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TrainRight Podcast

It's difficult to balance a full-time job with endurance training and achieving peak performance. Each week, we interview top cycling and running coaches, fitness experts, and exercise scientists to uncover the best training tips and strategies you can apply to your own training program and workouts. Whether you're an experienced athlete or beginner cyclist or runner, listen in to learn the best methods for becoming a stronger, fitter athlete in less time.

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It's difficult to balance a full-time job with endurance training and achieving peak performance. Each week, we interview top cycling and running coaches, fitness experts, and exercise scientists to uncover the best training tips and strategies you can apply to your own training program and workouts. Whether you're an experienced athlete or beginner cyclist or runner, listen in to learn the best methods for becoming a stronger, fitter athlete in less time.

TrainRight Podcast Running Show Update

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We're coming to you with a quick update on the running side of our show. We'll be introducing a new running show host in the next couple of weeks. 

Jun 03 2021

1min

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Russell Finsterwald: Training Strategies For Stage Races

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About This Episode:

In this week’s episode, Adam Pulford interviews Russell Finsterwald for part 2 of their discussion on training for single-day and stage races. Russell goes in-depth on how he prepares differently and prioritizes recovery for stage racing. 

Listen to part one on single-day races here.

Episode Highlights:

  • Training approach for multi-day events
  • Recovery strategies for stage races
  • How to adjust your nutrition and hydration
  • Tapering for stage races

Guest Bio – Russell Finsterwald:

Russell Finsterwald has been racing bikes since the age of 13 and professionally for the last nine years. Russell has accumulated 5 National Championships, a Pan American Games Championship, over 40 professional podiums, was named to the 2016 US Olympic Long Team, and has represented the United States in seven World Championships. He is the current XCM National Champion. When not training for races, Russell can be found enjoying the mountains he grew up in. Russell has climbed over 60 of Colorado’s highest peaks, is an avid photographer, bike packer, backpacker, and all around outdoor enthusiast.

Read More About Russell Finsterwald:

YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCM7R4JQRjE14X1uIBt9ExRw

Clif Pro Team: https://www.clifbar.com/athletes/russell-finsterwald

Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/finsty/

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/finstyMTB

Twitter:https://twitter.com/finsty



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Jun 02 2021

40mins

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Russell Finsterwald: Training For One-Day Races

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In this week’s episode, Adam Pulford interviews professional cyclist and CTS Athlete, Russell Finsterwald. In part one of this two-part series, they talk about Russell's training approach and strategies for one-day races.

Episode Highlights:

  • Training approach for one-day races
  • Russell’s favorite workout for single-day event prep
  • Pre-race food and game plan
  • Race warmup routine
  • Pre-riding the course for shorter and longer singe day events

Guest Bio – Russell Finsterwald:

Russell Finsterwald has been racing bikes since the age of 13 and professionally for the last nine years. Russell has accumulated 5 National Championships, a Pan American Games Championship, over 40 professional podiums, was named to the 2016 US Olympic Long Team, and has represented the United States in seven World Championships. He is the current XCM National Champion. When not training for races, Russell can be found enjoying the mountains he grew up in. Russell has climbed over 60 of Colorado’s highest peaks, is an avid photographer, bike packer, backpacker, and all around outdoor enthusiast.

Read More About Russell Finsterwald:

Website: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCM7R4JQRjE14X1uIBt9ExRw

Clif Pro Team: https://www.clifbar.com/athletes/russell-finsterwald

Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/finsty/

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/finstyMTB

Twitter:https://twitter.com/finsty

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May 18 2021

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Stephanie Howe: Running and Nutrition During and After Pregnancy

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In this week’s episode, Hillary Allen interviews ultrarunner and fellow CTS Coach Stephanie Howe, Ph.D. They discuss Stephanie’s approach to running, nutrition, and experiences during and after her pregnancy. As well as Stephanie’s view on being a mother and an athlete and message to others to not have to choose between the two.

Episode Highlights:

  • Balancing being a mother and athlete
  • Practicing grace and patience with your new body 
  • Navigating running pre and post-pregnancy
  • Common misconceptions about pregnancy and nutrition

Guest Bio – Stephanie Howe, Ph.D.:

I grew up in Minnesota, where I developed my affinity for cold winters and Nordic skiing. I participated in pretty much every sport there was (hello fastpitch softball!), until my junior year of high school where I decided my genetics better suited me for endurance sports. I attended Northern Michigan University on a Nordic ski scholarship, where I was a two-time All-American in cross country running. No, not a typo. I “tried really hard” to be a skier, but was a much more talented runner. After graduated NMU with a B.S. in Exercise Science, I pursued a Master’s Degree in Exercise Physiology from Montana State University. Bozeman Montana is where I really fell in love with running in the mountains. But it wasn’t until I moved to Oregon that I started to dabble in trail and ultra races. While starting to explore the trails a bit more, I completed my Ph.D. in Nutrition & Exercise Physiology from Oregon State University. My dissertation study examined the impact of exercise intensity on appetite hormones in elite female runners. Fitting. Upon graduating, I worked as a professor at Oregon States and COCC (community college in Bend, OR), but ultimately decided I wanted to pursue nutrition and coaching. In 2012 I started a nutrition business, working to help all walks of people learn to eat better for health and/or performance. I did a bit of coaching on the side, but really started coaching with CTS at the end of 2019. I’m thrilled to be working with athletes, as I learn as much from them and they do from me.

I currently compete, mostly in ultramarathon races, but also dabble in a bit of everything: nordic skiing, skimo, cyclocross, gravel races, adventure racing, climbing, paddling, etc. You name it, I’ve probably tried it. My favorite place is in the mountains, preferably the Alps. I have raced Western States 100 (2014 Champion), UTMB, CCC, Lake Sonoma 50, Bandera 100k, Way Too Cool 50k, and many, many other races.

Read More About Stephanie Howe, Ph.D.:

Website: https://trainright.com/coaches/stephanie-howe/

Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/stephaniemariehowe

Facebook:https://www.facebook.com/stephaniehoweruns

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May 12 2021

49mins

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Micah Rice: The Future Of Cycling Events In The USA

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In this week’s episode, Adam Pulford interviews race director, cyclist, and sports events professional Micah Rice. They talk about what types of cycling events are leading change in the US, why the destination and experience at races are changing how participants are choosing their races, and Micah’s mountain bike stage race the Pikes Peak APEX. 

Episode Highlights:

  • The rise of gravel racing 
  • Mountain bike stage races
  • The future of road racing
  • Why a race’s destination and overall experience are a driving force  

Guest Bio – Micah Rice:

Before embarking on a career in sports event management, Sports Strategies Vice President of Event Strategy and Operations, Micah Rice, experienced competition firsthand. Initially, it was from the seat of his bicycle as a professional cyclist, and then, from the driver’s seat of a team car, as director of the upstart professional cycling team, Jittery Joe’s. After stepping away from professional competition and receiving a degree in Education from the University of Georgia, Micah left his home in Athens for the high altitude of Colorado Springs, where he joined USA Cycling to lead the National Events program.  

As VP of National Events, Micah oversaw over 100 National Championship events, in addition to Olympic Trials and World Championship events. Following his tenure at USA Cycling, he joined OC Sport to oversee North American operations for Haute Route, the world’s most prestigious multi-day amateur cycling events. Drawing on his experience of managing world-class events, Micah now channels his passion and knowledge to the clients of Sports Strategies. His hands-on experience is a vital part of the team’s work with cities and regions that want to identify their sports tourism assets and create legacy events that promote economic development. It is in this role to develop and deliver events, that he also serves as Executive Director of the Pikes Peak APEX, the largest mountain bike event on Colorado’s front range.  

Micah believes outdoor destinations are some of our greatest resources, and he tries to find time each day to enjoy them. When he isn’t working, you can find Micah riding his bike or hiking with his dog, Cocoa. He also enjoys camping and skiing with his family.

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https://www.pikespeakapex.com/

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May 05 2021

1hr 4mins

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Clare Gallagher: How Runners Can Be Environmentally Conscious

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In this week’s episode, Hillary Allen interviews Clare Gallagher, an ultrarunner and environmental advocate. They discuss the role athletes can play in environmental policies, how runners can find their niche in advocating for our environment, and why even small changes make a big difference.

Episode Highlights:

  • The environmental issues that are too big to ignore
  • You don’t have to get politically involved to make a difference
  • Where and how you can get involved 

Guest Bio – Clare Gallagher:

Clare Gallagher is a Colorado native, Princeton University graduate, environmental advocate, and ultrarunner. Clare has made strides as an environmental advocate and as an ultrarunner winning Leadville 100, the Western States 100, 101K in the UTMB series, and a few FKT’s. 

Read More About Clare Gallagher:

Website: https://clare.run/

Instagram:https://www.instagram.com/clare_gallagher_runs/

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/clare.gallagher.runs

Twitter: https://twitter.com/puppiesonmtsyay

Other Resources:

Protect Our Winters: https://protectourwinters.org/

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Apr 27 2021

35mins

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The 3 Most Important Cycling Workouts

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In this week’s episode, Coach Adam Pulford lays out the 3 most important cycling workouts you need to include in your training, why each workout is important, how to organize them in your training, and how to do them properly to increase your performance and durability.

Episode Highlights:

  • The 3 most important workouts you need to include in your training
  • How to establish your baseline
  • How to organize your training
  • Finding the proper rhythm to your training
  • How to progressively overload yourself for continued improvement

Episode Resources:

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Apr 21 2021

28mins

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Hillary Allen: Belief Is A Powerful Training Tool

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In this week’s episode, Adam Pulford interviews TrainRight co-host, Hillary Allen, about her new book release; Out and Back: A Runner’s Story of Survival and Recovery Against All Odds. They discuss why Hillary was inspired to write her book and how so many of the lessons learned through her recovery can apply to so many parts of our lives. 

Episode Highlights:

  • Finding the strength inside you that you never knew existed
  • Overcoming adversity
  • Positive self-talk
  • The power of belief

Read More About Hillary Allen:

Website: https://hillaryallen.com/

Book: https://hillaryallen.com/out-and-back-a-runners-story-of-survival-and-recovery-against-all-odds/

Instagram:https://www.instagram.com/hillygoat_climbs

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/hillaryallenrunner

Twitter: https://twitter.com/hillygoatclimbs

Ted Talk: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4wfY5A7YiMg

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Apr 13 2021

32mins

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Dr. Stephen Seiler: How To Build Durable Athletic Performance

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In this week’s episode, Adam Pulford interviews world-renowned Professor of Sport Science, Dr. Stephen Seiler. During their discussion, they touch on polarized training and do a deep dive into the intricacies of developing athletic durability. 

Episode Highlights:

  • How to take a long-term approach to goal setting and development
  • Quantifying and qualifying endurance training
  • The process of building durability
  • Why training stress, load, and strain can't be lumped into one category

Guest Bio - Dr. Stephen Seiler:

After growing up in the US and earning his doctoral degree from the University of Texas at Austin, Stephen Seiler, PhD FACSM, has lived and worked in Norway for over 20 years as a university teacher, researcher, and leader. He is past Vice-Rector for Research and Innovation and past Dean of the Faculty of Health and Sport Sciences at the University of Agder in Kristiansand, Norway.  Currently, Dr. Seiler is Professor in Sport Science at the same institution.  While anchored in an academic environment, Seiler has over the years served as research consultant and scientific advisor for a research foundation, sports teams, a regional hospital and the Norwegian Olympic Federation.  From 2014 to 2019, professor Seiler served on the Executive Board of the European College of Sport Science, where he founded the Elite Sport Performance Special Interest Group in 2014.

Over the last 15 years, Seiler has become internationally known for his research publications and lectures related to the organization of endurance training and intensity distribution.  This work has included both descriptive and experimental approaches, investigating cyclists, rowers, XC skiers, orienteers, and distance runners. His work has influenced and catalyzed international research around training intensity distribution and the “polarized training model”.  Seiler has published ~100 peer-reviewed publications and written over 100 popular science articles related to exercise physiology and the training process.

Read More About Dr. Stephen Seiler:

Website: https://science-cycling.org/stephen-seiler/

ResearchGate: https://science-cycling.org/stephen-seiler/

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/stephen.seiler

Twitter: https://twitter.com/StephenSeiler

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Apr 06 2021

1hr 46mins

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Dr. Teddy Bross: Preparing For Sleep Deprivation In Ultramarathons

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In this week’s episode, Hillary Allen interviews Dr. Teddy Bross, MD. They go in-depth about why more sleep is so important for athletes, sleep deprivation and its consequences, and discuss the sleep deprivation that comes with distances and races that take you through the night or multiple nights.

Episode Highlights:

  • One small change to your sleep can be key
  • Does practicing sleep deprivation make you better?
  • Why get the 9+ hours of sleep recommended for athletes
  • 10-20 minute nap windows and why they work

Guest Bio – Dr. Teddy Bross, MD:

Teddy is a third-year Family Medicine Resident who specializes in sports, wilderness, and integrated medicine.  On top of being a physician, he also has ten 100 mile finishes including Leadville, Western States, and a 24-hour treadmill challenge where he completed 107.7 miles. 

Read More About Teddy Bross:

Website: https://www.centura.org/Education-and-Training/Residencies-and-Internships/St-Anthony-Family-Medicine-Residency/Residents

Facebook:https://www.facebook.com/run.doctor.racing/

Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/run.doctor

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Mar 31 2021

1hr 5mins

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Tim Cusick: Periodization, Training Modalities, And Getting Your Training Rhythm Right

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In this week’s episode, Adam interviews coach and product leader of WKO, Tim Cusick, and dives into periodization, the different training modalities, and why getting your training rhythm right is critical to your overall training plan. 

Episode Highlights:

  • What is periodization and how to use it for your training
  • The different training modalities you can apply to your training
  • Getting your training rhythm right
  • Early-late base training strategies

Guest Bio – Tim Cusick:
Tim Cusick is the TrainingPeaks WKO product leader, the owner of Velocious Endurance Coaching, and the leader of BaseCamp. His expertise in training, racing, and data analytics offers a unique approach to training that guides his clients to amazing success. He currently coaches world champion Amber Neben, road pro Emma Grant, Rebecca Rusch, and other pros and racers.

Read More About Tim Cusick:

https://www.trainingpeaks.com/coach/timcusick#about
https://www.instagram.com/tim_cusick_coach/
https://twitter.com/tcusick123
https://www.facebook.com/tim.cusick

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Mar 24 2021

1hr 18mins

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Laura King: Navigating Pregnancy And Motherhood As An Athlete

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In this week’s episode, Hillary Allen interviews athlete Laura King about how she kept her identity as an athlete during pregnancy and now in motherhood.

Episode Highlights:

  • How to balance pregnancy and motherhood with your athletic identity
  • Giving yourself permission to meet your own needs
  • Disproving myths around athletes and pregnancy 

Guest Bio – Laura King:

Laura’s background in competitive swimming led to 12 years competing in triathlon, including the Ironman World Championships and earning a pro license. An invitation to USA Cycling's Talent ID Camp and a simultaneous job offer for a major industry position presented a fork in the road, and her decision to take the industry position and pursue racing as a passion provided the right balance of career and sport. Her credibility as a competitor has served her well in a successful career of over a decade in the outdoor industry. A brief Xterra Triathlon stint revealed a love of the dirt, and a mountain biker/gravel racer was born. Though she still races in the pro/elite field, her heart is in getting more girls and women on bikes, the camaraderie, the satisfaction of a huge effort, and the corollary of travel and experiences. It's also how she met her favorite wheel—her husband, professional cyclist Ted King co-founding Rooted Vermont!

Read More About Laura King:

Website Links: 

Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/lauracameronking/

Mar 17 2021

45mins

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Basic Endurance Training Principles With Coach Adam Pulford

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In this week’s episode, Coach Adam Pulford takes us through the basic training principles you should be using to guide the structure of your training plan. 

Episode Highlights:

  • The 6 basic training principles 
  • Fitness vs. performance
  • The different periodization models
  • The single most important part of recovery

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Mar 10 2021

35mins

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Dr. Allen Lim: Effects Of Dehydration On Your Athletic Performance

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In this week’s episode, Hillary Allen interviews exercise physiologist Dr. Allen Lim. They discuss the inner workings of how you lose sodium during exercise, why dehydration is so different for every athlete, and how it affects their performance.

Episode Highlights:

  • Sodium loss is genetic
  • Sodium intake should drive thirst
  • Where is the water located in your body, and why it’s so important 
  • How to troubleshoot sodium loss problems

Guest Bio – Dr. Allen Lim:
Dr. Allen Lim received his doctorate from the Applied Exercise Science Laboratory in the Department of Integrative Physiology at the University of Colorado. Allen worked on the Pro Cycling Tour as a sport scientist and coach for the Phonak, TIAA-CREF, Slipstream, Garmin, and Radio Shack professional cycling teams. More recently, Allen founded Skratch Labs, a boot-strapped sports nutrition company, that was ranked in 2014 as the 3rd fastest growing food and beverage company in the USA by Inc., 5000.

Allen has co-written three cookbooks with Chef Biju Thomas – the Feed Zone Cookbook, the Feed Zone Portables, and the Feed Zone Table – all of which help to give people the basic skills and knowledge to prepare real food from scratch as part of a physically active lifestyle.

Allen has served as a consultant for the Chinese Olympic Team at the 1996 Olympic Games in Atlanta, for the US Olympic Cycling Team at the 2012 and 2016 Olympic Games in London and Rio, and for organizations and individuals ranging from the Joe Gibbs Racing Team, Kansas City Royals, and President George W. Bush.

A sought-after speaker, Allen has given two TEDx talks, guest lectures regularly at the University of Colorado at Boulder and has been a key note speaker for organizations like the American College of Sports Medicine, Training Peaks, Map My Fitness, Strava, The North Face, The Colorado Outdoor Industry Leadership Summit, Under Armour, and the Gold Lab Symposium.

Read More About Dr. Allen Lim:

https://www.skratchlabs.com/pages/about-us

https://www.instagram.com/allenskratch/

https://twitter.com/allenskratch

Mar 03 2021

34mins

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Wilfredo Benitez, MScN, M.Ed: "Diet" Is A Four Letter Word

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In this week’s episode, Hillary Allen interviews Will Benitez, a nutritionist who owns On Pace Wellness and works with athletes to optimize their nutrition for performance and health. Will and Hillary talk about making nutrition work for you, why highly individualized nutrition is important, and what simple nutrition changes can help you sleep better at night.

Episode Highlights:

  • How increased medication usage and food production is affecting health and nutrition needs
  • Why make nutrition individualized 
  • Why “Fad Diets” or something that works for others may not work for you
  • Why it’s important to figure out how to best support your body through nutrition
  • Protein before bed?

Guest Bio – Wilfredo Benitez, MScN, M.Ed.:
Wilfredo (Will) Benitez is a performance nutritionist located in Portland, Oregon, USA and is the owner of his nutrition coaching practice On Pace Wellness, LLC. Will believes that nutritional optimization is a process that involves sustainable behavioral changes and practices accordingly. Will works primarily with athletes but also with those who enjoy or want to enjoy an active lifestyle, helping them to optimize their nutrition to elevate performance and health. As a performance nutritionist, a certified running coach, and an athlete himself, Will understands the athlete’s mindset, what it’s like to pursue athletic goals, and how to balance the pursuit of those goals with other responsibilities. He is passionate about helping his clients strike the necessary balance to make the nutrition coaching process result in sustained nutrition habits that are effective for the client’s goals.

Will earned his Master's Degree in Nutrition Science in 2017. He lives in Portland with his wife, Valentina, who is a naturopathic physician, and their dog and two cats.

Read More About Wilfredo Benitez:

https://www.onpacewellness.com/

https://twitter.com/WillBenitez21

https://www.instagram.com/onpacewellness/

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Feb 19 2021

46mins

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Strength Training For Endurance Athletes With Erin Carson

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In this week’s episode, Adam Pulford interviews Erin Carson, strength coach and owner of RallySport in Boulder, Colorado. Adam and Erin find similarities in their strength approach for endurance athletes and talk about making athletes more durable, helping athletes do their sport stronger and longer, adding strength training to your toolbox, and why it doesn’t take as much time as you think.

Episode Highlights:

  • How to properly target your strength training
  • Why and how to include strength training even if you're short on time
  • Becoming a more durable athlete
  • Achieving proper muscle activation

Guest Bio – Erin Carson:

Erin Carson is co-owner and operator of RallySport, a Boulder, Colorado training facility and health club. As the head coach for ECFIT she provides strength training programs for endurance athletes seeking to perform at their very best in triathlons, marathons, and cycling events. Her clients include world champions and Olympians as well as everyday athletes seeking excellence.

Erin is the strength coach for many current and former world championship athletes including Mirinda Carfrae – 3x Ironman World Champion and Timothy O’Donnell – Long Course Triathlon World Champion. Her commitment to continuing education plus her proven track record of success with professional athletes has made her one of the most knowledgeable and accessible strength coaches in the world.

Erin has also found success as a triathlete, highlighted by her 6th place age group finish at the 2016 70.3 World Championships in Maloolooba, Australia, as well as multiple podium finishes over the last 5 years. Erin is a life-long athlete who attended The University of Colorado on a basketball scholarship where she was one of the top NCAA D1 basketball players. Post-graduation, she played professionally in Europe before returned to the US to coach Division 1 basketball at both Tulane University and The University of Nebraska.

Erin’s Credentials:

  • B.S. Kinesiology, University of Colorado
  • M.S. Administration,  University of Nebraska
  • Masters Studies, Tulane University
  • NSCA Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist
  • EXOS Performance Coach (pending)
  • Titleist Performance Coach L2
  • NASM Certified Personal Trainer
  • NASM Performance Enhancement Specialist
  • NASM Corrective Exercise Specialist
  • PTA Global Certified Personal Trainer
  • PTA Global Advanced Personal Trainer
  • Foundations Instructor L2

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Read More About Erin Carson:

Erin references ViPR equipment for home: https://www.viprfit.com/

Website: https://ecfitstrength.com/

Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/ecfit_strength/

Facebook:https://www.facebook.com/ecfitstrength/

Twitter: https://twitter.com/ecfitstrength

Feb 18 2021

58mins

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Dr. Emily Carr: Why See A Physical Therapist Even If You're Healthy?

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In this week’s episode, Hillary Allen interviews Emily Carr, Doctor of Physical Therapy. Dr. Carr discusses the need for runners to implement strength training and talks about the common injuries she sees in runners. She stresses the importance of seeing a physical therapist even when you're not injured to uncover the nuances of your body and identify ways you can increase performance and stay healthy.

Episode Highlights:

  • Strength Training is key to running performance and injury prevention
  • Exercises runners should add to their routine
  • Physical Therapy can help even when you’re not injured
  • Running alone is not enough to make your skeleton stronger

Guest Bio –Emily Carr PT, DPT :

Emily is a Doctor of Physical Therapy who comes to Colorado from Michigan. Emily completed her B.S. in Movement Science and her Doctorate in Physical Therapy at the University of Michigan. She now works with the great team at Revo Physiotherapy and Sports Performance in Boulder, Colorado. 

Emily is an avid soccer player and having played competitively her whole life, has had her fair share of injuries making her no stranger to the benefits of PT long before she decided to become one herself. From her experiences, Emily deeply understands the athlete’s mindset and the drive to achieve and maintain physical preparedness for the demands patients put on their bodies. Emily thoroughly enjoys working with athletes of all ages and abilities ranging from the weekend warriors and active elderly to high-level athletes. Emily’s special clinical interests include treatment of pregnant and postpartum athletes, runners, and soccer players of all levels and abilities. 

In her free time, Emily soaks up every opportunity she can to get outdoors. She enjoys mountain biking, skiing, playing soccer, and volunteering for a local canine rescue group! 

Read More About Emily Carr and Revo PT Boulder:

Website: https://www.revoptboulder.com/

Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/revoptandperformance

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/RevoPTandSportsPerformance

Revo Blog, to hear more from Emily Carr: https://www.revoptboulder.com/blog

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Feb 02 2021

42mins

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Adam Ster: Self-Care For The Endurance Athlete

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In this week’s episode, Adam Pulford interviews Adam Ster a movement specialist, healer, and guide for the athlete. They talk about how Ster’s "Protocols" help athletes/everyone recover and prevent injury and why this form of self-care is so important for the endurance athlete. For this episode, open your mind to Ster’s form of movement practice as it strays slightly from the hard science. 

Episode Highlights:

  • Treating NFL, Red Bull, and other professional athletes 
  • Maintenance through movement 
  • Protocols that help recovery and prevent injury

Guest Bio – Adam Ster:

Adam Ster may go by many names movement specialist, healer, guide for the athlete, Master Body Worker. To most, he is the renowned man who has helped so many professional athletes stay in competition, perform better, and recover. Ster has worked with athletes from the Olympics, NFL, UFC, and even Red Bull athletes. Being an endurance athlete himself he understands the importance of recovery and performing your best. Ster believes this practice can help everyone professional athletes, recreational athletes, and anyone living with gravity (spoiler, it’s everyone) that he has made the basics of his work accessible to everyone and has started a paid program to follow his more advanced works. 

Read More About Adam Ster:

Website: http://masterbodyworker.com/

Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/masterbodyworker

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/MasterBodyWorker

Twitter: https://twitter.com/masterbodyworkr

Ster’s YouTube Channel and Protocol videos:

https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCLeyqF0lObIOjI837yOFqsA

Ster’s On-demand Classes:

https://flowzone.teachable.com/p/home

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Jan 29 2021

57mins

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Levi Younger: A Holistic Approach to Injury Recovery

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In this week’s episode, Hillary Allen interviews Levi Younger,  Rolfer and Somatic Therapist. Levi and Hillary discuss the practice of Rolfing, treating Hillary after a textbook healed injury, components of injury recovery, covering the emotional process of recovering from injury and treating the body as a more holistic system.

Episode Highlights:

  • Combining Somatic Therapy, Clinical Counseling, and Coaching 
  • Injury recovery is more than just the physical injury healing
  • How injuries take a mental toll
  • You are not a machine, treating your body as one 

Guest Bio – Levi Younger:

Levi comes to running with a background from college track and running 50K and mountain races after college in his home state of Alaska. In 2015, Levi broke his thoracic vertebrae playing men's league hockey leaving him feeling debilitated. After trying so many different methods to help his pain he found Rolfing. Rolfing changed so much for Levi he opened his own practice in Boulder, Colorado in 2017. He has since been able to help athletes suffering from a wide array of pain and injury issues. Levi is currently pursuing a Masters Degree in Clinical Counseling at Oregon State University to open a practice that combines Somatic therapy, clinical counseling, and coaching to help people heal from injuries and chronic pain who’ve tried varying treatment options. Rolfing is a proactive manual therapy system created by Dr. Ida Rolf as a diagnostic assessment for the body, utilizing physical touch and neuroscience principles. Instead of chasing symptoms, Rolfing alters the deeper sources of chronic injury and pain. Rolfing is not a massage technique and not another form of deep tissue massage or a way to stretch the fascia.  Rolfing is a comprehensive diagnostic system that views the body in a structural sense and is not painful. 

Read More About Levi Younger or his Clinic Levity Rolfing:

Website: Clinic https://www.levityrolfing.com/

Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/levityrolfing/

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/LevityRolfing

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Jan 19 2021

55mins

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How Should You Approach Base Training?

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About This Episode:

In this week’s episode, TrainRight Podcast co-hosts Adam Pulford and Hillary Allen sit down to talk about how cyclists and runners should approach base training.

Episode Highlights:

  • Building the aerobic engine
  • The traditional base training model
  • New approaches to base training
  • Balancing volume and intensity

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Jan 14 2021

1hr 2mins

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iTunes Ratings

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Great knowledge a little too wordy

By 1364ron - Mar 25 2020
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This is just great information you provide and most people need to listen then apply it. Thank you for all that you do. You truly have great insights on how the body works

Interesting but...

By Tom Tom review - Jan 29 2020
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Big fan of CTS and Chris C. Good history look back. Not sure there was much applicable to my daily training so I’m hoping future episodes reveal more knowledge and insights. Pace of podcast could have just a bit more energy.