Episodes
This is a prerecorded episode that occurred in March at the REI /she Is Beautiful event which included a 5k and 10k run and a panel discussion in Santa Cruz from some amazing women in sport: Alysia moderated the discussion called “Own Your Story”  with athelte author and advocate Alison Desir, 2019 Team USA member in the 1500m and founder of the pride 5k Nikki Hiltz, trail running coach/ outdoor guide and author Kriste Peoples, and Kim Woozy who is involved in events that empower women and...
Published 05/18/22
Published 04/04/22
The Catchup: Link to pre-order the book Arrival Stories Alysia’s Marathon and Every Mother Counts fundraising page! &mother and EveryMotherCounts have partnered They raised $200,000 through the marathon alone for a new ambulance at a secondary all girls school in the Kilimanjaro region Link &Mother Mom forward virtual 5k, coming May8th! Alysia’s marathon run down- hard terrain, running with Christie Turlington on her last Marathon, experiencing an African city  Introducing Kim Smith:...
Published 04/04/22
We talk to Team USA Triple Jumper and and 2 time American Record Holder Tori Franklin about her start in the sport, her plans for the future and all she's doing outside of it to be a whole person. We drop a lot of links in the intro: Support Alysia's Marathon Fundraising for Every Mother Counts Women's Running Article :  What has changed in the 2 Years since Ahmaud Arbery's Murder Tracksmith Foundation Shoutout! Books! Preorder Alison Desir's Running While Black More books in this Memoir...
Published 02/24/22
How She Did It Book Talk: HSDI website Co Authors Sara Slattery and Molly talk with Ro about who and what's in their book due out March 8th. Pre order today to get it on International Women's Day! Todays topics: Should you specialize in sport early to be the best? Sharing interesting chapters What Would Sara ,Molly and Ro want for their daughters ? Are women and girl's peaks in distance running later than we think? What was the inspiration for the cover? See more on our blog here! and stay...
Published 02/15/22
Today we are sharing the second episode Alysia recorded live from TRE earlier in the month as she spoke with Shannon Woods, who is currently the senior manager of DEI at Brooks Running among other things. Shannon tells us how her own upbringing as a mixed race woman and the experiences of both herself and the experiences of her parents during the civil rights movement as well as her own experiences as a mother who wanted to make sure her kids learned diverse histories she didn’t in school all...
Published 12/31/21
Today we have a surprise guest hostess (Marielle Hall!) as we talk to Viola Lagat, also known as Viola Cheptoo  Lagat, who you may know as recent second place woman at the 2021 NYC Marathon (and maybe you’ve heard of one of her many talented runner siblings, Bernard Lagat?) She takes us through her family’s deep running roots, what her training is like, how she spends time between the US and Kenya, her journey from being a1500m runner to nearly beating the Olympic Champion in her debut...
Published 12/15/21
Alysia talks to Alexi Pappas live at the 2021 TRE expo in Austin, Texas. They talk about being new teammates for Altra Running, about giving yourself permission to be more than an athlete, for example how creative projects energize and motivate Alexi rather than take away from her performance, the power of your inner narrative, Alexi's unique experience running vs racing  the NYC Marathon, her projects as an author and director and more! As always it was a refreshing and uplifting perspective...
Published 12/07/21
We talk to Mary Wacera Ngugi, who most recently finished 3rd at the 2021 Boston Marathon, about her start in the sport, how Kenyan camp systems work and her journey to the marathon. You may be surprised to hear who is coaching her now!  We also talk to Mary about her brave and impactful efforts to help women of Kenya find confidence and escape abusive marriages. She recently started the Womens Athletic Alliance as part of the movement that has gained volume in East Africa following the tragic...
Published 11/15/21
Ro and I do a 25 min catch up on fall action (there has been a lot of it!) so feel free to fastforward to the GOOD STUFF aka Kori Carter and Natasha Hastings talking through some of the struggles they had this past year, what helped them through and tips for anyone dealing with similar things, plus we talk about the success, origins and future plans of their Youtube Track and Field talk show TrackGirl Summer. Check our blog for more links but some mentioned in catch up and episode are...
Published 10/28/21
Fall Marathons are back! The 125th running of the Boston Marathon is being held on Indiginous People's Day,  October 11th,  in Massachusetts.  We talk to one of the best road runners in American History, Patti Dillon, about her career, being the fastest Native runner in history and how she is staying connected to the Native Community. Patti also talks about the power of the mind in running, her unique journey from smoker to Marathon champion and how healing trauma is the way forward in life....
Published 10/11/21
We're doing our second episode swap of the season-this time hilighting Hear Her Sports with Elizabeth Emery. Elizabeth was a professional cyclist in the 90's and now is on the other side of the game as a content creator with Hear Her Sports podcast, "Hear Her Sports is the podcast where female athletes share stories of breaking barriers, speaking up, and living with power and confidence in today’s changing world. Every guest does amazing things." website: here subscribe on Apple...
Published 09/15/21
Molly Ro and Alysia talk to prep phenom Mary Cain about the struggles and abuses she faced as a young track star under now banned (by USADA and Safe Sport)  coach Alberto Salazar. Mary tells us how this journey inspired her to start a unique women's track club called Atalanta,  what her future running and racing plans and dreams are, and other experiences we'd like to not see affect women in sport in the future. 
Published 09/02/21
Friend of the Podcast Kate Grace is back to chat about how she's found her power and found herself leading the Diamond League and setting PR's this season after narrowly missing the 202one US Olympic Team. Kate tells us how she went from a well rounded Yale Student -athlete to a focused pro, and we hit on topics like the business side of track and field, spike technologies,  how she learned to listen to the voice inside saying "the 800m is your best event!" plus we dispel some Olympic...
Published 08/19/21
Ro and Molly talk with newly minted 400m Olympian and 2019 World Champion 4th place finisher Wadeline Jonathas. We spoke about her Covid Year, graduating from University of South Carolina,  and insights on media coverage and storytelling of professional athletes.  Also check out our blog for all the links and show notes! www.keeping-track.com
Published 07/30/21
Thanks to Whoop (link) use code Track for 15% off and recover smarter today! As always thank you to Saucony for supporting season 2 ok Keeping-Track! Visit www.keeping-track.com for show notes and links from the episode! We talk to Amy about her resillence, her best race, what she' s learned as she enters the coaching world, and even dive into topics like shoe technology and social media . “For every high that I’ve had like that there has been an equal low- I think every runner and every...
Published 07/15/21
 Molly and Alysia talk anti-doping. We’re speaking on doping cases like Shelby Houlihan’s recent case where accidental contamination is named as the cause. How are the many cases like these in the USA alone over the last few years potentially affecting clean athletes and the progress toward anti-doping? We talk about the concerns around setting a precedent for escaping a ban, on trying to avoid our own biases, exlpain more about the AIU, learn of Alysia’s experiences fighting for clean sport...
Published 07/01/21
We talk to Keturah about  her Covid Year, why mentorship is important to her, Rule 50, her training , her challenging moments and the mantras they taught her, what it's  like to train with a legend like Brittney Reese and why it's important to know Keturah is more than an athlete. Thanks to Whoop for sponsoring this episode! Head to whoop.com and use code TRACK for 15% off a recovery band! also check out Keturah's great blog keturahorji.com and thanks to Saucony.com for supporting our season...
Published 06/17/21
Our first women's sports pod cross promotion is with Cherie Louis Turner's Stride's Forward Podcast. We sent her our Dawn Harper Nelson Episode last month and we host her interview with ultra running star Courtney Dauwalter. Big Thanks to WHOOP for sponsoring this episode. use our code "TRACK" for 15% off! Annnnnd anyone needing motivation to race-check out these two virtual events supporting maternal health causes like Every Mother Counts! EMC Global Run Challenge which ends June 2! Also...
Published 05/22/21
In this episode Ro and Molly talk with Michelle Carter who is a three-time Olympian, American Record Holder and Rio Olympic Champion in the shot put. She tells us how this past year has gone, how she harnesses her confidence, her plans outside of track,...
Published 04/15/21
We talk to Irish record holder, mama, cancer survivor and our good friend Mary Cullen about her start in the sport, her days at Providence College, her pro-career, injury struggles and recent battle with cancer which occurred during her pregnancy with...
Published 03/26/21
In this episode we talk to Michelle wheeler. She is a wheelchair racer in the marathon on the roads and Paralympic hopeful on the track. We talked to her about her life as Mom, as an athlete and as a professional mental health counselor. She tells us...
Published 03/08/21
Joanna Harper walks us through Sporting Gender, and we discuss the reckoning of the human rights side of the issue of including Trans and DSD women in sport vs the intricacies of the sports physiology involved.
Published 01/28/21
Weini Kelati talks about her new pro career and setup as well as her journey to running from rural Eritrea and how she wants to inspire women to dream big back home
Published 12/15/20
Today Alysia, Ro and I catch up then Alysia and I talk to USA Long Jump Legend Brittney Reese. She is a 7 time World Champ gold medalist , 2012 Olympic champion and 2016 silver medalist, and indoor American record holder. We talk to her about her...
Published 11/21/20