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Coaches Lisa Levin and Julie Sapper provide tips and tricks for running farther, faster, and stronger. After running the Boston Marathon 27 times collectively, Julie and Lisa, along with weekly guests, provide advice for training and racing. While specific to Boston, this podcast is appropriate for runners of all levels and ages.
 
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At 20 years old, Matt Rodjom, while attending college and running on his college XC team, began gradually losing his central vision. Eventually, doctors diagnosed Matt with Leber's hereditary optic neuropathy, which only allows Matt to see peripherally. Over the next several months Matt lost his central vision, but he did not lose his determination…
 
Thank you for helping us reach 100! In honor of this milestone, we interviewed each other. Hear about our favorite guests, pet peeves, joys, and what we’ve learned from podcasting and coaching. Here's to the next 100. Lastly, check out our personalized coaching! Head over to our website (www.runfartherandfaster.com). Follow us on social media @runf…
 
On April 15, 2013, Heather Abbott’s life changed forever while spectating the Boston Marathon. After three surgeries in four days, Heather made the decision to allow doctors to amputate her left leg below the knee. With the support of her family, friends, medical professionals, and fellow amputees, Heather now lives a full and active life. While ge…
 
What a thrill to speak with 1985 Boston Marathon winner, Lisa Rainsberger! Lisa shares this accomplishment with only two other American women, Joan Benoit Samuelson and Des Linden. Lisa also competed in four Olympic Marathon Trials (1984, 1988, 1992, and 1996) during which she placed fourth, missing a spot in the Olympic games. For some, this would…
 
Thanks for indulging us this week and allowing us to discuss Simone Biles' decision to exit the Olympics to address her health issues. While this is a running, not gymnastics, podcast, Simone's example transcends into all sports. We decided to take the opportunity to talk about what we can learn rom her decision and how we can do better as coaches …
 
We had the pleasure of interviewing Jill Colangelo (www.jillcolangelo.com), a recent graduate of Harvard University Extension School, who spent her academic career researching and writing a thesis (Colangelo, Jill Ann. 2020. Prevalence and Type of Psychopathology in Ultra Endurance Athletes. Master's thesis, Harvard University Division of Continuin…
 
Following a conversation about taking care of ourselves as we train for our fall races, we welcomed back the GOAT of sports nutrition, Nancy Clark, MS, RD, CSSD to the podcast. We recorded this episode as a Q & A with our Boston Marathon Training Group last week, and Nancy's advice is truly invaluable. Nancy is a sports dietitian who practices out …
 
In Part 2 and this month's coaching episode, we share the lessons that we've learned from our Boston Marathon experiences, including pacing, fueling, goal setting, and more. Whether you are training for Boston or any fall race, these tips will help set you up for training and racing success.If you have specific questions, feel free to reach out to …
 
We are back after a two week break to bring you an interview with Boston Race Director, Dave McGillivray, who shares plenty of details regarding the planning and logistics for Boston 2021 and what he projects for Boston 2022. As always, Dave offers a lot of insight and information for all runners. Thanks to our newest sponsor, Soupergirl! Enter RUN…
 
In Part 1 of this month's coaching episode, we share the lessons that we've learned from our Boston Marathon experiences, including speed work, pacing, fueling, goal setting, and more. Whether you are training for Boston or any fall race, these tips will help set you up for training and racing success.If you have specific questions, feel free to re…
 
Following our catch-up for the week, we were so thrilled to welcome rock star runner, mom, teacher, and Hyland's Ambassador, Kim Van Acker. Kim shares her journey on how she started running after college with Black Girls Run, decided to run a marathon in 2014 and then shaved 30 minutes off her first marathon to qualify for Boston in 2016. Kim used …
 
In this episode, we provide tips for achieving an injury free and productive training cycle. Now that races are returning this fall, runners are eager to jump back into training. Before doing so, check out our tips to ensure a healthy, happy, and productive training cycle. Following our conversation, we welcomed, for second time to the show, Heathe…
 
If you like fitness and live in the DC area, chances are you've either taken or heard about Jenn Blackburn's classes. Jenn is one of the most talented fitness gurus in the country--no exaggeration--and, as a result, she was for the last six years, the area fitness manager for Equinox, her dream job. When the pandemic hit, Jenn left her dream job, r…
 
This week we welcomed Abby Langer, RD. Abby is an outspoken proponent of evidence-based nutrition, who has no tolerance for misinformation. Abby has devoted her career to breaking down dietary myths and challenging those who disseminate false nutrition and weight loss advice. In this conversation, Abby dives into nutrition myths, negative core valu…
 
Well folks... over 9,000 runners were shut out of Boston 2021, including past podcast guest, Conroy Zien, a 3:18 marathoner who just missed the 7:47 cutoff. We caught up with Conroy, who generously and openly shared his disappointment, frustration, and hope for 2022. Conroy’s words will resonate with so many, particularly those who missed a goal du…
 
Dr. Michael Crawley spent fifteen months living in Ethiopia, where he trained with the country's top runners. Michael, a 2:20 marathoner and anthropologist, combined his passions for research and running to learn and write on the training methods in Ethiopia that make champions. This is a fascinating conversation with so many takeaways that we can …
 
In this episode, we had the honor and pleasure to speak with two-time author and mental health advocate, Rachel Ann Cullen. Rachel shares how running helped her navigate bipolar disorder, depression, an abusive relationship, and body dysmorphia. She shares why she decided to run her first marathon, the London Marathon, seven months after she gave b…
 
This week, we had a candid conversation with each other and then with registered sports dietitian, Amy Goldsmith, founder of Kindred Nutrition about the weight of weight. As runners, we often feel that we need to look a certain way or be a certain weight to run faster, and, in an effort to change our body composition, we find ourselves in a pattern…
 
This week, we are thrilled to welcome Dr. Meeta Singh, a psychiatrist and sleep medicine specialist from the Henry Ford Sleep Disorder Center. Dr. Singh shares why sleep is an essential component for peak performance and why we all need to prioritize quality sleep. Dr. Singh has served as a consultant for multiple NFL, MLB, NHL, and NBA teams, incl…
 
A long overdue coaching episode. Enjoy these tips, which we hope will set you up for a successful training cycle...whenever you decide to start! Thank you to our sponsors, Lily Trotters Compression, SPIbelt, and Oofos. Stay tuned to the end of the episode to learn how you can win a prize package consisting of all of our sponsor items this month!---…
 
After discussing the latest news out of a Boston, we welcomed Dr. Rachel Tambling. Rachel is a professor at the University of Connecticut with a background in trauma survivorship and addiction work and a marriage and family therapist. She is also her state representative for Road Runners Club of America, a marathoner, and coach. In this episode, we…
 
In 1966, Roberta "Bobbi" Gibb, dressed in a baseball hat and sweatshirt in an attempt to disguise herself as a man, hid in the bushes near the start line of the Boston Marathon. When the gun went off, Bobbi jumped out of the bushes and started running as an unofficial entrant (women were not allowed to run until 1972). As Bobbi made the journey fro…
 
After announcing the winner of our Oofos giveaway and discussing the latest news on the Boston Marathon, we were thrilled to talk with George Rehmet, the first Asian-American president of the Road Runners Club of America and the first and (hopefully only) president during a pandemic. In addition to being a leader in the running world, George is a t…
 
This is a recording of a webinar we co-hosted on February 28, 2021, with physical therapist, Rachel Miller, owner of Pro-Action Physical Therapy. We welcomed special guests, sports dietitian, Amy Goldsmith, RD, of Kindred Nutrition, and NASM trainer and coach, Kellie Redmond, of TEAM F.I.T. This is part 2 of our 2 part Running through Menopause web…
 
What an honor to speak with three-time Boston Marathon champion (1970, 1971, and 1972), Sara Mae Berman, and her husband/coach/running and ski orienteering partner, Larry Berman. Sara Mae won the Boston Marathon as an unofficial winner from 1969 to 1971 before women were allowed to officially enter the race in 1972. She was also the first and only …
 
What a fun conversation! After years of running on a treadmill, Heather Wolf-Malone started running outside two years ago at age 40. A friend convinced her to enter a 5K. She surprised herself by finishing just over 20 minutes, earning first in her age group. Since that race, Heather has continued to improve, win her age group and surpass her own e…
 
We haven't done a coaching episode in a while, and what better time to do one than in the middle of February in a pandemic. We feel like we are at mile 20 of the marathon. It's a long mile, but we are getting closer to the finish line. Until we reach the finish line, we want to share some coaching tips for improving your running, whether you are in…
 
Heart disease is the number 1 killer of Americans, taking more than 600,000 lives each year. In honor of Heart Month and Wear Red Day, we are excited to bring on two incredible guests. First, we are excited to share Karin Bertozzi's journey with our listeners. In 2014, Karin, an extremely fit yoga instructor and multisport athlete fainted in a supe…
 
This is a recording of a webinar we co-hosted on January 31, 2021, with physical therapist, Rachel Miller, owner of Pro-Action Physical Therapy. We welcomed special guest, Dr. Tobie Beckerman, who is a top integrative gynecologist at Beckerman Women’s Health and menopause expert in the DC area. This is part 1 of our 2 part Running through Menopause…
 
We so enjoyed talking with Emmy award winning WUSA9 evening news anchor and journalist, Adam Longo. In addition to being a phenomenal reporter, Adam is a fantastic endurance athlete who has shaved over 1.5 HOURS off his marathon time since running his first marathon a decade ago. Adam shares his training and time management secrets, along with his …
 
In keeping with the theme of unity on this inauguration week, we welcomed two incredible clergywomen, who also happen to be incredible runners, Rabbi Laurie Rice, who serves as a senior rabbi at Temple Micah in Nashville, and Pastor Christine Dunn, who serves as a senior pastor at Trinity Lutheran Church in Bethesda, Maryland. As we enter month 11 …
 
Heather Knight Pech achieved a personal record at every distance this year at age 58 after taking months off to heal from a hamstring injury. Heather’s tips on nutrition, recovery, and strength training will resonate with runners of all ages. Heather, a retired corporate executive, mom of three, and RRCA/USATF Run coach, shares how she holistically…
 
As we run into 2021, we poured ourselves some stiff drinks and shared our best and worst moments of the marathon of 2020. We hope you enjoy our conversation. We appreciate all of you for sharing, reviewing and subscribing to our podcast! Special thanks for our editor, Erin Bryant.--- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/runfartherandfaster/me…
 
This week we had the honor of welcoming Nancy Clark, MS, RD, CSSD to the podcast. Nancy is a sports dietitian who practices out of Boston. She is also the author of THE book on sports nutrition, the Sports Nutrition Guidebook, which has sold over 750,000 copies. In this episode, Nancy answers all of our questions on all things nutrition for masters…
 
After mentioning RunMitts on our Favorite Things Podcast, we were blown away by our listeners’ enthusiasm about these game-changing mittens. After leaning more about RunMitts owner and creator Susan Clayton, we had to have her on the podcast. Susan candidly shares how she turned an innovative idea into a company and the challenges and opportunities…
 
We don’t have a car to give away, like Oprah, but we do have a list, like Oprah, of our Favorite Running-Related Things for 2020 and a special prize to give away! Listen before 12/1 and enter to win. We hope that you enjoy this list as much as we enjoyed creating it. For a full list with links to the items so you can prepare for the holidays, check…
 
Following a recap of highs and lows this week, Lisa interviews Ken Racine, owner of Racine MultiSports. Ken shares how we can race in person with appropriate Covid precautions. Ken has already directed a few in-person races during the pandemic and provides tips for runners and race directors on how to select and execute a safe and organized race of…
 
Julie and Lisa kick off Season 4 with some tough news. Boston 2021 has been postponed to September. Julie and Lisa discuss options for training, tips for staying motivated, and their plans as runners and coaches. They also enjoy some laughs as they catch up on life since recording last month. Stay tuned throughout Season 4 for guests, tips, and mot…
 
After Lisa ran the NOTSOB Marathon in Pennsylvania on a certified course during a pandemic, we had to bring the race director, S. Mark Courtney, on the show! Mark is a running unicorn because he has an impressive running streak of approximately 14,800 days in a row—that’s 40 years without a day off—without experiencing injury. At age 63, Mark has r…
 
We finally get to recap a real race! Lisa, who ran her Boston Virtual Marathon in Pennsylvania on Sunday at the NOTSOB Fever Reliever Marathon, shares all of the details about her incredible real live race performance (!!!), where she joyfully ran 26.2 miles around Lake Latonka on a certified course. We discuss what races may look like in the fores…
 
Here’s a coaching episode that we never predicted—running your best virtual marathon! In Part 2 of this coaching series, Lisa and Julie share some tips for what we can do to successfully run a virtual marathon. Topics include: race strategy, mental strength, hydration, taper, and goal setting. This is part 2 of 2 episodes on this topic. Thank you t…
 
Beatie Deutsch, a two-time podcast guest, also known as “Speedy Beatie,” mother of five and the top female marathoner in Israel, recently retained attorney Akiva Shapiro of Gibson Dunn and Crutcher to ensure that she can run in the 2021 Olympic marathon.As Akiva explains, the women’s marathon at the Tokyo games is set for a Saturday in August 2021.…
 
Many of us believe that the more we run, the better we will be at running, and this is true to a certain extent. There is, however, a tipping point at which we can become in addicted to exercise, and sacrifice our relationships, jobs. and sleep as a result. We are excited to welcome the expert on the topic of exercise addiction, Dr. Heather Hausenb…
 
Here’s a coaching episode that we never predicted—running your best virtual marathon! Lisa and Julie share some tips for what we can do right now to prepare for our first—and please, hopefully only—virtual Boston Marathon and ANY virtual marathon. Topics include nutrition, training approaches, course design, and goal setting. This is part 1 of 2 ep…
 
What a conversation! Laura Thweatt is a Saucony- sponsored athlete, who trains in Boulder under Joe Bosshard. Laura was was one of the lead women at the 2020 U.S. Olympic Marathon Trials. Laura shares her amazing journey from injury to triumph. In 2017, after a 2:25 PR at the London Marathon, Laura sustained a potentially career-ending injury—ostei…
 
We first met Dr. Cucuzzella eight years ago at the University of Virginia Running in Medicine Conference, where he shared his tips for injury free running. Since then, we’ve shared his drills and tips with hundreds of runners. In addition to discussing training tips and philosophies for injury-free running —Dr. Mark is a 29-time sub 3:00 marathoner…
 
Eric Melby is a top-ranked grandmasters runner, an 11-time Boston Marathoner, and a survivor. In this episode, Eric shares his incredible comeback story after suffering from unexpected complications following a routine surgery’. Anyone who has experienced a setback or injury will relate to Eric’s approach to his running and why he refuses to compar…
 
Everyone seems to know knows Aaron Anderson. Runners know him for his speed—he’s a 2:38 marathoner; parents know him for his talents as a DJ and teacher/owner of two companies, Heights and Beyond and A Squad Entertainment, and his family and friends know him for his entrepreneurial energy, positivity, and huge smile. Aaron shares how he struggled w…
 
Once again it’s time for our monthly coaching and conversation episode. After recapping the running news of the week, Julie and Lisa answer listeners’ training questions and provide tips for running happy, healthy, and strong all summer long. Thanks so much to RnJ Sports for sponsoring the podcast!--- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/runf…
 
DC area runner, Kerry Allen, shares her incredible journey from casual runner to “get in shape,” to Olympic Trials Qualifier. A former high school all-state runner, Kerry stopped running freshman year at Duke and nearly gave up the sport altogether. A few years later, a roommate convinced her to train for a marathon, and eventually, she was hooked.…
 
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