It's an ULTRA episode this week! We get to experience the Pineland Farms Trail Challenge with Bryan as he describes his first ultra race and shares the audio diaries of fellow NP Boston ultra runners Natasha Walth, Riley Gage, and Dan Adamietz. We hear about all the highlights and the challenges they faced, including how the race became a Choose Your Own Adventure experience... Plus, Peter's on the injury deck again, but positive thinking abounds!
Bryan and Peter sit down for a long chat with returning guest Emily Saul (Co-Leader at November Project Boston and founder of E Saul Movement). Peter confesses that the past six months have been less than awesome, and Emily offers some wise advice about how to approach moving forward. Plus, Bryan is preparing for his first Ultra Marathon!
Please watch our New England EMMY Nominated film Run Millinocket.
Peter and Bryan are back in the HWYRT studio. First, there's some BIG NEWS about the film "Run Millinocket" that they produced with award-winning filmmaker Greg Shea. Then, is it possible that Peter is running again?! We get the scoop on his possible return to the pavement. Then, Bryan follows up his big Boston Marathon run by training for an ultra! Watch Run Millinocket, the New England EMMY nominated film.
Time to experience Boston Marathon weekend! First, we travel back in time before the marathon as Tim and Bryan make plans for the big day, then jump ahead to find out how the day went, from experiencing all the unexpected weather and the challenges of guiding, to working through the low points and enjoying the highlights of an amazing race.
We welcome legendary race director Dave McGillivray, who tells us all about how he "conducts" the Boston Marathon. Dave also takes us back in time to describe about how the Boston Marathon has changed over the years, how he organized a marathon at Fenway Park, what inspired him to run across the country as a young man, and how he helped to pioneer the concept of running to fundraise for a cause. Dave also shares how a recent health scare made him rethink certain lifestyle habits and what led him to have serious surgery. He also shares his wisdom on tackling injuries and looking for their underlying cause. Plus, his strong 'stache game!
Learn more and make a donation to Dave’s marathon charity: The Joseph Middlemiss Big Heart Foundation
Learn more about Fran Fidler and his new book.
Peter is on the road to wellness, and he has a crazy new idea to share (of course). Then, we welcome longtime friend-of-the-show and visually impaired runner, Tim Sullivan, who will be running the Boston Marathon with Bryan as his guide! Tim talks about his experience running last year's very cold and wet marathon, and the support that he and other runners get from MABVI (Massachusetts Association for the Blind and Visually Impaired) that allows them to have such a rich marathon experience. We then dig into Bryan's concerns as a first-time guide. Finally, Tim talks about his (controversial?) favorite part of the Boston Marathon course and what it's like to be guided by a faster runner. Plus, Tim finally gets the question he's been longing to hear, followed by a new HWYRT musical masterpiece!
HWYRT is marching in like a lion, and Bryan and Peter are marching straight into the medical tent! Peter has a major health announcement to make and Bryan has a major race confession to share (of course he does). This episode of HWYRT is brought to you by This Little Hear Show, a new Podcast coming summer 2019.
Love is in the air for HWYRT! This week, Bryan and Peter join Coach Dan, Justin, and Gorilla Bill for the annual LoveFest at the Heartbreak Hill Running Company. While runners mingle, shop, and try the treadmills, Peter and Bryan chat with the enthusiastic crowd. They connect with runners of all kinds - experienced marathoners, first-time marathoners, and first-time runners period! - who are raising funds or supporting other charity runners for the Boston Marathon. Of course Peter and Bryan get to chat with the lucky raffle winners (listen in to see who gets the big prize and Gorilla Bill’s banana tips!), and then they are joined by Adrianne Haslet to talk about the strides she's making in her recovery from a terrible accident.
This episode of HWYRT is brought to you by Little Hear Show, a new Podcast coming to you this summer.
Bryan and Peter are back in their podcasting second home at the Boston Public Library! First, Bryan gives an update on his training for the Boston Marathon, where he will be guiding friend-of-the-show Tim Sullivan to support Team With A Vision. He also shares some workout advice he got from Coach Paul Davies, and talks about how he's facing the immense changes in weather. Plus, Peter shares how he's training his diet (also a marathon, not a sprint!) while continuing PT for his foot injury. Then, they are joined by special guests Kiah Quarles and Imani Graham, both first-time marathoners who are running for the brand new Boston Public Library charity team. Kiah and Imani describe the excitement of hitting big mile markers as they build up their distance, how they've been managing their training and fundraising, and, of course, how they strap on the feedbag. They also talk about their athletic pasts and Imani shares the story of how a traumatic injury changed her life and eventually brought her to distance running.
Don't forget to sign up for the LOVE FEST happening next Thursday, February 14th, at the Heartbreak Hill Running Company! Come hang out with fellow runners, shop, or take a class. There will be LIVE PODCASTING and a raffle. At least one lucky Boston Marathon charity runner will walk away with a prize to support their fundraising goal.