19: How to become a BellRunner? Talking with Kelly Peoples

In this episode I talked Kelly Peoples about the BellCenter(www.thebellcenter.org) as well as how to be a BellRunner.

Since 1984, The Bell Center for Early Intervention Programs has provided quality early intervention services in a center-based program in Birmingham. Infants and toddlers at risk for developmental delay receive services from transdisciplinary teams which include a physical therapist, an occupational therapist, a speech-language pathologist and an early childhood special education teacher as each child works on specific individual developmental goals.

The Bell Center’s BellRunner program motivates and trains runners and walkers who want to participate in the Mercedes Marathon and Half Marathon by providing coaching and training runs while pairing BellRunners with Bell Center children.

“Be a BellRunner and Make a Difference in a Child’s Life”

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18: What is a race course certification? : Talking with Brandon Wilson

This week’s episode I talked to Brandon Wilson about certifying race courses. He is an experienced race course certifier who recently certified 7 Bridges Marathon course. It was interesting to listing to a different perspective on a race course.

In this podcast, we talk about:
* How to certify a race course.
* find out what is race course certification means
* Brandon Wilson’s course measuring and running experience
* 7 Bridges marathon course

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17: Ordinary Runner Doing Extraordinary Things: Talking with Frank Fumich

Frank Fumich has cover more part of the world through running than some us will do in 3 lifetimes. He has a great story to tell about his running journey. At age 30, he went from being a none runner to a marathoner. Now, he does much ultra-ultra distances and multi days events.

Learn more about Frank at www.frankfumich.com

In this episode, I talked with Frank about:
*His running journey
*Being a part of Ultra-Ultra and multi days events
*more

Enjoy!

16: Surviving and Recovering from Bicycle accident: Story of Brian Toone

It was great to catchup with Brian Toone who had very serious bicycle accident in April 30th, 2014. He has a great story about his recovery process and more.

In this episode, we talk about:
– His 1000 miles training ride this summer
– Ride across the USA
– Ultra Distance bike ride
– His accident and recovery process
– More

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15: Running Injury-Free for Life with Jeff Clark

Jeff Clark has been running more than 25 years without major injuries. Over the years, I have seen him running fast 5ks/10ks.

In this episode, I talk to Jeff about:
* His running journey
* Training
* More

Contact Jeff Clark at clarkjeff6@gmail.com for timing your races.

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14: Founding of Birmingham Ultra Trail Society (BUTS) : Talking to Kyle Stichtenoth

I had an opportunity to talk to Kyle Stichtenoth, one of the founders of BUTS. Kyle has been a part of BUTS from the beginning. BUTS has made its mark in the trail running community in and around Birmingham through many actives such as volunteering, donating, and much more. Be a part of the BUTS.

In this episode, I talked to Kyle about:
– His Running journey
– Founding of BUTS
– Race Against The Sun
– More

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13: Defying Cancer Through Running : Story of Jennifer Andress

Jennifer Andress is a fighter in many ways. She has over come some of the hardest times in her life. Running has always been a part of her journey during the ups and downs in her life. Listen and be motived!

In this episode, I talk to Jennifer about:
– Her running journey
– Her struggle through Cancer
– Birmingham Track Club
– Being cover of Runner’s World
– More

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12: Couch Potato to 100 miler within 15 months: Story of Bob Watters

Bob Watters recently completed his 8th 100 miler race. In 2015, he completed Pinhoti Trail Slam by running Pinhoti trail 100 mile endurance runs ( Double Top 100, Georgia Jewel 100, and Pinhoti Trail 100 ). He has amazing story to tell.

In this episode, I talked to Bob about
1) Bob’s running journey
2) Pinhoti Slam
3) Downhill running
4) Heat training
5) More

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11: From Soccer Player To Boston Marathoner & beyond: Story of Lisa Booher

It was great catching up with my friend Lisa Booher’s about her running journey and beyond. She has a great story of running distance race. Over the years, she has gone from none runner to Boston Marathoner. Currently, she is training for the Vermont 100 mile race.

NOTE: this was first phone interview podcast.

Lisa Booher’s Bio:

Mother of four (including a set of twins). Teaching children and adults about exercise and healthy living for over 11 years. Currently working at Resolute Running and Life Time Fitness. Bachelor’s Degree in International Development and Russian, certified RRCA run coach, AFAA group exercise instructor, and certified TRX suspension and rip trainer instructor, Boston Marathoner, and Three-year overall female winner of the Southeastern Trail Series. She is a lover of woods and dirt, not afraid of falling, and promotor of taking chances. Favorite quote: “Only those who will risk going too far can possibly find out how far one can go.” T.S. Eliot

 

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10: Heart Rate and Fat Adaptation Training with Prince Whatley

It was great catching up with my friend and TNT coach Prince Whatley. In this podcast, we talk about:
*Prince’s running journey
*Heart Rate Training
*Fat Adaptation Training
*More

Enjoy!

Prince Whatley bio:

Prince ran his first marathon at the inaugural Mercedes Marathon in February 2002. Since then he has run 79 marathons/ultras, including four 100 mile races (and every Mercedes) with a personal best of 2:57:20 at the Chicago Marathon October 2013. Prince is a member of the Birmingham Track Club, the Darkside Running Club, and the United States Running Streak Association (having run every day since July 1, 2004). Prince became involved with the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society as a participant in the Walt Disney World Marathon of 2008 after his daughter Katie was diagnosed with Acute Lymphocytic Leukemia on November 3, 2006. He is now a Birmingham run coach for Saturday morning training. Prince’s favorite quote is, “Hey, watch this!”

 

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