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Diz Runs With… Bart Yasso


In today’s episode of Diz Runs With, I’m joining a one of the more iconic figures within the running community for a few easy miles, the Mayor of Running himself, Mr. Bart Yasso.

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As the Chief Running Officer for Runner’s World magazine, Bart has literally been around the world running events of all distances and has even finished a race on each of the 7 continents.

Over the course of our run, our conversation covered a variety of topics. Here are a few of the highlights:

  • Trail running vs. road running.
  • The inspiration that mid-pack and back of the pack runners provide.
  • The increasing number of women runners.
  • The pros and cons of traveling to races almost every week.
  • How Lyme Disease altered Bart’s running career.
  • Running a 56 mile marathon.

If you’d like to connect with Bart, here are the best places to do so.

Website-BartYasso.com

Twitter-@bartyasso

Facebook-Bart Yasso

 

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Diz Runs With… Sarah Stanley

 


On today’s show, I am joined by endurance athlete and nutrition aficionado Sarah Stanley.

Sarah Stanley

If you don’t know who Sarah is, you really need to check her out. She has a passion for running and cycling, but she also has a passion for helping others. She has run races to raise awareness and funds for some great causes and is always willing to help out anyone who has questions about health, wellness, and nutrition.

Here are a few highlights of the conversation we had on our run:

  • A 36 mile training run without bringing adequate provisions.
  • A 100 mile run to raise awareness for the Blood:Water mission.
  • Busting popular runner myths, such as pre-race carb loading, mid-race sports drinks, and chocolate milk as a post-race recovery drink.
  • “Runners can be some of the most unhealthy people.”

Whether you would consider yourself a serious runner or not, there is no question that the food you eat is vitally important.

Sarah’s passion for health and nutrition is on full display over the course of our run, and it’s amazing how much information we packed into this brief conversation. If you’d like to learn more about the role that your food plays in your health, there are a variety of ways that you can connect with Sarah and pick up some of the bits of wisdom that she so freely shares.

Website-Sarah Stanley Inspired, and make sure you sign up for her newsletter. It’s well worth it.

Twitter-@sarahstanley

And if you’re on Twitter on Thursday evenings at 8 EST, make sure you check out #wellnesschat.

Do me a favor and send Sarah a quick tweet to let her know what your biggest takeaway has been from listening to her on the show.


Join my Tribe!

There’s always room for more members of the tribe!

Both the Facebook group and the newsletter provide opportunities that can’t be found anywhere else. You can interact with fellow tribe members on the Facebook group, and stay up to date with future guests on the show via the newsletter, as well as getting some other freebies and offers that aren’t available anywhere else.

If you’ve got questions about either/both, just let me know!


Diz Runs With… Mick Jurynec


On today’s episode of the Diz Runs With podcast, I am running with ultra-marathoner Mick Jurynec.

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Mick is a fantastic guy, and while our conversation seemed to revolve mostly around running really long distances, we did cover a few other areas as well.

Some of the highlights of our conversation include:

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  • The process of going from a non-runner to an ultra-runner.
  • Dressing for a winter run when it’s 90* outside.
  • The most important component of running really long distances while avoiding injury.
  • The give and take of training for a long distance race while being married to an ultra-runner and having a young child at the same time, all while still working full time.
  • The joys of running in nature and the rush of being chased by a moose!

And these are just a sampling of the turns our conversation took. You’ll want to hear the moose story for sure, it’s fantastic!

If you’d like to connect with Mick to learn more about his ultra-marathon adventures or to compare stories about ornery moose chasing you through the woods, here are some of the places you can find him.

Twitter-@mjurynec

Facebook-Altra Runner

Website- Miracle in the Wasatch

 

Join my Tribe!

There’s always room for more members of the tribe!

Both the Facebook group and the newsletter provide opportunities that can’t be found anywhere else. You can interact with fellow tribe members on the Facebook group, and stay up to date with future guests on the show via the newsletter, as well as getting some other freebies and offers that aren’t available anywhere else.

If you’ve got questions about either/both, just let me know!


Diz Runs With… Mark Remy


 

In the first episode of Diz Runs With, I’m chatting and running with Mark Remy, editor at large with Runner’s World and the writer of the Remy’s World blog on runnersworld.com.

Photo by: Robert Reese

Photo by: Robert Reese

A few highlights from our run–

  • The electric atmosphere of the 2014 Boston Marathon
  • Mark’s favorite rules from his book, The Runner’s Rule Book.
  • The best and worst parts of working for Runner’s World.
  • There is a sequel to The Runner’s Rule Book in the works, stay tuned for more updates!

10441418_787953677905460_7335061232884571890_nWe also talked about how awesome Meb and Shalane ran at Boston this year. For Meb to win Boston this year, because of the events of 2013, was so amazing. And the fact that Shalane pushed the pace and PR’d by 3 minutes shows not only how tough she is, but also how she ran a perfect race.

Mark even mentioned a picture that he has on his Facebook page that would suggest that Ms. Flanagan is a fan of the Remy’s World Blog.

Connect with Mark on Facebook

Mark’s Website

 

Join my Tribe!

There’s always room for more members of the tribe!

Both the Facebook group and the newsletter provide opportunities that can’t be found anywhere else. You can interact with fellow tribe members on the Facebook group, and stay up to date with future guests on the show via the newsletter, as well as getting some other freebies and offers that aren’t available anywhere else.

If you’ve got questions about either/both, just let me know!


Exciting Changes Taking Place!

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“To improve is to change; to be perfect is to change often.”

~Winston Churchill

It’s an exciting time for me right now, on multiple fronts.

My wife is fixing to have a baby in the next few weeks, so I’ll officially be able to add “Dad” to my resume. To say we are excited would be an understatement.

But the addition to our family isn’t the only change exciting thing coming down the pike.

Another New Addition

I’m super excited about adding another podcast to my plate.

I launched my first podcast, Better Health 101, back in February and I’m absolutely loving the experience. And since that launched, I’ve been kicking around the idea of bringing a running-focused podcast to life as well.

The time is drawing nigh. In just under 3 weeks, “Diz Runs With” will be live, and I think you’re really going to love it.

2nd Draft--Likely to Change

2nd Draft–Likely to Change

The format for the show will be pretty simple, I’m going to talk with people that are in the running community about running, life, future plans, and everything in between. I’ve reached out to pros, celebs, race directors, and other really interesting people within the running community, so I’m excited about the diversity in guests that the show will have.

In addition to the podcast launch, I’ve also created a Facebook Group and am sending out weekly emails to “the people in my tribe” to keep everyone abreast of what’s going on. If you’re reading this, consider yourself invited to join my tribe in both places.

I won’t be sending out spammy emails, but my plan is to announce future guests of the show through the email list only. And if there are any guests that you have a question for, I want to feature a listener question as often as possible in each show. By getting the emails, you’ll know who’s coming and who you want to ask a question of. More details on this still need to be worked out, but you’ll want to be on the email list to stay up to date with the latest.

As for the Facebook Group, I’m just trying to create a community of people that listen to my show to be able to interact with each other and support each other no mater how young, old, fast, slow, or otherwise they might be. And I might be offering some giveaways through the group too. (hint, hint) So join the group, and who know what you might get.

This is Only the Beginning

I’ve got a few other tricks up my sleeve for this website going forward into the future, but I’m not quite ready to announce those yet. Stay tuned for more announcements in the future, but I’ll leak the most exciting info on the email list first, so just go ahead and sign up already!

I’m also working on spicing up the website a little bit, so feel free to go look around a little bit if you haven’t been there recently. And keep checking back, because it seems like I make some little tweak almost daily, and I’d love to hear your feedback throughout the process.

“There is nothing permanent except change.”

~Heraclitus