Show starts off with the “Tailwind Trail Tip” – Three Tips for Downhill Running by John Ellis
1) Very serious guy. Very hard to get him to laugh. No, I am kidding. Steven is a guy who decided one day that with all the people surrounding him being very healthy and very fit, that he wanted to do better. As he puts it in his blog, “it is quite simply a vendetta against all the people who have done better “athletically” than him”. A inspirational story and a guy who has a great sense of humor
Humble beginnings including time scale:
“Before we listen to somebody we want to know who they are”
2) Talk to us about the half marathon.
“I woke up around 5. I put my running clothes on. Had breakfast; bananas, coffee, water, some Weetabix. Packed my bag. Bananas. Lots of bananas. I then went to the bathroom and proceeded to vomit for around ten minutes. What on earth was I doing?!? I hadn’t trained properly. I hadn’t even thought about this in any kind of depth. I was not ready. I couldn’t do this. I had to do this. I couldn’t not do it now. I had raised the money. My parents had come to watch. I had people waiting for me on the course. I will do it. I will finish it. I will survive.
5:35:21. The last six miles took one hour and forty five minutes.
What’s happened since the humble beginnings?
1) Why does he want to run and how big of a difference is trail running to him when compared to road running? Which one does he prefer and why?
2) What’s his philosophy on DNFs?
No problem with them so long as you learn from it
3) What lessons has he learnt from his “failures”?
On HK100, better training, nutrition and planning
Philosophy on pain:
Nutrition and Alcohol:
2) What’s his philosophy on alcohol?
2) Philosophy on team runs vs individual runs. Which one is better according to him and why?
Nutrition and gear:
1) Talk to us about favorite gear plus nutrition strategy on an ultra
Career as a race director:
2) What are the challenges of organizing a run?
3) Did he enjoy the challenge? Some guy fell down and hurt his head in the last bit of Hard as Nayls. How did he cope with that? How much stress is involved in being the race director?
4) Would be rather be known as Steve, the ultra runner or Steve, the race director?
1) Mantra or motto or creed that Steve lives by (either in his running or his life)
2) For someone who views Steve as a role model and intends to start running, what advice would he give to this person?
Best contact info:
1) What is Trail to a 100 miles? https://thetrailto100miles.wordpress.com/about/
Music: A big “thank you” to http://www.bensound.com/royalty-free-music