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There’s nothing like crossing the finish line.  You’ve trained for weeks or months or even years and finally, you’ve done it.

If the race went well, you wonder if you could have given a little more.  If the race didn’t go well, ooh, it’s going to sting, but soon you are plotting your redemption race.

Either way, you know that with a little better training or a few changes here and there, your next race will be even better.

But of course, in long distance racing, that is not always the case.  

When you are new to the sport, you typically get better and better, fueling your fire to keep going and keep getting better.  But if you’ve been racing a long time, often those gains aren’t happening as often.

Or you feel like you are getting worse.

Have you simply maxed out your potential?  Is your age finally catching up with you?

Or is it time for something completely different…

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, I’m going to explore a better way to train in between your usual racing cycle, instead of just rinsing and repeating the same training you keep doing over and over again.  You’ll learn:

Why you need to take a break from your favorite race distance

How a well planned off season can reset your body and your mind, and

How to choose what you should be doing to start your next cycle stronger and faster than ever

I’ve talked a lot over the years about the marathon training I’ve done, but I really haven’t gone into the details of what I was doing when I wasn’t in a specific marathon training cycle.  So I’ll share what worked for me along with what I coach my athletes to do.


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⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐Love love love this podcast

Ive been listening to Claire for a number of years and I have always appreciated how focused she is in actionable information. Highly recommend

Jill satran via Apple Podcasts ·United States of America ·10/30/2022


I love listening to Claire’s tips. It’s a perfect blend of great information in a condensed time. I also recommend following Claire on Instagram for more tips and tricks.

Dawnbrou via Apple Podcasts ·United States of America ·11/01/2022

⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐Can’t stop

I love Claire Bartholic! A runner and listener from run to the top as well. Just finished my first marathon in SF 2022. My friends asked how? I told them: 4hrs run to top podcasts and 20mins music. When she was the host of Run to the top, teach me a lot of techniques. You can also tell by the voice full of passion. Her podcasts combine a variety of topics. P.S love your background music. Match my running pace.

Elsiemaybe via Apple Podcasts ·United States of America ·10/30/2022

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