Podcast by Dr. Richard Hansen
Becoming a Marathoner: Lexi Zeis recaps her "true" marathon breakthrough
Lexi Zeis ran the Olympic Trials back in February as her first experience at the marathon distance. But, we both knew it was a glorified training run as she wasn't quite ready to "race" the marathon yet. This past December at the Marathon Project, she had her first real-go at racing the marathon distance finishing 16th in 2:32:40 making her one of the fastest US marathoners under age 25 in history.
The Marathon Project: capping off a chaotic year on a very high note.
Noah Droddy became the #9 fastest US men's marathoner running 2:09:09 at the Marathon Project event in Arizona on Dec. 20th. He and Frank Lara (who helped pace the event) talk about the build-up to the race, staying motivated during the pandemic, and looking ahead to 2021.
The Rise of Frank: recapping Frank Lara's outstanding run of 2020 performances
Frank Lara graduated from Furman University in 2019 and although he showed glimpses of his potential while in college, he didn't have the same accolades or fanfare as some of his competitors. But, he has burst onto the scene this year with a US title, a 27:44 10km PR, and an automatic qualifier to the US Olympic Track and Field Trials in June 2021. He is a tough, gritty competitor that has adapted quickly to post-collegiate running, now finding his name mentioned with some of the best in the country.
Original Gangsters of Distance Running: Interview with American Running Legend Benji Durden
2020 Olympic Marathon Trials Week!!!
I sit down with American Running Legend Benji Durden to talk about marathoning, athletic development, training and racing in Atlanta, and his 2nd place finish at the 1980 Olympic Trials Marathon.
She's Figuring It Out: Maggie Montoya recaps her standout performance at the Houston 1/2 Marathon
It took Maggie a little bit to realize her potential. But with confidence growing to match her fitness, she's starting to scratch the surface of what she's capable of. She recently ran 70:06 at the Houston Half Marathon, ranking her 25th of all-time in the US, in only her second time running the distance. Maggie discusses that race, her background with running, and what's ahead in 2020.
Marathon Redemption: Recapping our guys experience at the 2019 Chicago Marathon
After subpar debuts or disappointing past experiences at the marathon distance, our guys (Noah, Alex, and Willie) took big steps forward at the Chicago Marathon in October. It was a good day for what it meant: a positive experience in the event and affirmation that they belong at the distance. Enjoy hearing about their experience.
Hello—I’m new to the podcast and I’m enjoying it. As a one time DIII runner myself, I find myself pulling for you guys! One comment—unless I am in a relatively quiet space, I can’t easily hear the podcast...and since I like listening to it while on runs, it ain’t the best. Not sure if this is remedied with better mics or if you need a better space fir the recordings. Anyway, looking forward to more of these.
I don't normally write reviews but this podcast was too great not to share. I hope they continue to create new ones.
View into the professional running world
This podcast offers a great insight into the trials and triumphs of professional runners. As a HS coach and runner myself, this always provides great insight for my own practices. Always worth a listen.