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June 19, 2020  

260 Mile Canada to Connecticut Run Recap with Jordan Tucker & Jim Kern

My cousin Jordan and myself, with the support of our Crew Chief Jim Kern, ran 260 miles from Canada to Connecticut between June 12th - June 18th. We recorded the show the day after we got back and we recap the highs, lows, and every single day of our trip from Canada to Connecticut. It was seven straight days of ultramarathons where we spent 60 hours and 50 minutes of time on our feet. We ran to benefit Foodshare and I can't thank everyone at the non-profit enough for how special they made the finish line at their office. In total, we raised $13,000 which can allow Foodshare to provide over 30,000 meals for people suffering from food insecurity in these difficult times of COVID-19. I blogged everyday of the trip! To learn more about the show, myself, and the blog check it out and if you'd like to order my new TK: Elite Mindset apparel please visit! The store will be open until June 29th. Thank you for the support!

June 10, 2020  

Pursuing the Greatest Challenge with Marine Veteran Colin Morris

My guest today is Colin Morris. Colin is a high school buddy and football teammate of mine where we won two state titles together. In his senior year, Colin enlisted in the Marines and he recently finished his service this past October of 2019. In his time in the military, Colin did two deployments overseas. His first tour was in Syria and his second was in Japan as well as the Philippines. In the episode we discuss Colin's high school football career, enlisting in the Marines, boot camp, his deployments and so much more! If you'd like to connect with Colin his Instagram is If you want to learn more about the show visit or check out the show's Instagram

June 7, 2020  

The 260 Mile Canada to Connecticut Run Preview with Jordan Tucker & Jim Kern

If you've listened recently or have seen my social media, you know that beginning on June 12th my cousin Jordan Tucker and I, with the support of my father Jim Kern, will be running 260 miles from Canada to Connecticut to benefit Foodshare. On the episode we preview the entire run, including the course, elevation profile, our feelings about the run, and so much more! At the time of this episode we have raised $8,000 which is approximately 20,000 meals for Foodshare to provide to the people of Greater Hartford! This is amazing and I can't thank ALL OF YOU enough for your support of our run. If you'd like to donate please visit Follow our journey all week long on my website and social media platforms. Website: Instagram: Facebook: Twitter:

June 2, 2020  

Loving the Process with UGA All-Americans Jess & Sam Drop

My guests today are University of Georgia All-American runners Jess and Sam Drop. Jess and Sam are both entering their 5th year at Georgia with hopes of adding more accolades to their already impressive resumes. In Jess' career thus far, she is a three time member of the NCAA All-Region XC Team. In 2017 and 2019, she was also a NCAA XC All-American. Sam has also been extremely successful in her time at Georgia. She was the 2017 NCAA South Region XC champion, a 2018 honorable mention All-American in the outdoor 10k, and a NCAA XC All-American in 2017 and 2019. Both Drop sisters get the job done in the classroom as well as they've both appeared on the USTFCCCA XC All-Academic Team and most recently in 2020 Jess was named the SEC Women's Co-Scholar-Athlete of the Year. So if you couldn't tell, the Drop sisters are LEGIT and it was a pleasure to get to talk with them on the podcast. In the episode I start by asking Jess and Sam some fun running questions in honor of Global Running Day and then we proceed to discuss their high school and college track careers, their involvement in the Athens, GA community, their Running Foodies Instagram account, and much more on this special Global Running Day episode of TKP! If you're interested in connecting with Jess her IG is and Sam's IG is If you want to check out their food account (I highly recommend it) visit If you want to learn more about the show check out and Find me on IG

May 31, 2020  

Pushing Through the Pain with Darius McDonald

My guest today is Darius McDonald. Darius owns his own business 100percentfitness where he is a personal trainer and sports massage therapist. Darius resides in England where he moved from the United States as a child. He evolved into an extremely talented soccer player, but due to an ankle injury his career suffered an abrupt ending. He recently turned to running after being told he shouldn't lace up his shoes from doctors because of his ankle, but has improved drastically and just recently ran a 1:44 half marathon. He took 47 minutes off his personal best from his own training program and has shared his philosophy in a recent blog. His running plan for beginner to intermediate level runners is available is available at This website is still being developed as Darius is working on shifting his business online in these difficult times of COVID-19. We also discuss how he's still helping people achieve their fitness goals despite his personal training becoming virtual and what 100percentfitness offers clients currently and prior to the pandemic. If you want to learn more about 100percentfitness visit or check the business out on Facebook at If you want to get in touch with Darius his Instagram is and his YouTube is If you want to learn more about the show visit or check out the show on Instagram

May 27, 2020  

How to Flip the Script with Dr. Coyte Cooper

My guest on today's show is High Performance Specialist, life coach, author, and keynote speaker Dr. Coyte Cooper. Dr. Cooper is passionate about creating memorable experiences that empower people to achieve their highest potential. We discuss Dr. Cooper's most recent book "Flip the Script" throughout the podcast as well as how he got to where he is today. For myself, "Flip the Script" was a life changing book so it was an honor to get Dr. Cooper on the show to discuss the messages he wrote throughout the text. In the podcast, we touch on a lot of the book's content, but if you're interested in picking up a copy for yourself visit Dr. Cooper is also offering a free audio version of "Flip the Script" at and if you want to learn more about Dr. Cooper visit his personal website If you want to learn more about the show visit or the podcast instagram

May 25, 2020  

Continuing to Push the Limit with Dreux Beirne

My guest on today's episode is Dreux Beirne. Dreux is an endurance athlete who hasn't stopped pushing himself physically and mentally since he was going on 100 mile bike rides in high school. Dreux has completed over 12 marathons and ultramarathons as well as several Ironman triathalons, but his cycling feats are Dreux's proudest endurance accomplishments. In 2015, Dreux biked the entire TransAmerica Bike Trail which is a 4,700 mile trail with 150,000 ft. of elevation gain. He followed this up with biking the Great Divide Trail in 2019. The Great Divide is a 3,083 mile trail with 200,000 ft. of elevation gain that runs along North America's Continental Divide. We dive deep into these two trips, how Dreux got into endurance, the lessons he has learned on the journey and so much more! If you want to read about Dreux's major bike trips here are the links and If you want to learn more about the show visit or follow the show's Instagram

May 21, 2020  

Embracing the Uncertainty with Niko Kvietkus and Glenn Cunningham

My guests on this episode are Niko Kvietkus and Glenn Cunningham. Niko is a junior defensive lineman at the University of New Hampshire and Glenn is a senior linebacker at Fordham University. Both have had great careers up to this point as Niko was named to the 2019 All-CAA 3rd team and Glenn is a three time All-Patriot League selection as well as a Hero Sports freshman and sophomore All-American. With the uncertainty of the upcoming college football season, I wanted to pick the brains of these two on what they're doing to stay ready despite the pandemic. We also discuss how they both got into football, what it took to get to where they're at today, advice for others, favorite football memories and so much more! If you're interested in connecting with Niko on social media and To connect with Glenn check out and If you're interested in learning more about the show visit or

May 18, 2020  

Endurance Nutrition with Chris Barrett RD CSCS

My guest today is Chris Barrett RD CSCS. This is the second part of Chris' interview and today we're focusing on endurance nutrition. Chris is a Registered Dietician at Hartford Hospital's Bone and Joint Institute, a certified strength and conditioning specialist, as well as a distance running coach. On the show we look at relative energy deficiency in sport (RED-S), why skinnier isn't always faster, what endurance athletes should consume during races and training, Chris' recommendations for endurance products, and so much more! If you're interested in connecting with Chris his Instagram's are and If you want to learn more about Chris here is his bio from Hartford Hospital's Bone and Joint Institute If you're interested in learning more about the show visit or the show's instagram

May 15, 2020  

Cultivating Relationships and Leaders Through Running with Chris Barrett RD CSCS

Chris Barrett is a Registered Dietician, Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist, and member of Green Farms Academy's cross country/track & field coaching staff. Chris was a very successful marathon runner. In 2011, Chris ran the Boston Marathon in a time of 2:48 and followed this up with a finish at the New York City Marathon in 2015. Despite his marathon success, ventricular tachycardia would ultimately end his distance running career in 2017. Since then, Chris has devoted himself to building stronger athletes for a greater purpose through nutrition as well as continuing to give back to the sport through his coaching. This is the first of two episodes with Chris. There will be another episode Monday where Chris discusses endurance nutrition, running tips, and so much more! If you're interested in connecting with Chris his Instagram's are and If you want to learn more about Chris here is his bio from Hartford Hospital's Bone and Joint Institute If you're interested in learning more about the show visit or the show's instagram

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