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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  • 065: A Monumental Hug: with Mike Welden

    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.

  • 064: Sure! with Steven Dailey

    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!

  • 063: Pool, Track, Treadmill, No Thank You. - with Emily Flagg

    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

  • 062: - Not Used to the Twos - with Laura Rekkerth

    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"

  • 061: Two Loops - with Prem Kumar

    February 19th, 2018  |  1 hr 1 min

    Prem Kumar shares with us the story behind “50 Races or 500 race miles per year”

  • 060: Let's Do it Together - with Jen Malik

    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...

  • 059: I've Never Tasted Urine - with Phil Nesbitt

    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.

  • Special Events 004: Voices From the Trail 2017

    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.

  • 058: Diurnal Variation with Abby McCarthy

    December 1st, 2017  |  1 hr 56 secs

    Abby McCarthy runs fast. Abby McCarthy runs far. Abby McCarthy is fun to talk with.

  • 057: I'm Reasonably Good with Jamie Hobbs

    November 9th, 2017  |  1 hr 12 mins

    Jamie Hobbs returns to talk about his drive to run 100 miles at Massanutten Mountain in Virginia.

  • 056: Gently Used but Runs Well - with Cayley Hallahan

    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.

  • 055: I Would Give up a Lot for Ice - with Michael Valone

    October 8th, 2017  |  1 hr 27 mins

    Since he was last on the podcast, Valone has joined the board of TrailsRoc, organized two fatass races and some weird 'adventure runs', he has also learned a lot about himself and his place in the community... also, I guess he has evolved.

  • 054: 99 Problems but an Ultra Ain't One - with Laura Kline

    September 21st, 2017  |  1 hr 3 mins

    Altra athlete Laura Kline chats about traveling the world, racing at the front, having nobody to punch, gaining confidence and find the line between competing as hard as possible while trying not to destroy yourself.

  • 053: #RestDayBrags with Ellie Pell

    September 7th, 2017  |  55 mins 33 secs

    Ellie Pell joins to share lessons on life, ultra and naps that she has picked up in her respective 25 and 2 years.

  • SE003: Managing Taper Anxiety and Post-Race Blues

    July 16th, 2017  |  50 mins 28 secs

    Stacey Steinmiller helps us understand feelings around Taper Anxiety and Post-Race Blues

  • 052: What Does This Thing Have on It? A Cuisinart? - With Mike Welden

    July 14th, 2017  |  1 hr 43 mins

    Between mouthfuls of oatmeal, Mike Welden recounts his long, tortuous path to the Laurel Highlands 70 mile race this past June.