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By Believe in the Run

Believe in the Run's Thomas Neuberger, Robbe Reddinger, and Meaghan Murray bring you a fresh spin on the running scene, featuring candid interviews with elite athletes, industry insiders, and just interesting runners in general. Follow along as we also discuss our own running highs and lows, as well as our favorite shoes and gear. (And don't forget to stick around 'til the end of each episode).
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118 | The Running Event: Full Recap and Thoughts on 2023 Running Shoes
118 | The Running Event: Full Recap and Thoughts on 2023 Running Shoes
Kind of a bonus episode, kind of not, but here's our full recap of a jam-packed week at The Running Event in Austin, Texas. We talked with over 20 brands over two days to get you the inside scoop of what's coming in 2023. Enjoy! Watch all the recaps on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC2-2J_y_jpOYz8Rld5C6C5w
01:13:59
December 06, 2022
117 | Chris Ford, aka Fordy Runs
117 | Chris Ford, aka Fordy Runs
We never did try toad in the hole or Yorkshire pudding while we were in England, but we did finally meet Chris Ford (founder of UK-based run group Fordy Runs) at our London shakeout run with Tracksmith. We have a great time talking about what it takes to start a running group, the community of runners he's brought together, how he got into running, and of course– a bunch of shoe and gear talk.  Registration for Winter GRIT opens at 9 a.m. ET on Black Friday! Sign up here: https://bit.ly/BITR-GRIT Please subscribe and leave a review, and we'll try to read it on the next podcast! This episode is sponsored by Inside Tracker, which helps you optimize your body and running, using science and technology to deliver ultra-personalized guidance for your training and health. Drop listeners save 20% on any product (no code necessary): https://www.insidetracker.com/dropin
02:00:56
November 25, 2022
116 | Andrea Pomaranski, Elite Marathoner
116 | Andrea Pomaranski, Elite Marathoner
On this week's episode of the drop we talk with elite marathoner Andrea Pomaranski, who recently finished in the top-25 at the Berlin Marathon at 40 years of age, posting a personal best time in the distance. In the intro, we talk about our post-New York City depression, Robbe sustaining yet another injury, and of course baby pigeons, or the lack thereof.  This episode is sponsored by Inside Tracker, which helps you optimize your body and running, using science and technology to deliver ultra-personalized guidance for your training and health. Drop listeners save 20% on any product (no code necessary): https://www.insidetracker.com/dropin
01:46:14
November 18, 2022
115 | New York City Marathon Weekend Recap
115 | New York City Marathon Weekend Recap
Absolute madness is the only way to describe this past weekend. From the shakeout run with New Balance (and you) to our very hot yet very awesome day running the New York City Marathon, we recap it all in this episode of The Drop. Plus, you get a special appearance from Wide Foot Jarrett (who is kind of the guest today). Enjoy and thanks again to all of you who came to the run and showed why this community is so special. This episode is sponsored by Inside Tracker, which helps you optimize your body and running, using science and technology to deliver ultra-personalized guidance for your training and health. Drop listeners save 20% on any product (no code necessary): https://www.insidetracker.com/dropin
01:26:43
November 11, 2022
114 | Tim West, Bandit Running
114 | Tim West, Bandit Running
Running apparel is heating up and Tim West of Bandit Running is throwing some logs on the fire with his fashion-forward approach to run culture. We talk about how Bandit got started, why they're different, and how they see themselves shaping the run community. Check out Bandit: https://banditrunning.com/ Follow Bandit Running on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/banditrunning/   This episode is sponsored by Inside Tracker, which helps you optimize your body and running, using science and technology to deliver ultra-personalized guidance for your training and health.  Drop listeners save 20% on any product (no code necessary): https://www.insidetracker.com/dropin
01:48:14
November 04, 2022
113 | Erin Azar aka Mrs. Space Cadet
113 | Erin Azar aka Mrs. Space Cadet
The second most famous runner we've ever interviewed (I mean, who can top Kipchoge?), Erin Azar is the running queen of Tiktok and Insta reels. Probably because she's funny as hell and puts out the most relatable running content that we've all experienced at some time in our run journeys. We talk about how she got started, where she's going, and the wild world of being a social media star. This episode is sponsored by Inside Tracker, which helps you optimize your body and running, using science and technology to deliver ultra-personalized guidance for your training and health. Drop listeners save 20% on any product (no code necessary): https://www.insidetracker.com/dropin
01:57:46
October 28, 2022
112 | Mike Wardian, Ultra Runner
112 | Mike Wardian, Ultra Runner
Crazy and weird is the name of the game around here, so it was only appropriate that we asked Mike Wardian to come into the stuido for this episode of the show. Mike is an ultrarunner sponsored by Hoka and Coros, who recently ran across the United States over 60 days. He also holds the world record for the fastest average time in the 7 marathons/7 continents/7 days challenge. This was such a great conversation about running, staying healthy, nutrition, and more.   Follow Mike on Instagram: @mikewardian  Follow Mike on Strava: https://www.strava.com/pros/mwardian   RSVP for the New Balance NYC Shakeout run: https://mailchi.mp/believeintherun/shakeout This episode is sponsored by Inside Tracker, which helps you optimize your body and running, using science and technology to deliver ultra-personalized guidance for your training and health. Drop listeners save 20% on any product (no code necessary): https://www.insidetracker.com/dropin
01:55:17
October 21, 2022
111 | Geoffrey Gray, Heeluxe: Footwear Science and Research
111 | Geoffrey Gray, Heeluxe: Footwear Science and Research
Thomas chats with Heeluxe Footwear and Science Research professional Geoffrey Gray. Heeluxe is a company that aims to help footwear brands make better shoes. Thomas and Geoffrey talk about some of the most impressive shoes on the market and the future of gender and region specific foot patterns for running shoes.  Check out Heeluxe here: https://www.heeluxe.com/ This episode is sponsored by Inside Tracker, which helps you optimize your body and running, using science and technology to deliver ultra-personalized guidance for your training and health. Drop listeners save 20% on any product (no code necessary): https://www.insidetracker.com/dropin
02:01:13
October 14, 2022
110 | Doug Smiley, Under Armour, Global Product Director of Performance Run Footwear
110 | Doug Smiley, Under Armour, Global Product Director of Performance Run Footwear
We're Baltimore through and through, so it was great to have someone from the home team into the studio. Doug Smiley is the Global Product Director of Performance Run Footwear for Under Armour (that's a title), heading up the development of the all-new Under Armour Flow Velociti Elite. We talk about that shoe and the team of local runners for whom Under Armour is giving the elite treatment on race day of the Baltimore Marathon.    This episode is sponsored by Inside Tracker, which helps you optimize your body and running, using science and technology to deliver ultra-personalized guidance for your training and health. Drop listeners save 20% on any product (no code necessary): https://www.insidetracker.com/dropin
01:39:02
October 07, 2022
109 | Laura Green, Physical Therapist & Content Creator
109 | Laura Green, Physical Therapist & Content Creator
Many people try to be funny, few succeed. Laura Green is a physical therapist who has quickly gained a dedicated social media following on Instagram and TikTok for her entertaining running reels. They're legitimately great. Anyway, we talk to her about, well... running. And it was a lot of fun. Follow Laura on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/lauramcgreen/ Follow Laura on TikTok: https://www.tiktok.com/@lauramcgreen If you're listening on Friday, you still have time to RSVP for the London Shakeout run with Tracksmith! RSVP here: https://www.tracksmith.com/events/london-2022-pre-race-shakeout This episode is sponsored by Inside Tracker, which helps you optimize your body and running, using science and technology to deliver ultra-personalized guidance for your training and health. Drop listeners save 20% on any product (no code necessary): https://www.insidetracker.com/dropin
01:54:04
September 30, 2022
108 | Jay Dicharry, Biomechanics Expert & Founder of Mobo Board
108 | Jay Dicharry, Biomechanics Expert & Founder of Mobo Board
Does your posture remind you of a shepherd's crook? Do you wonder if heel-striking actually matters? This week's guest, Jay Dicharry, is a biomechanics expert, former director of the SPEED Clinic at the University of Virginia, author, and inventor of Mobo Board. In this conversation, we cover all things biomechanics, how to improve posture and running performance in small steps, and how Robbe can stop rolling his ankles so damn much.  Here's the exercise we talk about in the podcast: https://www.instagram.com/p/CKev6ldntht/  Check out Mobo Board, it's legit: https://www.moboboard.com/  For a deeper dive, pick up Jay's books, Anatomy For Runners, and Running Rewired: https://anathletesbody.com/my-books/  This episode is sponsored by Inside Tracker, which helps you optimize your body and running, using science and technology to deliver ultra-personalized guidance for your training and health. Drop listeners save 20% on any product (no code necessary): https://www.insidetracker.com/dropin
02:03:51
September 23, 2022
107 | Wes Stoody, Founder of Article One Eyewear
107 | Wes Stoody, Founder of Article One Eyewear
There's a huge difference between running sunglasses and premium-quality running sunglasses. As a runner and founder of Article One eyewear, Wes Stoody knows the difference. On this episode, we talk about what it takes to build an eyewear brand, what goes into making quality athletic shades, and what exactly "heirloom" means in the context of sunglasses. This is for all you business nerds out there. Don't forget to enter our Article One giveaway on Instagram! Follow us @believeintherun and enter on the Article One giveaway post. Check out Article One's Active Collection: https://bit.ly/SHOP-ARTICLE-ONE-ACTIVE-COLLECTION This episode is sponsored by Inside Tracker, which helps you optimize your body and running, using science and technology to deliver ultra-personalized guidance for your training and health. Drop listeners save 20% on any product (no code necessary): https://www.insidetracker.com/dropin
01:31:21
September 16, 2022
106 | Joe Rubio, Co-Founder of Running Warehouse
106 | Joe Rubio, Co-Founder of Running Warehouse
We love shoes, so who better to interview than Joe Rubio, co-founder of Running Warehouse, who literally has a warehouse of running shoes. In this episode we dive into all the shoe talk, how Running Warehouse got started, and more.  Running Warehouse is our top spot for all your running needs, so go check them out: http://bit.ly/RUNNING-WAREHOUSE This episode is sponsored by Inside Tracker, which helps you optimize your body and running, using science and technology to deliver ultra-personalized guidance for your training and health. Drop listeners save 20% on any product (no code necessary): https://www.insidetracker.com/dropin
01:53:24
September 09, 2022
105 | Floris Gierman, Path Projects
105 | Floris Gierman, Path Projects
You know we love versatile running gear, and Path Projects may be the most versatile of all. We talk to co-founder Floris Gierman about carving out a niche within the run industry, hosting The Extramilest podcast, heart rate training for running, how individual sports shaped us, and more. This was such a nice and chill conversation, we hope you enjoy it.   Check out Path Projects: https://bit.ly/SHOP-PATH-PROJECTS-2022 Listen to The Extramilest podcast: https://spoti.fi/3pWB273 Learn more about The Extramilest training program: https://extramilest.com/  This episode is sponsored by Inside Tracker, which helps you optimize your body and running, using science and technology to deliver ultra-personalized guidance for your training and health. Drop listeners save 20% on any product (no code necessary): https://www.insidetracker.com/dropin
02:07:45
September 02, 2022
104 | Tony Post, Founder of Topo Athletic
104 | Tony Post, Founder of Topo Athletic
An absolute legend in the running shoe world, Tony Post has stood at the fork in the road of running trends several times over the last few decades. From bringing Vibram to the forefront in North America to founding Topo Athletic and giving runners a more natural option for their feet, he has some great stories and insights into running. This was a great conversation that you don't want to miss.   Check out Topo Athletic: https://www.topoathletic.com/  This episode is sponsored by Inside Tracker, which helps you optimize your body and running, using science and technology to deliver ultra-personalized guidance for your training and health. Drop listeners save 20% on any product (no code necessary): https://www.insidetracker.com/dropin
02:05:35
August 26, 2022
103 | Sarah Sellers, Nurse & 2:25 Marathoner
103 | Sarah Sellers, Nurse & 2:25 Marathoner
Not too many people can put you to sleep AND come in second to Des Linden at the Boston Marathon. Well, just one, really: Sarah Sellers, anethetist, mother, and 2:25 marathoner. After a return to running five years ago, she keeps getting better, as evidenced by her 2nd-place finish to Dakotah Lindwurm at this year's Grandma's Marathon. This was a fun behind-the-scenes episode about that legendary 2018 Boston race and how Sellers manages her time and running goals.   This episode is sponsored by Inside Tracker, which helps you optimize your body and running, using science and technology to deliver ultra-personalized guidance for your training and health. Drop listeners save 20% on any product (no code necessary): https://www.insidetracker.com/dropin
01:27:21
August 19, 2022
102 | Peter Häggström Lindecrantz, YMR Track Club
102 | Peter Häggström Lindecrantz, YMR Track Club
Drawing from his experience as an Olympic athlete and Sweden's exceptional legacy of running, Peter Häggström Lindecrantz founded YMR Track Club in an effort to bring vintage design and high-quality, Swedish-made apparel to the run market, all at a reasonable price point. We talk about how he managed that, his history as a runner, and a lot more.    Follow YMR Track Club on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/ymrtrackclub/  This episode is sponsored by Inside Tracker, which helps you optimize your body and running, using science and technology to deliver ultra-personalized guidance for your training and health. Drop listeners save 20% on any product (no code necessary): https://www.insidetracker.com/dropin
01:25:60
August 12, 2022
101 | Steve Magness, Coach & Author
101 | Steve Magness, Coach & Author
It's long been a dream of ours to interview Steve Magness, author of Do Hard Things, whistleblower of the Nike Oregon Project, and podcast co-host of Coaching With Magness and Marcus, where he dispenses his invaluable knowledge on running and coaching. This was a great conversation that could've gone on for hours, with loads of great insight into the run mentality.   Buy "Do Hard Things": http://www.stevemagness.com/do-hard-things/  This episode is sponsored by Inside Tracker, which helps you optimize your body and running, using science and technology to deliver ultra-personalized guidance for your training and health. Drop listeners save 20% on any product (no code necessary): https://www.insidetracker.com/dropin
01:52:12
August 05, 2022
100 | Keira D'Amato, USA Women's Marathon Record Holder
100 | Keira D'Amato, USA Women's Marathon Record Holder
We made it to 100! To celebrate, we called on our favorite guest of all-time, Keira D'Amato, American record holder in the women's marathon and 8th-finisher at the 2022 World Athletics Championships last week (on only 3 weeks of official marathon training!). We talk about her race at Worlds and racing with the other badass American women, her upcoming goals, and other randomness.   Follow Keira D'Amato on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/keiradamato/  This episode is sponsored by Inside Tracker, which helps you optimize your body and running, using science and technology to deliver ultra-personalized guidance for your training and health. Drop listeners save 20% on any product (no code necessary): https://www.insidetracker.com/dropin
01:54:52
July 29, 2022
099 | World Athletics Championships (w. Kofuzi, Asics' Sara Hall and Emma Bates, & More)
099 | World Athletics Championships (w. Kofuzi, Asics' Sara Hall and Emma Bates, & More)
Live from the World Athletics Championships in Eugene, Ore., the team sits down and recaps a wild week with special guest Kofuzi. We also tack on all our one-on-one interviews with Asics athletes from this week, including Sara Hall, Emma Bates, Johnny Gregorek, Val Allman, Johnny Gregorek, and Elkanah Kibet. Buckle up, this is a fun one! Thanks to everyone who came out to the group runs this week, it was awesome meeting some of you West Coast folks in person. And thanks to Asics for making it all happen. Follow Val Allman on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/vallman123/ This episode is sponsored by Inside Tracker, which helps you optimize your body and running, using science and technology to deliver ultra-personalized guidance for your training and health. Drop listeners save 20% on any product (no code necessary): https://www.insidetracker.com/dropin
01:44:20
July 22, 2022
098 | Ben Johnson, @benjohnson763
098 | Ben Johnson, @benjohnson763
The man needs no introduction, but we'll do it anyway. Ben Johnson is a fellow shoe nerd, Instagram influencer (yeah, we said it), Believe in the Run contributor, but most importantly– a great friend. We brought him into the studio for this special episode to talk about running, shoes, and everything in between. You'll enjoy this one.   This episode is sponsored by Inside Tracker, which helps you optimize your body and running, using science and technology to deliver ultra-personalized guidance for your training and health. Drop listeners save 20% on any product (no code necessary): https://www.insidetracker.com/dropin
01:58:26
July 15, 2022
097 | Ruth Croft, Adidas Terrex Pro Athlete
097 | Ruth Croft, Adidas Terrex Pro Athlete
Fresh off her first place finish at the legendary Western States Endurance Run (where she ran the third-fastest time ever), Adidas Terrex pro Ruth Croft joins us to talk about her training leading up to the race, her fueling, her strategy, and how the heck she got into ultrarunning in the first place.   Shop Adidas Terrex: https://bit.ly/SHOP-ADIDAS-TERREX Follow Ruth on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/ruthcrofty/ *Apologies, we had a bit of an echo on this one for Robbe and Meaghan at times, hope it's not too annoying   This episode is sponsored by Inside Tracker, which helps you optimize your body and running, using science and technology to deliver ultra-personalized guidance for your training and health. Drop listeners save 20% on any product (no code necessary): https://www.insidetracker.com/dropin
01:21:43
July 08, 2022
096 | Darren Brown, Head of Marketing at Oofos
096 | Darren Brown, Head of Marketing at Oofos
When it comes to running, we like to go hard, and we like to rest even harder. So we wanted to talk to Darren Brown at Oofos about why their recovery footwear is a great option for runners (and really, anyone). We also talk about his own career as a runner, life in general, and more.   You still have a couple days to get a late start on Summer GRIT! Sign up here: https://bit.ly/SUMMER-GRIT-2022  This episode is sponsored by Inside Tracker, which helps you optimize your body and running, using science and technology to deliver ultra-personalized guidance for your training and health. Drop listeners save 20% on any product (no code necessary): https://www.insidetracker.com/dropin
01:49:24
July 01, 2022
095 | Jeff Dengate, Runner in Chief at Runner's World
095 | Jeff Dengate, Runner in Chief at Runner's World
As the Runner in Chief of the world's largest running publication (Runner's World), Jeff Dengate may be the only person on earth who's tried more running shoes than us. So obviously, we talk about shoes. A lot. We also talk about how Runner's World tests shoes and our thoughts on the future of running. Sign up for Summer GRIT: https://bit.ly/SUMMER-GRIT-2022 This episode is sponsored by Inside Tracker, which helps you optimize your body and running, using science and technology to deliver ultra-personalized guidance for your training and health. Drop listeners save 20% on any product (no code necessary): https://www.insidetracker.com/dropin
01:58:05
June 24, 2022
094 | Tori Gerlach, Tinman Elite
094 | Tori Gerlach, Tinman Elite
Breaking into the all-male ranks of Tinman Elite, Tori Gerlach is a rising star ready to go supernova. Already a multi-time NCAA All-American and US Olympic Trials qualifier, Tori is set on becoming the best version of herself. We talk about her career, her partnership with Adidas, her goals, and much more.  And big thank you to all the feedback from last week's episode– the rambling shall continue but you may have opened Pandora's box and now Thomas and Robbe may never shut up.   Check out Ray Zahab's coffee line, Kapik1 (it's real good):  https://kapik1.com/collections/super-stoked-for-coffee/products/arctic-winter-dark  This episode is sponsored by Inside Tracker, which helps you optimize your body and running, using science and technology to deliver ultra-personalized guidance for your training and health. Drop listeners save 20% on any product (no code necessary): https://www.insidetracker.com/dropin
01:26:26
June 17, 2022
093 | Connor Blalock, Running Warehouse
093 | Connor Blalock, Running Warehouse
Another day, another YouTube shoe dude. But– he's not just any dude. Connor Blalock is the content running specialist at Running Warehouse and face of the brand on its YouTube channel. Thomas and he talk about typical shoe nerd stuff, like the cushioning of super shoes, the progression of others, and what it's like being in this niche industry inside of an industry. In the intro, we recap our Asics Uplift Tour van stops in New York City, Baltimore, and D.C., and give you our first thoughts on the Nike Pegasus 39.  We will be running the Uplift Oregon 5K in July at the World Athletics Championships and we want you to run with us! Learn more and register here: https://raceroster.com/events/2022/57460/uplift-oregon-5k   This episode is sponsored by Inside Tracker, which helps you optimize your body and running, using science and technology to deliver ultra-personalized guidance for your training and health. Drop listeners save 20% on any product (no code necessary): https://www.insidetracker.com/dropinOn this e
01:32:28
June 10, 2022
092 | Nick Roché, Adidas Adizero Global Product Manager
092 | Nick Roché, Adidas Adizero Global Product Manager
This episode is another grand slam for the shoe nerds out there. Nick Roché is an accomplished runner, cyclist, and now the head of the Adidas Adizero product line, home to record-breaking shoes like the Adios Pro and Takumi Sen. We talk about his work in developing the Adizero line, how athletes contribute to the process, what comes next after Lightstrike Pro, and what the future holds for Adidas and race day footwear as a whole. This episode is sponsored by Inside Tracker, which helps you optimize your body and running, using science and technology to deliver ultra-personalized guidance for your training and health. Drop listeners save 20% on any product (no code necessary): https://www.insidetracker.com/dropin
01:44:55
June 03, 2022
091 | Jean-Luc Diard, Founder of Hoka
091 | Jean-Luc Diard, Founder of Hoka
Sometimes we talk to legends, and today is one of those days. Jean-Luc Diard's résumé speaks for itself– former CEO of Salomon, developer of the modern parabolic ski and modern golf driver, and oh yeah– he founded a little company called Hoka. Currently, he's the head of Deckers X Lab, the innovation arm for Hoka, Ugg, Teva, and Sanuk, producing some of the most comfortable shoes we've ever worn. We talk about all of this and more in a conversation for the ages.    Check out Deckers X Lab: https://deckersxlab.com/  This episode is sponsored by Inside Tracker, which helps you optimize your body and running, using science and technology to deliver ultra-personalized guidance for your training and health. Drop listeners save 20% on any product (no code necessary): https://www.insidetracker.com/dropin
01:51:35
May 27, 2022
090 | Rickey Gates, Salomon Athlete
090 | Rickey Gates, Salomon Athlete
It's not everyday you meet someone who's run across the country. Rickey Gates is a Salomon athlete who's as kind as he is adventurous. In addition to running self-supported across the country, Rickey also ran "every single street" of San Francisco in 2018, jumpstarting a movement that would catch on across the world during the pandemic. Learn more about Rickey: http://www.rickeygates.com/ Pick up the Salomon x Ciele Athletics Phantasm and/or Pulsar Trail Pro: https://bit.ly/3wywNCE . We spoke with him about these experiences, what keeps him motivated, and of course, the new Salomon Phantasm and Pulsar Pro Trail.    This episode is sponsored by Inside Tracker, which helps you optimize your body and running, using science and technology to deliver ultra-personalized guidance for your training and health. Drop listeners save 20% on any product (no code necessary): https://www.insidetracker.com/dropin
01:29:49
May 20, 2022
089 | Ray Zahab, Explorer & Ultrarunner
089 | Ray Zahab, Explorer & Ultrarunner
Ever wonder how someone becomes an explorer? Ray Zahab started when he was 30 after rethinking his path in life. Since then, he has run 17,000+ km across the world’s deserts, in addition to completing multiple unsupported expeditions in some of the coldest places on the planet (yeah, he's been to the South Pole). He's also the founder of Impossible2Possible, providing all-expense paid adventure-based learning programs for students around the globe.   Learn more about Ray's expeditions: https://www.rayzahab.com/  Learn more about Impossible2Possible: https://www.impossible2possible.com/   *APOLOGIES FOR THE AUDIO FROM THE INTRO THIS WEEK!! Our recording was corrupted and we had to use raw audio from the video recording. Please still listen to Ray's interview, the audio is fine from that.* This episode is sponsored by Inside Tracker, which helps you optimize your body and running, using science and technology to deliver ultra-personalized guidance for your training and health. Drop listeners save 20% on any product (no code necessary): https://www.insidetracker.com/dropin
01:45:09
May 13, 2022
088 | Kathy Derks, Marathoner
088 | Kathy Derks, Marathoner
We met Kathy Derks after the Boston Marathon where she finished in 2:34, good for 8th American overall. We had some drinks, we had some great conversation, and we knew we had to continue it for the podcast. So here she is, talking about training, running, making Boston goals, and going out and getting them. This episode is sponsored by Inside Tracker, which helps you optimize your body and running, using science and technology to deliver ultra-personalized guidance for your training and health. Drop listeners save 20% on any product (no code necessary): https://www.insidetracker.com/dropin
01:31:39
May 06, 2022
087 | Fitz Koehler, Race Announcer
087 | Fitz Koehler, Race Announcer
When you cross a finish line and think "Wow, that was the best race announcer ever," well, you get her on the podcast.  As the voice of the Los Angeles Marathon, Philadelphia Marathon, Donna Marathon, Big Sur Marathon, and more, Fitz Koehler brings an incredible kind of energy to the finish line. She has also inspired millions of kids to get active with her wildly successful school running/walking program, The Morning Mile.  We talk with her about her race announcing career, her cancer diagnosis, her book, and much more.  Learn more about Fitz and pick up her book "My Noisy Cancer Comeback: Running at the Mouth, While Running": https://www.fitzness.com/   This episode is sponsored by Inside Tracker, which helps you optimize your body and running, using science and technology to deliver ultra-personalized guidance for your training and health. Drop listeners save 20% on any product (no code necessary): https://www.insidetracker.com/dropin
01:37:06
April 29, 2022
086 | Nico Montanez, ASICS Athlete
086 | Nico Montanez, ASICS Athlete
You know when people say "Wow, that kid is going places..."? Nico Montanez is that kid, both in running and in life. An ASICS-sponsored athlete, Nico just won the 15K National Champs at the Gate River Run last month. But that's just part of his life. We talk about what it's like training under great coaches, his unbreakable mind on race day, and giving back to others. Seriously, this was a good one.  This episode is sponsored by Inside Tracker, which helps you optimize your body and running, using science and technology to deliver ultra-personalized guidance for your training and health. Drop listeners save 20% on any product (no code necessary): https://www.insidetracker.com/dropin
02:04:47
April 22, 2022
085 | Mary Denholm, Marketing Manager for Rabbit
085 | Mary Denholm, Marketing Manager for Rabbit
From Division 1 skier to law school graduate to marketing manager at Rabbit running apparel, Mary Denholm has had quite the journey. Oh, and she also's running in the pro field next weekend at the Boston Marathon. We talk about all of this and more, including her PR at the 2020 Olympic Marathon Trials. Shop rabbit: https://www.runinrabbit.com This episode is sponsored by Inside Tracker, which helps you optimize your body and running, using science and technology to deliver ultra-personalized guidance for your training and health. Drop listeners save 20% on any product (no code necessary): https://www.insidetracker.com/dropin
01:58:34
April 15, 2022
084 | Sally McRae, Nike Athlete
084 | Sally McRae, Nike Athlete
From winning Badwater 135 to running her own business and raising a family, Nike pro Sally McRae's pursuit of excellence is evident in everything she does. Her carefree attitude, infectious personality, and passion for others has put her in a unique position to excel in life. This was a really great conversation about running, but mostly about life and everything that comes with it.  In the intro, we talk about Meg's recent win at the B&A Half Marathon, as well as our experience running the ASICS-sponsored Cherry Blossom 10 Miler. Learn more about Sally and here training app: https://www.sallymcrae.com/ This episode is sponsored by Inside Tracker, which helps you optimize your body and running, using science and technology to deliver ultra-personalized guidance for your training and health. Drop listeners save 20% on any product (no code necessary): https://www.insidetracker.com/dropin
02:06:46
April 08, 2022
083 | Ashley Paulson, iFit Trainer, Professional Runner
083 | Ashley Paulson, iFit Trainer, Professional Runner
This week's guest is Ashley Paulson, a pro triathlete and iFit trainer who has run 97 marathons and is coached by Ryan Hall. We talk about her ability to recover quickly, her plans to run Badwater 135 this summer, and much more. In the intro, we talk about the On Cloudmonster, whether or not it's cheating when you kiss a Wellesley girl, and Meg's past experiences at Boston.  This episode is sponsored by Inside Tracker, which helps you optimize your body and running, using science and technology to deliver ultra-personalized guidance for your training and health. Drop listeners save 20% on any product (no code necessary): https://www.insidetracker.com/dropin
01:40:02
April 01, 2022
082 | Shannon Thompson, Mental Performance Consultant
082 | Shannon Thompson, Mental Performance Consultant
If there's anything we can improve, it's the mental mindset during performance. Luckily, Shannon is a mental performance consultant and was willing to talk to us about the mental side of running, tactics for how to turn around a bad race, calming nerves before a big workout, and more.  For the intro this week, we recap Robbe's race day at the HAT 50K this past weekend where he wore the Brooks Caldera 6 out of the box for the entire race. We also touch on some of the performances from last weekend's NYRR New York Half Marathon. Come out to the Believe in the Run Boston Bagel run w/ ASICS on Sunday, April 17! RSVP here: https://bit.ly/BOSTON-BAGEL-RUN This episode is sponsored by Inside Tracker, which helps you optimize your body and running, using science and technology to deliver ultra-personalized guidance for your training and health. Drop listeners save 20% on any product (no code necessary): https://www.insidetracker.com/dropin
01:21:41
March 25, 2022
081 | Brice Partouche, Founder of Satisfy Running
081 | Brice Partouche, Founder of Satisfy Running
Combining fine craftsmanship with high-quality materials and wrapping that in a distinctive run culture package, Brice Partouche has taken Satisfy Running to a whole different level. This was a great conversation about what it takes to create a high-end brand that's hyper-focused on quality, design, and the culture around its image. In the intro to this week's podcast, we talk about finding trash on the run (again), Kanye West, New Balance 1080v12, and the big names running this weekend's NYRR Half Marathon. Check out Satisfy Running: https://satisfyrunning.com/ Follow Satisfy on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/satisfyrunning/ This episode is sponsored by Inside Tracker, which helps you optimize your body and running, using science and technology to deliver ultra-personalized guidance for your training and health. Drop listeners save 20% on any product (no code necessary): https://www.insidetracker.com/dropin
01:29:43
March 18, 2022
080 | Steven Sashen, Founder of Xero Shoes
080 | Steven Sashen, Founder of Xero Shoes
Buckle up, because this is a wild ride into the world of minimalist shoes with Xero Shoes founder Steven Sashen. Steve declined an offer on Shark Tank and ended up turning his small company into a $12 million dollar brand focused on the natural form of running. Even in the golden era of max cushion shoes, his company continues to find a dedicated consumer base. He's not afraid to spell out and defend his running philosophy in this interview. In the intro, we talk about our training, the Barkley Marathons, Gate River Run, and Eliud Kipchoge's continued dominance in winning the Tokyo Marathon. Check out Xero shoes: https://xeroshoes.com This episode is sponsored by Inside Tracker, which helps you optimize your body and running, using science and technology to deliver ultra-personalized guidance for your training and health. Drop listeners save 20% on any product (no code necessary): https://www.insidetracker.com/dropin
01:48:23
March 11, 2022
079 | Dustin Joubert, Running Shoe Researcher
079 | Dustin Joubert, Running Shoe Researcher
Ever wonder about the REAL benefit of race shoes, not just the one that's marketed to you? This week's guest is super shoe running nerd Dustin Joubert. Dustin has a Ph.D. in Exercise Physiology and works in a lab to test whether the technology of running shoes creates a larger benefit to human running performance.  The intro this week offers a special treat. The BITR team discusses their training in the Puma Fast-R, with a special drop-in with Todd Falker, the Product Line Manager of Puma Running. Dustin's Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/labratrundown/ This episode is sponsored by Inside Tracker, which helps you optimize your body and running, using science and technology to deliver ultra-personalized guidance for your training and health. Drop listeners save 20% on any product (no code necessary): https://www.insidetracker.com/dropin
01:45:23
March 04, 2022
078 | Dakotah Lindwurm, Puma Athlete
078 | Dakotah Lindwurm, Puma Athlete
From ice hockey goalie to elite marathoner (it's Minnesota, what do you expect), Dakotah Lindwurm embodies the grit and endurance of an elite marathoner. Recently signed to Puma, Dakotah already has a win at Grandma's Marathon and finished third American at the 2021 Boston Marathon. We discuss her underdog mentality, her 5x-a-week gym routine, and what it was like to DNF her first marathon. Follow Dakotah Lindwurm on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/dakotahlindwurm/  The Believe in the Run team also chats about their sleep, training, upcoming races, whats going on with Kara Goucher, sketchy running routes and more. Wanna sleep like Thomas? Check out the Chili Ooler ➡ https://trk.chilisleep.com/SH9I This episode is sponsored by Inside Tracker, which helps you optimize your body and running, using science and technology to deliver ultra-personalized guidance for your training and health. Drop listeners save 25% on any product (no code necessary): https://www.insidetracker.com/dropin
01:34:15
February 25, 2022
077 | Kirk Christensen, Innovation Leader of Footwear at GORE-TEX
077 | Kirk Christensen, Innovation Leader of Footwear at GORE-TEX
Ever wonder how waterproof shoes work? Or if you should invest in a pair? This week's guest is Kirk Christensen is Innovation Leader in Footwear for GORE-TEX, the most trusted name in waterproofing. We talk about developing high-tech materials, why waterproof shoes are still great in the summertime, GORE's lifetime guarantee, and more. We also talk about our training and Robbe's exceptional experience in the Hoka Tecton X. Learn more about GORE-TEX ➡ https://www.gore-tex.com/footwear This episode is sponsored by Inside Tracker, which helps you optimize your body and running, using science and technology to deliver ultra-personalized guidance for your training and health. Drop listeners save 20% on any product (no code necessary): https://www.insidetracker.com/dropin
01:53:23
February 18, 2022
076 | Christina Welsh, Marathoner
076 | Christina Welsh, Marathoner
In three years, Christina Welsh lowered her marathon time by nearly an hour to 2:33, good enough to become one of the fastest women marathoners in America. We talk about what she’s learned along the way, her next racing goals, and her ultra-high mileage (peaking at 135 miles a week).  Thomas, Meaghan, and Robbe chat about their experience down at the Donna Marathon. Robbe dropped a significant new half marathon PR and Meaghan won her fifth Donna Marathon title in a row, thanks in part to the pacing support of our good friend Ben Johnson. Battling insane 20 mph headwinds is never easy, but the crew was able to toe the line and bring back some impressive results. Thomas also shares his opinions about the Nike Streakfly. This episode is sponsored by Inside Tracker, which helps you optimize your body and running, using science and technology to deliver ultra-personalized guidance for your training and health. Drop listeners save 20% on any product (no code necessary): https://www.insidetracker.com/dropin
01:36:39
February 11, 2022
075 | Jeremy Ardanuy, Chasing The OTQ
075 | Jeremy Ardanuy, Chasing The OTQ
On this week's podcast, Thomas and Meg talk to one of their very own Faster Bastards, Jeremy Ardanuy. Jeremy has won the Baltimore Marathon not only once, but twice, making him one of the strongest runners in the region. We talk about his running history (including a major blow-up in his first marathon), how he trains while working towards his Ph.D. at Johns Hopkins University, and his execution during the Houston Marathon this past January where he ran a 2:20:47. We also talk about the Puma Velocity Nitro 2 and the New Balance 880v12 as well as their upcoming race weekend at The Donna Marathon, Winter GRIT results, and why packing cubes will change your life. This episode is sponsored by Inside Tracker, which helps you optimize your body and running, using science and technology to deliver ultra-personalized guidance for your training and health. Drop listeners save 25% on any product (no code necessary): https://www.insidetracker.com/dropin
01:48:35
February 04, 2022
074 | Brittany Charboneau, The North Face Athlete & Dopey Challenge Champion
074 | Brittany Charboneau, The North Face Athlete & Dopey Challenge Champion
All right folks, hold on tight for this one but I think we might have just found the 13th Disney princess. On this week's episode, Meaghan and Thomas chat with The North Face distance runner Brittany Charboneau (aka the Funny Runner). Brittany won all four races (5K, 10k, half marathon and marathon) in four days at Disney's Dopey Challenge at Walt Disney World. Charboneau's bubbly personality is as fun as her goofy race day costumes. You can catch Brittany hunting down the competition in the marathon or performing stand up comedy at her local theatre. The BITR team chats about the final week of Winter GRIT, marathon training, dealing with injury, and gluten free bread crumbs.  This episode is sponsored by Inside Tracker, which helps you optimize your body and running, using science and technology to deliver ultra-personalized guidance for your training and health. Drop listeners save 25% on any product (no code necessary): https://www.insidetracker.com/dropin
01:46:57
January 28, 2022
073 | Ashley Mateo, Freelance Journalist
073 | Ashley Mateo, Freelance Journalist
What's cooler than traveling around on your own schedule, covering some of the best running events on the planet? Nothing, that's a rhetorical question. On this week's episode, we talk to award-winning journalist Ashley Mateo whose writing has appeared in The Wall Street Journal, TIME, Runner's World, Women's Running, Men's Journal, Women's Health, and more. Ashley is also an RRCA- and UESCA-certified running coach. The gang also chats about their training during winter GRIT, the record-breaking finishes at the Houston Marathon, and their thoughts on the HOKA Carbon X3 and Mach Supersonic. Oh, and they crack a few jokes along the way. It's a little long this week, but we hope you'll stick around for all the fun. Follow Ashley on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/ashleymateo/ This episode is sponsored by InsideTracker, which helps you optimize your body and running, using science and technology to deliver ultra-personalized guidance for your training and health. Drop listeners save 25% on any product (no code necessary):  https://www.insidetracker.com/dropin
01:54:53
January 21, 2022
072 | Justin Forsett: Entrepreneur & Former NFL Player
072 | Justin Forsett: Entrepreneur & Former NFL Player
Friends don't let friends stink and drive. You'll get it after this interview. On this episode of The Drop, we talk to Justin Forsett, former NFL player and co-founder of Hustle Clean, an antibacterial and antimicrobial body wipe company that seeks to help better improve communities through its products. Their Free Play sports scholarship program provides opportunities for underserved youth to play sports by providing funds, sports equipment, uniforms and in-person training sessions. The BITR team also raps about their current training and lifestyle changes, the adidas Prime X, ASICS Winter GRIT Party, and upcoming women's Boston Marathon field. Check out Hustle Clean: https://hustleclean.com/ This episode is sponsored by InsideTracker, which helps you optimize your body and running, using science and technology to deliver ultra-personalized guidance for your training and health. Drop listeners save 25% on any product (no code necessary):  https://www.insidetracker.com/dropin
01:05:47
January 14, 2022
071 | GaTa: Actor, Rapper, Runner
071 | GaTa: Actor, Rapper, Runner
We say this a lot at BITR, but this is hands down one of the best interviews we've had on the pod. GaTa is an actor on FX's Dave, he's a rapper, and now a runner. He partnered with New Balance to run his first 5K and the brand documented his progress. We talk about GaTa's milestone as well as making running a staple in his life, his journey as a mental health advocate, appreciating the human body, stories from life on the road, and so much more (25:46). The gang also breaks down the new ASICS Gel-Nimbus Lite and Gel-Nimbus 24, and they discuss Emily Infeld leaving Bowerman Track Club.  Find GaTa's Instagram and Beyond the Run series at the links below: Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/gedgata/ Beyond The Run: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JIWPgB83Dgg&list=PLVKm92IAS1FavRThbGEwwQEy_mh3EhtaT Listen to GaTa's "Havin It": https://createmusic.fm/havinit This episode is sponsored by Inside Tracker, which helps you optimize your body and running, using science and technology to deliver ultra-personalized guidance for your training and health. Drop listeners save 25% on any product (no code necessary):  https://www.insidetracker.com/dropin
01:04:14
January 07, 2022
070 | Justin Britton, Photographer
070 | Justin Britton, Photographer
For our final podcast of 2021, we talk to someone who knows a thing or two appreciating moments. Justin Britton is a commercial photographer and runner who primarily shoots the sport that he loves. We talk about how he got into photography and his passion for it, shooting for running brands, how pictures can show the beauty of running, track meets, injuries, and much more (39:09). The gang also recounts their running highlights and lowlights of the past year, as well as their favorite and least favorite shoes of 2021. Get your Goodr sunglasses and use code BELIEVE15 for 15% off your order at goodr.com Save 15% on the Louisiana Marathon by using code BITR15: https://www.thelouisianamarathon.com/   
01:36:40
December 31, 2021
069 | Nick Willis, The Mile King
069 | Nick Willis, The Mile King
It's the most wonderful time of the year: snow, presents, hot chocolate, and sub-4 minute miles. That last one might be exclusive to our guest this week, Nick Willis. He's looking to extend his streak of sub-4 miles to 20 years on New Years at Tracksmith's Midnight Mile. We talk about the run that's decades in the making, the importance of cross-training, racing style, skateboarding, and how parenthood has made him a stronger runner (36:58). The gang also gives their picks for the best winter running gear of the year.  Get your Goodr sunglasses and use code BELIEVE15 for 15% off your order at goodr.com Learn more about the Tracksmith Foundation: https://www.tracksmith.com/journal/article/introducing-the-tracksmith-foundation Save 15% on the Louisiana Marathon by using code BITR15: https://www.thelouisianamarathon.com/ Register for Winter GRIT: https://www.believeintherun.com/grit
01:39:11
December 24, 2021
068 | ASICS x NAMI w/ Deena Kastor, Emma Bates, and Johnny Gregorek
068 | ASICS x NAMI w/ Deena Kastor, Emma Bates, and Johnny Gregorek
ASICS has partnered with the National Alliance on Mental Illness to raise awareness and end the stigma on mental illness. This week, we're joined by ASICS athletes Emma Bates, Johnny Gregorek, and Deena Kastor as they tell us what "Sound Mind, Sound Body" and mental health mean to them as athletes and as people (44:13). The gang also recaps Thomas and Meaghan's Ironman 70.3 race from the past weekend. Use code BELIEVE15 for 15% off your order on goodr.com
01:04:40
December 17, 2021
067 | Annie Frisbie, Minnesota Distance Elite
067 | Annie Frisbie, Minnesota Distance Elite
Annie Frisbie is a Minnesota Distance Elite athlete who just took 7th place in the New York City Marathon, and she dropped two half-marathon PRs in that race. All of this has us begging the question: how is she not sponsored? What she IS, though, is down-to-earth and a cool hang. We talk with Annie about her big day in NYC, the strategy of marathon courses, training with MDE, high school cross country in Wisconsin, being a graphic designer, and much more (44:30). The gang also recaps their trip to Austin for The Running Event and previews a few shoes that have them excited for 2022. 
01:39:35
December 10, 2021
066 | Puma Running, Live from Austin
066 | Puma Running, Live from Austin
This week, we're live from The Running Event in Austin, TX with a stacked lineup of Puma guests. Amy Cragg, John Dressel, Taylor Werner, and Todd Falker join us at Banger's to talk all things Puma, including shoes old (Deviate Elite) and new (Fast-R) alike (24:35). The gang also talks about a few new HOKA shoes coming down the line after giving just a taste of TRE.
01:06:12
December 03, 2021
065 | Laura Thweatt, Saucony Athlete
065 | Laura Thweatt, Saucony Athlete
Everyone loves a good puke story, and we got one here in this episode. Our guest Laura Thweatt (@lthweat) is a Saucony elite marathoner who finished 8th in the New York City Marathon last month. As good as that is, she's an even more awesome person who's super down to earth. It all makes for a great conversation (30:57). The BITR gang also gives sneak peeks at their holiday gift guide and shoes of the year list.  Sign up for GRIT here: believeintherun.com/grit
01:37:36
November 27, 2021
064 | Sydney Gidabuday, Roots Running
064 | Sydney Gidabuday, Roots Running
For all you 5K-heads out there, this one's for you. Sydney Gidabuday of Roots Running finished in third place at the 5K National Championships in New York City a few weeks ago. Not only is he a pure stud, but he's also a great guy with a great story, and you're really gonna root for him after this interview. We talk about tearing up the competition at Adams State University, his path to Roots, sit-n-kick versus all-out race strategies, running with glasses, hip hop, and so much more (24:50). The gang also breaks down new shoes from Diadora and Altra, as well as Stef Flippin's title defense at the Tunnel Hill 100.   
01:19:23
November 19, 2021
063 | Craig Engels, Nike Athlete
063 | Craig Engels, Nike Athlete
Your favorite mullet miler has finally graced The Drop podcast. Craig Engels is just as cool a guy as he seems on TV and social media (@craigathor), so we're super excited to have him on the pod. We talk about his running career from Ole Miss to Nike, training for the Olympic Trials, RVs, why long-distance sucks, and, of course, fashionable men's hairstyles (32:48). All that and more with Craig, plus the BITR gang recaps Meg's secret marathon mission in Indianapolis.  
01:27:53
November 12, 2021
062 | Melissa Hardesty, Wineglass Marathon Winner
062 | Melissa Hardesty, Wineglass Marathon Winner
We were at the Wineglass Marathon a few weeks ago, so it's only right that we brought the winner onto the pod to talk shop. Melissa Hardesty is fast fast, winning marathons out here as a part-time professor. We talk about her winning weekend, running journey, her first marathon, how running contributes to mental health and wellness, qualifying for the Olympic Trials, and much more (21:39). The gang also previews some of their favorite gear for Fall 2021, including products from Tracksmith and Deckers X Lab.
01:34:14
November 05, 2021
061 | CJ Albertson, Brooks Athlete
061 | CJ Albertson, Brooks Athlete
You guys know there were other runners at this year's Boston Marathon, right? Well, we found one who finished in the top-10 of the famed race, Brooks athlete CJ Albertson. With a 2:11 marathon PR, CJ is a great interview and Arizona State alumni (go Devils). We talk with him about his big day in Boston, how running with the pack vs. not messes with your mindset, the Marathon Project, running at ASU, coaching philosophies, and much more (34:49). The gan also discusses the recent performance that broke the women's world record for the half marathon.
01:34:57
October 29, 2021
060 | Keira D'Amato, Nike Pro (Round Two)
060 | Keira D'Amato, Nike Pro (Round Two)
We're so excited to have one of our favorite guests ever back on the pod this week. Nike pro runner Keira D'Amato joins us to catch up on everything she's done the last year, including getting sponsored by the Swoosh, breaking the American 10-mile record at the Up Dawg Ten Miler, placing 4th at this year's Chicago Marathon, taste-testing cookies with her kids during the pandemic, and so much more. Of course, we also get her take on the everlasting Alphafly vs Vaporfly debate (31:13). The gang also breaks down Harvey Lewis' record-setting performance at Big's Backyard Ultra, and Robbe tells shady but funny stories from his trip to the Bahamas. IG: @keiradamato
01:34:50
October 22, 2021
059 | Jordan Tropf, The Aftermath
059 | Jordan Tropf, The Aftermath
He f***ing did it. Jordan Tropf ran 3 marathons in 3 days at a 2:30:30 pace. While not an official world record just yet, the suits over at Guinness are verifying Jordan's epic feat as we speak. This week on the pod, we recap the weekend with Jordan, including post/pre-race meals, how he felt on day 3 in Boston, and the travel obstacles that we faced along the way. You won't wanna miss this one.
01:15:30
October 15, 2021
058 | Jeppe Jarnit-Bjergsø, Evil Twin Brewing
058 | Jeppe Jarnit-Bjergsø, Evil Twin Brewing
Running and beer are the ultimate 1-2 combo. They go together like PB and J, cookies and milk, or, well, you get the idea. We've got a few beer connoisseurs here at BITR, so Thomas and Robbe are super excited to chat with the founder of Evil Twin Brewing, Jeppe Jarnit-Bjergsø. Jeppe just so happens to also be an avid runner with an emphasis on the track. We talk about running as a youth in Denmark, starting his own brewery, the state of brewing right now (yes, it's over-saturated), and weekly Tracksmith group runs from their brewery in Queens (35:40). The gang also recaps their weekend at the Wineglass Marathon and breaks down Shalane Flanagan's recent performances.
01:35:09
October 08, 2021
057 | Parker Stinson, Saucony Pro Athlete
057 | Parker Stinson, Saucony Pro Athlete
He's fast, he's a badass, and he unveiled Saucony's latest racer at the Falmouth Road Race. Parker Stinson (@_parker_stinson_) is a Saucony pro runner who was a 9x All-American at the University of Oregon and holds the U.S. record for the 25K. That's a weird distance, we know. We talked about the 25K and other obscure race distances with Parker, as well as trash-talking pre-race, his pain cave, working out at night on the treadmill, and, of course, the Endorphin Pro+ (29:04). The gang also gives a quick review of the Endorphin Pro+ and recaps Shalane Flanagan's Berlin Marathon. 
01:37:45
October 01, 2021
056 | Jordan Tropf, 3 Marathons in 3 Days
056 | Jordan Tropf, 3 Marathons in 3 Days
For most of us, running one marathon under 2:30 is a pipe dream. Then there's Jordan Tropf, who is trying to run under that time in back to back to back races in less than 72 hours as he takes on the Baltimore Marathon, Chicago Marathon, and Boston Marathon in October. Listen to Jordan as he talks about his training, goals, and taking on this insane challenge (33:24). The gang also talks about the Norda X Ciele 001 trail shoe, and more (21:07).
01:29:06
September 24, 2021
055 | Tim Rossi, Lostboys Track Club
055 | Tim Rossi, Lostboys Track Club
He went to law school and decided he wanted to run instead of reading law papers all the time. Tim Rossi is a New Yorker at heart and the founder of the Lostboys Track Club. Tim (and the club itself) is a great vibe, and we got to chat with him about his early days at Emory School of Medicine, the NYC running scene, and throwing up the 'L' at races (30:11). We also debate the 5K vs. the marathon with him.  Follow the Lostboys on Instagram @lostboystrackclub
01:22:08
September 17, 2021
054 | Coree Woltering, Ultrarunner
054 | Coree Woltering, Ultrarunner
We've had some cool people on The Drop, but Coree Woltering (@coreewoltering) is straight-up good vibes. He's an ultrarunner from Ottowa, Ill., sponsored by The North Face and COROS. Oh yeah, he's legit legit. We talk about his transition from running track in high school to becoming an ultrarunner, favorite races and bucket-list destinations, eating tacos and drinking mezcal, and much more (38:05). We also discuss Shelby Houlihan's burrito scandal (22:47) and how The Bachelorette fits into that.  This episode is sponsored by Feetures, our favorite running socks. Save 10% by using code BELIEVE10 at checkout on www.feetures.com.   
01:24:21
September 10, 2021
053 | Gene McCarthy, Run Industry Legend
053 | Gene McCarthy, Run Industry Legend
Heads up y'all – this is one of our most favorite guests we've ever had on the show. From collegiate track and field athlete to running brand executive, Gene McCarthy has done it all. This week, we sit down with Gene to talk about his upbringing in the Bronx, running with Matt Centrowitz, and his experience at the top of brands such as ASICS, Under Armour, Timberland, and Nike. He gives amazing insight into the industry that you don't want to miss (26:15). We also discuss last weekend's Ultra-Trail du Mont-Blanc race where Courtney Dauwalter won on the female side and finished 7th place overall (17:03). This episode is sponsored by Feetures, our favorite running socks. Save 10% by using code BITR10 at checkout on www.feetures.com. 
01:54:27
September 03, 2021
052 | Julien Baker, Musician and Runner
052 | Julien Baker, Musician and Runner
She wrote a song about marathon runners and sprained ankles before she was even a runner, so of course we had to have Julien Baker on the show. Julien is a songwriter from Nashville, and part of boygenius (with Phoebe Bridgers and Lucy Dacus). We loved hearing her perspective on running and talking about music and Netflix and everything in between (25:14). We also talk about the APL Streamline and Saucony Endorphin Speed 2 Runshield (13:50). Catch Julien Baker on her North American fall tour (dates can be found on www.julienbaker.com). Songs in this episode can be found on all streaming platforms. "Sprained Ankle" from Sprained Ankle by Julien Baker "Faith Healer" from Little Oblivions by Julien Baker This episode is sponsored by Feetures, our favorite running socks. Save 10% by using code BELIEVE10 at checkout on www.feetures.com.
01:26:42
August 27, 2021
051 | A.J. Andrassy and Chad Mullavey, ASICS
051 | A.J. Andrassy and Chad Mullavey, ASICS
We had a blast up at the Falmouth Road Race last week, and we wanted to share the experience with our listeners (2:04). We also sat down with two employees of one of the hottest running brands out there in ASICS. A.J. Andrassy and Chad Mullavey give us the inside scoop on how they scout and recruit wear-testers, the differences between the United States and foreign markets, how the Novablast became an overnight sensation, and much more (28:20).  Use code 'BELIEVE10' at feetures.com for 10% off your order of kick-ass running socks.
01:21:44
August 23, 2021
050 | A Very Special 50th Episode
050 | A Very Special 50th Episode
We've reached the 50th episode of The Drop! As a special thank you to all of our listeners, we highlighted some our favorite conversations and advice from the first 49 episodes of the pod. We organized them into three running-related categories: Mental Game, Training, and Pain (sounds fun, right?). Each category features some of the best tips from our amazing guests, including Molly Seidel, Eliud Kipchoge, Coach Bennett, Ryan Hall, Emma Bates, Courtney Dauwalter, and so many more. Whether you're training for a marathon or getting out for a light jog, you don't want to miss this one.
44:51
August 20, 2021
049 | Todd Falker, Puma
049 | Todd Falker, Puma
Looking for a peek behind one of the biggest surprise running shoe brands out there? Todd Falker is the Senior Product Line Manager of Puma's performance running division, and he sits down with Thomas to talk about Puma's rise to fame in the running industry. They also talk about his role as a PLM and how he started, running shoe preferences of U.S. runners as opposed to those overseas, and much more (22:08). The BITR trio also recaps both the men's and women's Olympic marathons.  NOTE: This interview was recorded before the Olympics
01:09:20
August 13, 2021
048 | Timothy Olson, Ultrarunner & PCT FKT Holder
048 | Timothy Olson, Ultrarunner & PCT FKT Holder
This week on The Drop, Thomas, Robbe and Meaghan recap their month of GRIT, including Robbe’s adventure across Baltimore, before breaking down the first week of action in Olympic track and field (0:52). Then, Thomas and Robbe are joined by adidas Terrex athlete Timothy Olson, who recently set a new fastest known time on the Pacific Crest Trail (23:17). They talk about his record-setting run, connecting to nature over thousands of miles, the mindset of ultras, and more.
01:24:11
August 06, 2021
047 | Alicia Vargo, Coach and Badass
047 | Alicia Vargo, Coach and Badass
This week on The Drop, Thomas, Robbe and Meaghan recap Timothy Olson's FKT-breaking run of the Pacific Crest Trail before previewing Olympic track and field (17:14). Then, Thomas and Meaghan are joined by running coach and all-around badass Alicia Vargo (@aliciavargo). They talk about running in college with fellow legends, coaching philosophies, her Grand Canyon FKT run, and much more (26:15).
01:21:06
July 30, 2021
046 | Seth Maxwell, New Balance
046 | Seth Maxwell, New Balance
This week on The Drop, Thomas, Robbe and Meaghan recap Harvey Lewis' recent win at the Badwater 135 ultra (7:50) before breaking down the new Skechers Max Road 5 (12:17). Then, Thomas and Robbe dive deep into the design process and business of running shoes with Seth Maxwell, a Lead Designer at New Balance Running (19:27).
58:25
July 23, 2021
045 | Ethan Newberry (aka The Ginger Runner), Running YouTuber
045 | Ethan Newberry (aka The Ginger Runner), Running YouTuber
This week on The Drop, Thomas, Robbe and Meaghan break down two upcoming HOKA ONE ONE shoes that they're excited for: the Bondi X and Rincon 3 (15:56). Then, Thomas and Meg are joined by running YouTuber Ethan Newberry (@ethannewberry), aka The Ginger Runner. They talk about his passion for telling stories, creating interesting content in the running space, ultras and much more (25:45). Watch his videos here: https://www.youtube.com/TheGingerRunner Sign up for the Tiger Claw race here: https://www.runtigerclaw.com/
01:30:08
July 16, 2021
044 | Jonathan Levitt, InsideTracker
044 | Jonathan Levitt, InsideTracker
This week on The Drop, Thomas, Robbe and Meaghan weigh in on Sha'Carri Richardson's suspension that will keep her from competing at the Olympic Games in Tokyo (10:35) before breaking down the New Balance Propel v3 and Prism v2 (20:36). Then, Thomas and Meaghan sit down with Jonathan Levitt of InsideTracker to talk about his unusual start in running, moving to Boulder, CO, training with elites, and learning how to train more effectively (25:37). Check out his podcast, For the Long Run, wherever you listen. IG: @jwlevitt
01:26:43
July 09, 2021
043 | Jim Walmsley, 3-Time Winner of Western States
043 | Jim Walmsley, 3-Time Winner of Western States
This week on The Drop, Thomas, Robbe and Meaghan recap the U.S. Olympic Track Trials (8:13) before discussing Sarah Hall and Galen Rupp's recent entries into the upcoming Chicago Marathon as well as the results from the Western States 100 (17:24). They also break down the Nike Pegasus Trail 3 (21:15). Then, Robbe and Thomas sit down with ultrarunner and HOKA and Wahoo athlete Jim Walmsley. Jim has won Western States three times, including this year. They talk about his huge win, how this year's race was different, racing in a bucket hat and more (25:25). IG: @walmsleyruns 
01:00:04
July 02, 2021
042 | Will Walker, A Tribe Called Run
042 | Will Walker, A Tribe Called Run
This week on The Drop, we preview the Nike Pegasus Trail 3 and gush over its React midsole (16:06) before recapping the past weekend in the U.S. Olympic Track Team Trials, including why the steeplechase is the most underrated event (22:40). Then, we sit down with Will Walker from the Baltimore-area running group A Tribe Called Run to talk about his running journey, the freeing nature of the group, why people buy in, and Baltimore as a running city (32:14). IG: @atribecalledrun Facebook Group: https://www.facebook.com/ATribeCalledRun/
01:21:22
June 25, 2021
041 | David Dombrow & Kevin Fallon, Speedland Founders
041 | David Dombrow & Kevin Fallon, Speedland Founders
This week: adidas Boston 10, Olympic-style burritos, and Speedland Running. Yeah, we talk about the controversy surrounding Shelby Houlihan (before we found out she was going to be allowed to run in the Olympic Trials). Then, Thomas and Robbe are joined by Speedland founders David Dombrow and Kevin Fallon, along with Speedland athlete Don Reichelt. They discuss their 'no compromise' approach, how they set out to create the ultimate trail equipment in the Speedland SL:PDX, and what makes it such a unique shoe. Learn more at runspeedland.com.
01:41:06
June 18, 2021
040 | Mike Ko (aka Kofuzi), Running YouTuber
040 | Mike Ko (aka Kofuzi), Running YouTuber
This week on The Drop, Thomas, Robbe and Meaghan give a quick Mizuno running update (17:19) before talking about a recent study that linked consuming pink drinks to enhanced physical performance (20:10). Then, Thomas and Meaghan are joined by YouTuber Mike Ko AKA Kofuzi (@kofuzi). They talk about how he got started as a running content creator, his first marathon and how he got his nickname (27:31). And, of course, we talk about shoes with him. Watch his videos here: youtube.com/kofuzi
01:34:27
June 11, 2021
039 | Brendan Leonard (@semi_rad), Author + Illustrator + Ultrarunner
039 | Brendan Leonard (@semi_rad), Author + Illustrator + Ultrarunner
This week on The Drop, Thomas, Robbe and Meaghan preview the cushioned cruiser that is the Saucony Triumph 19 (9:17) before discussing a record-breaking performance at the Portland Track Festival as well as the state of the Tokyo Olympics (11:50). Then, Thomas and Robbe are joined by author, illustrator and ultrarunner Brendan Leonard (aka @semi_rad). They talk about his passion for adventure and how it has inspired his creative work, getting started as a creator, learning to love and hate running simultaneously, and much more (21:35). IG: @semi_rad https://semi-rad.com/ 
01:25:31
June 04, 2021
038 | Stefanie Flippin, Ultrarunner + Surgeon
038 | Stefanie Flippin, Ultrarunner + Surgeon
This week on The Drop, Thomas, Robbe, and Meaghan talk about the new Saucony Endorphin line, including the Endorphin Shift 2, Speed 2, and Pro 2 (20:37). Then, Thomas and Meaghan are joined by Stefanie Flippin. She's a foot and ankle surgeon by day and an ultra runner who recently won the USATF 100-Mile Championships. They talk about her start in trail running and evolution to ultras, her training habits, the similarities between the marathon and the 100-mile, and much more (31:40). IG: @stefanieannflippin
01:34:05
May 28, 2021
037 | Courtney Dauwalter & Mike Ambrose, Salomon
037 | Courtney Dauwalter & Mike Ambrose, Salomon
This week on The Drop, Thomas, Robbe, and Meg recap a painful marathon weekend before Thomas and Robbe sit down with Courtney Dauwalter and Mike Ambrose, Product Line Manager of Trail Running at Salomon (25:02). They talk about the brand's latest trail running shoe, the Ultra Glide, and its inception, how athletes gave their input, and much more. They also talk about Courtney's career as an ultra runner, digging deep into the Pain Cave, the craziest races she's done, and the legend of her one-minute nap.  Read the review: https://www.believeintherun.com/salomon-ultra-glide-performance-review/
01:01:10
May 21, 2021
036 | Ryan Hall
036 | Ryan Hall
This week on The Drop, Thomas, Robbe, and Meaghan talk about their trip to Colorado and hanging out with Courtney Dauwalter and Salomon before breaking down the most space-age shoe of the year, the Brooks Aurora-BL (23:38). Then, Thomas and Meaghan are joined by Ryan Hall. Ryan holds the record for the fastest marathon and half marathon by an American and is married to ASICS athlete Sara Hall. They talk about the transition from pro runner to coach, including coaching his wife, training philosophies, nutrition, and evolving to weight lifting (28:18). IG: @ryanhall3 Brooks Aurora-BL: https://www.believeintherun.com/brooks-aurora-bl-performance-review/ 
01:34:19
May 14, 2021
035 | Emma Bates, ASICS Athlete
035 | Emma Bates, ASICS Athlete
This week on The Drop, Thomas, Robbe, and Meaghan give you the skinny on a surprise shoe from adidas, the 4DFWD (9:43), before talking about the thousands of runners who will be left out of the Boston Marathon in 2021 and what the future holds for the legendary race (14:53). Then, Thomas and Meaghan are joined by ASICS athlete Emma Bates. They talk about learning to love running in Colorado, her joining Team Boss in Boulder, transitioning from road races to the track, the Marathon Project, and much more (31:25). 
01:15:57
May 07, 2021
034 | Dylan Bowman, Ultrarunner + Podcaster
034 | Dylan Bowman, Ultrarunner + Podcaster
This week on The Drop, Thomas, Robbe, and Meaghan preview one of the best trainers of 2021, the new ASICS Novablast 2 (7:28) before talking about the upcoming Blue Jean Mile (15:39). Then, Thomas and Meaghan are joined by ultrarunner and podcaster Dylan Bowman. They talk about his journey in running on trails across the country, placing third at Leadville, evolving the sport to the next generation, and some of his training philosophies (20:02). Dylan hosts The Pyllars podcast. Pyllars Pod: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/the-pyllars-podcast-with-dylan-bowman/id1492327668 Download the app: https://www.pyllars.com/about Wings for Life World Run: https://www.wingsforlifeworldrun.com/en?viewerCountry=US IG: @dylanbo  
01:16:20
April 30, 2021
033 | Charlotte Purdue, adidas Athlete
033 | Charlotte Purdue, adidas Athlete
This week on The Drop, Thomas, Robbe and Meaghan recap Eliud Kipchoge's win at the NN Mission Marathon in the Netherlands (13:40) before Robbe gives listeners the rundown on a few trail shoes that BITR reviewers are loving, including the adidas Terex Speed Ultra and Skechers Razor Trail (19:45). Then, Thomas and Meaghan are joined by adidas professional runner Charlotte Purdue, who really should be going to the Olympics but pretty much got f-ed over by British Athletics (it's a wild story). They talk about the unlikely start to her running career, running in Britain vs. the U.S., her first pro marathon, and her journey to eventually compete in the Olympics (26:50). IG: @charlottepurdue This episode is sponsored by InsideTracker, who takes your blood and gives you a full in-depth analysis and training recommendations based on the results. Save 25% by going to insidetracker.com/believe (no code necessary). 
01:22:28
April 23, 2021
032 | Noah Droddy, Professional Runner
032 | Noah Droddy, Professional Runner
This week on The Drop, Thomas, Robbe and Meaghan introduce one of the most anticipated Nike sequels of the year, the Vaporfly Next% 2 (12:53) before breaking down Des Linden's world-record-breaking 50K (18:17). Thomas and Robbe are then joined by professional runner Noah Droddy to talk about sponsorships, his running journey, favorite running shoes, his band, and more (28:20). IG: @noah_droddy  
01:25:52
April 16, 2021
031 | Kyle Whalum, Musician + Ultrarunner
031 | Kyle Whalum, Musician + Ultrarunner
This week on The Drop, Thomas, Robbe and Meaghan discuss a fan-favorite shoe, the HOKA ONE ONE Clifton 8 (15:25), before talking about their favorite running shorts heading into summer (24:12). Then, Thomas and Robbe are joined by Kyle Whalum, an ultrarunner and musician who plays bass in Kelly Clarkson and Katy Perry's bands. They talk about running around the world while touring, using running as a creative outlet, and Eliud Kipchoge's Kelly Clarkson fandom (34:07). Instagram: @kylewhalum
01:27:25
April 09, 2021
030 | Clayton Young, ASICS Elite Athlete
030 | Clayton Young, ASICS Elite Athlete
This week on the Drop, it's an ASICS bonanza. First, Thomas, Robbe and Meaghan share their thoughts on the brand's newest super shoe, the MetaSpeed Sky (13:48). Then, Thomas and Meaghan are joined by ASICS Elite runner Clayton Young to talk about his running journey, using goals as motivation, Strava and his favorite ASICS shoes (30:27). Clayton won the 2021 Gate River Run on the men's side.
01:25:45
April 02, 2021
029 | Emily Sisson, New Balance Athlete
029 | Emily Sisson, New Balance Athlete
This week on The Drop, Thomas, Robbe and Meaghan talk about Alexi Pappas' new book, Bravey (2:30), before recapping the Jacksonville Gate River Run (16:46). The crew also share their thoughts on the new Under Armour Flow Velocity Wind (22:10). Then, Thomas and Meaghan are joined by Emily Sisson, professional long-distance runner for New Balance. They talk about what makes the marathon unique, returning to racing, her favorite New Balance shoes and more (35:50). Sisson won the 2021 Jacksonville Gate River Run.
01:26:56
March 26, 2021
028 | The Loop Running Supply Co.
028 | The Loop Running Supply Co.
This week on The Drop, Thomas, Robbe and Meaghan are super excited about New Balance's latest super shoe, the RC Elite 2, and discuss how they believe Nike will be challenged in 2021 (5:50). Also, the crew talks about the notable changes to the 2021 Boston Marathon (15:10). Then, Thomas and Meghan are joined by the husband-and-wife-duo behind The Loop Running Supply Company, Pam and Ryan Hess. They talk about the inspiration behind The Loop Running, their unique twist on the old-fashioned running store, and what the future holds for them as a brand (24:31). IG: @thelooprunning https://www.looprunningsupply.co/ 
01:10:54
March 19, 2021
027 | Chris Hough, ArtiKen
027 | Chris Hough, ArtiKen
This week on The Drop, Thomas, Robbe and Meaghan recap their weekend at the Woodlands Marathon in Texas, including Meaghan's marathon PR and Thomas half-marathon PR (0:35). The crew also discusses Des Linden's attempt to break the 50K world record (20:04). Then, Thomas is joined by Chris Hough, Founder and CEO of ArtiKen. They talk about the inspiration behind the brand, how bracelets have become a form of expression in the running world, and ArtiKen's future as a company (25:15). https://artiken.com/ 
01:17:36
March 12, 2021
026 | Ian Dobson, Race Director of Eugene Marathon
026 | Ian Dobson, Race Director of Eugene Marathon
This week on The Drop, it's race week! Thomas, Robbe and Meaghan preview their upcoming race at the Woodlands Marathon in Texas (4:37) before diving into two very different Skechers shoes in the Go Run Razor Excess and the Go Run Horizon Vanish 2 (13:51). Then, Thomas and Meaghan are joined by Race Director of the Eugene Marathon and Olympian Ian Dobson. They talk about Ian's running journey and life, the benefits he sees from training on a track, and how we could see more spectator-tailored event races for the elite runners of the world (20:10). Register for the virtual Eugene Marathon here: https://www.eugenemarathon.com/
01:26:12
March 05, 2021
025 | Erin Longin, Puma
025 | Erin Longin, Puma
This week on The Drop, Thomas, Robbe and Meaghan break down one of their favorite daily trainers of 2021 so far, the New Balance Fresh Foam X More v3 (3:45) before they discuss the Texas Trials of Miles qualifier for the U.S. Olympic and Field Trials (13:32). Then, Thomas is joined by Erin Longin, Global Director of Running and Training at Puma. They talk about Puma's resurgence in the long-distance running scene, the development of their new NITRO foam and different shoes, and the future of Puma Running (18:30). IG: @pumarunning
52:44
February 26, 2021
024 | Eliud Kipchoge
024 | Eliud Kipchoge
This week on The Drop, Thomas sits down with special guest and COROS athlete Eliud Kipchoge! They talk about Eliud's legendary feat of breaking the 2-hour marathon mark with a time of 1:59:40, what his accomplishment means for the next generation of distance runners, and the impact that he sees running have on the world. Also, Eliud provides insights into how he trains and some of his running philosophies.  IG: @kipchogeeliud Sign up for Beyond Belief with Eliud Kipchoge here: believeintherun.com/beyondbelief 
33:32
February 19, 2021
023 | Chris Lee, Athletic Performance Director, Tinman Elite
023 | Chris Lee, Athletic Performance Director, Tinman Elite
This week on The Drop, Thomas, Robbe and Meaghan break down one of the most polarizing shoes in the running world, the adidas Ultraboost 21 (9:16). Then, the crew discusses the latest sales reports from the biggest running shoe companies, how those numbers were impacted by the pandemic and what they mean going forward. They also talk about Keira D'Amato's new sponsorship deal with Nike (15:48). Finally, Thomas sits down with Chris Lee, Athletic Performance Director for Tinman Elite, a running team based in Boulder, CO. They talk about the team's mindset and motivation for the sport, Chris' own training philosophies and his athletic background (22:07). Chris also gives his 5 most important post-run workouts to add to your daily training routine. IG: @clee_performance 
56:50
February 12, 2021
022 | Molly Seidel, Puma Athlete
022 | Molly Seidel, Puma Athlete
This week on The Drop, Thomas, Robbe and Meaghan break down the new Puma Velocity (10:00). Then, Thomas and Meaghan sit down with Puma athlete and USA Olympic Marathon Team member Molly Seidel. They talk about Molly's qualifying for the Olympics at the Trials, her strategy for the London Marathon and her new deal with Puma (24:00). IG: https://www.instagram.com/bygolly.molly/
01:20:33
February 05, 2021
021 | Danny Orr, New Balance
021 | Danny Orr, New Balance
This week on The Drop, Thomas, Robbe and Meaghan discuss a shoe that they are very excited for in 2021: the New Balance FuelCell Rebel v2 (13:08). Then, the crew talks about Jim Walmsley's recent attempt to break the 100K record, as well as the HOKA ONE ONE Carbon X2 (22:32). Also, Thomas sits down with Danny Orr, General Manager of Performance Running at New Balance. They talk about Danny's experience working at New Balance and how the company adjusted during the COVID-19 pandemic (27:52). They also geek out over running shoes, such as the 1080 v11 and FuelCell Rebel v2. 
01:24:50
January 29, 2021
020 | Alexi Pappas, Olympian and Author
020 | Alexi Pappas, Olympian and Author
This week on The Drop, Thomas, Robbe and Meaghan share their thoughts on Nike's latest trainer, the React Infinity Run Flyknit 2 (8:24) before discussing their experiences with mental health and how running helps them stay in a healthy mindset (15:00). Then, Thomas and Meaghan are joined by Olympian, author and actress Alexi Pappas to talk about her new book, Bravey: Chasing Dreams, Befriending Pain, and Other Big Ideas. They also discuss her philosophies and goals as a runner, how running has influenced her life and her experiences training with fellow world-class runners (22:05). You can purchase Alexi's book here.   
01:11:23
January 22, 2021
019 | Taliyah Brooks, ASICS Athlete
019 | Taliyah Brooks, ASICS Athlete
This week on The Drop, Thomas, Robbe and Meaghan check in on their week in running before talking about some of the gear they are loving this winter (1:15). Then, Thomas and Meaghan sit down with ASICS athlete Taliyah Brooks. They discuss Taliyah's track career and how it has taken her around the world, as well as her transition from college to professional running (29:35).  Instagram: @love_tbrooks https://www.strava.com/challenges/Optimize-Your-Running-PWURE
01:15:39
January 15, 2021
018 | Marc Quiñones, Celebrity Chef
018 | Marc Quiñones, Celebrity Chef
This week on The Drop, Thomas, Robbe and Meaghan catch up with BITR shoe reviewer Jeremy Ardanuy to talk about his recent 47-mile FKT on a local Baltimore route (4:01) before checking in on their own running, including GRIT (17:55). Then, Thomas and Robbe sit down with chef Marc Quiñones. They talk about Marc's passions for cooking as well as running and where they both started, the similarities he sees between his professional life and running life, and his experiences in competitions in both fields (27:03). You can watch Marc on the new season of Hell's Kitchen. Instagram: @chefmq 
01:20:19
January 08, 2021
017 | Paul Litchfield, GORUCK
017 | Paul Litchfield, GORUCK
This week on The Drop, Thomas, Robbe and Meaghan share their resolutions they have for 2021 and beyond (6:31) before giving their first impressions of the Topo Athletic Cyclone (13:45). Then, Thomas sits down with GORUCK shoe designer and designer of the Reebok Pump, Paul Litchfield. They talk about Paul's past experience working with Reebok, the nuances of the running shoe spectrum and the vision for the GORUCK brand (22:24).
01:19:31
December 31, 2020
016 | Matt Centrowitz, Running Coach
016 | Matt Centrowitz, Running Coach
This week on The Drop, Thomas, Robbe and Meaghan recap one of the biggest running events of the year in The Marathon Project (0:48) before sharing their thoughts on the new Craft CTM Ultra Carbon (12:03). Then, Thomas sits down with legendary running coach Matt Centrowitz (29:40). They talk about Matt's journey from the Bronx to Oregon, his coaching philosophies and his family's love for running.  You can purchase Matt's book, Like Father Like Son, here.  Email: coachcentro@gmail.com Follow his son, Matthew Centrowitz, @mgcentro on Instagram
01:09:44
December 23, 2020
015 | Don Reichelt, Ultrarunner
015 | Don Reichelt, Ultrarunner
This week on The Drop, Thomas, Robbe and Meghan discuss two shoes that they are high on going into the new year: ASICS EvoRide 2 and the Puma Deviate Nitro (8:20). The crew also chats about why Strava is going in the right direction with their personalized Year in Sport reviews (16:46). Then, Thomas and Robbe sit down with Don Reichelt to talk about his path from Iron Man racer to ultrarunner, his preparation methods for ultras, and his time working at Newton Running (24:14). Don finished third at the 2018 Badwater Ultramarathon (135 miles), and also finished third in the Tunnel Hill 100. https://bit.ly/REGISTER-FOR-GRIT
01:26:18
December 18, 2020
014 | Scott Fauble, HOKA NAZ Elite Athlete
014 | Scott Fauble, HOKA NAZ Elite Athlete
This week on The Drop, Thomas, Robbe and Meaghan break down their picks for the 2020 BITR Best in Gear Awards (8:30). The trio covers everything from the best shoes, apparel and must-have pieces from the past year. Then, Thomas and Meg are joined by HOKA NAZ Elite Athlete Scott Fauble to talk about his involvement in the upcoming Marathon Project, training and race techniques, saunas and pie (30:20).    https://www.believeintherun.com/2020/12/09/best-in-gear-awards-2020-road-running/
01:13:28
December 11, 2020
013 | Coach Bennett, Nike Global Running
013 | Coach Bennett, Nike Global Running
This week on The Drop, BITR's Thomas, Robbe and Meaghan break down two new shoes that they have opposite views of in the Saucony Kinvara 12 and ASICS Trabuco Max (7:49) before discussing the postponement of yet another 2021 race, the LA Marathon. Then, Thomas sits down with Chris Bennett, AKA Coach Bennett, Senior Director of Nike Global Running. They talk about Bennett's love for running and where it started, his coaching philosophies and his path to becoming an integral part of Nike Running (21:34). Be sure to register for Winter GRIT, and get ready to pound some pavement in January 2021. Register here: https://bit.ly/REGISTER-WINTER-GRIT
01:37:53
December 04, 2020
012 | Bell Lap Track and Field
012 | Bell Lap Track and Field
This week on The Drop, Thomas, Robbe and Meaghan discuss a dynamic duo of New Balance shoes set to release in early 2021: the 1080v11 and Fresh Foam More Trail (6:48). They also recap two record-setting races from the past week (13:15). Then, Thomas and Robbe talk with the brothers behind Bell Lap Track and Field, a resource that provides athletes with additional financial support to pursue their careers (20:02). Bell Lap acts as a platform for athletes to sell extra gear (singlets, tights, shoes, etc.) that they receive from sponsors. The brothers talk about the inspiration behind Bell Lap, as well as how they want to continue helping athletes in the future. Thanks to InsideTracker for sponsoring this episode of the podcast. You can take advantage of InsideTracker’s BEST DEAL of the year with $200 off the Ultimate Plan, their most comprehensive package. Use Code: GIFTFROMBITR  https://www.insidetracker.com/customer/onboarding/choose-plan/ Bell Lap: https://belllaptrackandfield.com/ Winter GRIT: https://bit.ly/REGISTER-FOR-GRIT
51:59
November 27, 2020
011 | Keira D'Amato, Nike Athlete
011 | Keira D'Amato, Nike Athlete
This week on The Drop, BITR's Thomas, Robbe and Meaghan discuss Atreyu's Base Model V2 (Prototype) and the Brooks Ricochet 2 (9:48) before breaking down Brooks' record sales numbers (15:58). Then, Thomas and Meg sit down with Keira D'Amato, a full-time realtor who is running with and beating Olympians (18:34). They talk about Keira's path to becoming an elite-level runner after a decade off, the pros and cons of being unsponsored and her approach to the sport as a whole. Keira will chase the 10 mile American Record for Women at the Up Dawg Ten Miler, and she will be participating in The Marathon Project at the end of December 2020. Check out the best deal on InsideTracker: https://info.insidetracker.com/earlyaccess   
01:12:46
November 20, 2020
010 | Allie Kieffer, Elite Runner and Coach
010 | Allie Kieffer, Elite Runner and Coach
This week on The Drop, BITR's Thomas, Robbe and Meghan break down two new bangers of shoes that they are loving: the ASICS Gel-Nimbus 23 and the HOKA One One Mach 4 (10:38). Then, Thomas and Meg chat with Allie Kieffer, an elite runner, coach and dog mom (20:25). They talk about the bonuses and setbacks of being a sponsored runner, as well as how she has rediscovered her love for the sport. Finally, the BITR crew gives you a taste of what's to come in January 2021: Winter GRIT (1:12:00). Instagram: @kiefferallie Check out the best deal on InsideTracker: https://info.insidetracker.com/earlyaccess
01:17:06
November 13, 2020
009 | Meghann Featherstun, Sports Dietician
009 | Meghann Featherstun, Sports Dietician
This week on The Drop, BITR's Thomas, Robbe and Meaghan give their reviews of a pair of shoe sequels, the ASICS Gel-Nimbus Lite 2 and HOKA ONE ONE Carbon X 2 (8:20) before giving the inside scoop on Galen Rupp's secret race in Oregon where he set a new U.S. men's world record (19:24). Then, Thomas and Meaghan sit down with sports dietician Meghann Featherstun to talk everything from nutrition for runners, to common dietary mistakes we make to great midday snack ideas (22:50). Finally, Thomas is joined by BITR's in-house sports psychology consultant Adrienne to help runners tackle workout anxiety by leaving the watch at home (1:18:45).   Websites: https://featherstonenutrition.com/ https://www.langelierspc.com/    
01:36:40
November 06, 2020
008 | Richard Kuchinsky, Shoe Designer
008 | Richard Kuchinsky, Shoe Designer
Believe in the Run's Thomas, Robbe and Meaghan talk the new ASICS GEL-Nimbus Lite 2 (8:27) before getting into some of the latest Rabbit winter running gear (11:44). The crew also breaks down the biggest news of the week, including the postponement of the 2021 Boston Marathon (16:44). Thomas is then joined by running shoe designer Richard Kuchinsky to discuss his process as a designer and consultant in the industry, how he got his start and why he loves running shoes so damn much (23:45). Finally, Meg brings on BITR's in-house sports psychology consultant Adrienne to help runners find purpose in their workouts without access to competition (1:05:24). Instagram: @rkuchinsky  
01:12:29
October 30, 2020
007 | Brian Metzler, Author and Journalist
007 | Brian Metzler, Author and Journalist
Thomas, Robbe and Meaghan give you the inside scoop on the Diadora Mythos Volo as well as the Brooks Fall 2020 running collection (3:55) before recapping a crazy Big's Backyard Ultra (13:44). Then, Thomas sits down with Brian Metzler, journalist and author of "Kicksology: The Hype, Science, Culture and Cool of Running Shoes" to talk about the past, present and future of the running shoe industry (18:42). Finally, Meg brings on BITR's in-house sports psychology consultant Adrienne to discuss methods for coping with pre-race nerves (1:01:50).
01:13:16
October 23, 2020
006 | Matt Hart, Author of Win At All Costs
006 | Matt Hart, Author of Win At All Costs
Thomas, Robbe and Meaghan dive into a couple of shoes they are running in, as well as some Fall gear from Vuori (1:20), before they recap the new world records set for the 5K and 10K (17:12). Then, Thomas sits down with Matt Hart, a freelance journalist whose writing covers sports science and performance-enhancing drugs, among other things. His new book, Win At All Costs, depicts the deception and PED use at the Nike Oregon Project (22:35). Finally, Meg talks with BITR's in-house sports psychology consultant Adrienne to weigh the pros and cons of running with a pacer (1:04:10). Win At All Costs is out now.  
01:12:32
October 16, 2020
005 | Lindsay Flanagan, ASICS Elite Athlete
005 | Lindsay Flanagan, ASICS Elite Athlete
Thomas and Meghan interview ASICS pro athlete Lindsay Flanagan about her experience at this year's London Marathon, what it's like to wear a bump vest (super weird), and what's next for her (28:18). But first, Thomas, Robbe and Meaghan discuss their first impressions of the Nike Air Zoom Tempo Next% (9:40) and the ASICS Gel-Kayano Lite (15:02) before they recap the 40th London Marathon (19:10). Finally, Meg brings on BITR's in-house sports psychologist Adrienne to break down the mentality of a pro marathoner (1:17:36). 
01:28:30
October 09, 2020
004 | Stephanie Bruce, HOKA NAZ Elite
004 | Stephanie Bruce, HOKA NAZ Elite
BITR's Thomas and Meaghan discuss the Skechers Razor Elite (3:02) and the HOKA One One Rocket X (5:07) before previewing the upcoming London Marathon (8:00). Then, they interview Stephanie Bruce, NAZ Elite athlete, and Michael McManus, Global Sports Marketing Director at HOKA, about the Rocket X and HOKA's partnership with the Northern Arizona Elite running team (10:40). Finally, BITR's own Adrienne Langelier explains how to move past failure (50:09).
01:00:17
October 02, 2020
003 | Cal Neff, Altra Athlete and World Record Holder
003 | Cal Neff, Altra Athlete and World Record Holder
Thomas, Robbe and Meaghan recap Meg's BIG weekend where she completed her sub-three hour marathon (1:00) before jumping into two new lifestyle shoes they are really enjoying: the Brandblack Tarantula and Deckers X Lab (17:00). Then, Thomas interviews Cal Neff, an athlete for Altra Running and Polar who owns world records for running with a baby stroller (29:44). Finally, BITR's Adrienne Langelier provides some motivational mental tips to help boost your confidence out on the roads (55:35). Instagram: @calneff @langelierspc Website: https://www.langelierspc.com/
01:05:15
September 25, 2020
002 | Michael Krajicek, Founder of Atreyu Running
002 | Michael Krajicek, Founder of Atreyu Running
Believe in the Run's Thomas, Robbe and Meaghan discuss a trio of shoes: the On Cloudboom (4:11), Skechers GOrun Razor + Hyper (8:52) and Speed 6 (12:14). They dive into On Running's latest play for a subscription service (17:30) before talking to Michael Krajicek, founder of Atreyu, the first running shoe company to break ground on subscription (29:46). Finally, Meaghan gives some virtual race day tips (1:13:36). 
01:16:31
September 18, 2020
001 | Rebekah Broe, Senior Product Manager for New Balance
001 | Rebekah Broe, Senior Product Manager for New Balance
In the premiere episode of The Drop podcast from Believe in the Run, Thomas, Robbe and Meaghan check-in on each other's running for the week before discussing the Skechers GOrun Hyper Burst (3:43), New Balance FuelCell RC Elite (8:54), and the postponement of registration for the 2021 Boston Marathon (14:37). Then, Thomas interviews Rebekah Broe, the Senior Product Manager of Performance Running and Training for New Balance, about the brand's new carbon-plated racer, the RC Elite (21:20).  Finally, Meaghan provides some sage advice about the power of positive thinking to help you conquer your miles (46:03).
53:30
September 11, 2020
The Drop Teaser
The Drop Teaser
Believe in the Run brings runners everywhere their new favorite podcast: The Drop! Each week Thomas, Robbe and Meaghan discuss the biggest headlines in the world of running, from the latest shoes and gear to interviews with industry professionals and athletes. Unlike any other podcast, The Drop will be your go-to running companion, as the BITR trio will provide mid-run updates and motivational tips to help the miles fly by. Listen to The Drop, from Believe in the Run, every Friday!   
01:12
September 04, 2020