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Conversation Pace

49 EpisodesProduced by V.O2Website

Conversation Pace is brought to you by the team at V.O2, a coaching app for runners of all levels, dedicated to making the world faster one runner at a time. Our podcast brings you the stories behind athletes and coaches who have made a mark in the sport of running. We cover the circumstances, timin… read more

49 Episodes | 2020 - 2022

Ariane Hendrix

August 4th, 2022


Ariane Hendrix is a VDOT Certified Coach and the 5th fastest U.S. born African American woman of all time in the marathon. She’s shown steady progress first running the event in 3:57 ten years ago. Recently, she placed …

Sara Lopez

July 8th, 2022


Sara Lopez is an athlete on V.O2 working with Ame For It Run Coaching. Recently, Sara has set new PRs of 1:13:53 (64 VDOT) in the half marathon and 32:59 10k (65.1). Both were road racing wins too.

We learn in this …

Blake Dircksen 2

June 15th, 2022


Blake Dircksen is a licensed physical therapist at Bespoke Treatments and assistant high school coach. In this episode we discuss the success he's …

Jason Martuscello

May 31st, 2022


Jason Martuscello is a researcher at BEESY Strategy, a behavioral science agency, conducting consumer and market research. After transforming his life by losing over 100 lbs. he became relentlessly determined to deeply …

Pietro Gennenzi

May 18th, 2022


Pietro Gennenzi lives in Brooklyn, NY. Pietro is a musician and project engineer for acoustic architectural design firm Walters-Storyk Design Group. He recently completed his first marathon in 2:34:56 after only getting …

Andie Cozzarelli

May 4th, 2022


Andie Cozzarelli has one of the highest VDOT scores on V.O2 for a female athlete. She represents Oiselle, UCAN, Athletes For Yoga, AltRed, and InsideTracker. Andie was a 2x All-American in the 10k at NC State and she …

Chris Free

April 20th, 2022


Chris Free is an athlete based out of Virginia Beach. He recently set a new PB winning the Louisiana Marathon on a negative split (2:38:56). Chris currently works with coach Dylan Belles on V.O2. In the past 10 years …

Leah Rosenfeld

April 7th, 2022


Leah Rosenfeld is an athlete and coach based out of Flagstaff, AZ. She's a former DI college coach and now coaches online on V.O2, in-person at Team …

Tom Black

March 25th, 2022


Tom Black is an athlete and coach based out of New York City. After working in Finance for several years Tom moved to NYC to pursue a career in fitness & fashion. He ran his first marathon in 2017 and before too …

Christina Welsh

March 16th, 2022


Christina Welsh is an athlete based out of St. Petersburg, FL. She recently set PRs of 2:33 (64.8 VDOT) in the marathon and 1:15:36 (62.3 VDOT) for a half marathon. Learn more about her incredible progression from her …

Ann Centner

March 2nd, 2022


Ann Centner lives and trains in Tallahassee, FL where she's pursuing her PhD in Nutrition Sciences. Ann also has a masters in Food Science and …

Dylan Belles

February 23rd, 2022


Dylan Belles is a distance runner and coach based in Flagstaff, AZ. He's currently one of the highest volume runners on V.O2 and also one of the most …

Ron Loewen

February 16th, 2022


Ron Loewen is an athlete and coach based out of Langley, British Columbia. He’s also a certified personal trainer with a specialization in …

Kim Conley

February 9th, 2022


Kim Conley is a professional runner and coach based out of Flagstaff, AZ. She has represented the United States eight times, including at the 2012 …

John Reniewicki

January 19th, 2022


John Reniewicki is professional runner at Under Armour and a former Assistant Cross Country Coach at Arizona State University. As a collegiate …

Jared Hazen

January 13th, 2022


Jared Hazen is an ultra runner and coach based in Flagstaff, AZ. He still holds the second fastest time ever at Western States (14:26) when he placed …

Jessica Hofheimer

March 9th, 2021


Jessica Hofheimer is the founder of Pace of Me, an online coaching business helping athletes of all ages and experience levels, including her custom artwork for runners. She is an RRCA and VDOT Certified Coach and …

Stan Linton

February 26th, 2021


Stan Linton is a Lieutenant in the U.S. Navy. In June 2019 he ran 2:18:45 at the Grandma’s Marathon in Duluth, MN. His 27-minute personal best at …

Caitlin Alexander

February 17th, 2021


Caitlin Alexander, PT, DPT, CAFS is a physical therapist, multisport coach, and VDOT Certified Run Coach based out of Boulder, Colorado. She holds a …

Heather Knight Pech

February 10th, 2021


Heather Knight Pech is one of the best age-graded runners in the world. She’s won her age group (F55) at the Boston Marathon and recently shocked the running world with her 1:27:24 half marathon at age 58. In 2019, she …

Chris Miltenberg

February 3rd, 2021


Chris Miltenberg is one of the top collegiate coaches in the country. He is currently the Director of Track & Field and Cross Country at the …

James McKirdy

January 28th, 2021


James McKirdy is the founder of McKirdy Trained, an online coaching service working with runners of all ages, all abilities, all over the world. In 2016, McKirdy Trained started managing athletes on VDOT O2. They had …

Amanda Rego

January 21st, 2021


Amanda Rego is a professional runner and coach. She was a seven-time All American & NCAA runner-up at Florida State. In 2014 she was ranked 7th fastest American all-time in the indoor mile. She's a VDOT Certified …

Andrew Bumbalough, Part 2

January 14th, 2021


Andrew Bumbalough, aka ‘Bumbi’, as he is affectionately referred to by friends and teammates, grew up in Nashville, Tennessee aspiring to be a soccer player. When he discovered his real talent was his ability to outrun …

Andrew Bumbalough, Part 1

January 12th, 2021


Andrew Bumbalough, aka ‘Bumbi’, as he is affectionately referred to by friends and teammates, grew up in Nashville, Tennessee aspiring to be a soccer player. When he discovered his real talent was his ability to outrun …

Becki Spellman

December 26th, 2020


Becki Spellman is the founder of Spellman Coaching. She's been a competitive athlete for over 25 years and coaching for 14. She is a 4x Olympic Trials Qualifier in the Marathon (2008, 2012, 2016, 2020) and 2x Akron …

Joost De Raeymaeker

December 21st, 2020


Joost De Raeymaeker, a native Belgian, currently resides in Luanda, Angola, and is arguably the best marathoner in the world in M50. He’s on a …

Dan Green

December 3rd, 2020


Dan Green is one of the most successful running coaches in the nation. He is the former head coach of The Woodlands High School where he was …

Bob Kennedy

November 19th, 2020


Bob Kennedy is considered one of the best American distance runners in history. In 1996, he was ranked 4th in the world at the 5000 meters and once held the American record in the 3000 meters (7:30.84), 2 miles …

Kelly Roberts

November 12th, 2020


Kelly Roberts is the creator of the "Run, Selfie, Repeat" podcast, the free fitness movement the Badass Lady Gang and body-positive initiative #SportsBraSquad.

In 2009, Kelly’s younger brother unexpectedly passed away, …

Stephen England

October 29th, 2020


Stephen England is a certified running coach and ambassador for Team Novo Nordisk. Their mission is to inspire, educate and empower people affected by diabetes. At age 14, Stephen suddenly became very ill, losing his …

Olivia Affuso

October 15th, 2020


Olivia Affuso is an exercise scientist, ultrarunner, running coach on VDOT O2 and Chief Wellness Officer of the Black Magic Trail Sisters. 

She works …

Dan King

September 25th, 2020


Dan King is an entrepreneur, plant-based athlete, CU Buffs alumn and current masters world record-holder in the mile.

Dan set the WR for the M60 age …

Mary Johnson

September 14th, 2020


After working in the fashion industry for 6 years (and realizing there was so much more to life than working behind a desk), Mary made a career transition in 2015 and joined the team at Ranfone Training Systems, in …

Alvina Begay

September 1st, 2020


Alvina was raised in the small town of Ganado on the Navajo Reservation. She grew up watching her father run and her mom pursue a nursing career. While her mom worked at the hospital in town, her father trained for …

Pete Rea

August 16th, 2020


Pete Rea is the head coach of the ZAP Endurance (formerly ZAP Fitness) post-collegiate team. His training philosophy is based on a long term view …

Matt Debole

July 16th, 2020


Matt Debole is a runner, coach, doctor of physical therapy and founder at Run Better Academy. He was a standout high school runner, most notably …

Janet Cherobon-Bawcom

July 10th, 2020


Janet Cherobon-Bawcom is an Olympian, registered nurse and VDOT Coach. She grew up in Kenya before attending college in the United States. In …

Cory Leslie

July 1st, 2020


Cory Leslie is the Head Cross Country Coach at Arizona State University and a former professional runner for Nike. He’s made four U.S. teams including a bronze medal at the 2015 Pan Am Games. He has personal bests of …

Rebeka Stowe

June 24th, 2020


A native Kansan, Rebeka attended the University of Kansas, where she competed and trained from 2008-2012. Under the direction of Coach Michael Whittlesey, Rebeka's career as a Jayhawk flourished, earning a Big 12 …

Luck of the Draw, Part 2

June 4th, 2020


Luck Of The Draw, an autobiography by Jack Daniels, is now available online. Jack's family, his accomplishments, his profound impact and his humility, laid bare in the preface of his book, are the story of an American …

Luck Of The Draw, Part 1

May 22nd, 2020


Luck Of The Draw, an autobiography by Jack Daniels, is now available online. Jack's family, his accomplishments, his profound impact and his humility, laid bare in the preface of his book, are the story of an American …

Tobias Christensson

May 13th, 2020


Tobias Christensson is Head of Nutrition at Maurten. He holds masters degrees in clinical nutrition, sports science and sports nutrition. He's also …

Esther Atkins

May 7th, 2020


Esther Atkins is one of the most decorated runners in Case Western Reserve history, earning six All-American titles and the 2008 DIII National Championship in the 10k. Since then she's gone on to win the U.S. …

Stephen Kersh

April 28th, 2020


Stephen Kersh is a co-founder and photographer at rabbitwolf creative. He’s a former collegiate runner for the University of Portland and Georgetown. …

Blake Dircksen

April 22nd, 2020


Blake Dircksen is a licensed physical therapist at Bespoke Treatments in NYC. He's also a VDOT Coach and athlete at NYAC. He competed at Indiana University and received his Doctor of Physical Therapy at NYU. 

Blake …

Harvey Nelson

April 15th, 2020


Harvey Nelson graduated from Northern Arizona University in May of 2019 with a B.S. in Exercise Science. He was part of the 3-time NCAA National Championship cross country team and still resides and trains in Flagstaff, …

Malindi Elmore

April 8th, 2020


Malindi Elmore has been running competitively for over two decades and until recently was best known for her middle distance personal bests, national …

Checking In With Jack

March 29th, 2020


First up, the legend Dr. Jack Daniels. How could we launch our podcast with anyone else? Jack is a partner in VDOT O2, an inventor and scientist …

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