People, Place and Things in The Woodlands, TX
Ronnie Delzer - Elite American Ultra Runner (Part 2)
Part 2 of our interview with Elite American Ultra Runner Ronnie Delzer. Ronnie talks about his coaching platform, Vantage Point Endurance, his upcoming races, why Ironman is more popular than Ultras and The Woodlands High School and McCullough Junior High running.
Elite American Ultra Runner - Ronnie Delzer
Ronnie Delzer lives in The Woodlands, TX and is an Elite Ultra Runner. Ronnie ran cross country and track for East Carolina University. After college Ronnie tried his hand at triathlons before returning to running, both trails and ultras.Ronnie is a 2X USATF 100 Mile Trail Champion winning in back to back in 2017 and 2018. His Ultra PRs include:100 Miles - 13:29:4650 Miles - 6:02:4450k - 3:24:51Marathon PR: 2:34:12
David Rice the Great
My 16 year old nephew David has Down Syndrome. He's one of the sharpest kids you'll ever meet. People think that having a child or family member with Down Syndrome is a burden. It's not, it's actually a blessing. People with Down Syndrome love everyone. They don't hate anyone, they don't troll, they help everyone they meet. They look at the world and see no wrong, only awesomeness.David is not from The Woodlands, but was part of my Ironman Texas finish as well as a friend of mine. For the longest time, David had an imaginary friend named "Play With" which was a white plastic spoon. He only ate with a plastic spoon, so his friend was "Play With" vs "Eat With", get it?During IMTX I had 3 spoons with me for each event. After, I had the finisher medal framed with one of the spoons and it now hangs in his home in New Orleans. The following year my friend Mick Long had one of the other 2 original spoons for his IMTX race.
Charles Newnam - Part 2
Part 2Charles Newnam is a former U.S. Navy Submarine Warfare Officer. He put himself through Electrical Engineering school at Tennessee Tech University, he has an MBA from the University of North Carolina and is enrolled in a graduate program at Columbia University. Currently Charles is a Senior Manager at Accenture Strategy as well as a Co-founder and Strategic Director of the VEL Institute (Veterans, Entrepreneurs and Leaders).
New podcast episode with U.S. Air Force Veteran Andy Brock. Andy has 23 years of services, has finished over 30 marathons, an Ironman Texas as well as a couple of 50k races. Andy lives in Alden Bridge and is a realtor with Keller Williams.
Bill Dwyer at Knox Jr. High for the Wednesday night track workouts holding the Arkansas Traveller 100 finishers belt buckle. Bill and I both finished the Traveller and before I went, Bill gave me a lot of advise on how to run the course as well as how not to run the race. He finished in 1994 and I finished in 2007.