We intended to sit down with Mark Tanaka and chat about how he’s run 160 ultras with barely one DNF, how he’s prepping for heat at Angeles Crest 100, how he manages his body as an ER Physician, and what advice he’s got for those afraid of hurting themselves on the trail, but somehow we got wrapped up in Mark’s frenetic energy and heard a bunch of stories about pooping on the trail, Western States, wacky pacers, extracting foreign bodies from the nether regions, and more.
Hey, we tried.
I also got to catch up with Sarah and report a bit about some balance coming back to my life.
Here’s the blog that he hasn’t updated in a year.
Outro music: Wild Wild Life by The Talking Heads