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The Running Explained Podcast

The Running Explained Podcast

s4/e13 Double Threshold Training, aka "The Norwegian Method" with Dr. Phil Batterson, MS, PhD

Thu, 11 Apr 2024

DOUBLE THRESHOLD TRAINING is one of the recent "trends" in high-level endurance training, but is this something that YOU should be doing in your own training? Exercise physiologist Dr. Phil Batterson rejoins the show today to talk about this training framework and how it's ACTUALLY implemented (plus takeaways and guidance for the everyday runner and what they can do in their training to maximize their threshold workouts and overall training load!)

s4/e12 When SHOULD You Skip A Run or Workout? with Coach Elisabeth

Thu, 04 Apr 2024

Much is made of dedication and "no days off" in the running world... except, sometimes, you SHOULD skip a run or take the day off! Conversely, sometimes that little voice in your head can convince you that you shouldn't for your run today... when actually, it's in your best interest that you do! But how to figure out the difference? And why does it matter?

Wondering how YOU should train? Wondering what types of runs & workouts YOU should do to reach your running goals?
TRAINING PLANS for 5k through Marathon, beginner to experienced, AND base-building & Speed Base plans!
The Run Club app is AVAILABLE NOW! Access all training plans plus new strength training programs + resources and more!


Studies referenced in this episode

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s4/e11 Everything You Need to Know About VO2max with Coach Elisabeth

Fri, 29 Mar 2024

Let's dive into VO2max! In this episode, Coach Elisabeth unravels the intricacies of VO2Max, its measurement, and its significance in endurance performance. How much do you ACTUALLY need to focus on VO2max?

  • What VO2max measures, and the variations in ranges observed across different populations, spanning from beginners to elite athletes.

  • The challenges associated with accurately assessing VO2Max, particularly through fitness wearables

  • A comparison between VO2Max tests and other assessments (like lactate threshold) as a predictor of performance

  • What VO2max workouts actually look like

  • And more!

s4/e10 How Long Does It ACTUALLY Take To Lose Fitness? with Coach Elisabeth

Thu, 21 Mar 2024

Your fitness isn't as fragile as you think it is!! Fitness loss is not as quick or significant as many people fear, and taking a few days or week off has essentially no impact on your fitness. And while detraining is a natural part of the training process and can be beneficial in certain contexts, taking long weeks or months off will definitely result in a detraining effect... but what does that timeline look like?

s4/e09 Running & Living with Chronic Illness with Dr. Kate Bochnewetch, PT, DPT, CSCS

Thu, 07 Mar 2024

My guest this week is Dr. Kate Bochnewetch, and we are delving into the world of running and training while living with a chronic illness. Drawing from her own journey coping with chronic migraines, Ehlers-Danlos syndrome, and POTS, Kate sharess valuable insights into being a runner with chronic illness and how to navigate a "new normal" in goal-setting and training management.

We explore the unique hurdles confronted by runners dealing with chronic illnesses, offering guidance on modifying training routines, making informed choices, and asserting autonomy in goal-setting, stressing the collaborative approach of working with professionals like dietitians while highlighting the essential balance and self-care required for success!

Kate Bochnewetch PT, DPT, CSCS is a Western NY based physical therapist and lifelong runner. She graduated from Nazareth College with her Bachelor’s of Science degree and Doctorate of Physical Therapy. Kate is also an RRCA Run Coach, Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist, and Level 1 Certified Running Gait Analyst. Her passion for working with runners has lead her to found The Running DPT LLC to pursue a career in performance based rehabilitation and run coaching, working with runners to improve performance, return to running after an injury, injury prevention, and much more. Her current focus is training and coaching runners living with chronic illness through 1:1 and group platforms.

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