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Run For Your Life Podcast

Episode 19 - Chasing FKTs with Katie Thompson and Sarah Hodder

Episode 19 - Chasing FKTs with Katie Thompson and Sarah Hodder

 

Sarah Hodder and Katie Thompson are no strangers to the podcast but are well-known in the local running community through their involvement at Two Rivers Treads and Freedoms Run events.  

Sarah and Katie took advantage of the quiet race schedule in 2020 to push their limits and attempt fastest known time records in the Four-State Challenge and a 100+ section of Shenandoah National Park. In this episode, we hear about their high, lows, and favorite memories from their adventures.  

    We also learn what keeps them from the urge to sit on a rock and cry...

     


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    Episode 18 - Chris Looney on Creating Your Own Adventure

    Episode 18 - Chris Looney on Creating Your Own Adventure

    Chris Looney stopped by Two Rivers Treads to share stories of his adventures thru-hiking and running on the Appalachian Trail, and how creativity has enabled him to find adventures this year even when races are cancelled.  From running a marathon in his backyard (literally!) to creating his own 100mi trail run, this quieter time has created space to try something new.

    As a high school science teacher, we also hear his thoughts on the upcoming school year as teachers and students navigate COVID and virtual learning.  

    Chris also shares how his cure for just about any problem on the trail comes in a small package with brown wrapping.  

    Bonus! Chris brought his guitar along and shares some music he wrote, inspired by the mountains and trails.  

    Follow Chris Looney on Instagram: @the_loonster 

     

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    • Add your own creative outdoor adventure here!


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    Episode 17 - The Facts on COVID-19 and Running

    Episode 17 - The Facts on COVID-19 and Running

    Mark and Sarah are back to talk through how COVID-19 has affected Two Rivers Treads and race schedules.  Mark also debunks some myths about how COVID-19 spreads, specifically for running groups, and give some tips on how to boost your immune system. The show wraps up with listener questions about the right pace for a new runner and how long it takes to build a marathon base. 

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    For more info on the Key Metrics for COVID-19 in your area, check out the link here.


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    Episode 16 - Mikala Shremshock Conquers Arrowhead 135

    Episode 16 - Mikala Shremshock Conquers Arrowhead 135

    Mark and Sarah sit down with Mikala as she shares about the gear, nutrition, and attitude that got her through pulling a sled over 135 miles of Minnesota in January.

    Follow Mikala on Instagram and Strava @mwav22

     

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    Episode 15 - Betsy Hartley: Life at the Intersection of Running and Diabetes

    Episode 15 - Betsy Hartley: Life at the Intersection of Running and Diabetes

     This is fun one!

    Betsy Hartley joins Mark Cucuzzella and Sarah Hodder to talk about her story  of managing Type 2 diabetes by losing 220 Lbs, getting off of insulin and other medications, and running.  We talk about glucose monitoring technology, finding low-carb race fuel, and the amazing support found in the trail running community.

     

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    Episode 14 - Thunder Squad Interviews: Chris Price & Jake Hall

    Episode 14 - Thunder Squad Interviews: Chris Price & Jake Hall

    Dr. Mark opens with comments on the RED-S Syndrome which is getting press time with the Nike controversy involving Mary Cain, known as "the fastest girl in America" until being abusively pressured to lose weight.  

    Then, we continue interviewing Thunder Squad store ambassadors.  This month's guests are Chris Price and Jake Hall.  

    Chris is an Air Force veteran, rock climbing guide, and small business owner who has pushed his nephew with disabilities through marathons.  Jake is a local runner who records and posts the Run for Your Life podcast, who also runs marathons as a push team with his son.  Learn about how their paths crossed and their adventures. 

     

     

     

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    Upcoming Events

    • Dec 6, 2019: Ranson Christmas Parade (floats, holiday treats, good folks!)
    • Dec 11, 2019: Event at Two Rivers Treads sponsored by Altra Running for Medical Professionals (contact the store for details)

     

    Show Notes

    • Mary Cain's Op Ed: https://www.nytimes.com/2019/11/07/opinion/nike-running-mary-cain.html
    • Climbing New Heights gym and rock climbing guide service: http://climbingnewheightswv.com

     

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    Episode 13 - Thunder Squad Interviews: Casey Fisher

    Episode 13 - Thunder Squad Interviews: Casey Fisher

    September was a crazy month!  We're getting back in the swing of things and sharing our adventures - Dr. Mark's travels around the globe sharing his medical expertise, another amazing Freedom's Run event, and Sarah's PR at the 2019 Grindstone 100 miler.  

    We also talk about the direction performance-enhancing shoes is taking the sport of running in light of the recently set (albeit, unofficial) marathon world record time and the (very official) women's marathon record time.  

    Then we get a chance to chat it up with local Thunder Squad TRT ambassador Casey Fisher about his recent finishes on the No Business 100, Freedom's Run, Miner's Lady, and some DNFs along the way.  It was super helpful to hear his take on post-ultra recovery too.  

    If you want to reach out to Casey with any questions or for some helpful info on running, whether ultras or your first 5k, feel free to reach out to him by e-mail caseywfisher@gmail.com. Or you can find him on instagram @ultra_flash or Facebook: Casey Fisher.

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     Oh, and Casey was able to get his post-race buffalo wings in finally!

     

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    Episode 12 - Thunder Squad Interviews: Zach Chupa

    Episode 12 - Thunder Squad Interviews: Zach Chupa

    Zach Chupa is no stranger to pushing the limits on speed and endurance, yet he's had to learn the hard way how to leverage a balance of running, rest, and community to fight depression.  

    Dr. Mark and Sarah Hodder talk with Zach about his recent running adventures and how he copes with the emotional post-event down-cycles, which are typical for any runner but can be especially difficult for anyone faced with chronic depression.  

     

     

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    Show Notes

    Green Dog: 

    Runner's World on Rob Krar & depression: https://www.runnersworld.com/runners-stories/a25727759/rob-krar-battles-depression/

     

    Upcoming Events

    October 5, 2019: Freedom's Run 5k, 10k, half marathon, full marathon (http://www.freedomsrun.org/)

     

     

     

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    Episode 11 - Thunder Squad Interviews: Jessica Wiant

    Episode 11 - Thunder Squad Interviews: Jessica Wiant

     

    Jessica Wiant is expecting her fourth son any day now and tells us how being an active mom is part of setting an example for her kids of having a healthy lifestyle. She shares encouragement for parents who feel they are too busy to exercise and how running builds a base of fitness that opens the way to other family adventures.

    Also, we talk about finding the best shoe size (it may be larger than you think!)

     

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    Show Notes

    Jessica's Favorite shoe brand: Topo.  See our Topo selection here.

     

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    Episode 10 - Thunder Squad Interviews: Kent Moreno

    Episode 10 - Thunder Squad Interviews: Kent Moreno

    Meet "Barefoot Kent": Husband, father, Deadhead, vegetarian, runner.  Learn about his running adventures that find him dropping 70 pounds, pushing his son, Ben who is developmentally disabled, and finding the joy in running naturally.

    Here's Kent knocking out the 2019 Harpers Ferry Half Marathon earlier this month.  No shoes....no problem!

     

    During the Q&A with Dr. Mark, we talk about what race day nutrition looks like when you've trained as a fat-burner.

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    Running chairs for pushing individuals with disabilities:

    • Axion Stroller by Adaptive Star 
    • BOB Iromman Jogger (now sold as BOB Blaze Performance Stroller)
    • Eagle Push Racer by Eagle Sports Chairs
    • Freedom Push Chair by Advance Mobility 
    • Kool- Stride Special Needs Stroller
    • The Blade by Hoyt Running Chairs

     Chair seating inserts: Soft Touch Sitter by Special Tomato

     

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