A Runner’s High -Interview with Dean Karnazes

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In this podcast episode speak with ultrarunner and Best Selling Author Dean Karnazes.

His new book is called A Runner’s High -My Life in Motion.

Plus we’ll give you a quick run down of our summer adventures in Costa Rica. We are currently traveling the country with our kids.


Interview with Dean Karnazes

photo credit: Dean Karnazes

Dean Karnazes is an accomplished endurance athlete and NY Times bestselling author. He has pushed his body and mind to inconceivable limits. Some of his many accomplishments include running 50 marathons, in all 50 US states, in 50 consecutive days and running 350 continuous miles while foregoing sleep for three nights. He’s run across the Sahara Desert in 120-degree temperatures and he’s run a marathon to the South Pole in negative 40 degrees.

On ten separate occasions he’s run a 200-mile relay race solo, racing alongside teams of twelve. His long list of competitive achievements include winning the World’s Toughest Footrace, the Badwater Ultramarathon, running 135 miles nonstop across Death Valley during the middle of summer. He has raced and competed on all seven continents of the planet, twice over.

In this interview we focus on his new book A Runner’s High which chronicles his return to the Western States 100-Mile Entrance run in 2018.

He first ran Western States in 1994 (as a much younger man) and back then he would finish under 24 hours. Now competing as runner in his late 50’s Dean describes the physical and emotional battle of getting through this legendarily tough race.

Also Mentioned in This Episode

Path Projects -the best running shorts Trevor has found! PATH Projects makes shorts with 3 or 4 zip pockets so you can carry your phone, keys, gels, ID, etc without things bouncing around when you run. They are stylish, lightweight, breathable, and come with an optional base liner. Check them out at www.pathprojects.com

Athletic Greens -the ultimate daily all-in-one health drink with 75 proven vitamins, minerals and whole food-sourced ingredients. Get a FREE 1 year supply of Vitamin D AND 5 free travel packs with your first purchase.

Costa Rica 2021 Photos

Morning beach run in Tamarindo

Jaco Beach run

Bonus points if you know who this is

Punta Uva Beach on the Caribbean side

Pura Vida

How we’re getting around

Cartago, Costa Rica

San Jose, Costa Rica

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