Category Archives: Race Review

Season 8: Episode 8 – The Sub-5 Marathon in Review

Well, the big news is that WEEEEEE did it!

After only 8 years, Steven finally accomplished the goal of a Sub-5 hour marathon, and Anthony was there to see it. Join them as they talk through the race from before the start (“What’s your go-to channel at a hotel?”) to after the finish (“It’s the chocolate milk that’s really making me feel like puking right now.”) and everything in between (“I thought I was going down, and if I did, I wasn’t going to be getting back up”).

Also, get ready for the most tangents per episode maybe ever, culminating in a conversation that bounces between Carrie Fischer’s screenwriting chops, Kevin Kline’s ownership of a running business, and Rob Lowe’s sweaty saxophone skills (and sometime all those things at once). It’s an instant classic you won’t want to miss!

We’ll be back with mid-season finale or two, not to worry. Happy Listening, and Happy Running!

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Season 7: Episode 17 – Conquer the Capital Race In Review: Half Marathon

Ok, we get it, it’s been a long time coming!  But after 7 weeks, the guys finally got an hour to sit down and talk through the second part of their big race, the Conquer the Capital!  In this, the second part of the season finale episodes, they guys talk about running longer than they have in a long time, tacking the temps and humidity, emotional finishes, and epic combacks.  Also a True Gomer Confession from Gomer 2 ABOUT Gomer 1, and some clues about when the Series Finale may (or may not) come.

Can’t say thank you enough for being on this crazy journey with us, this and every season. Happy Listening, and Happy Running!

Season 7: Episode 16 – Conquer the Capital Race In Review: 10k

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After 2 weeks of travel and craziness, the guys finally got an hour to sit down and talk through the first part of their big race, the Conquer the Capital!  In this, the first part of the season finale episodes, they guys talk about the kids race, the GomerNation meet-up, and the 10k.  Also the memory lane, torrential rain, trying to sleep between races, and Jalepeno Cheese bread.

Happy Listening, and Happy Running!

Oh, and the store will close its doors for a long time, starting July 1.  So if you want a t-shirt or the specials, head there now before it’s too late!

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Season 6: Episode 21 – Race in Review Part II (Bike, Run and Finish)

At long last, the Gomers are back with the episode we’ve been working so hard to deliver – the Race in Review!  Don’t want to give too much away, but there’s a LOT to talk about…so much that we’ve split the episode in two.  This second one, Episode 21, covers the second transition, the bike, and the run, and the big finish!

Hope you enjoy listening as much as we enjoyed recording this episode!  Thanks, as usual, for all the support!  Happy Running, and see you next time for the Season Finale!

Season 6: Episode 20 – Race in Review Part 1 (Pre-Race and Swim)

At long last, the Gomers are back with the episode we’ve been working so hard to deliver – the Race in Review!  Don’t want to give too much away, but there’s a LOT to talk about…so much that we’ve split the episode in two.  This one, Episode 20, covers all things leading up to the race, the swim, and the first transition.  And we’re just getting warmed up!

Hope you enjoy listening as much as we enjoyed recording this episode!  Thanks, as usual, for all the support!  Happy Running, and see you Thursday with Part 2!

Season 5 : Episode 14 – Race in Review (or: Bring a Bag)

The race is over and done, and the guys are on hand to do a full race in review and close up shop on the “Back to the Basics” Season 5.  Join them as they talk overhydration, deep conversations, hitting (or not hitting) the wall, misjudged start times, Parenthood (and 30 Rock and The Office), meeting new members of the Gomernation, hilariously tall half marathon walking teens, juicing, Animal Style fries, and being relieved, for once, that someone ELSE had the biggest Gomer moment of the race.

‘ The guy taking this picture of us and Jules was SO ANNOYED.

And they do it all in one tight 90 minute package.  So enjoy this, the final (and super-sized) episode of Season 5.  Thanks for everything Nation, and Happy Running!

Season 5 : Episode 13 – Race in Preview (or: The Flaccid Palm Punch)

It’s THE WEEK BEFORE THE RACE, and the Gomers are excited and nervous and expectant and freaking out and all the feelings you’re supposed to be feeling before a big race.  Some things that are helping them: A detailed race in preview, words of encouragement from the GomerNation, memories of races gone by…and oh yeah, juicing.

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No, not that kind.

Wish the guys luck on Sunday the 20th as they run the Rock N Roll Half Marathon in Phoenix!  And don’t forget, you can still download the Two Gomers Choose Wisely and donate to help the podcast keep going strong.  Happy Running!

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Season 3 : Episode 13 – Race in Review (or: Marathons are super fricking hard)

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The Gomers’ Sub-Five Strive at the Minneapolis Marathon has come and gone, and well…they strived!  Join the guys as they begin to process the day of the race, what happened when, why and with whom.  It was a roller coaster of a day, and the Gomers attempt to recreate it in a way that’s honest yet hopeful – a week out, that almost seems possible!  Listen also as they remember their meetings with the Gomernation fondly, and sheepishly try to recall the name of the Gomer Flight Attendant, with no success.

Flight Attendant
Help! We forgot your name! Can anyone help us out?!

This Episode is fully devoted to the Race in Review, and coming next week is the Runner’s Corner with thoughts concerning how they feel after the fact, then SWR2 (Songs We Ran To), and Gomers in Preview…where they begin to attack the “What’s Next” question.  Hope you enjoy, and Happy Running!

Season 3 : Minisode 2 – Gomernation Races in Review

In this not-so-mini-Minisode, there’s four things the Gomers want to tell you about:

1.  Anthony’s concerto.

2.  Their love/hate for the new Harry Potter movie.

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Spend some more time in that tent, why dontcha?

3.  Some stories from the Gomer Thanksgiving Challenge.

4.  The new jingle.

Enjoy, and Happy Running!

Oh, p.s.  If you want to read Steven’s scathing, spoiler-ridden review of HP7 (the book) that he blogged 3 1/2 years ago, you can find it here. Sorry about the lack of pictures, the internet disintegrates over time, apparently.  Happy blogging!

Season 2 : Episode 35 – Race in Review

At long last, the Gomers end their radio silence and debrief the marathon in this Super-Sized Part I (of, as it turns out, III!) of the TGRAM season finale.  Spaghetti dinners!  Gomer gift exhanges!  Adrenaline rushes!  Embarrassingly loud nipple-chafing conversations!  Wall hittings!  Underwear-filled Port-O-Johns!  Triumphant finishes!  Exclamation points.  It’s all here folks!

Quad P in action.
Quad P in action.

Plus a final Gomer’s Tips, Listener Feedback, the beloved Theme Song, and the winners of the ten Fast Draw Bottles from Ultimate Direction are announced.

Join us next week for Part II (Tuesday) and Part III (Thursday) when we talk more broadly about the race, our journey and (gasp!) what’s next for the Gomers.  Happy Running!

Season 2 : Gomer Rewind 3 – Plus Post-accident and Half Marathon Reports!

Gomer2 is still mostly bed-ridden in the aftermath of the big car accident, so the guys thought this would be the perfect time for their third Gomer Rewind.  Join the guys as they take a look back at one of their favorite episodes from the first season, the one recorded one day before their first race.  Not only are they both in the same room, but it’s in front of a live studio audience!

But wait, there’s more!  Before the Rewind Steven gives a post-accident update, and the guys discuss what’s to become of the marathon, originally schedule for 4 weeks from now (gulp).  And AFTER the Rewind, Anthony is joined by a very special guest to discuss running his second Half Marathon this past weekend.  It’s a packed episode, we tell ya, PACKED!

This week’s Survey…er…there isn’t one.  So much going on, the Gomers totally forgot.  Oh well, Happy Running anyway!

Season 1 : Episode 21 – Half Marathon in Review

Season 1 : Episode 21 – Half Marathon in Review