Professor Drew Mikita Interview

Drew profileDrew Mikita is an addiction specialist, a trail runner, a beer geek, a psychology professor in a hippie town in Colorado, and co-owner of the highest running store in the country.  Sounds qualified to enter the URP studio and chat about what makes so many of us crazy? Yep!

In a sometimes personal discussion, we talk about:

  • Why are so many ultrarunners former drug/alcohol addicts?
  • What makes us so susceptible to overdoing things?
  • What are the red flags (no, not trail markers!) to look out for in identifying a problem.
  • Why can’t we be happy with our accomplishments, instead looking to bigger, longer, and harder events?
  • Are we addicted to running?

Add these questions to a major life change for me, and you have one of the most important discussions I’ve had with a guest.

Episode Notes:

Drew’s running store: Vertical Runner Breckenridge

Breckenridge Running Camp

Use the code Pod15 for 15% off any store purchases, including camp registration. Sweet!

Outro Music: Heavy Things by Phish.



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