MJTB093 – The California International Marathon

Show #093 | The California International Marathon |

  • Training update,
  • In the news,
  • ElliptiGO has released a new elliptical bike called the Elliptigo ARC,
  • Goodbye, Rhett Butler,
  • The California International Marathon,
  • Your submissions,
  • Don’t forget to send in your reports, comments, and questions!

MJTB092 – When Your Body Betrays You

Show #092 | When Your Body Betrays You |

  • We are now in 89 countries!,
  • Recovering from the Disney wedding of the century,
  • An eagle in the trees,
  • Yurbuds cuts their warranty,
  • It’s time for the Jeff Galloway 13.1,
  • When your body betrays you – OR – How the Blerch kicked my butt!,
  • Your submissions,
  • Don’t forget to send in your reports, comments, and questions,
  • See you at the CIM!

MJTB091 – The Best Training for a Marathon

Show #091 | The Best Training for a Marathon |

  • Training update,
  • We’re back on shore!,
  • Life aboard the Disney Wonder,
  • My cat is still with us,
  • How to train for a marathon,
  • Don’t forget to send in your reports, comments, and questions,
  • Tomorrow we run the Beat the Blerch Marathon,
  • Next weekend my daughter gets married!

MJTB090 – Yes, it IS an awful long way to run!

Show #090 | Yes, it IS an awful long way to run! |

  • Training update,
  • Yorkberg Sports compression socks review,
  • Yes, it IS an aweful long way to run!,
  • Some special shout outs for some special runners!,
  • See you on the Disney Wonder, at Beat the Blerch, and at my daughter’s wedding,
  • Don’t forget to send in your reports, comments, and questions!

MJTB089 – Saying Goodbye to Summer

Show #089 | Saying Goodbye to Summer |

  • Training update,
  • A community of 88 countries,
  • It is really fall?,
  • We are going to Beat the Blerch,
  • Boston filled up FAST!,
  • Saying goodbye to summer,
  • Your submissions,
  • Don’t forget to send in your reports, comments, and questions!

MJTB088 – I Am Totally in the Dark

Show #088 | I Am Totally in the Dark |

  • RW quote of the day,
  • Training update,
  • The Marathon Show is back in production,
  • Summer wildfires,
  • I am totally in the dark,
  • Where do we go from here?,
  • Your submissions,
  • Don’t forget to send in your reports, comments, and questions!

MJTB087 – Feeling Bad on a Long Run

Show #087 | Feeling Bad on a Long Run |

  • Training and rainfall update,
  • ZENVEDA is finally over!,
  • Less than 3 months until my daughter’s wedding!,
  • Time to announce the winners of the sQoosh Band givaway,
  • Feeling bad on a long run,
  • Your submissions,
  • Don’t forget to send in your reports, comments, and questions!

MJTB086 – sQoosh to the Rescue

Show #086 | sQoosh to the Rescue |

  • RW Quote of the Day,
  • Training update,
  • Being ahead of training,
  • Real life caught up with me,
  • Remember that #ZENVEDA is still in full swing,
  • sQoosh to the rescue – unce again!,
  • It’s a sQoosh give away!,
  • Your submissions,
  • Don’t forget to send in your reports, comments, and questions!

MJTB085 – Stepping Outside Your Comfort Zone

Show #085 | Stepping Outside Your Comfort Zone |

  • Training and life update,
  • In the news,
  • Jeff Galloway celebrates a 70th birthday with marathon #200,
  • Disneyland celebrates a 60th birthday,
  • The Little Rock Marathon makes a terrible start time change,
  • We have a GoPro Hero4 Session to test,
  • Stepping outside of your comfort zone,
  • Join me for ZenVEDA,
  • Your submissions,
  • Don’t forget to send in your reports, comments, and questions!

MJTB083 – Tall Tales and Toe Nails

Show #083 | Tall Tales and Toe Nails |

  • How was your running this past week?,
  • Training update,
  • It’s only June and it’s still in the 100’s!,
  • Listen for me as a special guest on a different running podcast,
  • The Garmin Connect website goes nuts with disclaimers,
  • Tall tales and toe nails,
  • Your submissions,
  • Don’t forget to send in your reports, comments, and questions!,
  • I’ll be out there running in the heat.

MJTB082 – The Garmin VivoActive Smart Watch

Show #082 | The Garmin VivoActive Smart Watch |

  • Our community now spans 86 countries and counting!,
  • Training update,
  • My computer died,
  • In the News,
  • The Garmin VivoActive smart watch,
  • Your submissions,
  • Don’t forget to send in your reports, comments, and questions!

MJTB080 – Going Out, Not With a Bang But a Whimper

Show #080 | Going Out, Not With a Bang But a Whimper |

  • Training update,
  • RunSignUp.com gives me 2 hrs, 14 mins to sign up – In the middle of the night!,
  • Going out, not with a bang but a whimper,
  • Your submissions,
  • Time to go run on the Disney Wonder,
  • Don’t forget to send in your reports, comments, and questions!

MJTB079 – When You’re Too Dumb to Quit .. or How I Ran the SLO Marathon

Show #079 | When You’re Too Dumb to Quit |

  • Training update,
  • Summer is creeping in,
  • When you’re too dumb to quit OR How I ran the SLO Marathon,
  • Your submissions,
  • Disney cruises and long runs,
  • Don’t forget to send in your reports, comments, and questions!

MJTB078 – What’s the Big Deal About Boston?

Show #078 | What’s the Big Deal About Boston? |

  • Now heard in 84 countries!,
  • Training update,
  • In the news,
  • What’s the big deal about Boston?,
  • Your submissions,
  • See you in San Luis Obispo,
  • Don’t forget to send in your reports, comments, and questions!

MJTB077 – Recapping the Surgical Artistry Modesto Marathon

Show #077 | Recapping the Surgical Artistry Modesto Marathon |

  • A community that now spans 83 countries!,
  • Training update,
  • An unlikely Facebook find,
  • No finishers at the Barkley 100 mile race,
  • Could there be snow for the Boston Marathon?,
  • Recapping the Surgical Artistry Modesto Marathon,
  • Your submissions,
  • A special thanks for all of your words of encouragement,
  • Getting ready for marathon #20,
  • Don’t forget to send in your reports, comments, and questions!

MJTB076 – Can You Steal a Marathon Course?

Show #076 | Can You Steal a Marathon Course? |

  • Our running community now spans 82 countries!,
  • Runner’s World Quote of the day,
  • Training update,
  • In the news,
  • Can you steal a marathon course?,
  • Your submissions,
  • We’re heading to the Surgical Artistry Modesto Marathon,
  • Don’t forget to send in your reports, comments, and questions!

MJTB074 – The Little Rock Marathon

Show #074 | The Little Rock Marathon |

  • Our running community now spans 82 countries,
  • Training update,
  • A movie about the Boston Marathon due out in 2016,
  • Blanca Ramirez runs 7 marathons on 7 continents before age 13,
  • Should You Listen to Music While Running?,
  • 5 Common Myths About Running Shoes,
  • The Little Rock Marathon,
  • Your submissions,
  • Don’t forget to send in your reports, comments, and questions!

MJTB073 – Listening to Your Heart

Show #073 | Listening to Your Heart |

  • The show now spans the globe into 80 countries!,
  • Training update,
  • It’s my birthday!,
  • Dock workers strike a problem for some race directors,
  • How do your run in New England with all the snow?,
  • Goodbye to Gary Owens,
  • Listening to your heart,
  • Your submissions,
  • Don’t forget to send in your reports, comments, and questions!

MJTB071 – Being Goofy

Show #071 | Being Goofy |

  • Now in 79 countries!,
  • Training update,
  • Hoka Conquest 2 mini review,
  • In the news: Fox News – Walking during a marathon may reduce strain without hurting time,
  • James L. Fowler founder of the Marine Corps Marathon died Jan. 20,
  • Being Goofy,
  • Your submissions,
  • I’m running the Frost or Fog 10 Miler in Bidwell Park,
  • Don’t forget to send in your reports, comments, and questions!

MJTB070 – Packing for the Unknown

Show #070 | Packing for the Unknown |

  • Hello to our little community which now spans the world into 78 countries!,
  • Training update,
  • Packing for the unknown,
  • Your submissions,
  • Don’t forget to send in your reports, comments, and questions,
  • See you at Walt Disney World for Marathon Weekend!

MJTB069 – What Was I Thinking????

Show #069 | What Was I Thinking???? |

  • Happy 2015!,
  • Training update,
  • In the news,
  • Jeptoo’s boo boo and her federation’s lame response,
  • An 87 year-old Canadian woman smokes the Honolulu marathon record,
  • The 2015 Little Rock Marathon medal is announced and it is HUGE!,
  • The Utah Valley Marathon drops 1750′ to the finish line. Sign up now,
  • The Jester is knocking out HUGE miles with his 40th 100+ mile race in 2014,
  • What was I thinking???????,
  • Your submissions,
  • Don’t forget to send in your reports, comments, and questions!
  • If you are going to be at WDW for Marathon Weekend, I hope to see you there!

MJTB068 – Dodging Raindrops and Tree Limbs

Show #068 | Dodging Raindrops and Tree Limbs |

  • Training update,
  • Ed Ettinghausen 100 mile run World Record holder!,
  • Take the Slow Runners Club December Challenge,
  • John “The Penguin” Bingham has retired – “The miracle isn’t that I finished. The miracle is that I had the courage to start.”,
  • Good luck to veryone running the Jeff Galloway 13.1 this weekend,
  • Kevin should have a JG13.1 report over at The Extra Mile Podcast – Galloway 13.1 Edition as soon as he gets back,
  • You can also find Kevin at The Extra Mile Podcast,
  • Dodging raindrops and tree limbs,
  • Your submissions,
  • Don’t forget to send in your reports, comments, and questions!

MJTB067 – Are You a Jogger?

Show #067 | Are You a Jogger? |

  • A community of 77 countries and counting!,
  • Goofy training update,
  • World record breaker Ed Ettinghausen’s 100 mile pace group,
  • Are you a jogger?,
  • Your submissions,
  • Go to the ballet,
  • Don’t forget to send in your reports, comments, and questions!

MJTB066 – The WDW Wine & Dine Half Marathon

Show #066 | The WDW Wine & Dine Half Marathon |

  • Training update,
  • My daughter is engaged!,
  • The Jeff Galloway JG13.1 can be done virtually,
  • Encouraging new runners,
  • In the news,
  • The Wine & Dine Half Marathon,
  • Your submissions,
  • Don’t forget to send in your reports, comments, and questions!,
  • Be thankful for whatever kind of run you have on the books!

MJTB065 – Does the Half Marathon Have an Identity Problem?

Show #065 | Does the Half Marathon Have an Identity Problem? |

  • Training update,
  • It is marathon season!,
  • The unwritten rules of running,
  • Does the half marathon have an identity problem?,
  • Lots of your great submissions,
  • Don’t forget to send in your reports, comments, and questions!

MJTB064 – The Cost of Running a Marathon

Show #064 | The Cost of Running a Marathon |

  • It’s a community of 75 countries!,
  • Training update,
  • There has been a slight change in the weather,
  • It’s racing season,
  • Upcoming races,
  • Fast Eddie McCoy got an ElliptiGO,
  • Today starts my official Goofy training,
  • The cost of running a marathon,
  • Your submissions,
  • Don’t forget to send in your reports, comments, and questions!

MJTB059 – Ramblings on the Run

Show #059 | Ramblings on the Run |

  • Our community spans 75 countries and counting!,
  • Training update,
  • Registration for the Little Rock Marathon is now open,
  • In the news,
  • Ramblings on the run,
  • Thank you for the encouragement during our very long run week,
  • The video that you asked for is out,
  • Your submissions,
  • Don’t forget to send in your reports, comments, and questions!

MJTB057 – How to take the P out of a PR

Show #057 | How to take the P out of a PR |

MJTB056 – Strickly Adhering to Your Training Plan – Spontaniously

Show #056 | Strickly Adhering to Your Training Plan – Spontaniously |

  • Our community now spans 74 countries and counting!,
  • Training update,
  • The summer heat is here,
  • The JG13.1 might be possible,
  • Running in the news,
  • Strickly adhering to your training plan – Spontaniously,
  • Your submissions,
  • Don’t forget to send in your reports, comments, and questions!

MJTB053 – What Inspires You?

Show #053 | What Inspires You? |

  • Our community now spans 73 countries and counting!,
  • Running in the news,
  • Training update,
  • What inspires you?,
  • Mountains2Beach Marathon report,
  • Your submissions,
  • Don’t forget to send in your reports, comments, and questions!,
  • I’ll be enjoying my recovery week!

MJTB051 – Don’t Get Too Excited!

Show #051 | Don’t Get Too Excited! |

  • Training update,
  • Western Pacific Marathon,
  • Running in the news,
  • Kara Goucher signs with Skechers,
  • A beer mile world record,
  • Nike to stop producing Fuel Bands,
  • Vibram settles class action lawsuit,
  • Don’t get too excited!,
  • Your submissions,
  • Don’t forget to send in your reports, comments, and questions!

MJTB050 – Lessons from Boston OR When things go your way, they don’t always go your way

Show #050 | Lessons from Boston OR When things go your way, they don’t always go your way |

  • Training update,
  • A question about live coverage,
  • The Boston bib number cloning scandal,
  • Lessons from Boston OR When things go your way, they don’t always go your way,
  • Your submissions,
  • Don’t forget to send in your reports, comments, and questions!,
  • It’s onward to taper week!

MJTB042 – Running Away From Fat

Show #042 | Running Away From Fat |

  • Our community now spans 66 countries and counting!,
  • Training update,
  • Hoka One One Conquest’s are now on the schedule for the next marathon,
  • Another training run crash,
  • Jeff Galloway inducted into the Hall of Champions by Running USA,
  • From Runner’s World – Nine Surprising Ways Running Helps Your body,
  • Running away from fat,
  • Your submissions,
  • Don’t forget to send in your reports, comments, and questions!,
  • It’s 7 miles of hill work for me.

Jeff Galloway announces a new Half Marathon in Atlanta

In a Google Hangout announcement today, Jeff Galloway announced a new half marathon in Atlanta, featuring the famed Run-Walk-Run method. The race will be held on December 14, 2014. There will be Run-Walk-Run pace groups and a new rail trail section in the Atlanta area. As usual, Jeff is providing training programs, free of charge.

For information, go to http://jeffgalloway131.com/

MJTB039 – Are runDisney events getting too big?

Show #039 | Are runDisney events getting too big? |

  • Our community now spans 62 countries and counting!,
  • Training update,
  • Meb scores a huge victory in the US men’s half marathon,
  • The Little Rock Marathon has sold out,
  • A special thank you to everyone for their support and good wishes,
  • A recap of the Walt Disney World Marathon,
  • Are runDisney events getting too big?,
  • Your submissions,
  • Don’t forget to send in your reports, comments, and questions!,
  • p.s. Today I’ll be on Running Conversations with Adam.

MJTB038 – Tom & Hobbit Singleton and the Little Rock Marathon

Show #038 | Tom & Hobbit Singleton and the Little Rock Marathon |

  • Our community now spans 60 countries!,
  • Training update,
  • There’s heat advisory in effect for the WDW Marathon,
  • Kevin from The Extra Mile Podcast has a question,
  • Tom & Hobbit Singleton talk about the Little Rock Marathon,
  • Your submissions,
  • We will try to get you a show next week about the WDW Marathon.

MJTB034 – The Weather Outside is Frightful!

Show #034 | The Weather Outside is Frightful! |

  • Our community now stretches to 53 countries!,
  • Training update,
  • Solving 3 problems with the Garmn Forerunner 620,
  • An update on my weight loss,
  • In the news,
  • New 2014 Hoka One One’s available for pre-order at The Tri Shop,
  • The weather outside is frightful!,
  • Your submissions,
  • Using personal coaching from Jeff Galloway.

MJTB018 – Cramming for the course

Show #018 | Cramming for the course |

MJTB017 – Disneyland Half Marathon Weekend

Today we take an in depth look at everything surrounding the Disneyland Half Marathon Weekend. From the expo to the finish line of the 10K and the half marathon, we lend you our personal insights into how to have the best time at this fantastic event. With a complete course overview of both courses, you will never feel like you are lost while you are running. In fact, if you listen well, even if this is your first runDisney event at Disneyland, you will feel like a seasoned veteran!

So snug up those ear buds and grab your course maps, because we are going to take a comprehensive look at the Disneyland Half Marathon Weekend!

Disneyland Half Marathon 9-2-2012, Elevation

How to saddle up in the corral

It’s getting close to gun time. You’re feeling just a bit nervous. Questions begin to form in your mind. Did you train hard enough? Are you ready to go the entire distance? Doubt gives way to anxiety. What can you do to hedge your bets on this race? You look towards to start and it seems like you are so far back in the pack. How will you ever be able to keep up with everyone when the gun goes off? You start to edge your way towards the front, hoping to get an advantage. STOP!!!! Let’s look at why there are corrals, and corral wave starts.

A wave start is where runners are released from each respective corral at (usually) predetermined intervals. How much time elapses between the start of each corral depends upon the number of runners, the width of the course, the number of course volunteers, and the expected pace. The purpose of the wave start is like a freeway on ramp with a traffic control signal. It allows the course to be loaded with runners at a measured rate, without clogging it up, all at once.

So isn’t a wave start unfair to the runners who are placed towards the rear? Not at all! Unless the race is small, or you are a really fast runner, it doesn’t matter where you are when the gun goes off, because you time isn’t started by the gun. Unlike other types of races, the marathon has two different timing standards. The first is gun time. That’s the clock that starts as soon as the gun goes off. If you are running for prize money, that’s the timing that you need to keep in mind. For the rest of us mere mortals, we go by chip time. Chip time starts the clock when you step over the start line. The reason that it’s called “chip” time, is that it’s controlled by a small computer chip that resides on a tag that you wear on your shoe, ankle, or race bib. The chip is the great equalizer on the marathon start line.

Now that we’ve taken the worry out of getting across the start line as soon as the gun goes off, let’s talk about the corral system and why you were assigned to a particular corral.

The corral system places the fastest runners in the front and the slower runners towards the rear. It allows the cheetahs to run with the cheetahs and the turtles to run with the turtles. I can hear some of you, once again saying, “That’s not fair!”. Remember the timing mat at the start line? It doesn’t care if you are the 1st runner to cross, or the 25,000th. The clock doesn’t start for you until you cross that mat. The only thing that cares is your ego! Now is the time to let your previous finish times dictate where you start, and here’s why. If the fastest runners start in front of you, they will run away from you, leaving you more running room. More running room means that you can run faster. If there were faster runners behind you, they would be passing you, clogging up your running lanes. That would slow you down. So be faster by staying to the rear of your corral. If you try to cheat and get into a corral that is faster than the pace that you will actually run, it will only slow you down. Be fast. Stay back!

Next time: ElliptiWHAT?