Have you ever thought about running 100 miles?
Zach Bitter has, multiple times. In this weeks episode of ‘Align Podcast’, I interview running extraordinaire, Zach Bitter. He has broken multiple World and American running records, and has ran hundreds of races. We discuss all things running, injuries, foot strikes, stamina, motivation, mindset, and experiences. Zach and I discuss the mechanical aspects of running, how training and diet works while getting ready for an ultra marathon, and what started his career and passion for running!
Zach has competed professionally in ultramarathons since 2010. Zach has broken both World and American Records, as well as won three national championships. Zach has competed for Team USA’s World 100km Team on three occasions. Zach is the current 100 Mile World Record Holder (11 hours 19 minutes 13 seconds), the current 12 Hour World Record Holder (104.88 miles), the 9th Fastest Time Recorded on the historic JFK 50 Mile Course and the three time National Champion (50 mile ‘12 & ‘15 100km ’14). With his many achievements, he is the expert on running long distances and coaching runners all of the world.
What we discuss…
1:14- Are you a freak of nature? 3:30- Running as the most injury prone exercise 5:29- What are the foundational bullet points for a person to go out and run a marathon? 10:17- Different runner’s foot strikes 15:03- What is your opinion on minimalist shoes & barefoot running? 20:53- How does relaxation take part in your marathons? 31:27- Have you had perceived pain or injuries during your races? 36:07- Do you have any advice for those struggling with mental limitation? 38:55- How do you explain pain disappearing while running? 43:20- Do you have anything else you master & put a lot of time into? 45:00- What did the beginning of your career look like? 50:08- Did you use running to fill some type of void? 56:43- How do you coach someone who is unmotivated? 1:01:17- What thoughts come up in your head while running 100 miles? 1:06:24- What does a typical week of training look like 1:09:48- Other runners breaking Ben’s records 1:14:40- What makes your training different than others?
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