This week we talk to masters distance runner Brian Pilcher of Kentfield, California. He has been named male masters runner of the year in 2012 and 2013, he was the overall masters athlete of the year in 2013. He currently holds the 60-64 age group world record in the half marathon, 25K and 30K distances, all of which were earned on the same day during the 2016 Chicago Marathon, where he also tied the full marathon record set by Clive Davies in 1979. Just one week earlier, he broke the 5K world record for his age group at the Syracuse Festival of Races with a time of 16:38, a record he still holds to this day.
In the episode, we discuss how he got back into running in his fifties after a long break and what advantages can come from having a late start as a runner, and he gives advice to others who may be considering getting into running at a more advanced age.
SEASONED ATHLETE STATS - BRIAN PILCHER
Sport: Masters distance running
Quote: "It's about YOU. It's not about anybody else."
EVERYDAY SEASONED ATHLETE - MIKE BRAWER
Each week, we start our show with our featured EVERYDAY SEASONED ATHLETE. In this segment, we shine the spotlight on athletes over age 40 from a variety of backgrounds and skill levels.. Our Everyday Seasoned Athletes will be sharing why they do what they do and what they’ve learned along the way – all in their own words. This week, we feature all-around athlete and competitor Mike Brawer.
EVERYDAY SEASONED ATHLETE STATS - MIKE BRAWER
Sports: Krav maga, crossfit, obstacle racing, swimming, biking, hiking
Quote: "I feel as improve my body, it helps improve my mind - and improving my mind helps improve my body."