Today I’m going a few easy miles with fellow runner and running podcaster, Scott Riecke.
Scott gave a fairly unique answer to the standard question of favorite distance to race and why. Scott’s favorite distance is whatever is farther than what he’s already successfully run.
When he started running, he was gunning for a mile. After a mile, he was looking at the 5k.
And now that he’s run a few marathons, he’s looking for something bigger and badder: an Ironman Triathlon.
2017 Goal: Ironman Lake Placid
Scott progressed as a runner intelligently.
He started small, and has worked his way up to the marathon distance.
Not so much with the triathlon.
As of our recording, his first triathlon will be his Ironman. Scott says he might throw in a smaller triathlon during his training to help practice the transitions…
New York City Marathon
Scott ran the 2016 New York City marathon, which was his second time running this race.
While things this year didn’t go as well as he’d hoped, Scott still had plenty of great things to say about the race.
One thing that he said that really caught my attention was that you if your name gets picked for the race, you are able to defer your entry for one year.
One of my hesitations about signing up for the lottery was the thought that it would be my luck that I’d get picked be be unable to run the race the year that I’m picked.
With this bit of knowledge, I’m a little more open to the idea of entering the lottery with the intention of running it the year AFTER I get picked. That way, I can make NYC the focal point of my running year and I can plan (and budget) accordingly.
Today’s Episode is Sponsored By: Health IQ
The Ordinary Marathoner Podcast
Earlier this year, Scott started his own podcast.
On the Ordinary Marathoner podcast, Scott talks about his running journey as a single father and marathon runner.
For my money, that makes him far from ordinary, but what do I know…
He also uses his podcast as a chance to talk to experts and get free advice from those folks to help him with his training.
So does that mean that he was just using me when he asked me to be on his show? Perhaps, but I’ll take it as a compliment!
Want to here my episode on Ordinary Runner? Find it in your podcast app of choice (episode 16) or click here to listen to the episode on Scott’s website.
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