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Run For Your Life Podcast

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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Show Notes

Upcoming events:

 

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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Episode 9 - Boston and New Zealand Recap

Episode 9 - Boston and New Zealand Recap

Dr. Mark shares some race highlights after completing his 25th Boston Marathon and then gives a recap of his trip to New Zealand where he helped at a coaching and sports nutrition conference with long-time friend Dr. Keith Livingston. He may be the longest documented survivor with advanced Glioblastoma Multiforme. He's survived through this for 12 yrs and 3 brain surgeries now. His book “Staring Down the Beast” which describes his unique approach to battling disease. The picture is Dr Keith and 2 other friends and legends in the running space now devoting their lives to the health of children- Olympic Medalists Rod Dixon and Lorraine Moller. Rob also won the epic 1983 NYC marathon and Lorraine took the Boston title in 1984. Both are native NZ and now living in the USA. Rod has shared his kids running program with over ½ million LA youth.  

Rod Dixon’s kids program highlighted on NZ TV- Look how many kids are barefoot!

Also notice how Rod will only high five kids.  This is from universal concern now of any adult touch with kids.  They all want to hug him but he will only allow a high five. It’s just the way it is.  Also the promise he made to Sir Edmund Hillary

We have a resource page for Lydiard materials hereOh and the traditional rich foods- full fat dairy, incredible eggs, and lamb amazing. Sadly the SAD (Standard American Diet)  has invaded and like Australia obesity and T2D are epidemic.


The incredible dairy products



Traditional dinner- eggs, steak, ham, veggies all together


Silver Beet- yum


Weet-Bix for Breakie - with only a pinch of sugar


"White Bait” which are small bait fish with eggs


Pavlova cake- a light merengue with real whip cream and fruit


Hot Cross buns everywhere for Easter week- a high carb treat but only for holiday


Krispy Kreme has landed…..lets hope they do not take over traditions

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Here are a few pics of New Zealand!

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Happy finishing my 25th Boston Marathon and no I did not eat the recommended 600g of carbs a day for 3 days prior and felt fine and happy. I gave a couple talks at the expo and sports med conf on how and why not to carbo load unless you are a super insulin sensitive and high performing athlete (the minority of Boston runners) .  Here is a pic at the finish of this amazing event celebrating health and humanity. It is a blessing to be healthy and able to wake up and go for a run.

And for fun I did not use this as my prerace fuel ☺

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Episode 8 - Thunder Squad Interviews: Colin Trower

Episode 8 - Thunder Squad Interviews: Colin Trower

This episode is the start of a special series we’ll be doing.  We’re hoping to interview each of our TRT store ambassadors and have them share their stories with us.  We’ve drawn a ton of inspiration from them and their stories, so we hope to give you all the chance to do the same.

In this episode, we talk with one of our ambassadors, Colin Trower. This is Colin’s second year being one of our “Thunder Squad Ambassadors," and Colin describes how running and revamping his nutrition has dramatically improved his quality of life.  We hear about how he left a corporate job in Pennsylvania to travel in a RV for the last three years with his wife and sons as they looked for adventure, ran ultramarathons, and fell in love with Silverton, Colorado.  

During the Q&A with Dr. Mark, we discuss warm-up exercises to keep you loose and limber (see "A, B, C, D Skips videos in the show notes for examples.)

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Episode 7 - It HURTS So Good, with Paul Encarnacion

Episode 7 - It HURTS So Good, with Paul Encarnacion

In January 2019, Paul ran his fourth HURT 100 miler. We learn all about his wet and muddy adventure out in Hawaii, the difference between a "business mode" and "party mode" mindset in ultra endurance running, and the effects a low-carb diet has had on his running performance.

During the Q&A with Dr. Mark, we cover questions about staying in running shape when life gets too busy to rack up the miles, and how to know if you're burning fat when you run.

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Product Highlights:

  • Ahinsa: "Vegan" leather-like business casual shoes from Czechoslovakia - TRT is the first USA store to carry them!
  • Enda: Running shoes handmade in Kenya.
  • Cotopaxi: Colorful running jackets, backpacks, and duffels.
  • Altra Superior 4.0 is in stock.
  • Chico bags: Eliminate disposable shopping bags by taking these shopping. 

Show Notes:

 

"For the HURT 100, I ran in an XOSKIN 2.0 Form Fit Sleeveless shirt, XOSKIN compression shorts as a base layer, and XOSKIN 5.0 Pro Series Toe Socks. This gear provided great comfort and no chafing for the humid and wet weather at HURT this year. To try this apparel yourself, use code NINJA-XOSKIN20 at www.xoskin.us for 20% off your order."

 

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Episode 6 - How to Keep Running Through the New Year with Local Running Legend John “Bacon” Carter

Episode 6 - How to Keep Running Through the New Year with Local Running Legend John “Bacon” Carter

 

Happy New Year!  With a new year come resolutions for health, but how do you build new habits for being healthy that last?  Listen to John "Bacon" Carter share his story about changing from being an overweight retiree to being an avid runner (39 races last year!)

During the Q&A with Dr. Mark, we cover questions about training for a sub 3-hour marathon, training for a 4:45 marathon, and myths and tips for running during pregnancy.

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Episode 5 - Nutrition for the Long Haul

Episode 5 - Nutrition for the Long Haul

We kick things off with recent race updates.  First, Sarah Hodder talks about her top 10 female finish at the Mountain Masochist Trail Run 50 Miler.  Then, Dr. Mark Cucuzzella shares about his 25th Marine Corps Marathon and being inducted into the Marine Corps Hall of Fame.

Dr. Mark then breaks down the difference between race fuel, everyday food, and junk food.  Learn why food marked "healthy" isn't always good for you, and what your body calls "junk food" isn't just candy and soda.  

During the listener Q&A, Dr. Mark answers questions about running when your legs are different lengths, knee pain, taking care of your feet as you age, and how to stay fit into your 60s and beyond.

Dr. Mark wraps things up by inviting you to stop by Two Rivers Treads to watch the Charles Town-Ranson Christmas parade and enjoy some good eats!

 

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Episode 4 - Wheelchair Push Teams, Freedom's Run, & The Beast Series

Episode 4 - Wheelchair Push Teams, Freedom's Run, & The Beast Series

Two podcast team members share their own running stories in this episode.  

First, we hear from the podcast “tech guy” Jake Hall about how he runs with his disabled son, Thad,  and how they just completed their second Freedom’s Run marathon. 

Next up, podcast host and store manager Sarah Hodder reflects on her recent finish at the 2018 Grindstone 100, and she gives some insights on ultra running as the defending female champion of the Beast Series.  

Finally, Dr. Mark fields the listener Q&A on the topics of running before breakfast, avoiding the “active couch potato syndrome,” the benefits of compression gear, and tapering before for the Marine Corps Marathon.

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Episode 3 - Talkin’ FKTs with Mike Wardian

Episode 3 - Talkin’ FKTs with Mike Wardian

Today is exciting as we have a couple of guests with us. Katie Nolan Thompson is with us, who is the co-director of Freedom’s Run. And our other special guest today is ultra-marathoner extraordinaire, Mike Wardian, who is here to talk to us about his most recent record-breaking effort on the C&O Canal!

Dr. Mark also gives a recap on his recent experience speaking and being awarded at the American Academy of Podiatric Sports Medicine conference in San Fransisco. 

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