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Coaches Lisa Levin and Julie Sapper provide tips and tricks for running farther, faster, and stronger. After running the Boston Marathon 31 times collectively, Julie and Lisa, along with weekly guests, provide advice for training and racing. While specific to Boston, this podcast is appropriate for runners of all levels and ages.

Run Farther & Faster — The Podcast with Coaches Lisa Levin and Julie Sapper Run Farther & Faster

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Coaches Lisa Levin and Julie Sapper provide tips and tricks for running farther, faster, and stronger. After running the Boston Marathon 31 times collectively, Julie and Lisa, along with weekly guests, provide advice for training and racing. While specific to Boston, this podcast is appropriate for runners of all levels and ages.

    Episode 132: Boston Marathon Course Record Holder, Heather Knight Pech: The Best Is Yet to Come!

    Episode 132: Boston Marathon Course Record Holder, Heather Knight Pech: The Best Is Yet to Come!

    We are so excited to welcome the amazing Heather Knight Pech back to the podcast.  Check out Episode 72 to hear our first conversation with Heather.  Heather, at age 60, won the 60 to 64 age group division at the 2022 Boston Marathon in a time of 3:03, and broke Joan Benoit Samuelson's 60 to 64 age group record.  In this episode, Heather shares how she managed to overcome a nearly career-ending injury that took her out of running in 2021 and 2022 and execute a stellar race (and a course PR) at the 2022 Boston Marathon.  

    Heather coaches through McKirdy Trained (www.mckirdytrained.com) and can be found on Instagram at https://instagram.com/_knighttraining

    Please leave us a five star review wherever you get your podcasts. This helps other listeners find us. Check us out on Facebook (Run Farther & Faster), Instagram (@runfartherandfaster) and Twitter (@Runfartherfast). Interested in taking your running to the next level? Contact us for private coaching at julieandlisa@runfartherandfaster.com.


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    • 1 hr 19 min
    Episode 131: Lisa Veneziano Is Faster as a Master!

    Episode 131: Lisa Veneziano Is Faster as a Master!

    At age 57 and after over three decades of breaking personal records, Lisa Veneziano continues to defy the odds as a masters runner.  Most recently, at the 2022 Boston Marathon (her 17th Boston), Lisa won her age group (55 to 59) in a time of 3:03.  Just six months earlier, Lisa ran 2:58 at the 2021 Boston Marathon and 2:56 at the Philadelphia Marathon, which are race times she had not seen since 2006.  Also in 2021, Lisa set two American women records at the USATF Championships in the 5K and 10K distances.  Recently, Lisa retired from General Motors where she served as top-level executive in supply chain management.  Lisa shares in the podcast and in this essay (https://bit.ly/3jK6lyD) how her approach to running helped her achieve a successful career at General Motors.  Lisa shares how she is able to run consistently strong, race frequently, and set records while avoiding injury.  Lisa is a mom of two sons and resides with her husband in Fenton, Michigan.
    Notes:
    Pump and Run 5K https://www.arnoldsports.com/schedule/
    Lisa can be found on Strava and LinkedIn, and, of course, on the roads at races throughout the country.

    Please leave us a five star review wherever you get your podcasts. This helps other listeners find us. Check us out on Facebook (Run Farther & Faster), Instagram (@runfartherandfaster) and Twitter (@Runfartherfast). Interested in taking your running to the next level? Contact us for private coaching at julieandlisa@runfartherandfaster.com.


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    • 1 hr 19 min
    Episode 130: 2:52 Boston Marathoner, Markelle "the Gazelle" Taylor

    Episode 130: 2:52 Boston Marathoner, Markelle "the Gazelle" Taylor

    The New York Times recently covered Markelle Taylor's story after he ran a 2:52 marathon in Boston at age 49, just one week after he was released from parole after serving an 18 year prison sentence in San Quentin State Prison in Northern California.  We reached out to Markelle, who graciously agreed to come on our podcast and share his journey from hurt to healing, which led him to the transformative 1000 Mile Running Club and the nickname, Markelle the Gazelle.  Markelle ran four marathons within San Quentin and broke the club record when he ran a marathon in 3:16.  Just six weeks after his release from prison, Markelle ran the Boston Marathon in 3:03 in 2019.  Markelle will be featured, along with several other members of the San Quentin 1000 Mile Running Club in the soon-to-be-released documentary, 26.2 to Life: San Quentin Marathon Documentary.  We appreciated Markelle's willingness to share his journey with us.  Please check out the links below for more information. 
    Markelle's story in the New York Times:  https://www.nytimes.com/2022/04/23/sports/boston-marathon-markelle-taylor.html
    26.2 to Life: San Quentin Marathon Documentary: https://www.sanquentinmarathon.com
    Email Markelle about his clothing line, Run Free - markelleruns@gmail.com

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    LIVE Event: Marilyn Bevans & Maeghan Krifchin: Celebrating 50 Years of Women at the Boston Marathon

    LIVE Event: Marilyn Bevans & Maeghan Krifchin: Celebrating 50 Years of Women at the Boston Marathon

    We so enjoyed recording this episode before a live audience at the PRX Podcast Garage in Boston with Strides Forward Host, Cherie Turner! About the featured guests: 
    Marilyn Bevans is a pioneer in US women’s marathoning. In the 1970s, she became the first nationally competitive American-born Black woman marathon runner in the US, and she is the first American-born Black woman runner to break 3 hours at the distance. Among her many accomplishments, Bevans placed 2nd at the 1977 Boston Marathon. Bevans is featured in the soon to be released documentary Breaking Three Hours: Trailblazing African-American Women Marathoners
    Maegan Krifchin is a professional distance runner and will be running in the elite field of the 2022 Boston Marathon. She's currently a member of the Atlanta Track Club elite team. Most recently, Krifchin placed 6th at the 2021 Chicago Marathon and top ten at both the 10km and 20km 2021 National Championships. Maegan has a long career as a runner; early racing experience includes being a high school All American in the 800 meter. This was Krifchin’s first Boston Marathon. You can keep up with Maegan on Instagram @mkrifchin
    Ways to follow Run Farther & Faster Online
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    Ways to follow Strides Forward Online
    Learn more about Strides Forward on our website
    Learn about how you can submit a story for consideration on the next Strides Behind the Mic episode
    Follow Strides Forward on Instagram and Twitter: @StridesForward

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    • 1 hr 11 min
    Episode 128: Our Boston Marathon 2022 Recap

    Episode 128: Our Boston Marathon 2022 Recap

    We are back from a memorable Boston Marathon weekend and share all of the details, including race recaps for both of us. Being back in Boston in April was truly magical. We hope you enjoy our (long) recap.

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    • 1 hr 52 min
    Episode 127: Boston Marathon Race Preparation and Fueling Strategy from Taper to Finish Line

    Episode 127: Boston Marathon Race Preparation and Fueling Strategy from Taper to Finish Line

    Boston on Patriots’ Day is back, baby, and we could not be more excited! In addition to meeting up with our runners and listeners at our Boston shake-out run on Sunday 4/17 at 9 am (Brewer Fountain in the Commons), we are so excited to run the race on this historical day again! Before we run, we must taper and fuel, and while we run, we must execute wisely. This episode provides a step-by-step plan on how to do all of it. Listen and share and join us on Sunday for our shake-out. Let’s do this!

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    • 1 hr 3 min

Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5
198 Ratings

198 Ratings

KB the mamba ,

Wealth of knowledge for runners!

Lisa and Julie do such an amazing job providing insight, experience, and knowledge for the most common challenges that runners have. I have learned so much as a listener and guest!

t a y l o r x3 ,

You’ve Found Running Podcast Gold

Julie and Lisa’s podcast is the absolute best. Whether you’re new to running or an elite athlete, there’s an episode (most likely multiple) that you’ll benefit from. They have amazing advice and bring on extremely interesting and credible guests. I’ve learned so much from this podcast that has made me a smarter and more efficient runner. Scroll through and give an episode a try. You won’t be disappointed!

Runnerchiccy1818 ,

Love love love these ladies!

If you want to know the scoop on Boston and running in general, then Lisa and Julie are your gurus. Their easy conversation and fun stories make this a joy to listen to, particularly on runs! Keep it up, ladies!

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