🎧EP5: Paul Jacobs On Winning A 100 Mile Ultra-Marathon

In Exercise, Nutrition & Sleep, Inner Skills, Make It, Podcast, Student-Athletes
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“I’ve been running since high school…. except for a decade or so where I smoked a pack a day and drank too heavily.”


Paul Jacobs won the 2016 Old Dominion 100 Mile Ultramarathon in Virginia with a time of 16 hours and 48 minutes. A quick calculation will give you an average of just over 10 minute miles for 100 consecutive miles. Impressive, but how can you apply what Paul has to say to help reach your goals?

This episode features a very real, tangible example of how someone can achieve great outcomes if only they are willing to apply themselves. Paul’s story starts with a decade of activities outside of running and ends with him crossing the finish line of a 100 mile ultramarathon 3 years before the second place finisher.

Paul’s strategies for success include varying things up in training and racing, knowing your “why”, and learning from your failures. His perspectives on success are straightforward, humbling, and repeatable to anyone interested in achieving goals and striving for more out of life.

Whether running is your jam or not, Paul’s story will add value and shift your perspectives in the direction of better outcomes for you.

In this episode, you will learn:

  • How Paul Jacobs trained for (and won) a 100 mile ultramarathon
  • Paul’s training routines and rituals
  • Why variety keeps Paul motivated and interested in running
  • Practical tips you can utilize
  • Knowing your “why” and remembering those reasons when you face difficult times
  • Training for ultras with a family and hectic schedule

Show Notes:


Paul Jacobs puts being successful into perspectives anyone can relate to.

Did his story resonate with you or add value? Let him know.

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