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A podcast about dedicated and motivated amateur runners who are working hard to get better and achieving inspirational results.

The Rambling Runner Podcast Matt Chittim

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A podcast about dedicated and motivated amateur runners who are working hard to get better and achieving inspirational results.

    #333 - Katie Rey: Babies to Boston

    #333 - Katie Rey: Babies to Boston

    Can you imagine turning your 5K racing speed into your half marathon speed? How about finally mastering the marathon after you’ve given birth to two kids? What about becoming the runner you always wanted to become despite having a family and a challenging full-time job? Katie Rey has been able to all of this, and more. Not only that, she is one of the most supportive members of the running community that I’ve ever met. Today I’m so excited to share this conversation with a person I’ve admired for some time. 

    You can follow Katie on Instagram at www.instagram.com/babiestoboston.



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    Are you looking to reach your short-term and long-term running goals while enjoying the sport you love? Then McKirdy Trained is for you. As a coach on this esteemed roster I'd love to work with you as you set the biggest goals you can imagine and have fun doing it. Learn more at https://mckirdytrained.com/get-trained/.

    Follow Matt:

    Instagram - @rambling_runner

    Twitter - @rambling_runner

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    #332 - Lauren Antonucci: High-Performance Nutrition for Masters Athletes

    #332 - Lauren Antonucci: High-Performance Nutrition for Masters Athletes

    Lauren Antonucci, RDN, CSSD, CDE, CDN, is the owner and director of Nutrition Energy, where she creates individualized plans that fit the lifestyle of each client, helps them develop a healthy relationship with food and their bodies, and guides them to reach their nutrition and health goals. She is a registered dietitian nutritionist (RDN), is certified by the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics as a specialist in sports dietetics (CSSD), and is certified by the National Certification Board for Diabetes Educators as a diabetes educator (CDE).

    Antonucci has been running, swimming, and cycling for as long as she can remember and has completed 13 marathons (PR 3:09), three Ironman Triathlons, and countless other running and triathlon races. She is a sought-after presenter on the topic of sports nutrition and hydration, and she has presented at many professional conferences, including American College of Sports Medicine (ACSM), USA Triathlon International Coaching Symposium, the Greater New York Dietetic Association (GNYDA), and many New York Road Runners (NYRR) events and New York City Marathon Expos. She has also presented to numerous collegiate athletic teams, most running and triathlon teams and clubs in New York City, and many corporate organizations.

    Prior to writing the wonderfully comprehensive High-Performance Nutrition for Masters Athletes, Antonucci wrote a nutrition column for Triathlete magazine for three years and wrote for New York Road Runners magazine for over a decade. She has appeared on several television programs to provide practical advice on a wide array of nutrition and health topics, and her advice has also been featured in Runner’s World, Ironmanlive.com, NYTimes.com, Diabetes Self-Management, Time Out New York, Metrosports, and many other publications.

    She earned a bachelor’s degree in psychobiology from Binghamton University, was awarded a fellowship in nutritional biochemistry at University of California at Berkeley, and earned a master’s degree in clinical nutrition from New York University. She lives in New York City with her husband and three children and is a proud Masters athlete.



    Sponsors:

    Are you looking to reach your short-term and long-term running goals while enjoying the sport you love? Then McKirdy Trained is for you. As a coach on this esteemed roster I'd love to work with you as you set the biggest goals you can imagine and have fun doing it. Learn more at https://mckirdytrained.com/get-trained/.



    Follow Matt:

    Instagram - @rambling_runner

    Twitter - @rambling_runner

    Rambling Runner Podcast Community Corner private Facebook group - www.facebook.com/groups/125544686229661


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    #331 - Claire Bartholic: Run to the Top

    #331 - Claire Bartholic: Run to the Top

    Claire Bartholic wasn’t always a runner. She started running in her mid-30s simply to get in shape for her high school reunion. It wasn’t about getting faster or racing; it was, to be honest, mainly about vanity.

    But something changed in her as the miles slowly added up. The reunion came and went and she kept running.

    Already plant based, she finished her first marathon at age 38 in 4:02 and was immediately hooked. She became a student of the marathon using Jeff Gaudette’s training philosophy and RunnersConnect coaching. With dedicated coaching and training, she successfully shaved more than 30 minutes off her half marathon time and lowered her marathon PR to 2:58, remarkably without injury, and entirely plant-based. Claire is a multiple-time Boston Marathon qualifier and competitive Master’s athlete.

    Claire is also the host of one of the most popular running podcasts, The Run to the Top. With over 5 million downloads, thousands of runners listen to Claire interview the best in the sport each week!

    Learn more about Claire at https://theplantedrunner.com/.



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    This episode is brought to you by Four Sigmatic, a wellness company that mixes mushrooms and adaptogens with coffee, cacao, latte, protein powder. They have a special offer for the Rambling Runner audience. Receive 10% off your Four Sigmatic order. Just go to www.foursigmatic.com/RAMBLINGRUNNER or enter code RAMBLINGRUNNER at checkout.

    Are you looking to reach your short-term and long-term running goals while enjoying the sport you love? Then McKirdy Trained is for you. As a coach on this esteemed roster I'd love to work with you as you set the biggest goals you can imagine and have fun doing it. Learn more at https://mckirdytrained.com/get-trained/.



    Follow Matt:

    Instagram - @rambling_runner

    Twitter - @rambling_runner

    Rambling Runner Podcast Community Corner private Facebook group - www.facebook.com/groups/125544686229661


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    • 58 min
    #330 - Mastering 40, Ep. 13

    #330 - Mastering 40, Ep. 13

    In our last Mastering 40 episode (ep. 12) my conversation with my running coach and sports psychologist were overwhelmingly positive. It appeared as though I had finally gotten my left knee healthy and was running again. All that changed a few days after that episode was published. The knee pain returned just as suddenly as it mysteriously arrived in the first place. 

    In this episode Adrienne Langelier and I have a full therapy session on dealing with my worst inner dialogue and where I go from here mentally and emotionally. 



    Mastering 40:

    I had just completed the worst athletic year of my life. One beset by injuries and a 25 lb. weight gain. Finally, I decided enough was enough.

    With the help of a professional coach - James McKirdy and sport psychologist - Adrienne Langelier, I am determined to have the best athletic year of my life. One that will end, hopefully, with a sub-40:00 10k. This is a huge stretch goal and I am determined to get it done. Over the course of this year I will also be turning 40 years old and become a masters runner. Hence the “Mastering 40.”

    We will be documenting the journey with a podcast every three weeks. The podcasts, like this one, will include calls with the experts I will be leaning on, and learning from, throughout the process.

    Hopefully you enjoy and learn from my year of reclaiming my fitness and pursuing an entirely new level of performance while trying to maximize my schedule as a dedicated amateur runner.



    Thank you to the Mastering 40 partners:

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    • 48 min
    #329 - Stefanie Flippin, 100 Mile Road Nat’l Champ, and "Runnning Between the Lines" with Ashley Mateo

    #329 - Stefanie Flippin, 100 Mile Road Nat’l Champ, and "Runnning Between the Lines" with Ashley Mateo

    Stefanie Flippin is back and, my goodness, what a return. I'll simply quote her Strava page as it says it all:

    Going home with the US 100 Mile National Title! 14:35:21: 1st woman, 3rd OA, 40 minute CR, 6th fastest all-time 100 mile for an American woman and the race of a lifetime. This was an hour and twenty minute PR for me, with 20 minute 50 mile and 100k PRs along the way. The field was the deepest pro field I've ever had the honor of lining up with. I got the absolute best out of myself by putting myself in the arena and that was the goal all along. The win was icing on the cake. So grateful!! Thank you for all the cheers!! The day was truly electrifying and I had the time of my life.

    It's an honor to get to know Stefanie over the last few years and this is a conversation I will never forget. You can follow Stefanie at www.instagram.com/stefanieannflippin.

    In our Friday "Running Between the Lines" segment we are joined by Ashley Mateo. She wrote a great piece for Women's Running entitled, "All Runners Should Walk More—Here’s Why, and How to Include It In Your Training."

    www.womensrunning.com/training/cross-training/benefits-of-walking-more-runners/



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    Follow Matt:

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    Twitter - @rambling_runner

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    #328 - John Verhagen: 300lb. Teen to Marathon Winner

    #328 - John Verhagen: 300lb. Teen to Marathon Winner

    Yes, you read that title correctly. As a teenager John Verhagen was a 300lb high school football player with an eye on playing in college. After getting recruited to several small schools in the Upper-Midwest, John was forced to give up his dream. His health was in jeopardy due to his weight and diet. Football was gone - as was the soda, pop, and many of John's staple foods. And, that's when running entered the picture.

    John's first marathon turned into a bit of a ordeal. He crossed the line in 5:50 and shortly thereafter made an audacious decision - "I will qualify for Boston." In order to do that John would have to cross the line in nearly half the time of his first effort. As you'll hear in this one-of-a-kind episode, that is exactly what he proceeded to do. And much, much more.

    Last weekend John won the McKirdy Trained Micro Marathon on Connecticut with a blazing fast 2:49:30. This eight minute PR came after a mammoth 300 mile March and a secret injury that even John's coach, Patrick Cutter, was kept in the dark about.



    Sponsors:

    Do you want to run further and faster -- and recover quicker and easier? Do you want to feel healthier than you’ve ever felt before? Then give InsideTracker a try. First, InsideTracker uses its patented algorithm to analyze your body’s data and offer you a clearer picture than you’ve ever had before of what’s going on inside you. Then, they provide a concrete, science-backed, trackable action plan for reaching your performance goals and being your healthy best. InsideTracker is offering my listeners 25% off at www.insidetracker.com/ramblingrunner with code RAMBLINGRUNNER.

    Follow Matt:

    Instagram - @rambling_runner

    Twitter - @rambling_runner


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