56: Catching Marathon Cheaters: Talking with Derek Murphy


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MR56: In this episode, I talked with founder of MarathonInvestigation.com and Mr. Marathon Investigator himself – Derek Murphy. It is interesting to listen about all different levels of Marathon cheating goes on beyond trying to be a Boston Qualifying.

In this episode, we talked about following:
*Founding of MarathonInvestigation.com
*Boston Marathon qualifying cheaters
*Bib mules
*Different types/levels of endurance event cheating
*more

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55: The Road to Sparta – a book, a journey, a legend: Talking with Dean Karnazes

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#MR55: In this episode, I talked with Dean Karnazes – the Ultramarathon Man himself. Dean is well known runner, author, and more. Dean’s running journey started when he ran his first 30 miles run on his 30th birthday. Since that day, Dean has run hundreds of marathons and ultra marathons around the world. Dean is a great story teller, runner, and motivator.

Personally, I read/listed to most of his books so far. It was great talking to an ultra distance runner who I look up to.

In this episode, we talked about many things including:
*Dean’s Running Journey
* Make living out of your personal passion
*His latest book – “The Road to Sparta”
*Running advice
*Training and living busy lifestyle
*more

Website: http://www.ultramarathonman.com

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54: Running & Racing Birmingham Area Trails: Talking with David Tosch

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MR54: Finally, I was able to catch up with the Birmingham Trail Runners parent, friend, mentor, race director, and more – David Tosch. David is very busy year around to setup trail racing events, planning races, running, training, and more. David and Marye Jo Tosch founded the Southeastern Trail Runs – southeasterntrailruns.com, which has been great asset to the Birmingham Trail running community. David has helped to put the Southeastern trail running on the map with many races including Birmingham Stage race, Lake Martin 100, Blood Rock, and more.

Personally, David has been great friend, mentor, and inspiration to me. David did not put me in trail, but he kept me in trail. With the start of 5th Southeastern Trail Series this week, I can say that I also grew as trail runner with series. I cannot thank enough for all love, care, encouragements, and support that I get from David and Marye Jo Tosch.

This is a must listen Podcast for those of you want run/ran/running any or all races of Southeastern Trail Runs.

In this episode, we talking about following:
David’s running journey
Planning and setting events
Running trail races
Looking ahead at 2017 Southeastern Trail Runs races
Volunteering in Birmingham
more

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Southeastern Trail Runs: southeasterntrailruns.com
Boston2BigSur Challenge: Mruns.com/b2b
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53: Overachieving Distance Running: Talking with Diane Bolton

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MR53: In this week’s episode, I had an opportunity to talk with Diane Bolton who is Marathon Maniac Hall of Fame, World Mega-marathon ranked 350+marathons, 2X50 stater, and Vol State 500K finisher. One year Diane ran more than 70 marathons/ultra. Diane did not start running till late in her life. Once she started, she has not looked back ever since. She is passionate about running, pacing, and enjoying life through running. She loves the journey and challenges running provides.

In this episode, we talked about:

  • Diane’s running journey
  • Running 350+marathon/ultra
  • Running Vol state 500k solo
  • Different marathon and ultra
  • Mental and physical strains of running multiple marathons in a week and weekend
  • more

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52: Voices of Marathons In the House: Talking with Fitz Koehler & Rudy Novotny


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MR52: In this week’s episode, I had an opportunity to talk with Voices of Marathons Fitz Koehler & Rudy Novotny. Rudy and Fitz are voices of many marathons including: BigSur Marathon, LA Marathon, OC Marathon, Disney Marathon and more. Fitz and Rudy provide voices that we hear during marathon mornings and expos. It was fun talking to them. This episode gives a different side of marathon running. Great listen. 

In this episode, we talked about:

  • what is voices of marathon?
  • BigSur marathon
  • Looking at announcer side of start and finish line
  • more

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More On Fitz Koehler: Fitzness.comMorningMile.com, @Fitzness on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter and YouTube

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51: the MindSide of Runners: Talking with Dr. Bhrett McCabe


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#MRuns 51: In this episode, I talked with Dr. Bhrett McCabe – the founder of the MindSide, the host of the MindSide podcast, and author of The MindSide Manifesto. Dr. McCabe is a practicing Sports & Performance Psychologist who works with numerous athletes from the PGA and LPGA Tours, NFL, NBA, MMA, and serves as the sports and performance psychologist for the University of Alabama Athletic Department.

It was fun talking with Dr. McCabe and understanding the MindSide of runners. In this episode, we talked about following:

  • Dr. McCabe founding of the MindSide
  • The MindSide Manifesto book
  • MindSide of runners
  • My Personal struggle with running
  • How to bring mental toughness
  • more

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The MindSide Website: www.themindside.com

Dr. Bhrett McCabe’s bio:

Dr. Bhrett McCabe is the founder of The MindSide and a Licensed Clinical Psychologist holding a PhD degree in clinical psychology from Louisiana State University (LSU), with an emphasis in behavioral medicine having completed his internship at Brown University in Providence, RI. While an undergraduate at LSU, Dr. McCabe was a 4-year letterman on the baseball team and was a member of 2 National Championship teams, 3 SEC championship teams, and 3 College World Series teams.

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50: The Endurance Diet – Do’s and Don’ts: Talking with Matt Fitzgerald

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50: In this episode, I talked with an acclaimed endurance sports coach, nutritionist, and author – Matt Fitzgerald about his recent book “The Endurance Diet – 5 Core Habits” as well as Do’s and Don’ts of endurance diet/nutrition. We talked about many topics including my personal struggle with diet as an endurance athlete.

In this episode we talk about following:
* Matt’s background of being an endurance athlete to a writer
* The Endurance Diet – 5 Core Habits
* Question about some of my personal struggles
* more

Stay tune for detail on “The Endurance Diet – 5 Core Habits” autographed book give away.

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Here Matt’s Bio:

Matt Fitzgerald is an acclaimed endurance sports coach, nutritionist, and author. His many books include The Endurance Diet, 80/20 Running, and How Bad Do You Want It? Matt’s writing also appears regularly in magazines and on websites such as Women’s Running and competitor.com. Since 2001, his training plans have helped thousands of athletes of all experience and ability levels achieve their goals and he currently serves as a coach for BSX Athletics and Team Iron Cowboy. Certified by the International Society of Sports Nutrition, Matt has consulted for numerous sports nutrition companies and he is the creator of the Diet Quality Score (DQS) smartphone app. A lifelong athlete, he speaks frequently at events throughout the United States and internationally.

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49: Talking with Boston Marathon Legend Dave McGillivray

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49: In this episode, I had an opportunity to talk with the Boston Marathon Race Director and legend – Dave McGillivray. Dave has been a part of Boston Marathon for last 45 years as a runner for the first 15 years and managing the race for 30 years. Dave has many stories to tell about in-out of Boston Marathon.

In this episode we talk about:
*Dave’s running journey
*Running of Boston Marathon
*2013 Boston Marathon and change it brought to running community
*Charity runners vs. qualify runners
*fun facts about Boston Marathon
*more

If you are running or like to run Boston Marathon, this is a good podcast for you to listen.

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48: Running 15 Years of Miami Marathon: Talking with Frankie Ruiz

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#MRuns 48: In this episode, I talked with the co-founder of Miami Marathon Frankie Ruiz. Frankie has been life time runner as well local high school Cross Country Coach. He is a big part of running community in South Florida.

In this episode, we talk about following:
-Frankie’s Running Journey
-Miami Running Community
-Start of Miami Marathon
-Ins and outs of Miami Marathon
-Advice to those want to be future Race Director or grow their race
– Behind the sense of running a big city marathon

Here is Frankie’s Bio:

Frankie Ruiz co-founded Miami-based PR Racing, Inc which served as the launching pad for the Miami Marathon. In ’13, the company was acquired by Life Time Fitness. Currently, Frankie is the Chief Running Officer of the company. He is also the cross country coach for Belen Jesuit School since ’02, during that tenure he has lead them to 7 State Championships. Ruiz was a T&F collegiate athlete at FIU. In ’09, Frankie Ruiz launched the popular Run Club Network together with Nike, which encompasses over 15,000 runners each year. He is now Miami’s Nike+ Run Club Head Coach. Not too long ago, he was invited to give a TEDx Miami Talk on the Running Movement in Miami. He is also involved in Plan Z, Ludlam Trail & the Underline among several other major park initiatives. He sits on the Miami-Dade County GMCVB Sports Advisory Board, Green Mobility Network Board, Miami Foundation’s Our Miami Committee and the Parks Advisory Board. Frankie is also part-owner of GoRun Running store.

 

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47: From Couch Potato to Boston Marathoner to Ironman: Story of “Fast” Eddie McCoy

#MRuns 47: In this episode, I talked with a long time running friend – “Fast” Eddie. Eddie is very active runner and the former host of “Marathon Show” podcast. Eddie has many stories to tell about his running journey where he went from being a couch potato to a Boston qualifier less than a year. In recent days, he start to take on triathlon.

In this podcast, we talk about:
– ups and downs of Eddie running journey
– on becoming triathlete
– more

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