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Road to the Trials

Road to the Trials

By Matt Chittim
The Road to the Trials, podcast presented by COROS, features six elite runners pulling back the curtain to share their training, racing, and goals in the lead-up to the U.S. Olympic Track Trials in June, 2021. They are: Keira D'Amato, Dana Giordano, Olivia Baker, Tyler Day, Frank Lara, and Abe Alvarado.

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Ep. 54 - Jared Ward: Olympic Trials Wrap-Up

Road to the Trials

Ep. 54 - Jared Ward: Olympic Trials Wrap-Up

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Ep. 25 - Abe Alvarado is Poised and Ready for the Trials
At the beginning of 2021 Abe Alvarado spoke about the importance of peaking at the right time. He and his Atlanta Track Club coaches were planning so that at the end of June he'd be ready to roll. Kudos to them as that is exactly what has happened. Abe is now on his way to Eugene with fantastic recent results in both the 800m and 1500m. In this episode, Abe talks about how he is feeling going into the Trials, his raceday routine, his mindset at the starting line, and how excited he is race both the 800m and 1500m. The Road to the Trials Podcast is presented by COROS Wearables – makers of Performance GPS Watches that help athletes train to be their best. Athletes like World Record Marathoner Eliud Kipchoge and Multi-time US Champion Emma Coburn trust COROS watches to track their training from Long Runs to Track Workouts. With their innovative Track Mode, you can measure your next track workout to near perfection, whether you’ve got 400 meter repeats in Lane 1 or a four mile tempo in lane 5, you can trust COROS to provide the stats you crave. Enter code “Trials” at checkout on COROS.com for a free accessory with a watch purchase (simply add the accessory of your choice to your cart).
23:02
June 16, 2021
Ep. 24 - Olivia Baker: Bouncing Back and Preparing for the Trials
The Olympic Track Trials start this week and Olivia Baker is ready! In her final episode before she races the 800m in Eugene, Olivia talks about the last two races she participated in, how she is feeling, and what she is doing to prepare for race day. At the Platinum PT track meet in Massachusetts, Olivia was startled to discover that she simply didn't have her legs with 250 meters to go. She fell off the lead and finished way back from the leaders. With the Trials only four weeks away she leaned heavily on her support network. That group helped remind her that she's Olivia Freaking Baker and that she has put in the work to compete with the best.  The Road to the Trials Podcast is presented by COROS Wearables – makers of Performance GPS Watches that help athletes train to be their best. Athletes like World Record Marathoner Eliud Kipchoge and Multi-time US Champion Emma Coburn trust COROS watches to track their training from Long Runs to Track Workouts. With their innovative Track Mode, you can measure your next track workout to near perfection, whether you’ve got 400 meter repeats in Lane 1 or a four mile tempo in lane 5, you can trust COROS to provide the stats you crave. Enter code “Trials” at checkout on COROS.com for a free accessory with a watch purchase (simply add the accessory of your choice to your cart).
27:60
June 14, 2021
Ep. 23 - Keira D'Amato and a Dream Deferred
Sometimes the road to the Olympic Trials takes a detour and that is exactly what has happened for Keira D'Amato. Keira, one of the favorites in the 10k at the start of 2021, has been battling a hamstring injury for a few months. That injury seemed to be a minor hiccup - until it wasn't. Ultimately, it simply wouldn't allow Keira to do the hard training necessary to compete at the highest level. In this episode Keira opens us about injury, her thought process over the last six weeks, what it feels like to have a dream taken away when it felt so close, her vision for the future, and so much more. The Road to the Trials Podcast is presented by COROS Wearables – makers of Performance GPS Watches that help athletes train to be their best. Athletes like World Record Marathoner Eliud Kipchoge and Multi-time US Champion Emma Coburn trust COROS watches to track their training from Long Runs to Track Workouts. With their innovative Track Mode, you can measure your next track workout to near perfection, whether you’ve got 400 meter repeats in Lane 1 or a four mile tempo in lane 5, you can trust COROS to provide the stats you crave. Enter code “Trials” at checkout on COROS.com for a free accessory with a watch purchase (simply add the accessory of your choice to your cart).
43:07
June 9, 2021
Ep. 22 - Frank Lara is in the Flow
Frank Lara is fresh off a 10k PR at the Track Meet presented by Sound Running and a scorching 13:26 5k at the Portland Track Festival - the day after pacing the 10k to a 14:00! In short, it's all coming together for Frank and just the right time.  In this episode, Frank give us a deep dive into the races. Especially the 5k. He provides wonderful insight into many aspects of racing that we haven't covered with any guest in the past. We also touch on his final preparations for the Trials.  The Road to the Trials Podcast is presented by COROS Wearables – makers of Performance GPS Watches that help athletes train to be their best. Athletes like World Record Marathoner Eliud Kipchoge and Multi-time US Champion Emma Coburn trust COROS watches to track their training from Long Runs to Track Workouts. With their innovative Track Mode, you can measure your next track workout to near perfection, whether you’ve got 400 meter repeats in Lane 1 or a four mile tempo in lane 5, you can trust COROS to provide the stats you crave. Enter code “Trials” at checkout on COROS.com for a free accessory with a watch purchase (simply add the accessory of your choice to your cart).
39:21
June 4, 2021
Ep. 21 - Dana Giordano Returns to Racing
After months of training Dana Giordano is now fully in race mode. Over the last couple of weeks she has competed at the Track Meet - Sound Running, NYC Qualifier - Trials of Miles, and the Adidas Boost Boston Games. Those events meant racing the 5k, 1500m, and the road mile respectively.  In this episode, Dana provides an open and honest analysis of each race and puts each on into the larger mosaic of her season and what she learned from those experiences.  We also do a quick preview of the Platinum PT Qualifier set for Saturday, May 29. If you want to watch the free livestream hosted by Carrie Tollefson, Mary Cain, and Chris Chavez go to this link: www.tracksmith.com/pages/2021-platinum-pt-qualifier. The Road to the Trials Podcast is presented by COROS Wearables – makers of Performance GPS Watches that help athletes train to be their best. Athletes like World Record Marathoner Eliud Kipchoge and Multi-time US Champion Emma Coburn trust COROS watches to track their training from Long Runs to Track Workouts. With their innovative Track Mode, you can measure your next track workout to near perfection, whether you’ve got 400 meter repeats in Lane 1 or a four mile tempo in lane 5, you can trust COROS to provide the stats you crave. Enter code “Trials” at checkout on COROS.com for a free accessory with a watch purchase (simply add the accessory of your choice to your cart).
33:14
May 26, 2021
Ep. 20 - Olivia Baker Gets Her OTQ
Olivia Baker is back on the show with some exciting news to discuss. Two week ago she qualified for the Olympic Trials in the 800m with a 2:01:38 at the prestigious Mt. Sac Relays! Her heat was absolutely loaded with talent (Kate Grace, Brenda Martinez, Ellie Baker, Rebecca Mehra, among others) and Olivia ran incredibly well. With that said, and as we discuss in this episode, as excited as she is for her trials qualifying time she is eager and ready for more with three more tune-up races before heading to Eugene.  The Road to the Trials Podcast is presented by COROS Wearables – makers of Performance GPS Watches that help athletes train to be their best. Athletes like World Record Marathoner Eliud Kipchoge and Multi-time US Champion Emma Coburn trust COROS watches to track their training from Long Runs to Track Workouts. With their innovative Track Mode, you can measure your next track workout to near perfection, whether you’ve got 400 meter repeats in Lane 1 or a four mile tempo in lane 5, you can trust COROS to provide the stats you crave. Enter code “Trials” at checkout on COROS.com for a free accessory with a watch purchase (simply add the accessory of your choice to your cart).
28:27
May 20, 2021
Ep. 19 - Tyler Day Forced to Bow Out
Tyler returns to the show to share some unfortunate news. I'll quote him from his recent Instagram post: "It's been a struggle trying to be a professional runner. Being able to only do two races and get sidelined for most of my rookie campaign, I wanted to bounce back in a big way from my injury and actually feel like a professional runner. Sadly, my struggles are continuing and I had to make the tough decision to end my season and ending my journey to this year's Olympic Trials. This was not an easy decision, but knowing I am early in this professional life, I want to get to the bottom of this injury and not prolong it any further. I'm bummed and frustrated that I have to deal with this injury when I was lucky enough to be healthy for my whole running career up to this point. But, this is part of my profession. Everyone has to deal with injuries at some point and so will I. Thank you for all the support." We talk all about the process that led to this decision, what his injury prognosis/diagnosis looks like moving forward, and a variety of other random topics that always come-up when Tyler and I get to talking. The Road to the Trials Podcast is presented by COROS Wearables – makers of Performance GPS Watches that help athletes train to be their best. Athletes like World Record Marathoner Eliud Kipchoge and Multi-time US Champion Emma Coburn trust COROS watches to track their training from Long Runs to Track Workouts. With their innovative Track Mode, you can measure your next track workout to near perfection, whether you’ve got 400 meter repeats in Lane 1 or a four mile tempo in lane 5, you can trust COROS to provide the stats you crave. Enter code “Trials” at checkout on COROS.com for a free accessory with a watch purchase (simply add the accessory of your choice to your cart).
36:18
May 18, 2021
Ep. 18 - Dana Giordano Reports from Altitude Camp
It was great to get Dana back on the show in the midst of her high altitude training in Park City, Utah. She is there with her BAA teammates Elaina Tabb and Erika Kemp. Dana takes us through what the trip to altitude is like, how it has/hasn't affected her training, and how she is preparing for the 5k. Dana also gives an honest account of what it is like to train and live with two other high level athletes and what it's like from a friendship and competition perspective. Finally, with the Sound Running track meet around the corner, she let's us know what she does to make sure she is ready to compete at the highest level on race day. The Road to the Trials Podcast is presented by COROS Wearables – makers of Performance GPS Watches that help athletes train to be their best. Athletes like World Record Marathoner Eliud Kipchoge and Multi-time US Champion Emma Coburn trust COROS watches to track their training from Long Runs to Track Workouts. With their innovative Track Mode, you can measure your next track workout to near perfection, whether you’ve got 400 meter repeats in Lane 1 or a four mile tempo in lane 5, you can trust COROS to provide the stats you crave. Enter code “Trials” at checkout on COROS.com for a free accessory with a watch purchase (simply add the accessory of your choice to your cart).
25:44
May 10, 2021
Ep. 17 - Keira D’Amato on Returning to 100%
Keira D'Amato is back and feeling good. After battling a small injury she is back to training at 100%. In this episode, Keira details why she has taken a conservative approach in her return to racing and a potential timetable for an upcoming race schedule. We also discuss a pending milk challenge between Keira’s husband and Ben Bruce. Finally, we take a fun deep dive into the famous D'Amato Family Competitions and potential new challenges. The Road to the Trials Podcast is presented by COROS Wearables – makers of Performance GPS Watches that help athletes train to be their best. Athletes like World Record Marathoner Eliud Kipchoge and Multi-time US Champion Emma Coburn trust COROS watches to track their training from Long Runs to Track Workouts. With their innovative Track Mode, you can measure your next track workout to near perfection, whether you’ve got 400 meter repeats in Lane 1 or a four mile tempo in lane 5, you can trust COROS to provide the stats you crave. Enter code “Trials” at checkout on COROS.com for a free accessory with a watch purchase (simply add the accessory of your choice to your cart).
27:08
May 10, 2021
Ep. 16 - Abe Alvarado: Drake Relays Recap
Abe Alvarado is back with a full recap of his race experience at the Drake Relays. Abe competed in the USATF Road Mile Championship and the 1500m. Abe continues to improve week-after-week and these races, against some stiff competition, were no exception. In the road mile Abe was able to stay back during Jeff Theis's strong push from the gun. Once the field entered the stadium he used a big push over the final 300 meters to finish fourth in 4:00.40, holding off a late charge from Daniel Herrera.  In the 1500m Abe ran in the top three (minus the pacer) for almost the entire race and crossed the line just steps behind winner Clayton Murphy finishing third in a time of 3:39.70. You can watch the race here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=M1frRhEf_rU The Road to the Trials Podcast is presented by COROS Wearables – makers of Performance GPS Watches that help athletes train to be their best. Athletes like World Record Marathoner Eliud Kipchoge and Multi-time US Champion Emma Coburn trust COROS watches to track their training from Long Runs to Track Workouts. With their innovative Track Mode, you can measure your next track workout to near perfection, whether you’ve got 400 meter repeats in Lane 1 or a four mile tempo in lane 5, you can trust COROS to provide the stats you crave. Enter code “Trials” at checkout on COROS.com for a free accessory with a watch purchase (simply add the accessory of your choice to your cart).
31:38
May 2, 2021
Ep. 15 - Frank Lara: Drake Relays Recap
Frank Lara is back from the Drake Relays where he had a successful weekend that has him excited for more. He dropped a 5k PR of 13:36 at the legendary meet against a quality field. As happy as he was with the PR, Frank makes it clear in this episode that he’s eager to continue working on his closing speed and preparing for one his pre-trials “A” races in two weeks. The Road to the Trials Podcast is presented by COROS Wearables – makers of Performance GPS Watches that help athletes train to be their best. Athletes like World Record Marathoner Eliud Kipchoge and Multi-time US Champion Emma Coburn trust COROS watches to track their training from Long Runs to Track Workouts. With their innovative Track Mode, you can measure your next track workout to near perfection, whether you’ve got 400 meter repeats in Lane 1 or a four mile tempo in lane 5, you can trust COROS to provide the stats you crave. Enter code “Trials” at checkout on COROS.com for a free accessory with a watch purchase (simply add the accessory of your choice to your cart).
24:19
April 29, 2021
Ep. 14 - Tyler Day
Tyler is back on the pod and shares his insights on a wide variety of topics. We discuss his training (he's getting closer and closer to feeling 100%), which shoes he likes and how they feel on his healing achilles, how his nutrition has/has not changed over the past year as a pro, watching races as an injured runner, his standing on NAZ Elite re: jokester or punching bag, and more. The Road to the Trials Podcast is presented by COROS Wearables – makers of Performance GPS Watches that help athletes train to be their best. Athletes like World Record Marathoner Eliud Kipchoge and Multi-time US Champion Emma Coburn trust COROS watches to track their training from Long Runs to Track Workouts. With their innovative Track Mode, you can measure your next track workout to near perfection, whether you’ve got 400 meter repeats in Lane 1 or a 4 mile temp in lane 5, you can trust COROS to provide the stats you crave. Enter code “Trials” at checkout on COROS.com for a free accessory with a watch purchase (simply add the accessory of your choice to your cart).
33:02
April 23, 2021
Ep. 13 - Frank Lara
Frank Lara is back on the show with a jam-packed episode. First, Frank breaks down the USATF 15k Championship (Gate River Run) where he won last year and ran very well again this year. Then he details what it's been like in Boulder, CO for him, and his team, and his community after the tragic shooting last month. Finally, he gives a preview of his upcoming 5k at the prestigious Drake Relays on Friday night. The Road to the Trials Podcast is presented by COROS Wearables – makers of Performance GPS Watches that help athletes train to be their best. Athletes like World Record Marathoner Eliud Kipchoge and Multi-time US Champion Emma Coburn trust COROS watches to track their training from Long Runs to Track Workouts. With their innovative Track Mode, you can measure your next track workout to near perfection, whether you’ve got 400 meter repeats in Lane 1 or a 4 mile temp in lane 5, you can trust COROS to provide the stats you crave. Enter code “Trials” at checkout on COROS.com for a free accessory with a watch purchase (simply add the accessory of your choice to your cart).
32:04
April 22, 2021
Ep. 12 - Abe Alvarado
Abe Alvarado has raced the 800m three weeks in a row and he is starting to feel it. After a second place finish he has notched two consecutive victories in opposite fashion. In this episode we dissect each race, take deep dive into his training, learn was race day is actually like (hint: there's much more it that than you may think), and talk about pacing his progress so he is ready to peak at the right time of the year.  The Road to the Trials Podcast is presented by COROS Wearables – makers of Performance GPS Watches that help athletes train to be their best. Athletes like World Record Marathoner Eliud Kipchoge and Multi-time US Champion Emma Coburn trust COROS watches to track their training from Long Runs to Track Workouts. With their innovative Track Mode, you can measure your next track workout to near perfection, whether you’ve got 400 meter repeats in Lane 1 or a 4 mile temp in lane 5, you can trust COROS to provide the stats you crave. Enter code “Trials” at checkout on COROS.com for a free accessory with a watch purchase (simply add the accessory of your choice to your cart).
30:42
April 15, 2021
Ep. 11 - Keira D'Amato
Keira returns to the show to discuss a wide variety of topics - from the fun, to the important, and many things in-between. We cover her recent injury that prevented her from racing in the Gate River Run (the USATF 15k Championship), her excitement over her recent focus on intense speedwork, races against a local high schooler, the Great American 5000 featuring Team Slugs vs Team Studs, plus much more. You can learn more about the the Great American 5000 at www.sportsbackers.org/events/great-american-5000. The Road to the Trials Podcast is presented by COROS Wearables – makers of Performance GPS Watches that help athletes train to be their best. Athletes like World Record Marathoner Eliud Kipchoge and Multi-time US Champion Emma Coburn trust COROS watches to track their training from Long Runs to Track Workouts. With their innovative Track Mode, you can measure your next track workout to near perfection, whether you’ve got 400 meter repeats in Lane 1 or a 4 mile temp in lane 5, you can trust COROS to provide the stats you crave. Show your support for the brands that support this podcast, and pick up the PACE 2 – the lightest GPS watch on the market. Enter code “Trials” at checkout on COROS.com for a free accessory with watch purchase (simply add the accessory of your choice to your cart).
31:21
April 8, 2021
Ep. 10 - Texas Relays: Abe Alavarado & Olivia Baker
The Texas Relays is an historic event that has traditionally brought some of the best high school, university, and professional talent together in one meet. Last weekend Abe Alvarado and Olivia Baker both competed in the 800m and both finished in second after barely getting out-kicked coming down the homestretch. Their times, 1:48 and 2:03 respectively, were solid efforts (all-thing considered, as you'll hear in the episode) and portend a bright spring campaign. In this episode you'll hear how each of their races played out, what their focus was in training heading into the weekend, what their focus will be in April, and much more. The Road to the Trials Podcast is presented by COROS Wearables – makers of Performance GPS Watches that help athletes train to be their best. Athletes like World Record Marathoner Eliud Kipchoge and Multi-time US Champion Emma Coburn trust COROS watches to track their training from Long Runs to Track Workouts. With their innovative Track Mode, you can measure your next track workout to near perfection, whether you’ve got 400 meter repeats in Lane 1 or a 4 mile temp in lane 5, you can trust COROS to provide the stats you crave. Show your support for the brands that support this podcast, and pick up the PACE 2 – the lightest GPS watch on the market. Enter code “Trials” at checkout on COROS.com for a free accessory with watch purchase (simply add the accessory of your choice to your cart).
54:34
March 31, 2021
Ep. 9 - Dana Giordano
Dana is back on the show with some good news to share. In our first conversation she detailed the foot injury that derailed her at the beginning of 2021. She has been steadily working her way back and things are progressing well. In this episode, we take a deep dive into what that rehab has looked like, the various benefits of having training partners, and how her plans changed a little bit regarding race selection for the spring. The Road to the Trials Podcast is presented by COROS Wearables – makers of Performance GPS Watches that help athletes train to be their best. Athletes like World Record Marathoner Eliud Kipchoge and Multi-time US Champion Emma Coburn trust COROS watches to track their training from Long Runs to Track Workouts. With their innovative Track Mode, you can measure your next track workout to near perfection, whether you’ve got 400 meter repeats in Lane 1 or a 4 mile temp in lane 5, you can trust COROS to provide the stats you crave. Show your support for the brands that support this podcast, and pick up the PACE 2 – the lightest GPS watch on the market. Enter code “Trials” at checkout on COROS.com for a free accessory with watch purchase (simply add the accessory of your choice to your cart).
30:10
March 25, 2021
Ep. 8 - Tyler Day
Tyler Day is back on the show to talk about the rehabilitation of his right Achilles tendon. In this episode he takes us through the steps he and his support team have taken over the past three months to get him physically and mentally prepared to return to training. This week he had his first true workout in months and, as you will hear, he is stoked at the prospect of returning to action. You can follow Tyler's daily training log here: https://site.finalsurge.com/NAZEliteLog/TylerDay The Road to the Trials Podcast is presented by COROS Wearables – makers of Performance GPS Watches that help athletes train to be their best. Athletes like World Record Marathoner Eliud Kipchoge and Multi-time US Champion Emma Coburn trust COROS watches to track their training from Long Runs to Track Workouts. With their innovative Track Mode, you can measure your next track workout to near perfection, whether you’ve got 400 meter repeats in Lane 1 or a 4 mile temp in lane 5, you can trust COROS to provide the stats you crave. Show your support for the brands that support this podcast, and pick up the PACE 2 – the lightest GPS watch on the market. Enter code “Trials” at checkout on COROS.com for a free accessory with watch purchase (simply add the accessory of your choice to your cart).
34:07
March 17, 2021
Ep. 7 - Abe Alvarado
In our last intro episode of season two we feature the speedy and inciteful Abe Alvarado. Abe's start in running was later than most of his peers but he progressed quickly from there. Recruited by Diljeet Taylor, a coaching legend who currently works at BYU, Abe found his stride under her tutelage and elevated himself into a three time All-American. Abe's accomplishments also include 2020 USATF Indoor Championships 800m bronze medalist and 2019 USATF Indoor Championships 800m silver medalist. His PR's are as follows: 800m:  1:46.53 1000m:  2:18.01 1500m:  3:36.82 You can follow Abe at https://atlantatrackclubelite.org/Athlete/AthletePage?name=AbeAlvarado. The Road to the Trials Podcast is presented by COROS Wearables – makers of Performance GPS Watches that help athletes train to be their best. Athletes like World Record Marathoner Eliud Kipchoge and Multi-time US Champion Emma Coburn trust COROS watches to track their training from Long Runs to Track Workouts. With their innovative Track Mode, you can measure your next track workout to near perfection, whether you’ve got 400 meter repeats in Lane 1 or a 4 mile temp in lane 5, you can trust COROS to provide the stats you crave. Show your support for the brands that support this podcast, and pick up the PACE 2 – the lightest GPS watch on the market. Enter code “Trials” at checkout on COROS.com for a free accessory with watch purchase (simply add the accessory of your choice to your cart).
41:47
March 11, 2021
Ep. 6 - Olivia Baker
Olivia Baker is one of the best 400 and 800 meter runners in the country and will be battling tooth and nail for a spot on the 2021 Olympic Team. It was an honor to have her on the show to discuss her training pre-COVID and how it has looked over the past few months, balancing elite track with her desire to be a neurosurgeon, pushing through performance limits, and her upcoming spring schedule. You can follow Olivia at www.instagram.com/obaker64. The Road to the Trials Podcast is presented by COROS Wearables – makers of Performance GPS Watches that help athletes train to be their best. Athletes like World Record Marathoner Eliud Kipchoge and Multi-time US Champion Emma Coburn trust COROS watches to track their training from Long Runs to Track Workouts. With their innovative Track Mode, you can measure your next track workout to near perfection, whether you’ve got 400 meter repeats in Lane 1 or a 4 mile temp in lane 5, you can trust COROS to provide the stats you crave. Show your support for the brands that support this podcast, and pick up the PACE 2 – the lightest GPS watch on the market. Enter code “Trials” at checkout on COROS.com for a free accessory with watch purchase (simply add the accessory of your choice to your cart).
01:17:51
March 9, 2021
Ep. 5 - Keira D'Amato & Frank Lara: Texas Qualifier Recap
Last weekend the Trials of Miles Racing put on the extraordinary Texas Qualifier meet in Austin, TX and it was a huge success. Citius Mag showcased the event through their YouTube channel and covered a truly elite collection of U.S. track talent. Both Keira D'Amato and Frank Lara participated, in the 10k and 5k respectively, and fared very well. The conditions in Austin were tough, the humidity had a huge effect - especially in the 10k, but Keira and Frank were up to the challenge.  In this episode, they both detail there training leading into the Texas Qualifier and give a full breakdown of their races. Photo credit for the episode graphic goes to Brenden Clarke - https://brendenclarke.com. The Road to the Trials Podcast is presented by COROS Wearables – makers of Performance GPS Watches that help athletes train to be their best. Athletes like World Record Marathoner Eliud Kipchoge and Multi-time US Champion Emma Coburn trust COROS watches to track their training from Long Runs to Track Workouts. With their innovative Track Mode, you can measure your next track workout to near perfection, whether you’ve got 400 meter repeats in Lane 1 or a 4 mile temp in lane 5, you can trust COROS to provide the stats you crave. Show your support for the brands that support this podcast, and pick up the PACE 2 – the lightest GPS watch on the market. Enter code “Trials” at checkout on COROS.com for a free accessory with watch purchase (simply add the accessory of your choice to your cart).
01:01:25
March 3, 2021
Ep. 4 - Tyler Day
Tyler Day is a professional runner for HOKA Northern Arizona (NAZ) Elite. Day was planning on focusing on this year’s U.S. Olympic Track and Field Trials in the 10k. As a Northern Arizona University sophomore, Day finished ninth at the 2017 USATF Outdoor Track and Field Championships at 10,000 meters. In 2018, he was ninth again–this time at 3,000 meters at the USATF Indoor Championships. A year later Day earned a spot on the U.S. team that competed in Lima, Peru at the Pan American Games where he was tenth over 5,000 meters. Last winter Day had a breakout season that included a personal best at 3,000 meters (7:45.70) as well as his American collegiate record at 5,000 meters (13:16.95)–the latter of which saw him go toe-to-toe with Olympic Silver Medalist Paul Tanui, losing by just one second. Right now Tyler is battling an injury while trying to recover quickly with plenty of time to earn his OTQ standard then makes waves at the Trials. A process that so many runners can relate to. The Road to the Trials Podcast is presented by COROS Wearables – makers of Performance GPS Watches that help athletes train to be their best. Athletes like World Record Marathoner Eliud Kipchoge and Multi-time US Champion Emma Coburn trust COROS watches to track their training from Long Runs to Track Workouts. With their innovative Track Mode, you can measure your next track workout to near perfection, whether you’ve got 400 meter repeats in Lane 1 or a 4 mile temp in lane 5, you can trust COROS to provide the stats you crave. Show your support for the brands that support this podcast, and pick up the PACE 2 – the lightest GPS watch on the market. Enter code “Trials” at checkout on COROS.com for a free accessory with watch purchase (simply add the accessory of your choice to your cart).
38:08
February 25, 2021
Ep. 3 - Frank Lara
Frank Lara is a professional runner for the Roots Running Project based in Boulder, Colorado. He also works part-time for Strava as a community management representative. The past two years have proven to be big for Frank. In 2020, he won the U.S. 15K champion then set a massive personal best of 27:44 in the 10,000m in 2021. In December Frank participated as a pacer at The Marathon Project, running the first 20 miles at sub-2:09 pace. In this episode we talk about his progression to becoming one of America's elite distance runners, coordinating his running with other elite pro's, and what his current training looks like heading into the Trials of Miles meet in Austin, TX. The Road to the Trials Podcast is presented by COROS Wearables – makers of Performance GPS Watches that help athletes train to be their best. Athletes like World Record Marathoner Eliud Kipchoge and Multi-time US Champion Emma Coburn trust COROS watches to track their training from Long Runs to Track Workouts. With their innovative Track Mode, you can measure your next track workout to near perfection, whether you’ve got 400 meter repeats in Lane 1 or a 4 mile temp in lane 5, you can trust COROS to provide the stats you crave. Show your support for the brands that support this podcast, and pick up the PACE 2 – the lightest GPS watch on the market. Enter code “Trials” at checkout on COROS.com for a free accessory with watch purchase (simply add the accessory of your choice to your cart).
43:43
February 24, 2021
Ep. 2 - Dana Giordano
Dana Giordano is a professional runner for the B.A.A. and Adidas. She's a 4:08 1500m and 15:18 5K runner who ran track and cross-country at Dartmouth College and hopes to compete at the 2021 Olympic Track & Field Trials. In April, Dana added another line to her impressive resume: host of the More Than Running podcast. Five years ago Dana finished one spot away from the qualifying from the 2016 Olympic Trials and she is eager to make it happen this year. As we discuss in this episode, Dana is excited to see which event, the 1500m or 5k, turns out be her main race heading into the summer. We also take a deep dive into her recent foot injury that caused her to cruise through New Balance Grand Prix last week. The Road to the Trials Podcast is presented by COROS Wearables – makers of Performance GPS Watches that help athletes train to be their best. Athletes like World Record Marathoner Eliud Kipchoge and Multi-time US Champion Emma Coburn trust COROS watches to track their training from Long Runs to Track Workouts. With their innovative Track Mode, you can measure your next track workout to near perfection, whether you’ve got 400 meter repeats in Lane 1 or a 4 mile temp in lane 5, you can trust COROS to provide the stats you crave. Show your support for the brands that support this podcast, and pick up the PACE 2 – the lightest GPS watch on the market. Enter code “Trials” at checkout on COROS.com for a free accessory with watch purchase (simply add the accessory of your choice to your cart).
45:35
February 23, 2021
Ep. 1 - Keira D'Amato
In 2020, Keira D’Amato had arguably the best year of any American distance runner. She set PR’s at nearly every distance including an American record in the 10 mile. She then transitioned from the country’s best amateur runner/real estate broker to a Nike pro runner. An amazing transformation for any runner in their mid-30’s and an inspiration to runners all over. Keira is now considered among a core group of talented favorites in the 10k for the Olympic Trials. Learn all about her remarkable transformation and much, much more.
38:53
February 18, 2021
Season Two Primer with Lindsey Hein and Mario Fraioli
The Road to the Trials have returned for season two and we are fired up! We will be bringing you a behind the scenes look at the training and racing of some of America's best track athletes as they prepare for the Olympic Track Trials in June. Specifically, we will be following Keira D'Amato, Dana Giordano, Olivia Baker, Frank Lara, Tyler Day, and Abe Alvarado. In this episode we are joined by Lindsey Hein and Mario Fraioli, hosts of the highly rated I'll Have Another  and Morning Shakeout podcasts, and we set the stage for the lead-up to the trials. We discuss the year long gap between now and the Olympic Marathon Trials, whether we thought the Olympics would even happen, our favorite Olympic track & field memories, the events and athletes we are most excited to follow this spring, and we discuss where the six athletes we will be following this season compare to their peers in the lead-up to what will be an extremely entertaining track season.
56:47
February 17, 2021
Ep. 55 - Diljeet Taylor: BYU Women’s XC and Distance Coach
Diljeet Taylor is the women’s cross country and distance coach at BYU and one of the best coaches in the country, at any level. Last fall her Cougars finished second in the NCAA Championships after improving year after year since she took over. How did that same team do during the Indoor Championships? Cancelled. How about the Track Championships? Cancelled. In this episode Diljeet dives into how COVID-19 has affected her athletes, her team, their training, her coaching, and her potential recruits. Follow Matt: Instagram - @rambling_runner Twitter - @rambling_runner Rambling Runner Run Club on Strava Newsletter Patreon
27:41
March 19, 2020
Ep. 54 - Jared Ward: Olympic Trials Wrap-Up
In the lead-up to the Olympic Marathon Trials, Jared Ward was considered to be the safest bet to make the Olympic team on the men's side. While no means a guarantee, he was perceived to be in a very good position to represent the U.S.A in Japan. His years of success, and consistency were at the heart of this belief. Yet, when race-day came, Jared did not have the race he envisioned earning a 27th place finish. In this episode, Jared displays extraordinary candor and introspection in detailing exactly what happened in Atlanta physically, mentally, and emotionally as well as what the future holds. Follow Matt: Instagram - @rambling_runner Twitter - @rambling_runner Rambling Runner Run Club on Strava Newsletter Patreon
45:08
March 17, 2020
Ep. 53 - Lou Serafini: Olympic Trials Wrap-Up
In our Olympic Trials wrap-up with Lou Serafini we hear from an amazingly self-aware runner who has started to channel his inner drive and goals. Lou did not run the time that he anticipated but he still achieved his over-arching goal. In addition, Lou talks about all of the work that he and colleagues at Tracksmith have done over the past year to help OTQ runners make their dreams come true. What Lou has done for the running community exceeds even his most amazing athletic accomplishments.  Follow the Rambling Runner:  Instagram - @rambling_runner Twitter - @rambling_runner Newsletter Patreon
32:02
March 12, 2020
UPDATED Ep. 52 - Roberta Groner: Olympic Trials Wrap-Up
What an amazing year 2019 turned out to be for Roberta Groner. The World Championships then six weeks later NYC Marathon was a marathon double of epic proportions. Unfortunately, the Olympic Trials did not go her way. Roberta did not finish the race and was forced to leave the course around mile 17. In this episode, Roberta shares the details about that experience, the amazing successes she has experienced, and the wonderful advice she has for other runners who are hoping to achieve their wildest dreams.  Follow Matt: Instagram - @rambling_runner Twitter - @rambling_runner Newsletter Patreon
37:26
March 9, 2020
Ep. 51 - Sarah Bishop: Olympic Trials Wrap-Up
In the most emotional episode we have published, Sarah Bishop details the overwhelming response she had to bringing her children to the Olympic Trials to watch her compete. Sarah is one of the most competitive, no-nonsense, people we have had on this show, which makes this interview all the more special. In the past year she has rebuilt her body from a severe injury, adopted a new sport (triathlon), turned pro in that sport, competed at the World Championships, won a marathon with a shiny new PR three weeks before the Olympic Trials, then finished top-5 in a 70.3 in New Zealand a week later. Good luck finding a more inspiring athlete than Sarah Bishop. Follow Matt: Instagram - @rambling_runner Twitter - @rambling_runner Newsletter Patreon
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March 5, 2020
Ep. 50 - Kellyn Taylor: Olympic Trials Wrap-Up
In our first Olympic Marathon Trials recap we catch-up with Kellyn Taylor after she finished 8th in a time of 2:29:55. We talk about the complexity of falling short of her goal while being elated for her teammates, the shin/calf issue affected her training and race, her thoughts on going into a big race with a “Plan B,” and what the short term future holds.  Follow Matt: Instagram - @rambling_runner Twitter - @rambling_runner Newsletter Patreon
32:42
March 3, 2020
Ep. 49 - Olympic Trials Recap with Jason Fitzgerald
What an amazing event the Olympic Marathon Trials turned out to be. The men’s and women’s races were absolutely spectacular. In this episode I am joined by Jason Fitzgerald, from the Strength Runner Podcast, immediately after the finish and we take a deep dive into both races, the course, and all things Olympic Trials.  Sponsor: In an era where there are more diet plans than people getting personalized nutrition can make all the difference. InsideTracker analyzes 43 different biomarkers so you can optimize your health and performance. Use code RAMBLINGRUNNER to save 15% at www.insidetracker.com. Follow Matt: Instagram - @rambling_runner Twitter - @rambling_runner Newsletter Patreon
52:42
March 1, 2020
Ep. 48 - Kellyn Taylor
In our final episode before the Olympic Marathon Trials we reconnect with Kellyn Taylor. Kellyn details her recovery post-NYC Marathon, the challenges of starting a new marathon cycle, how her coach Ben Rosario changed this up time around, and her outlook for the Trials. Kellyn also details her family's experience with foster care and how that impacted her life over the last few months. Sponsors: VDOT O2 is a coaching platform for runners of all levels. Coaches are using VDOT O2 to more effectively individualize their athlete's training pinpointing the paces you need to train at to improve effectively. All coaches can take advantage of a 30-day free trial at www.vdoto2.com, Athletes not working with a coach can use the code RAMBLING to get 15% off a custom training plan for your next goal race. Founded in 2014, COROS was born from the desire to make products that are more accurate, reliable, durable and easier to use than what was previously on the market. COROS features the longest battery life on the market, with 25 hours in full GPS mode on the entry level PACE and an astonishing 60 hours on its top level VERTIX. Visit www.coros.com for more information. Follow Matt: Instagram - @rambling_runner Twitter - @rambling_runner Newsletter
32:07
February 26, 2020
Ep. 47 - Parker Stinson & Men’s Trials Preview
In this two-part episode with Parker Stinson he details the specifics around his decision not to run in the Olympic Trials and we do a preview of the event. The first part of the conversation is dedicated to his health  This decision for Parker was excruciating and I thank him for his candor in telling the story. In the second half of the conversation, in classic Parker fashion, he provides insight into the race and racers heading into what could be a classic American Marathon. Sponsors: VDOT O2 is a coaching platform for runners of all levels. Coaches are using VDOT O2 to more effectively individualize their athlete's training pinpointing the paces you need to train at to improve effectively. All coaches can take advantage of a 30-day free trial at www.vdoto2.com, Athletes not working with a coach can use the code RAMBLING to get 15% off a custom training plan for your next goal race. Founded in 2014, COROS was born from the desire to make products that are more accurate, reliable, durable and easier to use than what was previously on the market. COROS features the longest battery life on the market, with 25 hours in full GPS mode on the entry level PACE and an astonishing 60 hours on its top level VERTIX. Visit www.coros.com for more information. Follow Matt: Instagram - @rambling_runner Twitter - @rambling_runner Newsletter
53:45
February 24, 2020
Ep. 46 - Women’s Marathon Preview with Erin Strout and Alison Wade
We are now one week away from the Olympic Trials. It’s time to start analyzing the field and make predictions about what could happen on race day. In this Women’s Marathon Olympic Trials preview I am joined by two of the most knowledgeable peoplep in the industry - Erin Strout, senior writer at Women‘s Running, and Alison Wade, creator of the Fast Women newsletter.  In this episode we discuss the following questions: Compare your excitement level for the trials to another sporting event (or life event?) Favorite part(s) of the build-up to the race? Favorite athlete(s) to follow and why? Favorite story line coming into the race? Factors that could influence the outcome of the race that aren't related to the fitness level of the athletes? List of people you'd include in a group of runners that wouldn't surprise if they qualified? Characteristics that you considered when trying to come up with your top 3? Top 3 prediction? Winning time prediction? Why exactly you chose them? Hardest people to leave out? Athlete most likely to set the pace (either fast or slow)? How do you think the race will pay out strategically? Favorite darkhorse candidate? Sponsors: In an era where there are more diet plans than people getting personalized nutrition can make all the difference. InsideTracker analyzes 43 different biomarkers so you can optimize your health and performance. Use code RAMBLINGRUNNER to save 15% at www.insidetracker.com. VDOT O2 is a coaching platform for runners of all levels. Coaches are using VDOT O2 to more effectively individualize their athlete's training pinpointing the paces you need to train at to improve effectively. All coaches can take advantage of a 30-day free trial at www.vdoto2.com, Athletes not working with a coach can use the code RAMBLING to get 15% off a custom training plan for your next goal race. Founded in 2014, COROS was born from the desire to make products that are more accurate, reliable, durable and easier to use than what was previously on the market. COROS features the longest battery life on the market, with 25 hours in full GPS mode on the entry level PACE and an astonishing 60 hours on its top level VERTIX. Visit www.coros.com for more information. Follow Matt: Instagram - @rambling_runner Twitter - @rambling_runner Patreon
46:52
February 21, 2020
Ep. 45 - Lou Serafini
Lou Serafini is officially ready to roll. After the TCS NYC Marathon he took a short break in November before embarking on a series of shorter races through the winter. It wasn't a typical build-up but Lou states clearly in this episode that he fully believes that he is ready to have the race of his life. In fact, he even called his shot. While we were recording he said he is ready to set a 5k PR, and he did just that with a 13:48 the night before we published this episode. Lou also give his thoughts on the trials, his current fitness, and his plans for the weekend. Sponsors: In an era where there are more diet plans than people getting personalized nutrition can make all the difference. InsideTracker analyzes 43 different biomarkers so you can optimize your health and performance. Use code RAMBLINGRUNNER to save 15% at www.insidetracker.com. VDOT O2 is a coaching platform for runners of all levels. Coaches are using VDOT O2 to more effectively individualize their athlete's training pinpointing the paces you need to train at to improve effectively. All coaches can take advantage of a 30-day free trial at www.vdoto2.com, Athletes not working with a coach can use the code RAMBLING to get 15% off a custom training plan for your next goal race. Follow Matt: Instagram - @rambling_runner Twitter - @rambling_runner Patreon 
34:38
February 17, 2020
Ep. 44 - Sarah Bishop
Our pre-Olympic Trials prep continues with Sarah Bishop. This episode is the full Sarah Bishop experience. We talk about her training after the China IRONMAN 70.3, how she increased her running after the triathlon season, her decision to run the Mesa Marathon (which she won with a 2:39 PR) last weekend before heading to New Zealand for another triathlon before she goes to Atlanta the week after. Her full and energetic life is on full dIsplay is this wide-ranging conservation. In an era where there are more diet plans than people getting personalized nutrition can make all the difference. InsideTracker analyzes 43 different biomarkers so you can optimize your health and performance. Use code RAMBLINGRUNNER to save 15% at www.insidetracker.com. 
 Founded in 2014, COROS was born from the desire to make products that are more accurate, reliable, durable and easier to use than what was previously on the market. COROS features the longest battery life on the market, with 25 hours in full GPS mode on the entry level PACE and an astonishing 60 hours on its top level VERTIX. Visit www.coros.com for more information. VDOT O2 is a coaching platform for runners of all levels. Coaches are using VDOT O2 to more effectively individualize their athlete's training pinpointing the paces you need to train at to improve effectively. All coaches can take advantage of a 30-day free trial at www.vdoto2.com, Athletes not working with a coach can use the code RAMBLING to get 15% off a custom training plan for your next goal race.
42:33
February 13, 2020
Ep. 43 - Roberta Groner
With the Olympic Marathon Trials approaching quickly, we will reconnect with all of our entrants that we have followed since June. First up is Roberta Groner. We talk about her rest period in November, her struggle to find the fire to train hard in December, and how everything is coming together in January and February. She also discusses the Atlanta course in detail and provides us with a clear picture of her fitness and race plan. In an era where there are more diet plans than people getting personalized nutrition can make all the difference. InsideTracker analyzes 43 different biomarkers so you can optimize your health and performance. Use code RAMBLINGRUNNER to save 15% at www.insidetracker.com. Founded in 2014, COROS was born from the desire to make products that are more accurate, reliable, durable and easier to use than what was previously on the market. COROS features the longest battery life on the market, with 25 hours in full GPS mode on the entry level PACE and an astonishing 60 hours on its top level VERTIX. Visit www.coros.com for more information.
36:58
February 11, 2020
Ep. 42 - Kate Landau
Kate Landau comes to the show with one of the best marathon resumes in America. She finished top-15 at both Boston and the NYC marathons in 2019 and has improved year-after-year. She is also a masters runner and a single mother! In this episode, Kate talks about her plans for the Trials, why she will also be racing Boston this year,  how battling disored eating for 20 years (including 10 when she left running altogether) affected her, and how she views the current movement in the sport to bring these issues to light. In an era where there are more diet plans than people getting personalized nutrition can make all the difference. InsideTracker analyzes 43 different biomarkers so you can optimize your health and performance. Use code RAMBLINGRUNNER to save 15% at www.insidetracker.com. Founded in 2014, COROS was born from the desire to make products that are more accurate, reliable, durable and easier to use than what was previously on the market. COROS features the longest battery life on the market, with 25 hours in full GPS mode on the entry level PACE and an astonishing 60 hours on its top level VERTIX. Visit www.coros.com for more information.
48:15
February 6, 2020
Ep. 41 - John Raneri
What a year and a half it’s been for John Raneri. A PR in every distance from the mile to the marathon that he recently topped-off with one of the best half marathons in U.S. history. John arrived at the Aramco Houston Half Marathon with a plan to compete and break 62 minutes - and he did just that. The results of the race were incredible. 29 men overall, and 14 American men, dipped under 62 minutes. John clocked a 1:01:51 to finish as the 11th American. Not only that, his performance as good for 34th all-time. John also makes a big, and surprise, announcement about his spring plans. 
35:57
February 3, 2020
Ep. 40 - Neely Spence Gracey
Neely Spence Gracey is back! Neely ran 2:44:03 at the Houston Marathon to qualify for her third Olympic Trials. This was her first race since she gave birth to her son Athens over a year ago. It’s been a long way back for Neely, who was one of the best runners in the U.S. from 2015-17. In this episode, Neely displays her typical candor in discussing the injuries and hurdles she overcame to get to Houston, how her mentality changed after breaking her leg last summer, and how she approached Houston with an atypical build-up.
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January 28, 2020
Ep. 39 - Jared Ward
On Saturday morning at the Houston Marathon expo I was an fortunate to record a live show with Jared Ward. He was his typical energetic and expansive self, making this conversation an immediate hit with everyone in attendance. Our topic was “Preparing for a Goal Race” and Jared discussed the physical, mental, and emotional sides of his prep. He was generous with his wide-ranging examples, and deep insight, that runners of all abilities can learn from.
42:29
January 22, 2020
Ep. 38 - Jennifer Hughes
Jennifer Hughes is on a mission. A mission to OTQ. At the 2019 Houston Marathon her journey began as she ran a disappointing 2:51. Her quest them took her to the Chicago Marathon then the California International Marathon, where she ran a heart-breaking 2:45:28. Just 28 seconds off her goal! This 41 year old mother of four has one final chance, and it’s back where it all started, at the Houston Marathon this Sunday. Learn all about this amazing woman and her never-say-die spirit. 
37:08
January 14, 2020
Ep. 37 - Katrina Spratford
What a year 2019 was for Katrina Spratford. Katrina, who had specialized in cross-country after college, battled injuries throughout, and preceding, the build-up to her marathon debut at the California International Marathon. She fought through them all to make it to the starting line only to face a new set of challenges. Ultimately, she reached her goal of an OTQ with a hard-fought 2:44:16. 
52:34
January 7, 2020
Ep. 36 - Ann Mazur a.k.a RunnersLoveYoga
Ann Mazur just capped a decade of non-traditional training by qualifying for the Olympic Trials at the California International Marathon with a time of 2:44:45. Ann had a successful college running career at Notre Dame where she teamed up with Molly Huddle. That is also when she started to dabble in yoga. Ann started to become a devoted yoga practitioner while in grad school at the University of Virginia and her athletic and professional life was changed forever. She has adopted a “run less, yoga more” approach and she has never been faster. You can learn more about that approach by watching her Ted Talk: https://youtu.be/YZ7tx1YB35o.
49:30
December 30, 2019
Ep. 35 - Meriah Earle
From collegiate runner, to non-runner, to the podium at the California International Marathon as a masters runner. Meriah Earle ran a 2:34:35 am to finish third at CIM and she is just getting started. She went into the race hoping to get an OTQ. It turns out, she was ready for much, much more. Meriah‘s resurgence isn’t nearly amazing in her own right, but shows what so many people are capable of doing even if they haven’t followed a linear path to their goals. 
47:07
December 23, 2019
Ep. 34 - C.J. Albertson
Last weekend C.J. Albertson finished in a close second place at the California International Marathon with a personal best 2:13:40 - a mere four seconds behind Elisha Barno. C.J. has had a remarkable year including setting the world record in the indoor marathon and a mammoth training sessions (including a 30 mile training run three weeks before CIM where he averaged 5:15 per mile) all at a relatively young age for a marathoner. In a very short period of time, Albertson has elevated himself to the near top of the U.S. marathon field and has done so in an untraditional manner. 
46:37
December 16, 2019
Ep. 33 - Peter Bromka
I’ve recorded nearly 300 podcasts in my life and this episode with Peter Bromka was the most emotional and insightful one that I’ve ever done. Peter just ran 2:19:02 at the California International Marathon to nearly miss the Olympic Trials qualifying standard. That heartbreaking fact does not come close to telling the whole story. Peter is not only an excellent runner but also a fantastic writer who has put out wonderful pieces on the sport. Over the last couple years he has accrued a following of people who appreciate his work and see themselves in his attempt to achieve an Olympic Trials qualifying effort. In this episode, Peter shares his journey, his feelings before, during, and after the race, and how he views the process of dedicating yourself to a goal while managing a business and family life. You can learn more about Peter and read his work at https://www.peterbromka.com.
01:02:19
December 13, 2019
Ep. 32 - Laura Thweatt
Who doesn’t love a comeback story? Amazingly, Laura Thweatt has two of them. After four years at Colorado University that didn’t progress the way she hoped, Laura seriously considered stopping her running career. Luckily she did not. She quickly rose to the top of the sport with wonderful performances in cross country and on the roads. After a fabulous marathon debut and second performance, Laura was beset by injuries. After two years she finally regained her health and toed the line at the 2019 Chicago Marathon. In that race she regained her status as one of the elite marathoners in the country and a key figure heading into the Olympic Trials.
01:01:20
December 12, 2019
Ep. 31 - Jared Ward
Jared Ward once again proved himself worthy on the highest stage. At the TCS NYC Marathon, Jared Ward clocked a 2:10:45 on his way to a sixth place finish. This fantastic time on a challenging course showed, once again, showed that Jared will be a favorite to finish in the top three at the Olympic Trials in February. In this episode Jared details his training, how he executed on race day, plans for winter training, and his BYU Cougars winning the NCAA men’s cross country championship. 
33:16
December 9, 2019
Ep. 30 - Kellyn Taylor
It was great to catch-up with Kellyn Taylor after her recent performance at the TCS NYC Marathon. Kellyn finished finished just behind fellow U.S. elite marathoner Desiree Linden for seventh place , crossing the line in 2:26:52. This was the fifth fastest time by an American in NYC Marathon history. In this episode, we talk about her great race, how it didn’t quite match her pre-race expectations, and her epic training block leading into the race.
30:26
December 2, 2019
Ep. 29 - Dr. Stefanie Flippin: OTQ Attempt
At the Indianapolis Monumental Marathon Dr. Stefanie Flippin was ready to put it down and earn her Olympic Trials Qualifying time. Unfortunately, the weather didn’t cooperate and she was unable to reach this amazing goal. Stefanie was so effected by the cold weather and brutal winds that she could barely remember what transpired over the final six miles. Despite the conditions, she  achieved a huge PR and an even better perspective on her effort and how far she’s come. This episode is sponsored by InsideTracker. In an era where there are more diet plans than people getting personalized nutrition can make all the difference. InsideTracker analyzes 43 different biomarkers so you can optimize your health and performance. Use code RAMBLINGRUNNER to save 15% at www.insidetracker.com.
48:40
November 25, 2019
Ep. 28 - Lou Serafini
What’s better than seeing someone reach a goal they have spent years trying to accomplish? That’s exactly what Lou Serafini did at the TCS NYC Marathon. In his seventh marathon he battled cramps and a grueling 23rd mile to a stellar 2:16 finish. In this episode, Lou details his mental, physical, and emotional push to the finish. This episode is sponsored by InsideTracker. In an era where there are more diet plans than people getting personalized nutrition can make all the difference. InsideTracker analyzes 43 different biomarkers so you can optimize your health and performance. Use code RAMBLINGRUNNER to save 15% at www.insidetracker.com.
45:12
November 19, 2019
Ep. 27 - Carrie Tollefson: NYC/CHI Recaps and Way-to-Early Trials Talk
In this episode we welcome former professional runner, and a member of the New York City  and Chicago Marathon broadcast teams, Carrie Tollefson. She breaks down both major marathons and provides her early insight into some of the top contenders for the Olympic Trials. It’s always a blast speaking with Carrie whose expertise for the sport is matched only by her great relationships with so many of the competitors. This episode is sponsored by InsideTracker. In an era where there are more diet plans than people getting personalized nutrition can make all the difference. InsideTracker analyzes 43 different biomarkers so you can optimize your health and performance. Use code RAMBLINGRUNNER to save 15% at www.insidetracker.com.
01:00:07
November 14, 2019
Ep. 26 - John Raneri
It’s been a long road for John Raneri to realize his potential in the marathon. At the TCS NYC Marathon John did just that. 2:14:13, 15th Place overall, and 5th American. This huge performance was matched only by his excitement to finally get the marathon monkey off of his back. In this episode, we take a look at how his training evolved this year, busting through mid-race negative thoughts, and how he worked with other runners to make this his best race.   This episode is sponsored by InsideTracker. In an era where there are more diet plans than people getting personalized nutrition can make all the difference. InsideTracker analyzes 43 different biomarkers so you can optimize your health and performance. Use code RAMBLINGRUNNER to save 15% at www.insidetracker.com.
38:44
November 11, 2019
Ep. 25 - Roberta Groner
She did it! With her stellar performance at the TCS NYC Marathon last Sunday, Roberta successfully completed the marathon double that many thought was too much, too soon. Five weeks before NYC she ran the marathon at the World Championships in Doha. After a quick recovery period she stepped to the line in New York and dropped a 2:30:12 to finish as the fourth American in the stacked field. In this episode she details how she recovered so quickly from her midnight marathon in the desert and what motivated her when things got tough in NYC. This episode is sponsored by InsideTracker. In an era where there are more diet plans than people getting personalized nutrition can make all the difference. InsideTracker analyzes 43 different biomarkers so you can optimize your health and performance. Use code RAMBLINGRUNNER to save 15% at www.insidetracker.com.
29:27
November 8, 2019
Ep. 24 - Race Preview with Dr. Stefanie Flippin and Heather McKirdy
This coming weekend is the CNO Financial Indianapolis Monumental Marathon and Dr. Stefanie Flippin Is ready to roll. She is on a mission to earn her Olympic Trials qualifying time of sub-2:45  In this episode she talks about how she is feeling in all areas heading into the race. We also hear from her coach, Heather McKirdy, who analyzes how far Stefanie has come over the past year and her expectations for Monumental. 
35:31
November 6, 2019
Ep. 23 - NYC Marathon Preview
TCS New York City Marathon week is upon us and it is sure to be an amazing race. In this episode we hear from Kellyn Taylor, Roberta Groner, Jared Ward, John Raneri, and Lou Serafini. Each of them discuss their current fitness level, injury status, mental and emotional frame of mind, mantras and motivations, and goals for the race. 
50:13
October 30, 2019
Ep. 22 - Sarah Horbol
Five years ago Sarah Horbol was running 25 miles a week in preparation for her first marathon. Today she has won several marathons and half-marathons. In this episode we talk about this amazing progression and how she is preparing for the Olympic Trials. This episode is sponsored by InsideTracker. In an era where there are more diet plans than people getting personalized nutrition can make all the difference. InsideTracker analyzes 43 different biomarkers so you can optimize your health and performance. Use code RAMBLINGRUNNER to save 15% at www.insidetracker.com.
48:56
October 28, 2019
Ep. 21 - Parker Stinson: Chicago!
He did it! Parker Stinson has been open and honest about his goal of breaking 2:11 in the marathon for two years. Last weekend at the Chicago marathon he turned that vision into a reality. He was one of 10 American men to break 2:12 in a phenomenal group performance. In this episode, we talk about all that, how it feels to get the monkey off his back, finally pacing the full 26.2 the way he dreamed, and more, in Parker’s typical and wonderful frankness. This episode is sponsored by InsideTracker. In an era where there are more diet plans than people getting personalized nutrition can make all the difference. InsideTracker analyzes 43 different biomarkers so you can optimize your health and performance. Use code RAMBLINGRUNNER to save 15% at www.insidetracker.com.
51:31
October 22, 2019
Ep. 20 - Matt Llano
Matt Llano came away from the Berlin Marathon with a lifetime personal best of 2:11:14. A time that shows the promise he's been waiting to demonstrate since he ran his precious PR, again in Berlin, four years ago.  The past three years have included serious struggles. Coming back from injury and major surgery (labrum and pelvis) and working through two coaching changes can trigger doubts that can be difficult to paper over.  Ultimately, Matt decided his goals were worth the fight. Matt's journey to 2:11:14 (a 74 second PR) isn't a fairytale. We cover all of it in this wide-ranging interview.  This episode is sponsored by InsideTracker. In an era where there are more diet plans than people getting personalized nutrition can make all the difference. InsideTracker analyzes 43 different biomarkers so you can optimize your health and performance. Use code RAMBLINGRUNNER to save 15% at www.insidetracker.com.
01:08:17
October 14, 2019
Ep. 19 - Carly Gill
The only thing better than seeing someone achieve a dream is having an opportunity to speak with them afterwards. Carly Gill ran the race of her life at the Berlin Marathon with an  Olympic Trials Qualifying time 2:42. Carly is the personification of energy and enthusiasm and it was wonderful to hear about her training, approaching running with joy, and becoming a sub-elite runner despite starting later than most of her peers.  This episode is sponsored by InsideTracker. In an era where there are more diet plans than people getting personalized nutrition can make all the difference. InsideTracker analyzes 43 different biomarkers so you can optimize your health and performance. Use code RAMBLINGRUNNER to save 15% at www.insidetracker.com.
01:31:24
October 10, 2019
Ep. 18 - John Raneri
In this episode we welcome back John Raneri after two stellar performances. He recently competed in the Crim and Surf City 10 milers. While both races are quite different, John performed well in both. After we talk about each race, and the preparations that went into both, we take a deep dive into his racing mentality and how he fights through pain on race day.  This episode is sponsored by InsideTracker. In an era where there are more diet plans than people getting personalized nutrition can make all the difference. InsideTracker analyzes 43 different biomarkers so you can optimize your health and performance. Use code RAMBLINGRUNNER to save 15% at www.insidetracker.com.
44:36
October 7, 2019
Ep. 17 - Roberta Groner: World Championships
Roberta Groner’s amazing world championship marathon performance in Doha, Qatar by the stats:  - 90 degrees and 73% humidity  - 6th place finish  - First American  - 2:38:34  - One of only 40 finishers of the 68 entrants  - Six laps of a 7k course  - One core temperature measurement pill  Roberta had an unbelievable race in the most grueling event that she’s ever experienced. In this episode, we dive into all of it and touch up on what she’s doing to prepare for the New York City Marathon in five weeks.   This episode is sponsored by InsideTracker. In an era where there are more diet plans than people getting personalized nutrition can make all the difference. InsideTracker analyzes 43 different biomarkers so you can optimize your health and performance. Use code RAMBLINGRUNNER to save 15% at www.insidetracker.com.
35:09
October 3, 2019
Ep. 16 - Lindsay Crouse
Lindsay Crouse is an editor, producer, and writer at the New York Times. A native Rhode Islander, she ran cross country and track at Harvard before landing at The Times. This spring her work was the talk of the sports world. She helped she’d light on how Nike was not guaranteeing female athletes a salary during their pregnancies or immediately after giving birth. This powerful piece, and follow up work, featured Olympians Kara Goucher and Alysia Montano speaking out about the policy. In addition to all of that, Lindsay is an experienced marathoner and is chasing an Olympic Marathon Trials qualifier.   This episode is sponsored by InsideTracker. In an era where there are more diet plans than people getting personalized nutrition can make all the difference. InsideTracker analyzes 43 different biomarkers so you can optimize your health and performance. Use code RAMBLINGRUNNER to save 15% at www.insidetracker.com.
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September 30, 2019
Ep. 15 - Sarah Bishop
When we last spoke to Sarah Bishop she was starting her journey into triathlon after a short build up that followed a string of injuries. She quickly evolved from an athlete who purchased her first road bike in February to one of the top amateur triathletes in the world. That’s right, in the world. In this episode, we talk about her finishes listed below As well as how she was able to put together so many quality performances. - Chattanooga 70.3 2nd Amateur - Steelhead 70.3 2nd Amateur - Muncie 70.3 2nd Amateur - Ohio 70.3 1st Overall - Age Group Nationals 1st Place 35-39 Olympic and Sprint Distances - Chicago (Duathlon) 2nd Place - 70.3 World Championships 2nd Place 35-39 Age Group She is now ranked #1 35-39 Age Group in USA Triathlon and 35-39 in 70.3 Ironman. This episode is sponsored by InsideTracker. In an era where there are more diet plans than people getting personalized nutrition can make all the difference. InsideTracker analyzes 43 different biomarkers so you can optimize your health and performance. Use code RAMBLINGRUNNER to save 15% at www.insidetracker.com.
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September 24, 2019
Ep. 14 - Parker Stinson: USATF 20k and Crim 10 Miler
What a difference a week makes. In consecutive weeks Parker Stinson ran the Crim 10 Miler in the USATF 20K Championship.  The beginning of this doubleheader did not go well. In this episode, Parker details, with brutal honesty, exactly what went wrong in the first race and how he corrected it in the second.  This episode is sponsored by InsideTracker. In an era where there are more diet plans than people getting personalized nutrition can make all the difference. InsideTracker analyzes 43 different biomarkers so you can optimize your health and performance. Use code RAMBLINGRUNNER to save 15% at www.insidetracker.com.
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September 9, 2019
Ep. 13 - Dr. Stefanie Flippin
The last time we checked in Dr. Stefanie Flippin she was feeling good and ready to embark on a summer filled with speed-work. Quickly thereafter she was slowed by an unidentified feeling. She just wasn’t herself and couldn’t hit her normal paces in workouts. In this episode we talk about what she was dealing with, how she worked through it, and exactly what her training has looked like. We also had some beer talk at the end the episode with plenty of craft beer drop-ins.
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September 2, 2019
Ep. 12 - Lou Serafini: Falmouth and NYC Marathon Build
In this episode we reconnect with Lou Serafini. We spoke about how he has recovered from Grandma’s Marathon and how that recovery compared to previous races. We then dive into the the beginning of his marathon build-up for the NYC Marathon and his Falmouth Road Race. Falmouth is always stacked with an elite field filled with athletes finishing up a season or starting a new one. Lou finished well with a 34:07 the week after a strong five mile race win. Finally, we dive into some some beer-related Q & A.
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August 26, 2019
Ep. 11 - James McKirdy
In a new twist for the show we are speaking with a coach of one of the athletes we are following. James McKirdy has been coaching John Raneri for two years but has known him for far longer than that. In this episode, we discuss how he has helped John get to the next level as a runner and how they are preparing for the Crim 10 Miler next weekend and the TCS NYC Marathon. James runs the McKirdy Trained coaching service and you can learn more at www.mckirdytrained.com.
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August 19, 2019
Ep. 10 - Kellyn Taylor: USATF Outdoor Championships
What an exciting summer for Kellyn Taylor. At the 2019 Toyota USATF Outdoor Championships Kellyn competed in the 5k and 10k against the nations best. In this episode we take a deep dive into both races where she placed third and tenth respectively. We also talk about her inclusion in the recent announcement of the TCS New York City Marathon elite field which is stacked with elites.
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August 12, 2019
Ep. 9 - Roberta Groner: World Championships and NYC Marathon
Earlier this week the TCS New York Marathon announced their elite field. It is stacked with high-level runners, including Roberta Groner. This exciting news was made even more interesting when coupled with the fact that 37 days before New York Roberta will be representing the USA in the marathon at the World Championships in Doha. In this episode, Roberta talks about why she chose to run two fall marathons, the timing of those decisions. how exactly she is training for the World Championships (including her first ever 100 mike week), and her initial thoughts on the training/recovery between the marathons. 
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August 8, 2019
Ep. 8 - Jared Ward
Jared Ward is one of the best marathoners in the United States and he is poised to compete for another spot in Olympic marathon. In this episode, Jared discusses his training for, and recovery from, the 2016 Olympics, how he learned to proactively work on his body after struggling with injuries for two years, and his mindset for 2019/20.  Several career highlights: - Marathon PR - 2:09:25 (2019 Boston) - Placed 6th in the marathon at the 2016 Olympics in 2:11:30 - 2015 USA Marathon Champion This episode is sponsored by Mighty. Mighty is the first ever Spotify music player that works without a phone, screen, or Internet connection. Enjoy your workouts, runs, hikes, and commutes without the distractions of your smartphone. Mighty is smaller than a box of matches, works with Bluetooth and wired headphones, has more than five hours of playback, and holds 1,000 songs. Available globally from www.bemighty.com for just $79.99 and you can save 10% by using code RAMBLING. 
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August 5, 2019
Ep. 7 - Dr. Stefanie Flippin
Our latest installment is with Dr. Stefanie Flippin. Stefanie is the lone member of the Road to the Olympic Trials roster who is striving to achieve an Olympic Trials qualifying time in the marathon. She began running as an adult in medical school and is quite new to competitive road racing. An experienced ultra and trail runner, she is a four time 100 miler finisher, twelve time 50-100k finisher. Even more impressive is that Dr. Flippin is a foot and ankle surgeon & co-owner of private practice with her husband in Lakewood, Colorado.   Stefanie had a recent breakthrough at the Birmingham Wine 10k, with a 36:32 in a downpour - placing 7th in a competitive elite field. She also had a win at the Canyonlands Half Marathon, posting the 3rd fastest female time in the race's 46 year history. You can follow Stefanie at https://instagram.com/stefanieannflippin?igshid=q7tcnqd38wkx. 
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August 1, 2019
Ep. 6 - Sarah Bishop
As a wife and mother of four young children, Sarah Bishop understands how overwhelming daily responsibilites can be, and the importance of having an outlet to channel her incredible energy. For her, training goals not only improved her life in many ways but also led to her to winning marathons, half-marathons, 70.3 IRONMAN,  and qualifying for the 2020 Olympic Marathon Trials. When runners get injured we often hear that we should cross train to maintain fitness. Sarah Bishop, an Olympic Trials qualifier in the marathon, took it to the extreme. After racing nearly every weekend in the fall she was sidelined with leg injuries. True to her personality, she dove into cross training with both feet. Not long after, she signed up for her first triathlon - IRONMAN Chattanooga 70.3. Sarah proceeded to finish second overall and earn her pro card. In this episode we talk about how somebody with little to no biking and swimming experience achieved such a remarkable result and how that will impact her training for the Trials. Recent highlights: - 2019 IRONMAN Ohio 70.3 – 1st - 2019 IRONMAN Chattanooga 70.3 – 2nd Amateur - 2018 Air Force Marathon – 1st - 2017 Marine Corps Marathon – 1st This episode is sponsored by AfterShokz, the award-winning headphone brand, best known for its open-ear listening experience. Powered by patented, best-in-class bone conduction technology, AfterShokz headphones sit outside your ear so you can hear your music and your surroundings. AfterShokz is a must-have headphone for runners providing the ultimate level of safety and comfort without compromising sound quality. To learn more and save $50 on AfterShokz Endurance Bundles visit https://olympictrials.aftershokz.com. Use code RTTOT at checkout.
01:12:14
July 29, 2019
Emergency Pod - Marathon Trials Gets Gold Label Status!
Big news was announced on Tuesday by the IAAF and we are here with a comprehensive reaction with Mario Fraioli, Parker Stinson, and Ben Rosario.  Here is an excerpt from the USATF release: ”The International Association of Athletics Federations (IAAF), granted its request to extend the conditions for granting a Gold Label for 2020 Olympic Trials – Marathon men’s and women’s qualification - on an exceptional basis... In a Gold Label Marathon race, athletes who finish in the top 5 of the event are considered to have achieved the qualifying standard for the 2020 Tokyo Olympic Games. As such, in Atlanta, the top three men and women place finishers over the 26.2 mile course will be nominated to the Team USATF Olympic roster.” This episode is sponsored by AfterShokz, the award-winning headphone brand, best known for its open-ear listening experience. Powered by patented, best-in-class bone conduction technology, AfterShokz headphones sit outside your ear so you can hear your music and your surroundings. AfterShokz is a must-have headphone for runners providing the ultimate level of safety and comfort without compromising sound quality. To learn more and save $50 on AfterShokz Endurance Bundles visit https://olympictrials.aftershokz.com. Use code RTTOT at checkout.
01:10:49
July 25, 2019
Ep. 5 - John Raneri
John Raneri is a runner who has come into his own over the last two years. After a solid career at the the University of North Carolina it look him a while to tap into his enormous talent. Once he re-dedicated himself, and began working with his longtime friend James McKirdy, John established himself as one of the top runners in the country when he finished 9th at the 2019 NYC Half in a time of 62:51. In this episode we discuss that breakout performance, his disappointing 2019 Boston Marathon, and the recent Boilermaker 15k in which he finished as the 4th American.   Recent highlights:  - 2019 NYC Half – 9th (62:51) - 2019 Birmingham Wine 10k – 2nd - 2018 Columbus Half Marathon- 2nd - 2018 NYRR Abbott to the Dash- 1st This episode is sponsored by AfterShokz, the award-winning headphone brand, best known for its open-ear listening experience. Powered by patented, best-in-class bone conduction technology, AfterShokz headphones sit outside your ear so you can hear your music and your surroundings. AfterShokz is a must-have headphone for runners providing the ultimate level of safety and comfort without compromising sound quality. To learn more and save $50 on AfterShokz Endurance Bundles visit https://olympictrials.aftershokz.com. Use code RTTOT at checkout.
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July 22, 2019
Ep. 4 - Kellyn Taylor
Kellyn Taylor has established herself as one of the top American marathoners since she debuted at the distance running a 2:28:40 at the Chevron Houston Marathon. Ever since she has been one of the top runners in the country a various distances. In this episode we discuss her recent training, the Peachtree road race, and her preview of the Olympic marathon trials course. In 2019, she followed up a top-15 finish at the USATF Cross Country Championships and a win at the Pacific Pursuit 10k with an eighth-place finish at the United Airlines NYC Half. In May, she was fourth at the Volkswagen Prague Marathon in 2:26:27. At the Peachtree Road Race 10k she finished ninth in 32:37, three seconds off her road PR.  More recent highlights: - 4th Fastest Marathon Qualifying Time for the 2020 Trials - Achieved the Olympic Marathon Standard - 2018 Grandma’s Marathon – 1st and Course Record (2:24:29) - 2016 USA Olympic Trials 10,000m – 4th - 2016 USA Olympic Trials Marathon – 6th This episode is sponsored by AfterShokz, the award-winning headphone brand, best known for its open-ear listening experience. Powered by patented, best-in-class bone conduction technology, AfterShokz headphones sit outside your ear so you can hear your music and your surroundings. AfterShokz is a must-have headphone for runners providing the ultimate level of safety and comfort without compromising sound quality. To learn more and save $50 on AfterShokz Endurance Bundles visit https://olympictrials.aftershokz.com. Use code RTTOT at checkout.
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July 18, 2019
Ep. 3 - Lou Serafini
Lou Serafini has become a staple of the Boston running scene through his blockbuster performances and community leadership. Lou has succeeded at many distances, including breaking four minutes in the mile last year.  In addition to running  over 100 miles a week in his pursuit of excelling at the marathon, Lou works full-time as the community manager for Tracksmith.   In this episode, you talk about Lou’s running background, his experience in his first Olympic Trials, and his recent performance at Grandma’s Marathon.  Recent highlights: -Sub-4:00 Miler (2018) -2019 USATF Half Marathon Championships – 6th -2019 Brooklyn Half – 1st (PR – 1:03:14) -2016 Olympic Marathon Qualifier -2015 New England Runner of the Year This episode was sponsored by AfterShokz, the award-winning headphone brand, best known for its open-ear listening experience. Powered by patented, best-in-class bone conduction technology, AfterShokz headphones sit outside your ear so you can hear your music and your surroundings. AfterShokz is a must-have headphone for runners providing the ultimate level of safety and comfort without compromising sound quality. To learn more and save $50 on AfterShokz Endurance Bundles visit https://olympictrials.aftershokz.com. Use code RTTOT at checkout. 
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July 15, 2019
Ep. 2 - Roberta Groner
For Roberta Groner, 2019 has already been a year of unparalleled success and she is striving for more. Roberta is one of only nine U.S. women who currently have the 2020 Olympic standard. She achieved this in April at the Rotterdam Marathon, finishing in a personal best time of 2:29:09. In doing so she joined Deena Kastor and Colleen De Reuck as the third American woman over the age of 40 to break 2:30. In May she was selected to the represent the U.S. in the marathon at the World Championships in Doha, Qatar on September 27. In this episode we discuss these achievements, her goal to break Kastor’s American master’s marathon record, her 10 year running hiatus after college, and her plans for the summer and fall.   Roberta is a life-long runner who runs for the New York Athletic Club. She completed her RN and is now a nurse at Summit Medical Group in NJ. After a hiatus of 10 years, she took up running again focusing on longer distances. She is also a mother to three boys who are currently 15, 13, and 12 years old. Recent highlights: -2019 USATF National Masters 8K Championships - 1st place (26:48 ) PR -2019 Rotterdam Marathon: 5th place (2:29:06) PR -Achieved the Olympic Marathon Standard -2018 USATF Master’s Runner of the Year for age group 40-44  This episode was sponsored by AfterShokz, the award-winning headphone brand, best known for its open-ear listening experience. Powered by patented, best-in-class bone conduction technology, AfterShokz headphones sit outside your ear so you can hear your music and your surroundings. AfterShokz is a must-have headphone for runners providing the ultimate level of safety and comfort without compromising sound quality. To learn more and save $50 on AfterShokz Endurance Bundles visit https://olympictrials.aftershokz.com. Use code RTTOT at checkout.
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July 12, 2019
Ep. 1 - Parker Stinson
Welcome to the first episode of the Road to the Olympic Trials podcast. This episode features Parker Stinson. Parker is a nine time All-American from the University of Oregon and has been a fixture in the American running scene for some time. In this episode we dive into his challenging marathon experiences, overcoming past and current injuries, his recent coaching change to longtime friend Dathan Ritzenheim, his outlook on the Olympic marathon standard, and his vision for the upcoming eight months. Parker is sponsored by Saucony and Gatorade Endurance.  Recent highlights: -2019 USATF 25K Championships - 1st American Record – 1:13:48 -2018 USATF Half Marathon Championships - 2nd -Half Marathon PR – 62:02 -Marathon PR – 2:14:29  Learn more:  www.parkerstinson.com  Twitter - www.twitter.com/parkerstinson  Instagram - www.instagram.com/_parker_stinson_ This episode was sponsored by AfterShokz, the award-winning headphone brand, best known for its open-ear listening experience. Powered by patented, best-in-class bone conduction technology, AfterShokz headphones sit outside your ear so you can hear your music and your surroundings. AfterShokz is a must-have headphone for runners providing the ultimate level of safety and comfort without compromising sound quality. To learn more and save $50 on AfterShokz Endurance Bundles visit https://olympictrials.aftershokz.com. Use code RTTOT at checkout. 
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July 11, 2019
Trailer - Road to the Olympic Trials
The Road to the Olympics Trials podcast features eight elite runners, four men and four women, who are excited about pulling back the curtain and being open and honest about their training, racing, and goals in their lead-up to the Olympic Marathon Trials in Atlanta in February, 2020. The athletes who will be sharing their journey are Jared Ward, Kellyn Taylor, Roberta Groner, Parker Stinson, Lou Serafini, Sarah Bishop, John Raneri, and Dr. Stefanie Flippin. This is a Rambling Runner Podcast. See more at: www.theramblingrunner.com www.instagram.com/rambling_runner www.twitter.com/rambling_runner www.facebook.com/theramblingrunner
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June 27, 2019