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57 minutes | 10 hours ago
Episode #233: Dealing with Running Burnout
As a by-product of the pandemic, I've seen more running burnout recently than normal. If you're in this place, it's ok. It's not your fault, but you do need to be proactive about dealing with it BEFORE you get after chasing your next goal. In this episode, we talk about the definition of burn-out, the causes of burn-out, and what to do both mentally and physically to get through it. Alex Hutchinson article: https://www.outsideonline.com/2422605/perfectionism-athlete-burnout-research To redeem the offer in the episode: Go to www.takecareof.com and use code rogue50 for 50% off on your first order.
66 minutes | 8 days ago
Episode #232: The Church of the Long Run
The long run might be the most important element of any training program. And yet, many of us and many training programs aren't optimizing it. Or worse, the long run is executed in a way (often by running it too fast) that is counter-productive to training. In this episode, we talk about why the long run is so important and then how to get the most out of it. I answer the important questions on the what, when, how often, how long, and how fast of the long run. Plus, at the end, I talk about ways to optimize this most important run of the week.
68 minutes | 14 days ago
Episode #231: Adventures in Running and Business, The Rogue Expeditions Story
In this episode, I talk with the full Rogue Expeditions team, Allison Macsas, Gabe Steger, and Sean Meehan about their new book Venture, The Rogue Expeditions Story. The book tells the story of the Rogue Running sister company from its ideation on a 2012 trip to Morocco to today with trips to 9 different destinations worldwide. The book is full of crazy and funny stories from the trips as well as some of the adventures behind the scenes making this dream a reality. You will walk away from this conversation with a smile along with lessons for business, life, and of course, running. You will also want to immediately book a trip and get your hands on the book! You can pre order the book here starting on May 1st: https://www.roguexpeditions.com/venture
50 minutes | 22 days ago
Episode #230: Lessons in Goal Smashing
There is nothing more inspiring to me that watching an athlete set a big goal, do the work, and then execute a plan to smash that goal. In this episode, I tell the story of Roberta Gibb, the first woman to run the Boston Marathon in 1966 and share my 5 lessons in goal smashing from her story. What's your goal and are you ready to do the work to smash it? To redeem the offer in this episode go to greenchef.com/90rogue and use code 90rogue for $90 off and free shipping.
57 minutes | a month ago
Episode #229: Let's Talk about Periodization
In episode 227, we talked about priming yourself for the training to come for races in the fall. In this episode 229, we take that one step further and lay out a 22-week periodization plan for fall half marathon or marathon training, allowing you to build to a hypothetical peak in October. We answer one fundamental question: How should you sequence your training in phases in order to be most ready on the day that matters? I give you 5 important phases and talk about what you should emphasize in each phase in order to optimize your race build-up. Are you ready?!? For the offer in this episode, go to www.takecareof.com and use code rogue50 for 50% off on your first order!
53 minutes | a month ago
Episode #228: Letter to My Younger (Running) Self
Last week, I saw a poignant letter from Lauren Fleshman to her younger self (linked below). It inspired me to think about the lessons I might share with my younger running self. In this episode, I give you (and the younger me) 8 lessons from my 20+ year running journey. Some are focused on training mechanics, while others are focused on how to understand and enjoy the journey more. I certainly don't regret the twists and turns that have taught me these things, but I do perhaps wish I knew or learned a few of these sooner! What have you learned in your running journey so far? What would you tell your younger self? Here is the full letter from Lauren Fleshman to her younger self: https://www.milesplit.com/articles/211759/dear-younger-me-lauren-fleshman Here is the link and code for the offer in the episode: magicspoon.com/RUNNING (code: RUNNING for $5 off)
54 minutes | a month ago
Episode #227: Time to Prime
The birds are chirping, spring is in the air, and the virtual Boston Marathon just opened for registration. With fingers crossed and simultaneously knocking on wood, hope is building for real, live, in-person fall races to happen. If that's true, then training for those fall races starts soon! In Austin, we will be kicking off our fall training on May 8. What does that mean? It means you need to be primed and ready to begin training very soon. As a former coach of mine used to say, it's time to get fit enough to really train. In this episode, I give you 5 steps to prime your body for the work that will come so that you can hit the ground running in week 1 of your training block. It's time to get ready for the real training to begin again. Will you be ready?!? Here is a link to an article on Maggie Montoya, which includes the Anderson Cooper interview and GoFundMe link mentioned in the intro: https://www.womensrunning.com/culture/news/support-maggie-montoya-after-boulder-shooting/ Here is a link to the Magic Spoon offer: magicspoon.com/RUNNING. Use code RUNNING for $5 off your first order.
82 minutes | 2 months ago
Episode #226: Embracing Failure with Coach Tenille Hoogland
Tenille Hoogland (@hooglandt) has a fascinating story in sport from growing up in Canada as a province-best synchronized swimmer to a later career as a pro triathlete. She wanted badly to make an Olympic team, but that dream never became a reality. During that time, she also spent time within the Rogue community in Austin as an athlete and coach. Now, she is still a coach, is co-founder of the Resilient Athlete Project, and is an advocate for women in sport. She also has fresh perspective and a whole bunch of life lessons from her nonstop pursuit of the next goal that drove her early in life. In this conversation, we talk primarily about embracing failure and how to channel it into something positive, but there are many more lessons buried within. In particular, we dig into how to balance overall health and performance, which can be a tightrope to walk for many. Listen in, and I think you will walk away with a new perspective on your own journey as well.
56 minutes | 2 months ago
Episode #225: Silencing Self Doubt
Elite, amateur, and all degrees of fast, for those pushing toward a big goal, we all face self-doubt as runners. It might come as the everyday narrative in our heads or the fleeting thoughts that make you question yourself in a race or workout. Either way, it's important to develop tactics to deal with self-doubt so that you can smash your biggest goals. In this episode, I talk about types of self doubt and then 5 practical tactics to address it when it comes. For the Green Chef offer, go to greenchef.com/90rogue and use code 90rogue for $90 off and free shipping.
66 minutes | 2 months ago
Episode #224: Building Toward a Breakthrough
In this episode, I start with an intro discussing my perspective on the virtual race announced recently by the Boston Marathon, where all athletes are allowed to participate. Then, I turn to a discussion on tips and recommendations for building toward a breakthrough race. What will it take for you to get that PR, that milestone time, or that Boston qualifier? I have 7 ideas for you to ponder and incorporate into your own training, but spoiler alert, there are no hacks or shortcuts. Just hard work! For the offer in the episode, go to www.takecareof.com and use code "rogue50" for 50% off on your first order. Here is the list of drills that I use with my athletes here in Austin: - Heel-toe walks - Heel-toe skips - Walking high knees - Full speed high knees - Regular skipping (A-skips) - Skipping with Pawbacks (B-skips) - Butt Flicks - Backward Butt Flicks - Rapid turnover - Bounding - Side to side (up and back) - Over/under (up and back) - 2 short strides
49 minutes | 2 months ago
Episode #223: The Art of the Recovery Run
After a week off due to complications from the winter storm in Texas, I am back to you this week with 49 minutes all on the recovery run. As a coach, one of the biggest mistakes I see is runners taking their recovery runs too fast. If you do that, then it's not a recovery run, and you are asking for injury. Plus, you are likely getting suboptimal output on your long or hard day as well. In this episode, I talk about the why, the where, and the hows of the recovery run so that you can get the most out of your entire training week. Remember, recovery is where you grow, where you build fitness, and the recovery run is the centerpiece of that growth. Listen in and learn to better execute those super easy days!
44 minutes | 3 months ago
Episode #222: The Myth of Race Weight
You will commonly hear runners talk about getting to their "race weight" in order to achieve their goals on race day. I'm here to tell you that, as a running coach, I don't believe in that way of thinking. In fact, I believe it can be destructive and lead to under performance in many cases. In this episode, we talk about how to reframe the discussion around race weight both in your mind and in your physical training. It's not the number on the scale that matters but rather the work you are doing to be the best running version of yourself. Healthy inputs = healthy outcomes and that equation as nothing to do with the weight you *think* you should be. Here is the RW article on Elle Purrier: https://www.runnersworld.com/advanced/a20828779/for-elle-purrier-farm-life-leads-to-fast-times/
65 minutes | 3 months ago
Episode #221: Pain, Clinical Somatics, and Running Injuries with Sarah Warren
In episode 216, I discussed a book I had discovered during my sabbatical: The Pain Relief Secret How to Retrain Your Nervous System, Heal Your Body, and Overcome Chronic Pain. In this episode, I am excited to welcome the author of that book - Sarah Warren - to the show. Sarah is a Certified Clinical Somatic Educator who has dedicated her life to helping people live happier and more-pain-free lives. Her book introduced me to a way of thinking about pain and running injuries that was completely new to me, and I believe you will find it helpful to you. We talk about pain, how to listen to it, and how to release tension in your body that will help you manage pain as well as achieve a more balanced mind/body connection. You can find the book here: https://somaticmovementcenter.com/somatics-book-pain-relief-secret/ Here are sample exercises to try if you are interested: a. For plantar relief: https://somaticmovementcenter.com/plantar-fasciitis-exercise/ b. For posture: https://somaticmovementcenter.com/posture-exercise/ c. For sciatica or piriformis issues: https://somaticmovementcenter.com/sciatica-exercise/ For those interested in the offer code mentioned during this episode, go to takecareof.com and use code "rogue50" for 50% off on your first order.
36 minutes | 3 months ago
Episode #220: Anatomy of a Down Week
In this short and sweet episode, I start with discussion on the new date for the Boston Marathon and give my predictions on whether or not the fall major marathons will happen. Then, I talk about how to incorporate down weeks into your training. What are they? Why should you be taking them? What do they look like when you do take them? To answer that last question, I give you 6 tips on how to take a down week in order to get the most from it. Ultimately, down weeks are designed to help you stay injury free while also building to optimal fitness. If you aren't taking down weeks now, it's time to start!
64 minutes | 4 months ago
Episode #219: Back to the Basics, 5 Pillars of Long Term Running Success
As I enter 2021, one of the themes in my personal running journey is to get back to the basics of the work, to embrace and enjoy the fundamentals in order to lay a foundation for big goals still to come. In this episode, I talk about 5 pillars of a solid running foundation that will keep you happy, healthy, and getting faster in the sport for years to come. This episode is not only for those struggling to get motivated right now but also those who are crushing it who just need a reminder about the things that matter most in this sport. Do you want to smash your running goals over the long term? Do these 5 things consistently, and I promise you the work will pay off. It's only a matter of time.
51 minutes | 4 months ago
Episode #218: Introducing Kids to Running with Cami Hawkins, CEO of Marathon Kids
In this conversation, I talk with Cami Hawkins, CEO of Marathon Kids, about getting kids to fall in love with running. Marathon Kids is a national organization that has the mission to show kids through running that they can achieve more than they ever thought possible and be on the path to healthier lives. Marathon Kids has served over 2.5 million kindergarten through 5th graders in its 25 years and hopes to continue to do so for the next 25 years. With this conversation, I have 3 goals: 1. Bring awareness to the great work of Marathon Kids to get kids active, an organization that I have been work with directly for the last 17 years. I now serve as Board Chair and am a parent to 3 Marathon Kids. 2. Provide tips on how to get your kids to fall in love with running while also building their fitness in a healthy and sustainable way. 3. Ask for your support of the organization. During the week of January 25th, I am going to cover 104.8 walking and running miles in order to raise awareness and fundraise for the cause. I would love for you to support my goal to raise $20,000 to help fund the next generation of Marathon Kids. Give the gift of running and donate to the cause here: https://app.hellofund.com/view/fundraiser/BZ6u6m6ukYn All proceeds are tax deductible and go directly to Marathon Kids to be used to support their mission.
76 minutes | 4 months ago
Episode #217: Navigating Life and Running Shoes with Michael Krajicek, Founder of Atreyu Running
I am excited to bring you this conversation with Michael Krajicek, founder of Atreyu Running. Michael's story is a fascinating one as a renaissance man who has made a living as a gig player in the music industry, as the owner/operator of a novelty hot dog restaurant, and now as the visionary behind the running shoe subscription business called Atreyu Running. He also cut his teeth in the running shoe business on the shoe floor at Rogue! Listen in to hear his inspiring story of overcoming drug/alcohol abuse to find a new path via his passion for running and for running shoes. His goal with Atreyu is to help you unlock your inner warrior. Are you ready to join him? For those interested in the offer mentioned in this episode, use the code rogue50 at www.takecareof.com for 50% off on your first order with care/of.
72 minutes | 4 months ago
Episode #216: Fresh Start in 2021
In this episode to kick off the new year, Chris returns to his hosting duties and welcomes guest James Dodds to the conversation. James is a prior guest on the show and fellow Rogue coach. Chris opens up about the reasons for taking his break in the final two months of 2020, plus gives the lessons he learned during that time. Then, Chris and James turn to predictions about what racing will look like in 2021 and how to think about your training during this new year, still with plenty of uncertainty. Happy New Year everyone. Chris is excited to be back!
53 minutes | 4 months ago
Episode #215: Inspirational Women with Molly Dykstra
As mentioned in episode 207, Chris will be taking a break from hosting the podcast until January. In his place, fellow Rogue coaches Jennifer Howard-Brown and Ruth England are leading a series of conversations with everyday women who we find incredibly inspiring. In this conversation, we feature episode 120 guest and a coach in our Dallas-area community... Molly Dykstra. Chris will be back next week!
37 minutes | 5 months ago
Episode #214: Inspirational Women with Brenda Stephens
As mentioned in episode 207, Chris will be taking a break from hosting the podcast until January. In his place, fellow Rogue coaches Jennifer Howard-Brown and Ruth England are leading a series of conversations with everyday women who we find incredibly inspiring. In this conversation, we feature Rogue community member Brenda Stephens. She shares her gut-wrenching story of how running helped save her life after the death of a child.
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