In 2011 the voice of Endurance Planet will stay the same but the ownership and additional content is new. Today we’ll talk just a little about that with the new man behind Endurance Planet, Ben Greenfield, but more importantly we’ll talk with Ben about how you can make this a successful year as an endurance athlete.
This week’s edition is all about Kona. It’s an Ironman Championship wrap-up. And what a race it was. It was among the most exciting — if not the most exciting — men’s finishes we’ve ever seen and there was plenty of intrigue on the women’s side as well.
This will also be the last regularly scheduled Endurance Planet podcast for awhile. EP is going on a hiatus — hopefully a relatively short one. I’ll address that topic very briefly at the end of today’s show.
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Running the Boston Marathon is rewarding, but who knew it could get you out of a ticket? On today’s Endurance Planet — a Marathon and Beyond Monday edition — we hear Kirk Flatow’s true story.
Endurance athletes have an appreciation for beauty and challenge, so why not combine the two in a three-day weekend? That’s the focus of this week’s Marathon and Beyond Monday “The Bermuda Triangle Challenge” by Patrice Malloy. Today’s edition of Endurance Planet is brought to you by Sock Geek.
It’s countdown to Kona time and Barry Siff of the Timex Multisport Team is reporting from the big island as elites and age-groupers get ready for the Ironman World Championship. Today’s edition is brought to you by 2tomsaustralia.com.
This week’s Marathon and Beyond Monday edition takes a look into the long New England winters preparing for Patriots’ Day.”We Suffer for You, Boston” was written by Alex M. Sewell. Today’s Endurance Planet is brought to you by Sock Geek.
Call him our “embedded reporter.” This time around on the Week in Multisport, Barry Siff of the Timex Multisport Team is in Kona and getting ready for the Ironman World Championship. He tells us what he’s seen and heard in the days leading up to the big event. This edition is brought to you by 2tomsaustralia.com.
Call it the “Mission Accomplished” edition of the Endurance Planet Hour. Today we’ll hear from two guys who set lofty goals for 2010 and reached them. Tony Clark set out to run across the state of Kansas and raise at least $25,000 for the Wounded Warrior Project. Clark is our Trail Nerd of the Month. Dale Holloway set out to complete the Grand Slam of Ultra running. Both men have insights and great stories to tell about their journeys. Today’s edition of Endurance Planet is brought to you by the Nevada Silverman Triathlon and Sock Geek.
This week’s Marathon & Beyond Monday is a very helpful story written by Anna Heintz simply titled, “Choosing the Perfect Marathon Training Program.” It’s a story that offers some great insights, whether you’re planning for another shot at 26.2 in the spring or you’re just wondering if your fall effort could’ve been done better. This edition of Endurance Planet is brought to you by Sock Geek.
This time around on our Week in Multisport edition with Barry Siff of the Timex Multisport Team we review races in locations ranging from Cancun to Branson, Missouri. And, as always, we discuss who is looking the most race fit with the Ironman World Championship looming. Today’s Endurance Planet is brought to you by 2tomsaustralia.com.
On this week’s Endurance Planet Hour we’re doing a special My Story edition in conjunction with USA Triathlon by profiling two of the competitors in this weekend’s USA Triathlon Age-Group Nationals in Tuscaloosa, Alabama. Jennifer Walz is a 19-year-old from Savannah, Georgia who will be defending her age-group title. Meantime, 76-year-old Roger Brockenbrough is a world champion from Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania who also will be looking for another championship on his mantle. We’ll speak with both of these inspirational athletes. Today’s show is brought to you by the Silverman Triathlon, Sock Geek and The Right Stuff.
This week’s Marathon and Beyond edition of Endurance Planet is an editor’s choice written by Dick Michener. It’s a short story about our priorities. It’s called “For the Rest of My Life.” This edition is brought to you by Sock Geek.
This time around on our Week in Multisport edition with Barry Siff of the Timex Multisport Team, Barry tells us about the final weekend of ITU racing and the unexpected turn of events on the men’s side. And while ITU racing for the year has come to an end, the elites have already begun packing up and heading to Kona for final tune-ups in advance of the Ironman World Championship. This edition is brought to you by 2TomsAustralia.com.
On this week’s Endurance Planet Hour we hear about the efforts of two men to run the length of the Erie Canal … all 363 miles of it. We also hear about a fictional adventure, excerpted from “The Runner’s Literary Companion.” And we wrap up the hour by looking at scientific research on motivating yourself for physical activity. The Endurance Planet Hour is brought to you by the Nevada Silverman Triathlon and Sock Geek.
This week’s Marathon and Beyond Monday edition focuses on the importance of the marathon finisher’s medal and takes a look at the top 25 medals available to those who are disciplined enough to earn them. This edition is brought to you by Sock Geek.
This is an especially fun “Week in Multisport” edition of Endurance Planet. This time around Barry Siff of the Timex Multisport Team gives us his Kona predictions. The World Championship race is just a month away and Barry thinks he knows who will win and who will contend for the coveted Ironman crown. This edition is brought to you by 2TomsAustralia.com.
There isn’t a female triathlete on the planet who races long distance more often than Hillary Biscay. And it’s not just that she races often — she races effectively. This coming weekend she’ll be shooting for another Ironman Wisconsin championship (It’ll be her seventh Ironman of the year.) On this week’s Endurance Planet Hour, Hillary shares her war stories (broken femur anyone?), she tells us how she’s become a fan of ultra marathoners, and she shares her plan for a new adventure. Today’s Endurance Planet is brought to you by the Nevada Silverman Triathlon and by Sock Geek.
Many runners are readers, and often what they read about is running. Which makes this week’s edition especially applicable to all of us. It’s an article that appeared in Marathon and Beyond magazine written by Paul Hubbard titled “25 Books Every Marathoner Should Own.” This week’s edition of Marathon and Beyond Monday is brought to you by Sock Geek.
In this edition of The Week in Multisport — brought to you by 2tomsaustralia.com — we discuss the latest race results and upcoming events and the departure of Skip Gilbert from his post as USA Triathlon’s CEO. We also talk about the death and life of one of the first paratriathletes to finish Kona, Jim Mac Laren.
Imagine covering 44 miles in 25 hours — not running, but swimming in open water. That’s what our first guest, Jamie Patrick, did this month at Lake Tahoe. His thoughts on mental preparation for such an event are something that every endurance athlete should hear. We also talk to the women’s champion of the Leadville 100, Liza Howard, who continues to impress. And for those of you who missed our special edition with Leadville men’ champion, Duncan Callahan, you can hear it today. This edition of the Endurance Planet Hour is brought to you by the Nevada Silverman Triathlon and Sock Geek.
If you can’t make it to your favorite marathon then bring the marathon to you. That was the basic thinking of United States Army Captain Ivan Hurlburt who was serving in Afghanistan with fellow soldiers from the 25th Infantry Division based in Hawaii. As runners, they dreamed of being at home, running the Honolulu Marathon but knew that wasn’t possible. That’s how the first marathon in Afghanistan came to be. Today on Endurance Planet — a Marathon & Beyond Monday edition — we hear Hurlburt’s story titled “You Want to Put on a Marathon — Where?” This edition is brought to you by Sock Geek.
Duncan Callahan had his doubts about whether he could win for a second time at this month’s Leadville 100 — he had some extremely stiff competition. Halfway through the race, Duncan was behind leader Tony Krupicka by more than an hour. That’s when something unexpected happened. An interview with two-time Leadville champ Callahan, today on Endurance Planet. This episode is brought to you by 2tomsaustralia.com.
This time around on The Week in Multisport with Barry Siff of Daily Triathlon, we talk about the latest victories for Andy Potts and Chrissie Wellington and we answer the question: Who is Pete Jacobs? Today’s edition of Endurance Planet is brought to you by Sock Geek.
This week we talk to an ultra runner who “lit a fire” under himself and used the motivation to win The Psycho Psummer 50k. He’s our Trail Nerd of the Month, David Wakefield.
Understanding that many of you are gearing up for your goal race of the year, we hear from Ironman legend Mark Allen who is an expert at quieting the mind.
And we round out the show by hearing a story about a man who despised endurance athletes until he developed “the runner’s gaze …”
Today’s Marathon & Beyond Monday edition is a tale written by ultra-marathon pioneer Gordy Ainsleigh. Gordy is the man who — in 1974 — took part in the Western States 100-Mile One-Day Ride … without a horse. Since then, the story has been told and re-told, but only one person knows the full truth. That person is Gordy. We hear that story “Inventing 100-mile Trail Racing” in today’s edition. Today’s podcast is brought to you by Sock Geek.
This week we talk with Barry Siff of Daily Triathlon about some great ITU racing and we discuss how the competition is shaking out in advance of the Ironman World Championship in Hawaii.
This week on the Endurance Planet Hour, we talk to Dr. Mark Klion who fields questions about your aches and pains, we check in with runner and missions worker Tara Porter-Livesay who is headed back to Haiti, and we hear about a young man desperately trying to follow in his running father’s footsteps.
Most endurance athletes are familiar with the concept of tapering — reducing your training prior to an important event for optimum performance — but how much is best? And what about the intensity of your workouts prior to that goal race? Those are some of issues coach Jason Karp addresses in his Marathon & Beyond article, “Hey, Back Off!” It’s this week’s Marathon & Beyond Monday edition.
Imagine this: a professional athlete who has secured a win, stops and waits 5 minutes before crossing the finish line to ensure that her competitors finish close enough to earn their paycheck (per Ironman rules.) You don’t have to imagine it because it really happened at the Boulder 70.3. In this special Week in Multisport edition with Barry Siff of Daily Triathlon, we get Siff’s insights on the matter, as well as the thoughts of professional triathletes Becky Witinok-Huber and Christie Sym.
This week we talk about about the most famous cyclist in the world — Lance Armstrong. We also hear from 24-year-old Abe Clark who ran unassisted across the United States. And we hear a story about an elite runner who started out with all the promise in the world, got distracted by the challenges of life, and tried to re-enter competitive running when some would have argued his best days were past.
Every day doctors save and improve people’s lives. But how often does a patient get the chance to return the favor? Enter 28-year-old Greg O’Keefe of Arlington, Virginia and his 41-year-old heart surgeon, Allan Stewart. Together, they have become triathletes. Their story is the focus of this “My Story” edition of Endurance Planet, done in conjunction with USA Triathlon and brought to you by The Right Stuff electrolyte drink-additive.
When Bob Wehr flew to China to run on The Great Wall, he had no idea what a life-changing experience it would be. His story, “How Running Saved My Life … Flying Long Distances is Not Without its Risks” is this week’s Marathon & Beyond Monday edition.
Time again for a Week in Multisport edition with Barry Siff of Daily Triathlon. This week we talk about the latest race results, what’s ahead this weekend, and we’ll discuss the quickly unfolding investigation of cycling great and potential Ironman Lance Armstrong.
This week’s Endurance Planet Hour is all about adaptation. We will hear from three individuals who are pursuing their endurance sports goals despite having to make adjustments as a result of cancer, injury, and just plain, old-fashioned aging.
Marathon & Beyond Monday is our weekly opportunity to hear an editor’s choice from Marathon & Beyond magazine. This editor’s choice story was written by author and runner Charles Kastner. It’s a tale about when Kastner and his daughter decided to take up the challenge of running a marathonon the slopes of an active volcano. It’s titled “Lava Madness.”
Time again for a Week in Multisport edition of Endurance Planet. This week we talk with Barry Siff of Daily Triathlon about all the latest race results and developments on the multi-sport scene as the season literally and figuratively heats up. And Barry weighs in on the question, “Who would win in an Ironman race between Chrissy Wellington and Lance Armstrong?”
On this week’s show we’ll introduce you to some people who can help you broaden your knowledge of the psychological and motivational components of training and racing. These are people who have been guests on Endurance Planet and have brought a unique perspective. They range from a world-champion coach to a bar-room brawling miler to a transformed man from Overland Park, Kansas.
Jeff Hardisty’s father had died of heart disease at the age of 46, so when Hardisty himself toed the line of the Seattle Marathon at 46, he had a lot on his mind. Jeff had undergone heart surgery just months prior, but had his doctor’s ok to attempt 26.2. This week’s Marathon & Beyond Monday is Hardisty’s account of that day.
It’s a Badwater edition of the Endurance Planet Hour. This week we talk with the three-time defending women’s champion, Jamie Donaldson, who set another record on the 135-mile course. We’ll also get the perspective of a Badwater rookie, Jimmy Dean Freeman, who finished the grueling race and is riding an emotional high (wouldn’t you be?) And we’ll round out the area with a piece of fiction that will keep you moving down the road.
Today we’re wrapping up our two-part edition from endurance legend Marshall Ulrich. Last week we heard the first half of Ulrich’s Marathon & Beyond article titled, “Transformation of an Adventure Runner One Runner’s Journey From the Farm to Mount Everest,
Through Joyful and Scary Places in His Heart and Soul.” The first half of ulrich’s story in which he transformed himself from a farmboy to an elite ultramarathoner and adventure racer, and how he endured the death of his first wife. But Marshall admits that his success in endurance sports had become too important to him. “I had a hard time believing that not finishing an event might be more beneficial to my psyche, to my heart and soul,” says Ulrich. This week we learn how that perspective changed.
This week we talk with Barry Siff of Daily Triathlon about Matty Reed’s impressive double last week. And we talk about Chrissy Wellington who will be racing to break her own Iron-distance world record this weekend.
On this week’s Endurance Planet Hour we talk with Karl Keltner who, each year, sets out on an adventure to raise money for charity. And when we say “adventure” we mean a tough, soul-searching endeavor that always creates lasting memories. This year Karl is raising money for the HOPE Foundation. HOPE (“Helping Overcome Pediatric Emergencies”) is aimed at addressing the financial needs of families not covered by national foundations and insurance, when they’re faced with a pediatric emergency. Also on today’s show we discuss how to achieve healthy body weight and we ask the question “What is going on the minds of professional cyclists?”
This week’s story is the first of a two-part edition written by endurance sports legend Marshall Ulrich. The title: “Transformation of an Adventure Runner…one runner’s journey from the farm to Mount Everest, through joyful and scary places in his heart and soul.”
Time again for a Week in Multisport edition with Barry Siff of Daily Triathlon. This time around we discuss Ironman Austria, Ironman Europe, the European Triathlon Championship and some increasingly tired triathletes on the professional circuit.
Two champions in one hour: that’s what we have this week on The Endurance Planet Hour. We’re joined by the men’s and women’s champion from The Western States 100 Endurance Run, Geoff Roes and Tracy Garneau. And we’ll round out the show by introducing you to The Trail Nerd of the Month.
This week’s Marathon and Beyond Monday edition was written by Joe Henderson and is titled simply, “This I Believe.” Take this one with you…it’ll make you think and make you appreciate your running.
Time again for a Week in Multisport edition of Endurance Planet with Barry Siff of Daily Triathlon. This week we discuss Ironman CDA, the Philadelphia Triathlon, Buffalo Springs and much more.
On this week’s Endurance Planet Hour, we get a recap on the Western States 100 Endurance Run from Bryon Powell of irunfar.com who was at the race where history was made. We’ll also hear an extended audio excerpt from a book about the greatest long-distance runner of all time.
Age group runner and duathlete Eric Otte of Olathe, Kansas is enjoying his athletic pursuits more than ever. That’s because he was unable to pursue training and racing for an extended period of time due to kidney failure. In this “My Story” edition — done in conjunction with USA Triathlon — we hear Otte’s story and what he learned from the challenging time in his life.
Marathon & Beyond Monday is our weekly opportunity to hear an editor’s choice from Marathon & Beyond magazine. This week’s story was written by Joe and Jan Seeley and is entitled “Time Out for a Running Holiday.”