The Language of Running with Obsie Birru | Podcast ep 36

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Obsie Birru is an elite runner with many accolades and a big heart. Obsie connects well with others through the sport and explains that running is a "language." It is inclusive crossing many barriers. In this episode of the A to Z Running Podcast, Obsie challenges us to examine what we are doing with the gift of running besides achievement.
Amplify

Amplify- Quotes from Black American Runners

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You don't need to hear from us when so many motivational things have been said by some of our nation's greatest runners. We want to amplify voices that will inspire you. Below are a few running quotes from black American runners we hope you will amplify too.

The Future is Bright. Talem Franco is Proof. | Podcast ep 35

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Do you see the glimmer of hope in the future? A to Z Running Podcast guest, Talem Franco astutely reflects that, “The future is as bright as you believe.” Tune in to hear from this middle distance Olympic hopeful and find motivation to believe great things about your own potential and future.

Sometimes you win. Sometimes you learn. with Samantha Palmer | Podcast ep 34

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A burning passion for the sport of running defines Samantha Palmer's motivation as she worked her way to a 2:29 marathon. But some days and races are harder than others. Palmer tells us about her journey of learning as she reaches peaks and wades through valleys just like the rest of us.

Winning the Uphill Battle with Jake Riley | Podcast ep 33

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What can it possibly take to return from injury only to outperform your lifetime bests AND qualify for the Olympic Games? Jake Riley knows.

When Persistence Pays Off with Joe Niemiec | Podcast ep 31

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What if persistence pays off in the end? We must believe that it does. Day after day and mile after mile we grind toward our goals. Joe Niemeic, shares his journey of persistence to realize his dream of both qualifying and competing in the 2020 Olympic Trials Marathon in Atlanta.

Check Yourself- Don’t Wreck Yourself | Podcast ep 30

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Learn why and how to check yourself on a run! Everything we do influences our efficiency and effectiveness. Even though we know all of the right things (cadence, upright torso, relaxed shoulders), every runner can move towards continuous improvement.

Leg Strength Circuit for Runners

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We need leg strength for performance as well as injury prevention. Check out this leg strength routine for runners. No weights needed.

Why You Should Run Like a Zombie with Mike Swinger | Podcast ep 29

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In this episode of the A to Z Running Podcast we interviewed physical therapist, author, and runner Mike Swinger about the importance of activation, mobility, and strength.

Tips for Virtual Racing

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There are unique challenges for runners making big efforts solo during quarantine. For many of us, races drive us to train and open our dreams to what is possible. During this barren season, consider a virtual race. Here are some virtual racing tips to help make it a success!