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


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


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


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.

Follow Kirsty on Twitter, Instagram and Facebook.

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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. 

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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 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 or mention the promo code “personal record” when you talk to a Health IQ agent.


Michael Clarke: My Brother


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. 

Kevin Duffy: Plant Based Super Hero?

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Kevin is an Ironman athlete, plant based connoisseur, endurance philosopher and a Fire Fighter in Yonkers, NY.  We explore why Kevin loves training for the hardest one day endurance event in the world and how giving up meat in all its forms has led to a leaner, stronger, faster athlete.  Ever wonder whether plant based eaters get hangovers?  Well wonder no more as Kevin and I delve into the plant based rabbit hole.  

Visit Kevin on Instagram (@Fire_and_Ironman) and learn more about how a vegan plant based diet could benefit you.

Allison Goldstein

Allison Goldstein is a NYC local elite runner whose goals trump that of the typical athlete. She doesn't just dream about any finish line. She dreams about the finish line at the U.S. Olympic Trials. Find out how Allison balances her most intense training while still working as a writer/editor. Allison and I discuss the growth of women's running and why some men just can't seem to let a woman pass them on a training run.

Check out more of Allison on her Blog.

Women's Running Articles

The 10 Commandments Of Running On The Track

What If Your Ghosts Of Marathons Past Wrote You A Letter?

One Runner Says You Can’t Have It All—Here’s Why

We Know We Have To Taper—But Why Exactly?

Why Racing Before Your Race Is The Best Mental Training

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Joe Redmond

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Check out the first ever episode with Joe Redmond. Joe, is an NYPD Lieutenant and an all around bad ass. Joe talks about what it takes to train and qualify for not one, but two Hawaii Ironmans. He has some great advice if you are just getting started and is a true source of motivation as the off season comes to an end. It’s really a great conversation. Give it a listen and if you like it then go ahead and subscribe.