EP44: Gary Dudney-The TAO of Running

GARY DUDNEY has been publishing articles on running, trail running, and ultrarunning for the past 20 years. His work has appeared in all the major running magazines, such as Runner’s World, Running Times, Trailrunner, and Marathon & Beyond. For Ultrarunning magazine, considered the “voice of the sport” of ultra long distance running, he’s served as a regular columnist since 2008, and he has additionally supplied the magazine with dozens of uniquely quirky race reports. His new book  The Tao of Running were shaped by the 60 one hundred mile races he’s participated in and the almost two hundred other long distance races he’s completed.


In this interview we cover topics such as:

  • mindful running

  • how to move up to the ultra distance

  • transitioning from road running and becoming a trail monster

  • how to run multiple races in a year

  • listener questions


Where to find Gary Dudney: Website; Facebook; Twitter


Where to find Heartland Running: Website,  Facebook Group,  Instagram,  Strava Club voicemail: 417-319-1060

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A special thank you goes out to The Ozark Mountain Daredevils for allowing us to use their music on the show.

A member of the Running Podcast Network:

Man Bun Run; Training for Ultra; Runified; The Negative Splits  and Heartland Running