Martinus Evans is not your typical runner. As a competitive football player, he always looked for ways to run the least amount possible while on the field. What started as a snide comment about his health from his doctor in 2012 turned into a love of running. Martinus is now a marathoner, a running coach, motivational speaker, blogger, and podcast host; all with the common goal of inspiring runners of all abilities to achieve more than they could ever think was possible. In our interview Martinus shares training advice, inspiration from his story, as well providing a unique perspective on running as a “back of the pack” runner. Be sure to check out 300PoundsAndRunning.com/runified for a special offer for Runified listeners, a free beginners guide to running.
Steph Cash Hogan is a first-grade teacher living in Saratoga Springs, NY. Through college, she was athletic and played lacrosse, but always disliked running. A few years ago Steph was going through a stressful period in her life and needed to do something for herself. What started with running 30 minutes on her lunch break turned into accomplishing much more than she could ever imagine, including running several half marathons, three full marathons and qualifying for the Boston Marathon. Steph shares her running journey and amazing stories about the running community. She provides training tips for runners of all abilities and motivates them to reach their goals and to inspire others with their stories.
Marcel van der Kuil has been running for 25 years. What started as a way to cope with significant heartbreak, has now evolved into the goal of being a sustainable runner for the rest of his life. Running has taught Marcel a lot about himself, mainly through recovering from a very significant and freak injury to his lower leg. Marcel has a well-rounded and balanced approach to fitness and life, including the Marathon Revolution methodology based on heart rate, and the Quantified Self approach. Marcel’s passions for technology, entrepreneurship and sport led him to start a company called SensoRun, as well as a Meetup group called Running 20/20, with the goal of accelerating the innovation of the running experience by bringing together scientists, runners, and entrepreneurs. Marcel challenges runners to connect with themselves and others, sharing the joy that can be found in running.
Arne Robertson was inspired to start running through a combination of internal and external promptings. From the initial mile he ran, to the marathons he has completed, running has helped him in many ways. We learn about lessons learned in his races and Arne humbly provides training and running advice. He also inspires listeners by challenging every runner to be an inspiration for others, as well as remember and acknowledge those who inspire you.
Kim Eagle is a nutrition coach, helping athletes across the world reach their fitness and nutrition goals with her Earn That Body programs. Kim became a runner a couple years before her son was born. After training for marathons by herself for years, she found that training with a coach and group enabled her to reach new levels. We talk with Kim about how she became a nutrition and fitness coach and how she has turned her love for fitness and nutrition into a thriving business. We talk about nutrition for long distance runners and Kim provides very helpful advice for runners of all abilities. Kim provides a special offer for our listeners you won’t want to miss.