The Running Lifestyle and Ultramarathons WIth Coach Kristie Cranford

RB36: The Running Lifestyle and Ultramarathons WIth Coach Kristie Cranford

Kristie Cranford Running

My guest today is Kristie Cranford, co-founder of In this episode Kristie and I discuss factors that impact your running lifestyle and Kristie’s story of becoming a runner, and how she developed a love for the ultramarathon.

  • How Kristie fell in love with running after being diagnosed with cancer and how she went from ‘running’ to ‘training’ to run.
  • How Kristie’s husband challenged her to run a marathon which ultimately led her to running more marathons and eventually ultra marathons.
  • The ‘happy place’ of running long and slow.
  • How running helps combat stress and the dangers of stress induced illness.
  • The power of the mind and mental/psychological challenges of running.
  • Taper madness and Dr. Google and the post-race blues.
  • Everyone’s training is different. Why you should train based on where you are at in life? How life affects training and how training can enhance your life.
  • How Kristie’s mom reintroduced Kristie back to running ultramarathons.

To contact Kristie:

KREndurance – KREndurance is a triathlon and running company designed to help you peak as an athlete.

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Steve is the founder and head running coach of 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.