#68 Lessons From The Ultramarathon Man Dean Karnazes

Dean Karnazes is a professional Ultramarathon runner.  He was named by TIME magazine as one of the “Top 100 Most Influential People in the World.” In addition, Dean is a NY Times bestselling author of Ultramarathon Man and The Road to Sparta.  Among his many accomplishments, Dean has ran 350 continuous miles, in approximately 80 hours. He has ran across America and has ran 50 marathons, in all 50 US states, in 50 consecutive days, finishing with the NYC Marathon, which he completed in three hours flat. Basically, Dean is super-human.

Featuring: Dean Karnazes


In this episode of Lionheart Radio, host Rick Alexander, sits down with the king of Ultramarathons Dean Karnazes.  Throughout the episode they discuss what it takes to compete in ultramarathons and following your passion throughout life.  This episode is inspiring for anyone who has a love for fitness.  Some of the highlights include:

  • The night Dean first decided to become a runner…trust us, this is a story you don’t want to miss;
  • How America’s lifestyle of comfort can lead to complacency since nothing takes too much pain or effort;
  •  How Dean’s bio-mechanics and experience have helped his success;
  • The secret to Dean’s injury-free career;
  • Dean’s philosophy on why incorporating HIIT training into his training;
  • Refined carbohydrates and the diet Dean follows;
  • Dean’s charity Karno Kids and his support of Girls on the Run;
  • Benefits of ‘naturally awaking’ versus waking by an alarm;
  • How he operates off only four hours of sleep;
  • Why it is beneficial to train in the conditions in which you will ultimately compete in;
  • Following your passion; and
  • Whether he really plans to run across the Pacific Ocean as well as what’s next for him.

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50/50: Secrets I Learned Running 50 marathons in 50 Days — and How You Too Can Achieve Super Endurance
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Girls on the Run