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201. Ultrarunner Clare Gallagher on Racing 100 Miles, Low-Mileage Training, and Her Meteoric Career

The Strength Running Podcast

Release Date: 06/24/2021

214. Lydia Nader RD on the Biggest Nutrition Myths and Half-Truths for Runners show art 214. Lydia Nader RD on the Biggest Nutrition Myths and Half-Truths for Runners

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Lydia Nader is a Registered Dietitian with a graduate degree in nutrition and wellness. She coaches athletes on how to optimize their nutrition. She’s a volunteer coach for Girls on the Run and has completed an ultramarathon, and numerous marathons. Lydia's areas of interest include weight loss, body composition changes, and female health such as . Lydia was also the Endeavorun running retreat’s nutritionist, helping us eat great for the 4 day retreat last month in Boulder. During that retreat she gave a presentation on 10 of the most popular ideas in sports nutrition that we may have to...

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213. Endeavorun Live Q&A with Kate Grace, Matt Fitzgerald, Lydia Nader, and Peter Bromka (Part 1) show art 213. Endeavorun Live Q&A with Kate Grace, Matt Fitzgerald, Lydia Nader, and Peter Bromka (Part 1)

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Today we're doing something a little different with a panel of running experts. We are discussing a variety of topics, everything from training-related questions to the not-so-serious ones.   created a unique experience for a group of runner enthusiasts. We got to spend a few days together in Boulder, CO at a retreat focusing on all things running. One of our highlight events was a panel discussion that you're about to hear. We sat down with , , , registered dietitian Lydia Nader, and myself for a live Q&A. Our questions included: You are at a bar and you overhear someone...

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212. 5-Time Olympian Abdi Abdirahman on Longevity, Having Fun, and His Ultra Aspirations show art 212. 5-Time Olympian Abdi Abdirahman on Longevity, Having Fun, and His Ultra Aspirations

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Abdi Abdirahman is a 5-time Olympian and the oldest American runner to qualify for the Olympics. He is the oldest male to podium at the NYC Marathon, and USATF’s master’s record holder in the marathon. Abdi is also a 4-time USATF champ in the 10k and a 5-time road racing champion at distances from 10 miles to the marathon. In other words, he’s one of the best runners ever to represent the United States. He's also found the time to become a new author. I'm thrilled he's written his first book to get an even deeper inside look into his mind.  Check it out here: Today's...

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211. Sport Scientist Phil Hayes, PhD on How the Science of Running is Changing show art 211. Sport Scientist Phil Hayes, PhD on How the Science of Running is Changing

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Professor Phil Hayes is a senior lecturer at Northumbria University where he spent 14 years as the leader of the Applied Sport and Exercise Science Program. He researches muscle strength and how it affects running performance, form, and injury risk. Phil is a UK Athletics Level 4 running coach and has experience coaching kids, adults, and world-class athletes. His new book, , weaves together sports science and the art of coaching runners. Today's conversation is a highlight of those principles and an exploration of how they can be applied. We cover many topics from how to structure a training...

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210. Triggers, Pressure, and Stress: Addie Bracy, CMPC on How to Train Your Mind show art 210. Triggers, Pressure, and Stress: Addie Bracy, CMPC on How to Train Your Mind

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Addie Bracy is an expert in mental training for the athlete. She excels on the road, on the track, and on the trails and mountains. She’s a Certified Mental Performance Consultant, author of , and has consulted with elite athletes in swimming, softball, basketball, track, and running. Addie is a contributor to our Strength Running community as well. You may recognize her from the lifting demonstrations in our flagship weightlifting program . Today's episode is about becoming a more mentally fit athlete. Addie shares her view of sports psychology and how it can be leveraged by everyone: ...

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209. How Olympian Colleen Quigley is Coming Back Strong from Injury show art 209. How Olympian Colleen Quigley is Coming Back Strong from Injury

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Colleen Quigley, one of the most dominant steeplechasers in American history, has represented the US at the World Championships and Olympics, won the 2019 indoor mile national championships, and she’s hungrier than ever to get back to training and top form. In this episode, we’re discussing her months long foot injury and what she’s doing to properly diagnose it, treat it, and get back to top form. Colleen is tough as nails, honest, vulnerable, and so positive about her comeback. I know that will rub off on you, too. You can hear her top injury prevention tips (along with 4 other...

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208. How to Leverage Sleep for Better Performance, with Ryan Wooderson, DPT, OCS show art 208. How to Leverage Sleep for Better Performance, with Ryan Wooderson, DPT, OCS

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Ryan Wooderson owns in Denver, Colorado and has spent nearly a decade helping athletes get healthy and stay healthy. He is a Doctor of Physical Therapy and completed his orthopedic residency at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. He’s an Orthopedic Clinical Specialist and his practice focuses on injury prevention and helping athletes perform. In this episode, we explore further details about: Variability in perceived exertion during workouts Prioritizing restorative in the morning hours Improving the quality of your sleep with environmental factors How to do naps the right way Anyone can...

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207. Physio Brodie Sharpe on How to Run a New Personal Best (without injuries) show art 207. Physio Brodie Sharpe on How to Run a New Personal Best (without injuries)

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Brodie Sharpe is a runner and a physiotherapist based in Australia who helps injured runners get healthy and stay that way. He is the host of and has certifications from The Running Clinic, the Running Repairs Course, Sports Medicine Australia, and Athletics Victoria Run as a running coach. It's a pleasure to have Brodie as a part of our community. I was a and he was a . In this episode, Brodie is sharing some of the biggest lessons he has learned about running a new personal best while staying healthy. It can be hard to balance prevention with performance, but Brody knows what to focus...

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206. Uphill Athlete Coach Scott Johnston on the Tripod of Endurance show art 206. Uphill Athlete Coach Scott Johnston on the Tripod of Endurance

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Our guest today is Scott Johnston, an expert in endurance sports including everything from alpine skiing to mountain running. He has worked with Killian Jornet, arguably one of the best ultra endurance athletes on the planet, and numerous top cross country skiers in the US. He's the author of  and . Both books are manuals for athletes and coaches, filled with resources and tools to elevate endurance training. Scott Johnston is himself a lifelong endurance athlete, having performed at high levels in swimming, skiing, and climbing. As a coach, he has practiced and refined an approach to...

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205. Ultra Legend Krissy Moehl: Getting Hooked on Mountainous Ultras, Evolving Her Training, and Tips For You show art 205. Ultra Legend Krissy Moehl: Getting Hooked on Mountainous Ultras, Evolving Her Training, and Tips For You

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Krissy Moehl has completed hunderds of ultra races and has over 50 first place finishes in the female category, along with several outright wins. She has won some of the hardest 100 mile courses on the planet, including the Hardrock 100 and the HURT 100 in Hawaii. Krissy is the author of , which many athletes use as their ultimate guide to training. Although she didn't have a manual to follow for her own first ultra, she learned from a supportive community and shares those lessons with the readers. Krissy's longevity in a sport this difficult is something to admire and on the show today,...

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Clare Gallagher burst onto the ultrarunning scene with her first attempt at a 100-mile race, the Leadville 100, which she won despite being brand new to the distance. She followed up with wins of the grueling Western States 100 Mile Endurance Run and the CCC 101K. She also has the Fastest Known Times on the Zion Traverse and Joshua Tree Traverse.

As an outstanding athlete, Clare has a platform that she uses to amplify voices, causes, and efforts that she feels passionate about. Clare is an environmental activist, helping preserve public lands across the country and bringing much needed attention to environmental issues that threaten the very lands our sport depends on.

In this conversation, we talk about:

  • Clare's rise in the sport
  • How she won Leadville 100 with no prior experience and no coach - as well as the value of having a coach
  • Low-mileage training and how it works for her
  • Clare's (lack of) willingness to run a 200-miler in the future
  • Her approach to balancing training and racing with the rest of her life

Currently, Clare is training again for Western States 100, while continuing with her environmental activism.

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