The Strength Running Podcast
About This Show
The Strength Running Podcast is where Coach Jason Fitzgerald shares running advice for new and veteran runners who are passionate about getting stronger, preventing running injuries, and racing faster. Featuring guests like Olympian Nick Symmonds and New York Times best-selling author Shalane Flanagan, you’ll learn what it takes to run fast, stay healthy, and become a better runner.
Most Recent Episode
Episode 27: Ian Sharman on Racing Massive Downhills (and in costumes)
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I met Ian in August, 2016 one day before the Leadville Trail 100. We got coffee with a friend of ours and then watched a Beer Mile (it took place on the road behind us in the above picture). Ian officiated – starting the race and cheering on runners as they raced and chugged beers. Two days later, Ian crossed the finish line of the Leadville Trail 100 in first place – his third victory. He’s no slouch in the world of ultra running. In fact, he’s one of the best ultramarathoners in the world: 3 x winner (and course record holder) of the Rocky Raccoon 100 3 x winner of the Leadville Trail 100 Completed about 200 ultras and 100+ marathons (!) Record Holder – Grand Slam of Ultrarunning 7 x silver medalist at the Comrades Marathon And over the last year, I’ve been fortunate to work with Ian on a few different projects: He contributed a training case study that highlighted his toughest workouts before Leadville. And he shared his best injury advice in the Little Black Book of Prevention & Recovery. Now he’s back to talk about running an 11+ minute personal best at the Mt. Charleston Marathon. But it’s not all training geekery. Did you know Ian has run dozens of marathons in costumes? In fact, he’s run a 2:40 marathon as Spider Man! This is going to be fun 🙂