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Nell Rojas

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Episode 179: Nell Rojas, on Marathon Training for Boston, Strength Training, and Progressing in the Sport

Strong Runner Chick Radio

Nell Rojas joins us for the show today to discuss marathon training, coaching, her journey through running, strength training, and much more. Nell's Bio: Nell is an elite marathon runner and running and strength coach. She found marathon running late in her career and has had recent success placing 9th at the 2020 Marathon Olympic Trials, winning Grandma's Marathon, and qualifying for the 10k olympic trials. Nell has been coaching athletes for 15 years with a focus on strength training for runners. She ran at the University of Northern Arizona and competed as a professional triathlete after college. Connect with Nell: Website: www.RojasRunning.com Email: nell@rojasrunning.com Instagram: @nell_rojas_running--- Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/strong-runner-chicks/support


26 Jul 2021

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Episode 322: Nell Rojas on Racing the 10,000m at the Olympic Trials, 9th at the Olympic Marathon Trials, and more

I'll Have Another with Lindsey Hein Podcast

Nell Rojas is competing in the 10,000m for the Olympic Trials tomorrow! Nell is a marathoner and she finished 9th at the Olympic Trials Marathon in 2020 and ran a 2:30:29 there. She won the Grandma’s Marathon in 2019 where she ran 2:28:06. She debuted the marathon at CIM in 2:31:23 while she was training for an Ironman! Nell is the Bolder Boulder 10k Champion from 2019 after her dad won that race 40 years before. She grew up loving that race and always had the dream of winning that race! You’ll get to hear about that in this episode! Most recently, she ran a 32:11 to qualify for the Olympic Trials in the 10k coming off of a year of a few injuries. She is feeling confident and ready to get out there to compete so I am excited to see what she does at the trials! What we talked about: 6:00- Qualifying for the Olympic Trials in the 10k 6:55- The injury that she had after the Olympic Trials marathon race 9:15- Mindset going into the Olympic Trials marathon and recapping her race there 17:40- How she feels going into the Olympic Trials 10k 30:05- Change in training switching from the marathon to the track 33:00- Racing with fearlessness 34:55- Debuting at the marathon at CIM while training for an Ironman 36:05- Training for triathlon after college 37:10- Competing in obstacle course racing 44:00- Her first few marathons 44:50- Winning the Bolder Boulder 10k 50:35- Last workouts going into the Olympic Trials 54:05- End of podcast questions Show notes: Nell on Instagram Connect with Lindsey:  Lindsey on Instagram Lindsey on Twitter Lindsey on Facebook  Join the I’ll Have Another Facebook Group Support the I’ll Have Another Podcast on Patreon Follow SandyBoy Productions: Sandyboy Productions on Twitter Sandyboy Productions on Instagram SandyBoy Productions Shows:  Why is Everyone Yelling? The Up and Running Podcast The Illuminate Podcast The Herban Farmacy Podcast Sponsors: Athletic Brewing Company Code “ANOTHERATHLETIC15” for 15% off Goodr Use code “another15” for 15% off your order BEAM Use code “another” for 15% off your order The post Episode 322: Nell Rojas on Racing the 10,000m at the Olympic Trials, 9th at the Olympic Marathon Trials, and more appeared first on Lindsey Hein.


25 Jun 2021

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Episode 10 - Ric & Nell Rojas, Father/Daughter Running and Coaching Duo

Grounded with Dinée Dorame

"One of the most important things in inspiring other brown-skinned girls to run or achieve whatever they want, is to do it myself. I get motivation every day in my training from [knowing] the kind of role model I can possibly be.” – Nell Rojas “New Mexico is a great running community… we all spoke the same language– a running language. No matter what, that was the bond that we had with each other.”- Ric Rojas Ric and Nell Rojas are a dynamic father-daughter duo in running. Between the two of them, they’ve set numerous records and boasted several big wins from the mile to the marathon distance. Together, they utilize their experience and unique philosophy to coach a variety of athletes (runners, throwers, jumpers, etc.) in the Boulder, Colorado area. In this conversation, Ric and Nell reflect on their biggest career wins, give some coaching advice, and discuss how their community/family has shaped their running. Ric Rojas originally hails from Los Alamos, NM. In high school, he became a legend when he won four New Mexico high school state titles, as well as setting the prep mile record of 4:12.60 back in 1970. Ric went on to graduate from Harvard University and compete professionally against formidable opponents like Frank Shorter and Bill Rodgers. He competed in two U.S. Olympic Trials (in the 10,000-meter Run) and won several major road races, including the inaugural BolderBoulder 10k in 1979. He also set the 15K World Record in 1981 with a time of 43:12. As a master’s runner, Ric has won three USATF Age-Group National 5000-meter Track Championships.  Nell Rojas grew up in Boulder, Colorado. She is a triathlete turned marathoner, finishing 9th at the 2020 Marathon Olympic Trials in what was only her third marathon ever and winning Grandma’s Marathon in 2019 with a personal best of 2:28:06. Nell ran Division I Track and Cross-Country for The University of Northern Arizona (NAU) where she was a 3-time Big Sky Steeplechase Champion, 5k Big Sky Champion, and All-Conference in Cross-Country. Currently, Nell is a passionate coach and athlete, who takes a very holistic and well-rounded approach to helping others achieve their goals. My heart goes out to the Boulder, CO community this week. If you would like to support or donate to the families of the victims of the recent tragedy at King Soopers in Boulder, please see the links below. Families of Boulder Tragedy Victims GoFundMe Page– donate directly to families of the victims through a verified crowdsource funding channel. Colorado Healing Fund– 501©3 non-profit that distributes funds to the organizations and people working on the ground to help and support community members impacted. In this Episode: BOLDERBoulder10k Nell Rojas BOLDERBoulder10k 2019 Finish “Nell Rojas uses dad’s coaching to prepare for U.S. Olympic Trials Marathon” by Michael Sandrock,com, February 16, 2020. “Daughter Wins Bolder Boulder 40 Years After Her Dad Won the Inaugural Race,” by Andrew Dawson, com, May 29, 2019. Follow Ric and Nell Rojas: Nell’s Instagram: @nell_rojas_running Nell’s Twitter: @nellrojas Rojas Running Instagram: @ricrojasrunningtrack Rojas Running Website: https://rojasrunning.com/ Follow Grounded Pod: Instagram: @groundedpod Twitter: @groundedpod Facebook: facebook.com/groundedpodwithdinee Subscribe, Listen, & Review on: Spotify | Apple Podcasts | Soundcloud | Stitcher Music by Jacob Shije (Santa Clara Pueblo, NM). This podcast was made possible through the Tracksmith Fellowship Program.

1hr 4mins

24 Mar 2021

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Season 1, Episode 4 --- Nell Rojas

Gearing Up for Grandma's

Nell Rojas was the 2019 Grandma's Marathon champion, running a time of 2:28:06 in just her second-ever marathon. That time qualified her for the 2020 US Olympic Trials, where she finished ninth.Now, Rojas has her sights set firmly on again qualifying for the Trials and earning a spot on the US Olympic Team. She talks about those career plans as well as an affinity she's developed for the coaching side of running.Rojas also talks about her relationship with her father, who has been her coach for most of her professional running career, and she speaks to the effects the COVID-19 pandemic has had on her life and career.Now a two-year defending champion of Grandma's Marathon (due to 2020's cancellation), Rojas also touches on her winning moment in 2019 and what makes the Duluth-based race a destination for so many professional and amateur runners alike.


8 Feb 2021

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Nell Rojas - How to prep for the big race.

Reinforced Running Podcast

Nell Rojas is a professional marathon runner, Triathlete, OCR athlete, and endurance coach. Nell has been a high performer and finished top ten in the Olympic Marathon Trials this February. During the episode we cover:The kind of mental preparation to compete for your best during a high stakes race.Different nutrition tactics for endurance performance.How to use plyos and strength training to improve your consistency as a runner. Follow Nell @nell_rojas_running and rojasrunning.comFollow along Reinforced Running Apply for One-on-one Coaching hereYouTube - Reinforced RunningIG Rich -  @reinforced_running_rich & Josh @Ja_shua_riedTwitter @ReinforcedRunJoin our private training group on facebook here.Get your free Guide to faster running @ reinforcedrunning.com/runfaster

1hr 14mins

4 Aug 2020

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#33 - Nell Rojas

A Runner’s Life

This conversation is Nell Rojas, who is an American professional long-distance runner, coach, business owner, triathlete and winner of the 2019 Grandma's Marathon (2:28:06). She also competed at the 2020 US Olympic Marathon Trials and finished in 9th place. We talk about: The Runners World article she was featured in where Runners Speak Out About Running and Race. Winning the Bolder Boulder 10k, 40 years after her dad did, and we talk about the lessons he has taught her. Not getting wrapped up in training numbers. The importance of knowing yourself and trusting your training. Knowing that strong runners come in more than one body type. Talent vs hard work. Racing with Des Linden. You can follow Nell online: Instagram: @nell_rojas_running Coaching: Rojas Athletics--- Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/marcus-brown9/support


13 Jul 2020

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229. Nell Rojas, 2:28 Marathoner & 9th-Place Olympic Trials Finisher

Ali on the Run Show

"You have to believe in yourself. And you can say it a million times, but before this, I didn’t actually believe I could run with these girls. And now I absolutely know that I can run with these girls, and I know that I can be competitive." Nell Rojas finished ninth at the U.S. Olympic Marathon Trials in February. And that in its own is impressive — but it's especially impressive when you consider that it was only Nell's third ever marathon. Nell is a triathlete and obstacle course racer turned marathoner, and on this episode, she talks about running the Olympic A standard at her first marathon, winning her second marathon (a 2:28 at Grandma's Marathon in 2019), and running the Trials as her third marathon. She talks about her recovery from the Trials and what's next, and talks about the time she beat Des Linden at the Falmouth Road Race — and then immediately asked for her autograph. Plus: What Nell is like as a coach, why she decided to rescue a dog right before the Trials, and the advice she has for anyone who's ever been told they "don't look like a runner." What you’ll get on this episode: Nell breaks down her post-Trials recovery, and explains what her training looks like right now (3:50) Nell recaps her race at the 2020 U.S. Olympic Marathon Trials (6:20) Nell’s road to becoming a marathoner (24:50) On winning Boulder Bolder 40 years after her dad won the race, and winning Grandma’s Marathon in 2019 (32:00) What is Nell like as a coach? (36:00) What will Nell’s training look like between now and the fall? (37:00) Follow Nell: Instagram @nell_rojas_running Twitter @nellrojas Follow Ali: Instagram @aliontherun1 Like the Facebook page Join the Facebook group Twitter @aliontherun1 Support on Patreon 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!


16 Apr 2020

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Marathoner Nell Rojas on Strength Training, Speed Work, & Low Mileage

Off The Couch

Nell Rojas is fascinating. And fast. So fast that on February 29th, she’s got a shot at making the USA Marathon team, despite the fact that she didn't compete in her first marathon until 2018. But she then won her second marathon (the very competitive Grandma’s Marathon), and now, the Olympic Trials are just around the corner. So we talked to Nell about her unique background; the dynamics of being coached by her dad (Rick Rojas, a very accomplished runner himself); her uncommon emphasis on strength training, low-mileage, and speed work; and more.TOPICS & TIMES:Growing up & playing basketball (3:18)Coaching young runners (8:30)Being coached by her dad (14:40)Speed work & avoiding overtraining (21:11)Nell’s interval training: the details (30:10)Race strategy & splits (32:05)Strength training for marathons (37:00)Feb. 29th: US Marathon Trials (51:10)Life outside of running (59:38) See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

1hr 2mins

11 Feb 2020

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Episode 45 - Nell Rojas, Houston Half Marathon, Kipchoge vs Bekele & UFC Takeways

Peaked Too Early

Steve and Mike talk to Olympic hopeful Nell Rojas about her journey from obstacle course racing to being in contention at the up coming Olympic Trials. They guys also talk about the Houston Half, Noah Droddy announcement, US XC champs, Bekele vs Kipchoge and what running can learn from UFC


22 Jan 2020

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151 - Olympic Hopeful Nell Rojas' Strength is her Strength

Run This World with Nicole DeBoom Podcast

I met Nell Rojas the day I interviewed her but I felt like I'd known her for a while. I guess I have by proxy. Her dad, Ric Rojas, is a renowned running coach and a former world class runner himself. He's been coaching athletes for a long time, ever since he informally coached his own high school track team in 1970 when he won the National High School Indoor Mile (yes, he'd be a great guest on the show too). So it's no wonder that he produced not only an incredible athlete, but an even more exceptional person.Nell is a late-start marathon runner - and it suits her. At 32, she qualified handily for the Olympic Marathon Trials in her first marathon ever. Then she followed it up with a 2:28 win at her second marathon and a top 15 ranking in the US. We all have interesting and often winding paths to the things we were meant to pursue. Nell is no different, but the really intriguing part of her story is that her success and ability to tap into her greatness seem to be happening almost by mistake - or maybe by default! Like there's a grand master plan that she is just stepping into at the exact time she's supposed to.Even though she's relatively young, she has a very articulate way of sharing the lessons she's learned. You can understand why she is a coach herself, developing her own style - a unique combination of her dad's influence and her own experiences. Today we talk about:Strength: physical, mental, all of it!Strength training: Why she has been strength training since middle school & how it sets her apart from her running peersBeing the prodigy of a champion athlete: the role of her dad in her lifeHer philosophy: It's not about long milesShe doesn't run doubles!!!Burnout: what this is and how to get through itEating disorders and body image: Moving beyond the disorder into true self loveReframing the negative & learning to lead with the positiveWhat it means to be the best you can beSaying goodbye to ego and how that allows you to find your true courageFor more on Nell:Coaching: She coaches athletes around the world, not just in Boulder!Instagram @nell_rojas_runningFacebook @nell.rojas1And a shoutout to her dad Ric!

10 Dec 2019