Today's interview is with "Sherpa" John Lacroix of Human Potential Running and I'm hoping you will find the mission and racing at HPRS to be as interesting as I did.
Khem says hello and will be back next week. We had some scheduling challenges with recording this weekend, but I did have lunch with her today to do some podcast planning and she says hello.
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Okay on to content. First and foremost I want to congratulate Meredith Kessler on her win this weekend at Ironman Taupo 70.3. Congrats to Meredith! As you should would know from last week's interview with Meredith, she also had just won Ironman Arizona just a couple of weeks prior to the interview.
I want to thank Meredith Kessler for being on the show last week and answering my questions about Life Of A Triathlete: Race Preparation. If you have already listened to that episode, you know that Meredith is awesome to talk to. She is completely driven to share her knowledge, successes and failures with athletes, be they pros or age-groupers. If you have not heard the interview, check out episode #50. Meredith shares extraordinary detail on the things that have worked for her and the things that have not, from equipment, to gear, to nutrition and hydration, we cover a ton of ground. Including "pee sticks"!
In the interview Meredith, on the topic of hydration, she recommends pee sticks that her nutritionist provides her to test her hydration leading up to a race. I'm going to follow up with her now that Taupo 70.3 is over, I'll reach out to her and see if we can get our hands on these and test them out. Khem called dibs on them so I'll have to share. If I have to share, I'll expect Khem will also help us test these out and see how they work. This is really fun and geeky stuff.
This gave me an idea. I would like to hear from you as to what you think are the best triathlon related Christmas gifts you desire. Either post it on FB or shoot me an email at Rich@MileHighEndurance.com and we'll discuss it on the show next week
Okay, let's get on with today's interview:
Today's interview is with John "Sherpa" Lacroix. "Sherpa" John is founder of the Human Potential Running Series. You can check it out at http://humanpotentialrunning.com/. The Human Potential series is portfolio of trail races ranging from half marathon to 100 milers. This is an interview that really took me by surprise. John was a referral from a friend (ironically also named Jon) and I really did not know too much about this Sherpa and the HPRS until I started doing my interview prep. Then, while talking to Sherpa John, I found myself really digging and getting into the what John's providing. It isn't just an ultra series. He is really selling grass roots experiences to help individuals discover themselves. Here's a quote from the website.
Human Potential is the little voice in your head that dares you to dream it, moves you to do it and wills you to experience it. It is unlimited.
I hope this interview captures you the way it did me. Sherpa John is not just looking to create courses for every distance, he is looking to design trail courses the way some regard a Pete Dye course, such as the Ocean Course, Kiawah Island, South Carolina From <http://travel.cnn.com/explorations/play/worlds-ten-toughest-golf-courses-935176/>
You'll hear what John has to say about his course designs in the interview. I think you know where I'm going with this, but suffice it to say the word "epic" comes up more than once I think. Okay, well let's get into the interview with Sherpa John.