More Than Running with Dana Giordano

More Than Running with Dana Giordano

By CITIUS MAG
Listen as Dana Giordano, a professional middle-distance runner for the Boston Athletic Association, sits down and talks with some of the most inspirational and insightful women in running. Whether they're doing amazing things on the track or working tirelessly to promote the sport as industry leaders and entrepreneurs, hear how they've found success.

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Episode 5 | Mary Cain, NYC Manager and Runner for Tracksmith
“I don’t really feel that I need to disprove the idea of burnout. But to me, it’s all a mental thing. The only reason you really walk away is because 1) You just come to hate it and you never really want to do it again or 2) You never come to terms with the fact that you might have to do it differently to get back there. As young women, you wake up, you drink a glass of water, you put your shoes on and you’re out the door. The older you get, maybe you need to stretch a little bit beforehand or do so some extra drills. It’s kind of understanding that’s OK and that your body is going to grow, change and adapt. The longer you’re in the sport, the more you’re going to create rhythms for yourself and knowing that being 24 is still young and there’s a lot of life as a runner and otherwise to live.” Mary Cain joins Dana Giordano for a conversation just days after she announced that she is now a full-time employee of Tracksmith and will help oversee the company's New York City community engagement as a manager. Cain made headlines last fall when she came forward with allegations that she was "emotionally and physically abused" by coach Alberto Salazar as a member of the Nike Oregon Project. She has become one of the running's biggest advocates for women's sports and safe coaching practices as a result of sharing her story. Mary is still training at a professional level and is targeting the 2021 U.S. Olympic Track and Field Trials in the 1,500 meters, 800 meters or 5,000 meters. In this conversation, Dana and Mary discuss how Mary overcame her longest injury cycle, her drive growing up, tapering intensity, balancing the concept of burnout, how the New York Times op-doc came about and much more. Subscribe and listen now on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Google Podcasts and Anchor. ▶ Follow Mary on Instagram here: https://www.instagram.com/runmarycain/ ▶ Follow Dana: https://twitter.com/dana_gio6 https://www.instagram.com/dana_gio/ ▶ Follow us: twitter.com/CitiusMag instagram.com/citiusmag facebook.com/citiusmag
1:11:20
May 25, 2020
Episode 4 | Tiffany Chenault: Salem State Sociology Professor and Black Girls Run Boston Chapter Leader
“The more I ran, the more questions I started to ask about this space. When I would run, I never saw anyone who looked like me. I am an African American woman. I lived in a neighborhood that is not African-American and is a predominantly white and Latinx population. Running in the neighborhood I started to wonder, ‘Do black women run? Do other African American people run? Because I’m not seeing them. I knew I couldn’t be the only person to run. This kind of peaked my curiosity and the questions that I had about this space.” Tiffany Chenault is a sociology professor at Salem State University and the Black Girls Run Boston chapter leader. She is also working on a book about race and its place in the running community.  Dana and Tiffany discuss how she found the sport and her initial reaction to seeing very few women like her on the starting line, what got her hooked (she's now run 46 half marathons in 46 states) and the changes/conversations that can take place to do better. Note: This conversation was recorded before the death of Ahmaud Arbery sparked a greater conversation about diversity, race and representation in running. Subscribe and listen now on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Google Podcasts and Anchor. ▶ Follow Tiffany on Instagram here: https://www.instagram.com/tiffygc1/ ▶ Follow Dana: https://twitter.com/dana_gio6 https://www.instagram.com/dana_gio/ ▶ Follow us: twitter.com/CitiusMag instagram.com/citiusmag facebook.com/citiusmag
57:39
May 18, 2020
Episode 3 | Alison Wade of the Fast Women Newsletter
Alison Wade used to operate fast-women.com from 2000 to 2006 and continued covering the sport but worked in other avenues of the running industry. In 2019, she resurrected her coverage in the form of a weekly newsletter that has become a hit within the running community. When she re-launched it, she said: “as a lifelong fan of women’s distance running, I’ve always wished that I could nerd out with more people over the latest news in the sport.” Dana and Alison geek out over Skype to peel back the curtain on how she follows the sport and amplifies the coverage of women in running. On this episode, Dana and Alison discuss: How she balances her time as a mother, coach and author of the newsletter The evolving coverage of running Caring more about the U.S. Olympic track trials compared to the marathon trials Supporting and uplifting all women in the sport The state of female coaches in sport and her experience within athletic departments What’s giving her more hope in the sport How does the newsletter come together and get to people’s inboxes on Monday morning at 5 a.m. And much more... Subscribe to Alison's newsletter here: http://www.fast-women.org/ ▶ Follow Dana: https://twitter.com/dana_gio6 https://www.instagram.com/dana_gio/ ▶ Follow us: twitter.com/CitiusMag instagram.com/citiusmag facebook.com/citiusmag
50:56
May 11, 2020
Episode 2 | Elle Purrier: Indoor Mile American Record Holder, Pro Runner for New Balance
“My biggest goal right now is making the Olympic team for 2020. I feel like that’s a start. Sometimes I get a little scared thinking about bigger goals for years and years down the road. I like to do incremental ones. I think I would want to be known as a tough runner. I feel like I’m not super glamorous but a little more blue collar – just getting the work done and being tough. I like to be a badass.” On Feb. 9th, Elle Purrier broke a 37-year-old American record when she won the Millrose Games mile in 4:16.85. Her time took seven-tenths off Mary Slaney's time and now ranks as the second-fastest indoor mile in history. Before her breakout indoor season, Dana and Elle sit down during a high-altitude training stint in Flagstaff, Arizona to dive into some of her upbringings on a dairy farm in northern Vermont and what led to her success at the University of New Hampshire and post-collegiately. She now has her sights set on making her first U.S. Olympic team in 2021. In 2019, Purrier qualified for her first national team and competed in the 5,000 meters at the World Athletics Championships in Doha. She finished 11th with a personal best of 14:58.17. She is one of 16 American women who have broken 15 minutes on the track for 5,000 meters. Her personal best of 4:02:34 for the 1,500 meters also makes her a contender for that squad to Tokyo. On this episode, we touch on: - Growing up on a farm in Montgomery, Vermont - Brief basketball aspirations - Experiencing a runner’s high - Her favorite parts of training and some of the craziest workouts that she’s done - Advice for a high school runner pursuing running at a higher level - Envisioning her legacy within the sport as a competitor - The 5th Avenue Mile finish: “That’s a classic example of not overthinking something and just competing. That’s when I think I have my best races. That’s definitely a good lesson.” - And more... ➡️ Follow Elle on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/elleruns_4_her_life/ ▶ Follow Dana: https://twitter.com/dana_gio6 https://www.instagram.com/dana_gio/ ▶ Follow us: twitter.com/CitiusMag instagram.com/citiusmag facebook.com/citiusmag Recommended read: Olympic hopefuls Gevvie Stone, Elle Purrier have very different paths ahead to Tokyo in 2021 (NBC Sports) | https://olympics.nbcsports.com/2020/03/25/tokyo-olympics-gevvie-stone-elle-purrier/ Photo for this episode's cover art by Kevin Morris | https://www.kevmofoto.com/
47:12
May 4, 2020
Episode 1 | Molly Seidel: 2020 U.S. Olympic Marathon Trials Runner-Up, Pro Runner for Saucony
“How I would like people to see me is ‘She didn’t give up.’ I’ve had so many times where I’ve had to come back from injuries – even as recently as this past summer. I remember calling coach Sparks after I hurt my hip again and literally sobbing to him on the phone that my running career was over because I thought that was it. After my surgery two years ago, they had given me a 50% chance of being able to run competitively again. They didn’t know if the surgery was going to take. It’s really difficult having to deal with that and mentally realizing this is the thing I love the most in the world and I may never get to do this again. I don’t know if it’s because I’m too dumb to do anything else but it was just this thought that I can’t quit now because I feel like I haven’t done the things that I’ve wanted to do yet and this feeling that I’m leaving something on the table. I know that I’m capable of more but if I don’t sort everything in my life and get over this victim mentality or get through some of these things, I’m not going to get there. That’s why I feel like there’s never been another thing that I love as much as this. That’s why even though I couldn’t run for six months. I just keep coming back to it." The first guest on 'More Than Running with Dana Giordano' is Molly Seidel. Just a few weeks after finishing second at the 2020 U.S. Olympic Marathon Trials in Atlanta, Dana and Molly sat down in her Fenway–Kenmore apartment to discuss how her much her life has changed since making her first U.S. Olympic team. The conversation was recorded before the coronavirus pandemic led to the postponement of the Tokyo Olympics to 2021.  Topics touched upon in this episode include: - The build-up to the biggest race of her life - Putting us in her shoes for her marathon debut - Speaking up in response to the criticism of her Olympic teammates Aliphine Tuliamuk and Sally Kipyego for being Kenyan-born Americans.  - The media’s coverage of her after the U.S. Olympic Marathon Trials and why she felt uneasy about it. - Handling the spotlight since being a star as a high school - How life changed after making the Olympic team - Donuts, hot ham and rolls - Seeking out a group and the perfect training set up with coach Jon Green - What she and her coach expected that she would place at the Olympic trials - What she wants to leave behind as her legacy within the sport - Advice for younger generations of runners: Just because you fail doesn’t make you a failure. - Showing off different bodies and diversity on the starting lines in the sport - And much more... ➡️ Follow Molly on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/bygolly.molly/ ▶ Follow Dana: https://twitter.com/dana_gio6 https://www.instagram.com/dana_gio/ ▶ Follow us: twitter.com/CitiusMag instagram.com/citiusmag facebook.com/citiusmag Recommended listen: Molly on Running on Om with Julia Hanlon |  https://runningonom.com/podcast-225/ Photo for this episode's cover art by Kevin Morris | https://www.kevmofoto.com/
1:14:34
April 27, 2020
Introducing More than Running with Dana Giordano
Welcome to ' More Than Running with Dana Giordano.' This new show from the CITIUS MAG Podcast Network will give an inside look at women's running from all types of perspectives. The goal is to bring you a different side to the athletes, coaches and notable people from the sport that you may know. This is a podcast about just that – more than running.  The first season of guests will include 2020 U.S. Olympic marathon trials runner-up Molly Seidel, American indoor mile record holder Elle Purrier, Fast Women newsletter's Alison Wade, Nutrition Rewired's Erin Kenney and more. ▶ Follow Dana: https://twitter.com/dana_gio6 https://www.instagram.com/dana_gio/ ▶ Follow us: twitter.com/CitiusMag instagram.com/citiusmag facebook.com/citiusmag
00:26
April 23, 2020