After my last race (Ep 38), I found all my upcoming races cancelled. So I dove into some virtual racing and adventures which I discuss. Also friends join in to discuss what they did. So listen up while I talk about the Death March Bike Race, the Middletonian 5K, and the Iron Furnace Half Marathon. Plus we hear from Fred Hatfield, Nate Canton, and Greg Henneman.
In episode 38 I talk about running the Cactus Classic Trail Races near Peoria, Illinois. Also the Frosty 14 trail race near Waynesville, Ohio. Finally I talk with Yo Yo Man Scott Searle. Listen to how he became the Yo Yo Man, and his fascinating backstory that got him into running! Check out pictures below as well. RSS Feed FB: RunSmith Enterprises (group) Twitter: @RunSmithE Instagram: timcsmith1961 Email: chemsmith1 at gmail.com
Eventually I’ll post a YouTube version of the podcast! Same exact content, just put on YouTube for those who don’t do podcasts. See the pictures while I talk.
In episode 37 I talk about running the Mississippi River Marathon. My daughter Tia did the Half. I also talk about going to Atlanta with my wife to watch the Olympic marathon trials. Good stuff! Lots of pics in the show notes. RSS Feed FB: RunSmith Enterprises (group) Twitter: @RunSmithE Instagram: timcsmith1961 Email: chemsmith1 at gmail.com
In episode 36 I talk about running the JFK 50 Mile. I interview fellow finishers Marisa and Alexandra as well. These two women are impressive in every way! You’ll learn all about the race and my brief stay in Pittsburgh after the race. Lots of photos below.
In episode 35 I talk about running the Hawkeye Fallout 50K. My daughter ran the 25K. The next day I did the Run For The Schools Half Marathon and my daughter did the 10K. Both of these are in/near Iowa City, Iowa. I interview my daughter and also Brian Tharp, co-owner of We Run in North Liberty, IA and the Hawkeye Fallout races.
I completely forgot to take pictures of the trail sections! But I got some at the spillway and on the crushed gravel paths.
In episode 34 I recap much of my last six months. Some about our vacation last summer. Some about racing I did this fall. Some about the cross country team I coach. I chat with some friends about biking and cyclocross. And finally a review of the book Wild, by Cheryl Strayed.
In this episode I talk with an incredible ultrarunner who is a real rocket scientist! Blake Wood has completed the Barkley Marathons, 22 Hardrock finishes, and ran two sub 3-hour marathons 41 years apart, and can still run a 5:21 mile at the age of 60. That’s just for starters. On top of that he’s a real nuclear physicist at the famous Los Alamos National Laboratory. We talk science, cross country coaching, and of course some running.
Learn about this classic Midwestern summer 100 mile trail race. This year I paced Zach Franklin in the 100 mile and I talk about that. I also talk about when I ran it as my first 100 miler a few years ago. And I interview 50 mile finisher Stacy Braff.