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

RunChats with @RonRunsNYC Ron Romano

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    • 4.8 • 97 Ratings

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

    Tammy Hsieh - 2:37:00: An OTQ Race For the Ages! | RunChats Ep.126

    Tammy Hsieh - 2:37:00: An OTQ Race For the Ages! | RunChats Ep.126

    In one of the most inspiring running stories of the year, Tammy Hsieh ran 2:37:00 at CIM and hit the OTQ standard on the number to qualify for the US Olympic Marathon Trials in Orlando, FL on Feb 3, 2024!

    When Tammy turned the final corner, the finish line clock read 2:36:50 and she kicked for home with everything she had left and crossed the line at 2:37:03.

    There were a few uncertain moments before friends showed Tammy her chip time and someone from the CIM team draped her with the coveted OTQ banner so she could celebrate her huge accomplishment.

    Tammy became the 173rd woman to earn her spot in this year's race.

    She has been on quite a tear over the past two years—just look at her amazing progression:

    2:48 - CIM 2021

    2:45 - Indy 2022

    2:37:44 - Ottawa 5/28/2023

    2:37:00 - CIM 12/8/2023



    We covered:

    -Coaching & her training approach with Kim Conley

    -Her Ottawa build vs CIM—her 1st time logging 100M weeks

    -Her start in NYC training with Central Park Track Club

    -Moving to Boston & training with the Boston Hares

    -Her drive/passion/fire—where it comes from

    -Mindset, mantras, & self-talk on the course

    -Her plan for Orlando

    -Community service



    There are so many great nuggets to unpack in this one and I'm stoked to keep following Tammy’s inspiring journey!



    If you enjoy the episode, 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 Tammy:

    Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/letammm



    Connect With Ron:

    Personal Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/ronrunsnyc

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    Website: https://ronrunsnyc.com



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    © 2023 Ron Romano

    • 59 min
    Polly Moody - Focusing On Joy & the Process To Find Her Best | RunChats Ep.125

    Polly Moody - Focusing On Joy & the Process To Find Her Best | RunChats Ep.125

    Meet Polly Moody, mom of two, full-time teacher, and 2:46 marathoner!

    Polly tore her ACL and meniscus two years ago when her running had been on an upward trajectory. She tackled a long, difficult rehab where she faced a number of setbacks and had serious doubts about whether she would make it back to her previous form.

    Polly injected more long runs on trails and shifted her focus to process versus outcome. Along the way, she found more joy and discovered the fastest, best version of her running self.

    Polly just turned 40 and her speedy 2:46 time earned her 9th in her age group in Chicago and a free bib through the American Development Group for 2024.

    I'm so stoked to follow Polly's inspiring journey!



    If you enjoy the episode, 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 Polly:

    Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/mommytosubthree



    Connect With Ron:

    Personal Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/ronrunsnyc

    Podcast Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/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: https://www.instagram.com/_margittai



    © 2023 Ron Romano

    • 1 hr 2 min
    Simone Carniglia - Running & Inspiring the Type One Diabetes Community | RunChats Ep.124

    Simone Carniglia - Running & Inspiring the Type One Diabetes Community | RunChats Ep.124

    Meet Simone Carniglia, Six-Star finisher, and Guinness World Record holder as the fastest runner with Type One diabetes—with an amazing average time of 2:42:30 per race!

    Simone started his running journey to lose weight and was inspired by Stefano Baldini, the great Italian marathoner who won the gold medal at the 2004 Athens Olympics.

    Running these incredibly fast times is impressive, but for a diabetic, it is significantly more challenging. A diabetic marathoner has to continuously control blood sugar levels in order to be safe, not faint, and perform at their best. They're more subject to cramping and dehydration during physical activity, especially when glucose levels aren't managed properly.

    Simone has only been running for five years and is just getting started. He hopes his journey will inspire many other diabetic athletes to not give up on their dreams and never give up. Simone's story proves that with the right training, nutrition, therapy, strategy, and use of the latest technologies—such as Abbott Global and Freestyle Libre 3—diabetic runners can achieve amazing results that weren't imaginable just a few short years ago

    Simone is grateful for the Abbott Global profile they featured on him for World Diabetes Day and is excited to get started on a second round of World Marathon Majors. I'm rooting for Simone to keep inspiring and look forward to seeing him out there in 2024!



    If you enjoy the episode, 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 Simone:

    Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/simone.carniglia

    All Other Links: https://linktr.ee/6majorswitht1d



    Connect With Ron:

    Personal Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/ronrunsnyc

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    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: https://www.instagram.com/_margittai



    © 2023 Ron Romano

    • 37 min
    Catching Up with Jereny Rivera on Training with Low Ferritin & Her Build for CIM (IG Live) | RunChats Ep.123

    Catching Up with Jereny Rivera on Training with Low Ferritin & Her Build for CIM (IG Live) | RunChats Ep.123

    We're catching up with Jereny Rivera on her recent training in the Florida heat and delving into her experience with ferritin iron deficiency. I really enjoyed having her back to share insights on her transformational journey to inspire runners and how she perseveres in the face of challenges and channels the haters.

    I'm rooting for Jereny to crush it at CIM!



    If you enjoy the episode, 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 Jereny:

    Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/lolspacemonkey



    Connect With Ron:

    Personal Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/ronrunsnyc

    Podcast Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/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: https://www.instagram.com/_margittai



    © 2023 Ron Romano

    • 34 min
    NYC Marathon Course Guide (IG Live with Kate Pallardy) | RunChats Ep.122

    NYC Marathon Course Guide (IG Live with Kate Pallardy) | RunChats Ep.122

    This episode is from an IG Live covering a course breakdown of the New York City Marathon with 19th place finisher in the 2017 NYC Marathon, Kate Pallardy. Kate is a rockstar and was my episode 100 guest, which we recorded the night before last year's race.

    Topics we covered include:

    -Expo & race weekend

    -Race day logistics

    -Race plan

    -Fueling

    -How to run the bridges

    -Saving something for 5th Avenue

    -Having FUN—it's the 5 boro block party!!



    This was a fun back-and-forth convo where we shared each other's perspectives—Kate's from running in the pro field and mine from 11 previous races in NYC. Good luck to all taking on the best marathon in the world!



    If you enjoy the episode, 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 Kate:

    Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/katepallardy



    Connect With Ron:

    Personal Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/ronrunsnyc

    Podcast Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/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: https://www.instagram.com/_margittai



    © 2023 Ron Romano

    • 57 min
    Rob Dalto - Chasing Down Six-Star Dreams, an Abbott Slam, & Creating Community | RunChats Ep.121

    Rob Dalto - Chasing Down Six-Star Dreams, an Abbott Slam, & Creating Community | RunChats Ep.121

    Meet Rob Dalto, Six-Star finisher, Abbott ambassador, and running community builder.

    When Rob's dad was battling cancer in 2017, running marathons with his sister, Nicole, became a way for his family to bond together. His dad enjoyed watching them race and they made him a big part of their Six-Star journey. And though he didn't make it to their finish line, Rob runs with his dad's name—Joseph—on his singlet, and uses running as a way to honor and stay connected with him.

    Rob has run all 5 Abbott Majors in 2023 and only needs to finish off his hometown race in NYC to complete an Abbott Slam. There are currently only 84 runners in the world who have completed one, and around 10 on the Abbott Slam journey this year, hoping to join this illustrious group after NYC.

    Rob had a breakthrough day in Chicago, ripping a 2:56 PR, fueled by a powerful letter his dad sent in 2017 sharing how inspired and proud he was of Rob and Nicole's running journeys.

    Rob works hard to engage in the community—doing workouts with a multitude of groups, performing sweat tests for runners to help them understand fueling, and trying to give back to the sport that brings him so much joy.

    Huge thanks to Rob for bringing such positive energy!



    If you enjoy the episode, 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 Rob:

    Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/pursuitofperformance__

    All Other Links: https://linktr.ee/pursuitofperformance__



    Connect With Ron:

    Personal Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/ronrunsnyc

    Podcast Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/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: https://www.instagram.com/_margittai



    © 2023 Ron Romano

    • 30 min

Customer Reviews

4.8 out of 5
97 Ratings

97 Ratings

Robert Dalto ,

Great on theme

Ron does a great job highlighting stories across the marathon community, shining light to both the accomplishments and purpose behind what makes the sport so great.

hdud$$ ,

Truly awesome!

I met Ron in Tokyo a couple of weeks ago. We instantly connected: it was as if I had always known him. Ron has a HUGE heart. He is incredibly authentic. He loves people and it transpires in this incredible podcast. I have been catching up on episodes during my runs and I know of no other podcaster who gets to the human drama the way Ron does. This is not about pacing, cadence or HIIT (even though you do learn a lot about all that!) and much more about human stories, with their ups and downs, struggles and victories. Because Ron is so authentic, and because he opens his heart to people, they reciprocate unconsciously and it makes for a deep conversations. I particularly loved the recent episode with Neely Gracey who is my amazing coach.
Thank you Ron for the amazing work!

TPK125 ,

Not what I expected

A friend of mine, who’s a friend of Ron’s, recommended this podcast to me.

I tried, I really did. Listened to several episodes because I respect my friend’s opinion. But Ron repeatedly makes every discussion about him and it just makes it hard to listen to. His guests are pretty good and have interesting stories to share but Ron seems to want to make himself the star.

No more for me. If you want to make it a podcast about you then just skip the guests.

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