UPDATED Ep. 52 - Roberta Groner: Olympic Trials Wrap-Up
Road to the Trials
What an amazing year 2019 turned out to be for Roberta Groner. The World Championships then six weeks later NYC Marathon was a marathon double of epic proportions. Unfortunately, the Olympic Trials did not go her way. Roberta did not finish the race and was forced to leave the course around mile 17. In this episode, Roberta shares the details about that experience, the amazing successes she has experienced, and the wonderful advice she has for other runners who are hoping to achieve their wildest dreams. Follow Matt: Instagram - @rambling_runner Twitter - @rambling_runner Newsletter Patreon
With the Olympic Marathon Trials approaching quickly, we will reconnect with all of our entrants that we have followed since June. First up is Roberta Groner. We talk about her rest period in November, her struggle to find the fire to train hard in December, and how everything is coming together in January and February. She also discusses the Atlanta course in detail and provides us with a clear picture of her fitness and race plan. In an era where there are more diet plans than people getting personalized nutrition can make all the difference. InsideTracker analyzes 43 different biomarkers so you can optimize your health and performance. Use code RAMBLINGRUNNER to save 15% at www.insidetracker.com. Founded in 2014, COROS was born from the desire to make products that are more accurate, reliable, durable and easier to use than what was previously on the market. COROS features the longest battery life on the market, with 25 hours in full GPS mode on the entry level PACE and an astonishing 60 hours on its top level VERTIX. Visit www.coros.com for more information.
Roberta Groner on Her World Champs/NYC Marathon Double + Getting Older Doesn't Mean Getting Slower
CITIUS MAG Podcast with Chris Chavez
Mother of three. Full-time nurse. 2:29 Marathoner. Roberta Groner joins the CITIUS MAG Podcast to recount her two marathon experiences at the 2019 IAAF World Championships in Doha, Qatar, where she finished sixth overall (top American) and the 2019 TCS New York City Marathon, where she was 13th overall (4th American). Roberta takes us back to what drew her into the sport after a decade off from running. She ran her first marathon at the 2011 Chicago Marathon and has since lowered her personal best to 2:29:09. We discuss how getting older doesn't necessarily mean getting slower, how she's approaching the upcoming U.S. Olympic Marathon Trials in Atlanta on Feb. 29 and also talks about possibly going for the U.S. women's Masters record.This episode was co-hosted by my good friend Matthew Luke Meyer, who was previously a guest on the Runners of NYC Podcast to share his own inspiring story.Related reading:How Masters Women Dominated the New York City Marathon by Martin Fritz Huber for Outside Magazinehttps://www.outsideonline.com/2404989/nyc-marathon-2019-roberta-groner-sinead-diver-------❤️ Support for this episode of the CITIUS MAG Podcast comes from THE FEED. You can curate your own package of product to support your training or try the CITIUS MAG package for yourself. There’s a great variety of options for drink mixes, food, chews, gels. It’s been a game-changer. Head over to thefeed.com to save 15% on a box curated by yours truly (the thefeed.com/citiusmag) or use the code CITIUS10 to save 10% on everything else storewide.❤️ Also, protect your legs, nipples and arms with SQUIRREL'S NUT BUTTER. You can use promo code CITIUS20 for 20% off on all their anti-chafing products on their website. squirrelsnutbutter.com/ today.👕 MERCH! www.bonfire.com/citius-mag/📧 Subscribe to our newsletter: mailchi.mp/citiusmag/newsletter▶ Follow us:twitter.com/CitiusMag instagram.com/citiusmag facebook.com/citiusmag✩ Connect with Christwitter.com/ChrisChavez instagram.com/chris_j_chavez👔Biz Inquiries/Write Us: email@example.com
She did it! With her stellar performance at the TCS NYC Marathon last Sunday, Roberta successfully completed the marathon double that many thought was too much, too soon. Five weeks before NYC she ran the marathon at the World Championships in Doha. After a quick recovery period she stepped to the line in New York and dropped a 2:30:12 to finish as the fourth American in the stacked field. In this episode she details how she recovered so quickly from her midnight marathon in the desert and what motivated her when things got tough in NYC. This episode is sponsored by InsideTracker. In an era where there are more diet plans than people getting personalized nutrition can make all the difference. InsideTracker analyzes 43 different biomarkers so you can optimize your health and performance. Use code RAMBLINGRUNNER to save 15% at www.insidetracker.com.
180. Roberta Groner, 2:29 Marathoner, Nurse, & Mom of Three
Ali on the Run Show
"I’m not one to usually show too much emotion crossing a finish line, but that last 100 to 200 meters, I thought about my children, my family, and all the hard work I did to put into this race that I had a lot of people doubt or question. It was just this moment of, 'This is why I do what I do.'" Roberta Groner just returned from Qatar, where she was one of three women representing the United States at the marathon world championships. But Roberta isn't a full-time professional athlete: She's a full-time nurse, a 41-year-old single mom of three, and a 2:29 marathoner. (She's one of only three U.S. women over 40 to have broken 2:30 in the marathon.) Roberta's story is pretty remarkable and wildly impressive. On this episode, she recounts her race in Doha — it was 90 degrees and 73 percent humidity, and the race started at midnight — where she finished sixth overall and was the first American finisher. She talks about why she chose to go to world championships when she was very aware of the grueling conditions that awaited her, and she talks about how she's gotten faster and stronger over the years. Roberta isn't slowing down on the roads or in life: She'll race the TCS New York City Marathon in just a few weeks, and then she'll compete at the U.S. Olympic Marathon Trials in Atlanta in February 2020. Thank you to AfterShokz for sponsoring this episode of the Ali on the Run Show! CLICK HERE for $50 off your Aeropex wireless headphone endurance bundle! What you’ll get on this episode: Roberta breaks down the world championships marathon in Doha, including the heat and how she prepped for it, her goals, and her strategy (3:15) How Roberta is feeling now, and what her training will look like between now and the New York City Marathon in a few weeks (22:25) Roberta’s thoughts on sponsorship (32:30) Roberta shares her running story, including why she took a long break — and what brought her back (37:30) How Roberta has chipped away at her marathon time over the years (39:50) What Roberta is doing to ensure her longevity in the sport, and when she fits running into her busy life (43:40) What we mention on this episode: New York Athletic Club Truly Faster as a Master: Roberta Groner, 41, Makes U.S. World Championships Marathon Team, via Erin Strout for Women's Running Follow Roberta: Instagram @bad_boys104 Twitter @marathongirl245 Follow Ali: Instagram @aliontherun1 Twitter @aliontherun1 Facebook Blog Strava Listen & Subscribe: Apple Podcasts Spotify SoundCloud Overcast Stitcher Google Play SUPPORT the Ali on the Run Show! If you’re enjoying the show, please subscribe and leave a rating and review on Apple Podcasts. Spread the run love. And if you liked this episode, share it with your friends!
Episode 125 – Pop-Up Podcast – All Hail Roberta Groner, All American Bad Ass!
Two Fit Crazies and a Microphone
Two Fit Crazies and a Microphone PodcastEpisode 125 – Pop-Up Podcast – All Hail Roberta Groner, All American Bad Ass!The Two Fit Crazies were so moved by the performance of American distance runner, friend and past guest of the show, Roberta Groner at the 2019 IAAF World Championships Women’s Marathon that they got together for a Pop-Up podcast to praise her in all her greatness. Being held in Doha, Qatar, the World Championships provided the ultimate backdrop for the Full Time Nurse, mother of 3, 41-year-old, blue color All American/All World Bad Ass to show the world her amazingness and toughness. With temperatures in the 90’s, “feels like” temps in the 100’s with 70% humidity, Roberta persevered the elements, running patiently, working her way to a 2:38:44 6th place finish. That’s Right! 6th IN THE WORLD!!!!!!!After a performance so amazing that it brought us to tears, the Two Fit Crazies just had to stop and pay homage to Roberta on her incredible performance, in unbearable conditions, on the World’s biggest stage. ALL HAIL ROBERTA GRONER – ALL AMERICAN/ALL WORLD BAD ASS!!!!!!!!#KFG Roberta!The TFC’sHear Robert her on Episode 96:https://www.twofitcrazies.com/the-podcast/2019/4/13/roberta-groner-world-class-runnerfull-time-nursemother-of-three-episode-96
Roberta Groner’s amazing world championship marathon performance in Doha, Qatar by the stats: - 90 degrees and 73% humidity - 6th place finish - First American - 2:38:34 - One of only 40 finishers of the 68 entrants - Six laps of a 7k course - One core temperature measurement pill Roberta had an unbelievable race in the most grueling event that she’s ever experienced. In this episode, we dive into all of it and touch up on what she’s doing to prepare for the New York City Marathon in five weeks. This episode is sponsored by InsideTracker. In an era where there are more diet plans than people getting personalized nutrition can make all the difference. InsideTracker analyzes 43 different biomarkers so you can optimize your health and performance. Use code RAMBLINGRUNNER to save 15% at www.insidetracker.com.
When Talent Meets Drive There Are No Limits: A Conversation with Roberta Groner
Chill Track Friday
Very few people can keep up with Roberta Groner. This past April, she ran 2:29:06 at the NN Marathon Rotterdam, and in September, she’ll be one of three women on the United States marathon team at the IAAF World Athletics Championships in Doha. Roberta will also be among the elite field at the TCS New York City Marathon on November 3, 2019, and in February of 2020, she’ll toe the line at the Olympic Marathon Trials in Atlanta, GA.-Most of us will never know what it’s like to train and compete at such a high level. This episode is a glimpse into the mindset of an athlete who continues to prove that when talent meets drive there are no limits.-Roberta Groner ran track in high school and college, but her heart wasn’t in it. After graduating, she put running aside, only to return to it more than a decade later as a way to find solace in a busy life. Talent doesn’t go away, and it very quickly became apparent that Roberta is an exceptionally talented runner. Something was different this time around, though, and it wasn’t her training pace. Instead, she found the passion, love, and appreciation for the sport that had been missing in college, and those qualities are fueling her on a journey that is captivating the running community. Her performances exemplify the perfect alchemy of preparedness, focus, determination, confidence, gratitude, curiosity, flexibility, and…chill. This episode is about seizing opportunity, experiencing the joy of running, and feeling gratitude for the journey.
For Roberta Groner, 2019 has already been a year of unparalleled success and she is striving for more. Roberta is one of only nine U.S. women who currently have the 2020 Olympic standard. She achieved this in April at the Rotterdam Marathon, finishing in a personal best time of 2:29:09. In doing so she joined Deena Kastor and Colleen De Reuck as the third American woman over the age of 40 to break 2:30. In May she was selected to the represent the U.S. in the marathon at the World Championships in Doha, Qatar on September 27. In this episode we discuss these achievements, her goal to break Kastor’s American master’s marathon record, her 10 year running hiatus after college, and her plans for the summer and fall. Roberta is a life-long runner who runs for the New York Athletic Club. She completed her RN and is now a nurse at Summit Medical Group in NJ. After a hiatus of 10 years, she took up running again focusing on longer distances. She is also a mother to three boys who are currently 15, 13, and 12 years old. Recent highlights: -2019 USATF National Masters 8K Championships - 1st place (26:48 ) PR -2019 Rotterdam Marathon: 5th place (2:29:06) PR -Achieved the Olympic Marathon Standard -2018 USATF Master’s Runner of the Year for age group 40-44 This episode was sponsored by AfterShokz, the award-winning headphone brand, best known for its open-ear listening experience. Powered by patented, best-in-class bone conduction technology, AfterShokz headphones sit outside your ear so you can hear your music and your surroundings. AfterShokz is a must-have headphone for runners providing the ultimate level of safety and comfort without compromising sound quality. To learn more and save $50 on AfterShokz Endurance Bundles visit https://olympictrials.aftershokz.com. Use code RTTOT at checkout.
In this episode, John and Rich sit down with one of the representatives from the 2019 Marathon World Champions USA team members, Roberta Groner. Fresh off her 2:29 Rotterdam marathon, Roberta has received a lot of attention for being one of only three American women to dip under the 2:30 mark at 40+ years of age. Roberta has an amazing story as she re-found running after a 10-year hiatus. She discovered running provides some much needed some “me” time as a parent of three boys and full-time professional and student.Then she got fast - like really fast.Follow RobertaTwitter @Marathongirl245Instagram @boy_boys104Facebook @Roberta Groner Hit Subscribe to get the latest episodes of Reinforced Running PodcastFollow along Reinforced Running IG @reinforced_running_richTwitter @ReinforcedRunJoin our private training group on facebook here.Get your free Guide to faster running @ reinforcedrunning.com/runfaster