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Running Lean

Get leaner and get stronger so you can run faster and run longer than you ever thought possible.

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229. How to Have More Confidence Now
One of the big keys to achieving anything significant in your life - losing weight and keeping it off, running a marathon - is confidence. So how do you get more confidence? Well, you are in luck because that’s what’s on the agenda here today. In this episode, I explain what confidence is, how it might just be the game-changer you’re looking for, and how to have more confidence now. The post 229. How to Have More Confidence Now appeared first on Running Lean with Patrick McGilvray.
22:48 5/17/24
228. Lessons Learned Flying Pig Weekend
This past weekend was the biggest running event of the year here in Cincinnati - Flying Pig Weekend! I did a lot of racing this weekend and let’s just say that things did not all go as planned. But despite dealing with some very challenging situations, the whole weekend was a huge success, both for the city and for me personally. Today on the podcast, I share my experiences in dealing with all the challenges and all the lessons learned Cincinnati Flying Pig weekend. The post 228. Lessons Learned Flying Pig Weekend appeared first on Running Lean with Patrick McGilvray.
28:34 5/10/24
227. The Power of Practicing Mindfulness
About 80% of Americans say they feel some degree of stress in their daily lives. We are a stressed-out society. Having a daily stress management practice is imperative if you want to be a healthy happy human. And one of the most powerful ways to manage stress is to practice mindfulness. So in this episode, I explain the power of practicing mindfulness and why it might be the best gift you can ever give yourself. The post 227. The Power of Practicing Mindfulness appeared first on Running Lean with Patrick McGilvray.
28:22 5/3/24
226. What’s the Best Pacing Strategy?
We’re in the middle of the Spring racing season here in the US and a lot of runners ask me questions about pacing for their upcoming race. Believe it or not, there is one pacing strategy that has been proven time and again to be the most effective for practically every runner. Today I will answer the question, “What’s the best pacing strategy”, so you can go out there and crush your Spring race this year. The post 226. What’s the Best Pacing Strategy? appeared first on Running Lean with Patrick McGilvray.
24:37 4/26/24
225. Pushing Past Your Comfort Zone
One of the most powerful things you can do to improve your health and fitness is to regularly push past your comfort zone. The idea of getting uncomfortable is easy to understand, and most people say they’re more than willing to get uncomfortable. But when they come face-to-face with their own discomfort, all those good intentions go out the window. So today on the podcast, it’s all about pushing past your comfort zone so you can grow, evolve, and become the most badass version of yourself yet. The post 225. Pushing Past Your Comfort Zone appeared first on Running Lean with Patrick McGilvray.
23:39 4/19/24
224. How I Experienced Freedom from Alcohol
17 years ago I finally made the decision to give up drinking alcohol. This was not a decision that came quickly or easily, I had been drinking daily for many, many years. I got to a point where my life was not what I wanted it to be. I wanted more for myself and alcohol was standing between me and the person I ultimately wanted to be. So today on the podcast, how I experienced freedom from alcohol, got my life back, and became healthier and happier than I ever thought possible. The post 224. How I Experienced Freedom from Alcohol appeared first on Running Lean with Patrick McGilvray.
29:55 4/12/24
223. The Problem with Eating Whatever You Want
There’s a lot of interesting food advice being given out these days by health and fitness “experts.” One in particular that has stood out to me lately goes something like, “Take a few days each week and go crazy! Eat whatever you want! You don’t want to be too restrictive with your diet!” I’ve learned a lot about this principle in the last few months and today I share my thoughts with you about it. In this episode of the Running Lean podcast, I explain the problem with eating whatever you want and offer a better way to do things. The post 223. The Problem with Eating Whatever You Want appeared first on Running Lean with Patrick McGilvray.
25:27 4/5/24
222. How to Stop the Mindless Eating
Have you ever found yourself at the end of a sleeve of Oreos or at the bottom of a bag of potato chips and thought…did I really just eat all that? If so, then you have probably been doing some mindless eating. Mindless eating is something we have all done at one point or another, and it’s something you can absolutely change. So today on the podcast, what mindless eating is and how to stop the mindless eating once and for all. The post 222. How to Stop the Mindless Eating appeared first on Running Lean with Patrick McGilvray.
19:21 3/29/24
221. What Are You Willing to Sacrifice to Lose Weight?
If you’ve ever trained for a marathon then you know that sacrifices have to be made in order to achieve that goal. You have to put in a lot of hours on the weekends running in the cold. You have to give up time with your family and friends. You are more than willing to sacrifice these things in order to run that race. How about when it comes to losing weight? What are you willing to sacrifice in order to hit your weight loss goal? In this episode, I take a deep dive into the kinds of sacrifices we all have to make in order to lose weight and keep it off. The post 221. What Are You Willing to Sacrifice to Lose Weight? appeared first on Running Lean with Patrick McGilvray.
22:19 3/22/24
220. Should You Lose Weight While Training for a Race?
A lot of runners are told not to lose weight while training for a race. There are many reasons why they are given this advice (which I cover in today’s episode), but I don’t necessarily agree with all of it. I believe there’s a right way and a wrong way to lose weight as a runner, even when you’re training for an event like a half or full marathon. In this episode of the Running Lean podcast, can you…and should you lose weight while training for a race? The post 220. Should You Lose Weight While Training for a Race? appeared first on Running Lean with Patrick McGilvray.
21:36 3/15/24
219. Being Boring Can Actually Be Good for You
If you've ever changed your eating habits or started exercising on the weekends instead of partying, and your friends have told you that you're boring then this episode is for you. Every day I talk to people who want to lose weight and improve their health and fitness and one of the reasons they struggle is because it all seems so boring. They don't want to give up their exciting lives will all the exciting food that goes along with it. In this episode, I share some unconventional ideas about how being boring can actually be good for you. The post 219. Being Boring Can Actually Be Good for You appeared first on Running Lean with Patrick McGilvray.
15:13 3/8/24
218. You Have to Change How You Think
If you want to lose weight and keep it off, you probably already know that you have to change your diet. But if you think you can change your diet but not your thinking, you are always going to struggle. So today on the podcast, if you want to change a behavior and make it last, then you have to change how you think. The post 218. You Have to Change How You Think appeared first on Running Lean with Patrick McGilvray.
23:15 3/1/24
217. 5 Ways to Improve Your Endurance
Whether you are just getting into running or have been at it a while, you should be actively working on improving your endurance. While there are many methods out there that are designed to help you improve your endurance, there are a few key principles that most runners overlook. So today on the podcast, I share 5 ways to improve your endurance to help you run longer and make running easier in general. The post 217. 5 Ways to Improve Your Endurance appeared first on Running Lean with Patrick McGilvray.
28:18 2/23/24
216. An Alternative Way To Fuel Long-Distance Running
As runners, we’ve been told over the last 40 years or so that the only way to fuel for running is with carbohydrates. Loads and loads of carbs. The thing is, this approach just doesn’t work for everyone. Some people (like me) gain a lot of weight eating all those carbs, regardless of how much we run. In this episode, I offer an alternative way to fuel long-distance running, one that doesn’t cause you to gain weight in the process. The post 216. An Alternative Way To Fuel Long-Distance Running appeared first on Running Lean with Patrick McGilvray.
22:10 2/16/24
215. Lessons Learned from Vacation Eating
Recently I spent a week on vacation and decided to change my diet a bit. I made the decision to eat more freely, to enjoy some of the amazing local food, to eat dessert, bread, pastries, and generally be a bit less strict about my diet. It was definitely an interesting experience and I learned some very valuable lessons along the way. In this episode, it’s all the lessons learned from vacation eating for a week - the good, the bad, and the ugly. The post 215. Lessons Learned from Vacation Eating appeared first on Running Lean with Patrick McGilvray.
25:56 2/9/24
214. Replay: Why Running Doesn’t Work for Weight Loss
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. The post 214. Replay: Why Running Doesn’t Work for Weight Loss appeared first on Running Lean with Patrick McGilvray.
28:24 2/2/24
213. Supplements Every Runner Should be Taking
If you’re a runner and interested in getting the most out of your training, then you’ve probably tried a multitude of supplements. There are literally thousands upon thousands of health and wellness supplements on the market today and around 1,000 new ones are introduced every single year. So if you are feeling a little confused and overwhelmed by all of these options, you are not alone! Today on the podcast, I've got a few simple suggestions for supplements every runner should be taking that actually improve your health and fitness. The post 213. Supplements Every Runner Should be Taking appeared first on Running Lean with Patrick McGilvray.
39:18 1/26/24
212. 3 Things You Should Stop Doing if You Want To Lose Weight
When it comes to eating right and losing weight, there is so much information out there that it can feel incredibly overwhelming. While I can’t address every misconception out there on the internet here in one podcast episode, I do want to go over a few things you might want to stop doing right now. So in this episode, I’ve got 3 things you should stop doing if you want to lose weight and keep it off for good. The post 212. 3 Things You Should Stop Doing if You Want To Lose Weight appeared first on Running Lean with Patrick McGilvray.
29:11 1/19/24
211. Should You Be Tracking Your Food?
There are a lot of dieticians and weight loss coaches out there who preach the benefits of tracking your food. They suggest tracking every bite you eat, entering all of your food into an app each day, and then sticking to this routine for…basically…ever. Today on the Running Lean podcast, I answer the big burning question: should you be tracking your food? If no, why not? If yes, how should you do it? The post 211. Should You Be Tracking Your Food? appeared first on Running Lean with Patrick McGilvray.
25:15 1/12/24
210. Common Weight Loss Myths Debunked
It’s a new year and a time when a lot of people become ultra-focused on health, fitness, and losing weight. It’s also a time when a lot of people will try some new fad diet or a new exercise routine that promises instant weight loss with minimal effort. In this episode, Common Weight Loss Myths Debunked, I clear up the most prevalent misconceptions about weight loss and offer some tips on what to do instead. The post 210. Common Weight Loss Myths Debunked appeared first on Running Lean with Patrick McGilvray.
31:35 1/5/24
209. Replay: Stop Arguing for Your Limitations
There are basically two ways to approach any challenge. One way is to focus on all the reasons why you can’t do it. The other way is to focus on all the reasons why you can. Today, talk about why you do this, how this kind of thinking is keeping you stuck, and how to stop arguing for your limitations. The post 209. Replay: Stop Arguing for Your Limitations appeared first on Running Lean with Patrick McGilvray.
24:28 12/29/23
208. Remembering Your Future
Most people spend a great deal of time thinking about the past. They ruminate over things they did that they regret doing. They focus all of their energy on past events and spend zero time or energy on their future. This is a mistake. Why? Because you can’t change the past, it’s over and done with. But you can 100% change your future, so that’s a much better place to focus your energy. So this episode is all about remembering your future so you can make that future a reality. The post 208. Remembering Your Future appeared first on Running Lean with Patrick McGilvray.
20:17 12/22/23
207. How To Get Back on Track
If you want to accomplish a big goal, the key to getting there is consistency. The problem is, that most people don’t stick with something long enough to see the end result! They get off track somewhere along the way and usually end up staying off track. So today, it’s all about how to get back on track and how to stay there so you can actually crush those big goals. The post 207. How To Get Back on Track appeared first on Running Lean with Patrick McGilvray.
20:14 12/15/23
206. Random Thoughts about Weight Loss for Runners
Sometimes, I have a bunch of thoughts that I want to share with you here on the podcast and I’ll create an episode for each one of those random thoughts. This is a great way of taking a deep dive into each topic and looking at it from several different angles. However, today’s podcast is going to be a little bit different. Instead of focusing on one topic, I’ve got several random thoughts about weight loss for runners that I want to share with you here today. They might all be seemingly random, but they do all focus on weight loss and running so maybe they’re not so random after all! The post 206. Random Thoughts about Weight Loss for Runners appeared first on Running Lean with Patrick McGilvray.
29:01 12/8/23
205. The Problem is You
Most people come up with all sorts of excuses, reasons, and stories for why they can’t accomplish something hard. You set out to lose weight so you change your diet but you eventually slip back into old habits and your new way of eating goes out the window. When you ask most people why they […] The post 205. The Problem is You appeared first on Running Lean with Patrick McGilvray.
13:45 12/1/23
204. Replay: 5 Tips to Avoid Gaining Weight This Holiday Season
It’s officially the Holiday Season and that means it’s time to gain a bunch of weight over the next 30 days and start the new year feeling like crap, right? I know it seems kinda crazy when I say that out loud, but the truth is, that’s the way most people do it. Most people gain quite a bit of weight during the holidays and then swear a solemn oath that they will get back on track in January. In this episode, I offer a better approach to this time of year and I have 5 tips to avoid gaining weight this holiday season. The post 204. Replay: 5 Tips to Avoid Gaining Weight This Holiday Season appeared first on Running Lean with Patrick McGilvray.
34:22 11/24/23
203. Making Sense of All the Conflicting Information
When it comes to diets and dietary advice, there is a lot of conflicting information out there. For every study that shows that one particular food is bad for you, there’s another study showing that it’s actually good for you. In this episode, I’m going to help you make sense of all the conflicting information out there so you can make informed decisions about how your particular food choices might affect your health. The post 203. Making Sense of All the Conflicting Information appeared first on Running Lean with Patrick McGilvray.
23:46 11/17/23
202. Unraveling Unhealthy Thought Patterns
One of the toughest things about losing weight and keeping it off for good is developing a healthy relationship with food. I work with runners every day who admittedly have a very unhealthy relationship with food. So, one of the most beneficial things you can do for yourself is to begin to recognize and then start unraveling those unhealthy thought patterns. That’s what this episode is all about so stick around, I think you’ll find some very helpful tips throughout this podcast. The post 202. Unraveling Unhealthy Thought Patterns appeared first on Running Lean with Patrick McGilvray.
22:30 11/10/23
201. Reversing Disease Through Nutrition and Exercise with Dr. Marvin Merrit
In the world of health and fitness, there is a lot of information out there - it can really feel pretty overwhelming. A lot of that information can be confusing and even contradictory, so how do you know what you should do? Well, rest assured that Dr. Marvin and I will break it all down for you and offer up some very clear strategies for reversing disease through nutrition and exercise so you can become the healthiest version of yourself yet! The post 201. Reversing Disease Through Nutrition and Exercise with Dr. Marvin Merrit appeared first on Running Lean with Patrick McGilvray.
40:02 11/3/23
200. Mindset Principles Runners Need to Know
Today is a very special episode - number 200 - and I wanted to do something a little different to celebrate this milestone. I’ve had a look over the last 200 episodes and picked out the most important mindset principles runners need to know in order to crush your running and weight loss goals. I’ve featured each of these principles on previous podcast episodes and you can easily go back through the archive and get a deep dive on each one of these any time. The post 200. Mindset Principles Runners Need to Know appeared first on Running Lean with Patrick McGilvray.
52:51 10/27/23

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