Lifelong Running w/ Dathan Ritzenhein | Podcast ep 7

Who better to talk about longevity in the sport of running than three-time Olympian Dathan Ritzenhein? Dathan dives into some key aspects runners need to focus on to be pursue lifelong running.

The World of Running

This week’s world of running is related to the main topic. This week we talk about Dathan Ritzenhein and some of the athletes he coaches.

  • Dathan is training for the Olympic Trials Marathon where he will attempt to make his 4th Olympic team.
  • Joanna Stephens & Parker Stinson are both Qualified and training for the Olympic Trials Marathon in February.
  • Louis Falland, Woui Mach are taking it to the track for middle distance races.
  • Bryce Bradley is continuing to move into longer distances.
  • Leah O’Connor & Emily Oren are gearing up for a fast track season with a focus on the steeplechase. (Get to know their names. These ladies are on fire!)
  • Among other athletes!

Guest Background

Dathan Ritzenhein

  • Three-time Olympian representing Team USA
    • 2004 Athens Olympic Games
    • 2008 Beijing Olympic Games
    • 2012 London Olympic Games
  • Previous 5k American record holder
  • Personal Best Times
    • 1500m – 3:42.99 (2002)
    • 3,000m – 7:39.03 (2007)
    • 2 miles – 8:11.74 (2007)
    • 5,000m – 12:56.27 (2009) (former American Record)
    • 10,000m – 27:22.28 (2009)
    • Half-Marathon – 1:00:00 (2009)
    • Marathon – 2:07:47 (2012)

What does it take to be a lifelong runner?

Dathan talks about how to stay physically, emotionally, and mentality engaged through many years as a high level athlete in the sport of running. He also gives advice on how to regain momentum after set backs. We don’t want to give too much away! Listen to the episode and hear from “Ritz” himself.

You can follow Dathan here. Or find him as @djritzenhein on Instagram.

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