On today’s show, I’m running with Ray Zahab to chat about some of the incredible experiences and running expeditions that he’s experienced in his years as a runner.
His first extreme adventure was to run across the Sahara desert with Charlie Engle and Kevin Lin. And that experience was the catalyst of his many subsequent adventures. From running across several deserts to running to the South Pole, Ray is always looking for new opportunities to push himself to the extremes.
We chatted about several of his expeditions, as well as many of the other things that he has going on during our run today. Here are some of the highlights:
- Why is running his greatest teacher?
- The preparation that goes into each of his expeditions
- Hands down, the most difficult thing he’s faced is the extreme cold temperatures
- Why Impossible2Possible was founded
- The importance of connecting with schools during the expeditions and sharing the experience with students
- Going from a regular smoker to an ultra marathoner
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