7 public marathons in seven days on seven continents + 50 public marathons in every US state in less than a year? Possible Guiness record setter? Ultra-distance runner? Ironman triathlete/coach? Successful kicker of a decades-long nicotine addiction? Motivational speaker? All in a day’s work for Dave Jones of Eternal Endurance with whom we had the pleasure of speaking for the site’s first podcast. The audio quality on our side of the recorded call was total crap unfortunately, and there were many lessons learned for podcasting, but we won’t let that stop the inspiration of Dave coming through loud and clear. Word of caution – if you’ve been making any excuses about why you “can’t” lately, and want to keep using those excuses, don’t listen to this.
Great riding with Eric Marshall, 57, of Herndon, VA this morning in some frigid temps. This guy is FAST and handles his bike like a beast! Trails were in great shape and the leaves were in full color, awesome morning!
What a Way to Celebrate 40!
Josh Hageman joined The Arthritic Athlete community a couple days ago with the milestone of his 40th birthday. One of his ways to celebrate was to go get a little dizzy by running 40 miles on a local high school track. That’s right – 160 laps. Awesomely insane!
A big Happy Birthday to Josh. Check him out at @j2pointo on Instagram!
It seems the Relive app is popping up in convos more and more, so we’re going to give it a shot. In essence, this app allows the user to create a visual representation with topography, imagery, and data of a completed ride, run, hike, etc. We received a Relive link from an athlete and the thing that stood out most to us was the ability to include memorable media at the point in the activity where things occurred. It’s pretty cool to see the exact location along the route where that amazing rock formation was, or photos of the natural spring where the shoes were kicked off and everyone dove in. Relive makes sharing the stories of our events even more rich than what words can do alone. It’s available on both the Google Play Store and the App Store. Check it out and send us some links!
If you went through an alt/punk phase back in the late eighties/early-nineties, we highly recommend a revisit to the fIREHOSE album Ragin, Full-On. This is perfectly matched with a 45′ trainer or treadmill session, (hit an interval during “Brave Capitan,” it’s awesome) and the album naturally winds down in tempo and intensity as the cool down part of your workout begins. Pretty sweet. Great blast from the past!
Talk about BEAST!