In this episode I talk with one of only 29 athletes in history to compete in both the Winter and Summer Olympics. Of which, Chirine is the only athlete to ever go from an anaerobic event (Alpine Skiing) to an aerobic event (Marathon) in the Olympics. You’ll love hearing Chirine’s story covering everything from handling nerves, transforming her body, coming out the other end of an eating disorder, what it was like living in Lebanon, and how she is feeling leading up to her attempt to qualify for the Olympic Marathon in Tokyo.
In this interview I chat with my Mo about his pursuit of qualifying for the marathon in the upcoming Olympic Games in the marathon for Jordan. We also discuss what it’s been like training with the Halls in Flagataff for the last six months and much more.
In this episode, I discuss “how to change". Sharing helpful tips, mindsets, and perspectives that I learned in both of my transformational experiences of growing into a pro long-distance runner and then transforming myself into a powerlifter/body builder.
In this episode I discuss how to manage the most internally tricky two weeks prior to goal races: taper time. I share my most helpful tips and tricks in everything ranging from managing nerves to nutrition to sleep.
In this episode I answer questions from listeners including: is long slow distance running good, slow v fast release protein and timing, how many carbs per hour should one take in during a marathon, how to train for a marathon in extreme conditions, how to lift to add or not add size, is it possible to be a muscular distance runner, and how to handle post successful race let down emotions.
Stoked to share this conversation with Run Free Coach Courtney Barnes as she transitions from professional track athlete to trail and ultra running. Courtney’s sense of freedom and lightness is contagious as she shares how she keeps running from becoming her identity.
In this episode I share my experiences going through depression during my sophomore year at Stanford, which caused me to briefly drop out of school and also my emotional struggles with retirement, sharing some helpful tips that led me through these trying times.
Loved hearing my bro share his story from his Footlocker National Title in high school to his transition from running to triathlon to road cycling and mountain bike racing. Chad is one of my favorite people on the planet to hang with so had to make this a two-parter as we couldn’t seem to stop chatting. Part 1 here.
Lessons I’ve learned on how to optimally fuel post goal race during a two week off period and learning the answer to the question of weight issues in the off season. Also, what to eat post workout and why you might consider eating a midnight snack.
Have you ever found yourself in the middle of a long run, hard workout or race and wondered: ‘what am I doing out here?’ In this episode I discuss the importance of knowing the answer to that question and a discussion about what the purpose of running truly is.
In this episode I share some of my experiences heading into races that were way over my head (including my upcoming ultra marathon) and helpful strategies that I’ve learned to help me head to the line excited and ready to take on the challenge
Sometimes you just have to be able to shift your thinking to accept that what was once a seemingly unobtainable pace is now your new normal. In this episode Ryan unpacks how to establish new normals to breakthrough to the next level.
Loved this conversation with coach Brittany! She brings in so much fresh perspective to Run Free with her vast experiences in the endurance space. Enjoy this outside the box conversation hearing Coach Britts story and unique perspective!
In this episode I talk to two-time Olympian, 6 X Nation Champion, and 1:42 retired 800 meter specialist Nick Symmonds about his varied ventures with everything from marathons to mountaineering, before we get into the topic of discussion, which is how to put on muscle for runners. Enjoy!Disclaimer: sorry about the audio guys! Anchor is having issues with synching properly when remote recording so you will notice an increasing discrepancy between my audio and Nick’s audio as the podcast progresses, but there is so much good stuff in here I decided to share it anyway. My apologies.
In this episode newly retired Dathan (former American record holder in 5,000 meters in 12:56), Alan (American Record holder in the mile in 3:46), and myself (American record holder in the half marathon in 59:43) remember the good ol' days of our high school class of 2001, in which we were dubbed "the big three" by a writer, forever linking our careers. We recall our first competitions against each other, how we inspired each other, the workout Alan crushed prior to running a national high school record in the mile (3:53...which still stands), how to push through pain, and speculated what it was that led to our respective breakthrough years.
Loved this conversation hearing Paige’s story, training for her first marathon, and adjusting from collegiate running to the pro lifestyle! Disclaimer: sorry about the audio guys! Anchor is having issues with synching properly when remote recording so you will notice an increasing discrepancy between my audio and Paige’s audio as the podcast progresses but there is so much good stuff in here I decided to share it anyway. Unfortunately the next podcast I recorded has the same issue. My apologies.
Rachel shares her inspiring story and many of the life lessons she has learned along the way when it comes to training, nutrition, visualization and weight. Disclaimer: sorry about the audio guys! Anchor is having issues with synching properly when remote recording so you will notice an increasing discrepancy between my audio and Rachel’s audio as the podcast progresses, but there is so much good stuff in here I decided to share it anyway. Unfortunately the next two podcasts I recorded have the same issue. My apologies.
In this episode I dive into our “1%” finger of the 5 fingers at Run Free training. I hit on weights, ice baths, cryotherapy, stretching, massage and much more— revealing some things I would do differently if I could go back and do it all over again.