057: Nathan Caddell -On Becoming an Ultramarathon Runner

Peter’s guest is Nathan Caddell, a husband, father, friend, pastor, and an ultramarathon runner. Nathan shares how he got started, his motivation, and how he keeps going. For those wondering, an ultramarathon is defined as any running race longer than a marathon (26.2 miles).

Thanks to covid canceling organized events, Nathan’s first marathon was a DIY “backyard marathon” consisting of a 0.19 mile loop around his apartment complex which he ran around 160 times.

Nathan says his eyes were opened to the idea of going, “further, not faster” while reading Scott Jurek’s book titled “North: Finding My Way While Running the Appalachian Trail.”

Show Notes:
Book suggested by Nathan
North: Finding My Way While Running the Appalachian Trail
by Scott Jurek

Nathan was selected to be part of “Becoming Ultra,” a coaching experience for first-time ultramarathoner’s.
Becoming Ultra – podcast

Follow Nathan Caddell on Instagram @caddelliano