125: Zach Bitter
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Julian takes time to calm down in the ocean, and shares philosophical differences with Mona.
Brad has his biggest week and loving that his running is back to what it was.
Brady joins forces with Andy Buchanan in Bendigo as he finds his way with Rotterdam postponed.
The IOC have declared that the Tokyo Olympics have officially been postponed to 2021. Prior to the announcement Canada and Australia announced their withdrawals amid concerns of COVID-19. https://www.runnerstribe.com/latest-news/tokyo-olympics-finally-rescheduled-to-a-date-beyond-2020/
Genevieve Gregson sets a course record Tan Track 11:34 beating Sarah Jamieson’s long standing record. Sinead Diver now 5th fastest of all time.
Listener Question asks about the legitimacy of claiming PBs from time trials when every race is postponed given the current circumstances, while Moose on the Loose implores now is NOT the time to be organising group runs.
Plenty of IRP content on the horizon available for Patreon subscribers Road to Nowhere and Friends of the Show.
Zach Bitter calls in from Phoenix, Arizona to chat with Brady about doing the podcasting circuit before going into what drew him to running, his progression in his NCAA college career and learning works and researching to adapt for ultrarunning. Zach talks about why the long run appeals to him, training solo and his breakthrough ultra season and the attention that came with it as well as his observations on the growth of ultrarunning and experience with Comrades Marathon.
Zach is the World Record holder for the 100 Mile and the 12 Hour disciplines set both on the track and shares what the experiences taught him and mental strategies to keep from any downward spiral and the structure of such a race in terms of pacing and nutrition logistics. He discusses the history of ultrarunning and the emergence of East Africans into the sport, using a high fat diet as his main source of nutrition and where it trends in the sporting landscape before going into his plans for the future.
You can follow what Zach does from his website ZachBitter.com, on Twitter @zbitter, Instagram @zachbitter and listen to him on the Human Performance Outliers Podcast.
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