37 episodes

Talking all things running, exploring how inspiring runners keep grinding, and Stay in the Fight!

RunChats with @RonRunsNYC Ron Romano

    • Running
    • 4.8 • 56 Ratings

Talking all things running, exploring how inspiring runners keep grinding, and Stay in the Fight!

    Ginny Cataldi - Crushing IM's & Tri's with Gratitude; We Get To Do This! | RunChats Ep.34

    Ginny Cataldi - Crushing IM's & Tri's with Gratitude; We Get To Do This! | RunChats Ep.34

    I'm stoked to share Ginny Cataldi’s inspiring story! Art School teacher and bad ass mom by day, crushing TRI’s and making age-group podiums at World Championship races on weekends. Ginny took us out on the course and shared so many powerful stories and the moments that have truly shaped her. And one thing powerfully resonates—gratitude! We GET to do this!

    We talk coming back to racing after bike crashes, riding in a bikini due to road rash, racing World Champs days after her stitches were removed. In other words, doing whatever it takes to get in the arena and compete for podiums and AG World Championships.

    We talk about her Kona IM lava field experiences, an amazing story of Pele offerings, metaphysical events, and a stranger she met on the course at her weakest moment. (Or did she?)

    So much grit and grind...and how it all magically came together at IronMan Maryland for a 2nd place finish and a 9:42! A day where Ginny collapsed shortly after crossing the line and truly left it all out there.

    Ginny has the fire and passion to be the best, even when it comes to injuries (inside episode joke), and I have no doubt her story will INSPIRE many, including her children! Ginny has such a deep passion for the sport and is all about gratitude and community. I'm honored she shared her story.



    I'm inspired by her story and hope you all enjoy this convo as much as we did. If you do, it would mean the world to me if you would rate the podcast or write a review and share feedback wherever you get your podcast groove on.



    Connect With Ginny:

    Instagram: @ginnylovestri24

    Facebook: https://facebook.com/ginny.cataldi



    Connect With Ron:

    Personal Instagram: @ronrunsnyc

    Podcast Instagram: @runchats_with_ronrunsnyc

    Facebook: https://fb.me/runchats

    Website: https://ronrunsnyc.com



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    Email: david@inpostmedia.com

    Social: @_margittai



    © 2021 Ron Romano

    • 1 hr 40 min
    Dr. Jordan Metzl - Running Strong, Building an IronStrength Community, & Keeping Patients Moving | RunChats Ep.33

    Dr. Jordan Metzl - Running Strong, Building an IronStrength Community, & Keeping Patients Moving | RunChats Ep.33

    It was an honor and a blast to chat with and learn more about nationally recognized sports medicine physician, best selling author of Running Strong, and founder of IronStrength Community Fitness Program, Dr. Jordan Metzl. The positive energy and stoke level is high and I appreciate Jordan bringing the fire.

    Jordan’s NYC-based practice has served over 20K patients, with a focus on keeping them moving and preventing injuries. Jordan himself has completed 35 marathons and 14 Ironman tri’s, so he definitely practices what he preaches.



    Some of the things we discussed include:

    -Jordan's Midwest roots

    -A family legacy of medical care and taking care of people and community

    -The intersection of his sports medicine practice and his athletic journey

    -Staying active through injury

    -Patient care: diagnosis, treatment, prevention

    -Running mechanics, shoes, and running on hard/soft surfaces

    -Marathon vs Ironman

    -Fueling and nutrition

    -The IronStrength community



    Jordan brings such positive energy and shares so many valuable insights; no wonder he’s a frequent contributor on GMA, the Today Show, CBS Early Show, and CNN American Morning.



    I'm inspired by Jordan's story and hope you all enjoy this convo as much as we did. If you do, it would mean the world to me if you would rate the podcast or write a review and share feedback wherever you get your podcast groove on.



    Connect With Dr. Metzl:

    Instagram: @drjordanmetzl

    Website: https://drjordanmetzl.com

    The IronStrength Community Fitness Program: https://drjordanmetzl.com/ironstrength

    Dr. Jordan Metzl's Running Strong: https://amzn.to/3t30BmO



    Connect With Ron:

    Personal Instagram: @ronrunsnyc

    Podcast Instagram: @runchats_with_ronrunsnyc

    Facebook: https://fb.me/runchats

    Website: https://ronrunsnyc.com



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    Produced by: David Margittai | In Post Media

    Website: https://www.inpostmedia.com

    Email: david@inpostmedia.com

    Social: @_margittai



    © 2021 Ron Romano

    • 55 min
    Fiona Hayvice - Mindset, Mantra's, & How Mom is Always With Her—the Flying Fi | RunChats Ep.32

    Fiona Hayvice - Mindset, Mantra's, & How Mom is Always With Her—the Flying Fi | RunChats Ep.32

    I'm stoked to have my 1st KIWI guest on the pod, the Flying Fi, Fiona Hayvice! Fiona has a wonderful accent and I love the energy, passion, and enthusiasm she has for life. She’s been killing it at both the National and International level and it was a treat to take a deep dive on all things Ultra.



    Some of the things we discussed include:

    -Growing up on a farm, her love for exploring, adventure travel, and seeing the world on two feet

    -Where her fire, drive, and competitiveness come from

    -Running with her son, Spike, in the buggy—which built a bond and made her stronger

    -How Mom is with her on every step of her runs

    -How her mom’s organizational skills helped her become a good problem solver when races go sideways

    -Patience, drawing on previous experience to succeed

    -Mindset, mantras—"make Mom proud"

    -Fueling, nutrition, and race planning



    “Ultra is a very mental sport. The mind is the most powerful of the tools that we’ve got. Be confident in its power and use it. Sometimes we have to trick the mind”

    This is one of many great insights Fiona shared. She’s inspiring  and empowering adults on their running journeys and is active with the Go Run Girls Coaching Team and finds it deeply fulfilling.



    I'm inspired by her story and hope you all enjoy this convo as much as we did. If you do, it would mean the world to me if you would rate the podcast or write a review and share feedback wherever you get your podcast groove on.



    Connect With Fiona:

    Instagram: @fionahayvice

    Go Run Girls Instagram: @gorungirls



    Connect With Ron:

    Personal Instagram: @ronrunsnyc

    Podcast Instagram: @runchats_with_ronrunsnyc

    Facebook: https://fb.me/runchats

    Website: https://ronrunsnyc.com



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    Produced by: David Margittai | In Post Media

    Website: https://www.inpostmedia.com

    Email: david@inpostmedia.com

    Social: @_margittai



    © 2021 Ron Romano

    • 1 hr 36 min
    Kristen Garzone - Maternal Mental Health Warrior | RunChats Ep.31

    Kristen Garzone - Maternal Mental Health Warrior | RunChats Ep.31

    I'm so excited to share this inspiring convo with badass mom and Maternal Mental Health Warrior, Kristen Garzone. After battling postpartum depression following the birth of her daughter Ellie, Kristen got involved in 2018 with the local chapter of Every Mother Counts and started Run To Believe and the KNT Foundation to honor her friend Kristin Nicole Thorsen, who lost her battle with PPD, to raise awareness and money for moms experiencing hardship through the prenatal and postpartum period.

    Kristen was a 4-sport athlete growing up and played D3 soccer and LAX despite never playing before college! Though she took great pride in being an athlete and an integral part of her teams, she had struggled with anxiety and depression since her teenage years. In her words:

    "I don't feel as if I was born with natural skill or talent; never the most gifted athlete and living with mental illness (that I hid and was ashamed of) made me feel as if I was an outsider—never capable of any good—but I've always prided myself on the simple fact that no one ever worked as hard as I did."

    Kristen was feeling empowered having competed her 1st 50-Miler with a friend in November at the JFK 50 Mile. Her running is a great outlet for stress and anxiety and she’s using it both personally and within her community to help others and raise money.

    I'm inspired by her story and hope you all enjoy this convo as much as we did. If you do, it would mean the world to me if you would rate the podcast or write a review and share feedback wherever you get your podcast groove on.



    Connect With Kristen:

    Instagram: @mellank

    Twitter: @mellank

    Kristen’s Oiselle Article on Post Partum Depression: https://www.oiselle.com/blogs/oiselle-blog/fierce-flyer-kristen-on-postpartum-depression



    Connect With Ron:

    Personal Instagram: @ronrunsnyc

    Podcast Instagram: @runchats_with_ronrunsnyc

    Facebook: https://fb.me/runchats

    Website: https://ronrunsnyc.com



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    Produced by: David Margittai | In Post Media

    Website: https://www.inpostmedia.com

    Email: david@inpostmedia.com

    Social: @_margittai



    © 2021 Ron Romano

    • 1 hr 31 min
    Heather Lee - Passion, Adventure, & One INCREDIBLE Run | RunChats Ep.30

    Heather Lee - Passion, Adventure, & One INCREDIBLE Run | RunChats Ep.30

    I'm stoked to share Heather Lee’s inspiring story! Heather’s an intrepid explorer, who is deeply passionate about travel and trail/mountain running. She grew up in the beautiful mountains of Alberta, Canada and has lived in 8 different countries between North America, Europe, and the Middle East, and has filled many passports visiting 55 countries.

    Her IG feed captures her passion for running, adventure, and photography and brings you along on her experiences learning about the architecture, culture, and people she’s encountered along the way.

    Heather was part of a 4 woman team, The Desert Roses, that set out to RUN the ENTIRE perimeter of Qatar—500K on trail in 5 days! Like any lengthy stage race, they encountered numerous obstacles—huge temperature shifts, injuries, and unforeseen circumstances—and had to work together as team to problem-solve on the fly. Their collective goal was to inspire young girls and women in Qatar to participate in sports, get active, and introduce them to Ultra running. THIS is getting involved in your community and making an impact. Bravo, Heather!



    Some of the topics we covered include:

    -Her work experience in Qatar—getting her doctorate, being a psychologist, psycho-educational assessments, working with kids and adolescents with learning disabilities

    -Sports from her youth—basketball, volleyball, and badminton

    -Finding running

    -Falling in love with trail/mountain running and connecting with the awesome beauty and power of nature

    -The vibe of Ultra—everyone supporting one another and aid-station FUN

    -Her time in Sri Lanka—travel adventure and a special connection

    -Strategies for staying positive in COVID times

    -Desert Roses 2021—running the perimeter of Qatar (500K on trail in 5 days)



    If that hasn’t piqued your interest, I'm hoping these words from Heather (after completing her 1st Ultra (50K)) will:

    "I loved it. I just loved being out there all day, the feeling of pushing yourself to that extreme and I remember the feeling I had after that 1st Ultramarathon—if I can do that, I can do anything. I don’t think I’ve ever had that feeling as much as I did at that point. And from there I was kinda hooked."



    If you enjoy the conversation, it would mean the world to me if you would rate the podcast or write a review and share feedback wherever you get your podcast groove on.



    Connect With Heather:

    Instagram: @heatherruns_trails

    The Desert Roses: @thedesertroses2021

    Interview on Qatar Living: https://bit.ly/3ecyZqK

    Article in Qatar's Daily Newspaper: https://bit.ly/30h97lv

    Heather's Blog: https://www.heatherrunstrails.com



    Connect With Ron:

    Personal Instagram: @ronrunsnyc

    Podcast Instagram: @runchats_with_ronrunsnyc

    Facebook: https://fb.me/runchats

    Website: https://ronrunsnyc.com



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    Produced by: David Margittai | In Post Media

    Website: https://www.inpostmedia.com

    Email: david@inpostmedia.com

    Social: @_margittai



    © 2021 Ron Romano

    • 1 hr 13 min
    Abbott World Marathon Majors Updates with Tim Hadzima & Lorna Campbell | RunChats Ep.29

    Abbott World Marathon Majors Updates with Tim Hadzima & Lorna Campbell | RunChats Ep.29

    Good times catching up with Tim Hadzima and Lorna Campbell, the Global Marketing Leaders of the Abbott World Marathon Majors. It was a ton of fun to get to know them better, learn about their running histories and career paths taken in life. We took a deep dive on the topics below to better understand all things AbbottWMM.



    -Roles, running histories, career journeys

    -AbbottWMM overview

    -Six-Star program

    -Age Group World Rankings/World Championships

    -Global Run Club/Virtual Racing/Global Marathon

    -2021 Majors

    -What's next for the AbbottWMM

    -Free marathon training plans by Andrew Kastor



    If you want to learn more about Global Run Club, Six-Star Program, Global Marathon, Wanda Age Group World Championships, or exciting new (free!) marathon training plans by Andrew Kastor, then you'll love this episode!



    This is ALSO the first episode to air on my YouTube Channel, for those who’ve been asking: https://youtu.be/P1tuGvlt8nA



    If you enjoy the conversation, it would mean the world to me if you would rate the podcast or write a review and share feedback wherever you get your podcast groove on.



    Connect With Tim, Lorna, & the Abbott World Marathon Majors:

    Instagram: @wmmajors

    Website: https://www.abbottwmmglobalrunclub.com

    The 2021 AWMM Global Marathon: https://app.abbottwmmglobalrunclub.com/en/challenges/details/21-01-awmm-global-marathon-2021

    Free Marathon Training Plans: https://app.abbottwmmglobalrunclub.com/en/blog/category/training-plans



    Connect With Ron:

    Personal Instagram: @ronrunsnyc

    Podcast Instagram: @runchats_with_ronrunsnyc

    Facebook: https://fb.me/runchats

    Website: https://ronrunsnyc.com



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    Produced by: David Margittai | In Post Media

    Website: https://www.inpostmedia.com

    Email: david@inpostmedia.com

    Social: @_margittai



    © 2021 Ron Romano

    • 1 hr

Customer Reviews

4.8 out of 5
56 Ratings

56 Ratings

danigogs ,

Grateful heart!

It is with the most grateful heart I say that of the few podcasts I have been a guest on, this was by far my favorite. Ron is totally on my wavelength, together we gelled we hit it all. We laughed, we swore, we shared stories of strength, courage, perseverance and gratitude. He is easy to talk to, has a beautiful speaking voice, is totally engaging and I can’t wait to do it again!

chrismorgs13 ,

Kept me running

I only planned an easy 10k today to break in the new shoes but had to keep listening until the end!

I usually find podcasts have a time limit that reach a point in which the listener either starts thinking of something else to listen to or the podcast itself just runs out of gas.

I found Rons podcast flew by with great topics and insights that honestly could have continued without the listener falling tired.

I’ve listened to 3 different chats now and will be listening for sure on my next run.
Great stuff Ron!

Kristen Garzone (@mellank) ,

Such a great podcast!

Ron is so awesome at what he does in engaging in GOOD conversation and bringing a wide range of runners and athletes that have stories to share and are doing good out there in the world! Definitely check them out and listen!

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