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243. How to Build Real-World Mental Toughness (a behind the scenes coaching call)

The Strength Running Podcast

Release Date: 04/14/2022

255. How Ali Feller Got Hooked on Running, Podcasting, and Runners (like you!) show art 255. How Ali Feller Got Hooked on Running, Podcasting, and Runners (like you!)

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Ali Feller has become a beacon of enthusiasm for the sport of running and its passionate, supportive community. Her podcast, is one of the most popular running podcasts out there, with hundreds of episodes and countless fans. On her long-running podcast, Ali has had conversations with many of the sport’s most recognized runners. She is also continuing to work to make listeners more familiar with guests whose stories we don’t get to hear enough about. Ali is a marathoner, a TedX Speaker, and a race announcer for New York Road Runners and Millennium Running.  She is also a...

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254. Running Imbalances: How to Prevent & Treat Asymmetries with Dr. Sarah Ceschin show art 254. Running Imbalances: How to Prevent & Treat Asymmetries with Dr. Sarah Ceschin

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Running is essentially a series of one-legged hops repeated over and over again. The repetitive nature of running can exacerbate imbalances in any part of our body.  While many mild asymmetries are normal and not necessarily cause for concern, others can make you more .   This week’s guest helps runners deal with all types of imbalances. Dr. Sarah Ceschin is a physical therapist from Boulder, Colorado, who I had the pleasure of meeting in person at a recent group run. Sarah works with a variety of athletes, particularly runners and climbers.  If you ever find yourself in...

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253. Pregnant & Postpartum Running with Dr. Rachel Selman DPT, CSCS show art 253. Pregnant & Postpartum Running with Dr. Rachel Selman DPT, CSCS

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Misconceptions and misunderstandings abound when it comes to running while pregnant and postpartum. With the research constantly evolving it can be tough to keep up, but patience in the recovery process will ultimately pay off in the long term. Dr. Rachel Selman is a physical therapist based in Georgia who specializes in pregnant and postpartum athletes. She is also a mom and a runner. Rachel is certified as both a Strength and Conditioning Specialist as well as a Pelvic Rehabilitation Practitioner. She is a wealth of information for new and expecting moms who are trying to figure out how...

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252. Everything You Need to Know About Marathon Fueling with Holley Samuel MEd, RD, CPT show art 252. Everything You Need to Know About Marathon Fueling with Holley Samuel MEd, RD, CPT

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Holley Samuel is a Registered Dietitian who also happens to be a Boston Marathon Qualifier. She has a Master’s in Health Education and is a Certified Personal Trainer, and also happens to own a cookie company. Clearly, she knows how to maintain a balance when eating for both joy and health! Holley and I explore the ins and outs of marathon nutrition, including carb-loading before the race, your pre-race breakfast, mid-race fueling, and eating for recovery.  Holley and I tackle a wide variety of marathon nutrition questions: Is carb loading important? What’s the right way to go about...

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251. How 2x Olympian Kara Goucher Handles Expectations, Pressure, and Pre-Race Anxiety show art 251. How 2x Olympian Kara Goucher Handles Expectations, Pressure, and Pre-Race Anxiety

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This week’s guest on the podcast needs no introduction. As one of America’s most dominant female runners, Kara Goucher earned a spot on the Olympic team in the 10,000 meters in 2008, and the marathon in 2012. She was second in the 10,000 meters at the World Championships in Osaka and placed third in both the Boston and New York City marathons. Kara has retired from competitive running but remains an active presence as an athlete advisor for Oiselle and Altra.  She is a sports analyst and broadcaster for NBC Sports, and had an opportunity to be on the other side of the camera as a...

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250. Mountain Runner Kelly Halpin on One-Hour Warm-ups and Well-Rounded Athleticism show art 250. Mountain Runner Kelly Halpin on One-Hour Warm-ups and Well-Rounded Athleticism

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No matter how much you love running, all runners should strive to be athletes for success and longevity in the sport. Being well-rounded in pursuit of your goals can make you strong and fit for the long haul, both mentally and physically. This week’s guest on the podcast is a mountain runner, climber, hiker and snowboarder. Kelly Halpin has a passion for exploring remote wilderness, often on her own.  Kelly’s incredibly diverse background has shaped her into the athlete she is today. She has the distinction of earning 14 FKTs (Fastest Known Times) on routes throughout Wyoming,...

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249. Ultramarathoner Krissy Moehl on the Value of Adventures, Training Logs, and Reflection show art 249. Ultramarathoner Krissy Moehl on the Value of Adventures, Training Logs, and Reflection

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This week’s guest on the podcast, Krissy Moehl, is an elite ultramarathoner and coach who has had unique longevity in the sport and is helping her athletes to do the same. Krissy has completed hundreds of challenging races and has more than 50 first place female finishes, along with several overall wins. For both herself and the athletes Krissy coaches, reflection is an important part of the process. Reflection allows us to see where we’ve been, know how to move forward, and can give us more confidence to reach daunting goals. Training is one piece of the complex and busy lives most of us...

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248. Running Form Best Practices and Gait Analysis with Dr. Anh Bui, DPT, CSCS show art 248. Running Form Best Practices and Gait Analysis with Dr. Anh Bui, DPT, CSCS

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Dr. Anh Bui is both a runner and an expert on running form and gait analysis. She competed in cross country and track at UC San Diego and her interest in physiology and biomechanics, in addition to helping injured runners, led her to become a physical therapist. Anh completed her Doctor of Physical Therapy at Columbia University. She also furthered her education with a focus on advanced orthopedics, women’s health, and management of the running athlete. In her work at Columbia’s RunLab Clinic, Anh performed gait evaluations and provided individualized plans to high level runners. As a...

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247. Football Player to 2:52 Marathoner: How Brent Ran 48 Minutes Faster Over 26.2 Miles show art 247. Football Player to 2:52 Marathoner: How Brent Ran 48 Minutes Faster Over 26.2 Miles

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If you didn't start running from a young age, can you still get really fast? Yes! Today's guest is Brent, a member of our group, and he’s a prime example of how a commitment to consistent training and improvement can help you achieve some impressive, speedy goals. Nine years ago Brent ran his first marathon in 3:40, and by fine-tuning his training over the years he took more than 48 minutes off that time on the challenging Boston course this past April. Brent and I discuss all aspects of his training and over the years, including: The path he took to becoming a runner The lessons he...

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246. The Big Stress Fracture Episode with Dr. Emily Kraus show art 246. The Big Stress Fracture Episode with Dr. Emily Kraus

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Stress fractures are an injury feared most by runners. And with good reason - they require extensive time off for healing and recovery.  By understanding common risk factors, you can stay healthy and prevent this distressing diagnosis. Joining us is Dr. Emily Kraus. She is the Clinical Assistant Professor at Stanford Children’s Orthopedic and Sports Medicine Center, specializing in Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation sports medicine. She researches bone stress injuries at Stanford's Healthy Runner Project, which is focused on bone stress injury prevention in collegiate distance...

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Training your brain to handle the difficult moments in workouts and races is an essential skill for runners. If you’re new to the mental training, this coaching call will help you learn the practical ways to develop and implement these techniques.

Joining us is Patrick, a member of our Team Strength Running coaching program. Patrick began running a decade ago to improve his health, and discovered his love for the marathon.  

Patrick is a 3:39 marathoner who wants to improve his mental toughness along with his race times. Patrick wants to improve the disconnect between body and mind that slows us down in the painful, late stages of a race where we all struggle.

We discuss:

  • Finding ways to get out of your comfort zone on a regular basis
  • Racing shorter distances more regularly to improve marathon confidence
  • Practicing using vivid mental imagery to prepare for the tough patches of a race

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