Personal Best

Personal Best

Personal Best is a show for everyone interested in fitness, health, and wellness. It features interviews with people from across the athletic spectrum from runners, cyclists, and triathletes to climbers, yogis, and masters athletes, to visionaries upending the status quo in their sport and those who’ve devoted their lives to improving the health of others. We get the latest from the experts on nutrition, injury prevention, training, and mental strategies for success no matter what your next goal is. In short, we’re a show for the health conscious. For the active, fit person who is trying to live his or her best life.

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Episode 4: The Track Star

Personal Best

Florence Meiler is 83 and a track and field powerhouse.

24 Min

Nov 23, 2017

Episode 2: The Trailblazer

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Ayesha McGowan wants to become the first female African American professional cyclist.

43 Min

Nov 9, 2017

Episode 1: The Mayor of Running

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An interview with the Mayor of Running, Bart Yasso

35 Min

Nov 2, 2017

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Nov 1, 2017
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Personal Best is a show for everyone interested in fitness, health, and wellness.

54 min
Sep 7, 2017
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What it takes to be really, really good at a beer mile; a final goodbye to our listeners.

49 min
Aug 31, 2017
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How you can run just three days a week and still maximize your running potential.

59 min
Aug 24, 2017
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A chat with the lifetime runner and creator of the famous run-walk-run method; a detailed discussion on how to make yourself poop before a run.

56 min
Aug 17, 2017
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The Olympic marathoner goes over proper pacing, her favorite music, and a newfound joy in good bourbon.

54 min
Aug 11, 2017
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Two staffers attempt the Air Force’s physical fitness test.

46 min
Aug 10, 2017
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We’re answering your general training questions, with a focus on getting you in top shape for fall half and full marathons.

57 min
Jul 20, 2017
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Jordan Hasay discusses her meteoric rise as a runner, and how the sport helped her cope after the death of her mother.

53 min
Jul 13, 2017
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A roundtable discussion about the issues of cardiac safety and running.

42 min
Jul 6, 2017
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Noah Droddy discusses his breakthrough year over some beers; and how to grill the perfect burger this summer.

65 min
Jun 29, 2017
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We test the Runner’s World staff to see if how well we know the words and phrases we use all the time; elite marathoner Diego Estrada shares how he refocuses when things don’t go according to plan.

72 min
Jun 22, 2017
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Discovering the practices and strategies that boost your athletic endeavors; the benefits of massage for runners.

43 min
Jun 16, 2017
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How to win the mental game of running; the best way to run with your pooch; navigating the speciality running store for new kicks.

66 min
Jun 15, 2017
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The highs and lows of running, and why it’s so easy to fall in love with the sport; answering your most pressing running shoe questions.

55 min
Jun 8, 2017
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The two-time Olympian talks about goals for his final year, and what’s next when he retires at the end of the year.

57 min
Jun 1, 2017
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David Willey concludes his dramatic "moonshot" training season at the Bayshore Marathon.

102 min
May 25, 2017
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Life as a mother, coach, writer, and advocate for running; the last installment of David Willey’s “Moonshot” marathon quest before his big race.

24 min
May 18, 2017
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Why top NASCAR drivers use running to help them on the track.

82 min
May 11, 2017
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Breaking down what we learned and what’s to come after Nike’s Breaking2 attempt.

64 min
May 4, 2017
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One of the visionaries behind the Breaking2 project and his love for the sport; the joys and pitfalls of running while pregnant.

60 min
Apr 27, 2017
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The four-time Olympian discusses injuries, doping in the sport, and why she loves Dunkin’ Donuts.

47 min
Apr 20, 2017
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An entire show dedicated to answering your pressing training questions—from running better in the heat to mastering the morning run.

79 min
Apr 13, 2017
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What it means to run Boston 50 years after changing the women’s running landscape; unraveling the mystery of a lingering injury.

45 min
Apr 6, 2017
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Going inside what may be the most memorable Boston Marathon finish ever; a preview of Season 3 of Human Race

61 min
Mar 30, 2017
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How one of the top U.S. marathoners analyzes data to run his best; making recovery an essential part of your routine.

54 min
Mar 23, 2017
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Dealing with injuries, focusing on recovery, and learning the mental strategies needed to make you ready for race day.

37 min
Mar 16, 2017
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What it takes to run 200,000 lifetime miles; how to get your kids started running.

71 min
Mar 9, 2017
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An inside look at Nike’s quest to break the two-hour-marathon barrier, from its latest innovations to the controversy surrounding the project.

49 min
Mar 2, 2017
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A frank discussion on the problems many runners have when dealing with weight and food.

77 min
Feb 23, 2017
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Mirna Valerio shatters the boundaries of what a runner “should” look like; an update on Nike’s training process to go under 2 hours in the marathon.

72 min
Feb 16, 2017
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Why you should put your running goals out there for the world to see.

67 min
Feb 9, 2017
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Stories of on-the-run dating fails and successes; obstacle race and ultrarunning superstar Amelia Boone discusses her competitive nature.

45 min
Feb 2, 2017
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Dr. Jordan Metzl shares his keys to maximizing your fitness for a healthy running life.

67 min
Jan 26, 2017
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How hard you have to train to reach your grandest goals; Coach Jenny’s practical advice for every runner.

66 min
Jan 19, 2017
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The host of Wait Wait, Don’t Tell Me talks his favorite running adventures; a shopping trip to see how to stock your runner’s pantry.

72 min
Jan 12, 2017
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The positive spirit of the Sub-30 Club; Ted Spiker on leading from the back.

73 min
Dec 29, 2016
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Our panel of experts will help you run your best in 2017; some of the top stories of the year.

72 min
Dec 22, 2016
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Joe De Sena on why you should always push your limits; trying an obstacle course race for the first time.

67 min
Dec 15, 2016
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An inside look at Nike’s bold attempt to go past an unthinkable running barrier; a new Broadway musical has a running storyline.

51 min
Dec 8, 2016
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How Andrea Barber of “Fuller House” fell in love with the sport; getting to the bottom of one runner’s debilitating heel pain.

64 min
Dec 1, 2016
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Writer and masters runner Roger Robinson shares his incredible life in running and literature; what the finish line looks like when the clock officially stops.

45 min
Nov 17, 2016
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Ultrarunner Karl Meltzer breaks down how he claimed the Appalachian Trail thru-hike record; tips for running any off-road path with more confidence.

73 min
Nov 10, 2016
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Our 2016 Cover Search winners, Josh LaJaunie and Eileen Moon, share their amazing stories; the Kick recaps the NYC Marathon.

81 min
Nov 3, 2016
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A frank discussion about on-the-run harassment; an interview with actor and marathoner Theo Rossi; and what to watch for in New York this weekend.

80 min
Nov 3, 2016
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A frank discussion about on-the-run harassment; an interview with actor and marathoner Theo Rossi; and what to watch for in New York this weekend.

60 min
Oct 27, 2016
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How one group honors the sacrifice of America’s service members; what is really going on in your head when running.

72 min
Oct 20, 2016
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The legendary ultrarunner discusses myths and legends of running; why you need take care of yourself after the run ends; plus the latest news in the Kick.

37 min
Oct 13, 2016
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The unbreakable bond between a blind runner and his guide; why mortals need coaches; a recap of the Chicago Marathon and the backstory to our November anniversary issue.

53 min
Oct 6, 2016
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Writer Kristin Armstrong finds the joy in suffering; a daily runner deals with a month off; the latest news in the Kick.

42 min
Sep 15, 2016
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Comedian Liz Miele makes running funny, training editor Meghan Kita talks rest day strategy, and the latest running news in the Kick.

59 min
Sep 8, 2016
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Our Mayor of Running shares his best training advice and how the sport has changed; Shalane Flanagan tells us what “Run Fast, Eat Slow” really means.

65 min
Sep 1, 2016
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We answer your questions on what it takes to run your very best (or first) 26.2, and the Kick reveals the best running cities in America.

48 min
Aug 25, 2016
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A chat with the creators of Another Mother Runner, how to survive the treadmill, and the latest news in the Kick.

48 min
Aug 18, 2016
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Meb chats about his Olympic history, and what it’s like to compete in Rio at the age of 41; how speed sessions can ramp up your training; and a cross-country team that got creative with a workout.

61 min
Aug 11, 2016
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Olympian Shalane Flanagan shares her preparation for the marathon in Rio, and the legendary Frank Shorter discusses his extraordinary life and running career.

66 min
Aug 4, 2016
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Olympian Alexi Pappas talks making films; journalist David Epstein explains the recent doping scandals.

42 min
Jul 28, 2016
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An organization helps veterans transition into civilian life through sports like running.

40 min
Jul 21, 2016
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How a runner can get the most out of a hike in the woods, the pioneers of running podcasts on their best tips, and inspirational stories in the Kick.

45 min
Jul 14, 2016
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How an elite runner like Deena Kastor sets priorities for a busy life; recapping the Olympic trials.

49 min
Jul 7, 2016
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Why Steve Prefontaine still matters today, what it’s like to just miss your biggest goal as an athlete, and the Kick recaps the first half of the track trials.

31 min
Jun 30, 2016
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Why top NASCAR drivers use running to help them on the track; previewing the Olympic Track Trials in Eugene, Oregon.

0 min
Jun 24, 2016
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Hey listeners, we're taking a short break this we…

41 min
Jun 17, 2016
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On this week’s Runner’s World Show, Editor-in-Chi…

31 min
Jun 10, 2016
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On this week’s Runner’s World Show, staffers Robe…

35 min
Jun 2, 2016
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The Dog Trotters program at Providence Animal Cen…

47 min
May 26, 2016
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In this week's episode, Editor-in-Chief David Wil…

40 min
May 18, 2016
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On this week’s show, elite marathoner and three-t…

41 min
May 12, 2016
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On this week's episode, Runner’s World writer-at-…

41 min
May 3, 2016
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On this week's show, we hear from our Chief Runni…

40 min
Apr 27, 2016
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We head out to Brookline, Massachusetts, for a Fr…

39 min
Apr 19, 2016
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On this week's episode, David Willey talks with D…

45 min
Apr 12, 2016
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Roberta Gibb was the first woman to run the Bosto…

39 min
Apr 6, 2016
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This week, Runner’s World Site Director Chris Kra…

1 min
Mar 30, 2016
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