Episode 25: All about that base

August 21, 2015

It's all about that base!

This episode I hope I have inspired you to to commit to building a proper fitness base to build on.  
I discuss some of the limiting factors and misconceptions about your running base and give some general guidelines for getting started. 

I am also pleased to announce my first digital product available for download.  
Coach Tracks are available HERE.  The first 10 people to download it get 50% off.  
Thanks to those of you who have supported the show, I hope you will continue to share the episodes you love and keep asking questions.  

Episode 24- Ramp it up. Taking your training to the next level

April 5, 2015

In this episode I cover 5 ways to take your training to the next level. 
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Episode 23: Yoga- the secret weapon

March 5, 2015

Ohmmmmm......This episode I spend a little time with yoga instructor Jen Stevens to discuss how you can incorporate this ancient art form into your weekly training.  The benefits may surprise you! I have seen a HUGE benefit from incorporating yoga just a couple days a week, and after this interview, I want to do it even more!

As a challenge, I'd love to see pictures on twitter or facebook of some of those sweet yoga poses you have been practicing!!
Jen was kind enough to send me links to some of the poses she recommends for runners and athletes, as well as some great resources for finding a studio near you so you can check it out! 
You can email Jen at yogabyjenn@gmail.com if you would like to show the love and thank her for coming on the show.  
Poses that Jen recommends you try out:

Jen's Resource List:


How Yoga Works- Novel

Relax and Renew- Instructional

21 Day Yoga Body- Program

My Favorite teachers on the Web!

Sadie Nardini



Also, a couple studio finders for local yoga studios:





Episode 22: Should I train at my goal pace?

February 7, 2015

Today I answer a couple facebook questions and we take a second to celebrate my first 2 star review! Some really great questions today and some good inspiration and motivation for those of you who have had a tough race.  For those of you who haven't....there is still time.  

Next week my guest, yoga instructor, Jen Stevens will be joining me to talk yoga including benefits and ways you can incorporate it into your training to take this year to the next level! Shoot your questions via Facebook or Twitter  and get it answered on the show!
All other running questions, success stories, and lessons learned are welcome! See you in episode 23! Peace. 

Episode 21: What heart rate monitor should I get? What is the 80:20 plan? and more!

January 28, 2015

This episode I answer some facebook questions:

Heart rate monitor recommendations? 
Do you think spending 80% of your training at aerobic capacity (zone 2) is the best option?
What age do we start slowing down?
Can I BQ on my 3rd marathon just 2 years after I started running?
And don't miss a great motivational quote at the end of the episode!
Have a great week! YOU CAN DO THIS!!!

Episode 20: Training in cold weather and overcoming the first 4-6 weeks of training.

November 20, 2014

In this episode I talk about how to be ready to run in cold weather head to toe, watching what you put in your body, and how long you can expect it to take for your body to stop fighting it, and accepting that you are a runner!


Episode 19: Couch to Marathon in 1 year; a podcast listeners journey

March 31, 2014

This episode I spend some time interviewing one of our podcast community listeners story from couch to his first marathon.  David has been a coaching client of mine for a little under a year. In this interview we discuss his journey over the course of a year from the couch to his first Marathon.  The first segment of the interview was conducted just 2 days before the LA marathon and David and I were able to discuss the training so far, pre race optimism, strategy, and just the overall feeling you have right before your first marathon.  Then we pick right up just one day after the race to get a full report of how the race felt and what David experienced.  I am so proud to have seen him progress from zero miles to a marathon in just a year, what a great accomplishment.  I hope you are inspired, motivated, and equipped after following along on his journey.


Episode 18: Superhuman super fuel. A look into the life of the Tarahumara (running people) or the copper canyons of Mexico.

February 1, 2014

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Super excited about this interview but I am kind of a NERD when it comes to my garden.  As you also know I love food, particularly the idea that healthy whole food doesn't have to taste bad.  In fact, it tastes great!!!

In this interview with Dana Richardson and Sara Zentz we talk about their first full length production called Back to Eden.  Then we spent some time chatting about their trip down to the copper canyons of Mexico to live with the Tarahumara indians and learn how they live, grow their own food, and celebrate running as a culture.  They are also considered a "cold spot" for the 3 biggest diseases in most modern countries today, heart disease, diabetes, and cancer.  They have almost 0%! Maybe it's time we started thinking about what we are putting in our bodies, especially as athletes who want to get the most out of life.  

I hope you enjoy this episode, please head over and donate before March 12th to help this movie get wrapped up so we can watch it in the fall! It's going to be awesome. 

So, what are you going to grow this year? Leave a comment below and tell me how this episode inspired you?


Episode 17: “The Mayor of Running”- Bart Yasso of Runners World magazine!!!

December 20, 2013
I can't believe Bart Yasso "chief running officer" from Runner's World Magazine was kind enough to spend some time talking about his favorite races, training, the inside scoop on "Yasso 800's, and issue a challenge to the podcast audience! He is truly a gift to the sport of running, and has done more to advance the sport than many I know.  Don't miss his candid story about running a 5k at a nudist colony totally naked after speaking at the pasta dinner the night before....in the same attire! Such a funny story.  
What a privilege to spend some time with him.  Don't miss this episode!  


Group Run 16: Ultra runner Jerry Armstrong

November 18, 2013

I really enjoyed catching up with my friend from Colorado, Jerry Armstrong.  This interview is more of a casual conversation with someone who has run way more miles than I have.  He had some really great tips on learning to enjoy running, training safely and some books that have changed his life. 

Go to the show notes here. for links to the books he recommended and a free audio download of Ultra Marathon Man from audible.com 


Episode (group run) 15: hamstrings, tempo workouts, and a story time!

November 2, 2013

In this episode of the the podcast I answer some questions about hamstring soreness, racing instead of tempo workouts, post marathon recovery and nutrition, as well as a quick heart rate training tip.  
We also have our first ever "story time" in which I share with you an excerpt from one of my favorite running books and give you the opportunity to download it for free here. 

  Happy Holidays! Download a FREE audiobook today!
Go to this link to download your free book today.  

Thanks to the 200+ Facebook fans as well as the 31 five star review in iTunes.  You guys rock!


Episode 14: How do I get faster?

October 7, 2013

Back after a bit of a break, this episode includes a motivating quote, some announcements about some exciting thing in the coming months, and a running tip to make you faster!

Also a twitter challenge to submit your current mile time @TPRCpodcast. 

Go run more....and like it!


Episode 13: Listener questions

June 27, 2013

How do I get rid of this blister?

Is the Run/Walk strategy right for everyone?

How do I deal with plantar fasciitis?

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Episode 12: Speed work (get your shoes on!!!)

May 15, 2013

If you are healthy and have been running, lace up your shoes, grab a water bottle and join me for one of my favorite workouts.  Today I will be talking you through a 5 minute warm up, 10 x 1 min 30 sec speed interval with only 30 seconds of recovery between each one.  THIS WORKOUT IS HARD! I hope that I am able to inspire you to take your training to the next level while training smart and staying healthy.  I even hired a huge crowd of people to cheer you on during parts of the workout! Have fun.

As always, subscribe to the show in itunes and give us a rating, or if you listen in stitcher, just click on that little "thumbs up" button to give us some love!

Unfortunately I must leave a disclaimer.  Please be smart! This workout is meant for an injury free athlete who has been running at least a couple of weeks.  For an easier beginner workout listen to episode two of the PRC podcast then join us for this workout.  You should not attempt this workout if you are unsure about your ability to do it.  Please consult with a medical professional before beginning any new training program.  Coach Nate Lindskoog and The Pocket Running Coach Podcast (a Treasure Valley Road Runners, LLC. company) is not liable for any injuries sustained during the attempt of this workout.


Episode 11: Psychology of “THE ZONE”

May 10, 2013

Its all about the "ions"!

Actualization, Simulation, Visualization, Rationalization, Concentration, and Relaxation.  In this episode I break down each of these "ION" words to help you become a more mentally strong athlete.

In your search for "THE ZONE" you will need to address each of these areas in your training so you are prepared and able to deal with a variety of racing and training situations.  Do you know how to visualize your race? How should you spend time simulating the course you are training to run on?

I'd LOVE to hear from you!


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Episode 10: Nutrition before, during and after

April 12, 2013

In this episode we are spending some time talking about nutrition before, during, and after a longer race.  I answered a question on how to avoid falls while trail running and share my thoughts on some of the more expensive recovery formulas.

If you are interested in checking out the Hydra Pouch product I mentioned in the show click here

Next episode....Psychology of a runner.  Feel free to email questions to thepocketrunningcoach@gmail.com or on Facebook.


Episode 9: Marathon motivation and foundation

March 22, 2013

A quick overview to help you find out if you are ready to run a marathon.  Some fundamentals to make sure you stay healthy and a couple listener questions.

What do I do if I get a blister?

I run on my lunch break, what should I eat for breakfast/lunch?

How do I engage my core when I run?

Is weight training important?

How do I warm up on race day?

Please leave comments for the show on www.facebook.com/thepocketrunningcoach or email thepocketrunningcoach@gmail.com


Episode 8:Training for Idiots-Part 2

March 1, 2013

This episode we spend a little more time going through what specific workouts look like in each training phase from base building, to sharpening, to tapering.  As always please feel free to email or ask questions on Facebook for upcoming shows.  Please support the show by subscribing in iTunes, leaving a rating and or a comment! I really appreciate your feedback.


Episode 7:Training for Idiots-Part 1

January 4, 2013

This is part one of a two part series on the basic elements of a good training plan. In this episode I break apart the 5 key components of a good training plan and briefly cover the purpose of each cycle.  Part 2 will take us further in depth and discuss key elements of each phase.  Please feel free to ask questions or leave comments at www.facebook.com/thepocketrunningcoach or email at thepocketrunningcoach@gmail.com.


TPRC 6:Top 5 Christmas picks

December 14, 2012

This episode I share my top 5 picks for the runner on your list.