On today’s episode of the show, I’m joining elite ultra distance runner Jacob Puzey for a few easy miles.
Jacob is definitely a beast in the ultra world, feeling most comfortable in races lasting from 2-6 hours. And his results speak for themselves, with several wins and course records to his name.
Unlike a lot of the elites that I’ve talked to, Jacob wasn’t one of the best runners as a kid. In fact, during his first cross country season his goal was to be able to finish a 3k race without having to stop and walk. But he kept working hard, and eventually his hard work started to pay off.
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We covered a lot of ground today, including a recent move to Canada, his work ethic as a high school runner, why he finds joy in the hard work require to be an elite runner, coaching, and more.
A short video of Jacob and his brother preparing to race TransRockies together:
Here are Some of the Highlights from My Chat with Jacob Puzey
- A fan of the 2+ hour warm up
- Running races in some of the most beautiful places in the world
- The dynamic of having a “total badass” of a younger brother to race ultras with
- As a freshman, he was the last runner on his JV cross country team
- Why he stuck with running as a kid, even though he wasn’t a “natural”
- Getting into coaching and finding great success as a coach at his alma mater
- Coaching online vs coaching in person
- His racing plans for 2016
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