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Flea’s Marathon Acid Quote RHCP

Flea Compares Running Marathon to Being on Acid

Red Hot Chili Peppers bassist Flea tweeted moments ago comparing the feeling of running a marathon as the closest feeling to being on acid.

Flea in his own words, “Running a marathon is the closest feeling to being on acid without actual LSD consumption that I know of”

Flea, real name Michael Balzary, has run the L.A. Marathon each of the past two years.

In 2011 he finished in 3:53:00 (Full Story). Yesterday (2012), he finished in 3:41:49 PR.

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RHCP Flea’s Wise Words on Distance Running

RHCP Flea’s Wise Words on Distance Running

Red Hot Chili Peppers’ bassist Flea tweeted the following late tonight about distance running:

“Distance running is the best way to learn how to stay present in the moment I have ever found”

Flea ran his first marathon at the 2011 Los Angeles Marathon. I was lucky enough to finish around the same time as he did and talk to him briefly in the downpour that had soaked us all 26.2 miles.

I’m glad to hear he has stuck with it.  He ran the L.A. Marathon to raise money for his charity, the Silver Lake Conservatory (website).

Related: Flea Runs L.A. Marathon in 3:53:00

What inspired Flea to start running? The book Born To Run.

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Flea and Joshua Holmes After the 2011 Los Angeles Marathon

Red Hot Chili Peppers’ Flea Runs L.A. Marathon in 3:53:00

Red Hot Chili Peppers’ bassist Michael ‘Flea’ Balzary started running about 6 months ago.  He decided to run the 2011 Los Angeles Marathon to help raise money for his Silverlake Music Conservatory.

Flea completed the extremely rainy, windy, cold marathon with a great time of 3:53:00.

Silverlake Music Conservatory: “The mission of the Silverlake Conservatory of Music, a non-profit organization, is to facilitate basic music education. Our primary focus is on the youth of the community but all are welcome and encouraged to participate. The Conservatory offers private music lessons at a reasonable cost and grants scholarships to children in need, providing free lessons and instruments. The study of music enriches the life of the student as well as the community and society.”

For those keeping score at home, Flea was wearing the Saucony Kinerva running shoes.

[photo: We happened to bump into each other immediately under a tent as I was trying to make a call. He was looking for some Gatorade and his buddies. He seemed extremely tired, spent, and exhausted (Me too!) but was still gracious enough to stop long enough for a quick iPhone pic].

Related Los Angeles Marathon Links

10 Best Things About the Los Angeles Marathon

Markos Geneti Wins 2011 Los Angeles Marathon in Debut (Results)

Flea Runs Los Angeles Marathon in 3:53:00 (pic)

List of 2011 Los Angeles Marathon Elite Runners

2011 L.A. Marathon Finisher’s Medal

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