Today I ask Coach Nate from The Run Experience, what secret magic pill can we do to prevent running injuries!
He shares what all runners have to do on a regular basis – and it only takes 10 minutes. I love it, because I am obsessed with my timer cube and stretch in 10-minute increments. This is very realistic advice – now you can use it in your life. In addition, he calls 4 moves, from which you can start when you train at home.
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I am Monica, the founder of RunEatRepeat.com – the site from which I began to document my journey of running and weight loss. After I was weighing most of my life, I started going to physical exercises and eventually started running. Now I ran more than 50 half marathons, 30 marathons, I lost weight and became a trainer for a healthy lifestyle.
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Before we talk to coach Nate, let's warm up!
I listen to podcasts all the time … when I run, eat, clean, pray, go shopping for 99 cents, etc. … and several times a week I hear a particularly amazing episode of the show. If I can, I’ll stop and take a screenshot, then tell someone about it. And now I'm telling someone about a recent favorite … you!
These are business podcasts, but I took something different from them …
Last weekend, I listened to Amy Porterfield's podcast — she covers online marketing. I obsessively listen to different topics and lately I have not been fond of this topic, but I am glad that I did it.
Episode – Amy Porterfield podcast 238 with Seth Godin. The title is "The Secrets of Success in Serving the Littleest Viable Market with Seth Godin." Amy Porterfield interviews him about his new book, This is Marketing: You will not be seen until you see.
(Seth Godin also has a podcast, and he has written some very successful books on business and marketing. I think I heard about him from other podcasts and tried to check his show, but he speaks rather slowly to listen while running.)
They talked about how to get and contact customers. I was very interested to learn about Seth Godin, and I hoped that he spoke a little faster in an interview format, so I listened to a jogging this weekend. I liked what they were talking about – instead of always focusing on more content, more people – focusing on the people you have and what they want. I like it because I like you – and I would prefer to do episodes on topics that you want to hear, instead of changing them to attract more people.
Then something he said really startled me – but not about business.
We always try to avoid “No,” because we take it personally. And he was talking about marketing, but the relationship struck me.
I was in situations where I was happy to keep it in a relaxed atmosphere, because I don’t want to get involved with one person or feel like I was driving him into a corner and risking that he would leave. I keep it in a situation between / maybe because it is safer at some level. But this is no better.
If you ask someone about something, and he says “maybe,” it relieves stress. They gave you an answer that really means nothing. Now what?
“No” is good, because it is clear that what you are offering is not for this person.
When someone tells you "No" or rejects you … Well! Now it’s clear to you that you should go to something (or someone else).
This may apply to relationships and dating, as well as friendships or friendships. If you keep asking someone to run with you, and they say "maybe …" or "later," you just wait. Ask a more specific question and fix it. If not now or not, find another partner.
And if you meet someone, and they give you the opportunity – do it yes or no, and if it doesn’t – move on.
If you have podcasts or books that have changed your life … tell me!
Now … let's go to the main event. I have an amazing interview with Running Coach Nate Helming – co-founder of the super popular YouTube channel and website – The Run Experience.
Today, I'm talking to Nate Helming, the head coach for running and co-founder of The Run Experience. Coach Nate is a very talented athlete who struggled with pain during training for racing and triathlon. This prompted him to focus on helping other runners and triathletes to train hard and avoid injury. His certificates include: USA Triathlon I, CPR / First Aide, Cross Fit I, CrossFit Mobility, CrossFit Endurance, Carl Paoli Free Style connections.
Nate Helming is based in San Francisco and, in addition to training runners and triathletes at all levels, he trains Olympic-level cyclists, professional triathletes, elite mountain bikers and ultra-national runners in strength and mobility. Nate has traveled around the world to talk about the best strength training for enduring athletes, and regularly publishes videos and articles on how runners can do it better!
You can follow his tips, workout plans and more on The Run Experience.com and check their YouTube channel.
– 10 minutes "poking around in the body"
– Nate offers Netflix and Mobilize aka to use your time for television to foam (or use a bottle of wine!), Stretch and check your body. This is a great time to find out if there are areas that require additional rest or attention.
– Instead of running more and more miles – use extra time to accommodate stretching, mobility and strength training.
“There are so many things you can do at home to support and continue your studies.”
– The first 4 moves of the runners must begin by starting the cross-training plan at home.
Run Experience is a website, social media and YouTube channel with videos and workout plans for runners of all levels.
You can get more information on The Run Experience, on their social networks and on the YouTube channel.
I want to shout that my loved ones have to have things to run in order to have at home.
1. Foam roller – I have a big, dense, long roller like this one: High-Density Foam Roller gray or black
And I have a little blue bumpy: Rollga Foam Roller with irregularities
2. Time Cube – there are different options. I recently received one with a 10-minute interval — perfect for a 10-minute test of your body and a 10-minute stretch after a run.
I have this – Miracle Time Cube Timer. They have different time intervals on the cube, so make sure you get one that has 10 minutes.
3 Yoga mat – preferably thick. I also really want a wide one. I want a ridiculously wide big yoga mat!
Check it out – super wide yoga mat for people like Shaq and Monica.
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If you want to give me a gift – do not do it, because this is not my language of love. But the words of confirmation so that viewing the show or the story of someone about this will mean peace to me!
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