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ROO #84: Matt McCue on Pursuing Your Dreams in Running and Writing

In this episode, Matt McCue, writer and runner, recounts how he got hooked on running and then writing. He discusses the role of perseverance in running as a walk-on for the renowned University of Colorado Program under Coach Mark Wetmore. Matt reveals what it was like to pursue a job as a writer after college. He reflects on his journey writing An Honorable Run and his accompanying book tour. Matt shares sources of inspiration for writing stories. He provides his perspective on the future of American distance running. Matt explains how he finds time to run now. He reflects on dealing with regret as an author. Lastly, Matt previews upcoming projects and publications.

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ROO #75: Amy Yoder-Begley on Dreaming Big as Runner and Coach

In this episode, Amy Yoder-Begley, former professional runner, Olympian, and head coach of women’s cross country at University of Connecticut, describes when she fell in love with running at just eight years old. Amy reveals the verbal statement that she repeated herself in a breakthrough 5k race in college. She recaps the experience of qualifying for the 2008 Beijing Olympics. Amy recounts of one of the most memorable races of Amy’s professional career: her 6th place finish at the 10k World Championships. She describes her journey with celiac disease. Amy captures what it felt like to break 15 minutes in the 5k. She discusses who inspires her, the power of goal setting, and dreaming big. Amy tells about her work now as a head coach of women’s cross country at University of Connecticut and why she started Distance Divas, an elite post-collegiate female running group.

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Tuesday Truths

Tuesday Truth: Be a Dreamer

“When you’re a dreamer, heart break and failure come with the territory, but I can definitely tell you it is still worth it, because it is a way of living that is that is both moving and memorable.” – Lauren Fleshman * Quote from Lauren Fleshman’s inspirational talk for the Oregon Track Club Annual Dinner, watch full speech on YouTube {Photo taken in Boulder, CO in July 2014}

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