Monday, April 16, 2012

Very informative interview with one of my favorite athletes: Scott Jurek

Scott Jurek Interview (2006) from Willis Wall on Vimeo.

Scott Jurek, ultra runner and professional trainer, talks about distance running and hiking and how to prepare for endurance events. Scott has won the prestigious Western States 100 ultramathon 7 years in a row, holding the course record of 15:36, and won the Badwater Ultramarathon in 2005, setting a course record. Scott defended his title at Badwater in 2006 and was the first American to win Greece's Spartathlon with the second fastest time. Topics include:

* how he gravitated to long distance running
* how to handle discouraging moments in multi-day events
* foot care and foot wear
* training tips for flatlanders attempting the Wonderland Trail
* food, nourishment and hydration for long events
* views on running, age, and stress on the body

Learn more about Scott at: www.scottjurek.com

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