Pace the Nation returns after a month’s hiatus with new host and Arlington native Tess Stryk. They talk to Mike Wardian, who ran the C&O Canal Towpath between Cumberland and Georgetown in 36:36:03 over Labor Day weekend.
We are back, with a really long intro because its been a while. At (9:19) we talk about Lil’ Pacer Number Two for the first time. At (11:11) we naturally transition into fall weather, an NFL game and a running story from the Doc’s college days. At (16:35) we circle back to Lil’ Pacer Number Two again.
At (22:42) we welcome back two time guest Mike Wardian, a local ultra runner who just accomplished the fastest known time covering the entire CO canal. At (23:16) Farley guest sources advice on being a father of two boys. At (26:30) Mike lists his social media platforms.
At (28:35) Mike talks about why he wanted to run the entire 184 mile C&O Canal Towpath trail and at (32:16) we learn about the former record holder. AT (33:33) we talk about the trail, the unknowns going into the run, detours and how the weather impacted the trail and his gear. At (38:43) we talk about the journey out to Cumberland including how much (little) sleep Mike got the night before the attempt.
At (43:12) we talk about pace, the start of the run and some of the many people that Mike encountered out on the trail. At (50:24) we ask Mike about his longest runs ever and at (51:47) Mike details his breaks during the run. At (55:58) we discuss chasing the ghost of Park, which should be the title of episode, a book or at least a song title. At (56:48) we talk more about the pacing plan.
At (1:03:28) we learn about all of the healthy food that Mike consumed on the trail, the trail convoy and the finish. At (1:18:06) Mike talks about his conversation with former record holder and ultra legend Park Barner and at (1:20:00) we find out whats next on Mike’s calendar.
At (1:23:47) we are back to wrap up the show with a bunch of empty promises about whats coming up next week.
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About APA’s MOORE Equity in Mental Health 5k
The APA’s Division of Diversity and Health Equity invites you to join us in combating mental health inequities facing young people of color and in honoring mental health advocate Bebe Moore Campbell.
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WHEN Saturday, June 17, 2023 at 9:00 am WHERE This convenient location is just minutes from your house located 1/2 mile inside the 1-495 Capital Beltway at exit 51. Spectators are welcome to watch and cheer on the runners. Capital