Today Molly is extra excited because Christopher Mcdougall is on the show! He is the author of Born to Run and Natural Born Heroes, two amazing books you need to read as a consummate athlete! We talk about all things outdoors, community, sport, and writing.
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TOPICS AND LINKS FROM TODAYS SHOW:
Let’s start with your twitter bio: Author of BORN TO RUN and NATURAL BORN HEROES. Currently working on a new project with a donkey named Flower. Any spoilers on what the new book is going to be about? (https://www.triplecrownfeed.com/at-70-years-of-age-flower-is-both-the-worlds-oldest-donkey-longest-lived-equine/)
When you wrote Born To Run, what were you hoping the impact would be? What do you think made it hook people attention compared to a lot of books in the same genre?
So many people took up ultra running and swapped out to barefoot shoes (ahem Molly did both basically immediately)… How did that feel? (Did it seem like people missed the overall message?)
In both books, what was the initial *grab* for you—why those primary stories?
Of everyone you interviewed in both books, who are the two or three that stand out the most & why?
Anyone you wish you’d gotten to add in? Anyone you wish you left out?
Quickly for my nerdy edification: what does the general process look like for your book writing?
Going back to you—were you an athletic kid? What’s been your athletic life trajectory?
Which book got you in better shape?
What practices from either book do you still keep up?
What does training look like now?
What about eating? In BTR, the diets that sort of became noteworthy were largely vegan, and then in NBR, we got into foraging and being fat-adapted. Where are you now?