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The Sonya Looney Show

Sonya Looney: : Mindset, Plant-Based Nutrition, Performance, Mountain Bikin

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Pro Mountain Biker, Plant-Based Athlete, and World Endurance Champion, Sonya Looney interviews inspiring leaders about vegan & plant-based nutrition, cycling and endurance training, mountain bike tips, sports psychology, adventure travel, mindset, personal development, and entrepreneurship to help you unlock the best and healthiest version of yourself. Find out more at: www.sonyalooney.com
 
We live in a world where sport was made for men. Whether we're competing at the highest level or running a local 5k, we often feel like something is missing when it comes to getting the best from our bodies. That's because most of the research, product development, and cultural norms in sport are centered around men. Finding the right information can feel overwhelming. Every week it seems that someone is promoting a new diet, product, or regime that’s guaranteed to work. Getting the informat ...
 
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This episode features lead researcher at Stanford’s Female Athlete Science and Translational Research Program (FASTR), co-founder of the Some Work, All Play Running Group, and co-host of the Happy Runner podcast: Megan Roche. She talks about how she balanced school and academics during her time at Duke University as a neuroscience major and a membe…
 
This week’s podcast features a discussion with Stanford Female Athlete Science And Translational Research (FASTR) Program Director Dr. Emily Kraus and Lead Researcher Dr. Megan Roche. The FASTR program seeks to help close the gender gap in sports science research with an emphasis on early identification and interventions to prevent injury and ident…
 
Wow, I can't believe I've had the privilege of doing this podcast for 5 years! Today is the 300th episode! Initially, I was going to do a mash-up of my favorite episodes. That is still coming. Instead, I decided to record an episode on what having a podcast has taught me (not lessons about what guests have taught me). Consistency There is No End Po…
 
Do you ever feel like you are missing out on key training elements that could actually help you get faster and stronger? If you are stuck in a plateau or a cycle of injury, there are some changes that can help. Eoin Everard is a physiotherapist with a PhD in Biomechanics who studies what makes runners faster and stronger. He’s the founder of everar…
 
We did some titillating at-home chiropractic adjustments before talking about the variance in what constitutes good hydration for different athletes (and how extreme approaches can work for heavy sweaters), carb love and the power of Peanut Butter Puffins, our favorite recent TV shows, shoe science and the murky understanding of impact forces, body…
 
Why can't we talk openly about our leaking pee and poo? As we know, it is incredibly challenging to find trustworthy information for active women, especially in relation to "taboo" topics. Refreshingly, Melissa Dessaulles says "f*** that" and talks about all things pelvic health. Melissa, aka the pelvic expert, is a physical therapist that focuses …
 
Britt Frank - therapist, teacher, speaker, and trauma specialist - focuses her work on helping others who feel stuck. Her life’s work developed out of a history of drug addiction, love addiction, borderline personality disorder, depression, an eating disorder and anxiety. It sounds like a lot, and it is, but her approach to her work comes from a de…
 
Running can be intimidating to a lot of people. But jogging? It can open a world of fun fitness to almost everyone. Chris Heuisler of the Knob Creek Jogging Club talks about how a simple word shift transformed the lives of hundreds of bartenders. In this fun and inspiring episode, we explore: Why the word “jogging” made all the difference in gettin…
 
We tanned our private parts for the hormone boost before talking about extreme race fueling approaches of 400-500+ calories per hour and how they might work for some athletes, extreme races like the Cocodona 250, training for ultras where the association between speed and performance fall away, John Kelly's historic Wainwrights FKT, heat training, …
 
Did you think we could cover it all in just one season? I don't know about you, but we have full lifetimes of B.S. to cut through. Welcome to season two of the Feisty Women's Performance Podcast. We are so happy to start this season off with a bang, and that bang is Molly Hurford! Molly is a long-time journalist and outdoor extraordinaire, coaching…
 
Sometimes life can feel hard and overwhelming. Big life changes often cause discomfort and stress, but out of it comes growth. Growth is something most of us want, but it's normally not something that feels good all the time. With growth can come a period of struggling, and sometimes that feeling of struggling can feel like it'll last forever. Pers…
 
Side stitches affect up to 70% of all runners. If you’ve ever suffered from a sharp, shooting pain in your side in the middle of your run, you know how awful it is. On today’s Run to the Top Podcast, we go into the science of side stitches. You’ll learn: which runners are most susceptible to them what you can do to prevent them, and how to deal wit…
 
We channeled our BIGGEST WET FOOD ENERGY to joyfully reflect on the 100th episode of the podcast! What a journey! This is a love letter to our listeners... and to new adventures. You know how TV shows save something big for the season finale? We did that for the 100th episode. Tune in and find out! Plus discussions of lessons from the last couple y…
 
Each week on the Women's Performance Podcast, we discuss the four pillars of performance, which are physiology, nutrition, mental health, and culture, while recognizing that ultimately, we can't separate one from the other. Today, we take this multidisciplinary approach with activist, entrepreneur, Mom, and cyclist, Monica Garrison. As Founder and …
 
Do you train your brain as hard as you train your body? World-renowned expert on performance, Olympic-level coach, author and podcast host Steve Magness is our special guest on the Run to the Top and he can teach us how. You’ll learn: How the stereotypical view of mental toughness has changed for the better What mental techniques elite runners use …
 
We made SO MANY PHONE CALLS before talking about the wildly cool and striking science on how much pre-race and during-race carb intake correlates with performance, what the literature says about how to fuel before and during events, the incredible racing at the Canyons 100k, the importance of women in coaching, inspiration from Leah Yingling, why L…
 
Every woman deserves performance. We have observed that there is A LOT of B.S. information out there for women coming from the fitness and health industries, which gets even worse as we age. Because of this, we saw the need to bring trusted information to women so we can feel and perform our best. The launch of the Women's Performance Podcast featu…
 
Fiona Oakes is an elite marathon runner, who has completed over 100 marathons and finished in the top 20 in two of the world’s Major Marathon series, winning the Main Start and placing in the top 20 in the Great North Run. She holds four Guinness recognized World Records in endurance events including being the fastest woman to run a Marathon on eve…
 
Are you stuck in a metabolic plateau? We run, eat less, maybe lose some weight, plateau, run more, eat less. The weight stays the same (or goes up!), but the belly or the thighs or the arms even get softer. What ends up happening is that the body fat stays stubbornly put but muscle growth stops or even reverses. More running and more calorie restri…
 
We went full BUBBLES before talking about some takeaways from the Boston Marathon, training theory evolution in the Strava age, a preview of the STACKED Canyons 100k, sexy science on variables that predict trail running performance, why peak velocity might correlate with success even in very long races, satisfaction bombs and the importance of big …
 
Drumroll please! … It’s the season finale! For this very special episode, we have Holley Samuel on the podcast to teach us how to fuel our bodies for peak performance. But wait, there’s more! Holley is a registered dietician, certified personal trainer, and takes an extremely holistic approach to wellness. She delves into her path to female entrepr…
 
Bob Doyle is a law of attraction expert and coach. The law of attraction is a belief that positive or negative thoughts bring positive or negative experiences into a person's life. He focuses heavily on helping people decide who they want to be and how they want to express themselves. Bob has been teaching these principles through programs, live ev…
 
The beauty of following a pace group is that you don’t have to race alone. You’ll not only have a more experienced runner leading you to your dream finish time, but likely, you’ll have a whole group of people trying for the exact same thing. You can relax, keep your eyes off your watch, and ride the pace group wave all the way to a new personal rec…
 
We had a pepperoni pizza foodgasm before talking about dreaming big in athletics and life, the delightful inevitability of failure, an amazing new study on the training of world-class distance runners, easy running guidelines, tapers, and empathy. Plus asides on BOTH fox mating and raptor mating, so things are getting freaky in the animal kingdom. …
 
This week, Sara talks to professional trainer, figure and bikini competitor Josefine Holmberg about all things bodybuilding like a woman. Josefine is an all-around athlete who competed in CrossFit, Olympic Lifting, and Figure before finding her love for Bikini competitions. Josefine shares how she uses the advice of Dr. Stacy Sims to optimize her p…
 
In 2017, Hillary Allen experienced a life threatening accident that had the potential to completely derail her career as an endurance athlete. She fell 150 feet off a ridge-line during a race in Norway. With 14 broken bones, she was told she’d never run again, and most definitely not compete at an elite level. She overcame the odds and made a full …
 
Last January in Houston, Fiona O’Keefe crossed the finish line in 1:07:42, making her half marathon debut the fastest ever by an American woman. At age 23, this young runner has an incredibly bright future. Fiona specializes in the 10k and the 5k right now and--fun fact--she accidentally broke her 10k PR in the middle of her record breaking half. C…
 
We rocked some very teal, very tight spandex to talk about stories from the Gorge 100k and 50k (highlighted by some amazingly fun breakthroughs!), great health news for Megan's heart, athletics as an opportunity to shine your light with FULL LUMINOSITY, Jerrod Carmichael's wonderful new comedy special, being yourself, the courage of Lia Thomas, why…
 
Okay, Feisty friends, if you are looking for some inspiration and motivation - this is the episode for you. This week, Sara talks to Emily Kraus and Megan Roche. Emily is the FASTR program coordinator, MD, a clinical assistant professor at Stanford children's orthopedic and sports medicine center, a seven-time marathoner, and a two-time Boston fini…
 
Small wins are possibly one of the most important aspects of progress, motivation, and confidence in our lives that are overlooked. The reality is that they are the building blocks, the steps, the brush strokes to building a masterpiece. No one suddenly has a big, flashy achievement. They are the many steps to get there that build resilience and ch…
 
After her husband was killed in Afghanistan and the terrorist bombs at the Boston Marathon went off in front of her, Linda Ambard vowed not to let terrorism take any more from her. As of this year, Linda has run 220 marathons, with at least one in every state and one on each of the seven continents. Linda’s story is about more than just survival. I…
 
We turned some knobs in all the right directions before talking about some cool new data on how rest days can improve health and performance, how that relates to burnout and long-term growth, the wild and repeatable science of the placebo effect (featuring a fun study on injecting athletes with fake EPO!), publication bias and how that influences s…
 
This week on the show, Sara shares Selene Yeager’s Keynote Speech from last weekend’s Feisty Women’s Performance Summit. Selene is a professional journalist, health and fitness writer, personal trainer, professional mountain bike racer, and an all-American IRONMAN triathlete. Selene discusses her journey to where she is today - as host of Feisty Me…
 
James Lawrence, also known as the Iron Cowboy, is a mindset and fitness coach, best known for testing his mental and physical limits. In 2021, James set out to complete 100 Ironman-distance triathlons in 100 days. He ended up doing 101 triathlons in 101 days. The Conquer 100 wasn’t the first time James tested his athletic limits. It started when hi…
 
Plant-based athletes are everywhere these days. But can a plant-based diet really be a performance booster for your running? What are the pros and cons of a plant based diet for runners? On today’s Run to the Top Podcast, we’ll going to go over the benefits that a plant-based diet provides runners the potential downsides to going plant-based, and w…
 
This episode features NBA Hall of Famer, Chris Mullin. He describes his exposure to basketball growing up in Brooklyn and how transformative his coaches were to his playing career during his youth. Mullin also reflects on his experience playing for Coach Carneseca at St. Johns and going back to coach there later on. Lastly, he talks about his curre…
 
We channeled some SEXY WILDEBEEST vibes before talking about studies from rugby on how positive reinforcement before and after matches improves hormone levels and performance, a new review study on the perils of low-carbohydrate approaches to nutrition, opening up about our secrets, balancing positive mentorship and actionable feedback, bike racing…
 
This week on the show, Sara welcomes obstacle racer, Amelia Boone, to discuss Amelia’s experience as a high-performance female athlete. Boone is one of the most decorated obstacle course racers ever, four-time obstacle course World Champion, three-time winner of the World's Toughest Mudder, Spartan Race Champion, Ultrarunner, AND full-time lawyer f…
 
Cycling has been a lifeline for Haley Smith. Haley, a top professional cyclist, competed in the cross-country event at the 2018 Commonwealth Games, winning the bronze medal, and was named to the 2020 Canadian Olympic team and competed in the delayed summer games in 2021. She recently signed with Maxxis Factory Racing after a decade with Norco. But …
 
For the first time in history, just over 50% of all races are run by women. While women are leading in the number of participants, research on women in sport is still stubbornly behind the guys’. We know that women and men perform differently, carry and use fat differently, as well as react to pain differently. Typically, men are bigger, stronger, …
 
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