Discussions of the intersection of the art and science of running.
Running Home with Katie Arnold: Love, loss, movement, stillness, motherhood, and the creative process
In this episode of the Art and Science of Running podcast, we speak with author and ultra runner, Katie Arnold @katiearnold, about love, loss, parenting, and the roles of movement and stillness in the creative process.
Katie is the author of Running Home: A Memoir as well as an editor and columnist for Outside Magazine where she writes the popular parenting column, Raising Rippers. In addition to writing, Katie is an accomplished trail and ultra runner. Katie has won the iconic Leadville 100 as well as the multi-day TransRockies Run. Katie does all of this while being a partner, mother, and writing retreat leader.
Running Home: A Memoir
Jacob Puzey @jacobpuzey met Katie at the TransRockies Run and reached out after reading her book, Running Home: A Memoir. At the time of the interview, Jacob felt like they were able to connect about many of the themes of her book, but it wasn’t until the recent ordeal with his brother, Tommy @tommy_rivs, that he more fully appreciated the toll that it takes on someone when a person that they love is suffering from a distance.
Sara Hall on running professionally, longevity, authenticity, parenting and advocacy
In this episode of the Art and Science of Running podcast, we speak with Sara Hall @sarahall3 shortly after she set a new Half Marathon world record on the treadmill and just before she came from behind to finish second at the London Marathon.
Sara has been one of the top American distance runners for decades. However, rather than review a lifetime of accolades and accomplishments, we dive into what makes Sara tick. Jacob @jacobpuzey and Sara talk about her motivations, her family, and her goals as a runner, global citizen, mother and a partner.
Additionally, we discuss the pros and cons of having her partner (American Record holder, Ryan Hall) as her coach and the strains and gains that can place on the relationship or the training dynamic. How did Sara and Ryan decided to adopt and raise three children in the prime of their athletic careers? How they have learned to juggle the various responsibilities of parenthood and professional running?
We discuss all of this and more in the latest episode of the Art and Science of Running Podcast.
For more information about the work that Sara and Ryan are doing through the Hall Steps Foundation, please visit https://charity.gofundme.com/stepsfoundation
We really enjoyed learning from Sara and are confident that you’ll also learn from the insights that she shares.
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The Art and Science of Running with Jacob Puzey & Malc Kent
We kick off our second season of the Art and Science of Running Podcast reconnecting hosts Jacob Puzey and Malc Kent from across the pond. Jacob is in Canada. Malc is in the UK. They’ve each had the opportunity to record new episodes. They’re excited to share these episodes in the coming weeks.
Jacob and Malc preview future episodes including one we recorded with London Marathon runner Up, Sara Hall. They also summarize and provide an update on Jacob’s brother, Tommy Rivers Puzey. Tommy joined us for episode 11 of season one of the Art and Science of Running podcast. For more information about the various initiatives to support Tommy and his young family, please visit https://linktr.ee/jacobpuzey
Malc shares some changes taking place in his role at RunScribe including the pro user course. For more information, please visit https://runscribe.com/courses/pro-user-course/
All of this and more in this episode of the Art and Science of Running Podcast.
Intro and outro music GOIN 4 A WALK by Dallin Puzey.
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Mario Mendoza, Increasing Access to Running, Treadmill World Records, Community Outreach, Using his Platform to Effect Change
In this episode of the Art and Science of Running podcast, we visit with world record holder, runner, pastor, community builder and recent 100K and 50K Treadmill World Record setter, Mario Mendoza @mendozarunner Mario was recently a part of the Chaski Challenge during which eight world records were broken on treadmills around the world. Mario was joined by former podcast guest and fellow Bend resident, Max King @maxkingor
World Records for a Cause
Earlier in 2020, Mario set a new 50K Treadmill World Record in front of a gym full of students and community members in Madras, Oregon. Madras High School is made up of a diverse population including 1/3 Native American, 1/3 Hispanic, and 1/3 Anglo. Madras is a community that Mario and his wife have invested in.
Mario didn’t choose to run in the most ideal setting to break the previously held world 50K record. He knew that it would require more work and effort and fitness to achieve the goal at altitude and in a crowded gym without air conditioning, but his reasons for wanting to set the record outweighed his desire for an easy mark. Mario wanted to inspire others. He specifically wanted the kids and community that he has worked with to have a reason to hope and an example of what is possible.
Change Takes Time, Patience, Commitment, and Investment
Mario knew early on that he wanted to try and set the world record in Madras, but he also knew that it would take time to build enough rapport in the community for it to have any meaning. He rolled up his sleeves and went to work.
Similarly, Mario knows that racial tensions in America are real. He has lived them on a regular basis. And yet he knows that the path to change will take time. It will require individuals investing in building personal relationships. It will take love and patience. It will take hope. Mario has hope in a brighter future.
Running to Build Bridges
Mario, Max, and Renee all live and train in Bend, Oregon. They recognize that there is a need in their community to diversity and increase access to running for all people. They dedicated their record setting runs to a camp that they organize to offer opportunities for kids throughout Central Oregon of diverse backgrounds to come together and learn with and from one another.
Read here to learn more about the Central Oregon Youth Running Camp.
There wasn’t enough time to discuss all of the good work that Mario is doing in his community. Mario is using his platform for good.
Episode 28: Zach Bitter, 100 Mile Treadmill World Record, Fat Adaptation, Metabolization, and Periodization, Adjusting Training and Racing Plans, Coaching, etc.
In this episode of the Art and Science of Running podcast, we visit with multi world record holder, Zach Bitter @zachbitter. Zach recently set a new 100 mile and 12 hour treadmill world record and already held the track and trail world records for the 100 mile distance. One thing that made this particular world record unique (apart from being a world record) is that Zach coordinated a very elaborate live stream production of the entire run which brought in prominent voices in the sport including former Art and Science of Running guests, Dr. Tommy Rivers Puzey @tommy_rivs, Geoffrey Burns Ph. D. @geoffreyburns, Jamil Coury @jamilcoury and Art and Science of Running podcast co-host, Jacob Puzey @jacobpuzey.
In addition to former guests from our show, the 12+ hour livestream also included endurance legends such as Ultramarathonman, Dean Karnazes @ultramarathon, Six-Time Ironman Champion, Dave Scott @davescott6x, former 100 mile treadmill world record holder, Dave Proctor @daveoutrunsrare, overall Big’s Backyard Ultra champion, Maggie Guterl @maggatronsruns, Western States and UTMB Champion, Courtney Dauwalter @courtneydauwalter, and podcasters Eric Schranz a href="https://twitter.
Episode 27: Alper Aydemir, Volumental, Foot Scanning, Foot Shape, Footwear Selection, etc.
In this episode of the Art and Science of Running Podcast, Malc talks with Alper Aydemir, founder of Volumental foot scanning technology company. During the hour long conversation Alper describes how he developed the original technology and then applied it to helping people scan their feet to better understand their foot shape.
This discussion touches on entrepreneurialism, technology that can help runners, and just how an innovative idea can find its feet. As Alper explains, Volumental is the household name in foot scanning and can be found in more than 12,000 stores worldwide – helping runners get a better match between their feet and their new shoes.
This is a published research report from Volumental focusing on how different ethnicities have different shaped feet and why that should matter to footwear brands – Analysis of 1.2 million foot scans from North America, Europe and Asia
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This is episode is presented by RunScribe food pods and the remote gait analysis provided by show host, Malc Kent of Runfisix.
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Listened to Episode 11: Tommy Rivers Puzey and Episode 27: Alper Aydemir online (unfortunately 11 isn’t on Apple anymore). Appreciated the depth they went into Tommy’s background story, mindset, diet, training plan, etc. Same with Alper (minus he didn’t go into diet/training since he isn’t a runner).
These guys are awesome to listening to. Such informative discussion with a good balance between in depth scientific research and fun, anecdotal information. Sometimes the audio quality is rough, but it’s always worth the listen. Keep it up guys!
The depth of knowledge of these guys is amazing. Love listening to them peel back the layers and dig a little deeper into just what it is that makes us all move. Good stuff.