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Brendan Leonard is SEMI-RAD

A New Angle

Today's guest is Brendan Leonard, the man behind SEMI-RAD and other creative pursuits. I started following Brendan’s SEMI-RAD feed on Instagram several years ago. It has a playful sensibility and an uncanny knack for making you consider the ordinary or obvious from a different perspective. Brendan is also the author of several books, including my personal favorite "Bears Don't Care About Your Problems."Transcript here: https://docs.google.com/document/d/1K9mQKcWEayMXIk5fwRtIrBLNOwZn74EoV3FeqaFtbp4/edit?usp=sharing


9 Sep 2021

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Long Run 146 - Brendan Leonard/Semi-Rad

Ten Junk Miles

Join Scotty and Author, Runner, Creator, Climber (and so much more) Brendan Leonard for ten junk miles in which they discuss his life in running, Semi-Rad, climbing, projects, his path to sobriety, and about a million other things that come up! check out Semi-Rad: https://semi-rad.com Support Semi-Rad by becoming a Patron here: https://www.patreon.com/semi_rad/posts buy Brandan's books here!  (Scotty recommends Sixty Meters to Anywhere): https://www.amazon.com/Brendan-Leonard/e/B00HBXIRY0?ref_=dbs_p_pbk_r00_abau_000000 Brought to you by our friends at Dri-Seats.  Have you bought yours yet?  What are you waiting for?? Get 20% off with the code TJM20 - https://www.dri-seats.com Brought to you by our friends at Path Projects!  inventory has been re-stocked so get some today!!  Http://pathprojects.com Website: http://www.tenjunkmiles.com/ Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/tenjunkmiles Twitter: https://twitter.com/tenjunkmiles Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/tenjunkmiles/ Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/TenJunkMiles/

3hr 3mins

22 Jul 2021

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Brendan Leonard Hates Running and You Can Too!

Run to the Top Podcast | The Ultimate Guide to Running

If you’ve run long enough or are just starting your journey, you probably have a Iove/hate relationship with running.  Running long distances is wonderful and completely irrational at the same time. To help me explore the delightful and nonsensical sport that we all love to hate, I invited author and ultrarunner Brendan Leonard on the Run to the Top. Brendan is a freelance writer and illustrator whose new book, I Hate Running and You Can Too, is a hilarious and relatable trip into the mind of a runner that’s not going to top any podiums or win any races, but still regularly runs irrationally long distances. Brendan started his popular website Semi-Rad.com in 2011 as a channel for active, yet not elite athletes, who love to get out there, but don’t take themselves too seriously. He’s  a contributing editor at Adventure Journal and a columnist at Outside. His stories have appeared in Backpacker, National Geographic Adventure, Men’s Journal, Sierra, Adventure Cyclist, and more. He’s bicycled across America, runs hundred milers, and he is continually amazed at the things that regular people can do. His work is funny and insightful and he might just inspire you to love (or hate?) your running too. CONNECT, COMMENT, & COMMUNITY: Semi-Rad.com Leave a review on Apple Podcasts!  A great FREE way to support the show! Email Coach Claire Follow Claire on Instagram Follow RunnersConnect on Instagram Join the Elite Treatment where you get first dibs on everything RTTT each month! Runners Connect Winner's Circle Facebook Community RunnersConnect Facebook page GET EXPERT COACHING AT RUNNERSCONNECT! This week's show brought to you by:  Perform from the Amino Company. Perform is an amino acid based formulation that I simply add to my water bottle during my run. It tastes great and is easy on my stomach.  Clinical studies have shown that Perform helps improve endurance, reduce fatigue, and increases muscle protein synthesis so you recover faster after the run. Check out the research here: https://aminoco.com/rttt If you’re interested in learning  more and giving Perform a try, we’ve got a special offer for you where you can save 30% by using the code RC30. Just head to: https://aminoco.com/rttt and use the code RC30 at checkout to save 30% 


21 Jul 2021

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#256: Brendan Leonard -- Author of "I Hate Running and You Can Too", Creator of Semi-Rad

Like a Bigfoot

This week writer, adventurer, coffee drinker, ultra runner, and all around awesome guy Brendan Leonard is back on the podcast!!Brendan is the creator of Semi-Rad where he writes and draws about outdoor adventures, travel, life philosophies, chasing passions, and all sorts of human experiences. Truly some of my favorite things on the internet are found on Semi-Rad! He also directed and produced "How to Run 100 Miles", a wonderful film about him and his buddy Jayson Sime's quest to train for and finish Run Rabbit Run.In this episode we talk about Brendan's new book "I Hate Running and You Can Too" which is a fantastic read that, while focusing on this "irrational passion" of running, really can be seen as a guide to how one approaches any sort of passion in life. I read the book in one sitting and it is loaded with pertinent and quite often hilarious charts and drawings to emphasize his ideas. I can honestly say that I think this book gets it. I really related to it and found myself thinking "Holy moly, he nailed EXACTLY why I love ultra running and what I've found out about myself and the world through competing in this crazy activity.In this episode we talk Brendan's book, trail running, a love of films, snakes falling from the sky, amongst many other things! I had an absolute blast recording this one and I hope you guys enjoy it as much as I did! Definitely check out Semi-Rad and "I Hate Running and You Can Too"Keep up the amazing work Brendan!!MORE FROM BRENDAN LEONARD:Semi-Rad: https://semi-rad.comInstagram: https://www.instagram.com/semi_rad/I Hate Running and You Can Too: https://bookshop.org/books/i-hate-running-and-you-can-too-how-to-get-started-keep-going-and-make-sense-of-an-irrational-passion/9781579659882Sixty Meters From Anywhere: http://amzn.to/2odOpxmHis Other Books: https://semi-rad.com/books/"How to Run 100 Miles: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iC7Lh4opLscMORE LIKE A BIGFOOT:Subscribe and Review on iTunes: https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/like-a-bigfoot/id1160773293?mt=2Soundcloud Archives: https://soundcloud.com/chris-ward-126531464Stitcher Archives: https://www.stitcher.com/podcast/like-a-bigfootFacebook Group: https://www.facebook.com/likeabigfoot/Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/likeabigfoot/

1hr 7mins

11 Jun 2021

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Brendan Leonard says, "Bears Don't Care About Your Problems" - #131

Fastest Known Podcast

There are a million newsletters out there, and Semi-rad.com is the only one I subscribe to. Why? Because Brendan illustrates (literally) how runners actually feel and think - and laugh!"Pizza is a better invention than the Internet."He wrote and produced an excellent video, which has received over 5 millions views because it was real, called "How To Run A Hundred Miles." He even once interviewed me (Buzz) on the Off The Couch podcast."Whenever I'm having a bad day, I remember that at least I did not invent Facebook."His new book, published March 16, is, "I HATE RUNNING and you can too. How to Get Started, Keep Going, and Make Sense of an Irrational Passion." It's worth it especially for the illustrations. I recommend it. Here is our very brief Book Review.Listen to this podcast, as Brendan makes sense of our "irrational passion".


2 Apr 2021

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Brendan Leonard "Semi-Rad" | BYP 066

Billy Yang Podcast

Excited to bring on Brendan Leonard of "Semi-Rad" fame on the podcast to talk about a variety of noteworthy topics today. If you aren't familiar with his work, start with his now viral 2018 film he made for REI called "How To Run 100 Miles". We chat about that, his journey into becoming a writer, his blue-collared approach to the creative process, some darker patches of his life that involved alcohol and even a jail stint, what it was like to run 52 marathons in 52 weeks...and much more.  + How To Run 100 Miles + I Hate Running and You Can Too + How Rainbow Cake Sprinkles Are Made  ______ Patreon.com/BillyYang Instagram.com/BillyYangPod Twitter.com/BillyYang Facebook.com/BillyYangPodcast 

1hr 40mins

26 Mar 2021

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Brendan Leonard, Part 2 - On Running, Creating, & Other Irrational Passions

Mountain & Prairie with Ed Roberson

Brendan Leonard is a prolific writer and artist who is best known as the creator of Semi-Rad.com. He’s also the author of a brand new book titled “I Hate Running and You Can Too: How to Get Started, Keep Going, and Make Sense of an Irrational Passion.” The book offers motivation and witty insights into the sometimes-crazy pastime of running. And Brendan knows a thing or two about running irrational distances-- he’s completed multiple 100-mile ultramarathons, ran 52 marathons in 52 weeks, directed the film How to Run 100 Miles, and co-hosts the Off The Couch Podcast, which features interviews with runners of all stripes. - Through his books, filmmaking, and writing on Semi-Rad.com, Brendan offers a unique perspective into the world of outdoor recreation and adventure. Rather than focusing on the mind-blowing feats of super-elite athletes, Brendan’s work highlights the passion and determination of regular people who enjoy pushing themselves hard in the outdoors. Brendan has also perfected the ability to draw larger life lessons from these outdoor adventures-- lessons that can be applied to creative endeavors of any kind. You don’t have to be a runner or mountain athlete to glean actionable wisdom from Brendan’s work, and I personally credit Brendan’s influence with helping me to grow and evolve Mountain & Prairie. - Brendan and I connected a few days before the release of his new book and had a fun and wide-ranging conversation about everything from running to reading, from Ted Lasso to Matthew McConaughey. We started out by discussing his new book I Hate Running and You Can Too-- how the book came to be, the process of writing it, and how its lessons can be applied to writing or other creative pursuits. We then discussed some of his own running achievements, including running 52 marathons over the course of 52 weeks and the life lessons he learned from that year-long commitment. We talked about the fallacy of looking for hacks in running or life, some of Brendan’s creative heroes, the importance of vulnerability, the process of finding his creative voice, recent good books, and much more. - If you’re the type of person who likes to push yourself creatively or physically, this episode is full of wisdom and insight that you can put to use immediately. I’d also encourage you to check out Brendan’s new book, and really all of his work-- check out the links in the episode notes or just head to Semi-Rad.com.  Huge thanks to Brendan, and I hope you enjoy. --- TOPICS DISCUSSED: 6:00 – Brendan discusses his latest book, I Hate Running and You Can Too 10:00 – Brendan discusses his progression as a runner 18:15 – Brendan talks about his experience running 52 marathons in 52 weeks 27:00 – The lessons Brendan learned from 52 marathon challenge 33:00 – Brendan explains how becoming a runner influenced other areas of his life 36:30 – Brendan discusses his claim that “there are no hacks” in running (or life) 42:00 – Who Brendan looks up to 50:30 – Brendan explores the process of finding his voice 55:30 – Brendan discusses vulnerability and the process of sharing his own experiences in his writing 1:02:30 – Brendan’s book recommendations 1:07:30 – Brendan’s parting words of wisdom --- Semi-Rad.com "I Hate Running and You Can Too" by Brendan Leonard "How to Run 100 Miles" All of Brendan's Books Brendan's first M&P episode Full Episode Notes and Links: https://mountainandprairie.com/brendan-leonard-2/ --- SPECIAL OFFER for Mountain & Prairie listeners: Freeflow Institute is a Montana-based organization that builds opportunities for creativity, space, and access to wild places for writers, artists, and leaders of all backgrounds. Freeflow eliminates the barrier between you, your ideas, and your environment by bringing emerging and established writers, leaders, artists, and communicators together into wild landscapes. The first ten Mountain & Prairie listeners who register for a 2021 Freeflow program will get $100 off their tuition. Just mention the Podcast when you register. https://freeflowinstitute.com --- ABOUT MOUNTAIN & PRAIRIE: Mountain & Prairie - All Episodes Mountain & Prairie Shop Mountain & Prairie on Instagram Upcoming Events About Ed Roberson Support Mountain & Prairie Leave a Review on Apple Podcasts

1hr 10mins

26 Mar 2021

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I Hate Running and You Can Too with Brendan Leonard / ENDURANCE

Spartan Up! - A Spartan Race for the Mind!

“Walk early and walk often,” says Brendan Leonard, author, climber and ultra-endurance athlete. Spartan Up Endurance Series host, Johnny Waite, talks with Brendan Leonard, author of "I Hate Running and You Can Too - How to Get Started, Keep Going, and Make Sense of an Irrational Passion " about why and how to take on your first endurance event.   In this episode you’ll learn: -How getting out of the comfort zone led Brendan to a life of adventure -If you can see it, you can be it -Why walking is the key to your first endurance event -How to train for an ultra if you work a ‘desk job’ -The moment he quit cigarettes and realized he could partake in the endurance community About Brendan: Brendan is a writer, and most of his work centers around adventure, travel, and human experiences with both of those. He’s a contributing editor at Adventure Journal and a columnist at Outside. His stories have appeared in Backpacker, National Geographic Adventure, Outside, Men’s Journal, Sierra, Adventure Cyclist, and other publications. Connect with Brendan: -Buy his book - I Hate Running and You Can Too -Website: Semi-Rad.com -Twitter: @semi-rad -Instagram: @semi-rad SPONSOR This episode of Spartan Up! is brought to you by Orgain.  New subscribers ave 30% at Orgain.com/Pages/Spartan. SUBSCRIBE: Apple Podcasts: http://bit.ly/SpartanUpShow YouTube: http://bit.ly/SpartanUpYT Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/show/1pYBkk1T684YQg7CmoaAZt FOLLOW SPARTAN UP: Spartan Up on Instagram https://www.instagram.com/spartanuppodcast/ Spartan Up on Twitter https://twitter.com/SpartanUpPod CREDITS: Producer: Ryan Warner Hosts: Johnny Waite Sr Producer: Marion Abrams © 2021 Spartan


25 Mar 2021

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009. Brendan Leonard. Professional Golfer.

Lancaster Golf Performance Podcast

This week Cam sits down with Brendan Leonard, a professional golfer, and former NCAA athlete. Brendan talks about his quick ascent in professional golf and what he has learned from his own game and players around him. There are a lot of amazing lessons to be derived from this one! Brendan & Cam are hosting an online coaching series via zoom. For more information on this please email us at lancastergolfacademy@gmail.com or DM us on Instagram - @lancastergolfperformance.  Happy Golfing! 


11 Nov 2020

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Brendan Leonard is SEMI-RAD

A New Angle

Today I speak with Brendan Leonard, the man behind Semi-Rad. I started following Brendan’s Semi-Rad feed on Instagram several years ago and then his blog and then his weekly newsletter. He has a playful sensibility and an uncanny knack for making you consider the ordinary or obvious from a different perspective. Check out Brendan's work at: https://semi-rad.com/ and @semi_rad


3 Nov 2020