Endurance for Everyone
teamE4E 137: ROB SPRINT | TRAIL STORIES (PART 1)

teamE4E 137: ROB SPRINT | TRAIL STORIES (PART 1)

June 7, 2018

Rob starts a two-part sprint on some stories from the trails

teamE4E 136: ROB SPRINT | FIND A TRAIL AND RUN

teamE4E 136: ROB SPRINT | FIND A TRAIL AND RUN

June 6, 2018

Rob talks about getting out there while on vacation and doing what you need to do

teamE4E 135: IDENTITY CRISIS | CHANGING GOALS | LET IT GO

teamE4E 135: IDENTITY CRISIS | CHANGING GOALS | LET IT GO

June 4, 2018

As it does to most of us at some point, Rob is having a bit of an identity crisis this year. As lives change, training changes, due to demands on time by work, life, family, so how do you change with it and still maintain the identity you have clung to for so many years? Sometimes it's just a matter of letting things go and realizing that you are not a Triathlete, or a Runner, or anything of the sort; you are an Endurance Athlete at your heart.

teamE4E 134: JOHN SPRINT | COACHING PHILOSOPHIES

teamE4E 134: JOHN SPRINT | COACHING PHILOSOPHIES

June 2, 2018

Every coach has a guiding set of principles and beliefs that they have developed through training, both their own and the "book learnin'" received as part of the certification process. But when what is taught in a class clashes with what experience has taught, what do you do?

teamE4E 133: JOHN SPRINT | OLD THINKING

teamE4E 133: JOHN SPRINT | OLD THINKING

June 1, 2018

John has some thoughts on running and training in the morning vs. at night and why we cling to old thiking when it comes to many of our training habits.

teamE4E 132: THE GAP RIDE | SMALL TOWN AMERICANA | REAL BIKE PEOPLE

teamE4E 132: THE GAP RIDE | SMALL TOWN AMERICANA | REAL BIKE PEOPLE

May 29, 2018

Rob is back from his adventure and we get to listen to how the ride went, some lessons learned, how great small town Americana can be, and how much REAL bike people rock. Shout outs to both Meghan Collins Fanning who is in Day 6 of the 888K Infinitus Trail Race, and to our old frond from Octane Athletics Dave Jimenez who is recovering from a nasty bike wreck.

teamE4E 131: ROB SPRINT - THE GAP TRAIL

teamE4E 131: ROB SPRINT - THE GAP TRAIL

May 25, 2018

Want to tackle the Gap Trail ... Rob has some thoughts about it in this Sprint edition

teamE4E 130: JOHN SPRINT - GETTING THE BEST OUT OF YOUR TRAINING

teamE4E 130: JOHN SPRINT - GETTING THE BEST OUT OF YOUR TRAINING

May 23, 2018

John talks about some ways to make sure you are getting the best out of your training, and a few tips to make sure you stay on track.

teamE4E 129: WEIGHT LOSS EPIPHANY | ZONE 2 TRAINING | DIETBET

teamE4E 129: WEIGHT LOSS EPIPHANY | ZONE 2 TRAINING | DIETBET

May 21, 2018

Sometimes it takes a while, sometimes years, to discover something that was probably evident from the start. John talks about some recent revelations in his constant weight loss battle. Does it really mean anything, in the long run, is another discussion, but he may be on to something?

A discussion about Zone 2 training and dietbet is also in the show, and a random "The Office" memory near the end.

Now ... GO TRAIN!!!

 

 

teamE4E 128: ROB SPRINT - TRAINING RESOURCES WORTH THE TIME

teamE4E 128: ROB SPRINT - TRAINING RESOURCES WORTH THE TIME

May 20, 2018

So many magazines and resources for runner, triathletes, and cyclist, and Rob believes in one that still remains worth the money

teamE4E 127: ROB SPRINT - WE ARE NOT A MOUTHPIECE FOR OTHERS

teamE4E 127: ROB SPRINT - WE ARE NOT A MOUTHPIECE FOR OTHERS

May 18, 2018

Rob is back again with some inside information about getting your information to Dietbet, and he takes the initiative in getting some information out about our feelings on some recent feedback concerning show content.

teamE4E 126: ROB SPRINT - WHAT A HEART RATE STRAP CAN TELL YOU

teamE4E 126: ROB SPRINT - WHAT A HEART RATE STRAP CAN TELL YOU

May 16, 2018

Rob on maintenance and a return to the pool and triathlon for a few weeks

teamE4E 125: FAT DOCUMENTARY DISCUSSION WITH VINNIE TORTORICH

teamE4E 125: FAT DOCUMENTARY DISCUSSION WITH VINNIE TORTORICH

May 14, 2018

Well, it was bound to happen sooner or later. we had a slight snafu where after the show John lost the file by hitting the wrong button, and the back up on Rob's end only has me and Vinnie. So, when listening you may notice Vinnie or me responding to something where Rob would have been talking. I listened through and the overall gist of the show is still intact so, we apologize, but the show is still worth a listen.

Make sure to show your support for the film by going to Vinnie's INDIEGOGO page or directly to fatdocumentary.com

teamE4E 124: JOHN SPRINT - THE SUGAR ARGUMENT

teamE4E 124: JOHN SPRINT - THE SUGAR ARGUMENT

May 13, 2018

SUGAR is one of the ongoing themes in this show through all the incarnations, and probably one of the most divisive regardless of what the current studies and science is showing. So let's break it down a bit. At my own peril.

teamE4E 123: ROB SPRINT - DIETBETS AND THE MAGIC PILL

teamE4E 123: ROB SPRINT - DIETBETS AND THE MAGIC PILL

May 10, 2018

Rob enters the Sprint fray with a short discussion about DietBet and the documentary "The Magic Pill". Plus, an appearance by the little guy on the run with Dad.

teamE4E 122: JOHN SPRINT - THE KETO DIET

teamE4E 122: JOHN SPRINT - THE KETO DIET

May 9, 2018

A new feature of the show. Both John and Rob will be recording "sprints" each week; short episodes either alone or with a guest of not more than 15 minutes each.

John is first on the block :-)

teamE4E 121: PITTSBURGH MARATHON RECAP | KAREN CLARKE | FAT DOCUMENTARY

teamE4E 121: PITTSBURGH MARATHON RECAP | KAREN CLARKE | FAT DOCUMENTARY

May 7, 2018

The discussion today is about Rob's Pittsburgh Marathon experience and we are joined by Super Fan and Group Mainstay Karen Clarke who also completed the same race with her husband and got to hang out with Rob before the race. Some great discussion on training, race strategy, and port-a-potties.

Also, as promised in Episode 118, Vinnie Tortorich announced his next project, the documentary "Fat". To support the project go to http://fatdocumentary.com and pledge some money, get your name in the film credits, and help get the truth out there.

teamE4E 120: ST.ANTHONY’S TRIATHLON | EARLY MORNING TRAINING | GLASS BALLS | PITTSBURGH PLANNING

teamE4E 120: ST.ANTHONY’S TRIATHLON | EARLY MORNING TRAINING | GLASS BALLS | PITTSBURGH PLANNING

April 30, 2018

The story of this year's St. Anthony's Triathlon unfolds as we go through John's race day, the training leading up to it, and some thoughts on the way we train, some methods that seemed to work, and juggling life's "glass balls". The show ends with some discussion about Rob's upcoming marathon this weekend and the race plan leading in. Next week we will see how it all works out.

teamE4E 119: BEING BRAVE | THREE BRAINS | ALTER EGO | RACING ON WEED |

teamE4E 119: BEING BRAVE | THREE BRAINS | ALTER EGO | RACING ON WEED |

April 23, 2018

You have three brains; your ancient Chimp brain (keeps you alive), your modern Professor brain (navigates the civilized world), and your Computer brain (accesses memories and runs your habits, both good and bad. They fight for control all the time; you get crazy nervous before a race, you choke under pressure, you quit when the going gets tough, you make dumb mistakes, you worry about how you look. Feeling unworthy of being called an athlete (runner, triathlete, cyclist) is referred to as cognitive distortion, but can also work both ways. Being overconfident can be as damaging as being under confident. How does each happen? 

Drawing from the book "The Brave Athlete" by Dr. Simon Marshall and Lesley Paterson (https://www.velopress.com/books/the-brave-athlete/), a book recently recommended to John by Beth Shaw after reading of his ongoing anxiety about the open water swim, the guys talk about these and some of the points made in the book. 

Well, at least the first 1/3 of the book.

teamE4E 118: VINNIE TORTORICH

teamE4E 118: VINNIE TORTORICH

April 16, 2018

Vinnie Tortorich is an author, radio and podcast host, fitness trainer, model, and international motivational speaker based in Beverly Hills, California. He is well known among most of the teamE4E listeners, as his influence brought Andrew and John together back in 2013 to start this podcast journey, and with this appearance has now, along with Anna Vocino and Jennifer Cultrera, been on every version of the show.

Vinnie is the author of the successful book "Fitness Confidential" and hosts the hugely popular Vinnie Tortorich podcast.

Check out his site at http://vinnietortorich.com. He announces the "secret" that we refer to at the end of the show posted today.

But you're getting nothing out of us yet :-)

teamE4E 117: LEVERAGING TIME OFF | FINAL TRAINING PUSH | RACE DAY PLANNING

teamE4E 117: LEVERAGING TIME OFF | FINAL TRAINING PUSH | RACE DAY PLANNING

April 9, 2018

Rob is on his own for this show (for a good reason that will become apparent, so he gives us an update on his recent runs, his bout with illness and having to get through that while training, and motivation through using "diet bet".

He also discusses some pre-Pittsburgh planning and trying to approximate the race course (a subject that will be covered more in-depth in another upcoming show).

teamE4E 116: ANNA VOCINO | CELIAC DISEASE | NSNG | EAT HAPPY

teamE4E 116: ANNA VOCINO | CELIAC DISEASE | NSNG | EAT HAPPY

April 2, 2018

It is truly an honor when we get to have the best podcast voice in radio (ask Vinnie Tortorich) join us for a show. Anna is an actor, comic, voice overer, podcaster, and cookbooker. Her recent book, "Eat Happy", has been a favorite of ours and of others in the group, so make sure you head over to Amazon and pick up a copy.

As is normal with Anna we do have to warn you of some language throughout the show. Nothing earth shattering but young ears may not be appropriate.

The discussion begins with Anna's journey, her book, her podcasting with Vinnie, and her career as a comedian.

LOADS of good information in the show everyone!

 

teamE4E 115: THE BOZOVICH FILES with KRISTOPH KOCAN of THE DAM TRI

teamE4E 115: THE BOZOVICH FILES with KRISTOPH KOCAN of THE DAM TRI

March 26, 2018

This show has been in the hopper for a few weeks and is finally ready for you, our loyal listeners, to hear first hand.

Rob sits down with the race director of the Dam Tri, Kristoph Kocan, to discuss the history of the race and what the race entails, then Rob and Kristoph go through the race turn by turn, offering a first-hand glimpse into what John and Rob will be facing in June 2018.

Come join us for the race and meet the guys at the finish line. Even if triathlons are not your thing and you're in the area, put on some teamE4E gear and come out to support the guys!

The race info, course maps, etc. can be found at www.thedamtri.com. Let them know where you heard about them!!

teamE4E 114: NYC RECAP | STARKEY STOMP | RECOVERY

teamE4E 114: NYC RECAP | STARKEY STOMP | RECOVERY

March 19, 2018

Two races to talk about in this show; Rob's NYC Half Marathon and John's Starkey stomp 10K Trail Race, with a bonus feature of Rob's on the spot reporting during the actual race.

teamE4E 113: GET THEE TO A DOCTOR | DESTINATION RACES | CHOOSING A DISTANCE

teamE4E 113: GET THEE TO A DOCTOR | DESTINATION RACES | CHOOSING A DISTANCE

March 12, 2018

A lot of discussions this week around the problems of being an adult when all you want to do is ride! 

Cue the Wild Hogs movie here :-)

Also, getting past the man attitude of going to a doctor when things hurt, the problems around racing at different destinations and when to draw the line, and choosing an appropriate race distance to meet your specific goals vs your ego.

teamE4E 112: HOW WAS YOUR RUN TODAY? WITH PETER VILLA & BRYAN GOULD

teamE4E 112: HOW WAS YOUR RUN TODAY? WITH PETER VILLA & BRYAN GOULD

March 5, 2018

For something different this week John and Rob are joined by the podcast superstars Peter Villa and Bryan Gould of the How Was Your Run Today show (found on all your most important podcast apps). The guys engage in talk about (shocker) running, destination races, Millinocket Maine Half Marathon, getting started, and all things in between. Check out their show and make sure to give them a review and let them know you heard about them through teamE4E (and while you're at it go to iTunes and leave us a nice review as well). 

teamE4E 111: GASPARILLA | PUSHING BUTTONS | KETOGEEK | CALL TO ACTION

teamE4E 111: GASPARILLA | PUSHING BUTTONS | KETOGEEK | CALL TO ACTION

February 27, 2018

If you were lucky enough to be on the Facebook group while we recorded this, you go to see (and hear) John's portion of this show on Live.

You are SO lucky ... 

While we continue to figure out how to Live Record, this show Rob and John talk about Whispering Pines, Gasparilla, arriving late to races and pushing your way to the front, rude vendor techniques, meeting longtime friends for the first time, and the problem with "adulting".

Also, if KETO is your thing, go to enduranceforeveryone.com and look to the right for the KetoGeek picture. By entering code teamE4E you get 10% off your purchases from now on!

teamE4E 110: SLOW DOWN | PAVOLV’S DOGS | DEAD LEGS

teamE4E 110: SLOW DOWN | PAVOLV’S DOGS | DEAD LEGS

February 19, 2018

This is an episode where John and Rob are just talking about whatever comes to mind, from longtime listener Kristine Cox's peaking for Gasparilla, to Pavlov's Dogs theory and how the cell phone is the new bell, to having dead legs and running through them.

teamE4E 109: LUKE HUMPHREY & THE HANSONS MARATHON METHOD

teamE4E 109: LUKE HUMPHREY & THE HANSONS MARATHON METHOD

February 12, 2018

Luke Humphrey is many things; a member of several top 25 NCAA cross country teams, a 2:14:38 marathoner, and a three-time Olympic trial qualifier. He is also an advocate and coach who uses the Hansons Marathon Method to help runners of all abilities reach their running goals.

Luke sits down with Rob to discuss his history in the sport and the nuances of the Hansons Method, which is outlined in the books he has co-authored with Keith and Kevin Hanson.

teamE4E 108: SARASOTA 10K | DIMINISHED | NO WATER WHILE EATING

teamE4E 108: SARASOTA 10K | DIMINISHED | NO WATER WHILE EATING

February 5, 2018

A shorter show tonight but filled with things that will surely set you on edge and make you talk.

John gives a short race report on his 10K over the weekend and why he feels the personal bests are coming with each event, but he also admits to not eating prior to racing. So there's that, too.

Both John and Rob listen to the Fatman Chronicles podcast with Pete and Gretchen and they discuss something Pete brought up in a recent episode about a diminished feeling while training at times. Our guys have an opinion on that also.

And while you're at it, check out their show also.

No water while you eat? If Tom "the second coming" Brady believes in it then it must be true, right?

teamE4E 107: GENDER SPECIFIC TRAINING | RACE SWITCHING | BEING ALL INCLUSIVE

teamE4E 107: GENDER SPECIFIC TRAINING | RACE SWITCHING | BEING ALL INCLUSIVE

January 29, 2018

On this week's show, John and Rob discuss their specific training and how each is coming along in the timeline.

John then wonders aloud why there are books geared toward specific genders (i.e, "Running for Women") since gender plays no part in how he designs a training plan for his clients.

Ron might be switching his Pittsburgh race to one in Texas on the same weekend for the chance to run shoulders with Chip Gaines. Since this is the weekend after John's triathlon, he is pondering joining him there for the weekend. And if that is not enough of a teamE4E group racing meetup, John is going to join Rob in PA late June for the Dam Tri.

The show ends with a talk on the group being all-inclusive and welcoming, unlike other groups out there in Facebook land that is becoming increasingly condescending and, well, mean-spirited.

teamE4E 106: IT’S OK TO BE SELFISH | FOOD FOR THOUGHT | THE SOY LIE

teamE4E 106: IT’S OK TO BE SELFISH | FOOD FOR THOUGHT | THE SOY LIE

January 21, 2018

John and Rob save the world this week. But that was before the recording started. So what you are left with, dear listeners, is a discussion about depression, being selfish and stubborn, working through food cravings, and a talk about the issue with soy in our daily diet.

teamE4E 105: SUGAR | COURAGE TO STAND | TREADMILL | HASH HOUSE HARRIERS

teamE4E 105: SUGAR | COURAGE TO STAND | TREADMILL | HASH HOUSE HARRIERS

January 15, 2018

Welcome to 2018 and thank you for being a part of Endurance for Everyone and teamE4E!

 

Is sugar going the way of tobacco, and why do some insist on pushing sweeteners as a "healthy" alternative to sugar usage. After a short football geeking out John and Rob discuss why sugar seems to be an issue still with some people, not in its use but in its ability to turn some people into zealots. The bottom line is that your body is much like a computer; you put garbage in you are going to get garbage out. It all starts with food, and even if you are lucky enough to not show outward signs of damage, what you eat DOES affect you.

The discussion also starts with the use of treadmills, and indoor training in general and how it can both aid and hurt you when training for a race.  

A "Hash Race"? What is that??

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teamE4E 104: CROOM ZOOM RACE REPORT | MARATHON TRAINING WEEK 1 | VERTICAL OSCILLATION

teamE4E 104: CROOM ZOOM RACE REPORT | MARATHON TRAINING WEEK 1 | VERTICAL OSCILLATION

January 8, 2018

This week the show will focus on a couple of updates within the show's hosts; John's recent 25K Trail Race and Rob's first week of marathon training. 

How did it go for each of them? Tune in to find out!

Then to completely confuse you, John starts explaining the meaning and use of vertical oscillation readings. 

If you are not already a member of the group head on over to Facebook and check us out.  If you have a chance please share the show with someone and leave us a review wherever you are listening to this.

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teamE4E 103: THE BOZOVICH FILES with AMY WIERMAN

teamE4E 103: THE BOZOVICH FILES with AMY WIERMAN

January 1, 2018

Amy Weirman is a long-time member of the Facebook Group and we have all been following her swimming exploits from the beginning. Distance is not the only thing she does well, but we have watched in awe as she climbs into sub-50 degree water on a regular basis.  In today's episode, Rob sits down with Amy to discuss endurance swimming, how she got into it and some of the tips and techniques that she has figured out along the way.

If you are not already a member of the group head on over to Facebook and check us out.  If you have a chance please share the show with someone and leave us a review wherever you are listening to this.

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teamE4E 102: THE BOZOVICH FILES with COACH SEAN MEEHAN of ZENDURANCENOW

teamE4E 102: THE BOZOVICH FILES with COACH SEAN MEEHAN of ZENDURANCENOW

December 25, 2017

It's a Christmas Night Special from teamE4E

In this weeks episode, Rob sits down with Sean Meehan. Sean covered his search for fitness and weight loss post-military service. His journey takes him down an interesting path. Sean starts with some OCR and only makes things harder from there. In Sean’s quest to qualify for he starts running ultras which leads to him running an epic race on one of Pennsylvania’s toughest trails. True to trial culture the Laurel Highlands Ultra is a grueling 70.5 mile run with many ups and downs. Let’s listen to the epic tale.

 

 

teamE4E 101: THE WHY | THE COMPARISON TRAP | GUILTY PLEASURES

teamE4E 101: THE WHY | THE COMPARISON TRAP | GUILTY PLEASURES

December 18, 2017

We begin where it began, at the beginning, so the end is now a new beginning.

So let's begin ... 

We have grown quite a bit over the last 100 shows, and along the way, we have picked up new listeners and people who are just starting out on the endurance journey. We are going to spend this show talking about the start; how to come to grips with WHY you are doing this, what your purpose is, and how to seek out help when it is needed (and everyone needs help now and then). 

Have you fallen into the comparison trap? Social Comparison is a core element of human nature, so how do you accept it for yourself while still not allowing it to demotivate or hinder you? 

What are your guilty pleasures at Christmas? Hallmark channel? Die Hard? Or like John is it something from his childhood like Chitty Chitty Bang Bang??

teamE4E 100: MILESTONE | ANDREW WEAVER | MEAGHAN NANA SINKAM | RANDY MESSMAN | MEGHAN COLLINS FANNING

teamE4E 100: MILESTONE | ANDREW WEAVER | MEAGHAN NANA SINKAM | RANDY MESSMAN | MEGHAN COLLINS FANNING

December 11, 2017

When a milestone like 100 episodes is reached you have to do something different to mark the occasion. Even though this is a free podcast, we here at teamE4E take this very seriously and recognize the work of the people who help us behind the scenes (Brent Larimer, Roxanne Babbott, Megan Medina, etc.) as well as those that have been in the front lines as the show has evolved from IM YEAR ONE to BACK OF PACK ENDURANCE, to FAT SLOW TRIATHLETE, and finally to the podcast as it is now.

To mark this milestone episode we decided to have Rob interview some of the people who have contributed to the actual show in the past.

The first guest is Andrew Weaver who was the co-host of both IM YEAR ONE and BACK OF PACK ENDURANCE. Andrew was the guiding force behind those shows and without him, John would still be just writing a blog. So you can blame him for having John in your ear every week.

The second guest was John's initial thought for a co-host after Andrew left the show and it changed to FAT SLOW TRIATHLETE. Meaghan Nana Sinkam has been a listener since the beginning and has been on the show many times in all of its incarnations. She can always be counted on to ask the hard questions and to hold the mirror up to you and make you answer the things you may not want to answer.

The third, and most recent, is Mr. Randy Messman, the co-host for the first 80 or so episodes. Randy is an Ironman Certifed Coach and brought great insight and technical expertise to the show. John and Randy shared a similar background, both being veterans of the US NAVY, and both brought to the show honesty and transparency that continues today.

Finally, Meghan Collins Fanning has also been on the show many times and could be doing her own show if she wanted to do so. She was John's coach for almost 4 years, his guiding force when he moved from triathlon's to trail running, the bug in his ear when he doubted his own abilities, and the cheerleader when he wanted to attempt harder things. 

The first 100 has been a pleasure and an honor. There are big things in the works for the next year or so as Endurance for Everyone and teamE4E try to take some next steps. Thanks for being here to this point, and we hope you stick around for the ride.

teamE4E 99:   THE MOST IMPORTANT MUSCLE | BODY WEIGHT EXERCISES | GOOD INTENTIONS STOLEN

teamE4E 99: THE MOST IMPORTANT MUSCLE | BODY WEIGHT EXERCISES | GOOD INTENTIONS STOLEN

December 4, 2017

What is the most important muscle in the body? The answer might surprise you.

Bodyweight Exercises are strength training exercises that do not require free weights or machines as the individual's own weight provides resistance against gravity. It is recognized that bodyweight exercises can enhance a range of biomotor abilities including strength, power, endurance, speed, flexibility, coordination and balance. This type of strength training has grown in popularity for both recreational and professional athletes, with a range of sports disciplines using bodyweight resistance training as part of their fitness programs. Bodyweight training utilizes simple abilities such as pushing, pulling, squatting, bending, twisting and balancing.Movements such as the push-up, the pull-up, and the sit-up are some of the most common bodyweight exercises. Types are Push, Pull, and Core. (Wikipedia)

As our friend Vinnie Tortorich likes to say; your good intentions have been stolen. But what does that mean exactly, and where should you look for these "traps". We are here to try to help you with that this week, from the trapping of labels like "natural flavoring" and "organic" to the pitfall of artificial sweeteners.

teamE4E 98: THE ART OF SAYING NO | INTERMITTENT FASTING | TAPERING

teamE4E 98: THE ART OF SAYING NO | INTERMITTENT FASTING | TAPERING

November 29, 2017

Saying No to something or someone is never easy, but the art of saying No is realizing you need o get rid of the static in your life in order to focus on the important things. That's what the guys are talking about tonight in episode 98.

Along with that, there is a discussion on intermittent fasting; what it is, how it works, and how to plan it out.