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Welcome to "Convos Over Cold Brew with Emma Abrahamson." Emma is a cold brew fanatic with a background in running, who shares her life on her YouTube channel and Instagram. Tune in to hear conversations with her friends about anything from relationships, social media, food and running. New episodes each week. Follow Emma on Instagram and YouTube.
 
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The first Coach’s Corner episode of 2022 is here and it features two legends: Megan Roche, M.D. and Jacob Puzey. In this episode we discuss what marathoners can learn from ultra runners and what closely held beliefs in the marathon road running community aren’t necessarily gospel in the ultra world. Here are some topics we discuss: Running on pavem…
 
Jocelyn Rivas from South Central Los Angeles is a 24 year old force of nature. She broke the Guinness World Record for the youngest woman to run 100 marathons at the 2021 Los Angeles Marathon. It was perfect symmetry as the LA Marathon was also her first when she was a mere high schooler. Jocelyn also broke the Record for Youngest Latina to run 100…
 
We took off our grump-suits and put on some sexy swag-suits to talk about the fun science of multi-year changes from a genetic baseline, the coolest twin-study of all time, different protein sources and why they can be adaptation insurance, a poop-doping follow-up, muscle fiber typology and why it matters, and how cookie availability changes evalua…
 
Today on the show I am joined my good friend, and super successful host of the I'll Have Another podcast, Lindsey Hein. We had a fun conversation about what we would change and what we learned from 2021, what we want to do differently in 2022, what we want to double down on, and much, much more. Our entire conversation was inspired by a post from J…
 
In this solo episode, Emma talks about her experience with TikTok and social media, her opinions on New Years resolutions, and the 8 runners who inspire her. You can find Emma on Instagram at @emmaabrahamson and on her YouTube Channel. Follow Convos Over Cold Brew Podcast on Instagram at @convosovercoldbrewpod. Click here to shop Convos Over Cold B…
 
The Mile 99 Crew took a much-needed break but is ready for 2022! Take a listen as Jessica, Greg, and Mike talk about their New Year Resolutions and find out what this new year may hold. What do you have planned for this next year? Racing? New sport? Flossing? Stretching? Keep up on laundry? Let us know! ALSO, let us know what you want more of...and…
 
SEXY SCIENCE CORNER! What differentiates athletes late in endurance events like marathons and ultras? Why can some athletes train the same, pace the same, fuel the same--yet have different results? The answer may be found in the emerging study of "fatigue resistance." Fatigue resistance does not have a set definition, but is generally classified as…
 
When it comes to taking on audacious challenges Nikki Cannon is an amateur runner like no other. An experienced racer at distances from 5k to ultramarathons, and a full-time teacher, Nikki is always game for a challenge. When she turned 40 in 2021 she decided to run 40 marathons in 40 days during the heat of a Houston summer. She got over halfway b…
 
We PLUCKED our way into 2022 before talking about 6 winter training fundamentals (that apply anytime outside of specific training), the difficulty of motivation (including for us), the tragic Boulder fires, hope in an uncertain world, evolutionary principles of alcohol consumption and dependence, and the wildly exciting science of the microbiome. T…
 
Alexis McCoy is back for the final episode of the Marathon Milestone mini-series. After back-to-back personal bests at Boston and New York, Alexis had some of her best training of the year. Then tragedy struck her family. In this episode we take a deep dive into what transpired in Alexis's life after Thanksgiving, what she learned from this challen…
 
We yelled "HUZZAH!" at the top of all the hills before talking about the nuances of interval recovery approaches, our differing approaches to BUSINESS, offseason yoga, what athletes need to know about the omicron variant, the difficulties of observational studies, and a new study on the menstrual cycle and performance. What a year! We appreciate yo…
 
Maurice Lowman, the Marathon Panda, is back!!! In this episode, Maurice talks about how he has busted through a fitness and speed plateau. Two years ago he was doing amazing things in the running world but he was stuck in a bit of a rut. He wasn't getting faster and, even with his constant positivity, was a little frustrated by his lack of improvem…
 
In this emotional solo episode, Emma talks about her experience with her body and overcoming extreme body dysmorphia and a negative body image as a runner. You can find Emma on Instagram at @emmaabrahamson and on her YouTube Channel. Follow Convos Over Cold Brew Podcast on Instagram at @convosovercoldbrewpod. Click here to shop Convos Over Cold Bre…
 
We got bib numbers to the 2021 Tour De No Pants before talking about the physiological importance of practicing playfulness in training, an update on the journey with family planning (we are at the fun part!), why walking is trail running, and key principles for thinking about training heading into 2022 (particularly with the distribution of intens…
 
Tracie Hunter is on the show fresh off a marathon PR and learning that she has qualified for the Abbott Wanda Age Group World Championships. What a combo! Tracie has been running marathons for nearly 20 years. Yet, she is faster now than ever. In this episode we talk about how she made that happen. We also take a deep dive into the new Age Group Wo…
 
As we head into the time of year for resolutions, we couldn't think of better people to chat with than David and Hassan. You have seen them put together giant group runs, splash in puddles, smile A LOT, and lead with the motto "No runner left behind". Join us for this episode and tell us how these two guys have influenced you. Also, learn the secre…
 
In this episode, Emma sits down with her physical therapist from Prehab San Diego, Dr. Lily Seynaeve and they discuss everything from preventing injuries, the importance of strength training to my specific weaknesses and body changes through puberty. You can find Emma on Instagram at @emmaabrahamson and on her YouTube Channel. Follow Convos Over Co…
 
2014 was meant to be a banner year of running for Connor Meakin, not (maybe) his last as a runner. He enjoyed early success, winning races and feeling amazing in the process, which motivated him to want more and push even harder. Things completely derailed soon after as he got blasted with devastating prognosis for an injury that didn't initially s…
 
We got our GRUMP SUITS on before talking about long run distances, heart-friendly fun activities (you too can be the naked person in the gym locker room), death anxiety and the power of living boldly, passion, and a hopeful health update. HEART SWAG ACTIVATE. We have gotten so much joy and strength from your messages and support! THANK YOU! WOOHOO!…
 
The California International Marathon - what an incredible weekend! The best people combined with a huge physical challenge never disappoints. It had been a decade since my previous marathon and a short window to build-up fitness and strength. I knew this going into the race but approached the challenge with positivity, confidence, and a can-do att…
 
Rachel Gersten is a New York City therapist with a passion for helping people lead their healthiest lives possible. She completed her undergraduate degree at the Arizona State University where she double majored in psychology and human development. She attended Columbia University and earned two master’s degrees (Ed.M., M.A.) in Psychological Couns…
 
In this episode, Emma sits down with running coaches David and Megan Roche to chat about how to be a better and most importantly HAPPIER runner! They cover topics like finding the joy in running and training, the most important qualities of good runners, getting over bad races, the importance of mental health in athletics and so much more. You can …
 
Sara Vaughn crushed her marathon debut and took the win at the California International Marathon in 2:26:53. That’s the 5th fastest performance by an American woman in 2021 and a new course record. Sara is one of the best track athletes of this era and her conversion to the marathon is legendary. Not only that, Sara is a full-time real estate agent…
 
We had some life-affirming hospital chicken tenders before talking about the new Olympic Trials standards, sports supplements guidelines and science, and Megan's health journey and diagnosis (WE GOT THIS! Eventually!). We love this community so much, thank you for everything. The biggest heart love going your way! WOOHOO! WHOOP promo code for 15% o…
 
In this panel discussion at the California International marathon expo we discuss going after big goals in the marathon. For Mike "Kofuzi" Ko, Michelle Baxter, and Alissa Kolarik their big goal is breaking 3:00. It's an audacious goal and one that they have each been striving for, for years. No matter what pace you run, if you have big goals, or ne…
 
Join the Mile 99 crew live at The Aid Station, Trails and Ales in Auburn, CA for a Celebration of Statemas, Western States Lottery Week 2021. Auburn is vibrating with excitement for the 2022 Western States Endurance Run 2022 Lottery. Take a listen and see who drops in. See you in Auburn!!! Western States Endurance Run (wser.org) Western States 100 …
 
Sexy Science Corner! We dig deep on the studies and training theory of uphill and downhill running to draw some conclusions for how athletes can support long-term growth on all terrain. The big question: what is the best training approach to improve all-around running ability, including on steeps? We call it "the climbing paradox"--focus excessivel…
 
The 2021 California International Marathon is here! In this heavily requested episode, I take a deep dive into my training for the first marathon I've done in a decade and discuss how that relates to my race plan. My build up for this race went well but it wasn't without it challenges that can instructive for runners of all abilities. Sponsors: Gif…
 
In this episode, Emma sits down with her sister Ellie and they discuss everything about their running experience. They tell stories about high school running like NXN, Footlocker, team drama and dating, college parties and so much more. You can find Emma on Instagram at @emmaabrahamson and on her YouTube Channel. Follow Convos Over Cold Brew Podcas…
 
We are at the tail-end of the wildest marathon season we have seen. Many runners of all abilities and experience levels took advantage of the overwhelming marathon opportunities. So, what comes next? Simple - recovery! While we all know that recovery is important, we may not know what we need to do to make sure we are ready to take on our next chal…
 
In this episode Emma sits down with Amber Schulz, a high school senior XC/track runner with a strong and positive presence on social media, for a second time. They talk about Amber's growth as a person over the last year and a half, committing to run at High Point University, updates on her injury, finding herself outside of running and more! You c…
 
Seemingly every time I check on Dr. Stefanie Flippin's progress as a runner she is reaching greater heights. This 2021 was no different for this dynamo. Earlier this year Stefanie took a big leap by signing with HOKA and becoming a professional trail and ultra runner. This was after she won the USATF 100 Mile Championship in a blistering time. Two …
 
We got ACTIVATED by matcha lattes before talking about the cool science of periodization of training cycles, the IOC's new framework for inclusion, the science of supershoes (and which ones are best), competition blinders, understanding pain/discomfort, and supporting confidence in kids and adults. We appreciate you all so much! THANK YOU! WOOHOO!W…
 
Melissa Guillen is quiet determination personified and a true marvel. In September 2020 Melissa stopped fighting gravity and decided to have hip surgery. It required a lengthy and difficult recovery that tested Melissa physically, mentally, and emotionally. She had plenty of low moments along the way but eventually found herself ready to resume run…
 
Part III of Marathon Milestones with Alexis McCoy is here, and wow, what a performance! Alexis just conquered the New York City Marathon a mere 28 days after setting a PR at Boston. Not only did she run well and rebound from a huge performance - this badass just set another PR! In this episode we take a deep dive into the weeks between these to his…
 
In this episode, Emma sits down with Registered Dietitian for former athletes, Katie Spada. Katie answers a ton of listener questions about fueling after sport and her and Emma also dive into topics like amenorrhea recovery, RED-s, intuitive eating, intuitive movement, and body neutrality. You can find Emma on Instagram at @emmaabrahamson and on he…
 
We practiced our OOPS-AND-RALLY before talking about weekly training structure, stacking up itty bitty bricks in a really big wall, side pees, the great science of massage tools, fart buoyancy, the best shoes we have ever worn (and getting scammed trying to buy them), and building confidence by embracing vulnerability. We appreciate you all so much…
 
This summer Pan Sohmnot completed the Grand Slam of Ultrarunning. An 11 week journey that was over a decade in the making. The Grand Slam consists of four iconic 100 mile ultramarathons: Western States, Burning River, Leadville, and Wasatch Front. Pan became the 385th finisher since the Slam’s inception in 1986 and one of ten to finish this year. T…
 
Troy Meadows is a great human who faces big challenges and sticks around to tell the tale. We would love for you all to hear what he has done and what the future holds. He is a wealth of information. From all things Lost Coast, recovering from injury, balancing work, life, and training, plant-based nutrition, and general ultra chitchat. Plus find o…
 
SCIENCE CORNER! A 2021 study had a fascinating finding: in some cases, overtraining may actually be the result of underfueling. We zoom out discuss the incredibly cool scientific landscape on training, fueling, stress, and adaptation, which has big implications for how athletes pursue their long-term potential. THANK YOU! WOOHOO! Subscribe to Trail…
 
Andrea McKinney waited years for her opportunity to run the Berlin Marathon. Finally, in 2021, her chance arrived and she was ready! They she flew half way across the world for a dream-like experience that she had been thinking about for years. Then, just like that, she wasn't able to run a step. In this episode you'll hear all about and it happene…
 
In this episode Emma sits down with YouTuber Alivia D'Andrea to talk about glowing up and overcoming hurdles in your own mind. We talk about getting out of a funk, emotional eating, being vulnerable on the internet, and many quotes to help inspire to better yourself mentally and physically! You can find Emma on Instagram at @emmaabrahamson and on h…
 
We embraced bodily fluid gratitude before talking about the nitty gritty of shoe sponsorships, why fueling is helpful even in short events, aging as an athlete (and how that process is relevant for everyone), The Dipsea Race, caring about competition, and our appreciation of Goober the Clown. We appreciate you all so much! THANK YOU! WOOHOO! WHOOP …
 
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