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Welcome to The Hobby Jogger Podcast, where elite athletes and ham-and-eggers lace up their stories. We explore the common ground that running creates from the world-class runner to the hobbyist hitting the pavement, trail or treadmill. Expect a blend of inspiration, laughter and the shared joy that makes every step count. Join us on this journey, where every run is a story worth sharing.

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Ever wondered how a simple driver's license photo could ignite a life-altering journey? In this episode of Hobby Jogger, we chat with Quin Jenson, a digital creator, runner, and proud girl dad, who recounts his athletic evolution from high school football and track in Texas to becoming a dedicated runner. Quin opens up about the pivotal moment that spurred his fitness transformation, starting with neighborhood strolls and evolving into a passion for longer distance. We discuss the univer...
This week on the Hobby Jogger, we welcome Jen Boerwinkle, a run ambassador for the Cleveland Marathon and a dedicated coach for Rise and Reign. Jen shares her awe-inspiring journey of losing 125 pounds since January 2019 and how her passion for running has transformed her life. We discuss both the excitement and nerves of her upcoming first trail race and intro to ultra running.As the episode winds down, we delve into Jen's transition from runner to coach specializing in bariatric athletes. S...
Join us on the Hobby Jogger as we welcome Kim Roy as co-host, who just faced the rugged beauty of the Bloodroot Ultra in Vermont. But that's not all! We're joined by guest Marianna Grudziak, a Pennsylvania native gearing up for the prestigious Western States 100-mile ultra endurance race in California. Hear about her strategic training runs and how she's adapted her routine and gear to match the trails of Western States. Marianna's story is packed with insights and inspiration, perfect f...
What drives a trail runner to conquer some of the most challenging terrains in Pennsylvania, Maryland, and West Virginia? Join us as Brynn Cunningham, a celebrated trail runner with multiple fastest known times (FKTs) under her belt, reveals her journey from sprinter to long-distance ultra runner. With two victories at the Laurel Highlands 50K and an unrivaled love for the outdoors, Brynn shares her strategies for achieving and verifying FKTs, her encounters with the rugged landscapes of Ohio...
Ever wondered if there's a magical ingredient to boost your running? Amy joins us to dissect the complex world of nutritional supplements in sport. But it's not all about the powders and pills; we stress the importance of whole food protein sources and share personal stories on how we navigate the convenience versus quality divide in our own athletic diets.This episode isn't just about what goes into your body, but how it affects your performance and psyche. From training your gut to handle d...
Have you ever stood at the starting line of a goal so intimidating, it seemed to stretch out like an endless trail before you? That's where we find ultra-runner Caleb Bowen, our guest this week, as he shares his anticipation for the Western States Endurance Run, balancing the rigorous demands of his training with a full-time coaching career. Together with Ohio's trail master Jeremy Pope, we journey through the highs and lows of ultra-running, from the tactical to the personal. As the con...
Join us as we sit down with ultrarunning champion Jim Walmsley to recount his breathtaking victory in France's Ultra-Trail du Mont-Blanc, his unique wedding anniversary that would make any Star Wars fan green with envy, and the scoop on Jim's strategic race kit evolutions to tackle grueling ultra marathon distances. Wil Walmsley, friend of the show and twin brother to Jim, joins the conversation as co-host to explore the synergies between ultra-running, ski mountaineering, and cycling.&n...
Set your pace with us as we embark on a lively exploration into Hoka's innovative running footwear, guided by the brand's own Dallas-Fort Worth and Oklahoma rep, Carlos Del Pino. Carlos illuminates how Hoka's bold approach to reinvention continually adapts to the evolving demands of runners.We touch on the concept of 'sexy pace'—a sweet spot in speed that's both injury-resistant and progress-friendly. From his witty dive into meme culture to an artistic side that includes comic book creation ...
Join the trail-running conversation as we take you on an adventure with Ryan Thrower, co-founder and creative mind behind Freetrail. Ryan sheds light on his partnership with Dylan Bowman, their efforts to elevate athletes in the sport, and the joy of crafting stories through video and audio that encapsulate the essence of trail running. We talk with Ryan about his position on the Western States waitlist, and the anticipation of runners vying for a spot in this prestigious 100-mile ...
In this episode, we sit down with the 14-time Boston Marathon qualifier, and author of Boston Bound, to unearth the tenacity and strategy behind her remarkable achievements. Elizabeth shares the importance of mental fortitude, some of the training regimens that have propelled her forward, and how she's turned her passion for writing into a tool for race preparation and reflection. We also explore the delicate balance between nutrition and training, learning from Elizabeth's own journey and ho...
Join us as we talk with Tabor and Eli Hemming, a lightning-fast trail running couple and Adidas Terrex athletes. They lace up the conversation with insights into Adidas trail running shoes, describing their enhanced stability and performance on demanding terrains like those encountered in Eli's back to back first place finishes at Black Canyon 60k and Big Alta 50k, and Tabor's win in the Big Alta 28k. From chatting on their shared conquests on rugged terrains, like nabbing the Joshua Tree FKT...
Imagine lacing up your shoes for a casual jog, only to find yourself crossing the finish line at one of the world’s most renowned marathons. That's the journey Omar Posadas shares with us, as we delve into his inspirational story of transformation from everyday runner to Boston Marathon qualifier. Amidst a pandemic that locked down gyms and changed lives, Omar found solace and strength in his strides, teaching us that sometimes the most challenging times lead to the greatest achievements.Omar...
Running a hundred miles in a week is no small feat, but imagine doing it for 200 consecutive weeks—Andrew Glaze has done just that. With a philosophy of "smile or you're doing it wrong," Andrew joins us to recount his journey through the remarkable achievement, the creation of his Coco Canyons challenge, and the humor he finds amidst the trolls on social media. Our conversation travels from the physical to the mental, exploring how the endorphin rush from running parallels the contrasting sen...
Step into the world of endurance racing with Ohio's own ultra-runner, Jeremy Pope, as he opens up about his preparations for the Black Canyon 100K. Our conversation covers the mental strategies for pacing and the balancing act of starting a race intelligently to preserve energy for the demanding miles ahead.As Jeremy has also found a spot on the 2024 Western States waitlist, we delve into the parallels between the two races, contemplating the mini version of the Western States that the ...
Unlock the secrets to peak performance with Ellen Landes, the Runner's Dietitian. Ellen joins our show with her wealth of knowledge on nutrition for runners, and the credentials to back it up —Master of Science in Nutrition, Registered Dietitian Nutritionist, and Certified Personal Trainer. It's a balancing act—nourishing your body for the long run (pun intended) and avoiding the common traps that can trip up even the most seasoned athletes. Ellen strips away the complexity of dietary d...
We sat down with Jenna McHugh as our guest for Episode 2. Jenna has just completed the Chicago Marathon with a finishing time of three hours and twenty-seven minutes. She's a ten-time finisher at the Boston Marathon and she has a total of 16 world majors under her belt. You can find Jenna spreading the joy of running on Instagram as a running influencer with well over 33,000 followers.Instagram: @jennammchughFacebook: @jennammchugh
Lucie has had an exceptional year, achieving a 2nd place finish at the Leadville Trail 100, completing her Masters in Applied Sports Psychology, launching Inside Out Athlete, and securing sponsorship with Scarpa as an ultra running and climbing athlete! To learn more or connect with Lucie:Website: Inside Out AthleteInstagram: @luciehanes
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