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Elevate Your Running

Elevate Your Running

By Elevate Your Running
Welcome to the Elevate your Running Podcast, hosted by Sara Manderscheid and Austin Myers. Our mission is to elevate your running, mind, and spirit through information, inspiration, and relatability. We hope that this show fills you with joy and encouragement to show up as the best version of yourself, each run, and each day.
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EP. 36 - Proven Ways to Build Endurance
In this episode of the podcast, we discuss both the systematic and practical approaches to developing your capacity for endurance. Whether it be a short or long-term goal, as runners we want to run farther and faster. To accomplish this requires an understanding of basic physiological principles of training, as well as the applicable ways to put yourself in a position for growth. In order to simplify the topic, we address 3 strategic ways to improve your abilities in endurance: Metabolic Endurance Running Economy Stacking These three approaches, when implemented with consistency, allow our bodies to more effectively adapt to training stimuli, and thus become better runners and endurance athletes! If you enjoyed this, or any past episode of the podcast, like and subscribe through your preferred listening platform. Also, make sure to connect with us on social, through the below resource links. We look forward to hearing from you! Resources: Elevate Your Running Connect w/ Sara Connect w/ Austin – Track: Chicago — Jey Co [Audio Library Release] Music provided by Audio Library Plus Watch: https://youtu.be/MNbfbvZR10A Free Download / Stream: https://alplus.io/chicago 
49:57
September 29, 2022
EP. 35 - Things We Probably SHOULD Have Known Before Signing Up For A Marathon
This episode is all about lessons learned from our first Marathon training experiences so that you can show up more prepared for your next race! Running provides us with the opportunity to always be learning and pursuing development, both physically and mentally. In reflecting upon our first Marathon preps, we recount some lighthearted, funnier lessons learned, but really aim to emphasize the most important principles that have helped us evolve. Topics of discussion include, but are not limited to… Why Marathon prep may take longer than you think The value of community in your running experience Strategies for building confidence over the course of a training cycle All that accompanies marathoning (outside of running) We believe that this episode will provide you with a fresh perspective on running, and specifically the challenge of 26.2 miles, so that whether you’re training for your first Marathon, or hope to set a personal best in your next race, you have the mental and physical tools necessary to be successful and enjoy every step! Resources: Elevate Your Running Connect w/ Sara Connect w/ Austin – Track: Chicago — Jey Co [Audio Library Release] Music provided by Audio Library Plus Watch: https://youtu.be/MNbfbvZR10A Free Download / Stream: https://alplus.io/chicago
01:07:12
September 22, 2022
EP. 34 - Casting Votes In Favor of Safety
This week, we share our best tips for safety as runners. While we can never entirely ensure our safety on a run, there are actions to be taken toward a safer set of miles. Our discussion comes in the wake of the tragic death of Eliza Fletcher, a Wife, Mother, Teacher, and like so many of us, a Runner. Our encouragement this week is to remember Eliza, and to honor her through your running and awareness. There are strategies that can be implemented towards a safer run; small changes will make a large difference in your ability to remain safe and back running again tomorrow. We hope that you will never take a run for granted, expressing gratitude for every opportunity to move, run, and be free. Resources: Elevate Your Running Connect w/ Sara Connect w/ Austin – Track: Chicago — Jey Co [Audio Library Release] Music provided by Audio Library Plus Watch: https://youtu.be/MNbfbvZR10A Free Download / Stream: https://alplus.io/chicago
45:00
September 13, 2022
Why We Left Our Careers & What Happened Next
This week, we’re turning back the clock to Episode 2, where we discuss our experiences in leaving a safe career to pursue the great unknown. Learn the importance of direction over destination; why more isn't always more; and how we aim to run this race that we call life in a beautiful manner. We believe that this episode will provide you with perspective and encouragement to inspire you to take massive action in your own life. Whether you’re currently living in a time of transition, or you demand more from yourself, we are speaking to you! Great things are often preceded by resistance, discomfort, and unassuredness. And so long as you vow to continue putting one foot in front of the other, you will run the most beautiful race possible, throughout your own life. Resources: Elevate Your Running Connect w/ Sara Connect w/ Austin – Track: Chicago — Jey Co [Audio Library Release] Music provided by Audio Library Plus Watch: https://youtu.be/MNbfbvZR10A Free Download / Stream: https://alplus.io/chicago
59:46
September 06, 2022
EP. 33 - Avoid These Running Traps!
In this episode of the podcast, we (Sara & Austin) discuss common areas of struggle for runners of all skill levels! These mistakes present themselves as ‘traps’  because they threaten to hinder progress, and potentially even cause regression for some runners. The most common traps that we address are… Running someone else’s training or race approach Running more miles than what’s on your plan Believing that your training schedule is ‘fixed’ Overlooking the importance of training ‘fuel’ Trying new things on race day Prioritizing running, alone Chances are, you will benefit from our conversation around one or more of the above traps! We hope that this episode reinforces your perspective of what’s most important to do and not do, for an effective, sustainable, and joyful approach to running. If you enjoyed this or any past episodes, let us know! Tag Sara and Austin on social media, and don't forget to subscribe and leave a review on your preferred listening platform! Resources: Elevate Your Running Connect w/ Sara Connect w/ Austin – Track: Chicago — Jey Co [Audio Library Release] Music provided by Audio Library Plus Watch: https://youtu.be/MNbfbvZR10A Free Download / Stream: https://alplus.io/chicago
01:00:26
August 30, 2022
EP. 32 - Tips to Overcome Irregularity, Inconsistency, & Injury in Your Training
This episode is full of applicable insights to maximize your training (and life) by proactively combatting the factors that limit you. We discuss these three limitations in detail: Irregularity Inconsistency Injury Each of the above provides its own unique set of challenges for us as athletes, professionals, and people. Irregularities are an aspect of life that we don’t choose but can conquer through our actions. Inconsistencies are self-limiting, but allow us to build habits toward a better life. And injury is inevitable but creates the opportunity for resilience and fortitude in pursuit of our goals. No matter your goals and best intentions, life will throw you curveballs. The power to achieve at a high level, in the face of these challenges, is what we all possess, but very few embrace. Use this episode as a perspective-shifting conversation for your running and life journey. Insidetracker: We’re excited to announce that for a limited time, Elevate Your Running Listeners get 20% off the entire InsideTracker store when you sign up! Visit insidetracker.com/elevateyourrunning. Thank you to Insidetracker for partnering with us and our podcast! Resources: Elevate Your Running Connect w/ Sara Connect w/ Austin – Track: Chicago — Jey Co [Audio Library Release] Music provided by Audio Library Plus Watch: https://youtu.be/MNbfbvZR10A Free Download / Stream: https://alplus.io/chicago
40:57
August 23, 2022
EP. 31 - Training Hacks to Help You PR Your Next Race
In this week’s episode, we discuss important training tips to help you show up faster, stronger, and more prepared to achieve a high level of performance for your next race. Whether you’re training for a 5K, Half-Marathon, or Full Marathon, you can apply these concepts and see great results! The 5 training hacks that we discuss are: Meet Yourself Where You’re At Schedule Your Time & Remain Accountable Celebrate Your Elevated Moments Be Intentional in the Purpose of Each Training Session Prioritize Mental & Physical Recovery Many of these so-called ‘hacks’ are simply behavior and mindset modifications that occur over time. Because of this, we encourage you to start small, embrace each day as an opportunity, and be proud of yourself for the progress that you make! If you enjoyed this episode, connect with us through social media, and send your Elevated Moments to elevateyourrunningpodcast@gmail.com, so that we can share on an upcoming episode! Also, be sure to review and subscribe to support the show! Have a great week! Insidetracker: We’re excited to announce that for a limited time, Elevate Your Running Listeners get 20% off the entire InsideTracker store when you sign up! Visit insidetracker.com/elevateyourrunning. Thank you to Insidetracker for partnering with us and our podcast! Resources: Elevate Your Running Connect w/ Sara Connect w/ Austin – Track: Chicago — Jey Co [Audio Library Release] Music provided by Audio Library Plus Watch: https://youtu.be/MNbfbvZR10A Free Download / Stream: https://alplus.io/chicago
48:37
August 16, 2022
EP. 30 - The Key to Better Running w/ Jason Fitzgerald
In today’s episode, we welcome special guest Jason Fitzgerald, the founder of the Strength Running website, video channel, and podcast! Our discussion revolves around the value of strength training, as part of a holistic approach to running. As an expert in this field, Jason talks about… Key strength movements to help runners stay injury free and running strong The qualities of an effective training plan Why it’s important to embrace weigh-based strength training Best practices for strength programming within a race-focused training cycle Strength training is one of the more misunderstood aspects of training. This episode will provide you with important, applicable information to help you run long, fast, and strong for years to come. If you enjoyed this episode, connect with us through social media, and send your Elevated Moments to elevateyourrunningpodcast@gmail.com, so that we can share on an upcoming episode! Also, be sure to review and subscribe to support the show! Have a great week! Connect w/ Jason: Website YouTube Podcast Instagram Insidetracker: We’re excited to announce that for a limited time, Elevate Your Running Listeners get 20% off the entire InsideTracker store when you sign up! Visit insidetracker.com/elevateyourrunning. Thank you to Insidetracker for partnering with us and our podcast! Resources: Elevate Your Running Connect w/ Sara Connect w/ Austin – Track: Chicago — Jey Co [Audio Library Release] Music provided by Audio Library Plus Watch: https://youtu.be/MNbfbvZR10A Free Download / Stream: https://alplus.io/chicago
59:34
August 09, 2022
EP. 29 - Gratitude in Running & Life w/ Chad Higgins
In today’s episode, we welcome special guest Chad Higgins! Chad is a father of 4, an avid runner, brand ambassador (The Feed & HydraPak), and content creator through his YouTube Channel (See Chad Run). He lives out the mission of being consistent, expressing gratitude, and enjoying every mile! Our conversation centers around the value of gratitude in each of our lives. We discuss key points such as… The 3 stages of gratitude How to embrace gratitude through life’s challenges The importance of contributing positive energy to the world If you enjoyed this episode, connect with us through social media, and send your Elevated Moments to elevateyourrunningpodcast@gmail.com, so that we can share on an upcoming episode! Also, be sure to review and subscribe to support the show! Have a great week! Connect w/ Chad: See Chad Run YouTube Instagram  Strava Facebook Insidetracker: We’re excited to announce that for a limited time, Elevate Your Running Listeners get 20% off the entire InsideTracker store when you sign up! Visit insidetracker.com/elevateyourrunning. Thank you to Insidetracker for partnering with us and our podcast! Resources: Elevate Your Running Connect w/ Sara Connect w/ Austin Team For Kids Charity  – Track: Chicago — Jey Co [Audio Library Release] Music provided by Audio Library Plus Watch: https://youtu.be/MNbfbvZR10A Free Download / Stream: https://alplus.io/chicago
57:40
August 02, 2022
EP. 28 - Top Running Myths Debunked
In today’s episode, we are disproving some of the most popular myths in the running world! We address the origin of each myth and provide perspectives that help you to better understand best practices for your running pursuits. Myth #1 - Train Fast to Race Fast Myth #2 - Strength Training isn’t for Runner Myth #3 - Nutrition doesn’t Matter on Rest Days This episode provides you with a collection of strategies that can be applied to your training, as well as necessary understandings to maximize your abilities as an athlete! If you enjoyed this episode, connect with us through social media, and send your Elevated Moments to elevateyourrunningpodcast@gmail.com, so that we can share on an upcoming episode! Also, be sure to review and subscribe to support the show! Have a great week! Related Episodes: EP. 6 - Stress is Stress EP. 25 - The Benefits of Easy Running Insidetracker: We’re excited to announce that for a limited time, Elevate Your Running Listeners get 20% off the entire InsideTracker store when you sign up! Visit insidetracker.com/elevateyourrunning. Thank you to Insidetracker for partnering with us and our podcast! Resources: Elevate Your Running Connect w/ Sara Connect w/ Austin Team For Kids Charity  – Track: Chicago — Jey Co [Audio Library Release] Music provided by Audio Library Plus Watch: https://youtu.be/MNbfbvZR10A Free Download / Stream: https://alplus.io/chicago
41:57
July 26, 2022
EP. 27 - Running for Joy, Community, & Sushi w/ Guest Jonathan Levitt
We’re pleased to be joined by Jonathan Levitt for this week’s episode! Jonathan is the host of the For The Long Run podcast, as well as a Senior Sales Manager, & Endurance Project Lead for Insidetracker. He joins us to discuss his personal running background, lessons learned throughout his journey from Boston to Boulder, and some of the many insights that have been gained in his career working with Insidetracker. More in-depth talking points include… Why ‘playing big’ and taking chances leads to breakthroughs The value of community towards a life well-lived How Insidetracker can meet the needs of ALL athletes, and why it's a game changer for your health and performance We are thankful to Jonathan for joining us for this episode! To connect with him, or listen to his podcast, see resources below! Insidetracker: We’re excited to announce that for a limited time, Elevate Your Running Listeners get 20% off the entire InsideTracker store when you sign up! Visit insidetracker.com/elevateyourrunning. Thank you to Insidetracker for partnering with us and our podcast! Jonathan Levitt: https://www.instagram.com/jwlevitt/ https://anchor.fm/forthelongrun https://www.instagram.com/forthelrpod/ Resources: https://elevateyourrunning.com www.instagram.com/sayrahrunshappy https://www.instagram.com/austinmyersfitness/ – Track: Chicago — Jey Co [Audio Library Release] Music provided by Audio Library Plus Watch: https://youtu.be/MNbfbvZR10A Free Download / Stream: https://alplus.io/chicago
52:11
July 19, 2022
EP. 26 - 3 Ways That You May Be Messing Up Your Workouts
On this week’s episode, we discuss workouts, speed training, & long runs. The crucial days of training that need to be maximized, in order to hit PR’s! We talk about 3 common ways that people mess up some of their most important training days… Your BODY wasn’t ready Your MIND wasn’t ready You didn’t achieve the PURPOSE of the workout With this discussion as a guide, you can now go out and confidently crush your next workout! If you enjoyed this episode, connect with us through social media, and send your Elevated Moments to elevateyourrunningpodcast@gmail.com, so that we can share on an upcoming episode! Also, be sure to review and subscribe to support the show! Have a great week! Insidetracker: We’re excited to announce that for a limited time, Elevate Your Running Listeners get 20% off the entire InsideTracker store when you sign up! Visit insidetracker.com/elevateyourrunning. Thank you to Insidetracker for partnering with us and our podcast! Resources: https://elevateyourrunning.com www.instagram.com/sayrahrunshappy https://www.instagram.com/austinmyersfitness/ https://www.austinmyers.org – Track: Chicago — Jey Co [Audio Library Release] Music provided by Audio Library Plus Watch: https://youtu.be/MNbfbvZR10A Free Download / Stream: https://alplus.io/chicago
45:23
July 12, 2022
EP. 25 - The Benefits of Easy Running & How it Will Make You Faster
In today’s episode, we breakdown the importance of ‘easy’ running! Listen to learn of the qualities of easy, low-aerobic training; and why it’s so crucial in our ability to make both short and long-term fitness gains! We take a deep dive into why aerobic running is so important; and with help from our listeners, we answer the following audience-driven questions: How long does it take to see benefits from aerobic training? What is the ‘Golden’ Heart Rate Zone and Time spent in that zone? Is it beneficial for everyone to use Heart Rate as a measure of easy running? Why do easy miles feel harder than workouts/faster paces? What are our favorite things to do to keep the easy miles ‘easy’? With these ideas, and many more to inform our discussion, you’re sure to gain value from this episode, and to become a stronger runner for it! If you enjoyed this episode, connect with us through social media, and send your Elevated Moments to elevateyourrunningpodcast@gmail.com, so that we can share on an upcoming episode! Also, be sure to review and subscribe to support the show! Insidetracker: We’re excited to announce that for a limited time, Elevate Your Running Listeners get 20% off the entire InsideTracker store when you sign up! Visit insidetracker.com/elevateyourrunning. Thank you to Insidetracker for partnering with us and our podcast! Resources: https://elevateyourrunning.com www.instagram.com/sayrahrunshappy https://www.instagram.com/austinmyersfitness/ https://www.austinmyers.org – Track: Chicago — Jey Co [Audio Library Release] Music provided by Audio Library Plus Watch: https://youtu.be/MNbfbvZR10A Free Download / Stream: https://alplus.io/chicago
01:04:05
July 05, 2022
EP. 24 - Training Your Mind & Assuming the Role of Hero
Join us this week for a discussion on the critical aspects of mental strength; and how the development of your mindset will pay massive dividends to your running and life. In this episode, we discuss the need to be intentional with your mindset practices. Through our definitions of mental strength, we explain its importance for athletes of all ability levels. Talking points include… The importance of Metacognition in your training How perspective manifests itself as reality Benefits of strengthening your ability to be self-aware Our ability to track tangible evidence of mental strength The differences between a Hero & Victim mentality For further discussion of mental strength, consider previous episodes of the podcast, such as the ones listed below! EP. 8 - Strategies for Mental Strength EP. 12 - The Mindset of Playing BIG If you enjoyed this episode, connect with us through social media, and send your Elevated Moments to elevateyourrunningpodcast@gmail.com, so that we can share on an upcoming episode! Also, be sure to review and subscribe to support the show! Have a great week! Resources: https://elevateyourrunning.com www.instagram.com/sayrahrunshappy https://www.instagram.com/austinmyersfitness/ https://www.austinmyers.org – Track: Chicago — Jey Co [Audio Library Release] Music provided by Audio Library Plus Watch: https://youtu.be/MNbfbvZR10A Free Download / Stream: https://alplus.io/chicago
40:09
June 28, 2022
EP. 23 - You Are Not Your Results: Grandma's Race Weekend
In this week’s episode of the show, we recap Sara’s race at the Grandma’s Half-Marathon, and her goal of running a Sub-90 minute half-marathon. Hear about how the race unfolded, and lessons to be learned from a hard-fought effort. We go in-depth to discuss the athlete’s mindset, an association with results, and perspectives that are crucial in overcoming failure. Why we must leverage our emotions, risk disappointment, and go all-in towards the pursuit of our goals.  If you enjoyed this episode, connect with us through social media, and send your Elevated Moments to elevateyourrunningpodcast@gmail.com, so that we can share on an upcoming episode! Also, be sure to review and subscribe to support the show! Have a great week! Resources: https://elevateyourrunning.com www.instagram.com/sayrahrunshappy www.instagram.com/austinmyers12 https://www.austinmyers.org – Track: Chicago — Jey Co [Audio Library Release] Music provided by Audio Library Plus Watch: https://youtu.be/MNbfbvZR10A Free Download / Stream: https://alplus.io/chicago
43:56
June 21, 2022
EP. 22 - Strategies to Move Forward & Run Your Best Race
This week, we’re discussing clarity and its role in goal-setting and the pursuit of increased levels of achievement! Whether you’re driven towards a race on the calendar, or a lifetime ambition, there are universal principles that must be understood and prioritized, for continued growth. Throughout our discussion, we address the sacrifices that achievement requires. How to identify process-oriented goals, and build habits towards lasting success, no matter your current goals. Listen for why it’s so crucial to understand what you don’t want, just as much as what you do; and how today’s work will be invaluable to the person that you’re becoming. If you enjoyed this episode, connect with us through social media, and send your Elevated Moments to elevateyourrunningpodcast@gmail.com, so that we can share on an upcoming episode! Also, be sure to review and subscribe to support the show! Have a great week! Resources: Episode #2 - The Great Resignation https://elevateyourrunning.com www.instagram.com/sayrahrunshappy www.instagram.com/austinmyers12 https://www.austinmyers.org – Track: Chicago — Jey Co [Audio Library Release] Music provided by Audio Library Plus Watch: https://youtu.be/MNbfbvZR10A Free Download / Stream: https://alplus.io/chicago
48:10
June 14, 2022
EP. 21 - Sub-3 Marathoning & Envisioning Success
In this week’s episode, we discuss Sub-3 Marathoning, and Austin’s recap of the Buffalo Marathon, where he ran a personal best of 2:58:13. Hear about the days leading into the race, key moments on the course, and the emotions that accompanied the accomplishment of this goal! For all, our encouragement is that you set big, audacious goals, envision success, and commit to the process that moves you closer and closer to the realization of your dream. In this way, running is life. We have the opportunity to create our own opportunities and pursue our individual path to success! If you enjoyed this episode, connect with us through social media, and send your Elevated Moments to elevateyourrunningpodcast@gmail.com, so that we can share on an upcoming episode! Also, be sure to review and subscribe to support the show! Have a great week! Also, if you’re looking to elevate your running in the summer temperatures, follow this link (https://mailchi.mp/3ff1a53c0c98/0lwcm5fd29) to watch our free webinar, where you’ll learn… Tips for dealing with hot and humid Summer days The impact of running in warmer temperatures The right type of running gear How to hydrate properly The benefits of Summer running… and when you will see the training gains that result! Resources: https://elevateyourrunning.com www.instagram.com/sayrahrunshappy www.instagram.com/austinmyers12 https://www.austinmyers.org – Track: Chicago — Jey Co [Audio Library Release] Music provided by Audio Library Plus Watch: https://youtu.be/MNbfbvZR10A Free Download / Stream: https://alplus.io/chicago
47:20
June 07, 2022
EP. 20 - Running Truths & Why They Matter to You
In today’s episode, we share our unique perspectives on running, ahead of Global Running Day, Wednesday June 1st! We discuss the three things that each of us believe to be true about running, and the experiences that helped us to arrive at these understandings! Listen to hear how these truths are evidenced in our lives, both as athletes and coaches, and why we believe running matters! We hope that this episode helps you to gain a greater appreciation of running, and allows you to reflect on your own unique perspective. For more info about Global Running Day: https://globalrunningday.org If you enjoyed this episode, connect with us through social media, and send your Elevated Moments to elevateyourrunningpodcast@gmail.com, so that we can share on an upcoming episode! Also, be sure to review and subscribe to support the show! Have a great week! Also, if you’re looking to elevate your running in the summer temperatures, follow this link (https://mailchi.mp/3ff1a53c0c98/0lwcm5fd29) to watch our free webinar, where you’ll learn… Tips for dealing with hot and humid Summer days The impact of running in warmer temperatures The right type of running gear How to hydrate properly The benefits of Summer running… and when you will see the training gains that result! Resources: https://elevateyourrunning.com www.instagram.com/sayrahrunshappy www.instagram.com/austinmyers12 https://www.austinmyers.org – Track: Chicago — Jey Co [Audio Library Release] Music provided by Audio Library Plus Watch: https://youtu.be/MNbfbvZR10A Free Download / Stream: https://alplus.io/chicago
34:58
May 31, 2022
EP. 19 - Why it's Crucial to Start Now
In this week’s episode, we take a deep dive into the importance of going all in on your goals, and the process necessary in achieving them. Why now is the best time to start, and the lessons that you’ll undoubtedly learn along the journey! We discuss the important concept of base-building; process goals to implement in training, and the importance of embracing your unique approach. Time is perhaps our greatest asset in training and life; and this episode revolves around our ability to maximize this investment, in pursuit of great goals. Also, if you’re looking to elevate your running in the summer temperatures, follow this link (https://mailchi.mp/3ff1a53c0c98/0lwcm5fd29) to watch our free webinar, where you’ll learn… Tips for dealing with hot and humid Summer days The impact of running in warmer temperatures The right type of running gear How to hydrate properly The benefits of Summer running… and when you will see the training gains that result! If you enjoyed this episode, connect with us through social media, and send your Elevated Moments to elevateyourrunningpodcast@gmail.com, so that we can share on an upcoming episode! Also, be sure to review and subscribe to support the show! Have a great week! Resources: https://elevateyourrunning.com www.instagram.com/sayrahrunshappy www.instagram.com/austinmyers12 https://www.austinmyers.org – Track: Chicago — Jey Co [Audio Library Release] Music provided by Audio Library Plus Watch: https://youtu.be/MNbfbvZR10A Free Download / Stream: https://alplus.io/chicago
01:07:31
May 24, 2022
EP. 18 - How To Elevate Your Marathon Performance
In this week’s show, we discuss a crucial component in achieving your greatest running goals. How simulating race-day as closely as possible in your preparation can yield great returns, and the importance of planning, executing, and reflecting throughout a training cycle. Hear of Austin’s documentation towards his final long-run of Marathon prep, and how the implementation of a carb-loading strategy has allowed him to hone in his approach, in preparation for the Buffalo Marathon on May 29th! Also, if you’re looking to elevate your running in the summer temperatures, follow this link (https://mailchi.mp/3ff1a53c0c98/0lwcm5fd29) to watch our free webinar, where you’ll learn… Tips for dealing with hot and humid Summer days The impact of running in warmer temperatures The right type of running gear How to hydrate properly The benefits of Summer running… and when you will see the training gains that result! If you enjoyed this episode, connect with us through social media, and send your Elevated Moments to elevateyourrunningpodcast@gmail.com, so that we can share on an upcoming episode! Also, be sure to review and subscribe to support the show! Have a great week! Resources: https://elevateyourrunning.com www.instagram.com/sayrahrunshappy www.instagram.com/austinmyers12 https://www.austinmyers.org – Track: Chicago — Jey Co [Audio Library Release] Music provided by Audio Library Plus Watch: https://youtu.be/MNbfbvZR10A Free Download / Stream: https://alplus.io/chicago
49:05
May 17, 2022
EP. 17 - Lessons Learned from Performance & Achievement
In our latest episode, we discuss the intangible qualities that an Athlete brings to the table, in promoting high-levels of performance and achievement. What we learned, as coaches, after seeing the spectacular performances of our EYR Athletes at the Colorado Marathon, and the importance of a solid Coach/Athlete relationship, along the journey of a long race prep. Listen to us discuss the great value that we find in community, and being able to partner with someone that you trust, in pursuit of big goals. Why we love going ‘All In’ with our Athletes, and the great value of taking ownership over our goals, and the process that it takes to achieve them. If you enjoyed this episode, connect with us through social media, and send your Elevated Moments to elevateyourrunningpodcast@gmail.com, so that we can share on an upcoming episode! Also, be sure to review and subscribe to support the show! Have a great week! Resources: https://elevateyourrunning.com www.instagram.com/sayrahrunshappy www.instagram.com/austinmyers12 https://www.austinmyers.org – Track: Chicago — Jey Co [Audio Library Release] Music provided by Audio Library Plus Watch: https://youtu.be/MNbfbvZR10A Free Download / Stream: https://alplus.io/chicago
50:03
May 10, 2022
EP. 16 - Optimizing Your Approach to Race Day
In this episode, we’re talking all about a strong approach to race day. Whether you’re at the start of taper, or immersed in race-week anxiety, we walk you through reflection strategies for the training cycle that was, considerations necessary for optimal performance, and how to make the most of the day that you’ve been training for! Even if you’re not building into a race, this episode will provide you with valuable insights for physical and mental approaches towards training. Topics of discussion include how to prepare for big workouts (i.e. speed workouts or long runs), process-oriented goals for peak performance, goal-setting, and more! Listen until the end to hear about our ‘go to’ pre-race nutrition, as well as how we make the most of our race days! If you enjoyed this episode, connect with us through social media, and send your Elevated Moments to elevateyourrunningpodcast@gmail.com, so that we can share on an upcoming episode! Also, be sure to review and subscribe to support the show! Have a great week! Resources: https://elevateyourrunning.com www.instagram.com/sayrahrunshappy www.instagram.com/austinmyers12 https://www.austinmyers.org – Track: Chicago — Jey Co [Audio Library Release] Music provided by Audio Library Plus Watch: https://youtu.be/MNbfbvZR10A Free Download / Stream: https://alplus.io/chicago
01:03:41
May 03, 2022
EP. 15 - A Big Announcement; Life & Training Updates
On this episode of the podcast, Sara and Austin make a big announcement! Listen to hear the exciting news. Also, life and training updates are discussed, as both Sara and Austin pursue some big goals, and mark their calendars for extremely notable races over the coming months. Listen to Sara discuss her current plan, as she builds her training back up for the Grandma’s Half-Marathon in Duluth, Minnesota on June 18th. In pursuit of a Sub-90 minute Half, Sara also looks forward to the Fall, where she will run the Bank of America Chicago Marathon on October 9th. Hear how 5K, 10K, and Half-Marathon training will serve as the building blocks to her preparation for a fourth go at 26.2! Also, continue to follow along with Austin’s training, as he peaks for the Buffalo Marathon, Memorial Day Weekend - May 29th. In preparation for only his second Marathon, hear about Austin’s mindset towards a big PR attempt, and the ability to set-up an even bigger pursuit for the New York City Marathon, November 6th 2022! As Run Coaches, Sara and Austin take pride in putting principles into practice, and serving as informed leaders in the field, because of their own athletic endeavors. Continue to follow along with their training, life, and the EYR business, by listening to the Podcast, with new uploads every Tuesday! Connect with us through social media, and send your Elevated Moments to elevateyourrunningpodcast@gmail.com, so that we can share on an upcoming episode! Also, be sure to review and subscribe to support the show! Resources: https://elevateyourrunning.com www.instagram.com/sayrahrunshappy www.instagram.com/austinmyers12 https://www.austinmyers.org – Track: Chicago — Jey Co [Audio Library Release] Music provided by Audio Library Plus Watch: https://youtu.be/MNbfbvZR10A Free Download / Stream: https://alplus.io/chicago
32:28
April 26, 2022
EP. 14 - Boston Recap & The Racing Experience
In this week’s episode, we recap the 2022 Boston Marathon. The highs, the lows, and everything in between, for both the Elites and Recreational Runners alike! Hear our takeaways after watching the race, and how we view racing in the context of each of our running journeys! A discussion on why there’s always something to be learned, how we can use past racing experiences to inspire improvement, and the great value that specificity plays in the build-up towards a goal race. As athletes, we all have the opportunity to maximize our potentials through the implementation of a focused, strategic plan. This episode dives deep into the seemingly little things that you can do to inspire big results. Connect with us through social media, and send your Elevated Moments to elevateyourrunningpodcast@gmail.com, so that we can share on an upcoming episode! Also, be sure to review and subscribe to support the show! Resources: https://elevateyourrunning.com www.instagram.com/sayrahrunshappy www.instagram.com/austinmyers12 https://www.austinmyers.org – Track: Chicago — Jey Co [Audio Library Release] Music provided by Audio Library Plus Watch: https://youtu.be/MNbfbvZR10A Free Download / Stream: https://alplus.io/chicago
41:59
April 19, 2022
Ep. 13- The Super Bowl of Running: Boston Preview
In this episode, Sara and Austin talk about all things Boston, ahead of the 2022 Boston Marathon! Discussion topics include why Boston is the ‘Super Bowl’ of running, what we’re excited for in this year’s race, and a brief overview of the American Women’s field! Boston Marathon Monday is a day to celebrate running, and all that it provides for us and our lives. We dive deep into the key considerations for any athlete interested in training for, and qualifying into a future Boston Marathon. Sara shares her experiences in running the 2021 race, and we provide some tips for the path towards a BQ! Enjoy this bonus episode of the podcast, and be sure to tune-in to the 2022 Boston Marathon, this upcoming Monday, April 18th! Connect with us through social media, and send your Elevated Moments to elevateyourrunningpodcast@gmail.com, so that we can share on an upcoming episode! Also, be sure to review and subscribe to support the show! Look out for new releases of the podcast every Tuesday! Resources: https://elevateyourrunning.com www.instagram.com/sayrahrunshappy www.instagram.com/austinmyers12 https://www.austinmyers.org – Track: Chicago — Jey Co [Audio Library Release] Music provided by Audio Library Plus Watch: https://youtu.be/MNbfbvZR10A Free Download / Stream: https://alplus.io/chicago
43:01
April 15, 2022
Ep. 12- The Mindset of Playing BIG
In this week’s episode, we discuss the mindset of playing big! The importance of showing up, taking chances, and running towards opportunities. How our emotions, such as fear, can drive us to progression, if we are willing to embrace discomfort and commit to action. Overcome common roadblocks, like fear of failure, imposter syndrome, and apathy towards your goals. We have a great conversation about writing your own story, and accepting yourself as the hero, as opposed to the commonly accepted mentality of being the victim. We hope that you gain value from this episode, and apply these ideas, to strengthen your body, mind, and spirit! Connect with us through social media, and send your Elevated Moments to elevateyourrunningpodcast@gmail.com, so that we can share on an upcoming episode! Also, be sure to review and subscribe to support the show and help us build the EYR community! Resources: https://elevateyourrunning.com www.instagram.com/sayrahrunshappy www.instagram.com/austinmyers12 https://www.austinmyers.org
53:20
April 12, 2022
Ep. 11- Saying Yes; Saying No
In this week’s episode, we highlight the personal ownership needed to say yes, and to say no in life. Discussion revolves around the concept that saying no allows us to elevate all of our yes decisions in life. The importance of controlling the controllables, and pursuing what excites us! From Colfax to Buffalo, Austin talks about why he has decided to run the Buffalo Marathon on May 29th, altering the original plan. An update on training, and the ability to continue pursuing big goals by simply focusing on the enjoyment of the day-by-day process. Connect with us through social media, and send your Elevated Moments to elevateyourrunningpodcast@gmail.com, so that we can share on an upcoming episode! Also, be sure to review and subscribe to support the show! Resources: https://elevateyourrunning.com www.instagram.com/sayrahrunshappy www.instagram.com/austinmyers12 https://www.austinmyers.org
45:27
April 05, 2022
Ep. 10- The WHY Factor
In this episode, we discuss the great value of knowing your ‘WHY’ and keeping it at the forefront of all that you do. We discuss how our purpose supports growth over time, and its elevated importance in times of struggle. Hear about why we got started as runners, and how that purpose has evolved over time. Personal bests, fulfillment of potential, and the ability to be humbled are all concepts discussed in this episode, as we continue to take deep dives into a life of elevated running and personal growth. If you enjoy this episode, be sure to share, subscribe, and leave a review! Your interaction helps us to grow the podcast, and build the Elevate community. Connect with us through social media, and send your Elevated Moments to elevateyourrunningpodcast@gmail.com, so that we can share on an upcoming episode! Also, be sure to review and subscribe to support the show! Resources: https://elevateyourrunning.com www.instagram.com/sayrahrunshappy www.instagram.com/austinmyers12 https://www.austinmyers.org
59:56
March 29, 2022
Ep. 9- An Athlete's Perspective w/ Guest Brandon Graham
In this episode, Elevate Your Running Athlete Brandon joins the podcast to discuss his life in running, and experiences as a coached runner. Brandon is not only preparing for the Spring Equinox Half-Marathon, but he and his wife are also expecting their second baby! Through running, Brandon has gained a love for the process, and the pursuit of the peace, clarity, and achievement that running brings to our lives! Training, racing, and the running community is such a large part of our lives, and this episode provides a discussion around the value of those pillars. Connect with us through social media, and send your Elevated Moments to elevateyourrunningpodcast@gmail.com, so that we can share on an upcoming episode! Also, be sure to review and subscribe to support the show! New releases every Tuesday! Resources: https://elevateyourrunning.com www.instagram.com/sayrahrunshappy www.instagram.com/austinmyers12 https://www.austinmyers.org
42:18
March 22, 2022
Ep. 8- Strategies for Mental Strength
As athletes and driven people, we have the opportunity to not only strengthen our bodies, but our minds, as well. When we invest in both of these personal assets, we allow for a synchronicity that brings increased clarity and purpose to our lives. In this episode, we discuss strategies that have been implemented into our lives, allowing us to cultivate a stronger mindset, and a greater perspective on the interconnectedness of our lives. We define mental strength, and its importance for all people; how we can train our minds to develop; and applicable tips for conquering the challenges that we will undoubtedly face along our journey. If you enjoy this podcast, please rate, comment, and subscribe on the platform through which you are listening. We are grateful for the opportunity to connect with you, as a member of the Elevate community, and hope to hear from you. Send us your Elevated Moments to elevateyourrunningpodcast@gmail.com so that we can share your moments of success on an upcoming episode! Resources: https://elevateyourrunning.com www.instagram.com/sayrahrunshappy www.instagram.com/austinmyers12 https://www.austinmyers.org
56:59
March 15, 2022
Ep. 7- Keys to Progression: Playing the Long Game
In this episode, we discuss the key factors that contribute to your progression, athletically and personally. Highlighted ideas include, the importance of consistency and intentionality; avoiding the comparison trap; and the great value that we get to place on ‘process’ wins within our training and lifestyle. We all possess the great ability to continue showing up, and through this simple act, we can promote significant progression and achievement over time. Send us your Elevated Moments to elevateyourrunningpodcast@gmail.com so that we can share your process wins on an upcoming episode!  If you enjoy this podcast, please rate, comment, and subscribe to help us continue building the Elevate Community! Resources: https://elevateyourrunning.com www.instagram.com/sayrahrunshappy www.instagram.com/austinmyers12 https://www.austinmyers.org
57:06
March 08, 2022
Ep. 6- Stress is Stress
Stress can be our greatest limiting factor as athletes, and people of intention. In this episode, we discuss the balancing act of stress, the importance of being proactive in managing our stressors, and how stress impacts our lives, both physically and psychologically.  Send us your 'Elevated Moments' to elevateyourrunningpodcast@gmail.com so that we can share our community's wins on an upcoming episode! Resources: https://elevateyourrunning.com www.instagram.com/sayrahrunshappy www.instagram.com/austinmyers12 https://www.austinmyers.org
52:23
March 01, 2022
Ep. 5- Rest & Recovery: An Elevating Factor
Rest and Recovery are just important as training hard for a race. We dive into the benefits of being consistent with rest and recovery and why sometimes hitting “pause” and slowing down to focus on another area of running and life is important. Send us your 'Elevated Moments' to elevateyourrunningpodcast@gmail.com and let us know if we can share on an upcoming episode! Resources: https://elevateyourrunning.com www.instagram.com/sayrahrunshappy www.instagram.com/austinmyers12 https://www.austinmyers.org
53:05
February 22, 2022
Ep. 4- Keys to Progression: Mesa Recap
Our final episode from Mesa, Arizona; we do a full recap of Sara's 3rd full Marathon, and her PR performance! Our deep dive into the race ultimately leads to a discussion on progression, and how we can continue to pursue progressively challenging goals. We conclude by looking ahead to what's next for both of us, and what goals we have our sights set on! Resources:  https://elevateyourrunning.com www.instagram.com/sayrahrunshappy www.instagram.com/austinmyers12 https://www.austinmyers.org
32:40
February 15, 2022
Ep. 3- Less is More: Mesa Preview
On the eve of the Mesa Marathon, we discuss the mindset leading into Sara’s third go at 26.2, just four months removed from her race at the 2021 Boston Marathon. Behind the scenes of our time in Mesa, the preparation that takes place the day before a big race, and how consistency compounds into remarkable progress over time. Resources: https://elevateyourrunning.com www.instagram.com/sayrahrunshappy www.instagram.com/austinmyers12 https://www.austinmyers.org
33:05
February 12, 2022
Ep. 2- The Great Resignation
Hear the stories of Sara and Austin, as they detail their experiences of leaving the security of their careers behind, to pursue the great possibilities of the unknown. Learn the importance of direction over destination; why 'more' isn't always more; and how we aim to 'run this race' that we call life in a beautiful manner.  Resources:  https://elevateyourrunning.com www.instagram.com/sayrahrunshappy www.instagram.com/austinmyers12 https://www.austinmyers.org 
56:02
February 08, 2022
Ep. 1 - An Introduction to EYR
In this episode, Sara and Austin introduce themselves, how they met, and their shared love of running. We learn Sara's inspiration for beginning the Elevate Your Running brand, and the importance of of 'elevating' our lives, both through running and personal pursuits. The show concludes with a recap of Sara's recent Half-Marathon PR in Houston, and our upcoming trip to Mesa, Arizona for the Mesa Marathon on February 12th.  We hope you enjoy this introductory episode to our podcast! We look forward to sharing information, inspiration, and relatability through new episode releases each Tuesday. For now, support the EYR podcast by liking, subscribing, and leaving a comment. Let's elevate together!
45:12
February 01, 2022