March 12, 2024

The Art of Endurance: Nadia Ruiz’s Stories of Running, Coaching, and Outdoor Pursuits [EP 430]

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Rick Saez
The Art of Endurance: Nadia Ruiz's Stories of Running, Coaching, and Outdoor Pursuits [EP 430]

Today, I’m talking with endurance athlete Nadia Ruiz. I met Nadia at The Running Event in Austin last year. Nadia is a personal coach, the youngest female to finish 100 marathons, and has completed over 650 races around the globe. We talk about her love for running, the various events she has run, her coaching activities, and more . . .

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00:00 Inspired by Ironman race, dreamed of participating someday.

03:34 Expensive, equipment-heavy triathlon; initially aimed for marathon. Discovered LA Marathon.

09:17 During the COVID pandemic, to pass the time, I created lists of my top 10 favorite trail marathons, international races, and US marathons. I have participated in over 650 races across the globe in the past 26 years, finding great joy in the people I met, the sights I saw, and the food I enjoyed. The experience of racing frequently has allowed me to connect with others who share the same passion. The first race I ever did holds a special place in my heart, as it made me feel invincible.

13:08 Ecuadorian heritage fuels passion for trail running.

17:05 I fit running into my schedule whenever possible, whether it’s during lunch or in the morning or evening. It’s not a chore for me, and I’ve been running for 26 years.

22:19 Success begins with small, consistent steps taken daily. It’s important to remember that even the best athletes had to start with that first challenging step.

23:23 Favorite Piece of Running gear: Trekking poles and Micro-spikes

24:09 Favorite Books: Champion Mindset, Running Your First Ultra: Customizable Training Plans for Your First 50K to 100-Mile Race: New Edition with Write-In Training Journal

25:30 I’m open to help, don’t hesitate to connect

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