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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  • 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.

  • BONUS - 084: CoolDown with Jeff and Zach

    July 28th, 2019  |  10 mins 10 secs
    bonus episode

    Hello and Welcome to the CoolDown, the special aftershow content for supporters of the Running Inside Out Podcast on Patreon. This is a sample of the stuff you can get on the exclusive supporter feed of the podcast. If you like it, consider contributing on Patreon!

  • 084: Just Turn Your Brain Off - with Jeff Beck (and surprise Guest Zach Rivers!)

    July 28th, 2019  |  1 hr 21 mins

    Jeff Beck calls in from way out in Oklahoma City to share some stories from racing throughout Rochester back in his High School and college days and what he is up to now with coaching a new crop of runners and starting a family in Oklahoma.

    Now some of the newer runners may not know Jeff, but then again some of you may have heard the name and said, "Wait, Isn't that the guy who has the Muddy Sneaker course record with something like an hour and 19 minutes?" Or "Wait, is that the guy that used to race Zach Rivers all over the city?", you'd be correct. So we're going to go back about 10 years or so and let recount some of the tales from his Rochester youth. And maybe we'll even hear a bit about his fabled rivalry with Zach while we're at it...

  • 083: I Respect Cookies - with Brooke Smith

    July 14th, 2019  |  55 mins 31 secs

    Brooke Smith ambles into the studio to talk about all the usual stories about loving trail running, eating disorder recovery, quitting dieting, and making a decision to stop trying to change her body and instead run as far/fast as she can in the body that she has. As well as talking about her previous Twisted Branch, her upcoming Twisted Branch yoga and anything else that comes up.

  • 082: We Don't Have to Talk About Me - with Mike Welden

    July 4th, 2019  |  1 hr 43 mins

    Despite the odds, the Earth has made it around the sun again and so it is time for Mike Welden to visit the studio. I wasn't sure what Mike had in store when he called me. In the end, it turned out it wasn't anything to be afraid of; a little bit of running, a couple of laughs and good chat with a great person. Mike and I talk a little bit about Many On the Genny, Twisted Branch, and what it might look like if we all started being a bit more human to each other. As with most episodes featuring MIke, the language gets a little saucy, so keep away from sensitive ears if that isn't your thing.

  • 081: I Really Like the Speedy Stuff - with Calli Thackery

    May 19th, 2019  |  29 mins 15 secs

    Calli ran as a member of the University of New Mexico Lobos. She is from Sheffield, UK and stopped by Rochester to run a 4:59 in the 2019 Rochester Mile. She likes Breakfast Burritos. 🌯

  • 080: Barkley Marathons at Mind The Ducks - with John Fegyveresi and Tim Hardy

    May 13th, 2019  |  1 hr 19 mins
    barkley, live

    Recorded live in front of a studio audience ( 😃) at an event that was put on by the Greater Rochester Track Club on the eve of the 2019 Mind The Ducks 12 hour race, "The Barkley Marathons at Mind The Ducks" - John Fegyveresi and Tim Hardy share their Barkley story and their love of the human condition.

  • 079: I Love Getting Old - with Karen Howe

    April 24th, 2019  |  1 hr 3 mins

    Karen Howe recently ran a 3:08 at Boston. A PR by 2 minutes, at the age of 42. What's the secret? Well, she takes a day out of her recovery schedule to talk about her recent run as part of Team MR8. We talk about how a combination of planning, positivity, stubborness, coaching, and consistency is helping her get faster as she gets older!