Inside The Mind Of A Madman with Peter Nelson
Peter Nelson was a former high school basketball and track and field standout who later became a smoker and a back injury had him sidelined into his mid 40s. Then cold turkey he gave up smoking and picked up a new “addiction”, running. He quickly kept upping the ante from 5k to marathons to ultra marathons. Now at 54, he has ran over 60 races of marathon distance or longer in a span of only 6 years. He cover the mental challenges of running such long distances, the perseverance to overcome difficult scenarios, and the benefit running has had on Pete’s physical and mental health. It wouldn’t be an episode of Uncharted if we didn’t cover why he continues to run, so much and so far, regularly pushing past what is rational, and how it makes him feel, as well as some tactical pointers regarding his training regimen including insights on what to prepare for as we push the boundaries of human potential at any age in this week’s episode.
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IT Band Stretches
Start – 0:04 – The Race Is Just Beginning
0:05 – 3:34 – Opening And Introducing Peter Nelson
3:35 – 7:54 – Roasting Pete
7:55 – 11:41 – Getting Back To Running Roots
11:42 – 15:36 – Discovering Marathons, Trail Runs And Ultra Marathons
15:37 – 20:48 – Competing Fire And Single Person Sports
20:49 – 26:30 – This I Can Do
26:31 – 31:03 – Getting Through It – Mental And Physical Fortitude
31:04 – 32:52 – Staying In The Game
32:53 – 33:06 – Intermission
33:07 – 37:02 – Running Horror Stories
37:03 – 39:27 – Preventing Pain: From Blisters To Nipples
39:28 – 43:32 – Training And After Race Recovery
43:33 – 45:10 – Priorities
45:11 – End – Outro