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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  • 048: Cherry Pickin Races - with Jason Mintz

    April 12th, 2017  |  1 hr 16 mins

    Jason Mintz shares his 2016 which started with a 100 mile DNF and ended with an entry into Western States

  • 047: Put an Egg on it - with Barb and Serafina

    March 22nd, 2017  |  59 mins 22 secs

    Barb and Serafina join to chat about running and eating. Mostly eating. An ultra for a 1st date? Shrimp on pizza? Would you eat an octopus? Deep conversation.

  • 046: Mash'em All Up - with Daven Oskvig

    March 7th, 2017  |  1 hr 20 mins

    Daven Oskvig talks about a CR at Sulphur Springs 100, win at Oil Creek 100 & everything else.

  • 04x: Make the Trails Great Again - with #TrailsRoc

    February 14th, 2017  |  1 hr 17 mins

    3/4... or more precisely, 6/8 of the #TrailsRoc board members join for a lively conversation about the organization and generally what they'll be up to this year; refining existing things like changes to some of the TrailsRoc programs and races and maybe making a few new things

  • 044: Yaller Dogs - with Jason Vidmar

    February 1st, 2017  |  2 hrs 28 mins

    Jason Vidmar chats about R2R2R, Barkley Fall Classic, and other Miscellaneous adventures.

  • 043: I Got 68 Miles This Year - with Jamie Hobbs

    January 12th, 2017  |  1 hr 25 mins

    Jamie Hobbs has returned! And this time it's to tell us about Hellgate 100k++ 2016! That's right, Jamie went BACK to the gates of hell. And so did I, I guess.

  • 042: Surviveypants - With Sherry Kessler

    December 23rd, 2016  |  1 hr 31 mins

    Sherry Kessler chats about Snowshoeing, yoga, physical therapy, and lots of other things.

  • 041: Thanks for Stoppin - With GOOSE AR

    December 8th, 2016  |  2 hrs 27 mins

    The guys from GOOSE amuse us with anecdotes of adventuring and tell us why they put on some of the more fun and challenging races in the area.

  • 040: You Deserve This - with The Ascend Collective

    November 25th, 2016  |  1 hr 26 mins

    The Ascend Collective takes us behind the camera to tell us how they capture our favorite running memories. If you've looked at a photo from a trail race in New York and said "Whoa", chances are it was taken by The Ascend Collective.

  • 039: Continue to be Awesome - with Laura Howard

    November 17th, 2016  |  1 hr 9 mins

    Laura ran her first 50k back in September. But she didn't do it surrounded by her community, she did it down in North Carolina. With nary a witness. So, she tells us all about it.

  • 038: Borderline Not Having Fun - with Dan Ostrander

    September 30th, 2016  |  2 hrs 5 mins
    burning river

    DanO shares stories of running, exploring, sitting on logs, and going further than you have ever gone before.

  • 037: You Could Make an Olympic Team - with Miranda Melville

    September 16th, 2016  |  1 hr 15 mins
    olympics; rrc

    In this episode local Olympian Miranda Melville shares her road from Rush, NY to the 2016 Olympics in Rio.

  • 036: I can Swim, I can Bike, I can Run - With Kim Danahy

    September 2nd, 2016  |  1 hr 10 mins

    Kim Danahy runs, but she often likes to go for a swim or a bike ride beforehand. That's right, Kim is a triathlete. In fact, she is now an IronMan. Kim competed in and completed Iron Man Lake Placid this year.

  • 035: Dude! We're Running to Boston - with Mike Welden and Jeff Green

    August 5th, 2016  |  1 hr 18 mins

    Mike Welden and Jeff Green were part of a group of 10 people, organized by Steven Luther and Defeetals, that included among others, a few Canadian ALS researchers, and a Miss America contestant. They ran from Rochester to Boston, MA to deliver funds to help fund research to end ALS.

  • Special Event 002: Twisted Branch 2016 Preview

    July 26th, 2016  |  1 hr 23 mins

    Twisted Branch Trail Run is a 100K Ultra on the Bristol Hills Branch of the Finger Lakes trails starting in Ontario County Park and depositing runners on the shores of Keuka Lake in the town of Hammondsport.

  • 034: A Good Time to be a Nerd - with Jeffrey McBeth

    July 22nd, 2016  |  1 hr 20 mins

    From the National Parks and the great outdoors, to computers and the great indoors to 380lbs and triathlon training and ultimately 2 50ks this year, Jeff takes on a journey that required a strong heart and a strong support network.