Ep. 5: How to Set the Right Running Goals with Coach Ian Sharman, Founder of Sharman Ultra Coaching
Ian Sharman is a USATF certified ultra running coach and is based in Orlando, USA.He has completed over 200 ultras and marathons in over 30 countries globally in every type of weather and terrain.
In today’s podcast, we discuss a range of topics on road running and ultra running including trail running.We start by knowing a bit more about Ian’s running journey to draw inspiration and underlying traits in how he has been able to perform at the top level for such a long time.Additionally, we talk about setting up the right goals, intrinsic motivation, how to stay on track and not give up. Towards the end, we will talk about ultrarunning training and racing specifically in hot conditions.
Ian is an Ultrarunning Magazine columnist and runner for Altra Running, has represented England and been selected for the Great Britain 100k team.He is a 4 times Leadville Trail 100 Champion, 3 times Rocky Raccoon 100 Champion, Grand Slam of Ultrarunning record holder, and 9 times top 10 finisher at the Western States 100.His personal records include:
10k downhill training run: 29:40, CA, Dec 2013
Marathon: 2h21m – Mt Charleston, NV, Apr 2017
100 miles: 12h44m – Rocky Raccoon 100, TX, Feb 2011
70 miles: 8h20m – Desert Solstice 24-hour (split), AZ, Dec 2012
55.5 miles: 6h01m – Comrades, South Africa, May 2010
50 miles: 5h50m – JFK50, MD, Nov 2012
50k: 3h10m – Ruth Anderson Ultra, CA, Apr 2011
For more information on Ian, you can reach out to him via the channels below:
Twitter: Ian Sharman
Vikas Singh, an MBA from Chicago Booth, worked at Goldman Sachs, Morgan Stanley, APGlobale and Reliance before coming up with an idea of democratizing fitness knowledge and help beginners get on a fitness journey. An avid long-distance runner himself, Vikas is building fitpage to help people learn, train, and move better.
For more information on Vikas, you can reach out to him via the channels below:
LinkedIn: Vikas Singh
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This podcast has been recorded via Zoom Conferencing.