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This show is about my experience participating in the Croatan 24 Hour Ultramarathon which took place November 8-9, 2014 in the Croatan National Forest (North Carolina). My goal was 50 miles. Listen to the show to see how it turned out!

That's me and Valmir Nunes in the photo. He is a professional ultra runner and complete gentleman.

Music by Garageband, U.S. Marine Band, and the late Derek Miller's Penmachine.

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I'm preparing for the Croatan 24 in Croatan National Forest in early November. I also need to get comfortable with the uncomfortable. Those topics and more in this episode. Thanks for downloading the show. Y'all come back now, you hear?


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"There is a power within you that can fight any powers against you." - Joel Osteen

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PIzza and beer isn't the best diet for distance running because you really have to eat more than that. That and more in this show.

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The much anticipated (mostly on my part) 200th episode is here. This show has the 'stand up and be counted' campaign listener roll call plus the Dalhgren Rail Heritage Trail (or is it the Dahlgren Heritage Rail Trail?) 50k race report. Thanks for listening. I can be contacted at ashlanddave@gmail.com.

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This is the first Running in the Center of the Universe podcast episode from 2008 that started it all. I meant to include parts of it within episode #200 but forgot. Low quality!

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I've learned and observed some things over the years. I've done 198 podcasts about running and other stuff. For the 199th, I decided to share a few things I've seen along the way. Some of what I say may piss you off but I hope you'll get over it and keep running. Because that's the whole point. Keep running to the finish and keep on running. Opinions come and go but finishing lasts forever. 

Thanks for listening. 
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This show has my opinion about race bandits.

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This show features Thomas Mueller who wrote the book Mind Over Diet. Tom comes from a very credible perspective because he has run over 70 marathons and numerous 100 mile races. Tom has been running for over 30 years and just by listening to this interview, you can tell he still loves the sport. Links to his blog and book are listed below. Thanks for listening and make sure you check out his book on Amazon. It's only $13.



Scott Menzies WTVR Channel 6 interview:  http://wtvr.com/2014/04/21/scott-menzies-boston-marathon/
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My good friend Sandy Stiner ran 5 marathons in 5 states in 5 days back in September 2013. This is remarkable…and she wasn't alone! Other people do this stuff too! Listen to this episode and hear from Sandy about her experience. 

Also, this show includes notes from Chad Palmer's Black Canyon 100k in Arizona, a mention of a new fitness podcast and how to get involved in the Stand Up and Be Counted campaign. 
Music by Garageband, U.S. Marine Band, and the late Derek Miller's Penmachine.
'The Next Level' podcast link: tnlpodcast.com
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