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Mental Health Illness in the High Functioning Athlete | Shane Mascarin

February 23, 2021 Carolyn Coffin and Kim Senechal Episode 23
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Mental Health Illness in the High Functioning Athlete | Shane Mascarin
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Mental Health Illness in the High Functioning Athlete | Shane Mascarin
Feb 23, 2021 Episode 23
Carolyn Coffin and Kim Senechal

Shane Mascarin is a 46 year old range biologist from Wainwright, AB with an impressive endurance sport resume. He is a roadrunner, trail runner and triathlete who has completed approximately 10 marathons, over 35 ultramarathons including 14-100 milers and the Moab 240, as well as 10 full Ironman competitions. Kim met him somewhat virtually in 2016 when they were fellow Salming ambassadors, and they got to know each other better at the 2018 Canadian Death Race, where Shane has been a 5x solo finisher. 

Despite being a very high functioning person and athlete, Shane has recently become more outspoken about the challenges he has faced living with mental health illness and we feel he has a really important message to share. In this episode we talk about the difficulties he has faced seeking help in our current Canadian medical system, how running has helped him cope and how he puts his running lows into perspective, as well as how important it is to have more conversations like this one. 

Shane is currently an ambassador for Hammer Nutrition Canada, and we would like to give a shout out to them for not asking him to be anyone other than his true authentic self. Thanks to Shane for coming on our podcast to share his thoughts and experiences with us.

Connect with Shane:

IG: @wild_meat_athlete
FB:
@shane.mascarin

Resources we discussed in the episode:

  • Favourite Mantra: Embrace the suck
  • Favourite Place to Run: The Alps; Grand Cache (AB)
  • Bucket List Run: World Ironman Championships (Kona); Boston Marathon; Western States; Triple Crown of 200s
  • Favourite Book: Iron War
  • Post-Run Indulgence:  Bacon cheeseburger; Dairy Queen Blizzard
Show Notes

Shane Mascarin is a 46 year old range biologist from Wainwright, AB with an impressive endurance sport resume. He is a roadrunner, trail runner and triathlete who has completed approximately 10 marathons, over 35 ultramarathons including 14-100 milers and the Moab 240, as well as 10 full Ironman competitions. Kim met him somewhat virtually in 2016 when they were fellow Salming ambassadors, and they got to know each other better at the 2018 Canadian Death Race, where Shane has been a 5x solo finisher. 

Despite being a very high functioning person and athlete, Shane has recently become more outspoken about the challenges he has faced living with mental health illness and we feel he has a really important message to share. In this episode we talk about the difficulties he has faced seeking help in our current Canadian medical system, how running has helped him cope and how he puts his running lows into perspective, as well as how important it is to have more conversations like this one. 

Shane is currently an ambassador for Hammer Nutrition Canada, and we would like to give a shout out to them for not asking him to be anyone other than his true authentic self. Thanks to Shane for coming on our podcast to share his thoughts and experiences with us.

Connect with Shane:

IG: @wild_meat_athlete
FB:
@shane.mascarin

Resources we discussed in the episode:

  • Favourite Mantra: Embrace the suck
  • Favourite Place to Run: The Alps; Grand Cache (AB)
  • Bucket List Run: World Ironman Championships (Kona); Boston Marathon; Western States; Triple Crown of 200s
  • Favourite Book: Iron War
  • Post-Run Indulgence:  Bacon cheeseburger; Dairy Queen Blizzard