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Episode 21 With Bob Kennedy

By | November 19th, 2020|Podcast Episodes|

Bob Kennedy is considered one of the best American distance runners in history. In 1996, he was ranked 4th in the world at the 5000 meters and once held the American record in the 3000 meters (7:30.84), 2 miles (8:11.59) and the 5000 meters (12:58.21). He is a 2-time Olympian and the first ever non-African [...]

Episode 20 With Kelly Roberts

By | November 12th, 2020|Podcast Episodes|

Kelly Roberts is the creator of the "Run, Selfie, Repeat" podcast, the free fitness movement the Badass Lady Gang and body-positive initiative #SportsBraSquad. Named by Women's Running as one of 20 women changing the sport of running and gracing the cover of the 2017 body issue, and by Competitor Magazine as one of 12 Influential [...]

Episode 19 With Stephen England

By | October 29th, 2020|Podcast Episodes|

Stephen England is a certified running coach and ambassador for Team Novo Nordisk. Their mission is to inspire, educate and empower people affected by diabetes. At age 14, Stephen suddenly became very ill, losing his appetite, weight and all of his energy. He went to the hospital where he was diagnosed with type 1 diabetes. [...]

Episode 18 With Olivia Affuso

By | October 16th, 2020|Podcast Episodes|

Olivia Affuso is an exercise scientist, ultrarunner, running coach on VDOT O2 and Chief Wellness Officer of the Black Magic Trail Sisters.  She works as a physical activity researcher and Associate Professor in the Department of Epidemiology at the UAB School of Public Health. She received her PhD in nutritional epidemiology from the University of [...]

Episode 17 With Dan King

By | September 26th, 2020|Podcast Episodes|

Dan King is an entrepreneur, plant-based athlete, CU Buffs alumn and current masters world record-holder in the mile. Dan set the WR for the M60 age group when he ran 4:49.08 at the South Carolina Trackfest this past August. If you take his 5k PR (14:34) at age 20, the VDOT equivalent for the mile [...]

Episode 16 With Mary Johnson

By | September 14th, 2020|Podcast Episodes|

After working in the fashion industry for 6 years (and realizing there was so much more to life than working behind a desk), Mary made a career transition in 2015 and joined the team at Ranfone Training Systems, in Hamden, CT, as a strength coach. She founded Lift | Run | Perform in 2017 and [...]

Episode 15 With Alvina Begay

By | September 1st, 2020|Podcast Episodes|

Alvina was raised in the small town of Ganado on the Navajo Reservation. She grew up watching her father run and her mom pursue a nursing career. After running for Adams St. and Arizona St. and graduating with a BS in Nutrition, Alvina continued to run competitively as a Nike N7 Ambassador. This gave her [...]

Episode 14 With Pete Rea

By | August 17th, 2020|Podcast Episodes|

Pete Rea is the head coach of the ZAP Endurance (formerly ZAP Fitness) post-collegiate team. His training philosophy is based on a long term view toward success with each program being highly individualized. His athletes’ training varies greatly based on their background and how they adapt to overall volume and intensity. His coaching resume includes: [...]

Episode 13 With Matt Debole

By | July 17th, 2020|Podcast Episodes|

Matt Debole is a runner, coach, doctor of physical therapy and founder at Run Better Academy. He was a standout high school runner, most notably finishing 5th at Foot Locker Championships and winning the mile at Penn Relays and the Millrose Games. He went on to become a 5-time All American at Georgetown University and [...]

Episode 12 With Janet Cherobon-Bawcom

By | July 11th, 2020|Podcast Episodes|

Janet Cherobon-Bawcom is an Olympian, registered nurse and VDOT Coach. She grew up in Kenya before attending college in the United States. In college, she won three Division II national championships and was named an All-American eight times. She became eligible to compete for the United States in 2011. In 2012, under the guidance of [...]

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