300 episodes

A DC running centric podcast with interviews and discussions between hosts Chris Farley, william e docs and Joanna Russo, that centers around and quite often drifts away from running.

Pace the Nation william docs

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A DC running centric podcast with interviews and discussions between hosts Chris Farley, william e docs and Joanna Russo, that centers around and quite often drifts away from running.

    Ep 241 - Important Time Travel Update (Jarad Schofer)

    Ep 241 - Important Time Travel Update (Jarad Schofer)

    Friends, look how long we delayed Farley from getting to the agenda today. Its not a contest but if it was, we did really well this week. In addition to a delayed table setting, we open the show talking about the blue vs orange kishy fitness challenge and make a PTN social media announcement. We are joined at (10:31) by our guest Jarad Schofer, a local runner who set out last fall to run every street and alley in Washington D.C. We start off in familiar territory, discussing the correct pronunciation of our guests last name. At (12:45) we jump right into the discussion about running all the streets in DC. At (32:25) we talk about Jarads media tour, including some interesting international coverage and Farley fires some shots of jealousy out of nowhere. At (34:50) Jarad talks about the Vol State 500k, an interesting 10 day road race that he is training for and then a potential 2021 challenge. We are back at (40:38) to wrap up the interview and lay down a challenge for Farley. At (44:26) we talk about yet another NCAA team eliminating their mens cross country program, this week it is UConn. At (52:10) Docs has an important update on time travel.

    • 1 hr 3 min
    Ep 240 - Team Orange Forever (Ross Martinson)

    Ep 240 - Team Orange Forever (Ross Martinson)

    We open the show talking about the absolutely ridiculous Kishy fitness challenge that has gotten out of control and for some reason Farley is yelling at Docs even though he is not guilty of what Farley is accusing him of doing. At (15:04) we are joined by the co-owner of Philadelphia Runner Ross Martinson. We start out talking about his philly area running stores and how the business has been impacted by the covid shutdown. At (21:59) we discuss the status of fall races. At (25:45) Ross tells us about the lows about the damage and theft when one of his downtown stores was looted and the positive feelings from the overwhelming support from the community coming together to help clean up. AT (34:18) we talk about the stores that are open and the plan to reopen the store that was looted. We are back at (45:02) to wrap up the interview and wants to know why Docs roots for the Philly teams, and Farley explains why he didn't bring philly sports up in the interview. At (47:45) we talk about the cancellation of the New York City Marathon this fall. At (54:53) the Farleys share a scary personal story. At (1:04:25) Farleys internet sleuths tip him off to a Docs reference on another podcast and gives him an idea on how Julie might forge through future PTN episodes.

    • 1 hr 17 min
    Ep 239 - Sunday in German (Stephen Rutgers)

    Ep 239 - Sunday in German (Stephen Rutgers)

    Farley opens up telling us how disheveled his life is right now, which is so so out of character. At (9:45) we are joined by the director of sales and marketing at the Washington Blade, Stephen Rutgers. Farley opens up explaining why he never confirmed the interview and then we talk about when Farley and Stephen met. At (13:35) Stephen talks about running cross country at GW and his application to Rutgers University, and Stephen talks about his experience coming out in college. At (18:09) he talks about running through injuries after college and how being forced to take time off may have lead to healthier running going forward. At (20:50) we talk about his job at the Washington Blade, DC Pride week, the foundation and Farley learns about the freedom of the press. At (26:23) the foundation helps Pacers with a tshirt and then we get back to the Blade Foundation and discuss the Washington Blade some more. At (31:37) June is Pride Month, we talk about some of the Pride activities and ask Stephen how he feels about progress for the community. At (39:53) we talk about Stephens new Great Dane, Alexis Rose. We are back at (43:52) to wrap up the interview and Farley tells us his in studio indicator for a bad question. At (44:52) PTN was mentioned on an NPR story and at (47:08) we talk about a list of father son duos that have each broken the 4 minute mile. At (50:49) we talk about a 5k PR by former guest Keira DAmato. At (1:02:44) Docs recaps his Saturday Night out that was actually a Saturday Night in. We close out at (1:08:50) talking about the London Marathon although Docs thinks we are talking about the Berlin Marathon.

    • 1 hr 15 min
    Ep 238 - Forever in Blue Jeans (Johnny Gregorek)

    Ep 238 - Forever in Blue Jeans (Johnny Gregorek)

    We start off the show paying attention to Docs which is how we should start every show. At (9:26) we are joined by Asics Runner and World Record Holder in the Jeans Mile Johnny Gregorek. We start off talking about his training over the last few months and whats coming up. At (12:51) Johnny talks about his relationship with Asics, and then training with NYTC and his coaches, including some Gags stories. At (16:50) Johnny talks about the charity component of his Blue Jean mile, the National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI), and running the race in memory of his younger brother Patrick. At (21:54) we ask about working with Levis and how he prepared for a Blue Jeans Mile. At (26:06) we talk about the cool spikes that Asics made special for the event. At (27:10) Johnny talks about the race. At (31:18) we ask Johnny to weigh in on running bits. At (34:32) we ask about Johnnys current running cycle and how he has adapted to the Olympic postponement. At (38:00) we talk about his running genes, pun very much intended, and then at (42:58) Farley puts his foot in his mouth and it does not get edited out and then Docs asks a couple of questions. We are back at (51:14) to wrap up the interview and highlight Farleys faux pas. At (52:50) we discuss an article that explained the IOCs position that athletes taking a knee during the Olympics will face a ban, at (54:55) Nascar bans the Confederate flag at their events and their social media response to a lesser known racer who retired over the rule and at (58:36) US Soccer reverses its policy on its athletes knelling during the anthem. At (1:04:45) this weeks rant from Docs. Docs, a FT Bragg native, finds it ridiculous that US Military installations are named after Confederate Generals on the premise that Confederate Generals were the enemy of the US Army. We close out at (1:10:30) with an update on the Brown University decision to demote the Mens Track and Field Team.

    • 1 hr 18 min
    Ep 237 - Powdered Feet (Alison Desir)

    Ep 237 - Powdered Feet (Alison Desir)

    It doesnt take long in the opening for Docs to be his usual Debbie Downer, but as we discuss current news Docs and Julie have hope. At (11:00) we are joined by our guest Alison Desir, a political activist, endurance athlete, mental health advocate and founder of Harlem Run. We start off talking a little about New York and how having a ten month old has helped keep Alison present in the moment with everything going on. At (14:30) we touch on current events, and then go back and talk about how she got her start in running and how it has integrated with social activism. At (22:30) we ask Alison for advice on how to get Pacers to live For Every Run. At (36:24) we talk about her article in Outside and then shift gears at (42:29) and ask if motherhood has influenced her activism. At (44:20) we ask how we can move forward and then at (44:20) we circle back to her running. We are back to wrap up the interview at (49:56) and offer some audio listening advice for Julie. At (51:22) we talk about the world record jeans mile by Johnny Gregorek, the charity tie-in and weigh in on whether its a good bit, bad bit or a bit at all. Then at (57:17) Docs wants to talk about some recent trail etiquette observations, surprisingly giving kudos, before at (1:01:41) we talk about the crazy incident on the capital crescent trail and how people on social media misidentified the aggressor. We close out the show at (1:06:23) by admonishing Brown University for cutting its Mens Track program, and our story was clearly leaked because just before press time, Brown has reversed their decision most likely due to pending PTN pressure, however we will keep the segment in the show for future historians and people that want an extra fifteen minutes added onto their run.

    • 1 hr 17 min
    Ep 236 - Bits (Raymond Weeden)

    Ep 236 - Bits (Raymond Weeden)

    We start off somehow talking about the German Bundesliga. At (8:45) we are joined by our good friend and Executive Director of the Thurgood Marshall Academy Raymond Weeden. We start off asking if Raymond listens to PTN and (spoiler) discuss a little bit about the episode he heard. At (11:55) we lean on Raymonds experience in the education world and ask if school will ever return to normal, and then get some insight into a variety of concerns that the education community has faced during the pandemic. At (17:05) we ask for Raymond to recall his reaction to the Ahmaud Arbery murder and then share some of his own thoughts and relatable experiences as a black runner. At (26:40) we talk about the running communities response and then ask Raymond to solve the worlds problems in 3 minutes or less. At (31:48) Raymond talks about how these incidents have affected his family and how this might influence him as an educator. At (40:45) we check in on Raymonds current running. We are back at (44:33) to wrap up the interview and tell the story that Raymond brought up about about Farleys dog bite in college. At (52:30) we talk about some running bits in the news, starting off with the slow mile and highlighting Molly Seidels video, at (58:05) Nick Simmons bionic legs record mile attempt and at (59:17) Dylan Sorensen sets the world record dribbling a basketball for a mile on the track. At (1:03:42) we talk about Toronto closing off 57km of road for biking and running.

    • 1 hr 10 min

Customer Reviews

5.0 out of 5
47 Ratings

47 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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