Ryan Hill

Ryan Hill Smoothly Transitioned from College Star to Elite Pro

Growing up, Ryan Hill was always best in class when it came to running the mile.

And that was just the start.

Ryan Hill

Ryan Hill

After starting to focus on running track in middle school, he steadily improved before becoming one of the top high school runners in his state (and also competing in some national events). After choosing to attend NC State, he steadily improved over his college career, culminating with making a US world team after his senior season.

As a pro, he continues to improve and has shown he belongs in the discussion on the national and international stages.

We talked about how he got his start as a runner, what his racing plans are for 2015, and he also offers some tips for us “regular” runners that I know I can benefit from (and hopefully you can too!). Here are some of the highlights from our chat: Read more

Polina Carlson Interview

Polina Carlson Wasn’t a Runner Until She Got to College

When Polina Carlson came to America, the idea of being a professional runner was the farthest possible thing from her mind.

She wouldn’t have even called herself a runner at that point in her life.

It’s funny how things change in just a few short years.

Polina Carlson Interview

Polina Carlson

From non-runner to Olympic Trials qualifier, Polina Carlson is taking the running world by storm. She’s won a number of races from the 5k to the marathon, and she is continuing to improve with a number of new PRs already in 2015.

We talked about how she got into running, her goals for this year, and a whole lot more during our run. Read more

Tyler McCandless

Diz Runs With… Tyler McCandless

The 2016 Olympics are the goal of Tyler McCandless. Yet he has found more success as a runner as he has focused less on running and more on some of his other endeavors.

Tyler McCandless

Tyler McCandless

And he has many such endeavors. Read more

Diz Runs With… Dane Rauschenberg

For today’s run, I’m joining one of the real extremists in the running community for a few easy miles. Dane Rauschenberg didn’t take up running long distances until he was in law school, and he hasn’t stopped running since.


Dane’s story is unremarkable at first, and probably sounds very similar to many folks that started running after high school and college. And after his first marathon, he didn’t run again for 2 years. Fast forward to today, and Dane is running all of the time.

10264116_10154155284560162_7632183072257102588_oHere are some of the conversational highlights of our run:

  • Organizing a Pikermi race, and pushing to change the name of the Half Marathon to the Pikermi.
  • Setting a PR on the 42nd marathon of his 52 marathons in 52 weeks.
  • How he found out he has Gilbert’s syndrome, and how that makes his accomplishments even more incredible.
  • Running 84 laps on a 1-mile loop in 24 hours.
  • The difference between liking to run and liking to race.

Our conversation was a great one, and talking with Dane really makes me want to start doing some serious pushing to see just how far I can go.

I may never run 52 marathons in 52 weeks, but 5 marathons in 5 days? Stay tuned….

If you’d like to learn more about Dane, and stay up to date with what he has going on, check out his website ( ).

He’s also very active on twitter ( ) and Facebook ( )

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