How To Live In The Awkward Space Between Places

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Waiting doesn’t have to be boring.

We’ve answered the question of “now what?”… but that’s not the end. “What’s next” might not actually START right away. It could be a training plan that starts in a month. It could be any number of scenarios, really. So the question now becomes… what do I do with myself until then? You have to figure out how to live… exist… in this awkward space between places?

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Congrats! …Now What? How To Deal With The Aftermath.

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When it’s all done… what do we do?

We spend months and months working towards a big goal race. Even more than that – we spend all year running, training, enjoying the weather and our sport. We cross the finish lines and make great achievements. When it’s all said and done, though… now what? When we’re left with no more races, and no more good running weather… until SPRING… what do we do? How do we deal with the fallout and aftermath of running season and our goal races?

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The True Gift The Ultramarathon Gives To The Worthy

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We must keep moving forward.

There are so many contexts in which that statement is relevant. I’ve been saying it a lot lately in the gym, too – If you’re not moving forward, you’re going backward. This past weekend I learned, definitively, that despite what I thought… I was not moving forward. Despite running, jogging, walking and physically moving forward for 60 miles over the course of 18 hours… I was not moving forward. And in that… I learned something. It took me a few days to get it… but it did hit me. I learned the true gift the Ultramarathon gives to the worthy.

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How to define success and failure – Anchor Down Recap (Podcast #52)

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I talk a big game sometimes

Going into Anchor Down 24 Hour Ultramarathon… I made a bold statement. I said, just like I did before Ghost Train Rail Trail Race last year, that I was coming for a belt buckle. The only acceptable outcome of the race was a 100 mile finish. I did not finish 100 miles at Anchor Down… and I had to figure something out – how to define success and failure. In recapping the event… I’m pretty sure, at least in this instance, I’ve managed to map out the gray area and do just that.

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Why Do We Run… And What Does It Take? (Podcast #51)

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There’s more to a race than you think.

There’s so much that goes into a race, yes, of course, from the participant’s side… but from the Race Director, too. I was fortunate enough to have a chat with a buddy of mine, Jay, who is both a runner AND a race director (I find the best ones are) about exactly what’s involved. Jay joined us in the studio to chat about runners, both “normal distance” and ultra distance… the differences between the two, and what makes us tick. He also talks about what it takes to be a race director for both crowds (and in general). We talk about Anchor Down 24 hour too… but there’s so much more than that… We talk about endurance… the beauty of running… and, really… the human spirit.

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