Hill Running Lessons, Increasing Mental Toughness, and Being One of Five to Survive the Prairie Spirit 100 Snowmageddon – Our Chat with John Nobles
“Hey, do you want to join us?”
How many of us have started a journey in some area of life based on someone asking if we would be interested in giving it a try and taking us under their wings? I may not have found endurance sports if a good friend in 2000 didn’t share a simple ask, “Would you want to go mountain bike riding some time this week?” A simple, non-threatening ask completely re-vectored my life. Thanks Joel!
John Nobles of Oklahoma had been a Lacrosse player in college and after acquiring his Law degree, a couple friends shared the ask to join them on a weekend run.
John laced them up.
Eight miles of anaerobic bursts due to that Lacrosse muscle memory led to a week of hobbling but John wanted more.
John would connect with the TATUR crew in Tulsa and quickly developed a joy for running through nature and a real connection with the trail community.
Enjoy our chat from this Spring after John completed the Lake McMurtry 50k in 4:54:36.
Enjoy our chat that includes the following musings and other useful goodies for you:
- John’s transition to lacing up the tread after playing Lacrosse in college
- the excitement of finishing that first trail race that included hill running lessons and first digger
- the jump from 20M to 50k
- surviving the snowmageddon at Prairie Spirit 100
- John shares one of his approaches to developing mental toughness
- a favorite local Tulsa trail
- the underlying current that connects a community
- a favorite running read and film
- the fun at the Lake McMurtry 50k
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Resources and Goodies Mentioned
Races and Organizations
- Lake McMurtry Trail Run
- Prairie Spirit 100
- Post Oak Trail Run
- Snake Run
- Arkansas Traveller 100
- TATUR club
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Posted on 14 Aug 2015