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How Was Your Run Today?

Bryan Gould and Peter Villa like to run and talk. Just not at the same time. This weekly comedy/running podcast features interviews with some amazing runners, their own running updates, and whatever makes them laugh.
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You burn more calories laughing while running. 

Jul 19, 2018

Peter and Bryan get the scoop on all the best places to run from Mark Lowenstein, creator of http://greatruns.com which provides runners who travel with a curated list of scenic and iconic running routes worldwide. Mark shares how he started his passion project and how it has grown. He also names a few names for the most challenging places to run. And, he reveals the amazing cardio-activity streak that he has maintained for four years straight! Finally, Bryan and Peter have some BIG midsummer announcements to share.

Go get your “binge on” with our all-new Podcast series Thought Platform available on our site:http://howwasyourruntoday.com/thoughtplatform and at RadioPublic: https://radiopublic.com/thought-platform-Wa3nVb

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https://www.strava.com/clubs/HWYRT

Buy some of your own HWYRT swag!  http://howwasyourruntoday.com/store-1/

 

Jul 12, 2018

It’s the story we’ve all been waiting for: the Boilermaker 15K recap! Bryan sits down with Boilermaker completionists Peter Villa and Igor Babushkin to get the scoop on what went right and what went terribly wrong on the big day. In his role as interviewer, mediator, and therapist, Bryan gets to the heart of a new rift in the Clyde Army ranks and helps to mend the emotional chafing.

Find out all about the Boilermaker race: http://www.boilermaker.com/home.php

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Jul 6, 2018

Peter and Bryan take to the streets and are joined by Dan Janis, who is well on his way to running a marathon in all 50 states. Dan shares how he’s managed to  make such unbelievable progress in crossing states off his list, and how he plans to wrap it all up. Plus, tales of one race with mobile port-a-potties, the types of people you meet at remote marathons, the best post-race parties, and what happens when the giant beaver mascot decides to leave early.

Check out Dan’s “Danifesto” over at: www.danjanis.com

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Join the HWYRT Strava club and share your sweet, sweet stats!  
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Jun 29, 2018

Bryan and Peter finally make it back to the studio at the Boston Public Library where they are joined by Social Media Guru Anna Brooks, who just completed her second BAA 10K. They talk about the race experience, Peter and Bryan's sweaty view from the sidelines, and the secrets of the team tents. Bryan shares the unique pre-race regimen that helped Artist-in-Residence Andrea Bonney Gould crush the BAA 10K, and Peter gives an update from the medical tent on his Boilermaker 15K training. Then, we Follow the Cent to Kansas City where Vinnie Cent sits down with recently retired NP Kansas City co-leader John Kohler. John describes how his experience at the Boston Marathon in 2013, the year of the bombing, led him to connect with fellow runners on social media, and how that eventually helped him discover November Project (and starts a new tribe in Kansas City). He also talks about the afterschool program he started to get kids more active and about the importance of challenging ourselves to move out of our comfort zone.

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Jun 21, 2018

Peter and Bryan venture outside the studio, first to Peter’s house and then to Bryan’s car, to make some HWYRT magic. Peter has a big announcement about his run streak and Bryan offers his sage advice. Bryan also impresses Peter with his amazing return to athletics. Then, they welcome November Project Boston tribe member and photographer Alan Scherer to discuss a more serious topic that has been in the news: suicide. Alan shares his struggles with mental illness and how he worked to recover after hitting his personal rock bottom. They discuss how hearing about other suicides can become a trigger for those who have a history of depression. Finally, Alan shares how he has found support and inspiration through the running community and through his photography, and how he hopes to use his experiences to help others who are trying to find their way to health.

If you, or someone you know, needs help:

https://afsp.org

https://samaritanshope.org

https://www.nami.org/#

https://deconstructingstigma.org

http://www.wediko.org

 

For more about Alan:

https://500px.com/alanschererphotographer

https://teespring.com/stores/littlebitsoflife

https://www.customink.com/fundraising/littlebitsbrand

https://boston.backonmyfeet.org

Join the HWYRT Strava club and share your sweet, sweet stats!  
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Jun 15, 2018

Bryan and Peter can't be together at the studio, but a new episode is only a phone call away. Peter is cautious about his running streak after feeling some familiar pains, while Bryan and Artist-in-Residence Andrea tackle The North Face Endurance Challenge, resulting in a mix of victories and struggles. Also, Bryan talks about being back in the racing game (although there is still so much #RebuildingBryan to be done) and Peter starts to question his racing decisions. Next, we follow Vinnie Cent to Atlanta, where he chats with Coco Esser of the November Project Atlanta tribe. Coco describes how she got into distance running, made ALL the mistakes, and fell in love with the sport. She also talks about getting into running groups when she moved to Atlanta and how she found her home with NP. 

 

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Jun 8, 2018

We start by Following the Cent as Vinnie travels to Virginia Beach to chat with Nic King. Nic, who ran an amazing 14 races in one year for the Rock 'n' Roll Marathon Series, talks about how he got started with running, how he discovered November Project, and how engaging with other runners  has helped him come out of his shell and find his community. Then, we return to the studio! Peter gives an update on the Clyde Army Countdown and reveals a big race announcement. Meanwhile, Bryan keeps building his base, mile by mile, as he sets his sights for a big Millinocket comeback. Plus, Peter shares a story about unexpected HWYRT connections and about a special sighting he had on a recent run.

There is still time to help us reach our full print order! Be sure to order your sweet, sweet, limited edition HWYRT Boilermaker 15K singlet before June 13th: https://www.customink.com/g/ktm0-00bd-ng4g

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Jun 1, 2018

Bryan and Peter record on location at the Gould Family Farm. Bryan is ready to spring himself from PT, while Peter continues to train for the Utica Boilermaker 15K. Then, Vinnie Cent travels to Baltimore and talks with NP's Hallie Herz. Hallie shares how she got involved in the November Project and how she hopes to encourage more inclusiveness within the NP community, particularly for LGBTQ members. Hallie also talks about her participation in the Baltimore XFest, a comedy festival specifically designed for women and gender minorities in comedy. Plus, Peter gives Bryan a semi-update on the Clyde Army Countdown 2018 and puts a call out to Igor Bubushkin.  

There is still time to order your sweet, sweet, limited edition HWYRT Boilermaker 15K singlet before June 13th: https://www.customink.com/g/ktm0-00bd-ng4g

Join our Strava club! See where we run! 
https://www.strava.com/clubs/HWYRT

 

 

May 24, 2018

Bryan continues his recovery by tackling some hills and starting to plan some races. Then, an interview with cyclist, runner, and Orange Mud CEO Josh Sprague. Josh talks about his crazy adventure races, including a run through the desert on a horse with no name. (Actually, it was named "Macaroni.") He shares how he trained for adventure races in the past and now trains for ultra running and other endurance races. He also describes how his experiences on the trail led him to design his own water pack and build it into a business. Plus, the advantages of ultra races over marathons, how he straps on the feedbag during a race (and where he has gone wrong), and advice for first-time ultra runners. Be sure to check out Josh’s products at www.orangemud.com

Help HWYRT reach our full print order! Be sure to order your sweet, sweet, limited edition HWYRT Boilermaker 15K singlet before June 1st: https://www.customink.com/g/ktm0-00bd-ng4g

Join our Strava club!  

 

May 18, 2018

This week, we get an update on the great progress being made in the #rebuildbryan project, plus an update on how some friends of the show are doing with their goals. Next, it's story time! Bryan takes a wrong turn and finds himself in a place has never been, while Peter wrestles with his choices as a good Samaritan. Then, it's time to Follow the Cent! Vinnie Cent interviews NP Philly's Jessica Wayashe, who participated in the Run Across Haiti, a 230-mile, seven-day(!) fundraiser to support the work of preparing and placing families in Haiti into good, dignified jobs, including jobs on the Run. Jessica describes the experience of training for and participating in the event. She also shares how running helped connect her with a community and how she chronicles her experiences and tries to inspire others in her blog https://www.thewayashelives.com

Help us reach our full print order! Be sure to order your sweet, sweet, limited edition HWYRT Boilermaker 15K singlet before June 1st: https://www.customink.com/g/ktm0-00bd-ng4g

 

May 11, 2018

We are celebrating Mother's Day with our special guest, Another Mother Runner's Sarah Bowen Shea. Sarah chats with us about how college crew got her into running, how she started the Another Mother Runner podcast with Dimity McDowell, and how they grew their small venture into a big business. Sarah also shares how she defines success, the power of the AMR tribe (and other running communities), and how to stay positive when coming back from injury. Plus, house parties, found money, Bart Yasso, Daniel Craig, and a fair amount of TMI.

Check out AMR: https://anothermotherrunner.com

Help us reach our full print order! Be sure to order your sweet, sweet, limited edition HWYRT Boilermaker 15K singlet before June 1st: https://www.customink.com/g/ktm0-00bd-ng4g

 

May 4, 2018

It's May, so Peter finally gets to ask Bryan the big question: "How was your run today?" And...he gets an answer! Then they go back in time once more to the Boston Marathon to respond to a listener question about their experience. They describe the crazy marathon-day weather conditions atop Heartbreak Hill, and Peter shares his amazing experience meeting an international, first-time marathoner. Then, we listen in on Bryan's interview with Marnie Kunz, running coach, writer, and creator of Runstreet Art Runs, which takes runners of all levels on tours to explore local street art and murals. Marnie talks about how Runstreet got started in New York, the experience of leading the big Boston Marathon shakeout run, and where else she'd like to take Runstreet. Plus, an announcement about our upcoming Mother's Day episode!

http://www.runstreet.com

Be sure to order your sweet, sweet, limited edition HWYRT Boilermaker 15K singlet before June 1st: https://www.customink.com/g/ktm0-00bd-ng4g

Apr 26, 2018

Peter travels to Tulsa, Oklahoma, where he has an eventful run and also rediscovers his love of meat. Then we travel back in time (a whole two weeks ago) to the BAA 5K when Tim Sullivan joined HWYRT at the BPL Boston to talk about his experience running with Peter as a guide. (They didn't fall!) Tim also shares his plans for a much bigger race closer to home. Then, we #followthecent with another dispatch from the road by Vinnie Cent. Vinnie talks with NPer Jessica Colgan-Snyder, who is also assistant director at Camp Hawkeye, a unique summer camp that makes diversity and breaking of boundaries its main goals. Jessica talks about the camp's mission and her hilarious and amazing Stache for Cash fundraising efforts. Finally, an update from Bryan about his PT progress as he inches THISCLOSE to his triumphant return to running.

Witness Tim's video of the run here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KeHUAuuVTxg&feature=youtu.be&a=

Donate to Tim’s fundraiser here:

https://www.crowdrise.com/o/en/team/teamwithavisionboston2018/timsullivan6

https://www.mabcommunity.org/mabvi/home.html

Donate to Jessica’s fundraiser here:

https://www.crowdrise.com/o/en/campaign/stache-for-cash-2018/jessicacolgansnyder

 

Apr 18, 2018

It's our big Boston Marathon 2018 special! We begin with an event no one thought would ever come -- Alison Mariella Désir, founder of Harlem Run and Run 4 All Women, finally joins her friends Peter and Bryan IN PERSON. Alison talks about the efforts underway by Run 4 All Women to support activism around the 2018 midterm elections and about the amazing events in her personal and professional life since she last spoke with HWYRT. Next, runner and blogger Jennifer Kyle, aka jbirdruns, describes how she began running, how she expanded from blogger to athlete ambassador, and how she balances the public with the private when writing her blog. Then, Amanda Nurse runs out of the Boston Marathon catalog and into the podcast seat to talk about her plans to train for the Olympic trials. She also shares how she first got into running when she moved to Boston and how she is now returning to running following the birth of her son. Finally, Chris Heuisler of RunWestin stops by to share a few of his many AMAZING stories, including his part in helping to honor Meb Keflezighi on his retirement and how he chatted with Shalane Flanagan on marathon weekend. Plus, Chris offers advice to new runners.

 
 
Apr 13, 2018

It's the most wonderful time of the year! Boston Marathon weekend is here, and Peter and Bryan sit down with fast, funny Ellen London to talk her through her taper trap. They chat about the amazing field of elite women runners coming to Boston, race day clothes, how not to freak out about the weather, and pre-race traditions. Also, advice for runners coming to Boston for the first time and all the amazing HWYRT weekend events spanning TV, radio, and live at the Boston Public Library near the finish line of the greatest race in the world!

Help Team with a Vision Runner Tim Sullivan reach his goal for the 2018 Boston Marathon!

https://www.crowdrise.com/o/en/team/teamwithavisionboston2018/timsullivan6

Visit our sponsor to help keep this podcast running:

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Apr 6, 2018

Bryan makes progress in physical therapy but worries about getting back to running. Meanwhile, Peter prepares to guide Tim Sullivan at the BAA 5K, but first he needs some guidance from Tim. Then, an interview with Vinnie Cent about the incredible cross-country trip he's about to embark on. Vinnie talks about his inspiration for the journey on the 15-year anniversary of his cancer recovery and the connections he hopes to make on the way. Peter and Bryan also grill him on his plans to strap on the feedbag in search of the best local cuisine. Plus, some announcements about the Run Millinocket film by award-winning filmmaker Greg Shea, the HWYRT Boston Marathon weekend plans, the HWYRT Boilermaker 15K team, and Millinocket 2018.

Read more about Vinnie Cent here: https://www.wirelessathlete.com/blog/

Visit our sponsor to help keep this podcast running:

https://www.chargerunning.com

 

 

Mar 30, 2018

It's fallback week, and Bryan and Peter are taking stock. Peter gives updates on his training, while Bryan looks for inspiration on his spin bike. They also walk for some great causes and search for signs of spring. Then, Bryan looks to Peter for advice on how to slowly get back into running. He then ignores all suggestions and forges is own BIG plans for 2019...and tries to bring Peter along for the ride.

Mar 22, 2018

Bryan and Peter welcome friend-of-the-show Paul Davies to the Boston Public Library Studio to discuss the building's amazing history as the first home to the Boston Athletic Association. Paul describes the early days of the BAA, including its exclusive facilities, how it started the Boston Marathon, and why the start and finish are where they are today! Paul also talks about which races he will and won't be running in 2018 and gives an introduction to parkrun USA (followed by an update from Peter on his first parkrun event). Then, Peter shares some news about his Boilermaker 15K entry, and Bryan shares how he plans to get back into running and racing in 2018. Finally, we Follow the Cent as we join Vinnie Cent for his conversation with Sierra Rebecca, co-leader of November Project Brooklyn. Following their winning relay race at the Celebrate Life Half Marathon, which honors those who have fought against cancer, Vinnie and Sierra sit down to talk about their experiences as young athletes and as cancer survivors, the struggles around survivorship beyond the illness itself, and how they have found community and support within NP and within organizations focused on young cancer survivors.

To contact Paul about his coaching:

padavies67@gmail.com

Check out parkrun!

http://www.parkrun.us

Follow the Cent here!

http://howwasyourruntoday.com/followthecent/

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Mar 16, 2018

HWYRT returns to their studio at the Boston Public Library for a super-big episode! Peter shares his artistic talents and talks about his not-so-great Saturday run. Bryan describes his latest recovery efforts and introduces a special Run 4 All Women event hosted by their new ambassador (and HWYRT Artist-in-Residence) Andrea Bonney Gould. Then they are joined by physical therapist and elite runner Dr. Ian Nurse (just call him "Ian"). Ian talks about his clinic, Wellness in Motion Boston, where they specialize in treating soft-tissue related injuries and help get athletes back to their activities. He then shares his own history as a runner and how he still manages to run 100+ miles per week! Ian also describes the role that running played in helping him meet his wife, elite runner Amanda Nurse, and their current lives as brand-new parents. Also discussed: the amazing Boston running community, the Boston Marathon experience (as seen from the front of the pack), how to run on easy days, the stretching gene, the importance of the right running shoes, and how Ian feels about trail running, ultras, and triathlons. Then, Igor Babushkin returns to face Peter and Bryan and discuss the elephant in the room—the Clyde Army Challenge. Plus, Jeremy Shaw-Munderback talks about life as a non-Clyde.

http://www.wellnessinmotionboston.com

 

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Mar 9, 2018

Bryan and Peter check in on the latest happenings. Bryan is back to walking stadiums and cheering for Artist-in-Residence Andrea Bonney Gould as she makes her triumphant return to running. Peter continues training for the BAA 5K and possibly running a shoe store out of his office. Then, the HWYRT guys join Ironman Certified Coach John Harris and athlete Rob Bozovich on their Endurance for Everyone podcast. They talk about how Bryan and Peter got started in podcasting, the challenge of endurance racing, the pull of the running community, and why runners make the best triathletes. Plus, destination races! And, a chance to win some AMAZING prizes during Vinnie Cent's "A Streak to Remember" challenge.

Catch more of the HWYRT interview on teamE4E episode 112:

http://fatslowtriathleteshow.podbean.com/e/teame4e-112-how-was-your-run-today-with-peter-villa-bryan-gould/

Visit the E4E blog:

http://www.enduranceforeveryone.com

And Follow the Cent and sign up for the “A Streak to Remember” challenge:

https://www.eventbrite.com/e/the-a-streak-a-streak-to-remember-tickets-41561071283?utm-medium=discovery&utm-campaign=social&utm-content=attendeeshare&utm-source=strongmail&utm-term=listing

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Mar 1, 2018

The 2018 Everybody in Boston Loves to Run Lovefest continues! Peter and Bryan chat with more runners fundraising for the 2018 Boston Marathon, many of them first-time marathoners. They also catch up with chief Heartbreaker Dan Fitzgerald and, in a rare appearance, his silent partner. Plus, the charity raffle winners!

https://www.heartbreakhillrunningcompany.com

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Feb 23, 2018

HWYRT joins forces with Heartbreak Hill Running Company for the 2018 Everyone in Boston Loves to Run Lovefest! While runners and their guests mingle, shop, and donate money to the charity drawing, Peter and Bryan collect amazing running stories that have to be shared. In this episode, we hear from HWYRT fan favorites, last year's charity drawing winner, and a variety of runners, including first-time marathoners, multi-marathoners, and one of the original Heartbreakers.

https://www.heartbreakhillrunningcompany.com

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Feb 16, 2018

Bryan and Peter welcome back sports reporter, author, and athlete Amy Moritz. Amy is in town to report on the Buffalo Sabres game against the Boston Bruins, so naturally Peter and Bryan join her at the TD Garden during the Sabres warm-up. They talk with Amy about her experience self-publishing her book "I Thought You'd be Faster" and how it came out of her experience becoming an endurance athlete. Amy also talks about her work as a sports reporter, the challenge of not falling into the comparison trap as an athlete, and a moment that reminds her to focus on celebrating successes. Plus, an update on the Clyde army countdown. 

Buy Amy’s book here!

https://www.amazon.com/Thought-Youd-Be-Faster-Athlete/dp/0692968881/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1518736542&sr=8-1&keywords=I+thought+You%27d+Be+Faster

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Feb 8, 2018

Peter and Bryan take the show on the road to Times Square in NYC. While there, they catch up with author/illustrator/runner Lori Richmond, who talks about her fantastic new children's picture book "Bunny's Staycation." Lori also shares her experiences working with a personal trainer on strength training, proper running form, and eating well. Plus, they chat about Lori's race plans for 2018, not-at-all-creepy efforts to reach out to Shalane Flanagan, and a Crankle 2K verbal, of sorts.

Buy Lori’s new book, "Bunny's Staycation" here!

https://www.amazon.com/Bunnys-Staycation-Mamas-Business-Trip/dp/0545925894/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1518130150&sr=8-1&keywords=Bunny%27s+Staycation

Learn more about Lori's work here!

www.LoriDraws.com

Check out Lori’s personal trainer, Saysha Heinzman, on Instagram!

https://www.instagram.com/sayshaheinzman/

And sign up for the “Everyone In Boston Loves to Run Lovefest 2018” fundraiser right here!

https://www.eventbrite.com/e/love-fest-party-donation-tickets-42746631325

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Feb 1, 2018

Bryan puts out a new listener challenge to help him #RebuildBryan as he continues his recovery, while Peter gives an update on his and Igor Babushkin's progress on the new Clyde Army Countdown challenge. Then, Bryan and Peter welcome two amazing individuals from the Back on My Feet Boston organization: director Elizabeth Carr and charity runner Matt Norton. Matt shares how he became a runner and the critical role that running has played in his recovery, while Elizabeth talks about the goals of the BOMF organization and her ongoing challenge not to get lost during races. Peter and Bryan also share exciting new details about the big Heartbreak Hill Running Company and HWYRT event coming in February, and we get an update on what to expect from the #FollowtheCent adventure with Vinnie Cent. Plus, Bryan quizzes Peter on some less-modern words thanks to a list from FOTS Pattie Himes McNally. It's all a bit cacoethes.

For more information on BOMF, please visit:

https://boston.backonmyfeet.org

Please help Matt reach his Boston Marathon fundraising goal:

https://www.crowdrise.com/o/en/campaign/backonmyfeetboston2018/mattnorton4

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