Marcus Smith Fight For Every Breath

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Our guest this week is Marcus Smith from InnerFight. In the name InnerFight sounds familiar, it should. We had his coaching partner Tom Walker on the show back in August to talk about their Run Strong program. Check out episode #189 to hear the interview with Tom.

Marcus Smith is going to sharing his inspirational story from the documentary "Fighting For Every Breath". As you will hear, Marcus was preparing for an epic ultra bike challenge when he was struck by a truck on February 10, 2018. He was thrown into a wall at 54 kph (33.5 mph), Injured, unable to move, bleeding from the mouth, a collapsed lung, and literally fighting for every breath. From the peak of endurance fitness to fighting for his life in an instant. The story is about how he held on and fought his way back from immobilizing and near-fatal injuries. He found the mental strength to find reasons to celebrate the smallest of victories.

Thanks to last week's guest coach and author Marc Bloom about the book Amazing Racers, the story of America's greatest running team and their revolutionary coach, Bill Aris.

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Sponsor - Halo Neuro:

Our interview is sponsored by Halo Neuroscience. The Halo Sport from Halo Neuroscience will help you learn the technique and form to get faster. 20 minutes of neural priming with the Halo Headset gives you an hour of neural plasticity to work and lock in the muscle movement that leads to strength, power and endurance. Use the code "MHE" at checkout to save an additional $20.

Interview Introduction:

Marcus Smith was at the peak of endurance fitness training in the mountains outside of Oman. He was hit by a truck, bounced off a wall at 33.5 mph left fighting for every breath. He held on and fought his way back from immobilizing and near-fatal injuries. He is about to share the mental strength he brought to this enormous to find reasons to celebrate the smallest of victories. You put all of those small victories together and build on your progress, you can achieve anything…and I do mean anything. Wait until you hear what this guy did at 90 days from his accident, at 120 days and throughout that first 12 months.

Let's get into the interview with Marcus Smith.

Sponsor - Riplaces:

Our post interview discussion is sponsored by Riplaces. Riplaces are an elastic lace system that integrates a bungee loop with a plastic core to connect the loop in each eyelet of your running shoe. The bungees come in 5 sizes to achieve custom tension for the perfect fit. The bungees and the cores come in a variety of colors and styles to help you personalize your set. Or, you can choose the MHE logo package. Pro triathlete proven and endorsed, use the code MHE25 to get that 25% discount. Go to www.riplaces.com for more information

What's New in the 303:

I've been meaning to introduce Marcus Smith and Triny Willerton

WORLD RECORD SPIN CLASS

On December 1-2, 2019, 20-25 riders will attempt to break the World Record for the longest static cycling class in history. Combined, we will ride mileage equivalent to biking from NYC to LA… and back. Presented by TheCyclist-Lawyer.com and Breaking History TV, hosted by CycleBar, and benefitting PeopleForBikes… this 28-hour nonstop cycling record attempt will test riders’ limits, mental and physical strength, and stretch even the hardest endurance athlete — but it’s all for an AMAZING organization… Our goal: $100,000 raised for PeopleForBikes. Let’s make cycling safer for everyone!!

From

IRONMAN ARIZONA

  • .32 mile from water exit to the transition area
  • Lauren Brandon first out of the water with Sarah Crowley and Meredith Kessler right behind her
  • Parked at mile 9 of the run and got pics of Sarah Crowley, Heather Jackson, Meredith Kessler (who by the way looked great) and had just passed Lauren Brandon

About Nike Southwest Regionals

  • Added the photos to an album on the MHE Facebook page, Instagram
  • 61 athletes and at least that many parents
  • Schedule
    • Thursday PM shakeout run
    • Friday AM shakeout
    • Friday PM course walk and signed up for the citizens race on the NXR course
    • Saturday AM, my race was at 8am

I packed the orange flavored Performance Energy and some UCAN bars. It was a great easy to travel with nutrition. Sipping on the Performance Energy drink does satisfy your hunger. The morning of the race, I had a bagel with peanut butter, coffee, water and UCAN orange. I have to say that I am loving UCAN. It is so good on my stomach.

If you want to try it for yourself, check out the starter pack link in the show notes. https://www.generationucan.com/product/ucan-tri-starter-pack/

Endurance News:

RED BULL - The Worlds 10 Toughest Ultra Endurance Cycling Events:

Ultra-distance cycling is a growing trend among cyclists as more and more amateurs look to emulate the pros by going further and harder than ever before. Throw in the growing gravel and adventure bike market and people are now crossing continents against the clock with just their bike and some essentials in tow.

Not all events are created equal though, so we’ve rounded up the toughest in the world. Whether it’s a 300km-plus one-day epic around Wales or a battle against terrible terrain in Kyrgyzstan, you should only sign up to these races if you dare.

https://www.redbull.com/us-en/worlds-toughest-endurance-cycling-events

PROJECT ICEMAN

Project Iceman is the documentary of the first ever, World Record breaking Ironman triathlon in Antarctica in February 2020, the Iceman, to show that limitations are perceptions. The purpose is to inspire other people to dare pursue their biggest dreams. Anders Hofman's goal to help prevent mental illness. Despite progress throughout the world, there are still some alarming trends. Mental health problems are one of the main causes of the overall disease burden worldwide, while 1 of 5 adults in the U.S. (43.8m) experience mental illness every year. Instead of only focusing on the treatment of these diseases, we want to shift focus towards preventing them through developing stronger mental resilience, which we are all capable of. We just need the tools, the support and the hope. This is what we aspire to give with the Iceman Community.

https://www.projecticeman.com/

Sponsor - Riplaces:

Our post interview discussion is sponsored by Riplaces. Riplaces are an elastic lace system that integrates a bungee loop with a plastic core to connect the loop in each eyelet of your running shoe. The bungees come in 5 sizes to achieve custom tension for the perfect fit. The bungees and the cores come in a variety of colors and styles to help you personalize your set. Or, you can choose the MHE logo package. Pro triathlete proven and endorsed, use the code MHE25 to get that 25% discount. Go to www.riplaces.com for more information, or go to the MHE Sponsor Discounts page by going to www.milehighendurance.com, or directly to https://www.riplaces.com/collections/mile-high-endurance

Video of the Week:

Fight For Every Breath

Upcoming Interviews:

Olympic triathlete, 70.3 World Champ and PhD Joanna Zeiger to follow up on her study of adult athletes and CBD and THC usage. This is going to be a live interview at Launch Espresso on Saturday, December.

Chris Helwick, a Colorado athlete making a comeback to his professional career as a decathlete (after a 6 year retirement) to make a third and final attempt at qualifying for the 2020 Olympics.

Closing:

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Stay tuned, train informed, and enjoy the endurance journey!

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