Run to the Top Podcast | The Ultimate Guide to Running

Running podcast to motivate and help runners of every level, speed, and age run their best. Tina Muir interviews running influencers, scientists, psychologists, nutritionists, and everyday runners with inspiring stories.

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Running podcast to motivate & help runners of every level run their best. Tina Muir interviews running influencers, scientists, psychologists, nutritionists, & everyday runners with inspiring stories.
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Run the Oakland Marathon for a BQ and a Run on the SF Bay Bridge With Lena Zentgraf

On today’s episode we interview Lena Zentgraf, assistant race director for the Oakland Run Fest. Held in March each year for the past 10 years the Oakland Run Fest offers a marathon, a half marathon, a 5K, a relay, and a combo race that includes the 5K...

Courage to Tri With Bethany Rutledge

In 2019 our first episode was full of success stories and inspiration for our listening audience. However, we did not have a female perspective, so today’s episode will focus on Bethany Rutledge. Bethany is an endurance coach, writer, small business ow...

Success in 2018 Hello 2019 with the Runners Connect Family

Goodbye, 2018; Hello, 2019 As we enter into a New Year, we take time to reflect on some running success stories close to home, even if they’re half a world away. ‘Close to home’ because our guests today all are part of the RunnersConnect family. Today ...

Persistance Pays Off - How Brogan Austin became the surprise US Marathon Champion

Unheralded runner Austin Brogan ran down Matt Llano in the final 200 meters of the 2018 US Marathon Championship. Hear how he clawed his way back over the last few miles and the story of those suspenseful final meters. Plus, learn about the training th...

How to Ultilize the Run Walk Method for Smarter Training

There is often a stigma attached to the run walk method, but when used correctly it can be amazing for beginners and experienced runners alike. In today's episode we chat with the pioneer of the run-walk method, Jeff Galloway. We will get answers to ma...

Technology to prevent injuries

Using data collected on running injuries from researchers around the world, Dr. Reed Ferber is on the cutting edge of what causes and can help prevent running injuries. In today's episode we discuss how wearable technology can predict fatigue-related i...

How to develop mental toughness and breakthrough barriers

How do you push through those inevitable thoughts during a race or tough workout that tell you to slow down or that "it's just too quick"? On today's show we interview Gary Dudney, author of the Mindful Runner, about the techniques we can use to deal w...

From the Sahara to the Artic: Training and planning for some of the most extreme ultramarathons in the world

Holly Zimmermann, mother of 4 and ultramarathoner shares her experiences with training, planning, and gear for some of the most extreme ultramarathons in the world. Even if you're not into extreme races, her experiences are truly incredible and inspiri...

Natural supplements to help your running

In this episode we interview scientist and journalist Gretchen Lidicker about the research behind natural supplements such as magnesium, CBD oil, and more. If you're interested in natural supplements and learning how they may help your running, this is...

Thinking about a triathlon? The best tips for getting started.

Have you considered trying a triathlon? Maybe you just started training for one and are now realizing it's more than just adding a swim and bike ride to your run. If so, this week’s guest is going to be a game changer. Mikael Eriksson, coach, podcaster...

An Inside look at Strava, the social network for runners

Mark Gainey - Social Media For Runners This week we hear from Mark Gainey, co-founder and Chairman of Strava, the social network for athletes. Founded in 2009, millions of athletes worldwide have joined Strava for the ability to track and share their f...

Does a Low Carb, High Fat Diet Work for Runners?

In this episode, we chat with well-known and highly acclaimed scientist, doctor and author Professor Tim Noakes. We learn is a Low Carb, High Fat diet can be beneficial for athletes. We also discuss the controversy and challenges athletes face when try...

The training strategies of the 1st American female at the Chicago Marathon

Earlier this month, Sarah Crouch was the first American female finisher at the Chicago Marathon with a time of 2:32:37, which was also a PR, and 6th place overall. In this episode, she shares some of her training secrets and nutrition strategies for th...

Need some trail running inspiration?

In today's episode, here from Trail Running Film Festival, founder James Varner discusses how his films help inspire and motivate trail runners. Plus, learn how you can catch some of these amazing stories when they're in a town near you.

Ironman World Championship 2018 with Brothers Kyle and Brent Pease

Pease Brothers - Creating Impact Beyond the Finish Line On October 13th, 2018, brothers Kyle and Brent Pease will compete in the grueling Ironman World Championship triathlon in Kona, Hawaii consisting of a 2.4 mile swim, 112 miles of cycling capped wi...

Running With Mindfulness With Therapist William Pullen

William Pullen, is spreading the message that movement is medicine for mind, body and soul. He is the author of the book: Running with Mindfulness: Dynamic Running Therapy (DRT) to Improve Low-mood, Anxiety, Stress, and Depression, which offers solutio...

Run for Your Life - How and Why with Dr. Mark Cucuzzella:

Dr. Mark Cucuzzella recently wrote Run for Your Life: How to Run, Walk, and Move Without Pain or Injury and Achieve a Sense of Well-Being and Joy.  This book addresses many of the common questions runners have about gear, motivation, running form, inju...

Plant-based Nutrition - Sub 3 Hour Marathon - Coach Claire Bartholic

Claire Bartholic - The Planted Runner This week, we hear from 2:58 marathoner, multiple BQ-er, Masters Athlete and RunnersConnect Coach, Claire Bartholic. You may recognize her voice from the “Extra Kick Podcast” from RunnersConnect, and in this episod...

Club for All Runners: Road Runners Club of America with Jean Knaack

For regular runners to children, to elite competitors, RRCA is behind the scenes making running accessible to all of us at all stages of our running lives. RRCA provides support to over 40 programs through grants, serving over 23,000 children around th...

No Such Thing as Too Much Distance with Allen Currano

Allen Curanno ran his first 50k in 2010 and has since run several 50k’s, the North Face 50-miler in Marin, the Miwok 100k, the Wasatch Front 100 mile and Tahoe Rim Trail 100 mile trail races. He has also run the Grand Canyon Rim-to-Rim-to-Rim, and for ...

Sally Edwards - The Courage to Finish Last

Sally Edwards is a running pioneer who has carried the fitness torch since the early 70's.  The 70's was the beginning of her career as an exceptional athlete and an astute business woman, dedicated always to the credo that fitness is a way of life. Fr...

Going Vegan with Michael Matern

Being Vegan isn’t just a diet, it’s a lifestyle. But is a vegan diet sufficient for athletes? Well, just ask Ultra-Marathoner Rich Roll, Marathoner Scott Jurek and our own coach, Claire Bartholic and I’m sure you’ll get 3 emphatic replies of YES.

The Value of a Coach with Runner Dude Thad Mc Laurin

Michael Jordan. Phil Mickelson. Michael Phelps. Meb Keflezighi. Even the greatest athletes have coaches. Or rather, ESPECIALLY the greatest athletes have coaches. Will working with a coach transform you into an elite runner? Well… not necessarily. But ...

HIIT High Intensity Interval Training with Krista Stryker The 12-Minute Athlete

Strength Training. We all could benefit from it. But who has time for it? What if you’re still fairly new to fitness or running and don’t want to invest in hundreds of dollars of equipment? What if you don’t like the idea of going to a gym and ‘perform...

Strength Training For Optimal Running with Jeff Gaudette

One of, if not THE, best way to improve your running AND prevent running injuries is by implementing strength training into your training program. But where do you start? How should you start? This week’s episode features RunnersConnect founder, Jeff G...

Qualifying for Boston A Closer Look with Coach Stephanie

Coach Stephanie expands on her marathon training method and how it has helped athletes qualify for Boston. This week focuses on 3 quality runs per week and introduces early training nutrition as an additional and essential part of effective training.

Qualify for Boston Using Run Walk with Coach Stephanie

In this week’s episode our host, Stephanie Kay Atwood, runs solo from across the border in Mexico with a tried and true training strategy for Boston Qualifying (BQ’ing): Run-Walk. That’s right. By using run walk, over-distance training and only 3 days ...

Dr. Michelle Cleere Offers Brain Tools for Peak Performance

Learn how to use your brain power to be a better runner! Psychologist, bestselling author, athlete and teacher, Dr. Michelle Cleere, works with high achieving athletes, musicians and other top professionals to stay on top of their game. In these pressu...

Run and Race in the National Parks - Moab, Canyonlands, and Arches with Justin & Denise Ricks

Justin and Denise Ricks of Mad Moose Events share the history, geology, topography and the incredible routes to run and race in their home area of Moab, Utah, home to two National Parks: Canyonlands and Arches, plus nearby Bears Ears National Monument.

From 230 Pound Couch Potato to 1-18 Half Marathon with Simon Ong

Simon Ong talks about his past health issues and how he changed his life through running. He shares details of his training cycles, from workouts to nutrition and how he went from couch potato to sub 6 minute miles in a half marathon. His story is one ...

Race Recovery Nutrition with Dr. Art Zemach and Tailwind Nutrition

Have you ever experienced gut issues during training or racing from a product that was supposed to help you feel better? We know that proper fueling during and after endurance performance and training is crucial, but what exactly do our bodies need, wh...

Boston Marathon - Making it to the Podium with Krista DuChene

Krista DuChene was the 3rd place finisher in the 2018 Boston Marathon. She has run 15 marathons and her personal record of 2:28:32, set at Toronto in 2013, makes her Canada’s 2nd fastest marathoner of all time. Krista shares her journey through the ext...

The Great Bangladesh Global Run with Ultra Runner Arafat

The Great Bangladesh Global Run Day June 6, 2018 is Global Running Day. Run to the Top celebrates the global nature of running as we learn what it is like to run, and race, in Bangladesh. We are joined by Mohammad Shamsuzzaman Arafat who,to honor healt...

Runner's Knee: Interview with Dr. Cameron Dennis, PT, DPT

Have you heard that running is going to mess up your knees or something to that effect? Dr. Cameron Dennis explains to us why that is simply not true. Yes, some runners experience knee issues at certain points, but it isn’t necessarily just because the...

Running Tips from RunnersConnect Coach Laura

Coach Laura McLean, from RunnersConnect, offers running tips for beginners and more experienced runners as they transition in their own running lives. Laura is a certified endurance coach and is also trained as coach for athletes with disabilities. She...

Boston Marathon 2018 with Julie Sapper and Lisa Reichmann

Julie and Lisa describe the 2018 meteorologically challenging Boston Marathon as ‘epic’ as they share their unique strategies for handling the weather. And with so many Boston Marathons under their feet, it’s no surprise that they were also there in 20...

Great British Bake-off Takes on London Marathon with Jane Beedle

A gardener, a baker, a marathon racer? Why not? Professional garden designer, amateur baker and finalist on the Great British Bake-Off, Jane Beedle gives us an inside look at getting onto the show and how to use the same determination to take on a mara...

Improve Your Marathon Nutrition with Jackie Dikos, RDN, CSSD, CLT

In this episode, Jackie Dikos teaches us how to fuel and hydrate during training, taper and race day while explaining the importance of macronutrients and how to combine them for optimal energy. She also talks about why she focuses on a ‘colorful pate”...

What Makes You a “Real” Runner: Interview Jill Angie

Have you ever felt that you weren’t (or aren’t) a ‘Real Runner’? Maybe it was because of a perceived lack of speed, perceived body image or something else. Well, you’re not alone and we have just the guest to help re-frame any negative self-talk that i...

Plantar Fasciitis and IT Band Injuries with Dr. Brianne Showman Brown

Let’s face it: Nobody wants a seat on the injury bus. But sometimes we end up there anyway. It could start as a nagging niggle that progresses into a real sideliner or it could just be a persistent twinge that keeps us from performing our best. But how...

Meet Boston Marathon Winner and Run Forever Author Amby Burfoot

In this episode we speak with the winner of the 1968 Boston Marathon, Amby Burfoot. We learn about Amby’s background, his experience winning the Boston Marathon, his perspective on the changes in the running world over the last 50 years, and why he bel...

RTTT 2018-04-04 Bob Anderson - Runner's World

Bob Anderson / Runner’s World In this episode we speak with Bob Anderson. Bob is a native of Manhattan (Kansas), photographer, filmmaker and founder of Runner’s World, My Best Runs and finisher of a grueling year-long race challenge that consisted of o...

Tony Post - Topo Athletic

A lot of research and empirical data (not to mention a certain book by a certain author about a certain indigenous people who run hundreds of miles seemingly effortlessly) has made a strong argument for a more natural running shoe. But the sudden trans...

NYC Marathon, Dogs & Chron's with Ali on the Run

Ali Feller Meet 3:51 marathoner, author of the Ali On The Run blog and host of the Ali On The Run Show podcast, freelance writer and editor, Ali Feller. Ali’s appearance on this week’s episode was suggested by listener, Angie Sherman and for that, we a...

Sitting Kills Our Running with Dr. Sandy Baird

Sandy Baird, DC - Preventing and Treating Marathon Injuries A graduate from LifeWest Chiropractic College, Dr. Sandy Baird is a certified Active RElease Techniques provider whose practice, Riverstone Chiropractic, is located in Oakland, CA. Originally ...

Hydration - How & Why with Vishal Patel

It’s understood that we need to stay hydrated not only during physical activities, but in general. But how can we improve the efficiency with which our bodies use hydration? A former collegiate track and field athlete, Vishal Patel has worked with Olym...

Dr. Brett Hill, Barefoot and Minimalist Footwear

While admittedly not a super-athlete growing up, Dr. Brett Hill was naturally drawn to distance running and the mental determination it required. And as he studied to become a successful chiropractor, he realized that his lifestyle habits directly infl...
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Balancing Work, Family & Training with Run Cover Model & Mother of 3 Dorothy Beal

You could easily say that freelance writer, professional blogger, public speaker, coach, 3:11 Marathoner, wife and mother of three Dorothy Beal has a lot on her plate. Like many of us with busy lives outside of our training, Dorothy has had to learn ho...

Introducing the New Host of Run To The Top: Stephanie Atwood

This week we introduce, certified nutritionist, award winning speaker, best selling author, running coach, certified rafting guide, AND the new host of the Run To The Top podcast, Stephanie Atwood. Stephanie is the founder of Go Wow Living and host of ...

How Should I Train Between Marathons? Coaching Call w/ Pam Rountree

Pam recently completed two marathons with seven weeks of training in between, but no significant improvement in her time. She would like to reach her goal in her next race, but feels the 24-week program she used last time is too long. She wants to to k...