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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 281 - Running While Black (Alison Desir)

    Ep 281 - Running While Black (Alison Desir)

    This week Farley is on location at the Georgetown Pacers Running store interviewing Author and Running Influencer, Alison Desir! Alison starts the show by reading a chapter from her new book: Running While Black. She tells a story of running from Harlem to Washington DC for the Women's March in 2017.
    Throughout the conversation we tease stories from her new book. In addition, we talk about the issues in running for minorities. The lack of diversity in running has been overlooked for years. Alison is leading the way in trying to change that. Its a lively discussion that ends with audience questions.

    • 1 hr 4 min
    PTN Ep 280 Who Was More Influential? (Johnny Pace)

    PTN Ep 280 Who Was More Influential? (Johnny Pace)

    Julie is back! We quickly catch up with the co-host who has been away from the show for a month. After getting reacquainted, we set the stage for our guest running videographer, Johnny Pace. Johnny joins us to talk about his new short film that he did for Pacers Running, Cooper. We discuss how both Julie and Chris got to know Johnny. We talk about the story of Pace Photo, the business he is growing in this running space.  Johnny also talks about balancing a full time job while doing content creation all over the country.  We discuss how he is a professional with a nomadic life that is possible now in the world we live in. Julie and Chris throughout the interview fight over who was more meaningful to Johnny's development.

    We close the show with a family story that might be more typical than it should be in the Farley household.

    • 53 min
    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

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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