49: Ken Michal on Ultrarunning and the Western States 100

Ken Michal, also known as Coach Ken, is an ultra-trail runner and host of the Running Stupid Podcast.

In this episode, Ken will discuss his journey into ultrarunning as a means to recover from his smoking and food addictions. He will share the story behind how he went from being a self described “couch potato” to an experienced ultrarunner. Ken reveals details on his upcoming race, Western States 100, including the logistics, nutritional plan, challenges, his race plan, and what he is most excited about during the race. He reflects on the emotional come down after accomplishing a big feat such as Western States. Lastly, Ken gives the inside scoop on his upcoming race schedule and how he balances training with the rest of his life.

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