Talking to Birmingham’s Running Legend: Al DiMicco. If you run/ran in & around Birmingham area for the last 30+ years, you either ran with Coach Al, or ran with someone who ran with him.
With Coach Al’s experience, there are many things to talk. For this episode, we talked about his early days of running in and around Birmingham, as well as many aspects of running:
For sure, we will have to bring him in for a more focused marathon training interview.
Recently Jimmie Barnes ran 48 hours race where he set the US and world record in his age group of 75-79.
Jimmie has been running for a long time. It is motivational to listen his story. He still motivated and competitive to run and race. If you ever ask me where I get my inspiration, you must listen to this podcast.
In this episode we talk about following:
*Early days of running in Birmingham
*Ultra marathon in Southeast
*48 hrs race
*Setting US and world record in 75-79 age group
He promised me that he will talk to MRuns when he breaks world record in the age group 80 and up.
I had an opportunity to talk to Rob Apple as he was finishing his 711th ultra distance race in Nov 2015 . This was follow up interview from Nov 2014. Currently, he is at 722 Ultra distance race. He is headed to Europe next month to run his next Ultra.
Great story! I will have a follow up interview with him by the end of 2016 again.
In this episode, I talked to Breanna Cornell who is the youngest female Badwater 135 Finisher. She complete the Badwater in 2015. With my recent conversation with Breanna, it looks like she will hold her title for at least another year! Way to go!
In this podcast, I talked to Karl “Speedgoat” Meltzer about different topics including following:
His signature Hoka shoes
How he got the Speedboat name
How to run your first ultra
And Karl’s future plans
Few Facts on Karl Meltzer
Karl “Speedgoat” Meltzer is the winningest 100 mile runner in history.
* Currently hold the record for most 100 mile trail race wins on earth: 35
*Most 100 wins in a calendar year (6 in 2006), (5 in 2007), (5 in 2009), (4 in 2005)
*55 race wins, 47 of them Ultamarathons, 8 trail marathons
*2006 Ultrarunner of the Year
*All-time winner, Hardrock 100. 5 wins
*All-time winner, Wasatch 100. 6 wins
*All-time winner, Massannutten 100. 3 wins
*All-time winner, San Diego 100. 3 wins
*All-time winner, Squaw Peak 50. 5 wins
*Lots of course records too!
In this episode, I talked to Kent Stewart who is attempting his last Summit the Mt. Everest as a part of his 7 Summits climb. We talked during his last lap of training hike at Oak mt. where we climbed up and down the Green Trail at Oak Mt. Alabama. We talked about his training, nutrition, and much more. Enjoy the interview!