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Diz Runs With… Ian Sharman


On today’s run, I’m joining Ian Sharman for a few easy miles. Now, if you don’t know who Ian is, you’re obviously not a member of the ultra marathon community.

Ian Sharman

Ian Sharman

Since he started running, which was only about 10 years ago, he has completed 200 marathon or longer races! He has also set a new record for the Grand Slam of Ultrarunning, become the director of the US Sky Running Series, and coaches some of the top ultra marathoners in the world. To say this guy is a pillar in the ultra running community is obviously an understatement. Read more

Diz Runs With… Mike Wardian


Mike Wardian is a beast. There really is no better way to describe him. He runs races of all distances, from 5k to 135 mile ultras, competes in races around the country and around the world, and makes time with his family a priority.

The North Pole marathon 2014. No free use!

Mike Wardian winning the North Pole Marathon!

Oh yeah, and he also holds down a full time job as well. Read more

Diz Runs With… Sage Canaday


Today I am running with Sage Canaday. Sage is an ultra-marathoner, who feels that he does better in races the longer they are. He started running long distances at a young age (qualifying for the Olympic Trials in the marathon as a 21 year old in 2007), and as he gets older her keeps pushing the distances farther and farther.

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Sage Canaday

This conversation is jam-packed with lot’s of awesome stories and interesting facts about Sage, but here are a few of the highlights: Read more

Diz Runs With… Amanda Loudin


On today’s episode of the Diz Runs With podcast, I’m joining running coach Amanda Loudin for a few easy miles to talk about running, life, and everything in between.

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During our run, we covered a lot of ground. Here are a few of the highlights:

  • Her favorite race distance is a unique one, since it’s not a distance you can find to race frequently.
  • Got her start as an endurance athlete in a very unique style of triathlon.
  • Her plans of running an ultra marathon (or 2!) in the next year and a half or so.
  • MAF running. What is it and why it’s beneficial.
  • Big, bulky shoes vs. Small, light shoes. The shoe debate continues!

My conversation with Amanda was a great one, and I know that I learned a lot from her, especially about MAF training. I’m not sure I have the patience to implement it, but I really like the idea of it and how it can really lay the foundation for improvement for any runner.

If you’d like more information about MAF training, I’d definitely suggest you connect with Amanda. She’s always willing to talk with runners about anything, and I know she can answer any questions that you might have.

Her Website–MissZippy1.com

Facebook–MissZippy1 

Twitter–@MissZippy1

Instagram–misszippy1

I hope you’ll take the time to connect with Amanda, and let her know that you heard her on the Diz Runs With podcast!


 

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The Facebook group is still small, but it is a great way to connect with fellow runners and foster community amongst like minded individuals. The email group is THE way to stay up to date about future guests on the show, as well as getting some other freebies and offers that aren’t available to anyone else.

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Diz Runs With… Vanessa Runs


On today’s run, I’m joining Vanessa Runs on the trails out in sunny Southern California. If you’ve never heard of Vanessa before, you are in for a treat.

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Vanessa is living the kind of life that you’re either repulsed by or completely jealous of–traveling around North America in an RV with her boyfriend, dog, and cat, and stopping to run whenever they feel like it.

We obviously talked a lot about her nomadic lifestyle during our run, but we covered a number of other topics as well. Some of the highlights include:

  • The process of going from a “normal” life to being a modern day nomad.
  • How friends and family reacted to the news.
  • The positives and negatives of living in an RV.
  • Her first book, Amazon best-seller Summit Seeker, the book she’s working on now, and plans for future books.
  • Her experience with Mount Marathon in Seward, Alaska.

If you want to find out more about what Vanessa is doing, feel free to find her in a variety of places online. And don’t be afraid to reach out to her with any questions or comments that you might have, because she is quick to respond and enjoys the interaction.

Check out her website/blog.

Find her on Facebook, or follow her on Twitter.

On her website, there is a link to Amazon to buy her book. If you want to save a step, just click here to buy Summit Seeker.


 Join my Tribe!

There’s always room for more members of the tribe!

Both the Facebook group and the newsletter provide opportunities that can’t be found anywhere else. You can interact with fellow tribe members on the Facebook group, and stay up to date with future guests on the show via the newsletter, as well as getting some other freebies and offers that aren’t available anywhere else.

If you’ve got questions about either/both, just let me know!