'Why do you run?' Runners are asked this question a thousand times. They are asked by friends, family, strangers, but mostly they ask themselves. Personal Record is a podcast for everyday runners like you looking for the most elusive answer to the most obvious question...Why?
Ash Gilbertson: The City is Yours
Ashley Gilbertson is an Australian photographer and writer living in New York City widely recognized for his critical eye and unique approaches to social issues. Gilbertson is a member of the VII Photo Agency, a frequent contributor to The New York Times and a collaborator with the United Nations.
Early on, Gilbertson’s work focused on refugees, an interest that in 2002, led him to Iraq. Gilbertson’s first book, Whiskey Tango Foxtrot, released in 2007 to critical acclaim, went on to become a best seller.
After Iraq, Gilbertson shifted his focus to veterans issues, drawing attention to post traumatic stress disorder, suicide, and traumatic brain injuries. Gilbertson’s second book, Bedrooms Of The Fallen, a collection of photographs depicting the intact bedrooms of service members killed in Iraq and Afghanistan, was released in 2014.
In addition to photographing, Gilbertson regularly writes opinion and news for outlets including The New York Times, The Washington Post, ProPublica and UNICEF.
Photo: Sarker Protick
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The Legacy of FDNY Deputy Chief Michael Fahy
On September 27th, 2016 Deputy Chief Michael Fahy of the NYC Fire Department tragically lost his life in the line of duty. Since then the FDNY has held an annual memorial run to honor Chief Fahy and to raise money for the FDNY Foundation. This year’s event will be held virtually and all proceeds will go toward FDNY families most effected by the Covid-19 pandemic.
Today we speak with Race Director of the #4forFahy, Firefighter Shane Clarke, and President of the FDNY Run Club, Captain Denis Sweeney, about the legacy of Chief Fahy, the history of memorial events in the FDNY and how you can help raise money for first responders suffering most from Covid-19.
Register for the race by donating $10 (suggested) to the FDNY Foundation.
4 for Fahy 4 Mile Run
Mitchel Silver: Coronavirus and use of NYC Parks
Coronavirus has NYC on lockdown. We sat down with NYC Parks Department Commissioner Mitchell Silver to discuss the ways in which residents can and cannot use the parks. We also discuss Mr. Silver’s love of running and the ways in which the pandemic could affect the NYC Marathon later this year.
Special Thanks to Allison Goldstein.
Dreams Do Come True, with Allison Goldstein
When we first spoke with Allison two years ago she was filled with doubt, but willing to state flatly, “I want to qualify for the Olympic Trials”. Now, on the eve of the Olympic Trials Marathon, Allison reflects on the long and windy road as she readies herself for the race of her life.
Can CrossFit Help Your Running: Coach Rob Moloney
In what ways can CrossFit help your running? In what ways can running help your CrossFit? In our inaugural episode of 2020 we speak with owner and head programmer of Crossfit Island Park, Rob Moloney. He gives us his unique perspective on the physiology behind high intensity interval training and how it can benefit you.
Lucie Beatrix: Throwing Down the Gauntlet
Lucie Beatrix is a fashion model, podcast host and gauntlet thrower. After appearing on the cover of Elle magazine, Lucie decided to seek new challenges—ultimately redefining her understanding of beauty, performance and success. Her latest challenge? Training to run an Olympic Trials qualifying time in her first-ever marathon.
Tim's voice is magic
Tim has great guests and makes it feel like the conversation that you might want to have with people on a long run. He asks interesting questions and also lets the conversation flow. Keep it up!
Awesome podcast. Tim has a natural ability to interview and make guests feel comfortable. Whether you’re just starting out or an elite athlete, this podcast has something for you.
Tim is an amazing host and the personal record podcast never disappoints.
He brings on the best and brightest guests who are real and have great stories to share. The convos are always motivational and full of knowledge. The running community is a special group and this is a great place to check in, listen and be connected.