1 hr 18 min

Episode 5: Devon Yanko’s Intrinsic Motivation Makes Her Unstoppable Runners of The Bay

    • Health & Fitness

In this episode we talk to Devon Yanko. Devon is a 2-time US Olympic Marathon Trials participant, a 5-time member of TEAM USA in the 100K World Champs. She’s won both the Javelina 100 miler and the Leadville 100 miler. She finished 3rd at Western States in 2016, where her race was featured in the documentary film, Life in a Day. Devon loves to chase Fastest Known Times (FKTs) and continues to challenge herself whether there’s an official race or not. Devon started a bakery called M.H. Bread & Butter with her husband, Nathan, which is a Marin staple for hungry runners post-long run. This is only a small description of Devon’s incredible career and experiences. She is an all around awesome person who is an integral part of both the Bay Area running community and running community at large. Some highlights from the interview with Devon: Her epic virtual race calendar Her path from basketball to running Balancing running with running her bakery Her reluctance in running a 100 miler and path to doing it for herself, not for others How her intrinsic motivation keeps her going and leads her to the most flow state How she thrives in times where she is forced to work hard (like now) What brought her the Bay Area and how she met her husband What success means to her now and going forward Follow Devon on Instagram @fastfoodie and on Strava Check out her Bakery, M.H. Bread & Butter Follow Runners of The Bay on Instagram and Twitter @Runnersofthebay. Check out our website runnersofthebay.com and send us an e-mail at runnersofthebay@gmail.com. Music is California by The Spectacular Fantastic

In this episode we talk to Devon Yanko. Devon is a 2-time US Olympic Marathon Trials participant, a 5-time member of TEAM USA in the 100K World Champs. She’s won both the Javelina 100 miler and the Leadville 100 miler. She finished 3rd at Western States in 2016, where her race was featured in the documentary film, Life in a Day. Devon loves to chase Fastest Known Times (FKTs) and continues to challenge herself whether there’s an official race or not. Devon started a bakery called M.H. Bread & Butter with her husband, Nathan, which is a Marin staple for hungry runners post-long run. This is only a small description of Devon’s incredible career and experiences. She is an all around awesome person who is an integral part of both the Bay Area running community and running community at large. Some highlights from the interview with Devon: Her epic virtual race calendar Her path from basketball to running Balancing running with running her bakery Her reluctance in running a 100 miler and path to doing it for herself, not for others How her intrinsic motivation keeps her going and leads her to the most flow state How she thrives in times where she is forced to work hard (like now) What brought her the Bay Area and how she met her husband What success means to her now and going forward Follow Devon on Instagram @fastfoodie and on Strava Check out her Bakery, M.H. Bread & Butter Follow Runners of The Bay on Instagram and Twitter @Runnersofthebay. Check out our website runnersofthebay.com and send us an e-mail at runnersofthebay@gmail.com. Music is California by The Spectacular Fantastic

1 hr 18 min

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