Running 50 Marathons in 50 States in 50 Weeks with Derek Zardus | Super Joe Pardo

Running 50 Marathons in 50 States in 50 Weeks with Derek Zardus

Derek Zardus

Derek Zardus is dreaming big with a runner who wants to trek across the country to complete 50/50/50!

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This week I am joined with the amazing Derek Zardus is who currently out there in America running 50 marathons across 50 states in 50 weeks! I am super happy that our mutual friend Laura connected us together. I know you are going to love his story and drive! Follow Derek’s journey at

As you may have seen last week that I am now doing monologues in front of each episode. This week I have one of my brothers in the studio with me so I invited him to jump on a mic and chat about the past week, confidence, paying rent and so much more. This episode definitely ran a bit over weighing in at a hour and 20 minutes, but I promise you it is worth it! I even answered my first question from listener Jenna. I hope you all have a magical week!

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Derek Zardus’ mantra on the road is the running equivalent of Carolina Pulled Pork – Low and Slow. He believes we can run and improve ourselves without destroying the machinery that propels us forward. Downshifting on general runs by running and walking allows us to run more regularly and more consistently without the common maladies that plague many runners: shin spints, plantar faceitious, Ilio Tibial Band Syndrome, etc. Derek started running consistently about six years ago and suffered from a wide variety of those common problems until recovery from a herniated disc led him to commit to consistent run/walk strategies. Since then, he has completed 3 official marathons (Burlington VT, Bay of Fundy International, and Newport RI), paced a friend as race support for the Sugarloaf ME marathon, and completed 4 other marathon distances this past year as training for his 2016 goal of running 50 classic marathon routes in 50 states in 50 weeks. Derek has also paced a variety of half marathons with Beast Pacing starting in March of 2015.

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