The Physical Performance Show: Adharanand Finn, Best Selling Author, ‘The Rise of the Ultra Runners’, ‘The Way of the Runner’, & ‘Running with the Kenyans’

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Adharanand Finn

In episode 237 of The Physical Performance Show Brad Beer shares a conversation with Adharanand Finn, Best Selling Author, ‘The Rise of the Ultra Runners’, ‘The Way of the Runner’, & ‘Running with the Kenyans’ in this Interest Edition.

On this episode you’ll hear Adharanand touch on the history of ultra trail running with historical strange pursuit of pedestrianism, issue some very practical key learnings around how to descend or run down hill on trails, the importance of hydration and nutrition and fuelling ultra running pursuits and you’ll hear Adharanand reference some stories from ‘The Rise of the Ultra Runners’ including the full array of East Africans attempting the rigors of the ultra trail running world.

By way of bio ‘Running with the Kenyans’ released in 2012, was the Sunday Times sports Book of the Year. It was also shortlisted for the William Hill sports Book Award. The topic of this conversation The Rise of the Ultra Runners released in 2019, was also shortlisted for the William Hill’s sports Book Award. In addition to authoring books, Adharanand is an avid runner himself a very handy runner with numerous sub three hour marathons to his name, Adharanand is a well respected journalist for The Guardian and also writing regularly for the Financial Times, The Daily Telegraph, Runner’s World Men’s Health and many others.

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Listen in as we delve into the following:

  • Introduction to Adharanand Finn
  • How he started running
  • Ultra Marathon experiences
  • Ultra running limits
  • Meeting characters during Ultra Marathons
  • Living a comfortable life vs putting yourself through extremes
  • Prize money for ultra marathons
  • Getting through the wall in an ultra marathon
  • Crisis during marathons
  • Best Advice
  • Technology while running
  • Funny story in book
  • Physical Challenge

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Twitter: @adharanand
Instagram: @adharanand
Website: Way of the Runner
Podcast: Way of the Runner Podcast

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Quotes

“Being that close to limits of what you are capable of”
“My body wasn’t as broken as I thought it was.”
“Learn how to descend a trail.” Best Advice
“Ultra running is like an eating and drinking competition with some running thrown in.”
“Do as much of your running as you can.” Best Advice
“Do a run without your watch.” – Physical Challenge

Timeline

0:00 Start
3:20 Introduction to Adharanand Finn
5:30 How he started running
10:50 Ultra Marathon experiences
14:30 Ultra running limits
17:00 Meeting characters during Ultra Marathons
21:22 Living a comfortable life vs putting yourself through extremes
27:20 Prize money for ultra marathons
39:00 Getting through the wall in an ultra marathon
40:40 Crisis during marathons
48:55 Best Advice
52:33 Technology while running
58:00 Funny story in book
1:01:10 Best Advice
1:05:35 Physical Challenge
1:10:57 Finish

People Mentioned

Camille Herron – Runner
Eliud Kipchoge – Kenyan Long Distance Runner
Dan Lawson – Record Breaker – Ultra Runner

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Send to the show host @Brad_Beer (Twitter) or @brad_beer (Instagram)  

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