Running Inspirational News– March 7, 2022

Hello Runners,

How are you? It’s already March, and it’s entirely possible you may have already run a race this year, or are training for a spring race, or maybe you are a new runner and now seeing results or just running for enjoyment. No matter, I hope you are injury-free and feeling great!

So, I’ve not published an episode in over a month. February was tough, I caught a bad case of the flu, or maybe it was Covid. I was in bed for a week with no energy, chills, sweating, and feeling miserable and got behind in just about everything. I was also signed up to run the Vegas Rock n’ Roll Half-Marathon which I had to bail. Frustrating to say the least.

I’m fully vaccinated have my booster shot and still had Omicron right after Christmas last year, but the symptoms were very mild. Anyway, I feel bad I’ve not released an episode this long. So to make up for it, I am releasing two back-to-back weeks to catch up. I appreciate your understanding and value you all that listen to my podcast. 

In this episode, I have three stories for you:

  1. Where are you with your 2022 running goals? And some interesting 2021 statistics from Strava, the popular running app.
  2. I know there are several workouts you can do to increase your speed to run a faster race. One speed workout I found exciting and doable is from Coach Marilyn Chychota.
  3. How about a heartwarming story? John Hixon and his daughter Lauren Phillips recently ran the Antarctica Marathon. 

These stories will motivate and inspire you!

As you may know, I am very involved with the Maui Marathon as the course director. Everything is set for the event on April 24th. I have a unique code for listeners that will give you 25% off the full or half marathon for the 2022 Maui Marathon. CODE: feelgoodrunning25 (case sensitive) This code does not apply to the Marathon Relay, 5K, or 10K races. Plan a vacation to Maui and wrap it around an incredible race experience! For more information, go to

Runners, if you know someone with a unique running story, please feel free to share it with me. You can Email it to me at

Thank you for listening to the Feel-Good Running Podcast! If you like it, please consider sharing this podcast with your running friends and on your social media platforms. I would very much appreciate it, and it will help the show grow.

Remember to be kind to others, even if some are not kind to you. It’s good for the heart, mind, and soul. Good luck with all of your running goals, and stay injury-free. Peace everyone!

~ Jim


Show Timestamps

[00:40] – Host Jim Lynch

[07:06] – Strava 2021Statistics and 2022 Running Goals

[13:38] – Need for Speed

[19:16] – A bit Nippy – Antarctica Marathon

[28:11] – Inspirational Running Quote /Jim episode close



Show Notes

2022 Running Goals Strava Year in SportsStrava Runners Logged 2.4 Billion Miles in 2021 (Runners World Article-Writer Chris Hatler)

Need for Speed – Coach Marilyn Chychota – Speed Article (Yahoo Sports- Writer, Emma-Kate Lidbury) – What is RPE (Outside Article – Writer, Kelly O’Mara)

A bit NippyAntarctica Marathon – John Hixon and Daughter Lauren Phillips (American Press-Writer, Marlisa Harding) – Seven Continents Club


Inspirational Running Quote

” Summer Bodies are Earned in the Winter” ~ Unknown



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About the Host, Jim Lynch

Thank you for listening to my podcast. I'm a long time "Feel Good" runner myself completing 101 Marathons and a certified 50 State finisher having completed a marathon in all 50 states plus DC.

I am the Race Director of the Maui Marathon and former Vice President of the Valley Isle Road Runners on the island of Maui, a certified RRCA Running Coach and now a recognized Podcaster!

Running is my passion and has really defined my life. With all the support over the years I have personally received from volunteers from all the races I have done, I would like to give back.

The "Feel Good Running" podcast is for the everyday runner. If you are a long time runner, fairly new to running or even just thinking about running, I hope to appeal to you and bring you inspiration and motivation with my guests and my many years of running experience. I hope to be one of your go to running podcasts for years to come.

If you like my podcast, please share it with your running friends and on your Social Media platforms. And a nice rating and review on Apple Podcast would be appreciated!

Thank you for listening and I hope you too will become a "Feel Good Runner" yourself! ~ Jim

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