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Run For Your Life Podcast

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 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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Episode 2 - Train Smart, Not Stupid!

Episode 2 - Train Smart, Not Stupid!

We all know the age-old story of training for a race, only to get to the start line either injured or with no push left in the tank. We’re here to talk to Dr. Mark Cucuzzella  today about how we can train smart - not stupid!  That way we can toe the line of our next race full of energy and pep.

Dr. Mark also fields some Q&A topics about monitoring heart rate if you are AFib, handling a torn Meniscus, and the skill and art of running hills.

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