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English, Sports, 1 season, 394 episodes, 4 days, 11 hours, 7 minutes
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Get After It with Olympian Carrie Tollefson! Each week, Carrie and a different celebrity guest discuss running, fitness, and how to live a healthy, balanced life as a runner.
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388: Keira D'Amato - The Cherry On Top

Carrie chats with Keira D’Amato, the versatile professional runner and American record holder! They discuss Keira's recent big announcements, including her move to the west coast to train under 2X Olympian Ed Eyestone in Utah and her commitment to run the Chicago Marathon in October 2024. Keira shares insights from her journey, from balancing her roles as a mom, wife, entrepreneur, and real estate agent to running over 100 miles a week. She reflects on her recent experiences, including a 10th place finish at the Olympic Trials in the 10,000 meters, and offers valuable lessons learned from the highs and lows of her career.
7/18/202431 minutes, 30 seconds
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387: Matthew Wilkinson - I Am Going To Be An Olympian!

Carrie chats with fellow Minnesotan and 2024 Olympian Matthew Wilkinson! They discuss Matt's journey from growing up in Minnetonka, becoming a 2X Division III champion at Carleton College, finishing his college career at the University of Minnesota as a Big Ten Champ, signing a pro contract with Under Armour Mission Run Dark Sky Distance, his recent achievements including becoming a US Olympian and running a personal best in the 3000m in Paris, and so much more!
7/11/202429 minutes, 47 seconds
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386: The Dick and Carrie Show, Dontcha Know? - Grandma's Marathon 2024

In this special episode, Olympian Carrie Tollefson and the legendary Dick Beardsley team up for the "C Tolle Run" podcast live from Grandma's Marathon 2024! Dick Beardsley, a 2-time winner of Grandma's Marathon, London Marathon champion, and Boston Marathon runner-up, joins Carrie to co-host this exciting episode. Together, they interview an incredible lineup of guests who steal the show: - Alan Noel: National Vice Captain & Treasurer of Black Men Run, shares his inspiring journey and passion for running. - Zac Clark: Founder of Release Recovery and former contestant on The Bachelorette, talks about his path in running and recovery. - Dakotah Lindwurm: 2024 US Olympian from Minnesota and 2-time Grandma's Marathon winner, discusses her running career and goals. Listen in as they discuss who they run for, their paths to becoming runners, why they run, and their goals for the weekend. Plus, enjoy some fun rapid-fire questions that are sure to make you laugh.
7/4/202454 minutes, 30 seconds
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385: Maya Mor - You Can Change The World

Carrie chats with Maya Mor, founder of Girls Run Global! The 19 year old talks about how she started a non-profit to empower girls and equip them with skills to succeed through running, her journey in running (which has been anything but easy), and so much more!
6/27/202459 minutes, 26 seconds
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384: Kara Winger - Be Brave Enough to Try Again

Carrie chats with Olympian Kara Winger! They chat about how Kara retired in 2022 only to make a come back just a couple of weeks ago and won at the New York City Grand Prix, how she is doing things a bit differently this go around, what it would mean for her to be a 5X US Olympic Javelin thrower, and so much more!
6/20/202443 minutes, 13 seconds
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383: Courtney Babcock - I Want To Help People

Carrie chats with Olympian Courtney Babcock! They talk all about her latest business called the Sports Specialist, instilling a love for running in others, parenting, her journey into the sport, some memories from their time racing against each other, and so much more!
6/13/202441 minutes, 41 seconds
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382: Susan Ejore - It’s Been a Blessing

Carrie chats with Susan Ejore! The Under Armour professional runner been on fire lately, setting the Kenyan National Indoor Mile record this season when she ran 4:20, and just a few days ago she ran 3:58 for the 1500. She’s currently getting ready to compete at the Kenyan Olympic Trials in the 1500. In this episode we hear all about how she found the sport, her move to the US for college, the importance of having a healthy brain and a strong community, and so much more!
6/6/202436 minutes, 9 seconds
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381: Sandi Morris - Up and Over

Carrie chats with Olympian Sandi Morris! The pole vaulter joins the show to talk about the sport, her latest song called Up and Over, her animals, cooking and building things, being injured, changing coaches and residence, her goals going forward, and so much more!
5/30/202444 minutes, 18 seconds
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380: Cooper Teare and Rachel McArthur - Exactly Where We Should Be

Carrie chats with Rachel McArthur and Cooper Teare! They talk about how they got into the sport, the ups and downs, training in Virginia, how they met, why things are starting to click, goals going forward, and so much more!
5/23/202451 minutes, 56 seconds
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379: Kate Landau - Light My Fire

Carrie chats with Kate Landau! The 5x NCAA All-American and current masters runner joins the show to talk about running as we get older, her current training and racing, her health, injuries, finding happiness, and so much more!
5/16/202445 minutes, 54 seconds
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378: Megan Connolly - It All Felt Meant To Be

Carrie chats with Megan Connolly (Morant)! The WWE announcer recently finished 3rd at the Eugene Marathon in a huge personal best of 2:45! She joins the show to talk about her race, her new podcast, her broadcasting experience, what it’s like to donate a kidney, and so much more!
5/9/202459 minutes, 51 seconds
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377: Get To Know Emma Bates, Sara Hall, Elkanah Kibet, and Matthew McDonald

Carrie chats with four US pro runners (Emma Bates, Sara Hall, Elkanah Kibet, and Matthew McDonald) in front of a live audience prior to the 2024 Boston Marathon! They talk about their thoughts on Boston, what they are up to now, parenting, getting through injuries, goals, their hardest workouts, and so much more!
5/2/202442 minutes, 28 seconds
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376: Break the Tape with 5 Boston Marathon Champs

Carrie and John Anderson (ESPN) interview five Boston Marathon champions: Des Linden, Carline Rotich, Edna Kipligat, Evans Chebet, and Hellen Obiri! In front of a live audience, the panel discusses what it is like to win Boston, what they did after, advice for the athletes, rapid fire questions (one of the best ones was what they would be if they weren’t runners!), and so much more!
4/25/202446 minutes, 24 seconds
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375: Sika Henry - It Was Epic

Carrie welcomes Sika Henry back to the show! They chat about her latest races including Comrades and her 51 mile ultra from Selma to Montgomery, Alabama commemorating the Selma to Montgomery March. They also cover her wedding, her training, and so much more!
4/18/202435 minutes, 6 seconds
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374: Johanna Garton, Samantha Schultz, and Elvin Kibet - All In Stride

Carrie chats with Johanna Garton, author of All in Stride, as well as Elvin Kibet and Samantha Schultz who are featured in the book! They discuss how Johanna picked these athletes to share their stories, Johanna’s history in the sport of running, what it’s like to be written about, how the book has changed each of them, and so much more!
4/11/202441 minutes, 13 seconds
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373: Ashley Desanno - Just Roll

Carrie chats with Ashley Desanno of Lotsamiles! They chat about Ashley’s latest marathon in Los Angeles, how she became a content creator with well over a million followers on TikTok, her book club called the Creep Book Club, how she finds balance, and so much more!
4/4/202446 minutes, 5 seconds
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372: Allie Ostrander - I Just Love It

Carrie chats with Allie Ostrander! They talk about what Allie is up to, how her training is going, how her health is, how her YouTube channel started (and how she is crushing it there!), her upcoming World Cross Country championships race in Belgrade next week, and so much more!
3/28/202446 minutes, 17 seconds
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371: Amanda McGrory - Look At Those Deltoids

Carrie chats with Paralympian Amanda McGrory! They chat about what she’s currently up to, working together in the broadcast booth, her training, her story, how she feels wheelchair racing is progressing within the broader world of sport, and so much more.
3/21/202441 minutes, 33 seconds
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370: Dakotah Lindwurm and Montana Popehn - Blindly Believes

Carrie welcomes Dakotah Lindwurm and her boyfriend Montana Popehn to the show! They talk all about race day and their memories, their trips, how they met, how they both support one another, what they do for fun, traveling to Paris, how life has changed since Dakotah made the team, and so much more!
3/14/202434 minutes, 43 seconds
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369: Shalaya Kipp - I Love What I Do

Carrie chats with Olympian Shalaya Kipp! They talk all about her postdoctoral research which focuses around running-related areas such as super shoes, running during and after pregnancy, aging, and a new study that looks at how the underband of a sports bra affects our respiratory function during exercise.
3/7/202441 minutes, 18 seconds
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368: Minnesota Distance Elite - It's All About The Process

Carrie recaps the 2024 Olympic Marathon Trials with Minnesota Distance Elite in front of a live audience! Coach Chris Lindstrom, Breanna Suracki, Joel Richow, Kevin Lewis, JP Trojan, Annie Frisbie, and third place finisher Dakotah Lindwurm all share their experiences from the day, including the highs, the lows, the broken cell phones, the missed porta-potty opportunities, and so much more!
2/29/202456 minutes, 22 seconds
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367: Kylie Mantz and Ashley Young - WE Have Always Believed

Carrie chats with Kylie Mantz and Ashley Young, the spouses of Connor Mantz and Clayton Young (who went 1 and 2 at the 2024 US Olympic Marathon Trials)! They talk about life after the race, the toll that training takes on an athlete’s support system, the importance of having your own thing in a relationship, preparing for Paris, and so much more!
2/22/202441 minutes, 9 seconds
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366: Jess McClain - Whole A** It

Carrie chats with Jess McClain! They talk about her fourth place finish at the Olympic Marathon Trials with a 4 min personal best, how she stepped away from the sport and in that time got married, being unsponsored, working full time, how she coaches herself, and so much more!
2/15/202440 minutes
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365: Fiona O'Keeffe - A Journey ... A Dream!

Carrie chats with the 2024 US Olympic Marathon Trials Champion Fiona O’Keeffe! They talk all about Fiona’s race, her memories of the day, going to the pro bowl, how she got into the sport, goals going forward, alligators, her training leading up to the race, and so much more!
2/8/202448 minutes
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364: The Porter Sisters - Let Me Show You How It Is Done

Carrie chats with the Porter Sisters: Sarah Crouch, Shannon Smith, and Georgia Porter! They talk all about how they each qualified for the Olympic Trials, how they grew up, how they each got into the sport, how they have supported one another in sport and in their lives off the road, Sarah’s upcoming book release, and so much more!
2/1/202442 minutes, 10 seconds
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363: Joan Benoit Samuelson and Stephen Lane - Long Run to Glory

Carrie chats with one of her all-time heroes Joan Benoit Samuelson, and Stephen Lane, author of the book “Long Run to Glory!” They chat about his book detailing the 1984 Olympic Marathon, Joan’s role in fighting for women’s sports, how she dealt with the pressure, her injury leading up to the trials, her thoughts during the race, winning Olympic Gold on home soil, the upcoming 2024 Olympic Marathon Trials, and so much more!
1/25/202434 minutes, 33 seconds
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362: Caroline Hampton Cole - Be the Light

Carrie chats with Caroline Hampton Cole! They talk about her second marathon attempt this summer in Duluth where she ran a 2:36, her preparations for her third marathon attempt (the Olympic Trials in February), how she got into the sport, the loss and heartache she has experienced and how it drove her, the importance of empathy in coaching, how she uses her faith during the run, predictions for who will make the Olympic Team, and so much more!
1/18/202439 minutes, 46 seconds
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361: Courtney Frerichs – My Own Hand on the Steering Wheel

Carrie chats with Olympian Courtney Frerichs! They talk about her big injury after the Olympics, making life decisions, her new team (and how some of it is very familiar), building a new house, being excited about the future, and much more!
1/11/202445 minutes, 3 seconds
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360: Jenny Simpson - The Terminator

Carrie catches up with Olympian Jenny Simpson! They talk about her training for the upcoming USA Olympic Marathon Trials in Orlando, recent race recaps, upcoming goals, the concept of breaking yourself down to come back stronger, her new puppy Barkley, and so much more!
1/4/202443 minutes, 48 seconds
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359: Carissa Galloway - What Do You Have in You?

Carrie chats with Carissa Galloway! They talk about announcing at the finish lines of so many popular races (Disney races, Ironman races, and the Boston Marathon to name just a few!), handling her busy schedule, being part of a famous running family, keeping her kiddos fed, training for races, predictions for the 2024 US Olympic Marathon trials, and so much more!
12/28/202340 minutes, 36 seconds
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358: Rachel Smith - Source of Joy

Carrie welcomes Rachel (Schneider) Smith back to the show! They catch up on everything that’s happened since 2020, including getting married to Mike Smith, becoming a mom and how that’s changed her training, getting ready for 2024, staying hungry on the comeback, the ups and downs of life, and so much more!
12/21/202334 minutes, 30 seconds
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357: Jordan (Hasay) Hogan - Be Grateful For Your Story

Carrie welcomes Jordan (Hasay) Hogan back to the show! They talk about her getting married, starting a new coaching and consulting business, moving across the country, her current training, what she loves and hates about running, and so much more!
12/14/202343 minutes, 15 seconds
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356: Morgan Beadlescomb - Don’t Mess This Up, Beadlescomb!

Carrie chats with USATF Champion Morgan Beadlescomb! They talk about his exciting win at the Manchester Road Race, his proposal to his new fiancee Lexi immediately afterward, training with his very successful training group, and so much more!
12/7/202339 minutes, 56 seconds
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355: Grayson Murphy - Hurts So Bad

Carrie welcomes Grayson Murphy back to the show! They talk about her latest World Championship win and bronze medal, her ups and downs in the last couple of years, her side business with the Racin Grayson Training Log and Planner, her goals for 2024, her upcoming wedding, and so much more!
11/30/202346 minutes, 12 seconds
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354: Minnesota Distance Elite - Put Our Best Foot Forward

Carrie chats with Minnesota Distance Elite at a live event! She chats with coach Chris Lundstrom first about his time as an athlete with the team, his coaching, his goals for the athletes in 2024, prepping for the marathon trials in Orlando and track trials in Eugene, and so much more. Then, Carrie chats with twelve members of the team about their superstitions, their time with the team, how some of them got into the sport, and most importantly, their goals for 2024.
11/23/202342 minutes, 59 seconds
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353: Annie Rodenfels - Best Case Scenario, I Win!

Carrie chats with USATF 5K Road Champion Annie Rodenfels! They talk about her awesome race, her race tactics, her background in this sport, seeing the benefits of her training, getting married, coming out this past fall, and so much more!
11/16/202335 minutes, 31 seconds
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352: Latoya Shauntay Snell - I Am An Athlete

Carrie chats with Latoya Shauntay Snell, the founder of the Running Fat Chef blog! They talk about her different Chicago Marathon experiences and being daring enough to try it again, getting past hurdles in life, asking for help and leaning into community a bit more, how she got into the sport, her cooking, that feeling of belonging, unraveling that term of being an athlete, and so much more!
11/9/202358 minutes, 48 seconds
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351: Kellyn Taylor - Open Arms

Carrie welcomes Kellyn Taylor back to the show! They talk about her comeback from pregnancy, how her family has grown to six since the last time on the show, training for a fall marathon before the Olympic trials in February, her thoughts on this weekend’s TCS New York City Marathon, and so much more!
11/2/202328 minutes, 32 seconds
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350: James McKirdy and Heather Knight Pech - Take a Moonshot

Carrie chats with the founders of the Bakline’s McKirdy Micro Marathon: James McKirdy and Heather Knight Pech! They cover all the ins and outs of the race which produced 33 more Olympic Trials Qualifying times for the Olympic Trials in Feb, as well as why they put this race on, the history of this race, the gratitude from the runners, and so much more!
10/26/202337 minutes, 11 seconds
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349: Clayton Young - Patience Followed by Destruction

Carrie chats with 4x USATF Champion Clayton Young! They talk all about the Bank of America Chicago Marathon, the pressure of running under 2:08:10 (the Olympic Standard), running 2:08:00 and getting that Standard, training and racing with Conner Mantz, the thoughts that he had during the race, the after party, his goals for the trials in Orlando, and so much more!
10/19/202340 minutes, 40 seconds
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348: Becs Gentry - Maintaining Me

Carrie chats with Peloton instructor Becs Gentry! They talk about her journey into the sport, how she got into coaching, her time at Peloton, her new role as mother, cheering on her partner Austin, goals for racing, inspiring others, and so much more!
10/12/202351 minutes, 37 seconds
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347: Dom Scott - Tickle My Fancy

Carrie chats with South African Olympian Dom Scott! They chat about Dom’s preparations for the 2023 Bank of America Chicago Marathon, lessons she learned from her first marathon, making the switch from the track to the roads, going to two different Olympic games, her life in South Africa, time at Arkansas, living in Colorado and training with Team Boss, and so much more!
10/5/202342 minutes, 17 seconds
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346: RunDot - It's Your Time with Meb Keflezighi and Jeff Booher

Carrie chats with Jeff Booher and Meb Keflezighi! The two talk about RunDot, how Jeff got into endurance sports, Meb’s coaching aspirations, how the AI in RunDot helps you get better results, and much more!
9/28/202340 minutes, 27 seconds
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345: Jillian Tholen - Food is Important

Carrie talks with Jillian Tholen! The registered dietician joins the show to break down a few things like when to eat before, during, and after workouts and races, RedS, pregnancy, having fun with food, her journey into and around the sport, and so much more!
9/21/202346 minutes
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344: Emily Durgin - What Does It Take

Carrie chats with Emily Durgin! They talk about getting ready for the Toronto Waterfront Marathon, what has changed since her first marathon build, working through injuries and other setbacks, dancing, reality TV, fashion, and so much more!
9/14/202346 minutes, 22 seconds
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343: Ronnel Blackmon - Completion Over Perfection

Carrie chats with Ronnel Blackmon, the voice of the Atlanta Track Club! They talk about his journey into running, being an emcee, training for the TCS New York City Marathon, what it means to him to be the voice for many inspiring events, and so much more!
9/7/202341 minutes, 52 seconds
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342: Jessi Gabriel and Ben Blankenship - Wave of Surgency

Carrie chats with Jessi Gabriel and Olympian Ben Blankenship! They talk about the vision these two have for our sport, their latest projects called the Fast Forest and the Endless Mileage project, their new podcast called Call Room Banter, Ben’s training for the marathon this fall, Jess’s role in Ben’s training and what she is doing now within the sport, being the support crew for each other, and so much more!
8/31/202359 minutes, 5 seconds
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341: Ryan Hurley - Make Time to Sleep

Carrie chats with Ryan Hurley, founder of Lagoon Pillows! They talk about the benefits of sleep, the importance of a good pillow, his background in sport (he’s a 2x Olympic Trials finalist and silver medalist at the World University games!), his entrepreneurial background, his latest race (the Leadville Silver Rush 50 miler), and so much more!
8/24/202337 minutes, 32 seconds
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340: Tina Muir - Chasing Joy

Carrie welcomes Tina Muir back to the show! They talk about Tina’s new book (“Becoming a Sustainable Runner”), how races can adopt small changes which result in a happier planet, her next race, her RED-S videos, training and lifting weights, and so much more!
8/17/202342 minutes, 51 seconds
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339: Kenneth Rooks - Minding the Gap

Carrie chats with NCAA and USATF champion Kenneth Rooks! He discusses the entire USATF race where he was 2 laps in and took a hard fall. He also talks about what it felt like to break the tape and what happens now leading into the World Championships. He also talks about getting into the sport, taking two years off of running to serve on a mission trip, what he likes to do outside of running, and so much more!
8/10/202334 minutes, 51 seconds
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338: Natosha Rogers - Reflecting a Positive Light

Carrie chats with Natosha Rogers! The USATF champion joins the show to talk about her racing, being a strong female, the importance of surrounding yourself with like-minded people, fashion, her change in sponsors and teams, and so much more!
8/3/202340 minutes, 3 seconds
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337: Sasha Gollish - Lights My Soul on Fire

Carrie chats with Dr. Sasha Gollish! The Canadian national champion and world record holder in the indoor masters mile talks about maintaining her fire as she gets older, how she is helping make roads safer for pedestrians as a civil engineer, the power of positivity, observing the changes that perimenopause and menopause bring to your body, and much more!
7/27/20231 hour, 5 minutes, 49 seconds
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336: Krissy Gear - I Belong Here Too

Carrie chats with USATF Champion Krissy Gear! They talk about her big steeplechase victory, being confident enough to go for it, dealing with feelings of not belonging, the meaning behind her tattoos, dealing with depression, preparing for the world championships in Budapest, and so much more!
7/20/202354 minutes, 28 seconds
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335: Zach Panning - Buy In

Carrie chats with Zach Panning! The Hansons-Brooks athlete is heading to the World Championships this summer in Budapest, and he joins the show to chat about preparing for the big race, his start in running, his time running at Grand Valley State University, what his day-to-day is like now that he’s a pro, and so much more!
7/13/202337 minutes, 6 seconds
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334: Emily Mackay - Who is She?

Carrie chats with Emily Mackay! One of the brightest up and comers in track and field, Emily recently became the 100th American woman to go sub-4:30 in the mile, and she joins the podcast to talk about how it feels to run so fast, her prep for running a sub-4:00, getting experience running against the world’s best, her mindset for recovering from injuries, and so much more!
7/6/202328 minutes, 4 seconds
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333: Lauren Hagans - Pace Pace Pace, Race Race Race

Carrie chats with Lauren Hagans! They break down her winning performance at the 2023 Grandma’s Marathon, and also chat about her journey into the sport, her time in Flagstaff, her switch from the track to longer distances, and so much more!
6/29/202347 minutes, 35 seconds
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332: Emma Bates and Keira D'Amato - Global Running Day presented by UCAN

Carrie chats with Emma Bates and Keira D'Amato on Global Running Day! After grilling each other with rapid fire questions, they chat about the joy of getting to compete against so many great American runners, working through impostor syndrome, raising the next generation of runners, and so much more!
6/22/202351 minutes, 45 seconds
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331: Meb Keflezighi and Emily Sisson - Global Running Day presented by UCAN

Carrie chats with Meb Keflezighi and Emily Sisson as part of Global Running Day! They talk about what keeps them running, tricks for getting out the door in the morning, handling the highs and lows of professional running, how they cultivate confidence, advice for how to set goals, and much more!
6/15/202340 minutes, 14 seconds
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330: Colleen Quigley - Unfollow My Mileage

Carrie welcomes Olympian Colleen Quigley back to the show! They talk about the changes she's made professionally the past couple years, racing in the triathlon, helping the next generation of professional runners, getting her body and mind healthy, getting engaged, and so much more!
6/8/202340 minutes, 49 seconds
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329: Maggie Montoya - I Was Happy With It

Carrie chats with Maggie Montoya! They talk about her move to the marathon, her first professional win, being a triathlete, the power of the mind, her time at Baylor University, her goals, and so much more!
6/1/202338 minutes, 12 seconds
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328: Betsy Saina - I Like Challenge

Carrie welcomes Olympian Betsy Saina back to the show! They discuss her becoming a mother, winning her first US title at the USATF 25K, becoming a US citizen, training in Kenya with Joyciline Jepkosgei, her non-profit Cross World Africa, and so much more!
5/25/202345 minutes, 58 seconds
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327: Sam Prakel - Just Breathe

Carrie chats with 4x USATF Champion Sam Prakel! They talk about his winning ways in 2022 and 2023, how he got into the sport, his training and goals for 2023 and beyond, the allure of the sub four minute mile, planning for an upcoming wedding, and much more!
5/18/202340 minutes, 11 seconds
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326: Anna Rohrer - Yeah, I Did Think I Could Run That Time

Carrie chats with Anna Rohrer! They talk about her comeback, her tough injuries and how she dealt with being away from the sport, starting a business, coaching, her performance at the 2023 Boston Marathon, and so much more!
5/11/202340 minutes
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325: Erika Kemp - Uncharted Territory

Carrie chats with 2x USATF Champion Erika Kemp! Erika debuted at 2:33 at the 2023 Boston Marathon, and she joins the show to talk about her race, her training, the ups and downs of getting to the starting line, her next event, and so much more!
5/4/202342 minutes, 7 seconds
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324: Dennis Barker - The First Season

Carrie catches up with her former coach Dennis Barker! The acclaimed author comes on the show to talk about his latest book “The First Season”, as well as how the sport has changed, his experiences coaching professional athletes, finding the joy in the sport, how to parent and coach newer runners, and so much more!
4/27/202348 minutes, 24 seconds
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323: Nell Rojas - Stick With It

Carrie chats with Nell Rojas in front of a live audience prior to the 2023 Boston Marathon! They talk about preparing for the race, her strategy, how she adjusts her plans in the middle of a race, her Broadway aspirations, training over in Kenya, training her mind, and so much more!
4/20/202343 minutes, 51 seconds
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322: Dakotah Lindwurm - I Love It Again

Carrie welcomes Dakotah Lindwurm back to the show! They chat about being a 2:25 marathoner, heading to the Boston Marathon to give that top 10 another crack, what it is like race day, training with Annie Frisbie, and much more!
4/13/202328 minutes, 38 seconds
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321: Dick Beardsley - I Tell You What!

Oh, don’t cha know? Carrie welcomes Dick Beardsley back to the show! The two tried and true Minesotans talk about how Dick is doing, what he is up to now, running on his knee replacements, his memories of the Boston Marathon, and so much more!
4/6/202339 minutes, 8 seconds
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320: Jacky Hunt-Broesma - Gaining Life

Carrie chats with Jacky Hunt-Broersma! The accomplished cancer survivor and amputee ultramarthoner talks about her diagnosis, her life before cancer, her training, parenting, menopause, her upcoming races, and much more!
3/30/202345 minutes, 39 seconds
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319: Dominque Smith - All Thriller, No Filler

Carrie chats with sports journalist and host of the Lactic Acid podcast Dominique Smith! They have way too much fun discussing how he got into journalism, his journey into the sport, his reasoning for focusing on track and field, his hot takes on who to watch this spring, and so much more!
3/23/20231 hour, 14 minutes, 21 seconds
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318: Andrea Pomaranski - A Moving Meditation

Carrie chats with USATF American Record Holder Andrea Pomaranski! Andrea just won the 50K national title along with setting a new American Masters Record, and she joins the show to talk all about her recent win and record, as well as how her training as evolved as a masters runner, how she has continued to improve her times year after year even as she gets older, the heartache of losing twins, having the courage to have 3 more children, and so much more!
3/16/202343 minutes, 57 seconds
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317: Tiara Williams - How Far Can I Go?

Carrie chats with Tiara Williams, host of the Real Talk show! They talk about Tee’s interviews she’s done with some of the world’s best athletes, the inside scoop on some of these athletes (and one in particular that she is excited to have us watch!), why she is so dang excited and happy, her journey into running, her dancing skills, and so much more!
3/9/202336 minutes, 37 seconds
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316: Chris and Nik Nikic - 1% Better

Carrie chats with Chris and Nik Nikic live at the Publix Atlanta Marathon Expo! Chris is an adidas-sponsored athlete and the first athlete to complete an Ironman with Down Syndrome. In this episode, they discuss all of his ventures (public speaking, author, businessman), his training, feeling the fun and not the pressure, his 321 global effort for more inclusion of neurodivergent athletes in mainstream sports, and much more!
3/2/202341 minutes, 4 seconds
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315: Nia Akins – Float in the River (Not Fight It)

Carrie chats with USATF 800m Indoor Champion Nia Akins! They break down each lap of her race (including the amazing inside pass that she made to break the tape), life lessons in running, moving across the country (multiple times!) to pursue her dreams, her passion for nursing, her musical talents, and so much more!
2/23/202332 minutes, 53 seconds
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314: Chad Hall - It’s Freeing

Carrie chats with Chad Hall! The national champion runner, recent 2:12 marathoner in his debut, and brother of Ryan Hall (and brother-in-law of Sara Hall) tells us about his journey with endurance sports, being in a family where activity is so important, how he trains for each discipline, the mindset, time away from a sport, what is next for him, and so much more!
2/16/202341 minutes, 46 seconds
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313: Emmanuel Bor - Make an Impact

Carrie chats with 2023 USATF cross country champion Emmanuel Bor! They hear all about his first national title victory, making his second world cross country team, being in a family full of elite runners, having some close calls and sticking through it when it gets tough, his biggest fan (his daughter), and so much more!
2/9/202328 minutes, 1 second
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312: Ednah Kurgat - I Had A Bigger Vision

Carrie chats with newly-crowned USATF cross country champion Sgt. Ednah Kurgat! They talk about her first national championship, being part of the Army WCAP team, her 2017 NCAA cross country championship win, growing up in Kenya, her time in the army, representing the US in the upcoming World Cross Country Championships, and so much more!
2/2/202329 minutes, 33 seconds
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311: Sara Slattery, Whitney Krempin, and Karissa Johnson - She Chooses To Run

Carrie chats live with Sara Slattery, Whitney Krempin, and Karissa Johnson at Rock 'n' Roll Arizona and the Moms on the Run Runcation Weekend! The group talks about their roles in the industry, how the sport has changed over time for ladies, parenting in sports as kids get older, how they were as athletes, where they’d like to see the sport go, and so much more!
1/26/202331 minutes, 14 seconds
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310: Gabi Rooker - Finding the Ability to Believe in Yourself

Carrie chats with Gabi Rooker! They discuss her new career as a marathoner, how she joined the group of 95 women who have broken 2:37, how she transitioned from a stellar gymnastics career, her husband and coach, heart rate training, her dogs, and so much more!
1/19/202336 minutes, 22 seconds
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309: Vanessa Fraser - Diving Into the Deep End With My Eyes Closed

Carrie chats with Vanessa Fraser! Vanessa is a pro runner making her half marathon debut in Houston this weekend, so she joins Carrie to talk about her training, taking a leap and moving closer to her family in San Francisco, training like a pro while working a new job, being coached by Shalane Flanagan, needing a spark, not being defined by results, and much more!
1/12/202336 minutes, 49 seconds
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308: Gwen Jorgensen - She Can Do Anything!

Carrie welcomes Gwen Jorgensen, her mom Nancy, and her sister Elizabeth back to the show! They talk about Gwen’s new baby George, Gwen’s recent announcement of returning to the triathlon, Christmas stories, the trio’s new book called “Gwen Jorgensen: USA’s First Olympic Gold Medal Triathlete” and the accompanying teacher’s guide, and much more!
1/5/202343 minutes, 6 seconds
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307: Laura Green - Their Words Couldn't Touch Me

Carrie chats with comedian Laura Green! They talk about their violin skills (and how it actually helped their running), running Division I at Northeastern University, keeping perspective, keeping to a sustainable schedule with social media, how to get the confidence to be a comedian, and so much more!
12/29/202246 minutes, 3 seconds
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305: Altra Trail Blazers

Carrie chats with Altra Running members Shanna Burnette, Keely Henniger, and Jacky Hunt-Broersma in front of a live audience! The panel talks about blazing trails for other women in running, keeping our sport clean, being a multi-sport athlete when you're young, the legacies they want to leave, what Altra means to them, what drives them forward, and much more!
12/22/202241 minutes, 52 seconds
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306: Edwin Kurgat - It Makes Me Happy!

Carrie chats with Edwin Kurgat! The 2019 NCAA Cross Country Champion and 10-time All American joins the show to discuss his life growing up in Kenya, his time at Iowa State, his first season as a pro distance runner, team versus individual sports, being an engineer, his goals going forward, and much more!
12/22/202229 minutes
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304: Futsum Zeinasellassie - We Got Quiet

Carrie chats with Futsum Zeinasellassie! The 2x USATF Champion joins the show to discuss his recent debut marathon, tossing his cookies at the very end, his journey to the United States, his long career, his family, what distance he’ll be focusing on for 2024, and so much more!
12/8/202243 minutes, 8 seconds
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303: Emilia Benton - It Was Really Special

Carrie chats with Emilia Benton! The freelance journalist joins the show to talk about her writing, her training and racing, her coach (Nell Rojas) and how she helped Emilia set a 15 minute personal best, her childhood, her goals for 2023, her husband and Boston Terrier, and so much more!
12/1/202233 minutes, 34 seconds
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302: Neely Spence Gracey and Cindy Kuzma - Breakthrough

Carrie chats with Neely Spence Gracey and Cindy Kuzma! The co-authors of "Breakthrough Women's Running: Dream Big and Train Smart" discuss their book, their journeys into running, Neely's adventures in coaching, Cindy's adventures in writing and podcasting, and so much more!
11/24/202239 minutes, 18 seconds
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301: Abdihamid Nur - I Just Run To Win

Carrie chats with Abdihamid Nur! They talk about his journey to the United States, his prolific collegiate career at NAU, his recent (and first!) USATF National Championship win, his excitement around turning pro, his goals going forward, his predictions for the upcoming NCAA cross country championships, and much more!
11/17/202231 minutes, 26 seconds
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300: Edward Cheserek - I Think I Can Hang

Carrie chats with Edward Cheserek! The 2x Footlocker Champion and 17 time NCAA Champion joins the show to talk about where his career is going from here, his upbringing, his farm back home in Kenya, his dancing and cooking skills, supporting his fianceé Sharon Lokedi (who was last week's guest and who won last Sunday’s 2022 TCS NYC Marathon), and much more!
11/10/202224 minutes, 39 seconds
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299: Sharon Lokedi - Good For The Soul

Carrie chats with Sharon Lokedi! They talk about growing up in Kenya, training in Flagstaff with the Dark Sky Distance team, tearing it up on the roads (and the dance floor), how she’s preparing for her debut marathon at the TCS New York City Marathon, and so much more!
11/3/202229 minutes, 41 seconds
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298: Erica Stanley-Dottin - Still in the Game

Carrie chats with Erica Stanley-Dottin! Erica recently became the 25th Black American to break the 3 hour marathon barrier since 1973, so she joins Carrie to share all about her record setting day in Berlin, how it feels to be on that list, how she switched from sprinting to distance running, why being on that list is important to her, how she's getting faster as she approaches her 50th birthday, and so much more!
10/20/202239 minutes, 13 seconds
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297: Emily Sisson - See You in 2 Hours and 18 Minutes

Emily Sisson joins Carrie in front of a live audience fresh off her performance capturing the American Record at the 2022 Bank of America Chicago Marathon! They break down the entire day, including her pre-race preperations, getting through her rough patch, turning off her brain and trusting her pacers, how she negative split, who her first hug was after the race, the next goal to start working towards, and so much more!
10/11/202225 minutes, 25 seconds
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296: Alison Mariella Désir - Equal Talent But Not Equal Opportunity

Carrie chats with endurance athlete and author Alison Mariella Désir! They chat about her new book, "Running While Black," while also discussing why she's comfortable challenging people, race in the running community, and so much more!
10/6/202236 minutes, 34 seconds
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295: Keira D'Amato - I Never Surrendered

Carrie chats with American Marathon Record Holder Keira D’Amato! Keira just ran her second fastest marathon ever at the Berlin Marathon this past weekend, and she joins Carrie to talk about her race, how she worked through some cramping issues during the middle miles, the struggles with lowering the American record, how she handles pressure and negative thoughts, the next big event on her calendar, and much more!
9/29/202230 minutes, 58 seconds
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294: Makena Morley - Take A Little Out

Carrie chats with Makena Morley! The 2021 USATF 25k National Champion breaks down her impressive running career, her training for her debut marathon (the Bank of America Chicago Marathon), training 100+ mile weeks, her favorite things, and so much more!
9/22/202242 minutes, 10 seconds
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293: Emily Abbate - Get Uncomfortable

Carrie chats with Emily Abbate! The host of the Hurdle podcast discusses her introduction into the world of journalism, how she tries to help connect others along their journeys, how she started focusing on her fitness during her freshman year of college, how her fitness routine changed after being mugged, the joy of paragliding, and much more!
9/15/202234 minutes, 17 seconds
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292: Nikki Hiltz - This Is Me!

Carrie chats with trans and non-binary professional runner Nikki Hiltz! They chat about Nikki’s coming out story, using their voice to educate about the LGBTQ+ community, how they are running better than ever, the upcoming Pride 5K, getting a new coach and training partners, and much more!
9/8/202240 minutes, 56 seconds
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291: Craig Ringsven - Hot or Cold or Both

Carrie chats with Craig Ringsven, a physical therapist and owner of The Nordic Nook Oasis! They talk about the benefits of contrast therapy, how it helps both athletically and for overall health, how he and his wife Amy started the business during the pandemic, other types of physical therapy that is good for runners, and much more!
9/1/202234 minutes, 21 seconds
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290: Jonathan Davis - Chip On Our Shoulder

Carrie chats with Jonathan Davis! Jonathan is currently the fastest US 1500m runner, having set a new personal best of 3:33 just after the World Championships. They chat about his recent contract signing with Adidas, joining the Atlanta Track Club, going for his CPA certification, making music, eating pizza (Chicago-style, of course), and much more!
8/25/202231 minutes, 1 second
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289: Tad Weiss and Maggie Swanson - 25 Meters to God

Carrie chats with father/daughter duo Tad Weiss and Maggie Swanson! The inspiring team discusses their new book “25 Meters to God”, which details the journey and recovery after Maggie was hit by a bus and thrown 25 meters during a study abroad trip in Spain. They also discuss their upcoming Ironman in Wisconsin this fall and so much more!
8/18/202245 minutes, 36 seconds
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288: Steph Bruce - This Is How I Go Out

Carrie chats with Steph Bruce! They talk all about her Grit Finale (her final year of racing): why she’s hanging them up, her heart disease, her grit, what life my look like next year after a (yet to be announced) fall marathon, and so much more!
8/11/202242 minutes, 39 seconds
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287: Sinclaire Johnson - Back in the Driver Seat

Carrie chats with middle distance superstar Sinclaire Johnson! They talk about her recent successes, racing in Europe, trusting herself and taking back the driver seat in her own career, the importance of surrounding yourself with the right people, and so much more!
8/4/202236 minutes, 26 seconds
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286: Courtney Dauwalter - Ride Those Waves

Carrie chats with ultramarathoner Courtney Dauwalter! They dig into her latest win at the Hardrock 100, where she talks about the ups and downs, riding the rollercoaster that is the ultra, puking and just saying “this is fine”, being a leader and trailblazer in this sport, her Cooking with Courtney video, the importance of her crew, and much more!
7/28/202227 minutes, 59 seconds
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285: Conner Mantz - Hooray in My Head

Carrie chats with NCAA and USATF Champion Conner Mantz! They talk about his recent successes, his frustrations with being so close to wins but not quite getting there, the transition from the collegiate to the professional level, nit picking at the little things, being surrounded by like-minded individuals, and much more!
7/21/202247 minutes, 17 seconds
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284: Mike Wardian - Running Home

Carrie chats with Mike Wardian! Mike is an accomplished runner with several USATF championships and ultramarathon victories under his belt, and recently, he ran across the United States in 62 days while raising more than $100,000 for World Vision! In this episode, they discuss his journey, how he organized it, dealing with issues on the run, why he puts himself through these runs, what’s next on his plate, and much more!
7/14/202250 minutes, 2 seconds
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283: Dakotah Lindwurm - Swinging for the Fences

Carrie chats with Dakotah Lindwurm! The 2022 Grandma’s Marathon champion talks about her second victory at that race, her last minute thoughts on going for the record, being part of a small but mighty pack of ladies up front, doing the Macarena close to the end, being sponsored for the first time, what’s next for her, and much more!
7/7/202234 minutes, 19 seconds
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282: Sara Hall - Live after the NYRR NY Mini 10K presented by UCAN

Carrie chats with Sara Hall in front of a live audience after the New York Mini 10k! They talk about her performance that day, her prep going into it, her family, her fueling, her perspective on life and running, her upcoming race at the World Championships in July, and much more!
6/30/202245 minutes, 44 seconds
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281: UCAN Celebrates Title IX

Carrie partners with UCAN to celebrate the 50th anniversary of Title IX! Together with Linda Quirk, Dede Griesbauer, Maurelhena Walles, and Jane Vongvorachoti, the five ladies discuss how they got into running, how the passing of Title IX impacted them, not being afraid of trying something new, their hopes for women’s running in the next fifty years, and much more!
6/23/202258 minutes, 39 seconds
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280: Alan Culpepper - You Get Out What You Put In

Carrie chats with Olympian Alan Culpepper! The HOKA NAZ Elite coach talks about his career, watching his wife and children compete at a high level, how the sport has evolved over the years, his goals with NAZ Elite, and much more!
6/16/202233 minutes, 31 seconds
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279: Aliphine Tuliamuk - We Can Be Fierce

Carrie welcomes Olympian Aliphine Tuliamuk back to the show! They discuss the early days of the pandemic, what she’s been up to lately (becoming a wife, a mom, an Olympian!), how she’s been crushing it on the roads lately, the good/bad/ugly of her life, and so much more!
6/9/202243 minutes, 24 seconds
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278: Sage Hurta - Where My Heart Was

Carrie interviews Sage Hurta! The NCAA Champion joins the show to talk about her rise in the sport, her childhood, her engagement to Olympian Joe Klecker, her goals for the summer, reality TV, and so much more!
6/2/202228 minutes, 42 seconds
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277: Tommie Runz - It Catches You

Carrie chats with Tommie Runz! The sober, vegan runner talks about his journey, how he got into running, being an entrepreneur, diversity in the sport of running, and much more!
5/26/202239 minutes, 39 seconds
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276: Kim Clark - Just Dial It Back

Carrie chats with Instagram influencer Kim Clark! They talk about how she took 3 hours off her marathon time, her social media presence, healing from the heartbreak of losing her father last year, motherhood, celiac, overtraining, wanting to break 3 hours, and much more!
5/19/202254 minutes, 31 seconds
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275: Emily Sisson - Mission Accomplished!

Carrie chats with Emily Sisson after setting the American Record in the Half Marathon! They break down the race in detail, as well as chat about being a versatile runner, the ups and downs of the sport, being so close to achieving goals and coming up short, what it is like to enter a race with a lot of unknowns, what it’s like to achieve your goals, and much more!
5/12/202236 minutes
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Boston and Beyond: Reaching Your Personal Best

Carrie and Angie Spencer team up to bring you a special live show taped before the 2022 Boston Marathon! The duo hosted Meb Kefezighi, Emily Sisson, Tommie Bailey, and Emma Bates, and they chatted about all things running and life!
5/3/20221 hour, 13 minutes, 38 seconds
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273: Kyle and Brent Pease - We Pick Each Other Up

Carrie chats with Kyle and Brent Pease! Kyle, who has cerebral palsy, has partnered with his brother Brent to complete 75 races together (including the Ironman World Championships in Kona, Hawaii!). In this episode, they talk about their upbringing, their training, their racing, the bond that they share, the parts of racing, the equipment they need to compete, and so much more!
4/28/202240 minutes, 27 seconds
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Melissa Cook - It's An Opportunity

Carrie chats with Melissa Cook! They talk about her daughter (Natalie) recently setting the high school 5K national record, meeting her husband, parenting, her training, her coaching, keeping it fun for a young athlete with lots of pressure, watching your kids break your records, and much more!
4/21/202231 minutes, 17 seconds
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271: Lindsay Flanagan - It Doesn't Need To Be Fancy

Carrie chats with Lindsay Flanagan, professional runner for Asics and coach at RunDoyen! They talk about her recent races, her new coach (4x Olympian Benita Willis), tips for recovering, why she ditches her watch, her secret substitute for coffee, nutrition advice, coaching others, and much more!
4/14/202239 minutes, 29 seconds
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270: Chris Heuisler - Used to Define Me, Now it Refines Me

Carrie chats with Chris Heuisler! They chat about his latest initiative called the Knob Creek Jogging Club, which is made up of a hundred bartenders all jogging into healthier lives. They also cover his journey into the sport, his production company Brontosaurus, how he met his wife, his acting days, coaching all sorts of people, and much more!
4/7/202248 minutes
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269: Molly Huddle and Sara Slattery - How She Did It

Carrie chats with Molly Huddle and Sara Slattery, co-authors of the book “How She Did It!” They talk about the book, their website, racing and training stories, the phases of life as a female, sisterhood, motherhood, being inspired by their mothers, being inspiring to the next generation of women, and so much more!
3/31/202247 minutes, 23 seconds
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268: Matt Cavanaugh - It Only Takes One

Carrie chats with Lieutenant Colonel Matt Cavanaugh! They chat about his upcoming “1 Kidney, 4 Deserts” journey, how he found his “why” while being in Baghdad, how his life was saved there (which led him to want to save another through altruistic kidney donation), how we can become donors, and so much more!
3/24/202255 minutes, 38 seconds
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267: Ben Rosario - The Best Ways To Train

Carrie welcomes Hoka Northern Arizona Elite coach Ben Rosario back to the show! They talk about his new book, "Run Like A Pro (Even If You're Slow)," the training tips provided in the book, an update on some of his athletes, the state of the sport, and much more!
3/17/202241 minutes, 3 seconds
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266: Jennifer Maxwell - Hit Play, Not Pause

Carrie chats with entrepreneur Jennifer Maxwell, who was a co-founder of PowerBar and the current CEO and founder of JAM Foods! They talk about her journey into the world of sports nutrition, her love story with her late husband (Olympian Brian Maxwell), the PowerBar story, how running has helped her deal with his passing, and much more!
3/10/202231 minutes, 45 seconds
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265: Olivia Baker - Fun with Friends

Carrie chats with Olivia Baker! They talk about making US teams, finding joy in running, passing up medical school to chase her running dreams, riding the unicycle and doing the flying trapeze, going for gold this indoor season (and grabbing silver!), and much more!
3/3/202240 minutes, 41 seconds
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264: Shane Streich - The Fighter Within Me

Carrie chats with fellow Minnesotan Shane Streich who recently ran the American Record in the 1000m indoors! They chat about the record-breaking run, his new training environment at Atlanta Track Club, finding his passion, being in the show choir and playing instruments, not caring about being the underdog, and much more!
2/24/202243 minutes, 58 seconds
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263: Jeffrey Binney - Once is Enough

Carrie chats with Jeffrey Binney! They talk about his film “Once Is Enough”, ultrarunning, his childhood and how it shaped his life, taking his life into his own hands, finding running, doing his amazing Tiktok videos, what life is like for him today, and much more!
2/17/202251 minutes, 37 seconds
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262: Whittni Orton Morgan - Cup Is So Full

Carrie chats with NCAA Champion (and new Adidas professional athlete) Whittni Orton Morgan! They talk all about the process of becoming a pro, how something as simple as switching brands and shoes is sort of a big deal, hitting reset, growing up in a big family, transitioning from being a multi-sport athlete to a single sport athlete, and much more!
2/10/202238 minutes, 58 seconds
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261: Chris Gordon - 'Tis But a Scratch

Carrie chats with Chris DT Gordon! They talk about his journey of surviving necrotizing fasciitis (a flesh eating bacteria), how he uses gratitude to overcome life’s challenges, his experiences with running, and much more!
2/3/202256 minutes, 38 seconds
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260: Emma Bates - Doing the Dance With It

Carrie chats with Emma Bates in front of a live crowd at TC Running! They talk about her second-place finish at the Bank of America Chicago Marathon, which cities hold significance in her life, the importance of word cues in racing, goals for the upcoming season, and much more!
1/20/202242 minutes, 45 seconds
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259: Phil Wharton - Human Design Is So Different

Carrie chats with Phil Wharton, a musculoskeletal specialist and creator of the Wharton Process! They talk about his story, his passion to help people attain their optimal health, his advice on doing simple things at home to feel better on the run and in our daily living, and much more!
1/13/202242 minutes, 23 seconds
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258: Sara Vaughn - Pretty Darn Perfect

Carrie welcomes Sara Vaughn back to the show! They talk about the horrendous fires that swept through the Boulder area over Christmas, her recent success in her debut marathon, how she juggles her life as a mom/realtor/pro runner, her announcement of signing with Puma, and so much more!
1/6/202239 minutes, 17 seconds
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257: Sarah Cummings - Balancing All The Things

Carrie chats with Sarah Cummings, the 2021 JFK 50 Mile Champ! They talk about how missing an early turn in last year's race added onto the mental pressures of this year's race, overcoming injuries, the team aspect of ultramarathoning, finding a way to fit in all the training, and so much more.
12/30/202137 minutes, 29 seconds
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256: Camille Herron - Death by a Thousand Papercuts

Carrie welcomes ultra marathoner Camille Herron back to the show! They talk about her latest World Record at Desert Solstice running 100 miles on the track in 13:21:55 (that is 8:01 pace, peeps!), her issues with iron overload, her move back to lower altitudes, dealing with the destruction of her home in a tornado, and much more!
12/23/202159 minutes, 5 seconds
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255: Viola Cheptoo Lagat - Running for Agnes Tirop

Carrie chats with Olympian Viola Cheptoo Lagat, who recently took second place at the TCS New York City Marathon in her debut marathon! They cover her background in the sport, growing up in a very fast family, the motivation behind her amazing run, the pain she felt from the loss of her dear friend and fellow Kenyan runner and Olympian Agnes Tirop, and how she is helping bring awareness to gender-based violence through Tirop’s Angels.
12/16/202148 minutes, 5 seconds
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254: Weini Kelati - I Just Like to Push Myself

Carrie chats with Weini Kelati! They talk all about her recent USATF road 5K championship victory, coming to the US from Eritrea, winning the Footlocker championships, winning the NCAA championship at the University of New Mexico, signing a pro contract with Dark Sky Distance, and so much more!
12/9/202130 minutes, 48 seconds
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253: Alyssa Clark - Running Has Been My Friend

Carrie chats with Alyssa Clark who just set the Women’s Guinness World Record for running 95 marathons in 95 consecutive days! They chat about the record and her experiences during it, how she scheduled the time to do it, how her body performed and how she recovered, her relationship with running, and so much more!
12/2/202137 minutes, 50 seconds
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252: Bryan Green and Jon Rankin - Fuel The Pursuit

Carrie chats with Jon Rankin and Bryan Green, hosts of the Fueling the Pursuit podcast! They chat about their journey into the sport, turning from college teammates into business partners, and much more!
11/25/202153 minutes, 16 seconds
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251: Annie Frisbie - Racing is the Reward

Carrie chats with Annie Frisbie who just placed 7th at the TCS New York City Marathon! They break down her morning of the race, her play-by-play performance in the race, how she achieved her “secret goal” in the race, her goals from here, and much more!
11/18/202137 minutes, 51 seconds
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250: Molly Seidel - Harden... Up!

Carrie welcomes Olympic Bronze Medalist Molly Seidel back to the show! They chatted just prior to her fourth place performance at the 2021 TCS NYC Marathon, but they cover her life after winning an Olympic medal, her new obligations, building her training back up, injuries, how she wants to run the marathon world championships next summer, and much more!
11/11/202139 minutes, 48 seconds
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249: Biya Simbassa - Give Myself a Chance

Carrie chats with USATF Champion Biya Simbassa! They talk about moving to the United States as a teenager, what it’s like to train with Team Run Flagstaff, his continual progression in the sport of running, his long-term goals, and so much more!
11/3/202127 minutes, 45 seconds
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248: Meghan Roth - Next Thing... I Was In The Ambulance

Carrie chats with Meghan Roth, a fast marathoner who survived a cardiac arrest during the 2021 Boston Marathon. She takes Carrie through the day, describing the moments leading up to the race, getting through eight miles, collapsing on the course, having a friend perform CPR on her, waking up in an ambulance, recovering in a Boston hospital for several days following the race, and her ongoing journey towards recovery.
10/28/202140 minutes, 23 seconds
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247: Shalane Flanagan - World Tour Of Marathoning

Carrie welcomes Olympian Shalane Flanagan back to the show! They discuss Project Eclipse, which is Shalane’s attempt to run every Abbott World Marathon Major in a 42 day period. They also discuss her training, her cravings, her recovery, what she thinks about walking in a marathon, her little boy Jack, her husband, her cookbooks, and so much more!
10/21/202142 minutes, 1 second
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246: CJ Albertson - I Ran To Win

Carrie chats with CJ Albertson, the man who led the 2021 Boston Marathon for 20 miles before finishing 10th overall (and second American)! They talk about his race and his strategy, why he thought it was important to keep the crowd engaged, how he broke through the wall to finish out the race, how his friends and family reacted to his performance, his history in the sport (including several world records), and much more!
10/14/202142 minutes, 14 seconds
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245: Dakotah Lindwurm - Mom Always Wins

Carrie chats with elite runner Dakotah Lindwurm! They talk about how she got into the sport, transitioning from being a hockey goalie to a runner, Hugh Jackman, finding her sweet spot in the marathon, her preparations for the upcoming Boston Marathon, and much more!
10/7/202131 minutes, 48 seconds
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244: Cory McGee - Just Go Do Your Job

Carrie chats with Olympian Cory McGee! They talk all about her Olympic journey and what it took to get there, her family and life growing up, alligators (yeah, seriously), loving the long distances, and so much more!
9/30/202147 minutes, 7 seconds
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243: Woody Kincaid - I Want To Chase That!

Carrie chats with Olympian Woody Kincaid! They talk about his entry into the sport, running while his dad battles lung cancer, dealing with nerves and stress, his thoughts on Shelby Houlihan and her battle with doping allegations, why he needed to make the Olympics to get his contract resigned, and so much more!
9/23/202142 minutes, 48 seconds
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242: Carrie Tollefson - Fueling The Pursuit

Carrie makes an appearance on Fueling The Pursuit, a new podcast presented by UCAN! They chat about seeing the world through her daughter’s eyes, the phases of her career, the roles played by her parents and coaches, the power of the mental game, and much more.
9/16/202155 minutes, 40 seconds
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241: Mary Cain - This is a Gift

Carrie chats with Mary Cain! They talk about ignored injuries from her past that are now getting addressed, being fully aware of her mental health and her triggers, her life and training now, her partnership with Tracksmith, her role as CEO and President of Atalanta NYC, and much more!
9/9/202147 minutes, 42 seconds
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240: Jenny Simpson - It Hit Me

Carrie welcomes 3-time Olympian Jenny Simpson back to the show! They talk about her new puppy, gardening, missing her fourth Olympic team, getting through the pandemic, why training with her world-class training partners consistently results in world-class performances, and so much more!
9/2/202148 minutes, 51 seconds
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239: Andie Taylor - The Clouds Cleared

Carrie chats with Andie Taylor, a long time runner who transitioned from male to female. They chat about the highs and lows of finding your true self, whether or not she has an unfair advantage, the science and politics surrounding transgendered athletes, how people can be kind and accepting to all, and much more!
8/26/202132 minutes, 51 seconds
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238: Courtney Frerichs - I Executed

Carrie chats with Olympian Courtney Frerichs fresh off her silver medal performance at the 2020 Olympic Games in Tokyo! They chat about her mental health struggles in 2018, overcoming anxiety and injuries, becoming more confident in her abilities, what it took for her to win a silver medal, and much more!
8/19/202143 minutes, 52 seconds
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237: Ashley Brasovan - That Was My Rock Bottom

Carrie chats with USATF Champion Ashley Brasovan! They chat about her recent ultramarathon win at the Speedgoat 50K, the pressure placed on young athletes, overcoming many injuries and illnesses, her career as a renewable energy expert, and so much more!
8/12/202137 minutes, 57 seconds
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236: Larra Overton - What Makes You Good Is All The Prep Behind The Scenes

Carrie chats with Emmy award-winning producer and sports reporter Larra Overton! They discuss her history running at Indiana University, what it’s like to run every day for nearly two years, what it takes to put on a broadcast of a track event, being the first female to do in-stadium PA announcing at the Olympic Track and Field Trials, and so much more!
8/5/202155 minutes, 25 seconds
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S6: Maurelhena Walles - Stay in the Game Longer

Carrie chats with master’s runner Maurelhena Walles as part of the UCAN Stay in the Game Longer Series! They chat growing up in Harlem, competing at Alabama A&M, setting world records at the master’s level, starting Equity Design (which uses physical activity to change the health of Bronx youth), and so much more!
7/29/202136 minutes, 47 seconds
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235: Grant Fisher - Keeps Me Gunning For More!

Carrie chats with Olympian Grant Fisher! They chat about the Olympic Trials, the upcoming Olympic Games, what makes him tick, team tactics at the Olympics, and much more!
7/22/202132 minutes, 24 seconds
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234: Alicia Monson - A Realistic Dream

Carrie chats with Olympian Alicia Monson! They break down her amazing 10,000 meter run at the Olympic Trials where she punched her ticket to Japan, as well as how it started for her, what it was like to be in college competing when the world shut down, signing a pro contract during the pandemic, her racing and ups and downs leading up to the Olympic Trials, and much more!
7/15/202143 minutes, 51 seconds
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233: Clayton Murphy - Flip it to Motivation

Carrie chats with Olympian Clayton Murphy! They talk all about the Olympic trials, the Olympics, the ups and downs of his fairly young professional career, his love story with his wife (Olympian Ariana Murphy), his podcast called Track Boys Podcast, and so much more!
7/8/202126 minutes, 14 seconds
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232: Heather MacLean - Holy Moly... We’re Going to the Olympics!

Carrie chats with 2020 Olympian Heather MacLean! They talk about her races at the trials, being away from her family who couldn't attend the Trials, struggling with feeling like she belongs, being grateful, not being afraid to ask for support, and so much more!
7/1/202144 minutes, 7 seconds
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231: Obsa Ali - That American Dream

Carrie chats with Obsa Ali! The Minnesota native and NCAA champion recently qualified for the Olympic Trials finals in the steeplechase. They chat about his preparation as well as moving from Ethiopia at the age of 11, his love of fashion, family, soccer, wrestling, the Boogie Woogie, and much more!
6/24/202134 minutes, 7 seconds
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230: Mason Ferlic - The Pieces Are There

Carrie chats with Mason Ferlic, a Minnesota native, state champ, NCAA champ, and Olympic hopeful in the steeplechase! They chat about his family being present at the Trials (and how nervous they’ll be), the advice given to him by his legendary coach Ron Warhurst, what it’s like to train with some of the best athletes in the world, how he balances professional running with his other professional interests, and so much more!
6/17/202139 minutes
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229: Allie Wilson - Setbacks Can Propel You Forward

Carrie chats with Allie Wilson, the newest member of the sub-2:00 800M club! They chat about her journey into running, her moment where everything “clicked,” racing tactics, being coached by Andrew and Amy Yoder Begley, and so much more!
6/10/202143 minutes, 9 seconds
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228: Josette Norris - There Was A Shift

Carrie chats with Josette Norris! They chat about her start as a standout in high school, competing at Georgetown University, her jump into the world of professional running, her 28 second PR in the 5K this spring, running the 9th fastest 5K time in US history, and so much more!
6/3/202141 minutes, 10 seconds
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227: Marla Runyan - It's the Athlete First

Carrie chats with Olympian and Paralympian Marla Runyan! They chat about their time racing against each other, growing up with Stargardt's Disease (a disease that causes vision loss), being the only visually impaired athlete in the world to compete at both the Olympics and Paralympics, being an advocate for equity in sport, and so much more!
5/27/202145 minutes, 33 seconds
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226: Colleen Quigley - This is My Life Now

Carrie welcomes Olympian Colleen Quigley back to the show! They talk about her new sponsorship with Lululemon, the business side of running, what it’s like to go on her own, dealing with the ups and downs of an Olympic year, running incredibly well during a global pandemic, and much more!
5/20/202132 minutes, 6 seconds
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225: Lindsey Elizabeth Cortes - Food Freedom

Carrie chats with Lindsey Elizabeth Cortes, a registered dietician and host of the Female Athlete Nutrition Podcast! They talk about having food freedom, intuitive eating, overcoming disordered eating, how she is living proof you can have a healthy relationship with food and athletics, and so much more!
5/13/202138 minutes, 51 seconds
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224: Keturah Orji - It's OK if You're Different

Carrie chats with Olympian Keturah Orji! They talk about her journey into the sport and how she became the NCAA Collegiate Woman of the Decade, how she has triple-jumped further than anyone in American History, her mindset going into the Olympics where she finished 4th in 2016, her current training, her mentorship program for girls, and so much more!
5/6/202139 minutes, 8 seconds
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223: Hazel Clark - Lift Each Other Up

Carrie chats with 3x Olympian Hazel Clark! They chat about her role as the director of sports at Bermuda Tourism Authority, her career in track & field, being a mom and wife, the latest with her famous family, and so much more!
4/29/202127 minutes, 36 seconds
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222: Seth DeMoor - Onward and Upward

Carrie chats with Seth DeMoor from DeMoor Global Running! They chat about his start in the sport, raising four boys, deciding to go all in on his popular Youtube daily vlog, what shoes he thinks are the best, how he is trying to raise over $10,000 for the Brave Like Gabe Foundation, and much more!
4/22/202136 minutes, 23 seconds
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221: Caitlin Lenehan Balint and Sophie Long - Be the Match

Carrie chats with real life superheroes Caitlin Lenehan Balint and Sophie Long! In this episode, we hear how Cait has suffered for over 20 years from an autoimmune disease that destroyed her liver. She posted on Facebook that she needed to find a new liver, and at the young age of 25, Sophie gave the gift of donating a portion of her liver to Cait. They talk about their stories, how they bonded through their mutual running store, their recovery journey, and much more!
4/15/202149 minutes, 10 seconds
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220: Rosie Brennan - I Just Loved It!

Carrie chats with Olympian cross-country skier Rosie Brennan! They talk about how she needed a nudge from her Mom to get into skiing, how she has found a new confidence at the age of 32 in her speed, strength, and tactics, her goals for the next Olympics, how she is giving back and making a difference in the world of sport today, and so much more!
4/8/202143 minutes, 49 seconds
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219: Des Linden - Why the *#&% Did I Sign up for This?!

Carrie welcomes Olympian Des Linden back to the show! They talk about Des’s new career in race commentary, the 50K world record that she will attempt in mid-April, the importance (and joy) of taking breaks from the sport, what an “irritable” Des looks like, and so much more!
4/1/202134 minutes, 48 seconds
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218: Jeff Galloway - You Don't Have to Run Until You Puke!

Carrie chats with the legendary Jeff Galloway! They discuss why he likes helping people get into the sport of running, how he got into running, how to find the joy in the run, celebrating the wins of your training partners, living through the horrific massacre at the 1972 Munich Olympics, transitioning from a pro runner to a coach, and much more!
3/25/202147 minutes, 58 seconds
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S5: Nichole Porath - Stay in the Game Longer

Carrie chats with Nichole Porath as part of UCAN’s Stay In The Game Longer series! They chat about setting the World Record for fastest half marathon while pushing a double jogger stroller, recovering from addiction, qualifying for the Olympic Trials, and much more!
3/19/202144 minutes, 33 seconds
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217: Colleen De Reuck - Age Does This Thing

Carrie chats with 4x Olympian Colleen De Reuck! They chat about growing up in South Africa, normalizing motherhood and running, how she built a resilient partnership with her husband, how to keep running fun when it’s your full time job, sharing her wisdom with the younger generations through her coaching business, and much more!
3/18/202137 minutes, 38 seconds
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216: Sika Henry - YOLO

Carrie chats with Sika Henry. Sika is a triathlete, a runner, a business woman, an advocate, and has some exciting things on the horizon. They chat about her journey, transitioning into endurance sports, her push to improve diversity in the triathlon world, how she recovered from a horrific bike accident, and so much more!
3/11/202144 minutes, 27 seconds
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215: Ben Bruce - Fun Energy, Many Hats

Carrie chats with elite runner Ben Bruce! They discuss his role at Northern Arizona Elite in Flagstaff, all of the hats he wears in life, the shoe debate, running 17 USATF National Championships in a row, and so much more!
3/4/202145 minutes, 57 seconds
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214: Dede Griesbauer - Stay In The Game Longer

Carrie chats with 3-time Ironman Champion Dede Griesbauer as part of UCAN’s Stay In The Game Longer series! They chat about how she got into sports, the ups-and-downs of her career, how she’s built grit and tenacity, why she’s driven to push herself with ultra endurance races, and much more!
2/25/202139 minutes, 55 seconds
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213: Elle Purrier St. Pierre - Building Off Of Confidence

Carrie welcomes American record holder Elle Purrier St. Pierre back to the show! They chat about her recent accomplishment of setting the 2 mile American Record almost exactly one year after setting the 1 mile American Record! They also catch up on her life during COVID, married life, her new mentality, goals for 2021, and how it feels to be one of the best in history!
2/18/202135 minutes, 11 seconds
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212: Khadevis Robinson - There Are No Minor Moments

Carrie chats with two-time Olympian Khadevis Robinson! They chat about KD’s story in the sport, the ups and downs of his career, the journey of life (and how *we* are in control of it), the importance of having a mentor and coach, and much more!
2/11/20211 hour, 2 minutes, 20 seconds
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211: Stephen Lease - Moving Meditation

Carrie chats with Stephen Lease! Stephen and two of his high school friends took a leap and started Goodr, a sunglasses company by runners for runners. They chat all about the company, how to build an awesome company culture, Stephen’s background in running, and why his running is what he calls “moving meditation.”
2/4/202133 minutes, 31 seconds
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210: Teri Hutcheon - A Foodie Stays Fit

Carrie chats with blogger Teri Hutcheon from A Foodie Stays Fit! They chat about her family, fashion, follicles, food, finances, staying fit, and so much more!
1/28/20211 hour, 48 seconds
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209: Hayden Hawks - Focus on Being Fresh

Carrie chats with ultramarathoner Hayden Hawks! They discuss his upcoming attempt at setting the 100K World Record at the HOKA Project Carbon X 2, his dream of setting the record at Western States, how the lack of travel has helped him this past year, and much more!
1/21/202143 minutes
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208: Heather Knight Pech - Stay In The Game Longer

Carrie chats with rockstar Masters runner Heather Knight Pech! They chat about how she got started in the sport, why she believes consistency is the key to her success, what gives her the drive to compete, her fashion career prior to running, how she’s preparing to break 3 hours in the marathon, and more!
1/14/202134 minutes, 41 seconds
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207: Duane Scotti - Spark It Up

Carrie chats with physical therapist and running coach Duane Scotti! They discuss common running injuries and how to rehabilitate them, how he found his way into the running world from the world of dance, how to read your body, and much more!
1/7/202159 minutes, 42 seconds
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206: Tim O'Donnell - Stay In the Game Longer

Carrie chats with World Champion Triathlete and Ironman Champion Tim O’Donnell as part of UCAN’s Stay in the Game Longer series! They chat about how he got started in the sport, how he has continued to improve the older he gets, being married to a 3X Ironman World Champion, training during the pandemic, and much more!
12/31/202034 minutes, 43 seconds
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205: Rachel Schneider - Connect with My Why

Carrie chats with Rachel Schneider, one of the fastest 10,000-meter runners in US history! They discuss her recent 10,000-meter run (which qualified her for the Olympic Trials and Games), her reasons for running, her coaching style, the importance of meditation, and so much more!
12/24/202042 minutes, 16 seconds
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204: Emily Sisson - My Confidence Is Back

Carrie welcomes Emily Sisson back to the show! They discuss her recent attempt at the American record for the half marathon (and how she missed it by one second!), how that will fuel her going forward, what she wants for Christmas, why they find royalty interesting, Taylor Swift, and much more!
12/17/202036 minutes, 58 seconds
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203: Jon Dunham - Enjoy The Run

Carrie interviews Jon Dunham! Jon is the man behind some of the best running movies out there, including Spirit of the Marathon and Boston: The Documentary (narrated by Matt Damon!). In this episode, they chat about his running, his filmmaking, his love of the sport and the community, and his projects going forward.
12/10/202036 minutes, 37 seconds
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202: Nick Butter - Running the World

Carrie chats with British endurance athlete Nick Butter, who is the first person to run a marathon in every country in the world! He and his wife are currently living in a van with their dog in Italy running 100 marathons in 100 days. They chat about how and why he got started on his adventure, how he stays motivated and healthy, the logistics needed to achieve such a goal, and much more!
12/3/202045 minutes, 32 seconds
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201: Jo Pavey - Give it a Go! Olympics at 48!

Carrie chats with 5-time Olympian Jo Pavey! They discuss her attempt to make the 2021 Olympic Games at the age of 48, her training, life as a mom and wife, her goals going forward, and much more!
11/26/202040 minutes, 47 seconds
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200: Sally McRae - Shine In All You Do

Carrie chats with The Yellow Runner herself: Sally McRae! They talk about her history with running, the origins of the Yellow Runner name, her recent move to Oregon, how she fits training into her busy life, how she deals with the dark side of ultrarunning, and much more!
11/19/20201 hour, 4 minutes, 30 seconds
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199: Tierney Wolfgram, Adam Sjolund, and Carson Leavitt - I've Found My Pack

Carrie chats with Tierney Wolfgram, Adam Sjolund, and Carson Leavitt! With pacing assistance from Adam and Carson, Tierney recently set the American Junior Marathon record with a time of 2:31:49 as a 17-year-old! They discuss the event, the preparation, COVID, wildfires, and where Tierney goes next after setting and nailing such a big goal at such a young age.
11/12/202050 minutes, 17 seconds
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198: Dean Karnazes - Death Before DNF

Carrie chats with the Ultramarathon Man himself: Dean Karnazes! They discuss his marriage to his high school sweetheart Julie, being a father, dealing with running during the time of COVID, the allure of the ultramarathon, how nobody told him he was one of Time Magazine’s most influential people, and much more!
11/5/202035 minutes, 57 seconds
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197: Tina Muir and Dina Griffin - Health and Performance for Active Women

Carrie chats with Tina Muir (Running For Real podcast, former elite athlete) and Dina Griffin (sports dietician, endurance athlete)! The trio discusses training, fueling, the comparison trap, life schedules, and so much more!
10/29/20201 hour, 17 seconds
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196: Sara Hall - Stay In the Game Longer

Sara Hall talks London Marathon, shares her secrets to continued improvement, and goes in-depth on her training nutrition. Hear about Sara’s experience in the London bubble and learn why she decided to partner with UCAN in this exclusive Q&A hosted by Olympian Carrie Tollefson.
10/22/202044 minutes, 55 seconds
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195: Sarah Canney - Ebb And Flow To Everything

Carrie chats with entrepreneur and elite snowshoer Sarah Canney! They chat about how she has handled her rollercoaster ride of life with grace and determination, how she battled her eating disorder, competing at the World Snowshoe Championships, and so much more!
10/15/202047 minutes, 51 seconds
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S4: Bank of America Chicago Marathon Virtual Experience

The Bank of America Chicago Marathon takes on the streets of Chicago every October. Race day creates an experience unlike any other. From the runners, the volunteers, and the spectators it is an awesome day. Join Carrie as she learns of 3 very different experiences and the role running has played in their lives!
10/9/202026 minutes, 55 seconds
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194: Hassan Mead - Save U of MN Men's Track!

Carrie chats with Minnesota native and Olympian Hassan Mead! They start right away with his fight to reinstate the men’s track and field program at the University of Minnesota. They also touch on his shift in training and mindset during this pandemic, dealing with adversity, where he finds inspiration, and much more!
10/8/202043 minutes, 2 seconds
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193: Verna Volker - We Exist, We are Real

Carrie chats with Verna Volker, the founder of Native Women Running! They talk about how she grew up in the Navajo Nation with 9 siblings, how she found running, creating community for all native women, and much more.
10/1/202047 minutes, 19 seconds
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192: Meb Keflezighi - Stay in the Game Longer

Carrie welcomes the legendary Meb Keflezighi back to the show! They discuss life during the pandemic and civil unrest, his longevity in the sport, UCAN and CEP, life as a girl dad, and much more!
9/24/202026 minutes, 49 seconds
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191: The Jorgensens - A Family's Story to Olympic Gold

Carrie sits down with Olympic Gold Medalist Gwen Jorgensen, her sister Elizabeth, and her mom Nancy! They chat about their new book “Go, Gwen, Go: A Family’s Journey to Olympic Gold,” as well as Gwen’s career, the process of writing the book, what they’re up to now, and much more!
9/17/202048 minutes, 49 seconds
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190: Tim Tollefson - Too Stubborn to Give Up

Carrie chats with ultramarathoner and U.S. 50 Mile Trail Champion Tim Tollefson! They discuss how they *aren’t* related, training for ultramarathons, life as a physical therapist, and much more!
9/10/202051 minutes, 57 seconds
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189: Lauren Wilke - Don’t Let Your Guard Down

Carrie chats with ultramarathoner and COVID-19 survivor Lauren Wilke! They discuss her career, her illness, the short and long-term effects of COVID (as well as COVID toe), how we need to stay diligent in the fight against the coronavirus, and much more.
9/3/202045 minutes, 8 seconds
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188: Another Mother Runner - Be A Light

Carrie chats with the women behind Another Mother Runner: Sarah Bowen Shea and Dimity McDowell! In this wide-ranging conversation, they talk about how Another Mother Runner got started, their friendship, their journey with the run, and so much more!
8/27/202033 minutes, 13 seconds
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187: Melody Fairchild - Expansion of Our Inner Frontier

Carrie chats with Melody Fairchild, one of the best American high school distance runners of all time! They discuss her new book with Elizabeth Carey called "Girls Running", as well as running, motherhood, running camps, leadership, and much more!
8/20/202037 minutes, 13 seconds
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186: Shani Marks Johnson - Love and Serve Well

Carrie chats with Olympian Shani Marks Johnson! They discuss her career, her battle with cancer, life as a mother, and her children’s latest endeavor to sell bracelets for helping those affected by the injustice and suffering from the riots in Minneapolis (they’ve raised nearly $150,000 so far!).
8/13/202045 minutes, 10 seconds
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185: Steve DeBoer - One Day At A Time

Carrie chats with Steve DeBoer, a Minnesota runner who has run at least a mile a day for 50 years! They chat about the origins of the streak, how he has kept it going through injuries and illnesses, what his family thinks of it, how he deals with running in a COVID-19 world, and much more!
8/6/202046 minutes, 25 seconds
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184: Grayson Murphy - A Well That Will Not Dry Up

Carrie chats with World Mountain Running Champion Grayson Murphy! They discuss her winning the world and US championships last year, having a boyfriend who is a professional Nordic Skier, her perspective on living with an eating disorder, and much more!
7/30/202054 minutes, 50 seconds
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183: Karissa Schweizer - 14:26... What on Earth?

Carrie welcomes elite runner Karissa Schweizer to the show! They go deep on Karissa’s recent performance at a closed Bowerman Track Club meet where she ran a 5K in 14:26, the second-fastest American 5K time ever! They also have a wide-ranging conversation around her decorated past in college, how COVID-19 has changed professional running, and much more.
7/23/202051 minutes, 6 seconds
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182: Elise Cranny - I Can Do That, Too

Carrie chats with Elise Cranny, one of the brightest young stars in American distance running! They chat about her recent 14:48 5K, how she got into the sport, her first injury as a pro, running 1 Million Miles for Justice with the Bowerman Track Club, and how she is finding the courage to be authentic.
7/16/202049 minutes, 3 seconds
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181: Mechelle Lewis Freeman - No More Blinders

Carrie welcomes Mechelle Lewis Freeman back to the show! This time, they talk about motherhood, being wives, distance learning, and life in general. They share a spirited discussion about racial injustice, diversity in the running world, leading the next generation, and Mechelle’s idea of street races at major marathons.
7/9/202052 minutes, 23 seconds
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180: Keira D'Amato - It's My Bonus Life

Carrie chats with elite runner Keira D’Amato! Keira is not only a full-time realtor and mom, but she’s also super fast (she just ran 15:04 for 5K and finished 15th at the Olympic Marathon Trials in February)! They chat about her comeback to the sport, balancing work and running, and how she comes up with her patented Strava joke of the day!
7/2/202045 minutes, 5 seconds
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179: Amanda & Joel Stetler - If You Don’t See a Dream, Make One!

Carrie concludes a month of interviews all around the Brave Like Gabe Foundation in honor of her late friend Gabe Grunewald! This week, Carrie chats with Joel & Amanda Stetler! Joel is currently fighting stage 4 fibromyxoid sarcoma, a cancer that is yet to have a cure. They chat about Joel’s 10 year battle with cancer, Amanda’s health scare in 2009, how to parent while trying to shield their 3 children through this journey, how to *not* disarm your support team, and so much more!
6/25/20201 hour, 13 minutes, 50 seconds
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178: Megan Hill - Running Saved My Life

Carrie continues a month of interviews all around the Brave Like Gabe Foundation in honor of her late friend Gabe Grunewald! This week, Carrie chats with Megan Hill, a runner and nurse who became friends with Gabe after finding out she, too, had a super rare cancer: Adrenal Cortical Carcinoma (not to be confused with Gabe’s Adenoid Cystic Carcinoma). In the episode, they chat about her friendship with Gabe, how she found out about her tumor that was the size of a volleyball, how she is doing today, and much more!
6/18/202045 minutes, 8 seconds
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177: Ladia Albertson-Junkans - Happy Heavenly Birthday, Gabe!

Carrie continues a month of interviews all around the Brave Like Gabe Foundation in honor of her late friend Gabe Grunewald! This week, Carrie chats with Gabe’s best friend: elite runner Ladia Albertson-Junkans! They chat about Gabe a lot (naturally), but they also chat about Ladia’s running career, her experience running the Olympic Trials and the Western States 100 miler, and how to find hope when life seems so dismal.
6/11/202047 minutes, 48 seconds
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176: Phil Shin - 30 Days Of Hope

Carrie kicks off a month of interviews all around the Brave Like Gabe Foundation in honor of her late friend Gabe Grunewald! This week, Carrie chats with Phil Shin, a cancer survivor and fellow runner. They chat about how Phil found out about his liver cancer, what it’s like to have to ask someone to help save your life, and how he raised over $10,000 for the Brave Like Gabe Foundation.
6/8/202057 minutes, 10 seconds
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175: In Memory of George Floyd

Today in Minnesota, George Floyd has his memorial service. We at C Tolle Run are ready to help turn the corner, help be the change, and support a man that was taken from us in an unthinkable manner right in our own backyard.
6/4/20202 minutes, 58 seconds
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174: Johnny Gregorek and Brian Thomas - Using Their Gifts to Make a Difference

Carrie interviews two guys who are on two separate inspiring missions! Johnny Gregorek is a world class runner who is preparing for the 2021 Olympic Games, and he is getting ready to attempt a World Record for Fastest Mile in Blue Jeans to raise awareness for mental illness. Brian Thomas is an ultra runner and cancer survivor who has run across the country three different times! He is currently preparing to run uncrewed across the Rocky Mountains to raise money for COVID-19 patients.
5/28/20201 hour, 14 minutes, 17 seconds
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173: Janis and Joe Klecker - The Fabric of our Home

Carrie chats with Olympian Janis Klecker and Olympic hopeful Joe Klecker! They chat about being home together during COVID-19, growing up in a family with two former world record holders, Janis and Barney’s legendary careers, and Joe’s transition from college to the world of professional running!
5/21/202039 minutes, 49 seconds
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172: Toni Reavis - Prepare Well and Try Hard

Carrie chats with one of the most legendary voices in the world of running: Toni Reavis! They chat about how Toni helped Carrie get her break in the world of announcing, some of Toni’s favorite memories about famous runners, how the sport will evolve as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic, and so much more!
5/14/202039 minutes, 50 seconds
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171: Molly Huddle - Trying to Tune In

Carrie welcomes Olympian Molly Huddle back to the show! They chat about regrouping after the Olympic Marathon Trials where she had to drop out, preparing for the 2021 Olympic Games, training through COVID-19, adopting a dog, her sourdough starter, her podcast, and much more!
5/7/202040 minutes, 46 seconds
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170: Chris Weiller - Slow The Pace

Carrie chats with Chris Weiller, the Senior Vice President of Media, Public Relations & Professional Athletics with the New York Road Runners! They chat about NYRR’s response to the COVID-19 crisis, the future of races, helping the youth during this hard time, and Chris’ inspiring weight loss journey.
4/30/202050 minutes, 31 seconds
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169: Run for All - Feeding the Frontline MN

Carrie partners with Twin Cities in Motion in the Run For All Fundraiser to support Feeding the Frontline MN!  First, Carrie chats with Lisa Benish, a Physician Assistant who is working on the front lines of the COVID-19 crisis in Minnesota.  Second, Carrie chats with Dr. Bill Roberts who is the medical director of Twin Cities in Motion and Carrie’s personal doctor. They discuss how you should protect yourself while working out during this pandemic. Finally, Carrie chats with Kelly McQueen, Senior Vice President - Relationship Manager at PNC Bank, who matched $10,000 in community donations as part of the fundraiser!
4/23/202055 minutes, 44 seconds
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168: Evan Jager - Grinding Through It

Carrie chats with Steeplechaser, Olympian, and American Record Holder Evan Jager! They discuss his silver medal performance in Rio, how it feels to have the Olympics pushed back a year, his training, his goals, and whether or not a Harley Davidson motorcycle is in his future.
4/16/202044 minutes, 56 seconds
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167: Julie Weiss - The Marathon Goddess

Carrie chats with Julie Weiss, a runner who has raised more than $640,000 for pancreatic cancer research! They discuss the Goddess' journey of running 52 marathons in 52 weeks, her family's experience with pancreatic cancer, and her recently completed project of running 52 races in 52 weeks with each race dedicated to a different person affected by pancreatic cancer.
4/9/202044 minutes, 40 seconds
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166: Mirna Valerio - The Mirnavator

Carrie chats with the one and only Mirna Valerio! They talk about Mirna’s running history, her writing under the moniker “Fat Girl Running”, how she builds herself up on her terms, her love of wine, and much more.
4/2/202053 minutes, 24 seconds
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165: Jacqueline Hansen - A True Pioneer

Carrie celebrates Women’s History Month with Jacqueline Hansen! Jacqueline shares plenty of memories about setting the world record in the marathon (twice), winning the Boston Marathon, becoming a USA National Champion and Masters World Champion, and so much more! They also discuss Jacqueline’s book called “A Long Time Coming” and her storied history with fighting for women’s rights in the running world.
3/26/202043 minutes, 6 seconds
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164: Marielle Hall - Positive Momentum

Carrie chats with Olympian Marielle Hall fresh off her big win at the USATF Championships! They talk about how she got into the sport, finding her perfect distance, dealing with adversity, COVID-19 and its impact on her training, and much more.
3/19/202038 minutes, 53 seconds
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163: Live with Paula Radcliffe, John Godina, and Gail Devers

Carrie is joined LIVE by fellow Olympians Paula Radcliffe, John Godina, and Gail Devers at the America’s Marathon Weekend Experience prior to the 2020 Olympic Marathon Trials! They chat about their Olympic experiences in 1996, what separates them from everyone else as Olympic medalists/world champions, training for the half marathon, and much more.
3/12/202048 minutes, 46 seconds
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162: Jake Riley - Marathon Guy with a Kick

Carrie interviews OLYMPIAN Jake Riley, fresh off his second place finish at the 2020 Olympic Marathon Trials! They talk about the day, his ups and downs in running, and how he plans on preparing for the 2020 Olympic Games in Tokyo.
3/5/202042 minutes, 6 seconds
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S3: UCAN Live at the 2020 Olympic Marathon Trials with Ali Feller and Meb Keflezighi

Carrie joins running legend Meb Keflezighi and Ali Feller from Ali on the Run for a special live podcast recording following the 2020 Olympic Marathon Trials! The three break down the day and give their insights from the Trials, and then they interview seven UCAN athletes about their performances.
3/3/20201 hour, 18 minutes, 24 seconds
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161: Elle Purrier - Feeling Like a Totally Different Athlete

Carrie chats with Elle Purrier, the new American record holder in the indoor mile! They chat about the record, her love story, life on the farm, and her plans for the 2020 Olympics!
2/27/202037 minutes, 27 seconds
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160: Tierney Wolfgram: Making Waves

Carrie goes On The Run with Tierney Wolfgram! Tierney will be the youngest competitor at the upcoming Olympic Marathon Trials, having run a 2:40:03 as a 15 year old! She and Carrie chat about training at such a young age, how it feels to be a contender at the trials, and where she will go from here.
2/20/202026 minutes, 14 seconds
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159: Jay Holder - Celebrate Running!

Carrie chats with Jay Holder, the director of Marketing and Communications for the Atlanta Track Club! They discuss what type of person will win the Olympic Team Trials Marathon, what it is like to prepare for hosting the big event, Jay’s running history, and much more.
2/13/202038 minutes, 29 seconds
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158: Sam Chelanga - Gotta Give It a Try

Carrie chats with 5-time USATF Champion Sam Chelanga! They discuss his return to running, his career as an officer in the US Army, and how he is chasing his Olympic dreams at the 2020 Olympic Marathon Trials.
2/6/202039 minutes, 33 seconds
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157: Angie Spencer - A Journey to 50 States

Carrie chats with Angie Spencer, co-founder of Marathon Training Academy, who recently completed her quest of running a marathon in all 50 states! They chat about her journey, her favorite marathons, weight loss, extreme fatigue, and what is next for Angie.
1/30/202056 minutes, 57 seconds
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156: Missy Rock - It’s A Gift

Carrie chats with 18-time NCAA All-American Missy Rock! They discuss her amazing love story with Olympian Andrew Rock, her family of four children (two biological and two adopted), growing up in a family with 15 brothers and sisters, home schooling, and training for the 2020 Olympic Trials.
1/23/202049 minutes, 53 seconds
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155: Maggie Fazeli Fard - Joyful Ways to Move Your Body

Carrie goes for a run with Experience Life magazine editor and longtime Girls on the Run supporter Maggie Fazeli Fard! They discuss powerlifting, the role of a magazine editor, and all that she has done for Girls on the Run.
1/16/202034 minutes, 3 seconds
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154: Amy Yoder Begley - Back Her Up

Carrie chats with fellow Olympian Amy Yoder Begley! They discuss her time with former coach Alberto Salazar and she shares some of what happened during her time with the Nike Oregon Project. They also discuss her coaching the elite team at the Atlanta Track Club and how she is preparing 7 athletes for the upcoming Olympic Marathon Trials.
1/9/202049 minutes, 55 seconds
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153: Justin Grunewald - Cheers to Hope!

Carrie sits down with Justin Grunewald in front of a live audience at Modist Brewing in Minneapolis! They chat about Justin's late wife Gabe Grunewald, the Brave Like Gabe Foundation, and what running on hope is all about.
1/2/202021 minutes, 14 seconds
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152: Ruby Peterson - You’ll Probably Be Like... Uffda!

Ruby Peterson (Carrie’s 9 year old daughter) takes over the hosting duties for her mom! In this episode, they answer listener questions, talk about Girls on the Run, and have fun chatting girl to girl.
12/26/201931 minutes, 26 seconds
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151: Katy Jermann - Creating a Vision

Carrie goes for a run with Team USA Minnesota runner Katy Jermann! They chat about her upcoming race at the Olympic Marathon Trials, her work as a teacher, and how she's worked through her history of injury.
12/19/201946 minutes, 4 seconds
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150: Renee Metivier - I Don’t Think I Can Quit

Carrie chats with USATF Champion Renee Metivier! They chat about overcoming injuries, running a rehab business, and qualifying for the 2020 Olympic Trials Marathon.
12/12/201948 minutes, 9 seconds
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149: Jessie Diggins - Brave Enough

Carrie chats with fellow Minnesotan and Olympic Gold Medalist Jessie Diggins! They chat about her new book (“Brave Enough”), her battle with an eating disorder, and, of course, skiing!
12/5/201938 minutes, 42 seconds
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148: Chris Chavez - Reignite a Spark

Carrie chats with Sports Illustrated’s Chris Chavez! They discuss his recent interview with Mary Cain, the current doping issues in the sport of running, and much more!
11/28/201944 minutes, 53 seconds
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147: Dot McMahan - There's So Much More Good

Carrie chats with elite masters runner Dot McMahon! They discuss her recent win (and new course record) at the Indianapolis Monumental Marathon, keeping the excitement alive as a masters runner, and the meaning behind her selection as USATF Athlete of the Week.
11/21/201941 minutes, 32 seconds
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146: Dr. Jason Karp - Force Your Body To Adapt

Carrie chats with Dr. Jason Karp, an exercise physiologist, coach, author, and runner. They chat about the physiology of training and racing, the issues facing the sport with drugs and coaching, and what he would do to make our nation better on the international running stage.
11/14/201947 minutes, 17 seconds
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145: Live with Paula Radcliffe and Abby Anderson

Carrie hosts a live podcast before the 2019 TCS New York City Marathon! First, Carrie chats with running legend Paula Radcliffe as both of them prepare for the broadcast of the marathon. Plus, special guest Abby Anderson, younger sister of the late US Champion Gabe Grunewald, joins to talk about her journey to the marathon running for the Brave Like Gabe Foundation.
11/7/201942 minutes, 15 seconds
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S02: Marathon Stories with UCAN feat. Emily Abate, Tina Muir, and Angie Spencer

In this bonus episode of C Tolle Run, four female podcasters sit down and chat before the 2019 TCS New York Marathon! They discuss the challenges of training, chasing the feeling of achievement, the mental ups and downs, how to fuel, and much more.
11/6/20191 hour, 1 minute, 31 seconds
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144: Kikkan Randall - Just Get Out There

Carrie chats with Olympic gold medalist and 5-time Olympian Kikkan Randall! They discuss her progress with beating cancer, motherhood, skiing, running, and preparing for the 2019 TCS NYC Marathon.
10/31/201942 minutes, 57 seconds
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143: Des Linden - We Get To Do This

Carrie welcomes 2018 Boston Marathon champion and two-time Olympian Des Linden back to the show! They discuss whiskey (seriously), Des' desire to move to the trails, and her preparation for the 2019 TCS New York City Marathon.
10/24/201935 minutes, 57 seconds
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142: Another Mother Runner - Mother Runners

Carrie joins up with the Another Mother Runner Podcast for a live taping before the 2019 Medtronic Twin Cities Marathon! In this wide ranging interview, they discuss everything they love (and hate) about the run, being strong females, and celebrating love, life, and laughter.
10/17/201955 minutes, 42 seconds
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141: Allie Kieffer - Come Out Stronger

Carrie welcomes Allie Kieffer back to the show! They talk about her previous year of training and racing, her pacing duties for the Bank of America Chicago Marathon, and they talk about the downs (and ups) of injuries and keeping contracts.
10/10/201952 minutes, 41 seconds
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140: Matt Futterman - That Feeling We Get

Carrie interviews Matt Futterman, Deputy Sports Editor of The New York Times! They chat about his new book ("Running to the Edge"), his training for the Bank of America Chicago Marathon, and much more!
10/3/201959 minutes, 31 seconds
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139: Emma Abrahamson - Get After It²

Carrie chats with YouTube star and fellow goofball Emma Abrahamson! They talk about her running career, becoming a social media influencer, and her first marathon at the upcoming Bank of America Chicago Marathon.
9/26/201938 minutes, 1 second
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138: Carey Pinkowski - Celebration of Humanity

Carrie chats with Carey Pinkowski, the Executive Director of the Bank of America Chicago Marathon! They chat about the historic race, how he designed the course, and some of his favorite stories about his nearly 30 year tenure at the helm of the race.
9/19/201932 minutes, 50 seconds
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137: Parker Stinson - Can't Be Stopped

Carrie chats with the 2019 US 25K Champion Parker Stinson! They talk about the upcoming Bank of America Chicago Marathon, the Olympic Trials, setting an American Record, what it is like to have Dathan Ritzenhein as a coach, how his wife is the fastest teacher in the US, and so much more.
9/12/201944 minutes, 36 seconds
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136: Magda Boulet - Running on Cloud Nine

Carrie chats with Olympian and reigning Leadville 100 champion Magda Boulet! They discuss training for ultramarathons, what it feels like to win a 100 mile trail run, her job at GU Energy Labs, and much more.
9/5/201951 minutes, 59 seconds
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135: Sanjay Rawal - Running is Happiness

Carrie connects with filmmaker Sanjay Rawal! They discuss his latest film (3100: Run and Become) and how he wants to break 2:30 for the marathon, and he also leads Carrie through a meditation technique.
8/29/201936 minutes, 24 seconds
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134: Craig Engels - Motivated Mullet Man

Carrie chats with Craig Engels, one of the brightest stars in the 800m and 1500m! They chat about his competitive yet cheerful disposition, how training at the Nike Oregon Project made him a better runner, and his post-running entrepreneurial plans involving an RV business.
8/22/201935 minutes, 10 seconds
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133: Daniel Seddiqui - That Could Work

Carrie goes for a run with the World’s Most Ambitious Job Seeker Daniel Seddiqui! They discuss Daniel's 50 jobs in 50 states in 50 weeks, his passion for running, and Carrie discusses her hidden obsession with alligators.
8/15/201939 minutes, 2 seconds
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132: Chris Klug - Live Life, Give Life

Carrie chats with 3-time Olympian and motivational speaker Chris Klug! They chat about their experiences receiving bone and tissue donations, how his charity reaches tens of thousands of people each year, and plans for this year's Leadville 100 Mountain Bike Race.
8/1/201931 minutes, 50 seconds
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131: Jen Rhines - Accomplishing Something Exceptional is Hard

Carrie chats with 3-time Olympian Jen Rhines! They discuss growing up in the sport of running, how racing and training have changed over the years, how she trains as a masters runner, and much more.
7/25/201942 minutes, 14 seconds
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130: Tim Bornholdt - Technological Freak of Nature

Carrie pulls her editor Tim Bornholdt out from behind the computer and takes him on a run! They talk about the behind-the-scenes of C Tolle Run, his app development business, his crazy injuries, and much more.
7/18/201931 minutes, 42 seconds
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129: Trevor and Angie Spencer - People in Your Corner!

Carrie teams up with Trevor and Angie Spencer from Marathon Training Academy for a co-podcast! They discuss their pregnancies, how to deal with life stress, some fun stories about Gabe Grunewald, and much more!
7/11/201950 minutes
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128: Nell Rojas - Capable of Big Things

Carrie sits down with the winner of the 2019 Grandma's Marathon Nell Rojas! They chat about the race, her background as a steeplechaser / triathlete / obstacle course racer, and her goals for making the US Olympic Marathon team.
7/4/201941 minutes, 11 seconds
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127: Rich Kenah - Keep It Fun

Carrie chats with her former agent Olympian Rich Kenah! They chat about transitioning to life after running professionally, the AJC Peachtree Road Race, the 2020 Olympic Trials, and much more!
6/27/201930 minutes, 35 seconds
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126: Deena Kastor - Live from NYRR Mini 10K

Carrie chats with Olympian Deena Kastor in front of a live audience before the NYRR NY Mini 10k! They talk about the amazing history of NYRR NY Mini 10k, what Deena did the week leading up to the race, her amazing book called ‘Let Your Mind Run’, and so much more.
6/20/201954 minutes, 5 seconds
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125: In Memory of Gabe Grunewald

In lieu of a normal episode this week, Carrie shares a few words about the loss of her close friend Gabe Grunewald.
6/13/20192 minutes, 46 seconds
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124: Susannah Scaroni - Raise the Bar

Carrie interviews Paralympian Susannah Scaroni! They talk about her preparations for the upcoming NYRR NY Mini 10K, her attempts to bring more awareness to her sport, and how growing up in a small town as the only person in a wheelchair helped her become who she is today.
6/6/201936 minutes, 11 seconds
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123: Stephanie Bruce - Grit

Carrie welcomes Steph Bruce back to the show! They talk about her recent racing successes, her ability to manage her busy life, her new YouTube series, and her mental toughness. Show notes for this episode can be found at ctollerun.com.
5/30/201945 minutes, 21 seconds
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122: Roberta Groner - Aim for the Moon

Carrie chats with Roberta Groner, a mother of three who ran a 2:29 marathon at the age of 41! They talk about Roberta's amazing story, how she's able to balance her career as a nurse with her passion for running, and her goal of going after the Master's American record in the marathon. Show notes for this episode can be found at ctollerun.com.
5/23/201936 minutes, 35 seconds
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121: Jim Walmsley - Cause a Stir

Carrie interviews ultramarathoner and world record holder Jim Walmsley! They chat about the mindset, pain, and pleasure that surrounds ultrarunning, as well as his recent world record run in the 50 Mile at the Hoka One One Project Carbon X event two weeks ago. Show notes for this episode can be found at ctollerun.com.
5/16/201950 minutes, 29 seconds
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120: Aliphine Tuliamuk - Maximize the Opportunity

Carrie chats with elite runner Aliphine Tuliamuk! They discuss her (awesome!) 3rd place finish at the Rotterdam Marathon, her training plan to get in shape to make the US Olympic Team in 2020, and why running is so important to her. Show notes for this episode can be found at ctollerun.com.
5/9/201939 minutes, 16 seconds
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119: Jordan Hasay - Small Wins

Carrie welcomes Jordan Hasay, America's second fastest marathoner, back to the show! They discuss Jordan’s recent Boston Marathon performance, coming back from a heel injury that took her out of the sport for 18 months, and her goals of setting an American Record and making her first Olympic team. Show notes for this episode can be found at ctollerun.com.
5/2/201947 minutes, 23 seconds
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S01: UCAN in Boston Presents: The Women Behind the Mic

In a special live recording, Carrie sits down with three of the biggest names in podcasting: Lindsey Hein (I’ll Have Another), Ali Feller (Ali on the Run), and Tina Muir (Running for Real). Join them for a special discussion about motherhood, running, and life in general. Show notes for this episode can be found at ctollerun.com.
4/22/20191 hour, 4 minutes, 55 seconds
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118: Emily Sisson - Enjoy It!

Carrie chats with elite runner Emily Sisson! They discuss her transition into the marathon, her decision to move to Arizona to train with Molly Huddle, and her performance at the Stanford Invite. Show notes for this episode can be found at ctollerun.com.
4/18/201934 minutes, 41 seconds
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117: Betsy Saina - Hard Work Will Pay Off

Carrie interviews one of the world's best marathoners right now: Betsy Saina! They discuss how failing to finish in her first two marathons led her to success in her next two (including a big win at the 2018 Paris Marathon), as well as how she plans to attain her goal of becoming Kenya's next great marathoner. Show notes for this episode can be found at ctollerun.com.
4/11/201939 minutes, 24 seconds
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116: Krista DuChene - The Element of Surprise

Carrie chats with Canadian Olympian Krista DuChene! They talk about her incredible 3rd place finish at the 2018 Boston Marathon, her transition from hockey to running, and how she still loves the process of getting to the start line after 17 years of marathoning. Show notes for this episode can be found at ctollerun.com.
4/4/201941 minutes, 24 seconds
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115: Kara Goucher - My Cup Is So Full

Carrie welcomes her friend and world-renowned runner Kara Goucher back to the show! They talk about her tackling her first trail marathon this summer, her new book and retreats, and the many memories the two have made together over the years. Show notes for this episode can be found at ctollerun.com.
3/28/201936 minutes, 52 seconds
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114: Becky Wade Firth - Run the World

Carrie chats with Becky Wade Firth! They talk about the journey behind her book "Run the World," her training for the upcoming Boston Marathon, and how she is trying to listen to her (not so willing) body during training weeks of 110 miles. Show notes for this episode can be found at ctollerun.com.
3/21/201941 minutes, 2 seconds
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113: Anthony Famiglietti - Get Out of Your Own Way

In our "Where Are They Now?" series, Carrie connects with Anthony Famiglietti! They talk about his current running adventures, balancing training with his work as a coach and business owner, and some heartbreaking (and inspirational) life-changing moments in his life. Show notes for this episode can be found at ctollerun.com.
3/14/201943 minutes, 5 seconds
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112: Scott Fauble - One Day at a Time

Carrie connects with elite runner Scott Fauble! They talk Scott's recent hot streak, his training for the Boston Marathon, his new book titled "Inside A Marathon", and how it feels to be the Burrito Cowboy. Show notes for this episode can be found at ctollerun.com.
3/7/201947 minutes, 30 seconds
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111: Greg McMillan - Keep All the Systems Primed

Carrie interviews esteemed distance running coach Greg McMillan! They chat about his coaching philosophies, his history with the Boston Marathon, and he tells Carrie the secret to staying fit when she doesn't have a race on the calendar. Show notes for this episode can be found at ctollerun.com.
2/28/201937 minutes, 52 seconds
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110: Ajeé Wilson - Having that Connection

Carrie interviews America's fastest 800m runner and 2016 Olympian Ajeé Wilson! They discuss what it was like to go professional at such a young age, her mindset behind setting her American records, and how she never takes an ugly race pic. Show notes for this episode can be found at ctollerun.com.
2/21/201939 minutes, 58 seconds
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109: Emily Infeld - What the HECK

Carrie catches up with 2016 Olympian Emily Infeld! They discuss her recent injury and surgery, the rollercoaster ride of doctors and therapists, her cross training habits, and much more. Show notes for this episode can be found at ctollerun.com.
2/14/20191 hour, 5 seconds
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108: Julia Lucas - Embracing the Wild Side of Running

In our "Where Are They Now?" series, Carrie connects with Julia Lucas! They discuss what happened at the 2012 Olympic Trials (and what she's learned from it), her recovery from running into a burning building to help others, and her latest adventure of becoming an author. Show notes for this episode can be found at ctollerun.com.
2/7/201955 minutes, 39 seconds
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107: Malindi Elmore - Patience and Consistency

Carrie catches up with Canadian Olympian Malindi Elmore! They discuss her debut marathon in the 2019 Houston Marathon (where she ran 2:32!) and how she trains for long endurance races while raising two young children. Show notes for this episode can be found at ctollerun.com.
1/31/201942 minutes, 58 seconds
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106: Ali Feller - Positive Splits for Positive People

Carrie chats with writer and podcaster Ali Feller! They discuss life in a small town, Crohn's disease, and everything and anything that happens with parenthood. Show notes for this episode can be found at ctollerun.com.
1/24/201953 minutes, 17 seconds
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105: Meb Keflezighi - Make Sure You Smile at the End

Carrie welcomes Meb back to the show! They discuss Meb's upcoming book called "26 Marathons," life after retiring from professional running, and his thoughts on Eliud Kipchoge's attempts to break the 2 hour marathon time. Show notes for this episode can be found at ctollerun.com.
1/17/201938 minutes, 38 seconds
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104: Sage Steele - The Most Beautiful Sport

Carrie chats with ESPN SportCenter's Sage Steele! They chat about Sage's high profile and stress-filled job, how she maintains her workout regimen, and how she uses social media to connect with her friends and family (as well as keep her kids humble). Show notes for this episode can be found at ctollerun.com.
1/10/201957 minutes, 33 seconds
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103: Emma Bates - Run Hard, Have Fun!

Carrie connects with 12x All-American Emma Bates! Besides bringing out her Minnesota accent, Emma discusses her professional running career, being coached by her fiancée, and what it is like to live in a solar off-grid house. Show notes for this episode can be found at ctollerun.com.
1/3/201947 minutes, 57 seconds
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102: Kelly Herron - Your Body Cannot Go Where Your Mind Has Not Been

Carrie welcomes Kelly Herron back to the show! Kelly was the subject of a horrific attack more than a year ago and has gone on to be an inspiration to women all over the world. In this episode, they talk about her recent 40 minute PR in the Honolulu Marathon, her latest attack (and how she is doing since then), her goals for the future, being on Dr. Oz with Nancy Grace, and the new love in her life. Show notes for this episode can be found at ctollerun.com.
12/27/201843 minutes, 48 seconds
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101: Cory McGee - Hard Work is the Key

Carrie chats with professional runner Cory McGee! They recall their first encounter at the 2004 Athens Olympic Games (where Cory's dad was working with the FBI), what it's like to win 22 state championships in high school, and what Cory is doing to prepare for the 2020 Olympic Games. Show notes for this episode can be found at ctollerun.com.
12/20/201856 minutes, 19 seconds
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100: Rylee McDermott - Going Full Force

Carrie hangs out with Mr. Man Bun Run himself - Rylee McDermott! In addition to getting to know all of Rylee's favorite things, Carrie remembers a long-forgotten(?) country superstar from the 90s, and Rylee discovers a fondness for Minnesota that he never knew he had. Show notes for this episode can be found at ctollerun.com.
12/13/201839 minutes, 52 seconds
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99: Abbey D'Agostino - Purpose-Based Identity

Carrie spends some time with Olympian Abbey D'Agostino! They discuss her return to racing, her fall at the Olympic Games (and how that changed her life), getting married and moving from Boston to North Carolina, her future plans in the sport, and her never-ending positivity. Show notes for this episode can be found at ctollerun.com.
12/6/201834 minutes, 7 seconds
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98: Kellyn Taylor - Be The Fire

Carrie chats with elite runner and firefighter Kellyn Taylor! They discuss her marathon career (and how it took off right from the beginning), battling fatigue, training to be a firefighter, her next marathon, and how she and her husband raise their daughter. Show notes for this episode can be found at ctollerun.com.
11/29/201834 minutes, 16 seconds
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97: Matt Chittim - Jeez Louise

Carrie interviews "The Rambling Runner" Matt Chittim! In addition to running, they chat about basketball, parenting, and of course, podcasting. Show notes for this episode can be found at ctollerun.com.
11/22/201839 minutes
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96: Sarah Sellers - There's A Lot More

Carrie welcomes Sarah Sellers back to the show! In this episode, they talk about her (not so perfect) buildup and race at the 2018 TCS New York City Marathon, how life has changed since placing second to Des Linden in Boston, and her life outside of running. Show notes for this episode can be found at ctollerun.com.
11/15/201841 minutes, 20 seconds
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95: Lindsey Hein - Strangers to BFF's

Carrie catches up with Lindsey Hein, host of the I'll Have Another podcast! They discuss their podcasts, the New York City Marathon, training, and Mommyhood.
11/8/201848 minutes, 9 seconds
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94: Allie Kieffer - Building Blocks of Me

Carrie welcomes Allie Kieffer back to the show! They discuss her goals and expectations for this weekend's TCS New York City Marathon as well as her recent move back out to Boulder, CO.
11/1/201833 minutes, 35 seconds
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93: Shannon Rowbury - Imagining More

Carrie chats with Shannon Rowbury, one of the most decorated middle distance runners in US history. They discuss Shannon's new baby Sienna, her comeback, the power of women, and her famous pink lipstick! Show notes for this episode can be found at ctollerun.com. Shannon Rowbury As one of the most accomplished US Track athletes of all time, Shannon’s longevity and consistency in her sport is inspiring. Her honors include three time Olympian (4th in the 2016 Olympics), two-time World Bronze Medalist, American & World Record Holder, and a top-10 World ranking for almost a decade. Shannon is also the co-founder of Imagining More, a non-profit organization that promotes arts and athletics amongst young women, and she is a member of the PA/USATF Foundation Board of Directors. Most recently she was selected by the US Department of State to serve as a Sport Envoy to Morocco. A Duke University alumni, Shannon graduated magna cum laude in 2006 with a BA in English, Theater and Film Studies, and in 2008 went on to receive her Master’s Degree in the Humanities. She recently earned a General Management Certificate from Tuck School of Business at Dartmouth.
10/25/201843 minutes, 40 seconds
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92: Tina Muir - Be The Bridge

Carrie welcomes Tina Muir back to the show. They discuss a wide range of topics, but most importantly, they discuss the journey that led to Tina's newborn daughter Bailey! Show notes for this episode can be found at ctollerun.com. Tina Muir Tina is a mother, wife, former elite runner, and founder of Running for Real. After running 2:36 in the marathon and representing Great Britain and Northern Ireland in her dream race of the World Half Marathon Championships, Tina stepped away from running to start a family, shocking the running world by admitting she had been struggling with amenorrhea (a cessation of menstrual periods) for 9 years. Tina’s story went viral, and tens of thousands of women have since spoken out about their struggle with amenorrhea. Tina was recently the first cover model of a fitness magazine to be featured with a stroller (and baby!) in the October issue of Women’s Running Magazine.Tina intends on returning to the professional world of running and bridging the gap between recreational runners and the elite level through her podcast, Running for Real and by being completely transparent with the setbacks in her own return to running journey.
10/18/201842 minutes, 46 seconds
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91: Sarah Crouch - Feel This Moment

Carrie interviews Sarah Crouch, who was the top American female at the 2018 Bank of America Chicago Marathon. They talk about about Sarah’s build up to the 2018 Chicago Marathon, her recent surgery to remove a tumor in her quad, and her painting. Show notes for this episode can be found at ctollerun.com. Sarah Crouch Sarah grew up with parents and 3 siblings in Hockinson, Washington. She won a state championship while her sister finished second. Sarah graduated and left for Western Washington University in 2007. While at Western Washington University, Sarah rewrote the record books claiming new marks in the indoor 1,500, mile, DMR, 3,000 and 5,000 and in the outdoor 1,500, 3,000, 5,000 and 10,000. She was also the Division Two National Cross Country runner-up in 2009 and 2010 and was the NCAA D II Champion in the 10,000 in 2011, breaking a 24 year old national meet record in the process. Two weeks later, at the USA Outdoor Championship meet, Sarah broke the Division Two all-time record with a clocking of 32:57; a time that was also fast enough to give her the number one collegiate ranking for women in any NCAA division in 2011. Sarah and her husband Michael now live in Flagstaff where they train together and chase goals together. Sarah is a professional runner for 361 USA, placed 6th and top American at the 2018 Bank of America Chicago Marathon and hopes of making the 2020 US Olympic Marathon team. She also is a coach and writer.
10/11/201850 minutes, 38 seconds
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90: Gwen Jorgensen - Show Up

Carrie catches up with 2016 Olympic gold medalist Gwen Jorgensen! They talk about Gwen's family (and her husband Pat's wild adventures on the bike and in the kitchen), running hundreds of miles a week while staying healthy, and her fun YouTube channel. Show notes for this episode can be found at ctollerun.com. Gwen Jorgensen Less than two years after Gwen Jorgensen began professionally racing triathlon, she qualified for the 2012 London Olympics. Gwen won the ITU World Triathlon Series in both 2014 and 2015. In 2016, Gwen became the first American to win an Olympic gold medal in the sport of triathlon during the Rio Summer Games. She is currently member of the Nike Bowerman Track Club and training for the 2020 Olympic Marathon.
10/4/201836 minutes, 3 seconds
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89: Colleen Quigley - The Dream I Want to Chase

Carrie interviews Olympian Colleen Quigley, who is a two-time World Championship qualifier in the steeplechase and the third fastest steeplechaser in US history. In this episode, they discuss what she's doing on her break from running, her love of the Bowerman track club, being disqualified in last year's world championships, Fast Braid Friday, and life as a professional runner/model. Show notes for this episode can be found at ctollerun.com. Colleen Quigley Colleen Quigley is a 2016 Olympian and 2X World Championship qualifier in the steeplechase and the 3rd fastest Steeplechase in US history. She was 2nd at the USATF Indoor Championships in 2018 and finished 9th in the 2018 World Indoor Championships. She won the NCAA championships while at FSU and was a state champion and Footlocker Cross Country finalist in high school. Colleen gave up a promising modeling career to pursue her goals in track and field and hasn’t looked back. In addition to being a driven athlete, she is an activist for young female runners with a platform called Fast Braid Fridays. She is also a volunteer coach and is quite the cook with a specialty in Granola. She is member of the Nike Bowerman Track Club (aka Bowerman Babes) which is based in Portland, Oregon.
9/27/201854 minutes, 20 seconds
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88: Lauren Fleshman - Always Be Counting

Carrie interviews world-class runner Lauren Fleshman! Lauren and Carrie discuss running, life as a mom/wife/businesswoman/coach/author, and a little bit about their European dancing experiences. Show notes for this episode can be found at ctollerun.com. Lauren Fleshman Lauren Fleshman is an influential figure in women’s sports, known initially for her finishing kick on the track, and currently for her multi-faceted involvement in the running community. Whether it’s providing balanced real food through Picky Bars, creating training tools in the Believe Training Journal Series for those seeking inspiration, tackling listener questions on the Work, Play, Love Podcast with her pro triathlete husband Jesse Thomas, representing athlete interests on the USATF Board of Directors, or coaching elite athletes towards their own Olympic Dreams for Oiselle’s pro team, "Little Wing Athletics," Lauren brings authenticity, experience and passion to whatever she does.
9/20/201855 minutes, 38 seconds
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87: Amy Cragg - It Is Just a Moment

Carrie interviews two-time Olympian Amy Cragg! Amy discusses training at altitude, running high mileage, how she fills her free time, and her training for the Bank of America Chicago Marathon! Show notes for this episode can be found at ctollerun.com. Amy Cragg Amy is a two-time U.S. Olympian. She placed second in her debut marathon in 2011, with a time 2:27:03 and just recently took 5 minutes off of that PR placing 3rd in the 2018 Tokyo Marathon running the 5th fastest time in US History, 2:21:42. In 2012, Amy finished fourth at the U.S. marathon trials, one place out of a team spot, but months later won the Olympic Trials 10,000-meter race. At the 2012 London Olympics, after a strong first half, Hastings went on to run 31:10.69, placing 11th. In 2014, Amy won the national 10K road title at the Peachtree Road Race on July 4, and capped her year by running 2:27:03 to tie her PR and place fifth at the Chicago Marathon. In February 2016, she won the Olympic Marathon Trials. Six months later in Rio, she placed ninth in the Olympic marathon. Amy finished third at the 2017 World Championships in the marathon. She lives in Portland, Oregon with her husband, Irish Olympian Alistair Cragg. Amy trains with the Bowerman Track Club.
9/13/201832 minutes, 51 seconds
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86: Brittany Charboneau - Show Up and Race

Carrie interviews runner and comedian Brittany Charboneau! In this episode, Brittany discusses qualifying for the US Olympic Marathon trials, training for the TCS New York City Marathon, and her one woman show entitled "My Long Distance Relationship with Running." Show notes for this episode can be found at ctollerun.com. Brittany Charboneau Denver-native Brittany Charboneau, also known as "The Funny Runner", is a professional marathoner who is simultaneously chasing her passion for comedy and acting (pun absolutely intended). Brittany ran Cross Country and Indoor/Outdoor Track & Field at Colorado State University. Following college, Brittany began her marathon debut at the 2012 Colorado Marathon. It wasn't until her first place finish and new course record at the 2017 Colfax Marathon in Denver that Brittany decided to take her marathon career to an elite level. She went on to win the 2017 Kansas City Marathon, and swept the runDisney race series in early 2018 with her wins at the DisneyWorld Half Marathon, Disney Princess 10k and Star Wars Dark Side Half Marathon. The Los Angeles Marathon saw a sixth place overall finish, second American and an Olympic Marathon Trials qualifying time of 2:36:35. She has her sights set on qualifying for the 2020 Olympic Marathon and will be competing at the 2018 New York Marathon. While pursuing running, Brittany has also debuted her one-woman comedy show that showcases her 17-year running journey in Denver in June 2018. "My Long Distance Relationship with Running: From the Early Miles to the Olympic Trials" will be making its way to Chicago during the Chicago Marathon weekend this fall.
9/6/201831 minutes, 29 seconds
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85: Mechelle Lewis Freeman - Believe In Yourself

Carrie interviews Olympian Mechelle Lewis Freeman! Mechelle discusses participating in the 2008 Olympic Games, the rewards of coaching, parenting, and her company Track Girlz. Show notes for this episode can be found at ctollerun.com. Mechelle Lewis Freeman A Maryland native, Mechelle Lewis Freeman is a graduate of the University of South Carolina where she obtained both her Bachelors and Master Degrees in Mass Communications. She was a member of the 2002 Women’s Outdoor Track & Field team who brought the first National Championship in any sport to the university. Mechelle is a Track & Field 2007 Pan American Double Silver Medalist, 2007 World Champion, and 2008 Olympian. Her events included the 100 meters and the 4×100 meter relay. She currently coaches sprints and relays for the Wayzata High School Girls Track Team and is the Assistant Relays Coach for USA Track & Field’s National Teams. Off the track, Mechelle turns her focus to TrackGirlz, her company she founded to empower women and girls through track and field inspired apparel, camps, and fitness events. As a marketing professional, she has managed global brands including Coca-Cola, IBM, and the Xerox.  Mechelle is passionate about sharing her personal journey to inspire others. She currently lives in Maple Grove, Minnesota with her husband, David, and two children, Bayne and Harley.
8/30/201825 minutes, 2 seconds
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84: Virginia Brophy Achman - Love What I Do

Carrie interviews Twin Cities in Motion Executive Director, Virginia Brophy Achman! Virginia shares the most rewarding aspects of her job, her favorite parts of the Medtronic Twin Cities Marathon course, and offers words of encouragement for first time participants. Show notes for this episode can be found at ctollerun.com. Virginia Brophy Achman Virginia Brophy Achman is executive director of Twin Cities in Motion (TCM), the organizer of the region’s premier running events, including the Medtronic Twin Cities Marathon, a Top 10 U.S. Marathon and a year-round calendar of events. She joined TCM in 2000 as Race Operations Manager and served as Race Director before becoming Executive Director in 2004. During her leadership, TCM has evolved into a mission-driven organization that promotes healthy lifestyles through running events and community outreach and contributes a portion of every race dollar to local youth and professional athletes, raising more than $1.4 million annually with its charity partners. Virginia is active in the running industry and served as Chair of Women's Long Distance Running for USA Track & Field (2008-2012) and President of Running USA (2009-2012). Currently Virginia is a 25 year volunteer, serving as Chair of Registration for Race for the Cure--Susan G. Komen Twin Cities. Virginia is also serving a two year term on the Running USA Board of Directors and is a founding member and serving on the Marathon Safety and Security Summit Steering committee at the National Center for Spectators Sports Safety and Security (NCS4). A runner herself, Virginia has completed ten marathons. Virginia’s passion for getting the Twin Cities moving is reflected through the many programs TCM offers including corporate wellness and youth running.  Through its year round running events, TCM is able to inspire and support individuals and families efforts to achieve a healthy lifestyle.
8/23/201834 minutes, 54 seconds
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83: Tatyana McFadden - The Right Thing To Do

Carrie interviews 17-time Paralympic medalist Tatyana McFadden! Tatyana discusses her advocacy work, bringing people together through the sport, and her career as a Child Life Specialist. Show notes for this episode can be found at ctollerun.com. Tatyana McFadden There are very few athletes in history who have come from so little to accomplish so much. Born with a hole in her spine caused by spina bifida, Tatyana McFadden spent the first six years of her life in a Russian orphanage with virtually nothing, not even a wheelchair. Paralyzed from the waist down, and with no other way to move, she learned to walk on her hands simply to keep up with the other children. Little did she know that the powerful arms and hands she began to develop as a small child would someday carry her around the globe as one of the world’s greatest athletes.  In 1994, Deborah McFadden, then Commissioner of Disabilities for the U.S. Department of Health, came upon Tatyana while visiting her orphanage on an otherwise routine business trip. She felt a connection, an inexplicable feeling that they were meant to be together. Deborah adopted Tatyana, brought her to the United States and gave her both a wheelchair and a new start on life.  The transition was difficult and Tatyana’s health worsened so she was enrolled into various sports groups in hopes that it would build her strength. It did, and then some, and so began Tatyana’s extraordinary life as an athlete. Tatyana tried every sport she could find; wheelchair basketball, swimming, ice hockey, and even scuba diving. From the start she fell in love with wheelchair racing—a sport through which her powerful arms immediately brought success. At 15, Tatyana made her Paralympic debut in Athens in 2004. She was the youngest member of Team USA. She returned from Greece with her first two medals and a hunger to become the best. Two years later she was winning gold at the World Championships and setting a new world record in the 100–meter event. At the 2008 In London, in 2012, she added another four medals, three of which were gold. One year later, at the 2013 World Championships, she became the first athlete in history to win six gold medals at the same event. Her dominance was in full swing and she was still only 24. In 2016, at the Rio Paralympics, Tatyana continued her dominance in wheelchair racing by winning four gold and two silver medals, bringing her total count of Paralympic medals to 17. She was awarded several prestigious awards in 2016 including: • Best Female Athlete of the 2016 Paralympic Games, United States Olympic Committee • Whang Youn Dai Achievement Award, 2016 Paralympic Games in Rio de Janeiro for athlete who has performed at an outstanding level and overcome adversity and best exemplifies sportsmanship • ESPY Best Female Athlete with a Disability, 2016 Tatyana concluded 2016 by holding world records in the 100m, 400m, 800m, 1500m and 5000m. Tatyana challenged herself with the professional marathon circuit in 2009, and with her win at the Chicago Marathon, she set off an extraordinary string of first place finishes that is still going strong. In 2013 she won the Chicago, London, Chicago and New York marathons, becoming the first man or woman, able-bodied or disabled, to win the Grand Slam (four World Major Marathons in the same year) and then repeated her Grand Slam victory in 2014, 2015 and again in 2016. Always looking for a new challenge, and intrigued by the idea of returning to Russia to race, in 2013 Tatyana decided to give cross country ski racing a try in hopes of earning a spot on the Sochi Paralympic Team. With less than a year of on snow experience in her life, Tatyana made her winter Paralympic debut in Sochi and in a dramatic sprint to the finish line she narrowly missed yet another gold medal, settling for silver.  In 2014 Tatyana graduated from the University of Illinois with a degree in Human Development and Family Studies, and is returning to U. of I. to pursue graduate work in Education. When she isn’t racing or studying, she works as a national advocate for equal access for people with disabilities, is a lifetime member of the Girls Scouts, is on the Board of Directors of Spina Bifida of Illinois, and speaks to children and adults about healthy living.
8/16/201834 minutes, 51 seconds
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82: Courtney Frerichs - The Best Version of Yourself

Carrie interviews Olympian Courtney Frerichs! Courtney discusses her new American record, training with the Bowerman Track Club, her relationship with her husband, and her future racing goals. Show notes for this episode can be found at ctollerun.com. Courtney Frerichs Courtney grew up in Nixa, MO. She attended the University of Missouri-Kansas City for undergrad where she was a 5-time All American. She transferred to the University of New Mexico for graduate school and competed her fifth year of eligibility for the Lobos where she would lead the team to a NCAA Cross Country Championship title with a fourth place finish and win the NCAA title in the 3k steeplechaise in a collegiate record. She currently trains in Portland, OR with the Nike Bowerman Track Club, coach by Jerry Schumacher. She was a member of the 2016 Olympic team, silver medalist in the 3k steeplechase at the 2017 IAAF World Outdoor Championships, and holds the American Record in the 3k steeplechase.
8/9/201835 minutes, 24 seconds
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81: Matt Fitzgerald - Life is a Marathon

Carrie interviews coach, nutritionist, and author Matt Fitzgerald! Matt talks about running after 40, speed work, and his experience of running eight marathons in eight weeks. Show notes for this episode can be found at ctollerun.com. Matt Fitzgerald Matt is an acclaimed endurance sports coach, nutritionist, and author. His many books include The Endurance Diet, 80/20 Running, and How Bad Do You Want It? Matt’s writing also appears regularly in national magazines and on major websites including Women’s Running and competitor.com. His online training plans have helped thousands of athletes of all experience and ability levels achieve their goals. Certified by the International Society of Sports Nutrition, Matt has consulted for numerous sports nutrition companies and he is the creator of the Diet Quality Score (DQS) smartphone app. A lifelong athlete, he speaks frequently at events throughout the United States and internationally.
8/2/201844 minutes, 13 seconds
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80: Kelli Hanson - This is What Strong Women Can Do

Carrie goes for a run with KSTP Twin Cities Live Reporter and Producer, Kelli Hanson! Kelli discusses how she got started in television, her passion for running, living gluten-free, and balancing work and family life. Show notes for this episode can be found at ctollerun.com. Kelli Hanson Kelli is a Reporter and Producer for Twin Cities Live, a lifestyle show that airs weekdays on KSTP, Channel 5. Kelli grew up in southern Indiana, and graduated from the Journalism program at Indiana University. She went on to report and anchor for television stations in southern Minnesota and South Dakota before calling the Twin Cities home. Kelli’s job takes her to amazing places across Minnesota, meeting people that exemplify Minnesota nice. When she’s not at work, she’s running around town with her 2 girls, Paige (8) and Quinn (6) and her husband of 10-years, Steve. Kelli discovered her passion for running only 5 years ago, after her second daughter was born. She longed for something she could call her own and after joining the Moms on the Run program, Kelli created friendships she’ll have for a lifetime. Since 2012, Kelli has run several 5ks and 10ks in the Twin Cities and will run her second Ragnar Relay Race in August. In between races, she trains with a female speed running group in Cottage Grove called Real Fit Chicks. Speed work has helped her shave 5 minutes off of her 10k time and she hopes to shave off a few more minutes this summer!
7/26/201836 minutes, 54 seconds
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79: Heather Kampf - Reinvent Myself

Carrie goes for a run with Queen of the Road Mile, Heather Kampf! Heather discusses the frustrations and challenges of dealing with injuries and how she's easing back into running. She also talks about her 2018 racing plans, and her aspirations after the sport. Show notes for this episode can be found at ctollerun.com. Heather Kampf Heather is a 2005 graduate of Rosemount High School in Minnesota where her prep career included state titles in the 800m and 400m. At the University of Minnesota, Heather was the highest decorated Gopher women’s track athlete. She was a 9-time All American, NCAA champion, and the only Gopher to compete in every NCAA championship in cross country, indoor track, and outdoor track during the time she attended the university. Heather joined Team USA Minnesota in December of 2009, was sponsored by Asics America in 2010, and became a Nuun elite ambassador in 2014. As a professional runner, she has raced in the 2008, 2012, and 2016 olympic trials (7th in the 800m in 2012), is a 4x USA 1 mile champion (2012, 2014, 2015, and 2016), and was a finalist for Team USA at the word indoor championships 1500m in 2014.
7/19/201828 minutes, 6 seconds
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78: Shalane Flanagan - On My Own Terms

Carrie interviews 4-time Olympian Shalane Flanagan! Shalane discusses the weather challenges at the 2018 Boston Marathon, her new cookbook, and coaching the Michelob ULTRA Team for the TCS New York City Marathon. Show notes for this episode can be found at ctollerun.com. Shalane Flanagan Shalane is an Olympic medalist, four-time Olympian, American record holder, and world-class marathoner. She finished second at the 2010 NYC marathon and ran the fastest time ever by an American woman at the 2014 Boston Marathon, completing the race in 2:22.02. At the 2014 Berlin Marathon, Shalane ran a personal best of 2:21.14, the second-fastest time ever by an American woman. She won the NYC Marathon in 2017, in 2:26:53. Nike has sponsored Shalane since she graduated from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill in 2004. She has been running at an elite level for 16 years and typically runs 100-plus miles a week. She attributes her ability to sustain this level of training to her nutrient-dense diet. Focusing on fueling for health and performance is an integral part of her training regimen. Shalane has been featured on the cover of Runner’s World, Women's Running, Running Times, Competitor Magazine, and Track and Field News. She has appeared on 60 Minutes, ESPN Outside the Lines, and Oprah. Her inspiring story has also been heralded in Women's Health, Shape, USA Today, the Boston Globe, and the New York Times. Shalane speaks passionately about the importance of healthy eating at running events across the country. Shalane lives and trains in Portland, Oregon.
7/12/201830 minutes, 39 seconds
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77: Mario Fraioli - Break Through That Wall

Carrie interviews Mario Fraioil! Mario discusses how he got started writing, his passion for coaching, and the importance of fueling your body. Show notes for this episode can be found at ctollerun.com. Mario Fraioli Mario is a Bay Area-based running coach, writer, and podcast host. As a coach, he has guided athletes to personal bests, Boston Marathon qualifying times, national championship titles, Olympic Trials appearances, international podiums, world championship teams, national records, and even the Olympic Games. He also publishes the morning shakeout—a weekly email newsletter that covers running and other worthwhile topics—and hosts the podcast of the same name. Mario was the senior editor at Competitor magazine from 2010-2016. His work has also appeared in Running Times, New England Runner, Triathlete, and other publications. In 2013, he authored his first book, The Official Rock ‘n’ Roll Guide To Marathon & Half- Marathon Training. As an athlete, Mario was an NCAA Division II cross-country All-American at Stonehill College in 2003 and has raced competitively from the 800 meters to ultramarathon distances. He has personal bests including 4:09 for the mile, 2:28 in the marathon, and 7:59 for 50 miles. A native of Massachusetts, Mario spent a few years in San Diego, and currently lives north of the Golden Gate Bridge with his wife Christine, their four bikes, and dozens of pairs of running shoes.
7/5/201845 minutes, 59 seconds
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76: Corey Koskie - Focus on What's Right

Carrie goes for a walk with retired professional baseball player, Corey Koskie! Corey discusses how he got into baseball, life after the sport, money management, and his advocacy work for young athletes. Show notes for this episode can be found at ctollerun.com. Corey Koskie Corey is a Canadian-born third baseman, who played professionally for the Minnesota Twins (1998-2004), Toronto Blue Jays (2005), and Milwaukee Brewers (2006). After retiring from baseball, he became a Planet Fitness franchisee (2010-2016). Corey was inducted into the Canadian Baseball Hall of Fame in 2015.  He is the founder of the website Linklete, which serves to connect people through their shared experiences in sports. Corey resides in Minnesota with his wife, Shannon, and their four sons.
6/28/201850 minutes, 27 seconds
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75: Kara Goucher - Find Something Positive

Carrie goes for a run with Olympian Kara Goucher on the shores of Lake Superior in Duluth, Minnesota! Kara discusses staying injury-free, her new book, designing for Oiselle, and her family life. Show notes for this episode can be found at ctollerun.com. Kara Goucher Kara was a 3-time NCAA champion at the University of Colorado, where she graduated in 2001. She won a silver medal in the 10,000m at the 2007 World Championships in Osaka. She competed in the Beijing 2008 Summer Olympics 10,000m final where she placed 10th, and the 5000m where she placed 9th. Kara made her marathon debut at the ING New York City Marathon in 2008. She finished in third place, becoming the first American on the podium since 1994. In 2012, Kara won the USA Half Marathon Championships and competed in the London Olympics in the Marathon, placing 11th. Kara lives and trains in Boulder, Colorado with her husband (Adam) and son (Colt). She is sponsored by Oiselle and Skechers.
6/21/201843 minutes, 20 seconds
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74: Jackie Joyner-Kersee - Learn How to Become a Winner

Carrie goes for a walk with 6-time Olympic medalist Jackie Joyner Kersee! Jackie discusses her favorite Olympic memories, managing her asthma as an athlete, playing in the American Basketball League and her Winning at Life curriculum. Show notes for this episode can be found at ctollerun.com. Jackie Joyner-Kersee Jackie grew up in East St. Louis, Illinois. The second of four children born to Al and Mary Joyner, Jackie’s athletic talent and determi­nation helped her to push through obstacles and go on to win six Olympic medals, including three gold, one silver, and two bronze in four total Olympic games. Jackie has become known as one of the greatest athletes of all time. Her list of achievements include:Jackie grew up in East St. Louis, Illinois. The second of four children born to Al and Mary Joyner, Jackie’s athletic talent and determi­nation helped her to push through obstacles and go on to win six Olympic medals, including three gold, one silver, and two bronze in four total Olympic games. Jackie has become known as one of the greatest athletes of all time. Her list of achievements include: First woman to win back-to-back gold medals in the heptath­lon, a 7-discipline event First woman to score 7,000 points in the heptathlon First American woman to win an Olympic gold medal in the long jump Current world-record holder in the heptathlon with 7291 points (1988, a record that has stood for 30 years now). Jackie’s success as an athlete is only surpassed by her achievements in serving her community. She has open-heartedly leveraged her athletic ability to give back and has been honored for this work by The Jesse Owens Award, The Sullivan Award, Volunteers of America Humanitarian Award, The Trumpet Award, the Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Outstanding Achievement Award, International Olympic Committee Women in Sports Trophy, and 8 Honorary Doctorate degrees. In her autobiography A Kind of Grace, Jackie explains that, in itself, giving back to the community is a kind of grace. She travels throughout the United States as a motivational speaker to raise awareness about issues such as: overcoming social injustices; winning with grace and humility; dealing with health problems; team building; track and field; youth health and fitness; and women in sports. Her speeches highlight how to combine and apply dedication, determination, and desire. Jackie ex­emplifies the theme she wrote about in her book A Woman’s Place is Everywhere by applying her famed athletic tenacity to develop great programs and discover committed sponsors in her Foundation’s initiatives worldwide.
6/14/201827 minutes, 16 seconds
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73: Melvin Carter - We've Got a Lot of Work to Do

Carrie goes for a run with the mayor of St. Paul, Minnesota, Melvin Carter! Melvin discusses how he got into track and field at an early age, the importance of fitness in his life, and his priorities for his first term as mayor. Show notes for this episode can be found at ctollerun.com. Melvin Carter Melvin Carter is a fourth-generation Saint Paul resident, Saint Paul public school graduate, former Saint Paul City Council member, father, and Saint Paul’s Mayor. Melvin grew up in the Rondo neighborhood as the son of one of Saint Paul’s first black police officers, and a teacher (who now serves as a Ramsey County Commissioner). He attended Saint Paul public schools, ran track at his neighborhood rec center, and graduated from Central High School. He currently lives blocks away from where he grew up with his wife, Dr. Sakeena Futrell-Carter, and the youngest three of their five children. Melvin has been working to engage, enfranchise, and uplift people not only in Saint Paul, but also across the state and nation. Most recently, he served as Executive Director of the Minnesota Children’s Cabinet, advising Governor Mark Dayton on early childhood policy. Prior to joining state government, Melvin represented Ward 1 on the Saint Paul City Council from 2008 to 2013. In the run up to his campaign for Mayor, Melvin spent a year in conversation with neighbors through a series of listening sessions called Imagine Saint Paul. His unconventional campaign focused on grassroots organizing and earning support from every corner of the city.
6/7/201827 minutes, 52 seconds
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72: Shelby Houlihan - Believe You Can

Carrie interviews Olympian Shelby Houlihan! Shelby talks about breaking 4 minutes in the 1500m at the Prefontaine Classic, training at altitude, traveling, and French Bread Friday. Show notes for this episode can be found at ctollerun.com. Shelby Houlihan Shelby grew up in Sioux City, Iowa and went to Arizona State University where she was a national champion in the 1500m and a 12-time All-American. After graduation, she began running for Nike and the Bowerman Track Club in 2015. She was a 2016 Olympian in the 5000m, finishing 11th in the final and claiming the title of first American. Shelby is a 5-time National Champion and was part of the 2017 World Championship team and the 2018 indoor team.
5/31/201837 minutes, 42 seconds
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71: Ryan Hall - An Outsider's Perspective

Carrie interviews Olympian and American record holder Ryan Hall! Ryan discusses the the new training group he's starting in Flagstaff, coaching his wife Sara, strength training, and the 2018 Boston Marathon. Show notes for this episode can be found at ctollerun.com. Ryan Hall Ryan holds the U.S. record for the fastest half marathon, earning the honor as the first American to break the one-hour mark. He won the 2008 United States Olympic Trials for the marathon and went on to place tenth in Beijing, then again represented the U.S. at the 2012 Olympics. At the 2011 Boston Marathon, Ryan became the only American to run a sub-2:05 marathon. He announced is retirement from professional running in 2016. Ryan and his wife Sara have four daughters: Hana, Mia, Jasmine and Lily.
5/24/201837 minutes, 15 seconds
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70: Gabriele Grunewald - Find That Silver Lining

Carrie interviews elite runner Gabriele Grunewald as they go for a run on the Brave Like Gabe 5k race course! Gabe discusses preparing for the inaugural Brave Like Gabe 5k, coaching Chip Gaines in his first marathon, and she shares the latest on her immunotherapy cancer treatment. Show notes for this episode can be found at ctollerun.com. Gabriele Grunewald Gabriele "Gabe" Grunewald is a professional middle-distance runner, multi-time cancer survivor, and new founder of Brave Like Gabe, a nonprofit dedicated to supporting rare cancer research and empowering all cancer survivors through physical activity. She is a lifelong Minnesotan and former University of Minnesota Golden Gopher, where she initially walked-on before becoming an NCAA runner-up in the 1500-meters in 2010. Gabe is a USA Track & Field champion (2014 indoors) and has inspired many through her efforts to continue training and racing through her lengthy battle with a rare cancer, adenoid cystic carcinoma. Her role as an advocate and inspiration in the cancer community has grown in recent years but she is still running and aiming for the USA Olympic Trials in 2020.
5/17/201835 minutes, 7 seconds
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69: Tim Hutchings - Get It Right

Carrie interviews Olympian and commentator Tim Hutchings! Tim discusses how he got into running, prepping for race commentary, the doping scandal and founding the Brighton Marathon. Show notes for this episode can be found at ctollerun.com. Tim Hutchings Tim is a former middle and long distance runner who represented England and Great Britain internationally, including the 1984 Olympic Games. After retiring from competition, Hutchings co-founded the Brighton Marathon. Tim is does commentary worldwide for major running events and has worked for the BBC, Eurosport, NBC, ESPN and USATF.tv.
5/10/201846 minutes, 48 seconds
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68: Sarah Sellers - Give It My Best Shot

Carrie interviews Sarah Sellers! Sarah discusses her second place finish at the 2018 Boston Marathon, goal setting, and the importance of her family. Show notes for this episode can be found at ctollerun.com. Sarah Sellers Sarah is a nurse anesthetist and the runner-up finisher at the 2018 Boston Marathon. Sarah is a Utah native and competed for Weber State University where she holds the Big Sky Conference record in the 10,000 meters (32:51). She ended her collegiate career early due to a navicular stress fracture. Sarah lives and trains in Tucson, Arizona with her husband, Blake, and border collies, Indy and Basin. She loves mountain biking, hiking, scuba diving, and wildlife watching. She also enjoys cooking and experimenting in the kitchen to, as her husband says, "find ways to making healthy food taste good." She is very passionate about family and rooting for the success of her 6 siblings (1 sister and 5 brothers). She has a close relationship with her parents, who instilled a passion for running early as they would take her for runs before school on the trails in Ogden, Utah. Sarah's husband is an orthopedic surgery resident at the University of Arizona.
5/3/201843 minutes, 54 seconds
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67: Pete Rea - Finish Well

Carrie interviews ZAP Fitness coach Pete Rea! Pete talks about his top athletes at the 2018 Boston Marathon, coaching strategies, facilitating adult running camps, and much more. Show notes for this episode can be found at ctollerun.com. Pete Rea Pete is the Elite Athlete Coach and Coordinator at the ZAP Fitness Team USA Training Center, and has been in that role since ZAP’s opening in 2002. Since ZAP has opened Rea has guided more than three dozen athletes to Olympic Trials berths in distances from the 1,500m to the marathon. In addition, under Rea’s tutelage, 5 ZAP men and one ZAP woman have qualified for the Senior World Cross Country Team, 2 have qualified for the IAAF World Track & Field Championships (2011 and 2014- marathon) and one (Tyler Pennel) was the winner of the 2014 USATF Marathon Championship and member of the World Half Marathon Team. Additionally 5 women and 2 men have been selected as part of Team USA Ekiden Relays in Korea and Japan and 3 ZAP athletes have earned berths on the North American Championship XC squad. The ZAP fitness men also won the 2006, 2007, 2009, and 2014 USATF National Club XC Championship. Rea ran for the University of Connecticut where he graduated in 1992 (Journalism / American Literature) as an All Big East Conference XC Selection. After college, while receiving his master’s degree, Rea ran for Team Nike South and began coaching local Atlanta high school athletes and open men and women. Rea’s training philosophy is based on a long term view toward success with each program being highly individualized. Rea’s athletes are extremely varied in their training based on background and what each body can handle in terms of overall volume and intensity. Rea is a senior columnist for New England Runner Magazine as well as a contributing editor for Active.com.
4/26/201830 minutes, 41 seconds
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66: Heidi Greenwood - Strengthened My Faith

Carrie interviews Heidi Greenwood! Heidi discusses the supportive Oiselle running community, her favorite Generation UCAN recipes, navigating infant loss, and the Angel Baby Mile at the 2018 Fargo Marathon. Show notes for this episode can be found at ctollerun.com. Heidi Greenwood Heidi is a Minnesota Native, 2016 US Marathon Trials Qualifier (2:42:08), and a 2008 NCAA Division II National Champion at 1500m. Heidi currently lived in Fargo, North Dakota and recently opened her own personal training business.
4/19/201839 minutes, 2 seconds
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65: Deena Kastor - It's All About Trust

Carrie interviews Olympian and American record holder Deena Kastor! Deena talks about training for the 2018 Boston Marathon, her new book 'Let Your Mind Run,' and immersing her life in the sport. Deena Kastor Deena is the American record holder (2:19 London, 2006) and Olympic medalist in the marathon. At one time she's held American records in every distance from 5k to marathon. Deena is the new author of 'Let Your Mind Run', an instructional memoir. Deena lives and trains in Mammoth Lakes, California and is sponsored by Asics.
4/12/201847 minutes, 48 seconds
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64: Molly Huddle - One Step at a Time

Carrie interviews 2-time Olympian Molly Huddle! Molly discusses switching between the track and the roads, training for the Boston Marathon, traveling with her husband and her hopes for the 2020 Olympic Games. Show notes for this episode can be found at ctollerun.com. Molly Huddle Molly is a 2-time Olympian, competing at the 2012 and 2016 Olympic Games. She holds the American record in the 10,000m, half marathon and road 5k. Molly lives and trains in Providence, Rhode Island and is sponsored by Saucony.
4/5/201832 minutes, 43 seconds
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63: Abdi Abdirahman - Why Not Me?

Carrie interviews 4-time Olympian Abdi Abdirahman! He chats about starting a new training group with Mo Farah, training for the Boston Marathon, and much more. Show notes for this episode can be found at ctollerun.com. Abdi Abdirahman Abdi Abdirahman is a Somali-born American distance runner.  Abdi competed in the 2000, 2004 and 2008 Olympics in the 10,000m, and was on the 2012 US Olympic Marathon marathon team. Abdi also has four U.S. 10,000m titles. Abdi and his girlfriend, professional runner Diane Nukuri, live and train in Arizona.
3/29/201830 minutes, 22 seconds
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62: Desiree Linden - Competitive Spirit

Carrie interviews 2-time Olympian Desiree Linden! Desi chats about training for the 2018 Boston Marathon, new teammates with the Hansons Brooks Distance Project, writing her own workouts and developing mental toughness. Show notes for this episode can be found at ctollerun.com. Desiree Linden Two-time U.S. Olympic Marathoner Desiree Linden finished 7th at the Rio Olympic Games. She is a native of San Diego suburb Chula Vista, California. Linden earned All-American honors in both cross country and track during her tenure at Arizona State University before joining the Hansons Brooks Distance Project in Rochester, Michigan. Desiree wowed the marathon world with her near win at the 2011 Boston Marathon. Her second place finish, an incredible 2:22:38, set an all-time U.S. record on the Boston course (since broken) and made her the third fastest American ever. She was named USA Track & Field’s Athlete of the Week for her performance. In 2015, Desiree participated at the Boston Marathon which featured a strong international field and the top three US marathoners. She finished as top American and held on for a strong 4th place finish, less than 45 seconds from the win. She bested two former Boston champions, a Berlin and Rotterdam Marathon champion, and the World Junior Record holder. In the summer of 2015, Desiree earned the Pan-Am Games Silver Medal in the 10,000 meter race. In early 2016 she finished 2nd at the US Olympic Marathon Trials in LA, she followed that up with a runner-up performance at the US Half Marathon Championships before heading to the Rio Olympic Games. Other career highlights include earning her spot on the US Olympic Team at the 2012 London Summer Games with a runner up performance at the U.S. Olympic Marathon Trials (2:25:55), a runner up performance at the 2013 US Half Marathon Championships, 11th at the 2009 Marathon World Championships (2:27:53) and multiple top five performances at four of the six World Marathon Majors: her Boston runner-up in 2011, 2nd at the 2010 Chicago Marathon (2:26:20), a 4th at the 2017 Boston Marathon, and 5th place showings at the 2008 Chicago Marathon (2:31:33), 2013 Berlin Marathon (2:29:15) and blustery conditions at the 2014 NYC Marathon (2:28:11) where she was the top American. Earlier in 2014, she clocked an impressive 2:23:54 in Boston. Desiree graduated from Hilltop High School in Chula Vista in 2001 and studied psychology at Arizona State University. A self proclaimed bacon aficionado, her hobbies include writing, collecting assorted whiskeys, coffee drinking, throwing out first pitches at Major League ballgames, relaxing with her dog Atlas, listening to good music and outrunning her husband, fellow marathoner, budding triathlete and Kona veteran, Ryan.
3/22/201840 minutes, 6 seconds
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61: Dave McGillivray - Defining Moments

Carrie interviews Boston Marathon Race Director, Dave McGillivray! Dave discusses running his first Boston Marathon, the depth of the 2018 elite field, running the World Marathon Challenge and much more. Show notes for this episode can be found at ctollerun.com. Dave McGillivray Dave McGillivray, Race Director of the B.A.A. Boston Marathon, the B.A.A. Half Marathon, the B.A.A. 5K and the B.A.A. 10K, manages and oversees all operational and logistical aspects of these world-class events. He also directed the 2008 U.S. Olympic Team Trials – Women’s Marathon in Boston. In 1996, Dave established himself as one of the world’s premier race directors with his successful coordination of the 100th Boston Marathon, which attracted a field size of nearly 40,000 participants, the largest in B.A.A. history. Dave is President of Dave McGillivray Sports Enterprises (DMSE), Inc., an event management company which creates, markets, and produces mass-participatory athletic events throughout the U.S. DMSE directed the U.S. Olympic Team Trials – Women’s Marathon in 2004, the 1990 ITU Triathlon World Championship, and consulted on the 1996 Atlanta Olympic Games. DMSE also directs the TD Beach to Beacon 10K, the New Balance Falmouth Road Race, and the Boston Marathon Jimmy Fund Walk, as well as numerous other world-class events. Athletically, Dave first gained national prominence in 1978 when he ran across the U.S. to raise money for the Jimmy Fund. In 2004, he ran cross-country again as part of a relay team event called TREK USA, which he founded. Dave has run 144 marathons including 43 consecutive Boston Marathons, completed 9 Hawaii Ironman Triathlons, run up the East Coast of the U.S., run for 24 hours, biked for 24 hours, and swam for 24 hours – all to raise money for numerous worthwhile causes. In 2003, the DMSE Children’s Fitness Foundation was established with a focus on funding nonprofit organizations that use running as a vehicle to promote physical fitness in children. In 2005, Dave was inducted into Running USA’s Hall of Champions. Among other recognitions he has received are Competitor magazine’s Lifetime Achievement Award for more than 30 years of service to the sport of road racing and triathlons. In 2000, he was named Race Director of the Year by the running industry’s Road Race Management, Inc., and in 2007 Runner’s World named him one of their Heroes of Running. In 2011, he was inducted into the USA Triathlon Hall of Fame, and a year ago he was awarded the Road Race Management Lifetime Achievement Award. Dave resides in North Andover, Massachusetts, with wife Katie. He has five children: Ryan, Max, Elle, Luke, and Chloe.
3/15/201845 minutes, 10 seconds
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60: Bernard Lagat - Not Afraid of a Challenge

Carrie interviews Bernard 'Kip' Lagat! He chat's about competing in the upcoming World Half Marathon Championships, the importance of his training partners, and he shares some of his favorite memories of the sport. Show notes for this episode can be found at ctollerun.com. Bernard Lagat Bernard Lagat is a Kenyan American middle distance runner. He attended Washington State University as a Kenyan citizen. While a Kenyan, he won the bronze medal at the 2000 Olympics and the silver medal at the 2004 Olympics at 1500 meters. His 1500-meter personal best of 3:26.34 is the Kenyan record. He became a US citizen and represented the US at the Olympic Games in 2008, 2012 and 2016. Bernard is an 11-time world championship medalist and holds numerous American records and World masters records. He is married to Gladys Tom and they have two kids.
3/8/201848 minutes, 21 seconds
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59: Andrew Wheating - Quality over Quantity

Carrie interviews Olympian Andrew Wheating! Andrew talks about his decision to retire from professional running, his family, favorite memories from the Olympics, and his future plans. Andrew Wheating Andrew Wheating is from Norwich, Vermont. He ran for the University of Oregon Ducks from 2006-2010 where he won 3 individual NCAA championships (2x800, 1500) as well as 2 relay team NCAA championships (Indoor DMR). In 2008, at the age of 20, he qualified for the Beijing Olympic Games. He signed a professional contract with Nike where he went on to compete in the 2012 London Olympic Games (1500m). After running professionally for 7 years he opted for retirement in January of 2018. A lesser known achievement is that he has eaten 24 Reese's Cups in one sitting, some say he didn't have the stomach for twenty-five.
3/1/201846 minutes, 45 seconds
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58: Molly Seidel - There's Always Another Race

Carrie interviews Molly Seidel! Molly chats about how she got into running, cross training, her close connection to her family, and her passion for downhill skiing. Molly also opens up about overcoming injury and racing with broken ribs. Show notes for this episode can be found at ctollerun.com. Molly Seidel Molly grew up in Lakeland, WI where she attended University Lake School. While in high school, Molly was the recipient of numerous national titles including the Gatorade National Female Cross Country Runner of the Year and the winner of the 2011 Footlocker National Cross Country Championships. She won 12 state titles in cross country and track. Molly was invited to the Bupa Great Edinburgh International Challenge in Scotland where she placed third in the 4K and was the first USA high school finisher. Molly graduated from the University of Notre Dame in 2016, where she was a 4-time NCAA Champion. She made her professional debut at the 2017 USATF Road 5k Championships Abbott Dash to the Finishline 5k, finishing second. Molly qualified to represent Team USA at the 2018 Great Edinburgh International Cross Country in Scotland where she led the team to 3rd place by finishing third in the 6 km. In 2018, Molly placed 2nd place at the 2018 USA Cross Country Championships. Molly trains in Flagstaff, AZ and is sponsored by Saucony.
2/22/201837 minutes, 35 seconds
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57: Emily Infeld - You Can Do Incredible Things

Carrie interviews Olympian Emily Infeld! They talk about Emily's big win at the USATF Cross Country Championships, her build up for the 2016 Olympic Games in Rio, training with the Bowerman Track Club and much more. Show notes for this episode can be found at ctollerun.com. Emily Infeld Emily was born in Cleveland, Ohio. She went to college and ran at Georgetown University where she was an 11 time All-American, NCAA champion in the indoor 3000m and led the 2011 women’s NCAA cross country championship team. Emily currently resides in Portland Oregon and trains with the Nike Bowerman Track Club, coached by Jerry Schumacher. She is a 2015 Bronze Medalist in the 10000m at the IAAF outdoor track and field championships, 2016 Olympian, ranked #1 in the US in 10000m for 2017 and is the 2018 USATF XC National Champion.
2/15/201841 minutes, 37 seconds
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56: Rasa Troup - Appreciate the Moment

Carrie goes for a run with Olympian and registered dietician Rasa Troup! Rasa talks about representing Lithuania in the 2008 Olympic Games, competing for the University of Minnesota, and her favorite healthy meals for her busy family. Show notes for this episode can be found at ctollerun.com. Rasa Troup A registered and licensed dietitian, Rasa Troup has been working with Women’s Track and Field and Cross Country teams at the University of Minnesota for more than decade. In addition, Rasa is a consultant dietitian for Minnesota Vikings as well as a dietitian at the University of Minnesota Physicians. Rasa has experience in different areas of nutrition including clinical nutrition, eating disorders, and sports nutrition. She enjoys working with people of all walks of life and abilities as well as amateur and professional athletes. Troup is also an Olympic athlete that holds national records in the 3,000-meter steeplechase and the indoor mile in her home country. She represented Lithuania in the World and European track and field championships as well as 2008 Beijing Olympics. While studying at the University of Minnesota she earned All-America honors in cross-country and was the first University of Minnesota athlete to win the Roy Griak Invitational as well as the program’s first NCAA regional champion.
2/8/201836 minutes, 34 seconds
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55: Darrell Thompson - All It Takes Is All You've Got

Carrie interviews former Green Bay Packer and the President of Bolder Options, Darrell Thompson! Darrell discusses the mission of the Bolder Options mentoring program and their emphasis on fitness, raising 4 athletic kids, and the 2018 Super Bowl. Show notes for this episode can be found at ctollerun.com. Darrell Thompson Now entering his 23rd year with Bolder Options, Darrell has become very well known in Minnesota’s youth development circles. Originally funded by the Minneapolis Jaycees, Bolder Options is a comprehensive youth mentoring program that works with referred youth, age 10-14 that may be at-risk to delinquent or unhealthy behaviors. Youth are matched with a caring adult mentor and introduced to an active-lifestyle based program that provides guidance, support, and opportunities through one-on-one, small group, and family specific programming designed to help them make positive choices and live a healthier life. As the organization’s first full-time employee, Thompson was hired as program manager in the year of the program’s inception, 1993. After 5 years of success, Bolder Options became a separate 501 (c) 3 and Thompson was named Executive Director. He has grown the program to over 150 kids annually in the Twin Cities Metro program, recently expanded to his hometown Rochester, MN and leads 13 full-time employees and more than 25 volunteer Advisory Committee members in the Bolder Options mission: Teaching youth to succeed in ALL of life’s races. Bolder Options is a leader in mentoring programs, basing their program components on best-practices and leading-edge youth development research. Bolder Options boasts a success rate 22% higher than the national average of mentoring programs. Darrell sits on the board for the Mentoring Partnership of Minnesota, the National CARES Minnesota Committee, was named to CASA, the National Advisory Commission on Substance Abuse among High School Students, by Congressman Jim Ramstad and was awarded the 2016 "Athletes in Excellence Award" from The Foundation for Global Sports Development which recognizes exceptional athletes who uphold the values of good sportsmanship and fair play both on and off the field. Darrell is often remembered as one of the most decorated athletes to graduate from John Marshall High School in Rochester, MN, the leading rusher in University of Minnesota Gopher Football History and the first round draft pick of the Green Bay Packers where he spent 5 years before devoting his life to at-risk youth in Minnesota. Darrell lives in Plymouth, MN with his wife Steph and they have four children. In his off time you might find him enjoying Bikram yoga, fishing, or a round of golf. You can also hear Darrell throughout the college football season as one of Leerfield Sports Gopher Game Day announcers broadcasting on 100.3FM KFAN
2/1/201836 minutes
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54: Gabriele Grunewald - Big Dreams

Carrie goes for a run with elite runner and cancer survivor Gabe Grunewald! Gabe gives listeners an update on her cancer treatment and future racing goals. She also talks about coaching HGTV Fixer Upper's Chip Gaines in his first marathon and her upcoming Brave Like Gabe 5k race. Show notes for this episode can be found at ctollerun.com. Gabriele Grunewald Gabriele Grunewald (née Anderson) is a professional American middle-distance runner and lifelong Minnesotan, born and raised in Perham, MN. She won one track & field state title in the 800-meters competing for Perham High School. Gabriele walked-on to the University of Minnesota cross country and track & field teams in 2004, where she was a part of several Big Ten Championship squads and eventually became an NCAA track & field All-American with a runner-up finish in the 1500-meters in 2010, her final collegiate race. Gabriele has run professionally for Brooks since 2010. Her career highlights include a 4th-place finish in the 2012 USA Olympic Trials and a USA Championship title in the Indoor 3000-meters in 2014. Her personal best in the 1500-meters is 4:01.48, making her the 11th fastest performer in USA history. Under the guidance of Coach Dennis Barker, Gabriele has her sights on the 2020 USA Track & Field Olympic Trials. Gabriele has survived multiple bouts with a rare salivary gland cancer, adenoid cystic carcinoma. When not training and competing, she lends her voice and story to the rare cancer community through speaking engagements and advocacy. Gabriele lives and trains along the banks of the Mississippi River in Minneapolis with her husband, Justin.
1/25/201846 minutes, 47 seconds
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53: Cindra Kamphoff - You Must Always Believe

Carrie interviews high performance coach Cindra Kamphoff! Cindra discusses her work with the Minnesota Vikings and the excitement of their recent victory. She also shares some of her top tips for mental toughness and walks Carrie through an exercise you can try at home to move from your comfort zone to your courage zone. Show notes for this episode can be found at ctollerun.com. Cindra Kamphoff Dr. Cindra Kamphoff is a certified mental performance consultant, popular keynote speaker, and author who works with professional athletes, executives and championship teams around the nation. She is the author of "Beyond Grit: Ten Powerful Practices to Gain the High Performance Edge." Her clients range from Verizon Wireless, Mayo Clinic Health System to the Minnesota Vikings. She is the Vikings’ mental performance consultant where she works with the players one-on-one to train their mind for peak performance. Her work has been featured in Sports Illustrated, New York Times, ESPN the Magazine, USA Today, and Runner’s World Magazine. She has a podcast available on iTunes called "The High Performance Mindset." Her Ph.D. is in sport and performance psychology, and she speaks on how to gain the high performance edge while providing practical strategies that work. In her spare time, she runs and trains for marathons. She has run 15 marathons including the Boston Marathon 5 times and in 2012 she won the Omaha Marathon.
1/18/201848 minutes, 3 seconds
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52: Courtney Dauwalter - Lit the Fire

Carrie goes for a run with ultrarunner Courtney Dauwalter! They discuss her 24 hour American mileage record, her win at the Moab 240 Mile Endurance Run, how she organizes her training, and her future goals. Show notes for this episode can be found at ctollerun.com. Courtney Dauwalter Courtney Dauwalter is an ultra runner specializing in the really long distances. Originally from Minnesota, Courtney now lives and trains in Golden, Colorado. In 2017, Courtney set the 24 hour American record of 159.3 miles, won Run Rabbit Run 100 running the last 10 miles blind, and took the overall win at the Moab 240 Mile Endurance Run.
1/11/201837 minutes, 34 seconds
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51: Nick Symmonds - Push the Envelope

Carrie interviews 2-time Olympian and RunGum CEO Nick Symmonds! Nick discusses his debut marathon at the 2017 Honolulu Marathon, life after professional racing and his passion for entrepreneurship. Show notes for this episode can be found at ctollerun.com. Nick Symmonds Nick is an American athlete and entrepreneur. As an athlete, Nick has found much success on the track and in the mountains. A two-time Olympian, Nick competed for the United States in the 2008 and 2012 Olympic Games. Though he has focused on the 800 meters for the majority of his career, he also has a personal best in the mile of 3 minutes and 56 seconds. Nick has yet to run a marathon, but it is something he hopes to do soon! In the mountains, Nick has built up an impressive resume in a very short time. He is currently working on collecting all 50 state high-points and has publicly expressed his desire to climb the 7 Summits, the tallest mountain on each continent. When Nick isn't running or climbing he can be found working on the business that he co-founded in 2014, Run Gum. Nick currently serves as the CEO for the fast growing energy company. He currently resides in the Pacific Northwest.
1/4/201843 minutes, 31 seconds
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50: Adam Goucher - Passionate About Running

Carrie interviews Olympian and Run the Edge co-founder Adam Goucher! They chat about the Run the Year 2018 challenge, the possibility of Adam leading running retreats, stem cell treatment, and life at home with his wife Kara and son Colt. Show notes for this episode can be found at ctollerun.com. Adam Goucher Adam attended the University of Colorado where he was a 4-time NCAA champion and 11-time All American. Career highlights include 8-time USA Champion, 7-time World Champion Finalist, and 2000 Olympian. Adam is the co-author of Running The Edge with his best friend Tim Catalano. They also developed the Run The Year virtual fitness challenge. He currently resides in Boulder, Colorado, with his wife, Kara, and their son, Colt.
12/28/201735 minutes
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49: Sara Hall - In It for the Long Run

Carrie interviews 2017 US Marathon Champion Sara Hall! Sara recaps her recent races including the US 10 Mile Championships, Frankfurt Marathon and the US Marathon Championships, held in conjunction with the the Cal International Marathon. Sara also discusses juggling a busy schedule as a mom to four girls and the possibility of her family moving to Ethiopia. Show notes for this episode can be found at ctollerun.com. Sara Hall Sara's most recent racing accomplishments include winning the 2017 US 10 Mile and Marathon Championships. Sara is married to Olympian Ryan Hall, and the two founded the Hall Steps Foundation. They have four daughters, Hana, Mia, Jasmine and Lily. Sara lives and trains in Redding, California and is sponsored by Asics.
12/21/201750 minutes, 35 seconds
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48: Michelle Lilienthal - Going Out Slow, Finishing Hard

Carrie goes for a run with elite marathoner and former Team USA Minnesota member Michelle Lilienthal! They chat about the importance of training partners, taking time off training and Michelle's move to Portland, Maine. Show notes for this episode can be found at ctollerun.com. Michelle Lilienthal Michelle is a four-time US Olympic Marathon trials qualifier, most recently qualifying for the 2020 trials at the 2017 Chicago Marathon. She is a former member of Team USA Minnesota and ran some her best races on Minnesota soil, including her marathon PR, 2:34 at the Twin Cities Marathon, and her half marathon PR, 1:11 at the Garry Bjorklund Half Marathon in Duluth. She currently lives in Portland, Maine with her fiancé, Marc, and cat, Squeaks. She works for Apple Inc. and is loving life running on the coast of Maine as a semi retired serious hobby racer.
12/14/201738 minutes, 40 seconds
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47: Serena Burla - Putting My Best Foot Forward

Carrie interviews marathoner and two-time cancer survivor Serena Burla! Serena chats about competing in the 2017 World Championships, overcoming cancer, and giving a TED talk. Show notes for this episode can be found at ctollerun.com. Serena Burla Serena is a mother, 2:26:53 marathoner, and two-time cancer survivor who keeps putting one foot in front of the other. Grateful for the ability to run, Serena has represented the United States at the 2015 and 2017 IAAF World Championships in the marathon. She is committed to focusing on the “cans” in her life and keeps forging ahead.
12/8/201741 minutes, 32 seconds
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46: Allie Kieffer - Game Changer

Carrie interviews elite runner Allie Kieffer! They discuss her recent fifth place finish at the TCS NYC Marathon, where she set a huge PR. Allie also talks about running through grief and loss and her future racing plans.  Show notes for this episode can be found at ctollerun.com. Allie Kieffer Allie graduated from Wake Forest University with a B.A. in Psychology in June 2009. At Wake Forest, she competed on the cross country and track & field teams for four years and earned All-ACC honors in cross country in 2008 and was also selected as the ACC Runner of the Week in 2008. In 2012, Allie qualified for the US Olympic Trials in the 10,000m, but was unable to compete due to injury. In January 2016, Allie was the first place woman finisher at the Miami Marathon (2:55:30). Later that year, she set the indoor marathon world record at the The Fort Washington Avenue Armory Indoor Track Marathon in a time of 2:44:44 (the record was broken the following year). In 2017, Allie placed 4th at the USATF 10 Mile Championships (54:20) and went on to finish 5th at the TCS NYC Marathon (2:29:39). Allie lives and trains in Buffalo, New York.
11/30/201738 minutes, 50 seconds
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45: Ben Rosario - Train Hard, Race Fearlessly

Carrie catches up with Northern Arizona Elite head coach Ben Rosario! Ben discusses the early days of starting NAZ Elite and shares the latest news about his athletes. He also offers advice for beginning runners, and he emphasizes the importance of getting involved in a running group to stay motivated. Show notes for this episode can be found at ctollerun.com. Ben Rosario Ben was a Division II All American at Truman State University, before landing a spot on the Hansons-Brooks Distance Project team in 2003. There he became the youngest qualifier for the 2004 Olympic Trials Marathon where he finished 37th. He returned to his hometown of Saint Louis in the summer of 2005 and that fall finished second at the U.S. Marathon Championships at the Twin Cities Marathon. He ended his career with personal bests of 4:03 in the mile and 2:18 in the marathon. Ben has coached everyone from third graders, to beginning adult runners to World Championship performers. His motivational skills and training knowledge have translated to success at every level. Ben has been just about everything in the running industry; elite athlete, special events director for a big city marathon, running store owner, marketing director, elite athlete coordinator and of course…coach. His number one passion though, has always been the competitive side of the sport and he brings a healthy obsession for success to his role as coach/president of Northern Arizona Elite.
11/23/201746 minutes, 37 seconds
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44: Gwen Jorgensen - Uncharted Territory

Carrie interviews Olympic gold medalist, mom and marathoner Gwen Jorgensen! Gwen chats about life as a new mom and her transition back to training. She also talks about her move to Portland, Oregon and her decision to switch her focus to the marathon. Show notes for this episode can be found at ctollerun.com. Gwen Jorgensen Less than two years after Gwen began professionally racing triathlon, she qualified for the 2012 London Olympics. In 2013, Gwen made history as the first American woman to win an ITU WTS race.  Gwen was undefeated between May 2014 to April 2016, during which time she earned an unprecedented 12 consecutive wins on the ITU WTS circuit and qualified for her second U.S. Olympic Triathlon Team. In 2016, Gwen became the first American to win an Olympic gold medal in the sport of triathlon during the Rio Summer Games.
11/16/201736 minutes, 59 seconds
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43: Lindsey Hein - Life Happens

Carrie interviews marathoner and I'll Have Another podcast host, Lindsey Hein! Lindsey opens up about training for the Indianapolis Monumental Marathon, running after pregnancy, her preventative mastectomy, and much more. Show notes for this episode can be found at ctollerun.com. Lindsey Hein Lindsey Hein is the mother of three young boys, ages 5, 3 and 1. She can be found running (literally) around town with her kids in tow where she resides in Indianapolis, IN. She just completed her fourteenth marathon, her first after having her second and third child. Her marathon PR is 3:11, and after a three year break from marathons, she is on her way to chipping away at that time.
11/10/201740 minutes, 44 seconds
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42: Nora McInerny - Alive As I Can Be

Carrie interviews author, podcast host, and the founder of Still Kickin, Nora McInerny! They discuss family, grief and loss, and finding motivation to get out the door for a run. Show notes for this episode can be found at ctollerun.com. Nora McInerny Nora McInerny was voted Most Humorous by the Annunciation Catholic School Class of 1998. It was mostly downhill after that, but she did get to spend three glorious years married to Aaron Joseph Purmort (aka Spider-Man). She is the author of It’s Okay to Laugh (Crying is Cool Too), the founder of the nonprofit organization Still Kickin, host of the American Public Media Podcast Terrible, Thanks for Asking, and a contributing editor for Elle.com.
11/2/201744 minutes, 25 seconds
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41: Jared Ward - Excited to Race

Carrie interviews Olympian Jared Ward! Jared talks about balancing his training with work and family life, as well as his goals for the 2017 TCS New York City Marathon.  Show notes for this episode can be found at ctollerun.com. Jared Ward Born and raised in Kaysville, Utah, Jared attended Davis High School prior to Brigham Young University, where he earned a Masters Degree in Statistics. While competing for the Cougars, Jared was a two-time Cross Country All-American. The streets of Los Angeles have become Jared's home away from home winning the 2015 US Championships and qualifying for the 2016 Olympic marathon team there. In addition to running fast himself, Jared is passionate about helping other develop as running, stating: "I have been given a gift and I want to share what I have learned."
10/26/201733 minutes, 58 seconds
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40: Stephanie Bruce - Never Give Up, Keep Fighting

Carrie interviews elite runner Stephanie Bruce! They chat about balancing training with family life, coaching, doping scandals, and Steph's strategy going into the TCS New York City Marathon. Show notes for this episode can be found at ctollerun.com. Stephanie Bruce A graduate of the University of California Santa Barbara, Stephanie was a two-time All American, a multiple-time conference Champion in cross country and track and was the Big West Athlete of the year in 2006. She still holds the school record for 10,000 meters at 33:23.33. Stephanie’s marathon career includes her 2:29:35 personal best set at the Chevron Houston Marathon in 2011 where she finished third, as well as a 15th place at the 2013 Boston Marathon and third place at the 2012 Honolulu Marathon. She’s been runner-up at the U.S. 20k Championships and 10k Championships (2013) and her 1:10:53 at the 2013 New York City Half Marathon earned her top American honors at that event. She started a family in 2014, having two children before returning to racing in 2016 with a runner-up finish at the USATF 15k Championships and a 32:14 10k PR at the Stanford Invitational. She then ended the year on a huge note by finishing second at the California International Marathon in 2:32:36, her first marathon since 2013. Stephanie’s kicked off 2017 with a 7th place finish at the USATF Cross Country Championships, a win at the Gasparilla Distance Classic Half Marathon, a 22nd place finish at the IAAF World Cross Country Championships and a new 10,000 meter PR of 31:59.88 at the Stanford Invitational.
10/19/201739 minutes, 19 seconds
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39: Chris Lundstrom - I Still Love To Run

Carrie goes for a run with Team USA Minnesota coach Chris Lundstrom! Chris discusses coaching, teaching at the University of Minnesota, and offers actionable advice for anyone looking to tackle the marathon. Show notes for this episode can be found at ctollerun.com. Chris Lundstrom Chris is a native of Northfield, Minnesota and competed on the NCAA Championship track and cross country teams at Stanford University in the late 1990s. Following his collegiate career, he was an original member in 2001 of the Team USA Minnesota Distance Training Center. During his years as a competitive runner, he finished third (2001) and then fourth (2006) in the USA Marathon Championships, was a three-time qualifier for the U.S. Olympic Marathon Trials (2004, 2008, 2012), and represented the U.S. in the 2007 Pan-American Games marathon and in the 2010 World Mountain running Championships, with the team capturing the silver medal. As a coach, he has 18 years of experience at the high school, college and post-collegiate level including coaching seven women to the 2012 Olympic Trials Marathon, and coaching track and cross country at San Francisco State University in 2004-05 when he was on leave from Team USA Minnesota. In the Twin Cities, he coached cross country and track at Como Park High School in St. Paul from 2005-2012 and was named St. Paul City Cross Country Coach of the Year in 2006, 2008 and 2010. More recently, he coached at Washburn High School in Minneapolis for three years and helped take the boys cross country team to state where it placed second in 2015, and also placed an individual second at state in the 1600 meters on the track. Chris is the Head Coach of Team USA Minnesota. He is responsible for recruiting, retaining, developing and managing a team of 10 to 12 male and female professional distance runners in events ranging from the 1500 meters up through the marathon – on the roads, track and in cross country. Chris has his Ph.D. in kinesiology (2015), with an emphasis in exercise physiology, and did his dissertation on running performance. He is well published and a well-regarded researcher and, along with coaching and competing, has been on the faculty for 10 years at the University of Minnesota. In addition to teaching classes in sport science, exercise science techniques, weight training and conditioning, and psychology of coaching, he developed the marathon training class and taught some 700 novice marathoners.
10/13/201739 minutes, 1 second
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38: Jen Rhines - Keep the Perspective

Carrie interviews 3-time Olympian and fellow Villanova alum Jen Rhines! Jen discusses mental toughness, eating nourishing food and racing as a masters. Carrie and Jen also reminisce about their days of training and racing together. Show notes for this episode can be found at ctollerun.com. Jen Rhines Jen attended Villanova University, where she was a five-time NCAA champion. Jen is a 5-time national champion and 11-time world champion team member. She competed in the 2000 Sydney Olympics (10000m), 2004 Athens Olympics (marathon) and 2008 Beijing Olympics (5000m). Jen has been tearing up the roads as a masters runner and holds US masters records in the 5000m (15:45) and 10000m (33:05). She is an Adidas athlete and ambassador. Jen is married to Terrence Mahon, and resides in San Diego, CA.
10/5/201747 minutes
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37: Paula Radcliffe - It's A Great Sport

Carrie interviews the fastest women's marathoner in history, Paula Radcliffe! Paula chats about injuries, her partnership with her husband and memories of training with her Dad. They also discuss athletes advocating for a clean sport, and the upcoming Bank of America Chicago Marathon.  Show notes for this episode can be found at ctollerun.com. Paula Radcliffe Paula Radcliffe was born in Northwich, Cheshire, in 1973, but grew up in Bedford. She joined Bedford and County Athletics Club at the age of 11 and competed at the World Cross Country Championships at 16.After graduating from Loughborough University with a first-class degree in modern languages in 1996, she devoted herself full-time to her running and is now acknowledged as one of the finest athletes of the modern era. As well as her achievements on the track, Paula has established herself as the master of the ultimate distance race, the marathon. She holds the world record and won the London Marathon in 2002, 2003 and 2005. In November 2004 she won the New York Marathon in breath-taking style and in 2005 she took the gold medal at the World Championships in Helsinki for the same distance. She was awarded an MBE in June 2002 and later that year was voted the BBC’s Sports Personality of the Year.
9/28/201740 minutes, 54 seconds
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36: Jenny Simpson - Embracing It

Carrie interviews Olympian and World Champion Jenny Simpson! Jenny discusses her sister's deployment to Iraq, her new her new role as an ambassador for the New York Road Runners and her future racing aspirations. Show notes for this episode can be found at ctollerun.com. Jenny Simpson Jenny attended Oviedo High School in Oviedo, Florida where she was an 8-time State Champion and set 4 state records. She attended the University of Colorado, Boulder where she set NCAA records in the mile, 3000m steeplechase and 5000m (outdoors). During her time at the University of Colorado, she qualified for the 2008 US Olympic Team in the Steeplechase. Jenny has represented the United States in three Olympic Games, 2008 (steeplechase), 2012 (1500m) and 2016 (1500m). She earned a bronze medal at the 2016 Olympic Games in Rio, becoming the first American woman to medal in the 1500m. Jenny is also an 11-time USA track and field champion a 3-time World Championship medalist in the 1500m. Jenny lives in Boulder, Colorado with her husband Jason and runs for New Balance.
9/21/201743 minutes, 47 seconds
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35: Rebekah Mayer - Rethink Everything

Carrie interviews Life Time Fitness National Run Training Manager Rebekah Mayer! They chat about the benefits of joining a run club, Rebekah's training for the Medtronic Twin Cities Marathon and her husband's triumph over cancer. Show notes for this episode can be found at ctollerun.com. Rebekah Mayer Rebekah combines over 25 years of running experience and an education in the sport to support her role as the National Run Training Manager for Life Time. As a mom of 3, she also knows first-hand the joys and challenges of balancing family, career and training while she tries to improve her 2:59 marathon PR. Rebekah was a member of the 2003 NCAA-II XC Championship team at Adams State College, and is a 6-time All-American. She currently holds multiple coaching certifications, including USATF Level 2 Endurance, RRCA and Precision Nutrition.
9/14/201733 minutes, 40 seconds
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34: Matt Gabrielson - No Sacrifice, Just Commitment

Carrie goes for a run with former Team USA MN athlete and Edina High School cross country coach Matt Gabrielson! Matt chats about coaching, raising three kids, and his plans to compete as a masters.  Show notes for this episode can be found at ctollerun.com. Matt Gabrielson Matt is an Iowa native and graduated from Drake University in 2000. He later completed graduate school at Augustana University. Matt ran for Team USA MN from 2001 - 2013. He was ranked top 10 in the US in the 5000m in 2008 and ranked top 10 in the marathon in 2008 and 2011. Matt teaches 3rd and 4th grade at Highlands Elementary School in Edina, Minnesota and is the Girls Cross Country Coach at Edina High School. His team was back to back state champions in 2015 and 2016. He was awarded the title MN Coaches Girls HS XC Coach of the Year in 2015. Matt is married to Julie Gabrielson (née Shwengler) and they have three children, Doris Mae, Otto and Viola.
9/7/201739 minutes, 59 seconds
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33: Amy Cragg - Keep Moving Forward

Carrie interviews two-time Olympian Amy Cragg! Amy reflects on her bronze medal finish at the 2017 World Championships in the marathon. She also discusses training with the Bowerman Track Club and coach Jerry Schumacher, and her racing plans for 2018.  Show notes for this episode can be found at ctollerun.com. Amy Cragg Amy is a two-time U.S. Olympian. She placed second in her debut marathon in 2011, and her time of 2:27:03 made her the eighth-fastest American marathoner of all time. In 2012, Amy finished fourth at the U.S. marathon trials, one place out of a team spot, but months later won the Olympic Trials 10,000-meter race. At the 2012 London Olympics, after a strong first half, Hastings went on to run 31:10.69, placing 11th. In 2014, Amy won the national 10K road title at the Peachtree Road Race on July 4, and capped her year by running 2:27:03 to tie her PR and place fifth at the Chicago Marathon. In February 2016, she won the Olympic Marathon Trials. Six months later in Rio, she placed ninth in the Olympic marathon. Amy finished third at the 2017 World Championships in the marathon. She lives in Portland, Oregon with her husband, Irish Olympian Alistair Cragg. Amy trains with the Bowerman Track Club.
8/31/201732 minutes, 42 seconds
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32: Jax Mariash - Can't Stop, Won't Stop

Carrie interviews ultrarunner Jax Mariash! Jax is the first woman to complete the Four Desert Race Series Grand Slam Plus, a series of ultra races around the globe. They chat about the logistics involved in running in extreme climates, recovering from the race series and her new coffee company, STOKED roasters. Show notes for this episode can be found at ctollerun.com. Jax Mariash Jax is the first woman in the world to complete the 4 Deserts Race Series Grand Slam Plus. In addition, she was crowned the 2016 4 Deserts Female World Champion. Previously, Jax chose to do a run mission to run 365 days in a row to create awareness for cancer research and inspire people to move their bodies to prevent disease. Jax is a runner, adventure seeker, entrepreneur, lover, dreamer and doer. She is an inspirational vehicle to athletes, entrepreneurs and women to push the envelope and follow their dreams. Her largest dream is to inspire the masses to get outside and explore, and to live life to the fullest.  A runner since 5 years old, a she had a stint at elite triathlons and duathlons scoring the bronze medal at duathlon long course world championships in her division. Today she taps into her tenacity and strength in her own skin to motivate others to do the impossible.
8/24/201736 minutes, 41 seconds
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31: Steve Spence - Practice What You Preach

Carrie interviews Olympian and Shippensburg University coach Steve Spence. Steve recalls his experiences racing in the 1991 World Championships and 1992 Olympic Games. He also shares his secrets to 40 year sub-5 minute mile streak.  Show notes for this episode can be found at ctollerun.com. Steve Spence Carrie interviews Olympian and Shippensburg University coach Steve Spence. Steve recalls his experiences racing in the 1991 World Championships and 1992 Olympic Games. He also shares his secrets to 40 year sub-5 minute mile streak.
8/17/201739 minutes, 47 seconds
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30: Besty Hodges - Start From Where You Are

Carrie goes for a run with the Mayor of Minneapolis, Betsy Hodges! They discuss Betsy's love for distance running, the importance of a healthy diet and the challenges of being a mayor. Recorded July 24, 2017 Show notes for this episode can be found at ctollerun.com. Betsy Hodges A Minnesota native, Mayor Betsy Hodges attended high school in Plymouth, earned a bachelor’s degree from Bryn Mawr College, and a master’s degree in sociology from the University of Wisconsin. After serving on the Minneapolis City Council, Betsy ran for Mayor in 2013, and is currently running for re-election. She is married to Gary Cunningham, CEO and President of the Metropolitan Economic Development Association (Meda) and a member of the Metropolitan Council. They have two children, four grandchildren and two cats.
8/10/201758 minutes, 12 seconds
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29: Amelia Boone - Lone Wolf

Carrie interviews obstacle course racer and ultrarunner Amelia Boone! Amelia talks with Carrie about coming back after injury, her passion for long distance racing, and her future career plans. Show notes for this episode can be found at ctollerun.com. Amelia Boone Amelia Boone is a full-time corporate attorney, obstacle racer, and ultrarunner. Dubbed "The Queen of Pain," Amelia is a 4x world champion and one of the most decorated obstacle racers in history. Over her career, she's amassed more than 50 podiums and 30 victories in obstacle racing. Highlights include: 3-time winner of the World's Toughest Mudder (2012, 2014, 2015), Spartan Race World Champion (2013), Spartan Race Points Series Champion (2013 & 2015) and 3-time Death Race Finisher (Winter 2012, Summer 2012, Summer 2013). Amelia is not just a professional athlete – she has risen to the top of the sport while simultaneously working as a full-time corporate attorney at some of the largest law firms and companies in the world. She is the penultimate "weekend warrior," juggling the demands of a dual career. Amelia has been profiled in or featured in major publications such as the Wall Street Journal, Newsweek, Time, Outside Magazine, Sports Illustrated, ESPN, Entrepreneur, Men's Health, Women's Running, Competitor Magazine, Playboy, and the Chicago Tribune, and has appeared on the cover of Runner's World, Chicago Athlete, and Metcon magazine. She has been named a "Rising Star" by Outside Magazine and selected as one of the "50 Fittest Women" by Sports Illustrated. Amelia appears regularly on national television, both as an athlete and as a featured commentator and analyst. She has worked as an analyst on both ESPN and CBS Sports, and her athletic feats and story are featured prominently throughout all three seasons of NBC & NBC Sports show "Spartan Race." When Amelia's not out on an obstacle course, you'll find her nurturing a budding ultra running obsession, working as a full-time attorney, or watching wrestling pay-per-views. Most likely with a box of Pop-Tarts or a bag of ketchup chips in hand.
8/3/201743 minutes, 6 seconds
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28: Justin Grunewald - Enjoy Every Day

Carrie interviews marathoner and internal medicine doctor Justin Grunewald! They discuss how he met his wife Gabriele, her battle with cancer, and his future racing goals. Show notes for this episode can be found at ctollerun.com. Justin Grunewald Justin graduated from the University of Minnesota where he ran cross country and track for the Gophers. Justin is a 3-time Cayman Islands Marathon champion and qualified for the 2012 US Olympian marathon trials. He is a recent graduate of the Abbott Northwestern internal medicine residency program. Justin lives in Minneapolis, Minnesota with his wife and training partner Gabriele Grunewald.
7/27/201744 minutes, 8 seconds
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27: Alysia Montaño - On Fire

Carrie interviews Olympian Alysia Montaño! They chat about food, racing during pregnancy, athlete sponsorship, and much more!  Show notes for this episode can be found at ctollerun.com. Alysia Montaño Alysia attended Canyon High School in Santa Clarita, CA where she became a multi sport standout in basketball, soccer, and athletics. Under Tony Sandoval at the University of California Berkeley, is where Alysia will become the 800m specialist she is today. In 2007 as a junior, Alysia recorded the best season in Cal Berkeley history finishing undefeated and claiming both the indoor and outdoor NCAA titles as well as her first USA Championship title. Heading into the 2008 season, Alysia was ranked #1 in the USA and she was more focused then ever to make the Olympic team. Rounding out her senior year coupled with intense training, the pressure began to take a toll on Alysia and, throughout the indoor and outdoor season, a stress fracture formed in her navicular bone and finally gave in at the 2008 Olympic Trials. Alysia rehabbed in San Diego at the Olympic Training Center in Chula Vista during 2009 where she was under the watchful eye of Juaquim Cruz, Brazil's 800m '84 gold medalist. At the end of the year, Alysia realized Chula Vista was not the place for her so she made the move back to Berkeley to resume with Tony Sandoval. 2010 was Alysia's comeback year and she was back with a vengeance. Alysia started off the season by earning a bronze medal at the 2010 World Indoor Championships in Doha then went on to claim another outdoor USA title. Alysia finished the season with a PR and the worlds fastest time by winning Monaco's Hercules Diamond League with a time of 1:57.34. For the next three years, Alysia defends her title as USA Champion to go on and become a finalists in the 2011 World Championships(4th), 2012 Olympics(5th), and 2013 World Championships(4th). With disheartening finishes at every major event, Alysia decides to take the 2014 season off year to start a family. During pregnancy Alysia maintained fitness by continuing to run and at 34 weeks pregnant, Alysia decided to take advantage of her qualifying standard and enter into the 2014 Outdoor USA Championships just to have fun and advocate for fit pregnancies. Little did she know it would make headlines world wide and become a major topic of discussion on almost every news outlet. With some calculations of web analytics. Alysia's pregnant run had 5 times as many hits as all of her championship wins combined. In 2015 Alysia planed on slowly returning to form and use it as a building block for 2016, but Alysia surprised everyone (including herself). Claiming her first indoor championship in the 600m 6 months after giving birth, Alysia set the tone for 2015. In March at the 2015 World Relays, Alysia anchored the USA 4x800m relay team to an American Record with the fastest split of competition with a time of 1:58.90. In June, Alysia went into USA Outdoor Championships as an underdog because of a nagging injury. Alysia adjusted her game plan and changed her running style and advanced through each round running with the pack and against all odds Alysia claimed yet another USA title bringing her total to 7 and earning a spot on USA's 2015 world Championship team. Keeping her schedule light, Alysia opted for the Pan Am Games and earned herself a gold in the 4x400m relay and a silver in the 800m. In Beijing, China Alysia's 2015 World Championships were cut short; with about 200m to go in the first round, Alysia was tripped by a runner trying to pass on the inside thus bringing her down to the track.
7/20/20171 hour, 6 minutes, 2 seconds
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26: Dick Beardsley - I Couldn't Be Happier

Carrie goes for a walk with the legendary Dick Beardsley! He discusses his struggle with addiction, his passion for the sport, and moving back to Minnesota to open a Bed and Breakfast in Bemidji.  Show notes for this episode can be found at ctollerun.com. Recorded June 16, 2017 Dick Beardsley Dick Beardsley is a best selling co-author and champion - in running and in life. Although his competitive running career as an elite athlete ended in 1988, Dick is still one of the top American distance runners of all time, reflected with a time of 2:08:53 in the 1982 Boston Marathon. Best known for his 1982 Boston Marathon "Duel in the Sun" with Alberto Salazar, Dick is also a two-time Olympic Trials Marathon qualifier. He is a two-time winner of the Grandma's Marathon in Duluth, Minnesota, with a time of winning 2:09:36 and winner of the first London Marathon, with a time of 2:11:48 in 1981.  Dick is also the course record holder for the Napa Valley Marathon, with a winning time of 2:16:20 in 1987. Dick is more than a running champion, he is a fighter. After a series of near-fatal accidents and a journey of self-discovery, Dick has turned his life around and is enjoying life to its fullest. Dick has held and continues to hold several running camps and offers online coaching in efforts to help people reach their fitness goals. Dick and his wife, Jill, are also the Innkeepers and owners of the beautiful Lake Bemidji Bed and Breakfast.
7/13/201730 minutes, 58 seconds
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25: Alisha Perkins - You're Not Alone

Carrie goes for a run with author and podcast host Alisha Perkins! They discuss how Alisha got into running and her struggle with anxiety. Alisha also gives listeners a sneak peek into the life of a professional baseball family. Recorded June 14, 2017 Alisha Perkins Alisha is a born and raised Minnesotan who loves to run! She is a mom to two girls and wife to Glen Perkins (3-time All-Star Minnesota Twins closer). She started blogging in 2012 after she discovered running and found her voice. Her blog focuses on running, battling anxiety and family life. Alisha is on the board of directors for Girls on the Run Twin Cities and the PrairieChild and Family Fund. She is also a freelance writer (Women's Running, Huffington Post, Scary Mommy, Another Mother Runner, The Red Current, Minneapolis Running, Star Tribune and more). Alisha and Glen founded the Fifteen's 5k race, held in Minneapolis in August benefiting the PrairieCare Child and Family Fund. She is author of the book Running Home, and co-host of The Mind Full Podcast.
7/6/201735 minutes, 20 seconds
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24: Chad Salmela - Learn From Running

Carrie interviews collegiate coach and NBC Olympics commentator Chad Salmela! Chad shares his scientific approach to training and discusses challenges he faces as a coach. They also chat about his breakthrough into NBC Olympics commentary and his role as a husband and father. Show notes for this episode can be found at ctollerun.com. Chad Salmela As a junior competitor, Chad was one of the Midwest’s top junior cross country ski racers, then switched to the sport of biathlon at age 19. After eight years of competing nationally and internationally as a member of the United States Biathlon Team, he moved directly into the assistant coach position for the U.S. Biathlon Team in 1998, while finishing his college degree at Middlebury College in Vermont. After graduation, Chad built and coached a national junior development program for biathlon, managed the 2002 Olympic Games biathlon competitions in Salt Lake City, served as assistant coach and wax technician for the U.S. junior world championship biathlon team, coached cross country running at the Marshall School in Duluth, and announced ski events across the country and on television. Chad was the biathlon color commentator for NBC's coverage of 2006 Torino Olympics and added cross country skiing and Nordic combined to his duties at the 2010 Vancouver Olympics. At the 2014 Sochi Olympics, he was the analyst of the cross country ski events, biathlon and the cross country skiing portion of the Nordic Combined. Chad became a household name for his exciting calls of the action. He began his first season as the head men’s and women’s cross country coach at St. Scholastica in 2016. Salmela had been the school’s men’s and women’s Nordic ski head coach the previous 10 years. He will also assist with the men’s and women’s track & field programs. In his 10 seasons coaching CSS skiers, Chad led both the men and the women to Central Collegiate Ski Association (CCSA) Championships in 2015. He coached Paul Schommer to the programs' only All-America honors in 2014. In total, under his tutelage, the Saints had 12 NCAA qualifiers in his 10 seasons, including 10 since 2012. Chad was an assistant under recently retired Coach Steve Pfingsten for the first few years at St. Scholastica and prior to that had a role as a high school running coach. Since then he has spent time consulting several elite and master-elite marathon and distance runners.
6/29/201740 minutes, 57 seconds
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23: Adam Goucher - Making a Difference

Carrie interviews Olympian Adam Goucher! They chat about his Run the Year program, battling injuries, and the controversial doping scandal. Recorded June 16, 2017  Show notes for this episode can be found at ctollerun.com. Adam Goucher Adam attended the University of Colorado where he was a 4-time NCAA champion and 11-time All American. Career highlights include 8-time USA Champion, 7-time World Champion Finalist, and 2000 Olympian. Adam is the co-author of Running The Edge with his best friend Tim Catalano. They also developed the Run The Year virtual fitness challenge. He currently resides in Boulder, Colorado, with his wife, Kara, and their son, Colt.
6/22/201742 minutes, 15 seconds
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22: Drew Hunter - Every Step of the Way

Carrie interviews elite runner Drew Hunter! They chat about his decision to sign with Adidas straight out of high school, his struggle with lyme disease and his racing plans for 2017. Show notes for this episode can be found at ctollerun.com. Drew Hunter Drew Hunter is an American distance runner from Purcellville, VA. He is the national indoor mile record holder for high school athletes, a feat he achieved in 2016 with a time of 3 minutes 57.81 seconds. Drew won the High School Boys 3000-meter race as a high school sophomore at the Penn Relays Carnival in 2014. He went on to set the national sophomore class record in the 3000m in 8:16.31. In the fall of 2014, Hunter placed 4th at the Foot Locker Cross Country National Championships. He won the New Balance National Indoor two-mile national title in a winning time of 8:48.22. He started his outdoor season with a 4:07 victory at the Penn Relays, becoming the first high school athlete since Olympian Matt Centrowitz to own both the high school boys 3K and mile Penn Relays titles. Hunter achieved a season best of 4:02.36 at the Adidas Dream Mile at the Adidas Grand Prix. In 2015, Drew set a course record of 14:26 at the Foot Locker South regional meet before winning his first Foot Locker National title in 14:55.7. In his indoor debut, Hunter broke the high school boys national 3k record with a time of 7:59.33 at the Camel City Elite meet in Winston-Salem, North Carolina. He followed up that performance with another national record in the high school boys indoor mile, running 3:58.25 at the Armory Track and Field Invitational. By doing this he became the 8th High School Athlete to break 4 minutes in the mile. He was also the second High School Athlete to break 4 in the mile indoors. Hunter then waited two weeks before resetting the record with a 3:57.81 performance at the Milrose Games. He signed a 10-year contract with Adidas in July 2016 and went pro instead of running in a collegiate program.
6/16/201731 minutes, 35 seconds
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21: Camille Herron - Swept Up In Running

Carrie interviews elite runner and ultramarathoner Camille Herron! They discuss Camille's recent win at the Comrades Marathon in South Africa, how she fits training into her schedule and her upcoming racing plans. Show notes for this episode can be found at ctollerun.com. Camille Herron Camille is a long distance runner from Oklahoma City, OK. She is a three-time Olympic Marathon Trials qualifier, 20-time marathon winner, Guinness World Record holder for racing in a Superhero costume, and currently aiming to become the first woman to win a marathon in all 50 US States. She won the 2015 USATF 100K National Championship at Mad City in 7:26:24, her debut at the distance. She also became the first 3-time winner of the Oklahoma City Memorial Marathon. She won the 2015 IAU 100K World Championships with a personal best 7:08:35. In December 2015, she won the IAU 50k World Championships in Doha, Qatar in a time of 3:20:58. In 2016, Camille transitioned to trail running. In her trail debut in April, despite a severe hamstring injury she finished 4th at the Lake Sonoma 50 Miler. After recovering and making a comeback, in July she finished as the 1st female and 4th overall at the White River 50 Miler, running the 2nd fastest time ever (7:36:42). In September she set a 27+ minute Course Record at the Ultra Race of Champions 100K in 9:36:05. In 2017, she made her international trail debut at the second Ultra-Trail World Tour event, winning the Tarawera Ultramarathon in a new Course Record time of 8:56:00. In June 2017, she dominated the ladies race of the 87km Comrades Marathon, run from Durban to Pietermaritzburg, South Africa and won in a time of 6:27:35.
6/9/201742 minutes, 42 seconds
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20: Rose Wetzel - Rewarded with Freedom

Carrie interviews elite runner, American Ninja Warrior, and mom-to-be Rose Wetzel! Rose talks about growing up in a large family, her husband's battle with cancer, and her time on American Ninja Warrior. She also shares details about her pregnancy and her excitement to be a mom! Show notes for this episode can be found at ctollerun.com. Rose Wetzel Rose Wetzel is a Georgetown University middle distance runner who now competes professionally as an obstacle course racer and a competitor on American Ninja Warrior. Her athletic journey zigged and zagged along since she first stepped foot on a track in high school twenty years ago, taking her from an 2x 800m high school state champion to a junior All-American 1500m runner at Georgetown, only to hit a bump after college, a bit burnt out. She experienced a "quarter-life crisis" in her early 20s, gained weight, ran local road races in costume for fun, and somehow still qualified for and ran the Boston Marathon, only to fall back in love with running and pursue the 2012 Olympic Trials in the 1500m. She came up short, but had a blast and took her rejuvenated fitness level to the obstacle course racing world, where she's finished top 5 in the world at the Spartan World Championships and made it to American Ninja Warrior Finals the last two years. She's grateful to her sponsors: CLIF bar, Marriott Rewards and HumanN, who continue to support her throughout her pregnancy. She's due July 17, 2017, and she's determined to make it back on the Spartan Race World Championship starting line 2.5 months later. Rose plans to compete strong for years to come, as she feels like her best as an athlete is still to come.
6/1/201751 minutes, 4 seconds
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19: Sara Vaughn - Take a Different Route

Carrie goes for a run in downtown Minneapolis with elite runner Sara Vaughn! They chat about Sara's race at the Medtronic TC 1 Mile, how she balances training with work and family life and her future in the sport. Show notes for this episode can be found at ctollerun.com. Sara Vaughn Sara has been a professional runner since 2008. She has set new Personal Bests every season she has raced. Her most recent achievements include making the Olympic Trials final in the 1500m (just 10 months after her third child!) and competing for Team USA at the Indoor World Championships. While running, Sara has been the cover girl for Running Times Magazine and video model for video series with Nike Running, RunningTimes.com, Running DVDs, and Find Your Zone. She is also a prolific Realtor and loves showing off her hometown of Boulder. Sara is happily married to fellow professional distance runner, Brent Vaughn. The couple has three beautiful daughters.
5/25/201731 minutes, 47 seconds
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18: Jordan Hasay - Ready to Go

Carrie interviews Jordan Hasay! They chat about her Boston Marathon race strategy, where she broke the record for the fastest American debut by a woman in 2:23:00. Jordan also reflects on her relationship with her parents, and she gives the inside scoop on being coached by Alberto Salazar. Show notes for this episode can be found at ctollerun.com. Jordan Hasay Jordan Hasay is an American distance runner who runs for the Nike Oregon Project. She grew up in Arroyo Grande, attending Mission College Preparatory Catholic High School. In 2008 she was selected as Girls High School Athlete of the Year at Track & Field News. She was the ninth high school athlete to grace the cover of Track and Field News magazine in March of 2009. After high school, Jordan attended the University of Oregon where she became one of their most decorated female athletes, earning a place in the Ducks history books. After graduation, Jordan joined the Nike Oregon Project to be coached by Alberto Salazar. She placed second at the 2013 US National Championships in the 10,000m. Later, lowering her PR for the event down to 31:46.42, she secured her spot to represent the US at the 2013 World Championships. She won the 2016 USATF 10 Mile Road Championships in St. Paul, Minnesota. In January 2017, Jordan placed 4th in the Aramco Houston Half Marathon in 01:08:40, setting an American female course record, and the second fastest half-marathon debut for an American female. She made her marathon debut at the 2017 Boston Marathon, finishing third overall and breaking the American record for the fastest debut marathon in 2:23:00.
5/18/201734 minutes, 48 seconds
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17: Dennis Barker - Appreciate It

Carrie interviews coach Dennis "D-Dawg" Barker! He discusses publishing his first book, The River Road, and his experience coaching elite runner Gabriele Grunewald as she battles cancer.  Show notes for this episode can be found at ctollerun.com. Dennis Barker Dennis Barker is a coach and writer. He is the author of The River Road, a historical running novel nominated for the 2016 Track & Field Writers of America Book of the Year. He has coached 24 U.S. national champions, including Olympian Carrie Tollefson, and 73 top three finishers. He has also coached NCAA All-Americans at the collegiate level and Minnesota All-State runners at the high school level. He continues to coach individuals striving for personal goals through his website coachbarker.com.
5/11/201739 minutes, 57 seconds
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16: Alexi Pappas - Beyond Grateful

Carrie catches up with elite runner and filmmaker Alexi Pappas! Alexi talks about falling in love with running, competing for Greece in the 2016 Olympic Games and the premiere of her movie Tracktown, which she co-wrote, co-directed and starred in!  Show notes for this episode can be found at ctollerun.com. Alexi Pappas Alexi Pappas is a Greek-American long distance athlete. She attended Dartmouth where she was an NCAA All American in indoor 3000m, 5000m, and the steeplechase as well as the Ivy League champion in the steeplechase. She became a citizen of Greece in 2016, and represented the country in the 2016 Olympic Games where she set the national record in the 10000m in 31:36.16. Alexi co-wrote, co-directed and starred in the movie Tracktown, premiering in spring 2017.
5/5/201724 minutes, 32 seconds
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15: Eric Perkins - Time Out

Carrie goes for a run with NBC KARE 11 Sports Director Eric Perkins! Eric discusses how he got into broadcasting, the challenges and perks of his job, and where he gained his love for running. Show notes for this episode can be found at ctollerun.com. Eric Perkins A Los Angeles native, Eric graduated from Pepperdine University, majoring in Broadcasting. He joined Minnesota's KARE 11 in November of 1996 as a sports reporter and in 2012 was named weeknight sports anchor and sports director at KARE. As a sports reporter, Perkins gained much attention with "Perk at Play." Created in the winter of 1997, the hands-on segment gave Perk a chance to try everything from ski-jumping to bullfighting, from driving a car in a demolition derby to playing baseball for the St. Paul Saints, just to name a few. The series has won several awards, including an Emmy.
4/27/201734 minutes, 22 seconds
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14: Tina Muir - Being Real

Carrie interviews elite runner Tina Muir! Tina discusses her decision to take a break from running to focus on starting a family and her battle with amenorrhea. She also talks about the creation of her online community for runners, Running for Real. Show notes for this episode can be found at ctollerun.com. Tina Muir Tina is a 2:36 marathoner and Great Britain runner who recently shocked the running world by taking a hiatus to focus on starting a family and overcoming amenorrhea. Tina created the Running for Real Community to foster a healthy mindset around running. This is a space where runners can explore, embrace, and get better from setbacks through inspiring podcasts, videos, and blog posts, and most importantly, sharing thoughts and experiences. Behind every personal best, there are plenty of personal not-so-bests, from beating ourselves up about just-missed PRs to the injury blues to embarrassing falls. Running can really hurt, but we don’t have to go through it alone.
4/20/201736 minutes, 37 seconds
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13: Kara Goucher - No Matter What

Carrie interviews Olympian Kara Goucher! Kara discusses her recent World Championship medal upgrade and family life with Adam and Colt. Kara also shares her picks for the 2017 Boston Marathon! Show notes for this episode can be found at ctollerun.com. Kara Goucher Kara was a 3-time NCAA champion at the University of Colorado, where she graduated in 2001. She won a silver medal in the 10,000m at the 2007 World Championships in Osaka. She competed in the Beijing 2008 Summer Olympics 10,000m final where she placed 10th, and the 5000m where she placed 9th. Kara made her marathon debut at the ING New York City Marathon in 2008. She finished in third place, becoming the first American on the podium since 1994. In 2012, Kara won the USA Half Marathon Championships and competed in the London Olympics in the Marathon, placing 11th. Kara runs lives and trains in Boulder, Colorado with her husband (Adam) and son (Colt). She is sponsored by Oiselle and Skechers.
4/13/201739 minutes, 54 seconds
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12: Todd Williams - Still Poppin'

Carrie goes for a run with Olympian and Brazilian Jiu Jitsu black belt Todd Williams! Todd shares his experience transitioning from running to Jiu Jitsu and the development of his RunSafer program. He also shares tips for runners to stay safe on the roads and trails. Show notes for this episode can be found at ctollerun.com.   Todd Williams Todd started his athletic career in Monroe, Michigan as a youngster participating in every sport (wrestling, swimming, baseball, basketball, football) before transitioning to track and cross country. He was six time State Champion in track and cross country at Monroe High School and was All American his Junior and Senior seasons. He received a full athletic scholarship to attend the University of Tennessee and the success continued. He was four time SEC Champion and eight time All-American. He led Tennessee to the National title his Senior season and served as team captain. His varsity records in the 3k, 5k and 10k at University of Tennessee still stand after twenty two years. After graduating he went on to be one of the best American distance runners of all time. He qualified for two Olympic Games (1992 & 1996) in the 10k and won twenty one US titles on the road, track and cross country course. His talent and hard work gave him the opportunity to compete all over the world against the best. Todd has a black belt in Brazilian Jiu Jitsu and travels the country teaching runners how to stay safe on the roads with his RunSafer workshops.
4/6/201733 minutes, 12 seconds
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11: Nick Willis - Time of Reflection

Carrie interviews Olympian Nick Willis! Nick chats about competing in speed golf, traveling with his family and his upcoming visit to Minnesota for the Medtronic TC 1 Mile. Nick also discusses the success of The Miler Method, his six-week online boot camp for runners! Show notes for this episode can be found at ctollerun.com. Nick Willis Nick grew up in New Zealand, and attended the University of Michigan on a full athletic scholarship. While at the University of Michigan, he was a seven-time All-American and set multiple school records. Nick is a two-time Olympic medalist in the 1500m, representing New Zealand. He won the silver medal at the 2008 Olympics in Beijing, and bronze at the 2016 Olympics in Rio. Nick lives in Ann Arbor with his family, where he's an assistant coach at the University of Michigan. He and his wife Sierra founded The Miler Method, a six-week online boot camp to help you run a faster mile!
3/30/201732 minutes, 36 seconds
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10: Kelly Herron - Not Today

Carrie interviews Kelly Herron, who was recently attacked in a women's restroom while out on her run in Seattle. Kelly recounts her journey and offers advice for runners to stay safe. Show notes for this episode can be found at ctollerun.com. Kelly Herron Kelly lives in Seattle, WA and found her passion for running in November 2015, about five months after she achieved sobriety from alcohol addiction. Kelly wants to promote the value of self-defense, especially to women and runners so that we can live life without fear of doing things that make us happy, like running! She works as an advisor at RealSelf.com. This summer Kelly will be running her first marathon, at the Seattle Rock N' Roll Marathon.
3/23/201748 minutes, 27 seconds
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9: Erin Block - Going For It

Carrie interviews Erin Block! They chat about Erin's love for running and how she got started in the sport. Erin discusses being on the support crew for Oiselle's BirdStrike team competing in The Speed Project, a 340 mile race from Los Angeles to Las Vegas! Show notes for this episode can be found at ctollerun.com. Erin Block Erin attended Iowa State University. She is an avid runner and snowshoer. Career highlights include placing 8th at the 2007 Houston Marathon and 4th at the 2009 Des Moines Marathon. Erin competed in the 2008 Olympic Marathon Trials. She was third at the 2010 and 2011 US Women’s Snowshoe Championships. Erin lives and trains in St. Paul, Minnesota and loves to represent Oiselle!
3/16/201756 minutes, 32 seconds
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8: Kate Grace - Dream Come True

Carrie interviews Olympian Kate Grace! They chat about competing in the Olympic Games in Rio, traveling Europe as an elite runner and the supportive role of Kate's family. Show notes for this episode can be found at ctollerun.com. Kate Grace Kate attended Yale University, where she was an All American and shattered multiple school records. She turned pro after graduation, sponsored by Oiselle and training with the New Jersey-New York Track Club. Kate competed in the 2012 U.S. Olympic Trials in the 800m and 1500m. In 2013, she won the USA 1 Mile Road Championships, her first national title.  She won the 800m final at the 2016 U.S. Olympic Trails and competed in the Olympic Games in Rio. In 2017, she ran the 4th fastest American indoor mile (4:22:93). Kate currently trains with the NorCal Distance project and is sponsored by Nike.
3/9/201735 minutes, 45 seconds
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7: Shalane Flanagan - Push Back Harder

Carrie interviews four-time Olympian Shalane Flanagan! Shalane discusses her withdrawal from the 2017 Boston Marathon, life as a foster mom to twin girls and the upcoming sequel to her popular cookbook, Run Fast, Eat Slow. Show notes for this episode can be found at ctollerun.com. Shalane Flanagan Shalane is an Olympic medalist, four-time Olympian, American record holder, and world-class marathoner. She finished second at the 2010 NYC marathon and ran the fastest time ever by an American woman at the 2014 Boston Marathon, completing the race in 2:22.02. At the 2014 Berlin Marathon, Shalane ran a personal best of 2:21.14, the second-fastest time ever by an American woman. Nike has sponsored Shalane since she graduated from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill in 2004. She has been running at an elite level for 16 years and typically runs 100-plus miles a week. She attributes her ability to sustain this level of training to her nutrient-dense diet. Focusing on fueling for health and performance is an integral part of her training regimen. Shalane has been featured on the cover of Runner’s World, Women's Running, Running Times, Competitor Magazine, and Track and Field News. She has appeared on 60 Minutes, ESPN Outside the Lines, and Oprah. Her inspiring story has also been heralded in Women's Health, Shape, USA Today, the Boston Globe, and the New York Times. Shalane speaks passionately about the importance of healthy eating at running events across the country. Shalane lives and trains in Portland, Oregon.
3/2/201730 minutes, 3 seconds
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6: Kirk DeWindt - Got To Be Stronger

Carrie goes for a run with personal trainer Kirk DeWindt! They discuss Kirk's life since appearing on 'The Bachelorette', how to train for Spartan Races and other obstacle course events, and Kirk's expansive personal training business. Show notes for this episode can be found at ctollerun.com.
2/24/201743 minutes, 10 seconds
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5: Emma Coburn - So Much Sweeter

Carrie interviews American record holder and Olympic bronze medalist Emma Coburn! Emma reflects on her 2016 accomplishments, her change in coaches, and her photo shoot for the ESPN Body Issue. Show notes for this episode can be found at ctollerun.com.
2/17/201743 minutes, 42 seconds
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4: Gabriele Grunewald - Fiery, Feisty Runner Girl

Carrie interviews elite runner and 3-time cancer survivor Gabriele (Gabe) Grunewald! Gabe talks about her recent surgery for liver cancer, training with her husband Justin and 2017 racing plans. Show notes for this episode can be found at ctollerun.com.
2/10/201731 minutes, 20 seconds
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3: Kelcey Carlson - I've Always Loved Telling Stories

Carrie interviews Twin Cities Fox 9 News Anchor and marathoner Kelcey Carlson! They discuss Kelcey's start in the broadcast industry, their experience running the Ragnar Relay and how to balance life and fitness goals. Show notes for this episode can be found at ctollerun.com.