In this episode, we meet with Dan King who is a US masters runner from Boulder, CO. Dan is an accomplished runner and currently holds the world record in the 60-64 age group in the mile with a time of 4:49:08 set in 2020. He discusses how he overcame a years long history of recurring plantar fasciitis and calf strains which led to his unique training regimen focusing on high volume cross training and Easy Interval Method running. His training methods and plant-based lifestyle have led to his success and longevity in running as a world class masters athlete, and he shares some great advice for the person who has the goal of being a lifelong runner. Let’s get ready to run with masters runner and cross training king – Dan King!

What we talked about:

3:25- Setting the world record for the mile for the 60-64 age group

8:15- Managing injuries

12:35- Strength training

16:45- Nutrition as a masters athlete

21:10- His current training methods

26:55- The easy interval method

30:55- The long run

37:10- Racing shorter distances versus the marathon

42:50- Nutrition

56:00- Advice he would give his younger self

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