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RunChats with @RonRunsNYC

RunChats with @RonRunsNYC

By Ron Romano
Talking all things running, exploring how inspiring runners keep grinding, and Stay in the Fight!
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Diane Neubauer - Dare Mighty Things; Tapping Into the Power of Mother Runners! | RunChats Ep.38
I'm stoked to share Diane Neubauer's inspirational story! Diane just ROCKED a 2:45 at the McKirdy Micro Marathon, destroying her previous PR of 3:07 by an astonishing 22 minutes—just 13 months after having her 2nd son, Noah. Diane was living on a military base in Germany with her Air Force husband, Andrew, and their newborn baby, Luke, and was struggling with postpartum depression/anxiety. A chance invite to a 7-mile race from a mother-based running group (Stroller Warriors) changed everything! She nursed Luke before and after the race and it was the first time Diane felt she could breathe in so long! In her own words, "finding running again in motherhood has saved me." We discussed: -Growing up in a competitive, athletic, military family -The influence her dad had on her (former marathon coach at West Point, ran Boston (with a PR of 2:51) -High school/college running -Key coaches/mentors—Erin Flynn, Joe Dare, James McKirdy -Community—Girls On the Run, Stroller Warriors, helping other mother-runners, coaching high school cross-country, & giving back -Race day mantras, fueling, goal-setting, chasing your dreams—OTQ Connecting with James McKirdy via a referral from Coach Joe Dare brought them together. For the past 13 months, they’ve pushed hard, with a focus on remaining healthy as the #1 priority. "Having a coach who believes in your dreams has been life changing. He was able to bike me in for the marathon and that is something I will cherish forever." Working together for 23 miles with teammate Michael Perley helped them both achieve their goals and 1st place finish for Diane! The power of community and the role running plays in helping us find the best version of ourselves truly resonates in this episode. Hope you all enjoy this convo as much as we did! If you enjoy the episode, it would mean the world to me if you would rate the podcast or write a review and share feedback wherever you get your podcast groove on. Connect With Diane: Instagram: @diane_neubauer_ Connect With Ron: Personal Instagram: @ronrunsnyc Podcast Instagram: @runchats_with_ronrunsnyc Facebook: https://fb.me/runchats Website: https://ronrunsnyc.com ---- Produced by: David Margittai | In Post Media Website: https://www.inpostmedia.com Email: david@inpostmedia.com Social: @_margittai © 2021 Ron Romano
01:38:44
May 13, 2021
David Kilgore - Going the Distance; On Trails, Roads, & In the Community! | RunChats Ep.37
Catching up LIVE at ON Studios with NYC Legend, David Kilgore. Kilgore continues to RIP, take huge swings, and rally the run community to raise money for important causes. The mood was electric and we had people banging on the ON NYC HQ storefront windows in true NYC fashion. We talk: -OSR30 Race Breakdown (getting lost, staying ON BRAND) and the huge vibe that OSR Races bring -GreenBelt FKT — Shore-2-Shore Race Breakdown. Partnering with Cooper from Trials of Miles Racing and Brenden Clarke, who captured the event -Wings for Life World Run (@wflworldrun @wingsforlife) — a virtual global run sponsored by Red Bull to raise money for spinal chord research. Red Bull USA will have a car outfitted with DJ booth chasing Kilgore around NYC. David hopes to run 40 miles, starting from the iconic Tortoise and the Hare sculpture at Van Cortland Park, all thru NYC, hoping to raise much needed money for research. The event will be live-streamed on https://www.wingsforlifeworldrun.com -His upcoming LA to Las Vegas Run—340 Miles—in May, with a goal to run it in just 3 days! If you live in the NYC area and haven’t yet met David, please come to the Wed 6:30pm Social Run (many paces), which starts at the ON Running Store on Lafayette St where we recorded. Give this awesome human with a huge heart a follow on IG and Strava (links below to races we discussed and a bonus FKT around Manhattan!). I greatly appreciate David’s positive energy and hope you all enjoy this convo as much as we did! OSR 30, 33M - https://www.strava.com/activities/5028734285 FKT at GreenBelt Shore-2-Shore, 31.51M - https://www.strava.com/activities/5114707928 Manhattan FKT, 30.05M - https://www.strava.com/activities/5136654852 If you enjoy the episode, it would mean the world to me if you would rate the podcast or write a review and share feedback wherever you get your podcast groove on. Connect With David: Instagram: @davidkilgore ON Runnning: https://www.on-running.com/en-us/athletes/david-kilgore Strava: https://www.strava.com/athletes/15953860 Connect With Ron: Personal Instagram: @ronrunsnyc Podcast Instagram: @runchats_with_ronrunsnyc Facebook: https://fb.me/runchats Website: https://ronrunsnyc.com ---- Produced by: David Margittai | In Post Media Website: https://www.inpostmedia.com Email: david@inpostmedia.com Social: @_margittai © 2021 Ron Romano
41:49
May 6, 2021
Elizabeth Clor - Journey To Boston Bound | RunChats Ep.36
With the Boston Marathon registration opening last week, it was perfect timing to have Elizabeth Clor on RunChats. Elizabeth is the Author of "Boston Bound," chronicling her 7-year journey to overcome mental barriers to qualify for the Boston Marathon. Some of the topics we discussed include: -Eating disorders, anorexia, and her experiences with therapy -Perfectionism -The comparison trap -Race times—worrying what others think -Sports Psychology—process goals vs outcome goals -Tackling race anxiety -Breaking through and sharing it all via Boston Bound For anyone that has ever wanted something so badly and short circuited their efforts, this pod is for you! SO many valuable takeaways. I hope you all enjoy the convo as much as we did! If you enjoy the episode, it would mean the world to me if you would rate the podcast or write a review and share feedback wherever you get your podcast groove on. Connect With Elizabeth: Instagram: @elizabethclor Website: https://www.elizabethclor.com Boston Bound: https://amzn.to/3u7Bj7J Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/BostonBoundBook Connect With Ron: Personal Instagram: @ronrunsnyc Podcast Instagram: @runchats_with_ronrunsnyc Facebook: https://fb.me/runchats Website: https://ronrunsnyc.com ---- Produced by: David Margittai | In Post Media Website: https://www.inpostmedia.com Email: david@inpostmedia.com Social: @_margittai © 2021 Ron Romano
01:38:57
April 30, 2021
Laurie Paretti Dymond - A Life & Legacy Fulfilled Through Running & Community| RunChats Ep.35
If you're a fan of the underdog, Laurie Paretti Dymond’s story is for you. Nothing ever came easy for her in life. As the second of six children, she was like a second mom to her family. Those poor, humble roots truly shaped her grit, grind, and love of community. Powered by her huge heart and ability to endure and suffer, Laurie has set three American Age Group records as a Masters runner in her 50s. She has achieved truly remarkable things as a runner and has had an even bigger impact on those in need. Giving away prize money from local races, befriending local migrant workers, and donating supplies to them are just a few of the things that really stand out and make her such a treasured member of her Chambersburg community. When Laurie moved from Catholic School to public in high school, she had a difficult time fitting in. She was self-conscious about her Wrangler jeans, Kmart sneakers, and lack of cool clothes to wear. And then, at her most vulnerable and awkward time, she had a chance encounter with Mr. Cook, who told her he needed her on the track team. Being seen and needed completely changed the course of Laurie’s life. In her own words: “Yes, I’ve learned that I can keep going even when I’m at my lowest. And more importantly, I’ve learned that I’m not defined by a finish time on a clock. None of us are. We are defined by the light we give to others and those we help along the way. Having a great race here and there makes the journey a little more interesting. The failures, I think we need those to keep us humble and ambitious at the same time.” I'm so thankful to Devan Zeger, Communications Director and Mike Spinnler, Race Director of the JFK 50 for sharing info on Laurie, which led me to invite her on the show. I'm honored to share Laurie's amazing story and hope you all enjoy this convo as much as we did. If you do, it would mean the world to me if you would rate the podcast or write a review and share feedback wherever you get your podcast groove on. Connect With Laurie: Instagram: @lapdymond Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/laurie.dymond Connect With Ron: Personal Instagram: @ronrunsnyc Podcast Instagram: @runchats_with_ronrunsnyc Facebook: https://fb.me/runchats Website: https://ronrunsnyc.com ---- Produced by: David Margittai | In Post Media Website: https://www.inpostmedia.com Email: david@inpostmedia.com Social: @_margittai © 2021 Ron Romano
01:33:47
April 23, 2021
Ginny Cataldi - Crushing IM's & Tri's with Gratitude; We Get To Do This! | RunChats Ep.34
I'm stoked to share Ginny Cataldi’s inspiring story! Art School teacher and bad ass mom by day, crushing TRI’s and making age-group podiums at World Championship races on weekends. Ginny took us out on the course and shared so many powerful stories and the moments that have truly shaped her. And one thing powerfully resonates—gratitude! We GET to do this! We talk coming back to racing after bike crashes, riding in a bikini due to road rash, racing World Champs days after her stitches were removed. In other words, doing whatever it takes to get in the arena and compete for podiums and AG World Championships. We talk about her Kona IM lava field experiences, an amazing story of Pele offerings, metaphysical events, and a stranger she met on the course at her weakest moment. (Or did she?) So much grit and grind...and how it all magically came together at IronMan Maryland for a 2nd place finish and a 9:42! A day where Ginny collapsed shortly after crossing the line and truly left it all out there. Ginny has the fire and passion to be the best, even when it comes to injuries (inside episode joke), and I have no doubt her story will INSPIRE many, including her children! Ginny has such a deep passion for the sport and is all about gratitude and community. I'm honored she shared her story. I'm inspired by her story and hope you all enjoy this convo as much as we did. If you do, it would mean the world to me if you would rate the podcast or write a review and share feedback wherever you get your podcast groove on. Connect With Ginny: Instagram: @ginnylovestri24 Facebook: https://facebook.com/ginny.cataldi Connect With Ron: Personal Instagram: @ronrunsnyc Podcast Instagram: @runchats_with_ronrunsnyc Facebook: https://fb.me/runchats Website: https://ronrunsnyc.com ---- Produced by: David Margittai | In Post Media Website: https://www.inpostmedia.com Email: david@inpostmedia.com Social: @_margittai © 2021 Ron Romano
01:40:15
April 14, 2021
Dr. Jordan Metzl - Running Strong, Building an IronStrength Community, & Keeping Patients Moving | RunChats Ep.33
It was an honor and a blast to chat with and learn more about nationally recognized sports medicine physician, best selling author of Running Strong, and founder of IronStrength Community Fitness Program, Dr. Jordan Metzl. The positive energy and stoke level is high and I appreciate Jordan bringing the fire. Jordan’s NYC-based practice has served over 20K patients, with a focus on keeping them moving and preventing injuries. Jordan himself has completed 35 marathons and 14 Ironman tri’s, so he definitely practices what he preaches. Some of the things we discussed include: -Jordan's Midwest roots -A family legacy of medical care and taking care of people and community -The intersection of his sports medicine practice and his athletic journey -Staying active through injury -Patient care: diagnosis, treatment, prevention -Running mechanics, shoes, and running on hard/soft surfaces -Marathon vs Ironman -Fueling and nutrition -The IronStrength community Jordan brings such positive energy and shares so many valuable insights; no wonder he’s a frequent contributor on GMA, the Today Show, CBS Early Show, and CNN American Morning. I'm inspired by Jordan's story and hope you all enjoy this convo as much as we did. If you do, it would mean the world to me if you would rate the podcast or write a review and share feedback wherever you get your podcast groove on. Connect With Dr. Metzl: Instagram: @drjordanmetzl Website: https://drjordanmetzl.com The IronStrength Community Fitness Program: https://drjordanmetzl.com/ironstrength Dr. Jordan Metzl's Running Strong: https://amzn.to/3t30BmO Connect With Ron: Personal Instagram: @ronrunsnyc Podcast Instagram: @runchats_with_ronrunsnyc Facebook: https://fb.me/runchats Website: https://ronrunsnyc.com ---- Produced by: David Margittai | In Post Media Website: https://www.inpostmedia.com Email: david@inpostmedia.com Social: @_margittai © 2021 Ron Romano
55:46
April 8, 2021
Fiona Hayvice - Mindset, Mantra's, & How Mom is Always With Her—the Flying Fi | RunChats Ep.32
I'm stoked to have my 1st KIWI guest on the pod, the Flying Fi, Fiona Hayvice! Fiona has a wonderful accent and I love the energy, passion, and enthusiasm she has for life. She’s been killing it at both the National and International level and it was a treat to take a deep dive on all things Ultra. Some of the things we discussed include: -Growing up on a farm, her love for exploring, adventure travel, and seeing the world on two feet -Where her fire, drive, and competitiveness come from -Running with her son, Spike, in the buggy—which built a bond and made her stronger -How Mom is with her on every step of her runs -How her mom’s organizational skills helped her become a good problem solver when races go sideways -Patience, drawing on previous experience to succeed -Mindset, mantras—"make Mom proud" -Fueling, nutrition, and race planning “Ultra is a very mental sport. The mind is the most powerful of the tools that we’ve got. Be confident in its power and use it. Sometimes we have to trick the mind” This is one of many great insights Fiona shared. She’s inspiring  and empowering adults on their running journeys and is active with the Go Run Girls Coaching Team and finds it deeply fulfilling. I'm inspired by her story and hope you all enjoy this convo as much as we did. If you do, it would mean the world to me if you would rate the podcast or write a review and share feedback wherever you get your podcast groove on. Connect With Fiona: Instagram: @fionahayvice Go Run Girls Instagram: @gorungirls Connect With Ron: Personal Instagram: @ronrunsnyc Podcast Instagram: @runchats_with_ronrunsnyc Facebook: https://fb.me/runchats Website: https://ronrunsnyc.com ---- Produced by: David Margittai | In Post Media Website: https://www.inpostmedia.com Email: david@inpostmedia.com Social: @_margittai © 2021 Ron Romano
01:36:30
March 24, 2021
Kristen Garzone - Maternal Mental Health Warrior | RunChats Ep.31
I'm so excited to share this inspiring convo with badass mom and Maternal Mental Health Warrior, Kristen Garzone. After battling postpartum depression following the birth of her daughter Ellie, Kristen got involved in 2018 with the local chapter of Every Mother Counts and started Run To Believe and the KNT Foundation to honor her friend Kristin Nicole Thorsen, who lost her battle with PPD, to raise awareness and money for moms experiencing hardship through the prenatal and postpartum period. Kristen was a 4-sport athlete growing up and played D3 soccer and LAX despite never playing before college! Though she took great pride in being an athlete and an integral part of her teams, she had struggled with anxiety and depression since her teenage years. In her words: "I don't feel as if I was born with natural skill or talent; never the most gifted athlete and living with mental illness (that I hid and was ashamed of) made me feel as if I was an outsider—never capable of any good—but I've always prided myself on the simple fact that no one ever worked as hard as I did." Kristen was feeling empowered having competed her 1st 50-Miler with a friend in November at the JFK 50 Mile. Her running is a great outlet for stress and anxiety and she’s using it both personally and within her community to help others and raise money. I'm inspired by her story and hope you all enjoy this convo as much as we did. If you do, it would mean the world to me if you would rate the podcast or write a review and share feedback wherever you get your podcast groove on. Connect With Kristen: Instagram: @mellank Twitter: @mellank Kristen’s Oiselle Article on Post Partum Depression: https://www.oiselle.com/blogs/oiselle-blog/fierce-flyer-kristen-on-postpartum-depression Connect With Ron: Personal Instagram: @ronrunsnyc Podcast Instagram: @runchats_with_ronrunsnyc Facebook: https://fb.me/runchats Website: https://ronrunsnyc.com ---- Produced by: David Margittai | In Post Media Website: https://www.inpostmedia.com Email: david@inpostmedia.com Social: @_margittai © 2021 Ron Romano
01:31:16
March 16, 2021
Heather Lee - Passion, Adventure, & One INCREDIBLE Run | RunChats Ep.30
I'm stoked to share Heather Lee’s inspiring story! Heather’s an intrepid explorer, who is deeply passionate about travel and trail/mountain running. She grew up in the beautiful mountains of Alberta, Canada and has lived in 8 different countries between North America, Europe, and the Middle East, and has filled many passports visiting 55 countries. Her IG feed captures her passion for running, adventure, and photography and brings you along on her experiences learning about the architecture, culture, and people she’s encountered along the way. Heather was part of a 4 woman team, The Desert Roses, that set out to RUN the ENTIRE perimeter of Qatar—500K on trail in 5 days! Like any lengthy stage race, they encountered numerous obstacles—huge temperature shifts, injuries, and unforeseen circumstances—and had to work together as team to problem-solve on the fly. Their collective goal was to inspire young girls and women in Qatar to participate in sports, get active, and introduce them to Ultra running. THIS is getting involved in your community and making an impact. Bravo, Heather! Some of the topics we covered include: -Her work experience in Qatar—getting her doctorate, being a psychologist, psycho-educational assessments, working with kids and adolescents with learning disabilities -Sports from her youth—basketball, volleyball, and badminton -Finding running -Falling in love with trail/mountain running and connecting with the awesome beauty and power of nature -The vibe of Ultra—everyone supporting one another and aid-station FUN -Her time in Sri Lanka—travel adventure and a special connection -Strategies for staying positive in COVID times -Desert Roses 2021—running the perimeter of Qatar (500K on trail in 5 days) If that hasn’t piqued your interest, I'm hoping these words from Heather (after completing her 1st Ultra (50K)) will: "I loved it. I just loved being out there all day, the feeling of pushing yourself to that extreme and I remember the feeling I had after that 1st Ultramarathon—if I can do that, I can do anything. I don’t think I’ve ever had that feeling as much as I did at that point. And from there I was kinda hooked." If you enjoy the conversation, it would mean the world to me if you would rate the podcast or write a review and share feedback wherever you get your podcast groove on. Connect With Heather: Instagram: @heatherruns_trails The Desert Roses: @thedesertroses2021 Interview on Qatar Living: https://bit.ly/3ecyZqK Article in Qatar's Daily Newspaper: https://bit.ly/30h97lv Heather's Blog: https://www.heatherrunstrails.com Connect With Ron: Personal Instagram: @ronrunsnyc Podcast Instagram: @runchats_with_ronrunsnyc Facebook: https://fb.me/runchats Website: https://ronrunsnyc.com ---- Produced by: David Margittai | In Post Media Website: https://www.inpostmedia.com Email: david@inpostmedia.com Social: @_margittai © 2021 Ron Romano
01:13:40
March 6, 2021
Abbott World Marathon Majors Updates with Tim Hadzima & Lorna Campbell | RunChats Ep.29
Good times catching up with Tim Hadzima and Lorna Campbell, the Global Marketing Leaders of the Abbott World Marathon Majors. It was a ton of fun to get to know them better, learn about their running histories and career paths taken in life. We took a deep dive on the topics below to better understand all things AbbottWMM. -Roles, running histories, career journeys -AbbottWMM overview -Six-Star program -Age Group World Rankings/World Championships -Global Run Club/Virtual Racing/Global Marathon -2021 Majors -What's next for the AbbottWMM -Free marathon training plans by Andrew Kastor If you want to learn more about Global Run Club, Six-Star Program, Global Marathon, Wanda Age Group World Championships, or exciting new (free!) marathon training plans by Andrew Kastor, then you'll love this episode! This is ALSO the first episode to air on my YouTube Channel, for those who’ve been asking: https://youtu.be/P1tuGvlt8nA If you enjoy the conversation, it would mean the world to me if you would rate the podcast or write a review and share feedback wherever you get your podcast groove on. Connect With Tim, Lorna, & the Abbott World Marathon Majors: Instagram: @wmmajors Website: https://www.abbottwmmglobalrunclub.com The 2021 AWMM Global Marathon: https://app.abbottwmmglobalrunclub.com/en/challenges/details/21-01-awmm-global-marathon-2021 Free Marathon Training Plans: https://app.abbottwmmglobalrunclub.com/en/blog/category/training-plans Connect With Ron: Personal Instagram: @ronrunsnyc Podcast Instagram: @runchats_with_ronrunsnyc Facebook: https://fb.me/runchats Website: https://ronrunsnyc.com ---- Produced by: David Margittai | In Post Media Website: https://www.inpostmedia.com Email: david@inpostmedia.com Social: @_margittai © 2021 Ron Romano
01:00:32
February 6, 2021
Dani Gogarty - Conquering Fears & Giving Back to Those in Need | RunChats Ep.28
I'm stoked to share bad ass mom, Dani Gogarty’s INSPIRING story! Dani got started in 2010, running a few local 5Ks and 10Ks in Eisenhower Park in Long Island. From there, an invite by her now husband, Ray, lead to a local tri where she showed up on a mountain bike, with a helmet from Target, and a rented wetsuit. At this point, Dani was a survival swimmer, terrified of open water swimming and was on a journey to overcome that fear. After a ton of hard work, good coaching, and an open water swim in a hurricane, Dani conquered her fear! She has gone on to make many age group podiums, qualify for national and world Ironman athlete honors, complete 3 full IMs (140.6 miles, with a PR of sub-13hrs) and 7 half IM’s (70.3 miles, with a PR of sub-6hrs). What I found most INSPIRING is how, after overcoming her own fear, Dani now teaches special needs kids how to swim and works with adults at an adult learn-to-swim program. Along with her husband, Ray, Dani launched RaD FaM Fitness (radfamfitness.com) to help other multisport athletes get started in the sport and achieve their goals. We both tackled the JFK 50 Mile Ultra, which is how we met. I'm so glad our paths crossed, because Dani brings such a positive vibe and energy to everything she tackles. If you enjoy the conversation, it would mean the world to me if you would rate the podcast or write a review and share feedback wherever you get your podcast groove on. Connect With Dani: Instagram: @danigogs Website: http://radfamfitness.com Connect With Ron: Personal Instagram: @ronrunsnyc Podcast Instagram: @runchats_with_ronrunsnyc Facebook: https://fb.me/runchats Website: https://ronrunsnyc.com ---- Produced by: David Margittai | In Post Media Website: https://www.inpostmedia.com Email: david@inpostmedia.com Social: @_margittai © 2021 Ron Romano
01:23:43
January 26, 2021
Michelle Baxter - Motivating Others, Being Motivated By Others, & Cultivating Connections All Over The World | RunChats Ep.27
I'm so excited to share bad ass mom Michelle Baxter’s aka @therunnersplate inspiring story! Michelle fell in love with running all the way back in the 1st grade and it's played an important role in her life ever since. Michelle is a mom of two young boys, Cullen (age 6) and Bjorn (age 15 months), and lives and trains in Anchorage, AK (so no more complaining about harsh-weather running, peeps). Just 9 months after having Cullen, she WON the RunFest Marathon in Anchorage! Michelle started a blog, The Runner’s Plate, 10 years ago and it's help her forge connections all over the world. Those connections have helped keep her going, to start coaching athletes who follow her, and keep the fire stoked for her chasing down her sub-3 marathon dream. Directly from Michelle: "Some may say my current marathon PR of 3:02 (6:57 pace) is close enough, but I can’t let go of this goal that keeps inspiring me every day to get out there and train. I know it takes the daily grind of workouts, two-a-days, strength sessions, etc. to get me to my goal, so I’ll keep working toward it until I’m satisfied." If you enjoy the conversation, it would mean the world to me if you would rate the podcast or write a review and share feedback wherever you get your podcast groove on. Connect With Michelle: Instagram: @therunnersplate Website/Blog: http://www.therunnersplate.com Connect With Ron: Personal Instagram: @ronrunsnyc Podcast Instagram: @runchats_with_ronrunsnyc Facebook: https://fb.me/runchats Website: https://ronrunsnyc.com ---- Produced by: David Margittai | In Post Media Website: https://www.inpostmedia.com Email: david@inpostmedia.com Social: @_margittai © 2021 Ron Romano
01:12:51
January 17, 2021
David Kilgore - Rallying the Run Community for Greater Causes | RunChats Ep.26
I am so stoked to share NYC Running Legend David Kilgore's story to kickoff 2021! David has rock star run creds, having the unique experience of running for 3 elite schools; Colorado, Florida and Oklahoma State. He excels from 5k up to 100 miles and competed for the US Team at the 50K Trail and Ultra World Championships in Portugal. What makes David so endearing is his easy going, surfer chill vibe. But don’t be fooled, he’s also been known to hurdle barriers on the FDR in OSR Races with no prize money on the line, and finish trail races bleeding all over the course—in other words, my kinda guy. During the pandemic, David stepped up with two huge fundraising campaigns, running 100 miles for the 1st time in the Florida, raising over 20K for frontline workers and engaging his employer, On Running, in the campaign to provide shoes to nurses and doctors and help out the running stores he has a relationship with. More recently, David ran 73 miles through all 5 boroughs to provide 2.5 million meals for the NYC Food Bank. He engaged with his followers on FB and IG Live and appeared on ESPN and CNN. David’s joy for life is infectious and his ability to rally the run community for greater causes is truly EPIC! It’s not only the most FUN I’ve had on a RunChat, but so damn INSPIRING!! If you enjoy the conversation, it would mean the world to me if you would rate the podcast or write a review and share feedback wherever you get your podcast groove on. Connect With David: Instagram: @davidkilgore Visit his On Running profile here Check out his filmmaking partner, Brenden, here Connect With Ron: Personal Instagram: @ronrunsnyc Podcast Instagram: @runchats_with_ronrunsnyc Facebook: https://fb.me/runchats Website: https://ronrunsnyc.com ---- Produced by: David Margittai | In Post Media Website: https://www.inpostmedia.com Email: david@inpostmedia.com Social: @_margittai © 2021 Ron Romano
01:00:45
January 5, 2021
Shelby Moleskie - Tackling Weaknesses, Overcoming Doubt, & Being a Badass Mom | RunChats Ep.25
I am so stoked to share Shelby Moleskie’s INSPIRING story! In her 1st marathon, she qualified for Boston. In her 1st Ultra—the JFK 50 Miler—Shelby ran 9:27 and placed 8th in her age group. Truly remarkable stuff! Like so many badass moms, Shelby was spending all day, everyday giving everything to everybody else. She was looking for something to identify with as a mom—something that was just for her—and came back to running. Some of the things we covered include: -Growing up as an athlete (where she played soccer, tennis, basketball, was a competitive swimmer, and made the 6-Minute Mile Club in gym class) -How she got back into running again because of a bar bet -Training with a local running club and qualifying for the Boston Marathon in her 1st Marathon! (Led my Mike Spinnler, the JFK 50 Miler Race Director) -Tackling weaknesses -Taking on huge scary challenges -Training through injuries -Her previous longest run of 50K and facing her fears and doubts about whether she could make it 50 miles -Her JFK Race day experience (fueling, race plan, execution, mantras, etc.) For all the badass moms out there (and single fathers) that are doing it all and feeling overwhelmed — this one will resonate and hopefully INSPIRE you to get moving again! If you enjoy the conversation, it would mean the world to me if you would rate the podcast or write a review and share feedback wherever you get your podcast groove on. Connect With Shelby: Instagram: @smoleskie Connect With Ron: Personal Instagram: @ronrunsnyc Podcast Instagram: @runchats_with_ronrunsnyc Facebook: https://fb.me/runchats Website: https://ronrunsnyc.com ---- Produced by: David Margittai | In Post Media Website: https://www.inpostmedia.com Email: david@inpostmedia.com Social: @_margittai © 2020 Ron Romano
01:44:13
December 22, 2020
Jennie Clark Brackens - Facing Fears & CRUSHING 50 Miles | RunChats Ep.24
I am honored to share Jennie Clark Brackens' INSPIRING story. It’s a long pod, but is full of so many valuable life lessons that we needed extra time to explore Jennie’s journey! In Jennie’s words: "Two friends reminded me of my years when I hid myself away from the world. Life was always hard. I stumbled too much. Nothing was ever fair. Carrying burdens is exhausting. Then, everything changed in the first days of 2013. I found an impetus to lighten my baggage: literal movement. I stopped living like a victim. Stopped making excuses. Stopped looking at what others had that I didn’t. I forced myself back into owning my life and created patterns of activity that became habits; practices still holding strong nearly 8 years later.  That year, I also met empowering likeminded people and in 2014, I leaned on them to teach me to run, something I swore that I’d never be able to do. I’ve never been more wrong about anything." Some of the topics we discussed include: -Her dad, who was her mentor, and their adventures on the trail -Losing a fiancé at an opioid treatment center -Depression and shutting out the world -Going to the gym for the first time -Learning to run -Falling in love with trail running -Meeting like-minded people -Creating a tribe and building a community -Facing a huge fear...taking on the JFK 50 I'm so happy our paths crossed at the JFK 50 at mile 40 and we shared some positive energy! Jennie faced down her fears and absolutely CRUSHED her 1st Ultra, running a 9:48:57 and finishing 11th in her age group! If you enjoy the conversation, it would mean the world to me if you would rate the podcast or write a review and share feedback wherever you get your podcast groove on. Connect With Jennie: Instagram: @brackensbird Connect With Ron: Personal Instagram: @ronrunsnyc Podcast Instagram: @runchats_with_ronrunsnyc Facebook: https://fb.me/runchats Website: https://ronrunsnyc.com ---- Produced by: David Margittai | In Post Media Website: https://www.inpostmedia.com Email: david@inpostmedia.com Social: @_margittai © 2020 Ron Romano
01:57:26
December 11, 2020
Leah Jantzen - Slaying Dragons & Living Life on Your Terms | RunChats Ep.23
Leah Jantzen is a total badass who is truly sucking out all the marrow of life! A mom of four, performance coach, & business strategist who helps endurance athletes train their brains for peak performance, Leah is a 5x Boston Marathoner & 2x IRONMAN Finisher who qualified for Kona in 2020! Considering Leah didn’t run her 1st Marathon until age 42, her running & triathlon resume is even more mind-blowing! We talked: -Mindset -Goal-setting -Facing your weaknesses -Where her competitive fire comes from -Group training -- working with faster people in the water, on the bike, & on the run -Mantras -Slaying dragons Leah is also a motivational speaker & self-help author. Please check out her website, leahjantzen.com, to learn more & engage her services. We easily could’ve talked for a few more hours & I hope you’ll enjoy Leah’s energy as much as I did If you enjoy the conversation, it would mean the world to me if you would rate the podcast or write a review and share feedback wherever you get your podcast groove on. Connect With Leah: Instagram: @leahjantzen Website: https://www.leahjantzen.com Connect With Ron: Personal Instagram: @ronrunsnyc Podcast Instagram: @runchats_with_ronrunsnyc Facebook: https://fb.me/runchats Website: https://ronrunsnyc.com ---- Produced by: David Margittai | In Post Media Website: https://www.inpostmedia.com Email: david@inpostmedia.com Social: @_margittai © 2020 Ron Romano
01:24:10
November 30, 2020
Marcus Brown - Chasing Down a Sub-3 | RunChats Ep.22
It was such a treat welcoming back my friend Marcus Brown, aka @themarathonmarcus, for a deep-dive on his sub-3 breakthrough at Dorney Lake! What an INSPIRING journey it’s been following Marcus from 4:55 marathoner to 2:56. We discussed his last 3 races that were building blocks to achieving his breakthrough at Dorney Lake: -Manchester, where he ran a 3:05 DESPITE getting sick both the night before and at the finish line. -Berlin, where he ran a 3:01 off a substandard training cycle.  -New York, where he finished with a 3:00:19 on, unquestionably, the toughest course. We reviewed: -Marcus' race buildup. Where there any changes in key workouts? -Lessons learned throughout the process. -The last night's meal and his pre-race breakfast. -His fueling strategy. -The race day blow-by-blow. Marcus takes us through it ALL. -His mental game, mindset, and mantras. I'm so thrilled for Marcus and I’m sure you’re all gonna be inspired hearing him take us through it! If you enjoy the conversation, it would mean the world to me if you would rate the podcast or write a review and share feedback wherever you get your podcast groove on. Connect With Marcus: Instagram: @themarathonmarcus Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/marathon.marcus Website: https://marathonmarcus.com Connect With Ron: Personal Instagram: @ronrunsnyc Podcast Instagram: @runchats_with_ronrunsnyc Facebook: https://fb.me/runchats Website: https://ronrunsnyc.com ---- Produced by: David Margittai | In Post Media Website: https://www.inpostmedia.com Email: david@inpostmedia.com Social: @_margittai © 2020 Ron Romano
01:20:40
October 19, 2020
Beth Marzigliano - Remarkable Highs, Remarkable Lows, & Learning to Keep Racing FUN | RunChats Ep.21
*Please Note: This podcast includes a discussion about eating disorders that may be upsetting to some listeners.* I am so excited to share Beth Marzigliano's amazing story! Beth ROCKED a big PR running 2:45 in the Boston Virtual Marathon, placing 1st overall! Beth’s running journey has seen some remarkable highs and lows and I’m so thankful she was open to sharing all of it. At Red Bank High School, she was part of a DMR team that WON Penn Relays and set the national record at Adidas Outdoor National Championships in the DMR. After missing most of the indoor season her senior year with a stress fracture, Beth was freaking out before her state meet that she was “too fat” and ended up making herself throw up her dinner the night before the meet. The next day, after being injured all season, she shocked herself winning the 800m, running a PR of 2:19 (the only race she EVER won on a track). This race got her noticed by colleges and helped get her a scholarship to run for LaSalle University. It was here that Beth’s running started to become an unhealthy obsession. She began feeling that to run fast she had to be skinny and developed an eating disorder. Measuring body parts, doing tons of sit-ups, not eating enough, and making herself throw up before races, bulimia put a strain on her relationships with friends, family, and teammates, and left her feeling exhausted, depressed, and completely burned out to the point where she thought she might never run again. Fast-forward five years and Beth wanted to lose a few pounds before her upcoming wedding. She started a couch to 5K program and made three major commitments this time around in her journal: A. She would never make herself throw up. Period. B. Make sure she gets her period every month. C. Keep running FUN. Six years later, Beth has completely reframed her relationship with food, running, and is having FUN! Her husband and family have been there to help every step of the journey and she is now a mom of two young boys, who were out there cheering her on! For anyone who has struggled with an eating disorder, I hope you’ll take a listen and be inspired by Beth’s remarkable running and life journey...and it’s just getting started! I'm proud of Beth for sharing her previous struggles so candidly on such an important health issue. If you enjoy the conversation, it would mean the world to me if you would rate the podcast or write a review and share feedback wherever you get your podcast groove on. Connect With Beth: Instagram: @bethmarzig Connect With Ron: Personal Instagram: @ronrunsnyc Podcast Instagram: @runchats_with_ronrunsnyc Facebook: https://fb.me/runchats Website: https://ronrunsnyc.com ---- Produced by: David Margittai | In Post Media Website: https://www.inpostmedia.com Email: david@inpostmedia.com Social: @_margittai © 2020 Ron Romano
01:28:28
September 28, 2020
Megan Lavins - Family, Faith, & Fire in Her Belly | RunChats Ep.20
I am so excited to share Megan Lavins' incredibly inspiring story! Megan is 24, didn’t run in high school or college and in just her 3rd marathon, rocked a 2:48 in the Boston Virtual Marathon, placing 2nd overall! The family traveled to Hilton Head, SC to celebrate her birthday and I think this race experience will last a lifetime!  Megan had her “A-Team” on the course to lend support, provide fluids, and even had the locals cheering her on by the 2nd loop. Some of the things we discussed in this episode include: -Race planning -- running by feel vs pace charts -Her biggest role model (her dad) -Her favorite runner (Shalane Flanagan) -Finding a coach (and a few of my recommendations: Casey Kilareski, James McKirdy, and Greg McMillan) -The NYC running scene and finding fast training partners (like Ana Johnson and Kate Pallardy) -Her next big goal Megan is guided by faith, family, and has a fire in her belly to see where running can take her. I’m ALL-IN on her exciting future and am sure you all will be, too. If you enjoy the conversation, it would mean the world to me if you would rate the podcast or write a review and share feedback wherever you get your podcast groove on. Connect With Megan: Instagram: @meganlavins Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/megan.lavins Connect With Ron: Personal Instagram: @ronrunsnyc Podcast Instagram: @runchats_with_ronrunsnyc Facebook: https://fb.me/runchats Website: https://ronrunsnyc.com ---- Produced by: David Margittai | In Post Media Website: https://www.inpostmedia.com Email: david@inpostmedia.com Social: @_margittai © 2020 Ron Romano
01:17:45
September 20, 2020
Michael Wardian - Worldwide Adventure & The CannonBall Run Challenge | RunChats Ep.19
What an honor it was to sit down for a RunChat with the great Michael Wardian. Mike’s running resume is truly remarkable, excelling at seemingly any distance on any terrain. Mike’s also known for being super approachable and encouraging to all runners and there's no doubt why top brands like Hoka One One, T-Mobile, NATHAN Sports, GU Energy, and Polar support Mike’s adventures around the globe. Some of the things we touched on in this episode include: -What races/adventures still excite him -Some of his favorite Ultra’s around the globe -His proudest accomplishments -How much training is required for a first-timer to take on a 50K or 50M -His 7 Continents in 7 Days experiences (2017 & 2019, where he averaged a time of 2:45 -- not to mention running the ONLY sub-3 in Antarctica!) -Averaging 2:31:09 in the six Abbott World Marathon Majors in 2016 -Learning from mistakes -Clean eating and his seeming super power of RECOVERY We also discussed how Mike and Dan from Old Dominion Racing came up with The CannonBall Run/Ride Challenge concept and how we can promote that year long challenge (running/riding/trail running) better to help support Tommy Riv's family. If you enjoy the conversation, it would mean the world to me if you would rate the podcast or write a review and share feedback wherever you get your podcast groove on. Connect With Michael: Instagram: @mikewardian Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/michaelwardian Website: http://mikewardian.com The CannonBall Run Challenge: https://www.olddominionracing.com/cannonballrun-challenge Connect With Ron: Personal Instagram: @ronrunsnyc Podcast Instagram: @runchats_with_ronrunsnyc Facebook: https://fb.me/runchats Website: https://ronrunsnyc.com ---- Produced by: David Margittai | In Post Media Website: https://www.inpostmedia.com Email: david@inpostmedia.com Social: @_margittai © 2020 Ron Romano
01:16:10
September 14, 2020
Karen Howe - Howe About a Run? | RunChats Ep.18
I had the best time talking all things running with ROCKSTAR Karen Howe aka @howeaboutarun. Karen is CFO of a Medical Device Company by day, and told one of the best intro stories on how she got her start in our sport—don't worry, I won’t spoil a word of it ;-)  Originally from Alaska, then to Boston for grad school, and finally settling in Rochester, NY with her husband and two children, some of the things we explored include: -Self-coaching vs being coached -Staying positive in COVID-19 times -Options for cross training -Charity/community engagement -Her Six-Star journey (only Tokyo & London to go!) -Finding the silver lining Karen wasn’t an athlete or runner as a kid and is truly just starting to hit her stride. As a self-coached runner in 2017, she had a huge breakthrough in Erie, dropping 10 minutes off her PR, and ran a 3:18. Friends encouraged her to explore working with a coach in 2018 and she connected directly with James McKirdy of @mckirdytrained where, to that point, she had never set foot on a track! She had no clue of distances/speedwork/paces, so she just RAN and trusted the process. She ended up throwing down a 3:03 in Berlin and there is no doubt more to come. To validate the point even further, Karen threw down a VIRTUAL 3:15 on the @bostonmarathon course yesterday with the family out there for aid station and photo support! Definitely giver her a follow to track her sub-3 journey! If you enjoy the conversation, it would mean the world to me if you would rate the podcast or write a review and share feedback wherever you get your podcast groove on. Connect With Karen: Instagram: @howeaboutarun Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/karen.burnettehowe Connect With Ron: Personal Instagram: @ronrunsnyc Podcast Instagram: @runchats_with_ronrunsnyc Facebook: https://fb.me/runchats Website: https://ronrunsnyc.com ---- Produced by: David Margittai | In Post Media Website: https://www.inpostmedia.com Email: david@inpostmedia.com Social: @_margittai © 2020 Ron Romano
01:42:03
September 8, 2020
Abbott World Marathon Majors, In Conversation With... Ron Romano
In this bonus episode, I was honored to be interviewed by Lorna Campbell, Head of Communications for Abbott World Marathon Majors for her series, In Conversation with... Six-Star Finishers from around the Globe. We chatted about how I prepared to tackle all 6 Majors in 2019, how fortunate I was to be one of 7 in the world to accomplish this goal, and how blessed I was to remain so consistent, averaging 3:15 per race. We also talked about what makes the Six-Star quest so special and some of the charitable endeavors I’ve focused on during COVID-19. Lorna rocks and has the best Scottish accent. I hope you’ll pop over to the Abbott World Marathon Majors Facebook page to see the Zoom interview, too! If you enjoy the conversation, it would mean the world to me if you would rate the podcast or write a review and share feedback wherever you get your podcast groove on. Learn more about Abbott World Majors: Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/wmmajors Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/wmmajors Website: https://www.worldmarathonmajors.com Connect With Ron: Personal Instagram: @ronrunsnyc Podcast Instagram: @runchats_with_ronrunsnyc Facebook: https://fb.me/runchats Website: https://ronrunsnyc.com ---- Produced by: David Margittai | In Post Media Website: https://www.inpostmedia.com Email: david@inpostmedia.com Social: @_margittai © 2020 Ron Romano
30:22
August 19, 2020
The London Marathon Announcement Reaction Episode from A Runner's Life Podcast with Marcus Brown
It was so fun to jump back on fellow six star major marathon finisher, brother Marcus’s podcast: A Runner's Life. We discussed our thoughts following the announcement of the confirmed format of the 2020 Virgin Money London Marathon—the virtual race, the elite race, GFA, as well as our future predictions on where races are headed. We also discussed some charitable endeavors I’m engaged in for Tommy Rivers Puzey. Find out about Run with Rivs and sign up to help his family with the considerable medical expenses to treat his rare T-Cell lung cancer. And the American Cancer Society's challenge, DetermiNation Takes on the World, to circle the globe in miles and raise much needed funds for cancer research and treatment.  Marcus has a marathon PB of 3:00 and will no doubt smash the sub-3 barrier soon! He is one of my favorite follows on Instagram and has a podcast of his own, A Runner's Life, which I’d highly recommend you listen to. If you enjoy the conversation, it would mean the world to me if you would rate the podcast or write a review and share feedback wherever you get your podcast groove on. Be sure to hop over and help support Marcus's show, as well! Connect With Marcus: Instagram: @themarathonmarcus Website: https://marathonmarcus.com Podcast: A Runner's Life Connect With Ron: Personal Instagram: @ronrunsnyc Podcast Instagram: @runchats_with_ronrunsnyc Facebook: https://fb.me/runchats Website: https://ronrunsnyc.com ---- Produced by: David Margittai | In Post Media Website: https://www.inpostmedia.com Email: david@inpostmedia.com Social: @_margittai © 2020 Ron Romano
01:06:56
August 17, 2020
Laura Swenson - Defining Fitness, Family, & Fun | RunChats Ep.17
I had a blast talking all things Marathon and Ultra running with Laura Swenson from Tucson, AZ. Laura has worked in the fitness industry since the age of 20 and really enjoys helping her clients meet their goals. Many of her top clients have been with her for 15+ years, which is a testament to her positivity and enthusiasm for life!  Laura worked with the great Ultra runner, Pam Reed, who inspired and influenced her to get involved with marathoning. After having two kids she felt ready and got her start in 2001. By 2013, she had run 47 marathons, including 5 Boston's. In 2013, she took the leap and ran her first Ultra and fell in LOVE, winning her first ever race -- a 50K, at that!! I really enjoyed hearing her racing adventures with her mom and kids, enjoying camping, s'mores, and long drives together.  If you’re thinking of checking out an Ultra or Trail Race, you are gonna LOVE this episode. Laura will probably convince you to join her at race somewhere, like she did me. I hope a bunch of folks will want to join us at the Grand Canyon in October.  If you enjoy the conversation, it would mean the world to me if you would rate the podcast or write a review and share feedback wherever you get your podcast groove on. Connect With Laura: Instagram: @swensurfers Website: https://www.desertgirldesigns.com Laura’s blog post on much needed gear for Grand Canyon Running Adventures Connect With Ron: Personal Instagram: @ronrunsnyc Podcast Instagram: @runchats_with_ronrunsnyc Facebook: https://fb.me/runchats Website: https://ronrunsnyc.com ---- Produced by: David Margittai | In Post Media Website: https://www.inpostmedia.com Email: david@inpostmedia.com Social: @_margittai © 2020 Ron Romano
01:45:29
August 10, 2020
RunningToProtest: Coffey Finds His Purpose | RunChats Ep.16
I'm PROUD to sit down this week for a deep dive discussion with Coffey, aka @thatcoffeyboy. Coffey is a husband, father, actor, filmmaker, Nike pacer/coach, and the founder of Define New York Run Club. Coffey is the epitome of cool and is well-known in the NYC running scene. After taking part in a late night protest on a Friday, he ran a solo, unplanned marathon on Saturday in deep thought, struggling with what he could do, from his side, to help educate people. He came up with an idea to get people engaged and get a dialogue going, created a flyer, and launched Running To Protest. Calling All Run Crews-All Crews One Crew. There are many different ways to protest. Ours is to RUN. He put the word out on social and thought 40-60 people would show. Spoiler alert — around 800 people came out! Some of the topics we discussed: -Growing up in rural Aurora, NC -Sports — from hoops, to how Coffey found his love for running -RunningToProtest & finding his purpose -Systemic racism, Black Lives Matter, & getting justice for victims -Representation -Keeping the conversation going -And his short film, About the People Coffey’s big filmmaking project has been a much acclaimed short film About the People which hosts an extremely powerful, candid conversation about social justice and the inequalities by black men at the hands of police brutality. Coffey was the co-writer, co-producer, casting director, acted in the film, and was inspired to write it after discussions about the topic with his 17 year old son. This is a moving, POWERFUL conversation, and I’m so grateful for Coffey’s candor on all that we covered! If you enjoy the conversation, it would mean the world to me if you would rate the podcast or write a review and share feedback wherever you get your podcast groove on. Connect With Coffey: Instagram: @thatcoffeyboy Follow Define New York Run Club: @definenewyorkrunclub More on About The People: @aboutthepeoplefilm & https://aboutthepeoplefilm.com Connect With Ron: Personal Instagram: @ronrunsnyc Podcast Instagram: @runchats_with_ronrunsnyc Facebook: https://fb.me/runchats Website: https://ronrunsnyc.com ---- Produced by: David Margittai | In Post Media Website: https://www.inpostmedia.com Email: david@inpostmedia.com Social: @_margittai © 2020 Ron Romano
02:11:40
July 27, 2020
Angel Piccirillo - Being a Teammate, Champion, & Black Female in America | RunChats Ep.15
I had such a blast talking with rockstar Angel Piccirillo that we set a new PR for longest RunChat! Angel is a professional track athlete for Oiselle, specializing in the 1500m and 800m. She ran collegiately for Villanova, where she owns the NCAA 1000m record and was a 9x Penn Relays Champion! Angel grew up in a small rural town in PA and currently lives in Philadelphia with her dog, Bailey, and fiancé, Patrick Tiernan, who runs professionally for Nike Australia. Some of the topics we discussed: -Her high school (Michael Gentile) and college (Gina Procaccio) coaches and their roles as mentors in her life -Team dynamics -Her competitive fire and drive -Systemic racism -Black Lives Matter -Allyship -Finding her voice Angel is bright beyond her years and has truly found her voice! Please read her two part blog series for Oiselle, Black Female in America, linked below. If you enjoy the conversation, it would mean the world to me if you would rate the podcast or write a review and share feedback wherever you get your podcast groove on. Connect With Angel: Instagram: @angelp_1010 Black Female in America: Part 1 | Part 2 Learn more about Oiselle: https://www.oiselle.com Connect With Ron: Personal Instagram: @ronrunsnyc Podcast Instagram: @runchats_with_ronrunsnyc Facebook: https://fb.me/runchats Website: https://ronrunsnyc.com ---- Produced by: David Margittai | In Post Media Website: https://www.inpostmedia.com Email: david@inpostmedia.com Social: @_margittai © 2020 Ron Romano
02:29:59
July 8, 2020
Sarah Bachand - Living Life Fearlessly & to the Fullest | RunChats Ep.14
I'm so excited to to share my incroyable friend, Sarah Bachand’s, story. She’s a single mom of two belle girls, Naomi and Gloria, working in the O.R. on the front lines of COVID-19. When the Nunnery nearby in Sherbrooke, QC had an outbreak, she was the first to volunteer to work the graveyard shift and learned so much from the nuns and the experience. Sarah shared some profound stories about loss, helping patients die with dignity, and how she is managing the stress from it all. She runs 8K back and forth to the hospital to help manage the stress and ensure she isn’t missing time with her precious girls. I think my mouth is still open hearing some of her stories... -Trying out with 400 girls for the Canadian National Handball Team and how that experience shaped her -Hitchhiking across Canada -Moving to Australia to start a school for autistic children -Traveling from South Africa to Kenya with her sister -Contracting and surviving Malaria -The loss of twins and writing a book to help other mom’s  -Words from the Heart: a book on perinatal loss (linked below) Sarah is fearless, lives life to the FULLEST, and loves travel, adventure, and the outdoors. If you enjoy the conversation, it would mean the world to me if you would rate the podcast or write a review and share feedback wherever you get your podcast groove on. Connect With Sarah: Instagram: @sarahbachand Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/sarah.bachand1 Words from the Heart: a book on perinatal loss: http://www.borealispress.com/Author/aid/442/Sarah%20%20Bachand Connect With Ron: Personal Instagram: @ronrunsnyc Podcast Instagram: @runchats_with_ronrunsnyc Facebook: https://fb.me/runchats Website: https://ronrunsnyc.com ---- Produced by: David Margittai | In Post Media Website: https://www.inpostmedia.com Email: david@inpostmedia.com Social: @_margittai © 2020 Ron Romano
01:16:11
June 8, 2020
Judy Stobbe - American Record Holder & #FasterAsAMaster | RunChats Ep.13
I'm so excited to share my rockstar Central Park Track Club teammate Judy Stobbe’s INSPIRING story! It was fun learning Judy was the youngest of five children—with FOUR rambunctious older brothers—and how that led her to sports and shaped her competitive spirit. We dialed it back to her high school and college days, where Judy was a trailblazer and helped get girls cross country teams started at both schools. Fast forward to today, where Judy is one of Master’s Track and Field's truly great ambassadors. She has a deep passion and love for our sport and her enthusiasm is infectious. Discovering National & World Championship meets and the exposure to incredibly talented runners from around the globe has fueled her competitive drive. Judy ran a 5:02 1500m in 2016, well over 90% age-graded time, which is not only world-class, but also FASTER than her best D1 time! Judy is truly #fasterasamaster Judy is an amazingly accomplished Masters Runner, who’s won the USATF New York NY Master’s Athlete of the Year in 2015 and holds 2 American 4x800m records with teammates listed and tagged below. W50+ Club 4x800m Record Outdoor: on 6/16/18 Time: 10:26.85 Tania Fischer: @trixie2222 Kathleen Cushing-Murray: @katcushingm Kirsten Leetch: @kirstenleetch Judy Stobbe: @judithannstobbe W50+ Non-Club 4x800m Record Indoor on 1/24/20 Time: 10:12.69 Dominique Saint Louis: @dominiquesaintlouis Judy Stobbe: @judithannstobbe Jen Harvey: @jenjenjenthejen Sue McDonald: @suemcdonaldfitness If you enjoy the conversation, it would mean the world to me if you would rate the podcast or write a review and share feedback wherever you get your podcast groove on. Connect With Judy: Instagram: @judithannstobbe Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/judith.ann Connect With Ron: Personal Instagram: @ronrunsnyc Podcast Instagram: @runchats_with_ronrunsnyc Facebook: https://fb.me/runchats Website: https://ronrunsnyc.com ---- Produced by: David Margittai | In Post Media Website: https://www.inpostmedia.com Email: david@inpostmedia.com Social: @_margittai © 2020 Ron Romano
01:24:42
June 1, 2020
Dr. Wakenda Tyler - Navigating Cancer Care in COVID Times | RunChats Ep.12
Wakenda puts the bad in badass and is a total rockstar. When she isn’t saving lives in the O.R. as an Orthopaedic Surgical Oncologist, she’s crushing it on the roads, track, and cross country trails as one of Central Park Track Club’s top Masters Runners. Wakenda has a huge post as Division Chief of Orthopedic Oncology at Columbia University Irving Medical Center. We discussed when she first decided to pursue Medicine and the role two key mentors, Ed McCarthy, a Bone Pathologist at Johns Hopkins Medicine and Carol Morris, an Orthopedic Oncologist at the Hospital for Special Surgery, played in guiding her towards her unique specialty. We also talked about the changing landscape of Medicine in COVID-19 times and the challenges it has brought to her practice and her life: -No elective surgeries and the stress that causes for patients and families.  -Managing 30 residents being rotated into ICU and front-line areas.  -The PTSD, stress levels, fatigue, and frustrations her team is facing daily.  -What keeps her up at night? What's her biggest fear? -Where and how she fits running in and how it makes her a better person, Doctor, and wife.  If you enjoy the conversation, it would mean the world to me if you would rate the podcast or write a review and share feedback wherever you get your podcast groove on. Connect With Wakenda: Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/wakenda Connect With Ron: Personal Instagram: @ronrunsnyc Podcast Instagram: @runchats_with_ronrunsnyc Facebook: https://fb.me/runchats Website: https://ronrunsnyc.com ---- Produced by: David Margittai | In Post Media Website: https://www.inpostmedia.com Email: david@inpostmedia.com Social: @_margittai © 2020 Ron Romano
55:21
May 25, 2020
Darcie Brodsky - Teaching & The Pursuit of Passion | RunChats Ep.11
I'm so excited to share Darcie Brodsky's INSPIRATIONAL story! Darcie is a total rockstar, an elite educator, badass runner mom, and someone I’m super proud to call friend. Darcie dreamed of being a teacher from her childhood days and we dialed it back to 2008, Savoonga, Alaska, where she first discovered her love for helping children read. After moving to Texas, she began working as a reading specialist focusing on kids that required more attention. After completing certification to become a Licensed Dyslexia Therapist, Darcie began working with small groups of dyslexic students (1st-5th grade) that needed more help sorting, recognizing, and organizing language. To hear the pride in her voice when they master how to unlock words and read on their own is deeply moving!  She launched Run HBE, a passion project, with the help of three colleagues, Sara Head, Kate Olsson, and Vanessa Del Valle, to get children engaged with running. They've seen incredible growth and success so far and I'm so excited to see how they can build this out even further. To no surprise, all of this led to Darcie being nominated by her peers and awarded Teacher of the Year in 2019! And, of course, this wouldn't be a true RunChat if we didn't talk at least a little shop. We talk about her being overtrained and fighting burnout in her running and how she found the joy again, leading to a 2-minute Marathon PR in Houston. Darcie recently began working with Lindsay Flanagan who placed 9th in the 2019 Boston Marathon and I'm so excited to follow their work together to get Darcie that coveted BQ. Where would we be in our lives without great teachers? When we pursue our true passions in life, great things are bound to happen! If you enjoy the conversation, it would mean the world to me if you would rate the podcast or write a review and share feedback wherever you get your podcast groove on. Connect With Darcie: Instagram: @mommarunsmarathons Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/darcie.brodsky Connect With Ron: Personal Instagram: @ronrunsnyc Podcast Instagram: @runchats_with_ronrunsnyc Facebook: https://fb.me/runchats Website: https://ronrunsnyc.com ---- Produced by: David Margittai | In Post Media Website: https://www.inpostmedia.com Email: david@inpostmedia.com Social: @_margittai © 2020 Ron Romano
01:45:18
May 18, 2020
Dr. Bill Johncock - Adventure, Inspiration, & a Marathon of Hope | RunChats Ep.10
I was so blessed and excited to share Dr. Bill Johncock’s powerful, inspiring story! Many have been fortunate to witness and bask in the joy that Bill and his beautiful son Logan deliver running as a duo team for Ainsley's Angels. This is a generational father-son love story, bound and shared together through running, filled with adventures, amazing stories, and so much love. Bill ran his first marathon at 15 and his dad, Jerry, at 52. They shared a one-of-a-kind experience running their first Boston’s together at 19 and 55. I was captivated by the stories. Jerry: 116 Marathons—starting after the age of 50—and holder of many National and World Age Group Records. Bill: 104 marathons, 6 Boston’s, with a lifetime PR of 2:34. Logan has Angelman Syndrome, an appropriate name since he may well be an angel on Earth. If you're lucky enough to meet this rock star, you'll know exactly what I mean. When they found out their opportunity to run their first Boston Marathon together had been postponed, they took action and created Team Logan's Marathon of Hope! For any families out there that have a special needs child, this episode will hit home. Bill is an amazing human and such a pillar in his community. This chat may be a long one, but it's filled with love and inspiration. If you enjoy the conversation, it would mean the world to me if you would rate the podcast or write a review and share feedback wherever you get your podcast groove on. Connect With Bill: Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/bill.johncock Connect With Ron: Personal Instagram: @ronrunsnyc Podcast Instagram: @runchats_with_ronrunsnyc Facebook: https://fb.me/runchats Website: https://ronrunsnyc.com ---- Produced by: David Margittai | In Post Media Website: https://www.inpostmedia.com Email: david@inpostmedia.com Social: @_margittai © 2020 Ron Romano
01:55:43
May 11, 2020
Necia & Tim McQueen - Being A Frontline Family | RunChats Ep.9
This week we talked with an amazing frontline family, Necia & Tim McQueen. I’ve gotten to know them through our running community and via a fundraiser I started to #feedhealthcareheroes (be sure to check out the link below) Necia works in Respiratory Therapy at Overlook Medical Center in Summit and Tim in Clinical Engineering at Morristown Medical Center, both part of Atlantic Health System. They shared some incredible stories of what it’s like on the front lines today and how they are managing family life in such stressful times. I greatly appreciated spending time with them, meeting their children, and the sacrifices they are making.  If you enjoy the conversation, it would mean the world to me if you would rate the podcast or write a review and share feedback wherever you get your podcast groove on. Stay In The Fight-Feed Healthcare Heroes Fundraiser: https://bit.ly/2VQ1xNp Connect With Necia & Tim: Instagram: @lifeasamcqueen Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/necia.mcqueen Connect With Ron: Personal Instagram: @ronrunsnyc Podcast Instagram: @runchats_with_ronrunsnyc Facebook: https://fb.me/runchats Website: https://ronrunsnyc.com ---- Produced by: David Margittai | In Post Media Website: https://www.inpostmedia.com Email: david@inpostmedia.com Social: @_margittai © 2020 Ron Romano
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April 30, 2020
Amy Natalini | RunChats Ep.8
Amy is a total badass who sets audacious goals and exceeds them. She targeted 50 marathons by age 40 and already has 53 at age 38 and, naturally, is now shooting for 60! For the past 5 years, she’s been a member of the Air Force Marathon Team and qualified to run in the prestigious World Military Games in China. She slipped a disc in her back the day before flying 14 hours to China and it seemed unlikely Amy would race, but after a “forced taper” and a little sports chiro care, she was able to line up for the US squad and ROCKED a 2:53 PR performance! Amy tackled her first Ultra in a deep and meaningful way, completing the Civil Rights March route from Selma to Montgomery in under 8 hours! She then stood on the Capitol steps with her husband, daughter, and running community and cried. We rounded the conversation out talking about homeschooling, haircuts, and healthcare fundraising in these unprecedented pandemic times.  I see BIG things ahead for Amy (like an Olympic Trials Qualifier...*wink wink*) Please take a listen and hear Amy’s awe-inspiring story! If you enjoyed the conversation, it would mean the world to me if you would rate the episode or write a review and share feedback wherever you get your podcast groove on. Amy and her husband have also started a side hustle and are now in the coaching game (Natural Athlete Training Systems), so be sure to check out their links below! Connect With Amy: Instagram: @usafamyruns NATS Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/NaturalAthleteTraining NATS VDOT: https://coaches.vdoto2.com/NaturalAthlete Connect With Ron: Personal Instagram: @ronrunsnyc Podcast Instagram: @runchats_with_ronrunsnyc Facebook: https://fb.me/runchats Website: https://ronrunsnyc.com ---- Produced by: David Margittai | In Post Media Website: https://www.inpostmedia.com Email: david@inpostmedia.com Social: @_margittai © 2020 Ron Romano
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April 24, 2020
Amanda Rycraft | RunChats Ep.7
Amanda is a total bad ass with a burning passion for our sport! Our paths first crossed when I flew down to Austin to join the Team Rogue crazies for a 30 mile no-nutrition run. I’ve been following her running journey enthusiastically since then. We dialed it back to five years ago, when Amanda had a Half Marathon PR of 1:34 and had a goal of breaking 1:30. Fast forward to the Woodlands Half Marathon where she SCORCHED a 1:24:18! Then we took a deep dive into her training to examine what’s been moving the needle: The latest on her Team Rogue training as well as how she worked with Ashley Shager at the Woodlands Half for her breakthrough 1:24 Working with her sports chiro, Dr. Noah Moos, AKA the Witch Doctor Seeking out nutritionist Natalie Picchetti-Moos and The Human Nutrition Project and testing blood markers to discover gluten, dairy, and casein issues. Taking mobility/strength/imbalances classes with Mallory Brooks & Jason Brooks Reuniting with her old coach, Steve Sisson, AKA The Sorcerer  Finding a hypnotherapist, Dr. Laura Ryan, and working on strengthening her mindset How all of these areas, plus grinding the miles helped take Amanda’s running to another level. Working with a Witch Doctor and a Sorcerer is clearly a good combo. And finally, finding the love in running and how it keeps us grounded -- which has never been more important than in these crazy Covid19 times. Please take a listen and hear Amanda’s AWESOME story! If you enjoyed the conversation, it would mean the world to me if you would rate the episode or write a review and share feedback wherever you get your podcast groove on. Connect With Amanda: Instagram: @run_with_amanda Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/Abfly123 Connect With Ron: Personal Instagram: @ronrunsnyc Podcast Instagram: @runchats_with_ronrunsnyc Facebook: https://fb.me/runchats Website: https://ronrunsnyc.com/ Additional Links: Team Rogue Running: https://www.roguerunning.com/ The Human Nutrition Project: https://thehumannutritionproject.com/ A New Day Hypnosis: https://www.anewdayhypnosis.com/ The Woodlands Marathon: https://www.thewoodlandsmarathon.com/ ---- Produced by: David Margittai | In Post Media Website: https://www.inpostmedia.com/ Email: david@inpostmedia.com Social: @_margittai © 2020 Ron Romano
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April 16, 2020
Andi & Zach Ripley of AtoZrunning | RunChats Ep.6
I feel doubly blessed to have had the chance to sit and talk all things running with Andi & Zach Ripley from the awesome AtoZrunning Podcast. We don’t title our episodes, but if we did, this surely would be A to Z, because we truly covered it from end to end in a fun point-counterpoint style. And thanks to Zoom, we got to hang in each other’s living rooms (and they even got to meet Princess Coco!) We dialed it all the way back to where they got started: How Andi was on fire for running as soon as she was upright and how she enjoyed beating anyone on the playground in races—including the boys—and owned the Middle School’s Mile record. How Zach flirted with soccer in high school before coming to his senses and qualifying for States in Cross Country and becoming a top runner in college (while earning major bonus points with me for running steeple!) We also talked about what feeds and fuels️ their competitive drive and their experiences running in the last two Olympic Trials—Zach in LA in 2016 and Andi in ATL in 2020. We chatted about Andi’s build for Chicago, how she ran and rehabbed through 2 hip labrum tears, and her unique race strategy that worked so well in the Windy City and helped punch her ticket to the historic race in Atlanta! They are super talented runners, terrific coaches, amazing content creators, and Mom & Dad to two young, beautiful boys, DJ & Miles. I hope you enjoy this convo as much as we did! If you do, it would mean the world to me if you would rate the episode or write a review and share feedback wherever you get your podcast groove on. Connect With Andi & Zach: AtoZrunning on Instagram: @atozrunning Andi on Instagram: @andiripley Zach on Twitter: @zripley Website: https://www.atozrunning.com/ Podcast: https://www.atozrunning.com/podcast/ Connect With Ron: Personal Instagram: @ronrunsnyc Podcast Instagram: @runchats_with_ronrunsnyc Facebook: https://fb.me/runchats Website: https://ronrunsnyc.com/ ---- Produced by: David Margittai | In Post Media Website: https://www.inpostmedia.com/ Email: david@inpostmedia.com Social: @_margittai © 2020 Ron Romano
01:29:11
April 9, 2020
Casey Kilareski | RunChats Ep.5
Casey Kilareski is a stay-at-home mom to 2 beautiful girls—Ella-Kate age 8 and Julie age 3—who SCORCHED a 2:43 in only her 2nd marathon at CIM, to punch her ticket to Atlanta for the Olympic Trials! After the birth of Julie, she battled mild postpartum depression and felt selfish about needing so much time to train and be away from her girls. We covered how she learned to create routines that work for them and give herself grace, which empowered her as a mom and runner. We explored the role her 1st coach, Brian Clevenger, played as advocate, role model, and father figure. As well as how her current coach, Brendon O’Leary, and Casey have great communication and are meshing so well together today. We also talked about how she learned to stop looking for magic parenting moments and started focusing on finding your light that makes you shine. (I'm pretty sure Casey has found her light!) If you’re looking for a coach, why not work with one who is a U.S. Olympic Trials Qualifier ;-) It was so fun getting to know her better as a mom, runner, coach, and O’Leary Racing teammate. Casey was nervous about coming on and I’m eternally grateful she stepped out of her comfort zone to share her AMAZING story! I have no doubt it will RESONATE with and INSPIRE running moms and dads everywhere! Casey’s an absolute rock-star and someone I’m super proud to call friend. I'm so excited to follow her running journey to the Trials and beyond. Please take a listen and hear Casey’s AMAZING Story! If you’re deeply moved like I was, it would mean the world to me if you would rate the episode or write a review and share feedback wherever you get your podcast groove on. Connect With Casey: Instagram: @caseykilareski ORT Instagram: @olearyracingteam ORT Facebook: https://www.fb.me/Olearyracingteam/ Connect With Ron: Personal Instagram: @ronrunsnyc Podcast Instagram: @runchats_with_ronrunsnyc Facebook: https://fb.me/runchats Website: https://ronrunsnyc.com/ Additional Mentions: Let Your Mind Run by Deena Kastor: https://amzn.to/35ZPVct ---- Produced by: David Margittai | In Post Media Website: https://www.inpostmedia.com/ Email: david@inpostmedia.com Social: @_margittai © 2020 Ron Romano
01:16:10
January 17, 2020
Steve Sisson | RunChats Ep.4
Just two guys sharing a bag of Cheetos talking all things running, and dropping some seriously colorful language. (Disclaimer: this one is really rated E as an Explicit+) One of us was a highschool state 3200M champion, a 3X All-America, ran in the 1st World 1/2 Marathon Champs for Team USA where they threw down a 1:03:50, and has PR’s of 13:50 in the 5K, and 28:50 in the 10K—and also coached a multitude of All-American women at Texas in XC/Track and is a legendary podcaster. You'll have to tune in to find out who ;-) I'm honored to have had the chance to sit down with “The Sorcerer,” Steve Sisson of Telos Running and Running On Purpose. Please take a listen and hear Steve’s burning passion and love for running! It would mean the world to me if you would rate the episode or write a review and share feedback wherever you get your podcast groove on. Connect With Steve: Instagram: @sisson Telos Instagram: @telosrunning Website: https://www.telosrunning.com/ Connect With Ron: Personal Instagram: @ronrunsnyc Podcast Instagram: @runchats_with_ronrunsnyc Facebook: https://fb.me/runchats Website: https://ronrunsnyc.com/ ---- Produced by: David Margittai | In Post Media Website: https://www.inpostmedia.com/ Email: david@inpostmedia.com Social: @_margittai © 2019 Ron Romano
01:22:51
December 14, 2019
Allie Ayers | RunChats Ep.3
I had such a blast sitting down with Allie to hear her INSPIRING story! From her HS days as a stud pitcher, to her 1st exposure to running cross-country and becoming Team Captain—to Seton Hall where she enjoyed parties, frat life, and became a two-pack-a-day smoker. She met her hubby Chris, settled down, quit smoking, and gained over 60lbs from her 1st pregnancy. She was upset and decided to take action. She worked on her nutrition, researched, and found a local Running Group Chapter of @momsrunthistown (https://www.momsrunthistown.com) where she connected with fellow bad ass mom-runners Ashley (@runningbun), Naomi (@njmiles13), and Eileen (@emacber1), who welcomed her in, answered her questions, and together they formed a powerful Tribe! From there, Allie’s running journey took full flight! From running her 1st 5k race in 2014 in 26:19/8:30 per mile pace to her recent ROCK STAR performance at the @berlinmarathon where she ran 3:05/7:03 per mile pace! WOW...what a transformation! Allie is a total badass and is someone I’m proud to call friend. I'm excited to see what her future holds working with a terrific running coach, James McKirdy (@mckirdytrained). Please take a listen and share her incredibly inspiring story! If you’re deeply moved like I was, it would mean the world to me if you would rate the episode or write a review and share feedback wherever you get your podcast groove on. Connect With Allie: Instagram: @alliecat216 Facebook: https://fb.me/allison.ayers.543 Connect With Ron: Personal Instagram: @ronrunsnyc Podcast Instagram: @runchats_with_ronrunsnyc Facebook: https://fb.me/runchats Website: https://ronrunsnyc.com/ ---- Produced by: David Margittai | In Post Media Website: https://www.inpostmedia.com/ Email: david@inpostmedia.com Social: @_margittai © 2019 Ron Romano
01:41:25
November 27, 2019
The Marathon Marcus | RunChats Ep.2
It was so much FUN sitting down for a chat with The Marathon Marcus, Marcus Brown. Marcus is truly one of the good guys in the running community and he embodies all that is good in our sport! Our chat covered a lot of ground, including: how he started his inspiring running journey from being a 4:55 marathoner, to knocking on the door of sub-3. How he’s built a powerful, deeply engaged community and platform through social media. His use of a Performance Coach, Duncan Foster (who can be found on IG @dsfcoaching or his website https://www.dsfcoaching.com/), mental strategies, mantras, our man David Goggins, and some funny running stories. Please take a listen and share Marcus’s inspiring story! If you’re moved like I was, it would mean the world to me if you would rate the episode or write a review and share feedback wherever you get your podcast groove on. Connect With Marcus: Instagram: @themarathonmarcus Facebook: https://fb.me/marathon.marcus Website: https://marathonmarcus.com/ Connect With Ron: Personal Instagram: @ronrunsnyc Podcast Instagram: @runchats_with_ronrunsnyc Facebook: https://fb.me/runchats Website: https://ronrunsnyc.com/ ---- Produced by: David Margittai | In Post Media Website: https://www.inpostmedia.com/ Email: david@inpostmedia.com Social: @_margittai © 2019 Ron Romano
01:20:42
November 11, 2019
Kelley Batton Duell | RunChats Ep.1
Welcome to the launch of RunChats with @RonRunsNYC! I'm honored to have Kelley Batton Duell on as my 1st guest. KBD, as she’s affectionately known, truly embodies the warrior spirit, is a complete and total badass, and is someone I’m extremely proud to call a friend.  One minute she’s training for the London Marathon and the next she's in the hospital not knowing what was going to happen next. Listen in to find out what transpired, what acted as fuel for her fire, and how her family and close running friends, the Clay Loop Tribe, were there for her when she needed it most to advocate for her care and help her get back on her feet. Just 6 short months after her hospital ordeal, she fought like Hell and battled back to land on the starting line of the Chicago Marathon with a goal of running a BQ. What happens next is some next-level, dare I say Goggins-esque, badassery #canthurtme Please take a listen and share her incredibly, inspiring story! If you’re deeply moved like I was, it would mean the world to me if you would rate the episode or write a review and share feedback wherever you get your podcast groove on. Connect With KBD: Instagram: @kelleyduell Connect With Ron: Personal IG: @ronrunsnyc  Podcast IG: @runchats_with_ronrunsnyc Facebook: https://fb.me/runchats Website: https://ronrunsnyc.com/ ---- Produced by: David Margittai | In Post Media Website: https://www.inpostmedia.com/ Email: david@inpostmedia.com Social: @_margittai @inpostmedia © 2019 Ron Romano
01:02:43
October 23, 2019
Welcome To RunChats with @RonRunsNYC | Live From The Berlin Marathon
A brief introduction and insight into what's to come.
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September 28, 2019