Category Archives: Marathon

Podcast Episode 33 – Sixteen Consecutive Boston Marathons

Sixteen Consecutive Boston Marathons

In this episode, Caryn invites her friend, John Minervino, to talk about his unexpected qualification for the 2001??Boston Marathon, and his string of qualifying for 16 consecutive Boston Marathons. He shares his experience in the aftermath of the 2013 finish line bombing, and tells us a little about this year’s race. We also provide a quick update to last week’s… Read more »

Podcast Episode 21 – Olympic Marathon Trials

Chris Smith   February 5, 2016   No Comments on Podcast Episode 21 – Olympic Marathon Trials            
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In this episode we welcome Runner’s World Senior Editor Scott Douglas to the show to give us a preview of the 2016 Olympic Marathon Trials which will be held on Saturday, February 13th in Los Angeles. For the first time ever, the trials will be broadcast live on NBC, and also streamed over the internet, starting at 1pm Eastern. We… Read more »

Podcast Episode 18 – 2016 WDW Marathon Weekend Review

Team Shenanigans at the finish of the 2016 Walt Disney World Marathon

Chris, Mark, Caryn, Brittany & Kenny recap the 2016 WDW Marathon Weekend. We had a great time running with and seeing friends all weekend. We celebrate the accomplishments of so many first time half and full marathoners. While the race courses themselves can be frustrating at times, the experience of running with friends made it all worthwhile. Please SUBSCRIBE, RATE… Read more »

Podcast Episode 17 – Walt Disney World Marathon Weekend Preview

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We welcome back to the show Mike Rahlmann, host of Be Our Guest Podcast and Walt Disney World Marathon Weekend veteran, as we provide a preview of what to expect for new and experienced runners, including tips for: buying??the hard-to-get runDisney New Balance shoes how to save money on race photos taking your time at??the 5K how to get through… Read more »

Inaugural Four Drinks One Race Challenge

Chris Smith   December 22, 2015   1 Comment on Inaugural Four Drinks One Race Challenge            
Team Shenanigans Four Drinks One Race Challenge Logo

I don’t even know if??it’s??possible.??I’m darn sure??it’s??inadvisable.??But we’re putting it out there anyway: The Inaugural Team Shenanigans Four Drinks One Race Challenge. The race course for the??Walt Disney World Marathon??takes runners through all four theme parks plus the ESPN Wide World of Sports Complex. We’ve spoken before about how much fun it was to cross the finish line with a… Read more »

Do As I Say, Not As I Do: Lessons from the Dallas Marathon

Run a marathon, they said. It'll be fun, they said.

I???m a terrible runner. I???m slow, I get bored, and I don???t think I work hard enough (another speed-related issue). But I keep signing up for races. I keep doing the training, and if I try, try again??? I recently ran the Dallas Marathon, which was a well-run event, if you???ll pardon the pun. Not well-run by me, but more… Read more »

My Journey from 50 to 26.2: The Chicago Marathon Chapter

Run when you Can

This is my honest opinion of my performance??during the Chicago Marathon on October 11, 2015. Before you get too far into this post please know that I am in no way putting down or condemning those who walk for fitness. I’ve really struggled with people saying “great work, you’ve run a marathon”. ??Well just because I have a medal doesn’t… Read more »

Podcast Episode 7: Marine Corps Marathon

Chris Smith   October 29, 2015   No Comments on Podcast Episode 7: Marine Corps Marathon            
Tiny Horse Selfie at the 2015 Marine Corps Marathon

Brittany, Caryn, Chris and Mark talk about running the 2015 Marine Corps Marathon and what to do when a race doesn’t go according to plan. We??also send our congratulations to??a long list of people who set personal records??last week, including several at the Marine Corps Marathon. Please SUBSCRIBE, RATE and REVIEW the podcast on iTunes. It helps improve our ranking… Read more »

My Journey from 50 to 26.2: The Me I Have Become

Laura Bailey   October 27, 2015   No Comments on My Journey from 50 to 26.2: The Me I Have Become            
The mantra I live by!

I honestly thought when I started this journey that I’d have these life changing epiphanies as I traveled from runner to marathoner.????I was??sure that I would end up being??a soulful person that people turn to for life advice.????You know that one friend who we??call our??Yoda; that person??we go to for advice when our lives are in complete turmoil.?? I was… Read more »

Podcast Episode 6: Running Goals

Chris Smith   October 23, 2015   1 Comment on Podcast Episode 6: Running Goals            
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We discuss setting and accomplishing running goals with two finishers of the 2015 Chicago Marathon: Laura Bailey, who accomplished her first marathon finish in her first attempt, and Robert Schulz, who set a personal record at Chicago for the second year in a row. Laura chronicled her marathon training in a series of posts. Please SUBSCRIBE, RATE and REVIEW the… Read more »