Tim Snow: The Bill Murray of Triathlon

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Tim Snow, like Bill Murray, is beloved by pretty much everyone. And, like Bill Murray, he is truly a master of his craft. Tim has spent the last 20+ years in the sport of triathlon perfecting what it means to be a coach. He raced professionally for 13 years at a time when not much was known about the Ironman. After a decade of trial, error and engineering he and QT2 Systems founder, Jesse Kropelnicki, put together the most comprehensive coaching protocol in the sport. Listen, laugh and LEARN as Tim explains his experience with, running, triathlon, nutrition and everything in between.

Jonathan Blyer: It's not about the bike. It's about the bike fit.

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If you've ever ridden a bike, thought about riding a bike or are planning to ride a bike then check out this episode. Jonathan Blyer, a longtime triathlete and cyclist, owns and operates ACME Bicycle Co.  Jonathan is a professional engineer and one of only about 20 Retul Certified Master Bike Fitters in the country.  Before you purchase your next bike this season listen to what JB has to say.

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Colleen Kelly Alexander: Gratitude in Motion

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COLLEEN KELLY ALEXANDER is a lifelong athlete and motivational speaker who inspires positive change, contribution, determination and actionable gratitude. With her indomitable spirit and incredible story of survival, Colleen teaches others how to aim higher, be stronger and use adversity as a catalyst to make the world a better, brighter place.

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Save a life by Giving Blood and Learning CPR

Angela Naeth: The Comeback Kid

When we last spoke with Professional Triathlete, Angela Naeth, she had just been diagnosed with Lyme Disease.  It was uncertain what, if any, results she was going to have in 2018.  But despite tremendous setbacks and a body that just wouldn't cooperate Angela fought and ended her season with some of the best finishes of her career...including 8th place at the Hawaii Ironman World Championship! Angela shows us what it means to have grit.

The Best of the Personal Record Podcast 2018

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We here at the show would like to thank all of our amazing guests and listeners, without whom, none of this would be possible.  Here is a quick look at some of what made 2018 an amazing year.  Enjoy. 

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James Lawrence: 50 Ironmans in 50 States in 50 Days

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James Lawrence, The Iron Cowboy, decided to redefine “impossible” in 2015 when he took on one of the most challenging endeavors in the history of sport.  He completed 50 Ironmans in 50 states in 50 days.  James and I talk about how his historic journey brought him to places, both literally and figuratively, he never thought possible.

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Personal Recordings: "Such as we are made of" by Sarah Crouch

Sarah Crouch is professional runner and a prolific writer. In this essay “Such as we are made of” Sarah delves deep into the struggles she has dealt with, both physically and mentally, in being a professional runner.  Sometimes you see your personal bests just slip away and sometimes they won’t come back for quite a while.  Sarah was in that position earlier this year where she hadn’t run a personal record in a very long time.  So she Wrote this.  It’s basically a letter from past Sarah to future Sarah telling her everything is going to be ok.  It takes a certain kind of person to get through it and it takes a certain kind of person to keep pushing toward that finish line.  And Sarah did just that.  In October of 2018 Sarah finished top American in a staggering time of 2:32 at the Chicago Marathon.  We here at the show are very proud of her and we wish her continued success.  

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

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The Godfather of NYC Unsanctioned Racing: Joe DiNoto

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Joe DiNoto is the pioneer behind the latest craze in NYC running: unsanctioned racing.  These dangerous events through the streets of New York capture the imagination of runners around the world as some of NYC’s most elite athletes bob and weave through traffic hoping to be the first across the finish line.  Joe, the founder of Orchard Street Runners, explains why racing in general and unsanctioned racing in particular taps into one of the most fundamental aspects of being human. 

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TCS NYC Marathon: Everything you need to know with Coach Justin Wood

Justin Wood and I have run the TCS NYC Marathon a combined 9 times.  In this special episode, we break the race down into its most fundamental components.  We discuss race-day logistics as well as execution.  We answer common questions regarding the mysteries behind tapering and the infamous carbo-load.  Whether you're running this race for the 1st time or the 100th, you’ll come away from this episode with a plan to get from your bed to the finish line on November 4th.

Justin Woodis an RRCA Level 1 certified running coach and the Founder and Head Coach of Justin's Joggers, a NYC based running team.

Glenn Hartrick: The Overly Motivated Triathlete

Glenn Hartrick was on top of the world.  He had completed multiple marathons and triathlons, including a sub 10 hour finish at the NYC Ironman.  His physique was so exceptional that he was featured on the cover of the Runner's World Body Issue in December 2012.  But in June of 2014, just weeks after completing Ironman Texas, Glenn was struck by a car while on a training ride.  He was paralyzed from the chest down.  With new definitions of pain, struggle and determination Glenn battled back and is now an elite para-athlete continuing his journey this year at the 2018 Ironman World Championship in Hawaii. Learn how Glenn found the will to keep moving forward and what it took to get back on top of the world.  #2Ns

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Tina Muir on Being Brave, Being Strong and Being You

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Tina Muir is a Professional Runnerand Olympic hopeful from the United Kingdom.  After years competing at the highest level, she made the difficult decision to hang up her shoes and start a family.  Tina and I speak candidly about her reasons for leaving the world of competitive running and how the sport affected her health.  When she’s not on mom duty (and sometimes while she is), Tina continues to inspire thousands with her podcast, Running for Real, as she honestly and openly discusses real-world problems faced by runners today.

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Personal Recordings: "I Fired My Coach" by Allison Goldstein

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Have you ever fired your coach?  Did it feel like breaking up?  Allison Goldstein delivers another poetic tale of her struggles with firing her old coach and her optimism with hiring her new one.  Whether you are a coached athlete or not Allison brings an interesting perspective on what can become a surprisingly intimate relationship.   

Listen to Allison's full interview on the Personal Record Podcast.

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24 Marathons in 24 Days with Shane Finn

Have you ever wondered what it's like to run 24 marathons in 24 days?  Well Shane Finn can tell you all about it.  This Irish native embarked upon an endurance journey of epic proportions in the summer of 2017 and raised €142,000 ($165,000) for Spina Bifida & Hydrocephalus Ireland.  While that might be enough for most people Shane plans to raise the bar even higher in 2019 by running and biking across America to continue his crusade for SBHI.  Find out why Shane always needs to do more and how he finds the strength to never stop trying.  

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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.   

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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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