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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 67. The Last Episode, with Mark Lohman
On this final episode of the Running Buds Podcast, the guys discuss running gear of yesteryear with Toledo Running Legend Mark Lohman. The guys also reminisce a bit on the podcast.
October 17, 2021
Episode 66. Saint George Marathon with Ken Duke and Tyler Fredsall
The guys chat Saint George Marathon and Achilles International with several guests.
October 03, 2021
Episode 65 - Running Spiders
The guys celebrate cooler temps and talk fall running. There's also more info than you'd expect about Wolf Spiders.
September 19, 2021
Episode 64. Pacer Complaints and Olympic Marathon
Charlie complains about his failed pacing endeavor before the guys discuss the Olympic Marathon.
September 05, 2021
Episode 63. Race Anxiety
The guys delve into Race anxiety and the mental side of running.
August 22, 2021
Episode 62. Race/Volunteer Recap - Des News
The guys discuss Charlie's experience racing then volunteering at the Deseret News Half Marathon.
August 08, 2021
Episode 61. State Lines and Unique Runs
The guys admit to their dorky map tendencies and discuss unique runs.
July 25, 2021
Episode 60. Scotty's Strawberry Titty Poke
In this episode, the guys talk anger runs, Strava tragedies, Olympic Sports and Distance Runners vs Sprinters.  They also name a few Strava Segments.
July 11, 2021
Episode 59. Redemption Races and Pork Burritos with Ryan Timme
The guys chat with Utah ultra marathoner and blogger Ryan Timme about redemption races and ultra marathons.  They eventually address the PED positive test that an Olympian runner blamed on a pork burrito. Check out Ryan's blog:
June 27, 2021
Episode 58. Utah Valley Marathon and BQ Talk
The guys record the night before and the day after Charlie runs the Utah Valley Marathon.  They then delve into the frustration of the ever-expanding cutoff to actually run the Boston Marathon.
June 13, 2021
Episode 57. Boston or the Beach, What's Next?
The guys talk about what is next and wish a few friends "happy trails" as they record in person.
May 30, 2021
Episode 56. Interview with Seth Demoor and Final Thoughts on GCM
Interview with Runner and YouTube sensation Seth James Demoor. Plus the guys give some final thoughts on their PRs in Glass City Marathon before Charlie sends a message to all the snobby Ultra Runners.
May 16, 2021
Episode 55. Live Racing - Glass City Marathon Pre and Post Race
The guys plus special guests Scott Daw and Melchor Suaste record the night before and almost immediately after the Glass City Marathon.
May 02, 2021
Episode 54. Taper Talk and Marathon Plans with Charlie and The Rat
In this episode, Steve proves to be the least cool runner. The guys also discuss their taper and their goals going into Glass City Marathon.
April 18, 2021
Episode 53. In the Zone Marathon Training and Crashing and Burning During A Race
The guys talk about being "in the zone" when it comes to training and crossing the finish line completely depleted. They also spend far too much time discussing ultra marathons and races in Montreal.
April 02, 2021
Episode 52. Running Dads and COVID Race Precautions with Clint McCormick
The guys talk about the passing of Dick Hoyt and being Running Dads before discussing race precautions with Glass City Marathon Race Director Clint McCormick.
March 21, 2021
Episode 51. Mail Bag March 21
The guys open the mail bag and discuss Geo Metros, Running Comebacks and Age Graded Results.
March 07, 2021
Episode 50. Running Mortality
The guys talk about proper running footwear for winter conditions before discussing how they plan to eventually retire from running.
February 21, 2021
Episode 49. Cold Runs, The Ugliest Shoe, and Smells on the Run
The guys discuss the coldest runs they've ever done, the ugliest shoe created, and smells on the run (the pleasant ones).
February 07, 2021
Episode 48. 24 Miles and 24 Beers in 24 Hours
Steve performs the first ever on-air toenail surgery while the guys discuss an interesting email from a fan.
January 24, 2021
Episode 47. Celebrity Runners
Steve and Charlie discuss the Glass City Marathon, which they are both signed up for. The guys wax poetically about Toledo Ohio a bit before chatting about some celebrities who run.
January 10, 2021
Episode 46. End of Year Episode 2020
The guys dive into the mail bag one last time in 2020. They discuss the usefulness of a running coach and get feedback from an expert on how gross it is to double dip a jar of petroleum jelly.
December 27, 2020
Episode 45. Coach vs. Couch
The guys discuss informal races, why they hate 5ks and whether their wives are coaches or couches.
December 13, 2020
Episode 44. Dipping a Toe in Ultra Running with Mike Canan
The guys chatted with Mike Canan about running the Ohio Backyard Challenge and shifting goals during COVID.
November 29, 2020
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 04, 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 06, 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 09, 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 03, 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 05, 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 08, 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 09, 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 07, 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 02, 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 03, 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 04, 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 03, 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 07, 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