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Conversation Pace

33 EpisodesProduced by VDOT O2Website

Conversation Pace is brought to you by the team at VDOT O2, a coaching app for runners of all levels, leveraging the science and training paces of legendary coach Dr. Jack Daniels. Our podcast brings you the stories behind athletes and coaches who have made a mark in the sport of running. We cover t… read more

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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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