Welcome to the 34th episode of the Living Healthy podcast, presented by LA Fitness.

On this episode of the Living Healthy Podcast, we speak with Greg McMillan, Founder and Head Coach at McMillan Running and former National Trail Marathon Master’s Champion.

Having trained everyone from new runners to Olympians, Greg understands what it takes to run for the first time and what training looks like for those looking to up their game. Listen in to learn some things you may not know about running, to bust some misconceptions about its effects on your joints, and to hear a gross bug story from Andrew. 

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This podcast should not replace any exercise program or restrictions, any dietary supplements or restrictions, or any other medical recommendations from your primary care physician. Before starting any exercise program or diet, make sure it is approved by your doctor.

Timecard Markers – How to Like Running – Podcast Ep. 34  

Intro 

 0:01 

Introduction of Founder and Head Coach at McMillan Running, Greg McMillan, M.S 

2:08 

What Makes You So Passionate About Running? 

2:34 

What are Some Reasons to Add Running to Your Routine? 

3:49 

The Shared Experience Among Runners 

6:07 

What Would Help New Runners Get Started? 

8:21 

Is it Difficult to Get into Running in Baby Steps? 

11:19 

Is it Important to Find Out What Kind of Runner You Are? 

13:42 

Do You Need Special Shoes for Distance Running? 

15:38 

What is a Good Distance to Start with If You’re Training for a 5K? 

16:33 

Stride and Cadence to Increase Pace in Long Distance Running 

17:35 

Recommendations for Hydration Before and During a Run 

19:02 

If You’re Not Well Hydrated, Should You Avoid Running? 

21:43 

What are the Right Shoes for Sprinters? 

22:30 

Are Intervals the Right Way to Train for Sprinting? 

23:19 

What is a Good Starting Routine for Beginners? 

24:17 

What Is Running’s Physical Toll on Your Body? 

25:09 

Is Running Good for Losing Weight? 

26:32 

What is Good or Bad Running Form? 

27:32 

Can Music’s BPM Enhance Your Cadence? 

30:58 

Should You Stretch Before or After Running? 

32:41 

Myth Busting: Will Running Cause Your Skin to Sag Over Time? 

36:36 

Actionable Advice 

39:00 

Outro 

41:19 


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