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. Read more