For our 31st episode, we sat down with Bay Area Ultrarunner, Race Director, Running Coach, and now JamOnTam200 FKT holder, Michael Li.
Michael just completed a record-setting 21 ascents up Mt. Tam, covering 200 miles, 57,162 feet of vert in 108 hours, 24 minutes, and 20 seconds.
But Michael has not always been the lean, mean, climbing machine we all know and love. Leading up to 2008 he had built a successful IT consulting and training company, speaking at conferences worldwide. But his busy and stressful lifestyle between airport food and late nights at his desk led him to a weight of 215 lbs. He decided to make a change and get a new lease on his body. Within 6 months he had dropped 60 lbs and started his running journey that took him to the top of Mt Tam.
But his journey has not been easy. Through DNFs, failures, and disappointments, he has learned to thrive and use these as opportunities to grow, train harder, and set bigger goals. Tune into this episode to get all the details on how he pulled this off. Be sure to catch the Rapid-Fire questions at the end for some Michael Li fun facts…YOU WILL BE SHOCKED!!
Ultrasignup: Michael Li's Results (ultrasignup.com)
FB (Personal): https://www.facebook.com/ultraMichael
FB (Coaching): http://www.facebook.com/CoachMichaelLi
TRT 2018 Finish Video: http://bit.ly/2018TRT100MFinalMile
RDL 2019 Finish Video: http://bit.ly/2019RDL100MFinalMile
JamOnTam200 Finish Video: http://bit.ly/2021JamOnTam200FinalMile
The Bay School of San Francisco (www.bayschoolsf.org)
The San Francisco Marathon - July 25, 2021 (www.thesfmarathon.com)
Find a Coach (www.rrca.org)
VIRTUAL RACE - Jam on Tam — ATRA (www.trailrunner.com)
Your hosts: Greg Larkin / Mike Turner / Jessica Harris
Intro/outro music: Joseph McDade - Elevation: https://josephmcdade.com/music/elevation
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