Ep. 39: Michael Borst-Run Borst Run

Michael Borst is the definition of going the distance.  Michael as an extremely talented up and coming physical therapy/athletic trainer as well as an ultra-distance runner.  Whatever Michael does he excels at and we cover all of this topics in this episode.


We discuss how Michael transitioned into ultra-distance running and races and why they seem to call to him.  We also get into how Michael keeps his performance at top level with the knowledge he has gained both in his academic career as well as his own continued learning.  Along with all of this we discuss going from a ‘traditional’ diet to ketogenic in order to optimize performance.  If you’re into running this is a must watch.



Show Notes:

0:00- Episode introduction and check out Paragon Nutrition for some of the most effective and well done supplements on the market.  Use code “CP15” for 15% off at checkout.


1:22-CP Intro Video: Courtesy of Justin Joy of “Elder Pine Media”  Contact: elderpinemedia@gmail.com


2:00-Allow us to introduce Michael Borst and this new episode.


2:30-Michael’s background on himself and what got him into athletic training and physical therapy along with all of the running.


3:42-Shout out to Jake Haegge and Dynamic Physiotherapy.


4:10-What defines an “ultra-marathon”?


7:45-Training and running with his dad and Michael’s favorite distance.


9:35-Running a race starting at midnight and in the snow….yep, that’s a thing.


11:14-What makes the biggest difference between the wide range of distance races?


12:31-What do you think about when you are on the long runs?  Music? Thoughts?


17:00-”Typical” training run distances.


18:20-Evolving out of weekly mileage but getting more ‘interval’ training in and letting the body adapt.


21:13-Utilizing of Rate of Perceived Exertion for trail running and training.


23:18-The process of switching over to fat adapted.


26:35-Zach Bitter blog posts on Nutrition Periodization


28:08-What do you utilize on race days for nutrition?  Shout out to SilverStar Nutrition and their endurance formula.


29:40-BOOK: Primal Body Primal Mind and shout out to Original Nutritionals and Logan Gelbrich.


30:22-If you could start your own dream running group, who would you select?

Coach: Steve Magness, University of Houston cross country & The Science of Running Podcast.  BOOK: Peak Performance

Athletes: Max King


32:25-Who is really good in ultra running that maybe shouldn’t be?

    Zach Bitter: American Record holder for 100 miler (on a 400m track)

    Jim Walmsley


37:14-Longest amount of time Michael has run consecutively.


38:04-How has your background in athletic training and physical therapy helped your running and training?


39:14-Who are some of the people you follow in the health, running, physical therapy, etc… world?

    -Steve Magness

    -Jeff Oleck

    -Leann Vogel

    -Kelly Starrett


The Clinically Pressed Questions


43:32-Book recommendations.

    -The Science of Running: Steve Magness

    -Why Do I Hurt-Adriaan

    -The Keto Diet: Leanne Vogel

    -The Art and Science of Low Carb Performance


44:45-What is something you believe that others may not?

    -That anyone can run a half-marathon.


46:56-In your area of expertise how do you make the complicated simple?

-Running form doesn’t have to be so complicated.  Use the forward lean. And also a lot of talk about foot strike.


51:40-Three take home tips for everyone.

  1. Runners would think that they only need to run. And vice versa.

  2. If training is stale you need to switch it up.

  3. Consistency is the key to everything.


52:55-Most influential purchase for under $100?

    -The proper lubrication.


53:35-If you could go back in time and tell yourself anything what would it be?

    -Squatting better and it’s not all about the weight.

    -Getting better at self teaching and reading articles and books you want to know about.


55:01-Where can people find you?

    -Facebook: Michael Borst

    -Twitter: @runborstrun

    -Instagram: @runborstrun

    -Silver Star Nutrition

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