RunChats with @RonRunsNYC

Oct 19 2020 80 mins 57

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





Marcus Brown - Chasing Down a Sub-3 | RunChats Ep.22
Oct 19 2020 80 mins  
It was such a treat welcoming back my friend Marcus Brown, aka @themarathonmarcus, for a deep-dive on his sub-3 breakthrough at Dorney Lake! What an INSPIRING journey it’s been following Marcus from 4:55 marathoner to 2:56. We discussed his last 3 races that were building blocks to achieving his breakthrough at Dorney Lake: -Manchester, where he ran a 3:05 DESPITE getting sick both the night before and at the finish line. -Berlin, where he ran a 3:01 off a substandard training cycle.  -New York, where he finished with a 3:00:19 on, unquestionably, the toughest course. We reviewed: -Marcus' race buildup. Where there any changes in key workouts? -Lessons learned throughout the process. -The last night's meal and his pre-race breakfast. -His fueling strategy. -The race day blow-by-blow. Marcus takes us through it ALL. -His mental game, mindset, and mantras. I'm so thrilled for Marcus and I’m sure you’re all gonna be inspired hearing him take us through it! If you enjoy the conversation, 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 Marcus: Instagram: @themarathonmarcus Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/marathon.marcus Website: https://marathonmarcus.com Connect With Ron: Personal Instagram: @ronrunsnyc Podcast Instagram: @runchats_with_ronrunsnyc Facebook: https://fb.me/runchats Website: https://ronrunsnyc.com ---- Produced by: David Margittai | In Post Media Website: https://www.inpostmedia.com Email: [email protected] Social: @_margittai © 2020 Ron Romano


Beth Marzigliano - Remarkable Highs, Remarkable Lows, & Learning to Keep Racing FUN | RunChats Ep.21
Sep 28 2020 88 mins  
*Please Note: This podcast includes a discussion about eating disorders that may be upsetting to some listeners.* I am so excited to share Beth Marzigliano's amazing story! Beth ROCKED a big PR running 2:45 in the Boston Virtual Marathon, placing 1st overall! Beth’s running journey has seen some remarkable highs and lows and I’m so thankful she was open to sharing all of it. At Red Bank High School, she was part of a DMR team that WON Penn Relays and set the national record at Adidas Outdoor National Championships in the DMR. After missing most of the indoor season her senior year with a stress fracture, Beth was freaking out before her state meet that she was “too fat” and ended up making herself throw up her dinner the night before the meet. The next day, after being injured all season, she shocked herself winning the 800m, running a PR of 2:19 (the only race she EVER won on a track). This race got her noticed by colleges and helped get her a scholarship to run for LaSalle University. It was here that Beth’s running started to become an unhealthy obsession. She began feeling that to run fast she had to be skinny and developed an eating disorder. Measuring body parts, doing tons of sit-ups, not eating enough, and making herself throw up before races, bulimia put a strain on her relationships with friends, family, and teammates, and left her feeling exhausted, depressed, and completely burned out to the point where she thought she might never run again. Fast-forward five years and Beth wanted to lose a few pounds before her upcoming wedding. She started a couch to 5K program and made three major commitments this time around in her journal: A. She would never make herself throw up. Period. B. Make sure she gets her period every month. C. Keep running FUN. Six years later, Beth has completely reframed her relationship with food, running, and is having FUN! Her husband and family have been there to help every step of the journey and she is now a mom of two young boys, who were out there cheering her on! For anyone who has struggled with an eating disorder, I hope you’ll take a listen and be inspired by Beth’s remarkable running and life journey...and it’s just getting started! I'm proud of Beth for sharing her previous struggles so candidly on such an important health issue. If you enjoy the conversation, 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 Beth: Instagram: @bethmarzig Connect With Ron: Personal Instagram: @ronrunsnyc Podcast Instagram: @runchats_with_ronrunsnyc Facebook: https://fb.me/runchats Website: https://ronrunsnyc.com ---- Produced by: David Margittai | In Post Media Website: https://www.inpostmedia.com Email: [email protected] Social: @_margittai © 2020 Ron Romano



Megan Lavins - Family, Faith, & Fire in Her Belly | RunChats Ep.20
Sep 20 2020 77 mins  
I am so excited to share Megan Lavins' incredibly inspiring story! Megan is 24, didn’t run in high school or college and in just her 3rd marathon, rocked a 2:48 in the Boston Virtual Marathon, placing 2nd overall! The family traveled to Hilton Head, SC to celebrate her birthday and I think this race experience will last a lifetime!  Megan had her “A-Team” on the course to lend support, provide fluids, and even had the locals cheering her on by the 2nd loop. Some of the things we discussed in this episode include: -Race planning -- running by feel vs pace charts -Her biggest role model (her dad) -Her favorite runner (Shalane Flanagan) -Finding a coach (and a few of my recommendations: Casey Kilareski, James McKirdy, and Greg McMillan) -The NYC running scene and finding fast training partners (like Ana Johnson and Kate Pallardy) -Her next big goal Megan is guided by faith, family, and has a fire in her belly to see where running can take her. I’m ALL-IN on her exciting future and am sure you all will be, too. If you enjoy the conversation, 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 Megan: Instagram: @meganlavins Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/megan.lavins Connect With Ron: Personal Instagram: @ronrunsnyc Podcast Instagram: @runchats_with_ronrunsnyc Facebook: https://fb.me/runchats Website: https://ronrunsnyc.com ---- Produced by: David Margittai | In Post Media Website: https://www.inpostmedia.com Email: [email protected] Social: @_margittai © 2020 Ron Romano


Michael Wardian - Worldwide Adventure & The CannonBall Run Challenge | RunChats Ep.19
Sep 14 2020 76 mins  
What an honor it was to sit down for a RunChat with the great Michael Wardian. Mike’s running resume is truly remarkable, excelling at seemingly any distance on any terrain. Mike’s also known for being super approachable and encouraging to all runners and there's no doubt why top brands like Hoka One One, T-Mobile, NATHAN Sports, GU Energy, and Polar support Mike’s adventures around the globe. Some of the things we touched on in this episode include: -What races/adventures still excite him -Some of his favorite Ultra’s around the globe -His proudest accomplishments -How much training is required for a first-timer to take on a 50K or 50M -His 7 Continents in 7 Days experiences (2017 & 2019, where he averaged a time of 2:45 -- not to mention running the ONLY sub-3 in Antarctica!) -Averaging 2:31:09 in the six Abbott World Marathon Majors in 2016 -Learning from mistakes -Clean eating and his seeming super power of RECOVERY We also discussed how Mike and Dan from Old Dominion Racing came up with The CannonBall Run/Ride Challenge concept and how we can promote that year long challenge (running/riding/trail running) better to help support Tommy Riv's family. If you enjoy the conversation, 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 Michael: Instagram: @mikewardian Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/michaelwardian Website: http://mikewardian.com The CannonBall Run Challenge: https://www.olddominionracing.com/cannonballrun-challenge Connect With Ron: Personal Instagram: @ronrunsnyc Podcast Instagram: @runchats_with_ronrunsnyc Facebook: https://fb.me/runchats Website: https://ronrunsnyc.com ---- Produced by: David Margittai | In Post Media Website: https://www.inpostmedia.com Email: [email protected] Social: @_margittai © 2020 Ron Romano


Karen Howe - Howe About a Run? | RunChats Ep.18
Sep 08 2020 102 mins  
I had the best time talking all things running with ROCKSTAR Karen Howe aka @howeaboutarun. Karen is CFO of a Medical Device Company by day, and told one of the best intro stories on how she got her start in our sport—don't worry, I won’t spoil a word of it ;-)  Originally from Alaska, then to Boston for grad school, and finally settling in Rochester, NY with her husband and two children, some of the things we explored include: -Self-coaching vs being coached -Staying positive in COVID-19 times -Options for cross training -Charity/community engagement -Her Six-Star journey (only Tokyo & London to go!) -Finding the silver lining Karen wasn’t an athlete or runner as a kid and is truly just starting to hit her stride. As a self-coached runner in 2017, she had a huge breakthrough in Erie, dropping 10 minutes off her PR, and ran a 3:18. Friends encouraged her to explore working with a coach in 2018 and she connected directly with James McKirdy of @mckirdytrained where, to that point, she had never set foot on a track! She had no clue of distances/speedwork/paces, so she just RAN and trusted the process. She ended up throwing down a 3:03 in Berlin and there is no doubt more to come. To validate the point even further, Karen threw down a VIRTUAL 3:15 on the @bostonmarathon course yesterday with the family out there for aid station and photo support! Definitely giver her a follow to track her sub-3 journey! If you enjoy the conversation, 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 Karen: Instagram: @howeaboutarun Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/karen.burnettehowe Connect With Ron: Personal Instagram: @ronrunsnyc Podcast Instagram: @runchats_with_ronrunsnyc Facebook: https://fb.me/runchats Website: https://ronrunsnyc.com ---- Produced by: David Margittai | In Post Media Website: https://www.inpostmedia.com Email: [email protected] Social: @_margittai © 2020 Ron Romano




The London Marathon Announcement Reaction Episode from A Runner's Life Podcast with Marcus Brown
Aug 17 2020 66 mins  
It was so fun to jump back on fellow six star major marathon finisher, brother Marcus’s podcast: A Runner's Life. We discussed our thoughts following the announcement of the confirmed format of the 2020 Virgin Money London Marathon—the virtual race, the elite race, GFA, as well as our future predictions on where races are headed. We also discussed some charitable endeavors I’m engaged in for Tommy Rivers Puzey. Find out about Run with Rivs and sign up to help his family with the considerable medical expenses to treat his rare T-Cell lung cancer. And the American Cancer Society's challenge, DetermiNation Takes on the World, to circle the globe in miles and raise much needed funds for cancer research and treatment.  Marcus has a marathon PB of 3:00 and will no doubt smash the sub-3 barrier soon! He is one of my favorite follows on Instagram and has a podcast of his own, A Runner's Life, which I’d highly recommend you listen to. If you enjoy the conversation, 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. Be sure to hop over and help support Marcus's show, as well! Connect With Marcus: Instagram: @themarathonmarcus Website: https://marathonmarcus.com Podcast: A Runner's Life Connect With Ron: Personal Instagram: @ronrunsnyc Podcast Instagram: @runchats_with_ronrunsnyc Facebook: https://fb.me/runchats Website: https://ronrunsnyc.com ---- Produced by: David Margittai | In Post Media Website: https://www.inpostmedia.com Email: [email protected] Social: @_margittai © 2020 Ron Romano


Laura Swenson - Defining Fitness, Family, & Fun | RunChats Ep.17
Aug 10 2020 105 mins  
I had a blast talking all things Marathon and Ultra running with Laura Swenson from Tucson, AZ. Laura has worked in the fitness industry since the age of 20 and really enjoys helping her clients meet their goals. Many of her top clients have been with her for 15+ years, which is a testament to her positivity and enthusiasm for life!  Laura worked with the great Ultra runner, Pam Reed, who inspired and influenced her to get involved with marathoning. After having two kids she felt ready and got her start in 2001. By 2013, she had run 47 marathons, including 5 Boston's. In 2013, she took the leap and ran her first Ultra and fell in LOVE, winning her first ever race -- a 50K, at that!! I really enjoyed hearing her racing adventures with her mom and kids, enjoying camping, s'mores, and long drives together.  If you’re thinking of checking out an Ultra or Trail Race, you are gonna LOVE this episode. Laura will probably convince you to join her at race somewhere, like she did me. I hope a bunch of folks will want to join us at the Grand Canyon in October.  If you enjoy the conversation, 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 Laura: Instagram: @swensurfers Website: https://www.desertgirldesigns.com Laura’s blog post on much needed gear for Grand Canyon Running Adventures Connect With Ron: Personal Instagram: @ronrunsnyc Podcast Instagram: @runchats_with_ronrunsnyc Facebook: https://fb.me/runchats Website: https://ronrunsnyc.com ---- Produced by: David Margittai | In Post Media Website: https://www.inpostmedia.com Email: [email protected] Social: @_margittai © 2020 Ron Romano


RunningToProtest: Coffey Finds His Purpose | RunChats Ep.16
Jul 27 2020 131 mins  
I'm PROUD to sit down this week for a deep dive discussion with Coffey, aka @thatcoffeyboy. Coffey is a husband, father, actor, filmmaker, Nike pacer/coach, and the founder of Define New York Run Club. Coffey is the epitome of cool and is well-known in the NYC running scene. After taking part in a late night protest on a Friday, he ran a solo, unplanned marathon on Saturday in deep thought, struggling with what he could do, from his side, to help educate people. He came up with an idea to get people engaged and get a dialogue going, created a flyer, and launched Running To Protest. Calling All Run Crews-All Crews One Crew. There are many different ways to protest. Ours is to RUN. He put the word out on social and thought 40-60 people would show. Spoiler alert — around 800 people came out! Some of the topics we discussed: -Growing up in rural Aurora, NC -Sports — from hoops, to how Coffey found his love for running -RunningToProtest & finding his purpose -Systemic racism, Black Lives Matter, & getting justice for victims -Representation -Keeping the conversation going -And his short film, About the People Coffey’s big filmmaking project has been a much acclaimed short film About the People which hosts an extremely powerful, candid conversation about social justice and the inequalities by black men at the hands of police brutality. Coffey was the co-writer, co-producer, casting director, acted in the film, and was inspired to write it after discussions about the topic with his 17 year old son. This is a moving, POWERFUL conversation, and I’m so grateful for Coffey’s candor on all that we covered! If you enjoy the conversation, 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 Coffey: Instagram: @thatcoffeyboy Follow Define New York Run Club: @definenewyorkrunclub More on About The People: @aboutthepeoplefilm & https://aboutthepeoplefilm.com Connect With Ron: Personal Instagram: @ronrunsnyc Podcast Instagram: @runchats_with_ronrunsnyc Facebook: https://fb.me/runchats Website: https://ronrunsnyc.com ---- Produced by: David Margittai | In Post Media Website: https://www.inpostmedia.com Email: [email protected] Social: @_margittai © 2020 Ron Romano


Angel Piccirillo - Being a Teammate, Champion, & Black Female in America | RunChats Ep.15
Jul 08 2020 149 mins  
I had such a blast talking with rockstar Angel Piccirillo that we set a new PR for longest RunChat! Angel is a professional track athlete for Oiselle, specializing in the 1500m and 800m. She ran collegiately for Villanova, where she owns the NCAA 1000m record and was a 9x Penn Relays Champion! Angel grew up in a small rural town in PA and currently lives in Philadelphia with her dog, Bailey, and fiancé, Patrick Tiernan, who runs professionally for Nike Australia. Some of the topics we discussed: -Her high school (Michael Gentile) and college (Gina Procaccio) coaches and their roles as mentors in her life -Team dynamics -Her competitive fire and drive -Systemic racism -Black Lives Matter -Allyship -Finding her voice Angel is bright beyond her years and has truly found her voice! Please read her two part blog series for Oiselle, Black Female in America, linked below. If you enjoy the conversation, 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 Angel: Instagram: @angelp_1010 Black Female in America: Part 1 | Part 2 Learn more about Oiselle: https://www.oiselle.com Connect With Ron: Personal Instagram: @ronrunsnyc Podcast Instagram: @runchats_with_ronrunsnyc Facebook: https://fb.me/runchats Website: https://ronrunsnyc.com ---- Produced by: David Margittai | In Post Media Website: https://www.inpostmedia.com Email: [email protected] Social: @_margittai © 2020 Ron Romano



Sarah Bachand - Living Life Fearlessly & to the Fullest | RunChats Ep.14
Jun 08 2020 76 mins  
I'm so excited to to share my incroyable friend, Sarah Bachand’s, story. She’s a single mom of two belle girls, Naomi and Gloria, working in the O.R. on the front lines of COVID-19. When the Nunnery nearby in Sherbrooke, QC had an outbreak, she was the first to volunteer to work the graveyard shift and learned so much from the nuns and the experience. Sarah shared some profound stories about loss, helping patients die with dignity, and how she is managing the stress from it all. She runs 8K back and forth to the hospital to help manage the stress and ensure she isn’t missing time with her precious girls. I think my mouth is still open hearing some of her stories... -Trying out with 400 girls for the Canadian National Handball Team and how that experience shaped her -Hitchhiking across Canada -Moving to Australia to start a school for autistic children -Traveling from South Africa to Kenya with her sister -Contracting and surviving Malaria -The loss of twins and writing a book to help other mom’s  -Words from the Heart: a book on perinatal loss (linked below) Sarah is fearless, lives life to the FULLEST, and loves travel, adventure, and the outdoors. If you enjoy the conversation, 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 Sarah: Instagram: @sarahbachand Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/sarah.bachand1 Words from the Heart: a book on perinatal loss: http://www.borealispress.com/Author/aid/442/Sarah%20%20Bachand Connect With Ron: Personal Instagram: @ronrunsnyc Podcast Instagram: @runchats_with_ronrunsnyc Facebook: https://fb.me/runchats Website: https://ronrunsnyc.com ---- Produced by: David Margittai | In Post Media Website: https://www.inpostmedia.com Email: [email protected] Social: @_margittai © 2020 Ron Romano


Judy Stobbe - American Record Holder & #FasterAsAMaster | RunChats Ep.13
Jun 01 2020 84 mins  
I'm so excited to share my rockstar Central Park Track Club teammate Judy Stobbe’s INSPIRING story! It was fun learning Judy was the youngest of five children—with FOUR rambunctious older brothers—and how that led her to sports and shaped her competitive spirit. We dialed it back to her high school and college days, where Judy was a trailblazer and helped get girls cross country teams started at both schools. Fast forward to today, where Judy is one of Master’s Track and Field's truly great ambassadors. She has a deep passion and love for our sport and her enthusiasm is infectious. Discovering National & World Championship meets and the exposure to incredibly talented runners from around the globe has fueled her competitive drive. Judy ran a 5:02 1500m in 2016, well over 90% age-graded time, which is not only world-class, but also FASTER than her best D1 time! Judy is truly #fasterasamaster Judy is an amazingly accomplished Masters Runner, who’s won the USATF New York NY Master’s Athlete of the Year in 2015 and holds 2 American 4x800m records with teammates listed and tagged below. W50+ Club 4x800m Record Outdoor: on 6/16/18 Time: 10:26.85 Tania Fischer: @trixie2222 Kathleen Cushing-Murray: @katcushingm Kirsten Leetch: @kirstenleetch Judy Stobbe: @judithannstobbe W50+ Non-Club 4x800m Record Indoor on 1/24/20 Time: 10:12.69 Dominique Saint Louis: @dominiquesaintlouis Judy Stobbe: @judithannstobbe Jen Harvey: @jenjenjenthejen Sue McDonald: @suemcdonaldfitness If you enjoy the conversation, 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 Judy: Instagram: @judithannstobbe Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/judith.ann Connect With Ron: Personal Instagram: @ronrunsnyc Podcast Instagram: @runchats_with_ronrunsnyc Facebook: https://fb.me/runchats Website: https://ronrunsnyc.com ---- Produced by: David Margittai | In Post Media Website: https://www.inpostmedia.com Email: [email protected] Social: @_margittai © 2020 Ron Romano


Dr. Wakenda Tyler - Navigating Cancer Care in COVID Times | RunChats Ep.12
May 25 2020 55 mins  
Wakenda puts the bad in badass and is a total rockstar. When she isn’t saving lives in the O.R. as an Orthopaedic Surgical Oncologist, she’s crushing it on the roads, track, and cross country trails as one of Central Park Track Club’s top Masters Runners. Wakenda has a huge post as Division Chief of Orthopedic Oncology at Columbia University Irving Medical Center. We discussed when she first decided to pursue Medicine and the role two key mentors, Ed McCarthy, a Bone Pathologist at Johns Hopkins Medicine and Carol Morris, an Orthopedic Oncologist at the Hospital for Special Surgery, played in guiding her towards her unique specialty. We also talked about the changing landscape of Medicine in COVID-19 times and the challenges it has brought to her practice and her life: -No elective surgeries and the stress that causes for patients and families.  -Managing 30 residents being rotated into ICU and front-line areas.  -The PTSD, stress levels, fatigue, and frustrations her team is facing daily.  -What keeps her up at night? What's her biggest fear? -Where and how she fits running in and how it makes her a better person, Doctor, and wife.  If you enjoy the conversation, 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 Wakenda: Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/wakenda Connect With Ron: Personal Instagram: @ronrunsnyc Podcast Instagram: @runchats_with_ronrunsnyc Facebook: https://fb.me/runchats Website: https://ronrunsnyc.com ---- Produced by: David Margittai | In Post Media Website: https://www.inpostmedia.com Email: [email protected] Social: @_margittai © 2020 Ron Romano


Darcie Brodsky - Teaching & The Pursuit of Passion | RunChats Ep.11
May 18 2020 105 mins  
I'm so excited to share Darcie Brodsky's INSPIRATIONAL story! Darcie is a total rockstar, an elite educator, badass runner mom, and someone I’m super proud to call friend. Darcie dreamed of being a teacher from her childhood days and we dialed it back to 2008, Savoonga, Alaska, where she first discovered her love for helping children read. After moving to Texas, she began working as a reading specialist focusing on kids that required more attention. After completing certification to become a Licensed Dyslexia Therapist, Darcie began working with small groups of dyslexic students (1st-5th grade) that needed more help sorting, recognizing, and organizing language. To hear the pride in her voice when they master how to unlock words and read on their own is deeply moving!  She launched Run HBE, a passion project, with the help of three colleagues, Sara Head, Kate Olsson, and Vanessa Del Valle, to get children engaged with running. They've seen incredible growth and success so far and I'm so excited to see how they can build this out even further. To no surprise, all of this led to Darcie being nominated by her peers and awarded Teacher of the Year in 2019! And, of course, this wouldn't be a true RunChat if we didn't talk at least a little shop. We talk about her being overtrained and fighting burnout in her running and how she found the joy again, leading to a 2-minute Marathon PR in Houston. Darcie recently began working with Lindsay Flanagan who placed 9th in the 2019 Boston Marathon and I'm so excited to follow their work together to get Darcie that coveted BQ. Where would we be in our lives without great teachers? When we pursue our true passions in life, great things are bound to happen! If you enjoy the conversation, 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 Darcie: Instagram: @mommarunsmarathons Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/darcie.brodsky Connect With Ron: Personal Instagram: @ronrunsnyc Podcast Instagram: @runchats_with_ronrunsnyc Facebook: https://fb.me/runchats Website: https://ronrunsnyc.com ---- Produced by: David Margittai | In Post Media Website: https://www.inpostmedia.com Email: [email protected] Social: @_margittai © 2020 Ron Romano


Dr. Bill Johncock - Adventure, Inspiration, & a Marathon of Hope | RunChats Ep.10
May 11 2020 115 mins  
I was so blessed and excited to share Dr. Bill Johncock’s powerful, inspiring story! Many have been fortunate to witness and bask in the joy that Bill and his beautiful son Logan deliver running as a duo team for Ainsley's Angels. This is a generational father-son love story, bound and shared together through running, filled with adventures, amazing stories, and so much love. Bill ran his first marathon at 15 and his dad, Jerry, at 52. They shared a one-of-a-kind experience running their first Boston’s together at 19 and 55. I was captivated by the stories. Jerry: 116 Marathons—starting after the age of 50—and holder of many National and World Age Group Records. Bill: 104 marathons, 6 Boston’s, with a lifetime PR of 2:34. Logan has Angelman Syndrome, an appropriate name since he may well be an angel on Earth. If you're lucky enough to meet this rock star, you'll know exactly what I mean. When they found out their opportunity to run their first Boston Marathon together had been postponed, they took action and created Team Logan's Marathon of Hope! For any families out there that have a special needs child, this episode will hit home. Bill is an amazing human and such a pillar in his community. This chat may be a long one, but it's filled with love and inspiration. If you enjoy the conversation, 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 Bill: Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/bill.johncock Connect With Ron: Personal Instagram: @ronrunsnyc Podcast Instagram: @runchats_with_ronrunsnyc Facebook: https://fb.me/runchats Website: https://ronrunsnyc.com ---- Produced by: David Margittai | In Post Media Website: https://www.inpostmedia.com Email: [email protected] Social: @_margittai © 2020 Ron Romano




Amy Natalini | RunChats Ep.8
Apr 24 2020 73 mins  
Amy is a total badass who sets audacious goals and exceeds them. She targeted 50 marathons by age 40 and already has 53 at age 38 and, naturally, is now shooting for 60! For the past 5 years, she’s been a member of the Air Force Marathon Team and qualified to run in the prestigious World Military Games in China. She slipped a disc in her back the day before flying 14 hours to China and it seemed unlikely Amy would race, but after a “forced taper” and a little sports chiro care, she was able to line up for the US squad and ROCKED a 2:53 PR performance! Amy tackled her first Ultra in a deep and meaningful way, completing the Civil Rights March route from Selma to Montgomery in under 8 hours! She then stood on the Capitol steps with her husband, daughter, and running community and cried. We rounded the conversation out talking about homeschooling, haircuts, and healthcare fundraising in these unprecedented pandemic times.  I see BIG things ahead for Amy (like an Olympic Trials Qualifier...*wink wink*) Please take a listen and hear Amy’s awe-inspiring story! If you enjoyed the conversation, it would mean the world to me if you would rate the episode or write a review and share feedback wherever you get your podcast groove on. Amy and her husband have also started a side hustle and are now in the coaching game (Natural Athlete Training Systems), so be sure to check out their links below! Connect With Amy: Instagram: @usafamyruns NATS Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/NaturalAthleteTraining NATS VDOT: https://coaches.vdoto2.com/NaturalAthlete Connect With Ron: Personal Instagram: @ronrunsnyc Podcast Instagram: @runchats_with_ronrunsnyc Facebook: https://fb.me/runchats Website: https://ronrunsnyc.com ---- Produced by: David Margittai | In Post Media Website: https://www.inpostmedia.com Email: [email protected] Social: @_margittai © 2020 Ron Romano


Amanda Rycraft | RunChats Ep.7
Apr 16 2020 55 mins  
Amanda is a total bad ass with a burning passion for our sport! Our paths first crossed when I flew down to Austin to join the Team Rogue crazies for a 30 mile no-nutrition run. I’ve been following her running journey enthusiastically since then. We dialed it back to five years ago, when Amanda had a Half Marathon PR of 1:34 and had a goal of breaking 1:30. Fast forward to the Woodlands Half Marathon where she SCORCHED a 1:24:18! Then we took a deep dive into her training to examine what’s been moving the needle: The latest on her Team Rogue training as well as how she worked with Ashley Shager at the Woodlands Half for her breakthrough 1:24 Working with her sports chiro, Dr. Noah Moos, AKA the Witch Doctor Seeking out nutritionist Natalie Picchetti-Moos and The Human Nutrition Project and testing blood markers to discover gluten, dairy, and casein issues. Taking mobility/strength/imbalances classes with Mallory Brooks & Jason Brooks Reuniting with her old coach, Steve Sisson, AKA The Sorcerer  Finding a hypnotherapist, Dr. Laura Ryan, and working on strengthening her mindset How all of these areas, plus grinding the miles helped take Amanda’s running to another level. Working with a Witch Doctor and a Sorcerer is clearly a good combo. And finally, finding the love in running and how it keeps us grounded -- which has never been more important than in these crazy Covid19 times. Please take a listen and hear Amanda’s AWESOME story! If you enjoyed the conversation, it would mean the world to me if you would rate the episode or write a review and share feedback wherever you get your podcast groove on. Connect With Amanda: Instagram: @run_with_amanda Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/Abfly123 Connect With Ron: Personal Instagram: @ronrunsnyc Podcast Instagram: @runchats_with_ronrunsnyc Facebook: https://fb.me/runchats Website: https://ronrunsnyc.com/ Additional Links: Team Rogue Running: https://www.roguerunning.com/ The Human Nutrition Project: https://thehumannutritionproject.com/ A New Day Hypnosis: https://www.anewdayhypnosis.com/ The Woodlands Marathon: https://www.thewoodlandsmarathon.com/ ---- Produced by: David Margittai | In Post Media Website: https://www.inpostmedia.com/ Email: [email protected] Social: @_margittai © 2020 Ron Romano



Andi & Zach Ripley of AtoZrunning | RunChats Ep.6
Apr 09 2020 89 mins  
I feel doubly blessed to have had the chance to sit and talk all things running with Andi & Zach Ripley from the awesome AtoZrunning Podcast. We don’t title our episodes, but if we did, this surely would be A to Z, because we truly covered it from end to end in a fun point-counterpoint style. And thanks to Zoom, we got to hang in each other’s living rooms (and they even got to meet Princess Coco!) We dialed it all the way back to where they got started: How Andi was on fire for running as soon as she was upright and how she enjoyed beating anyone on the playground in races—including the boys—and owned the Middle School’s Mile record. How Zach flirted with soccer in high school before coming to his senses and qualifying for States in Cross Country and becoming a top runner in college (while earning major bonus points with me for running steeple!) We also talked about what feeds and fuels️ their competitive drive and their experiences running in the last two Olympic Trials—Zach in LA in 2016 and Andi in ATL in 2020. We chatted about Andi’s build for Chicago, how she ran and rehabbed through 2 hip labrum tears, and her unique race strategy that worked so well in the Windy City and helped punch her ticket to the historic race in Atlanta! They are super talented runners, terrific coaches, amazing content creators, and Mom & Dad to two young, beautiful boys, DJ & Miles. I hope you enjoy this convo as much as we did! If you do, it would mean the world to me if you would rate the episode or write a review and share feedback wherever you get your podcast groove on. Connect With Andi & Zach: AtoZrunning on Instagram: @atozrunning Andi on Instagram: @andiripley Zach on Twitter: @zripley Website: https://www.atozrunning.com/ Podcast: https://www.atozrunning.com/podcast/ Connect With Ron: Personal Instagram: @ronrunsnyc Podcast Instagram: @runchats_with_ronrunsnyc Facebook: https://fb.me/runchats Website: https://ronrunsnyc.com/ ---- Produced by: David Margittai | In Post Media Website: https://www.inpostmedia.com/ Email: [email protected] Social: @_margittai © 2020 Ron Romano


Casey Kilareski | RunChats Ep.5
Jan 17 2020 76 mins  
Casey Kilareski is a stay-at-home mom to 2 beautiful girls—Ella-Kate age 8 and Julie age 3—who SCORCHED a 2:43 in only her 2nd marathon at CIM, to punch her ticket to Atlanta for the Olympic Trials! After the birth of Julie, she battled mild postpartum depression and felt selfish about needing so much time to train and be away from her girls. We covered how she learned to create routines that work for them and give herself grace, which empowered her as a mom and runner. We explored the role her 1st coach, Brian Clevenger, played as advocate, role model, and father figure. As well as how her current coach, Brendon O’Leary, and Casey have great communication and are meshing so well together today. We also talked about how she learned to stop looking for magic parenting moments and started focusing on finding your light that makes you shine. (I'm pretty sure Casey has found her light!) If you’re looking for a coach, why not work with one who is a U.S. Olympic Trials Qualifier ;-) It was so fun getting to know her better as a mom, runner, coach, and O’Leary Racing teammate. Casey was nervous about coming on and I’m eternally grateful she stepped out of her comfort zone to share her AMAZING story! I have no doubt it will RESONATE with and INSPIRE running moms and dads everywhere! Casey’s an absolute rock-star and someone I’m super proud to call friend. I'm so excited to follow her running journey to the Trials and beyond. Please take a listen and hear Casey’s AMAZING Story! If you’re deeply moved like I was, it would mean the world to me if you would rate the episode or write a review and share feedback wherever you get your podcast groove on. Connect With Casey: Instagram: @caseykilareski ORT Instagram: @olearyracingteam ORT Facebook: https://www.fb.me/Olearyracingteam/ Connect With Ron: Personal Instagram: @ronrunsnyc Podcast Instagram: @runchats_with_ronrunsnyc Facebook: https://fb.me/runchats Website: https://ronrunsnyc.com/ Additional Mentions: Let Your Mind Run by Deena Kastor: https://amzn.to/35ZPVct ---- Produced by: David Margittai | In Post Media Website: https://www.inpostmedia.com/ Email: [email protected] Social: @_margittai © 2020 Ron Romano




Allie Ayers | RunChats Ep.3
Nov 27 2019 101 mins  
I had such a blast sitting down with Allie to hear her INSPIRING story! From her HS days as a stud pitcher, to her 1st exposure to running cross-country and becoming Team Captain—to Seton Hall where she enjoyed parties, frat life, and became a two-pack-a-day smoker. She met her hubby Chris, settled down, quit smoking, and gained over 60lbs from her 1st pregnancy. She was upset and decided to take action. She worked on her nutrition, researched, and found a local Running Group Chapter of @momsrunthistown (https://www.momsrunthistown.com) where she connected with fellow bad ass mom-runners Ashley (@runningbun), Naomi (@njmiles13), and Eileen (@emacber1), who welcomed her in, answered her questions, and together they formed a powerful Tribe! From there, Allie’s running journey took full flight! From running her 1st 5k race in 2014 in 26:19/8:30 per mile pace to her recent ROCK STAR performance at the @berlinmarathon where she ran 3:05/7:03 per mile pace! WOW...what a transformation! Allie is a total badass and is someone I’m proud to call friend. I'm excited to see what her future holds working with a terrific running coach, James McKirdy (@mckirdytrained). Please take a listen and share her incredibly inspiring story! If you’re deeply moved like I was, it would mean the world to me if you would rate the episode or write a review and share feedback wherever you get your podcast groove on. Connect With Allie: Instagram: @alliecat216 Facebook: https://fb.me/allison.ayers.543 Connect With Ron: Personal Instagram: @ronrunsnyc Podcast Instagram: @runchats_with_ronrunsnyc Facebook: https://fb.me/runchats Website: https://ronrunsnyc.com/ ---- Produced by: David Margittai | In Post Media Website: https://www.inpostmedia.com/ Email: [email protected] Social: @_margittai © 2019 Ron Romano




Kelley Batton Duell | RunChats Ep.1
Oct 23 2019 62 mins  
Welcome to the launch of RunChats with @RonRunsNYC! I'm honored to have Kelley Batton Duell on as my 1st guest. KBD, as she’s affectionately known, truly embodies the warrior spirit, is a complete and total badass, and is someone I’m extremely proud to call a friend.  One minute she’s training for the London Marathon and the next she's in the hospital not knowing what was going to happen next. Listen in to find out what transpired, what acted as fuel for her fire, and how her family and close running friends, the Clay Loop Tribe, were there for her when she needed it most to advocate for her care and help her get back on her feet. Just 6 short months after her hospital ordeal, she fought like Hell and battled back to land on the starting line of the Chicago Marathon with a goal of running a BQ. What happens next is some next-level, dare I say Goggins-esque, badassery #canthurtme Please take a listen and share her incredibly, inspiring story! If you’re deeply moved like I was, it would mean the world to me if you would rate the episode or write a review and share feedback wherever you get your podcast groove on. Connect With KBD: Instagram: @kelleyduell Connect With Ron: Personal IG: @ronrunsnyc  Podcast IG: @runchats_with_ronrunsnyc Facebook: https://fb.me/runchats Website: https://ronrunsnyc.com/ ---- Produced by: David Margittai | In Post Media Website: https://www.inpostmedia.com/ Email: [email protected] Social: @_margittai @inpostmedia © 2019 Ron Romano




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