During this episodes we chat with Mimi Anderson, who describes herself as a wife, mother and grandmother, who likes to run. We get to share in some of Mimi many challenges, from racing in some of the most extreme environments on the planet, from the heat of the desert to the bitter cold of the Arctic. She shares her experiences, the highs the lows, and what she learnt from the races. She provides advice and tips and will inspire you to put your trainers on and go for a run!
During this podcast we also discuss the following:
Why she decided to start running & when she called herself a runner for the first time
Making the change from the treadmill to running outside
The 6633 Ultra Race - A 350 mile non stop, self sufficient race in the Arctic.
Training for the event and having a plan for the race
What it was like being in that environment
Coping with being on her own during the race - and getting away from it all
Coping with the cold and dealing with temperatures of -70!
Why you don't want to sweat in the Arctic
The highs and the lows and how she dealt with them and what got her through her darkest moments
Achieving her goal of winning the 6633 Ultra Race
The importance of having a race plan, doing your research and being prepared
Her 2008 challenge - Going for the Female World Record - JOGLE
How she learned from failure and how she became stronger as a result
The challenges she faced; from having her body swell up, being hit by a car, and being stopped by the police!
Recovery after big races - her 3 top tips!
Why quality training is so much better than just training for the sake of training
Learning more about the Double Badwater Race and what its like running in extreme temperatures
Tips and advice for running in the heat
What makes Mimi so determined
The ultra running community
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