The Seattle Rock n’ Roll marathon and half marathon was on Saturday, June 21st; and one of the participants was some guy who happens to be the managing editor at another blog I write for. That guy’s name is Jeff Nusser, and the story that accompanies the reason he started running is pretty darn cool. As a result, I asked him to call into tonight’s podcast — which starts at 9:30 pm — and talk about his experience training for, and participating in, the half marathon.
Throughout the podcast Jeff and I are going to discuss his reasons for starting to run, and train for a half marathon. This discussion will start with his son, Trystian. Trystain is battling Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia, and Jeff has been documenting his son’s story on a blog called Tystian’s Story.
We will discuss the difficulties of getting into physical, and mental, shape for running long distances. As well as getting ready mentally prepared for the brutal pounding that is a long-distance road race; and how hard it is to actually finish a 13.1-mile run.
As a former high school cross-country runner, I understand the mental and physical challenges that go into preparing for races. But I’ve never actually run in a race longer than 3.1 miles (a 5K), and it will be interesting to see what Jeff has to say on the subject.
So just a reminder, tune in at 9:30 tonight to hear this podcast. It’s going to be good.
If you want to see Jeff’s article covering the Seattle Rock n’ Roll marathon and half marathon (and the two Cougs who won each race), click here.