100 Marathons In 100 Days: An Interview With Daren Wendell

RB16: 100 Marathons In 100 Days: An Interview With Daren Wendell

100 Marathons In 100 Days: An Interview With Daren Wendell

Show Notes:

Today’s guest is Daren Wendell from activewater.org and rundarenrun.com.  So far, Daren has completed some amazing feats of endurance, including:

  • Biking 4400 miles across the United States
  • Hiking the Appalachian Trail
  • Walking 3400 miles cross country
  • Swimming 50.6 miles non-stop across Lake Michigan
  • Completing Ironman – Louisville and numerous half and full marathons.


However, this January, Daren is preparing to take on his biggest challenge to date – running 100 marathons in 100 days!

Earlier this month, I found out about Daren’s journey and instantly knew I had to have him on the show.

Daren isn’t doing this for himself – he’s raising money for activewater.org to help provide clean, safe drinking water throughout the world. So sit back, enjoy, and learn about what it takes to train for and put on such an amazing an event like this.

Make sure to hang around until the end to find out how you can help Daren with his mission. Also, be sure to check out his website – he might even be running through your town

In this episode:

  • How Daren got started running
  • How Active Water helps athletes build a platform to help raise money.
  • Daren’s approach to training.
  • What a typical training week looks like for Daren.
  • Why sleep is important
  • Some of Daren’s previous endurance events.
  • Daren’s goal of getting others involved and participating in his cause.
  • What it takes to put together a support team.

Daren’s team is looking for an RV. If you can help, please contact him.

More from Daren:



Running Resources

PaceBuilders™ Training System – A complete, end to end, custom training program for runners. Get unlimited ‘customized’ training plans with unlimited modifications that match your lifestyle and running goals. PLUS, get access to video training sessions and unlimited support so you can blast through your running goals.

Customized Training Plans For Any Race Or Distance – 100% handwritten custom training plans written around your unique situation. Don’t settle for generic training plans found in books, magazines, or online. Our training plans take your history, your goals, your fitness profile and your lifestyle into consideration. Includes free access to Final Surge, where you can view and log your workouts anywhere you have access to a web browser, or use the mobile app.

Runner’s Toolkit – Get access to 30 days of free coaching tips by email and get your #1 running question personally answered by me, just for signing up. Plus get free access to our private Facebook community where other RunBuzz community members gather for support, camaraderie and general shenanigans.

Find out how you can support RunBuzz’s mission to bring quality running content (educational, inspirational, etc) to the running community. Help support me in my mission to make every runner regardless of age, size and ability a better runner.

Join The Community: Subscribe and Review!

If you’d like to get RunBuzz delivered automatically to your smartphone or podcast player at no charge to you, please subscribe using your preferred method below:

subscribe on itunes - Runbuzz Radio Running Podcast stitcher

If you’d like the direct RSS feed for your own favorite RSS Podcast Player, click here to get it!

If you get a chance, please leave me an honest review and rating on iTunes by clicking here. (This helps me get the show up in the rankings and I’d deeply appreciate it. 🙂 )


I Appreciate Your iTunes Reviews!

Getting a 5 star rating and/or written review is incredibly important for this show. It helps with ranking and with generating the necessary exposure that gets this podcast out in front of other runners.

But it is even more important to me!

I read each and every comment and really take them all to heart. They provide encouragement that what I am doing is getting noticed and that the show is getting listened to.

I am so thankful to those who have recently gone into iTunes to provide a five star rating and written a review of RunBuzz Radio.

If you can and would like to provide a rating and/or write a review (there’s certainly no obligation), then you can do so by following these instructions:

1) Go to the show’s iTunes Page or search “RunBuzz” from iTunes if you aren’t already a subscriber.

2) Open the page in the iTunes app, and click on the number of stars for the rating you think I deserve.

3) Write a sentence or two to share your comments.

Thank you SO Much!

100 Marathons In 100 Days: An Interview With Daren Wendell

The following two tabs change content below.
Steve is the founder and head running coach of RunBuzz.com. Steve is host of the RunBuzz podcast and founder of PaceBuilders, a complete online training program for runners. Steve is a RRCA / USA Track and Field Certified Running Coach and resides in Lewis Center, Ohio.