If you ask Jackie Gardner Allred about her favorite races, she’ll tell you about two marathons she did in 2017 that were very special, for very different reasons. We talk about our awesome local races and the running community in the Triad and much more! Plus, we take a running quiz and learn weird facts like how much sweat our feet produce in an average day and how many runners ran the very first New York City Marathon (and what they paid to register!) in 1970.
Amid the throes of March Madness, the gang talks about this year’s NCAA tournament and looks at the week in history from the years that UNC, N.C. State and Duke won their first national championships. Also, words and phrases that show your age. Play along at the end of the podcast with a quiz on actor Burt Reynolds.
It’s the 25th anniversary of the huge snowstorm that rocked the East Coast, and the gang shares memories from that week, including what it was like to cover it as journalists. Also, the usual features, including stories trending on hpenews.com and the Week in History. Stick around for the end of the podcast and play along on a quiz about songs that reference the weather.
The PoDDCouple welcomes special guest and Enterprise staff writer Paul Johnson to talk about what’s so far been an unusual local election year. Also, the gang pays homage to the classic 1968 movie “The Planet of the Apes,” which was released 50 years ago this month. Plus the usual features, including stories trending on hpenews.com and the Week in History. Play along with a quiz on “The Planet of the Apes” at the end of the podcast!
For this week’s podcast, we talk with Alex Apple. Two days before her first marathon, she could barely run a mile. But come race day, she qualified for the Boston Marathon! How did she do it? We talk about her experience qualifying and in Boston in 2017, plus how Pure Barre has helped her improve even more.
As promised in the podcast, here is the link for the High Point Pure Barre: www.purebarre.com/nc-highpoint. And here is the six-mile Boston Marathon treadmill workout mentioned in the podcast: Run 1 mile at 1% incline. Run the first “hill” to 1.7 milemark at 3%. Run 1.7-2.7 at 1% to recover. Run the second “hill” from 2.7-3.0 miles at 6%. Then recover from 3.0-4.4 miles at 1%. For “hill” number three, run from the 4.4 milemark to 4.8 at 4%, then bring it back down to 1% until you hit 5.4 miles. From 5.4-5.8, which represents Heartbreak Hill, bump the incline up to 6%. After that, bring it down to 1% until you hit 6.0.
With Oscar weekend approaching, the gang talks about the best and worst “Best Picture” winners over the 90-year history of the awards. Play along with a quiz on “The Godfather” and “The Godfather II.” Plus a special Week in History, stories trending on hpenews.com and more.
Oh, baby! On this week’s episode, we talk with Mandy Wahl. She’s pregnant and if you think that would steer her away from running, you’re mistaken! She’s done several races, including two ultramarathons carrying her baby girl. Plus, we talk about some cool upcoming races for both newcomers and seasoned runners. Which are you most excited for?
As mentioned in the podcast, here is the episode with Stevven Anderson: www.hpenews.com/podcast-just-run-with-it-episode-a-new-store-and/article_b4ef5dcc-0dbc-11e8-99b1-ff34290f74ac.html
And the links to the races! Girls and Pearls: https://store.fleetfeetgreensboro.com/shop/events/girls-and-pearls-run, The Big Run: https://store.fleetfeetgreensboro.com/shop/events/big-run-fun-run-high-point, and Smiles for Miles 5K and Fun Run: http://www.kellinfoundation.org/smiles-4-miles.html
The PoDDCouple welcome Enterprise feature writer Jimmy Tomlin, who shares a few stories about interviews and encounters with the late Don Knotts. Also, play along with the gang as they once again test their knowledge of “The Andy Griffith Show” with a quiz at the end of the podcast. Also, the usual features, including stories trending on hpenews.com and the Week in History.
In honor of Valentine’s Day, the gang talks about the best romantic comedies of all time and checks out the Rotten Tomatoes list for the top 50. Play along with a quiz on famous “chick flicks” at the end of the podcast. Plus, stories trending on hpenews.com, the Week in History and more.
We talk with Don Garrison, an athletic trainer and sports medicine professional, about common running injuries and how to avoid them, plus advice for new runners. We also learn more about his background zipping around the track in the 800-meter race.
Was High Point’s first officer killed in the line of duty … shot by his own chief? This tragic tale is as much a mystery as it is history.
If you’ve visited the High Point Fleet Feet store, there’s a good chance you’ve run into Stevven Anderson. In this podcast, we talk about why the Fleet Feet store recently moved locations, what it’s like to coach a group of runners of different abilities, and — breaking news! — his upcoming first marathon! It’s all in this week’s Just Run With It.
The gang talks about the renewed effort to solve the riddle of the mysterious death of actress Natalie Wood in 1981. Plus, a look at the week in local history from that year and stories currently trending on hpenews.com. How well do you know 1980s music? Play along with a quiz on the hits of 1981 at the end of the podcast.
When he was younger, Winston-Salem resident Donnie Cowart was told no a lot — he was too short or too small for the sports he wanted to try. Then he found running. While it wasn’t love at first site, everything changed after that. And when you hear how fast this guy can run while jumping over hurdles… You’ll be blown away (also, yes, he likes it now). We talked about Donnie’s passion for steeplechase, what it was like to stand on the line for the Olympic Trials, breaking 4 minutes in the mile and how to push through a hard workout or race to a successful finish. He has some excellent advice for you. This is one of my favorite podcasts, so I hope you enjoy!
If you run around the Triad area of North Carolina, you probably know Thad McLaurin, also known as RunnerDude. A few years ago, Thad took a chance and opened up RunnerDude’s Fitness, which now offers group runs, classes, workshops, boot camps and more. People of all ages and abilities have taken advantage of Thad’s knowledge and experience. We learn more about Thad’s background and why he started running, how he can help you with your fitness and what’s next. For more information, visit www.runnerdudesfitness.com.
It’s hard not to feel sorry for poor Grady Ferguson, a bank robber who was forced into crime by an unexpected tragedy. By all accounts, the 27-year-old Ferguson was a law-abiding citizen. And then in 1922, after a devastating fire, he started robbing from banks. But after listening to this podcast, can you not feel (sort of) bad for him?
The PoDDCouple talks about the life and career of Robin Williams and discovers some interesting facts about the late comic and actor. Also the regular features, including the Week in History and stories trending on hpenews.com. Test your knowledge of Robin Williams and his movies by playing along with a quiz at the end of the podcast.
The PoDDCouple rings in the new year by remembering “The Poseidon Adventure” and some of the other most famous New Year’s Eve movie scenes on film. Play along with a quiz on this iconic film from the early 1970s. Also, the usual stories trending on hpenews.com, the Week in History and more.
Merry Christmas! In the spirit of the season, the gang talks about classic toys and the most popular toys throughout history, including their personal favorites. Do yours make the list? Play along as they test their knowledge with a quiz on the classic holiday film, “It’s a Wonderful Life.” Plus, the usual features, including the week in history and stories trending on hpenews.com.
What are the best TV Westerns of all time? The PoDDCouple talk about their favorites and compare them to rankings by the Western Writers of America. How many do you recognize? Plus, stories trending on hpenews.com, the week in local history and a quiz on “Gunsmoke,” the longest-running drama in TV history.
In November, I, your podcast host, participated in a 24-hour race in Virginia. In this episode, I sit alone in our studio to talk to you about it went. Was it weird to do a podcast alone about myself? You betcha! Listen in to see how the race went, what recovery was like (OUCH) and what’s next.
Before the city had prepared to honor its two historic racetracks — High Point Speedway and Tri-City Speedway — with an unveiling of historical markers, it was easy to think of those early years as the glory days. But, in all honesty, it wasn’t all glory. The competition was as dirty as the track itself. Listen here for more.
Dennis Tam didn’t like his first race, but he had already signed up for a second and decided after that one, he’d quit. But that all changed very quickly. Today, he’s halfway through his 50-state challenge of running a half or a full marathon in every state. We talk about how running helped his physical and mental health, how to run a race in 50 states and more.
And big congratulations to him because after the podcast, he found out he’d gotten into the lottery for the 2018 Berlin Marathon.
Summer conjures up fond memories of hot summer nights at the ballpark. At Thomasville’s Finch Field, though — where generations of spectators have spent many an evening — not all the memories are pleasant. One memory, in particular, stands out as the darkest night in Finch Field’s 82-year history: The night the stadium’s glorious old grandstand burned to the ground. This is that story.
Want to get out on the trails, but are nervous about running in the woods? It can be intimidating to go from running in neighborhoods to running to the forest, especially alone. On a weekly basis, Julie Greene leads a group as they explore the various trails in the area. We talk about how to get involved, her favorite and toughest races and how to truly enjoy a run.
One day, she just thought, “Why not?” That’s the reason Carla Flores-Ballesteros signed up for the Pilot Mountain to Hanging Rock 50K in North Carolina. This trail race looks very much like a V. Downhill for a while, followed by a long uphill. Join us as we talk with Carla about this experience, what it was like to complete it with her husband (it was his first race) and she kept going when the going got tough.
Hollywood’s “Spider-Man” may have been number one at the box office last weekend, but a century ago, a real-life Spider-Man was the main attraction in downtown High Point. In 1918, a man who called himself “The Human Spider” came to town and climbed what was then the tallest building in town, the five-story Bank of Commerce building on North Main Street. Learn more about him, and how the climb went, in this podcast.
You’ve heard of festivals. And you’ve heard of racing. But putting those two together for a multi-day event? Sign me up! Winston-Salem resident Brad Falvey talks about his experience at the 2017 Trailfest in Utah, a three-day festival including a morning run and various optional activities throughout the afternoon and evening. Brad also talks about his most recent ultramarathon, which was hard but went well, and his very first one, which was hard but did not go well. If you’re a trail runner, this podcast was made for you!
Will the colonies finally rise up against Negan? The PoDDCouple explore this and other burning questions as the hit TV series gets ready to kick off its eighth season. Also, fans of the show can try to match wits with Joe and Mark by playing along with a quiz. Plus, the usual Week in History and stories trending on www.hpenews.com.
On this week’s podcast, we meet the Yoemans. And what a power couple! Jeremy and Valarie not only run, but also compete in triathlons. We talk about our first triathlons (and my only!), what it’s like to race together and the BIG triathlon they’re doing together in 2018.
In early September, 12 Triad runners participated in the 2017 Blue Ridge Relay. This 208-mile race invites groups of runners to run from the mountains of Virginia to Asheville, North Carolina. The High Point Pub Runners, including Just Run With It host Stephanie Butzer, took on this challenge. Here’s the story of this wild adventure.
In December of 2016, Claudia Marini lost her 22-year-old daughter to an overdose. Since then, this local runner has put on a brave face to help those who struggle with addiction by changing the system they’re thrown into. Claudia put together a 5K, which is scheduled for this weekend (Oct. 7), called Maddie’s Miles. You can sign up for the race here: www.RunSignUp.com/Race/NC/WinstonSalem/MaddiesMiles5k.
You can count yourself lucky if you’ve ever ran with Cindy Barbour — not only because it means you’re running alongside one of the most motivated runners in the area, but because you can keep up with her! Cindy, who calls Greensboro home, talks with us about how helping others reach their fitness goal inspires her, her 100-mile at the Crooked Road 24-hour ultra, how she’s hiking the Appalachian Trail and how it felt to win the 2009 Charlottesville Marathon for women.
Mark and Joe say goodbye to producer Allison Temple with a friendly bout of Match Game. Play along with the gang, including new podcast producer Stephanie Butzer. Plus, the week in local history and stories trending on www.hpenews.com
Nicole Donoghue and Debbie Allison join us on this week’s Just Run With It podcast. We talked about The Declan Donoghue Foundation, which Nicole started after her toddler son passed away. The foundation builds playgrounds around the Triad and raises most of its funds through an annual 5K. We talk why play is important for both kids and adults, why the foundation is focusing on playgrounds and why the race is such a hit. See more on the foundation at www.DeclansFoundation.org.
Sarah Beth Davis, executive director of GO FAR, and the nonprofit’s founder Robin Lindsay, talk about their own passion for running and how the idea for GOFAR (Go Out For A Run) came to be. The nonprofit, which is supported by donations, gets children in elementary and middle school interested in healthy lifestyles. The 10-week program concludes at the end of each semester with a 5K. To learn more, visit www.GOFARClub.org.
On this episode of The PoDDCouple, we talk about the opening of the 2017 NFL season, including predictions on this week’s games. Play along and see if you can pick them out! Plus, the regular features, including Week in History and stories trending on www.hpenews.com.
As cryptic letters kept coming – and the anonymous phone calls and the thinly veiled threats and the mysterious men lurking outside her house — what she thought was a harmless prank quickly evolved into what surely must have been the most terrifying six weeks of her life
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In this episode, we talk with Greensboro runner Amy Ogonowski about how to balance a full, honest life outside of running with, well, running! As people prepare for fall races, it’s certainly a stressful time for some Triad runners. We talk about how going for a run can ease stress, but how too much can lead to disaster, and how having a structured training plan can help.
Hard to believe it’s been 30 years since “Married… with Children” debuted and changed the nation’s television landscape (for better or for worse). The PoDDCouple discover some interesting facts about the show and cast.
It’s a well-known saying that running is like free therapy. But is it really? Corrinne Rosquillo shares with us her story of her mental health struggles, why she tried running and how it affected her, both physically and mentally.