32 episodes

Listen as Dana Giordano, a professional middle-distance runner, sits down and talks with some of the most inspirational and insightful women in running. Whether they're doing amazing things on the track or working tirelessly to promote the sport as industry leaders and entrepreneurs, hear how they've found success.

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More Than Running with Dana CITIUS MAG

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    • 4.9 • 96 Ratings

Listen as Dana Giordano, a professional middle-distance runner, sits down and talks with some of the most inspirational and insightful women in running. Whether they're doing amazing things on the track or working tirelessly to promote the sport as industry leaders and entrepreneurs, hear how they've found success.

Follow Dana on Instagram: https://instagram.com/dana_gio
Follow the show on Instagram: https://instagram.com/morethanrunningpod

    Episode 3 | Lennie Waite, Ph.D. on Improving Your Mental Game and Strategy

    Episode 3 | Lennie Waite, Ph.D. on Improving Your Mental Game and Strategy

    "People who are winning medals are motivated by the people who are making the final. The people who are making the final are motivated by people who are making a threat to make the team. And if you can just continue to provide deeper resources, you're going to elevate the performance of everybody. So in my head, it makes so much sense. The wider spectrum of people that you're able to help in terms of delivering sport psychology services, You reduce stigma, you kind of help mental health. It just has this huge trickle-down effect."

    This week’s guest is Lennie Waite. After competing at Rice University, Lennie had a successful professional track career for Great Britain and competed in the 2016 Rio Olympics and 2017 world championships. Now Lennie’s second career is as a Ph.D. certified mental performance consultant working with the world’s top performers to “train your mind to get the most out of your body.” In our conversation, we discuss mental strategies for athletes who are struggling with a mental barrier, Lennie’s journey from athlete to Sports Psychologist, and her passion for the sport.

    SPONSOR: The new season is powered by Nike. Finding the motivation to run during the pandemic has been challenging. Keep going with Nike Run Club App and check out the guided runs and training plans to find that motivation and ways to keep yourself accountable. For more info visit https://www.nike.com/running/run-fearless.

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    • 37 min
    Episode 2 | Chanelle Price On The Power of Perseverance

    Episode 2 | Chanelle Price On The Power of Perseverance

    "Taking it back to 2017, that's when the trials and tribulations started. I found out about some blood clots in my lungs in Jan. 2017 and it seemed like ever since then it was one thing after another. That same year, I found out I came back from those blood clots way too quickly and my body just shut down. In the summer of 2017, I had mono. 2017 was when I fractured my metatarsal for the first time. 2018 was when I fractured it again and ended up getting surgery. 2019 was just me just trying to come back from the foot surgery and that's when I made the decision to join OTC and really get some help with that foot injury. When COVID hit, I was like, 'Oh my gosh! I'm finally healthy!' and then in Nov. 2020 when I fractured it for the third time that's when I was like, 'I don't know if I can do this again.' Having a dream of being in that Olympic Trials final and giving myself a shot at making the team was what kept me going."

    We catch up with Oregon Track Club's Chanelle Price on her season that included being injured in February to placing fifth in the women's 800 meter final at the U.S. Olympic Trials + what comes next for her. Loved this interview because it was reflective of the true journey Chanelle has been on as an athlete and person since she first qualified for the Olympic Trials as a high schooler to today. Hope you enjoy and learn something from her about the power of perseverance and grit it takes to go through the ups and downs of a professional career.

    SPONSOR: The new season is powered by Nike. Finding the motivation to run during the pandemic has been challenging. Keep going with Nike Run Club App and check out the guided runs and training plans to find that motivation and ways to keep yourself accountable. Watch how Ayanna Wilks of The Brownies has used the app to get into running and found ways to keep moving. For more info visit https://www.nike.com/running/run-fearless.

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    • 33 min
    Episode 1 | Kate Grace On Overcoming Disappointment and Finding Your Best Self

    Episode 1 | Kate Grace On Overcoming Disappointment and Finding Your Best Self

    "Time moves forward. There is the next step and there is an action to be taken...It's no fun to have a disappointment but you fully control what happens next. Your decisions and actions can make whatever happens next...so why not make something good of it or at least try?"

    We kick off the new season of 'More Than Running' with Kate Grace, who is coming off one of the best seasons of any American middle distance runner. After finishing seventh in the women's 800 meter final at the U.S. Olympic Trials in June, she picked herself back up to run four sub-1:58 performances in the event including a personal best of 1:57.20 (which puts her at No. 8 on the U.S. all-time list). She also finished second in the Diamond League final in Zurich.

    In her conversation with Dana, they discuss how she overcame the disappointment and her lessons on how she makes herself feel the most powerful and confident version of herself on the starting line.

    SPONSOR: The new season is powered by Nike. Finding the motivation to run during the pandemic has been challenging. Keep going with Nike Run Club App and check out the guided runs and training plans to find that motivation and ways to keep yourself accountable. Watch how Mariah Dyson of GirlGangCrazy has used the app to find community around the world. For more info visit https://www.nike.com/running/run-fearless.

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    • 34 min
    Season 2 Wrap Up + Injury + Training Update + Plans for Season 3

    Season 2 Wrap Up + Injury + Training Update + Plans for Season 3

    To wrap up Season 2 of More Than Running, Dana Giordano sits down with producer Chris Chavez to breakdown the biggest lessons from speaking to this season's guests. 

    We featured: Michelle Sammet, Porscha Dobson, Bobbi Gibb, Katherine Burgess, Mrs. Space Cadet, Emma Abrahamson, Erika Kemp, Alexi Pappas, Erin Kinney, Nini Meyer, Emily Infeld, Taylor Tracey, Grayson Murphy and Courtney Wayment.

    Dana provides an injury update after a foot issue sidelined her for much of the indoor season, plans for her upcoming training camp and racing before the 2021 U.S. Olympic Trials kick off in Eugene, Oregon on June 18. 

    SPONSOR: 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? You need to make a change and that's what InsideTracker is all about. Founded by leading scientists in aging, genetics and biometric data from MIT, Tufts and Harvard, InsideTracker is a personalized health and wellness platform like no other. They used a patented algorithm to analyze your body's data to paint a clear picture of what's going on inside you. They then give you a concrete, science-backed trackable action plan for reaching your performance goals and feeling your best.

    For a limited time, InsideTracker is offering the ultimate prize package giveaway to a lucky listener of More Than Running. One lucky winner will get more than $1,500 in InsideTracker value. To enter go to http://insidetracker.com/dana

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    • 29 min
    Episode 13 | Courtney Wayment, 2x NCAA Champion for BYU

    Episode 13 | Courtney Wayment, 2x NCAA Champion for BYU

    Courtney Wayment is a fifth-year senior at BYU and recently notched victories at the NCAA Indoor Track and Field Championships in the DMR (won in the second-fastest time in NCAA history) and 3,000m (9:01.47). 

    She has a bubbly, sparkling personality and she speaks very highly of her team. There has been a lot in the media recently about unhealthy programs, challenges within the NCAA system and so I wanted to shed some light on a team that is having great success under a female coach, Coach Diljeet Taylor.

    This podcast episode was really special to me because I think sometimes we are so used to sharing stories about negative things in the media and I really wanted to highlight what it means to come together as a sisterhood to rise up and focus on any given day. 

    Courtney is about to start her outdoor NCAA season. She’s definitely on fire right now so she’s one to watch. She is the first active collegiate star we have had on the podcast so give her a follow.

    SPONSOR: 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? You need to make a change and that's what InsideTracker is all about. Founded by leading scientists in aging, genetics and biometric data from MIT, Tufts and Harvard, InsideTracker is a personalized health and wellness platform like no other. They used a patented algorithm to analyze your body's data to paint a clear picture of what's going on inside you. They then give you a concrete, science-backed trackable action plan for reaching your performance goals and feeling your best.

    For a limited time, InsideTracker is offering the ultimate prize package giveaway to a lucky listener of More Than Running. One lucky winner will get more than $1,500 in InsideTracker value. To enter go to http://insidetracker.com/dana

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    • 54 min
    Episode 12 | Grayson Murphy, Mountain Running World Champion and Pro for Saucony

    Episode 12 | Grayson Murphy, Mountain Running World Champion and Pro for Saucony

    Grayson is a multi-talented athlete with success on the trails and track. She got started in soccer and currently does cross-country skiing on the side. After transitioning from being a collegiate soccer player at Santa Clara, she got more into running and found All-American success at Utah. The steeplechase was her event and she owns a 9:48.57 personal best in it. She signed a professional contract with NAZ Elite but then made a change and signed a contract with Saucony to explore the trail running scene. She lives and trains in Bozeman, Montana. 

    In this episode, we talk about how she manages her time while mostly training alone. She shares her interests outside of running and she sees those pairing with her running career in the future. 

    She just ran a 15:44.61 personal best for 5,000 meters at the Trials of Miles Texas Qualifier after not having access to a track in the brutal Montana winter.

    SPONSOR: 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? You need to make a change and that's what InsideTracker is all about. Founded by leading scientists in aging, genetics and biometric data from MIT, Tufts and Harvard, InsideTracker is a personalized health and wellness platform like no other. They used a patented algorithm to analyze your body's data to paint a clear picture of what's going on inside you. They then give you a concrete, science-backed trackable action plan for reaching your performance goals and feeling your best.

    For a limited time, InsideTracker is offering the ultimate prize package giveaway to a lucky listener of More Than Running. One lucky winner will get more than $1,500 in InsideTracker value. To enter go to http://insidetracker.com/dana

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    • 47 min

Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5
96 Ratings

96 Ratings

Iamacollegekid ,

A must listen

Season 3 finally!

mylaaaa mae ,

Love It!!

Dana is so upbeat and all of the topics she talks about with guests are completely relatable for runners. Always keeping us up to date with the strongest female runners in the sport :)

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Can’t wait

Love this pod and can’t wait for season 3!

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