Interview with Dave Proctor Record Setting Run Across Canada

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In this podcast episode we speak with ultra runner Dave Proctor (one tough cowboy!) who ran coast to coast across Canada 🇨🇦 in 67 days (4,448 miles) and broke the Trans-Canada record. Dave provides a unique look into the endurance mindset -that will help you get through challenges of your own.

Interview with Dave Proctor


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Dave Proctor @runproctor, age 41, is an ultra runner from Alberta Canada who recently became the fastest person to run across Canada. He started in Newfoundland and ran to Victoria, British Columbia – a distance of 7,159 km (4,448 miles).

He currently holds Canadian records for the longest distance run in 24, 48, and 72 hours, along with a world record for the longest distance run on a treadmill in 12 hours. He is the father of 3 children and works as a sports massage therapist.

Quick Facts:

Dave ran with a Coros watch (same brand Angie wears) and the team at Coros shared some interesting data.

  • Dave ran between 63-68 miles per day with no rest days
  • His average pace was a 10:30 mile
  • He allowed himself very little comforts and the support vehicle was only for quick stops every 20 kilometers.
  • He averaged 7,000 calories a day. Favorite go-to food was baked goods.
  • He slept an average of 7 hours per night
  • He acquired a hairline fracture in his foot but kept running.
  • His cadence improved toward the end. According to Coros he started at 170-173 and increased to 180-182
  • He became a running machine. His base fitness improved to the highest score Coros has ever seen.

Dave Proctor after falling and hitting his head 41 days into his 67 day run across Canada. Photo credit: Vera Neverkevich

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