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Mike Wardian on Being A Little Better Every Day & Running On The Moon

YogiTriathlete Podcast

We are so excited to have Michael Wardian back in the house today; we first sat down with Mike in 2016 for episode 25, where we talked about relentlessly pursuing passion and pushing the limits of what has been made possible.  Mike is an international shipbroker, speaker, coach, business owner, dad to two boys and two vizslas, Rosie and Bash, and of course, a very well-known ultra runner, which almost feels too blah of a descriptive for this guy. His resume on UltraSignUp dates back to 1998. Anyone who knows of Mike never seems to be surprised at his FKT attempts, robust race schedule, or solo adventures like his Guinness book world record attempt for the fastest known time for a marathon in a highland dress. Still, I have to say, his win at last year's Quarantine Backyard Ultra was one of the most epic challenges I've witnessed, thanks to social media. It was a virtual race that started with over 2,400 runners from more than 50 countries. It ended over 60 hours later with only two runners left, Mike and Radek Brunner, who missed the start of the 63rd lap, making Mike the winner after 422 kilometers of running. As I said, the resume is massive, and we're super pumped for you to listen in and hear what he is relentlessly brewing up for the future. In this episode, we discuss:- winning the quarantine backyard in 2020- FKT for the run across America- coming back from injury- injury as an opportunity - grow incrementally and stay consistent- do weird things that you wouldn't normally do- limiting yourself because you don't want to learn something- mental game crossover of ultra running and chess- perspective on engineered nutrition for racing- pickleball training for a high altitude ultra- unique challenges of a graduate-level 100-miler- running on the moonThank you so much for being so supportive of the show; if it has made a positive impact, please consider pledging on Patreon, where you will be assisting us in keeping the YogiTriathlete and Awake Athlete podcasts commercial-free. Any amount helps and is greatly appreciated.Namaste-Jess

1hr 4mins

9 Aug 2021

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Ep 298 - Dealing with failure with Mike Wardian - Spartan Games | The BBR Interview

Bad Boy Running

Mike Wardian is one of the world's greatest ultrarunners. Few can hold a candle to his when it comes to going long.Yet, on the muddy fields and tracks of the Spartan Games, Mike faced challenges he had never faced before.Although he experienced failure more times than he would normally do so in his athletic endeavours, his participation in the Spartan Games left a last impression.In this episode, Jody and David get Mike back on the podcast for a second time to talk about his experience in the games and what lessons he has taken forward.Enjoy!If you enjoyed this episode please SUBSCRIBE to get every episode delivered to you before everyone else.Join the conversation! Suggest future guests, wallow in your malaise or offer your unsolicited opinion on running issues or anything else over at the Bad Boy Running Podcast Facebook group, here: https://www.facebook.com/groups/badboyrunningSend us your feedback and comments at letters@badboyrunning.com.Join the Bad Boy Running Facebook group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/badboyrunningVisit the Bad Boy Running store for merchandise: https://store.badboyrunning.comJoin the Bad Boy Running Club here: https://club.badboyrunning.comFollow Bad Boy Running on social media: Website: https://www.badboyrunning.comFacebook: https://www.facebook.com/BadBoyRunningInstagram: https://www.instagram.com/badboyrunningpodcast... Twitter: https://twitter.com/badboyrunning

1hr 14mins

8 Aug 2021

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Mike Wardian : How to Run 263 Miles Without Sleep, Pickleball and Whole Life Balance

Big Idea Big Moves

Mike Wardian is a legendary marathoner and ultra-marathoner. In addition to a lengthy list of podium finishes at marathons, half-marathons, 50k /100k and 100 Mile races, Michael has set numerous world records including the World Marathon Majors (7 Marathons in 7 Days) and Israel National Trail Crossing.  He was a featured competitor on the Spartan Games, In 2020, Wardian won the Quarantine Backyard Ultra, running nearly 263 miles over the course of 63 hours without sleeping in a repetitive neighborhood loop to follow social distancing guidelinesHe has held records for fastest marathon time while pushing a stroller and fastest marathon on a treadmill.In this episode host Jamie Allison chats with Mike about how he battles mental fatigue in long races, his penchant for learning new pursuits like pickleball and chess and how he balances business, athletics and being an involved dad. Be sure to tell Mike and Jamie what you think about this episode by leaving a review and rating.  It helps us get the message out there!        Refresh and plan!   Find out more   www.bigideabigmoves.com    Follow us on Instagram www.instagram.com/bigidea_bigmoves    Facebook www.facebook.com/bigideabigmoves    For Human Resources and Talent help contact www.epitomeHR.com Take their free assessment    Talk to us about partnerships    https://beacon.by/epitome-hr-inc/bibm-sponsoship-packages   Follow Mike and find out more on Instagram @mikewardian Photo: Hoka


7 Jul 2021

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Episode #15: Mike Wardian

It Matters To Me

“I’ve been like frozen at Barkley’s Marathon in a space blanket, wrapped in a coat, in a cave and still like hypothermic” - Mike Wardian Impressive doesn’t even begin to define my guest today, the man, the myth, the absolute legend, Mike Wardian. A professional runner who not only won the infamous 2020 Quarantine Backyard Ultra but who also has the world record for running a marathon in both a Spiderman costume and dressed as Elvis. All while being a husband and father, owning his own ship brokering business, and being a bee-keeper because why the hell not, right!? Mike and I recently met on a little adventure in and around Zion National Park when I spontaneously became a rolling aid station as he ran the Zion Traverse along with his brother, sister, and my just as equally impressive girlfriend. We talk about how he got his start in athletics through Lacrosse, Mike went on to play at Michigan State before taking a break his senior year and discovering the world of competitive running. Then we dive into some of the other incredible adventures he’s had as a runner, like running across Israel or doing 7 marathons, on 7 continents, in 7 days, and setting yet another Guinness world record for running a marathon in a Scottish kilt. Mike’s well known for his “relentless” mentality and pursuit of whatever it is he has his sights set on and I think that’s a well deserved reputation. You don’t meet many people like him who have such a laser focus on a goal but who also don’t let the results be the definition of success in pursuing it. This is one of the conversations that I’m absolutely thrilled to put out and can’t wait to have him back on the show, hopefully after his upcoming race here in Colorado at the Hardrock 100. But for now, here’s my talk with Mike Wardian Additional Links Mike Wardian (Instagram): https://www.instagram.com/mikewardian/ Mike Wardian (Twitter): https://twitter.com/mikewardian?ref_src=twsrc%5Egoogle%7Ctwcamp%5Eserp%7Ctwgr%5Eauthor Outside Magazine Feature Quarantine Backyard Ultra: https://www.outsideonline.com/2411447/quarantine-backyard-ultra-mike-wardian Inside Tracker Coaching: https://info.insidetracker.com/mikewardian It Matters To Me Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/adamcasey/ It Matters To Me Website: https://itmatterstomepodcast.com/ Squirrel’s Nut Butter: https://squirrelsnutbutter.com/ TED Talk: ‘Are athletes really getting faster, better, stronger?’: https://www.ted.com/talks/david_epstein_are_athletes_really_getting_faster_better_stronger?language=en The Sri Chinmoy Self-Transcendence 3100 Mile Race: https://3100.srichinmoyraces.org/ The Sri Chinmoy Self-Transcendence 3100 Mile Race Film: https://3100film.com/ Range (book): https://davidepstein.com/the-range/ Running With Sherman / Burrow Race: https://www.chrismcdougall.com/running-with-sherman/ Shipbroker Job Description: https://www.marineinsight.com/careers-2/how-to-become-a-shipbroker-everything-you-wanted-to-know/

1hr 1min

12 Jun 2021

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Interview with Mike Wardian - Ultra marathon legend & world record holder

Trail & ultra running from Wild Ginger Running

American ultra running legend Mike Wardian has had an illustrious marathon and ultra marthon careeer. He has won the USA national 50km championships three times, podiumed at the World 100km Road Championships in 2009. He has completed Marathon des Sables, the Western States Endurance Run, the Himalayan 100 Mile Stage Race and taken on the mighty Barkley Marathons. In January 2017, Mike set a World Record running seven marathons in seven days on seven continents in a record average speed of 2:45​! Mike is renowed for being a marathon and ultra monster, competing in so many races a year, he is also one of the nicest and gracious runners you're ever likely to meet. Originally on YouTube here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sorkNMtbJEY ---- Support me on Patreon for perks & prizes https://www.patreon.com/WildGingerRunning Follow me on Instagram @WildGingerRunning Get a Wild Ginger Running t-shirt or buff here: https://wildgingerrunning.co.uk/shop/

1hr 7mins

1 Apr 2021

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#3 - Mike Wardian

Passion In Motion : A Fitness Podcast

Mike is a professional runner for HokaOneOne and has completed one of the worlds toughest foot races, known as badwater 135.


3 Feb 2021

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Charge Running - Ep. 15 (Ultra Marathoner and World Record Holder - Mike Wardian)

Charge Running Podcast

In Todays episode of the Charge Running Podcast, Coach Casey & Coach Michelle have an amazing Interview with Mike Wardian. Mike is a legend in the Ultra Marathoning world and has several world records. Mike has the world record for running the fastest 7 marathons in 7 days on 7 different continents, the fastest 50k on a treadmill, and even the fastest marathon dressed as Elvis Presley! Chargerunning.com #CHARGEON

1hr 7mins

31 Jul 2020

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Episode #118 Mike Wardian World Majors and World Marathon Challenge Record Holder & Quaratine Backyard Winner

The Inspirational Runner Podcast

Its difficult to know where to start with Mike Wardian he has such a long list of achievements, some we touched on in the podcast he ran all world majors in 2016 with a world record breaking average of 2:31, he ran the 7 marathons in 7 continents in 7 days in 2017 with a world record average time of 2:45 and many many many FKTs and achievements far too many to mention, to check out his ultra sign up page for some idea of how much an animal this guy is.Check this out - The Finn McCool Virtual Team Challenge a 1350km virtual race which is equivalent of running a marathon in each of the 32 counties in Ireland, your team of four will have 16 weeks to complete the challenge which is a minimum of 13.1 miles a week for each team member it starts on the 10th July. For the Loonie Leprechauns out there you will have an option of chasing down the Golden Shamrock by taking on the challenge on your own, are you as brave as the giant Finn McCool 1350km in 16 weeks. Click and register for the virtual challenge on the link below events starts on the 10th July but you can still register any time during the month of July you'll just have less time ;P https://www.sientries.co.uk/event.php?elid=Y&event_id=7268 If your listening to this we would love you to come and join the craic on our facebook page named The Finn McCool Virtual Challenge, it would be great to see runners from all other the globe joining us through a virtual tour of the 32 counties in Ireland.https://www.facebook.com/TheInspirationalRunner/

1hr 4mins

21 Jun 2020

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Ultra runner & record-breaker Mike Wardian - Finding Your Why

The Pyllon Ultra Pod

Series 2 Episode 1, with Compressport: 'Find your why' with ultra runner Mike WardianWell, that escalated quickly. Series 2 of the Pyllon Ultra Pod has kicked off and we have a couple of big changes to announce.Our good friends at Compressport will be supporting this series and we will be joined by some of the biggest names in endurance sports.Episode 1 starts with a bang as the effusive and indefatigable Mike Wardian joins Paul and James to talk about his mindset, his approach to training and racing and just how he keeps his positivity and energy going at seemingly superhuman levels.We hear Mike talk about some of his novel FKT attempts during lockdown, swinging from Quarantine Backyard Ultra to a 5k racing series almost daily, what drives him day-to-day, and his upcoming plans. Meanwhile, James plants the 24-hour seed whilst Mike talks of his desire to do the West Highland Way race one day.The range of chat is vast and Mike is a generous guest who is one of the true icons of ultra-running. This is a must listen. You cannot fail to be inspired by hearing from someone who has been steeped in the sport at the sharp end for so long.It was a pleasure to have him on board to kick off series 2 of the Pyllon Ultra Podcast - supported by Compressport, who design the very best technical performance clothing for runners and multi-sport athletes. ----more---- You can connect with Paul on Twitter @Pyllon or instagram @Pyllon.  James is on Twitter too, @james_stewart13 and on instagram as plain old @jamesstewart13. Mike is also on social as @mikewardian and is a fascinating follow! To check out the latest Compressport kit, visit the website. LISTEN, WATCH AND READ BONUS CONTENTOur previous podcast, S1: Episode 7 is here: https://podcasts.apple.com/gb/podcast/the-pyllon-ultra-pod/id1506803136 Find out more at http://www.pyllonultra.com/podcast

1hr 4mins

18 Jun 2020

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26: Athlete Nutrition Profile - Elite Ultrarunner and (Mostly) Vegan Athlete, Mike Wardian

The Eat for Endurance Podcast

Welcome to Episode 26 of the Eat for Endurance Podcast, featuring elite ultrarunner and (mostly) vegan athlete, Mike Wardian. If you haven’t heard of Mike, he’s a beast of an athlete and also one of the nicest, down-to-earth guys you’ll meet in the running world (and elsewhere). The number of back-to-back races, Fastest Known Times (FKTs), and other events that he participates in - and conquers - seemingly every week is superhuman. Most athletes would take a bit of a break after running (let alone winning) a major event - but not Mike! He’s always hungry for more, and it’s truly inspiring to watch. Mike follows a mostly vegan diet (he eats eggs and honey), and I was so excited to get him on the show to hear more about how he fuels his amazing and diverse athletic accomplishments. We recorded on April 14th, about a week after he won the Quarantine Backyard ultra. If you’re not familiar with this event, it’s a last-person standing race (in this case, a virtual competition with runners around the world), and Mike won it running 262 miles in 63 hours around his neighborhood, just shy of the world record!! Mike races pretty much every distance out there on both road and trail, and has made the podium for many half-marathons, marathons, 50k, 100k and 100 mile races. He has set a number of world records, including the fastest time for 7 marathons on 7 continents in 7 days, fastest marathon as Spider-man and Elvis, fastest time for the Abbott World Marathon Majors, fastest 50k on a treadmill (he is attempting this one again in early June), and fastest marathon pushing a jogging stroller. He also has set many FKTs around the world, including the Israeli National Trail in 2019. All in-person events have been cancelled, but that hasn’t stopped Mike - he’s been setting FKT after FKT on the trails near where he is based in Arlington, VA, and hopes to run across America later this year. But what’s even more impressive is that he does ALL of this while working a full time job and with two kids. As you can imagine, he’s not getting all that much sleep, but somehow he is able to put in all those training hours and perform at an incredibly high level. I hope you enjoy my chat with Mike - I certainly felt inspired after our interview, and love following along his adventures on social media, especially these past few months of quarantine. Hope you are all continuing to stay safe and healthy! Thanks again, Mike, for taking the time to chat with me!More info on Mike:Website: http://mikewardian.comFollow on Instagram, Facebook, and Twitter Other Announcements:Please show your support by leaving a rating and/or review on iTunes Music Credit: Joseph McDadeHave nutrition questions, a guest or topic request, or any other feedback? Email me - eatforendurance@gmail.com.Support the show (https://www.patreon.com/eatforendurance)

1hr 26mins

26 May 2020