Marathon Running Podcast by Letty & Ryan

Marathon Running Podcast by Letty & Ryan

Are you a runner looking for a new source of inspiration and motivation? Our weekly podcast brings experts in the running community straight to you, covering everything from training and nutrition to race recaps and reviews, and even mental training. We're more than just a podcast - we're a community. Our Facebook group, SpeedStriders, is a place for runners to connect, share their stories, and support each other on their running journeys. Our goal is to motivate and inspire runners of all levels, and to build a strong and supportive community of like-minded individuals. Join us!


February 19, 2024 53 mins
Free UCAN sample pack: code MRP for 20% off!   In this episode, we sit down with James McKirdy, the founder of McKirdy Trained, to delve into various aspects of running. We start by exploring his coaching business, discussing the intricacies of training and how to improve speed. James emphasizes the importance of understanding athletes' backgrounds, highlighting the balance in life as a crucial starting point for suc...
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In this episode of the Marathon Running Podcast, we unlock the secrets to igniting a passion for running in your loved ones. Have you ever witnessed that longing glance at neglected running shoes, tinged with hesitation? Fear not! We've crafted a foolproof guide to transforming that flicker of interest into a blazing love affair with running.

From sparking inspiration with captivating stories to celebrating every milestone alon...

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In this bonus episode of the Marathon Running Podcast, we bring you an exhilarating race recap of the 2024 U.S. Olympic Trial Marathon that unfolded on February 3, 2024. Tune in to hear about the remarkable performance led by Zach Panning, who blazed through the first six miles at an impressive 4:49 mile pace, steering the lead pack alongside Conner Mantz and Clayton Young, the sole runners to meet the 2:08:10 Olympic standard prio...

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February 5, 2024 47 mins

In this week's episode of the Marathon Running Podcast, we delve into the intricacies of Energy Metabolism with Dr. Patrick Davitt, PhD, shedding light on crucial aspects that impact every runner's performance. We start by exploring the fundamental definition of Energy Metabolism and the role of ATP, the energy currency of our cells.

Fueling takes center stage as we discuss its paramount importance during training runs, emp...

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In this episode, we explore the effectiveness of the 3-week build and 1-week recover cycle in marathon training. *Understanding Periodization:* Chris demystifies periodization's role in structuring marathon training plans, ensuring a smooth and progressive journey through different phases. *Unlocking the Transition Phase:* The focus shifts to the power-packed rec...

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January 22, 2024 46 mins

On this episode of the Marathon Running Podcast, we address a common query not only from first-time marathoners but seasoned runners as well: Can you effectively train for a marathon entirely on the treadmill? As spring marathons approach, we explore the nuances of treadmill training and its relevance to marathon preparation. Join us for an insightful discussion that goes beyond the 'dreadmill' stigma.

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    Curious about the magic behind the 80/20 running principle? Join us in the latest Marathon Running Podcast episode featuring Matt Fitzgerald, the renowned endurance sports journalist and bestselling author.

    🌟 Key Questions Answered:

    • Understanding the Basics: Matt explains the fundamental principles of 80/20 running—how the balance of 80 percent lower intensity and 20 percent higher intensity contributes to improved performan...
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    In this episode of the Marathon Running Podcast, we tackle the ultimate question that looms for many runners in their careers: How can I qualify for the Boston Marathon? Coach Chris Knighton joins us as we dissect this topic, exploring aspects like the importance of accountability through publicly committing to your goal and the patience required, especially when considering the charity option. We emphasize the notion of getting ou...

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    In this episode of the Marathon Running Podcast, we explore a groundbreaking concept that could reshape your marathon training strategy. We discuss the idea of incorporating speed training specifically designed for marathoners, with a particular emphasis on the mile distance.


    Our guest Chris Knighton sheds light on the inspiration behind integrating speed work into the marathon training regimen. We delve into the fascinating conn...

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    December 25, 2023 31 mins

    In this illuminating episode, we venture beyond conventional dietary discussions and delve into the dynamic world of nutrition with Meghan Featherstun, an esteemed expert from Featherstone Nutrition.

    Key Topics we touched on: Nutrition's role in enhancing running performance, Pre-Run Snacks to Post-Run Revitalization, Vegan Running and Gluten Sensitivity, Perimenopausal Changes, Fasted Running, Coffee, and Hydration: Unpacking ...

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    December 18, 2023 38 mins

    🏳️‍🌈 In this Marathon Running Podcast episode, we sit down with Cal Calamia, a transmasculine runner and advocate, to explore the fascinating world of nonbinary running. Cal provides a straightforward overview of LGBTQ+ concepts, touching on definitions of terms like transgender and nonbinary.

    The discussion shifts to gender inclusion in sports, with historical insights into the absence of specific categories for certain athletes...

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    In this compelling episode of The Marathon Running Podcast, we have the privilege of exploring the remarkable journeys of Mary Denholme and Sofie Schunk, both Olympic trials qualifiers at CIM where they both came in at 2:36!. They are 2 of the 173 fastest marathoners in the country!


    Our engaging conversation spans their lives, daily commitments, and the intricacies of their training routines, offering listeners valuable insights ...

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    December 4, 2023 35 mins

    In this episode of the Marathon Running Podcast, we have the pleasure of hosting Brodie Sharpe, a physiotherapist, as our special guest. Together, we explore key strategies for injury prevention and performance improvement without delving into specifics. The discussion introduces the concept of "prehab to prevent rehab," and Brodie shares valuable insights into baseline assessments and practical advice for runners. Stay t...

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    In this episode of the Marathon Running Podcast, Coach Chris Knighton discusses key aspects of marathon recovery, including optimal rest duration and post-marathon nutrition. He touches on rebuilding mileage with a gradual approach, incorporating strength training and adjusting workout intensity. The conversation extends to the transition period between marathons, emphasizing mental and emotional recovery. For more insights, check ...

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    November 20, 2023 49 mins

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    •  Racing Singlet: Find a lightweight dri-fit racing singlet for marathons. Google for options or ch...

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    In this episode of the Marathon Running Podcast, we delve into the vibrant world of the NYC Marathon, breaking down the experience into three distinct parts: A race recap, an interview with the Chief Medical Director of the NYRR, Dr. Calvin Sun, MD, and what we would have changed/kept if given the opportunity to return from a travel/enjoyment perspective.

    The weekend and race itself, which unfolded during the 2023 NYC Marathon, too...

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    November 6, 2023 48 mins

    In this episode of the Marathon Running Podcast, we have the pleasure of chatting with Hillary Burgess, known on Instagram as @running_up_that_hillary, an enthusiastic and committed runner. Hillary's recent achievement is truly remarkable; within just a little over a month of signing up to run the 2023 Boston Marathon, she astoundingly raised $8.5K. During our discussion, Hillary shares her incredible journey, offering insights...

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    In this episode of the Marathon Running Podcast, we're thrilled to bring you a comprehensive preview of the New York City Marathon, one of the most iconic races in the world. We'll cover a range of topics to ensure you're fully prepared and informed about this exciting event.

    HISTORY - The New York City Marathon has a storied history, evolving from its humble beginnings in 1970 to the grand race it is today. Learn about...

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    October 23, 2023 29 mins

    In our latest episode of the Marathon Running Podcast, we delve deep into the intricate and pressing issue of doping within the realm of marathons, with the invaluable assistance of our distinguished guest, Dr. Laura Lewis, the Director of Science at the USADA (United States Anti-Doping Agency).

    In this enlightening episode, we begin by providing a clear and comprehensive definition of doping, ensuring that our listeners have a sol...

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    October 16, 2023 37 mins

    In this episode of the Marathon Running Podcast, we take you on a thrilling journey as we share our own experiences and insights from the 2023 Chicago Marathon. From the moment we stepped into the bustling Expo, the energy was palpable, and we couldn't wait to collect our race bibs, explore the latest gear, and soak in the pre-race atmosphere. The dinners with fellow runners were a highlight, where we bonded over our shared pas...

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