The journey I want to take you on today is about ultrarunning, healing, and about getting in touch with our primal instincts. Our story today is of an ultrarunner who is relatively new on the scene, he is hitting the podium on some ultra marathons recently. I heard him speak recently on the FIT127 podcast and others. He has some great experiences and lessons to share about ultra running for sure. As I did my research on Josh Miller, I learned there are a few more layers for us to learn from him today. For one, I know he is kind of a big deal in his day job as a UX UI Enterprise Strategy consultant. Sounds like a pretty straightforward story so far doesn't it? Our journey today will end up with us learning about Josh's struggle with drug and alcohol addiction, including an incident where he is stabbed by a dealer for not paying up. You don't want to miss this interview and we'll get right to it.
Thanks to last week's guest Rachel Joyce who filled us in on the PTO and it's interest in acquiring IRONMAN. Check out episode #218.
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Interview with Josh Miller (aka Primal Flow):
Once in a while a story comes along that develops into something much deeper and more complex than I originally assume. Josh's Instagram handle @PrimalFlow. My first tip off should have been that the handle Primal Flow is also a pseudo identity for Josh. As you'll hear in our interview, Primal Flow is an instinctual feeling that he gets while running. My second tip off is the feature photo we have of Josh. It show a man that is in touch with those primal instincts. Let's get into our interview with Primal Flow Josh Miller.
Team, I'd like to share the training tip I'm giving out most this week. There are lots of folks in the early part of their training plan for the 2020 season and eager to get into their fitness back. If you spent your off season on the couch, you may need to take is slower than someone who kept a regular regimen of training throughout the December and January.
For those of you with early season races like Chattanooga 70.3 in May, you should be well into your base phase of training. You are sitting 11 weeks out from that race and you will be shifting into your Build Phase in the next few weeks. Be sure you have the endurance work (zone 2) in the bank. You can aerobic endurance by testing for decoupling - for more check out this article. https://www.trainingpeaks.com/blog/aerobic-endurance-and-decoupling/. If you have a little more time, like a late summer race, you may just be hitting your base phase. Again, make sure you are spending lots of time in those easy zone 2 efforts. The harder efforts will be there in your build phase.
This is a great time to get disciplined about your strength training as well. Try to get in a minimum of 3 core sessions of 15 minutes per week and functional strength all body movement to keep neuro-muscular connections strong and responsive.
Of course make sure you are eating a health diet of plants and lean or plant-based protein and get 8-9 hours of sleep a night.
Ultraman Florida is this weekend. It is a three day athletic endeavor guaranteed to test an athlete’s physical and mental limits. It is a journey that will touch your soul and create memories that will last a lifetime. The race covers a total distance of 321.6 miles (517.5km), around central Florida; it requires that each participant complete a 6.2 mile (10km) open water swim, a 263 mile (423km) bike ride, and a 52.4 mile (84km) ultra-marathon run. Day 1 consists of a 6.2 mile swim and 92 mile bike, Day 2 is a 171 mile bike, and Day 3 is a 52.4 mile run.
Dede Griesbauer was the 1st overall on Day 1 with a 2:28 swim of 6.2 miles and 90 mile bike. It is toward the end of Day 2 of the event and Boulder resident and professional triathlete Dede is the first female and third on the day! We look forward to seeing what she does here Sunday.
We will be talking to her next week. @dedegriesbauer #umfl2020
Pro triathlete, Dede Grieisbauer, who is doing Ultraman Florida this weekend will be joining us to talk about that race and more.
The Nutrition Mechanic, Dina Griffin will be joining us to discuss the nutrition needs of female athletes.
Coach David Warden of 80/20 Endurance join us to celebrate our 4th anniversary.
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Stay tuned, train informed, and enjoy the endurance journey!