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Ep 068 Planning Races Post-Covid

As we start to see races open back up and trickle back onto the calendar (believe me, they are out there), it is important to remember to keep planning out your upcoming events in a smart and safe way. While we are all missing those start lines, and want to register for all the races, having a plan for the next few years will help you stay focused.

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Episode 67: Real Races during COVID

As the world continues to open back up, runners are chomping at the bit to get back to real races. Heather and Jen talk to two runners who recently toed real start lines. They recap their experiences and detail how events and race organizers have had to change some logistics. Hopefully, we will continue to see races come back, but when they do, they will look different for a while.

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Episode 66: Running a Virtual Marathon

In this episode we feature two runners who ran 26.2 miles…ON THEIR OWN! Heather and Jen discuss how each of them tackled a Virtual Marathon solo and their reasons for doing so. We hope you find some inspiration to keep moving, and make the choice to celebrate what you can do. While Virtual Marathons may not be for everyone, they are possible, and perhaps you might even discover something about yourself!

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Episode 65: Running with Lyme and Other Health Challenges with Kimberly and Kathy Estabrook

In this episode, Heather and Jen welcome two dear friends, Kimberly Estabrook and her mom, Kathy. Both are training for RunDisney’s Dopey Challenge, regardless of their health challenges. Over the years they have both turned to each other and running to overcome obstacles they faced. Our conversation is the epitome of Runners Without Limits, proving that these two ladies are a force to be reckoned with.


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Episode 64: Testing Yourself; 5k test, Magic Mile, Yasso 800s

How many times have you needed the right song at the right time, and your playlist knows? Heather and Jen recap their 5k “Test” experiences, and discuss the benefits of running a benchmark test occasionally. They discuss other Training techniques such as the Magic Mile and Yasso 800s, how and why you would use them in a training plan.

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Episode 62: Types of Training Runs Explained

Tempo? Strides? Fartleks? What do all these things mean? Heather and Jen dive into some of the runner’s jargon to explain the more common running workouts. From Long, Slow Distance, to Hill Intervals, each workout has a purpose to help you unlock your potential as a runner.

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Episode 61: Training Styles Explained

Ever wonder why different training plans look the way they do, and what the thought process is behind them? Heather and Jen discuss the primary training philosophies that most runners use, and how Novice and Intermediate runners might choose a program that meets them where they are.

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Episode 60: Running in the Heat, Acclimatizing and Adapting

As we head into our summer months, Heather and Jen revisit the nuances of running in the heat and humidity. Temperatures are rising, and we look to adapting and gearing up for some of the toughest running of the year.

We also want to give a huge shoutout to those who participated in Global Running Day with the Runners Without Limits team. We are with you, we respect and love you all.

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Episode 59: Celebrating Our First Year of Podcasts!

Celebrate our first anniversary in today’s podcast. Join us as we take a look back over the past year and share some of our favorite moments. We talk about some of our favorite guests and what we learned on this crazy journey over the past 365+ days.

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Episode 58: Strengthen Running Weaknesses with Prehab and Karli Conzo, Physical Therapist

As we continue to navigate “Safer at Home” directives with ever-dwindling races, we have a lot of time to work on our weaknesses — those aspects of our running that we tend to neglect in favor of actual running. In this episode, Heather and Jen talk with Karli Conzo, a Running Coach and Physical Therapist with Prehab Clinic in New York City. Karli walks us through common running weaknesses and how to get stronger.

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Episode 57: RunDisney News, Training Updates, Funny Running Headlines

In this episode, Heather and Jen catch up on a little news surrounding RunDisney events, and speculate what those events may look like. This leads to a conversation of revised goals…which will likely change within days again. Then the topic turns to some fun and interesting headlines we thought we’d share. Don’t forget to use #RunnersWithoutLimits on Instagram!

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About the Podcast

Coach Heather and her Client Athlete Jen talk about all things running during a weekly podcast. As a result of their friendship, they began working together as Coach and Athlete, then as hosts of the Runners Without Limits Podcast (formerly Go Find Your Awesome). In it, they discuss training tips, gear, races, recovery, nutrition, products...everything you might want from a Podcast for Every Runner.

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