The Portrait Podcast with Ty Hitzeman
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Each episode is an hour-long snapshot of Ty's guest and the beliefs, experiences, and habits that characterize him/her. While the guests come from diverse backgrounds, they can all be described as those who seek adventure, challenge convention, and push themselves outside of their comfort zones. Learn more and stay up-to-date at TyHitzeman.com.Read more »
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005 - Scott Drum
Many runners aim to complete a 10k, half-marathon, or maybe even a marathon
Others have the goal of to complete a triathlon, even an Ironman. For Scott Drum, a two-time state champion and collegiate runner, the ultimate goal was to do something that nobody had ever accomplished (or even tried before): consecutively run Michigan’s National Lakeshore trail and then the Isle Royale National Park trail, covering a total of 83.5 miles or 134.4 kilometers.
Scott Drum completed this feat in just over 24 hours, including the time he spent in a float plane flying from one park to the other.
Starting this fall, Scott will start his next big challenge: running 25 "classic" mountain adventure trails across North America and then using the data gathered by his wearable technology to write an evidenced-based book about his experience.
When he’s not on a mountain or in a pair of running shoes, Scott acts as an Associate Professor of Exercise Science at Northern Michigan University.
Throughout our conversation, we discuss how he pulled off that crazy run I mentioned, how it feels to rock climb without ropes, and what life lesson he learned from Megadeth.
00:00 - Intro | 01:54 - Characteristics that mark a successful ulta-runner | 04:03 - What makes an ultrarunner durable |
06:04 - The optimal diet for ultramarathon runners before the event | 08:16 - Optimal diet for ultramarathon runners during the event | 11:12 - Scott explains his recent study on the impact of in-class exercise on academic performance | 13:19 - Scott explains his preparation and logistics for his [80+] mile run | 20:03 - How Scott would have prepared differently for his run | 22:10 - Scott explains what it’s like to run at night | 23:36 - Why Scott prefers to not listen to music when he runs | 24:22 - Why Scott is drawn to Mount Rainier and Long’s Peak | 28:01 - Why Scott climbed Long’s Peak without ropes for 5,000 feet | 32:09 - Scott explains his other climbing experiences | 34:31 - The connection between exercise, nature, and relationships in Scott’s life | 37:16 - Scott talks about a personal failure | 40:36 - The lesson Scott learned from this failure | 42:29 - Scott’s relationship with his twin brother, Greg, and his wife, Liz | 49:07 - What Scott would do if he couldn’t exercise | 51:46 - A surprising fact about Scott | 52:27 - Scott’s favorite movie | 53:39 - A message that resonates with Scott | 55: 37 - A few of the kindest things that people have done for Scott
Scott's Mountain Adventure Book Project
Scott's interview with NewsWire about his run
The Isle Royale 40 | What's the Thorn in My Shin? | Heart Stopping
Music credit: Lee Rosevere's "Southside" (adapted)
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