Joe McConaughy | Cocodona 250 Win, Long Trail FKTs, Coaching Ultra Runners

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Joe McConaughy is a professional trail runner for Brooks Running based in Seattle, WA.
Timestamps:

  • (4:05) - collegiate running background
  • (8:42) - factors that led to running dedication
  • (10:24) - training in Seattle, WA
  • (13:59) - coaching business
  • (15:17) - what it's like to be "all-in" on running
  • (18:20) - lessons from coaching runners
  • (24:09) - intro to long trails, Pacific Crest Trail FKT
  • (27:09) - biggest takeaways form PCT, AT, LT, AZT
  • (32:01) - why less movement on long trail FKTs
  • (34:57) - whether long trail FKT attempts will remain hyper-niche
  • (36:48) - recovering from multiple long trail efforts
  • (39:30) - the people he's learned from most in the long trail scene
  • (41:23) - documenting these long trail efforts for followers
  • (46:24) - thoughts on pro athlete responsibilities for sponsored content
  • (49:58) - inspiration for Cocodona 250
  • (51:21) - training and racing playbooks for 200+ mile races
  • (55:54) - being out front, leading the majority of the race, mentality throughout
  • (59:33) - thoughts on the competition at Cocodona
  • (62:41) - whether he will keep racing 200s
  • (63:30) - miscellaneous questions

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