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Ask Me Anything: Rich Roll On Training, Racing & Service

By October 19, 2017May 23rd, 2019No Comments

“When I can be in the headspace of service — am I giving? How can I give better? — then the rest seems to take care of itself.”

Rich Roll

Welcome to another Ask Me Anything in-between-isode edition of the podcast with yours truly.

Recorded live during our Plantpower Ireland retreat this past July, this is a dynamic discussion that covers a wide-range of topics. Subjects covered include:

  • how my approach to training, racing and nutrition has evolved over the years;
  • my approach to racing Ötillö (this was recorded prior to that event);
  • good pain v. bad pain – i.e., distinguishing laziness from the need to rest;
  • my role models & influences; and
  • thoughts on meditation, spirituality & service.


In addition, I was asked how Julie and I work together as a team — balancing our similarities and differences. Plus Julie sheds some light on her interesting backstory.

As an aside, if this retreat sounds fun (it is!), we are currently taking reservations for Plantpower Italia, May 19-26, 2018. To learn more and nab your spot (it will sell out), visit

I sincerely hope you enjoy the listen.

Peace + Plants,



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Let’s get clean water to those in need

On October 20, I turn 51. To celebrate, I don’t want presents. I need for nothing, with one exception: your help. Right now 663 million people currently live without clean water. So I have partnered with charity: water to create a birthday fundraising campaign that asks for $51 donations from each of you — $1 for every year I have been drinking clean water — 100% of which will be used to build clean water projects for those in need. When they’re complete, charity: water will send us photos and GPS coordinates so we can experience up close the exact community we helped – and that is priceless. To learn more and donate, visit:

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Show Notes

Rich Roll: Facebook | Twitter | Instagram | YouTube

Julie Piatt: | Instagram | Twitter | Facebook | Music

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Thanks to Jason Camiolo for production, audio engineering, show notes and interstitial music; Shawn Patterson for graphics; and David Zammit for photography & videography. Theme music by Ana Leimma.

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