Travis Macy is an endurance athlete, adventurer, mountain hunter, coach and the author of the excellent book “The Ultra Mindset.”
When it comes to taking on incredibly difficult events in the mountains, there’s only a small few with the experiences Travis has. He’s competed in a variety of endurance events all over the globe and in 2013, he set a record for the Leadman, the iconic series in which racers compete in all Leadville ultra-endurance races over the course of one summer. Whether it’s running, biking, paddling, snowshoeing, ski-mountaineering, or orienteering, Travis has done it all.
He’s also an incredible coach who uses his excellent philosophies to guide all sorts of athletes to success. Using his many adventures, Travis is able to express his stoic mindset better than almost anyone I have ever met. “The Ultra Mindset” is exists and is authentically created by anyone who is willing to push their limits, both physically and mentally.
On this episode we chat about this mentality. How does adventure help develop it, how does one elevate these lessons in life outside of racing, and why is a fellowship with nature so important?
We also hear about his recent adventures taking on the epic Grand Traverse ski from Crested Butte to Aspen and how his partner pushed through after breaking his elbow. Travis also shares a bit about his experiences hunting with and filming an episode of Greg Mchale’s Wild Yukon.
Can’t wait for you guys to listen! Hope you enjoy it as much as I did!
Also, truly make sure to check out Travis’s book “The Ultra Mindset”. It is a wonderful combination of adventure stories, overcoming adversity and reflections on the lessons he learned along the way. Definitely, one of the best ultrarunning books out there!
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