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Masters runners (those over 40) today are fitter and faster than ever before.

How can it be? Have the elite older runners unlocked the running fountain of youth?

Let’s find out.

We’ll explore how you can get fitter and faster, no matter what your age.

We’ll look at:

  • The traditional signs of aging
  • How to slow down the slow down, and we’ll talk about some
  • Factors that you might not even be considering that affect your speed

So if you are a runner over 40 or you plan to be, this is the episode for you.

Welcome to the Planted Runner. I’m Coach Claire Bartholic and my mission is to help you improve your running, your mindset, and your life with science-backed training and plant-based nutrition.

Before we get into the episode, I want to announce something that has to transform your running over the next year. It’s called the Sprint Sessions. I’ll be hosting live, 30 minute coaching sessions on the topics that you need the most, from speedwork and intervals, pacing and strategy, race fueling and nutrition, and more.

The first session is Thursday, December 7, 2023 at 12pm ET and it’s all about how to plan your training and racing schedule for next year so you are training smart and peaking at the perfect time for your goals. We’ll go over how to schedule your tune up races, what to do in the off-season, and how to tell if your goals are realistic in the first place.

This is a value-packed, interactive session with me that you don’t want to miss. If you can’t make it live, you’ll have lifetime access to the recording and course materials to go through whenever it works for you.

All my coaching athletes and PR Team members will get these sessions included with your membership, so if you are on the fence about joining, now is the perfect time. Join the team at today.

If you want just the Sprint Sessions, they are really affordable, especially if you bundle 6 of them together. Learn more and reserve your session seat at  

If you need more help, you can order my book The Planted Runner: Running Your Best With Plant-Based Nutrition wherever you get books or request a copy from your local library. 

➡️Or you can enter to win a copy for free, just by writing an Apple Podcasts review. I choose a new winner every month.

Don’t forget to stay tuned all the way to the end of the episode for another Mental Strength Minute. Fortify your mind in 60 seconds or less.


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⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐Claire is the best podcast host!

Coach Claire makes her topics relatable and easy to understand. Keep up the great work! BHZ”


⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐Thank you!

As a plant based marathoner, this podcast has provided me with invaluable information related to training and nutrition. Thank you, Coach Claire for your insight and wisdom! Highly recommend if your plant and/or running- curious!


⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐Great, to the point, podcast

Thanks for all the great information! I just listened to the pod on speedwork and loved the info! Would have liked more discussion about the purpose/importance of the recovery portion of interval speedwork. So much conflicting info out there. Would love to hear more!


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