Rhett Smith Podcast 59: Therapy, Running, and the 4 Self-Care Components that Running Engages

RSP59Running is not new to this blog or podcast. In fact, I’ve done episodes on various aspects of running before (listen to Episode 20, Episode 25, and Episode 32.)

But a couple of things have changed since I last talked about running on the podcast. First, I am just about to complete my certification as a Level I Running Coach through the RRCA. I’ve been wanting to do this for a while and was so excited to take the course. I had a great time with the cohort. Second, one of the main reasons I wanted to get certified was so that I could bring that knowledge to some therapy running groups I am working on starting. Even though I have been running through years and feel that I can be helpful to runners when building a program…I really wanted the information and knowledge to do it in a way that just wasn’t relying on my experience since every runner is different.

So, in this episode:

  • I talk briefly about my coaching certification process.
  • I share my desire to start therapy running groups in my practice.
  • And I review the 4 key components of self-care that running engages.

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Resources Mentioned in the Podcast

RRCA Coaching Certification
Finding Ultra: Rejecting Middle Age, Becoming One of the World’s Fittest Men, and Discovering Myself by Rich Roll

Born to Run: A Hidden Tribe, Superathletes, and the Greatest Race the World Has Ever Seen by Chistopher McDougall

Eat and Run: My Unlikely Journey to Ultramarathon Greatness by Scott Jurek

Why We Run: A Natural History by Bernd Heinrich

Ultramarathon Man: Confessions of an All-Night Runner by Dean Karnazes

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