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Run Farther & Faster — The Podcast with Coaches Lisa Levin and Julie Sapper

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 27 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.
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Episode 91: Too Much Grit to Quit: A Conversation with Kim Van Acker

Run Farther & Faster — The Podcast with Coaches Lisa Levin and Julie Sapper

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  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 ( 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 or email us at
June 4, 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: 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 ( 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:  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  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 7, 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  - 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 Thank you to our sponsors, Oofos, SPIbelt, and Lily Trotters Compression. Contact Coaches Julie and Lisa at,, 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 9, 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 3, 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: Rachel Tambling Consulting: RRCA Mental Health Guide for Athletes and Coaches Rachel's Tedx Talk on Toxic Positivity How to find a therapist: and Our contact information: Contact Julie and Lisa: 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:  ( First Ladies of Running By Amby Burfoot ( Bobbi's book, To Boston with Love ( Bobbi's Facebook page:  ( How to find us: Facebook: Instagram: @runfartherandfaster Website: 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: Reach out to George at 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 5, 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 1, 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
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. Find Heather on social media at Find Julie and Lisa on social media at and Register for Part 2 of our Running Through Menopause webinar: 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 5, 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:
February 1, 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 (  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 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: Runner's World article about Heather: 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 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 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 3, 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
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 4, 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 6, 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
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 2, 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  Many thanks to our FIRST sponsor, RnJ Sports! ( 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: and in a number of articles. Run Farther & Faster Instagram (, Facebook ( Kellie Redmond's Core Classes:
June 5, 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 3, 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
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: 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). Sign up for our virtual Run Farther & Faster team for Lawyers Have Heart!  Run a 5K or 10K and support the American Heart Association. You can find us and information about our coaching on Instagram, Facebook, our website, and through email at  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 8, 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 1, 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 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. ( 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 3, 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 6, 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 | Music promoted by Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike 3.0 Unported
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 | Music promoted by Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike 3.0 Unported
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 | Music promoted by Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike 3.0 Unported
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 | Music promoted by Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike 3.0 Unported
February 6, 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 9, 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 4, 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
June 6, 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 6, 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 4, 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 14: Bonus Episode! Boston Marathoners, Brenda Hodge and Jane Mellors LeBel
Julie and Lisa interview two phenomenal mother runners, Brenda Hodge, a mom of four who placed 5th in the masters division at the Boston Marathon in 2018, and new mom and Boston Marathoner, Jane Mellors LeBel, also known as the blogger, and on Instagram as @Janerunswild, who is training to re-qualify. Both women share their tips for running strong while staying injury free..
March 25, 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 7, 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 7, 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.
February 4, 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.
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 5, 2019