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RaceMob - Running Together Podcast
49 minutes | Sep 16, 2021
Hydration Tips from the Inventor of the Hydroshirt - Vessel Athletics Founder Jasmine Sanchez
#66 - Hey RaceMob Crew! In today's episode, we have an entrepreneur and the founder of Vessel Athletics - Jasmine Sanchez. Jasmine is working on bringing an innovative new product to market - the Hydroshirt.As endurance athletes, we all know the importance of staying hydrated during long activities, but many of today's solutions are cumbersome or can cause chaffing. Jasmine also saw this pain point and is doing something about it.In this episode, we go behind the scenes on how this entrepreneur got her start, how she's taken the concept to prototype, and what she's learned along the way, plus - Jasmine gives us her best hydration tips - and tells us how we can support her endeavour.
59 minutes | Sep 9, 2021
Overcoming Obstacles and Loving Your Body - with Gym Owner, Author, and Personal Trainer Vanessa Bogenholm
#65 - What can we say about Vanessa, this entrepreneurial bad-ass and Bay Area legend is here to tell it how it is. Her incredible introduction into running is quite literally the stuff that movies are made out of: an overweight, overworked 13-year-old Vanessa decided to change her life and ended up losing over 60 pounds. And then just two years later, competing in and then winning a marathon. This was before most races even had a female entrance. The story highlights, the hard work and dedication that Vanessa just exudes, even though an Achilles injury derailed her running career, it didn't stop her from helping people as one of the most sought after personal trainers on the planet. Vanessa has a long client list. And so many success stories that she's actually in the middle of publishing a book. After taking years away from the sport, she's back to dominating these long-distance runs. And she has so many tips for athletes nuggets, for those people looking to lose weight and tidbits for those looking for some extra motivation. Heck, this driven entrepreneur even purchased a boxing gym during the middle of the pandemic. But she's the proudest of the charitable organization that she's founded that helps every single foster kid in Santa Clara.
63 minutes | Sep 2, 2021
Wonder Woman Nicole Shehadi Varnell on Motherhood, Breast Cancer, and Crushing PRs
#64 - Hey, RaceMob crew on today's episode, we have Wonder Woman, Nicole Shehadi Varnell. I met this mother of three a year ago at a Hammertime workout, and man, she just crushed me. Little did I know a year later she'd be hitting new PRS, participating in competitive triathlons, and placing in numerous races. She's also going for the 50 marathons in 50 states challenge, and you'll be able to hear about it in this episode. She thanks Coach "B" for the guidance over the year. But in truth, we know Nicole has a motor that just won't quit. But we're just so fortunate to really hear Nicole's heroine story. It's certainly an emotional one full of ups and downs, and we're just grateful to get to know her on a more personal level.
33 minutes | Aug 26, 2021
Races, Challenges, and Training (Oh My!) - RaceMob's August Updates
#63 - In this episode, we wanted to circle back. It's been a little while since we've actually jumped on the podcast, talk to our audience, so much has happened since we started off the year.Kevin's going to be a father in the next couple of months. Bertrand is rocking the community with Hammertime and our athletes are just flourishing right now.
82 minutes | Aug 19, 2021
Racing Highs and Lows with Barkley Marathon Participant and Ultramarathon Champ John Burton
#62 - John Burton is an ultramarathoning badass! Not only is this ultra-fit speed demon from Michigan known to rock the speedo from time to time, but what really struck me is how humble and warm John really is.Sure, he has so many race wins, podium finishes, and has absolutely crushed a number of different events. But John also highlights the numerous times that races didn't go his way.We often talk about the GRIT needed to achieve your best, to dust yourself off when you fall, and become a better version of yourself. John has this in spades, and it's so evident throughought the conversation. Maybe it was highlighted the most when we talked in detail about his participation in the Barkley Marathon - a race known for being the most grueling on the planet!Where only the most elite are invited, and after hearing his story - you'll understand why. Shortly after recording this episode - we found out that John suffered a fairly significant injury - so we want to wish him a speedy recovery.We're also happy to announce that John will be a weekly RaceMob contributor! John will be answering your running questions in a weekly column on our site. So subscribe to our newsletter to ask questions and see John's answers.
59 minutes | Aug 12, 2021
Hammering Down Your Hydration Plan with Hammer Nutrition Founder Brian Frank - Part 2
#61 - Hey, there RaceMob crew! Before we get into this episode, we wanted to let you know that we're running a hydration challenge through the end of this month. You're going to be eligible to win a hammer nutrition prize pack. Thanks to our good friend, Brian, who's featured in this episode. As we talk about in this episode, the best thing that you can do to be hydrated on race date is to stay hydrated in your daily life. And for many of us that means drinking upwards of a hundred ounces a day. Now we don't want you to go from zero to a hundred right away. But that's where this challenge is extremely important. All we want you to do is drink 16 ounces of water. When you wake up and start being mindful of your hydration strategy throughout the day. Go to RaceMob.com/hydration for your daily chance to win this prize pack. Now into this episode where Brian really dives into his detailed race day, fueling and hydration strategy, Including what to do if you like the flavored water and what should you, if you don't like flavored water. We dive into his recovery protocol and a recent sodium study that he says is a total game changer.Plus there's a supplement that he's extremely excited about. And after chatting with Brian, I went directly to hammer to go try it myself. Plus got some for my dog. What is the supplement? Well, you're just going to have to tune in, to find out!
43 minutes | Aug 5, 2021
Hammering Down Your Hydration Plan with Hammer Nutrition Founder Brian Frank
#60 - In this episode we're featuring Brian Frank, the founder and CEO of Hammer Nutrition. Hammer is one of the most trusted brands in endurance sports. And Brian is one of the most knowledgeable guests that we've ever had. If you've never heard of hammer nutrition. Well, that might be by design. Hammer focuses their marketing efforts on grassroots events, the very backbone that makes up our industry. They have a phone number where you can call them anytime and ask them questions and they focus on making quality products. This conversation was so good, it went on for two hours. So we decided to split it up into two episodes. In this episode, you're going to learn how an unorthodox childhood directly led to the start of hammer nutrition. We'll talk about:- the early days of hammer and how Brian started the company at the age of 20 in his apartment in San Francisco;- the supplement stack that he recommends everybody take, regardless of their activity level;- why the fueling philosophy he lives by is less is best, and;- what this means for athletes, especially those looking for maximum performance on race day.
70 minutes | Jul 29, 2021
RaceMob Rewind: Record Smashing Triathlete Kicks Off Our Hydration Challenge Featuring Will Turner
#059 - We have a number of new episodes already recorded and ready for August and September. But we wanted to revisit one of our favorite conversations as we approach our 60th episode.How apt as well - as we're launching two incredible challenges in August.1st - If you're looking to join a small community that's going to focus on achieving a goal together - then join our August Commitment Challenge. You can get paired with new runners, those looking to lose weight, runners looking to run further, or those looking for a performance boost. Each group will be led by an incredible coach - with weekly zoom calls - and the challenge is free this month as we're alpha testing it. Join the challenge at https://racemob.com/challenge2nd - We're going to be launch a fun hydration challenge towards the end of the month featuring Hammer Nutrition. We'll have daily hydration tips on social media. Simply drink 16 ounces of water as soon as you wake up, be mindful of your hydration, and interact with us for a daily chance to win a Hammer Nutrition prize pack. Follow us on Instagram our handle is @racemob, and join our Facebook community.As we watch peak performers compete at the Olympics, it reminded coach B and me about this amazing conversation we had in September of 2020 with Will Turner. This world record setter was hospitalized during his first half-marathon due to poor hydration! But he came back strong, and finished over 100 Iron Man distance triathlons over the course of 2 years. On top of that, he's just a fantastic storyteller. You're going to love this amazing conversation with the one and only will turner.Will Turner - is a Legend! Will loves to set Big Hairy Audacious goals. When he turned 50, he completed his first IronMan. When he turned 60 - he completed 60… in One year!!! Smashing the previous record of 44 - he averaged an IronMan every 6 days.He continued that journey and ended up completing 105 IronMan distance triathlons over the course of two years. And it was only slightly derailed when his partner and Uber Sherpa was diagnosed with kidney cancer - and they took a few months for surgery and recovery!This is a long way from his first race - a half-marathon where he ended up in the hospital from dehydration.So what’s an ultra endurance athlete of this caliber like? Humble, warm, welcoming, awe-inspiring… A motivational speaker who talks to at school assemblies expounding the virtues of “Live Your Bold”. And a National Park lover who promotes conservation of the environment. This was an amazing all-encompassing conversation, and I really hope that you enjoy it.
83 minutes | Jul 22, 2021
This World Record Holder's Incredible Story from Overweight to Ultramarathon Champ with Sandra Villines
We have heard some incredible stories over the past year, but this one just might take the cake. There is a prestigious record that had stood for almost 40 years before Sandra came and completely crushed it.In 1978 - Mavis Hutchinson set a new transcontinental record by running from Los Angeles to New York in a little over 69 days. It stood for 39 years, that's when Sandra set out on a longer and more difficult route (from San Francisco to New York) and completed it in only 54 days.So is Sandra a track star with a pedigree of elite athletisism? No! In fact this humble, incredibly gracious athlete is a single mother who describes herself as overweight - and needed to make a change in 2013/2014...Yeah - that's right! From starting a new workout routine in the treadmill of her local gym - to winning the Badwater Ultramarathon a few years later in 2017 - a race in 100+ degree heat, where one false step can literally melt the shoes off your feet. And then setting an impossible world record.You're going to love this incredibly inspiring conversation holder with an incredible woman.
65 minutes | Jul 15, 2021
How Consistency and Community Inspired His 70lb Weightloss Journey and Push Him to New Heights with Patrick Alejandro Loera
#57 - One of my favorite parts of our podcast is being able to highlight incredible members of our community. When I met Patrick last year, he was a newlywed - preparing for his first marathon. A virtual event that he was able to complete thanks to the help of Coach B and Too Legit Fitness.At the time, he was still learning about tapering, and what it meant to toe the line for 26.2 miles. Little did I know the incredible fitness journey that he's been on, and how he's lost nearly 70 pounds since 2018 in his late 30s.In this episode, you'll learn how Patrick rekindled a love for physical activity after a long sedentary period. The advice for overweight runners that he wish he knew when he started. Why a chance encounter on a race course changed his fitness journey. And the benefits of having a running coach such as Coach B for hitting your goals.
46 minutes | Jul 8, 2021
Prevent Injury with Quick and Easy Strength Routines, Warmup Exercises, and Recovery Method From Rocket PT's Irina Stiasny
#56 - Irina is a rockstar physical therapist and a valued member of the RaceMob and Too Legit communities. Her nickname is Rocket - and she recently opened her own business - Rocket Physical Therapy.On today's episode, we dive into Irina's start, and how she got into one of the most prestigious PT schools in the country. We dive into the lessons she's learned from years of running, and over a decade of working with other runners. She tells us the short daily routine that can help prevent injury, why dynamic warmups are so crucial, and the important post workout routine that speeds up recovery.Plus - we dive into how this busy mother of two finds the time to train for Boston, and start a new practice in the midst of a pandemic.
37 minutes | Jul 1, 2021
RaceMob Updates - Western States, Olympic Trials, "Cut The Crap" Challenge, Town Hall, and Celebrating Life
#55 - On today's episode, we break down all the latest news from RaceMob and the running world, including updates from our Cut the Crap Challenge with Tony Julian, our takeaways from the town hall Q&A featuring Kevin Vandy, life updates from Coach "B" and myself, recapping Western States, including how some of our podcast guests actually did during the event, and finally we recap the Olympic trials in Eugene
60 minutes | Jun 24, 2021
Coaching Call with "The Professor" - Training for the Rock 'n' Roll San Jose Half Marathon with Jason Peevyhouse
#54 - On today's episode we have RaceMob and Too Legit Fitness member "The Professor" Jason Peevyhouse. We talk about Jason's introduction into running - which started only a couple of years ago in 2017.Not only did he work off some unwanted weight, but he got involved in a thriving running community - and has really paid it forward.We also treated much of this conversation as a coaching call. Jason has a goal of setting a new PR in the San Jose Rock 'n' Roll Half Marathon this October. So we talked through his current training, and gave him advice to get him ready for the race. We'll be following his progression to see if he can break a 1:50 half-marathon.If you're looking for some running advice - then reach out to us directly! Schedule a free call with Coach "B" by emailing him at Bertrand@racemob.com. You can find all of the shownotes online at https://racemob.com/podcast - and without further ado, here's our conversation.
57 minutes | Jun 17, 2021
Running Products - More Gear You Need for Amazon Prime Day Featuring Scott Strool
#53 - Last time we left off with the essentials, and those were the things you absolutely needed just to even get started. This time we'll get into some of the more fun things that you may want to get to this Amazon prime day.We welcome again Scott Strool, Head of Product at Racemob, to talk about watches and trackers, earbuds scales, products related to nutrition, hydration, recovery and more.And don't forget to go to https://RaceMob.com/products to find out what the RaceMob community recommends, and to share your own recommendations.
41 minutes | Jun 10, 2021
Running Products - the Gear You Need for Amazon Prime Day Featuring Scott Strool
#52 - All right, RaceMob audience, we talked to awhile ago about products, the last Amazon prime day. We even had some gift guides on our YouTube channel, but we haven't really talked about products to our RaceMob podcast audience, and we know Amazon prime day is also the day that all of these other sites, announce discounts just for Amazon prime weekends.So in this episode we invited Scott Strool, Head of Product at Racemob, to talk about shoes, socks, shirts, shorts and which products we all recommend in these categories.We also got a very special, happy moment to share with all of you, so let's dive into this conversation
52 minutes | Jun 3, 2021
A Mental Approach to Overcoming Injury with MLB Recovery Specialist David Meyer
#51 - Injury! It's just such a tough part of our sport. And according to statistics between 65 and 80% of runners are going to suffer an injury this year that will cause them to miss time. Now imagine if that injury doesn't just cause you to miss the sport that you love. But can also hurt your career. And that's what our next guest David Myers had to deal with as a physical therapist for the St. Louis Cardinals. During this discussion, we're going to talk about the mental aspects of recovery and how it can be just as important as the physical action. Plus you all know how big of a baseball fan Coach "B" is, and he and David share much more than just the love of the sport in this conversation. So let's dive into this really important chat about injury, recovery, and mindset.
37 minutes | May 27, 2021
Celebrating 50 Episodes! Our Favorite Moments and Takeaways!
#50 - We're celebrating 50 episodes of the RaceMob podcast with a look back to our favorite moments from the past year.From some of the funniest stories - featuring Becky Hernandez, Endorphin Dude, and Verity Breen. To the most inspiring athletes with Dean Karnazes and Veronique. To the inspirational stories of Leo Rosales and Jake McKluskey.We're also celebrating the coaching wins of some of our athletes! And our biggest takeaways from the last year. Thank you to all of the loyal listeners to tune in to our humble show!
43 minutes | May 20, 2021
Dean Karnazes - Running Icon and "UltraMarathon Man" is Inspiring (and Freaking Funny)
#49 - We have a real icon of the running world on today's podcast. Not only is he a New York Times bestseller, but he's one of the few runners who has been able to transcend the sport into mainstream media. We're talking Jimmy Kimmel, Conan O'Brien, Kelly and Regis, Ted Talks, and he even had his own segment on the Stan Lee's Super Human tv show.That's because Dean is actually super human - having conquered the worlds toughest races including Western States, Badwater, Spartathlon, and even a trek to the South Pole. Dean has been a true ambassador of the sport - as you'll hear in this discussion - inspiring countless runners during his 50 marathon in 50 states is 50 days, running across the U.S. twice, running a marathon on every continent twice, and running the silk road as a special state department athlete ambassador.And honestly - his story was really a catalyst that inspired me to get into this sport over a decade ago.He details some of these incredible stories and his return to the gruelling Western States 100 mile ultra in his latest book - A Runner's High. It's an incredible read that details Dean's mental mindset in such vivid detail. It's such a fun book that goes far beyond the trail, and he tells stories that all runners can relate to.And without further ado - here's our conversation:
46 minutes | May 13, 2021
Loosen Up to Run Fast with Yoga, Pilates, and Anatomy Expert Frances Taylor
#48 - One of the things that runners often neglect is working on their range of motion. Not only can this have an incredible impact on performance, but it can prevent injury and is extremely important for your body health. Frances Taylor is an incredible yoga instructor, Pilates teacher and anatomy expert. In this deep dive interview, Frances tells us how we can assess our range of motion. Which muscles runners should focus on. Specific drills to improve your range of motion and the workouts that will make you faster. In addition, we talk about how Frances has pivoted her business, https://taylorfitwellness.com in the middle of the pandemic and what she's learned by bringing her practice online. We're working with Frances to put together a live yoga for runners class. So if you're interested head over to https://racemob.com/yoga, to tell us your availability and get notified when this class happens.
41 minutes | May 6, 2021
Tips for Triathletes and Operating Live Races with CEO of Negative Split Ryan Hite
#47 - We had a great conversation this week with the Chief Endurance Officer of Negative split - Ryan Hite.In this episode, your going to learn how he got into triathlons - a bit by accident. And why his third race was an IronMan - plus the lessons he learned through that experience.You'll also learn how Ryan and his wife created a tremendously successful race organization that operates races throughout the Pacific Northwest, and actually around the world. How he was able to keep live races going during the pandemic. And, what changes he forsees for races going forward.
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