Lift Heavy Run Long is a podcast where we look into the lives of runners, weightlifters, and hybrid athletes, so we can get a better understanding of what makes them successful. Our mission is to find inspiring guests and arm ourselves with the tools for happiness. Each episode will be centered around finding positive energy and seeking fulfillment. We want to learn how to maximize the benefits of fitness, as it pertains to our lives outside of the gym. The objective is to be informativel, yet lighthearted and fun.
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LHRL® #208- Becky Duncan & Caleb Sweavy
So, I really, really like Melisa Burgess.
Who doesn't? Everybody does.
She is a close friend of the LHRL® community.
When Melisa has a panic attack on the side of a cliff at this year's Sylamore 25k/50k, there were 2 complete strangers who stopped their race and literally talked Melisa down from the edge. They spoke to her, held her hand and walked her to safety.
I don't know if I am making a bigger deal out of it than necessary or maybe it is my selfish nature that makes it so hard for me to get a grasp on how any two stranger could be so altruistic.
Anyways, meet Becky Duncan and Caleb Sweazy. These are the two very fine people who were kind enough to stop and take care of our friend. We sat down and chatted with them and had the opportunity to learn more about them as people. They did not disappoint.
I have always loved getting to know new people on the podcast, Becky and Caleb are no exception. They give a whole new meaning to "Be good to others."
Any trail-runner worth their salt-stick knows that a trail race is about more than their finish time. Becky and Caleb proved this to be very, very true.
LHRL® #207- Brian Williams & Sean Hilsdon
Alright, alright, alright....
We had the world famous duo and founders of The Walking Tall 25k/50k on the podcast this week. The 4th annual Walking Tall race will take place on October 16,2021 and if you are not registered, you should hurry and get thatta way. You can sign up here.
Brian and Sean have done so much for the trail racing community, as well as me personally, and I am always grateful to have the opportunity to sit down and visit with them. On episode #207 we talk about the intricacies of putting on a successful race as well as what makes it successful.
Here is the rapid fire list of how it went down:
* Walking Tall
* Sean's achilles and recovery
* Pizza rolls
* Is a hot dog a sandwich?
* Is cereal soup?
* FB audio still giving me fits
Another episode of crappy audio during the Facebook Live feed!!!
It makes me crazy and I promise I am doing everything that I know to do to resolve this issue.
Here is how it went down:
* FB Live audio sucked.
* FB Live audio sucked.
* Almira 50 miler/marathon was an enormous success!!
* The World's Greatest Aid Station was in full-effect.
* Fall Creek Falls Half Marathon was a beautiful race.
* FB Live audio sucked
* Would you rather live 100 Prince Charles years or 50 DMX years?
* Scary movies
* Von gives origin of "horse puckey".
* Swift & Swole 2022 is coming. Keep your eyes and ears open.
LHRL® #205- Michael Hirons
Lift Heavy Run Long® #205, we had the pleasure of sitting down with our friend, Michael Hirons. Michael is a resident of Wynn, Arkansas and an advocate of the trail running community. At one point in time, Michael weighted almost 400lbs before making some changes in his nutrition and buying a bike. It wasn't long before he found himself shedding some lbs and feeling comfortable enough to try his hand at running. After a few 5ks, he had caught the bug. It wasn't long until he complete his first trail run at the Sylamore 25k and decided to put on a race of his own as the Race Director of Village Creek 10K/25K. Village Creek just finished up it's 8th year and the first annual Almira 50miler and marathon will take place on May 1, 2021.
We are fortunate to get to spend time with folks like Michael and look forward to many years and many trail miles with him in the future. We enjoyed some great conversation before inevetbly jumping the tracks and veering into ridiculousville...
Here is what the LHRL podcast derailed looked like:
- Swift n Swole event 2022
- Do you clip tags off ur clothes, bite them or rip them.
- Amanda called Grimmace, Hummus off McDonald’s
- Ted Lasso
- When do you say dinner and/or supper?
Thanks for tuning in!
Lift Heavy Run Long® #204 is coming at you hot!!
2022 Swift and Swole to benefit the Chris Hope Foundation is in the works. We are looking to organize a 12-hour endurance event consisting of teams acquiring miles and reps in a fun and friendly competition involving as many active people and fitness organizations as we can find. LHRL® is a community and this event will serve to strengthen the community and include as many different people as possible within it. Get ready, cause it is gonna be .
The LHRL® App has been submitted to the Slack store for approval. I worked really, really hard on it. There is much to be desired in it's functionality but I believe it is a pretty good start and it could be useful to help individuals accomplish their goals. You can check it out here:
Check out the podcast to get the skinny on things but just remember that the 2022 Swift and Swole event is in the works and it's going to be huge.
Lift Heavy Run Long #203 speed round:
-Von returns from Disney World.
-Barkley Marathon goes 3rd straight year without a finisher.
-Laz rips Camel non-filtered.
-FB is watching. It's amazing.
-Spring weather is here!! Life is good
-Will Fall races be post-covid-normal?
London cabbies have to memorize literally everything.
If you take a taxicab in London, you can expect the driver to know exactly where they are going, since they are required to take a series of tests known as The Knowledge. These require them to study 320 routes and 25,000 streets, not to mention 20,000 landmarks and places of public interest—estimated to take as long as four years to fully complete.
Sears used to sell houses.
Before every city had a Walmart, most Americans got their stuff from mail-order catalogs, such as Sears. Among its many, many offerings were so-called "kit houses," or entire homes that were shipped on a train. You had to assemble the house yourself using the 75-page instruction book. It was like Ikea on steroids.
There's an encrypted monument outside the CIA.
A sculpture outside CIA headquarters in Langley, Virginia, fittingly includes uncracked codes. Created by artist Jim Sanborn, the sculpture features four inscriptions, three of which have been cracked, but the forth is still a mystery. (Though in 2010 the artist offered one clue: The letters NYPVTT are an encryption of the word BERLIN.)
Two thumbs up
I'm a runner/lifter in Seattle area. I found your podcast by way of your 2017 documentary about the Tunnel Hill 50/100 you posted on YouTube. That video is one of the very few that I enjoy re-watching, and your podcast never fails to inspire and entertain. Keep up the great work!
I've never left a review for anything on the internet, but I just had to this time. I found LHRL because I'm a longtime lifter and shorter-time runner. I was looking for some source that would help me balance the two since most people tend to tell you that you have to do one or the other. I found the LHRL facebook page and felt like it was exactly what I was looking for. Then, I realized that these people had a podcast and I was hooked. I love this podcast and I love listening on my runs. I laugh out loud multiple times per episode and I'm sure I look like a crazy person on the trails, but I don't even care! Wilson, Amanda, Von, and Brian feel like my own private running group once a week. Thanks for continuing to do what you do, guys! I also feel like I have to qualify that I don't know these folks outside of this podcast, but I feel like I do!