Coaches Julie Sapper and Lisa Reichmann provide individualized coaching to runners of all levels throughout the U.S. Hear their tips and tricks for running farther, faster, and stronger. After running the Boston Marathon 25 times collectively, Julie and Lisa, along with weekly guests, provide tips for training and racing the Boston Marathon. While specific to Boston, this podcast is appropriate for all runners.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
As Boston 2019 approaches, we wanted to bring to our listeners two Boston Marathoners to watch, Karen Howe and Teal Burrell.
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, 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.
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.
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.
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, JaneRunsWild.com and on Instagram as @Janerunswild, who is training to re-qualify. Both women share their tips for running strong while staying injury free..
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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
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
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
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.
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
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.
Montgomery County Road Runners Club
Run Farther & Faster
lululemon Gaithersburg at Crown
Orange Theory Fitness