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Hosts Chris Farley and Julie Culley talk about things through a runner's lens.

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    • 4.9 • 52 Ratings

Hosts Chris Farley and Julie Culley talk about things through a runner's lens.

    Ep 279 - The Filler - Mike Wardian

    Ep 279 - The Filler - Mike Wardian

    This week Farley is back in Studio 1A and he is joined by Arlingtonian Ultra marathoning legend Mike Wardian.

    Chris is Mike reminisce about the good old days of the Pacers Racing team in the late 90s and Mike's journey to join the team. We spend the bulk of the interview talking about Mikes Run across America this past summer. A run that was inspired by the Movie Forrest Gump. Mike raised over $100,000 for World Vision!

    We end the show talking about the DC Half marathon and what an amazing experience it was.

    • 44 min
    Ep 278 - UTMB (Karen Merlin & Steve Doolan)

    Ep 278 - UTMB (Karen Merlin & Steve Doolan)

    Karen Merlin the Marketing and Communication manager for UTMB and Steve Doolan, VP of Global Commercial Strategy/Sports Marketing at Hoka join Farley for this weeks episode of Pace The Nation. We start with Karen to talk about the amazing week that was UTMB in Chamonix, France. Farley and Karen talk about his experience (as a spectator) and what to expect from UTMB for the other races they have on their calendar. We also talk about the partnership with UTMB and Hoka.

    Next, Farley talks with Steve Doolan from Hoka. Steve dives in further with us about the partnership with UTMB and Hoka. We also talk about his role at the brand and how Hoka as seen incredible growth over the past few years. We end the conversation with Farley being fascinated with Steves ability to speak fluent French.

    • 53 min
    Ep 277 Father Son Duo (Johnny And John Gregorek)

    Ep 277 Father Son Duo (Johnny And John Gregorek)

    We start the show with a "Choose your own adventure" for Julie. She chooses to tell the story of the trip to Eugene Oregon for the 2022 World Championships for Track And Field. Both the hosts had a work trip to see the meet. Julie and Chris tell their stories of travel and juggling the work week with the family.

    Our guests this week are the fastest Father/Son duo to ever run the Mile. John Gregorek who works Sports Marketing for Asics and Johnny Gregorek who runs for Asics and just ran the 1500 at the World Championships.

    Julie and Chris talk to the pair about each of their experiences in Eugene. Johnny describes his experience as a competitor and John talks about his experience as a "host" with Asics and a Dad watching his son compete. We touch on John's running career in the 80's when we made 2 Olympic teams. We also talk to Johnny about his career as he now is in the best shape of his life. We close with the Father/Son duo talking about how Johnny has raised over $50k for the National Alliance on Mental Illness.

    We close the show recapping the interview and let the audience know we are back on Instagram @Pacethenation !

    • 57 min
    Ep 276 Sound Running Sunset Tour

    Ep 276 Sound Running Sunset Tour

    We are onsite at the Sound Running Under Armour Sunset Tour track meet! Farley is doing a "live" show from Los Angeles and he sits down with some of the best track runners in the world! First Jesse Williams the founder of Sound Running sits down to talk about the meet, then Farley is joined by:
    Olivia Baker
    Allie Wilson
    Ellie Henes
    Niki Hiltz
    Isaiah Harris
    Isaiah Jewett
    Drew Hunter

    We close the show feeling inspired by the athletes and thank everyone who made this possible.

    • 40 min
    Ep 275 VP Of Sales (Joe Toth)

    Ep 275 VP Of Sales (Joe Toth)

    Julie and Chris are back for a big show this week! We start by talking about Julies big week putting on the Brooks PR invitational track meet in Seattle. Brooks PRI is a High School national track meet with some of the best runners in the country.
    We transition to talk about another one of our favorite brands, Saucony, and their VP of US Sales Joe Toth. Joe joins us on the program while he is out in Spokane Washington for the Fleet Feet conference. We talk to Joe about little known (little known because he doesn’t talk about it much) heart complications he’s had throughout his life. When Joe was born he had open heart surgery. Doctors didn’t give him much of a chance to live a normal life, but he has beaten the odds and has a family of his own, has become a distance runner, and has worked his way to a leadership position with one of the top running brands in the world, Saucony. Joe has had a few other heart complications since birth, and he describes some of them, while keeping an amazing attitude throughout. We also talk to Joe about Saucony being at Fashion Week in Paris to launch one of their new shoes. We close the show talking about Farley’s hernia (hopefully for the last time!) and the “Mindset Experience” Podcast that Julie was a guest on.

    • 58 min
    Ep 274 - Jeffery Bin-E (Jeffery Binney)

    Ep 274 - Jeffery Bin-E (Jeffery Binney)

    A big show this week! Julie is back to recap the week that was Farley having hernia surgery (much to Julie's chagrin). We discuss more important topics of Julie putting on a track meet in Seattle as well. Then we are joined by Jeffrey Binney! He is a brooks ambassador as well as a comedian, actor, and film documentary producer. We talk to Jeffery about his journey to run a 100 miler - which he made into a documentary - "Once is Enough". We Also talk to him about his struggles as an out of shape youth, and how he changed his life through running and his diet. He reflects on the important part that his mom played through this journey. We talk about the importance of underrepresented members of the running community and how he plays a role to advocate for them.
    Finally, Farley promotes an important new product line that is in Pacers Running - The "Love Is" collection that launched during Pride Month of June, BUT will be in the stores/website all year long.

    • 58 min

Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5
52 Ratings

52 Ratings

kttx470 ,

Thoughtful and Funny

Great for runners in the DMV and beyond who want to hear thoughtful conversations about running and the wider fitness community. The hosts have a great chemistry and obviously do not mind one another’s company.

Keo0919 ,

Faithful Fan

PTN is a must listen for any runners in the DMV area (and beyond). The hosts have great chemistry and distinct personalities that shine through in their banter and conversation. They broach a variety of topics in the running world, and then some. This show is made for your weekend long run! If you are looking for somewhere to start, some of my favorite episodes are: #57, 77, 89, 116, 154, 180 and 193, just to name a few.

Runnerchiccy1818 ,

Informative and Fun!

Loved the interview with Bethany S. Pacer’s podcast is so good! If you run, enjoy humor, and want to learn more about the running scene, this is a great listen!

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