Episode 38: Winter Running with Alex Flint

Winter Running With Alex Flint | Guinea Pigging Green


I get cold just thinking about it! In today’s episode, we are joined once again by our friend Alex Flint to talk about running during the wintertime. You can listen to the show via the player below or subscribe to Guinea Pigging Green on iTunes.


Alex is an ultrarunner (we talked about the crazy long distances he runs in Episode 11) and the founder of Obsess.ca, which is a website on everything running.

Steph and I are both puzzled and intimated at the thought of running with snow on the ground, so we had a few questions for Alex including:

  • How do you dress for winter runs?
  • How do you stay motivated?
  • How do you warm up and cool down?
  • How does training change for most runners during the wintertime?
  • AND what is UP with putting nails in your shoes??

Still have questions for Alex after this episode? You can find him on Twitter (he promises to let you follow him) or leave us a note below in the comments section.

Happy, snowy trails!


Episode 33: A Beginner’s Guide to Triathlon with Marina Simeonova

Running a Triathlon with Marina Simeoneva

Hey everyone! We’re really excited about this episode – we’re talking to our friend Marina about completing a triathlon! Don’t worry, the podcast is aimed at beginners, even (and especially) those of you who don’t think you’d ever be able to do a triathlon. Spoiler alert: you can. As always you can listen to the episode right here or by subscribing to us on iTunes!


Here are links to some of the things we discussed in this episode:

  • Marina joined the McGill Triathlon Club last summer, which is open to all levels (and not just McGill students and faculty)
  • She completed the Toronto Triathlon Festival, and her big dreams for the future are doing a full marathon and a Half Ironman!
  • Marina doesn’t believe you need any fancy equipment to do a triathlon – just a bike and your running shoes. But she also wears a tri suit to make those transitions a little easier.

We’d love to hear your thoughts on this episode! We were endlessly inspired by Marina’s story because she started as a complete beginner but achieved something totally incredible. Would you ever consider training for a triathlon? Do you have any additional questions for Marina? Let us know in the comments below, or on Twitter or Instagram.

Thanks for listening!


Episode 32: Running a 10K Race


This week on the podcast, we’re discussing each of our experiences running a 10K race! As always, you can listen to the episode right here or subscribe to the show on iTunes


It was so much fun to talk about our personal experiences with each of our races. Laura ran hers in Toronto last fall around this time with her aunt, and I ran mine a couple weeks ago with a few friends here in Korea!

We don’t have many show notes for this episode, but in the episode we do talk about:

  • why I had a shift in my goals from a half marathon to a 10K race
  • how we each approached our own races
  • Mountain Equipment Co-op Races
  • what it’s like to run a race in Korea
  • why a 10K feels like the perfect length of race
  • my new goal to run races in beautiful places
  • our fall fitness goals
  • how my Fitbit is helping me be more active this fall

We both agreed that running in the fall is absolutely perfect, and we both really enjoyed completing our races. Running mine made me feel really proud of myself and accomplished (all before breakfast!) and I know it was the same for Laura.

Do you have any fitness goals for the fall? Have you ever run a 10K race or would you consider it? Let us know in the comments below or catch us on Twitter or Instagram.

Thanks for listening!