My guest on the show today is Jeff MacBane.
We will cover a lot today including our love for running and all things Michigan.
Jeff and I will go a few easy miles as we cover those topics and more.
On a Whim
Jeff had been running for 10 to 20 years before he ran his first half marathon.
He was consistently running 20-30 miles per week with no races on his schedule.
One morning he woke up and on a whim decided to sign up for a local half marathon.
The experience went so well that a mere two months later he ran his second half.
Running first entered his life in high school when he decided to join the track team as a way to get faster for basketball.
Jeff enjoyed running so much that from that point on he focused solely on that sport.
His love for the sport was a constant even as it came and went from his life.
Consistency and Comebacks
During the early 2000’s Jeff suffered an injury which required surgery on his knee.
His doctor was unsure of if running would be possible for him again.
Jeff was stubborn and through consistency he managed to build up his mileage again.
The injury taught him to focus on the little things in order to stay healthy.
During his time recovering he learned to appreciate the treadmill and view it as a tool.
The treadmill allowed him to focus more on his running form while not worrying about hazards that may occur outside.
Jeff ran his first marathon post surgery after only riding a bike to train leading up to the race.
He struggled during the marathon, but still managed to finish.
A Decade In the Making
Jeff didn’t run his second marathon until 10 years after the first.
The Detroit Free Press Marathon would be his second time running 26.2.
Experience and added knowledge made for a much more enjoyable race experience along with a 3 hour PR.
Jeff was an ambassador for the marathon and recommends the race due to the uniqueness of running into Canada and back.
During the early years of running, Jeff wanted to connect with people that spoke his language.
As a way to share the good and the bad of his running, he started blogging on his own website.
He will continue running for as long as possible in the hopes of becoming the best possible version of himself.
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