The Mike Wardian Podcast – Is The Quarantine Backyard Ultra Winner Primed To Be The “Eliud Kipchoge” of Backyard Ultras?

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By LetsRun.com
April 9, 2020

At last, the world got to watch a much-needed sporting event that was broadcast live around the globe. The 1st Quarantine Backyard Ultra is in the books and Mike Wardian has won it. LetsRun.com co-founder Robert Johnson (Rojo) caught up with Wardian yesterday and the podcast is now live. Find out how Wardian went from a so-so college lacrosse player to an ultramarathon star. At age 45, has he found his unbeatable event – the Backyard Ultra? Rojo seems to think so as Wardian hardly ever needs to sleep. After winning the Backyard Ultra by running 262+ miles over 63 hours without any sleep, Wardian proceeded to go to work. As of 5 pm Wednesday, he’s slept a total of 4:45 since Saturday morning.

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Show notes (click on timestamp to listen there):
[31:08] Mike talks about which HOKA shoes he wore and why he didn’t wear any with a carbon fiber plate. He then talks about what he did after race. Amazingly he went to work and not sleep.
[35:14] Rojo tells Mike he thinks he’ll end up being the “Eliud Kipchoge” of Backyard Ultras.
[36:30] Mike talks about what he thinks the human maximum capability is for a Backyard Ultra.
[38:40] Mike talks about what running events he’s now preparing for (hint a mile race is one his big goals)
[43:20] Mike talks about how good of a college lacrosse player he was and how he realized he might be good at running
[44:25] Backyard and balcony marathons ranked
[50:00] Mike talks about how he actually got into running after college when he was inspired by his friend’s mom running the Boston Marathon and that became his goal (he was annoyed to learn you had to qualify)
[5300] Mike talks about how his mother-in-law reads him messages from his ‘haters’ on the LetsRun.com messageboard

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