Ep. 72 – The RUNATL Podcast with Guest Jared Ward


The RUNATL Podcast is hosted by Big Peach Running Co. Founder, Mike Cosentino, and Director of Marketing, Dave “D2” Martinez. This week on the RUNATL Podcast we feature Olympian Jared Ward and discuss his preparations leading up to the U.S. Olympic Marathon Team Trials on February 29th! Jared is the 2nd out of our 4 Olympic Marathon Qualifiers we’re featuring as we lead up to the U.S. Olympic Team Trials.

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Hello, Friends!

Without question, every single man and woman who qualified for the Olympic Trials is a great athlete with an awesome accomplishment behind them as part of how their ticket was punched to come to Atlanta for the race on February 29th! HOWEVER, only a few of those qualifiers are bringing the added expectation – – and, perhaps, pressure – – of being considered a “favorite” to make the U.S. Olympic Team. Jared Ward is one of those competitors. In this episode, we unpack what that is like AND so much more! Enjoy your opportunity to learn from one of the greatest marathoners in our country right now!

Here are our Show Notes for this fun conversation with the former – – and, perhaps, future – – Olympian:

To learn more about Mr. Ward and all of the impressive results he’s recently put together, here’s a solid place to start.

To see more about where he put up his most recent (and impressive!) result, check the Houston Marathon.

To get an inside glimpse of Jared’s work with Saucony and the process in developing shoes, check out this blog post.

To see the coaching side of this Olympian, visit this link.
And as always, here’s the countdown clock (😊) to the U.S Olympic Marathon Trials.

As always, thank you for listening and being part of the fun! In only a single week, my friends, we will be back! See you then! In the meantime, MAY YOUR BEST MILES BE THOSE COVERED ON FOOT!
– Mike