Sometimes we're inside the race and sometimes we're outside, but always around the Rochester, NY running scene and the community members who make it happen. If you run you, are a runner. If you are a runner, you have a story. These are the stories of our community. Hosted by Chris O'Brien.
November 19th, 2018 | 1 hr 32 mins
Scott Parr joins to talk about what got him into the world of running, pushing the limits of his body and finding fun in the suffering. Scott had a pretty awesome 2018 that included three pretty big ultras in Many on the Genny, Cayuga Trails and Twisted Branch. In addition to 2018 memories, he drops some pretty big plans for the future as well.
October 27th, 2018 | 1 hr 44 mins
The tables are turned for the 2nd time ever on the podcast. Jamie Hobbs convinced me to be other the other side of the mic and so, ... In this episode, Chris O'Brien (me) joins to talk about Oil Creek 100k. Listen in to find out what happens when a podcast host does exactly the bare minimum training and even less planning for an ultra! (Spoiler: His friends all pitch in to bail him out!)
September 23rd, 2018 | 1 hr 8 mins
Jen DiSalvo joins me in the studio to tell us her story of quitting smoking and starting running to be a healthy mom for her family. She went from couch to 5k, from 5k to half marathon and from half marathons to ultra... and this year was 3 ultras in 3 months. Jen is one of only 4 people to complete the inaugural Empire State Triad.
September 15th, 2018 | 51 mins 24 secs
Danielle Snyder comes back from the West Coast to run Twisted Branch 100k (and visit her mom!) and stops into RIO HQ to tell us about her adventures and share a few secrets.
August 8th, 2018 | 2 hrs 2 mins
Josh Stratton wanders in to talk about his solo, unsupported Adirondack 46er Fastest Known Time.
July 18th, 2018 | 2 hrs 45 mins
Jamie Hobbs is here to talk about the Big Dance. The Grand Daddy of 100s. The Okee-Dokie Hokey Pokey. That’s right, Mr. Hobbs goes to Western States.
June 29th, 2018 | 1 hr 31 mins
Mike Welden is back. Like literally. Last we heard from Mike, he had just run a smokin 13:34 at Laurel Highlands Ultra. And then, nothing. Where'd he go, what'd he do? Turns out, those answers are "everywhere" and "a lot", mostly. It's complicated. Listen in as Mike, in typical Welden-esque fashion weaves us the tale of a 2017 gone awry and a 2018 on the cusp. Contained herein are jeers, tears and of course swears. Ye Be Warned.
May 19th, 2018 | 1 hr 38 mins
Steven Dailey shares thoughts on how running opened his eyes to a world completely different from that of the Army. And how running helped him during his time serving our country. We talk about some other stuff too, but you should listen to find out what!
April 20th, 2018 | 1 hr 7 mins
Emily Flagg and Ken drop by RIO HQ to chat about adventures including but not limited to her first marathon, the Dublin (Ireland) Marathon, and Mt. Kilimanjaro, and snowshoeing, and a 103 mile mountain bike Across the sky and so much more
March 17th, 2018 | 55 mins 29 secs
Laura Rekkerth talks about big training miles and heading out west for her second attempt at 100 miles at Antelope Island Buffalo Runs. We talk a bit about adjusting to a new normal and the benefits of a little bit of "external motivation"
February 19th, 2018 | 1 hr 1 min
Prem Kumar shares with us the story behind “50 Races or 500 race miles per year”
January 31st, 2018 | 1 hr 4 mins
Jen Malik chat's about roads, snakes, roads, sticks that looks like snakes. She's won two marathons, holds the 0 WTF course record, finished 3rd at Twisted Branch and completed Oil Creek 100 miler and so much more...
January 9th, 2018 | 1 hr 14 mins
Our fastest local law enforcement officer takes a few minutes from keeping our parks safe to share his running story with us. From Welden, to pizza shop 5ks and winning races on 'fresh legs', we cover it all.
December 17th, 2017 | 1 hr 47 mins
ort Nace and Medved once again gathered a distinguished panel of runners, assembled an interested community and provided a comfortable space for many stories to be told. It was an evening of sharing the passion and joy that comes with being a runner out in the woods.
December 1st, 2017 | 1 hr 56 secs
Abby McCarthy runs fast. Abby McCarthy runs far. Abby McCarthy is fun to talk with.
November 9th, 2017 | 40 mins 36 secs
Cayley Hallahan shares the story of her first half marathon… which she ran less than a year after having her aortic valve replaced... yes, we're talking open heart surgery, donor parts, the whole thing.