Erica Weitz Steadily Chips Away At Her Goals Until They’re Reality

Today’s guest is a woman that has seen first hand how hard work and smart training can produce some pretty incredible results.

Since shifting her focus to the marathon, she has continued to make huge strides and qualified for the 2020 Olympic Trials earlier this year.

Erica Weitz

I hope I can keep up with Erica Weitz as we go a few easy miles today.

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Rebecca Tracy Running as Part of the Oiselle Team

Rebecca Tracy Finds a Balance Between Racing and Studying

You’d be forgiven if you thought that Rebecca Tracy might be burning the candle at both ends as she chases an Olympic dream while going through the wringer called med school.

But after talking to her, I think you could make a pretty strong argument that pursuing both demanding passions actually helps her stay balanced and focused one the current task at hand.

Rebecca Tracy Running as Part of the Oiselle Team

Rebecca Tracy Running as Part of the Oiselle Team

Rebecca’s Love of the Mile Runs Deep

Rebecca will be competing in the 2016 Olympic Trials for the 1500m distance, and her fondness for the history of racing the mile was made clear from the start. Read more

Anna Weber

Anna Weber Made a Difficult Choice That Has Paid Off In Spades

For Anna Weber, making the choice between running and pursuing higher education was a difficult one, but since focusing specifically on running she has definitely taken her career to the next level.

Anna Weber

Anna Weber

A Busy 16 Months

Anna has run a lot of marathons in the last 16 months!

Many of the elites that I’ve talked to in the past few years have said that they only race 1-2 marathons per year because of the wear and tear it takes on their bodies, Anna has raced the marathon distance 4 times between October 2014 and February 2016!

The reason for all of this racing was simple: 2016 is an Olympic year and she really wanted to qualify for the Olympic trials. Read more

Becki Spellman in the 2016 Olympic Trials Marathon

Becki Spellman is Still Going Strong After 20 Years of Competitive Running

On today’s episode of the podcast, I’m joining 3 time Olympic Trials qualifier Becki Spellman for a few easy miles!

Becki Spellman in the 2016 Olympic Trials Marathon

Becki Spellman in the 2016 Olympic Trials Marathon

In addition to being an elite distance runner, Becki is also a wife and mother of twins that runs as part of the Oiselle Haute Volee team.

Even though she has seen most of her professional success as a pro at the marathon distance, her favorite race distance is actually quite a bit shorter: 3,000 meters.

Her love of the shorter distance goes back to her college days of racing the mile and the steeple chase, and even though she doesn’t get to race that type of distance much anymore, she still loves running the “shorter” stuff.

Exercise physiologist Matt Woods talked with her while she was working in a running store, and after running some tests on her (including a VO2max test), he was able to convince her to start running some longer distances events.

It’s easy to see that she made the right choice in going long.

Today’s Episode is Sponsored By: Running With the Bears

Today's Sponsor: Running With the Bears

As with many of us, running the longer races has almost been as much of a struggle mentally as it has been physically for Becki. Read more

Teal Burrell in the 2016 Olympic Trials

Teal Burrell Achieved Her Goal of Running in the Olympic Trails. What’s Next?

Today I’m catching back up with Teal Burrell, almost a year to the date after our first chat.

Teal Burrell in the 2016 Olympic Trials

Teal Burrell in the 2016 Olympic Trials

When I last talked to Teal, she had recently qualified for the Olympic Trials. That had been her big goal for a number of years, and was the namesake of her website (

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This time around, Teal was about a month and a half removed from the Olympic Trials and we spent the bulk of the chat talking about the trials from her perspective. We also talked about what her new goals are now that she’s run in the Trials, the benefits of keeping a running journal, some science talk, and a whole lot more! Read more