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#364 - Matt Chittim with Jason Fitzgerald

The Rambling Runner Podcast

In today's episode we are putting out a conversation that I had with Jason Fitzgerald for episode 204 of his very popular Strength Running Podcast. Jason's show is one of the most popular running podcasts in the world. He also consistently puts out great information on becoming a better runner on YouTube, his website, and his newsletter. Strength Running: https://strengthrunning.com. Strength Running podcast: https://strengthrunning.com/podcast. Here are the show-notes he wrote-up for that episode:Can we “life hack” our way in running? Shortcut the workouts, skip the warm-ups, and ignore the rest of the training? No! Like it or not, running well requires effort outside of the actual runs.The dynamic warm-ups and post-run workouts, referred to as the sandwich method, are key to your running longevity. So is strength training, recovery, and sleep. And those are just the physical aspects.Running is really a lot more than just the run. If you want to continue progressing in the sport, you can’t hack your way into itThere are no shortcuts. Just smart training and the curiosity to keep going.On today’s podcast, we have a guest who lives and breathes running. Yet he, too, has made mistakes in his training. He’s here today to talk about the lessons he has learned and share stories of running that will ignite the passion in all of us.In this podcast, we talk about his recent injury, what lead to it, and the lessons that Matt learned through this experience. He offers words of wisdom that serve as a valuable reminder to all of us:We also talk about how we’re all special but not unique in our needs. Our bodies all require proper care to perform at their best. Though the implementation of training and recovery technique is specific to each runner.I enjoy hearing Matt reflecting on all this for himself while offering insights to our community.Our topics of conversation also cover: The start and evolution of a running career What leads to a running injury and how to recover from it Importance of the proper training process The difference between knowing the right things and doing them Sponsors:Breo is on a mission to make self care accessible for all. Their products are designed to meet the highest standards, ensuring quality relaxation for years to come. Breo's ergonomic design blends with outstanding massage technology to help people bring sustainable self-care to their daily routine. My two favorite products are their mini-massage gun and the foot massager. Seriously, you need to try this foot massager! Save 17% at https://us.breo.com with code RAMBLINGRUNNER.Follow Matt:Instagram - @rambling_runnerTwitter - @rambling_runnerRambling Runner Podcast Community Corner private Facebook group - www.facebook.com/groups/125544686229661 Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices


30 Aug 2021

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Rambling with Running Coach and Podcaster Matt Chittim

Healthy Runner Podcast

This was such a joy to sit down with the rambling runner himself, Matt Chittim to discuss all things running, podcasting, recovering from injuries, dad life, and even best places to visit in New England! Matt is a running coach and podcaster of one of the top 10 running podcasts of all time, the Rambling Runner Podcast. In this episode, Matt pulls back the curtain to share his running journey, podcast journey, dealing with a frustrating injury, and even provides us with some running form and training tips!  He was even a good sport to participate in our first SPARK lightning round of questions. This is one that will certainly keep you entertained during your run!  I hope you enjoy it! Be sure to check out the Rambling Runner podcast wherever you listen to this show! Connect with Matt: Rambling Runner Podcast: https://theramblingrunner.com/ Instagram: @rambling_runner Twitter: @rambling_runner Sponsored by... This episode is sponsored by UCAN nutrition which is powered by superstarch and it delivers that steady long lasting energy without the spike and then the crash. With those long hot summer runs happening, try the best summer product, UCAN Hydrate to get those electrolytes that you need to stay hydrated! Since you are a part of our Healthy Runner community, you will get 20% of all of your orders at ucan.co. Just use the code HEALTHYRUNNER during checkout when placing your order. Go ahead and give UCAN a try. Trust me… you won’t regret it!  I hope you enjoy the episode and as always, thank you for listening! As always, thank you for listening and I hope you enjoyed the episode! *If you’re enjoying the podcast and want to show your support, please write a brief review on Apple Podcasts. It only takes a minute and will help new listeners to discover the show. Want step by step instructions on how easy it is to leave a review?  Click here to get my instructions on how to leave a review!  Thank you in advance for your consideration! Subscribe, listen, and review: Subscribe to the Healthy Runner podcast on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Stitcher, Google Podcasts, iHeart Radio, and Amazon Music/ Alexa. Stream this episode in your browser 💙 Helping You Stay Healthy Doing what YOU Love ⚡️ 𝙎𝙋𝘼𝙍𝙆 𝙋𝙝𝙮𝙨𝙞𝙘𝙖𝙡 𝙏𝙝𝙚𝙧𝙖𝙥𝙮 and the 𝙃𝙚𝙖𝙡𝙩𝙝𝙮 𝙍𝙪𝙣𝙣𝙚𝙧 𝙋𝙤𝙙𝙘𝙖𝙨𝙩 Helping Dedicated Runners Keep Running, Get Stronger, and Run Faster…even if you have been told to stop running with an injury If you are a runner and frustrated with your nagging aches and pains we can help you 𝙎𝙩𝙖𝙮 𝘼𝙘𝙩𝙞𝙫𝙚, 𝙎𝙩𝙖𝙮 𝙃𝙚𝙖𝙡𝙩𝙝𝙮, 𝙖𝙣𝙙 𝙅𝙪𝙨𝙩 𝙆𝙚𝙚𝙥 𝙍𝙪𝙣𝙣𝙞𝙣𝙜.       𝐇𝐞𝐚𝐥𝐭𝐡𝐲 𝐑𝐮𝐧𝐧𝐞𝐫   𝙎𝙩𝙧𝙤𝙣𝙜𝙚𝙧…𝙁𝙖𝙨𝙩𝙚𝙧…𝙇𝙞𝙛𝙚 𝙇𝙤𝙣𝙜 𝙍𝙪𝙣𝙣𝙞𝙣𝙜 🏃🏻‍♀️ Health for Runners BY Runners 🏃🏻‍♂️Listen & Subscribe: Apple Podcasts Spotify Stitcher Google Play iHeartRadio Amazon Music Website

1hr 14mins

26 Aug 2021

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LEARNING from other runners w/ Matt Chittim of The Rambling Runner podcast

A to Z Running

Matt Chittim of The Rambling Runner podcast joins Andi and Zach to discuss takeaways and lessons learned from other runners. Having interviewed countless athletes on his show, Matt has plenty to share on the topic! Andi and Zach also break down the latest running news, including the Falmouth Road Race, the Brooklyn Mile, and update on the Boston Marathon. For the complete notes, links, and resources, visit https://atozrunning.com/episode98 For coaching and training details and services, visit https://atozrunning.com/coaching


17 Aug 2021

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204. Rambling Runner Matt Chittim on Building Passion for Running and Lessons Learned from 500+ Podcast Episodes

The Strength Running Podcast

Matt Chittim is the host for the Rambling Runner and Road to the Trials podcasts. He is a running coach and, of course, a passionate runner himself. He is enthusiastic about amateur runners and contributes so much to the community through his content. In this podcast, we talk about his recent injury, what lead to it, and the lessons that Matt learned through this experience. Our topics of conversation also cover: The start and evolution of a running career What leads to a running injury and how to recover from it Importance of the proper training process The difference between knowing the right things and doing them I loved this raw and real conversation and I hope you will find it to be informative as well. Links & Resources from the Show: Follow Matt on Instagram and Twitter Check out the Rambling Runner website Mentioned episode with Duane Scotti See our injury prevention program with a free course Join our SR team - a community of passionate runners Thank you Precision Hydration! Thank you to our newest sponsor, Precision Hydration. If you've ever struggled with hydration or electrolyte issues, use code STRENGTH15 to get 15% off your first order. They offer tablets, packets, and other essentials to help you train in any environment. Precision Hydration knows that there isn't a one-size-fits all approach to hydration, which is why I love that they help athletes refine their hydration strategy for whatever event they're training for. If you can’t get a custom sweat test done, they have a free online test that will give you your own personalized hydration strategy. It’s heating up where I am and I’m ending my runs a lot sweatier than I was just a month ago. I know I’ll be paying a lot more attention to my hydration and electrolyte needs. This is especially important with longer runs in the mountains here at altitude. You can learn much more about hydration in my conversation with the founder of Precision Hydration, Andy Blow. Check out Precision Hydration and get 15% off your first order of electrolytes that match how you sweat by using the code "STRENGTH15".


15 Jul 2021

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The Relatable, Rambling Runner: Matt Chittim

Run to the Top Podcast | The Ultimate Guide to Running

The Relatable, Rambling Runner - Matt Chittim Most running podcasts focus on professional runners. Matt Chittim’s Rambling Runner podcast focuses on dedicated amateur runners who are working hard at the sport while also balancing running with the rest of their lives.  That’s not to say Matt ignores the elites. He also covers the other end of the spectrum with his Road to the Trials podcast which follows the training, racing, and experiences of some of America’s best runners as they prepared for the Olympic Trials. As an athlete, Matt is a former college basketball player and coach. He started running at a young age with an occasional 5k or track season but most of his running was at the service of getting fit for other sports. After college Matt started taking running more seriously and eventually became fully invested in the running community.  Matt is currently working through a year-long journey called Mastering 40 in which he is hoping to break 40:00 in the 10k after turning 40 years old. He talks to Coach Claire about his training ups and downs and what motivated him to set this “stretch goal.” Matt also talks about how his Ramblin Runner podcast got started, his most memorable interview, and what he thinks the differences are between professional and amateur runners. He is a natural storyteller who brings a unique perspective to the running community! Questions Matt is asked:  3:50 Most of us know you from your popular running podcast Rambling Runner. Can we go back to the beginning of how it all got started and how it's going now? 8:10 What do you attribute the growth of your podcast to? 9:32 What have been some of your most memorable interviews?   11:05 Who is still on your list of dream interviews? 13:28 You’ve got another show, Road to the Trials, which obviously interviews the best of the best, the elite Americans who are gunning for the Olympic Trials, so you have interviewed your share of elites and you’ve interviewed your share of just recreational runners. What would you say is the difference between the two? 15:54 PTs probably love working with professional runners because they do what they’re told more than amateur runners do. 18:38 You have a new series within your podcast called Mastering 40 that you started last August, dedicated to chronicling your journey of breaking 40 minutes in the 10k. Let's talk about that and what you are doing to prepare. 21:29 How’s your Mastering 40 goal going? 22:21 How did you injure your knee and how did it affect your training goal? 23:07 Do you have a date for your goal? When’s the time trial? 24:26 What kind of races are you looking for to prepare for your time trial? 25:19 What are all the other things you’re doing? What's training like?  Nutrition, sleep, all that good stuff, etc? How are you doing in those areas? 29:28 Another project of yours is Road to the Trials.  Can you talk about that and who you bring on the show?   32:33 We could talk about how great such and such race was but you really learn so much more when everything falls apart. 36:54 What's next for you?  What happens when you break 40? Questions I ask everyone: 40:01 If you could go back and talk to yourself when you started running, what advice would you give? 40:46 What is the greatest gift running has given you? 41:00 Where can listeners connect with you?   Quotes by Matt: “I started the Rambling Runner podcast with the idea of there’s a lot of running podcasts out there that I really liked and the vast majority of them were talking to professional runners... and I was like, ‘All right, no one’s talking to amateur runners. Let’s do that.’” “Professional athletes in any sport are incredibly gifted athletes, and I think that the thing that’s easy to miss sometimes for dedicated amateur runners is sometimes they hold themselves to too high a standard. These folks, they were awesome at running the minute they started running.” “One of the things I’ve learned through the show is that just like anything else, racing is a skill. It’s not just a test of fitness.” Take a Listen on Your Next Run Leave a space for libsyn link Want more awesome interviews and advice? Subscribe to our iTunes channel Mentioned in this podcast: The Rambling Runner podcast Road to the Trial‪s podcast Amino Co - RunnersConnect Anchor - The easiest way to make a podcast InsideTracker.com Runners Connect Winner's Circle Facebook Community RunnersConnect Facebook page RunnersConnect Retreats email Coach Claire Follow Matt on: Instagram Twitter We really hope you’ve enjoyed this episode of Run to the Top. The best way you can show your support of the show is to share this podcast with your family and friends and share it on your Facebook, Twitter, or any other social media channel you use. The more people who know about the podcast and download the episodes, the more I can reach out to and get top running influencers, to bring them on and share their advice, which hopefully makes the show even more enjoyable for you!


14 Apr 2021

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How The Rambling Runner, Matt Chittim is smashing his 10k PR before turning 40

DLake Creates Running for Masters Of Some

If you want to run a faster 10k as you get older listen to this episode!Download the free full transcription pdf hereEpisode Highlights (aka Why You Should Listen aka TLDR)Matt Chittim aka The Rambling Runner is documenting his journey to get a personal record in the 10k before turning 40His journey might be similar to a lot of people out there with injuries over the past few years not allowing him to get to his potentialHow white people/brands can do better for the BIPOC endurance athlete communityHis Virtual Summit 2021 - Accountability through showing the world his journey via his podcast and blog & Much MoreAbout Matt Chittim, The Rambling RunnerFounder & Host of The Rambling Runner Podcast and brand and helps amateur runners reach their potential through his podcast and blogHe's a master interviewer. Seriously check out his podcast! Some great questions being thrown at the guestsThe Rambling Runner podcast is always in the top 10 of USA sports podcasts, Has published 300 podcast episodes to date and Has reached 2.5 million downloads to dateIs a Run Coach with Mckirdy trained runnersHas had on his podcast a slew of well runners including; Matt Fitzgerald, Bart Yasso, Marquis Bowden, Anne Maher, Olivia Baker, Jamison Michael, and moreEpisode Quotes"It's actually more frustrating to be coming back from the injury - than the injury itself""People having timeliness to their goals is the biggest issue. I think goals are great - long term, short term, process and progress goals are great. Where it can start getting tricky is with progress goals. Attaching a timeline to a goal can be really tough. It can lead to potentially overtraining and tamp down the motivation""How many top triathletes are really good runners? All of them. That's why they are top triathletes. Don't be afraid that cross train will hurt your running. It won't."Episode LinksRead “How I will run one per cent faster of 10 years” hereThe Rambling Runner Mastering 40 SeriesMore on Matt and The Rambling Runner Podcast - The Rambling Runner Virtual Summit (Jan 15-17 2021) - Rambling Runner Twitter - Matt Chittim on StravaEmile Zatopek Wiki & Youtube - Allyson Felix - Wiki & Youtube --- Runners World Features 11 BiPOC Runners --- David Goggins 40% Rule --- Ron Clarke See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.


3 Feb 2021

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Episode 127 | Matt Chittim

the morning shakeout podcast

“It got to the point where I was looking in the metaphorical mirror and saying to myself, ‘Alright, what am I going to do here? You’re sacrificing your job effectiveness by doing as much as you can with this podcast as often as you can and by not making a decision, you’re making a decision.’ And ultimately it came down to the fact that I just believed that I could turn this into a profession. I didn’t exactly know how to do it or when it would happen but I just started to believe. And ultimately that belief kind of ruled the day for me.” Matt Chittim is the man behind the incredibly popular Rambling Runner podcast, which is a show about dedicated amateur runners who are working hard at the sport but also balancing running with the rest of their lives. On the other end of the spectrum, he also hosted Season 1 of The Road to the Olympic Trials podcast, which followed the training, racing, and experiences of some of America’s best runners as they prepared for the Olympic Trials Marathon this past February in Atlanta. Matt is a natural conversationalist as you’ll pick up upon in this episode and I highly recommend checking out both of his podcasts. In this episode, we of course talked podcasting, how he got into it, what the tipping point was that lead to his show’s explosion in popularity, and how his prior careers as a coach and fundraiser have informed his approach to the craft. We also talked about Matt’s journey in the sport, reigniting his own running fire in his mid-20s, and his current Mastering 40 pursuit of trying to break a 40-minute 10K at the age of 40. We also discussed competitiveness, imposter syndrome, and a lot more.This episode is brought to you by New Balance. The Fresh Foam 860v11 and the new FuelCell Prizm are stability shoes, meaning they provide a little more support underfoot for those who need it. The Fresh Foam 860v11—women's model here, men's model here—is a solid everyday trainer that’s well-cushioned, supportive, and reliable for handling a majority of your miles. The lighter weight FuelCell Prism—available for both women and men—complements it well with just the right amount of stability to keep you supported for faster workouts and races. Check 'em both out today at newbalance.com or at the link in the show notes.Complete show notes: https://themorningshakeout.com/podcast-episode-127-with-matt-chittim/Sign up here to get the morning shakeout email newsletter delivered to your inbox every Tuesday morning: www.themorningshakeout.com/subscribe/Support the morning shakeout on Patreon: www.patreon.com/themorningshakeout

1hr 40mins

21 Sep 2020

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The many paths to success & fulfillment for amateur runners with Matt Chittim

The Run Smarter Podcast

Matt Chittim is a running coach & host of the Rambling Runner podcast. We discuss his amateur running career & the humble beginnings of the podcast which has exploded to 2.5 million downloads and counting.  Backed off his passion being a basketball coach, Matt decided to test his coaching skills on amateur runners. We explore the fascinating topic of 'success & fulfillment' for runners & discuss practical tips for habit formation, self-reflection on internal motivations and ways you can re-ignite your running passion. Follow the links to Matt's: Website: https://www.theramblingrunner.com/ Twitter: https://twitter.com/rambling_runner Insta: https://www.instagram.com/rambling_runner/ Be sure to follow Matt's podcasts: The Rambling Runner  and his new podcast 'Business & Sports Discourse'. If you would like to support the podcast and participate in future Q&As sign up for $5US per month at https://www.patreon.com/therunsmarterpodcast To learn more about the Run Smarter Online Course, including FREE preview head to https://courses.runsmarter.online/collections To follow the podcast joint the facebook group Becoming a smarter runner click on the link:  https://www.facebook.com/groups/833137020455347/?ref=group_header To find Brodie on instagram head to: https://www.instagram.com/brodie.sharpe/ To work with Brodie Sharpe at The Running Breakthrough Clinic visit: https://breakthroughrunning.physio/


16 Jun 2020

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127. The Olympic Marathon Trials Post-Race Recap, with Matt Chittim

The Strength Running Podcast

On Saturday, February 29, 2020 history was made in Atlanta Georgia as hundreds of athletes vied for the top 3 spots in the men's and women's Olympic Trials Marathon. This episode was originally recorded for the Road to the Olympic Trials podcast, where it was released one day before this episode. It features a recap of the 2020 Men’s & Women’s Olympic Trials Marathons with Matt Chittim, host of that podcast as well as the Rambling Runner podcast. This episode is sponsored by Inside Tracker, a company that helps endurance athletes optimize their training after taking a simple blood test. Figure out if you’re over- or under-training so you catch these problems early and train more effectively. Use code strengthrunning (no space) to save 10% on any of their blood testing kits at insidetracker.com. At this Olympic Trials, history was made, lifetime dreams were accomplished - and shattered, and Olympians were minted. Nothing is more exciting than a 4-year quest to represent your country in the most competitive contest on Earth. The Olympic Games represent the best in humanity - and you’re about to hear from two very excited running geeks who just watched the trials marathon. Matt and Jason had a blast talking about the breakaway performances, the unique difficulty of the Atlanta course, and surprises from this Olympic Trials.


2 Mar 2020

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Episode 189: Matt Chittim

I'll Have Another with Lindsey Hein Podcast

Matt Chittam, Host of the Rambling Runner Podcast joins me today on the podcast! Matt has become a great friend over the past couple years and I’m super inspired by what he’s created in the running/podcast scene. Matt works full time in Fundraising and has a deep passion for podcasting. He works so hard to bring the stories of amateur runners from all over to his listeners and does a fabulous job exploring their lives. Matt is the father of two and has been married to his wife Hollie for 10 years- I loved hearing him talk about how Hollie is so supportive of his work and he gets personal sharing about his decision to start going to therapy ad how his wife played a really integral part in making that happen. Matt is launching an exciting new series called “Road to the Olympic Trials” where he follows seven athletes competing in the Olympic Trials this coming February and one athlete is going for a shot to qualify this fall. The athletes range from full time pros, to working professionals who still run 90 mile weeks and compete at World Class speeds and those who qualified by just a small margin and will be toeing the line with the best distance runners in our country in February. All who have inspiring stories! Make sure you go subscribe and check it out because it’s launching next week! Show Notes: Rambling Runner Podcast Road to the Olympic Trials Podcast Thirst – Scott Harrison Charity Water Big Magic – Elizabeth Gilbert Heavy – Kiese Laymon Iron War – Matt Fitzgerald Running Home – Katie Arnold Soujourner House Follow Matt:  Matt on Instagram Matt on Twitter Matt on Facbeook Follow Lindsey: Lindsey on Instagram Lindsey on Twitter Lindsey on Facebook  I’ll Have Another Facebook Group Support the Show on Patreon Sponsors:  Susan G. Komen 3-Day The post Episode 189: Matt Chittim appeared first on Lindsey Hein.

1hr 25mins

5 Jul 2019