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Ep199 – Running Performance…Designing an Effective Training Program

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Ep199 - Running Performance...Designing an Effective Training Program
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Designing an effective training program is one of the main keys to enhancing your running performance. In this episode of The Lifetime Athlete Podcast, I cover some basic principles that can help you to achieve your goals. Specifically, we discuss assessment, goal, timeline, and plan as the major considerations. If you’ve been interested in setting up a training program that…

Ep198 – Running Performance…Running Workouts Simplified

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The Lifetime Athlete
Ep198 - Running Performance...Running Workouts Simplified
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This edition of the Running Performance Series features a great topic…Running Workouts Simplified. Learn the 5 basic types of running workouts and how you can apply them to your own training to get more fun and results. This podcast was brought to you by The Lifetime Athlete Coaching and Training Services. Our focus is helping you to achieve peak athletic…

Ep197 – Running Performance…Optimal Stride Length

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The Lifetime Athlete
Ep197 - Running Performance...Optimal Stride Length
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Optimal stride length is a key in running performance. Many runners and athletes wonder “How long should my stride be?” That’s the question we address in today’s episode. We look specifically at understriding and overstriding and how to correct these issues. Enjoy! This podcast was brought to you by The Lifetime Athlete Coaching and Training Services. Our focus is helping…

Ep196 – Running Performance…Video Gait Analysis Part 3 (Interventions)

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The Lifetime Athlete
Ep196 - Running Performance...Video Gait Analysis Part 3 (Interventions)
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Part 3 of Video Gait Analysis provides the interventions that you can use to improve your running mechanics. Specifically, I go over 3 exercises, 3 drills, 3 cues, and 1 practice session. You can use these 10 simple interventions to improve your running performance and reduce your injury risk. This podcast was brought to you by The Lifetime Athlete Coaching…

Ep195 – Running Performance…Video Gait Analysis Part 2

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The Lifetime Athlete
Ep195 - Running Performance...Video Gait Analysis Part 2
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In this exciting episode of the pod, we discuss the second part of video gait analysis…what to look for in your running mechanics. Learn the components of your stride cycle and how you can identify potential issues. This can be a powerful tool in solving injury problems or improving performance. And, if you’d like to read the article which contains…

Ep194 – Video Gait Analysis Part 1

The Lifetime Athlete
The Lifetime Athlete
Ep194 - Video Gait Analysis Part 1
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Next up in our Summer 2021 Running Performance Series is Video Gait Analysis Part 1. In this episode we discuss how you can effectively capture quality video footage of your running form. I’ll go over the tips and techniques that I use to help clients analyze and optimize their gait mechanics. It all starts with getting good footage and you’ll…

Ep193 – Running Performance: Running Shoe Update 2021

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The Lifetime Athlete
Ep193 - Running Performance: Running Shoe Update 2021
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In this episode of the podcast, we hitting another topic in our summer Running Performance Series. This is the Running Shoe Update 2021. In today’s show, I talk about some of the considerations in selecting in your ideal running shoe. Fit, terrain and purpose are keys. We also cover some additional aspects of shoe design that you may find helpful…

Ep192 – Load Management for Lifetime Athletes

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The Lifetime Athlete
Ep192 - Load Management for Lifetime Athletes
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Load management for lifetime athletes is a critical consideration. Staying healthy, feeling great, and performing optimally are the result of proper load management. The failure to manage load, or load mismanagement, results in breakdown, burnout, and injury. Loads are stressors, and globally they include things like weather, job and relationship issues, poor sleep, suboptimal nutrition, etc. In training, we consider…

Ep191 – Speed Training Made Simple with Lee Taft

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The Lifetime Athlete
Ep191 - Speed Training Made Simple with Lee Taft
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Coach Lee Taft returns to the show. Today, Lee and I discuss the concept of speed training made simple. Lee defines speed and its value for athletes and fitness enthusiasts of all levels. We cover common misconceptions about speed, and offer a number of suggestions and tips to help you to safely and effectively incorporate more speed into your training…

Ep190 – Running Performance…Determining Your Runner Type

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Ep190 - Running Performance...Determining Your Runner Type
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Determining your runner type, or identifying the style of runner that you are, can significantly enhance your running performance. How you run, or in other words, what type of muscle contractions and movement patterns your body is genetically designed to prefer, is an amazing science. In this first episode of the series, we are going to talk about concentric or…