I first got to know multiple record-setting ultramarathoner William Sichel when he signed up for my online running technique camp last year. At the time I had no idea who he was. But as I got to know his accomplishments and his approach I realized that all the runners I work with–not just the ultrarunners–could benefit from learning how he does what he does.
So a few days ago I interviewed William about how he became an ultrarunner, how he stays healthy, and how he copes with the physical and mental stresses of the very long races he runs.
We also talked about his work as a coach and how he brings his approach to all the different kinds of runners.
Although his accomplishments are extraordinary, the cornerstones of his approach can work for any runner, so take some time to watch or listen in!
Here are links to a couple of the things we talked about:
And here’s how you can find William:
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Jae Gruenke, GCFP, is a running technique expert and Feldenkrais Practitioner. Known as a “running form guru,” she is the Founder and CEO of The Balanced Runner™ in New York City and The Balanced Runner UK. She has helped runners from beginner to Olympian improve their form to become pain-free, economical, and fast.