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In Episode 59, Beverly Ramos discusses living and training in Puerto Rico in the aftermath of Hurricane Maria as she prepares for the 2017 TCS NYC Marathon. The two-time Olympian and Puerto Rican record holder shows no signs of slowing down as she sets her sights on the race and on helping her country. Elsewhere in the episode we take a quick look at the NYC Marathon fields, and Polly recounts her Chicago Marathon.
With the dog days of summer behind us, marathon season is kicking into high gear. Speaking of kicking, after kicking a dog on a training run, Gregg tried to deflect blame. Was he barking up the wrong tree? Dog enthusiast Polly Jones joins the booth to tell Gregg what’s what. In running matters, cloud359 and cloud259 are in play as Polly and Gregg seek PRs at the upcoming Chicago and Budapest marathons. Brenn probes their pre-race mindsets.
In Episode 46, we let our guests do (most of) the talking. Ian Burrell describes to Gregg his approach to the April 18 Boston Marathon, his recent sponsorship changes, running with Tourette’s syndrome, and the daily routine of an elite distance runner who’s also a family man and a partner in a law firm. In our second interview Polly Jones speaks out about the troubling and pervasive issue of the harassment of women runners.