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Life is a lot like running. Let me explain why...

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Rank #1: Louisa High School Teacher Kate Fletcher - The 2019 Lions Pride Run For Scholarships

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What you'll hear in this conversation:

Even after you've run 100 miles, a 35 mile run comes with it's own set of fears and doubts. Part of our human condition is doubts. And maybe that's why we run, because we love wrestling with doubt. Life isn't about training to be comfortable, it's about mastering our approach to life when it gets uncomfortable. 

Runners rarely win a race, they often have setbacks, yet they keep going, doing something that would be much easier to quit.Is it possible that in a culture that is more comfortable than ever, runners are a group of people seeking discomfort, and possibly because they want the chance to wrestle with failure to see how they'll respond. Kate Fletcher is not a runner drawn to "racing." She talks about why it's difficult for her to find a reason to race, but relatively easy to find a reason to run. Whether we are running or tackling a career or a relationship, understanding "why" we do it is always the key fulfillment.Are runners salespeople? What are we trying to sell ourselves and others through our running?A conversation about the book Born to Run - and this idea that the secret to running is found in our capacity for loving one another. It's found in compassion. Maybe running gives us the opportunity to have meaningful conversations with ourselves and others we might not normally have otherwise. Contribute to Kate's Lion Pride Scholarship Fund _______________

Introduction and closing song: One Flame to Burn (Prospect 7)

If you would like to comment on this podcast you can contact me and leave a comment at:

Email me at: r.keithcartwright@gmail.com

Mar 25 2019
1 hour 16 mins
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Rank #2: The 2019 Land Between the Lakes Ultra Recap

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This is the TwoTim47.com podcast episode number 79. From my blog recap of the Land Between the Lakes UltraThis was not the start I'd anticipated for my attempt at my longest run ever. There was no way to train for these conditions outside of daily runs through a swamp in the middle of a hurricane - neither of which I'd had access to. It was clear this day was about me and my heart. No coach was going to drag me through. No inspirational meme was going to coax me on. This day was about the miles I'd put on my feet and legs leading up to this moment, and whatever strength I'd stowed away in my mind. ​And if I was lucky, this day would be about discovering some new strength along the way. ​Listen to this podcast for the rest of this running story. 

Mar 20 2019
44 mins
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Rank #3: Laura Baumgardner and the 7th Annual Run for Respect

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This is the TwoTim47.com podcast episode number 78. 

Back in 2017, I met Laura Baumgartner and three of her students - Mitch, Nick and Austin - from Pontiac High School in Illinois. These young men were three of Laura's special needs students. After spending time with them, I came to see these three as just plain special.

Every year Laura and her students partner with Special Olympics Illinois to host an annual Run for Respect. The mission behind the run is to get rid of the "R-word" retarded and replace it with the "R-word" respect. I find the beauty of what Laura and her students are doing in their hearts. Laura's students aren't asking their community to respect themTheir fight is for everyone to be respected by everyone. That's a beautiful fight - a fight we'd all be well served getting behind. In this interview, Laura and I talk about her passion for teaching her students and for making a difference in the community she grew up in. With help from the running community, Laura and her students have been able to build a culture of acceptance and inclusion in Pontiac, Illinois.This is a beautiful story about how one idea applied with a whole lot of heart really can make a difference in the world. To register for the 7th annual Run for Respect - either in person or virtually - go here: http://bit.ly/2tCtQzQTo follow the Run for Respect Facebook Page go here: https://www.facebook.com/runforrespect/_______________

Introduction and closing song: One Flame to Burn (Prospect 7)

If you would like to comment on this podcast you can contact me and leave a comment at:

Email me at: r.keithcartwright@gmail.com

Mar 04 2019
53 mins
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Rank #4: From 390 pounds to an Ultra Marathoner in a Little Over a Year - Meet Orlando Buck_Episode 76

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Meet Orlando Buck. This is a post he shared on the Trail and Ultra Running Facebook page:Original post December 19, 208

Good day. I would like to introduce myself to the group and explain why I am here...this may be a long post, so I thank you in advance for those who read it.

My name is Orlando Buck. I have lost over 160 pounds since March of this year. The picture below shows my before pics from Feb. and March as well as some recent pics (the top right one is from a conference I was at a couple of weeks ago and the bottom right one is me up on Charlie's Bunion on the AT the beginning of Oct.). When I started this journey I weighed 390.5 pounds...I am now below 230 pounds (and 6'6" tall). I did have the gastric sleeve to help me with portion control (the amount of stomach they had to take out was much larger than most, according to my surgeon), I eat mostly vegetarian meals (I have meat products 2, maybe 3 meals per week), and began cardio workouts (walking first, now running and hiking). I started off by walking 3 miles, then slowly added jogging. My longest run so far is 20 miles (at a 10:28/mile pace) as I train for a half marathon in Feb, a marathon in April, and a 100 mile ultra (3 races, 3 days, 33.3 miles each) in May. I have also started doing some trail runs (when I am around trails!) and absolutely love them!

I am a former Marine and I love a challenge! I believe that's why I have done as well as I have working my way up from walking to running.

So, here I am...ready to work and to be challenged. I have enjoyed reading through some of the posts in here and look forward to any information or advice you might have for me. I also look forward to meeting/seeing some of ya'll out on the trails!After reading that post I knew I needed to have a conversation with Orlando. And this is our conversation. 

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Introduction and closing song: One Flame to Burn (Prospect 7)

If you would like to comment on this podcast you can contact me and leave a comment at:

Email me at: r.keithcartwright@gmail.com

Feb 13 2019
1 hour 5 mins
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Rank #5: 70 Year Old Gene Dykes is Still Crushing the 3 Hour Marathons - and More_Episode 75

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What you'll hear on this episode: 

This is Gene Dykes' 2018 running year in review - in his own words:

My running year in review! I've had a few requests to post both an overview of my 2018 running season and a preview of 2019. This post looks back on 2018 and in a few days I'll post what I'm looking forward to in 2019.

Normally, I schedule a year ahead of time by picking the really fun adventures I want to have, and then I'll schedule competitive races into the remaining time. However, I turned 70 in 2018, so being at the top of a new age group, I decided to let competitive races take priority and limit my adventure runs. It turned out well! (I set nine US age group records, and I won 10 USATF national titles) And now, lots of boring statistics, with a little commentary thrown in:

Miles run: 2,597 (no, I wasn't tempted to go back out New Year's Eve to run 3 more miles)Races run: 43 races in 40 weekends for a total of 725 race miles

Even though I ran more races in a year than ever before, because I ran fewer really long races, my total miles are down a bit from the 2,800 miles of the previous couple of years, and the race miles are well off the 1,300 race miles of previous years. I'll remedy that next year!

Breakdown of races by type and distance:

Road:5K: 38K: 15 Mile: 410K: 215K: 110 Mile: 2Half Marathon: 3Marathon: 7

Trail:10K: 315K: 1Half Marathon: 150K: 150 mile: 270 mile: 1100 mile: 16 hours: 1

Indoor Track:3K: 1

Outdoor Track:800 meters: 11500 meters: 12K Steeplechase: 15K: 110K: 112 Hours: 1

Cross Country:5K: 2

I set 11 new PR's in 2018, so I'm still getting faster at age 70 and after 12 years of racing. Can I possibly improve again in 2019?_______________________________________________________________________________________

What a powerful year for Gene. I hope you enjoy this conversation as Gene dives into how he keeps doing it, year after year, faster and faster. 

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Introduction and closing song: One Flame to Burn (Prospect 7)

A special thank you to Kristen Myers for sponsoring today's episode through Patreon.

If you would like to comment on this podcast you can contact me and leave a comment at:

Email me at: r.keithcartwright@gmail.com

Jan 07 2019
1 hour 8 mins
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Rank #6: An Interview With Still I Run Founder Sasha Wolff_Episode 74

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What you'll hear on this episode: 

Sasha Wolff battles a mental illness. She's discovered running is a strong ally in that battle. As she searched the internet to find a group of runners that rallied to promote their own mental health or that of others, she couldn't find one. So she decided to create her own. In this conversation, Sasha talks openly about her own mental illness and how that led her to founding Still I Run

Check out the Still I Run Facebook Group

You may also be interested in checking out their closed inspiration group here

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Introduction and closing song: One Flame to Burn (Prospect 7)

A special thank you to Rachel Wood for sponsoring today's episode through Patreon.

If you would like to comment on this podcast you can contact me and leave a comment at:

Email me at: r.keithcartwright@gmail.com

Dec 28 2018
54 mins
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Rank #7: Ultra Runner Stacy Saunders Refused To Let Three Strikes Take Her Out_Episode 73

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I had no idea at the time, but back in 2015, at a Run the Bluegrass Half Marathon pre-race dinner, Stacy Saunders and I were in the same barn listening to an inspirational talk. The speaker, Harvey Lewis, challenged everyone to write something down they wanted to accomplish that year. I didn't write anything. But Stacy, I've since learned, wrote down that she wanted to run 100 miles.Well, here we are, over 3 years later, and I have the pleasure to share a conversation I had with Stacy shortly after she recently achieved that 100 mile goal. It's been a journey filled with ups and downs. Her story is one that brings to life the opportunities that come not just from chasing a dream, but often from failing at it. I've hinted - or maybe outright stated - I'm intrigued by the prospects of running 100 miles. This conversation did nothing to discourage that thinking. I hope it will encourage you to dare greatly - and if it's the fear of failure standing in your way - that you'll stomp out that fear once and for all. 

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Introduction and closing song: One Flame to Burn (Prospect 7)

A special thank you to Missy Blacker for sponsoring today's episode through Patreon.

If you would like to comment on this podcast you can contact me and leave a comment at:

Email me at: r.keithcartwright@gmail.com

Dec 10 2018
1 hour 16 mins
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Rank #8: The Oxbow Ultra 2018 Recap_Episode 72

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What you'll hear on this episode: Earlier this year I attempted my first ultra marathon. I went down to Georgia and tackled the 35-mile Georgia Jewel. For many reasons I came up short. You can listen to a recap of that race here: Georgia Jewel Recap

To find some redemption before rolling into 2019, I sought out another ultra opportunity. I ultimately found that opportunity in St. Paul, Virginia at the Oxbow Ultra Marathon. 

Parts of this quest turned out well, but I ultimately came up short on my goal to run 35 miles. One thing I've learned in running, though, is there are always lessons to be learned. In success and in coming up short, running is always telling me something about myself. I share some of those lessons in this episode. 

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Introduction and closing song: One Flame to Burn (Prospect 7)

A special thank you to Tiffany Eisentrout for sponsoring today's episode through Patreon.

If you would like to comment on this podcast you can contact me and leave a comment at:

Email me at: r.keithcartwright@gmail.com

Dec 03 2018
1 hour 3 mins
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Rank #9: An Interview with Ultra Runner and Soles 4 Souls CEO Buddy Teaster - Episode 71

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What you'll hear on this episode. 

I recently had a chance to sit down with Sole for Souls CEO, Buddy Teaster. We talked a lot about ultra running, mainly Buddy's recent Grindstone 100 run, a race he ran after just 3 training runs in the year leading up to it. We talked about the Hard Rock Ultra - why Buddy loves that race enough to run a 100 mile race like the Grindstone with limited preparation, just to qualify for a lottery to get in the Hard Rock. 

But we spent most of our time talking about Buddy's true passion. Soles 4 Souls and wearing out poverty. 

I encourage you to pick up Buddy's book, Shoestrings, here: order shoestrings

I encourage you to check out the website for Soles4Souls 

Buddy Teaster talks to me about taking us from a place of mere giving to a place of believing we can truly wear out poverty. After talking to him, I'm a believer. I hope you'll listen to my conversation. I pray you'll be moved to a place of believing that as well. 

Introduction and closing song: One Flame to Burn (Prospect 7)

A special thank you to Ashley Glatter for sponsoring today's episode through Patreon.

If you would like to comment on this podcast you can contact me and leave a comment at:

Email me at: r.keithcartwright@gmail.com

Nov 19 2018
1 hour 18 mins
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Rank #10: Will Turner - The Quest for 60 Ironman Triathlons in One Year - Episode 70

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What you'll hear on this episode. 

Will Turner decided he wanted to do something big the year he turned 60 years old. That big turned into a quest to run 60 Ironman Triathlons in one year. That's one every 6 days. Will takes time to share his adventure with us as he closes in on completing this goal. He talks about his hope this will encourage other people to live their bold - check out Will's website here: Live Your Bold

Will talked to me about remaining active and chasing big dreams even as we age. He talked about the importance of recovery in these endurance races.The mental game - how did he shift from a mindset of pre-race nerves to focus on the day and race at hand?Will talks about how he's using this journey to inspire others - including a group of New York 4th graders. 

Introduction and closing song: One Flame to Burn (Prospect 7)

A special thank you to Sid Busch for sponsoring today's episode through Patreon.

If you would like to comment on this podcast you can contact me and leave a comment at:

Email me at: r.keithcartwright@gmail.com

Nov 06 2018
1 hour 5 mins
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