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The Rambling Runner Podcast

The Rambling Runner Podcast

By Matt Chittim
A podcast about dedicated and motivated amateur runners who are working hard to get better and achieving inspirational results.
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#133 Paula Dubovoy - The Start of a Comeback

The Rambling Runner Podcast

#133 Paula Dubovoy - The Start of a Comeback

The Rambling Runner Podcast

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#276 - Jereny Rivera
Jereny Rivera is a classic example of ignoring limits and just running for running's sake. Five years ago Jereny had never gone for a proper run. In fact, she had been fairly inactive from an athletic standpoint. Then, in an effort to expand her social circle, she joined the Track Shack running group. At that moment her future changed forever. Five years later Jereny is kicking butt and taking names. In fact, a couple weeks ago Jereny set her 5k PR with a blazing 19:07! In this episode we talk about her transformation, how she has handled the lack of social connection in 2020, and how she has reached new heights in this crazy year. You can follow all things Jereny's at https://www.instagram.com/lolspacemonkey/. Sponsors: Previnex is a supplement brand that I trust, use, and have greatly benefited from. They source the highest quality ingredients in the most clinically effective and beneficial forms. Previnex manufactures to the highest standards possible, testing every ingredient, every step of production and every finished product. Visit www.previnex.com and use coupon code Runner15 to save 15% on your first order. Thanks to the Richmond Marathon you can still run a marathon or half marathon this year, on an actual course, with mile markers, bathrooms, and bottle refill stations. From November 7-22, Richmond will have an official course with markings for a marathon, half marathon, and 8k, open 5 a.m. to 5:30 p.m, on the Virginia Capital Trail, a paved trail just minutes from downtown Richmond. Register now at www.richmondmarathon.org, and use the code ‘RamblingRunner’ for a $10 discount through November 22. Registration is $85 for the marathon, $75 for the half marathon, and $30 for the 8k.  Follow Matt: Instagram - @rambling_runner Twitter - @rambling_runner Get exclusive podcasts with popular past guests by joining our Patreon community at www.patreon.com/ramblingrunner. https://www.theramblingrunner.com
55:03
October 12, 2020
#275 - Lindsey Hein: Why is Everyone Yelling?
I'm excited to have my good friend Lindsey Hein on the show to do discuss her amazing new show Why is Everyone Yelling? A parenting podcast that features some of the most creative and innovative people in the development, education, and spaces. A mother of four rambunctious boys, Lindsey often shares the coming and goings of her spirited family. Follow Lindsey: https://www.instagram.com/lindseyhein626/. Lindsey is also the host one of the most popular running podcasts in the world, I'll Have Another with Lindsey Hein. In this episode we trade parenting stories, moments when we have not been at our best, and the ways in which we are trying to improve as parents,  Download Why is Everyone Yelling?: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/why-is-everyone-yelling/id1533854578  Sponsors: Previnex is a supplement brand that I trust, use, and have greatly benefited from. They source the highest quality ingredients in the most clinically effective and beneficial forms. Previnex manufactures to the highest standards possible, testing every ingredient, every step of production and every finished product. Visit www.previnex.com and use coupon code Runner15 to save 15% on your first order. Support for this episode comes from goodr sunglasses.  These sunglasses a perfect for running, provide no slip coverage, and the best colors on the market. They also won't break the bank starting at $25 a pair. Visit GOODR.COM/RAMBLINGRUNNER to check out some of my favorite pairs and get free shipping on your first order from anything on the site. Follow Matt: Instagram - @rambling_runner Twitter - @rambling_runner Get exclusive podcasts with popular past guests by joining our Patreon community at www.patreon.com/ramblingrunner. https://www.theramblingrunner.com
57:54
October 9, 2020
#274 - Mastering 40, Ep. 4
And here we go! My quest to break 40:00 in the 10k next summer at the age of 40 took a big step forward in recent weeks. My mileage is now approaching 30 miles a week and legit workouts have begun. The running hasn't been perfect but steps are being made. Most importantly: I'm still 100% healthy. Thank goodness. Coach James McKirdy, founder of McKirdy Trained, and I discuss all of this and talk about what the next 6-8 weeks will look like. I also speak with Adrienne Langelier, my therapist and sport psychologist. We have our normal deep dive into my current mentality, emotions, and what is driving both. We also spend considerable time on my balancing of working with my kids as they learn from home while also trying to train and work on my business.  Thank you to the Mastering 40 partners: - Supplements/Protein: Previnex - code: RUNNER15 for 15% off - Health Analysis: InsideTracker - code: INSIDETWENTY for 20% off - Attire: Tracksmith - code RAMBLINGRUNNER for 15% off first purchase over $75 Follow Matt: Instagram - @rambling_runner Twitter - @rambling_runner Get exclusive podcasts with popular past guests by joining our Patreon community at www.patreon.com/ramblingrunner. https://www.theramblingrunner.com
1:03:32
October 5, 2020
#273 - Jon Lugbill & In-Person Marathon Innovation
For so many of us, this fall running season has taken the wind out of our sails. Cancellations one-after-another during a time when we hoped racing would return. While that feeling is real and pervasive, I'm happy to report that we are starting to see some real in-person options and creativity. Jon Lubgill joins me in this episode to talk about what he and his staff at Sports Backers have done to create a real and appropriate in-person experience for the Richmond Marathon, Half-Marathon, and 8k. Richmond offers a groundbreaking timing solution on a USATF-certified course and is following health and safety protocols to take the guess work out of race day for you. It's true, you can still run a marathon or half marathon this year, on an actual course, with mile markers, bathrooms, and bottle refill stations. You can still get an official result and it can all be done in a safe, socially-distanced manner. From November 7-22, Richmond will have an official course with markings for a marathon, half marathon, and 8k, open 5 a.m. to 5:30 p.m, on the Virginia Capital Trail, a paved trail just minutes from downtown Richmond. Spots are limited, so don’t miss out. Register now at www.richmondmarathon.org, and use the code ‘RamblingRunner’ for a $10 discount through November 22. Registration is $85 for the marathon, $75 for the half marathon, and $30 for the 8k. And make sure to beat the November 1 price increase for all three distances. Sponsors: Previnex is a supplement brand that I trust, use, and have greatly benefited from. They source the highest quality ingredients in the most clinically effective and beneficial forms. Previnex manufactures to the highest standards possible, testing every ingredient, every step of production and every finished product. Visit www.previnex.com and use coupon code Runner15 to save 15% on your first order. Support for this episode comes from goodr sunglasses.  These sunglasses a perfect for running, provide no slip coverage, and the best colors on the market. They also won't break the bank starting at $25 a pair. Visit GOODR.COM/RAMBLINGRUNNER to check out some of my favorite pairs and get free shipping on your first order from anything on the site. Follow Matt: Instagram - @rambling_runner Twitter - @rambling_runner Get exclusive podcasts with popular past guests by joining our Patreon community at www.patreon.com/ramblingrunner. https://www.theramblingrunner.com
45:53
October 2, 2020
#272 - Buddy Perdue (Boston Marathon Virtual Series 4 of 4)
What do Buddy Perdue, myths, and wine all have in common? They all get better with age. Buddy began running at age 44. After few brief challenges he took to it quickly. After years as a cyclist he was able to transition his fitness and aerobic capacity to his new endeavor. Over the next five years he kept improving before reaching a plateau. Undeterred, Buddy reached out to coach James McKirdy with a simple goal: break three hours in the marathon. He was 48 at the time.  Nearly four years later Buddy has blown that goal out of the water. Two weeks ago he and his close friends created a USATF certified race near their hometown in lieu of the Boston Marathon cancellation. This was a certified event that fit the local government's restrictions of no more than 25 participants. Once secured, it was time to race! Buddy blazed his way to a 2:53 at age 52. A remarkable accomplishment.  In this episode, we talk about his winding path to this point, his view of limits and limitations, and how he was able to coordinate the certification process for his effort. Sponsors: Previnex is a supplement brand that I trust, use, and have greatly benefited from. They source the highest quality ingredients in the most clinically effective and beneficial forms. Previnex manufactures to the highest standards possible, testing every ingredient, every step of production and every finished product. Visit www.previnex.com and use coupon code Runner15 to save 15% on your first order. Support for this episode comes from goodr sunglasses.  These sunglasses a perfect for running, provide no slip coverage, and the best colors on the market. They also won't break the bank starting at $25 a pair. Visit GOODR.COM/RAMBLINGRUNNER to check out some of my favorite pairs and get free shipping on your first order from anything on the site. Follow Matt: Instagram - @rambling_runner Twitter - @rambling_runner Get exclusive podcasts with popular past guests by joining our Patreon community at www.patreon.com/ramblingrunner. https://www.theramblingrunner.com
1:07:04
September 28, 2020
#271 - Felicia Chen (Boston Marathon Virtual Series 3 of 4)
Felicia Chen's ability to combine a holistic view of competition and sport with desire to achieve at a high level is nearly unparalleled. For that, and for so many other reasons, I was elated to have Felicia on the show.  In this episode, Felicia talks about running not one but two virtual Boston Marathons on each side of 3:00, giving up running for nearly a decade and coming back stronger than ever, and the mindset needed to handle a myriad of challenges. Sponsors: Previnex is a supplement brand that I trust, use, and have greatly benefited from. They source the highest quality ingredients in the most clinically effective and beneficial forms. Previnex manufactures to the highest standards possible, testing every ingredient, every step of production and every finished product. Visit www.previnex.com and use coupon code Runner15 to save 15% on your first order. This episode is brought to you by Four Sigmatic, a wellness company that mixes mushrooms and adaptogens with coffee, cacao, latte, protein powder. They have a special offer for the Rambling Runner audience. Receive 10% off your Four Sigmatic order. Just go to www.foursigmatic.com/RAMBLINGRUNNER or enter code RAMBLINGRUNNER at checkout. Follow Matt: Instagram - @rambling_runner Twitter - @rambling_runner Get exclusive podcasts with popular past guests by joining our Patreon community at www.patreon.com/ramblingrunner. https://www.theramblingrunner.com
1:03:41
September 25, 2020
#270 - Marquis Bowden (Boston Marathon Virtual Series 2 of 4)
Marquis Bowden is making some serious moves. The former college basketball player bounced around west coast colleges looking for the right fit. It never came. Little did he know that the journey would lead him to the perfect place to begin his running career. In 2017, Marquis began running and he was hooked. Not only did he pick up the sport quickly but the sense of community in his L.A. group runs hooked him for life.  In the last few years he debuted in the marathon with a blazing 3:09 before nailing a couple 10 minute personal bests. His goal in 2020 was to set a new PR at the Boston Marathon. While he wasn't able to that in the spring like he hoped he was ready to take aim last weekend anyways. Not only that, Marquis was able to blast through the 2:40 barrier with a solo effort that portends even greater things to come. Sponsors: Previnex is a supplement brand that I trust, use, and have greatly benefited from. They source the highest quality ingredients in the most clinically effective and beneficial forms. Previnex manufactures to the highest standards possible, testing every ingredient, every step of production and every finished product. Visit www.previnex.com and use coupon code Runner15 to save 15% on your first order. Support for this episode comes from goodr sunglasses.  These sunglasses a perfect for running, provide no slip coverage, and the best colors on the market. They also won't break the bank starting at $25 a pair. Visit GOODR.COM/RAMBLINGRUNNER to check out some of my favorite pairs and get free shipping on your first order from anything on the site. Follow Matt: Instagram - @rambling_runner Twitter - @rambling_runner Get exclusive podcasts with popular past guests by joining our Patreon community at www.patreon.com/ramblingrunner. https://www.theramblingrunner.com
1:12:00
September 21, 2020
#269 - Alexis McCoy (Boston Marathon Virtual Series 1 of 4)
Today's episode with Alexis McCoy is the first in a series of episodes with folks who competed in the Boston Marathon Virtual Race.  Alexis has the Boston Marathon in her bones. She has been in love with the race, and everything it stands for, for years. While she has now run 17 marathons, Boston holds a special place in her heart. This former small-school college runner gave up the sport at the age of 20. Her love of running returned several years later when she was basically tricked into signing up for the Marine Corps Marathon. Then Boston 2013 happened. The tragic finish line bombing occurred shortly after Alexis crossed the fabled finish line. The tragedy of that day would haunt Alexis for years and drove her away from the sport she loved. After finding help and working through the trauma, Alexis once again returned to running. With stroke of serendipity, plenty of hard work, and a loving coach, Alexis began to thrive.  Last weekend at the first Virtual Boston Marathon, Alexis ran her best ever marathon in a race that she loves but in the odd circumstances that virtual races can create. In this special episode, Alexis details all of this, and so much more, with thoughtful grace and endless charm. Sponsors: Previnex is a supplement brand that I trust, use, and have greatly benefited from. They source the highest quality ingredients in the most clinically effective and beneficial forms. Previnex manufactures to the highest standards possible, testing every ingredient, every step of production and every finished product. Visit www.previnex.com and use coupon code Runner15 to save 15% on your first order. This episode is brought to you by Four Sigmatic, a wellness company that mixes mushrooms and adaptogens with coffee, cacao, latte, protein powder. They have a special offer for the Rambling Runner audience. Receive 10% off your Four Sigmatic order. Just go to www.foursigmatic.com/RAMBLINGRUNNER or enter code RAMBLINGRUNNER at checkout. Follow Matt: Instagram - @rambling_runner Twitter - @rambling_runner Get exclusive podcasts with popular past guests by joining our Patreon community at www.patreon.com/ramblingrunner. https://www.theramblingrunner.com
1:09:57
September 18, 2020