I’m so excited to be bringing you this episode today. Today, I chat with runner, coach and founder of HillRunner.com, Ryan Hill. I remember HillRunner being one of the few running sites on the internet in the ‘9o’s.

Ryan began running in 1990 under the coaching of Indianhead Track Club Hall of Fame and Wisconsin Cross Country Coaches Hall of Fame member Dan Conway. He progressed from finishing last in his first race, a 7th grade 800 meter run, to becoming a conference champion (3200 meter run, 1995) before graduating from Chetek High School in Chetek, Wisconsin.

Ryan went on to run at NCAA Division III University of Wisconsin-Stout, where he was coached by current University of Chicago coach Chris Hall. he continued improving through college, graduating with personal bests of 15:43 in the 5K and 32:48 in the 10K on the track and 26:21 in the 8K in cross country.

Upon graduating, he changed my focus to the roads, where he ran personal bests of 1:13:43 in the half marathon and 2:40:05 in the marathon.

There’s a lot we can learn from Ryan.

In this episode, we talk about:

  • Ryan’s Running Journey
  • Running seven days a week
  • The influence of coaching and how he got so much from his coaches
  • Different coaching philosophies
  • If you work hard, you can achieve beyond your dreams

Be sure to check out HillRunner.com for online training logs, running calculators and coaching services.

In the inspirational segment of the show I share a parable about CREATING OUR REALITY.

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