Run, Hydrate, Rest, Repeat
Welcome to the 9 Elements Podcast brought to you by Restore Hyper Wellness. I’m your host, Eric Hinman. Each week, I sit down with trailblazers in the fitness, nutrition, and wellness communities, exploring how they optimize their daily lives for ultimate performance to do more of what they love.
I am a 5x Ironman athlete, brand builder, and someone who’s obsessed with health and wellness - structuring much of my day around fitness and recovery protocols.
A first date with a runner turned Robbie Balenger from restaurateur into runner, and today, Robbie Balenger is a plant-based, ultra-endurance runner who recently outran the life of a Tesla battery. Obsessed with the idea of constant movement, Balenger seeks out mammoth projects that span weeks or months, including running from California to New York in 75 days. Robbie has recently started a media hub for endurance athletes known as The Audacious Report, and his idea of a casual weekend is running a 26.2 mile marathon.
Robbie Balenger Timestamps
00:55 A First Date Got Robbie Into Running
02:15 Running is the Inverse of A Drug
03:20 Type 2 Fun
04:50 Progress is Happiness
06:30 Robbie Outlasted A Tesla Battery
08:20 Robbie’s Post-Run Writing
09:25 Eric’s Post-Ironman Reports
11:30 Foot Care During Long Runs
13:30 Eric’s First Year of Kona
14:45 Dopamine is A Currency
16:15 Robbie’s Run Across the U.S.
17:25 NuCalm and Recovery
20:00 Rest for A 242 Mile Run
21:30 What does Robbie monitor for endurance runs?
22:30 Robbie’s Hydration Breakdown
23:20 Using Caffeine for Endurance
25:00 Getting Enough Salt Per Hour
28:25 Robbie’s Mental Game for Endurance
31:50 Eric’s Mental Game for Endurance
34:50 How do we get better at anything?
36:25 Training for Endurance Runs
38:35 Slowing It Down, Consistency
41:00 How do you know if you’re overtrained?
45:05 Cross-Training for Endurance Runs
47:19 Why Strength Training Matters
54:30 What’s next for Robbie?
56:30 The Business Behind Being An Endurance Athlete
1:01:00 Competing Against Yourself
1:02:45 Finding Robbie Balenger
Connect With Robbie Balenger
Robbie Balenger on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/robbiebalenger/
Robbie Balenger on Nucalm: https://nucalm.com/robbie-balenger
The Audacious Report on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/theaudaciousreport/
The Audacious Report on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/@theaudaciousreport/videos
To learn more about Robbie’s running exploits: https://www.robbiebalenger.com/
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