Q and A with Dathan Ritzenhein

Dathan Ritzenhein is a three-time Olympian, American Record setter, World Championship Bronze Medalist, and USA Champion.

He ran professionally for 16 years. On May 7th he announced his retirement.

In this episode we bring you a live Q and A session where Dathan answers questions about his career, training tips, and what he would tell his younger self.

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Preparing for My First Virtual Marathon

Even though I’ve completed 63 marathons I’d never done a virtual marathon before (and really had no desire to try one). But when the Pittsburgh Marathon was cancelled and offered the virtual option I decided to go for it (and my sister did too). It seemed like a good opportunity to get outside my comfort zone. Here’s what we did to prepare: Continue Reading →

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Email From An Intensive Care Doctor, Runner

Here’s a moving email we received from an intensive care doctor who ran a half marathon for the “Social Distancing” Run. We read this email on our last podcast episode.

I wanted to reach out to thank you guys for the podcast.. and for the virtual race! I’m an intensive care doctor, and currently working in a hospital that is a COVID-19 hub for our healthcare system. Continue Reading →

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How to Stay Fit When You Are Isolated at Home

Those of us in Europe and North America are really starting to feel the impact of Covid 19 on our running and training. Basically all races between now and June have been cancelled and it can be challenging to stay motivated when things are uncertain.

I think it’s important to keep a larger perspective in mind and focus on how we can come through this stronger and with a greater appreciation for the things we take for granted (gyms/fitness facilities, group runs, races, regular schedules, the ability to go out whenever we want, socialization, etc).

Even though this is stressful and hard we can use it to develop a higher level of gratitude. When you think about it we don’t have to run, we get to run. Continue Reading →

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