TWRW Podcast 003: Conversation with Travis Macy

Ultra Mindset CoverIn this edition of the Train Well Race Well podcast I sit down with Travis Macy of Evergreen, Colorado.  Travis recently released a fantastic book titled The Ultra Mindset: An Endurance Champion’s 8 Core Principles for Success in Business, Sports, and Life.

  A few of the things we touch on include…

  • His beginnings as an athlete and the influence of his Dad
  • His decision to go pro while training near the top of Mt. Evans in prep for the Leadman competition
  • How “being a wannabe” is one of the 8 core mindsets mentioned in his book
  • The moment he decided to ask one of his rivals to coach him
  • Why it’s actually important to have an “ego”
  • Advice for other parents who endeavor to pursue their own athletic goals
  • His greatest passion
  • His recent focus on running and some upcoming races and pursuits

Travis Macy is a speaker, author, coach, and professional endurance athlete. He is the author of The Ultra Mindset: An Endurance Champion’s 8 Core Principles for Success in Business, Sports, and Life, and he holds the record for Leadman, an epic endurance event consisting of a trail running marathon, 50-mile mountain bike race, Leadville 100 Mountain Bike Race, 10k road run, and Leadville 100 Run, all above 10,200′ in the Rocky Mountains. Travis lives with his wife and two young children in the mountains around Evergreen, Colorado, and his sponsors include Vitargo and HOKA ONE ONE, among others.  You can find out more about Travis and his speaking & coaching services at www.TravisMacy.com

TWRW Podcast 002: Conversation with Justin Ricks

Justin running in Moab

Justin running in Moab

In this edition of the Train Well Race Well podcast I sit down with Justin Ricks of Colorado Springs, Colorado.  Justin has run 2:22 for a road marathon but his main focus has been in the trail running scene.  A few of the things we touch on include…

  • His beginnings as a runner and the influence of his family
  • His dramatic weight loss
  • His interest in getting back into Ultras
  • His traveling adventures with his wife & kids
Justin is sponsored by La Sportiva as a member of their Mountain Running team.  He’s also a member of Team Colorado, arguably the strongest group of mountain/trail runners in the country.  Besides being a competitive runner, Justin also works with GrassRoots Events where he helps direct several races and offers his coaching services.

 

Listen to the interview below:

TWRW Podcast 001: Conversation with Peter Maksimow

Peter Maksimow

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In this edition of the Train Well Race Well podcast I had the opportunity to sit down with Peter Maksimow of Manitou Springs, Colorado.  Besides being one of the most colorful runners I know, Peter is one of the top Mountain/Trail runners in the country with multiple Top 10 finishes at prestigious races like the Pikes Peak Ascent and Mount Washington Road Race.  A few of the things we touch on include…

  • Where he grew up and how running entered the picture
  • His work with Running USA
  • Some of his training
  • Planking

Peter is sponsored by Inov-8  and leads Team Colorado, arguably the strongest team of mountain/trail runners in the country.  You can read about their adventures on their fantastic blog.

Listen to the interview with Peter below:

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