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The Running for Real Podcast

Jan 19, 2018

Camille Herron let’s the magic come out in this high-energy interview as she likes to do in every race she runs.

Ultra-distance running is gaining popularity. This episode is for you if you want to learn great strategies for improving your ultra races and how to recover faster afterwards.

Camille takes us through her graduate school years and shares how she applied her studies of whole body vibration to analyse herself as a runner. She explains why strength training is beneficial, and the impact of stress on the body.

Camille trains by running 100 miles per week. She explains why making the modification to multiple training runs is an important ingredient to allow her to run this much injury free.

Do you love secrets? Camille shares her secret of what she does that allows her to bounce back quickly from races and to do back to back marathon races.

In addition to running, she takes us through her nutritional and sleeping habits that are necessary for maintaining high mileage. She, also, shares with us that certain drink she includes in her race strategy.

We wrap up with stories from some of Camille’s most recent races: Comrades, Tunnel Hill 100, and Western States. We hear up close and personal stories of these races.

Today's Guest

Camille Herron

Camille Herron is an ultra-distance runner who has been running, on average, 100 miles per week for 11 years. She is the 2017 Comrades Champion and the 100 mile world record holder at 12:42:40. She has a Master of Science in Exercise and Sport Science with a thesis on bone recovery through whole body vibration training.

What You Will Learn About

  • How Camille is able to work, train, run and deal with life happening without getting injured.
  • Why blood flow is important to recovery.
  • How Camille can bounce back from a marathon race.
  • How Camille can run 100 miles per week for 11 years injury free.
  • What Camille’s unique nutrition tip is during a race.
  • How Camille is breaking the mold with ultra-marathon long runs.


Inspirational Quotes

Stress, just stress in general, you know, can break you down, and it impacts, like, everything.

It’s actually better to divide up the stress into multiple bouts rather than a single bout.

To basically enhance recovery, it all comes down to blood flow.  Not just running, but walking or standing.

Let the magic come out.

I finished my first 100 miler, and, I mean, I felt like I could have kept going.

Resources Mentioned


Last week's interview with Mo'Ath Alkhawaldeh

Camille's website

Camille on Twitter

Camille on Instagram

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