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A podcast about dedicated and motivated amateur runners who are working hard to get better and achieving inspirational results.

The Rambling Runner Podcast Matt Chittim

    • Running
    • 4.8, 365 Ratings

A podcast about dedicated and motivated amateur runners who are working hard to get better and achieving inspirational results.

    #257 - Mastering 40 Announcement

    #257 - Mastering 40 Announcement

    Welcome to Mastering 40. 

    I just completed the worst athletic year of my life. One beset by injuries and a 25 lb. weight gain. Finally, I decided enough was enough. 

    With the help of a professional coach - James McKirdy, sports registered dietitian - Starla Garcia, and a sports psychologist - Adrienne Langelier, I am determined to have the best athletic year of my life. One that will end, hopefully, with a sub-40:00 10k. This is a huge stretch goal and I am determined to get it done. Over the course of this year I will also be turning 40 years old and become a masters runner. Hence the “Mastering 40.”

    I will be documenting the journey with two blog posts a week at www.mastering40.com and a podcast every three weeks. The podcasts, like this one, will include calls with the experts I will be leaning on, and learning from, throughout the process.  

    I hope you enjoy and learn from my year of reclaiming my fitness and pursuing an entirely new level of performance while trying to maximize my schedule as a dedicated amateur runner. 



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    Follow Matt:

    Instagram - @rambling_runner

    Twitter - @rambling_runner

    Get exclusive podcasts with popular past guests by joining our Patreon community at www.patreon.com/ramblingrunner.

    https://www.theramblingrunner.com

    • 1 hr 30 min
    Bonus Episode: Run With Rivs ft. Jacob Puzey & Ben Rosario

    Bonus Episode: Run With Rivs ft. Jacob Puzey & Ben Rosario

    In this special bonus episode I am honored to be joined by Jacob Puzey, older brother of Tommy "Rivs" Puzey, and Ben Rosario, head coach of the HOKA Naz Elite. We discuss the amazing fundraising work that is being done on behalf of Tommy and his family and the new Run With Rivs initiative. Jacob also shares some insight into the wonderful dualities that make Rivs a master competitor, dear friend, empathic communicator, beloved free-spirit, and so much more. 



    Run with Rivs - How to Get Involved



    Pick a day, or a few, between August 1st and 9th and take on a challenge of your choosing. Run, ride, hike, walk, etc. for as many miles as you wish to raise money for the family of Tommy Rivers Puzey as he battles Primary Pulmonary NK T-Cell Lymphoma:
    https://runsignup.com/Race/AZ/Anywhereintheworld/RunwithRivs

    Your challenge is totally up to you. It can be as epic as a century ride or as simple as a walk around the block. Rivers, a friend to so many across the globe, is a cyclist, a marathoner, a mountain runner, a trail runner, a triathlete, and an ultra runner. He’s also a father, a husband, a son, and a brother.

    Let's do this! Get out there and pour your heart into an effort, whatever it might be. Let's lift up Rivers and his family by doing what Rivers does best! Cover ground, breathe, and share your journey! Register via the link in our profile. Tag us and use the hashtag #runwithrivs.

    You can learn more at https://www.instagram.com/runwithrivs/ and get updates about Tommy at https://www.gofundme.com/f/Tommy-Rivers-Rest-Up. 

    • 44 min
    #256 - Olivia Baker

    #256 - Olivia Baker

    Olivia Baker is one of the best 400 and 800 meter runners in the country and will be battling tooth and nail for a spot on the 2021 Olympic Team. It was an honor to have her on the show to discuss her training pre-COVID and how it has looked over the past few months, balancing elite track with her desire to be a neurosurgeon, pushing through performance limits, her thoughts on Stanford, her alma mater, cutting 11 sports, and much, much more.



    Sponsors:

    Previnex is a supplement brand that I trust, use, and have greatly benefited from. They source the highest quality ingredients in the most clinically effective and beneficial forms. Previnex manufactures to the highest standards possible, testing every ingredient, every step of production and every finished product. Visit www.previnex.com and use coupon code Runner15 to save 15% on your first order.

    This episode is brought to you by Four Sigmatic, a wellness company that mixes mushrooms and adaptogens with coffee, cacao, latte, protein powder. They have a special offer for the Rambling Runner audience. Receive 15% off your Four Sigmatic order. Just go to www.foursigmatic.com/RAMBLINGRUNNER or enter code RAMBLINGRUNNER at checkout.



    Follow Matt:

    Instagram - @rambling_runner

    Twitter - @rambling_runner

    Get exclusive podcasts with popular past guests by joining our Patreon community at www.patreon.com/ramblingrunner.

    https://www.theramblingrunner.com




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    • 1 hr 4 min
    #255 - Diverse We Run Panel Chat: Safety In Running As A BIPOC

    #255 - Diverse We Run Panel Chat: Safety In Running As A BIPOC

    In this special episode of the Rambling Runner Podcast we are airing an important panel discussion created by three friends of the podcast.

    Hosts Carolyn Su, Natalie Mitchell and Shawanna White moderated a panel of extraordinary runners/people to discuss safety in running as a BIPOC.

    The panelists for this discussion are: Tammy Shakur, Connie Shieh, Ezra Williams, Da'Rel Patterson and Din`ee Dorama. This insightful and important Saturday, July 18th.

    You can follow these change makers at:

    Carolyn Su: https://www.instagram.com/irunfortheglory/

    Natalie Mitchell: https://www.instagram.com/natrunsfar/

    Shawanna White: https://www.instagram.com/peachrunner26.2/

    Tammy Shakur: https://www.instagram.com/runlivelove2/

    Connie Shieh: https://www.instagram.com/connosaurusrex/

    Ezra Williams: https://www.instagram.com/ez_runs_az/

    Din`ee Dorama: https://www.instagram.com/dinee_pink22/

    • 1 hr 54 min
    254 - Brandy Talamoni

    254 - Brandy Talamoni

    Brandy Talamoni is a powerhouse and a fountain of positivity all in one. She is one of my favorite amateur runners to follow and it was awesome to have her on the show.

    Brandy is a USMC vet, USMC spouse, mother of two little one, marathoner, ultra/trail runner, weightlifter, yoga lover, and all-around fascinating person. In this episode we talk about all of these areas of her life, and much more.

    You can follow Brandy on Instagram at https://www.instagram.com/brandytherunner/ and Twitter at https://twitter.com/brandytherunner.



    Sponsors:

    Previnex is a supplement brand that I trust, use, and have greatly benefited from. They source the highest quality ingredients in the most clinically effective and beneficial forms. Previnex manufactures to the highest standards possible, testing every ingredient, every step of production and every finished product. Visit www.previnex.com and use coupon code Runner15 to save 15% on your first order.

    This episode is brought to you by Four Sigmatic, a wellness company that mixes mushshrooms and adaptogens with coffee, cacao, latte, protein powder. They have a special offer for the Rambling Runner audience. Receive 15% off your Four Sigmatic order. Just go to www.foursigmatic.com/RAMBLINGRUNNER or enter code RAMBLINGRUNNER at checkout.



    Follow Matt:

    Instagram - @rambling_runner

    Twitter - @rambling_runner

    Get exclusive podcasts, video coaching sessions, and much more by joining our Patreon community at www.patreon.com/ramblingrunner.

    https://www.theramblingrunner.com

    • 42 min
    #253 - Melissa Malani & Sarah Canney

    #253 - Melissa Malani & Sarah Canney

    In this two-part episode we re-connect with two of our most popular guests: Melissa Malani and Sarah Canney. 

    Melissa first shared her amazing journey with her trademark energy and enthusiasm on Rambling Runner episode 57. In this conversation we discuss some of her recent successes, hurdles, setting new PR's at shorter distances, and breaking the 6:00 mark in the mile despite hoping to merely break 6:30! You can learn more about Melissa here: https://www.instagram.com/isamarathoner/ .



    Sarah Canney is back after her first appearance on episode 74 of the Rambling Runner Podcast.

    This amazing runner, snow-shoe racer, and founder of the Rise Run Retreat, has plenty to offer on those topics, home-schooling, parenting, the Rise Run Collective, and much more. You can learn more about Sarah at sarahcanney.com.



    If you liked this episode you can get more Rambling Runner follow-up episodes at www.patreon.com/ramblingrunner.



    Sponsors:

    Previnex is a supplement brand that I trust, use, and have greatly benefited from. They source the highest quality ingredients in the most clinically effective and beneficial forms. Previnex manufactures to the highest standards possible, testing every ingredient, every step of production and every finished product. Visit www.previnex.com and use coupon code Runner15 to save 15% on your first order.



    Follow Matt:

    Instagram - @rambling_runner

    Twitter - @rambling_runner

    Get exclusive podcasts, video coaching sessions, and much more by joining our Patreon community at www.patreon.com/ramblingrunner.

    https://www.theramblingrunner.com




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    • 55 min

Customer Reviews

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365 Ratings

365 Ratings

jk dkncf ,

Great Podcast

I love this podcast! Great guests and topics to listen to during my runs. Thank you!

RoadWarriorRunner ,

Fantastic Podcast for Runners

Always inspiring and interesting to listen to the convos of other amateur runners doing big things. Matt’s interview style allows listeners to really get lost in the conversation (in a good way). As many others have said, the Rambling Runner has become a easy/long/solo run companion I look forward to bringing along with me each week. Awesome show! Thanks Matt!

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Give it a listen!

I love Matt’s interview style and the humor he brings while still discussing serious topics in the world of running. I also love that there is a space for amateur runners to shine as well!

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