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Running Buds

By Running Buds
Steve McNamee and Charlie Lambrix are two buds talking about their lives and perspectives as recreational runners. The conversation is as fun as it is unscientific.

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Episode 43. Running in the Dark and What Qualifies as a Long Run?
The guys discuss the time change, its effect on running and adjustments to running in the dark. They also discuss what makes a run a 'long' run.
November 15, 2020
Episode 42. Running Myths with special guest Brodie Sharpe from The Run Smarter Podcast.
The guys chat with Brodie Sharpe from the Run Smarter Podcast about some of the most common myths regarding running.  Stretching, knees and injury prevention are some of the topics discussed.
October 30, 2020
Episode 41. Cougar Talk with Brian Korody
The guys discuss the viral video of the runner who encountered a cougar before discussing moving to a new city as a runner.
October 18, 2020
Episode 40. Running Vs. Jogging
The guys once and for all settle the difference between jogging and running. They also discuss cheating at a virtual race.
October 4, 2020
Episode 39. Olander Park 24 Hour Race with Tim Carney and Clay Rice
Tim Carney and Clay Rice join the show to talk about the Olander 24 Hour Race they (and Steve) competed in over Labor Day Weekend.  It was an epic battle!
September 20, 2020
Episode 38. Zach's Episode - Addressing a 15 year old
The guys address a harsh critique from a 15 year old non-fan before talking about sports bras, watches and farts.
September 6, 2020
Episode 37. Catching Up with Race Director Todd Germana
The guys chat with fellow Toledo Road Runner and Race Director Todd Germana.
August 23, 2020
Episode 36. August 2020 Mail Bag!
The guys reminisce about a run they did together 6 years ago before opening up the mail bag to discuss Strava Local Legends, Segment Etiquette, Bike Lane Safety and a really big rodent.
August 9, 2020
Episode 35. Garmin Blackout, Politically Incorrect Strava Segments and Legacy Marathon Race Recap
The guys discuss hackers taking over Garmin, Steve's disappearing Strava segment and Charlie's experience at the Legacy Marathon.
July 26, 2020
Episode 34. Run-ins with Wildlife
It's a bird! It's a snake! It's Run-ins with wildlife!  The guys discuss Charlie's July 4th 5K before discussing all the times they have encountered animals while on the run.
July 12, 2020
Episode 33. New Shoes, Strava Segments and COVID Approved Races
New Shoes, Strava Segments and COVID Approved Races
June 28, 2020
Episode 32. Catching Up with Running Hero Morgan Scoville
The guys talk about On Your Own races, Boston and running in "real life" with Morgan Scoville.
June 12, 2020
Episode 31. Confrontations with Vehicles with Sherry Simon
The guys discuss close calls, confrontations and even encouragement from motorists. Special Guest Sherry Simon chimes in about her near miss with Steve running in front of her car. The guys also talk about Boston and some of their favorite running brands.
May 31, 2020
Episode 30. The Music Episode.
The guys talk about the relationship between running and music while going through some of their favorite running songs. They also touch on Ahmaud Arbery.
May 17, 2020
Episode 29. The Motivation Episode
Running isn't easy. Many days, it is a chore to put on our running shoes and get out the door. Why do we keep doing it? Where do we find the motivation, week in and week out to keep at it?
May 3, 2020
Episode 28. Mail Bag Episode
The guys talk a little bit about running during quarantine before opening the Mail Bag.
April 19, 2020
Episode 27. The First Marathon Episode with Jeff Spurlin
The guys talk about their very first marathon. Plus, first time Marathoner and fellow Run Junkie Jeff Spurlin talks to Charlie just before and after his race.
April 5, 2020
Episode 26. The Coronavirus Episode
The guys discuss the effect of the Coronavirus Pandemic on running and races. They also discuss Utah's earthquake.
March 22, 2020
Episode 25. Olympic Trials and Shoe Controversy
The guys address the shoe controversy rocking the Running Buds Nation before talking about the Olympic Trials.
March 8, 2020
Episode 24. Selfies, Segments, and all things Social Media with Brian Hollifield
Love it or hate it, social media and running have become very intertwined.  The guys along with Run Junkies' Brian Hollifield talk about the relationship between running and social media.
February 23, 2020
Episode 23. Rules for Runners
Do treadmill miles count? Can you wear the race shirt during the race? These burning questions and more are finally answered officially with the Running Buds' Rules for Runnners.
February 9, 2020
Episode 22. Runners are ANNOYING.
The guys go over all the ways they themselves and many runners can get on people's nerves.
January 26, 2020
Episode 21. Brushes with the Law, featuring Clay Rice
The guys plus special guest Clay Rice discuss run-ins with police, park rangers and even the thing you thought runners only stumble across on TV.
January 12, 2020
Episode 20. Goodbye 2019, Hello 2020
The guys talk about their running year and reminisce about the first year of the podcast. There is also a brief appearance by a very young special guest.
December 30, 2019
Episode 19. The Movie Episode.
The guys discuss the Runner-Reporter incident in Georgia before delving into running movies. Things are capped off with dynamite audio reviewing Brittany Runs a Marathon.
December 24, 2019
Episode 18. The Turkey Episode.
Steve and Charlie talk about their chaotic 2019 Turkey Trots then talk food and running.
December 7, 2019
Episode 17. Coming out of the (Running) Closet.
The guys discuss how they embraced (Charlie) and eventually accepted (Steve) that they were a bit different than their other friends.
November 23, 2019
Episode 16. Steve's NYC Experience + First Marathon Mishap
The guys discuss Steve's experiences in NYC for the marathon. Also, the guys have friend of the show, Michael Pepe, talk about his first marathon.
November 11, 2019
Episode 15. The Poop Episode.
The guys discuss the realities of having to "go" while on the run.
October 28, 2019
Episode 14. Sub 2 Hour Marathon and Listener Feedback
The guys delve into into some listener feedback before discussing Eliud Kipchoge's historic run. The guys also prove that they should be hired to produce and commentate the next major running event.
October 14, 2019
Episode 13. Boston Cutoff, Nike Shoes and Charlie's Gross Habit with Janel Zick
2019 Salt Lake City Marathon winner and 2018 SLC Track Club Runner of the Year, Janel Zick, joins the show to talk about the latest Boston Marathon Cutoff, the Nike Next Percent shoes and my the gross thing I collect from each race.
October 2, 2019
Episode 12. Life Event Runs and Race Pictures
The guys provide dynamite audio about running on momentous life event days. They then chat about Race photos. Charlie misuses the word "morose."
September 14, 2019
Episode 11. Pikes Peak and Other Race Recaps + Runner Hygiene
Steve and Charlie provide dynamite audio recapping their recent races. The guys also discuss runner hygiene. The BONUS TRACK is also one you don't want to miss.
September 3, 2019
Episode 10. Group Runs/Running with Others
Steve and Charlie provide dynamite audio about how they met and what they love about running with friends.
August 17, 2019
Episode 09. America's Iconic Marathons Part 4/4 - MCM w/ Eric Hren
Steve and Charlie chat about the Marine Corps Marathon with multi-hemisphere marathoner, Eric Hren.
August 4, 2019
Episode 08. America's Iconic Marathons Part 3/4 - NYC w/ Rachel Randall
Steve and Charlie chat about the NYC Marathon with the darling of Memphis running - Rachel Randall.
August 3, 2019
Episode 07. America's Iconic Marathons Part 2/4 - Chicago w/ Walter Brown
Steve and Charlie chat about the Chicago Marathon with Utah running legend Walter Brown.
July 21, 2019
Episode 06. America's Iconic Marathons Part 1/4 - Boston w/ Jessica Marlier
Steve and Charlie discuss the granddaddy of them all - The Boston Marathon - with the flyest pacer East of the Mississippi, Jessica Marlier.
July 21, 2019
Episode 05. Racing Mishaps
Steve and Charlie dive into the mail bag before providing dynamite audio regarding mishaps that happen during a race. 
July 7, 2019
Episode 04. Cheaters and the Man Out to Bring Them Down
Dynamite audio about cheaters and
June 23, 2019
Episode 03. Beer and Running
Dynamite audio for all those interested in the relationship between the sauce and running.
June 17, 2019
Episode 02. Dropping from a race
Steve and Charlie chat about their experiences dropping from a race.
June 17, 2019
Episode 01. Race Shirts and Runningwear
Dynamite audio about race shirts and runningwear.
June 16, 2019