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What if I told you there was a way to get stronger, become more mobile, lower your risk of injury, and even get faster at running?  It wouldn’t take much of your time and you might even find that you actually like it.

This is the promise of pilates for runners.  Now before you roll your eyes at yet another thing that you have to add to your to-do list, the benefits may just be worth the investment.  It might even be a way to partially replace or even entirely replace the work that you are already doing.

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.

In this episode, you’ll learn:

  • Exactly what pilates for runners really is
  • How it can help you improve your physical strength, mental strength, mobility, and even your speed, and
  • How some runners even use it to replace all their work in the gym

I’m joined today by Liz Patient.  Liz is the founder of Pilates for Runners, she delivers specialized online pilates sessions for a huge range of runners and has built up an extensive expertise and following in doing so. Liz is a passionate trail runner, Pilates instructor and advocate of movement.

In 2018 after being plagued by running injuries and niggles she began to adapt her Pilates practice specifically to support running. It transformed her running form and performance. Since then, she has helped a huge range of runners from beginners to marathon and ultra-runners, with her unique online Pilates for runners sessions.

So if you hate going to the gym, but know you should, or if you are looking for an alternative, this one is for you.


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Love this podcast. Great discussions and information. Relevant, timely,AND educational. I even listen WHILE running

drpaula9 via Apple Podcasts ·United States of America ·01/08/2023

⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐So useful and enjoyable

Claire had so much useful knowledge and relatable experience, regardless of what level you are running at. Great interviews that are always a joy to listen to

TheStonehenge via Apple Podcasts ·United States of America ·01/07/2023

⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐Love this podcast

I am 58 and after 12 years of being a runner I finally got the nerve to register for a marathon. This podcast is giving me practical advice for how to get it done but more importantly it’s making me believe I can actually do this. So glad I found this podcast!!

ijmcfarland via Apple Podcasts ·United States of America ·01/07/2023

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