Category Archives: Episodes

Episode 316: Improvement Curve

Jason and Kevin discuss the year’s first chapter in the Kirani James/Lashawn Merritt rivalry, another US relay problem, Jenny Simpson’s easy victory, Clayton Murphy’s surprise win and all the other highlights from the Penn and Drake Relays.
Then, the guys discuss Bernard Lagat’s potential in the 10,000m, another high schooler breaking four minutes in the mile, marathons in ski boots and paying to watch track online.
Show Notes
-Our iTunes page
-Sign up for the Fantasy Diamond Race. Group name: House of Run. Pin: 2610534
-World record at London Marathon
-Voicemail line:  206-208-9935
-Support the show by visiting our Patreon page
-House of Run Strava page

Episode 315: Interview with Desiree Linden

Desiree Linden joins the show and discusses her Olympic preparations, the origin of her racing strategy, why winning the Boston Marathon in 2011 might have hurt her career, when she almost gave up professional running and her experience throwing out the first pitch in two professional ballparks.
Then, the guys recap Eliud Kipchoge and Jemima Sumgong’s victories in the London Marathon, predict the Olympic marathon teams for Kenya and Ethiopia, discus the world’s worst ultramarathon attempt and read listener emails.
Show Notes
-Our iTunes page
-Man in floating bubble unsuccessfully runs across ocean
-Fantastic finish in Irish college 4 x 400m
-Voicemail line:  206-208-9935
-Support the show by visiting our Patreon page
-House of Run Strava page

Episode 314: Burden of the The Beast

Jason and Kevin discuss Atsede Baysa’s surprise comeback in the Boston Marathon, Yohan Blake giving up his nickname, Lashawn Merritt’s 200m potential and the implications of Caster Semenya’s triple.
The guys also preview the London Marathon, recap the Mt. SAC relays and defend the US Olympic Trials system.
Show Notes
-Our iTunes page
-Voicemail line:  206-208-9935
-Support the show by visiting our Patreon page
-House of Run Strava page

Episode 313: Boston and Barkley

Annika Iltis and Timothy Kane, co-directors of The Barkley Marathons, join the show to discuss their documentary on the mysterious ultra marathon. Annika and Tim share their experience with race’s eccentric director, explain the process of filming such a rugged event and examine what type of people take on the challenge.
Before the interview, Jason and Kevin discuss Monday’s Boston Marathon, the Mt. SAC Relays, the latest stand out American high hurdler, Edward Cheserek’s surprising defeat, the indoor marathon world record and WADA’s evolving position on meldonium.
Show Notes
-Website for The Barkley Marathons
-Watch the film here
-Our iTunes page
-Voicemail line:  206-208-9935
-Support the show by visiting our Patreon page
-House of Run Strava page

Episode 312: Training Goals

Jason and Kevin discuss the first full week of professional outdoor track and field, Geoffrey Mutai’s future in the marathon after he withdrew from the Boston Marathon, Kenya’s extension to comply with anti-doping rules, the best days to attend the Olympic Trials in Eugene, the in-house rivalry between Tirunesh and Genzebe Dibaba and the ongoing debate about poppy seed muffins.
Show Notes
Monday Morning Run on the Daily Relay
-Our iTunes page
-Voicemail line:  206-208-9935
-Support the show by visiting our Patreon page
-House of Run Strava page

Episode 311: Suited and Booted

Jason and Kevin discuss Geoffrey Kamworor’s recovery from a disastrous start to win the World Half Marathon Championships, Mo Farah’s run for bronze, Seb Coe’s ideas to reenergize track and field, Usain Bolt’s vulnerability and losing to people who wear costumes.
Show Notes
-Our sponsor for this episode is Jabra, maker of wireless earbuds. Visit their website to get product discounts and exclusive offers!
-Seb Coe’s comments about the state of track and field
-Decathlon training video
-Runners in China mistake soap for an energy bar 
-Our iTunes page
-Voicemail line:  206-208-9935
-Support the show by visiting our Patreon page
-House of Run Strava page

Episode 310: World Indoor Championships Recap

Kevin returns from the World Indoor Championships in Portland to review the meet with Jason and touch on all the storylines from the four days of competition, including:
-The record medal total for the United States
-Boris Berian’s winning strategy in the 800m
-Matthew Centrowitz and Nick Willis producing another riveting 1500
-Vashti Cunningham going pro after her gold medal in the high jump
-More disappointment in the championships for Asafa Powell
-Genzebe Dibaba’s ho-hum victory
-The atmosphere in the stadium
-Which athlete benefitted the most from the indoor season?
-The impact this meet will have on track and field in the United States
Show Notes
-Our sponsor for this episode is Jabra, maker of wireless earbuds. Visit their website to get product discounts and exclusive offers!
-Our iTunes page
-Voicemail line:  206-208-9935
-Support the show by visiting our Patreon page
-House of Run Strava page

Episode 309: World Indoor Championships Preview

Jason and Kevin review a busy weekend in track including Edward Cheserek’s latest string of NCAA victories, a new American star in the high jump, the return of Marvin Bracy, team tactics at the USA Championships and Matthew Centrowitz’s close call.
Then, the guys preview the World Indoor Championships and discuss Centrowitz’s chance for gold in the 1500, the possibility of a Genzebe Dibaba world record, the somewhat high stakes for Asafa Powell and the likelihood of Mo Farah grabbing an Uber and jumping in the 3000.
Show Notes
-Our sponsor for this episode is Jabra, maker of wireless earbuds. Visit their website to get product discounts and exclusive offers!
-Our iTunes page
-Voicemail line:  206-208-9935
-Support the show by visiting our Patreon page
-House of Run Strava page

Episode 308: Spring Training

Jason and Kevin preview the races to watch at this weekend’s USA and NCAA Indoor Championships, discuss what should happen to Abeba Aregawi’s legacy after her positive test, review Carl Lewis’s harsh words for the long jump and eulogize the New York Diamond League meet.
Show Notes
-Our sponsor for this episode is Jabra, maker of wireless earbuds. Visit their website to get product discounts and exclusive offers!
-Ross Tucker on meldonium
-Carl Lewis on the long jump, relays and the state of track
-Our iTunes page
-Voicemail line:  206-208-9935
-Support the show by visiting our Patreon page
-House of Run Strava page

Episode 307: Meldonium of Oblivion

Jason and Kevin discuss the positive drug test of Abeba Aregawi, Jenny Simpson’s response and the doping cloud circling over Ethiopia.
Then, the guys discuss the tiebreaker in the World Marathon Majors title, US relay coaching changes, Usain Bolt’s hashtags and much more.
Show Notes
-Our sponsor for this episode is Jabra, maker of wireless earbuds. Visit their website to get product discounts and exclusive offers!
-Negesse tests positive for meldonium
-Bolt/Gatlin trash talk
Television ratings for US Olympic Trials Marathon
-Max King dives through a tire (4:00 min mark)
-Our iTunes page
-Voicemail line:  206-208-9935
-Support the show by visiting our Patreon page
-House of Run Strava page