The Runners Zone
Welcome to the Runners Zone Podcast hosted by Nathan Carlson and Chris Johnson. We interview world leaders in endurance sports and help provide practical solutions to common running problems.
info_outline Episode 33: Amanda Fisher 02/12/2021
Episode 33: Amanda Fisher On this episode, Nathan sat down with Amanda Fisher. Amanda is a pelvic physical therapist and owner of Empower Your Pelvis. You can learn more about her at her social media handles below. Also be sure to check out her team's new resource Empowered in the Bedroom.
info_outline Episode 32: Rich Blagrove 12/21/2020
Episode 32: Rich Blagrove In this episode, Nathan sat down with Rich Blagrove. Rich is a Lecturer and the Physiology Program Leader for the Masters in Strength and Conditioning at Luffborough University in the UK. He is a world leader in strength training for endurance sports and has been very influential in the science and practical aspects of lifting and running.
info_outline Episode 31: Scot Morrison 12/11/2020
Episode 31: Scot Morrison On this episode, Chris sat down with Scot Morrison. They discuss how we should be assessing a runner's strength, how we can fine tune our approach to prescriptive exercise, and how to use autoregulatory programming with athletes. To learn more about Scot, check out his website and IG handle below.
info_outline Episode 30: Rich Willy 11/21/2020
Episode 30: Rich Willy In this episode, Chris sat down with Rich Willy. Rich is a physical therapist and the chair of the physical therapy program at the University of Montana. In the episode, Rich discusses current best management of anterior knee pain, bone stress injuries, optimizing bone health, and many other things related to long distance running. You can check him out on Instagram at @montanarunninglab.
info_outline Episode 29: Rachael Norfleet 10/31/2020
Episode 29: Rachael Norfleet In this episode, Nathan sat down with endurance athlete Rachael Norfleet. Rachael shares her story of growing up in endurance sports, racing triathlon including qualifying for Kona, dealing with health issues in endurance sports, and her current focus on trail running. Be sure to check her out on IG at @rachaelnorfleet.
info_outline Episode 28: Stephen Day 10/15/2020
Episode 28: Stephen Day In this episode, Chris sat down with Stephen Day. Stephen is a multiple-time Kona Qualifier who shares his experience in endurance sports, his philosophy towards training, and what training has been like following a COVID-19 diagnosis.
info_outline Episode 27: Amelia Boone 09/25/2020
Episode 27: Amelia Boone Welcome back to the 27th episode of the Runners Zone Podcast and thanks so much for listening in today. On today’s episode, Chris sat down with one of the most accomplished Obstacle Course Racing Athletes in the world Amelia Boone. Amelia opens up about her history in endurance sports, the trials of managing recurrent bone stress injuries and many other powerful topics. I really look forward to sharing this with you today and I hope you enjoy this candid conversation with Amelia Boone.
info_outline Episode 26: Author Licia Morelli 09/11/2020
Episode 26: Author Licia Morelli On this episode, Chris sat down with author Licia Morelli. Licia is the author of The Lemonade Hurricane and her latest book I Am Darn Tough. To learn more about Licia, check out her website https://liciamorelliwriter.com/ and make sure to pick her two books at the link below
info_outline Episode 25: Dr. Emily Kraus on Bone Health 08/28/2020
Episode 25: Dr. Emily Kraus on Bone Health In this episode, Nathan sat down with Dr. Emily Kraus. Dr. Kraus is one of the world leaders in bone health, managing bone stress injuries, and working with runners of all ages. To learn more about Dr. Kraus, check out her website https://emilykrausmd.com/ as well as her social media accounts listed below.
info_outline Episode 23: Peter Schmidt 07/21/2020
Episode 23: Peter Schmidt On this episode, Chris sat down with Peter Schmidt. Peter is a health and wellness consultant, teacher and practitioner of Eastern Medicine, specializing in Traditional Chinese Medicine. They discuss training for health, having a long term relationship with endurance sports, and how to transition out of endurance sports. To learn more about Peter check out the links below.
info_outline Episode 22: Dan John 06/22/2020
Episode 22: Dan John On this episode, Chris sat down with Dan John. Dan is one of the top strength coaches in the world and a huge resource for health care professionals, trainers, and coaches. He and Chris talked about approaches to strength training and how that might change with a runner versus another athlete. They also touch on long term development and life in general! Make sure to check out all of Dan's fantastic website and thanks for listening!
info_outline Episode 21: Jordan Hanssen 05/26/2020
Episode 21: Jordan Hanssen In this episode, Chris sat down with Jordan Hanssen. Jordan is a world-renown adventurer who has rowed across the Atlantic Ocean twice. He is an experience provider for Air BnB, an author and the host of Tiny Boat Sessions a series of musical performances in his rowboat. Jordan talks about distance running with a mace, the history of disease transmission, and how he is navigating the pandemic.
info_outline Episode 20: Physiotherapist Matt Walsh 05/07/2020
Episode 20: Physiotherapist Matt Walsh In this episode, Chris sat down with physiotherapist Matt Walsh. Matt is one of the top PTs in the world regarding endurance athletes and has a private practice in Portland, Oregon. Learn more about him at his website https://www.walshpt.com/ and make sure to follow him on Instagram @walshphysio.
info_outline Episode 18: Coaching Triathlon with David Tillbury Davis 04/01/2020
Episode 18: Coaching Triathlon with David Tillbury Davis On this episode, Chris sat down with David Tillbury Davis one of the top endurance sport coaches in the world. You can learn more about David at his website or social media accounts. Enjoy!
info_outline Episode 17: Joel Sattgast on Coaching 02/28/2020
Episode 17: Joel Sattgast on Coaching In this episode, Chris sat down with Joel Sattgast to discuss motivational interviewing, developing relationships with athletes and coaching both triathletes and runners. You can check out Joel's bio HERE.
info_outline Episode 16: What the General Public Should Know About Running 02/13/2020
Episode 16: What the General Public Should Know About Running In this episode, Nathan and Chris discuss some simple concepts they feel the general public should know about running. Want to learn more about managing running-related injuries? Come join Nathan and Chris in Kansas City on March 7-8 for their "Bones Tendons Weights and Whistles" course. You can sign up at the link below.
info_outline Episode 15: RED-S with Rebecca McConville 01/21/2020
Episode 15: RED-S with Rebecca McConville https://www.amazon.com/Finding-Your-Sweet-Spot-Optimizing-ebook/dp/B07PLQF47N/ref=sr_1_1?crid=1GJTXPAOPIH6P&keywords=finding+your+sweet+spot&qid=1579640696&sprefix=finding+your+swee%2Caps%2C171&sr=8-1
info_outline Episode 14: Runner's Feet with Jay Dicharry 10/04/2019
Episode 14: Runner's Feet with Jay Dicharry In this episode, Chris sits down with Jay Dicharry. Jay is a physical therapist based out of Bend, Oregon. Check out his full bio at http://www.reporegon.com/about-rep/jay-dicharry-rep-director/.
info_outline Episode 12: In-Season Lifting for Endurance Athletes 08/15/2019
Episode 12: In-Season Lifting for Endurance Athletes In this episode, Nathan and Chris discuss how they program strength training for their athletes during the competitive season. They discuss how they change exercise selection, set/reps schemes, and how they adjust based on each athlete's training schedule.
info_outline Episode 11: Ground Reaction Forces and Running Injuries 07/23/2019
Episode 11: Ground Reaction Forces and Running Injuries In this episode, Nathan and Chris discuss the recent paper by Matijevich et al discussing ground reaction forces and their role in running injuries.
info_outline Episode 10: Summer Training for Endurance Athletes 06/07/2019
Episode 10: Summer Training for Endurance Athletes In this episode, Chris and Nathan discuss how they prioritze training for runners and triathletes during the summer months. They discuss important considerations for athletes finishing up spring racing as well as fostering communication between athlete that have other coaches working with them.
info_outline Episode 9: Prescribing Footwear for Runners 05/02/2019
Episode 9: Prescribing Footwear for Runners In this podcast, Nathan and Chris discuss how they approach prescribing footwear to runners. They cover analyzing someone’s posture, foot type and running gait and how to determine the best shoe for the individual. They also discuss the importance of footwear for not just training, but also racing and lifting.
info_outline Episode 8: Our Biggest Mistakes as Clinicians 03/29/2019
Episode 8: Our Biggest Mistakes as Clinicians In this episode, Nathan and Chris discuss their biggest mistakes as clinicians and how they have changed their practice based on those mistakes. Also, Chris recently put out a guide to returning runners to running following an injury. You can check that guide out at the link below.
info_outline Episode 7: When Can I Run? 03/05/2019
Episode 7: When Can I Run? In this episode, Nathan and Chris discuss how they answer the question "When can I run?". This is the most common question they both hear when dealing with patients and there are a lot of different things to consider before we can give the best answer.
info_outline Episode 6: Analyzing Running Form 02/15/2019
Episode 6: Analyzing Running Form In this episode, Nathan and Chris discuss how they go about analyzing a runner's form when managing patients or training performance clients. They cover step rate, foot strike, and many other variables that may be important when either helping runners get out of pain or improve their abilities on race day.
info_outline Episode 4: Managing Bone Stress Injuries 01/17/2019
Episode 4: Managing Bone Stress Injuries In this episode, Nathan and Chris talk about managing bone stress injuries in endurance athletes. They cover common errors when diagnosing BSIs as well as progressing them back to training and competition.