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NAZ Elite distance runner and former Texas All-American Craig Lutz joined the show and discussed a wide variety of topics.
Craig will be racing this weekend’s Cow Harbor 10K but we decided to take it upon ourselves to congratulate him on his victory ahead of time. We discuss what it’s like being one of the few people in his training group that’s not gearing up for a fall marathon and knowing when the body is ready to move up to the 26.2 mile distance.
Craig will be focusing on the Rock ‘N’ Roll San Jose Marathon and so he shares his training for the race as well as how he approaches a 13-mile race mentally because it’s not easy.
Fun topics include the backstory behind LutzGrind, watching the hit Broadway show Hamilton, the Chicago Cubs. LetsRun comments and much more. He’s got a very controversial answer about the best BBQ.
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The photos and artwork for this episode were provided by Sarah Cotton, who is working on a documentary on NAZ Elite. Follow @oneeightythreepointfour on Instagram for updates on the film.
Here is a synopsis of Lutz’s recovery tips but listen to the episode for his in-depth answers:
1. Sleep. Wind it down in the evening and go to bed at an appropriate hour. What’s happening after 10 p.m. on a normal night? Get sleep instead! If it’s a sports headline. Figure it out in the morning.
2. Eat regularly with a couple main meals. Keep the metabolism moving. I’m big on smoothies.
3. Know your body and make sure to take care of the little intricacies. Don’t be lazy with stretching or knowing when to limber up.
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