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This podcast is for those who have a passion for running, a drive to excel, and a willingness to push hard to realize their potential. Join us as we speak with fellow recreational runners about their training journeys and how they weave athletics into the fabric of larger life tapestry.

This podcast is for those who have a passion for running, a drive to excel, and a willingness to push hard to realize their potential. Join us as we speak with fellow recreational runners about their training journeys and how they weave athletics into the fabric of larger life tapestry.
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This podcast is for those who have a passion for running, a drive to excel, and a willingness to push hard to realize their potential. Join us as we speak with fellow recreational runners about their training journeys and how they weave athletics into the fabric of larger life tapestry.

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English


Episodes

'Keep Yourself in Check'. A Conversation with Coach Mitchell Thornton

4/19/2019
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What is it like to coach the cross country / track and field program at an NCAA Division 1 college? How does a coach guide multiple high-level athletes, all with different training backgrounds, goals, and notions of what they would like to accomplish? Mitchell Thornton navigates this landscape with authority and pragmatism. Sifting through much experience, and employing the powers of observation and intellect, Mitchell is an insightful coach, mentor and role model for those he instructs....

Duration:00:47:37

'Getting It Done' with George Mendes

4/12/2019
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George Mendes is a determined and compassionate individual. He is a humble perfectionist who does what it takes to “get it done!” George is not swayed by challenges and, in fact, he rises to meet them with creativity and quick thinking. George is the Chef and owner of Aldea Restaurant in New York City. George puts his heart and his soul into his craft and it is abundantly clear; Aldea has been awarded a Michelin Star every year since 2011! This "all-in" approach is also evident in George’s...

Duration:01:00:11

Trust the Process to Unlock Your Potential. A Conversation with Ben Delaney

4/5/2019
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How does one craft the elements that will allow the greatest chance for success? In this episode Ben Delaney shares his experience answering the questions he asks himself as he continues to pursue his potential in running. For Ben, trusting the process, fixing what doesn’t work, perfecting a running “recipe,” and sharing his experience with others are the factors that have unlocked the door to a new and powerful performance level. Ben’s is an inspiring journey of working hard over many years...

Duration:00:49:29

Part II - Putting the "Track" in Chill Track Friday. A Conversation with Stuart Calderwood

3/29/2019
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In this two-part episode we interview Stuart Calderwood about track racing and about coaching runners. Stuart has coached runners since his freshman year in high school. During his 11 years as a head cross-country coach in California, his Laguna Beach High School boys’ team won the 1989 State Championship and his Orange Coast College men’s team won the 1988 South Conference championship. In 2003 Stuart won the age 45-49 bronze medal at the World Masters Championship marathon. In 2009 he set...

Duration:01:12:10

Part I - Putting the "Track" in Chill Track Friday. A Conversation with Stuart Calderwood

3/29/2019
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In this two-part episode we interview Stuart Calderwood about track racing and coaching runners. Stuart has been a coach for over forty years. During his 11 years as a head cross-country coach in California, his Laguna Beach High School boys’ team won the 1989 State Championship and his Orange Coast College men’s team won the 1988 South Conference championship. In 2003 Stuart won the age 45-49 bronze medal at the World Masters Championship marathon. In 2009 he set the American age 50-54...

Duration:00:46:53

Setting Big Goals. A Conversation with Laura Rodriguez

3/22/2019
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Laura Rodriguez runs with a strength and a determination that is unstoppable, fiercely passionate, and incredibly inspiring. Laura is motivated by a love of the sport, yet this is just the beginning. Laura has a huge heart and she bravely allows it to lead the way in her training and her racing. Listen as she describes transforming from a smoker to a sub-elite marathoner. This is a marvelous and entertaining account of setting big goals and believing in yourself.

Duration:00:50:00

Part II: Engaging through Running. A Conversation with Gordon Bakoulis

3/15/2019
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In this two-part episode we interview Gordon Bakoulis. Gordon is an athletic force who has dominated the running world since she began racing competitively in the 1980s. To this day she races with purpose, fierce talent, and a pure love of the sport. This is an inspiring story of accountability, nurturing a talent, and courage to gracefully follow the road that it paves. From a 3:40:03 first-time marathoner to a five-time Olympic Marathon Trials qualifier, Gordon offers us an intimate and...

Duration:00:40:35

Part I: Engaging Through Running. A Conversation with Gordon Bakoulis

3/15/2019
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In this two-part episode we interview Gordon Bakoulis. Gordon is an athletic force who has dominated the running world since she began racing competitively in the 1980s. To this day she races with purpose, fierce talent, and a pure love of the sport. This is an inspiring story of accountability, nurturing a talent, and courage to gracefully follow the road that it paves. From a 3:40:03 first-time marathoner to a five-time Olympic Marathon Trials qualifier, Gordon offers us an intimate and...

Duration:00:56:25

In Running There Are No Quick Fixes. A Conversation with Rosemary Dooley

3/8/2019
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Somewhere in the mind of any athlete is the question, “did I just run my fastest race? Is this the top of the mountain for me?” Progress is not linear, nor is it guaranteed at the moment we want it, yet we are told to be steadfast, that consistency and patience will reap rewards we never thought possible. Though we hear this repeatedly, it is challenging to truly trust that we will not be the exception and that this promise will, in fact hold true for us, too. Rosemary’s story exemplifies...

Duration:00:35:47

Injured: From Marathon Training Plan to Marathon Cross-Training Plan

3/1/2019
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A tibial stress fracture diagnoses at the outset of marathon training didn’t stop Ali from running a 3:15 at the Berlin Marathon, 2018. Listen as Ali explains his training cycle, from how he translated a marathon training plan into a marathon cross-training plan, to devising a race strategy that would fully honor his journey. This is an incredible story of persistence, patience, creativity, and determination in the face of an injury setback.

Duration:00:33:40

Inspiration is Contagious. A Conversation with Jim Mutton

2/22/2019
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Jim knew something needed to change when he stood on the sidelines, a sedentary 41-year old, watching his 70-year old father run past him in the Vienna Marathon in 2009. Inspired by his father’s post-retirement lifestyle changes, Jim and his brother, Tom vowed right then and there to run a marathon with their father within a year. Listen as Jim describes his journey from Northampton, England to New York City at the age of 22 with nothing but a suitcase and a calling. Mentor, motivator, coach...

Duration:00:45:50

Training for and Running the Boston Marathon with Ann Restak

2/15/2019
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How do you train for a race that you’ve set your sights on, quite possibly for years and which is notoriously challenging due to its elevation variations? In this episode, Ann Restak discusses her training cycle for the 2018 Boston Marathon, offering tips and suggestions. Nothing, however, could have prepared her, or any runner, for the weather conditions in Boston on April 16, 2018. Listen as our co-host, Ann describes what it was like to race in historically cold, wet and windy weather,...

Duration:00:36:43

Part II: Pro Turned Recreational Athlete with Roberto Mandje

2/8/2019
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In Part II of this two-part episode, Roberto Mandje discusses the circumstances surrounding his decision to retire from professional running and the joys born from this decision. This segment contains countless training tips for athletes of all levels.

Duration:00:35:07

Part I: Pro Turned Recreational Athlete with Roberto Mandje

2/8/2019
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In Part I of this two-part episode, Roberto Mandje describes his journey from 4:58 miler in the 8th grade to representing Equatorial Guinea in the 2004 Olympic Games in Athens. This is a thoughtful reflection on lessons learned during more than a decade of professional running.

Duration:00:36:43

Episode 0: A Sneak Peek

1/27/2019
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In our introductory episode we discuss the originations of the podcast, what to expect on the show, and how we hope to inspire.

Duration:00:34:27