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Liza Howard

Liza Howard Won’t Let Anything Slow Her Down (Best Of)


Stopping to pump breast milk while running (and winning!) an ultra marathon is just another day at the office for Liza Howard. I joined Liza for a few easy miles recently, and we had a pretty awesome conversation.

Liza Howard

Liza Howard-san?

Liza and I talked about running, of course, but as we both have young kids family and parenthood stories were topics we transitioned into as well. Liza got started in running ultra marathons basically because of the peer pressure of hanging out with other ultra runners and just getting talked into running longer and longer distances. And like I always say, peer pressure is no fun until you give in! Read more

Michael Jimenez

Literally Living the Dream with Michael Jimenez


A lot of runners have a dream race or event on their running “to do” list. For Michael Jimenez, that race was the Badwater 135. Notice I said “was”.

Michael Jimenez

Michael Jimenez with His Badwater Belt Buckle

I was able to join Michael for a few easy miles shortly after he completed his dream race, a race in which he finished 7th overall by the way! We talked a lot about his experience at Badwater this year, but also got into some of his past that helped him get to the point where running his dream race was able to become a reality. We also talked about the reasons he decided to get into running ultras in the first place, which is something that I’m always curious about since I can’t wrap my head around going any farther than 26.2 miles.

Here are just a few of the highlights of today’s chat: Read more

The Difference Between Pain and Discomfort

Quick Tip–The Difference Between Pain and Discomfort

If you run long enough, you’re going to have to deal with some aches and pains from time to time.

But one question I often get, especially from newer runners, is whether a particular issue is something they can run through or if they need to take some serious time off to rest.

Essentially they are trying to determine the difference between pain and discomfort.

The Difference Between Pain and Discomfort

The Difference Between Pain and Discomfort

Knowing the Difference Between Pain and Discomfort is Important

On the surface, differentiating between pain and discomfort may seem rather trivial.

But once you dig a little deeper, you begin to realize that knowing the difference is vital if you want to run and avoid serious injury for a number of years. Read more

Tyler McCandless

Tyler McCandless is Chasing the Olympics and His PhD-Best Of


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 other endeavors.

In addition to being a pro runner, Tyler is also working on his PhD in Meteorology. He also has chosen to give back, in a big way, to kids on the Hawaiian Island of Kauai with the support of his sponsor Newton.

We covered all of these topics and then some, but here are some of the highlights from our run: Read more

Sara Parrish

Sara Parrish Makes Physical Activity a Priority in Every Area of Her Life


On today’s show, I’m joining Sara Parrish for a few easy miles.

Sara Parrish

Sara Parrish

In addition to being a runner, Sara is also a triathlete, a competitive mountain biker, a hockey player, and personal trainer so obviously being physically active is very important to her in all areas of her life.

Her varied interests in the health and fitness world provided plenty of things to talk about during our run today. In addition to talking about the marathon that she’s training for, we also talked about her experience representing Team USA in the world triathlon championships, her worst sports related injury, and a local fitness challenge she is holding at her gym in Missouri.

Here are some of the highlights of our conversation. Read more