Ben True joins The CITIUS MAG Podcast with Chris Chavez to discuss his win at the 2018 United NYC Half. He takes us through how the race played out since I finished 33 minutes behind him and haven’t been able to watch a replay yet.
With his 62:39 winning time, Ben became the first American male open division winner in the event’s history. He finished ahead of Dathan Ritzenhein and Chris Thompson on a chilly and windy morning in New York City.
Ben immediately dismisses any marathon plans and talks but shares a quick story about how he’s actually covered the marathon distance before and what his thoughts are toward the 26.2 mile distance.
Among the questions discussed:
– Feelings about the race now that he’s had time to process it.
– The decision to race a half marathon
– How and why he started working with Ray Treacy (also Molly Huddle’s coach)
– The Lone Wolf mentality and how he stays motived through solo workouts
– What does he consider his best race ever?
– Funniest interaction and story with a drug tester
Listener questions include:
– What does he do to stay healthy?
– Are oats part of his pre-race go-to? What’s his favorite post-race meal?
– Beer Mile: Hassan Mead vs. Ben True
– What’s the best place to run in Lebanon?
– Favorite form of cross training when it’s not skiing season?
– Responding to allegations from his neighbor on why the neighborhood smells of home-brewed coffee
– Will he ever make a return to posting his workouts on Strava?
We also play two Ben Truths and a Ben Lie (h/t Evan Schwartz of the 1609 Podcast for the idea)
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