Run Farther & Faster — The Podcast with Coaches Lisa Levin and Julie Sapper
By Run Farther & Faster
Coaches Lisa Levin and Julie Sapper provide tips and tricks for running farther, faster, and stronger. After running the Boston Marathon 31 times collectively, Julie and Lisa, along with weekly guests, provide advice for training and racing. While specific to Boston, this podcast is appropriate for runners of all levels and ages.
Episode 28: Boston Marathon Training and Scoop with Runner’s World Contributor and Co-Author of Rebound, Cindy Kuzma
Run Farther & Faster — The Podcast with Coaches Lisa Levin and Julie Sapper • By Run Farther & Faster • Jan 17, 2020
Episode 28: Boston Marathon Training and Scoop with Runner’s World Contributor and Co-Author of Rebound, Cindy Kuzma
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Episode 133: World Record Holder, Gene Dykes
Gene Dykes ran a 2:54 marathon at age 70, and became the fastest 70 year old in the world. Today, at age 74, Gene continues to train unconventionally while breaking records and running with joy.
May 26, 2022
Episode 132: Boston Marathon Course Record Holder, Heather Knight Pech: The Best Is Yet to Come!
We are so excited to welcome the amazing Heather Knight Pech back to the podcast. Check out Episode 72 to hear our first conversation with Heather. Heather, at age 60, won the 60 to 64 age group division at the 2022 Boston Marathon in a time of 3:03, and broke Joan Benoit Samuelson's 60 to 64 age group record. In this episode, Heather shares how she managed to overcome a nearly career-ending injury that took her out of running in 2021 and 2022 and execute a stellar race (and a course PR) at the 2022 Boston Marathon. Heather coaches through McKirdy Trained (www.mckirdytrained.com) and can be found on Instagram at https://instagram.com/_knighttraining Please leave us a five star review wherever you get your podcasts. This helps other listeners find us. Check us out on Facebook (Run Farther & Faster), Instagram (@runfartherandfaster) and Twitter (@Runfartherfast). Interested in taking your running to the next level? Contact us for private coaching at firstname.lastname@example.org.
May 19, 2022
Episode 131: Lisa Veneziano Is Faster as a Master!
At age 57 and after over three decades of breaking personal records, Lisa Veneziano continues to defy the odds as a masters runner. Most recently, at the 2022 Boston Marathon (her 17th Boston), Lisa won her age group (55 to 59) in a time of 3:03. Just six months earlier, Lisa ran 2:58 at the 2021 Boston Marathon and 2:56 at the Philadelphia Marathon, which are race times she had not seen since 2006. Also in 2021, Lisa set two American women records at the USATF Championships in the 5K and 10K distances. Recently, Lisa retired from General Motors where she served as top-level executive in supply chain management. Lisa shares in the podcast and in this essay (https://bit.ly/3jK6lyD) how her approach to running helped her achieve a successful career at General Motors. Lisa shares how she is able to run consistently strong, race frequently, and set records while avoiding injury. Lisa is a mom of two sons and resides with her husband in Fenton, Michigan. Notes: Pump and Run 5K https://www.arnoldsports.com/schedule/ Lisa can be found on Strava and LinkedIn, and, of course, on the roads at races throughout the country. Please leave us a five star review wherever you get your podcasts. This helps other listeners find us. Check us out on Facebook (Run Farther & Faster), Instagram (@runfartherandfaster) and Twitter (@Runfartherfast). Interested in taking your running to the next level? Contact us for private coaching at email@example.com.
May 12, 2022
Episode 130: 2:52 Boston Marathoner, Markelle "the Gazelle" Taylor
The New York Times recently covered Markelle Taylor's story after he ran a 2:52 marathon in Boston at age 49, just one week after he was released from parole after serving an 18 year prison sentence in San Quentin State Prison in Northern California. We reached out to Markelle, who graciously agreed to come on our podcast and share his journey from hurt to healing, which led him to the transformative 1000 Mile Running Club and the nickname, Markelle the Gazelle. Markelle ran four marathons within San Quentin and broke the club record when he ran a marathon in 3:16. Just six weeks after his release from prison, Markelle ran the Boston Marathon in 3:03 in 2019. Markelle will be featured, along with several other members of the San Quentin 1000 Mile Running Club in the soon-to-be-released documentary, 26.2 to Life: San Quentin Marathon Documentary. We appreciated Markelle's willingness to share his journey with us. Please check out the links below for more information. Markelle's story in the New York Times: https://www.nytimes.com/2022/04/23/sports/boston-marathon-markelle-taylor.html 26.2 to Life: San Quentin Marathon Documentary: https://www.sanquentinmarathon.com Email Markelle about his clothing line, Run Free - firstname.lastname@example.org
May 03, 2022
LIVE Event: Marilyn Bevans & Maeghan Krifchin: Celebrating 50 Years of Women at the Boston Marathon
We so enjoyed recording this episode before a live audience at the PRX Podcast Garage in Boston with Strides Forward Host, Cherie Turner! About the featured guests: Marilyn Bevans is a pioneer in US women’s marathoning. In the 1970s, she became the first nationally competitive American-born Black woman marathon runner in the US, and she is the first American-born Black woman runner to break 3 hours at the distance. Among her many accomplishments, Bevans placed 2nd at the 1977 Boston Marathon. Bevans is featured in the soon to be released documentary Breaking Three Hours: Trailblazing African-American Women Marathoners Maegan Krifchin is a professional distance runner and will be running in the elite field of the 2022 Boston Marathon. She's currently a member of the Atlanta Track Club elite team. Most recently, Krifchin placed 6th at the 2021 Chicago Marathon and top ten at both the 10km and 20km 2021 National Championships. Maegan has a long career as a runner; early racing experience includes being a high school All American in the 800 meter. This was Krifchin’s first Boston Marathon. You can keep up with Maegan on Instagram @mkrifchin Ways to follow Run Farther & Faster Online Learn more about Run Farther & Faster on their website Follow Run Farther & Faster on Instagram and Facebook Ways to follow Strides Forward Online Learn more about Strides Forward on our website Learn about how you can submit a story for consideration on the next Strides Behind the Mic episode Follow Strides Forward on Instagram and Twitter: @StridesForward
April 22, 2022
Episode 128: Our Boston Marathon 2022 Recap
We are back from a memorable Boston Marathon weekend and share all of the details, including race recaps for both of us. Being back in Boston in April was truly magical. We hope you enjoy our (long) recap.
April 21, 2022
Episode 127: Boston Marathon Race Preparation and Fueling Strategy from Taper to Finish Line
Boston on Patriots’ Day is back, baby, and we could not be more excited! In addition to meeting up with our runners and listeners at our Boston shake-out run on Sunday 4/17 at 9 am (Brewer Fountain in the Commons), we are so excited to run the race on this historical day again! Before we run, we must taper and fuel, and while we run, we must execute wisely. This episode provides a step-by-step plan on how to do all of it. Listen and share and join us on Sunday for our shake-out. Let’s do this!
April 12, 2022
Episode 126: Sports Cardiologist Dr. Jonathan Kim Shares the Do's and Don'ts of Returning to Running after Covid
When we wanted to find some guidance for advising our runners on the best way to return to running after Covid, we turned to the American College of Cardiology Return to Sport after Covid Guidelines, co-authored by our guest, Dr. Jonathan Kim, an Atlanta-base sports cardiologist. While certainly vaccinations have changed the Covid landscape, vaccinated runners continue to struggle with returning to running after symptomatic Covid. Dr. Kim's clear and encouraging advice will provide guidance to anyone who is eager or struggling to return to running after Covid (or any kind of virus). Dr. Kim can be found on Twitter @jonathankimmd. Dr. Kim is an Associate Professor of Medicine and Chief of Sports Cardiology in the Division of Cardiology and Orthopedics at Emory University and additionally holds an adjunct Professorship in the School of Applied Physiology at the Georgia Institute of Technology. He received his Bachelor of Science at Emory and was a Fulbright Scholar before attending Vanderbilt Medical School. He completed his residency in Internal Medicine/Pediatrics at Massachusetts General Hospital and cardiology fellowship at Emory (Dr. Kim was chief fellow at Emory 2013-14). In addition to his clinical role, Dr. Kim conducts NIH-funded sports cardiology research at Emory. He is the Team Cardiologist for the Falcons, Braves, Hawks, Dream, Sports Medicine at Emory and Georgia Tech, and is a member of the NBA Cardiac Advisory Committee, NFL Cardiovascular Task Force, and the American College of Cardiology’s Sports and Exercise Council. He is also a consultant for Major League Baseball. He is the Co-Medical Director for the AJC Peachtree Road Race in Atlanta, GA. Join us for our SHAKE-OUT run on Sunday, April 17th at the Boston Common (Brewer Fountain) at 9 am! We will have swag and pre-race tips! Also, our live podcast event on Saturday in Boston is SOLD OUT, but there is a wait list. To register, head over to https://www.eventbrite.com/e/celebrating-50-years-of-women-running-boston-officially-tickets-302998174697?fbclid=IwAR118cC22voSDmjEHDAGTpUpqqDPpzNgDJjJDaugcgBPhpVzAW8qrv03pcs
April 07, 2022
Episode 125: Women's Running Trailblazer, Valerie Rogosheske, Returns to the Boston Marathon 50 Years Later
We were honored to speak with Boston Marathon pioneer, Valerie (Val) Rogosheske, who is one of the original eight women finishers from the first official women’s field in 1972. Val, a Minnesota native, placed in the top ten at the Boston Marathon three times, taking sixth in 1972 (4:29:32), ninth in 1973 (3:51:12), and eighth in 1974 (3:09:38). The BAA is honoring Val this year for her role as a pioneer in women's running, and to celebrate, Val, exactly fifty years later, will be running the marathon with her two daughters. Val shared with us how she ended up at the start line of the Boston Marathon in 1972 and what prompted her to decide to return to the start line this year. Val also talks about her special bond with the other women who also had the courage to run the race fifty years ago and why she is NOT in the iconic photo that was taken just before the start of the 1972 race. Val is a wonderful storyteller, and we so enjoyed hearing about how she felt being one of only eight women on the course. In addition to running, Val will be participating in events throughout the weekend to honor the 50th anniversary of women officially participating in the Boston Marathon. Speaking of which, tickets are now available for OUR live podcast event on Saturday, April 16th to celebrate women's running! We will be interviewing another women's running pioneer, Marilyn Bevans, along with elite runner, Maegan Krifchin. https://www.eventbrite.com/e/celebrating-50-years-of-women-running-boston-officially-tickets-302998174697?fbclid=IwAR118cC22voSDmjEHDAGTpUpqqDPpzNgDJjJDaugcgBPhpVzAW8qrv03pcs We hope that listeners enjoy hearing Val's story as much as we did!
April 01, 2022
Episode 124: Boston Marathon Race Director, Dave McGillivray Is Back!
We welcomed Boston Race Director, Dave McGillivray, back to the podcast for a FOURTH time to update us on this year's Boston Marathon, which will be the first April Boston Marathon since 2019. In addition to celebrating the 50th anniversary of women officially running Boston, Dave will be partaking in another 50th anniversary this year--his own running of the Boston Marathon. Like every year, after the race concludes, Dave will run from Hopkinton to Boston surrounded by friends and family for the 50th time. Dave is an accomplished athlete, philanthropist, author, motivational speaker, the founder of DMSE Sports, and a father of five. As always, Dave provides a wealth of information, along with a very fascinating story involving a Massachusetts prison (listen until the end). We also announced our shake-out run MEET UP!! Please join us on Sunday, April 17th, at 9 am at the Brewer Fountain at the Boston Common for a 20 minute shake-out run and gathering! We absolutely love connecting with our runners and listeners and can't wait to see everyone! Special thanks to our editor, Erin Bryant.
March 26, 2022
Episode 123: Rachel Miller, PT, Shares How We Can Manage Niggles & Get to the Start Line Healthy
In this episode, we welcomed for the second time our dear friend and top physical therapist and running coach, Rachel Miller, owner of ProAction Physical Therapy, who gives a ton of solid advice on managing those little pains and niggles one month before race day. No one has a perfect training cycle, and Rachel shares how we can save our season (and our race) by taking some easy tangible steps. If you are in the DMV, definitely check out Rachel’s practice at www.proactionpt.com. She truly is the PT whisperer!
March 19, 2022
Episode 122: Boston Marathon Coaching Tips-Six Weeks to Go!
With six weeks to go, we decided to record a coaching episode during which we share all of the things we can do right now to maximize our race experience, including key workouts, setting goals (other than PRs), and managing injury and setbacks. Please leave us a five star review on wherever you get your podcasts. This helps other listeners find us. Check us out on Facebook (Run Farther & Faster), Instagram (@runfartherandfaser) and Twitter (@Runfartherfast). Interested in taking your running to the next level? Contact us for private coaching at email@example.com.
March 10, 2022
Episode 121: Judge Craig Mitchell, Founder of the Skid Row Running Club: Running Is the Great Equalizer
After speaking with Skid Row Running Club member, Angel Salgado on Episode 118, we were thrilled to welcome Skid Row Running Club founder, Judge Craig Mitchell. Judge Mitchell started the Skid Row Running Club in 2012 after a man he had previously sentenced to prison, Roderick Brown, contacted him after his release to introduce him to the Midnight Mission in Los Angeles. As soon as Judge Mitchell, a marathoner, saw the Midnight Mission, he knew that the best way to reach those recovering from addiction at the Midnight Mission was through running and formed the Skid Row Running Club, which was featured in the 2017 documentary and received worldwide attention. Check out the documentary on Amazon Prime (https://skidrowmarathon.com/) or Apple TV. Judge Mitchell shares the impact of running on addiction recovery, and how running can break communication barriers and form unexpected bonds among the diverse members of the Skid Row Running Club. This is a riveting and important conversation. Please consider making a donation of any amount to http://www.skidrowrunningclub.com/donate to help change lives. Please leave us a five star review on wherever you get your podcasts. This helps other listeners find us. Check us out on Facebook (Run Farther & Faster), Instagram (@runfartherandfaser) and Twitter (@Runfartherfast). Interested in taking your running to the next level? Contact us for private coaching at firstname.lastname@example.org.
March 04, 2022
Episode 120: 42-Time Consecutive Boston Marathoner and Cow Heart Valve Recipient, Mark Buciak, QCC
After sharing some Boston training tips, we welcomed Mark Buciak to the podcast! Mark is seriously THE GOAT of consecutive Boston Marathons. In fact, Mark has run 42 consecutive Boston Marathons (he's only 61), with a PR of 2:30. Mark is the vice president of the Boston Marathon Quarter Century Club, an exclusive club for those who have completed at least 25 consecutive Boston Marathons. Mark has an additional streak, which is quite unique-he holds the Boston Marathon record for running fifteen consecutive Boston Marathons with a cow heart valve. After his open heart surgery in 2006, Mark competed in the Boston Marathon 11 weeks later. Mark is also a coach and offers lots of wisdom and advice on training and running the Boston Marathon. Mark is the proud coach and founder of the Erika’s Lighthouse Chicago Marathon Charity Team, which raises money to fund Erika's Lighthouse (https://www.erikaslighthouse.org/get-involved/ways-to-give/donate-now/), a nonprofit that is dedicated to addressing elementary, middle school, and high school mental health. Mark asked us to mention that he has charity spots for several marathons, including Chicago, for those interested in running in support of Erika's lighthouse. Please leave us a five star review on wherever you get your podcasts. This helps other listeners find us. Check us out on Facebook (Run Farther & Faster), Instagram (@runfartherandfaser) and Twitter (@Runfartherfast). Interested in taking your running to the next level? Contact us for private coaching at email@example.com.
February 25, 2022
Episode 119: Eat to Run, Rather than Run to Eat! A Conversation with Registered Sports Dietitian and Olympic Trials Qualifier, Kelsey Beckmann Pontius
What a treat to speak with registered sports dietitian and two-time Olympic Trials Qualifier, Kelsey Beckmann Pontius, RD! Kelsey is the owner of Meteor Nutrition (www.meteornutrition.com) through which she provides nutrition services to runners of all levels. Kelsey grew up playing competitive soccer, and eventually ended her career as a D1 soccer player to become an elite distance runner. Kelsey shares how we can use fueling to improve our running and recover from injury. Her advice in this episode, particularly with respect to fueling for running AND injury, is invaluable to runners of all levels! With two months to go until the Boston Marathon, now is a great time to experiment with some fueling sources, figure out a nutrition plan, and implement that plan during training runs to train your gut well before race day. Kelsey shares how and why training with fuel and racing with fuel are game changers for runners of all levels. In addition to her website, Kelsey can be found on Instagram at www.instagram.com/sportsdietitankelsey or on Facebook at @meteor nutrition. We are so thrilled to share Kelsey's knowledge and expertise with all of you. Please leave us a five star review on wherever you get your podcasts. This helps other listeners find us. Check us out on Facebook (Run Farther & Faster), Instagram (@runfartherandfaser) and Twitter (@Runfartherfast). Interested in taking your running to the next level? Contact us for private coaching at firstname.lastname@example.org.
February 17, 2022
Episode 118: Skid Row Running Club Marathoner, Miguel Angel Salgado—Running Saved His Life
The moving documentary, Skid Row Marathon (https://skidrowmarathon.com/), features the true story about Los Angeles Judge Craig Mitchell's Skid Row Running Club in Los Angeles, Judge Mitchell meets runners for early morning training runs that start from the Midnight Mission, a shelter that provides services to build a bridge between homelessness and self-sufficiency. Through Judge Mitchell's efforts, members of the Skid Row Running Club, many of whom served years in prison and/or struggling with addiction, benefit from the transformative power of running. Judge Mitchell helps the runners train and raises funds for the runners to run marathons all over the world. We had the pleasure of talking with one very successful member of the Skid Row Running Club, Miguel Angel Salgado ("Angel"). In just a few short years, Angel, after serving over a decade in prison, transitioned from a parolee battling addiction to a marathoner and ultrarunner. In this episode, Angel shares how running and Judge Mitchell have impacted his life and his next goal--to qualify for the Boston Marathon--which we have no doubt Angel will do. If you enjoyed this episode, consider making a donation of any amount to the Skid Row Running Club (www.skidrowmarathon.com). Looking for coaching? Reach out at email@example.com! We will not be featuring ads for this season. Nonetheless, we will feature in our notes a small business we value and a discount. For this month, we encourage you to check out WhitePawsRunMitts. Use the code RFF10 for 10 percent off any order. Thanks for listening, subscribing, and supporting. Check us out on Instagram @runfartherandfaster and Facebook www.facebook.com/runfartherfaster!
February 10, 2022
Episode 117: Olympic Trials Qualifier and Coach, Karen Dunn, Shares How She Is Faster As a Master
We so enjoyed talking with Karen Dunn, who qualified for the Olympic Trials at 43 years old, just five years after running her very first marathon in 2017. We loved hearing Karen's story, including running as an elite in Boston 2018--and who she sat on the bus with on the way to Hopkinton--reaching her ultimate goal, a 2:43 marathon at Chicago, and running the Olympic Marathon Trials in Atlanta in 2020, how the book, Elite Minds by Stan Beecham, changed her entire approach to her running, and why she believes, as a coach and athlete, that above all else, we must believe in ourselves when pursuing our goals. Karen is an RRCA Certified Coach and the owner of Strengthen Your Stride. She can be found on Instagram at www.instagram.com/strengthenyourstride or at www.strengthenyourstride.com. We can be found at runfartherandfaster.com. Reach out for coaching at firstname.lastname@example.org! We will not be featuring ads for this season. Nonetheless, we will feature in our notes a small business we value and a discount. For this month, we encourage you to check out WhitePawsRunMitts. Use the code RFF10 for 10 percent off any order. For anyone seeking a Boston Marathon Training Program with coaching support, check out our RFF--->BOS virtual group training program. Thanks for listening, subscribing, and supporting. Check us out on Instagram @runfartherandfaster and Facebook www.facebook.com/runfartherfaster!
February 04, 2022
Episode 116: Masters Runner, 2:33 Marathoner, Coach, and Run the Edge COO, Briana Boehmer
Recently, the Boston Athletic Association announced a robust and very impressive professional women's field for 2022. The list of women running the Boston Marathon this April includes many familiar names--- Molly Seidel, Des Linden, Edna Kiplagat, Nell Rojas, Sara Hall, Kellyn Taylor, and Stephanie Bruce---and several super impressive masters women. One of those masters women is Briana Boehmer, who ran a 2:33 recently at the California International Marathon (CIM) at age 43. While Briana has been running for over 25 years, she hit her fastest times this year...in her 40's. Briana accomplished this while working full-time as the Chief Operating Officer of Run the Edge (Adam Goucher's company) and coaching runners and triathletes. Briana shares how she achieved her recent personal record, how she changed her approached to running and training, and why, regardless of our training, we must believe in ourselves to achieve our goals. Follow Briana on Instagram at www.instagram.com/briboehmer and at Runtheedge.com. Reach out to us for coaching at email@example.com. We will not be featuring ads for this season. Nonetheless, we will feature in our notes a small business we value and a discount. For this month, we encourage you to check out WhitePawsRunMitts. Use the code RFF10 for 10 percent off any order. For anyone seeking a Boston Marathon Training Program with coaching support, check out our RFF--->BOS virtual group training program. Thanks for listening, subscribing, and supporting. Check us out on Instagram @runfartherandfaster and Facebook www.facebook.com/runfartherfaster!
January 28, 2022
Episode 115: Coach, Guinness World Record Holder, and Seventeen-Time Boston Marathoner, Tony Rich
After discussing the impact of Keira D’Amato and Sara Hall’s record breaking performances at the Houston Marathon, we welcomed one of the top Boston Marathon and triathlon coaches, Tony Rich, to provide tips on the training and execution of the Boston Marathon. Tony is a USAT Level II Certified Coach, Certified IRONMAN Coach, a USA Cycling Level 3 Certified Coach, a USMS Certified Master Swim coach. Additionally he’s completed over 100 long course endurance events over 16 years including numerous open water swims, 70.3 races, over 70 Marathons (PR 3:14:46) of which, 17 are consecutive Boston Marathon Finishes. Born, raised and residing in Boston, Tony specializes in the Boston Marathon course and is a Boston Marathon Qualifier. Tony served as coach of the Boston University collegiate triathlon team. He has also formerly coached the all women’s Team Envision multisport team. Tony is the host of The Endurance Experience Podcast, and together with guests they discuss the science of self-propelled motion and also explore some of the most important topics within the intersection of endurance sports training, health, fitness, society and life current events. Athletics has been a part of Tony’s life from a very young age. As a high school athlete he was a 3 sport stand-out in football, basketball and track-and-field. In track-and-field, Tony raced everything from the 100 to 400 meters, and competed in the long jump and triple jump field events. Tony started participating in endurance sports in 2003, and immediately took to the lifestyle completing over 100 long course events. He holds the Guinness Word Record for the fastest Ironman triathlon indoors. For recreation Tony still participates in endurance events including Master swimming events. He has competed in a diverse array of events including the 200 butterfly, the 400 IM as well as the 1650 freestyle. With an extensive career background as an analyst, data scientist and a certified Scrum Master (a coined term for a person who leads software development teams), Tony has a passion for science and draws inspiration from the scientific method and empiricism in his training and coaching process. Tony formally launched EventHorizon, Endurance Sport, LLC in 2011. He considers himself to be consistently evolving with new and improving methods. Tony calls upon his extended performance team for assistance which is a collective of elite coaches, PhDs, exercise physiologists, dietitians, sports nutritionists, and physicians. His style is to build effective coach and client relationships in a non-aggressive and motivational way. We will not be featuring ads for this season. Nonetheless, we will feature in our notes a small business we value and a discount. For this month, we encourage you to check out WhitePawsRunMitts. Use the code RFF10 for 10 percent off any order. For anyone seeking a Boston Marathon Training Program with coaching support, check out our RFF--->BOS virtual group training program. We continue to also offer private virtual coaching. Check out linktr.ee/Runfartherandfaster for information on all of our coaching options. Have a question? Email us at firstname.lastname@example.org. Thanks for listening, subscribing, and supporting. Check us out on Instagram @runfartherandfaster and Facebook www.facebook.com/runfartherfaster!
January 20, 2022
Episode 114: When Training Isn't off to a Perfect Start
We are back for another season! Happy 2022! This season, we will be focusing on the Boston Marathon in April--Our first April Boston Marathon since 2019, which was our first season! In this episode, we talk about our rocky start to training and offer tips for those who are also navigating an unpredictable start to a new training cycle. We also share our latest escapades and a few funny stories. We will not be featuring ads for this season. Nonetheless, we will feature in our notes a small business we value and a discount. For this month, we encourage you to check out WhitePawsRunMitts. Use the code RFF10 for 10 percent off any order. For anyone seeking a Boston Marathon Training Program with coaching support, check out our RFF--->BOS virtual group training program. We continue to also offer private virtual coaching. Check out linktr.ee/Runfartherandfaster for information on all of our coaching options. Have a question? Email us at email@example.com. Thanks for listening, subscribing, and supporting. Check us out on Instagram @runfartherandfaster and Facebook www.facebook.com/runfartherfaster!
January 14, 2022
Episode 113: 2021–Our Year in Review and Running Fundamentals for Success in 2022
After recapping 2021, We share how we can all set ourselves up for successful running and racing in 2022 by drowning out all of the noise and focusing on FUNDAMENTALS. Topics include fueling, pacing practice, the how, why, and when of speed work, and why fancy new products and services are often rooted in fancy marketing. Warning--we don't hold back. We decided NOT to do sponsors for our final episode, so enjoy a commercial free episode!
December 17, 2021
Episode 112: Rehoboth Beach Running Mayor and Race Director, Mary Beth Hutton
After recapping the last few weeks and announcing the winner of our Favorite Things giveaway, we had the pleasure of welcoming dedicated race director and Rehoboth Running Company owner, Mary Beth Hutton, who managed to pull off a nearly flawless 2021 Rehoboth Seashore Marathon and Half Marathon. Mary Beth shares how and why she created this very special race, which, for good reason, has become one of the most popular fall marathons on the East Coast. We recently opened registration for our Boston Marathon Group Training Program, RFF--->BOS for those running Boston 2022. To register, head over to: http://www.runfartherandfaster.com/rff-bos-virtual-group-training-schedule/ Thanks to our newest sponsor, RunMitts! Use the code RFFR10 for 10 percent off any order. Thank you to our additional sponsors, @soupergirl—use the code RUN20 for 20 percent off—-@oofos, @lilytrotterscompression, and @SPIbelt. If you enjoy our tips, consider checking out our coaching services. We provide individualized coaching for runners of all levels and have been doing so successfully for over 11 years. Leave us a five star review! Thanks for listening!
December 10, 2021
Episode 111: Shalane Flanagan Was Not the Only One to Complete Six World Marathon Majors in Seven Weeks...Meet Joe Drake!
Meet the incredible Joe Drake. Like Shalane, Joe, at age 60, crossed the NYC Marathon finish line after completing his fifth World Marathon Major (plus a virtual Tokyo) in seven weeks. Joe decided to pursue this goal because (not in spite of) of his Parkinson’s Disease. Joe shares how his diagnosis in 2018 transformed him from an “everyday runner” to a marathoner and a Boston Qualifier. After all of the World Marathon Majors (minus Tokyo which was virtual) were scheduled for the fall of 2021 (thanks, Covid), Joe decided to tackle the challenge of running all six races in seven weeks. Joe not only managed to enter, travel, and run all six marathons, but he also raised over $35,000 for Team Fox, which is dedicated to finding a cure for Parkinson’s disease. In this episode, Joe shares the logistics, training and racing strategy behind his unbelievable accomplishment and reminds us all that our running is so much more about the journey and not race times. If you would like to donate to Joe's Team Fox fundraising efforts, check out his fundraising pages (one for each race for which he received a charity bib): fundraise.michaeljfox.org/boston-marathon-2021/joesgottarun fundraise.michaeljfox.org/londonmarathon2021/joesgottarun fundraise.michaeljfox.org/tcs-nyc-marathon-2021/joesgottarun Joe also details his training and racing of all six WMM here: https://joesgottarun.medium.com/ We recently opened registration for our Boston Marathon Group Training Program, RFF--->BOS for those running Boston 2022. To register, head over to: http://www.runfartherandfaster.com/rff-bos-virtual-group-training-schedule/ Thanks to our newest sponsor, RunMitts! Use the code RFFR10 for 10 percent off any order. Thank you to our additional sponsors, @soupergirl—use the code RUN20 for 20 percent off—-@oofos, @lilytrotterscompression, and @SPIbelt. If you enjoy our tips, consider checking out our coaching services. We provide individualized coaching for runners of all levels and have been doing so successfully for over 11 years. Leave us a five star review! Thanks for listening!
November 19, 2021
Episode 110: Lisa and Julie's Favorite Things 2021!
We don’t have a car to give away, like Oprah, but we do have a list, like Oprah, of our Favorite Running-Related Things for 2021 and a special prize to give away! Listen before 12/1 and enter to win. We hope that you enjoy this list as much as we enjoyed creating it. For a full list with links to the items we mentioned, check out this list (https://drive.google.com/file/d/1VEPUct2ONQpl5jQt1pKAOAO7gJ_XRSHJ/view). For more information about our coaching, head over to www.runfartherandfaster.com. Thanks for listening! Julie and Lisa
November 12, 2021
Episode 109: Kellie Redmond Shares Her Harrowing Journey & Why We MUST Listen to Our Bodies.
Kellie Redmond, cross country coach, owner of T.E.A.M. FIT, the Run Farther & Faster strength training coach, accomplished runner, and the picture of health shared her harrowing health journey over the last few months. Kellie’s generously shared her health odyssey with us, which will undoubtedly help others who may or have already experienced similar symptoms. We are beyond grateful that Kellie is with us today to share her story, and we appreciate her willingness to sit down with us, which was not easy to do.
November 05, 2021
Episode 108: When a Father Provides Legs and His Son Provides Heart: A Conversation with the Incredible Dr. Bill Johncock
WOW Dr. Bill Johncock is just incredible! Bill is a podiatrist in Hickory, North Carolina, and a father of three, including Logan, who is 23 and was born with Angelman Syndrome. Bill, who is 57 and a six-time Boston Marathoner, shares how he ran his first Boston Marathon at age 19 with his then 55 year-old father and then went on to run over 100 marathons. When Bill learned that his son, Logan, would not be able to reach the same milestones as his other kids, Bill decided to create new milestones for Logan and began racing with Logan by pushing him in a customized racing wheelchair. After meeting Dick and Rick Hoyt at the race expo at the 2005 Boston Marathon, Bill was inspired to qualify for Boston with Logan as a duo team. Bill shares his 16-year journey toward qualifying for Boston with Logan (yes even duo teams like Bill and Logan need to meet the Boston qualifying standards) and then experiencing the long awaited joy of finally reaching the start line as one of only thirteen duo team participants at the 2021 Boston Marathon. Listen with some tissues nearby. Notes: Bill shares how Ainsley's Angels (Ainsleysangels.org), which ensures inclusion in endurance events, helped him and Logan get to the start line. Bill and Logan's instagram: https://www.instagram.com/dynamicdu_o/ More about Bill: https://www.charlotteobserver.com/sports/other-sports/article254828477.html Thanks to our sponsor, RunMitts--use the code RFFR10 for 10 percent off any order--and Soupergirl--use the code RUN20 for 20 percent off. If you enjoy our tips, check out our coaching services. We provide individualized coaching for runners of all levels and have been doing so successfully for over 11 years. Head over to https://www.runfartherandfaster.com/programs/virtual-coaching/ to check out our services or send us an email at firstname.lastname@example.org. Don't forget to follow us on Instagram (www.instagram.com/runfartherandfaster) and Facebook (www.facebook.com/runfartherfaster). Check us out on Twitter at @Runfartherfast. Leave us a five star review on Apple Podcasts. Thanks for listening!
October 29, 2021
Episode 107: If I was Disappointed with My Marathon, Should I Run Another Marathon within the Same Training Cycle? Tips for Racing after Racing with Special Guest Caetlin Benson-Allott
After sharing our post-Boston Marathon recovery experiences, we talked about whether and and when it's appropriate to run another marathon in the same training cycle. After reviewing the factors one should consider when making the decision to run a second marathon in the same cycle, Lisa talks with one of our clients, Caetlin, who successfully ran (and PR'd) a second marathon after running a disappointing first marathon. We have been coaching Caetlin since 2017, when she came to us with the ultimate goal of getting her 3:50 marathon PR down enough to qualify for Boston. We worked with Caetlin to chip away at that time, also setting a half marathon PR along the way. When her initial attempt at a BQ at the 2018 Marine Corps Marathon fell short due to a virus, we helped Caetlin regroup and target a second marathon six weeks later, the 2018 Rehoboth Marathon, where she set a huge PR and qualified for the 2020 Boston Marathon with a 3:33 finish time. She returned to Rehoboth in December 2019, just before the pandemic, for a repeat performance and a new PR of 3:26. The pandemic meant Caetlin's first Boston Marathon was virtual, but she earned an entry to the October 2021 Boston and was able to toe the start line in Hopkinton with us last week. Be sure to listen to this week's podcast episode, as we welcome Caetlin as our guest and hear about her back-to-back marathons in an attempt to earn her BQ, as well as how she came to embrace and appreciate the "Plan B" approach to Boston following a back injury just three weeks before race day. Congrats, Caetlin! Thanks to our newest sponsor, RunMitts! Use the code RFFR10 for 10 percent off any order. Thank you to our additional sponsors, @soupergirl—use the code RUN20 for 20 percent off—-@oofos, @lilytrotterscompression, and @SPIbelt. If you enjoy our tips, consider checking out our coaching services. We provide individualized coaching for runners of all levels and have been doing so successfully for over 11 years. Head over to https://www.runfartherandfaster.com/programs/virtual-coaching/ to check out our services or send us an email at email@example.com. Don't forget to follow us on Instagram (www.instagram.com/runfartherandfaster) and Facebook (www.facebook.com/runfartherfaster). Check us out on Twitter at @Runfartherfast. Leave us a five star review! Thanks for listening!
October 21, 2021
Episode 106: Our Boston Marathon Race Recap
We ran, we conquered, we sore. We enjoyed recapping the rest of our Boston 2021 weekend, including our race experiences—Lisa finishing in 3:24 and Julie finishing in 3:46. We are so grateful to be back. Thanks for our newest sponsor, RunMitts (www.runmitts.com). Use the code RFFR10 for 10 percent off any order. Thank you to our additional sponsors, @soupergirl—use the code RUN20 for 20 percent off—-@oofos, @lilytrotterscompression, and @SPIbelt. If you enjoy our tips, consider checking out our coaching services. We provide individualized coaching for runners of all levels and have been doing so successfully for over 11 years. Head over to https://www.runfartherandfaster.com/programs/virtual-coaching/ to check out our services or send us an email at firstname.lastname@example.org. Don't forget to follow us on Instagram (www.instagram.com/runfartherandfaster) and Facebook (www.facebook.com/runfartherfaster). Check us out on Twitter at @Runfartherfast. Leave us a five star review! Thanks for listening!
October 13, 2021
Episode 105: Live from Boston Marathon Weekend!
We are in Boston and wanted to share some Saturday highlights, including logistics and advice as we head into race day.
October 09, 2021
Episode 104: Preparing Your Mind for Race Day-A Conversation with Boston-Based Mental Performance Coach and Author, Dr. Grayson Kimball
With five World Marathon Majors and countless other races this fall, we thought that we could all use some tips on strengthening and using our mental muscle on race day. We decided to release this episode earlier in the week so that all who are running Boston and Chicago this weekend will have time to listen and benefit from this episode. We were delighted to welcome Dr. Grayson Kimball, a mental performance coach and founder of GTKSports through which he provides mental coaching services. Dr. Kimball is also the author of the book Grateful Running: Mental Training for the Long Distance Runner. In addition to conducting private consultations, sport parenting workshops, and mental skills training seminars for a variety of Olympic, professional, collegiate, high school, and youth sport athletes and teams, Dr. Kimball is an avid runner, who has run the Boston Marathon a number of times. Dr. Kimball is also the Head Coach for the Team Brookline Boston Marathon Charity Team and consults for numerous endurance training groups in Boston. Dr. Kimball provides solid advice on preparing our mental game for race day. We learned so much from this conversation! Contact Dr. Kimball: https://www.gtksports.com/about Order Dr. Kimball's book: https://www.amazon.com/Grateful-Running-Mental-Training-Distance/dp/1716057612/ref=sr_1_1?dchild=1&keywords=grateful+running&qid=1608673811&sr=8-1 Join us for our pre-race meet up at Boston Common in front of Brewer Fountain on Sunday, 10/10, at 9 am! Thanks for our newest sponsor, RunMitts (www.runmitts.com). Use the code RFFR10 for 10 percent off any order. Thank you to our additional sponsors, @soupergirl—use the code RUN20 for 20 percent off—-@oofos, @lilytrotterscompression, and @SPIbelt. If you enjoy our tips, consider checking out our coaching services. We provide individualized coaching for runners of all levels and have been doing so successfully for over 11 years. Head over to https://www.runfartherandfaster.com/programs/virtual-coaching/ to check out our services or send us an email at email@example.com. Don't forget to follow us on Instagram (www.instagram.com/runfartherandfaster) and Facebook (www.facebook.com/runfartherfaster). Check us out on Twitter at @Runfartherfast. Leave us a five star review! Thanks for listening!
October 05, 2021
Episode 103: Tips for Returning to the Boston Marathon: Part 2-How to Run the Boston Course!
In this episode, we share tips for a successful race taper and race execution at the 2021 Boston Marathon. If you are running Boston, you don’t want to miss these key tips! Join us for our pre-race meet up at Boston Common in front of Brewer Fountain on Sunday, 10/10, at 9 am! Thanks for our newest sponsor, RunMitts (www.runmitts.com). Use the code RFFR10 for 10 percent off any order. If you enjoy our tips, consider checking out our coaching services. We provide individualized coaching for runners of all levels and have been doing so successfully for over 11 years. Head over to https://www.runfartherandfaster.com/programs/virtual-coaching/ to check out our services or send us an email at firstname.lastname@example.org. Don't forget to follow us on Instagram (www.instagram.com/runfartherandfaster and Facebook (www.facebook.com/runfartherfaster). Check us out on Twitter at @Runfartherfast. Thanks for listening!
October 01, 2021
Episode 102:Tips for Returning to the Boston Marathon Start Line (and Beyond) after 18 Months-Part 1
The Boston Marathon is just over two weeks away…along with Chicago and countless other races. On this week’s episode, we talk about tapering for a big goal marathon…after having not run any marathons for 18 months (!!). We are truly all In this together, and if you are extra anxious about revisiting the start line after a long hiatus, you are not alone. We hope that this coaching episode helps you prepare mentally and physically for race day. Sit back and enjoy our tips while celebrating all of your hard work!
September 24, 2021
Episode 101: Visually-Impaired Marathoner, Matt Rodjom
At 20 years old, Matt Rodjom, while attending college and running on his college XC team, began gradually losing his central vision. Eventually, doctors diagnosed Matt with Leber's hereditary optic neuropathy, which only allows Matt to see peripherally. Over the next several months Matt lost his central vision, but he did not lose his determination to keep running, which led him to becoming a sub-three hour marathoner at the California International Marathon (during which Scott Jurek served as a guide) and a top finisher among blind runners at the Boston Marathon in a time of 3:06. Matt, who is the father of three and a program specialist at the Department of Homeland Security, relies on his peripheral vision to run solo during his training runs. Matt's journey of acceptance and determination serves as a reminder that obstacles are meant to be overcome! Interested in becoming a guide for a blind runner? Check out United in Stride (www.unitedinstride.com) and Achilles International (www.achillesinternational.org). Lastly, check out our personalized coaching! Head over to our website (www.runfartherandfaster.com). Follow us on social media @runfartherandfaster (Instagram, Facebook, and Twitter). Thank you to our sponsors, @soupergirl—use the code RUN20 for 20 percent off—-@oofos, @lilytrotterscompression, and @SPIbelt.
September 10, 2021
Episode 100: Celebrating a MILEstone… a Little Q&A with Lisa and Julie
Thank you for helping us reach 100! In honor of this milestone, we interviewed each other. Hear about our favorite guests, pet peeves, joys, and what we’ve learned from podcasting and coaching. Here's to the next 100. Lastly, check out our personalized coaching! Head over to our website (www.runfartherandfaster.com). Follow us on social media @runfartherandfaster (Instagram, Facebook, and Twitter). Thank you to our sponsors, @soupergirl—use the code RUN20 for 20 percent off—-@oofos, @lilytrotterscompression, and @SPIbelt.
September 03, 2021
Episode 99: Boston Marathon Bombing Survivor and Advocate, Heather Abbott
On April 15, 2013, Heather Abbott’s life changed forever while spectating the Boston Marathon. After three surgeries in four days, Heather made the decision to allow doctors to amputate her left leg below the knee. With the support of her family, friends, medical professionals, and fellow amputees, Heather now lives a full and active life. While getting fitted for multiple prostheses, she quickly realized that many amputees lack the means to have proper prostheses. This prompted Heather to start the Heather Abbott Foundation (www.heatherabbottfoundation.com) to make prostheses accessible to all amputees. CNN recognized Heather as a CNN Hero for her work. For Heather, The Heather Abbott Foundation is both an obligation and an opportunity to “pay it forward” – to give other amputees who have suffered limb loss through traumatic circumstances the chance to live their life – again. Every year, the Heather Abbott Foundation provides Boston Marathon bibs to runners, including our very own runner, Laurie Rice. To donate to Laurie's fundraising page to support amputees, check out this link: https://www.givengain.com/ap/laurie-rice-raising-funds-for-the-heather-abbott-foundation/ In addition to founding the Heather Abbott Foundation, Heather is a motivational speaker. Check out Heather's booking page at https://www.apbspeakers.com/speaker/heather-abbott/. Lastly, check out our personalized coaching! Head over to our website (www.runfartherandfaster.com). Follow us on social media @runfartherandfaster (Instagram, Facebook, and Twitter). Thank you to our sponsors, @soupergirl—use the code RUN20 for 20 percent off—-@oofos, @lilytrotterscompression, and @SPIbelt.
August 20, 2021
Episode 98: Boston Marathon Winner and Coach, Lisa Rainsberger, Has the Mindset of a Champion
What a thrill to speak with 1985 Boston Marathon winner, Lisa Rainsberger! Lisa shares this accomplishment with only two other American women, Joan Benoit Samuelson and Des Linden. Lisa also competed in four Olympic Marathon Trials (1984, 1988, 1992, and 1996) during which she placed fourth, missing a spot in the Olympic games. For some, this would be a huge disappointment, but for Lisa, her fourth place served as a springboard for multiple marathon wins, in addition to Boston, including the Chicago Marathon in 1988 (2:29:17) and 1989 (2:28:15), something no American woman has repeated since, the Sapporo Marathon, the Twin Cities Marathon, and the Montreal Marathon, to name a few. Lisa ended her twelve-year professional running career after becoming a mom, and now her daughter, Katie, is a professional runner who recently signed with Team Boss. Lisa also founded the Kokopelli Running Club for youth runners through which she has coached hundreds of youth runners in Colorado. Lisa shares her champion mindset and how we can all create opportunities out of our disappointments. Thank you to Soupergirl and Oofos for sponsoring our podcast this week. Also, thank you to our editor, Erin Bryant. To learn more about our coaching and how we help runners reach their fullest potential, check out our website at runfartherandfaster.com or find us @runfartherandfaster on all social media platforms. Thanks for listening, and if you enjoy our podcast, please leave a five star review on your favorite podcast platform.
August 13, 2021
Episode 97: Simon(e) Says We Are More Than Our Accomplishments. Lessons Learned from Simone Biles
Thanks for indulging us this week and allowing us to discuss Simone Biles' decision to exit the Olympics to address her health issues. While this is a running, not gymnastics, podcast, Simone's example transcends into all sports. We decided to take the opportunity to talk about what we can learn rom her decision and how we can do better as coaches and runners to support our community. f you have specific questions, feel free to reach out to us at Julieandlisa@runfartherandfaster.com. If you are looking for a Boston Marathon group coaching program, check out our RFF--->BOS Program, which is underway as we prepare for Boston 2021. We also offer personalized private coaching for those looking for a personalized coaching experience. To register for group or individual training, head over to our website (www.runfartherandfaster.com). Follow us on social media @runfartherandfaster (Instagram, Facebook, and Twitter). Thank you to our sponsors, @soupergirl—use the code RUN20 for 20 percent off—-@oofos, @lilytrotterscompression, and @SPIbelt. Also thanks to our editor, Erin Bryant.
August 01, 2021
Episode 96: An Important Conversation with Jill Colangelo about the Correlation between Mental Health and Endurance Sports
We had the pleasure of interviewing Jill Colangelo (www.jillcolangelo.com), a recent graduate of Harvard University Extension School, who spent her academic career researching and writing a thesis (Colangelo, Jill Ann. 2020. Prevalence and Type of Psychopathology in Ultra Endurance Athletes. Master's thesis, Harvard University Division of Continuing Education) on the correlation between mental health and ultra endurance sport. We initially read (and posted) about her work in Susan Lacke's article in Outside Magazine (See Mental Health Used to Be Taboo in Sports. These Researchers Are Changing That). .Jill is a a former triathlete and ultrarunner who attended graduate school at the age of 41 in order to better understand the often delicate relationship between mental health and participation in ultra endurance sports. Her experience with training, racing, and ultimately suffering from overtraining syndrome led her on a 3+ year quest to uncover the truth and help other athletes. We had an interesting conversation about connection between mental health and miles and learned that we need to learn more. JIll can be found on Instagram at @acaseofthejills and at www.jillcolangelo.com. f you have specific questions, feel free to reach out to us at Julieandlisa@runfartherandfaster.com. If you are looking for a Boston Marathon group coaching program, check out our RFF--->BOS Program, which is underway as we prepare for Boston 2021. We also offer personalized private coaching for those looking for a personalized coaching experience. To register for group or individual training, head over to our website (www.runfartherandfaster.com). Follow us on social media @runfartherandfaster (Instagram, Facebook, and Twitter). Thank you to our sponsors, @soupergirl—use the code RUN20 for 20 percent off—-@oofos, @lilytrotterscompression, and @SPIbelt. Also thanks to our editor, Erin Bryant.
July 23, 2021
Episode 95: Sports Dietitian, Nancy Clark, RD, Is Back with Critical Fueling Tips to Run Your Best Marathon
Following a conversation about taking care of ourselves as we train for our fall races, we welcomed back the GOAT of sports nutrition, Nancy Clark, MS, RD, CSSD to the podcast. We recorded this episode as a Q & A with our Boston Marathon Training Group last week, and Nancy's advice is truly invaluable. Nancy is a sports dietitian who practices out of Boston. She is also the author of THE book on sports nutrition, the Sports Nutrition Guidebook, which has sold over 750,000 copies. In this episode, Nancy answers all of our questions on all things nutrition for masters of all ages and stages. Nancy’s common sense approach to nutrition will resonate with any athlete. We appreciated Nancy’s willingness to answer some tough questions, particularly with respect to nutrition and menopause, and her common sense and approach to nutrition. Nancy can be found on Facebook, Twitter, and nancyclarkrd.com. We learned so much from our chat with Nancy. We know you will, too! If you have specific questions, feel free to reach out to us at Julieandlisa@runfartherandfaster.com. If you are looking for a Boston Marathon group coaching program, check out our RFF--->BOS Program, which is underway as we prepare for Boston 2021. We also offer personalized private coaching for those looking for a personalized coaching experience. To register for group or individual training, head over to our website (www.runfartherandfaster.com). Follow us on social media @runfartherandfaster (Instagram, Facebook, and Twitter). Thank you to our sponsors, @soupergirl—use the code RUN20 for 20 percent off—-@oofos, @lilytrotterscompression, and @SPIbelt. Also thanks to our editor, Erin Bryant.
July 16, 2021
Episode 94: Part 2: Training Lessons Learned from Running 27 Boston Marathons
In Part 2 and this month's coaching episode, we share the lessons that we've learned from our Boston Marathon experiences, including pacing, fueling, goal setting, and more. Whether you are training for Boston or any fall race, these tips will help set you up for training and racing success. If you have specific questions, feel free to reach out to us at Julieandlisa@runfartherandfaster.com. If you are looking for a Boston Marathon group coaching program, check out our RFF--->BOS Program, which is underway as we prepare for Boston 2021. We also offer personalized private coaching for those looking for a personalized coaching experience. To register for group or individual training, head over to our website (www.runfartherandfaster.com). Follow us on social media @runfartherandfaster (Instagram, Facebook, and Twitter). Thank you to our sponsors, @soupergirl—use the code RUN20 for 20 percent off—-@oofos, @lilytrotterscompression, and @SPIbelt. Also thanks to our editor, Erin Bryant.
July 09, 2021
Episode 93: Boston Marathon Race Director, Dave McGillivray
We are back after a two week break to bring you an interview with Boston Race Director, Dave McGillivray, who shares plenty of details regarding the planning and logistics for Boston 2021 and what he projects for Boston 2022. As always, Dave offers a lot of insight and information for all runners. Thanks to our newest sponsor, Soupergirl! Enter RUN20 at checkout (soupergirl.com) to get 20 percent off your order.
July 01, 2021
Episode 92: Training Lessons Learned from Our 27 Collective Boston Marathons (Part 1)
In Part 1 of this month's coaching episode, we share the lessons that we've learned from our Boston Marathon experiences, including speed work, pacing, fueling, goal setting, and more. Whether you are training for Boston or any fall race, these tips will help set you up for training and racing success. If you have specific questions, feel free to reach out to us at Julieandlisa@runfartherandfaster.com. If you are looking for a Boston Marathon group coaching program, check out our RFF--->BOS Program, which starts June 20th. We also offer personalized private coaching for those looking for a personalized coaching experience. To register for group or individual training, head over to our website (www.runfartherandfaster.com). Follow us on social media @runfartherandfaster (Instagram, Facebook, and Twitter). Thank you to our sponsors, @oofos, @lilytrotterscompression, and @SPIbelt. Also thanks to our editor, Erin Bryant.
June 11, 2021
Episode 91: Too Much Grit to Quit: A Conversation with Kim Van Acker
Following our catch-up for the week, we were so thrilled to welcome rock star runner, mom, teacher, and Hyland's Ambassador, Kim Van Acker. Kim shares her journey on how she started running after college with Black Girls Run, decided to run a marathon in 2014 and then shaved 30 minutes off her first marathon to qualify for Boston in 2016. Kim used that qualifying time to run her first Boston in 2018 and shares her harrowing journey from Hopkinton to Boston on the wettest and coldest day in recent Boston Marathon history. Fortunately, she was able to enjoy a hot Boston the following year in 2019. Kim also shares how she overcame a significant health setback in 2020 and how she has shifted her approach to running as a result of that experience. Kim is a special education teacher, a mom, and a leader in the running community. We absolutely loved this conversation and hope you do, too. Kim can be found on Instagram and Twitter @kimvanarun. Thank you to our sponsors, @oofos, @lilytrotterscompression, and @SPIbelt. Also thanks to our editor, Erin Bryant. For more information on our RFF--->BOS Group Coaching Program, please check out our website at www.runfartherandfaster.com or email us at email@example.com.
June 04, 2021
Episode 90: Training Tips and Dr. Heather Hausenblaus on How Small Steps Cause Big Changes
In this episode, we provide tips for achieving an injury free and productive training cycle. Now that races are returning this fall, runners are eager to jump back into training. Before doing so, check out our tips to ensure a healthy, happy, and productive training cycle. Following our conversation, we welcomed, for second time to the show, Heather Hausenblas, PhD. Dr. Hausenblas, who was our guest on Episode 61 during which we discussed exercise addiction, is back on the show to discuss the believes we can ALL (even athletes) make small changes in our daily routines and behaviors to optimize our health. Dr. Hausenblas recently started a company called Healthy Moves Journaling, whose mission is to improve people’s health and wellness through science-based journaling. The first journal is to get people more active and it is based on the latest 24 hour movement guidelines. These guidelines state that all our movements each day count towards our health – not just the time we spend at the gym. The four “S’s” of daily movement – Standing, Stepping, Sweating, and Sleeping-- are the foundation for a healthy lifestyle, and even runners could use some improvement! The journal can be found online here: https://healthymovesjournaling.com/journals/. Dr. Hausenblas is a health psychology expert, award winning researcher, and author. Dr. Hausenblas is the co-author of six books, and she has published over 100 scientific journal articles related to health, sport, and wellness. She has been recognized for her research, and she has been the recipient of several awards including the Sport Science Award of the International Olympic Committee for her research on social determinants on physical activity. Dr. Hausenblas is an advocate for improving people’s health and she currently serves as the Vice-Chair for the Mayor’s Council on Fitness and Well-being for the City of Jacksonville and is a member of the Humana Bold Goal initiative, Movement for Change. She is a mom to three boys, and she enjoys exercising outdoors, spending time with her family and friends, and coaching and watching her sons play sports. Julie and Lisa, Coaches and Co-Owners of Run Farther & Faster (www.runfartherandfaster.com) Instagram- @runfartherandfaster Facebook--@RunFartherandFaster Twitter- @runfartherfast Thank you to our sponsors, Oofos, SPIbelt, and Lily Trotters Compression.
May 27, 2021
Episode 89: Fitness Leader and BADASS, Jenn Blackburn, Shares Why Fitness Is Key to Resilience
If you like fitness and live in the DC area, chances are you've either taken or heard about Jenn Blackburn's classes. Jenn is one of the most talented fitness gurus in the country--no exaggeration--and, as a result, she was for the last six years, the area fitness manager for Equinox, her dream job. When the pandemic hit, Jenn left her dream job, realizing, like so many of us, that her priorities shifted. She is now an online instructor for Moxie, an online fitness platform (think Peloton but more interactive), and she has offered a free trial of her classes through this link: https://try.moxie.xyz/jen-blackburn-10-day-trial/. Jenn is a mom of five and tough as nails. While we spend some time talking about fitness, the bulk of this episode is a conversation about trauma and resilience. At age 48, Jenn is an expert on this topic after living a life that is filled with tragedy and, subsequently, hope. For those going through some hard stuff right now, we hope that this episode, which we release during Mental Health Awareness Month, that we can do hard things. In addition to Moxie, Jenn can be found on Instagram at https://www.instagram.com/blackburn_jenn/ Note: SENSITIVE TOPICS ARE DISCUSSED IN THIS EPISODE: (gun violence and suicide). How to Find Julie and Lisa: Julie and Lisa, coaches of Run Farther & Faster Instagram- @runfartherandfaster Facebook--@RunFartherandFaster Twitter- @runfartherfast Thank you to our sponsors, Oofos, SPIbelt, and Lily Trotters Compression. Thank you to our sponsors, Oofos, SpiBelt, and Lily Trotters Compression. Thank you also to our editor, Erin Bryant. AND IF YOU HAVEN'T YET...PLEASE LEAVE US A REVIEW ON ITUNES!!
May 21, 2021
Episode 88: When Wellness Isn't Well: Debunking Diet Myths With Registered Dietitian and Author, Abby Langer
This week we welcomed Abby Langer, RD. Abby is an outspoken proponent of evidence-based nutrition, who has no tolerance for misinformation. Abby has devoted her career to breaking down dietary myths and challenging those who disseminate false nutrition and weight loss advice. In this conversation, Abby dives into nutrition myths, negative core values, such as "I am what I eat," and discusses her new book, "Good Food, Bad Diet." Abby is most known for her no BS approach to nutrition communication and can frequently be found on Twitter challenging health and wellness gurus for disseminating false information. We loved this conversation, and appreciated her blunt and honest approach to nutrition. More about Abby: Abby Langer has been a dietitian for twenty years and has worked in various settings from ICU to outpatient to media and consulting. She has worked with every client population and has built up an extensive knowledge base not only in clinical nutrition, but also in behavior change and counseling. In 2012, she started Abby Langer Nutrition to teach the world how to eat well without dieting and falling prey to nutrition fads. Her focus on the importance of both physical and emotional health and how they intersect with food and eating has resonated with thousands of readers. Her frank and edgy voice and her ability to break down complicated science into manageable information has earned Abby a place among Canada’s top media dietitians. She has a large and devoted following on her blog and on her social media platforms, where she can frequently be found debunking nutrition myths and explaining the latest nutrition research to her followers. Abby has written for and has been featured as an expert in many well-known media publications, including The New York Times, New Yorker magazine, Vice, Men’s Health Magazine, Women’s Health Magazine, SELF Magazine, Cosmopolitan, The Kitchn, Health magazine, SiriusXM, and many others. Her first book Good Food, Bad Diet was published in January 2021 by Simon and Schuster. How to Find Abby: Website/Blog | Twitter | Facebook | Instagram How to Find Julie and Lisa: Julie and Lisa, coaches of Run Farther & Faster Instagram- @runfartherandfaster Facebook--@RunFartherandFaster Twitter- @runfartherfast Thank you to our sponsors, Oofos, SPIbelt, and Lily Trotters Compression.
May 14, 2021
Episode 87: Boston Marathon News and Conversation with Boston Qualifier, Conroy Zien
Well folks... over 9,000 runners were shut out of Boston 2021, including past podcast guest, Conroy Zien, a 3:18 marathoner who just missed the 7:47 cutoff. We caught up with Conroy, who generously and openly shared his disappointment, frustration, and hope for 2022. Conroy’s words will resonate with so many, particularly those who missed a goal due to factors beyond their control. We appreciate Conroy’s willingness to return to the podcast and share his story. Julie and Lisa, coaches of Run Farther & Faster Instagram- @runfartherandfaster Facebook--@RunFartherandFaster Twitter- @runfartherfast Thank you to our sponsors, Oofos, SPIbelt, and Lily Trotters Compression.
May 07, 2021
Episode 86: Training Observations and Tips from Ethiopia: A Conversation with Out of Thin Air Author and Anthropologist, Dr. Michael Crawley
Dr. Michael Crawley spent fifteen months living in Ethiopia, where he trained with the country's top runners. Michael, a 2:20 marathoner and anthropologist, combined his passions for research and running to learn and write on the training methods in Ethiopia that make champions. This is a fascinating conversation with so many takeaways that we can apply to our own training. Michael's book, Out of Thin Air, is available online and in bookstores. We will be giving away a free copy to one lucky listener this week. To enter, leave a review on Apple Podcasts or share our podcast on social media. Julie and Lisa, coaches of Run Farther & Faster Instagram- @runfartherandfaster Facebook--@RunFartherandFaster Twitter- @runfartherfast Thank you to our sponsors, Oofos, SPIbelt, and Lily Trotters Compression.
April 30, 2021
Episode 85: Running for My Life Author, Marathoner, and Mental Health Advocate, Rachel Ann Cullen
In this episode, we had the honor and pleasure to speak with two-time author and mental health advocate, Rachel Ann Cullen. Rachel shares how running helped her navigate bipolar disorder, depression, an abusive relationship, and body dysmorphia. She shares why she decided to run her first marathon, the London Marathon, seven months after she gave birth to her child, and how that experience changed her life forever. Rachel also shares how she took nearly an hour off her marathon time to achieve a 3:!6 marathon PR, and how she learned the consequences and signs of overtraining. You can check out Rachel's books and social media here: Social Media Blog - www.rachelcullenwrites.wordpress.com Twitter - @writtenbyrach Instagram - @rachel_running_for_my_life Julie and Lisa, coaches of Run Farther & Faster Instagram- @runfartherandfaster Facebook--@RunFartherandFaster Twitter- @runfartherfast Thank you to our sponsors, Oofos, SPIbelt, and Lily Trotters Compression.
April 22, 2021
Episode 84: The Weight of Weight: How Weight Worries and Body Image Hinder Our Performance-a Conversation with Amy Goldsmith, RD
This week, we had a candid conversation with each other and then with registered sports dietitian, Amy Goldsmith, founder of Kindred Nutrition about the weight of weight. As runners, we often feel that we need to look a certain way or be a certain weight to run faster, and, in an effort to change our body composition, we find ourselves in a pattern of injury and frustration. In this episode, we talk with each other about our own observations and struggles as coaches and runners and then we talk with Amy, who had us on as guests on her new podcast, Don't be Foodish. We also talk about the value of consulting with a registered sports dietitian. To find one in your area, check out www.ams.eatright.org. Thank you to our sponsors, Oofos, SPIbelt, and Lily Trotters Compression. Contact Coaches Julie and Lisa at www.runfartherandfaster.com, firstname.lastname@example.org, Instagram or Facebook.
April 16, 2021
Episode 83: Sleep Is Our Investment in Tomorrow: A Conversation with Sleep Medicine Specialist, Dr. Meeta Singh, MD
This week, we are thrilled to welcome Dr. Meeta Singh, a psychiatrist and sleep medicine specialist from the Henry Ford Sleep Disorder Center. Dr. Singh shares why sleep is an essential component for peak performance and why we all need to prioritize quality sleep. Dr. Singh has served as a consultant for multiple NFL, MLB, NHL, and NBA teams, including the Washington Nationals during the 2019 World Series! She even has her very own World Series ring. Dr. Singh shares the elements of proper sleep hygiene, how we can improve our sleep hygiene, and why sleep is an essential investment that we all need to make to improve our running and quality of life. We are so grateful to Dr. Singh for her time and expertise. Connect with Dr. Singh on Twitter, Instagram, and LinkedIn. Thank you to our sponsors, Lily Trotter Compression, Oofos Footwear, and Spibelt, and congratulations to our contest winner (announced in the episode).
April 09, 2021
Episode 82: When Should I Start My Next Training Cycle? Coaching Tips & More
A long overdue coaching episode. Enjoy these tips, which we hope will set you up for a successful training cycle...whenever you decide to start! Thank you to our sponsors, Lily Trotters Compression, SPIbelt, and Oofos. Stay tuned to the end of the episode to learn how you can win a prize package consisting of all of our sponsor items this month!
April 03, 2021
Episode 81: Running is NOT Therapy...but It Sure Helps: A Conversation with Dr. Rachel Tambling
After discussing the latest news out of a Boston, we welcomed Dr. Rachel Tambling. Rachel is a professor at the University of Connecticut with a background in trauma survivorship and addiction work and a marriage and family therapist. She is also her state representative for Road Runners Club of America, a marathoner, and coach. In this episode, we discuss how, why, and when to seek therapy and what to look for when searching for a therapist. This is an important conversation for runners and non-runners. We hope that you enjoy and learn from this conversation as much as we did! Notes: Rachel Tambling on Instagram: www.instagram.com/drrachelruns Rachel Tambling Consulting: www.tamblingconsulting.com RRCA Mental Health Guide for Athletes and Coaches http://www.runpro.com/mental-health Rachel's Tedx Talk on Toxic Positivity https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WCkmKZhmads How to find a therapist: therapistlocator.com and psychologytoday.com Our contact information: www.runfartherandfaster.com www.facebook.com/runfartherandfaster www.instagram.com/runfartherandfaster Contact Julie and Lisa: email@example.com Thank you to our sponsors, Oofos Footwear, Spibelt, and LillyTrotters Thank you to our editor, Erin Bryant
March 19, 2021
Episode 80: Bobbi Gibb, the First Woman to Run the Boston Marathon, Shares Why Representation Matters
In 1966, Roberta "Bobbi" Gibb, dressed in a baseball hat and sweatshirt in an attempt to disguise herself as a man, hid in the bushes near the start line of the Boston Marathon. When the gun went off, Bobbi jumped out of the bushes and started running as an unofficial entrant (women were not allowed to run until 1972). As Bobbi made the journey from Hopkinton to Boston, she knew that her life had changed forever. Bobbi crossed the finish line in 3:21 in 1966 to win the race. She won again in 1967 (Kathrine Switzer, who also ran that year and finished behind Bobbi, was the first registered entrant to run the race), and again in 1968. In Bobbi's words, when she decided to run that day as an unregistered runner, she "wanted to change the way people thought about women. I wanted to change that, because I just couldn’t live in a world like this.” In addition to being a pioneer in running, Bobbi is a scientist, artist, lawyer, mother, author, and humanitarian. At age 78, Bobbi continue to run every day "for about an hour," and in her spare time, she creates sculptures, including a sculpture that will soon be displayed in Hopkinton...of Bobbi herself. We hope that you enjoy this conversation and feel inspired by Bobbi's courage and her determination to live boldly and curiously and dream big. Thank you to Oofos Footwear for sponsoring the podcast and to our editor, Erin Bryant. Show Notes: Bobbi Gibb Marathon Sculpture Project: (https://www.metrowestdailynews.com/news/20190103/bobbi-gibb-sculpture-to-commemorate-womens-running-history) First Ladies of Running By Amby Burfoot (https://www.amazon.com/First-Ladies-Running-Inspiring-Visionaries/dp/1609615646) Bobbi's book, To Boston with Love (https://www.amazon.com/Boston-Love-Bobbi-Gibb/dp/1533673535) Bobbi's Facebook page: (https://www.facebook.com/BobbiGibbMarathonSculptureProject) How to find us: Facebook: www.facebook.com/runfartherfaster Instagram: @runfartherandfaster Website: runfartherandfaster.com Twitter: @runfartherfast
March 12, 2021
Episode 79: RRCA President, George Rehmet , Shares Why Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion in Running Matters
After announcing the winner of our Oofos giveaway and discussing the latest news on the Boston Marathon, we were thrilled to talk with George Rehmet, the first Asian-American president of the Road Runners Club of America and the first and (hopefully only) president during a pandemic. In addition to being a leader in the running world, George is a teacher for student with mental health issues, father, and accomplished runner and triathlete. George is a San Francisco native who currently lives in Daly City, California. He began running in 1981 with his high school cross country team. To date, he has run over 1,500 races, which include over 150 marathons and ultras. George shares how his role at the RRCA shifted after the murder of Ahmaud Arbery and what he and the RRCA are doing to make running a welcoming space for all. Resources: www.rrca.org https://www.rrca.org/news-articles/news-archives/2020/06/01/what-is-your-cause-on-global-running-day https://www.rrca.org/news-articles/news-archives/2020/06/03/11-things-the-running-community-can-do-to-be-more-intentionally-inclusive http://lite.cnn.com/en/article/h_91ba946b90103b0440d361ac002745d6 Reach out to George at President@rrca.org and/or on instagram at @i_support_rrca. Thank you to Oofos for sponsoring this episode and thank you to our editor, Erin Bryant.
March 05, 2021
Bonus Episode: Running through Menopause Webinar -Part 2
This is a recording of a webinar we co-hosted on February 28, 2021, with physical therapist, Rachel Miller, owner of Pro-Action Physical Therapy. We welcomed special guests, sports dietitian, Amy Goldsmith, RD, of Kindred Nutrition, and NASM trainer and coach, Kellie Redmond, of TEAM F.I.T. This is part 2 of our 2 part Running through Menopause webinar series.
March 01, 2021
Episode 78: First Lady of Running and Three-Time Boston Marathon Champion, Sara Mae Berman, and Her Husband and Coach, Larry Berman
What an honor to speak with three-time Boston Marathon champion (1970, 1971, and 1972), Sara Mae Berman, and her husband/coach/running and ski orienteering partner, Larry Berman. Sara Mae won the Boston Marathon as an unofficial winner from 1969 to 1971 before women were allowed to officially enter the race in 1972. She was also the first and only woman with three children to win the Boston Marathon. She achieved her personal best time in 1971 in a time of 3:05, and she shares how she achieved that time with Larry's support (he ran a personal best of 2:38). In addition to winning Boston three times, Sara Mae placed third at the NYC Marathon in 1971 in a time of 3:08, and placed fifth at Boston in 1972 (her first race as an official entrant) and 1973. In addition to running, Sara Mae was and continues to be an avid participant in ski-orienteering and cross-country skiing. Sara Mae and Larry founded the Cambridge Sports Union in 1962, which remains one of Boston's premiere running and ski clubs. Sara Mae and Larry share how she began her career at a five mile road race in Marlborough, Massachusetts, after Larry challenged her to run an 8 minute mile. For years, Sara Mae and Larry worked to convince the Amateur Athletic Union (AAU) to allow women to participate in races. They share the barriers she overcame to eventually have the opportunity to race officially with a bib number. To learn more about Sara Mae and Larry and the other pioneers of women's running, check out Amby Burfoot's book, the First Ladies of Running. Lastly, leave a review or share our podcast to enter to win a pair of Oofos footwear--any style. Check us out on Instagram and Facebook @runfartherandfaster and Twitter @runfartherfast. Send us an email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
February 27, 2021
Episode 77: At 42 Years Strong, Heather Malone-Wolf Is Changing the Optics of Running
What a fun conversation! After years of running on a treadmill, Heather Wolf-Malone started running outside two years ago at age 40. A friend convinced her to enter a 5K. She surprised herself by finishing just over 20 minutes, earning first in her age group. Since that race, Heather has continued to improve, win her age group and surpass her own expectations. Heather is now a member of the Charm City Run Racing Team, an ambassador for Rabbit, and a brand ambassador for Run 4 All Women, which uses running as a vehicle for social change. Before becoming a runner, Heather was a professional ballerina. She shared her journey from an aspiring baseball player to professional dancer to the director of the dance program at Garrison Forest, a private K-12 school in Baltimore. She shares how her experience as a professional dancer has helped her become a leader in her running community and change the optics of women of color runners over 40. Thank you to Oofos for sponsoring this episode. www.oofos.com Find Heather on social media at www.instagram.com/heatherbwolf Find Julie and Lisa on social media at www.instagram.com/runfartherandfaster and www.facebook.com/runfartherfaster Register for Part 2 of our Running Through Menopause webinar: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/running-through-menopause-part-2-nutrition-and-strength-tickets-138941127653?aff=eemailordconf&utm_campaign=order_confirm&utm_medium=email&ref=eemailordconf&utm_source=eventbrite&utm_term=viewevent Thanks to our editor, Erin Bryant, and thanks for subscribing and leaving a review!
February 19, 2021
Episode 76: Tips for Breaking through a Plateau to Run Farther & Faster
We haven't done a coaching episode in a while, and what better time to do one than in the middle of February in a pandemic. We feel like we are at mile 20 of the marathon. It's a long mile, but we are getting closer to the finish line. Until we reach the finish line, we want to share some coaching tips for improving your running, whether you are in a running rut or in the best shape of your life! Thank you to our sponsor, Oofos (check out the special offer) and to our editor, Erin Bryant. Thanks for subscribing and sharing! Julie and Lisa
February 12, 2021
Episode 75: Being Fit on the Inside: A Conversation with Heart Health Heroes, Karin Bertozzi and Jeanmarie Gallagher
Heart disease is the number 1 killer of Americans, taking more than 600,000 lives each year. In honor of Heart Month and Wear Red Day, we are excited to bring on two incredible guests. First, we are excited to share Karin Bertozzi's journey with our listeners. In 2014, Karin, an extremely fit yoga instructor and multisport athlete fainted in a supermarket and then woke up after a 12-hour open heart surgery. She shares her journey from suffering a near fatal cardiac event to recovering and becoming a cardiac yoga instructor for cardiac patients and volunteering for Mended Hearts, an organization that pairs cardiac survivors with cardiac patients to help ease fear and anxiety. Second, we welcomed one of the individuals who was instrumental in Karin's recovery, Jeanmarie Gallagher. Jeanmarie runs the cardiac rehabilitation clinic at Suburban Hospital in Bethesda, Maryland. In addition to being a clinical exercise physiologist, she is a former collegiate runner who ran track and field for Virginia Tech. Both women are inspiring and share their expertise and experience on handling setbacks and improving our own (or our loved ones') cardiac health. In honor of Heart Month, do yourself and/or your loved ones a favor. Make an appointment for your physical and remind your loved ones to do the same. In the words of past podcast guest and Boston Marathon Race Director, Dave McGillivray, you can't always outrun your heart health. Thanks to our editor, Erin Bryant, and our sponsor, OOFOS. Also, thank you to all of you for listening. Please screenshot and share our podcast and tag us on social media to help others find us!
February 05, 2021
Bonus Episode: Running through Menopause Webinar with Dr. Tobie Beckerman and Rachel Miller, PT
This is a recording of a webinar we co-hosted on January 31, 2021, with physical therapist, Rachel Miller, owner of Pro-Action Physical Therapy. We welcomed special guest, Dr. Tobie Beckerman, who is a top integrative gynecologist at Beckerman Women’s Health and menopause expert in the DC area. This is part 1 of our 2 part Running through Menopause webinar series. Link to register for Part 2: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/running-through-menopause-part-2-nutrition-and-strength-tickets-138941127653
February 01, 2021
Episode 74: Facts Matter: A Conversation with News Anchor & Endurance Athlete, Adam Longo
We so enjoyed talking with Emmy award winning WUSA9 evening news anchor and journalist, Adam Longo. In addition to being a phenomenal reporter, Adam is a fantastic endurance athlete who has shaved over 1.5 HOURS off his marathon time since running his first marathon a decade ago. Adam shares his training and time management secrets, along with his reporting adventures and why, especially now, facts matter. We so appreciated Adam’s candor and willingness to share what life is like for him as an endurance athlete and journalist in the DC area during a pandemic. Adam mentioned his favorite stories, including a real Forrest Gump who ran across the United States, Robert Pope (http://goingthedistancerun.com/). Adam is married to Melissa and is a proud father of three. Adam can be found on Instagram @adamlongo, Facebook @AdamLongo and Twitter @adamlongoTV. Adam is the 5 pm weekday anchor and investigative reporter for WUSA9 and a journalism professor at the University of Maryland. Special thanks to our editor, Erin Bryant.
January 29, 2021
Episode 73: Give Yourself Some Grace: A Conversation with the Running Rabbi, Laurie Rice, and the Faster Pastor, Christine Dunn
In keeping with the theme of unity on this inauguration week, we welcomed two incredible clergywomen, who also happen to be incredible runners, Rabbi Laurie Rice, who serves as a senior rabbi at Temple Micah in Nashville, and Pastor Christine Dunn, who serves as a senior pastor at Trinity Lutheran Church in Bethesda, Maryland. As we enter month 11 (!!) of pandemic life, Laurie and Christine share their tips for coping, accepting, and finding silver linings during this time. They also share their running and spiritual journeys, which are truly remarkable. We were honored to be a part of this important conversation. We are hosting a free webinar on Running through Menopause on 1/31 at 7 with Dr. Tobie Beckerman and Rachel Miller, PT. To register, go to https://www.eventbrite.com/e/running-through-menopause-tickets-136907021587?aff=eemailordconf&utm_campaign=order_confirm&utm_medium=email&ref=eemailordconf&utm_source=eventbrite&utm_term=viewevent If you enjoy our podcast, please rate, review, subscribe and share! Thank you! Thanks as always to our editor, Erin Bryant.
January 22, 2021
Episode 72: Age Is Just a Number: A Conversation with Elite Masters Runner, Heather Knight Pech
Heather Knight Pech achieved a personal record at every distance this year at age 58 after taking months off to heal from a hamstring injury. Heather’s tips on nutrition, recovery, and strength training will resonate with runners of all ages. Heather, a retired corporate executive, mom of three, and RRCA/USATF Run coach, shares how she holistically approaches her training. She discusses how she optimizes her recovery, nutrition, strength training, and pacing. Heather also shares how she stays injury free while running 70 miles per week. We so enjoyed this conversation with Heather. Notes: Heather can be found on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/_knighttraining/ https://mckirdytrained.com/coaches/ Runner's World article about Heather: https://www.runnersworld.com/runners-stories/a34762364/masters-marathoner-heather-knight-pech-runs-fast-times-at-58/ Special thanks to our editor, Erin Bryant.
January 15, 2021
Episode 71: Hindsight is 2020–A Recap of This Crazy Year
As we run into 2021, we poured ourselves some stiff drinks and shared our best and worst moments of the marathon of 2020. We hope you enjoy our conversation. We appreciate all of you for sharing, reviewing and subscribing to our podcast! Special thanks for our editor, Erin Bryant.
December 31, 2020
Episode 70: Sports Nutrition Expert, Nancy Clark, RD, Shares Advice For Masters Athletes
This week we had the honor of welcoming Nancy Clark, MS, RD, CSSD to the podcast. Nancy is a sports dietitian who practices out of Boston. She is also the author of THE book on sports nutrition, the Sports Nutrition Guidebook, which has sold over 750,000 copies. In this episode, Nancy answers all of our questions on all things nutrition for masters of all ages and stages. Nancy’s common sense approach to nutrition will resonate with any athlete. We appreciated Nancy’s willingness to answer some tough questions, particularly with respect to nutrition and menopause, and her common sense and approach to nutrition. Nancy can be found on Facebook, Twitter, and nancyclarkrd.com. We learned so much from our chat with Nancy. We know you will, too!
December 18, 2020
Episode 69: A Conversation with RunMitts Founder, Coach, and Runner, Susan Clayton
After mentioning RunMitts on our Favorite Things Podcast, we were blown away by our listeners’ enthusiasm about these game-changing mittens. After leaning more about RunMitts owner and creator Susan Clayton, we had to have her on the podcast. Susan candidly shares how she turned an innovative idea into a company and the challenges and opportunities she encountered along the way. We loved this conversation and hope you do, too! To order RunMitts, check out https://runmitts.com/. You can find RunMitts on social media here: Twitter (@RunMitts), Instagram (@whitepaws_runmitts), and Facebook (@WhitePaws RunMitts). To learn more about some of Susan’s entrepreneurial resources, check out: Make or Grow and Open Works. Please leave a review and share if you enjoy our podcast. Thanks to our amazing editor, Erin Bryant!
December 03, 2020
Episode 68: Lisa and Julie’s Favorite Things!
We don’t have a car to give away, like Oprah, but we do have a list, like Oprah, of our Favorite Running-Related Things for 2020 and a special prize to give away! Listen before 12/1 and enter to win. We hope that you enjoy this list as much as we enjoyed creating it. For a full list with links to the items so you can prepare for the holidays, check out www.runfartherandfaster.com
November 20, 2020
Yes, Real Races Are Possible in a Pandemic: Race Director Ken Racine Shares How.
Following a recap of highs and lows this week, Lisa interviews Ken Racine, owner of Racine MultiSports. Ken shares how we can race in person with appropriate Covid precautions. Ken has already directed a few in-person races during the pandemic and provides tips for runners and race directors on how to select and execute a safe and organized race of any distance, even in 2020. Thank you to RnJ Sports for sponsoring our podcast.
November 13, 2020
Episode 66: Boston 2021–Postponed!Goals Are Not.
Julie and Lisa kick off Season 4 with some tough news. Boston 2021 has been postponed to September. Julie and Lisa discuss options for training, tips for staying motivated, and their plans as runners and coaches. They also enjoy some laughs as they catch up on life since recording last month. Stay tuned throughout Season 4 for guests, tips, and motivation for being a resilient runner throughout the remainder of 2020 and 2021. If you enjoy our podcast, we would so appreciate a social media post/share and/or a five star review on Apple Podcasts! Thank you to our editor, Erin Bryant, and to RnJ Sports for sponsoring our podcast. Mention our podcast when spending $100 or more online or at the store and receive a free pair of Balega socks.
October 30, 2020
Episode 65: The Running Unicorn, S. Mark Courtney, Shares How He Directed a Real Race During Covid
After Lisa ran the NOTSOB Marathon in Pennsylvania on a certified course during a pandemic, we had to bring the race director, S. Mark Courtney, on the show! Mark is a running unicorn because he has an impressive running streak of approximately 14,800 days in a row—that’s 40 years without a day off—without experiencing injury. At age 63, Mark has run 40 straight Boston Marathons, and has a marathon PR of 2:28:48 at Chicago. Mark operates a road-race timing company known as Runner's High. When he decided to maintain his streak by running the virtual Boston Marathon, he wanted to run his race on a certified course. Rather than finding a race, he created his own. Mark shares some details about the planning, what he thinks races will look like over the next year or two, and his secrets to staying injury-free. Thank you to RnJ Sports for sponsoring this episode.
September 24, 2020
When You Can’t Run Boston, You Run Lake Latonka: Lisa’s Recap of Her Real Marathon on Sunday.
We finally get to recap a real race! Lisa, who ran her Boston Virtual Marathon in Pennsylvania on Sunday at the NOTSOB Fever Reliever Marathon, shares all of the details about her incredible real live race performance (!!!), where she joyfully ran 26.2 miles around Lake Latonka on a certified course. We discuss what races may look like in the foreseeable future and how races can be run safely. We hope that you enjoy this very special episode—our first recording together since March. Huge congratulations to Coach Lisa and all of our Boston Virtual Marathon finishers! If you haven’t yet subscribed and reviewed our podcast, we would SO appreciate it if you would. We are grateful for your support and to RnJ Sports for sponsoring our podcast.
September 15, 2020
Episode 63: Part 2: Coaching Tips for Running Your Best Virtual Marathon
Here’s a coaching episode that we never predicted—running your best virtual marathon! In Part 2 of this coaching series, Lisa and Julie share some tips for what we can do to successfully run a virtual marathon. Topics include: race strategy, mental strength, hydration, taper, and goal setting. This is part 2 of 2 episodes on this topic. Thank you to RnJ Sports for sponsoring our podcast. Check out our coaching special to get $20 off your first month of coaching.
September 04, 2020
If Not Me, Who; If Not Now, When? A Conversation with Beatie Deutsch’s Attorney, Akiva Shapiro
Beatie Deutsch, a two-time podcast guest, also known as “Speedy Beatie,” mother of five and the top female marathoner in Israel, recently retained attorney Akiva Shapiro of Gibson Dunn and Crutcher to ensure that she can run in the 2021 Olympic marathon. As Akiva explains, the women’s marathon at the Tokyo games is set for a Saturday in August 2021. The women’s race is typically scheduled for a Sunday, and this is the first time the race has been scheduled on a Saturday. Beatie, who is an Orthodox Jew, observes the Sabbath, and, as a result, she does not run between sundown on Friday and sundown on Saturday. Akiva shares on the podcast why Beatie’s case is important, why the concept of reasonable accommodations for religious beliefs and observances is a well-established principle, and why Beatie is reluctantly and bravely advocating for change. Please share this episode to support Beatie’s efforts to promote her inclusion in the Olympic Games. Thanks to RnJ Sports for sponsoring our podcast and please consider leaving a review!
August 28, 2020
More Is Not Always Better-a Conversation with Exercise Addiction Expert, Dr. Heather Hausenblas
Many of us believe that the more we run, the better we will be at running, and this is true to a certain extent. There is, however, a tipping point at which we can become in addicted to exercise, and sacrifice our relationships, jobs. and sleep as a result. We are excited to welcome the expert on the topic of exercise addiction, Dr. Heather Hausenblas, to the podcast this week. Heather Hausenblas, PhD, is an author, a researcher, and a leading health-wellness expert. Dr. Hausenblas is the co-author of six books, and she has published over 100 scientific journal articles related to health, sport, and wellness. She has been recognized for her research, and she has been the recipient of several awards including the Sport Science Award of the International Olympic Committee for her research on social determinants on physical activity. Dr. Hausenblas is an advocate for improving people’s health and she currently serves as the Vice-Chair for the Mayor’s Council on Fitness and Well-being for the City of Jacksonville and is a member of the Humana Bold Goal initiative, Movement for Change. She is a mom to three boys, and she enjoys exercising outdoors, spending time with her family and friends, and coaching and watching her sons play sports. Her goal is to hike in every National Park in North America. She resides in Jacksonville, FL with her husband and boys.
August 21, 2020
Episode 60: Part I: Coaching Tips for Running Your Best Virtual Boston (or Any) Marathon
Here’s a coaching episode that we never predicted—running your best virtual marathon! Lisa and Julie share some tips for what we can do right now to prepare for our first—and please, hopefully only—virtual Boston Marathon and ANY virtual marathon. Topics include nutrition, training approaches, course design, and goal setting. This is part 1 of 2 episodes on this topic. Thank you to RnJ Sports for sponsoring our podcast. Check out our coaching special to get $20 off your first month of coaching.
August 13, 2020
Episode 59: A Conversation with Laura Thweatt: Your Injury Does Not Define You.
What a conversation! Laura Thweatt is a Saucony- sponsored athlete, who trains in Boulder under Joe Bosshard. Laura was was one of the lead women at the 2020 U.S. Olympic Marathon Trials. Laura shares her amazing journey from injury to triumph. In 2017, after a 2:25 PR at the London Marathon, Laura sustained a potentially career-ending injury—osteitis pubis. She crawled her way back to health for two years, and the information she shares about how she did that is gold!. After that two-year struggle, she secured her Olympic Trials spot at the 2019 Chicago Marathon. Thanks to RnJ Sports for sponsoring this episode, and thanks to Laura for sharing her journey!
August 06, 2020
Episode 58: Run for Your Life: A Conversation with Dr. Mark Cucuzzella
We first met Dr. Cucuzzella eight years ago at the University of Virginia Running in Medicine Conference, where he shared his tips for injury free running. Since then, we’ve shared his drills and tips with hundreds of runners. In addition to discussing training tips and philosophies for injury-free running —Dr. Mark is a 29-time sub 3:00 marathoner—Dr. Mark shares his nutrition and fueling philosophies, which will be surprising to many listeners. In addition to his high-level training and practicing medicine, Dr. Mark owns a minimalist shoe running store, Two Rivers Treads, coaches youth XC camps, and is the race director for the Freedoms Run Marathon and Half in Harpers Ferry, West Virginia. To learn more about Dr. Mark, including his latest book, Run for Your Life, check out www.drmarksdesk.com
July 30, 2020
At 72, Masters Runner, Eric Melby, Shares How Running Enhanced and Then Saved His Life
Eric Melby is a top-ranked grandmasters runner, an 11-time Boston Marathoner, and a survivor. In this episode, Eric shares his incredible comeback story after suffering from unexpected complications following a routine surgery’. Anyone who has experienced a setback or injury will relate to Eric’s approach to his running and why he refuses to compare himself to....himself! We appreciate Eric’s candor and willingness to share his incredible story of resiliency, and we know his experience will resonate with all listeners. Special thanks to RNJ Sports for sponsoring this very special episode.
July 25, 2020
Episode 56: When Obstacles become Opportunities: A Conversation with Aaron Anderson
Everyone seems to know knows Aaron Anderson. Runners know him for his speed—he’s a 2:38 marathoner; parents know him for his talents as a DJ and teacher/owner of two companies, Heights and Beyond and A Squad Entertainment, and his family and friends know him for his entrepreneurial energy, positivity, and huge smile. Aaron shares how he struggled with ADHD and how he used running as a way to connect with others and overcome obstacles to achieve unimaginable goals. Aaron shares why and how his optimistic approach to life has led him to achieve success in running and business and how he’s pivoted his businesses during the pandemic. This episode will resonate with anyone who has struggled or knows someone who has struggled with any kind of learning (dis)Ability. We appreciate Aaron’s candor and willingness to share his inspiring journey. Thanks to RNJ Sports for sponsoring the podcast again this week!
July 16, 2020
Summer Coaching Tips with Lisa and Julie
Once again it’s time for our monthly coaching and conversation episode. After recapping the running news of the week, Julie and Lisa answer listeners’ training questions and provide tips for running happy, healthy, and strong all summer long. Thanks so much to RnJ Sports for sponsoring the podcast!
July 02, 2020
Goals Are Not Canceled: Olympic Trials Qualifier, Kerry Allen, Shares Her Five-Year OTQ Journey.
DC area runner, Kerry Allen, shares her incredible journey from casual runner to “get in shape,” to Olympic Trials Qualifier. A former high school all-state runner, Kerry stopped running freshman year at Duke and nearly gave up the sport altogether. A few years later, a roommate convinced her to train for a marathon, and eventually, she was hooked. In 2013, Kerry decided to train to qualify for the Olympic Trials. She spent five years chasing that dream with many setbacks along the way. Kerry shared the obstacles she had to overcome, including injuries and DNFs, and how (and why) she did not give up. Kerry’s story will resonate with any runner who has (or has not) achieved a big auspicious goal. Kerry, who runs for Georgetown Running Club, can be found on Instagram at @KLA2222, or run commuting to her office on Capitol Hill. Thank you RnJ Sports for sponsoring our podcast. Use the code to receive a free pair of Feetures socks with purchase.
June 25, 2020
“I Couldn’t Believe I Was in This.” 2:56 Marathoner, Roman Gurule, Shares His Coronavirus Odyssey
Roman Gurule, who was a guest on our shoe episode in February, is back on the show again for a very different reason. In mid-May, Roman contracted coronavirus, spent a week in the hospital, and is now recovering. Roman graciously offered to share his experience on the podcast to help others navigate this unpredictable virus. We are so grateful for Roman’s willingness to come on the show, and we wish him all the best as he continues to recover.
June 18, 2020
Episode 52: A Conversation with the Elise Hooper, Author of Fast Girls
This week, we had the pleasure of speaking to acclaimed author and Boston Marathoner, Elise Hooper, about her new book, Fast Girls, which we devoured in two days because it’s SO good. Hooper shares why she decided to write a book about the the true stories of three members of the first integrated women’s Olympic team, Betty Robinson, Helen Stephens, and Louise Stokes, and their journeys to a place on the track team in the 1936 summer games in Berlin. Hooper shares the incredible obstacles these three trailblazing women had to overcome, including surviving a plane crash, enduring systematic racism, and an extraordinarily uncomfortable meeting with Adolf Hitler. to run in Berlin. The book will be released on July 7, 2020, and can be found through any local or national bookseller and can be pre-ordered at www.bookshop.org. Many thanks to our FIRST sponsor, RnJ Sports! (www.rnjsports.com). Use the code RFF Feetures to receive a free pair of socks with any $100 purchase on their website, over the phone, or once they open, in stores.
June 12, 2020
Episode 51: Phasing out of Quarantine--Now What?--Dr. Erich Anderer Shares His Tips for Navigating Life after Quarantine, AND How to Avoid Back Surgery
Throughout this pandemic, we've been sharing articles on our social media from multiple publications in which Dr. Erich Anderer is frequently quoted. Rather than just post the articles, we thought we would reach out to the source. When we did, we learned that he is a founding member of the North Brooklyn Runners and a Boston Marathoner. Dr. Anderer couldn't have been more gracious with his time. He's a busy guy. In addition to serving as the Chief of Neurosurgery at NYU Langone – Hospital Brooklyn, and an assistant professor in the Department of Neurosurgery at the NYU School of Medicine, he's a runner, yogi, musician, and a dad. Dr. Anderer was born in Japan and grew up in NYC, where his family utilized a Reiki and shiatsu practitioner in conjunction with the family physician for preventative health care and maintenance. Dr. Anderer performs about 200 spine and brain surgeries a year, but his goal is to keep patients out of his office. As a result, he has a special nterest in self care as a means to prevent and treat most causes of neck and back pain. He is also helping to investigate ways to reduce the use of opiates in post-surgical patients, and eliminate their use in chronic pain. When COVID-19 spread to the NYC area, all elective surgeries were canceled, and as a result, Dr. Anderer became a key physician in treating coronavirus patients. We learned SO much from Dr. Anderer, and we hope our listeners do as well. Please share this information with your friends and family,He provided a lot of sound advice. Links: Dr. Anderer can be found on Instagram: www.instagram.com/drerichanderer and in a number of articles. https://www.insider.com/can-you-go-for-a-run-coronavirus-quarantine-social-distancing-2020-3 https://www.businessinsider.com/coronavirus-super-spreader-events-reveal-gatherings-to-avoid-2020-5 https://nyulangone.org/doctors/1548451032/erich-g-anderer Run Farther & Faster Instagram (www.instagram.com/runfartherandfaster), Facebook (www.facebook.com/runfartherfaster) www.runfartherandfaster.com Kellie Redmond's Core Classes: https://www.signupgenius.com/go/60b0f45aaa6229-zoom
June 05, 2020
Episode 50: Bonus Episode We Can All Speak Up: A Conversation about Race with Dr. Will Etti
During this incredibly heartbreaking time in our nation, we wanted to use this podcast to amplify a strong voice in our running community, Dr. William Etti, a talented runner, father, PhD, and a black male. Will, who we’ve had the opportunity to coach on and off for several years, offered to come on our podcast after providing some responses to the president of the RRCA on what the running community can do to be more inclusive and diverse. In doing so, Will shared openly how he has been racially profiled and how, as a black man, running and life looks different for him. He did the same in this episode and so much more. We so appreciate Will’s willingness to talk honestly and openly with us about his experiences with racism in a variety of contexts throughout his life.
June 03, 2020
Bonus Episode: Episode 49: The 2020 Boston Marathon Is Canceled...Now What?
Following the BAA announcement, Lisa and Julie discuss it all, including whether or not one should run virtual and whether to include a virtual half marathon, such as the Parks Half Marathon, within the virtual marathon to earn two virtual medals.
May 30, 2020
Episode 48: They Told Me I'd Never Run Again: A Conversation with Sarah Mulcahy
Lisa and Julie discuss their week, announce the winners of the 1 Mile Pandemic Improvement Project, and then welcome the amazing Sarah Mulcahy, of Eagle Lake, Maine, who qualified for the Olympic Marathon Trials in 2018 after breaking her hip in 2017 while 34 weeks pregnant with her second child. Note that this episode was recorded a few hours before the official Boston cancellation announcement. Sarah shares her incredible running journey, which began in 2008 after college to relieve stress. Sarah wakes up at 3 am to run during the cold Maine winters, while balancing two kids and teaching.. Sarah candidly shares how having an attitude of gratitude helped her recover from her hip injury and qualify for the 2020 Trials with a plate and two screws in her hip. Sarah's story is SO relatable in that she has encountered a number of injuries, including stress fractures and a devastating hip injury, and persevered with determination, positivity and grit. Sarah can be found on Instagram and is a frequent racer at multiple Maine marathons, including the Millinocket Marathon, a FREE Boston qualifier event to help a struggling Maine mill town, the Bay of Fundy International Marathon, and the Mount Desert Island Marathon, along with the Boston Marathon, which she ran in 2014 while six month pregnant. Show notes and links: Runner's Connect Heat Calculator Run Farther & Faster Virtual Race Database Run Farther & Faster Virtual Coaching Services Run Farther & Faster Instagram and Facebook
May 29, 2020
Episode 47: It’s Okay Not to Be Okay: Tips for Running Your Best Pandemic Summer
How should I approach my summer training ? How do I start to train when everything continues to be canceled? In this month’s monthly coaching chat, Lisa Levin and Julie Sapper answer these questions and discuss how to approach summer training, including tips on goal setting, heat training, periodization, and the importance of acknowledging that it’s okay not to be okay. Follow us for more tips on Facebook, Instagram, and check out our coaching services at Runfartherandfaster.com
May 21, 2020
Bonus Episode! Episode 46: The Times Don't Own You: A Conversation with Allie Kieffer
What a treat to talk with one of our very favorite professional runners, Allie Kieffer! We decided to release this as a bonus episode on Wednesday because who couldn't use a little Allie advice during quarantine? We want to apologize for the audio in our voices (not Allie's). We had some technical issues with our Zoom audio while recording, and with some of our questions, you'll hear an echo. Bear with our voices because Allie's is loud and clear. Some background about Allie: A native of West Islip, New York, Allie ran for Wake Forest University and Arizona State before running professionally in 2010. Following a hiatus, Allie returned to professional running after placing fifth at the 2017 NYC Marathon in 2:29:39 and signing with Oiselle and Asics. Since then, Allie has become a role model for runners with her unique approach to running, training and life. Her transparency and empathy comes through in this interview during which she discusses how she approaches her coaching, personal obstacles, and the pressures that she has encountered as a professional athlete, including in the social media arena. Now residing in Austin, Texas, Allie is not only a talented runner, but she is a talented coach and shares some of her tips for approaching training during the pandemic. Allie can be found on all social media platforms: Instagram: @Kiefferallie Twitter: @Alliekieffer Information on Run Farther & Faster's private virtual coaching: runfartherandfaster.com Social Media Handles: Instagram: @runfartherandfaster Facebook: Run Farther & Faster Twitter: @Runfartherfast Please leave a review on iTunes and thank you for listening!
May 13, 2020
Episode 45: Great Athletes Come From Great Habits and Routines: A Conversation with Peloton Senior Instructor, Matt Wilpers
Following a discussion on another week of pandemic life, Lisa and Julie welcome Senior Peloton Instructor and run coach, Matt Wilpers, to the podcast. A former Division I distance runner with twelve years of cycling and run coaching experience, Matt, who is best known for his Power Zone Training Peloton classes, shares what he’s learned as a coach and an athlete; how we can overcome challenges, such as injury, and turn them into opportunities; how men and women differ in response to training; and how we can best approach our fitness during the pandemic. Matt shares how he achieved a new PR at the 2019 NYC Marathon after over ten years of marathon running, how he approaches his own fitness, while balancing teaching Peloton classes, and how runners can implement cycling into their running for overall fitness gains. Show Notes: #Irunwithmaud (in memory of Ahmaud Arbery, to raise awareness about racism and injustice, run 2.23 miles on 5/6, Ahmaud’s birthday, and post a dedication with this hashtag). www.onepeloton.com www.mattwilpers.com www.instagram.com/mattwilpers www.aftershokz.com Sign up for our virtual Run Farther & Faster team for Lawyers Have Heart! Run a 5K or 10K and support the American Heart Association. https://www2.heart.org/site/TR/HeartWalk/FDA-FoundersAffiliate?team_id=574962&pg=team&fr_id=5486 You can find us and information about our coaching on Instagram, Facebook, our website, and through email at email@example.com. Matt's Bio: Matt has been coaching runners and cyclists of all ability levels since June of 2008. As a former CPA and pre-med student, he believes that a technical and hands-on coaching approach in combination with a fun and positive training atmosphere brings out the best performances in his athletes. Matt has taught group fitness classes for various companies including Equinox and Mile High Run Club. More recently, he has been able to pursue his passion by teaching at Peloton. Relevant certifications: NYU Postbaccalaureate Prehealth Certification IRONMAN Certified Coach NASM Certified Personal Trainer Hunter Allen Power-Based Training Certification RRCA Certified Running Coach Schwinn Certified Indoor Cycling Instructor USA Cycling Licensed Level 3 Coach VDOT O2 Certified Distance Running Coach Special thanks to our editor, Erin Bryant.
May 08, 2020
Episode 44: Passion Produces PRs:Matt Fitzgerald Shares How He Ran the Dream with the NAZ Elite Team
Matt Fitzgerald, who has written several running books, including 80/20, Racing Weight, Diet Cults, and How Bad Do You Want It, returns to the podcast to discuss his latest book, Running the Dream: One Summer Living, Training, and Racing with a Team of World-Class Runners Half My Age. Matt shares how he lived a lifelong dream for thirteen weeks in Flagstaff, Arizona, where he trained and lived with the HOKA NAZ Elite Team under coach Ben Rosario. Matt shares how he overcame imposter syndrome, changed his running, rehabbed an injury, and achieved his goal of setting a new 13 year-old PR of 2:39 at age 45 at the Chicago Marathon. Matt’s tips and experience will resonate with all runners of all ages, especially those who want to overcome a longstanding plateau. Matt, who contracted and thankfully, recovered, from Coronavirus, also shares how he eased back into running after being ill for several weeks. Matt’s book will be released on 5/5/20 and can be found in all local and national book retailers.
May 01, 2020
Bonus Episode: Keep Running Healthy in Pandemic Times--the Audio Version of a Webinar with Rachel Miller of ProAction Physical Therapy (4/29/20)
Lisa and Julie of Run Farther & Faster joined with Rachel Miller of ProAction Physical Therapy to present a webinar on 4/29/20 on tips for running healthy in the pandemic. Over 100 runners from around the world attended the webinar and asked questions, which were addressed throughout the presentation. ProAction Physical Therapy is offering PT through telehealth. Check out their website for additional information. Run Farther & Faster continues to offer virtual coaching throughout this time of uncertainty. Please reach out to firstname.lastname@example.org with any questions regarding this presentation. We plan to do more of these throughout the next few weeks.
April 29, 2020
Episode 43: Failures Provide the Building Blocks for Success: A Conversation with Conroy Zien
Montgomery County Road Runners Club Coach, Conroy Zien, shares his long and inspiring journey to qualify for the Boston Marathon. He details the setbacks, and how he was able to defy the odds to achieve a PR and a BQ at age 50 at his 30th marathon. Conroy’s story will resonate with any goal digger, especially those working to qualify for Boston.
April 25, 2020
Episode 42: Recapping Our Favorite Boston Marathon Moments with Dan DiFonzo and Ken Trombatore
Julie and Lisa welcome back veteran Boston Marathoners, Ken and Dan, who, along with Lisa and Julie, share some of their favorite Boston Marathon moments over the last two decades. This episode is being released on what should have been Marathon Monday 2020 to bring some laughter and motivation to listeners during these uncertain times. Please consider leaving a review on iTunes if you enjoy this podcast.
April 20, 2020
Episode 41: Hope Is Really All We Got: Boston Marathon Race Director, Dave McGillivray
We welcome Boston Race Director, Dave McGillivray, back to the podcast for a second time to discuss the Boston Marathon, how he’s coping during this pandemic, and what we can all do as runners during this time of uncertainty. Dave is an accomplished athlete, philanthropist, author, motivational speaker, the founder of DMSE Sports, and a father of five. We appreciated Dave’s candor and advice during these challenging times. For those interested in helping kids set some goals, check out Dave’s Dream Big Marathon. (http://dreambigwithdave.org/dream-big-marathon-2/). Special thanks to our editor, Erin Bryant.
April 16, 2020
Episode 40: Michael Wardian Shares Why We Can and Should Set Audacious Goals
Michael Wardian joins Lisa and Julie ,just a few days after winning the Quarantine Backyard Ultra Marathon, which featured more than 2,000 runners virtually competing to determine who is able to run the most 4.167 mile loops, Mike shares what motivated him during the race, which captivated quarantined runners and non-runners all over the world, what he used to fuel, and how he kept going even when he wanted to quit. Mike shares how we can continue to stay motivated during uncertain times, his secrets to staying injury free, and how he recovers so quickly after a race. We want to give special thanks to our editor, Erin Bryant, who has helped us keep these episodes launching during this pandemic.
April 10, 2020
Episode 39: Wootton High School Coach, Personal Trainer, and Top Masters Runner, Kellie Redmond, Shares Her Secrets to Running Healthy in All Stages of Life
After Julie and Lisa discuss how they are living their best pandemic life, they welcome track and cross country coach, Kellie Redmond, who is also the owner of T.E.A.M. Fit, through which she currently offers live strength training classes via Zoom. Kellie is a NASM and IDEA certified personal trainer and fitness instructor. Kellie has displayed a lifetime passion for health and fitness majoring in exercise physiology, with emphasis on cardiac rehab, and working at a fitness center throughout high school and college. Kellie worked for Ford Motor Company upon graduation and assisted employees with their fitness programs and healthy lifestyles. In 2005 Kellie carried this passion to the Wootton High School Track and Cross Country program. Since being at Wootton, Kellie has created one of the top programs in Maryland, compiling 5 Coach of the Year awards as well as numerous County, Regional and State Track and Cross Country awards. Kellie has also been a runner for most of her lifetime and competed as a division I track and cross country runner and shares her tips for running healthy for a lifetime and how to approach running in every decade..
April 03, 2020
Episode 38: It's the Little Things: Top Physical Therapist, Rachel Miller, Shares What All Runners Should Be Doing to Come Out of Quarantine Stronger and Faster
After Lisa and Julie discuss the week and Lisa shares some tough news, they welcome their dear friend and RunWashington's top physical therapist, Rachel Miller, the owner of ProAction Physical Therapy. This mom of two and business owner candidly shares her strategies for coping with difficult and uncertain situations. Her advice is golden. Rachel then shares how runners can use this quarantine as an opportunity to improve weaknesses and the exercises/drills runners should be doing during this time to come out of quarantine life stronger than ever. Like so many health care professionals these days, Rachel is providing telehealth physical therapy for runners located anywhere in the country. To schedule an appointment with Rachel, go to her website or call 301-881-2273. To check out the strength training videos provided by our favorite trainers and discussed on our podcast, head over to our Facebook page. Special thanks to our amazing editor, Erin Bryant.
March 28, 2020
Episode 37: Running and Coping During a Pandemic: A Conversation with Certified Mental Performance Consultant, Carrie Jackson Cheadle
WOW. It's been a WEEK. After Lisa and Julie talk about how to approach training during this time of uncertainty, homeschooling, and social distancing, they welcomed Mental Performance Consultant, Carrie Jackson Cheadle, the co-author (with previous podcast guest, Cindy Kuzma), of Rebound, who shares her tips on managing the stress and anxiety during these unprecedented times. We hope that runners and non-runners find this conversational helpful. We are all in this together. Here's a little about Carrie: Carrie Cheadle lives just north of San Francisco, California and has been working on the performance of teams, organizations, and individual athletes and exercisers since 2002. She is a Certified Mental Performance Consultant through the Association for Applied Sport Psychology and author of the book On Top of Your Game: Mental Skills to Maximize Your Athletic Performance and co-author of Rebound: Train Your Mind to Bounce Back Stronger from Sports Injuries as well as the co-host of the podcast The Injured Athletes Club. She has been interviewed as an expert resource for articles that have appeared in publications such as Outside Magazine, Shape Magazine, Men’s Fitness, Women’s Health, Runner’s World, Women’s Running Magazine, Bicycling Magazine, New York Times, and HuffingtonPost. She is a sought-after speaker and has spoken and consulted with many collegiate teams, cycling teams, and triathlon teams, as well as corporate organizations including CamelBak. She’s also been featured in the TrainingPeaks blog and webinar series as an expert in Mental Skills Training. Carrie has worked with athletes of all ages and at every level, from recreational athletes to elite and professional athletes competing at national and international levels. Carrie also specializes in working with athletes and exercisers with Type I Diabetes and she’s the director of the Mental Skills Training Program for Diabetes Training Camp. She received her Bachelor of Arts degree in psychology at Sonoma State University and her Master of Arts degree in sport psychology at John F. Kennedy University. Carrie has taught both undergraduate and graduate levels for psychology classes and is currently adjunct faculty for John F. Kennedy University.
March 20, 2020
Episode 36: 2:31 marathoner, Kate Landau, shares her incredible journey.
After Julie and Lisa provide tips on training after the news of the cancellation of every race on the planet, they welcome elite runner, Kate Landau. Kate, who is 43, recently finished 14th in the Olympic Marathon Trials in a time of 2:34. Kate shares how she overcame an eating disorder to rediscover running and become one of the top masters marathoners in the country with a 2:31 PR at Boston 2019. As a single full-time working mom, Kate balances her training, motherhood, and a career as a physician's assistant. We have no doubt that Kate's story will resonate with all of our listeners. Kate, like so many of our listeners, was scheduled to run Boston 2020. Like everyone else, she is adjusting her training and goals during this time of uncertainty and focusing on the process. To learn more about Kate, check out this recent article in RunWashington.
March 13, 2020
Episode 35: Dr. Justin Ross: How and Why We Need to Train Our Brains to Run to Our Fullest Potential
Denver-based clinical sports psychologist, Dr. Justin Ross, the founder of Mind Body Health, LLC, helps athletes all over the world to develop high performance skills aimed at peak performance. In this episode, Justin provides tips for scenarios that runners experience while training and racing, including overcoming pre-race and performance anxiety, negative thoughts, process and outcome goals, and the impact of social media on our mental approach to training. Justin, who is a 2:57 marathoner, will be running his fourth Boston Marathon in April and provides race specific tips so that we can be mentally and physically strong on race day. His masterclass, Unlock Your Athletic Potential, is now available on the Insight Timer App. Justin can be found on Instagram and Facebook. Show notes: Running on Om Podcast Episode with Molly Seidel BAA Updates on Corona Virus Run Farther & Faster on Instagram and Facebook
March 06, 2020
Episode 34: Your Engine Needs Fuel! Boston Registered Dietitian, Laura Moretti Reece, Provides Tips for Running Your Best Boston Marathon
We came across registered dietitian, Laura Moretti Reece, after reading an article in Runner's World about Amelia Boone , which was written by previous podcast guest and friend, Cindy Kuzma, We loved what Laura had to say and once we saw that she was a Boston Marathoner herself with a wealth of expertise on fueling athletes, we knew we had to reach out and ask her to join us on the podcast. We were so lucky to talk with Laura for over an hour on all things nutrition and marathon fueling. She talked about how to fuel for marathon training and on race day, diet trends, including Keto and intermittent fasting, and how we can all use a few simple rules of thumb to fuel our engines for marathon training. Take notes and enjoy our conversation with Laura. Laura can be found on all social media platforms. She provides virtual and in-person nutritional counseling for athletes of all ages. Special thanks to Run Farther & Faster Podcast editor, Erin Bryant. Music credit: Room 69 by Electronic Senses | https://soundcloud.com/electronicsenses Music promoted by https://www.free-stock-music.com Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike 3.0 Unported https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/3.0/deed.en_US
February 28, 2020
The Shoe Episode: The What, Why and How behind the Nike Vaporfly Shoes and Why Runners Need to Get Fit and Be Fit for the Boston Marathon
Lisa and Julie welcome shoe expert, Kelly Scherf, of RnJ Sports, along with Nike Vaporfly enthusiasts and veteran Boston Marathoners, speed demon, Roman Gurule, and Boston Bound author, Elizabeth Clor, to the podcast. Kelly, often referred to as the shoe whisperer, is the apparel buyer for RnJ Sports and a seasoned marathoner herself. Kelly has been providing fittings for runners of all levels, from elite to very beginner, for almost 20 years, and shares her expertise on selecting the optimal running shoe. Kelly also weighs in on the Vaporfly controversy and who could benefit from the shoes. Roman and Elizabeth, who boast marathon PRs of 2:56 and 3:15, respectively, weigh in on their Vaporfly shoe experiences. Both provide excellent advice on the criteria runners should use when deciding whether or not to run with the famous carbon plate. This is an interesting and informative conversation for any runner--after all, shoes are the most essential piece of running equipment. Please like, share, and review! Special thanks to Run Farther & Faster Podcast editor, Erin Bryant. Music credit: Room 69 by Electronic Senses | https://soundcloud.com/electronicsenses Music promoted by https://www.free-stock-music.com Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike 3.0 Unported https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/3.0/deed.en_US
February 22, 2020
Episode 32: Two Months to Go! Training Do's and Don'ts for Running Your Best Boston Marathon!
Following a recap of the Miami Half Marathon 2020, Julie and Lisa provide training tips during the two months before Boston. The Don’ts: 1. Don’t panic. Instead of thinking of what you haven’t done, take a look at all you have done over the last few months. It’s counterproductive to feel that you are behind. 2. Don’t compare. Every body, every runner is different. Everyone needs different amounts of recovery and can tolerate different levels. 3. Don’t compensate. You can’t cram training. Don’t do too much! Don’t do too much speed, too many long runs,too many hills, too many miles. Focus on where you are right now and build from there. 4. Don’t ignore. If you have a pain, feel extra fatigued, feel sickness coming on, do not ignore. 5. Don’t worry about your easy paces. The Do’s 1. Practice marathon pace and lactate threshold pace 2. Run on hilly routes 3. Stay injury free through massage, strength work, ,foam rolling, and resting 4. Run easy on easy days. 5. Get fitted for shoes 6. Practice nutrition on long runs while running fast 7. Sleep longer 8. Take rest days 9. Eat to fuel, not just during taper week 10. Practice positive self talk while running in tough conditions. 11. Practice running solo because you will be running solo in the marathon 12. Schedule a tune-up race or two. Schedule recovery days for the tune-up race. Use the tune-up as a guide. 13. Believe in yourself Special thanks to Run Farther & Faster Podcast editor, Erin Bryant. Music credit: Room 69 by Electronic Senses | https://soundcloud.com/electronicsenses Music promoted by https://www.free-stock-music.com Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike 3.0 Unported https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/3.0/deed.en_US
February 15, 2020
Episode 31: Olympic Trials Qualifier, Cherry Blossom Race Director, and 24-Time Boston Marathoner, Phil Stewart
Following Lisa and Julie's recap of their 10 year celebration in which they provide ten lessons learned over the last decade, they welcomed Phil Stewart to the podcast. Phil is both a running and race management legend, both in the DC area as well as on the national and international stage. Phil has been the Event Director for the Credit Union Cherry Blossom 10 Mile Run, the premier springtime running event in Washington, DC, since 1991. He is arguably one of the nation’s experts on road race management, and is the editor and publisher of the Road Race Management newsletter, as well as the co-author of Organizing Running Events: The Complete Guide to Staging a Successful Road Race. Before he became a race director, Phil was, and still is, an accomplished distance runner. He has run the Boston Marathon 24 times, the first time in 1975, where he finished in 2:19:58, qualifying him for the 1976 Olympic Trials. He returned in 1977 to finish 15th overall. Phil has run Boston every decade of his life since those first races, and will return this year to compete for the first time in his 70’s. Special thanks to Run Farther & Faster Podcast editor, Erin Bryant. Music credit: Room 69 by Electronic Senses | https://soundcloud.com/electronicsenses Music promoted by https://www.free-stock-music.com Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike 3.0 Unported https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/3.0/deed.en_US
February 06, 2020
Episode 30: Israeli National Champion, Speedy Beatie Deutsch, Is Back!
Beatie Deutsch or “Speedy Beatie” is back on the podcast to talk about her recent win at the Tiberias Marathon, where she achieved a 10 minute PR in a time of 2:32. This two-time Israeli National Champion, shares her ability to use mental strength and a growth mindset to run faster than she ever imagined. Beatie shares her tips to channeling a positive mindset, even when the goal seems unattainable. Beatie, who was a guest on our podcast last year, lives in Jerusalem with her husband and five kids, and, as an Orthodox Jew, runs in modest attire—hey Nike let’s get her a clothing line. Listeners will undoubtedly find Beatie’s approach to challenges incredibly motivating and inspiring.
January 30, 2020
Episode 29: At 71, Jeannie Rice Continues to Break World Records in Every Distance without Injury
Jeannie Rice a 71 year-old grandmother marathoner, recently broke the marathon world record for her age group by running the 2019 Berlin Marathon in 3:24 (that’s an age graded time of 2:12). Jeannie, who started running at 35 to lose weight, qualified for Boston at her first marathon and then again 35 more times. She provides her tips for running and enjoying the Boston Marathon and beyond. Jeannie shares her secrets for remaining injury free throughout her entire 35-year running career and what motivates her to keep running competitively and breaking her own records.
January 23, 2020
Episode 28: Boston Marathon Training and Scoop with Runner’s World Contributor and Co-Author of Rebound, Cindy Kuzma
Following a recap of Julie and Lisa’s Boston training week, they welcomed Chicago- based journalist, Cindy Kuzma, who shares her perspective on the running world, injury, the impact of social media on running and of course, the Boston Marathon. Cindy is a prolific health and fitness writer with articles in Runner’s World, Outside Magazine, and so many more. She recently wrote Rebound: Train your mind to bounce back stronger from sports injuries with co-author, Carrie Jackson Cheadle. She is also the co-host with Carrie of the Injured Athletes Club podcast. Cindy is a seven-time Boston Marathon finisher and just an awesome person. Rebound by Carrie Jackson Cheadle and Cindy Kuzma The Extreme Boston Marathon Ritual That Shows I've Completely Lost It! by Cindy Kuzma Run Farther & Faster Virtual Coaching Injured Athletes Podcast Injured Athletes Facebook Group
January 17, 2020
Episode 27: Boston Marathon and Spring Marathon Training Tips for the Base Building Phase
After Lisa and Julie recap their winter break races, including the Tiberias Marathon(!), and discuss their ten year anniversary, they provide ten key tips for training for Boston during the base building phase of marathon training. Notes: Headlightz hats, Kindred Nutrition (Amy Goldsmith), Runiversary, lululemon, MCRRC, Beatie Deutsch, Headlightz, ProAction PT.
January 09, 2020
Episode 26: We Are Back! Welcome to the 2020 Run Farther & Faster Boston Marathon Podcast
Lisa and Julie recap their races—the Marine Corps 50K and the Last Chance to BQ.2 Marathon, and discuss how to prepare for spring marathon training.
November 29, 2019
Episode 25: Overcoming Obstacles and Setting Goals
Lisa and Julie recap the four-part series with a discussion on overcoming obstacles, setting goals, and managing the seasons of life and running. They discuss their own running goals along with the runners they coach and how to find joy in running, regardless of the goal. Thank you to our listeners! Please leave a review and subscribe! We will be back in the fall for our next series, so subscribe so you’ll be the first to know.
July 04, 2019
Episode 24: Rod Vieira Runs with Heart
After suffering a heart attack at age 41, Boston Marathoner, Rod Vieria, made himself a big promise. In this episode, Rod shares his remarkable journey from hospital to Hopkinton.
June 28, 2019
Episode 23: Marathoner Erin Linton Shares Her Story of Strength and Courage
Marathoner and mom of two, Erin Linton, shares how she overcame the unimaginable —an aneurysm—and returned to running. Erin shares her unbelievable journey over the last six months, and we have no doubt that any listener will be inspired by her courage and tenacity. Erin can be found on Instagram at @ehlinton.
June 21, 2019
Episode 22: Professional Runner and Registered Dietitian, Rachel Hannah
Elite Canadian runner, Rachel Hannah, R.D. has an impressive running career as the Canadian champion in the 10K, half marathon and cross country events, along with earning the bronze medal at the 2015 Pan Am games. In the middle of her success, Rachel encountered a number of obstacles. Rachel talks about her struggle with amenorrhea and low bone density, which resulted in multiple potentially career ending injuries. She discusses how she approached injury and recovery and how she overcame the weight pressures that are so prevalent in distance running to recover and continue running professionally. Rachel provides lots of sound advice for anyone who struggles with proper fueling an/or injury. Rachel can be found on Instagram at @rachelhannahrd.
June 13, 2019
Episode 21: Shawn Livingston Overcame Addiction and Ran from Tragedy to Triumph
We are back in action and kicking off our next podcast series with an incredible guest, Shawn Livingston, who, through running, overcame a heroin addiction and will share how he conquered seemingly insurmountable obstacles to become an accomplished ultra runner and so much more. Shawn’s life story is the subject of a soon-to-be-released documentary, Woke the Monster. We hope that you will find Shawn as inspirational as we do. Shawn can be found on Instagram and through his website wokethemonster.com.
June 06, 2019
Episode 20: Boston Marathon 2019 Recap
Just hours after arriving home from Boston, Julie and Lisa recap in detail the 2019 Boston Marathon!
April 16, 2019
Episode 19: We are in Boston! News, Tips, and Latest Weather Report!
Lisa and Julie, along with special guest Lindsay Thomas, discuss all of the pre-race happenings in Boston, including a detailed weather forecast, courtesy of Zach Hawkins.
April 14, 2019
Episode 18: Final Tips for Running and Spectating the Boston Marathon with Guest Boston Guru, Rachel Glazer
Lisa and Julie provide all of the planning, packing and racing tips you need to run your best Boston Marathon. After the coaches provide their own last-minute tips and tricks, they welcome native Bostonian, Boston Marathoner, and Boston Marathon announcer, Rachel Glazer, who provides essential Boston Marathon spectating tips.
April 11, 2019
Episode 17 — Bonus Episode! Women to Watch — Karen Howe and Teal Burrell
As Boston 2019 approaches, we wanted to bring to our listeners two Boston Marathoners to watch, Karen Howe and Teal Burrell. Karen Howe Karen is an eight-time Boston Marathoner who recently achieved a PR at age 42 at the NYC Marathon in a time of 3:10. Karen talks about her running journey, including how she has become faster as a master. Karen has two children and resides in Rochester, New York. Teal Burrell Teal, a member of the elite Oiselle Haute Voilee Team, progressed from a four hour marathoner to a two-time Olympic Trials Qualifier. Teal discusses how she whittled down her marathon time to achieve a new PR of 2:39 at the California International Marathon. Teal has one child and resides in Richmond, VIrginia. Both of these ladies are women to watch, and we hope you enjoy hearing their motivating journeys as much as we did.
April 06, 2019
Episode 16: Boston Marathon SHE-RO, Kathrine “KV” Switzer
After Lisa and Julie discuss their training, Kathrine Switzer, the first official female entrant to finish Boston, joins the podcast. Kathrine shares how running has impacted her life and how she continues to use running as a vehicle for social change through her empowering organization, 261 Fearless. Kathrine details her 1967 Boston Marathon experience and so much more! To find out more about Kathrine, including her speaking schedule in Boston, check out Kathrine's website.
April 04, 2019
Episode 15: Big News Update & Author Matt Fitzgerald Provides Loads of Tips for Training and Boston
After Lisa and Julie discuss the highs and lows of the week, including some tough news, they welcome Matt Fitzgerald to the podcast who discusses his new book, Life Is a Marathon, among with his philosophies on training, racing, mental fitness, nutrition, and Boston strategy. Matt, as the author of over 20 running books, including 80/20, How Bad Do You Want It, and Diet Cults, provided a ton of great information in this packed episode.
March 28, 2019
Episode 13: Part 2: Tips for Racing the Boston Marathon
Following a brief recap of training and life, Lisa and Julie welcome back coaches and seasoned Boston Marathoners, Ken Trombatore and Dan DiFonzo, who provide loads of crucial tips on how to properly race the Boston course.
March 20, 2019
Episode 12: Part 1: Tips for Preparing and Racing the Boston Marathon
After Lisa and Julie discuss their training for the week, they welcome two coaches, Ken Trombatore and Dan DiFonzo. Ken, Dan, Lisa and Julie, who have collectively run over 50 Boston Marathons, discuss all aspects of the Boston Marathon from training and preparing (Part I) to race execution (Part II). In between they share funny stories, insider tips, and why this race is unique. This is a must-listen for all who are headed to Beantown to race this historic course.
March 14, 2019
Episode 11: Lessons and Wisdom from Dave McGillivray, Boston Marathon Race Director
After Lisa and Julie review their Boston training and racing for the week, Boston Race Director, Dave McGillivray, joined the podcast to discuss all aspects of the Boston Marathon and beyond. Every listener will benefit from Dave’s insight and experience! Dave is an accomplished athlete, philanthropist, author, motivational speaker, and the founder of DMSE Sports.
March 07, 2019
Episode 10: Israeli Olympic Contender and 2:42 Marathoner, Beatie Deutsch, AKA, “Speedy Beatie”
After Lisa recaps the wet and wild RRCA 10 Miler, Julie and Lisa welcome Beatie Deutsch, AKA, “Speedy Beatie,” Israel’s fastest female runner, mother of five, and an Olympic contender. Beatie talks about her training, how she conquers obstacles, and why running with an attitude of gratitude has helped her become the fastest female in Israel. Beatie can be found on Instagram @marathonmother and Facebook @BeatieDeutsch Beatie dedicates all of her miles to the charity, Beit Daniella, a residence for teens recovering from mental health challenges. To donate, check out the link in her instagram profile.
February 26, 2019
Episode 9: Recover to Run Your Best Boston: Christie Aschwanden, Author of Good to Go
Following a discussion about their Boston Marathon training, Lisa and Julie welcome Christie Aschwanden, the lead science writer for FiveThirtyEight and the author of GOOD TO GO: What the Athlete in All of Us Can Learn From the Strange Science of Recovery. She’s the co-host of EMERGING FORM, a podcast about the creative process. Christie talks about the importance of recovery in training and dispels some of the myths behind recovery and discusses multiple types of recovery, including hydration, sleep, massage, ice, and heat.
February 21, 2019
Episode 8: Tom Foreman on Why Running the Boston Marathon In the Worst Conditions Is the Most Ideal Race Ever
After a discussion on their Boston Marathon training, including Lisa’s love for Slim Jims, Julie and Lisa welcomed CNN Correspondent, Tom Foreman, author of My Year of Running Dangerously, ultra runner, and 2018 Boston Marathon Finisher. Tom offers wise training advice and tips that apply to running and life.
February 14, 2019
Episode 7: Get a Mental Edge with Dr. Jennifer Lager — How to Train Your Brain to Run Your Best Boston Marathon
After Lisa and Julie recap their Boston Marathon Training this week, they welcomed renowned sports psychologist, Dr. Jennifer Lager, founder of GAME (Get a Mental Edge), who provides practical tips on how to train the brain to be a better runner and human. Dr. Lager’s advice for developing a mental strategy in training for execution on race day will undoubtedly help all runners get a mental edge.
February 07, 2019
Episode 6: Bonus Episode. That Time When DC Area Runner, Mike Wolf, Met and Ran with Meb!
Bonus Episode! On Monday, January 28th, Washington, DC, area runner, Mike Wolf, while on a business trip in San Diego, bumped into four-time Olympian and champion marathoner, Meb Keflezighi. Much to Mike’s shock, Meb invited Mike to run with him. In this episode, Mike shares all of the details of this magical encounter. https://www.facebook.com/142537999769/posts/10156949200964770?sfns=mo
February 04, 2019
Episode 5: Miami Half Marathon Race Recap and Strength Training for Runners with Prime Fitness
After Lisa and Julie review their training this week, including Julie’s race recap of the Miami Half Marathon, they welcomed special guests, Christy and Eric Giroux, to the podcast. Following a discussion on the importance of strength training for distance runners, Christy and Eric provide a simple 30 minute strength training program for runners to follow during a marathon training cycle to optimize strength, mobility and injury prevention. For videos of the exercises discussed and for further information on this episode, go to our website. www.runfartherandfaster.com
January 31, 2019
Episode 4: Run Farther & Faster Podcast with Guest Dr. Lee Firestone — Boston Marathon & Injury Prevention Tips
Lisa and Julie talk all about the Boston Marathon with Dr. Lee Firestone, DPM. They cover a wide range of topics, including training tips, injury prevention, and innovative treatments for common running injuries. Noteworthy mentions include: READ Farther & Faster Book Club on 2/3; Miami Marathon, Nuun, lululemon Gaithersburg, Montgomery County Road Runners Experienced Marathoners Program, Run Farther & Faster Speed and Strength Program, EPAT, ultrasound, RnJ Sports, Rockville
January 24, 2019
Episode 3: Fueling for the Boston Marathon with Registered Dietitian, Amy Goldsmith of Kindred Nutrition.
Following a discussion between Julie and Lisa about winter training, Amy Goldsmith, R.D., a sports dietitian and founder of Kindred Nutrition, provides advice on all things nutrition and running, including fueling during training, proper nutrition before race day, and eating for optimal racing. Amy dispels some nutrition myths and provides a nutrition plan for training and racing. Show Notes: Matt Fitzgerald, Author of Diet Cults Run Farther & Faster Virtual Coaching READ Farther & Faster Book Club (Rockville) lululemon Saturday Group Run (Gaithersburg) Amy Goldsmith, RD, Kindred Nutrition RMR Testing Rich Roll
January 17, 2019
Episode 2: Train to Qualify and Run Your Best Boston Marathon with Guest Ken Trombatore
Julie and Lisa discuss their training during the first half of the episode and then welcome 2:47 marathoner and 12-time Boston finisher, Ken Trombatore, who shares his tips, along with some funny stories, for training and racing your best race. Show Notes: Montgomery County Road Runners Club Run Farther & Faster lululemon Gaithersburg at Crown Prime Fitness Zengo Lifetime Cycle Orange Theory Fitness
January 10, 2019
Episode 1: Run Farther & Faster—Train to Run Your Best Boston Marathon
Tune in for weekly episodes during this 14 week training cycle with Run Farther & Faster coaches, Julie and Lisa, for tips on training for Boston.
January 05, 2019