55 min

Elan Lieber on the Miwok 100k, Coffee, and Running Fearlessly Off The Couch

    • Running

Rabbit Elite, Elan Lieber, called his recent second-place finish at the 2022 Miwok 100K, “the run of his life,” but not for reasons you might expect. Before setting a massive PR and running the course’s 3rd fastest time ever, Elan said goodbye to his grandfather for the final time. With a heavy heart, he showed up at Miwok with one goal in mind: to not race in fear. 9 hours later, cresting from an incredible performance, Elan crossed the finish line to the news that his grandfather had passed during his race. So we talked to Elan about the role running plays in overcoming loss, how he let go of fear (and how you can too), and much more. 
TOPICS & TIMES:
Growing up in Ohio (3:43)How trail running found Elan (8:15)His start in the coffee industry (11:03)Equator Coffee (13:38)Running with the SoCal Coyotes (15:52)The glamor of 100-milers (18:22)Thru-hiking the JMT w/ Billy Yang (22:44)Running as a practice vs. a competition (30:48)His recent running “glow up” (33:28)The Miwok 100k & overcoming loss (39:43)RELATED LINKS:
The John Muir Trail w/ Elan and Billy Yang OUR OTHER BLISTER PODCASTS
Blister PodcastGEAR:30 podcastBikes & Big Ideas podcast

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Rabbit Elite, Elan Lieber, called his recent second-place finish at the 2022 Miwok 100K, “the run of his life,” but not for reasons you might expect. Before setting a massive PR and running the course’s 3rd fastest time ever, Elan said goodbye to his grandfather for the final time. With a heavy heart, he showed up at Miwok with one goal in mind: to not race in fear. 9 hours later, cresting from an incredible performance, Elan crossed the finish line to the news that his grandfather had passed during his race. So we talked to Elan about the role running plays in overcoming loss, how he let go of fear (and how you can too), and much more. 
TOPICS & TIMES:
Growing up in Ohio (3:43)How trail running found Elan (8:15)His start in the coffee industry (11:03)Equator Coffee (13:38)Running with the SoCal Coyotes (15:52)The glamor of 100-milers (18:22)Thru-hiking the JMT w/ Billy Yang (22:44)Running as a practice vs. a competition (30:48)His recent running “glow up” (33:28)The Miwok 100k & overcoming loss (39:43)RELATED LINKS:
The John Muir Trail w/ Elan and Billy Yang OUR OTHER BLISTER PODCASTS
Blister PodcastGEAR:30 podcastBikes & Big Ideas podcast

See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

55 min