Ep. 7: A Journey to 75 Boston Qualifiers and More with Nadia Ruiz
Nadia Ruiz is a prolific racer who ran her first marathon at age 14. Since then, she has completed over 500 races, including 145 marathons, 75 Boston Qualifiers, 16 Ultra marathons, 16 Ironmans, and several other adventure races in 27 countries in the world, frequently in the top.In today’s episode, we will learn about her journey to the Boston Marathon, life experiences, and how it is absolutely possible to dream and achieve almost every goal.Let’s get started!
Nadia Ruiz graduated from UCLA with a Bachelor’s in Biology, Master’s in Education, and CA Biology Teacher’s credential.She has taught, coached, and worked in event production for the past 20 years.In 2013, Nadia was named the Youngest Female to Run 100 Marathons in the world by Guinness.Nadia’s goals are to continue to inspire her community and make an impact demonstrating we each have it within us to follow our biggest dreams through the setbacks, challenges, and triumphs.
Her favorite books include:
Fast Food Nation: The Dark Side of the All-American Meal by Eric Schlosser
The Sports Gene: Inside the Science of Extraordinary Athletic Performance by David Epstein
The Champion’s Mind: How Great Athletes Think, Train, and Thrive by Jim Afremow
Peak Performance: Elevate Your Game, Avoid Burnout, and Thrive with the New Science of Success by Brad Stulberg and Steve Magness
Mental Toughness Training for Sports: Achieving Athletic Excellence by James E.Loehr
Finding Ultra: Rejecting Middle Age, Becoming One of the World’s Fittest Men, and Discovering Myself by Rich Roll
For more information on Nadia, you may reach out to her on the links below:
Facebook: Nadia Ruiz
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
About the Podcast: Run with Fitpage
This podcast series is built with a focus on bringing science and research from the endurance sports industry. These may help you learn and implement these in your training, recovery, and nutrition journey. We invite coaches, exercise scientists, researchers, nutritionists, doctors, and inspiring athletes to come and share their knowledge and stories with us. So, whether you’re just getting started with running or want to get better at it, this podcast is for you!
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This podcast has been recorded via Zoom Conferencing.