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121. Top 5 Things I Learned From the Strength Running Podcast in 2019

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Release Date: 12/30/2019

152. Olympian Carrie Tollefson on Why Runners Are So Awesome show art 152. Olympian Carrie Tollefson on Why Runners Are So Awesome

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Our guest is none other than 2004 Olympian Carrie Tollefson. You might recognize her as a 3-time national champion, or the 1998 NCAA Indoor Track Athlete of the Year, or maybe you’ve just seen her on TV a lot. She’s been a broadcaster for years, having commentated on races for ESPN, NBC, ABC, and USATF TV. Her commentary has appeared in numerous world class races from the Boston Marathon to Footlocker Nationals, to the Tokyo Marathon.  In our conversation, you'll hear about her many accomplishments in the sport. But beyond those, she's a very engaged member of the running community...

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151. David Monti on the Past, Present, and Future of Running show art 151. David Monti on the Past, Present, and Future of Running

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David Monti is the founder, editor, and publisher of , which is a weekly subscription service for the world’s running results. David also used to recruit elite athletes to race at events and worked as a sports media consultant. Through his work, he has a fascinating perspective on the sport. He attended and watched some of the most electrifying races the world has ever seen - and we talk about the races that most stick in his mind after all these years.  David’s consistent exposure to the highest levels of the sport of running also gives him a certain wisdom about where running has...

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150. Madeline Strandemo on Mental Fitness, Training through COVID, and the Steeplechase show art 150. Madeline Strandemo on Mental Fitness, Training through COVID, and the Steeplechase

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Madeline Strandemo is a 2018 graduate of the University of Minnesota where she was on three Big Ten Championship teams, an All-American, and two-time Big Ten individual champion in the indoor mile and the 3000m steeplechase. She graduated with a double degree in marketing and Mandarin Chinese. Madeline has an interesting background, having moved around the world numerous times and participating in a variety of different sports in her childhood. In fact, she attributes a lot of her success to these experiences. Madeline is now living in Bend, Oregon, coached by Lauren Fleshman and sponsored by...

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149. The 3 Most Important Words in Running show art 149. The 3 Most Important Words in Running

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How do you know if you'll be successful as a runner? It mostly comes down to luck (genetics) and work (training). We can't affect the former, so let's focus on the biggest variable that impacts our success: the training that we do. That training must follow some broad but important rules if you want to avoid performance plateaus and continuously improve year after year. Those rules can be best summarized in three of the most important words for runners: consistency, progressive, and modulation. Your training must be consistent: uninterrupted and continuous. It also must be progressive:...

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148. How Ultra Runner Lisa Tamati Goes All-in, Stays Mentally Tough, and Confronts Pre-Race Anxiety show art 148. How Ultra Runner Lisa Tamati Goes All-in, Stays Mentally Tough, and Confronts Pre-Race Anxiety

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has overcome many challenges in her life. From body image issues and tough races to a childhood sense of insecurity and nearly losing her mom. Through all of this, she has developed many coping strategies that she shares with us in this episode. A favorite strategy for Lisa is "going all in". She recognizes the vast human potential and knows that if we are 100% committed, we will find a way and overcome barriers.  As one of New Zealand’s best ultra runners, she has 25 years experience running the toughest endurance events in the world.  She’s actually finished over 140...

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147. The Big Hydration Episode, with Sports Scientist Andy Blow show art 147. The Big Hydration Episode, with Sports Scientist Andy Blow

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Today's conversation is a long overdue episode on hydration. I'm thrilled to have Andy Blow on to share his expertise. Andy is a Sports Scientist with a degree from the University of Bath, focusing his expertise on sweat, dehydration and cramping. He's also a former elite level triathlete with numerous Top 10 finishes and an Xterra World title. He's now the CEO of . As runners, we're all familiar with cramping, electrolytes, and hydration - but Andy really breaks these down for us. We talk about: Fluid loss, dehydration, and over-hydration (known as hyponatremia) Electrolytes Environmental...

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146. Amelia Boone on Battling Your Inner Critic, the Nuances of Confidence, and Improving Self-Talk show art 146. Amelia Boone on Battling Your Inner Critic, the Nuances of Confidence, and Improving Self-Talk

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Amelia Boone is a giant in the obstacle course racing world and she's started competing in ultramarathons over the last few years as well. Many of her fans know she has struggled with an eating disorder and spent time in treatment last year. She’s now in recovery, she just moved to Colorado, and she’s been riding her Ellipti-Go on the Front Range’s big climbs over the last few months.  Jason has always looked up to Amelia and admired her work ethic, her talent, and her drive. But also her vulnerability and how she invites us along as she deals with her struggles. Amelia gave Jason...

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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

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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...

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

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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...

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

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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...

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This was an incredible year for the Strength Running Podcast and I have you and our guests to thank! If you have shared the pod with your running group, left a rating or review in Apple Music, or supported our sponsors I want to thank you for making all of this possible.

In 2019, we hit one million downloads for the podcast, we’ve already surpassed 1.5 million and are quickly en route to 2 million downloads. These are surreal numbers - and they're because of you.

In this episode, host Jason Fitzgerald recaps the most popular lessons, ideas, and principles from the last year of the podcast.