121 episodes

Bringing you untold stories behind the devoted amateurs and legends of the Bay Area’s running culture. Hosted by Mimi Albert and Brigitte Bradford.

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    • Health & Fitness
    • 4.9 • 40 Ratings

Bringing you untold stories behind the devoted amateurs and legends of the Bay Area’s running culture. Hosted by Mimi Albert and Brigitte Bradford.

    Episode 122: Dr. Jason Tso on Running with Your Heart

    Episode 122: Dr. Jason Tso on Running with Your Heart

    This week we talk to Dr. Jason Tso, a board-certified cardiologist with the Sports Cardiology Program and the Center for Inherited Cardiovascular Disease and Stanford’s Medical director of the Sports Cardiology Program. We talk about his path from road cycling to sports cardiology and advancing research to learn more about heart health in endurance athletes. Dr. Tso shares research on endurance sports and longevity, how heart rate data can inform training, and his own experiences as a marathoner! In addition, we talk about the Stanford Center for Inherited Cardiovascular Disease’s 5k race on April 21st and we encourage all of our listeners to sign up! 

     

    Some highlights from our conversation:

    🧬What the research tells us about heart health in endurance athletes

    🤷Is there such a thing as too much exercise

    🫶How fast and how long to run to optimize for longevity

    🩻Maintaining cardiovascular health when you have to take a break from running

    🫀What HRV can and can’t tell us

    ⌚️What metrics to pay attention to

    🎽Spots are going fast for the  My Heart Counts 5k race. Sign up now! 



    You can find us on Instagram and X @runnersofthebay

    Check out our website www.runnersofthebay.com and send us an e-mail at runnersofthebay@gmail.com.

    Music is California by The Spectacular Fantastic.

    Mixing and editing by Brian Walters at Singletrack Sound.

    • 1 hr 2 min
    Episode 121: Anna Louden is Going All In

    Episode 121: Anna Louden is Going All In

    This week we are sharing our conversation with 𝗔𝗻𝗻𝗮 𝗟𝗼𝘂𝗱𝗲𝗻, a road and trail runner, member of the Impalas, OTQ 2020, and 2022 Team USA Gold Medalist in the 100K. We have a fun and fascinating conversation about the power of teammates, going all in on running this year, training with a coach, and going after big goals when the fire is stoked!⁣

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    Some highlights from our conversation:⁣



    👟Training for Black Canyons and doing her first 115 mile week! ⁣



    🎽 Taking a year off from work to focus on running⁣



    🥳 Finding the right coach and how she’s keeping training fun⁣



    🦌Learning about the Impalas while at a bar in SF⁣



    🤩 The power of running with a team and believing in others as a way to believe in yourself⁣



    📈How she went from a lifetime goal of breaking 3 hours in the marathon to qualifying for the Olympic Trials in 2020⁣



    🌎Falling in love with ultrarunning and learning about new goals and bucket list races⁣



    🏋️‍♀️How fueling and strength training have been her superpower!⁣



    You can find Anna on Instagram @akacius and follow her training on Strava⁣



    You can find us on Instagram and Twitter @runnersofthebay⁣



    Check out our website www.runnersofthebay.com and send us an e-mail at runnersofthebay@gmail.com.⁣



    Music is California by The Spectacular Fantastic.⁣



    Mixing and editing by Brian Walters at Singletrack Sound.⁣

    • 1 hr
    Episode 120: Abbie McNulty ran the Olympic Marathon Trials and is Just Getting Started

    Episode 120: Abbie McNulty ran the Olympic Marathon Trials and is Just Getting Started

    In this episode we talk to Abbie McNulty just a few days after she ran the 2024 Olympic Marathon Trials in Orlando! Abbie is a former Stanford Track & Field and Cross Country Athlete. After college, Abbie ran for the Reebok Boston Track Club (based in Charlottesville, VA) before making her way back to the Bay Area. Abbie overcame injuries and other challenges to toe the line at CIM this past December to qualify for the Olympic Marathon Trials in her first marathon. Abbie works full-time and trains with other talented runners in San Francisco.

    Some highlights from our conversation:

    💪 Staying tough during the last few miles of the trials when things started to get hard

    💫 Expectations of what being a professional runner was supposed to look like when she graduated college

    🌉 Training in San Francisco with some of the most talented runners in the country

    🩷 Meeting, training, and competing with her partner, fellow runner, Colin Bennie

    🌲 The ultimate Stanford Cross-Country team

    🎽 Her future marathon plans



    You can find Abbie on Instagram.

    You can find us on Instagram and Twitter @runnersofthebay



    Check out our website www.runnersofthebay.com and send us an e-mail at runnersofthebay@gmail.com.

    Music is California by The Spectacular Fantastic.

    Mixing and editing by Brian Walters at Singletrack Sound.

    • 57 min
    Episode 119: Cal Calamia on Pioneering Change

    Episode 119: Cal Calamia on Pioneering Change

    In this episode we talk to Cal Calamia fresh off their win at the New York City Marathon! Cal is a marathoner, educator, poet, and an inclusivity activist for trans and nonbinary athletes. In November, Cal became the first trans nonbinary athlete to be granted a therapeutic use exemption for testosterone by the US Anti-Doping agency. This trailbreaking first is a complicated story that Cal generously shares with us. Cal recently got their masters in creative writing from USF and talks about the interplay between creativity and running. They share their work to get races to include nonbinary divisions and how important it is to make everyone feel recognized and celebrated and included!

    Some highlights from our conversation:

    ✍️ How Writing and running allow them to connect with themselves and feel connected to others 

    😅 Finding joy in running and competition in high school

    🤩 A sneak peek of the name of their upcoming collection of poems!

    ⏩️ How running may have accelerated their understanding of their gender identity 

    🌉 How Spain and San Francisco showed them the joy and connection within the trans community

    🎓 The beauty and honesty of transitioning while teaching

    ✊ What pushed them to apply for the therapeutic use exemption

    🏆 The joy of racing authentically and winning the nonbinary division at the San Francisco Marathon, New York City marathon, and Bay to Breakers

    🥳 Making sure that we celebrate the winners for all divisions at races

    You can find Cal on Instagram, Strava, and check out their website!

    You can find us on Instagram and Twitter @runnersofthebay

    Check out our website www.runnersofthebay.com and send us an e-mail at runnersofthebay@gmail.com.

    Music is California by The Spectacular Fantastic.

    Mixing and editing by Brian Walters at Singletrack Sound.

    • 1 hr 14 min
    Episode 118: Emily Oster is a Marathoner!

    Episode 118: Emily Oster is a Marathoner!

    In this episode we talk to Emily Oster, fresh off her run at CIM! If you have a kid or are expecting, you know of Emily. Emily is an Economist, Professor, Writer, Podcaster, Parent, and now, a MARATHONER! Emily is the founder of the podcast and newsletter, Parent Data. Parent Data, along with her books Expecting Better, Cribsheet, and The Family Firm, takes a data-driven approach to questions around pregnancy and parenting. She blends economics, statistics, and common sense to make the journey of parenting just a little easier. Emily is also an avid runner and a huge fan of the sport. If you follow her on Instagram you get to see Emily at the end of her runs most mornings, dishing out the parenting advice we so crave. 

    Some highlights from our conversation:

    🎽 Why Emily went from running for enjoyment (and mental health) to racing

    🌟 What makes Emily a fan of the sport

    🍩 What it’s like to run with Molly Huddle (and Shane Quinn)

    📊 How working experts has changed how she approaches her training and fueling

    💨 Why a bad workout impacts us more than a bad email or bad day at work

    🏁 Her determination to finish CIM and who, in particular, was following along

    😬 Why agreeing to give a talk the day after a marathon is a very bad idea

    You can find Emily on Instagram @profemilyoster and make sure to subscribe to the Parent Data podcast and Newsletter. And check out the Parent Data website which also links to everything!

    You can find us on Instagram and Twitter @runnersofthebay

    Check out our website www.runnersofthebay.com and send us an e-mail at runnersofthebay@gmail.com.

    Music is California by The Spectacular Fantastic.

    Mixing and editing by Brian Walters at Singletrack Sound.

    • 1 hr 6 min
    Episode 117: Zach Litoff on the Art of Running Fast

    Episode 117: Zach Litoff on the Art of Running Fast

    This week we are sharing our conversation with Zach Litoff, runner, artists, and Santa Clara Alumni. Zach ran a 14:13 at Tracksmith’s Twilight 5000 in San Francisco this summer and paced a blistering heat 1 at the Oakland Twilight 5000.  We had a fascinating conversation about his experience falling in love with running, building team culture, creativity and taking chances to pursue the things he loves. 

     

    Some highlights from our conversation:

    ❤️‍🔥 Loving running first and learning how to be competitive

    🎽 Helping build Santa Clara’s track and XC programs

    🤸 How trampoline tricks made him into a steeplechaser 

    ⚙️Finding balance between running and other parts of his identity

    🪩 Useful delusion to manage the pain of racing

    🤝‍How his running and creativity go hand-in-hand

    💡Starting and growing his design firm Litoff Studio

    🤩Holding on to the things that brought him child-like joy 

    You can find Zach on Instagram @zachlitoff, his deign studio @litoffstudio and follow his training on Strava

    You can find us on Instagram and Twitter @runnersofthebay

    Check out our website www.runnersofthebay.com and send us an e-mail at runnersofthebay@gmail.com.

    Music is California by The Spectacular Fantastic.

    Mixing and editing by Brian Walters at Singletrack Sound.

    • 1 hr 9 min

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