Ep. 42 – Nap Queen: with Molly Seidel and Izzy Seidel

SnapseedOur guests this week are Molly and Izzy Seidel, sisters, runners, and roommates who came on the podcast remotely to talk about training together, napping separately, and how to run your slowest mile. Molly is a Saucony runner and graduate of Notre Dame who most recently made headlines by qualifying for the 2021 Olympics in her first-ever marathon. Izzy is a teammate of mine on Tracksmith Hare AC and a graduate of Northwestern University, and both women are Wisconsin natives who now live and train in Boston.

This week’s episode was actually recorded a couple months ago, but we chose not to release it as initially scheduled out of respect for the work being done by the Black Lives Matter movement and the protests over George Floyd and Breonna Taylor’s deaths. We’re releasing it now in advance of this weekend’s MVMNT race series, where Molly will be racing for the first time since the Trials.

The race is raising money for Good Sports, a nonprofit in Massachusetts that expands access to sports and outdoor activities for children in low-income communities. You can stream the race live on the Citius Mag Instagram tomorrow evening, streamed and announced by yours truly, and learn more below:

citiusmag.com/mvmt-race-series-b…tails-start-lists/

www.gofundme.com/f/mvmnt-race-series

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Ep. 41 – Pride Pals: with Nikki Hiltz and Dana Giordano

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This week we have two longtime friends of the podcast, Nikki Hiltz and Dana Giordano, calling in from their training camp in Park City, Utah. We talked about Pride Month and current events, what it means to be a gay runner in 2020, and the balance between public image and personal lives for pro athletes.

Nikki and her teammates are putting on a virtual Pride 5k this coming weekend, which has raised over $20,000 for The Trevor Project (www.thetrevorproject.org/), a charity organization that provides suicide prevention services to LGBTQ youth. It was a great and wide ranging conversation and I think you’ll really enjoy it!

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Ep. 40 – On Race and Running: with Russell Dinkins

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This week’s episode is different in a few ways- it’s a crossover episode with the Citius Mag Podcast, we recorded it remotely via Zoom, and it’s a bit more serious in tone than most episodes of RYM.

Our guest this week is Russell Dinkins, a member of Princeton Class of 2013 and a professional runner for the New York Athletic Club. Russell is a 1:46 800 meter runner and multiple-time Heps champion, and he’s also been a vocal advocate on issues of race and racism, most recently as they pertain to the recent decision by Brown University to cut its men’s cross-country and track teams.

You can read the university’s announcement here: www.brown.edu/news/2020-05-28/athletics-excellence

Russell’s piece here: medium.com/@dancingdinks/brown…ng-the-d9e698b707e1

And David’s piece here: citiusmag.com/open-letter-to-bro…-christina-paxson/

Hope you enjoy this episode and that it makes you think.

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Ep. 39 – Hot Takes: with Cole Rockhold

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Welcome to Run Your Mouth, and I hope you’re all staying safe and healthy at home during these crazy times. Our guest this week is Cole Rockhold, a 13:35 5k runner, graduate of Colorado State University and newly-signed runner to the BAA. This week’s episode was actually recorded quite a while ago in January, but for various reasons we weren’t able to get it out until now. It should be noted that the podcast was recorded long before coronavirus came to the U.S., hence why you won’t hear us talking about that, and also before Cole had gotten surgery for compartment syndrome, so if you’re following his journey you’ll notice that we talk about his injury but not about the work he’s had done since then.

Cole and cohost Pat Gregory got personal and deep on with our takes on Twitter discourse and the “hot take culture” we live in, but we also covered a lot of fun topics like eggnog miles and the Newlywed game. Enjoy the episode, like, follow, and subscribe wherever you get your podcasts, and be well out there.

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Ep. 38 – ‘Bok Boys, Bieber, and the Bachelor: with Justyn Knight and Ben Flanaganagan

This week we have a fun and wide-ranging episode with Justyn Knight and Ben Flanagan of the Reebok Boston Track Club, two Canadian runners who became NCAA champions at Syracuse University and the University of Michigan who now train in Charlottesville, Virginia with the newly-formed Reebok pro group.

They came on after running the BU Last Chance meet and a notching a couple of shiny new personal bests (and a new national record for Justyn) and we talked about how they met, their teammates’ performances at the Olympic Marathon Trials, how Ben knows Justin Bieber, and more.

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Ep. 37 – This is the Way: with Bijan Mazaheri

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Happy New Year! This week’s guest is Bijan Mazaheri, a runner for Cal Coast Track Club, graduate of Williams College, and Massachusetts native who qualified for the 2020 Olympic Marathon Trials by running 2:15:26 at the 2019 Chicago Marathon.

Bijan was an 8-time DIII All-American while at Williams and is currently pursuing his PhD at Caltech. We talked about his buildup, how he balances training with his studies, and his love for the Mandalorian. (speaking of – we spent about 5 minutes on the show near the top of the pod – don’t worry; there are no spoilers!). He was joined by cohosts Jeff Seelaus and Cole Townsend for a spirited episode full of great long-run talk!

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Ep. 36 – I Love New York: with Louis Serafini

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A very special episode to finish 2019 on a high note!

Longtime friend of the pod Louis Serafini came on to talk about his buildup and racing experience at the 2019 New York City Marathon, where he ran a personal best of 2:16:34 in his 7th marathon. Lou spoke about the loves and hates of the marathon, the changes he made to his diet and how it affected his training, and how he prepares for race week.

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Ep. 35 – Love Language: with Drew Hunter

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We’re back after an extended summer vacation!

This week’s guest is Drew Hunter of adidas and Tinman Elite – a Foot Locker champion turned professional straight out of high school who went on to rapidly become one of the best middle-distance runners in the country. Drew is a great guy with a promising future and we had a wonderful conversation with cohost Ben Weingart that got both serious and silly but was always quality.

Enjoy the episode and don’t forget to follow, subscribe, and stay tuned!

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Ep. 34 – Fast Girl Summer: with Elle Purrier

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This episode’s guest is Elle Purrier, a Vermont native and runner for New Balance who has rapidly become one of the best middle distance runners in the country since graduating from the University of New Hampshire last year. Elle was an NCAA champion in the mile and 11-time All American who is currently one of only two Americans to achieve the 2020 Olympic standard in two events, the 1500 and the 5k.

Elle and our cohost, her teammate Lianne Farber, are set to run USAs this week, but first they stopped in to chat about surviving the Boston heat wave, driving in the city, and the best way to prepare coffee. Plus, since Elle grew up on a dairy farm, we get her expert opinion on all things dairy-related.

Make sure you wish them (and all our other guests and friends) luck this weekend and cheer them on as they do big things on the track this summer! And don’t forget to subscribe, follow, and like RYM wherever you can find us. Enjoy!

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Ep. 33 – Grandma’s: with Project OTQ

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This week we have our biggest episode yet – literally in that we have 7 guests on mic to talk about Grandma’s Marathon. Grandma’s is one of the fastest marathons in the US, held in Minneapolis in June, and we put together a big team of Tracksmith runners in an attempt to get Olympic trials qualifiers.

About the runners:

Jeff Seelaus (2:17:08): An Amherst College grad and Philadelphia native, Jeff qualified for his first Olympic Trials at Grandma’s with a big 4-minute PR.

Louis Serafini (2:21:34): Louis is the coach of all the women in this episode and an accomplished runner in his own right. He qualified for the 2020 trials with a half marathon this spring.

Gabi Drummond (2:49:15): In her first “official” marathon, Gabi was on qualifying pace through 20 miles before hitting a rough last 10k. Gabi is also a Johns Hopkins grad and PhD student at MIT, so she’s the brains of the operation.

Jess Petersen (2:51:26): A Reebook employee and Syracuse University grad, Jess ran her second ever marathon and PRed after a three-year break.

Alexandra Conway (2:54:13): Alexandra is a Brown University grad and recent Tracksmith convert who notched her personal best at Grandma’s.

Kate Raphael (2:53:28): The youngest and most recent graduate, Kate is a Yale grad who tackled her first marathon only a year out of college and logged an impressive (if challenging at points) debut.

Ravenna Neville (DNF): A Wesleyan University grad, homeowner, and lawyer, Rav is an accomplished badass in many fields. Rav is the most experienced marathoner of the group, but a hamstring tweak sidelined her on the day of Grandma’s.

One word of advice about this episode – it may be a little hard to tell who is talking and when if you’re not familiar with everyone’s voices. Just roll with it – the stories themselves are what make the episode so funny, interesting, and even inspiring.

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