Welcome Runners, Letty and Ryan here. We do this running podcast to (1) entertain you with cool topics (marathon travel, best marathons in the world, race recaps), (2) educate you through expert interviews (mental training, injury prevention, fueling, book review), and (3) inspire you with stories by runners who have faced challenges. Share your running journey with us on instagram - @runningpodcast Our website is www.runningpodcast.us
74. Boston Marathon Race Recap and Review
32:05In this episode we are doing a recap of the 2021 Boston Marathon. With perfect weather and a roll-out start, we share with you our first experience running the Boston Marathon and weather it lived up to the hype. We also share with you a few reviews form other participants who tell us what stood out to them from this epic race weekend.
73. Runners' amnesia and addiction and running 50 states with Jim Lynch
39:58Have you ever heard of that person that curses the race during their course, complains about the painfulness of the marathon right after, but a week later, signs up for another marathon stating “it was amazing, it wasn’t so bad”? Well, then you’re not the only one. In this episode we talk about some common concepts in the running community: Runners’ Amnesia and Marathon Addiction. In this episode we talk about what these concepts are and that they are way more common than you think. We also interview fellow podcaster and race director Jim Lynch about his journey of running a certified marathon in each one of the 50 states of the USA, earning the "50 certified states marathons" title.
72. BMW Berlin Marathon 2021 Race Recap and Race Review
41:43In this episode we talk all about the 2021 Berlin Marathon that took place on September 26, 2021. This marathon was the first major marathon to return after the beginning of the pandemic. Logistics were interesting and the race and atmosphere were amazing. Perfect episode to listen to to get you hyped up and emotional about running. Running is back.
71. Race-day mental strategies for the marathon with Dr. Justin Ross
36:00In this episode we talk to a psychologist Dr. Justin Ross about all things mental when it comes to race day for your marathon. We talked to him about concepts such as the marathon being 90% mental, whether it’s best to think about each mile or let your mind drift off, what to do when you hit the wall, the concept of finding your why, running mantras, breaking up marathon into chunks, A B and C goals, visualization, learning to talk back, and more. If you have a race coming up, this episode will be very helpful. Justin’s Instagram is @drjustinross Our instagram is @runningpodcast Our facebook group is www.facebook.com/groups/runningwithfriendscommunity/ And our NEW website is www.runningpodcast.us
70. Tapering - benefits and side effects with Gale Bernhardt
34:51In this episode, with fall races right around the corner, we talk all about the taper! And Gale Bernhardt, Olympic coach, helps us find some answers to our burning questions. From the definition of tapering to explanations of what is going on with us, ie why are we so grouchy? Why do we feel so depressed. tired, exhausted, injured? - we try to cover it all here. We also asked her about the concept of “fear based training,” and also get some advice about how to get through this phase of our training plan! Gale’s Instagram is @gale_bernhardt Our instagram is @runningpodcast Our facebook group is www.facebook.com/groups/runningwithfriendscommunity/ And our NEW website is www.runningpodcast.us
69. Race Day Rituals and their benefits
33:36With all the fall marathons coming up, we all about race day rituals! Starting with the definition of what a ritual is we talk about the difference between rituals and routine and then move on to the psychology behind the rituals, why people do them, and how they can actually help us. From there we talk a bit about some of the common rituals, our own race day rituals, and last but not least, we talk about some of our listener’s rituals.
68. Berlin Marathon Race Q&A session with Thomas Steffens
26:091. In this episode, we talk to Thomas Steffens, in charge of communications at the Berlin Marathon. We asked him all sorts of burning questions about the upcoming marathon, some of them COVID related, but also about fueling on the course, staggering of waves, altering of the race course, temperature and weather, the expo, spectators, finish line festivities, the recent half marathon and its successful protocol, cut of times, the elite field, whether or not Kipchoge was coming, and may more. Have a listen and get hyped up about this upcoming race!
67. Destination Marathon - how to plan your race experience
32:41Welcome to destination marathons! In this episode, I am talking to fellow podcaster and we talk about all things traveling when it comes to marathons. We’re gonna address COVID, how to fly in for a marathon (ie how early to get to your destination, what seat to pick), hotels and accommodation (how to get a good deal and where to stay), expo (and why going is important), meal planning (and what to eat if you don’t have your go-to available), and your last training runs (where to run, and even how to find others to run with). Let us know if you feel like we missed something! You can reach us at email@example.com Our instagram is @runningpodcast Our facebook group is www.facebook.com/groups/runningwithfriendscommunity/ And our NEW website is www.runningpodcast.us
66. Race Day Nutrition for your Marathon with Amy Shapiro, RD
49:10With fall races approaching we wanted to have an episode all about race day nutrition. So we spoke with Amy Shapiro MS, RD, CDN, the founder and director of Real Nutrition, a NYC-based private practice, and asked her all about that race day, including: WHY is changing your nutrition leading up to a marathon important, HOW do we prepare with liquids and food when it comes to the days before and the day of the marathon, brand name recommendations, bathroom issues, post fueling for maximal recovery, and much more. Amy is internationally recognized for her individualized, lifestyle-focused approach, which integrates realistic food plans, smart eating habits, and active living. Through encouragement, education, and the right “tricks of the trade”, Amy believes that anyone can achieve their nutritional goals while still enjoying the foods and flavors they crave. Amy Shapiro can be found on instagram @realnutrition Our instagram is @runningpodcast Our facebook group is www.facebook.com/groups/runningwithfriendscommunity/ And our NEW website is www.runningpodcast.us or www.runningpodcast.info
65. Running through Cancer treatment with Angela Pohl
46:09In this week’s episode we talked to fellow runner Angela Pohl. Angela Pohl has been running since age 38 and created an instagram to share her running journey including any bumps on the road, which includes her fairly recent stage 3b breast cancer diagnosis. Angela talks to us about said diagnosis, how she was diagnosed, the type of cancer she has, her prognosis, and what effect this illness and treatment has on her daily life and running - because of course, she still runs. Using running analogies, Angela explains her mindset, talks about her current training for the Indianapolis Marathon in November, and shares her hopes of what going through this “injury experience” can do for her in the future. She is nothing but an inspiration and you don’t wanna miss this episode. Angela’s Instagram is @goodrunning26.2 Our instagram is @runningpodcast Our facebook group is www.facebook.com/groups/runningwithfriendscommunity/ And our NEW website is www.runningpodcast.us