Since 1987, Steve has racked up countless triathlons and multisport events of all distances including marathons and Ironman triathlons with many top age group finishes.
In February 2006, life threw Steve a curve ball when he was diagnosed with Chronic Lymphocytic Leukemia. He immediately underwent four rounds of chemotherapy. During his treatment he maintained his baseline fitness level, often running home from his treatments and quickly reached complete remission.
By July of that same year, he was back to racing triathlons and in September, just 7 months after his diagnosis, he was called “Remission Man” and crossed the finish line of his 8th career iron distance triathlon (2.4-mile swim, 112-mile bike, 26.2-mile run).
He has continued to crush it since that time, being named Team in Training 2008 Volunteer of the Year and the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society 2010 Man of The Year.
This episode is loaded with stories of inspiration, enduring when times get tough and metaphors for life and for your own training.
You’ll hear Steve’s inspirational story of how he overcame adversity and how he has made the experience into a positive in not only his life but in the lives of others. He also shares how he got started with a 5K, then a 10K, then a half-marathon and finally a full marathon before taking on Triathlon and offers good advice on being patient in your training.
In addition to Steve’s story, if you have given thought to running for charity you’ll learn more about what it is like running for charity including overcoming the fear of not only the event itself but the fundraising process.
Steve also shares some perspectives on training for triathlon events should you be considering one in your future including how to get through the dreaded open water swim portion of the race.
He also reminds us to enjoy the journey – our training and on race day and to not focus exclusively on that finish line.
I’ll address “pushing through the pain” with tips and evaluation on when you can keep running, and when you should stop your run when you experience pain while running.
I’ll help you identify pain that may not be a serious concern, pain that is a warning sign to a developing running injury and pain that is an indicator of a possible running injury so you don’t risk extended time away from running.