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Martha Runs the World Podcast

139 EpisodesProduced by Martha HughesWebsite

A podcast with an honest and open look at running, fitness and all things health-related with a bit of humor thrown in.

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Look At Me!!!!!

September 14th, 2021


#139 - Love it or hate it, social media is a part of our lives as runners. This week, I talk about it all. How it helps us stay in touch and share our running journeys, and how it deters from making real friends. 

Also, …

Gerald Tabios Talks Badwater 135 and Running for Freedom!

September 7th, 2021


#138 - Gerald Tabios is drawn to Death Valley and he's not even sure why. But this is his favorite race. Badwater 135 brings shudders to most runners, but for him, it is like a frienamy; he loves and dislikes this race. …

Alyson Kirk Talks About Ultrarunning, Climbing and Survival!

August 31st, 2021


#137 - "I probably shouldn't be alive" Alyson told me. She's made peace with her turbulent and near deadly past, but it took a lot of time, self …

Tony Nguyen Returns to Talk About Western States, DNFs and More!

August 24th, 2021


#136 - Tony Nguyen has a story to tell in this week's episode. Tony tells us what happened during his race in this May's Western States race. Sometimes things don't go as planned and I know you'll want to hear every …

Let's Volunteer!

August 17th, 2021


#135 - There would be no running races without volunteers. And now that races are coming back, it's time for us to switch into high gear and help …

Colin Turner - Running Rebooted

August 10th, 2021


#134 - Colin Turner spent a lot of his life wondering why his running wasn't fulfilling. It wasn't enjoyable. Being an educator, he went back to the …

Pamela Maunsell: Hip Replacement and Recovery

August 3rd, 2021


#133 - Pamela Maunsell, or the Hip Fairy, as she's known on Twitter, has worked to put together a valuable resource. The link for this is on my website: If you have ever had any questions or want …

Stefan Fiandeiro Talks About Starting a Lifelong Running Passion Early

July 27th, 2021


#132 - Stefan started his love of running with his dad. His love of trails and running shines in this week's episode as he talks all about Cocodona 250, Bigfoot and other really tough races. You'll be impressed by …

Badwater 135

July 20th, 2021


#131 - This week, we're in the midst of the Badwater 135 race! It's fun to see it back in action, after having 2020 off, like everything else. Hear …

Jonathan Beverly Editor in Chief of Podium Runner Talks Boston, Fast Running and More!

July 13th, 2021


#130 - The website Podium Runner is a great running website. I consider it one of a runner's best resources. This is in part due to Editor-in-Chief Jonathan Beverly's hard work and diligence. He and his staff continue …

Matt Schifferle Helps Us Run Stronger!

July 6th, 2021


#129 - Training coach and author Matt Schifferle has spent a lot of time creating efficient and effective workout routines. He doesn't believe in wasting time on exercises that don't matter and neither do I. That's why …

Michele Hartwig of Ornery Mule Racing and The Dirt Trailrunning Podcast

June 29th, 2021


#128 - Michele Hartwig is one of the nicest people you'll ever meet. She's also one of the most organized and best planners. She has to be, being a race director and host of The Dirt Trailrunner Podcast. In this week's …

Ultrarunner Miriam Gilbert: Overcoming Adversities Including B12 Deficiency

June 22nd, 2021


#127 - We all have hurdles in our lives. Sometimes those hurdles seem overwhelming. Writer and ultrarunner Miriam Gilbert has plenty of her own, but …

16 Years Sober!

June 15th, 2021


#126 - The best decision I ever made was to embrace sobriety. For too long I drank, a lot. It affected everything I did and if I had continued down that dark tunnel I might not be here today. In this week's episode, I …

Pete Peterson Runs R2R2R

June 8th, 2021


#125 - R2R2R or R3 is running the Grand Canyon rim to rim to rim, usually starting at the South Rim to the North Rim and back to the South. Although it can be started at the North as well. I discovered Pete Peterson …

Brian Scott of The Injured List podcast

June 1st, 2021


#124 - Most runners will get an injury eventually. How we deal with it will determine how soon we'll be back running. Brian Scott is an expert in injuries, keeping us healthy so we don't have to get that inevitable …

Dipsea Trail and Race

May 25th, 2021


#123 - Tucked away in the quiet residential neighborhood of Mill Valley is a trail of familiarity to trail runners. The Dipsea Trail is known as home …

Mason Gravley of the Adventure Sports Podcast

May 18th, 2021


#122 - When looking for new podcasts one day, I came across the Adventure Sports Podcast. This well-established show, hosted by Mason Gravley showcases epic adventurers who push the limits in their sports. One week, …

Cory Reese - Stronger Than the Dark

May 11th, 2021


#121 - Ultrarunner and author Cory Reese joins MRTW to talk about running, eating, his toughest races and his new book Stronger Than the Dark. With his usual wit and humor, Cory gets to the heart of running and why …

Beginning Running Revisited

May 4th, 2021


#120 - Way way back when I started the podcast, I released a very popular episode Beginning Running. It's been about two years, so I thought it was …

Ben Shirley - Skid Row Marathon, Music and More!

April 27th, 2021


#119 - Ben Shirley is a busy man. He's a composer, musician, clean and sober, runner and grateful for every day. He's one of the co-stars of the …

What Are Runners' Highs and Runners' Lows?

April 20th, 2021


#118 - Have you ever experience the euphoria following a long run? That feeling as if you could dance on air? On the flip side, have you felt so …

Pre - American Legend

April 13th, 2021


#117 - "To give anything less than your best is to sacrifice the gift."

In this week's episode, I talk about Steve Prefontaine, his short life and why I think he's the greatest runner American has ever produced. Links …

Matt Cecill - Race Photographer & Videographer

April 6th, 2021


#116 - Matt gives us an inside look at race photography. If you ask him why does it seem like the photographers always catch you at the worst times, well, he might tell you it's by design, because that's when you're at …

An Unpopular Opinion, Maybe Two

March 30th, 2021


#115 - Being an independent thinker means not sharing the same opinions as the crowd. In this week's episode, I share a couple adverse opinions I have as they relate to running. The first has to do with influencers. …

Runner Jim Pacelli Talks About Marathons and Rock & Roll

March 23rd, 2021


#114 - Jim Pacelli 's life even after Covid is busy. He works long hours and always finds time to run. And it's been like this since he discovered …

Runner Chris Wehrman Talks Treadmills and RunBetter!

March 16th, 2021


#113 - Many of us may run the opposite direction when faced with a treadmill, but elite runner Chris Wehrman and RunBetter are out to change that! The app RunBetter, on IOS and Play Store, can make treadmills more …

When Things Go Wrong on the Trail

March 9th, 2021


#112 - Or how to prepare so they don't go wrong. A little preparation goes a long ways to keep having fun. Long trail runs take a little prep work but it's worth it! In this week's episode, I help give you help to stay …

Functional Fitness For Life!

March 2nd, 2021


#111 - Being fit for running is important, but being fit for every day life is even more important! Being able to step out of the shower, reach for that jar of pickles on a tall shelf or play with your kids is just as …

Anthony Bailey - We Find Our Way Through Running

February 23rd, 2021


#110 - As part of the Dynamic Duo of Jen & Anthony Bailey, aka: Run for Grace, Anthony has done a lot of good through running. But that wasn't always the case. Today, he talks about how he found his way through …

Make Your Own Running Food Part 2!

February 16th, 2021


#109 - I continue with more running food you can make from the first episode I did a while ago. In this Part 2, I talk about chia seeds and crepes! The recipes for these yummy foods are on the website

Mightier Than Myth - Terry Fox

February 9th, 2021


#108 - Who do you look up to for motivation in running? Terry Fox is the first person I think of. If you're a Canadian you know all about about. There isn't a Canadian alive who doesn't know who Fox is, he is a greater …

Adwait Samant Runs A Lot of Miles!

February 2nd, 2021


#107 - There were a lot of great challenges that running race companies concocted to keep us runners active and engaged through 2020. One of them was through Coastal Trail Runs. it was the 100/30 Challenge. We runners …

Running Has No Expiration Date with Carol Patterson

January 26th, 2021


#106 - Every once in a while, I come across a terrific story online that I must share. It was in this way that I knew I wanted to have Carol …

2nd Year Anniversary Show!

January 19th, 2021


#105 - In 2019 I started MRTW as a place where I could share my love of running. It's blossomed into something I couldn't have ever imagined! So many …

Runners Come in All Sizes with Jen Bailey

January 12th, 2021


#104 - Jen Bailey can't help but inspire us. She and husband Anthony Bailey own and tirelessly manage Run for Grace, a non-profit that raises money in their neighborhood to stop homelessness and other worthy causes. …

Hilary Spires of Trail Running Women podcast

January 5th, 2021


#103 - Hilary Spires' resume is remarkable. She started in college hockey and then in the NWHL eventually finding her place in running. She now …

2020 Wrap Up

December 29th, 2020


#102 - 2020 was a dumpster fire in many ways, but it will also stand out as a year when many runners chose to use as a time to break records. FKTs fell like houses of cards. I go over this and things we might look …

A Christmas Running Story

December 22nd, 2020


#101 - In the MRTW special Christmas episode, I look back at the 1980s and why it was such a big impact on running. I browse through a December 1980 edition of Runner's World, back when it was a great magazine as well, …

My 100th Episode and Gratitude with Michelle Kuei!

December 15th, 2020


#100 - Wow, 100!!! I'm filled with gratitude that my little podcast is going strong! Thank you Everyone! Thank you to my friend and co-podcaster, …

Gifts for Runners and the Non-Runners Who Love Us!

December 8th, 2020


#99 - It's time for my annual Christmas gift show! This year, I'm focusing on more meaningful, less expensive gifts. The links talked about will be …

Amanda Webster - Optimal Health and Happiness Lies Within

December 1st, 2020


#98 - We never know what others are going through. From the outside, they can appear successful, their careers are amazing, materially they have …

Thanksgiving 2020

November 24th, 2020


#97 - So our Turkey Trots have been cancelled. What else is new this year?? If you're looking for something new and different to do this year, I'm here to help! I give you a few suggestions of things to do with the …

Healthy Holiday Eating

November 17th, 2020


#96 - With a little forethought, we can guide our way past and around those holiday gutbombs and still have a great time! This week, I give a few …

Run Wild Retreats with Elinor Fish

November 10th, 2020


#95 - If 2020 has you down, you can always plan a running retreat for 2021! Run Wild Retreats has some great offerings, exclusively for women. I talk to the owner and founder, Elinor Fish about some of the incredible …

Do Runners Overshare?

November 3rd, 2020


#94 - Of course we do! We overshare all the time! This is a light-hearted look at all the subjects that we runners probably should NOT overshare. In …

Haunted Running Trails 2020

October 27th, 2020


#93 - The three trails covered today are spooky, creepy and may introduce you to a newly discovered species! These places have a history that will make your shiver and look twice as you listen! The trails in this …

Girls On the Run Bay Area with Natalie Langsdorf

October 20th, 2020


#92 - The pre-teen ages for girls is a critical time. Many feel left out and don't have many friends. Girls On the Run helps these girls find a place of their own through running. Girls on the Run of the Bay Area …

Todd Glieden and Never Giving Up!

October 13th, 2020


#91 - We find inspiration in many places. I love watching the top runners battle the elements and their own wills to finish strong. But I also love hearing stories of every day runners who battled through intense and …

Mindfulness In Running

October 6th, 2020


#90 - Mindful running is big business. It's popular because it works. Understanding what our bodies and minds are doing while running helps us be …

Maggie Olson Helps Us Save Money for Running!

September 29th, 2020


#89 - In the Summer, 2020 issue of Eat Clean, Run Dirty, Maggie Olson wrote a great article "How to Fund Your Running Habit". She talks about it this week and helps us become more money-wise. Focus on what's important …

Adjusting Our Goals

September 22nd, 2020


#88 - 2020 is the food of your nightmares. For me, it would be beets ANYTHING! If you hate pineapple on pizza, then that's yours! This year certainly …

The Future of Gyms

September 15th, 2020


#87 - Things have adjusted radically this year. Gym especially, were hard hit, Many are open, some are just opening now, but the question remains: will gyms change to fit the times? Will patrons go back to the gyms? 

I …

San Francisco 49 Mile Scenic Drive

September 8th, 2020


#86 - In 1938, the Downtown Association in San Francisco created an ad campaign to attract tourists that has become a fascinating feature in the city. The San Francisco 49-Mile Scenic Drive is a cruise around some of …

San Francisco Presidio with Diana Simmons

September 1st, 2020


#85 - San Francisco has 220 city parks. There is a lot of open space to help city dwellers get some fresh air and elbow room. The Presidio is a large block of land on the north end of the city. Today, we talk all things …

Brodie Sharpe of Breakthrough Running Clinic

August 25th, 2020


#84 - Brodie Sharpe is a busy physiotherapist! He loves running so much that he made it his life's work, through his business: Breakthrough Running Clinic and his podcast The Run Smarter Podcast. In this week's episode, …

Ultrarunner Coree Aussem-Woltering

August 18th, 2020


#83 - FKT (Fastest Known Time): in the ultrarunning community is big, really big. Coree Aussem-Woltering's record-breaking finish of the Ice Age …

Beth Hepfner - Super Walker!

August 11th, 2020


#82 - You can complete a race without running it! Beth Hepfner is here to talk about her spectacular weight loss and her journey to wellness through …

Kyle Robidoux, Visually Impaired Runner & United In Stride

August 4th, 2020


#81 - As Director of Volunteer & Community Planning of the Massachusetts Association for the Blind & Visually Impaired, Kyle Robidoux works …

Steve Carmichael of RunBuzz is back to help us run for a lifetime!

July 28th, 2020


#80 - Steve is a running sage! He shares some of his infinite wisdom to help keep us running for years to come. He also lets us know what's going on with his own podcast RunBuzz and Pace Builders Running! 

All …

52-Hike Challenge & Karla Amador

July 21st, 2020


#79 - There are a lot of challenges out there right now. Few of them are as encompassing or family-friendly as the 52-Hike Challenge. In this week's episode, I talk to co-founder Karla Amador about the 52-Hike …

Sean McDaniel and The Dog's Way Podcast

July 14th, 2020


#78 - Sean McDaniel has spent many years with dogs. On his podcast The Dog's Way Podcast, he helps listeners with a different subject each week. I guarantee you will learn something this week, whether you own a dog or …

Make Your Own Running Food!

July 7th, 2020


#77 - You ever reach into your vest and pull out another packet of goo and say to yourself "Argh! I can handle another one!" I sure have, so I …

David Kempston - Lessons Learned on the Run

June 30th, 2020


#76 - In his book "Lessons Learned on the Run", trial attorney and lifelong runner David Kempston tackles the many questions and thoughts many of us runners have shared. Is there such a thing as good running weather? …

Trail Running Safety

June 23rd, 2020


#75 - Nothing beats a run on a beautiful trail. The scenery, the challenge and being away from the stress of civilization is one of the best ways to …

15th Birthday - Sobriety Rules!

June 16th, 2020


#74 - in 2005 I made the most important decision of my life. Without my sobriety, nothing else in my life worthwhile would happen. I can't imagine …

Kurt Nelson - Finding Stability in Times of Instability

June 9th, 2020


#73 - Behavioral Science is a fascinating study. I talk about it today with Dr. Kurt Nelson. Instead of narrowing the focus strictly on running, we take an overview on all of life as it is right now.

For all of Kurt's …

Amy Clark of Ultrarunning Magazine

June 2nd, 2020


#72 - Ultrarunning Magazine Editor May Clark joins me this week as we talk about the great magazine. There has been a lot of changes and the magazine as been able to move fluidly with them. 

For all links and …

Band of Runners with Liza Howard

May 26th, 2020


#71 - Liza Howard comes from an army family and a while ago, she decided that the best way she could give back to the community would be to set up …

Races, Now and in the Future

May 19th, 2020


#70 - Our races, those great gatherings of runners are temporarily gone. Some of us are replacing them with virtual races and for a while, those are fun. I talk about the rise of virtuals and mention a few that look …

Robert Rhodes of Bay Trailrunners

May 12th, 2020


#69 - Robert Rhodes is a busy guy. He is owner and race director of Bay Trailrunners. He distributes the Trail In Motion trail running film fest in Northern California, he is a photographer and a lifelong metalhead. I …

Georgie Fear of Breaking Up With Binge Eating podcast

May 5th, 2020


#68 - Georgie Fear has an excellent podcast. She is also a Registered Dietitian, sports nutrition specialist, author and athlete. She joins me this week to talk about healthy and unhealthy eating, her show and her …

Race Co Reports and Improve Your Balance!

April 28th, 2020


#67 - Running race companies were hit hard because of Covid-19. I give a few reports of what some race companies are doing and hope this gives a bright headlamp to guide us through to the end of this dark tunnel. We …

Walter Handloser - 50 Hundred Milers in 2019

April 21st, 2020


#66 - Walter sets high goals and jumps far above them. He works hard and it pays off in some incredible mileage. I spoke with him a few weeks ago about his amazing record-breaking achievement. And just wait until you …

Bruce McIntosh of Justa Runners

April 14th, 2020


#65 - Bruce and I did cross interviews on each others' shows. It was a lot of fun! Bruce has a great show all about and for regular runners. He's …

Race Cancelled? Do It Anyway! And Part 2 Strength Training

April 7th, 2020


#64 - All of our races are cancelled right now. If we are fortunate, we've been given the choice to do them as virtual races and are able to get out there and race by ourselves. I talk about how my latest 10k served as …

Ultrarunner Podcast with Eric Schrantz

March 31st, 2020


#63 - If you've been listening to running podcast for any amount of time, you know about this podcast. Eric was on the forefront of running podcasts. Long before most of us were doing, he was publishing his superb …

Miles for Migraine with Katie MacDonald

March 24th, 2020


#62 - Millions of people worldwide are afflicted with the disease migraine. It not only afflicts runners, but it interrupts and sometimes destroys every day tasks usually taken for granted. Katie MacDonald works …

What If Your Race Is Canceled? Thoughts On the Coronavirus

March 17th, 2020


#61 - In this week's episode, I give my thoughts about the global pandemic and how it's affecting races. We're all having races canceled, plans changed or curtailed at the last minute. But we can still run! But, can we …

Ragnar Races with Annette Bissinger

March 10th, 2020


#60 - Ragnar Relay Races are a phenomenon! They are so popular and gaining even more popularity. I wanted to dedicated an episode to finding out what …

Pizza, Rattlesnakes and Dragons!

March 3rd, 2020


#59 - In this week's episode, I give two great race reviews as well as talk about Coastal Trail Runs annual awards lunch. I feel it's important to support local races and race companies. Local races support our …

Bay Area Ridge Trail with Luana Espana

February 25th, 2020


#58 - Ridge Trail Council Board Vice Chair member Luana Espana joins me today to talk about that wonderful ring we have around the San Francisco Bay …

Whole 30 and Coastal Trail Runs Headlands race report

February 18th, 2020


#57 - I could have titled this episode why holding for Tech Support is harder than going across country in a covered wagon. HAHA! I strive to publish …

Do You Streak? With Mark Washburne

February 11th, 2020


#56 - Thousands of people all over the world maintain running streaks. If you run every day for more than a year, you're a streaker. That is true dedication to the sport you love. Mark Washburne is President of the …

Rocket Fuel with Matthew Kadey

February 4th, 2020


#55 - I love cookbooks! I really love cookbooks that I can put to use in my running life. That's why I was super excited to talk to Registered Dietitian Matthew Kadey about his book Rocket Fuel. This is a great book and …

So You're In A Rut

January 28th, 2020


#54 - We all eventually find ourselves in one....a rut. One day, we wake up and find that our running has become a chore instead of fun. In this week's episode, I give many ideas how to switch it up and make it …

Adventure Dog Podcast with Nathan Berry

January 21st, 2020


#53 - I know you're going to have fun listening to Nathan as he talks about Adventure Dog! Nathan has produced his dog-focused podcast since last spring and it's one of the best out there. It's all things doggos! Each …

Tony Nguyen - Endorphin Dude

January 14th, 2020


#52 - Inspiration is all around us. Just look and you'll find it. Tony Nguyen will inspire you. If you think you don't have time to get your runs in …

You Are Enough and New Year One Day Race Report

January 7th, 2020


#51 - You should be proud of what you do in running, regardless of distance or race, or even if you race! Love every step you take, even if there are …

2019 Year in Review

December 31st, 2019


#50 - Wow! I reached Episode 50!! This is indeed a celebratory episode as I cover not only past episodes of Martha Runs the World, but the year 2019 …

Michelle Kuei on Being Perfectly Normal

December 24th, 2019


#49 - Self acceptance. It's such an easy concept and so difficult to attain. Life Coach and author Michelle Kuei joins us today to talk about finding …

Daniel Gallo, Life is Not Easy!

December 17th, 2019


#48 - Daniel Gallo calls himself a perfectionist in everything he does. He admits that sometimes he gets obsessed about the tasks he performs. He always wants to be the best. In his life it hasn't always been easy to …

Dear Running Santa

December 9th, 2019


#47 - You're out on your run and suddenly you wish you had a device that hasn't been invented yet! Today's episode is about that! I'm asking Running Santa for things that either haven't been invented or have been …

Back of the Pack & Turkey Trot Follow Up

December 3rd, 2019


#46 - The Back of the Pack is where the party is! That's what we slower runners like to tell the faster runners. Sometimes we're the forgotten runners, so I wanted to share some love to my fellow slower runners in this …

Unfinished ultra business with Brian Burk

November 26th, 2019


#45 - Author and ultrarunner Brian Burk is back with us! He talks about his latest book Unfinished, his latest pursuits and what he looks forwards to …

Sleep Better with Sleep Expert Greg Potter!

November 19th, 2019


#44 - Greg Potter knows a lot about sleep. He's studied it for years and he shares a bit of his wisdom with us in this week's episode. He understands …

Fix Your Form with Brianne Showman

November 12th, 2019


#43 - Avoiding injury in running has everything to do with form. Physical Therapist, trainer and podcast host Brianne Showman joins me to talk about form and what we can do to keep running a long time!

For all …

Ho Ho Huh???

November 5th, 2019


#42 - It won't be long until we're surrounded with the drowning choruses of Christmas music and get clogged in the seasonal traffic. But that doesn't …

Haunted Running Trails

October 29th, 2019


#41 - This is our first special Halloween episode! I bring you 3 different trails in the US, all of which have some history of hauntings, paranormal activity and a strange and terrible past! And they're great places to …

Martha's Top Running Movie List

October 22nd, 2019


#40 - In this week's episode I go over what I think are the top 10 running movies. Since this is such a subjective list, I give my reasons why. Do you have a movie that didn't make the list? Email me and let me know …

Time for Turkey Day Races with Steve Woo of the SF Turkey Trot!

October 15th, 2019


#39 - Thanksgiving Day is the biggest race day in the US. The San Francisco Turkey Trot is in its 17th year and Race Director Steve Woo joins me in talking about the race's history and ups and downs. I give a little …

Dr Chris Segler - Foot Doc on the Run!

October 8th, 2019


#38 - Podiatrist Dr Christopher Segler knows your feet better than you. He also runs, so he knows all the foot problems runners experience. He is a vast resource of knowledge when it comes to common or not-so-common …

Don't Fear the Darkness

October 1st, 2019


#37 - As the summer fades into Autumn, so does the light fade into shadows. It's that time of year when every runner gets out their nighttime running gear and makes sure that everything still works, the batteries and …

Headlands Hundred 2019

September 24th, 2019


#36 - The Marin Headlands is minutes from San Francisco, yet is seems a world away. It is a wild escape for those who crave the natural outdoors as an antidote to a noisy and crowded urban environment. It is also home …

Ultrarunner Ray Sanchez Shares Wisdom from the Trail

September 17th, 2019


#35 - There's not many places in the world Ray hasn't run, at least twice or three or four or five times! He's run a 135 mile race in Brazil five times. He's run in Nepal and New Zealand and I'll let him tell you how …

12 Small and Amazing Marathons

September 10th, 2019


#34 - Road marathons are popular. They entice us to go farther than we thought we could. But some of the larger ones are getting so popular that no …

Lisa DeVona Rocks Badwater!

September 3rd, 2019


#33 - Lisa DeVona works hard at everything she does. Her running is proof at the extra effort she puts in. She ran Badwater 135 this year, one of the …

Steve Snyder and Running Sober

August 27th, 2019


#32 - Finding one's place in the running world takes time and often, a lot of work. Many people find that running is a great way to discover themselves again. Steve Snyder is a staple in the San Francisco running …

Melinda Howard and Running for Something Bigger

August 20th, 2019


#31 - Since I started this podcast I've met some amazing people that I knew I had to have on. Melinda Howard is one of them. She has enormous drive …

Crystal Springs Trail Half Marathon and the Stages of Running

August 13th, 2019


#30 - The Coastal Trail Runs Crystal Springs Trail races take place in Huddart State Park, a magnificent place just south of San Francisco. It's one of my very favorite places to run. I review my race and then I …

Ken Michal and Running Stupid

August 6th, 2019


#29 - Ken Michal has been running ultras a long time. He's also been podcasting a long time. Running Stupid has been up and running for over 10 …

David Roche Super Running Coach and Author

July 30th, 2019


#28 - David Roche is first and foremost a top notch running coach. He couldn't be more proud that one of his students, Clare Gallagher, won Western …

Stephanie Hurtado and Running Divine

July 23rd, 2019


#27 - Stephanie Hurtado is a runner of force. She tackles ultras and stage races like nobody's business, all while maintaining a full time job, kids …

Mathias Eichler and Single Track

July 16th, 2019


#26 - Single Track podcast with Mathias Eichler and Douglas Scott has been on the running scene since April of last year. Each week, the two trail runners spend an hour or so talking about running, trails, and all …

David Castro and How the Keys 100 Changed His Life

July 9th, 2019


#25 - David Castro of Southern Florida had a rough start in life. But it didn't stop him from rising from the depths and reaching an incredible goal. I talk to him in this week's episode about how he fought off his …

Shasta Gateway 50k Race Report

July 2nd, 2019


#24 - Northern California is mostly wild lands. Much of the area is forested with great trails that are seldom used. This was the inaugural year of the Shasta Gateway 50m/50k/30k/10k. I finished the 50k and it was the …

Do You Need a Running Coach with Juli Benson

June 25th, 2019


#23 - Most regular runners don't think about hiring a running coach, but I'm giving you something to think about! Running coaches are great for us …

Eat to Keep Running with Tara DelloIacono

June 18th, 2019


#22 - Distance running isn't only about running, it's also about getting our nutrition while we run down. The miles we cover require energy and our bodies are engines that require fuel to keep going. Nutrition …

Race Preparation and Anxiety with Aneta Cholevova

June 11th, 2019


#21 - Do you get super nervous on race day? Does it stop you from racing? You're not alone. It affects many racers and there are things that can be …

My My It's Hot Outside!

June 4th, 2019


#20 - It's that time of year! Warm weather is here and running in warmer weather is all about preparation. I give you some help to be prepared for the warmer days to come. I also let you know that all the hard work …

Bay Area Trail Racing Yesterday and Today

May 28th, 2019


#19 - The San Francisco Bay Area is known for having the most open space for such a large populated area in the US. We're only minutes away from some …

You Mean It's OK To Walk?

May 21st, 2019


#18 - Rob Nadeau and I talk about our upcoming 50K the Shasta Trail Race Gateway, in which we come to the startling realization that we'll be climbing some big mountain trails and discuss what training has been like and …

Run Through Your Life

May 14th, 2019


#17 - They say the 60s are the new 30s or the 70s are the new 40s or....I think what they're trying to say is that we all get older but that …

Beginning Trail Running

May 7th, 2019


#16 - Have you wanted to run trails but didn't know how to start? Does the thought of running trail intimidate you somehow? Have no fear! I'm here to answer your questions! This week, I give you all the info you'll need …

Travel Ideas for Runners

April 30th, 2019


#15 - Runners love to travel. We love to pick out a race and plan trips around that race. If we don't do that, we love getting our runs in while we're on vacation. In Episode 15, I give ideas for both, by speaking to …

Runners Around the World

April 23rd, 2019


#14 - No other sport there is brings people together like running. Runners can be found on all continents, all countries. I speak with two runners, from opposite sides of the globe, who even though have different lives, …

San Francisco Rock & Roll Half Race Report

April 16th, 2019


#13 - In this episode, I give my race report for the 2019 San Francisco Rock & Roll Half Marathon as well as a bonus section at the end on …

Carrie Barrett of I Would Never Do That and Facing Our Fears

April 9th, 2019


#12 - It is human nature to run from our fears. But this stops us from living our lives to their fullest. Fear is healthy in some cases. Flight may …

Maura O'Connor and Physical Therapy

April 2nd, 2019


#11 - What do we do when we're injured? Do we shrug it off and hope for the best? Do we stick to our race? Or do we defer and seek out help? Unfortunately, too many of us do not get the help we need through physical …

Beginning Running

March 26th, 2019


#10 - Running is the most awesomost sport there is! I want to help you learn to run. So I provide some easy to follow guidelines to get you started. …

Ryan Spitz and Shasta Trail Runs

March 19th, 2019


#9 - Sometimes, the most horrific events happen when we least expect. In 2018, the Carr Fire burn hundreds of thousands of acres of forest land and over a thousand homes in the Redding area of Northern California. Ryan …

Healthy Eating

March 12th, 2019


#8 - Healthy eating and weight control are huge part of the running equation. What we eat affects how we run. Sure, we may be able to get away with …

RunBuzz and Steve Carmichael

March 5th, 2019


#7 - There has never been a time in history when we runners had so much information within our reach. But it can be overwhelming. There are tons of running and fitness podcasts to choose from for runners. One of the …

Brian Burk and the Leadville 100

February 26th, 2019


#6 - Ultrarunner and author Brian Burk joins me this week for a revealing and stimulation interview about all things running, writing and Leadville! …

Strength Training

February 19th, 2019


#5 - Runners love running, it's our favorite thing. But most of us have to do more to keep our bodies strong enough to stay out on the road and trail injury-free. To help you accomplish this, MRTW gives some advice how …

Training Plans

February 12th, 2019


#4 - Do you have a training plan for your next race or do you just wing it? Do you find one online or make your own? Do you spend hours setting it up, changing it and re-changing it? Do you have one goal you want to …

Yin and Yang of Running

February 5th, 2019


#3 - Life is a balancing act, so is running. There are wonderful things about running and there are not so wonderful. I go over a few of what I love …

Winter Running

January 29th, 2019


#2 - Let's talk about being prepared for nasty winter weather! Dressing properly and taking a few precautions can make a world of difference in our run and might even make it really fun! I also discuss motivation and …

Martha Runs the World

January 21st, 2019


#1 - The first episode in a new podcast that takes a new look at one of the world's most popular sports. MRTW is honest, direct and sometimes …

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