Amy Freeze: NYC's Favorite Meteorologist

Amy Freeze can be seen most mornings on NYC's WABC Eyewitness News Team reporting on the weather.  But when she's not scanning Doppler images she can most often be seen running in Central Park.  This Indiana native picked up endurance sports at an early age and credits much of her success with the lessons learned from running.  Besides being a multi-time marathoner and triathlete she uses her time and influence to help raise money and awareness for charity organizations such as the Challenged Athlete Foundation and the Ray Pfeiffer Foundation.  Her energy is limitless and it was an honor to speak with her at the WABC studios.

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Personal Recordings: Death Be Not Proud by Sarah Crouch

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Sarah Crouch discusses the philosophy of strategy in "Death Be Not Proud".  After a conservative effort at a 5 mile race, Sarah is forced to reflect on her tactics and what it says about her and her running career. 

Sarah is a professional runner, 361 USA sponsored athlete and a contributor to the Personal Record Podcast.   

Visit Sarahon her website.

Check out Sarah on Facebook,  Twitterand Instagram.

Find out how strength work will make you faster with Jason Fitzgerald

Has your running performance plateaued despite logging countless miles?  Every wonder why you keep getting injured?  Well maybe Jason Fitzgerald can help.  Jason is a USATF-certified coach, Founder and Head Coach of Strength Running and author of Running for Health & Happiness.

As a blogger, podcast host, and independent coach, Jason has advised hundreds of thousands of runners and has helped tens of thousands more accomplish their goals with results-oriented coaching programs.

On this episode of Personal Record, Jason and I tackle a range of topics including injury prevention, optimal performance, and how strength work might be the missing link to both.

Eating Disorders in Sports with Rachael Steil

Rachael Steil is the author of Running in Silence: My Drive for Perfection and the Eating Disorder That Fed It.  In the book she details her struggles with eating disorders throughout her high school and college track career and the ways in which the diseases affected her performance, her relationships and her health.  Rachael has since dedicated her life to helping women and men who struggle with similar disorders, including offering advice to coaches and family members of these athletes. Through her activism work and using her book as a mouthpiece, Rachael strives to break misconceptions, heighten awareness and generate change in the athletic community for those at any body weight who struggle to speak up.

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Jeff Gaudette: Founder and head coach of Runner's Connect

Jeff Gaudette has been running for 13 years, at all levels of the sport. He was a two time Division-I All-American in Cross Country while at Brown University and competed professionally for 4 years after college. Jeff has competed all over the world, in numerous marathons, and recorded Olympic Trials qualifying times in the marathon and 10,000 meters.

Jeff and I have a fascinating conversation about Runner's Connect and their unique ability to coach athletes of all abilities.  We discuss podcasting, the enormous challenges faced by high school track coaches and the barriers of entry for new runners.  Jeff gives great advice on how YOU can help someone overcome those hurdles.

You can like Runner's Connecton Facebook or follow them on Instagram and Twitter

Want to learn more about coaching? Visit Runner's Connect on their website.  

Sarah Crouch: Professional Runner and 13X NCAA All American

Sarah Crouch is a Professional Runner, 13 X NCAA All American, and a 2:32 marathoner with too many other running achievements to name. In this fantastic conversation, Sarah and I tackle everything from doping and PEDs to eating disorders in sports.

Sarah is also a prolific writer and will be a regular fixture on the Personal Record Podcast with a new segment we are calling "Personal Recordings.”  Athlete-writers will be periodically featured reading essays and articles they've written on subjects ranging from injury prevention to racing, plus commentaries on frustration, motivation, and everything in between.

Visit Sarah on her website.

Check out Sarah on Facebook,  Twitter and Instagram.

Learn more about eating disorders in sports.

Angela Naeth: North American Ironman Champion

Have you ever dealt with long term injury or illness?  Angela Naeth is the 2015 North American Ironman Champion. Along with two sub-9 hour Ironman performances she founded the "I Race Like a Girl" Triathlon Team.  In 2016 she suffered a broken foot requiring surgery and months of rehabilitation.  She battled back in 2017 only to be diagnosed with Lyme disease; a misunderstood and often misdiagnosed bacterial infection.  Learn how Angela stays positive by using sport psychology and shamanism to help guide her through her many hurdles.  

Visit Angela on her website.

Check out Angela on Facebook,  Twitter and Instagram.

Learn more about Lyme disease.

Join I Race Like a Girl Triathlon Team. 

Nicole Falcaro: NYC's Newest Pro Triathlete

Nicole Falcaro is NYC's newest professional triathlete.  With a background in running she found herself looking for something more and discovered triathlon.  She rose through the amateur ranks winning almost every race in which she competed before deciding to take the next step.  Her love of endurance sports and her obsessive need to work as hard as she can served her well at the Wildflower 70.3 Triathlon where she recently took 7th place.  Find out what makes Nicole tick and why she needs to be the best she can be.  

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Scott Douglas: NY Times Best Selling Author on Running

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Scott Douglas, NY Times best-selling author, joins us to speak about his latest book, Running is My Therapy, which shows how running can make us HAPPIER.  Scott speaks candidly about his own battles with depression and how running has helped make him whole.  Listen as Scott shares his hard-earned wisdom after 40 years and over 110,000 miles of running.  

Scott's Amazon Author Page:  Purchase your copy of Running is my Therapy as well as any of Scott's other books.  

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Geoff Smith: 2X Boston Marathon Champion

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Geoff Smith, the 2X Boston Marathon Champion and former Liverpool Fire Fighter joins Personal Record.  We talk about the Boston Marathon, his podium finish at the NYC Marathon and his Olympic Marathon heartbreak.  If there was a college course on running Geoff Smith would be the professor.  Listen as Geoff dispenses his hard earned wisdom and find out why running makes him happy.  

Check out Geoff on Instagram and Facebook.

Register for Geoff's Races Fort Taber 5k  Narragansett Bay Half and 5k 

Order T-shirts and Medals for your next event at Stride Awards.

Jenna Tanenbaum: President and Co-Founder of Green Blender

Jenna Tanenbaum, a recovering cross-fitter turned runner, has always been an active health and fitness enthusiast. In 2014 Jenna decided to make her passion her business and started GreenBlender, a subscription-based smoothie company, with her husband Amir Cohen.  Find out why Jenna believes endurance athletes and entrepreneurs might have more in common than meets the eye. In this interview you will learn as much from Jenna about starting your own business as you will about fitness and nutrition.

Find out more about Green Blender on their website or you can like them on Facebook and follow them on Twitter and Instagram.

Use Promo Code PERSONALRECORD and get $20 off of your first box of Green Blender.

Check out Jenna on Twitter, Instagram and Facebook.

Kirsty Jahn: Pro Triathlete and Half Ironman Champion

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If you like funny Canadian accents then you will love this podcast.  Kirsty Jahn is a Professional Triathlete and Ironman 70.3 Champion.  This former NYC resident talks about growing up in British Columbia and the challenges of training in NYC.  Kirsty talks about the good times and the bad over her triathlon career and reminds us there are no secrets to becoming a champion.  All it took was 24 years of training.

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Kirsty's Sponsors Oakley, Jolyn, Trek Bikes.

Matt Long: NYC Fire Fighter and Crash Survivor

Are you looking for inspiration?  Matt Long has a story you need to hear.  This Brooklyn native and NYC Fire Fighter overcame all odds to complete the NYC Marathon and Lake Placid Ironman after recovering from a horrific bus accident.  Matt's doctors gave him a 1% chance of living, but he battled back in one of the most amazing tales of strength and resilience.

"The Long Run" By Matt Long & Charles Butler

Check out Matt on FacebookInstagram and Twitter.

Train with Matt at Orangetheory Fitness in Danbury, Ct.

You can also donate to the I Will Foundation.

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Santino Panico: Creator, Filmmaker, Marathoner

Have you ever watched a documentary and thought, "I could do that better"?  Well Santino Panico didn't just say it.  He did it!  This runner and first-time filmmaker decided he wanted to share his experience as a plant-based eater training for the NYC Marathon in his film From the Ground Up.  In it, he speaks with elite athletes including Scott Jurek and Rich Roll about why they became plant-based eaters and how it affects their performance.  Santino and I discuss nutrition, motivation and why someone with no experience would dive headfirst into making a feature length documentary.

This episode is brought to you by Health IQ.  Health IQ uses science & data to secure lower rates on life insurance for health conscious people like runners, cyclists, strength trainers, vegans, and more. 

To see if you qualify, get your free quote today at healthiq.com/personalrecord or mention the promo code “personal record” when you talk to a Health IQ agent.

Caitlin Phillips: Olympic Trials and Beyond

Caitlin Phillips is a working professional, a runner and an Olympic Trials Qualifier.  Even though some weeks she spends 80 hours at the office she still manages to put in the training.  Caitlin ran a 2:38 at the Berlin Marathon finishing top overall American.  Find out how this Brooklyn resident makes it all work in this fascinating conversation about training, life and why we do what we do.  

This episode is brought to you by Health IQ.  Health IQ uses science & data to secure lower rates on life insurance for health conscious people like runners, cyclists, strength trainers, vegans, and more. 

To see if you qualify, get your free quote today at healthiq.com/personalrecord or mention the promo code “personal record” when you talk to a Health IQ agent.

Liam McCabe: Future President of the United States?

Liam McCabe is a runner, race director and NYC politician. This former City Council candidate and congressional staffer joins us to discuss the Willie McCabe Memorial run to benefit homeless veterans, why working class neighborhoods produce excellent endurance athletes and how he thwarted the Secret Service in order to meet President Clinton.  Listen and learn as Liam tells us how running shaped who he is and how he sees the world.

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This episode is brought to you by Health IQ.  Health IQ uses science & data to secure lower rates on life insurance for health conscious people like runners, cyclists, strength trainers, vegans, and more. 

To see if you qualify, get your free quote today at healthiq.com/personalrecord or mention the promo code “personal record” when you talk to a Health IQ agent.

 

Michael Clarke: My Brother

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Have you ever broken your foot in the middle of a race and still finished?  Well, my next guest has.  In this week's episode we speak with Michael Clarke.  Michael is my brother and the reason I began running in the first place.  He ran track in high school and college and we discuss the grueling race schedule these young kids have to endure.  We discuss pain and whether running a 5 hour marathon is harder than running a 2 hour marathon.