The RunRunLive 3.0 Podcast Episode 3-276 – Vinnie Tortorich America’s Angriest Trainer

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Hello folks, this is Chris, your host and this is the RunRunLive Podcast.  Today we will have a longish chat with Vinnie Tortorich – “America’s Angriest Trainer” about his new book “Fitness Confidential”.  

In Section One I’ll talk about Strengthsfinder 2.0 and what we can learn from these types of exercises.  

In Sections Two I’ll talk about tapering.   

Both the interview with Vinnie and the Denver write up are fairly long so I’ll keep the intro brief. 

I was out in Chicago last week at a conference.  It was, coincidently my birthday and I had dinner with old friend Ray King and listener Royce.  I came home Friday night, turned around and went back to the airport Saturday morning and flew to Ft Myers. 

I spent the weekend with the ZenRunner in the Zen Condo and ran the Ft Myers Marathon on Sunday.  Things did not go well for me at the race.  I thought I was a good position to race but I knew early that it wasn’t my day.  My heart rate was redlining and I felt like I was running in cement. 

I’ll have to have a conversation with coach about what the hell is going on and see if I can come up with a strategy.  He’ll probably tell me I’m a dumbass for trying to run a marathon a month and race well.  But, hey, it’s on the edges where we learn about ourselves, yeah? 

On with the Show!

Section one:

StrengthsFinder 2.0 -

Featured Interview:

America’s Angriest Trainer – “Fitness Confidential” – 

Vinnine Tortorich

Here is Vinnie's information as well as a couple of links.

Vinnie Tortorich has been a personal trainer to people from all walks of life for thirty years. He's trained Hollywood celebrities, captains of industry, stay at home moms, working moms, pregnant moms, ultra athletes, Ironman triathletes, injured and post surgical clients and even children with the beginnings of a weight problem.

Vinnie is a cancer survivor and a successful author of the book "Fitness Confidential".  You can purchase the book by clicking on the following link:

Vinnie also has a successful podcast.  He and Anna discuss all things fitness and diet.  You can listen to the podcast by downloading it in iTunes or by going to the following link:

Section two:

Tapering for a marathon -


Alright my friends that was episode 3-276.  

By the way I was on Vinnie’s show too.  Podcasting is making a resurgent as a way to create and market people’s online brands.   Most of these folks are doing talk show format and pushing out 2-3 shows a week and the end game for them is to build brand and audience so they can build a business around it.  Good for them.  Nothing wrong with a little capitalism. 

Next up for me is a trail marathon outside of Bloomington Indiana.  My sisters live in Indy so we’re going to make an adventure out of it. 

When I get a chance I’ll write up Ft Myers for you.  It had some interesting bits.  Not sure what I can learn from it other than sometimes you don’t have a good day – but that’s 8 marathons in 8 months. 

I’m in Negotiations with a friend of mine to see if we can pull off an adventure to Waco TX for a marathon at the end of January.  That would give me a bigger gap to get a decent cycle in and would be my last chance to qualify to adjust my seeding in this year’s Boston.  We’ll see. 

Have a great week. 


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