Episode 47 – Bryon from iRunFar

This week (download here), the Geeks are excited to talk with Bryon Powell (@irunfar) from iRunFar.com. Bryon is the author of Relentless Forward Progress: A Guide to Running Ultramarathons and an 19 year veteran of endurance running. He will be running the Western States 100 this coming saturday (06/25/11).

Bryon came on the show to discuss trail running and give some introductory advice on ultra marathons. He mentioned that trail running has taken off over recent years because more people are looking for an “adventure” while running. Running on road “seems like running on a treadmill” since the scenery tends to be quite repetitive. He continues to give tips on the how and where to get started into trail running.

As for ultra marathons – Bryon mentions a few reasons why ultra marathoning is appealing to all types of runners. However, he does caution those who havent run a marathon to ease into the world of ultras. Check out his book -  Relentless Forward Progress: A Guide to Running Ultramarathons - where he discusses training tips for those interested in running ultra distances.

Until next time, leave feedback on iTunes,  email questions and comments to feedback [at] GeeksInRunningShoes [dot] com or just ‘like us’ on facebook! Also follow us on Twitter, Jason (@guttocutwl) and Ray (@adeyemiking).

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Episode 46 – The PR Special

This week, download here, the Geeks are excited to talk to three people, Jake (@mainetriguy) host of RunLikeHealth, Dan (@passinthrough) host of Running the Golden Years, and Chanthana (@chanthana) about their recent PR’s!  Of course this episode we had some Skype issues, but we ended up with some great content.  Thanks for tuning in!

Until next time, leave feedback on iTunes,  email questions and comments to feedback [at] GeeksInRunningShoes [dot] com or just ‘like us’ on facebook! Also follow us on Twitter, Jason (@guttocutwl) and Ray (@adeyemiking).

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Episode 45 – Psychology & Running w/ Dr. Cindra Kamphoff

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This week (download here), the Geeks are excited to talk to Certified Sport Psychology Consultant Dr. Cindra Kamphoff of Runner’s Edge Minnesota.  Dr. Kamphoff is a Certified Sport Psychology Consultant who specializes in the psychology of running and marathoning, and is an accomplished runner herself.

Dr. Kamphoff talks about strategies that help in building mental toughness, confidence, and remaining motivated in marathon training. She made the observation that most runners focus a lot on the physical training that comes with endurance activities but very few take the time to build the mental strength that is necessary to have a great performance. She also mentions other aspects of the psychology of running such addiction, and race day anxiety.

However, Dr. Kamphoff also talks about the benefits of endurance activities such as running – some of which include anxiety relief, help fight against depression symptoms, promote overall well-being etc.. Besides that, a huge benefit of endurance running is attaining flow – She recommends a great book – Flow in Sports: The keys to optimal experiences and performances by Susan Jackson and Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi.

We hope this episode got your mind going (yes, pun intended). If you would like to discuss this more, head over to our facebook page and let’s talk about it.

Until next time, leave feedback on iTunes,  email questions and comments to feedback [at] GeeksInRunningShoes [dot] com or just ‘like us’ on facebook! Also follow us on Twitter, Jason (@guttocutwl) and Ray (@adeyemiking).

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Episode 44 – The Talking Horse

This week, download here, the Geeks are super stoked to talk to the Talking Horse himself.  You may know him as Caballo Blanco.  You may know him as Micah True.  He is the race organizer of the Copper Canyon Ultra-marathon and friend of the Raramuri.  You can find him many places online including his website, friends of the Raramuri, and his Facebook page for the CCUM.

Until next time, leave feedback on iTunes,  email questions and comments to feedback [at] GeeksInRunningShoes [dot] com or just ‘like us’ on facebook! Also follow us on Twitter, Jason (@guttocutwl) and Ray (@adeyemiking).

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Episode 43 – Live from Missouri Running Company

This week, download here, the Geeks are live on location at Missouri Running Company in St. Louis, Missouri.  Missouri Running Company is owned by Lori and Jim, two accomplished runners themselves.  They offer video gait analysis at all three of their Missouri locations.  What you didn’t see is the way that they helped us find shoes after the show.  We interacted with every member working today, trying on multiple pairs of shoes. In the end, we both walked out of there with new kicks.  Ray took home his first pair of VFFs, the Bikilas.  Jason decided to get some runs in with the Nike Free 3.0 (lime green, of course!).

This is one of those episodes that you want to watch inorder to get the full context on all the product demos. Check out the ustream recording to get the full experience.

Emily from YurBuds swung by to show us their amazing product.  We can tell you from first hand experience that the audio quality on their Ironman Series.  Also, Greg from Nike spent some time with us to talk about Nike’s new running watch, the Nike+ SportsWatch.  What a nice watch.  Sleak, stylish, and simple to use, we were very happy with the hands-on demo.

Big shoutout to Dan Clark, host of Running the Golden Yearsand friend of the show.  It was our pleasure to award him our giveaway this week of Yurbud Ironman Performance Raising Earphones.  Thanks for tuning in every week, Dan!

Emily for YurBuds, Jason, Ray, and Jim from MoRunCo

Until next time, leave feedback on iTunes,  email questions and comments to feedback [at] GeeksInRunningShoes [dot] com or just ‘like us’ on facebook! You can check out the uncensored video from the show on our Ustream feed.  Also follow us on Twitter, Jason (@guttocutwl) and Ray (@adeyemiking).

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Episode 42 – Gordon’s Oozing Protein

This week, download here, the Geeks are happy to be INVADED BY VEGANS! Gordon(@vegang26_2) comes in to talk about his weight-loss and training as Vegan.  We also a call from Megan (@veganrunningmom) to talk about vegan nutrition, and the journey towards a non animal based diet, and whatnot.

Also, some geek talk about geekdom.  You can find out more about Gordon’s weight-loss journey on his podcast blog (thisrunninglife.wordpress.com).

We of course recorded the show live. If you’d like to watch the recording check out our ustream page

Until next time, leave feedback on iTunes,  email questions and comments to feedback [at] GeeksInRunningShoes [dot] com or just ‘like us’ on facebook! You can check out the unedited recording on our ustream page. Also follow us on Twitter, Jason (@guttocutwl) and Ray (@adeyemiking).

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Episode 41 – Live Call In Show

This week, download here, the Geeks are happy to talk to… well, a bunch of people.  Without a guest booked, we made everyone our guest.  You’ll hear from such runners as:

SteveRunner, Doug Welch, Dr. Lam (Why you should take the long runs slow), FrenchieGurl, Edmarathon, Reflectiverunr, and TriBeccaTO.

We of course recorded the show live. If you’d like to watch the recording check out our  ustream page

Until next time, leave feedback on iTunes,  email questions and comments to feedback [at] GeeksInRunningShoes [dot] com or just ‘like us’ on facebook! You can check out the unedited recording on our ustream page. Also follow us on Twitter, Jason (@guttocutwl) and Ray (@adeyemiking).

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Episode 40 – DorthyBitesToto

This week, download here, the Geeks are happy to have Deb (@DorthyBitesToto) to the show.  You can check out the unedited recording on our ustream page.  You can always catch us on our live show most Sunday nights at 8pm CST.

Deb tells us her story of leaving her working life to become a mother, then finding her identity as an ultra-runner.  You can keep an eye on her via her blog.  Here is one of our favorite posts from that blog, Letter to my Daughters.

Twitter Search & Follow:  @the_Unarunner, @runnerteri, @sweeterPDX.

Until next time, leave feedback on iTunes,  email questions and comments to feedback [at] GeeksInRunningShoes [dot] com or just ‘like us’ on facebook! Also follow us on Twitter, Jason (@guttocutwl) and Ray (@adeyemiking).

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Episode 39 – Suzi Storms in

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This week, download here, the Geeks are happy to have Suzi Storm (@suzistorm) to the show.  And we recorded video live!  You can check out the unedited recording on our ustream page

Suzi is one of Beer Runner‘s 12 runners to watch in 2011 along with Jason. She is a runner who has lost a tremendous amount of weight with Weight Watchers.  Check out her journey on her blog, OK, Just One More Beer.

This week we brought back the Twitter Search & Follow segment. We opted to follow @tryn2bfit.

Until next time, leave feedback on iTunes,  email questions and comments to feedback [at] GeeksInRunningShoes [dot] com or just ‘like us’ on facebook! Also follow us on Twitter, Jason (@guttocutwl) and Ray (@adeyemiking).

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Episode 38 – Anton Krupicka

This week, download here, the Geeks are very excited to talk to ultrarunner Anton Krupicka about trails, geography, shoewear and more! In the intro, Jason and Ray catch up on training and races.

Until next time, leave feedback on iTunes,  email questions and comments to feedback [at] GeeksInRunningShoes [dot] com or just ‘like us’ on facebook! Also follow us on Twitter, Jason (@guttocutwl) and Ray (@adeyemiking).

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