The Ultramarathon Mindset: Trail Talk

Trail Talk: Running for the Brave - Randy Taylor

Episode Notes

Randy was an athlete in high school and college, but not specifically a runner.  For a period of time he fell out of doing much physical activity, though he enjoyed hiking and rock climbing with his wife.  When he was 34, he was brainstorming with his wife about a goal to work toward and she immediately said “You’ve always said you’ve wanted to run a marathon and you’ve never done one.”  That wasn’t what he was expecting...or wanting to hear...but he signed up for one that was just three months away!  He was running with the pace setter when some others started dropping out, so the pacer gave him the pacing stick and dropped back to provide encouragement.  He knows that is what kept him in the race and to this day still thinks that was the most painful experience.  Throughout that experience he built a community and enjoyed pushing himself to new limits including the Javalina 100...is a 200 in his future?