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Running a marathon is an extraordinary accomplishment that more and more people are checking off of their bucket lists every year. I have completed a few, but I'm no more special than anyone. In fact, I think I'm just ordinary.

Running a marathon is an extraordinary accomplishment that more and more people are checking off of their bucket lists every year. I have completed a few, but I'm no more special than anyone. In fact, I think I'm just ordinary.
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Running a marathon is an extraordinary accomplishment that more and more people are checking off of their bucket lists every year. I have completed a few, but I'm no more special than anyone. In fact, I think I'm just ordinary.




Podcast 60 – IM Maryland Preview

What an incredible weekend coming up for the Ordinary Marathoner community. Multiple former guests will be running the Chicago Marathon on Sunday – including Glenn Eisenstein, Melinda Howard, Brooke Farrington and Jeremy Farrington. Of course, on Saturday I will be participating in my second Ironman, this time in Maryland. Former podcast guests Nick Cumbo and … Continue reading "Podcast 60 – IM Maryland Preview"

Duration: 00:30:00

Podcast #59 – Frank Fumich

Well, ladies and gentlemen… Frank Fumich is at it again. As if trying to cycle across country wasn’t enough. As if doing the 5x-Ironman distance Quintuple Anvil wasn’t enough. Or climbing the highest peak in Antarctica. This time Frank is attempting to extend yet another one of his all-time bests by trying his hand at … Continue reading "Podcast #59 – Frank Fumich"

Duration: 00:35:17

Podcast #58 – Melissa Kahn… Take Four

I am convinced that Melissa Kahn has a plan to take over the world. Slowly, she is taking over this podcast – that’s for sure. What’s next? It sorta reminds me of Planet of the Apes, except with cows. Alright, alright… truth is that we were trying to make the rounds on some other podcasts … Continue reading "Podcast #58 – Melissa Kahn… Take Four"

Duration: 00:47:52

Podcast #57 – Updates on Million Moo and Training, Too

Early registration feedback for the Million Moo March has been incredible. Thank you to all who have registered so far… and we are just getting started! I was concerned that maybe no one would show up to our virtual running event – like that time my parents were away and I threw a party in … Continue reading "Podcast #57 – Updates on Million Moo and Training, Too"

Duration: 01:06:15

Podcast #55 – Gerry Boyle

With the cat out of the bag when it comes to my participation in the upcoming Ironman Maryland, I thought why not try to have the race director himself come on the program? I’m sure he has nothing better to do just a couple of months before the big day than to spend some time … Continue reading "Podcast #55 – Gerry Boyle"

Duration: 00:42:41

Podcast #54 – Nick Cumbo

Runners come in all shapes, sizes and experience levels. The past few weeks we’ve discussed Ironman triathlons and had one of the biggest names in Ultrarunning, Dean Karnazes, on the program. Today we get back to the show’s roots: the beginner level. It’s easy for me to remember, yet hard for me to believe, that … Continue reading "Podcast #54 – Nick Cumbo"

Duration: 00:54:31

Podcast #52 – I Am An Ironman

After 11 months of training, the final victory is oh so sweet. It took me almost 16 hours, but this past Sunday I became an Ironman. 2.4 mile swim, 112 mile bike, and one full marathon complete and to hear Mike Reilly’s voice say, “Scott Riecke – You are an Ironman,” was certainly a great … Continue reading "Podcast #52 – I Am An Ironman"

Duration: 01:49:34

Podcast #49 – 30 Days To Lake Placid

Waking up this morning felt a little different. Things just felt a little more real. Today marks the 30-day point. In thirty days I’m going find out whether or not all the training I’ve been doing was enough. It’s the perfect time to buckle down on things like diet, hydration, and strengthening up my weaknesses … Continue reading "Podcast #49 – 30 Days To Lake Placid"

Duration: 00:51:06

Podcast #48 – Jenna Austin

So how does one go about winning their age group in an Olympic triathlon? For Jenna Austin, it just might be spending the winter on the bike trainer and doing some open-water swimming in 48-degree lake temperatures. Initially a swimmer, Jenna discovered a passion for triathlon three years ago, shortly after the birth of her … Continue reading "Podcast #48 – Jenna Austin"

Duration: 00:56:27

Podcast #47 – Christian Lee

Let’s play a game. He’s a 40-something year-old father of a young daughter. He has run a half-dozen marathons or so, all in the last five years. Then he decided to branch out into triathlon, and has visions of finishing his first Ironman. Who is he? If you said, “Why that’s Scott… host of the … Continue reading "Podcast #47 – Christian Lee"

Duration: 00:52:59

Podcast #46 – Ironman Update

Nobody said training for the Ironman would be easy. I never expected it to be. But I’ve been having some issues lately – especially with the bike portion of this beast. With only 51 days remaining, I’m going to need to dig deep. On this podcast, I talk about the obstacles ahead of me and … Continue reading "Podcast #46 – Ironman Update"

Duration: 00:30:14

Podcast #45 – Stefany Lyn Schaefer

For five months she hung up her running shoes and tried a new challenge – entering a bikini contest! With a strictly precise diet plan, Stefany Lyn Schaefer summoned all of her will power and stuck to it. Running was replaced with weight training and walking. On competition day, Stefany took the stage down over … Continue reading "Podcast #45 – Stefany Lyn Schaefer"

Duration: 00:39:33

Podcast #44 – Joe Bartlett

What do you do when you have less than 70 days to go until your first Ironman and you start to get a little nervous about it? You find a guy who has done it a couple times and invite him on your podcast. Joe Bartlett has finished the Ironman Lake Placid… twice. He’ll be … Continue reading "Podcast #44 – Joe Bartlett"

Duration: 00:49:19

Podcast #43 – Carrie Ann Sorensen

She lost over a hundred pounds and her friend wanted to kill her when she couldn’t fit in her bridesmaid’s dress because she dropped 14 sizes! Carrie Ann Sorensen’s story is a familiar one on the podcast – shedding weight in large part due to her commitment to running. Only there’s more to it than … Continue reading "Podcast #43 – Carrie Ann Sorensen"

Duration: 00:41:33

Podcast #42 – Melissa Kahn

Her Heiferness, the Head Heifer herself, Melissa Kahn, is back for an encore guest appearance on the podcast. Since we last spoke in Episode #25, “The Herd” at Run, Heifer, Run has grown exponentially and Facebook is all abuzz. Melissa is getting the word out and people are responding. She will even be a featured … Continue reading "Podcast #42 – Melissa Kahn"

Duration: 00:53:54

Podcast #41 – Bonus Interim Solo Podcast

Last week, for the first time in 40 weeks, I didn’t put out a podcast. In addition, last week was probably my worst week of training ever since I started this Ironman quest – missed workouts, poor eating habits… it was bad. With less than 3 months remaining until the big day, I needed a … Continue reading "Podcast #41 – Bonus Interim Solo Podcast"

Duration: 00:35:31

Podcast #40 – Brooke Farrington

She just wanted to fit into a bridesmaid’s dress, she said. So she laced up her sneakers and went for a walk, which turned into a run, which turned into an obsession that makes Brooke Farrington one inspirational woman. In the nine years since, she has run countless races – both marathons and half-marathons. Perhaps most … Continue reading "Podcast #40 – Brooke Farrington"

Duration: 00:56:19

Podcast #39 – Kris Lawrence

A runner from the Elite Women’s field of last year’s NYC Marathon on the Ordinary Marathoner podcast? Yes, it’s true! Kris Lawrence is our guest this week. Kris and I went head-to-head during the NYC Marathon this past year. I tried to represent the Ordinary Marathoners out there, but “Larry” beat me by over … Continue reading "Podcast #39 – Kris Lawrence"

Duration: 00:37:36

Podcast #38 – Brian Burk

The Umstead 100 is no joke. 100 miles of hills and darkness and… did I mention it was 100 miles? We tracked Brian Burk from our Facebook Disussion Group page as he took on the challenge this past weekend. Brian absolutely crushed it and wound up setting his personal best. Brian is also an author. … Continue reading "Podcast #38 – Brian Burk"

Duration: 00:37:52

Podcast #37 – Chris Holley

It is hard to believe that this chiseled athlete, who is now just a few months away from competing in the Kona Ironman, was once over 400 pounds! How in the world did Chris Holley do it? Chris is a big believer in the Keto diet, which I knew nothing about until this podcast. I … Continue reading "Podcast #37 – Chris Holley"

Duration: 01:03:08

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