BC155. Eric Byrnes – The Mindset for Ultramarathoning and Life

On this episode, Brian converses with Eric Byrnes – a retired Major League Baseball player, current analyst on MLB Network, and one of the most genuine human beings on this planet.


You will learn…

  • The importance of recovery
  • Why modeling the behaviors you want to see in your athletes/children is vital to their development
  • How the ultra mindset is different from the MLB mindset

Follow Eric on Instagram @ebyrnes22

Watch Diamond To The Rough



00:00 – Cain and Eric talk ultra training

02:56 – Diamond To The Rough

04:12 – The history behind The Western States 100

05:43 – What does walking and exercising do for the brain?

09:01 – How does Eric use the hot tub and sauna for recovery?

10:29 – How is the ultra mindset different from the baseball mindset?

13:37 – If Eric could go back and redo his MLB career, what would he do differently?

15:25 – The importance of THE MOMENT

16:10 – “The Zone” and “Raising Your Basement”

18:53 – Eric’s take on the meaning of life

20:14 – The importance of movement and modeling healthy behaviors/choices for your athletes.

26:00 – Closing Comments – Watch Diamond To The Rough