Ben Calabretta and His Kids

Ben Calabretta Wants Running To Be Attainable For The Masses

Today I’m going a few easy miles with Altra Ambassador and former running coach, Ben Calabretta.

Ben Calabretta and His Kids

Ben Calabretta and His Kids

He is passionate about getting people of all ages and abilities excited about running.

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April Woo

April Woo Continues to Push Herself as a Runner While Balancing Kids, Work, and Life!

On today’s episode of the show, I’m chatting with April Woo for a few easy miles.

April Woo

April Woo

To say that April is busy would be an incredible understatment: this mom of 4 finds time for her own training, in addition to working, coaching youth sports, and a whole host of other obligations of daily life. Read more

November Project, Co-Founded by Brogan Graham

Brogan Graham Helped Spark a Movement That is Spreading World Wide

Today I’m going a few easy miles with November Project co-founder Brogan Graham.

Brogan Graham: No Comments Needed

Brogan Graham: No Comments Needed!

This chat was all over the place, starting off with a disclaimer about weed whackers and the pop of a La Croix can.

But we found our groove before too long, I promise!

Brogan Graham: Marathon Crasher

Brogan definitely grew up as an athlete.

He had the goal of becoming a professional basketball player in his younger days, but his senior year of high school he stopped playing basketball and started rowing competitively. That switch in sports earned him a scholarship to row collegiately at Northeastern, which was quite fortuitous.

While Brogan was in college, he worked part time for a moving company that does a lot of moving of barricades and bleachers and whatever else for the Boston Marathon. The moving company received a few bibs for folks that might be interested in running the race (without having to qualify), and Brogan got one of those bibs and ran his first marathon as the Boston Marathon.

Once he got to the starting area in Hopkinton, he realized that he basically crashed the party by running a race that he wasn’t “invited” to.

He has run Boston a couple of other times, by qualifying, so he has seen Boston from a couple of different perspectives.

November Project

The seeds of the November Project were planted when Brogan and Bojan made a bet with each other to find out whether they could work out each morning for a month outside no matter what the weather did.

Little did they know, that bet would propel a movement.

November Project, Co-Founded by Brogan Graham

Talking with Brogan, you can hear the passion for November Project in his voice. We talked a lot about some of the early days of the November Project, and how it provides something for everyone no matter their fitness level.

We also talked about how November Project helped with the healing process after the Boston Marathon bombings in 2013.

Why Runners Should Consider Working Out with November Project

There is no question in my mind that cross training is beneficial to runners.

Look at any of the best runners in the world, whether they are running long distances or not, they do much more than just run.

Yet many of us recreational runners look at their weekly mileage figures and think that is what we need to emulate in order to reach our running goals.

Brogan points out, and I agree with him completely, that we will actually perform better (and probably have more fun) if we make sure to do some other training besides running.

'Athletes do well at marathons.' Wise words from @nov_project co-founder Brogan Graham. #runchat Click To Tweet

It All Comes Back to One Word: Community

In our fast paced world, we loose sight of the fact that we as people need to be around each other.

And that sense of community is something that is central to November Project.

It’s one thing to connect with people online/via social media, but there is nothing like a hug to instill that community.

That is what November Project really does, it brings people together and builds community.

And in this fast paced world in which we live, that is something that we need more of.

The November Project Book

The November Project Book

Talking with @ArgoBetts about @nov_project, crashing @bostonmarathon, and more! Click To Tweet

If you want to learn more about the November Project, check out the website and connect with November Project on Twitter and/or Instagram.

You can also buy the November Project book, if you’re so inclined!

To connect with Brogan, find him on Twitter and/or Instagram.

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Mike Bell and the Running Community Post Trail Run

Mike Bell Loves the Community that Trail Running Offers

Mike Bell doesn’t mind running road races, but he has definitely found his home as a member of the trail running community.

Mike Bell and the Running Community Post Trail Run

Mike Bell and His Trail Buddies Post Run

There’s just something special about trail runners and the trail running community that Mike has been a part of, and I’m starting to which I could experience it as well.

Our chat today covered all kinds of topics from trail running, to heartbreak, to placing goals on hold but not giving up on them, to relocating and using the running community to help settle in to a new location. Here are some of the highlights of today’s chat. Read more

Runners Share Their Running Resolutions for 2015

Fellow Runners Offer Their Running Resolutions for 2015

If you’ve been paying attention for the past few days, it’s pretty clear that I’m a fan of New Year’s Resolutions. Whether you want to call them resolutions or goals for the year, I love making big plans for myself and being able to see how much my hard work and consistent effort can accomplish over a period of weeks and months.

When I talk about my goals and plans for 2015, I hope that I’m able to inspire others to set big goals for themselves and then do whatever it takes to achieve them by the end of the year.

I’m not the only runner in the world that has goals for 2015 that are capable of inspiring action in others. I asked a number of running friends of mine to share their goals for their running this year, and I was floored by the response.

Runners Share Their Running Resolutions for 2015

Running Resolutions for 2015

I’m excited to share the running resolutions of the following individuals with you on today’s episode of the podcast, which has the feel of a group run. Read more