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44: The Cold Weather Running Episode

Tue, 19 Oct 2021

IT'S COLD! Can you still run? YES! Are there things you should know? YES!!



  • Winter running footwear options

  • Dressing for the conditions

  • How the cold impacts performance

  • Fueling & hydrating when it's cold

  • When does it become dangerous? Hypothermia, frostbite, extreme temperatures


Stay safe and have fun!






43: "Runner's Stomach" & GI Issues with Meghann Featherstun, RD (@featherstonenutrition)

Tue, 12 Oct 2021

GI DISTRESS!! Why does it happen at the WORST times? How to figure out what's causing the issue? Sports Dietitian Meghann Featherstun (@featherstonenutrition) joins the show to talk about...



  • What happens to our gastrointestinal tract/digestion when we run

  • What are common causes of GI distress when running?

  • Assessing fiber intake

  • The role dehydration plays in GI issues

  • Why osmolality matters in race fueling

  • Different types of run fueling & how they're different

  • GI issues and your menstrual cycler

  • Sugar alcohols

  • Running with IBS or Crohn's

  • "Do I need to go on an elimination diet to figure out the problem?"

  • How to keep a food diary to track GI issues

  • How to carb-load; simple carbs or complex carbs?


Get your FREE Carb-Loading Guide!


Meghann on Instagram: @featherstonenutrition 


Meghann Featherstun, MS, RD, is a sports dietitian, wellness coach, runner, wife, mom of two little kiddos, and a full-blown nutrition geek/running freak. Her passion is helping people find their own personal balance of nutrition and fitness in their busy lives. For the last 13 years, she hasbeen working with people to help them find their happy place with nutrition, exercise, body composition and life!


Website: featherstonenutrition.com




42: Coping with Injury with Dr. Victoria Sekely, DPT (@trainsmartrunstrong)

Tue, 05 Oct 2021

Dr. Victoria Sekely DPT (@trainsmartrunstrong) joins the show to talk about a very important (and difficult) topic: coping with injury. In this episode, we cover a range of injury-related topics including:⁠


⁠🤕 The basics of injury prevention⁠


⁠🤕 What really happens when your injury "goes away" its own⁠


⁠🤕 When you need to see a physical therapist⁠


⁠🤕 Getting injured right before your big race; can you still run??⁠


⁠🤕 Signs & risk factors of stress fractures⁠


⁠🤕 The emotional challenges of injury⁠


⁠🤕 Fear of weight gain during injury rehab⁠


⁠🤕 Fear of fitness loss during injury rehab⁠


⁠🤕 Fear of reinjury and the psychological trauma of injury⁠



Follow Victoria on Instagram @trainsmartrunstrong


Website: https://www.trainsmartrunstrong.com/


Victoria Sekely is a Manhattan-based Physical Therapist with a passion for all things running. Victoria graduated with a Bachelor of Science degree from Georgetown University and went on to complete her Doctorate in Physical Therapy from New York University. Victoria is also a USATF Level 1 and RRCA certified run coach. She is dedicated to helping runners of all levels by using her skills and knowledge to assist runners who are rehabbing from an injury, interested in injury prevention, and/or looking to improve their training with custom running programs.



41: "Faster Over 40" Training as a Masters Runner with Claire Bartholic (@theplantedrunner)

Tue, 28 Sep 2021

Can you get "faster as a master", i.e. get faster over 40? Heck yes!! Claire Bartholic (@theplantedrunner) joins the podcast this week to talk about her journey in running her fastest times over the age of 40, and how your training as a masters runner might change compared to when you were younger!



  • CAN you get faster over 40?

  • How cross-training might benefit masters runners more

  • Alternatives to the 7-day training week for additional recovery

  • Why strength training is MORE important for masters runners

  • Are you running too much or not running enough?

  • Sleep tips for the busy person

  • Other common considerations for masters runners!


Get your FREE Ultimate Fueling Guide for Runners here! 


Listen to Claire on The Run to the Top Podcast!


Claire Bartholic finished her first marathon at age 38 in a respectable 4:02 and was immediately hooked. She became a student of the marathon using Jeff Gaudette’s training philosophy and RunnersConnect coaching. With dedicated coaching and training, she successfully lowered her marathon PR to 2:58, remarkably without injury, and entirely plant-based. Claire is a multiple-time Boston Marathon qualifier, state Master’s Marathon Champion, and a competitive Master’s athlete. Claire is also the host of one of first and most popular running podcasts, The Run to the Top!




40: Running Metrics (An Overview)

Tue, 21 Sep 2021

Sometimes it can feel like we're being bombarded with training data and metrics. What's important? What's not? What's "normal"? Learn about the basics of common running metrics including...⁠⁠



  • GPS (pace & distance measurement)⁠

  • Heart rate measurement⁠

  • Cadence⁠

  • Stride length⁠

  • Vertical oscillation & vertical ratio⁠

  • Ground contact time & ground contact time balance⁠

  • Resting heart rate⁠

  • Heart rate variability⁠

  • Respiratory rate⁠

  • "VO2Max" scores from your watch⁠

  • "Garmin Training Status" ⁠




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