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Ordinary Marathoner

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Getting to the finish line one step at a time

Latest Episodes

Podcast #339 – Boston Canceled, But I Can’t Talk About That

We’ve been super-busy over hear at the home office. Good-busy. Maybe that’s why it seems hard to believe that it’s June already! Another big race bit the dust recently – the Boston Marathon itself is canceled since the City of Boston decided it was impossible to ensure the safety of a group of people outdoors. The City of Boston cares. That’s why they don’t allow groups of more than 10 people to congregate outdoors. It’s just not safe. And Stefany says I’m not allowed to talk about it. So I won’t. I won’t discuss it. Back to running. We’ve been busy building up the infrastructure for the 2021 Ordinary Marathon, which is now OPEN FOR REGISTRATION! Get involved now and don’t miss our summertime raffles. One will be coming up soon – likely before the end of the month! Get involved!

22 MIN1 d ago
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Podcast #339 – Boston Canceled, But I Can’t Talk About That

Podcast #338 – Exciting Ordinary Marathon Changes

Our virtual race was such a big success this year! Stefany and I got to write the donation check this week, but due to COVID we had to mail it and couldn’t hand-deliver it personally. Still, delivering $835 to a worthy charity is something that should make us all proud. After getting some feedback from this year’s race, we’ve decided to make a few adjustments to next year’s format. The race itself will stay the same. 10-Days of celebrating running and being supportive and grateful to the running community! We want to bring more and more people to this incredible event, and we listened to some of your ideas. We are bringing the entire registration process in-house next year to control the process and make you experience more personal. Scott Frasard is still on-board with us! We are also making your registration more of an “a la carte” experience. And because of this…. drum-roll, please… REGISTRATION WILL BE ONLY TEN BUCKS!!! That’s right… register for ten bucks! Want one of...

25 MIN1 w ago
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Podcast #338 – Exciting Ordinary Marathon Changes

Podcast #337 – Ordinary Marathon Recap

Thank you all for making this year’s Ordinary Marathon such an incredible success! Today we’ll recap some of the highlights from our 10-day virtual race. Together, we raised over $800 for The SamFund. But that was just the beginning… some of the things you guys did out there over the past 10-days were just incredible! We’ll go over a few of those on today’s podcast, and looking forward to the 2021 version!

24 MIN2 w ago
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Podcast #337 – Ordinary Marathon Recap

Podcast #336 – Ordinary Marathon Day 8, Overcoming Participation Anxiety

We are now in DAY 8 of the Ordinary Marathon! Congratulations to all who have already reached their running goals for the race! And don’t worry… there are still three days left if you haven’t. (I haven’t… yet.) Thank you to all who have participated. We are adding up the totals and getting ready to deliver our check to The SamFund. Thank you also to our sponsors who have once again made this race possible by donating money and raffle-prizes. Thank you, thank you, thank you!!! Recently I had a conversation with a friend whose son was experiencing some anxiety when it comes to participating in team sports. The kid is good enough to play athletically, but just doesn’t want to play. It’s that grey area as a parent. Do you push a kid hard to do something he is capable of doing in the hopes that the kid will flourish (and eventually become grateful that you pushed him)? Or do you hold back, encourage, and risk your child not reaching their potential? Eventually they may say, “I wi...

25 MIN3 w ago
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Podcast #336 – Ordinary Marathon Day 8, Overcoming Participation Anxiety

Podcast #335 – Ordinary Marathon Day 4, Connecting with an Old Friend

This year’s Ordinary Marathon has really taken off! Participation levels are at all-time highs. It’s so great to see so many people come together. The Midnight Madness Mile continues to grow into an annual tradition – what an amazing night! With two raffle giveaways in the books, we’ve got plenty of stuff left to go so continue to get out there and post your runs! Great job so far! For me, this event has been a great success already. The Midnight Madness Mile is not longer a cute little formality and is now actually a thing. Also, three days in and I have biked and ran each day of the race so far – CONSISTENCY. It’s something I’ve been lacking in my running of late. Last but not least, this race has gotten me to connect with an old friend who has been going through some challenging times. We’ll be having Rich Funchion as a guest on the podcast in the near future to discuss what his life has been like ever since he lost his foot!

27 MIN3 w ago
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Podcast #335 – Ordinary Marathon Day 4, Connecting with an Old Friend

Podcast #334 – BJ Williams

BJ Williams is a hockey player. Growing up, it was his future – so much so that he moved to the town of Lake Placid to train. If his future in the sport was ever in doubt, he never quite got the option to make that decision himself. A vicious accident on the Mass Pike made that decision for him. So what was next for BJ Williams? Wallow in misery at the fact he’d never play hockey again? Clumsily go on through life with no meaning or focus? Maybe… had he not seen the Dick and Rick Hoyt documentary on TV. It changed his life, and the lives of others. BJ Williams doesn’t claim to be fast. But tell him that he can’t do something, and he’ll go out of his way to prove you wrong. It was my honor to have him as a guest and tell his story. Follow BJ’s progress towards the World Marathon Challenge on Facebook. Join the Official Ordinary Marathoner team atTEAM ORDINARY! Check out our homepage atwww.ordinarymarathoner.com. Or join the conversation at ourOrdinary Marathoners Facebook Disc...

47 MINMAY 7
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Podcast #334 – BJ Williams

Podcast #333 – Scott Frasard, The Ordinary Marathon

The start of the Ordinary Marathon is only THREE days away! What better than to have the man who works behind the scenes, Scott Frasard as a guest on today’s podcast! Over the past three years, Scott has worked diligently with us to bring you an incredible virtual racing experience. Whether it’s procuring top-quality medals, mailing race packets, putting out registration fires or even coming up with ideas for the race itself, Scott has been a valuable partner. Today we sit down and discuss the things that make this race so special. I think we agree that in the end, the most special part of this race is its’ participants. That’s right! YOU are what makes this whole thing worthwhile. THANK YOU for joining us, for being conscientious participants, and for helping generate donations for The Samfund. You are a part of something truly special. And if you haven’t registered yet, registration is always open, so check it out at OrdinaryMarathon.com. Join the Official Ordinary Marathoner...

35 MINMAY 5
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Podcast #333 – Scott Frasard, The Ordinary Marathon

Ordinary Marathon Update and Friday Happy Hour / Coaches Panel

A trying day trying to get podcasts done and workouts in yesterday. But it all worked out and the podcast just had to wait for today. Got a run in with the stroller and feel good that I’m headed in the right direction. So psyched for all the buzz around this year’s Ordinary Marathon. Registrations are up recently and after a call with Samantha Watson, CEO of The SamFund, our excitement continues to build. This race is important for so many good reasons! This Friday we will be having our first ZOOM discussion panel! We are bringing in triathlon coaches Laura Stebbins and Patrick Carey, along with Team Ordinary’s Official Dietitian, Allison Knott to answer all of your training and nutrition questions. Our first Happy Hour / “Ask Me Anything” Coaches Panel will be 7:30PM EST. Please check our Facebook Discussion Group for more details. Join the Official Ordinary Marathoner team atTEAM ORDINARY! Check out our homepage atwww.ordinarymarathoner.com. Or join the conversation at ourOrd...

25 MINAPR 30
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Ordinary Marathon Update and Friday Happy Hour / Coaches Panel

Mike Romans

He’s a monster on Zwift, a teacher, a parent, and if all goes well, a future Ironman. Mike Romans has been kicking around with Team Ordinary the past few months and we sure are glad to have people like him on our team. This week, he stops by to chat with us on his athletic journey and how he got involved in endurance sports. He’s got four kids, not including the ones in his classroom, and he’s making his way towards his first half Ironman. We wish him well! Join the Official Ordinary Marathoner team atTEAM ORDINARY! Check out our homepage atwww.ordinarymarathoner.com. Or join the conversation at ourOrdinary Marathoners Facebook Discussion Group. I’ll also follow you back on Twitter if you follow me@OrdMarathoner. Check out our annual virtual charity race,The Ordinary Marathon. Register early and be eligible for giveaways between now and race day.

59 MINAPR 28
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Mike Romans

Podcast #330 – Inching Back into Running and Zwift Meet-Up Rides

After Monday’s poor performance in my 1-mile test, I’m itching to get back into run-training. My competitive self tells me to push forward with sprints, hills, long-distance. Working hard produces results. And while yes, this is true, it is also key to realize the importance of working smart. Running places a lot of stress on the body – knees, bones, joints, muscles. Trying to make up all the ground I lost by doing challenging run-workouts right away could be a high-risk proposition. Inching into running, while supplementing it with challenging bike rides is a safer strategy that is just as likely to produce the ultimate results I’d like to see. So, this week, I’m inching back into running with 3-4 mile runs. Nothing more. I’ve already started feeling some nagging soreness in my legs and I’m hyper-sensitive to monitor them for any signs of injury. Zwift recently made some changes to their Meet-Up ride platforms. They are allowing for more people per ride (a new limit of 100 i...

22 MINAPR 24
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Podcast #330 – Inching Back into Running and Zwift Meet-Up Rides
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Latest Episodes

Podcast #339 – Boston Canceled, But I Can’t Talk About That

We’ve been super-busy over hear at the home office. Good-busy. Maybe that’s why it seems hard to believe that it’s June already! Another big race bit the dust recently – the Boston Marathon itself is canceled since the City of Boston decided it was impossible to ensure the safety of a group of people outdoors. The City of Boston cares. That’s why they don’t allow groups of more than 10 people to congregate outdoors. It’s just not safe. And Stefany says I’m not allowed to talk about it. So I won’t. I won’t discuss it. Back to running. We’ve been busy building up the infrastructure for the 2021 Ordinary Marathon, which is now OPEN FOR REGISTRATION! Get involved now and don’t miss our summertime raffles. One will be coming up soon – likely before the end of the month! Get involved!

22 MIN1 d ago
Comments
Podcast #339 – Boston Canceled, But I Can’t Talk About That

Podcast #338 – Exciting Ordinary Marathon Changes

Our virtual race was such a big success this year! Stefany and I got to write the donation check this week, but due to COVID we had to mail it and couldn’t hand-deliver it personally. Still, delivering $835 to a worthy charity is something that should make us all proud. After getting some feedback from this year’s race, we’ve decided to make a few adjustments to next year’s format. The race itself will stay the same. 10-Days of celebrating running and being supportive and grateful to the running community! We want to bring more and more people to this incredible event, and we listened to some of your ideas. We are bringing the entire registration process in-house next year to control the process and make you experience more personal. Scott Frasard is still on-board with us! We are also making your registration more of an “a la carte” experience. And because of this…. drum-roll, please… REGISTRATION WILL BE ONLY TEN BUCKS!!! That’s right… register for ten bucks! Want one of...

25 MIN1 w ago
Comments
Podcast #338 – Exciting Ordinary Marathon Changes

Podcast #337 – Ordinary Marathon Recap

Thank you all for making this year’s Ordinary Marathon such an incredible success! Today we’ll recap some of the highlights from our 10-day virtual race. Together, we raised over $800 for The SamFund. But that was just the beginning… some of the things you guys did out there over the past 10-days were just incredible! We’ll go over a few of those on today’s podcast, and looking forward to the 2021 version!

24 MIN2 w ago
Comments
Podcast #337 – Ordinary Marathon Recap

Podcast #336 – Ordinary Marathon Day 8, Overcoming Participation Anxiety

We are now in DAY 8 of the Ordinary Marathon! Congratulations to all who have already reached their running goals for the race! And don’t worry… there are still three days left if you haven’t. (I haven’t… yet.) Thank you to all who have participated. We are adding up the totals and getting ready to deliver our check to The SamFund. Thank you also to our sponsors who have once again made this race possible by donating money and raffle-prizes. Thank you, thank you, thank you!!! Recently I had a conversation with a friend whose son was experiencing some anxiety when it comes to participating in team sports. The kid is good enough to play athletically, but just doesn’t want to play. It’s that grey area as a parent. Do you push a kid hard to do something he is capable of doing in the hopes that the kid will flourish (and eventually become grateful that you pushed him)? Or do you hold back, encourage, and risk your child not reaching their potential? Eventually they may say, “I wi...

25 MIN3 w ago
Comments
Podcast #336 – Ordinary Marathon Day 8, Overcoming Participation Anxiety

Podcast #335 – Ordinary Marathon Day 4, Connecting with an Old Friend

This year’s Ordinary Marathon has really taken off! Participation levels are at all-time highs. It’s so great to see so many people come together. The Midnight Madness Mile continues to grow into an annual tradition – what an amazing night! With two raffle giveaways in the books, we’ve got plenty of stuff left to go so continue to get out there and post your runs! Great job so far! For me, this event has been a great success already. The Midnight Madness Mile is not longer a cute little formality and is now actually a thing. Also, three days in and I have biked and ran each day of the race so far – CONSISTENCY. It’s something I’ve been lacking in my running of late. Last but not least, this race has gotten me to connect with an old friend who has been going through some challenging times. We’ll be having Rich Funchion as a guest on the podcast in the near future to discuss what his life has been like ever since he lost his foot!

27 MIN3 w ago
Comments
Podcast #335 – Ordinary Marathon Day 4, Connecting with an Old Friend

Podcast #334 – BJ Williams

BJ Williams is a hockey player. Growing up, it was his future – so much so that he moved to the town of Lake Placid to train. If his future in the sport was ever in doubt, he never quite got the option to make that decision himself. A vicious accident on the Mass Pike made that decision for him. So what was next for BJ Williams? Wallow in misery at the fact he’d never play hockey again? Clumsily go on through life with no meaning or focus? Maybe… had he not seen the Dick and Rick Hoyt documentary on TV. It changed his life, and the lives of others. BJ Williams doesn’t claim to be fast. But tell him that he can’t do something, and he’ll go out of his way to prove you wrong. It was my honor to have him as a guest and tell his story. Follow BJ’s progress towards the World Marathon Challenge on Facebook. Join the Official Ordinary Marathoner team atTEAM ORDINARY! Check out our homepage atwww.ordinarymarathoner.com. Or join the conversation at ourOrdinary Marathoners Facebook Disc...

47 MINMAY 7
Comments
Podcast #334 – BJ Williams

Podcast #333 – Scott Frasard, The Ordinary Marathon

The start of the Ordinary Marathon is only THREE days away! What better than to have the man who works behind the scenes, Scott Frasard as a guest on today’s podcast! Over the past three years, Scott has worked diligently with us to bring you an incredible virtual racing experience. Whether it’s procuring top-quality medals, mailing race packets, putting out registration fires or even coming up with ideas for the race itself, Scott has been a valuable partner. Today we sit down and discuss the things that make this race so special. I think we agree that in the end, the most special part of this race is its’ participants. That’s right! YOU are what makes this whole thing worthwhile. THANK YOU for joining us, for being conscientious participants, and for helping generate donations for The Samfund. You are a part of something truly special. And if you haven’t registered yet, registration is always open, so check it out at OrdinaryMarathon.com. Join the Official Ordinary Marathoner...

35 MINMAY 5
Comments
Podcast #333 – Scott Frasard, The Ordinary Marathon

Ordinary Marathon Update and Friday Happy Hour / Coaches Panel

A trying day trying to get podcasts done and workouts in yesterday. But it all worked out and the podcast just had to wait for today. Got a run in with the stroller and feel good that I’m headed in the right direction. So psyched for all the buzz around this year’s Ordinary Marathon. Registrations are up recently and after a call with Samantha Watson, CEO of The SamFund, our excitement continues to build. This race is important for so many good reasons! This Friday we will be having our first ZOOM discussion panel! We are bringing in triathlon coaches Laura Stebbins and Patrick Carey, along with Team Ordinary’s Official Dietitian, Allison Knott to answer all of your training and nutrition questions. Our first Happy Hour / “Ask Me Anything” Coaches Panel will be 7:30PM EST. Please check our Facebook Discussion Group for more details. Join the Official Ordinary Marathoner team atTEAM ORDINARY! Check out our homepage atwww.ordinarymarathoner.com. Or join the conversation at ourOrd...

25 MINAPR 30
Comments
Ordinary Marathon Update and Friday Happy Hour / Coaches Panel

Mike Romans

He’s a monster on Zwift, a teacher, a parent, and if all goes well, a future Ironman. Mike Romans has been kicking around with Team Ordinary the past few months and we sure are glad to have people like him on our team. This week, he stops by to chat with us on his athletic journey and how he got involved in endurance sports. He’s got four kids, not including the ones in his classroom, and he’s making his way towards his first half Ironman. We wish him well! Join the Official Ordinary Marathoner team atTEAM ORDINARY! Check out our homepage atwww.ordinarymarathoner.com. Or join the conversation at ourOrdinary Marathoners Facebook Discussion Group. I’ll also follow you back on Twitter if you follow me@OrdMarathoner. Check out our annual virtual charity race,The Ordinary Marathon. Register early and be eligible for giveaways between now and race day.

59 MINAPR 28
Comments
Mike Romans

Podcast #330 – Inching Back into Running and Zwift Meet-Up Rides

After Monday’s poor performance in my 1-mile test, I’m itching to get back into run-training. My competitive self tells me to push forward with sprints, hills, long-distance. Working hard produces results. And while yes, this is true, it is also key to realize the importance of working smart. Running places a lot of stress on the body – knees, bones, joints, muscles. Trying to make up all the ground I lost by doing challenging run-workouts right away could be a high-risk proposition. Inching into running, while supplementing it with challenging bike rides is a safer strategy that is just as likely to produce the ultimate results I’d like to see. So, this week, I’m inching back into running with 3-4 mile runs. Nothing more. I’ve already started feeling some nagging soreness in my legs and I’m hyper-sensitive to monitor them for any signs of injury. Zwift recently made some changes to their Meet-Up ride platforms. They are allowing for more people per ride (a new limit of 100 i...

22 MINAPR 24
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Podcast #330 – Inching Back into Running and Zwift Meet-Up Rides
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