In this episode of NomadWolf, we sit down with this year's Thailand By UTMB Inthanon 5 winner, Michael McLean. Riding his post race high, we discuss notable segments throughout his 100 km ultra and some mindset shifts he took on to get him through it with a smile on his face. We also chat about his preparation leading up to this event, which took a slight detour due to a poor ankle injury that happened 8 weeks prior. He doubled down on the little things such as taking a form class through Effortless Running with Erik Bohm. And well the result speak for itself!
Michael didn't always hit the podium. He recounts his first DNF which was a 250 km desert stage race back in 2017 and what he did to get his revenge. Since then, Mike has been on a tear stealing podiums all over the world.
Lastly, we go over the biggest elements needed to prepare to live this ultramarathon lifestyle. Mike takes us through gear, nutrition, training and mental performance. And most importantly how this lifestyle transfers over to other parts of his life.
Overall, this chat was lots of fun and really inspiring. Mike is a great and sincere human, who is open to connect and talk shop. I hope ya'll enjoy this one and get to apply some of these solid takeaways.
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