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Run Free Podcast

72 EpisodesProduced by Ryan HallWebsite

A podcast embarking on the journey of running free from everything holding us back from reaching our full potential in sports, running, and life.

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Episode 72: Interview with Olympic Marathoner Trials qualifier and Run Free coach Jared Carson

June 2nd, 2021

52:40

Jared is not only fast but he is a rock solid dad, friend, coach, and human being. Give this a listen to get some fresh perspective on the beautiful …

Episode 71: Q and A From Listeners

May 15th, 2021

1:02:50

Questions covered: How to unload pressure leading up to a race, How to visualize, how to handle surging in racing, and more.

Episode 70: Frustration: The Dream Killer or The Key to Breakthrough

April 23rd, 2021

34:21

In this episode I chat about how I’ve experienced frustration to be one of the most powerful catalyst for growth and explore how we can use it as a …

Episode 69: Interview with Olympic Cross-Over and RF athlete (winter to summer Olympian) Chirine

April 12th, 2021

1:39:26

In this episode I talk with one of only 29 athletes in history to compete in both the Winter and Summer Olympics. Of which, Chirine is the only athlete to ever go from an anaerobic event (Alpine Skiing) to an aerobic …

Episode 68: Interview with Run Free Athlete, Mo’ath Alkhawaldeh, as he pursues qualifying for Tokyo

March 5th, 2021

1:05:19

In this interview I chat with my Mo about his pursuit of qualifying for the marathon in the upcoming Olympic Games in the marathon for Jordan. We also discuss what it’s been like training with the Halls in Flagataff for …

Episode 67: Transform Thyself

February 26th, 2021

49:40

In this episode, I discuss “how to change".  Sharing helpful tips, mindsets, and perspectives that I learned in both of my transformational …

Episode 66: All Things Tapering: Nerves, Nutrition, Sleep and More.

January 29th, 2021

51:20

In this episode I discuss how to manage the most internally tricky two weeks prior to goal races: taper time. I share my most helpful tips and tricks …

Episode 65: All Things Injuries

January 8th, 2021

1:01:08

In this episode I talk about how to see injuries in a helpful way, how to prevent injuries, and how to handle them when they do come.

Episode 64: Tactics and Tools to go after New Years Resolutions

January 1st, 2021

41:57

In this episode I discuss things I’ve learned along the road that are helpful in going after New Years resolutions.

Episode 63: Interview with Sara Hall after running the second fastest marathon in US history of 2:20

December 23rd, 2020

46:32

In this episode Sara shares her recent breakthrough marathon experience, recovery tips, how she manages her internal game, and much more.

Episode 62: Is long slow distance running good? Slow release v fast release protein sources and more

December 13th, 2020

56:34

In this episode I answer questions from listeners including: is long slow distance running good, slow v fast release protein and timing, how many …

Episode 61: Why Wanting the Best for Your Competition Will Make You Faster

December 4th, 2020

43:00

In this episode I discuss the upside down perspective of how wanting the best for your competitors will actually make you faster and how to nurture that sentiment towards them.

Episode 60:From Pro Track Athlete to Ultra Marathoner; the Journey of Run Free Coach Courtney Barnes

November 28th, 2020

1:07:43

Stoked to share this conversation with Run Free Coach Courtney Barnes as she transitions from professional track athlete to trail and ultra running. …

Episode 59: Dealing with Depression and Down Times

November 21st, 2020

39:03

In this episode I share my experiences going through depression during my sophomore year at Stanford, which caused me to briefly drop out of school …

Episode 58: Talking body image issues, nutrition, and alcohol with my little bro Chad.

November 11th, 2020

31:55

Hear Chad’s sorry of learning to balance body weight/image and athletic performance along with a discussion on if drinking alcohol is detrimental for …

Episode 57: Talking with my little brother Chad about his running, cycling, triathlon, and coachin

November 4th, 2020

1:00:04

Loved hearing my bro share his story from his Footlocker National Title in high school to his transition from running to triathlon to road cycling …

Episode 56: Recovery Nutrition and Should You Gain/Lose/Maintain Weight in the Off Season?

October 23rd, 2020

49:56

Lessons I’ve learned on how to optimally fuel post goal race during a two week off period and learning the answer to the question of weight issues in the off season. Also, what to eat post workout and why you might …

Episode 55: Interview with Sara Hall after finishing second in the London Marathon

October 6th, 2020

53:29

Hear the behind the scenes on Sara’s recent second place finish at the London Marathon.

Episode 54: How to Go After Big Goals

September 25th, 2020

49:58

In this episode I discuss how to set up chasing your goals with a successful mindset and strategic plan along with how to know when it is time to …

Episode 53: What’s the Point? Knowing Your Strong Why

September 18th, 2020

34:32

Have you ever found yourself in the middle of a long run, hard workout or race and wondered: ‘what am I doing out here?’ In this episode I discuss the importance of knowing the answer to that question and a discussion …

Episode 52: Lessons learned from my first ultra marathon

September 11th, 2020

51:12

A lot of things went right and and lot of things when wrong in my first ultra. In this episode I share my experience running my ultra giving some …

Episode 51: How to manage anxiety heading into a race when you are in way over your head!

September 4th, 2020

42:31

In this episode I share some of my experiences heading into races that were way over my head (including my upcoming ultra marathon) and helpful …

Episode 50: “Eat more food” and how to do so without gaining weight

August 28th, 2020

44:12

Under fueling is so common for endurance athletes. Learn why this is often the case, why you should eat more, and how to do so without gaining …

Episode 49: How to create new mental normals to breakthrough

August 21st, 2020

39:33

Sometimes you just have to be able to shift your thinking to accept that what was once a seemingly unobtainable pace is now your new normal. In this episode Ryan unpacks how to establish new normals to breakthrough to …

Episode 48: Catching up with Sara after running a personal best 1:08:16 half marathon

August 12th, 2020

36:57

In this episode Sara and I catch about her recent race, helpful cues for setting up your next time-trial or virtual race, and how to push yourself …

Episode 47: A conversation with The Optimist: Run Free high school athlete Collin Oswalt

August 1st, 2020

1:04:16

I had such a great time chatting with Collin and am stoked to share this convo with you guys. We talked about how to be optimistic, intentional, …

Episode 45: how to lean out and get stronger, how to mentally handle setbacks and injuries, and more

July 3rd, 2020

1:03:03

Episode 45: how to lean out and get stronger, how to mentally handle setbacks and injuries, and more

Episode 43: A chat with Run Free Coach Colin on training in the heat, collegiate running &motivation

June 12th, 2020

1:09:52

Episode 43: A chat with Run Free Coach Colin on training in the heat, collegiate running &motivation

Episode 42: A conversation with Run Free coach Brittany Oliver!

June 5th, 2020

1:15:48

Loved this conversation with coach Brittany! She brings in so much fresh perspective to Run Free with her vast experiences in the endurance space. Enjoy this outside the box conversation hearing Coach Britts story and …

Episode 41: Talking to “the worlds most interesting man,” Nick Symmonds about how to put on muscle.

May 28th, 2020

45:41

In this episode I talk to two-time Olympian, 6 X Nation Champion, and 1:42 retired 800 meter specialist Nick Symmonds about his varied ventures with everything from marathons to mountaineering, before we get into the …

Episode 40: "The Big Three" come together for a first-ever three-way conversation! (Dathan Ritzenhein, Alan Webb, and myself).

May 20th, 2020

1:01:15

In this episode newly retired Dathan (former American record holder in 5,000 meters in 12:56), Alan (American Record holder in the mile in 3:46), and …

Episode 39: A conversation with Run Free Coach Paige Stoner as she prepares for her pro 26.2 debut.

May 15th, 2020

1:06:43

Loved this conversation hearing Paige’s story, training for her first marathon, and adjusting from collegiate running to the pro lifestyle! …

Episode 38: Run Free coach Rachel Johnson shares on visualization, nutrition, training and weight.

May 8th, 2020

1:10:57

Rachel shares her inspiring story and many of the life lessons she has learned along the way when it comes to training, nutrition, visualization and weight. Disclaimer: sorry about the audio guys! Anchor is having …

Episode 37: How to bring it; using flight or fight to your advantage

May 1st, 2020

52:01

Learn some helpful tools to “bring it” to your next hard workout or race.

Episode 36: Running Rim to Rim to Rim. A conversation with Coach Rico!

April 24th, 2020

45:17

Episode 36: Running Rim to Rim to Rim. A conversation with Coach Rico!

Episode 35: A discussion about how to get your kids into running and proper volume for teens.

April 17th, 2020

42:59

Episode 34: A discussion about how to get your kids into running and proper volume for teens.

Episode 34: How to be confident, how to get through miles 18-23 of a marathon,and how to visualize.

April 10th, 2020

41:31

Episode 34: How to be confident, how to get through miles 18-23 of a marathon, and how to visualize.

Episode 33: Why negative splitting a marathon is over-rated and how to fuel during the marathon.

April 3rd, 2020

56:47

Episode 33: Why negative splitting a marathon is over-rated and how to fuel during the marathon.

Episode 32: So You Just Tanked a Workout with Coach Jay

March 27th, 2020

32:18

Episode 32: So You Just Tanked a Workout with Coach Jay

Episode 31: Death that Gives Way to New Life

March 23rd, 2020

31:38

A little Coronavirus training and racing update then a discussion of how death brings new life.

Episode 30: Coronavirus, Threshold Running, and An Explosion of Joy

March 12th, 2020

55:06

Episode 30: Coronavirus, Threshold Running, and An Explosion of Joy

Episode 29: Olympic Trials talk and challenging our view of “luck”

March 6th, 2020

28:37

Episode 29: Olympic Trials talk and challenging our view of “luck”

Episode 28: Pre-Olympic Marathon Trials talk with Sara Hall

February 26th, 2020

39:36

In this episode we discuss not going mental in the taper, how to handle pre-race nerves and much more.

Episode 27: Your goals might just be on the other side of childlikeness.

February 21st, 2020

31:44

Episode 27: Your goals might just be on the other side of childlikeness.

Episode 24: Examining Examine.com 20 nutrition myths of 2020

January 31st, 2020

39:03

Episode 24: Examining Examine.com 20 nutrition myths of 2020

Episode 23: The Making of an Olympian Series: Olympians Endure Soul Crushing Defeat

January 26th, 2020

24:42

Episode 23: The Making of an Olympian Series: Olympians Endure Soul Crushing Defeat

Episode 22: The Making of an Olympian Series; Olympians Feel Like They Belong

January 17th, 2020

25:51

Episode 22: The Making of an Olympian Series; Olympians Feel Like They Belong

Episode 21: The making of an Olympian Series: Finding Peace in the Storm

January 10th, 2020

28:52

Episode 21: The making of an Olympian Series: Finding Peace in the Storm

Episode 19: Talking coaching, running and the internal game with my first coach: my Dad.

December 27th, 2019

58:59

Episode 19: Talking coaching, running and the internal game with my first coach: my Dad

Episode 18: Holiday Training/Nutrition and Sleep tips and birthing something new this Christmas.

December 20th, 2019

33:30

Episode 18: Holiday Training/Nutrition and Sleep tips and birthing something new this Christmas.

Episode 12: The 41st Day: Don’t miss your purpose

November 12th, 2019

35:11

Episode 12: The 41st Day: Don’t miss your purpose

Episode 11: The pain series; a discussion on dropping out of races and workouts

October 31st, 2019

36:55

The pain series; a discussion on dropping out of races and workouts

Episode 9: Experimentation in training

October 18th, 2019

43:47

Chatting with Jay about his new training experiment and how athletes can experiment in their own training.

Episode 8: A pre-race pep talk

October 10th, 2019

28:21

If your heading to the start line this one is for you

Episode 7: Talking breakthrough with Sara Hall four days after running a 4 minute PB of 2:22:16

October 4th, 2019

52:07

Join us as we chat breakthrough and Sara walks us through her 2:22 marathon at last Sunday’s Berlin Marathon

Episode 4: The 1%-covering everything from weight training to recovery modalities and more

September 4th, 2019

56:59

In this episode I dive into our “1%” finger of the 5 fingers at Run Free training. I hit on weights, ice baths, cryotherapy, stretching, massage and …

Episode 2: Rest: Enjoying Your Work

August 14th, 2019

43:39

The second of our five finger approach to training. Reframing Rest.

Episode 1: Run Free

March 28th, 2019

28:01

Welcome to the Run Free Podcast! In this episode Ryan explains a little about Run Free Training, how this podcast fits into it, and what it means to Run Free.

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