92 : Running 52 Marathons In 52 weeks to Fight Pancreatic Cancer : Talking with Julie Weiss “Marathon Goddess”

 

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MR92: In this episode, I talked with Julie Weiss “Marathon Goddess”. About 10 years ago, Julie was a non-runner who was overweight and depressed. Once she started to take on running, she did not need the help of anti-depression. As she was making progress in her running journey, she lost her biggest fan and supporter – her father – due to Pancreatic Cancer. Since a sudden loss of her father, she has taken her life mission to fight Pancreatic Cancer through running and support cause by raising funds for search. In recent years, Julie ran 52 marathons in 52 weeks to raise over $400,000. Julie is also one of seven featured runners in the inspiring documentary “Spirit of the Marathon II”. Julie ran her 100th marathon at the 2016 Skechers Performance Los Angeles Marathon and is now working on a book to be released in 2018.

Summary:
In this episode, Julie and I talked about:
– Julie running journey
– Julie’ 52 marathons in 52 weeks journey
– What is Pancreatic Cancer?
-how to help others through running?
-how to find a cause?
– how to use your passion to support others in need?
– how to raise fund for your cause?
-more

Facebook: www.facebook.com/marathongoddess/
Website: marathongoddess.com
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91 : Yoga & Meditation is For Runners Too : Talking with Michelle Belcher

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MR91: In this week’s episode, I talked with Michelle Belcher. Michelle is a lifetime runner and physically active person who became a marathon/ultra runner – 10 years ago. About 5 years ago, she took yoga challenge from a request of her friend and yoga instructor. At first, she was not sure about if yoga is a runner or not. After practicing yoga for 5 years, she has proved that it is for runners as well. Through yoga and meditation, she has become a stronger, leaner, and faster road/trail runner.

Summary:
In this episode, Michelle and I talked about:
-Michelle’s running journey
-Yoga for runners
-Breathing for runners
-Meditation for runners
-Befits of Yoga and Meditation
-more

Facebook: www.facebook.com/michelle.belcher.37

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Here are some of the yoga poses for runners that we discussed:

Warrior 1 Pose  
Pigeon Pose
High Lizard Pose
Low Lizard Pose
Frog Pose  
Down Dog Pose  

 

90: Trail Running in The Pacific Northwest: Talking with Mike Meggiato


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MR90: In this week’s episode, I talked with Mike Meggiato from Vancouver Canada. Mike is Mruns’ first Canadian guest from the Pacific Northwest. I have always wanted to learn about races and places to run in the Pacific Northwest. In this podcast, we talk about many things including trail system in the Pacific Northwest and races in that area. After talking to Mike, I really like to go out run one of the race there – road trip?

Summary:
In this episode, Mike and I talked about:
-Mike’s running journey
-Trail Systems in the Pacific Northwest
-Running races in the Pacific Northwest
-Mike’s Fastest Known Time 2018 goals
-more

Website: http://www.teamwolverineathletics.com/
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89: Overcoming Running Related Burnouts: Talking with Beth McCurdy

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MR89: In this week’s episode, I talked with Beth McCurdy. Beth was never a runner till she picked up running at her age of 24. Over the years, she has gone from being a non-runner to be a very accomplished runner. Beth has run many-many marathons, ultra marathons, and timed events. In this interview, Beth and I talked many aspects of running including Beth’s running related burnouts to the point where she did not even want to talk about running. Beth also talks about her fight with menopause through running.

Summary:
In this episode, Beth and I about:
-Beth’s running journey
-How Beth’s dad has been a part of her running journey
-Getting running related burnout
-Fighting Menopause through running
-more

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88: Running the Remote Part Of the World – 2017 Everest Trail Race: Talking with Martin Schneekloth

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MR88: In this week’s episode, I talked with Martin Schneekloth. I know Martin as a Huntsville, AL runner. Over the years, Martin went from almost non-runner to an accomplished ultra runner who traveled around the world for running. Recently, he visited my home country of Nepal to run the 2017 Everest Trail Race. In this podcast, Martin discussed his experience of running the remote part of the world in Nepal. Martin has many stories to share with us including seeing the Everest, Nepali people, trails, dodging Yaks etc. It is fun interview for those of you want to take your running beyond your comfort area.

Summary:
In this episode, Martin and I about:
-Martin running journey
-How to get ready for Everest adventure?
-Running Everest region
-People of Nepal
-more

Martin’s blog: http://www.ultrakrautrunning.com
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87: Running 100 X 100 miles races: A True Pioneer of Ultra Running: Talking with Susan Donnelly

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In this week’s episode, Donna Arrington and I talked with Susan Donnelly. Susan ran more than 100×100 mile races around the world. She brings the wealth of experience, knowledge, and stories of ultra running. In this episode, we talked about many topics including distinguishing between pain and discomfort, how to run 100, running in past midlife, how to run 200+miles races, etc. Great interview with a true pioneer of ultra running.

Summary:
In this episode, Susan, Donna, and I about:
-Susan’s running journey from high-school runner to the ultra distance runner.
-Running 100 miles races
-Running 200+miles race
-Distinguishing between pain and discomfort,
-more

Susan’s blog: https://susan-donnelly-xpzk.squarespace.com
More about Susan: https://susan-donnelly-xpzk.squarespace.com/about-index/
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86: How to run an effective 100 mile race?: Talking with Karl Meltzer


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MR86: In this week’s episode, I talked with Karl Meltzer. Karl is the world’s winnest 100 mile trail runner. He brings a wealth of wisdom and knowledge of ultra/trail running. In this episode, we touch on many topics of running an effective 100 mile race: from pacing, racing, hydration, nutrition, and more.
Summary:
In this episode, Karl and I talk about:
-Karl’s running journey from high-school runner to the world class ultramarathoner
-Speedgoat brand
-how to run an effective 100 mile race?
-different aspects of running 100
-our point of views of running the 2017 Pinhoti 100 miles race: from the front of the pack to back of the pack

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85: Saying Goodbye to Soldier Marathon: Talking with Race Director Cecil Cheves

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MR85: In this week’s episode, I talked with Cecil Cheves – the race director and one of the founders of the  Soldier Marathon. We talked about Cecil’s running journey from being non-runner to Ironman and ultra marathoner. We also talk about the founding of Solider Marathon to last 8 years of running  Soldier Marathon.

In this episode, we also talked the real reason why 2017 will be last year of the Soldier Marathon that we know of. In recent day,  Soldier Marathon committee has announced that they will bring Solider Half Marathon. As for the marathon, this will be the last year.

Summary:
In this episode, Cecil and I talk about:
-Cecil’s running journey from non-runner to Ironman, ultramarathoner, and race director
-Start of Solider Marathon
-Different aspects of organizing the Soldier Marathon
-Different charities the marathon supports
-The real reason why 2017 is the last year of the Soldier Marathon

 Soldier Marathon website: www.soldiermarathon.com

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Inaugural Soldier Marathon 2010

Soldier Marathon 2015

84: Running the 5th Pinhoti 100: Talking with Emily Kennedy, Bob Watters, and Michael Roy


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MR84: In this week’s episode, I talked with Emily Kennedy, Bob Watters, and Michael Roy who will be running their 5th Pinhoti 100 and join the Pinhoti 500 miles club. This is a great informational podcast episode for those running Pinhoti 100 for the first time or Nth time. Together, Emily, Bob, Michael, and I bring 13 years of running Pinhoti 100. In this episode, we share about the experience of running Pinhoti 100, do’s and don’ts of running Pinhoti 100, course details, pacers, drop bags, and much more.

In this episode, Emily, Bob, Michael, and I talked about
-Why Pinhoti 100?
-Pinhoti 100: Crouse, drop bags, aid station, etc
-do’s and don’ts of the running of running Pinhoti 100 and other 100s
-Much More

Pinhoti Trail Runs: pinhotitrailseries.com
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83: 2017 Endless Miles : Talking with Runners and Crew: What does it takes to run a 48 hrs event?


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MR83: This is an on-location episode, where I talked with runners who were running or ran 48 hrs, 24 hrs, & 12 hrs event. It was fun to be on-location and be a part of an event where runners were taking their running beyond they were ever gone before. I saw many new Alabama state records set.

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2017 Endless Miles – Day 1
2017 Endless Miles – Day 2
2017 Endless Miles – Day 3

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