Hosts Chris Farley, william e docs and Joanna E Russo talk about things through a runner's lens.
Ep 259 - Josette Norris
Hosts Chris Farley and Julie Culley are joined by professional runner Josette Norris. They discuss Josette's past (Julie Culley was her former coach) and how, despite posting amazing times in recent weeks, she failed to qualify for the Olympics in Tokyo. They also talk about her upcoming wedding to an Olympian, her refusal to be defined by not being at the Olympics this time around, and why Chris refuses to check his calendar.
Ep 258 - Chris Chavez and Kyle Merber
In this episode of Pace the Nation, we are joined by the duo Chris Chavez and Kyle Merber who have teamed up to promote the sport while supporting other athletes. Although coming from different perspectives, their genuine friendship and combined experience encourage others to have fun and keep moving forward.
Ep 257 - Sarah Attar
Hosts Chris Farley and Julie Culley are joined by Sarah Attar, Saudi Arabia’s first Olympic female runner, to talk about the incredible events that led up to her representing Saudi Arabia in the 2012 (and 2016) Olympics, what it was like to run in an Olympic event, and how her competition in the games sparked a cultural movement in Saudi Arabia. Plus, how did Sarah’s passion for both running and photography lead her to a cross-country roadtrip?
Ep 256 - Coach Vin Lananna
Hosts Chris Farley and Julie Culley sit down with legendary track coach Vin Lananna (President, USA Track & Field/Director of Track & Field, University of Virginia) to talk about UVA hosting the 2023 NCAA Cross Country championships, the Tokyo Olympic Games, TrackTown USA's newly renovated Hayward Field, and more!
Ep 255 - An Essential Race (Josh Merlis)
At 2:00 we talk about Chris going out to Albany and breaking 3 hours in the marathon to keep his streak alive.
At 8:55 we welcome Josh Merlis to the show.
At 10:50 We talk to Josh about The Albany Running Exchange and the history of his company.
At 15:20 we talk about Josh’s own running
At 16:15 we talk about a number of the big events he has worked on all over the world.
At 20:00 we talk about how 2020 has been for Josh and the ARE team.
At 20:51 we talk about the Upstate Classic and how the idea came about.
At 23:27 we talk about the venue and the capability of the Altamont Fairgrounds
At 25:10 we talk about the permit process Josh had to go through.
At 28:00 we talk about the start of the race and precautions he made on the course.
At 33:45 Josh talks about nervousness leading up to the event
At 35:40 We talk about the response from the people who gave ARE the permission to put on the event.
At 36:37 Julie asks about the emotional side of the event
At 38:04 We read an email from a participate of the race
At 40:00 Josh shares his reaction to the email and talks more about what the race meant to many.
At 46:00 we come back from talking to Josh and sum up the interview
At 51:11 we talk Keira D’Amato going after the American Record in the women’s 10 miler
Ep 254 - Saving Track and XC (Matt Taylor)
At 1:00 Halloween is our topic of discussion
At 3:54 we talk about the in person race that Farley is going to run on Nov. 15th
At 7:00 we bring in Matt Taylor CEO and Founder of Tracksmith
At 9:05 Matt tells us about how Tracksmith was started and describes the brand
At 12:00 why is running so important to Matt and why Tracksmith is so focused
At 13:01 Matt talks about the Fellowship that he and Tracksmith have created.
At 17:55 We talk about what Matt and Tracksmith is doing for college Track and Cross Country programs.
At 22:05 Matt talks about Brown losing their Track and XC and how Russell Dinkins played a role in helping reverse that decision
At 24:20 Matt talks more about Russell Dinkins
At 27:05 How has Tracksmith been during Covid-19?
At 29:30 Matt talks about signing Nick Willis and Mary Cain
At 31:33 We speculate when some of the major marathons will be in 2021
At 32:45 we close the conversation with Matt
At 33:33 we come back and sum up the interview with Matt and talk about the Big East and ACC
At 36:12 We talk about the London Marathon.
At 41:00 We talk about all the marathons that will be happening next fall.
At 42:45 We talk about the University of Virginia hosting the NCAA championships in 2023
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.
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.
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!