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On this episode of Running Times, Gagz is joined in studio by friend and listener favorite, Eddie Gieda, along with ultrarunner and bearded wiseman, Michael Koehler.

The trio dissect the cosmic forces that brought them together and ultimately led them to partake in the Howl Ultrarun, a 93-mile spiritual odyssey through NJ & NYC that celebrated the life and legacy of American poet and counterculture icon, Allen Ginsberg.

Later in the conversation, Gagz updates the listeners with a few announcements that you won't want to miss!

Michael is a local photography teacher and ultrarunner who has made the Wissahickon his schoolyard playground. Hear for yourself why Ultrarunning Magazine recently described him as the bearded, wizened soul who runs to a higher vibe.

Eddie is a devotional runner currently ensconced in a 3+ yr streak averaging almost 11 miles per day. He runs for Diadora and is affectionately known as the Cosmic Shuffler. He is also the front man for An Albatross and a treasure within the Philadelphia Running Community.

Please visit www.ultrarunning.com to read about the Howl Ultrarun.

To learn more about Allen Ginsberg visit www.allenginsberg.org

To learn more about:

Eddie Gieda visit @ebgiii

Michael Koehler visit @michaelmkoehler

Todd Aydelotte visit @toddaydelotte

Michelle Goldberg visit @mrmribbit

Cover photo: Armando Diaz
@outtherenj

To learn more about Red Bull Wings For Life please visit: www.wingsforlifeworldrun.com

Running Times with Gagz is proudly sponsored by www.philadelphiarunner.com

Running Times Michael Gagliardi

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    • 4.9 • 73 Ratings

On this episode of Running Times, Gagz is joined in studio by friend and listener favorite, Eddie Gieda, along with ultrarunner and bearded wiseman, Michael Koehler.

The trio dissect the cosmic forces that brought them together and ultimately led them to partake in the Howl Ultrarun, a 93-mile spiritual odyssey through NJ & NYC that celebrated the life and legacy of American poet and counterculture icon, Allen Ginsberg.

Later in the conversation, Gagz updates the listeners with a few announcements that you won't want to miss!

Michael is a local photography teacher and ultrarunner who has made the Wissahickon his schoolyard playground. Hear for yourself why Ultrarunning Magazine recently described him as the bearded, wizened soul who runs to a higher vibe.

Eddie is a devotional runner currently ensconced in a 3+ yr streak averaging almost 11 miles per day. He runs for Diadora and is affectionately known as the Cosmic Shuffler. He is also the front man for An Albatross and a treasure within the Philadelphia Running Community.

Please visit www.ultrarunning.com to read about the Howl Ultrarun.

To learn more about Allen Ginsberg visit www.allenginsberg.org

To learn more about:

Eddie Gieda visit @ebgiii

Michael Koehler visit @michaelmkoehler

Todd Aydelotte visit @toddaydelotte

Michelle Goldberg visit @mrmribbit

Cover photo: Armando Diaz
@outtherenj

To learn more about Red Bull Wings For Life please visit: www.wingsforlifeworldrun.com

Running Times with Gagz is proudly sponsored by www.philadelphiarunner.com

    Glitter & Grit

    Glitter & Grit

    On this episode of Running Times, Gagz welcomes into studio Rachel Bambrick, a local ultrarunner, community member, and co-founder of Why We Run Crew. 
     
    Rachel recently completed the Cocadona 250 - an extraordinary, life changing 250 mile race that meanders up down and all around the scenic deserts and mountains of Arizona. 
     
    Take delight as Rachel waxes poetic about the duality of glitter and grit in her life and in the world at large. She expounds this psychology and explains how her mindset has facilitated her to tackle many larger than life challenges, such as running across the country of Haiti and establishing a 64 mile Female - supported FKT along the Cape Cod Traverse. 
     
    The path of accomplishment is never linear. What's more, the trail is seldom lonely when community is at the heart of one's actions. Rachel's journey, and her mission to make the ultra world more accessible to women, is no exception.
     
    To learn more about Rachel visit @rachel_lynn07 on IG.
     
    RTWG is proudly sponsored by www.PhiladelphiaRunner.com

    • 1 hr 23 min
    Equilibrium

    Equilibrium

    On this episode of Running Times, Gagz welcomes Valentina Viana and Aaron Nixon into the studio for a spirited discussion centered around the word "Equilibrium," or the idea of using movement to stay balanced. 
     
    Equilibrium is also the title of a new mural prominently featuring Valentina & Aaron - two cherished members of Philly's vibrant running community. 
     
     
    Valentina emigrated from Valencia, Venezuela, at age 23, due to overwhelming social and political issues. She left behind her family and friends to pursue the American dream. Valentina is 30 now and has made Philly her home for the last 5 years. 
     
     
    Aaron is an ambassador and tech rep for On Running, who discovered his equilibrium by having the courage to accept and welcome his queer identity. Aaron became an inspiration for others when he learned to be who he is and realized that his story, a gay black man living in America today, is just as important as anyone else’s story.
     
     
    Equilibrium was painted by prolific Philly muralist Erik Okdeh, curated by Mural Miles, and  is located at 907 S. 7th Street in South Philly. 
     
     
    To learn more about:
     
     
    Valentina please visit: @valvianac
     
     
    Aaron please visit: @aaronleon111
     
     
    Erik Okdeh visit: @okdehmurals
     
     
    Mural Miles visit: @muralmiles
     
     
    Running Times with Gagz is proudly sponsored by www.philadelphiarunner.com

    • 1 hr 23 min
    Howl Ultrarun

    Howl Ultrarun

    On this episode of Running Times, Gagz is joined in studio by friend and listener favorite, Eddie Gieda, along with ultrarunner and bearded wiseman, Michael Koehler. 
     
    The trio dissect the cosmic forces that brought them together and ultimately led them to partake in the Howl Ultrarun, a 93-mile spiritual odyssey through NJ & NYC that celebrated the life and legacy of American poet and counterculture icon, Allen Ginsberg.
     
    Later in the conversation, Gagz updates the listeners with a few announcements that you won't want to miss!
     
    Michael is a local photography teacher and ultrarunner who has made the Wissahickon his schoolyard playground. Hear for yourself why Ultrarunning Magazine recently described him as the bearded, wizened soul who runs to a higher vibe.
     
    Eddie is a devotional runner currently ensconced in a 3+ yr streak averaging almost 11 miles per day. He runs for Diadora and is affectionately known as the Cosmic Shuffler. He is also the front man for An Albatross and a treasure within the Philadelphia Running Community.
     
    Please visit  www.ultrarunning.com to read about the Howl Ultrarun. 
     
    To learn more about Allen Ginsberg visit  www.allenginsberg.org
     
    To learn more about: 
     
    Eddie Gieda visit @ebgiii 
     
    Michael Koehler visit @michaelmkoehler 
     
    Todd Aydelotte visit @toddaydelotte 
     
    Michelle Goldberg visit @mrmribbit
     
    Gagz visit @bdg123 
     
    To learn more about Red Bull Wings For Life please visit:  www.wingsforlifeworldrun.com
     
    Running Times with Gagz is proudly sponsored by www.philadelphiarunner.com
     
    Cover photo: Armando Diaz @outtherenj

    • 1 hr 37 min
    Limitless with Nate Dirvin

    Limitless with Nate Dirvin

    On this episode of Running Times, Gagz welcomes into the studio local Endurance Athlete and Ultrarunner, Nate Dirvin. For 2 years in a row Nate has completed the Triple Crown of 200s - plus Badwater 135 both years, Cocadona 250, Drift 100, and a slew of other graduate level 100 milers! 
    Nate is a devoted father, member of the Coast Guard Reserves, 20+ year Ocean Lifeguard and Guidance Counselor who has spent most of his adult life in service to others. 
    Nate runs to set an example for his son, help motivate others, and pays it forward through charitable acts. Since 2020 he has routinely run Ultras to raise awareness and support for Coast Guard Mutual Assistance, an organization that provides financial aid to Coast Guard members in need. 
    To learn more about CGMA please visit: www.cgmahq.org
    Follow Nate on IG @natedirvin
    Follow Gagz on IG @bdg123 
    RTWG is proudly sponsored by www.philadelphiarunner.com
    Cover art www.scottrokis.com

    • 1 hr 29 min
    Slippery Slopes with Kellen and Cass Matthews

    Slippery Slopes with Kellen and Cass Matthews

    On this episode of Running Times, Gagz welcomes local powerhouse couple, Kellen and Cass Matthews, into the studio for a heartfelt discussion about the pitfalls of addiction and the slippery slope of recovery.
     
    Kellen is a standout hybrid athlete on the precipice of solidifying his reputation in the Philly area and beyond. He is joined in studio by his wife, Cass - better known as Cass and the City to her followers on social media and her viewers on Fox 29's "The 215."
     
    Slippery Slopes takes a raw, honest, and personal look at the prevalence of prescription opioids while placing an emphasis on the humanity of addiction and the power of love. 
     
    To learn more about Kellen & Cass, please visit them on all social media platforms: @kellenmatthews_ @cass_andthecity

    • 1 hr 43 min
    PA BLACKLIST with Kevin Scott

    PA BLACKLIST with Kevin Scott

    On this episode of Running Times, Gagz is joined in studio by the 2022 King of The PA Triple Crown of Mountain Running, Dr. Kevin Scott. A robust conversation ensues as the duo discuss Kevin's guiding mantra - Passion Over Performance - and how that mindset helped him become the newest member of the exclusive PA Blacklist Club. 
     
    Kevin is a standout local runner who dutifully balances his roles as husband, father, and Emergency Room Doctor and Educator at Penn Hospital. Yet somehow, despite limited training time and nontraditional work hours, he has managed to amass a stout resume with numerous podiums and top 10 finishes in his relatively short ultrarunning career. 
     
    In stunning fashion he completed this year's PA Blacklist - a series of 4 legendarily grueling, graduate level, classic PA Trail Races: Hyner 50k, World's End 100k, Eastern States 100, and Black Forrest 100k - and did so with the fastest cumulative time. 
     
    Kevin is also a fellow Tailwind Trailblazer and is enjoying his 4th year on the RADrabbit Team.  
     
    To learn more about Kevin please visit @kr_scott on IG.
     
    RTWG is proudly sponsored by www.philadelphiarunner.com.
     

    • 1 hr 25 min

Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5
73 Ratings

73 Ratings

Doreian ,

Grace, humility, encouragement.

It’s hard to cut through some of the mythologizing that comes with ultrarunning, the cult of personality and self-centered Ness that doesn’t leave room for others to join in. Gagz he’s offering his story and amplifying so many others that we need to hear as runners and more importantly as fellow humans. Each episode is a little blessing, grace humility and encouragement to go out and put in some extra miles. More importantly, to make sure I smile and offer kindness to everyone on the trail.

pjfarber ,

Never underestimate where running might take you!

When I was a kid I never thought I would become a runner or even finish a marathon.

Once weighting in at 400lbs I know what its like not being able to run.

Be positive, dream big, and keep showing up!!!!!!!! and listening to Gagz of course!

nooppibs ,

Very inspiring and entertaining

Great podcast and very inspiring. I listen to it on my runs and just think how much i want to be you and do what you do.

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