Making the choice between throwing in the towel and running on a second IT band injury becomes the focus. Once the decision gets made, the question becomes how to reach peak performance through the pain. I'll talk about this and the result on today's episode.
The fourth of July is not only my favorite holiday but it was also the day I ran my longest race. It was the race I had been preparing for most of the season up to this point, the Bridgton 4-Miler! I felt good about it after such a great race at Basin Harbor but how would I do with the extra mile!? Find out in today's episode.
Reliving the excitement of Basin Harbor. Not only was it race day for me but it was a family weekend spent in Colchester. I felt good heading into race day, didn't have to drive far, was not ailing any injuries, and had no pain. This is the race that would define my 2021 campaign.
Colchester becomes the focus after a gutsy performance in Shelburne. I spent a lot of time strength training, cross training, and running hills to overcome the IT band issue on my right leg. In Colchester, I had the opportunity to run my first healthy race.
Disaster strikes in Shelburne! Forced to make a difficult decision, I decide to not give up and run the race despite significant injury both from a change in technique and injury during pre-race warm-up. I take you through my thoughts, my struggle, and the feeling of success in what I considered my "bloody sock game."
The first race in 24 years is described in this new take! Recovering from a right IT band injury and dealing with ailing lower back pain, I describe what it was like to take on Montpelier. I relive what that back pain was, how I dealt with it, the crippling affect of the race, its aftermath, and the declaration feeling of "I'm back!"
Season Six brings a new look with an old attitude! This season, Nate will spend each episode breaking down his running adventure. On episode one, he discusses what made him decide that he needed to make life changes and he details how the running adventure actually began.
Nate discusses how teamwork is required to be successful in all parts of life and he directly relates the segment to New England's 35-30 loss to Seattle on Sunday Night Football. He says that it wasn't Cam Newton that lost the game for New England, no, he says that Nick Folk should be blamed for not doing his part. Folk, 1-3 this season, missed a crucial field goal which if he had gotten, would've set the Patriots up with a chip shot at the end and a Cam Newton game winning drive. Instead, Folk couldn't "do his job" and the Patriots lost in attempt to do what they should've have had to do. In the second segment, Nate makes his week three picks followed by a new Card of the day in the third.
Nate returns for season five and he tells us why it's important to stay positive. He discusses Cam Newton's journey to the New England Patriots and says boldly that in 2020 we are all Cam Newton's story. We've hit set backs, we'll hit more set backs, but we need to keep our eyes on the prize. Nate says that at no point did Cam give up despite not being wanted by any other team. Instead, he remained positive and he gave a team what it was looking for.
Nate returns to thank listeners for tuning in during season four and to let listeners know that because he had to cut the season short, he made donations to One Mission and the Make A Wish Foundation of Vermont. He talks to listeners about the XFL season, the sports stoppage in general, and he looks forward to returning for season five in September!