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Nick Symmonds

Nick Symmonds is Retiring from the Track After 20 Years & Aiming Higher


Today I’m running a few easy miles with friend of the show Nick Symmonds.

Nick Symmonds

Nick Symmonds

Nick was on the show nearly 150 episodes ago, and now he’s back to talk about some new things in his life as well as some topics we didn’t cover the first time.

Nick is a two time Olympian and has represented the USA in a number of international competitions. Nick is also the Founder and CEO of Run Gum.

Obviously, Nick is a busy guy and I am excited that he has found some time for us to be able to talk again. Read more

Liz Yelling

Liz Yelling Keeps Running as a Big Part of Her Life, Even After Retiring from Racing


Today I’m doing my best to try and keep up with elite distance runner Liz Yelling.

Liz Yelling

Liz Yelling

Liz is probably most well known on the elite world stage as a marathoner, having run in 2 Olympics and medaling at the Commonwealth Games.

But Liz through me for a bit of a loop when she said that she actually prefers racing the half a little bit more than the full. Read more

Nick Symmonds

A Chat with Nick Symmonds About His Career to Date and What’s Still to Come


Today I’m doing everything I can to keep up with two-time Olympian Nick Symmonds.

Nick Symmonds

Nick Symmonds, Mid-Mountain

Nick made his on the international scene as an 800 meter runner, which some would label as the hardest event in a track meet. Nick isn’t so sure the 800 is the hardest, though it’s no picnic for sure.

Bursting Onto the Scene at the Prefontaine Classic

Nick ran the 800 and 1500 in college, but when he went pro he had to pick one distance and focus on it if he ever wanted to be truly elite.

He chose the 800, which obviously was the right choice, but his career got off to a rough start. Read more

Matt Llano

Matt Llano Continues to Improve as He Races More Marathons


Matt Llano is squarely in the mix for the title of the next great American marathoner.

Matt Llano

Matt Llano

Matt always thought that the marathon was going to be his best event. As his marathon debut approached, he had his sights set on making a splash and announcing his arrival onto the world stage.

To say things didn’t exactly go as planned would be an understatement.

But he’s learned from that experience and implemented those lessons, and new PRs in his next two marathons prove as much. Now the focus shifts to training for the Olympic Trials and (hopefully) running for the USA in the Rio Games.

We talked running and a whole lot more on todays episode and here are some of the highlights of the chat: Read more

Lanni Marchant

Lanni Marchant Lives a Double Life as an Elite Runner & Practicing Attorney


On today’s episode of the podcast, I’m joining Lanni Marchant who is the Canadian National Record holder of the half and full marathon distances.

Lanni Marchant

Lanni Marchant

And when she’s not training, she’s also working full time as a defense attorney at a firm in Chattanooga, TN.

We had a great chat, focusing not only on her running but also with balancing running and a career and how the two complement each other.

We also talked about the importance of not beating yourself up. Lanni has battled some body image issues in her past, and as she overcame those issues she learned to accept the physical traits that she can not change. We also talked about not beating yourself up due to missed runs because life happens.

If you miss a run, it’s really not the end of the world!

We definitely had a great chat, and here are some of the highlights from today’s episode: Read more