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Run to the Top Extra Kick Podcast | Answers to Your Running Questions
3 minutes | May 17, 2021
What's Up With the Extra Kick?
The Extra Kick has evolved over the years and it's time for a major announcement. Coach Claire Bartholic, host of our sister podcast The Run To The Top, explains the exciting new changes and how it affects the Extra Kick.
7 minutes | May 14, 2021
Strength Training for a Busy Schedule
Chances are you lead a busy life, and finding the time to fit in strength training can be difficult. On today's Extra Kick, Coach Laura shares her advice on the best strength training to do on a busy schedule.
6 minutes | May 13, 2021
Have a black toenail (or three or four)? You're not alone. On today's Extra Kick podcast, Coach Claire discusses how to treat and cure black toenails aka runner's toe.
10 minutes | May 12, 2021
How to Adjust Training as You Get Older
On today's Extra Kick, Coach Dylan explains why our training and recovery needs change as we get older and how to adjust for healthy, longterm running.
7 minutes | May 11, 2021
Will Cross Training Make Me Slower
How much is too much cross training? Coach Tony reveals in today's Extra Kick podcast!
12 minutes | May 10, 2021
Ep. 216 - Can Greater Flexibility Cause Injuries?
Is greater flexibility good for running? Or can it actually increase your susceptibility to injuries? Coach Dylan explains in today's Extra Kick!
7 minutes | May 7, 2021
Running Without Pace On Your Watch
What are the benefits of running without a pace set on your watch? What are the common misconceptions about setting the pace for your runs? Coach Laura clarifies and also suggests a few ways to run without a watch in today's podcast.
9 minutes | May 6, 2021
How to Use Fatigue to Your Advantage
What cause fatigue among runners? What to do when you sense tiredness during a workout? How to use fatigue as a guide and take your training to your next level? Coach Claire explains in this episode.
9 minutes | May 5, 2021
How Cutting Dairy Has Improved My Running
Why runners should cut diary from their diet? What are the benefits of going dairy-free? What are the best dairy alternatives? Coach Ruairi clarifies and shares his own experience on this topic in today's podcast.
10 minutes | May 4, 2021
Legs of Lead Why Do My Legs Feel So Heavy
What causes the feeling of heaviness in your legs when running? How to combat leg fatigue ? What shoes can increase leg stiffness and pain? Find out in today's podcast.
7 minutes | May 3, 2021
The Proper Technique For Running Downhill
How to reduce the strain on your muscles and joints when running downhill? Should you take advantage of free ride on the downhill? Coach Hayley discusses the proper downhill running technique in today's podcast.
12 minutes | Apr 30, 2021
Workouts for the 5K
While the 5k is over before you know it, the second half of the race can be pretty ugly when you're not prepared. In today's podcast, Coach Sinead shares four workouts key to 5k success!
6 minutes | Apr 29, 2021
Optimal Breathing Rhythm for Running
A quick search online reveals a host of advice as to the ‘right’ way to breath when running, including what ‘rhythm’ of inhale to exhale we should be using. Should we be breathing a certain way when we run? Is there an optimum rhythm to use that will help us overcome fatigue? Coach Hayley explains in today's daily podcast!
9 minutes | Apr 28, 2021
Rest vs Recovery Days
Ever wonder what the difference between "rest" and "recovery" days is? If so, wonder no more! Coach Claire reveals in today's daily podcast.
7 minutes | Apr 27, 2021
When to Wear Racing Flats in Training
While racing flats can help you feel light on your feet and make it easier to hit your splits in a workout, wearing them too often can lead to chronic soreness and even injury. So how do you get the most out of your workouts without risking injury? Coach Dylan explains in today's Extra Kick podcast!
8 minutes | Apr 26, 2021
Should You Walk or Jog Interval Rests?
To walk or jog between intervals - that is the question. Coach Claire reveals the best way to recover between repeats in today's Extra Kick podcast!
8 minutes | Apr 23, 2021
Should you strength train before or after a run
When it is best to do strength training - before or after a run? When it is more effective? Find out in today's podcast!
16 minutes | Apr 22, 2021
Do You Need More Aerobic Training
In today's podcast, Coach Dylan talks about the importance of aerobic training. How a runner can build a good aerobic base? How to test your aerobic fitness level? Find out now!
9 minutes | Apr 21, 2021
Do antioxidants help or hinder performance
Can taking antioxidants help athletes with their performance and recovery? Or does it actually reduce their endurance capacity? Coach Hayley clarifies in today's episode.
9 minutes | Apr 20, 2021
Faster As A Master
Are you over 40? What are the signs of aging and how to slow the process through running and strength training? Coach Claire explains in today's podcast.
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