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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#259 - Anne Maher: From 20:44 to 16:52 in the 5k
In 2018, Anne Maher set a new PR in the 5k with a time of 20:44. She was psyched and for good reason. She had started running in her mid-twenties and had given birth to two kids in the previous handful of years. Little did she know that she was about to embark on a running journey that would make 20:44 look like a relaxing jog in the park. Earlier this year, a scant two years later, she set a new PR in the 5k with a blistering fast 16:52! How did she do that?! Learn more about Anne at https://instagram.com/margsandmarathons. 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. 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
46:34
August 10, 2020
#258 - Ramblings on the Run with Ali & Matt
Ali Feller, host of the Ali on the Run Show, and I try to bring some fun and levity to these extraordinary times. We dive into what we are loving right now, looking forward to, our current running conditions, and a series of questions from our listeners. We had a wonderful time discussing all of these things, and we answered a handful of fun and thoughtful questions from our awesome listeners. 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. 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
1:14:58
August 6, 2020
#257 - Mastering 40 Announcement
Welcome to Mastering 40.  I just completed the worst athletic year of my life. One beset by injuries and a 25 lb. weight gain. Finally, I decided enough was enough.  With the help of a professional coach - James McKirdy, sports registered dietitian - Starla Garcia, and a sports psychologist - Adrienne Langelier, I am determined to have the best athletic year of my life. One that will end, hopefully, with a sub-40:00 10k. This is a huge stretch goal and I am determined to get it done. Over the course of this year I will also be turning 40 years old and become a masters runner. Hence the “Mastering 40.” I will be documenting the journey with two blog posts a week at www.mastering40.com and a podcast every three weeks. The podcasts, like this one, will include calls with the experts I will be leaning on, and learning from, throughout the process.   I hope you enjoy and learn from my year of reclaiming my fitness and pursuing an entirely new level of performance while trying to maximize my schedule as a dedicated amateur runner.  Sponsors: Previnex is a supplement brand that I trust, use, and have greatly benefited from. Their Nourify Plus is my go-to protein shake after every run. It's convenient, tasty, and loaded with quality nutrients. 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. Generation UCAN is a running nutrition brand that I have trusted for years. Endurance athletes all over the world are drawn to UCAN for its ability to provide long-lasting energy, without sugar, that's easy on the stomach, and to improve your body's ability to burn fat as fuel. I'm a huge fan of UCAN Hydrate that I love to use before and during my morning runs. Use code RRUCAN to save 15% off anytime on anything at www.ucan.co 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
1:30:05
August 4, 2020
Bonus Episode: Run With Rivs ft. Jacob Puzey & Ben Rosario
In this special bonus episode I am honored to be joined by Jacob Puzey, older brother of Tommy "Rivs" Puzey, and Ben Rosario, head coach of the HOKA Naz Elite. We discuss the amazing fundraising work that is being done on behalf of Tommy and his family and the new Run With Rivs initiative. Jacob also shares some insight into the wonderful dualities that make Rivs a master competitor, dear friend, empathic communicator, beloved free-spirit, and so much more.  Run with Rivs - How to Get Involved Pick a day, or a few, between August 1st and 9th and take on a challenge of your choosing. Run, ride, hike, walk, etc. for as many miles as you wish to raise money for the family of Tommy Rivers Puzey as he battles Primary Pulmonary NK T-Cell Lymphoma: https://runsignup.com/Race/AZ/Anywhereintheworld/RunwithRivs Your challenge is totally up to you. It can be as epic as a century ride or as simple as a walk around the block. Rivers, a friend to so many across the globe, is a cyclist, a marathoner, a mountain runner, a trail runner, a triathlete, and an ultra runner. He’s also a father, a husband, a son, and a brother. Let's do this! Get out there and pour your heart into an effort, whatever it might be. Let's lift up Rivers and his family by doing what Rivers does best! Cover ground, breathe, and share your journey! Register via the link in our profile. Tag us and use the hashtag #runwithrivs. You can learn more at https://www.instagram.com/runwithrivs/ and get updates about Tommy at https://www.gofundme.com/f/Tommy-Rivers-Rest-Up. 
44:46
July 31, 2020
#256 - Olivia Baker
Olivia Baker is one of the best 400 and 800 meter runners in the country and will be battling tooth and nail for a spot on the 2021 Olympic Team. It was an honor to have her on the show to discuss her training pre-COVID and how it has looked over the past few months, balancing elite track with her desire to be a neurosurgeon, pushing through performance limits, her thoughts on Stanford, her alma mater, cutting 11 sports, and much, much more. 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 15% 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
1:02:23
July 30, 2020
#255 - Diverse We Run Panel Chat: Safety In Running As A BIPOC
In this special episode of the Rambling Runner Podcast we are airing an important panel discussion created by three friends of the podcast. Hosts Carolyn Su, Natalie Mitchell and Shawanna White moderated a panel of extraordinary runners/people to discuss safety in running as a BIPOC. The panelists for this discussion are: Tammy Shakur, Connie Shieh, Ezra Williams, Da'Rel Patterson and Din`ee Dorama. This insightful and important Saturday, July 18th. You can follow these change makers at: Carolyn Su: https://www.instagram.com/irunfortheglory/ Natalie Mitchell: https://www.instagram.com/natrunsfar/ Shawanna White: https://www.instagram.com/peachrunner26.2/ Tammy Shakur: https://www.instagram.com/runlivelove2/ Connie Shieh: https://www.instagram.com/connosaurusrex/ Ezra Williams: https://www.instagram.com/ez_runs_az/ Din`ee Dorama: https://www.instagram.com/dinee_pink22/
1:54:28
July 27, 2020
254 - Brandy Talamoni
Brandy Talamoni is a powerhouse and a fountain of positivity all in one. She is one of my favorite amateur runners to follow and it was awesome to have her on the show. Brandy is a USMC vet, USMC spouse, mother of two little one, marathoner, ultra/trail runner, weightlifter, yoga lover, and all-around fascinating person. In this episode we talk about all of these areas of her life, and much more. You can follow Brandy on Instagram at https://www.instagram.com/brandytherunner/ and Twitter at https://twitter.com/brandytherunner. 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 mushshrooms and adaptogens with coffee, cacao, latte, protein powder. They have a special offer for the Rambling Runner audience. Receive 15% 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, video coaching sessions, and much more by joining our Patreon community at www.patreon.com/ramblingrunner. https://www.theramblingrunner.com
42:16
July 23, 2020
#253 - Melissa Malani & Sarah Canney
In this two-part episode we re-connect with two of our most popular guests: Melissa Malani and Sarah Canney.  Melissa first shared her amazing journey with her trademark energy and enthusiasm on Rambling Runner episode 57. In this conversation we discuss some of her recent successes, hurdles, setting new PR's at shorter distances, and breaking the 6:00 mark in the mile despite hoping to merely break 6:30! You can learn more about Melissa here: https://www.instagram.com/isamarathoner/ . Sarah Canney is back after her first appearance on episode 74 of the Rambling Runner Podcast. This amazing runner, snow-shoe racer, and founder of the Rise Run Retreat, has plenty to offer on those topics, home-schooling, parenting, the Rise Run Collective, and much more. You can learn more about Sarah at sarahcanney.com. If you liked this episode you can get more Rambling Runner follow-up episodes at www.patreon.com/ramblingrunner. 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. Follow Matt: Instagram - @rambling_runner Twitter - @rambling_runner Get exclusive podcasts, video coaching sessions, and much more by joining our Patreon community at www.patreon.com/ramblingrunner. https://www.theramblingrunner.com
53:07
July 20, 2020
#252 - Cancer, Fitness, and Faith with Jay Hewitt
At age 37, Jay Hewitt was diagnosed with a brain tumor.  A pastor at Friends Church in southern California, husband, and father to a little girl, this was a trying moment for Jay and everyone who knew him. He underwent brain surgery while remaining fully awake. Then, to everyone’s amazement and by the grace of God, he walked away from the surgery 100% healed with absolutely no degenerative effects. Then, one year later, he was diagnosed again. This time it wasn't simple a tumor. It was cancer. This experience created a massive shift in Jay's perspective. He has a desire to enjoy a deep connection with others. First, with his wife and daughter, then with close friends and faith community. Beyond that, he is embracing his journey and sharing it every step of the way. That journey includes an upcoming IRONMAN. A distance he has never raced before and the training for which has been done while subjecting his body to cancer treatments. Jay is one of the most remarkable people I have spoken with and I am sure you'll agree once you hear this episode. You can learn more about Jay at https://www.instagram.com/jayhewitt/. 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. Follow Matt: Instagram - @rambling_runner Twitter - @rambling_runner Get exclusive podcasts, video coaching sessions, and much more by joining our Patreon community at www.patreon.com/ramblingrunner. https://www.theramblingrunner.com
53:07
July 16, 2020
#251 - Caitlin Landesberg: Founder of Sufferfest Beer Co.
How many of us would love to turn our personal and professional passions into a successful business? Caitlin Landesberg, found of Sufferfest Beer Co., did just that! What started out as a simple project inspired by innocent curiosity, quickly developed into much, much more. In this wide ranging conversation, Caitlin details how she built a community around Sufferfest, the elements within the two-way communication that inform her brand, how they choose to partner with certain athletes and events, the characteristics of the endurance community that she most loves, and her own running journey and experiences.  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. Follow Matt: Instagram - @rambling_runner Twitter - @rambling_runner Get exclusive podcasts, video coaching sessions, and much more by joining our Patreon community at www.patreon.com/ramblingrunner. https://www.theramblingrunner.com
58:47
July 13, 2020
#250 - Working Through a Long-term Injury with Heather McKirdy
Are you a runner? Have you ever been injured? If you answered "yes" to the first question then you almost certainly answered "yes" to the second. Heather McKirdy is the co-owner of one of, if not the, biggest coaching services in the country. She coaches dozens of athletes of all abilities. She has lopped nearly an hour off her marathon time. And she has battled injuries like nobody's business over the last couple of years. In this episode we have an in-depth conversation about dealing with injuries from a physical, mental, and emotional perspective. The role of cross-training, working with a therapist, leaning on friends, the self-imposed embarrassment of working with runners when you can't run, and so much more.  Heather underwent surgery for compartment syndrome nearly four months ago is well on her way to recovery. Thankfully. It's been a long journey and it was an honor to have her speak to it on the show. 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. Follow Matt: Instagram - @rambling_runner Twitter - @rambling_runner Get exclusive podcasts, video coaching sessions, and much more by joining our Patreon community at www.patreon.com/ramblingrunner.
44:19
July 9, 2020
#249 - Ruby Wyles
Ruby Wyles is one of the most mentally, emotionally, and physically tough people I've ever met. She has battled through more in her life than most people two or three times her age. This was the first time that I've had a college runner on the show. Having Ruby tell her remarkable was an absolute honor. Ruby has battled anorexia, depression, and anxiety from the age of 11. She was at an inpatient hospital for a very rough two year period in her teens. Then, to her surprise, she became one of the best young runners in Britain. Ruby talks through every aspect of this harrowing tine. The fact that Ruby emerged to receive a chance to run at a Division I in the United States is simply remarkable. We also talked about how COVID-19 turned her freshman year at Southern Methodist University upside down. From eliminating her spring track season and leaving her in a country far from home. 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. Follow Matt: Instagram - @rambling_runner Twitter - @rambling_runner Get exclusive podcasts, video coaching sessions, and much more by joining our Patreon community at www.patreon.com/ramblingrunner.
1:02:12
July 6, 2020
#248 - Coaching Calls: Seth Baird & Allyson Hodge
In this episode we have two coaching calls that were recorded last week with two fantastic people who are working through challenges that are relatable to so many runners: Seth Baird and Allyson Hodge. Seth was a guest on the show in Episode 202 when we discussed his transition from college baseball player, to body builder, to first time marathoner. In this conversation we talk about dealing with nagging injuries that forced his training from running to bike-only. This is an issue that effects so many runners every year. Not only did Seth handle that issue with aplomb, he set a 5k PR just six weeks back into his running schedule. Welcome to the sub-19:00 club! Allyson is an amazing women with an awesome super power - she can run forever without getting injured. Her and Seth have had the opposite experience over the past several months. We talk about that during our call, her foray into trail running during this spring and summer, and setup a race plan for her first 5k in a long time. If you're looking to get the benefits of working with an experienced coach who can help you reach your potential and guide you through rough patches in your training, head to www.mckirdytrained.com.  Follow Seth at https://www.instagram.com/mindfulrunz/. Follow Allyson at https://www.instagram.com/allysonloveslp/. 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. Follow Matt: Instagram - @rambling_runner Twitter - @rambling_runner Get exclusive podcasts, video coaching sessions, and much more by joining our Patreon community at www.patreon.com/ramblingrunner.
1:08:44
July 2, 2020
#247 - Triumphing Over Hurdles with Hiruni Wijayaratne
Hiruni Wijayaratne is the kind of elite runner that amateur runners can related to in so many ways. She has battled against several difficulties throughout her career and continues to come back for more. Those challenges include years worth of injuries, running in the face of unrealized expectations, balancing her training with a demanding full-time job, and more. Last year Hiruni was blindsided when the Olympic Standard for the women's marathon was lowered to 2:29:30. A feeling people who who have spent years trying to qualify for the Boston Marathon can relate to. In 2016 she missed representing Sri Lanka at the Olympics by mere seconds. After that disappointment she lowered her marathon time to the mid-2:30's and thought she was well on her way to the Games. Unfortunately, Hiruni was mistaken. Now she is battling to either get under 2:29:30 or get top-10 at a Gold Race (whenever they start up again) to qualify to head to Japan in 2021. Heady stuff for the 10 time Sri Lankan record holder, University of Kentucky alum, and current Colorado resident. You can learn more about Hiruni at https://www.instagram.com/hiruni_w/.  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. Follow Matt: Instagram - @rambling_runner Twitter - @rambling_runner Get exclusive podcasts, video coaching sessions, and much more by joining our Patreon community at www.patreon.com/ramblingrunner.
54:34
June 29, 2020
#246 - Jamison Michael: Jami's Reviews
Today I welcomed the one-and-only Jamison Michael to the show. Jami is one of the best, and most entertaining, running shoe reviewers on YouTube. His channel has over 60,000 subscribers and countless running shoe videos. In this episode we dive into the some current shoes, his favorites in different categories, what shoes are about to be released, and some of his all-time faves. If you love running shoes then you will love this  episode.  You can watch Jami at https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCWPzT9H7dH5i7FaI9-BuUmA. 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. Follow Matt: Instagram - @rambling_runner Twitter - @rambling_runner Get exclusive podcasts, video coaching sessions, and much more by joining our Patreon community at www.patreon.com/ramblingrunner.
54:02
June 25, 2020
#245 - Bart Yasso
When I grow up I want to be Bart Yasso. It is an honor to welcome Bart to the podcast. He has been a hero of mine for a long time and this is a conversation I will never forget. The epitome of the dedicated amateur runner, Bart retired from Runner’s World at the end of 2017 after 30 years with the magazine. He served as Chief Running Officer for the last 10 years of his career - a title he richly deserved as helped spread and chronicle people's love of running wherever he went.  In this conversation we talk about how running has evolved in recent years, it's effect on runners of all levels, the evolution/revolution of women competing in the marathon after the Los Angeles Olympics in 1984, and so much more.  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. Follow Matt: Instagram - @rambling_runner Twitter - @rambling_runner Get exclusive podcasts, ad-free episodes, and much more by joining our Patreon community at www.patreon.com/ramblingrunner.
54:58
June 22, 2020
#244 - The Run Duo: India Cook and Tommy Mitchell
I was so excited to chat with two of my favorite podcast hosts for this episode, India Cook and Tommy Mitchell. The Run Duo Podcast is a biweekly show in which India and Tommy talk all things distance running with some shenanigans thrown in. The Run Duo interviews interesting and topical guest from across the distance running spectrum and do so with the an exciting and energetic style. They were even recently featured in Runner's World for their extraordinary work. You can listen to their show on Apple Podcasts and Spotify.  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. Follow Matt: Instagram - @rambling_runner Twitter - @rambling_runner Get exclusive podcasts, ad-free episodes, and much more by joining our Patreon community at www.patreon.com/ramblingrunner.
1:16:07
June 18, 2020
#243 - John Raneri and the Treadmill 13.1 World Record
For John Raneri, 2019, including the first few weeks of January, was a banner year. A PR in every distance from the mile to the marathon that culminated with one of the best half marathons in U.S. history. John arrived at the Aramco Houston Half Marathon with a plan to compete and break 62 minutes - and he did just that. John clocked a 1:01:51 to finish as the 11th American. Not only that, his performance as good for 34th all-time. After that performance John decided to pass on the Olympic Marathon Trials and put all of his eggs in the Boston Marathon basket. Then COVID-19 turned those plans to dust. John quickly pivoted and setup a string of solo and competitive time trials. The last of which was as ambitious as they come - a treadmill half-marathon world record attempt.  In this episode John details his wild spring and the steps he took to run 1:03:09 on a treadmill to set the world record by just under a minute. 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. Follow Matt: Instagram - @rambling_runner Twitter - @rambling_runner Get exclusive podcasts, ad-free episodes, and much more by joining our Patreon community at www.patreon.com/ramblingrunner.
50:31
June 15, 2020
#242 - Ankita Gaur
It is an honor to have the embodiment of the dedicated amateur runner of the show, Ankita Gaur. Ankita started her running journey with modest goals and grew into a leader in her city, country, and across the globe. She has helped grow the running community in Bangaluru, India with the backing of Adidas. In this episode we talk about how she has counseled other female runners who have to fight against cultural norms, how she has responded in those same situations, running/weight/body image, how she is working through the COVID-19 isolation, and much more. 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. Did you know 1 in 59 children have a diagnosis of autism spectrum disorder? This is why non-profit organization Kids On The Move and race specialists Runtastic Events partnered to create the Heber Half Run For Autism. The race is happening this June 27th in the gorgeous Heber Valley, UT. After receiving confirmation from the Wasatch County Health Department that this year’s race can happen in person, the Heber Half Run For Autism is excited to continue the 2020 run as planned with special health precautions in place to keep runners safe and healthy. They even added a virtual race option for this year’s run for individuals who want to support children with autism no matter where they are! Interested runners can visit www.heberhalf.com to learn more and register. Follow Matt: Instagram - @rambling_runner Twitter - @rambling_runner Rambling Runner Run Club on Strava Newsletter Support the show and get insider access by joining our Patreon community.
51:18
June 11, 2020
#241 - Jordan Mann and Save Brown Track
Jordan Mann is one of the best middle distance runners in the country with a top five USATF Championship finish in the steeplechase and a 3:39 1500m to his name. He is also one of American running's most unique and eclectic voices. In this episode, we begin with Jordan's heart felt opinions on Brown University's decision to cut men's varsity cross country, track, and field. As a Brown alum, and someone who is still plugged into the University through his work at Hillel and his connection to those teams, Jordan is doing all he can to bring awareness of this situation. In the second half of the episode, Jordan details his rise from lightly recruited high school athlete, and college walk-on, to the upper echelon of the sport. He also takes a deep to dive into his wide ranging interests and his legendary post-race interviews. Finally, Jordan discusses his work with students of color and Jewish students through role at the Brown and Rhode Island School of Design Hillel.  If you are interested in learning more about situation with the Brown XC/Track & Field please visit www.savebrowntrack.org. 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. Did you know 1 in 59 children have a diagnosis of autism spectrum disorder? This is why non-profit organization Kids On The Move and race specialists Runtastic Events partnered to create the Heber Half Run For Autism. The race is happening this June 27th in the gorgeous Heber Valley, UT. After receiving confirmation from the Wasatch County Health Department that this year’s race can happen in person, the Heber Half Run For Autism is excited to continue the 2020 run as planned with special health precautions in place to keep runners safe and healthy. They even added a virtual race option for this year’s run for individuals who want to support children with autism no matter where they are! Interested runners can visit www.heberhalf.com to learn more and register. Follow Matt: Instagram - @rambling_runner Twitter - @rambling_runner Rambling Runner Run Club on Strava Newsletter Support the show and get insider access by joining our Patreon community.
1:12:38
June 8, 2020
#240 - The Future of Strava and Boston Marathon Cancelled
It’s with great excitement that I announce the newest podcast in the Rambling Runner Podcast Network - the Business & Sports Discourse podcast. This episode of the Rambling Runner Podcast features the first two episodes of the new show. The new show will be hosted by me, Matt Chittim, and my good friend Jason Macaluso. This short-form podcast will provide insight into the current events, topics, and announcements that are at the intersection of business and sports. We will be publishing new episodes on Tuesday, Wednesday, and Friday mornings. Each show will about 20 minutes. Just long enough to dive into a specific topic but short enough for you to squeeze it into your daily routine. Part I - In the inaugural episode of the Business & Sports Discourse, we discuss the recent changes at Strava. Strava is extremely familiar to almost all runners, cyclists, and endurance athletes. They have been a mainstay in the endurance community for years and are at the forefront of fitness apps and GPS tracking. While they've had a dedicated following, they have struggled with brand identity and mission over the past several years. Last week they announced a new set of premium options as well as a new pay structure. This announcement was met with plenty of reactions across the endurance landscape. Part II - Last week the iconic Boston Marathon was officially cancelled. While not a surprise to much of the running community, it was a huge symbolic blow to many. Boston is known as one of, if the not the most, iconic races in the United States. This cancellation has an enormous effect of dedicated amateurs, charities and charity runners, elites, corporate partners, running media, and the entire running community. You can subscribe to the Business & Sports Discourse here: Spotify - https://open.spotify.com/show/7v9w7iWHvOmZvtSc4MOmB3?si=NGXzLp29Q0OpX38tav07yA Apple - https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/business-sports-discourse/id1511691287  Follow Jason: Instagram - https://www.instagram.com/jaymac_sportsbiz/ Twitter - https://twitter.com/jaymacsportsbiz Follow Matt: Instagram - https://www.instagram.com/rambling_runner/ Twitter - https://twitter.com/rambling_runner
58:04
June 4, 2020
#239 - Deirdre Fitzpatrick
What time do you get up? Who does your hair and makeup? And, how do you look that awake? Those are the three questions KCRA Morning News anchor/reporter Deirdre Fitzpatrick gets from her Sacramento viewers. “2:15am. I do it myself which explains a lot. And, coffee by the pot.” Deirdre is a four-time Emmy award winner in writing, anchoring and reporting and has a bachelor's degree in Journalism from the University of Missouri-Columbia. She's traveled the world as a member of the Hearst Television Olympic Team. She’s covered the last nine Olympics -- 2000 Sydney, 2002 Salt Lake City, 2004 Athens, 2006 Torino, 2008 Beijing, 2010 Vancouver, 2012 London, 2014 Sochi and 2016 Rio de Janeiro.  Deirdre, joined KCRA on New Year's Eve of 1997. She started as a weekend morning anchor and turned the weekday morning anchor job down three times as she couldn't imagine, "getting up that early five days a week vs. just two." Now, ironically, she can't imagine staying awake to read out loud at 11 p.m. after anchoring in the mornings since 2000! Deirdre is on the board for the Sacramento Running Association which organizes the California International Marathon, among other amazing races. She's an 18-time marathoner, ultra-runner and Ironman triathlete (2002 Ironman Wisconsin and 2013 Ironman Tahoe.) She's also a wife, mom of two sons and likes to point out that being a boymom is WAY more tiring than getting up at 2:15 a.m. or finishing Ironman. 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. Follow Matt: Instagram - @rambling_runner Twitter - @rambling_runner Rambling Runner Run Club on Strava Newsletter Support the show and get insider access by joining Patreon.
57:50
June 1, 2020
#238 - Ramblings on the Run with Ali & Matt ft. David Roche
Welcome to the May edition of Ramblings on the Run with Ali & Matt. Every month, Ali Feller — host of the Ali on the Run Show — and I come together to talk about running industry news, our own running, and things we’re loving right now. This time around we were joined by special guest David Roche. David is an elite trail runner and the co-founder of the coaching service Some Work All Play. He and his wife, Dr. Megan Roche, work with runners of all abilities including some of the best trail and ultra runners in the world. More importantly for this episode, he is hysterical! The three of us tried something new in this episode. Inspired by the creative sporting events happening on TV and social media, we decided to create our own. We founded the inaugural Ramblings on the Run Relay. This fictional events is simple: we each drafted a male and female from a certain walk of life for four specific races. Those combinations are as follows: Mile - Pro Athlete 5k - Musician 13.1 - Fictional Character 26.2 - Actor/Actress This was one of the most fun podcasts I've every recorded. hope you enjoy listening as much as we enjoyed recording it! 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. Follow Matt: Instagram - @rambling_runner Twitter - @rambling_runner Rambling Runner Run Club on Strava Newsletter Support the show and get insider access by joining Patreon.
1:03:13
May 29, 2020
#237 - Matt Fitzgerald: Running the Dream
Matt Fitzgerald has been running (and writing about running) for most of his adult life. Like many passionate amateur runners, he never felt he  quite fulfilled his potential. In his mid-forties, Matt convinced Ben Rosario, head coach of Northern Arizona Elite, to let him train with a roster of national champions and Olympic hopefuls in the running mecca of Flagstaff, Arizona. These runners included Scott Fauble, Kellyn Taylor, Stephanie and Ben Bruce, Matt Llano, Tim Ritchie, and several others. Matt's mission: Run the race of his life at the Chicago Marathon by preparing exactly like a professional runner.  Matt’s gripping account of his “fake pro runner” experience allows us to partake in his dream of fulfilling his potential. Matt also details this process through the eyes of the pro's who live that life year round, year after year. Running the Dream pulls us into the rarefied world of professional running in a way we can all relate to, regardless of speed, and to take away pieces of one man’s amazing journey to try to achieve our own potential. 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 15% 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 Rambling Runner Run Club on Strava Newsletter Patreon
1:07:37
May 25, 2020
#236 - Jen Labesky
Like many women, Jen Labesky spent most of her life allowing everyone else's opinions of what she "should" be doing, pursuing, or thinking, to chart her course. The result? She ended up feeling completely lost and empty inside. Jen knew she was capable of so much more, but was so caught up trying to be everything to everyone that she didn't have the time to devote, or even the slightest clue how to figure out what she wanted for herself. In the last few years, life has thrown challenges at Jen one after another and her heart has been broken to pieces. In the past, she would have sat paralyzed with pain. This time around she saw the glimmer of something beautiful in the pain. Something life-changing and crystal clear. Something that made her stand up and say no more 'should's.'" By stripping away the BS and focusing on what matters to her, she has more energy and power to move fearlessly toward her dreams. Living from a BS-free place of love has given Jen purpose and a simple barometer for every decision she's made since. This includes her passion to pursue running with heart and dedicatin. Jen is also the co-founder of the GritChicks retreats. These are small group running and outdoor adventure-based getaways for women of all levels of running experience. They have designed these retreats to be a relaxed, fun place for women to come together and share their passion for running, adventure and self-discovery in a space that is separate from our everyday lives and responsibilities. GritChicks retreats are a chance for women to step a little outside of their comfort zones and try new things, while also taking time to clear their minds, dream, set goals and explore the endless possibilities for our lives. It is a time for finding strength and creating memories with friends, old and new! You can learn more about Jen, GritChicks, and read her blog at www.jenlabesky.com. 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. Follow Matt: Instagram - @rambling_runner Twitter - @rambling_runner Rambling Runner Run Club on Strava Newsletter Patreon
52:21
May 21, 2020
#235 - Dr. Tommy Martin
Dr. Tommy Martin is one heck of an athlete. He is a 3:00 hour marathoner, sub-13:00:00 IRONMAN triathlete, owns the body of a body builder, and is a former college football player. He has achieved that level of success while going through the steps to become a doctor with a focus in pediatrics. In this episode Tommy talks about his humble roots, his eternal optimism, his faith, the steps he took to go from football to endurance sports, and the motivation that propelled him along that path. 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. Follow Matt: Instagram - @rambling_runner Twitter - @rambling_runner Rambling Runner Run Club on Strava Newsletter Patreon .
1:00:02
May 18, 2020
#234 - Kiese Laymon
Kiese Laymon, a southern writer born and raised in Jackson, Mississippi, is one of the best writers in the country. He is the author of Heavy: An American Memoir, the novel Long Division  and a collection of essays,  How to Slowly Kill Yourself and Others in America. Heavy, winner of the Andrew Carnegie Medal, the LA Times Isherwood Prize for Autobiographical Prose and Audible’s Audiobook of the Year, was named one of the Best Books of 2018 by the The Undefeated, New York Times, Publishers Weekly, NPR, Broadly, Library Journal , The Washington Post , Southern Living , Entertainment Weekly, San Francisco Chronicle and The New York Times Critics. Laymon is the recipient of the 2019 Austen Riggs Erikson Prize for Excellence in Mental Health Media. Laymon has written essays, stories and reviews for numerous publications including Esquire, McSweeneys, New York Times, ESPN the Magazine, NPR, The Los Angeles Times, The Guardian, Vanity Fair, The Best American Series, Ebony, Paris Review, Guernica and more. Photo credit in the episode graphic to Tim Ivy. 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 15% 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 Rambling Runner Run Club on Strava Newsletter Patreon
1:06:52
May 14, 2020
#233 - Virtual Marathon Preview
In the final installment of the Rambling Runner Virtual Race Series episodes we dive into the marathon with Nate Stewart, Callie Vinson, and James McKirdy. Nate beat a decade long PR in the marathon last month in a solo marathon effort with a blazing fast 2:45. He talks about trying to set a new PR in a virtual marathon that is so new to so many of us. Callie is an ultra-marathoner with years of experience going long distances on her own. She imparts plenty of knowledge on the best ways to do just that. James McKirdy, founder of McKirdy Trained, provides years of marathon coaching experience that can help runners of all abilities. From a 2:14 marathoner to 6:14.  Sponsors: Thanks to sponsor SynchroKnit Powered by Wigwam for making this race free to you all. Make sure you support and head over to http://www.synchroknit.com to find a new pair for your next run. Enter in code VIRTUAL25 to receive 25% off and follow them @synchroknitpoweredbywigwam. Over the past 4+ years McKirdy Trained has developed into a leader in the online coaching world. We've assembled the best coaches in the country to help our athletes develop, achieve, and now in these times... adapt. We work with athletes of all ability (from all over the world) in their quest to accomplish their dreams. We are honored to sponsor the Rambling Runner Race Series. To help bring the global running community together and to lead you in these turbulent times - https://www.mckirdytrained.com. Trusted by some of the world's best endurance athletes, including USA Cycling, Athletic Greens is the all-in-one daily drink to support better health and peak performance. Developed from a nutrient-dense blend of 75 vitamins, minerals and whole food sourced ingredients, Athletic Greens is a greens powder engineered to help fill the nutritional gaps in your diet and improve your everyday performance by addressing the four pillars of health - energy, recovery, gut health and immune support. Get 20 Free Serving with your first purchase by going to athleticgreens.com/rambling. Follow Matt: Instagram - @rambling_runner Twitter - @rambling_runner Rambling Runner Run Club on Strava Newsletter Patreon
1:33:42
May 11, 2020
#232 - Ana Johnson
Try to find a better amateur running story better than Ana Johnson's. I dare you. Ana was born in a small town in Mexico where she picked up running at a young age. She was heavily influenced by athletic parents and took to the sport immediately. Ana ran her first half-marathon at just nine years of age. After high school, Ana made her way to the New York Metro area and has never left. She attended NYU and is now working as an RN at Sloan Kettering in the oncology department. Ana is also an Olympic Trials Qualifier in the marathon. In this episode, she dives into all of this as well as training with 20 other OTQ'ers in NYC throughout the winter, working, training, and parenting through COVID-19, and who she views as her mentors. 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. Trusted by some of the world's best endurance athletes, including USA Cycling, Athletic Greens is the all-in-one daily drink to support better health and peak performance. Developed from a nutrient-dense blend of 75 vitamins, minerals and whole food sourced ingredients, Athletic Greens is a greens powder engineered to help fill the nutritional gaps in your diet and improve your everyday performance by addressing the four pillars of health - energy, recovery, gut health and immune support. Get 20 Free Serving with your first purchase by going to athleticgreens.com/rambling. Follow Matt: Instagram - @rambling_runner Twitter - @rambling_runner Rambling Runner Run Club on Strava Newsletter Patreon
1:05:19
May 4, 2020
#231 - Lori Russell RD CSSD
We are back with another episode focused on food and performance nutrition. Lori Russell RD CSSD provides her expertise on all things nutrition. Not only is she fully credentialed, she is also informed by her background as a marathoner and professional cyclist. In the second part of the show we are joined by Danielle Ryan Broida. Danielle is an expert in the power of mushrooms and the various ways they can used to improve health and wellness.  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 15% 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 Rambling Runner Run Club on Strava Newsletter Patreon
1:11:01
May 1, 2020
#230 - Re-Run: 2018 Boston Marathon with Des Linden
In the third episode of Re-Run, Des Linden joins the show to breakdown her iconic victory at the 2018 Boston Marathon. Des analyzes the race mile by rain soaked mile with the wit and candor we all appreciate from this running legend. She touches on every aspect of the race including her recovery the disappointing 2017 Boston Marathon, the epic porta potty episode with Shalane Flanagan, and her conversion from helping others to charging into the lead.  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. VDOT O2 is a coaching platform for runners of all levels. Coaches are using VDOT O2 to more effectively individualize their athlete's training pinpointing the paces you need to train at to improve effectively. All coaches can take advantage of a 30-day free trial at www.vdoto2.com, Athletes not working with a coach can use the code RAMBLING to get 15% off a custom training plan for your next goal race. Follow Matt: Instagram - @rambling_runner Twitter - @rambling_runner Rambling Runner Run Club on Strava Newsletter Patreon
1:13:57
April 27, 2020
#229 - Stephanie Bruce
Stephanie Bruce is one of the most accomplished U.S. distance runners and at the forefront of a new era in professional sports. In this episode, Stephanie takes a deep dive into how and why she embraced taking a leading role in the media side of her profession. This is the new reality of being a successful pro runner. Stephanie, and her HOKA NAZ Elite team, do it better than most. We also talk about her recent Olympic Marathon Trials experience and what the future holds. 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 15% 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 Rambling Runner Run Club on Strava Newsletter Patreon
53:56
April 25, 2020
#228 - Brigid Gutierrez
With two young children and a military spouse, Brigid Gutierrez does not have a lot of time on her hands for running. That hasn't stopped her one bit. In 2019, Brigid rebounded from the birth of her daughter to have a banner year. In January her goal was to break 3:20 in the marathon. Brigid blew that time out of the water. She rocked the challenging TCS New York City Marathon course in a time of 3:09. A new PR. In this episode we hear all about Brigid's trademark optimism, her dedication to 4:00 a.m. runs, her years as a low-mileage marathoner, her decision to hire a coach and how that elevated her game, and so much more. You can follow Brigid on Instagram at https://www.instagram.com/brigidruns. 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. VDOT O2 is a coaching platform for runners of all levels. Coaches are using VDOT O2 to more effectively individualize their athlete's training pinpointing the paces you need to train at to improve effectively. All coaches can take advantage of a 30-day free trial at www.vdoto2.com, Athletes not working with a coach can use the code RAMBLING to get 15% off a custom training plan for your next goal race. Follow Matt: Instagram - @rambling_runner Twitter - @rambling_runner Rambling Runner Run Club on Strava Newsletter Patreon
43:55
April 25, 2020
#227 - Virtual Race Recap & Preview: Carrie Tollefson, Heather Pech, and Megan Landmeier
In this three segment episode we are joined by some amazing individuals. Megan Landmeier describes what it was like to run the virtual 5k and 10k on her balcony in Bogota, Colombia. Elite masters runner, and McKirdy Trained running coach, Heather Pech shares her insights into how we can all run our best half-marathon next weekend and anytime in the future. Finally, Carrie Tollefson provides her trademark optimism and wit when describing the Running Podcasters Challenge. Carrie has finished third in each of the first two races and we talk about what it's like for someone who was previously one of the top runners in the world to compete in these unique virtual circumstances. Sponsors: Thanks to sponsor SynchroKnit Powered by Wigwam for making this race free to you all. Make sure you support and head over to http://www.synchroknit.com to find a new pair for your next run. Enter in code VIRTUAL25 to receive 25% off and follow them @synchroknitpoweredbywigwam. Over the past 4+ years McKirdy Trained has developed into a leader in the online coaching world. We've assembled the best coaches in the country to help our athletes develop, achieve, and now in these times... adapt. We work with athletes of all ability (from all over the world) in their quest to accomplish their dreams. We are honored to sponsor the Rambling Runner Race Series. To help bring the global running community together and to lead you in these turbulent times - https://www.mckirdytrained.com. Trusted by some of the world's best endurance athletes, including USA Cycling, Athletic Greens is the all-in-one daily drink to support better health and peak performance. Developed from a nutrient-dense blend of 75 vitamins, minerals and whole food sourced ingredients, Athletic Greens is a greens powder engineered to help fill the nutritional gaps in your diet and improve your everyday performance by addressing the four pillars of health - energy, recovery, gut health and immune support. Get 20 Free Serving with your first purchase by going to athleticgreens.com/rambling. Follow Matt: Instagram - @rambling_runner Twitter - @rambling_runner Rambling Runner Run Club on Strava Newsletter Patreon
1:09:04
April 25, 2020
#226 - Sara Ibbetson: The 2:45:01 Series
Sara Ibbetson is a Board Certified Behavior Analyst, a dedicated sub-elite runner, and the creator of the 2:45:01 series. This project highlights the women who came close to the reaching the Olympic Marathon Trials qualifying time but came up just short.  Not only are Sara's curation skills on point, she is also a member of this high level group of runners. In this episode we dive into her running, the details surrounding her own 2:45:01 experience, and what it's been like sharing the similar yet varied experiences of other women. You can learn more about Sara and this series at http://runningbcba.blogspot.com. Sponsors: Trusted by some of the world's best endurance athletes, including USA Cycling, Athletic Greens is the all-in-one daily drink to support better health and peak performance. Developed from a nutrient-dense blend of 75 vitamins, minerals and whole food sourced ingredients, Athletic Greens is a greens powder engineered to help fill the nutritional gaps in your diet and improve your everyday performance by addressing the four pillars of health - energy, recovery, gut health and immune support. Get 20 Free Serving with your first purchase by going to athleticgreens.com/rambling. 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 mushshrooms and adaptogens with coffee, cacao, latte, protein powder. They have a special offer for the Rambling Runner audience. Receive 15% 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 Rambling Runner Run Club on Strava Newsletter Patreon
48:06
April 25, 2020
#225 Ramblings on the Run with Ali Feller
Ali Feller, host of the Ali on the Run Show, and I try to bring some fun and levity to these extraordinary times. We dive into what we are loving right now, looking forward to, our current running conditions, and a series of questions from our listeners. We had a wonderful time discussing all of these things, and more, as we embrace our current circumstances with a "glass half full" approach. Sponsors: Trusted by some of the world's best endurance athletes, including USA Cycling, Athletic Greens is the all-in-one daily drink to support better health and peak performance. Developed from a nutrient-dense blend of 75 vitamins, minerals and whole food sourced ingredients, Athletic Greens is a greens powder engineered to help fill the nutritional gaps in your diet and improve your everyday performance by addressing the four pillars of health - energy, recovery, gut health and immune support. Get 20 Free Serving with your first purchase by going to athleticgreens.com/rambling. 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. 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 mushshrooms and adaptogens with coffee, cacao, latte, protein powder. They have a special offer for the Rambling Runner audience. Receive 15% 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 Rambling Runner Run Club on Strava Newsletter Patreon
1:07:30
April 25, 2020
#224 - Rebecca Mehra
Rebecca Mehra is a professional middle distance runner who recently burst into the country's consciousness. This viral tweet, detailing how she helped an elderly couple buy groceries, took the internet and traditional media by storm. Long before Rebecca was honored for her empathy she made herself known in the running community. She is third all-time in the 1500m at Stanford and finished third at the 2019 5th Avenue Mile. That performance in NYC came just months after Rebecca was electrocuted so significantly that it affected her stride for weeks. We also discuss Rebecca's love for breakfast burritos and what it's like being coached by one of her idols, and fellow Stanford alumna, Lauren Fleshman. 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. Visit www.previnex.com and use coupon code Runner15 to save 15% on your first order. VDOT O2 is a coaching platform for runners of all levels. Coaches are using VDOT O2 to more effectively individualize their athlete's training pinpointing the paces you need to train at to improve effectively. All coaches can take advantage of a 30-day free trial at www.vdoto2.com, Athletes not working with a coach can use the code RAMBLING to get 15% off a custom training plan for your next goal race. Follow Matt: Instagram - @rambling_runner Twitter - @rambling_runner Rambling Runner Run Club on Strava Newsletter Patreon
57:08
April 23, 2020
#223 - Virtual 5k/10k Preview with Lindsey Hein, Amber Morrison, and Michael Crouch
With the Rambling Runner Virtual 5k and 10k right around the corner, we are using this episode to help you prepare to run your fastest, safest, and most fun virtual race possible. This will be the first virtual race for many of you and we want to make sure it goes as smoothly. Coach Michael Crouch, from McKirdy Trained, provides loads of race-day advice. Lindsey Hein, from the I'll Have Another Podcast, breaks down the Running Podcaster Challenge. Lastly, Amber Morrison, a 2:45 marathoner and PA at St. Joe's Medical Center, explains how we can be safe around each other and on the trails. Sponsors: I am thrilled to announce our partnership with SynchroKnit, powered by Wigwam as our official sock for the Virtual Run Series! SynchroKnit uses breakthrough knitting technology creating a truly fitted sock that doesn't slip, and it enhances the performance of a running shoe. I have them and love the way they feel on my feet, honestly some of the best I've ever worn. Tight on the arch and heel which makes it feel snug. You have to try them out. Go to https://www.synchroknit.com and enter in code VIRTUAL25 to receive 25% off. Over the past 4+ years McKirdy Trained has developed into a leader in the online coaching world. We've assembled the best coaches in the country to help our athletes develop, achieve, and now in these times... adapt. We work with athletes of all ability (from all over the world) in their quest to accomplish their dreams. We are honored to sponsor the Rambling Runner Race Series. To help bring the global running community together and to lead you in these turbulent times - https://www.mckirdytrained.com. Trusted by some of the world's best endurance athletes, including USA Cycling, Athletic Greens is the all-in-one daily drink to support better health and peak performance. Developed from a nutrient-dense blend of 75 vitamins, minerals and whole food sourced ingredients, Athletic Greens is a greens powder engineered to help fill the nutritional gaps in your diet and improve your everyday performance by addressing the four pillars of health - energy, recovery, gut health and immune support. Get 20 Free Serving with your first purchase by going to athleticgreens.com/rambling. InsideTracker is an ultra-personalized performance and nutrition system that analyzes your blood and DNA along with your lifestyle to help you optimize your body and reach your goals. InsideTracker turns your body’s data into true knowledge, meaningful insights and customized action plans of evidence-backed, nutrition, fitness and lifestyle recommendations. Find out what runners like Des Linden, Mary Cain, Charlie Engle and Mike Wardian already know. Use code RAMBLING at checkout to get 25% off sitewide - https://hubs.ly/H0nKHjV0. Follow Matt: Instagram - @rambling_runner Twitter - @rambling_runner Rambling Runner Run Club on Strava Newsletter Patreon
1:12:15
March 24, 2020