I completed my first race in over two years, the Denver Hot Chocolate 15k. What a perfect day, great weather, lots of runners, finish line fun, and I exceeded my goal expectation. I’ll take this high to the Colfax Half-Marathon this Saturday and hope I do ok. And if not, so what, it’s a live race. I want to be a part of it no matter how I do.
You will enjoy this episode. First, I have a surprise discussion with mother and son Karen Ostlund and Al Balmer, former guests on my podcast. They both completed the 2021 Boston Marathon Monday, and we had a brief discussion on their experience.
We also explore three stories; one is tips for if you are either starting or need a motivational boost to get started. Another is for runners approaching or are already in their later years. Is it necessarily true that you will slow down due to age? Find out! And a story about runners, including myself, that have or are running a marathon in all 50 States. You will enjoy these stories!
Congratulations to each of you that have run completed your fall race, and if you still have one in sight, good luck!
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[00:32] – Host Jim Lynch Open
[02:40] – Discussion with 2021 Mother and Son Boston Marathon finishers, Karen Ostlund and Al Balmer
[14:46] – Tips and Motivation to get off the couch and running for new and seasoned runners
[21:48] – Running a marathon in all 50 States
[29:55] – Keep the running fire burning as you age. You can stay fast!
[35:30] – Inspirational Running Quote/Jim episode close
50 Marathons in 50 States – Seth Elsheimer (article UCF Today Kylie Martin) – Tom Adair – 50 State Marathon Club – Jim Lynch & David Zonker Feel Good Running Episode
Inspirational Running Quote
A simple quote but very much relevant for those of you doing or have completed a 2021 fall race
Start Unknown. Finish Unforgettable ~ Nike
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