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A podcast about dedicated and motivated amateur runners who are working hard to get better and achieving inspirational results.
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It was an honor to speak with the wonderous Lisa Mueller for this episode of the Rambling Runner Podcast.  A year ago she listened to Mary Johnson and Lauren Floris detail their "Project: Breaking 3" women's program in episode 199. It inspired her to chase her own sub-3 goal. But, she was a bit unsure as the women in that program had already run close to 3:00, making her wonder whether a bigger improvement was possible. Lisa is a 35 years old political science professor at Macalester College. One of the best liberal arts colleges in America. Before she got seriously into sports she was a champion debater. A few years later Lisa "flunked out" of cross country in both high school and college, due to crippling race anxiety and toxic teams that fueled depression and eating disorders. A male coach told her when she quit that "running just isn't for everyone." She then made it my mission to show him! Lisa switched from running to bike racing in grad school and found a fun and supportive community. She broke too many bones and moved from California to snowy Minnesota, prompting her return to running. After swearing that she'd never run a marathon she fell into a marathon-centered club in the Twin Cities and caught the bug. Lisa proceeded to run three marathons between 2018 and now (3:24, 3:14, 2:57). Going from being an cyclist to being a runner was her biggest challenge . It turns out running was way more complicated than just putting one foot in front of another! A stress fracture last year taught her the importance of form. Since then, she has gone all-in on form analysis, drills, mobility, etc. Her philosophy is to train like a pro, just a bit slower. Sponsors: InsideTracker is the ultra-personalized nutrition platform that analyzes your blood and DNA biomarkers along with your lifestyle habits to help you optimize your body and reach your goals. InsideTracker’s patented system will transform your body's data into knowledge, insights, and a customized action plan of science-backed recommendations. Go to www.insidetracker.com/qr/onboarding/SUPERRECIPES/  and use code GIFTFROMRAMBLINGRUN to save $200 on their Ultimate Plan! Paper Trails Greeting Co. is a small business was created by a dedicated amateur runner with a passion for snail mail and the running community, and a frustration with lack of options for greeting cards appropriate for runners. Their online shop of 35+ greeting cards, all with messages specifically for runners. There’s never been a better time to connect with your people via handwritten note. Visit www.papertrailsgreetingco.com and use code RAMBLING will get you 15% off any order. Follow Matt: Instagram - @rambling_runner Twitter - @rambling_runner Rambling Runner Virtual Summit - https://www.theramblingrunner.com/summit --- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app
In 2013, Stefanie Flippin ran her first ultra. She didn't make the last cut-off and was pulled from the course with 6 miles to go. She cried herself to sleep that night and vowed to never be so unprepared for anything again. In 2015, she whined her way through my first 100 miler, begging her husband and parents to just let her drop. She came in DFL (dead f'ing last) but learned at the finish why no one would allow her to give up. During those years and beyond she watched in awe as the frontrunners racked fast times and staying so mentally tough and focused for hours on end. Stefanie fell short over and over and didn't think she could every succeed at that level. Then, five years after her first ultra, Stefanie lined up with nine men on the Tunnel Hill 100 start line for the first wave, thinking "who do I think I am?" But after years of doubting herself, she knew exactly who she is now and that has made all the difference. How did she do? 1st female/7th overall. 3rd fastest female all-time on the course. 3rd fastest female 100 mile in the U.S. this year. An 11 hour and 39 minute PR and her 5th 100 mile finish - 15:55:06 (9:33 min/mi pace).  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. InsideTracker is the ultra-personalized nutrition platform that analyzes your blood and DNA biomarkers along with your lifestyle habits to help you optimize your body and reach your goals. InsideTracker’s patented system will transform your body's data into knowledge, insights, and a customized action plan of science-backed recommendations. Go to www.insidetracker.com/qr/onboarding/SUPERRECIPES/  and use code GIFTFROMRAMBLINGRUN to save $200 on their Ultimate Plan! Paper Trails Greeting Co. is a small business was created by a dedicated amateur runner with a passion for snail mail and the running community, and a frustration with lack of options for greeting cards appropriate for runners. Their online shop of 35+ greeting cards, all with messages specifically for runners. There’s never been a better time to connect with your people via handwritten note. Visit www.papertrailsgreetingco.com and use code RAMBLING will get you 15% off any order. Follow Matt: Instagram - @rambling_runner Twitter - @rambling_runner Rambling Runner Virtual Summit - https://www.theramblingrunner.com/summit --- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app
Elysha Omoomy is back, she was also featured in episode 126, after yet another paradigm shifting performance.  I was going to write-up shownotes, per usual, for this show but decided to simply copy and past Elysha's Instagram post from November 16 because it hits her positivity, relentlessness, and dedication on the head: "From 5:21 12:17/mi to 3:04 7:03/mi, my message to you: NEVER GIVE UP ON YOUR DREAMS! I’m no different than you. I learned how to run back in 2010 and kept at it. It was so hard! But little by little, I improved and eventually learned how to dig deep and push past the discomfort. This is something I am still learning to do as I’m getting “faster” in paces. But you know what, I BELIEVE IN YOU! Now it’s time for YOU to BELIEVE YOU ARE WORTHY OF IT ALL!" You can learn more about Elysha at www.instagram.com/elyshaomoomy. 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. InsideTracker is the ultra-personalized nutrition platform that analyzes your blood and DNA biomarkers along with your lifestyle habits to help you optimize your body and reach your goals. InsideTracker’s patented system will transform your body's data into knowledge, insights, and a customized action plan of science-backed recommendations. Go to www.insidetracker.com/qr/onboarding/SUPERRECIPES/  and use code GIFTFROMRAMBLINGRUN to save $200! Paper Trails Greeting Co. is a small business was created by a dedicated amateur runner with a passion for snail mail and the running community, and a frustration with lack of options for greeting cards appropriate for runners. Their online shop of 35+ greeting cards, all with messages specifically for runners. There’s never been a better time to connect with your people via handwritten note. Visit www.papertrailsgreetingco.com and use code RAMBLING will get you 15% off any order. Follow Matt: Instagram - @rambling_runner Twitter - @rambling_runner Rambling Runner Virtual Summit - https://www.theramblingrunner.com/summit --- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app
Jay is one of the most remarkable people I have spoken with and I am sure you'll agree once you hear this episode.  Jay is a pastor at Friends Church in southern California, husband, and father to a little girl, multiple brain tumor survivor. this was a trying moment for Jay and everyone who knew him. Jay and I spoke about his amazing athletic, health, and spiritual background in episode 252. These 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 completing an IRONMAN this fall.  We dive into his training, how cancer treatment effected his workouts, mental, and emotional health, and how he puts all of this into perspective. 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. InsideTracker is the ultra-personalized nutrition platform that analyzes your blood and DNA biomarkers along with your lifestyle habits to help you optimize your body and reach your goals. InsideTracker’s patented system will transform your body's data into knowledge, insights, and a customized action plan of science-backed recommendations. Go to info.insidetracker.com/earlyaccess to be the first to hear about InsideTracker’s BEST DEAL of the year. Paper Trails Greeting Co. is a small business was created by a dedicated amateur runner with a passion for snail mail and the running community, and a frustration with lack of options for greeting cards appropriate for runners. Their online shop of 35+ greeting cards, all with messages specifically for runners. There’s never been a better time to connect with your people via handwritten note. Visit www.papertrailsgreetingco.com and use code RAMBLING will get you 15% off any order. Follow Matt: Instagram - @rambling_runner Twitter - @rambling_runner Rambling Runner Virtual Summit - https://www.theramblingrunner.com/summit
#285 - Mastering 40, Ep. 6

#285 - Mastering 40, Ep. 6

2020-11-2001:11:26

The new Mastering 40 episode is here and it details my wildest week yet. Last weekend I was able make up for my 10k DNF six weeks ago with a strong effort. In fact, the final 5k was faster than the 5k I ran three weeks ago. Yes! Then, mere hours later I was hobbled by an ankle injury. First coach James McKirdy breaks down 10k, the differences between racing scared or confident, and how the injury could dovetail nicely with a planned decompression in the training schedule.  In the second half of the episode, Adrienne Langelier, my sport psychologist and I talk through talk through the weekend. First we discuss pre-race anxiety and race execution. Then, Adrienne helps me setup a plan mentally work through recovering from the injury while also working full-time with my two kids who will be full-time distance learning for the next few weeks. Thank you to the Mastering 40 partners: - Supplements/Protein: Previnex - code: RUNNER15 for 15% off - Health Analysis: InsideTracker - Go to info.insidetracker.com/earlyaccess to be the first to hear about their BEST DEAL of the year-  - Attire: Tracksmith - code RAMBLINGRUNNER for 15% off first purchase over $75 Follow Matt: Instagram - @rambling_runner Twitter - @rambling_runner www.theramblingrunner.com
Molly Gutt has one of the most unique athletic backgrounds that we've ever had on the show. Cheerleading and gymnastics as a teenager gave way to aerobic kickboxing in her 20's. From there, she was eager to test herself against other fighters and moved to Muay Thai - a combat sport that uses stand-up striking along with various clinching techniques. A short time later, Molly proved herself as one of the best around. She is two-time national amateur Muay Thai Champion at 112 lbs. and 119 lbs.  During her Muay Thai training Molly was introduced to running. At first it was simply a way to gain aerobic fitness. After yet another injury, Molly began to full in love with endurance sport. Running is a far cry from the explosive sports that populate Molly's past. Yet, she has found a deep affection for the sport and now looks to continue striving for PR's and greater distances. You can follow Molly at www.instagram.com/mmarieg6. 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. InsideTracker is the ultra-personalized nutrition platform that analyzes your blood and DNA biomarkers along with your lifestyle habits to help you optimize your body and reach your goals. InsideTracker’s patented system will transform your body's data into knowledge, insights, and a customized action plan of science-backed recommendations. Go to info.insidetracker.com/earlyaccess to be the first to hear about InsideTracker’s BEST DEAL of the year. Paper Trails Greeting Co. is a small business was created by a dedicated amateur runner with a passion for snail mail and the running community, and a frustration with lack of options for greeting cards appropriate for runners. Their online shop of 35+ greeting cards, all with messages specifically for runners. There’s never been a better time to connect with your people via handwritten note. Visit www.papertrailsgreetingco.com and use code RAMBLING will get you 15% off any order.  Follow Matt: Instagram - @rambling_runner Twitter - @rambling_runner https://www.theramblingrunner.com
#283 - Amanda Asaro

#283 - Amanda Asaro

2020-11-1348:46

Unlike so many of us, Amanda Asaro just completed a fall race season as an elite amateur runner for Central Park Track Club. That's right, you read that correctly - a fall race season. Amanda is a New York City based personal trainer, group fitness instructor at Barry’s, and a decorated college runner. Barry's is an internationally-known HIIT workout gym that focuses on strength, speed, and aerobic exercise. At Gettysburg College, Amanda set several college records on the track. She is a NASM Certified Personal Trainer and a certified run coach through Road Runners Club of America as well as Jack Daniel’s VDOT program.  In this episode Amanda gives us a full recap of the Trials of Miles races that she competed in as well as a breakdown of the bodyweight and strength work that she teaches at one of the best gyms in the country. Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/amanda.asaro/ 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. Paper Trails Greeting Co. is a small business was created by a dedicated amateur runner with a passion for snail mail and the running community, and a frustration with lack of options for greeting cards appropriate for runners. Their online shop of 35+ greeting cards, all with messages specifically for runners. There’s never been a better time to connect with your people via handwritten note. Visit www.papertrailsgreetingco.com and use code RAMBLING will get you 15% off any order. You can also check them out on Instagram www.instagram.com/papertrailsgreetingco. Follow Matt: Instagram - @rambling_runner Twitter - @rambling_runner https://www.theramblingrunner.com --- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app
Peter Bromka is back on the show to talk about something that has effected so many people over - running during a stressful/emotionally draining period of time. This is something that has effected runners since time immemorial and especially over the last week given the uncertainty of the Presidential election. In the second half of the episode we dive into the recent elite half-marathon hosted by the Hansons and the upcoming elite Marathon Project. Both races are showcasing some of the best runners in the country in a creative and entrepreneurial way.  You can subscribe to Peter's new newsletter Positive Splits and follow him on Instagram and Twitter. 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. Brand new Paper Trails Greeting Co. launched in late August. This small business was created by a dedicated amateur runner and it shows as the company is truly amazing. It started with a passion for snail mail and the running community, and a frustration with lack of options for greeting cards appropriate for runners. Their online shop of 35+ greeting cards, all with messages specifically for runners. There’s never been a better time to connect with your people via handwritten note. Visit www.papertrailsgreetingco.com and use code RAMBLING will get you 15% off any order. You can also check them out on Instagram www.instagram.com/papertrailsgreetingco. Follow Matt: Instagram - @rambling_runner Twitter - @rambling_runner https://www.theramblingrunner.com --- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app
#281 - Danielle Turk-Bly

#281 - Danielle Turk-Bly

2020-11-0601:25:251

In this episode of the Rambling Runner Podcast we are joined by the wonderful Danielle Turk-Bly. It was an honor to have Danielle on the show as she is a 2:47 marathoner, accomplished yoga instructor and owner of Lunar Lotus Yoga, home-schooling mother of three boys, and high-level junior alpine skier. She also just successfully finished Des Linden's Run Destober. This grueling challenge involved running a mile for each calendar date in October, ending with 31 miles on October 31. That's 496 miles in total with 196 in the final week. Simply incredible.   Danielle was a bigtime skier as a youngster. She only ran for one year in high school and not at all in college. After her second son was born she really dedicated herself to the sport and fount amazing results. In fact, after several years she found herself within earshot of an Olympic Trials Qualifying time. In the years between those skiing and childbirth Danielle battled a crushing eating disorder. It was a battle she nearly lost.  Today she is not only a sub-elite runner with even bigger visions and goals ahead but she is also high-level yoga practioner. We also talk about how has positively impacted her running and her life. This is a topic we haven't discussed much on the show and it was eager to dive-in. You can learn more about Danielle at www.instagram.com/runnellyrun.  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. Brand new Paper Trails Greeting Co. launched in late August. This small business was created by a dedicated amateur runner and it shows as the company is truly amazing. It started with a passion for snail mail and the running community, and a frustration with lack of options for greeting cards appropriate for runners. Their online shop of 35+ greeting cards, all with messages specifically for runners. There’s never been a better time to connect with your people via handwritten note. Visit www.papertrailsgreetingco.com and use code RAMBLING will get you 15% off any order. You can also check them out on Instagram www.instagram.com/papertrailsgreetingco. Follow Matt: Instagram - @rambling_runner Twitter - @rambling_runner https://www.theramblingrunner.com --- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app
Ramblings on the Run with Ali & Matt is back and we are so excited. Ali Feller, host of the Ali on the Run Show, and I dive into what we are loving right now, looking forward to, our current running situations (spoiler: Ali is killing it!) We also answer a series of fun questions from the listeners. We had a wonderful time discussing all of these things, and more, and we also drop a couple of things we have on the horizon that we haven't shared publicly. 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. Brand new Paper Trails Greeting Co. launched in late August. This small business was created by a dedicated amateur runner and it shows as the company is truly amazing. It started with a passion for snail mail and the running community, and a frustration with lack of options for greeting cards appropriate for runners. Their online shop of 35+ greeting cards, all with messages specifically for runners. There’s never been a better time to connect with your people via handwritten note. Visit www.papertrailsgreetingco.com and use code RAMBLING will get you 15% off any order. You can also check them out on Instagram www.instagram.com/papertrailsgreetingco. 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 --- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app
The Runners Alliance is a solutions-based initiative from the editors of Runner's World and Women's Health in partnership with HOKA ONE ONE aimed at altering perceptions about what it means to run as a member of a community that experiences high levels of harassment, including women, BIPOC, LGBTQIA+, and more. It's aim is to provide all runners and communities across the nation with the tools and solutions needed to stay safe on the run and advocate for their fellow runners. In this episode we talk with Taylor Dutch and Latoya Shauntay Snell. Latoya is one of the five ambassadors for the Alliance and Taylor is helping to coordinate their efforts for Runners World. Both of these amazing women share their views on the project, the impact they hope to make long-term and short-term, and the journey that brought them to this point.  Learn more at https://www.runnersworld.com/runnersalliance/ and by following Runner's World on Instagram at https://www.instagram.com/runnersworldmag/.  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
#278 - Mastering 40, Ep. 5

#278 - Mastering 40, Ep. 5

2020-10-2601:17:50

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
#277 - Lindsay Nelson

#277 - Lindsay Nelson

2020-10-2253:50

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
#276 - Jereny Rivera

#276 - Jereny Rivera

2020-10-1256:37

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 --- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app
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 --- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app
#274 - Mastering 40, Ep. 4

#274 - Mastering 40, Ep. 4

2020-10-0501:03:401

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
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 --- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app
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 --- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app
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 --- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app
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 --- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app
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Rachel Anderson

I don't know what I could possibly add. This was incredible!

May 14th
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