Running Inside Out Podcast

Chris O'Brien talks with interesting people in the running community. The focus is on runners, community, training and races.

About the show

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. 

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  • 100: It Can Be Life Changing - with Pete Kresock

    April 28th, 2021  |  1 hr 19 mins

    We stretch our mic cables all the way out to Ithaca, NY to chat with Pete Kresock. This episode has been a long-time coming and I'm super happy to finally have a chat with Pete. Pete is an ultra-runner and local scene advocate. Pete keeps is pretty real and always has an interesting take on things.

  • 099: Glory Days - with Mike Welden, Jamie Hobbs and Daven Oskvig

    July 21st, 2020  |  2 hrs 32 mins

    We've gathered the braintrust together to discuss all manner of things from Current Events to gear to beer. Mike Welden, Jamie Hobbs and Daven Oskvig sit in their respective corners in my sunroom, crack a few cold ones and share stories of what was, what is and what could be.

  • 098: Race

    June 7th, 2020  |  23 mins 22 secs

    Black Lives Matter. Racism is real.

  • 097: All This Fitness and Nowhere to Go with It - with Phil Nesbitt

    May 25th, 2020  |  1 hr 6 mins

    Phil Nesbitt phones in from “down south” to talk about what’s it’s like to be super fit and have no races to show it off. Heh. Kidding. Sort of. More importantly, Phil and I talk about the current state of the parks and the impact of COVID from his perspective at the NYS Park Police. We also talk about this being the year of his first 100 miler and what community, races and race directors mean to us.

  • 096: Two Pricks in the Desert - with Jeremy and Chris from We Run the Desert Podcast

    May 10th, 2020  |  1 hr 1 min

    Podcast inception! It’s a podcast within a podcast as Chris and Jeremy from We Run the Desert Podcast join to chat about the left coast, podcasting, running in 100 degree heat in May. It was a fun chat where we got to know each other a little bit and maybe brought two side of the country a little closer together. Many thanks to Jamie Schenck who had this idea and basically made it happen.

  • 095: Go Do a Running Thing - with Chris Patterson

    April 12th, 2020  |  33 mins 44 secs

    Chris Patterson is back on the podcast and we talk about how to keep active and healthy (mentally and physically) without group, runs, motivating races and all those other 'normal things' we used to take for granted. What can we control these days? Chris is founder of Apex Performance Coaching. He is Level 1 coaching certified from USATF and Level 2 Coaching Certified from Road Runners of America and even he is learning a little about running these days.

  • 094: If You Love Something, Set it Free - with Greg Casto

    April 4th, 2020  |  1 hr 6 mins

    After years of discussing it, Greg and I finally reach out through the void and connect with each other for a recording. (See, good things CAN happen in quarantine) In this wide ranging conversation, we discuss things like homework, stock investments, puzzles, beer, normalcy, the generosity of our community... oh... and some running.

  • 093: Running Has So Many Great Layers - with Krissy Moehl

    February 21st, 2020  |  55 mins 29 secs

    In this episode of the podcast, Krissy Moehl flies in to an undisclosed location deep in the heart of Brighton, NY to have a fireside chat. (originally recorded Feb 21, 2020)

  • 092: Put Your Big Girl Pants On - with Melissa Johnson-White

    January 2nd, 2020  |  1 hr 38 mins
    marathon, olympics

    Melissa Johnson-White races into the studio to talk about getting back into competing. Melissa is a 6-time world team member for Hansons-Brooks, representing 13 marathons total. AND, Melissa just qualified for her 5th Olympic Trials!
    Melissa never ran in High School, but then she walked on to the SUNY Geneseo Cross Country Team and then after her time at Geneseo, she moved to Michigan to run for the Hansons-Brooks Distance Project.

  • 091: I've Never Been Good at the 9 to 5 - with Jonathan Griffiths

    November 17th, 2019  |  1 hr 16 mins

    Jon Griffiths squeezes us into his busy schedule to discuss his recent Marine Corp Marathon, how he finds time to run between being a full-time Rochester Firefighter and a store owner, and just how he sees the Rochester Running Community growing and coming together in the next year.

  • 090: Did That Just Happen? - with Ellie Pell

    October 20th, 2019  |  1 hr 25 mins

    In this episode, I make the trip to Ithaca to see Ellie Pell in her natural habitat. We talk about her amazing 2019; Placing Top Woman in Buffalo Marathon and Many on The Genny, Winning Green Lakes 50k and Watergap 50k outright and then capping it all off with a 2:41 at Hartford Marathon which qualified her for the US Olympic Team Trials in Atlanta.

  • 089: I'm Not Even Sure I Like Doing It - with Shea Coleman

    October 4th, 2019  |  1 hr 16 mins
    community, new york, rochester, run, running, stories, trail running, trails, trailsroc, ultra

    Shea Coleman walks into the studio as if she didn’t even recently do a hundred miler. Shea recently completed Mighty Mosquito 99 (with the extra bonus mile) and so we are going to chat a bit about that as well as being a volunteer extraordinaire and her exciting plans for multisport events.

  • 088: Allez! Allez, Rob! - with Rob Richard

    September 24th, 2019  |  1 hr 26 mins
    gdr, ultra, utmb

    Rob Richard makes the long trip in from Little Falls, NY to share some stories of learning and finding perspective in running. Rob Richard is a life-long runner who lives in the charming city of Little Falls, NY. He ran his first ultra marathon in 2015 and has since finished over twenty endurance races, including the Bear 100, the Georgia Death Race (four times), the Ultra Trail du Mont Blanc (UTMB), and a first-place finish at The Endurance Society "Infinitus" 100-miler. Last year, he successfully completed a winter crossing of the Great Range Traverse in the High Peaks of the Adirondacks. Rob is the captain of a running club he founded, the "Rock City Runners," and he's very active in his community, serving on the boards of two non-profits as well as two City boards.

  • 087: Physical Expression of Freedom - with Josh Rossi

    September 11th, 2019  |  1 hr 22 mins

    Josh Rossi strongarms his way into the studio to talk about the importance of well… strength in running. For years, Josh has run a program called Muscles for Mileage… and now he is working out of his own gym Pursuit Performance. Josh thinks a lot about running and makes his opinions known about the need for more strength and conditioning in the running world.

  • 086: Growth and Guidance - with Nate Huckle

    August 15th, 2019  |  1 hr 21 mins

    Nate Huckle makes his way down the Thruway to chat about such things as racing, Muddy Sneaker, Oil Creek, Twisted Branch, coaching, mentoring, pacing, volunteering and anything that might come up...

    Nate has been a great friend, coach, and mentor to many people in the running community and constantly finds opportunities to give back and provide a positive influence where ever he may find himself, so I’m really happy to have him on the podcast to share some of his stories.

  • 085: The Hugest Difference - with Jennifer Belliveau

    July 29th, 2019  |  22 mins 5 secs

    In this episode, Jennifer Belliveau comes back home to visit some family, hits up a trail for a quick run and pops into the studio to talk about running. Jennifer grew up in Rochester, but now lives down in Long Island and runs the New York Road Runner (NYRR) races with her running friends.