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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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#278 - Mastering 40, Ep. 5
The new Mastering 40 episode is here and it details some major variances in performance and mindset. First, Adrienne Langelier, my sport psychologist, and I talk through a recent poor performance in a 10k workout that was a complete mental failure. From there we discuss how I should mentally plan out to my 5k race effort (a model that worked exceedingly well). Finally, we take a deep dive in my lifelong habit that has been killing my potential. This is a topic that we will talk about several times over the coming year. In the second half of the episode coach James McKirdy breaks down my first race of the season - a virtual 5k. This was the first time I have ever successfully completed a coach's pre-race plan and the first time I have negative split a race. Progress! 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
1:17:39
October 26, 2020
#277 - Lindsay Nelson
Lindsay Nelson's journey from elite college runner to elite marathoner has taken some wild and dangerous turns. From the highs and lows of a turbulent time at Arizona State University, two extremely difficult pregnancies, a miscarriage that almost threatened her life, to running in the Olympic Marathon Trials. Lindsay's story is vastly different than many of her running peers but one that many amateur runners can relate to and understand. Up next for Lindsay is the stacked Marathon Project in December. You can follow her progress at https://www.instagram.com/marathon_mama_of2/.  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. 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
53:43
October 22, 2020
#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