risks, and Making Running More Fun

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Dana Giordano is a middle-distance pro runner for Adidas and the . Prior to becoming a pro, she worked at Reebok for several years as a Product Manager, while keeping up with running as a lifestyle sport. She was also an All-American at Dartmouth University and reflects often on those years of running. Dana has had an interesting year as a pro, given the global pandemic that we are all facing. Her impact goes well beyond her performance, as the host of the  podcast, where she features stories of women in the sport. Dana left her job in pursuit of her Olympic dreams and shares the...

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179. Dr. Caitlin Alexander on Long-Term Injuries, Self-Treatment, and Disrupted Motor Patterns show art 179. Dr. Caitlin Alexander on Long-Term Injuries, Self-Treatment, and Disrupted Motor Patterns

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Dr. Caitlin Alexander is a physical therapist at Build Sports Performance Lab & Physical Therapy in Boulder, Colorado with a certification in Applied Functional Science. She's a certified triathlon coach, running coach, and has experience working with elite-level athletes. She's also an incredible athlete herself! Caitlin has qualified for the Kona World Ironman Championships and is a category 3 cyclist. In our conversation today, we’re talking about what happens when you have an injury for a very long time. You see, our movement patterns live in our brain. Your brain is what controls...

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On Saturday, February 29, 2020 history was made in Atlanta Georgia as hundreds of athletes vied for the top 3 spots in the men's and women's Olympic Trials Marathon.

This episode was originally recorded for the Road to the Olympic Trials podcast, where it was released one day before this episode. It features a recap of the 2020 Men’s & Women’s Olympic Trials Marathons with Matt Chittim, host of that podcast as well as the Rambling Runner podcast.

This episode is sponsored by Inside Tracker, a company that helps endurance athletes optimize their training after taking a simple blood test. Figure out if you’re over- or under-training so you catch these problems early and train more effectively. Use code strengthrunning (no space) to save 10% on any of their blood testing kits at insidetracker.com.

At this Olympic Trials, history was made, lifetime dreams were accomplished - and shattered, and Olympians were minted.

Nothing is more exciting than a 4-year quest to represent your country in the most competitive contest on Earth. The Olympic Games represent the best in humanity - and you’re about to hear from two very excited running geeks who just watched the trials marathon. Matt and Jason had a blast talking about the breakaway performances, the unique difficulty of the Atlanta course, and surprises from this Olympic Trials.