109 episodes

LetsRun.com's weekly podcast where we go behind the scenes of the professional running, marathoning, and track and field world.

LetsRun.com's Track Talk LetsRun.com

    • Running

LetsRun.com's weekly podcast where we go behind the scenes of the professional running, marathoning, and track and field world.

    HOKA NAZ Elite Pros Before the Trials: Scott Fauble, Kellyn Taylor, Aliphine Tuliamuk, Scott Smith, Stephanie Bruce and Sid Vaughn (Sponsored by HOKA ONE ONE)

    HOKA NAZ Elite Pros Before the Trials: Scott Fauble, Kellyn Taylor, Aliphine Tuliamuk, Scott Smith, Stephanie Bruce and Sid Vaughn (Sponsored by HOKA ONE ONE)

    The butterflies are building and the Olympic Marathon Trials are almost here.


    As part of our HOKA Takes on the Trials sponsored coverage, we're profiling all the HOKA ONE ONE athletes running the 2020 Marathon Trials in Atlanta. We've covered the dreamers (how about a guy who didn't break 18:00 for 5k in high school?), the mountain men and women, and the category defying Jim Walmsley (podcast here). All that remains are the traditional contenders, the six HOKA NAZ Elite pros aiming for Tokyo.


    We talk to them all in this special podcast. First up are the three men: Scott Fauble (2:09 marathon #1 American in Boston, 3rd fastest in Trials), Scott Smith (2:11 in Chicago last year), and Sid Vaughn (the understudy) who are finishing off their preparations in Orlando.


    The 3 women are all ranked in the top 10 and we've got them individually. Kellyn Taylor (6th at the last Olympic Marathon Trails and the #4 seed at Trials), Aliphine Tuliamuk (9 time national champ), and Stephanie Bruce (2 time national champ).


    Show notes:2:04 Scott Fauble, Scott Smith, and Sid Vaughn28:32 Kellyn Taylor 41:51 Aliphine Tuliamuk65:04 Stephanie Bruce


    For all the HOKA Takes on the Trials coverage with Q&As with all six athletes above and training tips from them as well click here.


    Support LetsRun.com's Track Talk by donating to their Tip Jar: https://tips.pinecast.com/jar/letsrun


    What did you think of this episode? https://pinecast.com/feedback/letsrun/1f1c1bbd-a979-4919-8e0c-caf81c47627d

    • 1 hr 23 min
    Rojo’s USA Indoor Victory Tour, Chelimo vs Lomong, Cheptegei’s World 5k Record, Does Walmsley have a shot at Trials?

    Rojo’s USA Indoor Victory Tour, Chelimo vs Lomong, Cheptegei’s World 5k Record, Does Walmsley have a shot at Trials?

    USA indoors are in the books and Rojo starts with an ego pumping victory tour on his predictions. Then we discuss the the Bowerman Track Club success at the meet (and others not showing up), before weighing in on the biggest instagram feud in track and field: who won Paul Chelimo or Lopez Lomong?


    Mondo and Joshua Cheptegei got world records, the NAU men are killing it and does Jim Walmsley really have a shot at the Trials?


    We’ve got a special nearly 1 hour podcast with Jim that dropped yesterday here.


    This podcast is sponsored by HOKA ONE ONE. Seventeen HOKA athletes are running the Marathon Trials and LetsRun.com is profiling them all. From the dreamers, to the contenders, to the mountain men and women, get inspired by their stories and get some training advice in our HOKA ONE ONE Takes on the Trials coverage here.


    Start:Rojo victory tour12:01 Most boring USA indoors ever? Or great?
    Praise for Shelby Houlihan, Karissa Schweizer, Josh Thompson @ Bowerman Track Club athletes who showed up21:36 How to get more athletes to USAs?31:31 Praise for Christian Coleman for showing up32:51 Who won the Paul Chelimo Lopez Lomong Instagram feud?36:36 Mondo Duplantis gets pole vault world record #238:57 Joshua Cheptegei solo world 5k record in Monaco (video here) / Are the roads faster than the rack?Opening scene of Haile Gebrselassie's Endurance movie here Movie is now on Amazon here46:41 Jim Walmsley: Collusion between Nike and World Athletics on shoe rules?52:57 NAU is killing it indoors. Can they win NCAAs?59:38 Geoffrey Kamworor’s bizarre loss at Kenyan cross (video here)67:34 Jim Walmsley’s chances at the Trials (full podcast with him here)74:44 Wejo’s favorite 5 things about New York


    Jim Walmsley podcast.


    Be like Des and support LetsRun.com's Track Talk by donating to the Tip Jar. American legend Des Linden gave the podcast a $50 tip. Go big like Des or sign up for a smaller monthly tip. 100% of the tips go to LRC's Jonathan Gault. https://tips.pinecast.com/jar/letsrun


    Support LetsRun.com's Track Talk by donating to their Tip Jar: https://tips.pinecast.com/jar/letsrun


    Rate us on your favorite podcast app. We'd love your feedback here or call 844-LETSRUN: https://pinecast.com/feedback/letsrun/62f66a26-9231-4060-a84e-9430e5760dfe

    • 1 hr 23 min
    Jim Walmsley On His Marathon Debut at the Trials (sponsored by HOKA ONE ONE)

    Jim Walmsley On His Marathon Debut at the Trials (sponsored by HOKA ONE ONE)

    Jim Walmsley’s much anticipated marathon debut is almost here and it will be on the grandest stage the 2020 Olympic Marathon Trials in Atlanta.


    Jim is a total running geek and fan of the sport so what better way to get pumped about the Trials than with a podcast. Jim talked at length about his debut, his preparations, and his chances in Atlanta.


    Definitely worth a listen. Full show notes below.


    This podcast is sponsored by HOKA ONE ONE. Seventeen HOKA athletes are running the Marathon Trials and LetsRun.com is profiling them all. From the dreamers, to the contenders, to the mountain men and women, get inspired by their stories and get some training advice in our HOKA ONE ONE Takes on the Trials coverage here.


    Show notes: (Note there was an issue with Jim's mic for roughly the first 12 minutes of the podcast so you may here a clicking sound when he speaks but it goes away then)Beginning: Jim’s training and 140+ mile weeks14:02 Jim says he’s in 2:10 shape and confident for the Trials17:10 Jim bails on his biggest workout22:28 The course in Atlanta
    26:07 Jim’s ultrarunning plans for 2020: Comrades and UTMB. What race distance would he beat Galen Rupp?33:34 The Trials is looking tougher than one year ago35:16 The Nike super shoes and Jim’s new HOKA “Trials dagger” shoe for the Trials37:37 Jim thinks the new World Athletics shoe rules were done in collusion with Nike41:04 The popularity of Jim on LetsRun.com and Strava and his rags to riches rise45:44 When did Jim first dream of the Olympics48:15 Olympic Trials scenarios50:27 Which is more likely winning Comrades, winning UTMB, making Olympic team?


    *Written highlights of this podcast are here
    *Outside magazine video on Jim mentioned in podcast here
    *Longer 2 hour Letsrun.com podcast with Jim from May 2019 after he set 50 mile world record at Carbon X event where he talked about his start in ultra running here


    Support LetsRun.com's Track Talk by donating to their Tip Jar: https://tips.pinecast.com/jar/letsrun


    Rate us on your favorite podcast app. We'd love your feedback here or call 844-LETSRUN: https://pinecast.com/feedback/letsrun/a08f1bf6-2cbc-4b0a-8ca4-6176d15b7efe

    • 55 min
    Elle Purrier American Star, Donavan Brazier & Millrose Sizzle, Guest Joe Rubio (HOKA Aggies' Coach), Bad News from Canada

    Elle Purrier American Star, Donavan Brazier & Millrose Sizzle, Guest Joe Rubio (HOKA Aggies' Coach), Bad News from Canada

    The 2020 NYRR Millrose Games saw Elle Purrier emerge as a US star and American record holder and Donavan Brazier and Ajee Wilson get ARs of their own. The LRC crew debates Purrier’s best event and looks ahead to this weekend’s USA Indoor Championships. Galen Rupp is baaack and ready for the Trials, some depressing news out of Canada, and yes Nike Alphafly talk at the end of the podcast. Our special guest is HOKA Aggies coach Joe Rubio, coach of one of the most blue collar running teams in the US.


    Podcast is sponsored by HOKA ONE ONE. From the dreamers to the contenders, 17 HOKA Athletes are competing at the Marathon Trials and LetsRun.com is sharing their stories. For all the HOKA Taking on the Trials coverage click here.


    Show notes:
    Elle Purrier runs 4:16.85 for the mile and the LRC team loses it. 5k vs 1500 what's her best event19:21 Donavan Brazier25:15 USA Indoors Preview: Raevyn Rogers vs Ajee Wilson. Shelby Houlihan vs Elle Purrier x2 37:42 The Big Debate and $20 bet: Willie Fink vs Anthony Rotich43:36 20-year-Old Mondo Duplantis Gets World Record49:38 Galen Rupp Ready for the Trials + Chris Derrick, Jim Walmsley gets 3 major media profiles in one day60:01 Dave Scott-Thomas and Guelph Sexual Abuse Allegations. Toronto Globe article here. Thread here Newsletter by author Michael Doyle here 64:42 Greatness of LetsRun.com71:32 Rojo’s poltical rant73:23 Jon’s Oscar rant78:08 Joe Rubio head coach HOKA ONE ONE Aggies- The blue collar running team (sponsored by HOKA ONE ONE) More on Aggies here 98:03 Alphafly shoe talk111:23 How bad/would Kipchoge get beat if he couldn’t wear Vaporfly’s?


    Be like Des and support LetsRun.com's Track Talk by donating to the Tip Jar. American legend Des Linden gave the podcast a $50 tip. Go big like Des or sign up for a smaller monthly tip. 100% of the tips go to LRC's Jonathan Gault. https://tips.pinecast.com/jar/letsrun


    Support LetsRun.com's Track Talk by donating to their Tip Jar: https://tips.pinecast.com/jar/letsrun


    We'd love your feedback here or call 844-LETSRUN https://pinecast.com/feedback/letsrun/29f0adad-9da6-48c2-b2b3-b4316a0eb4a8

    • 1 hr 55 min
    Millrose, Oregon T&F Greats, Evan Jager is BACK!

    Millrose, Oregon T&F Greats, Evan Jager is BACK!

    This week we talk about a wide variety of things. We analyze both some hot European indoor action as well as some great road race action from Japan before analyzing the return of Evan Jager and his BTC teammates. We then wonder who the greats of Oregon T&F are before previewing the upcoming NYRR Millrose Games and concluding with some more Vaporfly talk.


    During our Vaporfly talk, we talk about some great articles which we loved and that you can find here: https://news.nike.com/news/nike-vaporfly-4-review, https://www.outsideonline.com/2408971/nike-vaporfly-controversy, https://www.irishtimes.com/sport/other-sports/fair-is-unfair-the-pros-and-cons-of-the-nike-vaporfly-rule-1.4158041, http://japanrunningnews.blogspot.com/2020/01/coming-down-from-hakone-this-year-race.html


    Looking for a great race this winter? East coast: Run the Publix Atlanta Marathon, Half, 5k, March 1st - the day after the Olympic Marathon Trials in Atlanta. More details here.


    West coast: Can Am Masters XC Race in Victoria, BC Feb 29: Beautiful course. Great city. Hoping to host world XC. More details here


    Looking for a better pair of running shoes at a better price? We’ve got you covered here. https://www.letsrun.com/shoes


    Got an audio question / opinion for the podcast? Call 844-LETSRUN (538-7786) and hit option 7.


    Show Notes
    0:00: We start our weekly by talking about the action in Dusseldorf where Mondo Duplantis almost broke the pole vault WR and Evan Jager's rival ran 7:36.Around the 10 minute mark, we talk about the return of Evan Jager to competition and analyze how he and his BTC teammates did last week.22:00: We spend 10 minutes talking about NCAA DMR action including Oregon's DMR NCAA record.32:00 We talk about the crazy fast road action in Japan last weekend where five national records fell.43:00 We talk about Jemma Reekie's incredible 1:57 800 and wonder if she'll win the STACKED women's Wanamaker mile at Millrose this weekend. Then we talk about Allyson Felix and Mary Cain's races from last week.54:45: We talk about Super Bowl star Tyreek Hill and his chances for the Olympics.63:20: We discuss who are the all-time greats in Oregon T&F history are and who should be on the 10-story tower at the new stadium.68:45: We talk about Galen Rupp's upcoming race. Can he finish a race for the 1st time since October of 2018?76:00: We detour and rank the Ivy League schools in order of prestige.77:00: We preview Millrose84:45: Jonathan gives Rojo permission to talk about the Vaporflys and the new shoe rules.


    Be like Des and support LetsRun.com's Track Talk by donating to the Tip Jar. American legend Des Linden gave the podcast a $50 tip. Sign up for a monthly tip. 100% of the tips go to LRC's Jonathan Gault. https://tips.pinecast.com/jar/letsrun


    Send us your feedback online: https://pinecast.com/feedback/letsrun/c13fe2f3-93d9-4d4f-9a66-2c9e9d8cc59c


    Support LetsRun.com's Track Talk by donating to their Tip Jar: https://tips.pinecast.com/jar/letsrun


    Send us your feedback online: https://pinecast.com/feedback/letsrun/85ab1ab1-62d2-4d10-be25-a0c00cc401d5

    • 1 hr 32 min
    Bonus: HOKA NAZ Elite Coach Ben Rosario Talks Trials, Dreaming Big (sponsored by HOKA ONE ONE)

    Bonus: HOKA NAZ Elite Coach Ben Rosario Talks Trials, Dreaming Big (sponsored by HOKA ONE ONE)

    1 hour bonus talk with HOKA NAZ Elite coach Ben Rosario who joined us to kick of Marathon Month and HOKA ONE ONE's sponsored exploration of their 17 athletes running the Trials.


    4 years ago, Rosario's runners Scott Fauble and Kellyn Taylor turned heads with their fourth place finish at the Track Trials. This time he's got an even stronger team with experienced marathoners Fauble, Taylor, Aliphine Tuliamuk, Stephanie Bruce, and Scott Smith . Their sights are set higher, "the people who try to win end up on the podium, the people who try to get third end up fourth, fifth, sixth, seventh, eighth, etc," Rosario said.


    Excerpted highlights coming on LetsRun.com.


    For all the HOKA Takes to the Trials coverage click here.


    To listen to Ben's podcast from spring 2019, click here.


    Support LetsRun.com's Track Talk by donating to their Tip Jar: https://tips.pinecast.com/jar/letsrun


    Send us your feedback online: https://pinecast.com/feedback/letsrun/87ab4954-ac06-43ec-bbca-305d4bf1c969

    • 1 hr

Top Podcasts In Running

Listeners Also Subscribed To