The Dynamics of the Group Run

Quick Tip–Group Run Etiquette and Rules of the Road

When I have my choice, I love being a part of a group run. Getting a group of running friends together always pushes me to run farther or faster than I would on my own, whether it’s a speed workout, tempo run, or long run.

I love the group that I run with, and am really itching to get back out with them soon since I’ve missed them a lot since the baby was born.

But anytime you get a number of people together for a group run, you wind up with a set of issues that you don’t have to deal with when running by yourself or with just one or two others.

Each group is likely going to have their own set of “rules” for the group, but it’s important that everyone participating in the group run are on the same page regarding a number of issues that may come up from time to time.

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Jeffrey James Binney Is Changing His Life and Making a Move at the Same Time

Jeffrey James Binney is Running Leadville & That’s No Joke!

On today’s show, I’m joining comedian/actor Jeffrey James Binney for a few easy miles. Jeffrey has taken up running in an attempt to lose weight, improve his health, and push himself to new limits.

Jeffrey James Binney Is Changing His Life and Making  a Move at the Same Time

Jeffrey James Binney

And the catalyst to making these changes in his life? Losing his mom at the age of 58 to heart disease brought about by obesity. At 330+ pounds he didn’t want to go down the same path with his health, and he started running.

He started slow, and built up, and now he is training for the Leadville 100. Read more

Felicia Wilkerson Continues to Serve Others By Running

Felicia Wilkerson: “Retired from the Corps But Not Done Serving”

Felicia Wilkerson is a Marine Corps veteran that is no longer serving our country in an active duty role, but that doesn’t mean that she’s done serving.

After suffering a non-combat injury that nearly took her life, she was unable to meet the physical requirements to get back into active duty. Find out more about her injuries here and here.

After her surgeries, the doctors told her that she would no longer be able to run due to the nature of her injuries, but she was unable to accept that news. She vowed to prove them wrong, and is currently doing so in glorious fashion!

Felicia Wilkerson Continues to Serve Others By Running

Felicia Wilkerson

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She has set out on a mission to run 12 races in 12 months with 1200 miles of training in order to help raise funds and awareness for two organizations that do amazing work to help support our veterans. The two organizations that she is supporting are the Semper Fi Fund and the MARSOC Foundation. Read more

Kyle Curtin During the Ozark 100

Kyle Curtin is Newish to Ultramarathoning, but He’s Killing it!

Kyle Curtin is flying under the radar in the ultra marathon scene, but if he keeps winning races he won’t be able to lurk in the shadows much longer.

Kyle Curtin During the Ozark 100

Kyle Curtin

He made his debut in the ultra world running the Ozark 100, and did just about everything wrong. But he finished it, and the next year came back for more. And the rest, as they say, is history. We go in depth about a couple of his races, talk about his future as he prepared to leave the Army, and figure out when he is going to run his next ultra.  Read more

Ras Vaughan Is Always Looking for a New Challenge

In the world of ultramarathoning, there are those that run/race hard and there are those that simply embrace the challenge.

And then there is Ras Vaughan.

Ras Vaughan is the epitome of an ultrapedestrian!

Ras Vaughan, Photo by Kathy Vaughan

Ultrapedestrian Ras is a pioneer in the ultra/backpacking/thru-hiking world. He is the holder of many OKTs, or only known times, and is always looking for new ways to do run/hike a trail/distance/event that has never been done before.

Ras has completed a number of epic events, some official events and some that were organized on his own, and he continues to look for ways to do the unthinkable. We talked about some of his past achievements, future plans, and how it all got started on today’s episode.  Read more