Tuesday, December 4, 2012
An Elite "Average Joe"
As I mentioned in our weekly recap yesterday, Kevin and I have been listening to several of the podcasts at UltraRunnerPodcast.com. A majority of the pod casts are from elite, well-known runners from the Ultra Runner community. I have really enjoyed listening to each runners perspective on ultra running along with the experiences from their training and racing.
On my run this morning, however, I listened to a runner that bridged the gap from being an Average Joe runner like me to being an elite ultra runner like himself. His name is Ian Torrence and he has acomplished just about everything in the sport of Ultra Running. In his interview he discusses how he trains experienced marathoners to people running their first ultra marathon and how similar it can be. The similarities of the goals he tries to set for his newbie ultra runners are so similar to the goals Kevin and I have set for ourselves. This interview really inspired me and I highly recommend checking it out no matter what your current running goals are.