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Mary Johnson Does What Needs to Be Done on Race Day (Best Of)


Today we are revisiting my conversation with Mary Johnson.

Mary Johnson started running when she was in “the worst shape of her life”, and it didn’t take her long to find her stride as a runner.

Mary Johnson

Mary Johnson

The more times she’s run the marathon, the more respect Mary has developed for the distance and the challenge that is inherent in running 26.2 miles.

It’s never easy, and there are times when things don’t go well, but Mary loves the feeling she gets when the finish line comes into view for the first time and the race is drawing to an end.

And I can totally relate. Read more

Gene Mid Tri

Revisiting Maybe the Most Powerful Episode of the Show with Gene (Best Of)


Today I’m one of the most powerful episodes in the show’s history with a man named Gene, who has overcome much bigger challenges than 26.2 miles.

Gene Mid Tri
In his own words, Gene came into running later in life, and he definitely enjoys it.

Like many folks that have been on the show, Gene’s favorite distance to race is 13.1. One of his goals is to always be half marathon fit, which is a good place to be. Read more

Mirna Valerio aka the Mirnavator

Mirna Valerio, aka the Mirnavator, is One Badass Runner (Best Of)


Today we are taking a trip down memory lane and revisiting the chat I had back in 2017 with Ms. Mirna Valerio.

Mirna Valerio

Mirna Valerio

If her name sounds familiar, don’t be alarmed.

She has been recently featured in the Wall Street Journal, NBC Nightly News, and Runners World.

I can’t quite compete with those outlets, but thankfully Mirna has low standards when it comes to chatting on a podcast! Read more

QT: Are Your Running Priorities/Goals Changing? That’s OK! (Best Of-ish)


This post/episode originally published in September of 2017. The post/show notes are simply copy/pasted from the original post, but the podcast audio is a new take on the same subject.

What kind of person are you when it comes to accepting change?

We Fear Change

We Fear Change

Fair enough.

If you’re the kind of person that isn’t a fan of making major changes to your priorities, I have a bit of bad news for you: sometimes you have no choice but to change course.

Sorry. Read more

When do you start training for a race

QT: When Should You Start Training for Your Next Race (Best Of-ish)


This post/episode originally published in January of 2017. The post/show notes are simply copy/pasted from the original post, but the podcast audio is a new take on the same subject.

When should you start training for your next big race?

When do you start training for a race

16 Weeks Out?

The general rule of thumb seems to be that training for a race starts about 16 weeks before the day of the race.

That kind of time frame allows you to build up your mileage gradually (and safely) so you’ll be ready on race day.

I disagree.

The training you do BEFORE you officially start training for your race matters a whole hell of a lot more than many runners seem to realize. Read more