The Running Mind Podcast

The Running Mind Podcast

Learn to build mental toughness, master your mindset, and become the all-around badass runner you were meant to be.... Show More

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Being overweight is not something that’s not talked about very much (or at all) in the running community. There seems to be some stigma around being a runner and being overweight. In this episode, I'll share why running is not a very effective tool for weight loss, and why you need to treat the underlying physical, mental, and emotional aspects of overeating if you really want to lose weight for good.

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These are some very uncertain times we are living in right now. Races are canceled, schools are closed, restaurants and bars are closed, most people are working from home, and what's next? How bad will it get? What can we do about it? The truth is, there's not a lot we can do about the situation "out there". What we absolutely CAN do is take control of our THOUGHTS about the situation.

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March 12, 2020 29 min

The most powerful thing in the entire known universe is the human mind. So how do we use it? Most people use their minds to create stress, anxiety, and depression for themselves. They don’t use their minds to create positive thoughts and positive emotions, they constantly worry that things aren’t as they should be. If only they were thinner, or their husbands treated them better, or they made more money, then they would be happy.

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Are you blaming someone or something else for the way you think, feel, or act? Or are you taking responsibility for all of your own thoughts, feelings, and actions? Today on the podcast, I break it all down and show you the major differences between blaming others and taking radical responsibility for all of your results in running and in life.

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February 28, 2020 26 min

Most of our problems are created because we're trying to change something about our past. We cause ourselves so much unnecessary stress and anxiety because we are constantly ruminating about past events and wishing they were different! This is crazy! Today on the podcast, I'm going to explain what's really going on here and show you exactly what to do to effectively change your past.

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Randy Kreill is a cool cat and a passionate ultrarunner. In 2019, he ran 13 ultramarathons including 6 100-milers. He does it all on a plant-based diet and running in sandals! Randy and I are fast friends, we could talk forever (we laugh a lot during this interview btw), and he's such an inspiration to me. I know you're going to love his energy!

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Last week I talked about how all of your problems are actually created in your head - by your thoughts. Today on the podcast, I explain how your feelings drive all of your actions and those actions determine your results - good and bad!

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February 7, 2020 38 min

Today on the podcast, I talk about how ALL of your problems are actually created by your thoughts. You can't have a problem unless there's a thought and an unwanted feeling about something. This is some mind-blowing stuff that I hope you can wrap your head around because it WILL change your life!

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Chris Wissman is a personal trainer, a movement and lifestyle coach, and an all-around badass when it comes to functional fitness. He's co-owner of Real Human Performance in Madisonville. Today we talk about mindset, physiology, good running form, and what happens to your body when you don’t have good running form. Chris also talks about what happens to your body when you sit at a desk all day. (spoiler alert...it’s not good!)

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Recently I had the chance to talk with someone I really admire, someone I've been watching from a distance. One of the reasons I've been paying attention to Melanie Owen is because she's a lot like me (and probably you)--a weekend warrior. Melanie is a fairly average runner, she works a regular job (she's not a professional runner), and she runs because, well she just loves running.

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Ian Burrell is a 2:13 marathoner and in 2015 he finished 25th at the Marathon World Championships in Beijing. It says something about how fierce the competition was if a 2:13 time gets you 25th place!

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Today I have something special for you, a deep conversation with my friend Caroline Keating. She shares some things in this conversation that she's never shared before. She talks about her competitive background (she was a competitive swimmer in college), and how that competitiveness has shaped who she is as a runner today.

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My name is Patrick McGilvray, and I’m the host of The Running Mind Podcast! I wanted you to get a feel for The Running Mind Podcast, so I created a short trailer for the show. Each episode will feature interviews with athletes of all levels, from professional runners to weekend warriors, to learn how they’ve mastered the mindset of running, so you can too!

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