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ROO #169: David Laney on Overcoming Mental Barriers

In this episode, David Laney, professional runner for Nike Trail Running and running coach at Trails and Tarmac, discusses how to overcome mental barriers in running and life. David reflects on his lifelong love for running that included a challenging high school career where his body wasn’t able to keep up with his passion for running. He reveals how the seed to run 100 miles was planted in him early on and why he transitioned to ultra trail running from a track and road background.

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ROO #136: Loren Newman on Developing Mental Strength in Running

“In life, almost more than anything else, I like the feeling of getting to the start line or getting somewhere and having no idea of what’s going to come next. And that feeling of apprehensive anticipation, where you know that you have the skills to deal with what’s going to come, but you don’t know what its going to be.” * In this episode, Loren Newman, accomplished runner and student of public policy, tells the story of his lifelong passion for running. Loren explains how he discovered his strength in longer distance trail running after not making the team at Stanford University. He reflects on his experience working at Google and the vibrant running community there. Loren shares insight on overcoming fear in running through his stories of traveling the globe for a year, including a life-changing run in New Zealand. He discusses the power of the November Project Boston community during his time studying public policy at the Harvard Kennedy School. Loren provides insight on how he overcomes the mental challenges of running. Lastly, Loren recounts his Western States experience and the lessons he learned.

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ROO #126: Elinor Fish on Running as a Mindfulness Practice

“As soon as I started to use running as a means to support healing, by making it a mindful practice, then I was able to restore my health. And once I had my health back, then I was able to start to build my fitness back up again.” * In this episode, Elinor Fish, running coach, writer, runner, speaker, and mother, tells the story of how she discovered the freedom of trail running after many years as a competitive high school and collegiate runner. Elinor explains how her mindful running revolution was born out of a difficult recovery after racing the Leadville 100-miler. She discusses how to use running as a mindfulness practice and the impact this has had on the athletes she coaches. Elinor reflects on the female mentors she has in the trail community. Lastly, Elinor reveals exciting running retreats and projects for 2015.

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ROO #110: Amy Sproston on Running Around the World

In this episode, Amy Sproston, ultra trail runner and world traveler, shares her background in running, from running with her father when she was in middle school to discovering trail running through Virginia Happy Trails Running Club as an adult. Amy reflects on the struggle and sense of accomplishment of ultra distance races, calling upon the memory of her first ultra-distance race. She discusses her recent win at HURT 100-mile race in Hawaii and her recovery process after the race. Amy reflects on her travels to Ethiopia, including her perspective on how Ethiopians use trail running as part of their training. She gives anecdotes from her experiences with running in Bolivia, Iraq, Japan, and Afghanistan. Amy provides insight on the growth of ultra running and notes important mentors to her in the trail community. Lastly, Amy previews upcoming races on her calendar for 2015.

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