EB63: From Inactivity to Endurance Sports Vacations, 100 Mile Lessons, Metabolic Efficiency, and Huge Benefits of Simple Core Routine – Hog’s Hunt 50k – Our Chat with Jeff Irvin
Drinking a beer and eating pizza on the couch.
A P90X infomercial comes on the screen.
Jeff Irvin of Texas was in his early 30s, inactive, and the numbers on the scale getting bigger with each passing year.
Jeff decided at that moment, he needed to change. 90 days of P90X began the journey.
“It kicked my ass.”
The journey continued including running and triathlon where endurance sports had become a lifestyle for both him and his wife. Along the way, Jeff began to place his tread more frequently on the trails with its laid back vibe and the memories it brought back of his youth in western Pennsylvania “living in the dirt.”
This Spring, Jeff won the Hog’s Hunt 50k in an exciting little race at the front.
Enjoy our chat that includes the following musings and other useful goodies for you:
- inactivity wake-up call and 90 days of P90X
- the early days of running and triathlon
- the challenging memories from that first trail race at Huntsville State park
- favorite local trails
- finishing that first 100 at Rocky Raccoon and creating a new understanding of discomfort
- the simple core routine that has greatly supported his trail running
- the smoothing of energy levels and consuming less race calories through Metabolic Efficiency
- favorite running reads
- the unexpected race for the win at Hog’s Hunt 50k
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Posted on 10 Jul 2015