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When you are trying to improve at anything, whether it’s business, parenting, or of course, running, the first place most of us go is the internet.

We search and fall down rabbit holes.  We follow gurus and influencers.  We look at this article and that study.  And before you know it, you aren’t sure what’s truth, what’s important, and what is just plain myth.

So today, we’re going to bust a few of them with strength coach and trail runner, Tera Pruett.

In this episode with Coach Tera Pruett, you’ll learn:

  • ➡️What she thinks are some of the biggest myths in the fitness industry
  • ➡️Why a little strength training can be the best thing you can do for your running, and
  • ➡️How you can get started trail running even if you are brand new.

Tera has over 25 years in the fitness industry and her passion is helping people discover their true fitness and reach big, scary goals.  In her training studio, Tera coaches athletes to cross their first finish line strong and helps them conquer the trails.

Tera is an amazing human and I’m thrilled that she will be joining me this September 14-17 for the Asheville Running Retreat.  Tera will explain what her role will be at the incredible experience we have planned.  There are only a few luxury cabins left, so if you’ve been on the fence about joining us, this is your sign to sign up today.

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.


I have helped hundreds of real runners chase their dreams and conquer what they never thought possible. My coaching philosophy combines science-based training, plant-based running nutrition, and proven mindset techniques to unlock every runner's true potential.

I’m a certified vegan running coach, sports nutrition specialist, mom, and borderline obsessive plant lover.

As an athlete, I went from a 4:02 first marathon all the way to a 2:58 finishing time at the age of 42, entirely plant-based.

I coach vegan, plant-based, and plant-curious runners to achieve the same dramatic success, from those on a walk-run program, general fitness, up to high-level athletes.

My book, The Planted Runner: Running Your Best with Plant-Based Nutrition is available now (link below or wherever books are sold).  I include everything you need to become a better runner all in one place, fueled by plants.  

You can order your copy today, OR you can enter to win a signed copy from me for free.  

To enter, just write a 5 star review of the podcast on Apple Podcasts.  I read every single one and I will randomly choose a winner at the end of each month for this entire year. 


Tera is giving away a freebie for Planted Runner listeners if you are ready to get into trail running!  Get your free trail guide today.

Learn more about the Asheville Running Retreat, September 14-17, 2023


⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐Love this podcast

“So clear, informative, positive, well produced, and just overall a great listen. Fully recommended.”

Ron8S via Apple Podcasts · United States of America

⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐Great info for runners of all abilities!

“I started listening to The Planted Runner in October and I just can’t get enough. You will find simple, straightforward advice as well as interesting interviews with a variety of athletes. The focus is not on a plant based diet. The focus is being the best version of yourself!!”

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⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐Perfect running accompaniment

“I found this podcast when the host was interviewed on a different podcast and love the content! I listen on my runs and get inspiration for all kinds of running related material. Very happy that I stumbled upon it and can’t wait to read the book”

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