Whoa! Strength Running has a podcast!
Over the last few weeks, I’ve worked furiously to figure out the podcast game.
I’ve recorded (and re-recorded…) episodes, scouted new guests, and planned how to make a running podcast that you’ll look forward to listening to while you run, commute, clean, or get swole in the gym.
And since I’ve been debating starting this podcast since May, 2015, it’s about time I brought this new show to you.
About the Podcast
The Strength Running Podcast has three main goals:
To do that, itwill feature a lot of different formats (I like to keep you guessing):
- Interviews with interesting Olympians, high-level coaches, best-selling authors, and everyday runners too
- Coaching advice about specific topics like speed development, injury prevention, and more
- Case Studies of successful and unsuccessful runners – what’s the difference? How can you learn from it?
You can expect about one episode per week. But this week, we’re publishing three to celebrate!
So far, two are available.
Episode 1 with Nick Symmonds
We’re starting the podcast right with two-time Olympian Nick Symmonds – the 4th fastest American to ever run the 800m with a personal best time of 1:42.95.
The “Brad Pitt” of track has dated Paris Hilton, sued the International Olympic Committee, and won a silver medal at the 2013 World Championships.
In this far-ranging conversation, Nick explains why he put a deposit down on a Tesla (it has to do with burning dead dinosaurs…), how he got started with running as a kid, and the future of Run Gum.
Notes and Links:
- Tesla Model 3
- Elon Musk: Tesla, SpaceX, and the Quest for a Fantastic Future
- Willamette University
- Run Gum (Nick’s company)
- Caffeine: our favorite PED
- Rule 40
- Run Gum Sues USOC and USATF
- Nick Auctions Shoulder Space for $21,800
- 50% of professional USATF athletes live under the poverty line
- Nick climbing mountains
- Nick on Twitter and Run Gum on Twitter
- Nick’s 2012 Training Journal
Episode 2: Hindsight is 20/20
Running for nearly two decades (and coaching for 6+ years) has taught me a lot about the sport, what it takes to improve, and how to keep getting faster year after year.
Our second episode is a solo act where I dive into the biggest lessons I’ve learned from my running and coaching career.
These “bite-sized” lessons are easy to understand and, more importantly, easy to implement in your own running. Now, you can skip the frustration and mistakes that I made personally, and skyrocket your progress.
- The blog post that inspired this episode
- Patience and why distance running is a long-term endeavor
- Be an athlete. Don’t just run!
- Embrace the process of training
- Get off the roads
- Should you pay so much attention to your GPS watch?
- The importance of the “little things”
- Train, don’t exercise to get a lot faster
For more detail and examples, check out the full episode.
How You Can Help
Launching a podcast is no small feat. And if you enjoyed these episodes and want more of them, I need your help!
The best thing you can do to show your support is rate and leave a review on iTunes. It means so much, especially this week when it’s first being introduced.
If you could spend 30 seconds and rate and review the show here, that would mean the world to me. Thank you!
Spreading the word on your own blog or social media is also incredibly helpful. Having a healthy number of downloads during the first week shows iTunes that we’re serious and it may prompt the show to be featured in the ‘New and Noteworthy’ category.
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Lastly, I’d love your comments and suggestions. What do you like? What didn’t you like? How can the show be improved? What would you love to see in the coming months?
Let us know in the comments below or on iTunes.