61: Running a Fast BigSur Marathon: Talking with Adam Roach

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MR61: In this week’s episode, I talked with Adam Roach who is the 4 times winner of BigSur Marathon. He was the second overall winner for the 2017 BigSur Marathon as well as Boston2BigSur Marathon challenge. Adam competed in track, cross country, football and basketball at Port Huron High School with best times of 4:19 in the 1600m run. In college, he ran track and cross country at Saginaw Valley State University from 2002-2006. He Qualified for the NCAA Division II championships as an individual 4 times in 3 different events including the 1-mile run, 5000m, and the 3000m steeplechase; he finished his career with personal bests of 14:26 in the 5000m and a SVSU school record of 4:09 in the indoor mile. After college, Adam moved up in distance to focus on Half Marathon and Marathon distances posting personal bests of 1:08 and 2:24 respectfully.

Adam’s marathon success includes winning the Big Sur Marathon in 4 times including second overall in 2017, as well as a 10th place finish at the 2014 L.A. Marathon. He set his personal best time in the marathon at the California International Marathon in December of 2013 with a time of 2:24.29 .

It was fun talking with Adam about different topics:

In this episode, we talked about:
*Adam’s running journey
*Training, running, & racing fast
*In’s and Out’s of BigSur Marathon
*West coast running
*more

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60: Running The Abbott World Marathon Majors: Talking with David Kahn


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MR60: In this episode, I talked with David Kahn. David is a successful businessman who took on running late in his life. Since he started to take on running, he completed the abbot World Marathon Majors which includes following marathons: Tokyo, Boston, London, Berlin, Chicago and New York City. When he completed the Marathon Majors, he was the 50th from the USA and the first one from the state of Alabama to complete the World Marathon Majors. David has a great story to tell about his journey from being non-running to the world marathon majors finisher.

In this podcast we talk about:
*David’s running journey
*Talking about each Marathon Major events from Chicago to Tokyo
*Running last Boston Marathon mile with Meb Keflezighi in 2012
* More

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59: From a Lacrosse player to a world class runner: Talking with Michael Wardian


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MR59: In this episode, I talked with Michael Wardian who is the recent winner of BigSur, Boston2BigSur, and the world marathon 7 marathons in 7 days in 7 continents. Michael was not always a runner, but he ran the Boston Marathon as his second marathon. Since he started to run more than 20 years ago, he has not looked back. Michael has travelled the world for running.

In this episode, we talk about:

  • Michael’s running journey from lacrosse player to on becoming a runner
  • Pushing boundaries
  • Running 7 marathons in 7 days in 7 continents
  • Boston2BigSur experience
  • More

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58: Founding of Altra Running: Talking with Golden Harper

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MR58: In this week’s podcast episode, I talked with the founder of Altra running – Golden Harper. Golden started running as soon as he left crawling and has never looked back. He has a great story about how he started Altra running shoes from kitchen toaster oven to build a worldwide running shoes brand.

In this episode, we talked about:
*Golden’s running journey
*Toaster oven shoes
*Founding of Altra Running shoes
*Running technique
*More

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Altra Running

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57: Boston Marathon 2017 in Review


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MR57: this is a two part episode. The first part of episode, I talked with two Boston Marathon finisher Craig Osborn and Steve Sprieser about our Boston Marathon 2017 experience. 2017 Boston Marathon was 4th for Steve, 3rd for Craig, and 2nd for me. There are a lot of great advice to those running next Boston Marathon. I learned a lot about how to train for Boston Marathon. The second part of interview, I talked Boston marathon runners, first lady of running, vendors, volunteers and more.

In this episode, we talked about following:
*2017 Boston Marathon
*How to Run Boston Marathon
*Boston Marathon qualifying
*Talking with Scott Jurek
*First Women in running marathon
*more

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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

Boston2BigSur challenge link: MRuns.com/b2b/

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