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Roll On: Notes From Minneapolis

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Episode #598



This week we dive into the why behind my decision to visit Minneapolis and what I learned from the experience. Plus stories from the swimming vault and some epic show & tell before fielding a few running-centric listener questions.

Welcome to another edition of ‘Roll On’, wherein myself and Adam Skolnick dissect matters of the day in a manner that is instructive and sometimes even entertaining.

Aside from serving as my sidekick and hypeman, Adam Skolnick is an activist and journalist best known as David Goggins’ Can’t Hurt Me, co-author. He writes about adventure sports, environmental issues, and civil rights for outlets such as The New York Times, Outside, ESPN, BBC, and Men’s Health. He is the author of One Breath and is currently using the ‘new dad’ excuse to avoid working on his novel.

Topics explored in today’s conversation include:

  • The Envol Swimrun Battle & Running For Justice Virtual Run Challenge;
  • an update on the Iron Cowboy’s ‘Conquer 100’ challenge;
  • the intention behind Rich’s trip to Minneapolis & his experiences in the city;
  • what it means to reimagine public safety to create a safer society;
  • Rich’s partnership with Ten Thousand and the new ‘Distance Kit’; and
  • the future of lab-grown, ‘cultured’ meat. 

“What’s happening in Minneapolis is a statement on where we are headed as a country.”


In addition, we answer the following listener questions:

  • How do you stay motivated in your endurance challenges?
  • What advice can you offer first-time marathoners?
  • How can you hone your nutrition for large endurance races?

Thank you to Steven from Charleston, Casey from Illinois, and Asha & Savannah from British Colombia for your questions. If you want your query discussed, drop it on our Facebook Page, or better yet leave a voicemail at (424) 235-4626.

Ten Thousand ‘Distance Kit’ Giveaway: We’re giving away 5 Distance Kits from Ten Thousand! To enter: (1) subscribe to the Rich Roll Podcast YouTube channel; and (2) Leave a comment under today’s episode video. We will pick 5 winners who will receive the full kit (short, tank, and socks) and reach out to them.

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