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Marathon Training for Beginners

46 EpisodesProduced by Running with the Crummy Marathoners Website

Mo and Harrison Crum here! We are new to running, and together, we are documenting our marathon training journey. This podcast is for beginners, by beginners! If you are training for a marathon or half marathon, this is for you! Most people don’t run marathons, and that’s because they don’t think it… read more

46 Episodes | 2020 - 2021

30. Big Brother Star Zach Rance Completes His First Marathon & Ironman & Shares What He Learned

September 25th, 2021

37:06

Beginner marathoners are all around us--including reality TV stars! If you're a fan of Big Brother, chances are you know all about Zach Rance. What you might not know is after the show he fell into a depression and …

29. Kim Clark on Training Between Marathons & Running While Pregnant

August 30th, 2021

52:04

How much do you run after your marathon is finished? How do you train between marathons? Can you run while pregnant? Kim shares her answers to these and more on this episode. Kim is an incredibly fast Boston qualifying …

28. Ken Rideout on Winning a Marathon the Day Before His 50th Birthday!

August 3rd, 2021

45:52

Ken Rideout made the news when he won the Myrtle Beach Marathon the day before his 50th birthday. We had to meet him and learn what he does to increase his speed year over year. You will be inspired by the man behind …

27. 3 Tips to Run Faster! w/ Pro Runner, Emily Durgin

July 6th, 2021

30:10

To see Emily's tips from this episode, watch the Youtube video here! https://youtu.be/Iw1fNnGANI4


In this episode, pro runner Emily Durgin teaches us 3 tips beginner runners can easily implement to improve their speed. …

Common Running Injuries Pt. 3, Shin Splints w/ Dr. Duane Scotti

June 13th, 2021

38:46

Almost every new runner has experienced shin pain! Have you? In this episode, Dr. Duane Scotti breaks down how to recognize shin splints, how to treat them, and how to prevent them. He also discusses the difference …

25. Mo Finished Her First Marathon! Success on Race Day Despite Setbacks + Downhill Marathon Tips

May 22nd, 2021

52:03

She did it!!! Mo completed her first marathon! In this episode you'll hear all about her first race-day experience and how she overcame obstacles leading up to the race. Harrison shares how he got a major PR and how he …

Common Running Injuries Pt. 2, Runner's Knee w/ Dr. Duane Scotti

April 28th, 2021

34:28

Fun fact! Did you know runner's knee is the #1 most common running injury? In this episode, Dr. Duane Scotti takes us through how to identify runner's knee, how to prevent it, and how to fix it. If you've ever had that …

23. Tapering for a Marathon + How to Prepare 2 Weeks Out from Race Day w/ Coach Tyler Underwood

April 21st, 2021

43:15

What is the taper, and why do we do it? How is it done properly? These are questions Mo and Harrison have been wondering considering the big day is 2 …

Common Running Injuries Pt. 1, IT Band Syndrome w/ Dr. Duane Scotti

April 13th, 2021

45:17

IT Band Syndrome is one of the most common running injuries, yet it is totally preventable! Why do so many beginner runners get it? Discover the ins and outs of this injury with Dr. Duane Scotti, who has spent years …

21. Improve Your Running Form! Jason Fitzgerald

April 1st, 2021

50:21

"You are not a runner. You are an athlete that specializes in running." These wise words will go down in the history books under the legendary Jason Fitzgerald. Jason joins us to talk about running form and common …

March Madness Part 5, Natalie Hammond on Downhill Marathons and Running Boston 8 Times!

March 19th, 2021

37:36

Natalie Hammond is an experienced marathoner who has run Boston for the last 8 years. Her very first Boston marathon was the year of the bombings, and she tells all about that experience and how she overcame the trauma …

March Madness Part 4, Jereny Rivera on Poor Eating Habits and Improving Speed

March 18th, 2021

32:18

Jereny Rivera tells how she went from being 50 lbs overweight and lonely to finding a community in running, changing her eating habits, and becoming a super fast runner! She runs a sub 6:30 min/mile half marathon and is …

March Madness Part 3, Katrina Schiedemeyer on Injuries and Determination

March 17th, 2021

38:05

Katrina, or Trina, worked with Harrison 1:1 to complete her first marathon. She discusses the challenging injury she dealt with toward the end of the process and how this almost kept her from completing her race. Listen …

March Madness Part 2, Jake Vanderlugt on Consistency and Goal Setting

March 16th, 2021

42:06

Not every runner qualifies for Boston on their first try. Wait, MOST runners don't qualify for Boston on their first try. Jake shares his story about how he qualified, how many tries it took, and how to improve time …

March Madness Part 1, Jeffrey Binney of Film "Once is Enough" | Comedian, Ultramarathoner, and Content Creator

March 15th, 2021

55:11

Jeffrey Binney tells the story of why he decided to train for and run a 100-mile ultramarathon. His story will have you crying, laughing, and …

15. Run with Us! Q&A with Harrison & Mo

March 10th, 2021

24:16

We decided to try something new this week! We took questions from listeners and answered them on the run--literally! We discuss what we eat, our long-term running goals, how often we run together, and so much more.


14. Motivation & Running in the Cold with Marathoner, Influencer, and Artist, Cynthia Wheeler

February 23rd, 2021

1:00:18

How do you stay motivated while training for a half marathon or marathon? How do you run in the snow? Chicago native, Cynthia Wheeler, has the answers! When she isn't designing websites or sharing content with her 100K+ …

13. Nutrition for Marathon Training & Race Day with Olympic Trials Qualifier, Kelsey Beckmann, RD

February 10th, 2021

1:01:50

You spoke, and we listened! FOOD is what you want to learn most about! In this episode we spoke to the incredibly talented and lightning-fast marathoner and dietitian, Kelsey Beckmann, about all things fueling while …

12. Sunny Lawrence on Resiliency & Resentment + Iron Cowboy's Next Big Challenge

January 27th, 2021

1:06:29

You won't want to miss this one! In our interview with Sunny Lawrence, AKA captain of the Iron Cowboy ship, we learn what it takes to chase your dreams and do the unimaginable. Sunny tells her side of the 50.50.50 …

11. Overcoming Obstacles! Meg and Morgan Run Marathons Despite Autoimmune Diseases

January 11th, 2021

52:20

Happy New Year! What are your running goals for 2021? Let’s make it our year! In this episode, we talk about overcoming obstacles. Meg Cremins tells us about running with Type 1 diabetes while Morgan Woodman shares her …

10. Mo Completed Her First Half Marathon! Now She Has Big News!

December 10th, 2020

36:20

You guys! Mo finished her first half! 2020 can't stop super Mo! In this episode we share the results from our virtual half marathons on November …

9. Mrs. Space Cadet is back! And Now She is a Marathoner!

December 3rd, 2020

42:04

Harrison interviews Mrs. Space Cadet about finishing her first marathon. She tells about pre-race jitters, planning a virtual race, and how she …

8. Running with Injuries & How to Avoid Them with Dr. Duane Scotti + Staying on Track Thru Holidays

November 17th, 2020

52:52

In this episode we chat with Dr. Duane Scotti, physical therapist, running coach, and podcaster about preventing injuries and training with them. It’s a complicated subject, but he breaks it down for any beginner to …

7. Running Shoes in Depth with Brian Metzler, Award-Winning Author & Journalist

November 11th, 2020

59:05

In this episode we talk to award-winning author and journalist Brian Metzler about all things running shoes and how new runners can pick their perfect pair. Harrison and Mo also talk about their recent trip to the …

6. World's Toughest Race: Eco-Challenge Fiji Competitors, Mark & Travis Macy

November 5th, 2020

43:07

Two competitors from Amazon Prime Video's World's Toughest Race: Eco-Challenge Fiji join us today to share their experiences as mountain endurance athletes. They talk about what the show got right, whether or not it …

5. Which Garmin Running Watch Should You Buy?

October 27th, 2020

47:30

Official representatives from Garmin come on the show to share details about the Garmin watch lineup. For anyone who uses a running watch or is looking to buy one, this is a great guide to picking the perfect fit. For …

30-Minute Runalong, 180 SPM Cadence Training, Ideal for Tempo Run

October 25th, 2020

39:26

This episode is something new that we dreamt up to help new runners work on cadence. Consider this a free coaching session!* This is designed to set at the beginning of a 30-minute run and includes a 5-minute warmup and …

4. Gilbert Half Marathon Race Director & Senior Olympics National Qualifier, Yvette Rangel 🏃🏻‍♀️

October 20th, 2020

48:09

Are you looking to run a virtual half marathon for a reasonable price? Consider the Gilbert Half Marathon! www.gilberthalfmarathon.org 🏃🏻‍♀️ Harrison has the opportunity to interview the race director, Yvette Rangel, …

3. From Drugs & Alcohol to an Iron Man + Runners Around the World Share Challenges They’ve Overcome

September 29th, 2020

52:34

Ready for some inspiration? Alan Blumenshein shares his incredible story in which he leaned on running, swimming, and cycling to stay substance-free. …

2. What to Eat Before, During, and After Your Marathon + Other Helpful Tips from Britney Giles, RDN

September 22nd, 2020

53:52

We speak to the incredibly intelligent and wicked-fast runner, Britney Giles, about how to fuel before, during, and after a half or full marathon. …

1. Season 2 is Here! What to Expect + What We’ve Been Up to

September 15th, 2020

32:25

In this episode you’ll hear all about why we’ve been away and what we’ve been up to. We share our upcoming running goals and plans for this season. We’re excited to be back, and as always, we’d love to hear from you! …

Happy 4th of July! Voice Recordings from Listeners Across the World

July 4th, 2020

17:23

In this episode, we feature voice recordings of listeners from all across the world! Have a happy 4th of July with your family, and we hope you enjoy …

BONUS! Adrian Pruitt, 10 Years Bedridden to a Half Marathon in Honor or Fallen Soldiers

June 28th, 2020

53:04

Harrison and Mo discuss Harrison’s surprise trip to California with his 5 closest high school buddies. Harrison interviews the incredibly inspiring …

BONUS! Lauren Doornbos, Influencer, Marathoner, and Mother of Twins Talks Running and Everyday Life

June 20th, 2020

49:42

How do moms do it all? How do marathon moms do it all? How do Marathon moms with twins do it all?! We talk to the amazing Lauren Doornbos about how …

BONUS! Dr. Victoria Sekely on Strength Training and Running Injury Free + How to Avoid Side Stitches

June 14th, 2020

57:54

Doctor of Physical Therapy and USATF Certified Running Coach, Victoria Sekely, talks about incorporating strength training into your marathon training plan to run injury free! We also discuss side stitches and how to …

BONUS! Vlogger Erin Azar, Aka Mrs. Space Cadet, Films Every Step + Tips for Running in the Heat🔥

June 6th, 2020

43:39

In this episode, vlogger Erin Azar, Aka Mrs. Space Cadet, shares her experience of how she is training for her first marathon while filming every step of the way! She shares some of the challenges of juggling motherhood …

BONUS! Callie Vinson, 200 Pounds Lost for a 200-Mile Ultra Marathon

May 26th, 2020

1:06:57

Harrison and Mo spoke with the incredible Callie Vinson who shares her story about how she lost 200 pounds and is now training for a 200-mile ultra …

BONUS! Rhonda Foulds, from Parkinson’s to 100+ Marathons!

April 21st, 2020

45:24

In this bonus episode, we Interview Rhonda Foulds, the incredible marathoner who has run over 100 marathons with Parkinson’s. She teaches us how to …

8. Marathon Postponed?!? Impromptu Season Finale

April 6th, 2020

16:36

Harrison and Mo discuss the news that their Marathon has been officially postponed. They talk about what they plan to do in the meantime and some other events in their lives right now. They wrap up the first season of …

7. Running During a Pandemic! Does it Really Boost Your Immune System?

March 22nd, 2020

26:57

In this episode Harrison and Mo talk about the worldwide pandemic and whether or not you should be running in it. They discuss some of the health …

6. Harrison’s Marathon Recap: What Went Right and What Went Wrong

March 16th, 2020

46:45

Amidst all the Coronavirus hysteria, the Crummy Marathoners keep training and preparing for their big race! In honor of his late mother’s birthday, Harrison gives a recap of his first marathon and tells all the lessons …

5. Breathing Techniques and Optimal Cadence for Running a Marathon + the Best Running Songs!

March 9th, 2020

31:49

Marathon Training can be hard when you don’t have any jams to listen to, so Harrison and Mo share how to run to the beat! They discuss the optimal running cadence and breathing techniques to go along with it. These all …

4. Running Form for Marathon Training and the Difference Between Shin Splints and Stress Fractures

March 2nd, 2020

50:59

Harrison and Mo discuss their wins and setbacks for the week! Mo took a weekend getaway to give her mind and body some rest, but she learned the hard way not to double up on workouts in the same day. Harrison deals with …

3. Running Gear and the Early Challenges of Marathon Training

February 24th, 2020

59:19

What do you do when your marathon training plan doesn’t go as planned? Harrison and Mo will answer this question from their own experience! They review their plans for the week, the highs and lows of marathon training, …

2. Shoe-gate: Finding the Perfect Pair of Running Shoes for Marathon Training

February 17th, 2020

58:07

Welcome back! The Crummy Marathoners share their progress from week 1 of their marathon training plans. Mo’s first week of her half marathon plan was …

Introduction! A Couple of Crummy Marathoners

February 8th, 2020

22:44

If you are a beginner when it comes to running or are simply thinking about running, this podcast is for you! Mo and Harrison Crum reveal their plan to run the San Diego Marathon together. They figure out on air how …

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