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300 Episodes! Learnings from Interviewing The Smartest Running Experts in the World

This week we’re here to celebrate episode 300! Over the years several common themes have emerged from interviewing the best and brightest in physiology, strength, coaching and psychology.

Though I may have been strong-armed into the world of podcasting, it has become one of my favorite things I do. Having the opportunity to speak with so many experts in the running industry over the years has allowed me to think more critically about training – and pass that knowledge on to you.

When it comes to running, I have repeatedly said that knowledge is a competitive advantage. The more you understand the process of improvement, the more success you will have in reaching your goals.

Over the course of 300 episodes, I discovered some universal concepts amongst the experts I’ve spoken with, whether it’s an elite runner like Shalane Flanagan, a strength and conditioning coach, or a sports psychologist. No matter where the sport of running takes you, you’ll get the most from it by finding a supportive community, learning to think critically about training, and discovering what bring you the most satisfaction.

Common Themes from 300 episodes with Running Experts

Ultimately, finding joy in the process of improvement is what drives my long term love affair with the sport, and I encourage you to do the same. This can come in a number of different ways, including:

  • Knowing your “why” and finding your purpose – whether it’s running faster, further, or seeking new adventures
  • Discovering running friends that make the improvement process more fun
  • Immersing yourself in the sport with a coach, a club, or a like-minded community
  • Valuing the fun and challenge of workouts over metrics – improvement isn’t always about the numbers

I’m so grateful to have an amazing community or listeners, and look forward to the next 300 episodes!

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Thank you DrinkLMNT!

A big thanks to DrinkLMNT for their support of this episode! They make electrolyte drinks for athletes and low-carb folks with no sugar, artificial ingredients, or colors. They are offering a free gift with your purchase at DrinkLMNT. And this does NOT have to be your first purchase. You’ll get a sample pack with every flavor so you can try them all before deciding what you like best. 

DrinkLMNT’s products have some of the highest sodium concentrations that you can find. Anybody who runs a lot knows that sodium, as well as other electrolytes like magnesium and potassium, are essential to our performance and how we feel throughout the day.

The watermelon flavor has become my favorite. I’m drinking one a day now to help me get enough fluids in our dry Colorado air. It’s tasty and delicious and I find that I’m not peeing every 45 minutes throughout the day, which might be an indication I wasn’t eating enough sodium.

There’s now mounting evidence that higher sodium intake levels are not unhealthy – and athletes need substantially more than your typical sedentary person. Of course, ask your doctor if you’re worried. But for those athletes running outside in the heat, an electrolyte replacement makes a lot of sense. So check out DrinkLMNT to try their new flavor or get a free sampler pack.

Thank You Athletic Greens!

We’re also supported by AG1, the greens superfood mix by Athletic Greens. This is a category-leading greens mix that has 75 vitamins and minerals, prebiotics, probiotics, antioxidants, and adaptogens. It’s recommended by professional athletes and has over 7,000 positive reviews.

One scoop per day is what I’ve been doing to help me fill in any nutrition gaps in my diet. It also provide a nice boost of energy and focus throughout the day. With all 3 of my kids in school, I know I need to support my immune system or else I’m getting sick and can’t train.

I also love that AG1 has changed over the last decade. Athletic Greens has made 53 improvements to the formula based on the latest research to make these nutrients more absorbable.

For our listeners, they are offering a year’s worth of free Vitamin D and 5 free travel packs of AG1 with your first purchase. You can sign up for single shipment or for a monthly drop – the choice is yours. Check out Athletic Greens to redeem your offer today.

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