Closing the Gap Between Who We Are and Who We Can Be - With Adam Goucher & Tim Catalano
Adam Goucher & Tim Catalano met at the University of Colorado where they ran together under esteemed coach Mark Wetmore. It was there that a lasting friendship was born, and Tim and Adam later went on to pen a book on their combined experiences and studies.
The book is called Running the Edge, and it is as much about life as it is about running.
Running the Edge served as a philosophical foundation for their business, Run The Edge, a community of fitness and fun based in Boulder, Colorado. The ultimate goal of Run The Edge is to help people around the world improve their fitness and overall well-being, and to encourage all levels of transformation and growth through community support.
Adam and Tim are big believers in the power of reflection and self-awareness, and as they strive to help others better themselves in running and beyond, they’re continually working to do the same.
Take a listen and learn how the power of positive psychology can help us close the gap between who we are and who we can be.
3:56 How did you start running and what sparked your interest in it?
8:01 What inspired you to write your book Running the Edge?
10:53 What are some of the principles from the book?
12:47 How do these principles relate to your company and how did you come up with the name Run The Edge?
15:02 What are “The Six Mirrors”?
16:27 Did you have any learning or self-discovery moments as you wrote the book?
20:59 What is the dynamic like of being longtime friends and working together?
24:27 Did this dynamic exist between you back in college?
27:04 How do you advise people to find other passions without sacrificing their running?
31:30 What advice do you give to older runners, especially older beginners, who may be past their peak conditioning?
35:20 In your book, what do you mean by the Distance Maven and how did you come by that term?
40:29 What is your Amerithon Challenge?
44:55 Is there a time frame requirement for completing the challenge?
46:40 Can people join in any time after the launch?
47:34 Are most of your clients in America or overseas?
48:15 What’s in the future for Run The Edge?
“It’s weird how (running) can make you happy and miserable all at the same time.”
“We didn’t want to write a normal running book.”
“Am I applying myself to the point where I’m working as hard as I can and doing things the right way? Because if I am, then I will be successful.”
“Here’s what I really am. And here’s my ideal self, which is where I could be and try to look at the gap between those two things.”
“Awareness is the key. Once you are aware of your shortcomings, you have the ability to fix them.”
“You’ve gotta be more than a runner.”
“I’ll never be as fast as I once was, but that doesn’t mean I can’t challenge myself to do new and different things.”
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