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Humans of Ultrarunning
79 minutes | Jul 31, 2020
How to run 170 Miles Unsupported with Helen Pelster
Helen Pelster is a risk-adverse adventurer and we explore her mindset, planning and execution of the 171 mile Tahoe Rim Trail Fastest Known Time (FKT) as well as discuss motherhood, mindful meditation, getting kids involved in the outdoors, gear/nutrition/water sources digging all the way into the nature of reality. Helen is a multi dimensional athlete who balances family life with some pretty incredible goals. Read her race report here Follow her on instagram Thank you to our episode sponsors: Altra Running and Kogalla!
92 minutes | Jun 10, 2020
Kaylo Littlejohn: Overcoming and Ultrarunning Against All Odds
Kaylo Littlejohn is a Columbia graduate and getting his phD at UC Berkley in electrical engineering and computer science. He's also one of the youngest finishers of the Moab 240 (21 yrs) and Bigfoot 200 (22 yrs). Kaylo overcame a lot to be where he is today from an abusive home environment to being in special education because he was misunderstood. We talk about his ultrarunning experiences and motivation, racism growing up and what it's like to be a black man in a sport that is predominantly white. Follow Kaylo on Instagram at: https://www.instagram.com/kaylolittlejohn You can listen to his TED Talk here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Eh9f0pUxoQQ Episode sponsored by Altra Running, Spring Energy, Silver Star Nutrition, and Kogalla. Thank you to patreon supporters Patrick Harbison and Meg Cullings for your support! You can become a supporter at https://www.patreon.com/humansofultra or consider subscribing and rating HOU on your fav podcast app. Thank you!
120 minutes | May 1, 2020
Taking Trail Running to a New Low with Jason Green
Charismatic and irreverent Jason Green talks about how he went from smoking and sedentary to running ultramarathons, creating a cult-- I mean running club--Yeti Trail Runners, and a successful race organization that is selling out races, creating community on the East Coast (and West), his love for inclusivity and trails. See Jason's events here. Follow him on Instagram Join our East Coast Vs. West Coast virtual challenge (50k, Half or 10k) or Rise Up Ultras (200mile, 100mi, 100k, 6hr, 12hr) at https://www.destinationtrailrun.com/virtual-races.html You can support HOU patreon page here or consider leaving a review on iTunes/your fav podcast app: https://www.patreon.com/humansofultra
91 minutes | Apr 21, 2020
Ultra Q & A with Courtney and Candice
I sat down (virtually) with Courtney Dauwalter and we dug into your questions in a new and fun Q & A format. We explored topics like tapering, favorite desserts, how to get faster on the trails, my speed attempt on the Arizona Trail, how we are managing the quarantine, cancelled races and so much more! This episode is sponsored by Altra Running and Kogalla Lights. Please consider supporting the podcast on Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/humansofultra
92 minutes | Apr 14, 2020
The Obstacle is the Way with Joel Rhyner
Joel Rhyner is a co-founder of Run Wenatchee, an event organization and run club. He works as a Physician's Assistant in Wenatchee, WA. Joel and I talk about races and the current coronavirus outbreak. His experience in the medical field, as an event director and run club leader brings an important perspective to the pandemic we are dealing with and how it is affecting running events, hospitals and the communities around them.
74 minutes | Feb 27, 2020
Arizona Trail Speed Attempt ft Matthew Nelson
In this episode, the planning phase of my Speed Attempt on the Arizona Trail, I speak with the Executive Director of the Arizona Trail, Matthew Nelson. Matt goes over some of the challenges of the trail, why the AZT is unique and how it was created to be inclusive to trail users. We are just 2.5 weeks away from my start date for the FKT (Fastest Known Time)!
80 minutes | Jul 11, 2019
Clare Gallagher and David Roche
Clare Gallagher joins us shortly after her stunning win at Western States 100, the most competitive 100 miler in the USA, following a trip to the Arctic National Refuge to work on climate change with David Roche (her coach extraordinaire) to talk about Western States, the lead up to the race including training and balancing life, activism, coaching, cultivating empathy and being kind to yourself. We delve into the importance of rest and recovery and why more training will not make you faster or stronger. Learn how Clare balances joy with awareness of the injustices of the world. Clare's Trip to the Arctic and what you can do: Protect the Arctic here and send a letter to your representatives Follow Clare on Instagram Clare's website Follow David on Instagram David's Coaching website David's amazing new book "The Happy Runner" Music by "Limitless World" by Olive Musique Episode Sponsored by Altra Running! Check out why runners who care about their feet are choosing Altra. Altra's FootShape™ toe box allows the toes to relax and spread out naturally and the big toe to remain in a straight position for maximum stability and power. Please consider subscribing to us on your favorite podcast app and rating us. Thank you!
49 minutes | Jul 6, 2019
Planning a Running Adventure in the Enchantments
I got together a group of my friends and ran the Enchantments Traverse while recording a podcast! This route is near my home in Leavenworth, WA and boasts some of the most amazing terrain you can find in the world. It's a tough and technical route through the Stuart Mountain Range in Washington State and much of it requires following cairns, crossing snow and boulder fields. We talk about the route and its challenges, what to bring on a long adventure, food/nutrition, safety equipment and dealing with the unknowns of a long trail running route. Featuring: Jenny Low, Bethany Loeffler, Riley Smith and Kate Woodard. Episode sponsored by Altra Running. Altra makes shoes that fit your foot shape with wide toe boxes that will help you avoid blisters and other friction based injuries. None of those pointed toe boxes! My favorite shoe for all mountain running is the Timp 1.5! Learn more about the Enchantments Lake Traverse here. My Gear list: Ultimate Direction Hardrocker Pack 1 Soft flask for filling water in streams (plenty of water on route) Inreach SPOT Tracker - you can send text messages via Satelite! Emergency Bivy (foil) Light rain jacket, I used the Ultimate Direction V2 Long sleeve shirt Katadyn Filter Water Bottle Headlamp + extra batteries Spring Energy gels, about 20 gels = over 2000 calories. For 10% off use coupon code: candice Snacks like olives, nuts, cheese/salami etc LEKI Poles Chapstick, sunscreen, lube Music by: "Groove Science" Olive Musique, "Walls of Jerico" Wolves, "Crazy Clownz" Wolves, "No Regrets" Olive Musique, "Guilty Pleasure" Olive Musique, "Safe Word" JAM Studio, and "Swordfish Hotkiss Night" Empire of the Sun. Photos by Riley Smith Photography
74 minutes | Jun 10, 2019
Trolls, Social Media & Creating Change with Stephanie Howe
In HOU's Part 2 on Trolls and Social Media, Stephanie Voilett and Candice Burt chat about Stephanie's experience with online trolls and negativity including the Udo's Oil ad that came out a few years ago, common problems with social media, the effect of comments on women, sexualization of athletes, how to be a part of the solution including some environmental tips. We address the recent Outside Online article about Trail Runners being "Parasites" and what the real issues are including climate change and how to support your fellow athletes and ultrarunners when you see trolling or online bullying. This episode is sponsored by Spring Energy. Try Spring's real food energy in gel sized packets with ingredients like fruit, rice, nut butters and more. For 10% off use Coupon code: Candice Music, in order of appearance by: Wolves "Walls of Jericho", Olive Musique "Groove Science" and Wolves "Crazy Clownz". Follow Stephanie on Instagram, Facebook, Twitter. She coaches, has nutrition plans, recipes, and so much more on her website. See Part 1 in our Trolling & Social Media with Chris Mocko here. Please share, subscribe and rate our podcast, thank you!
113 minutes | May 28, 2019
World Record Speed with a Smile ft Camille Herron
Camille Herron is one of the best ultrarunners in the world right now for both women and men. You can find Camille with a big smile on her face while regularly beating both the men and women in ultramarathons. One of her secret weapons is her unwavering positive attitude and a desire to prove her doubters wrong. She has been successful in both road and trail races from the marathon, 100 miles and 24 hour events. Earlier this year she was in a bad car accident that she was lucky to walk away from but this near death experience changed her focus and she's tackling each day with a new energy and appreciation. In this podcast we discuss Camille's near death experience, her records including her World record for fastest marathon in a superhero costume, how she is approaching training, her diet and her favorite fast food. We discuss her preparation this year for the most competitive ultra in the world, Comrades Marathon, and the highly competitive Western States 100 less than one month apart as well as PEDs, supplements, whether women are selling themselves short in competition, her unique running gait, doubters and trolls, and her move to Colorado. Learn more about Camille: her website, coaching and training camps Camille on wikipedia Follow Camille on: Instagram Facebook Twitter This episode is sponsored by Altra Running.Traditional running shoes feature pointy toe boxes that squeeze the toes out of their natural position –increasing risk of bunions, hammertoes and plantar fasciitis. Altra’s FootShape™ toe box allows the toes to relax and spread out naturally and the big toe to remain in a straight position. This enhances stability and creates a powerful toe-off to maximize running performance. Music by Boomkat "Now Understand This" and Br'er Rabbit "What's Left". Follow Humans of Ultrarunning on Instagram and Facebook Please subscribe and rate us on your favorite podcast app. Thank you!
110 minutes | May 19, 2019
200+ Miles Through the Australian Outback: Delirious WEST 200
Podcast episode co-hosted by Kevin Westlake and Candice Burt chronicling the inaugural Delirious WEST 219 mile/350km race that took place on the West Coast of Australia. We bring you live recordings from before, during and after the race including Candice's story (1st place female/3rd place overall) and Kevin's experiences as a first time crew/pacer and his interviews of other athletes in the race, volunteers, crew/pacers and the race director Shaun Kaesler. This inaugural event is special because it runs point to point along the very west coast of Australia on the Bibbulmun Track from Northcliff to Albany. The story includes getting lost, hallucinations, the joys of running multiple days, sleep deprivation struggles, and a heck of a lot more. Learn all about 200 mile racing! Episode features special guests: Shaun Kaesler, Dion Leonard, Kay Bretz, Louise Wallace, Guy Schweitzer, Marilyn & Peter Freitag, Kiley O'Neil, Rebecca Brockwell, Nichole Vaughn. Learn more about the Delirious WEST 200 mile here, pssst: registration is OPEN! Join the Delirious WEST facebook group Follow Shaun Kaesler's Races here. Learn about the Bibbulmun Track that spans much of the west coast of Australia. Follow Kevin Westlake on Instagram Follow Candice on Instagram or her website here. Episode sponsored by Kogalla the light that out performs all other lights and can be worn on your pack, waist or from a tent! This is the light that everyone is using for 100+ mile races and adventure runs because it lights up the trail 120 degrees! Music by Olive Musique, Flash Fulharty, Empire of the Sun, Ting Music, Jasmine Thompson, Boomkat, Br'er Rabbit, Laserhawk, Summerheart. More details on our website. If you like HOU, please subscribe and rate us on your favorite podcast app! Thank you!
96 minutes | May 10, 2019
Chris Mocko: Being Vulnerable, Trolls and Building a Brand
In a series of episodes we explore trolling, the internet and social media. Part one features Chris Mocko. Chris is a lively and colorful personality in the Ultrarunning and trail world. Chris runs professionally for Nike. He's known for his playful "The Mocko Show" on YouTube. He lives in Boulder Colorado, loves Costco and drives a bright yellow Kio Rio named Daisy. Follow Chris' channel on YouTube: The Mocko Show Follow Chris: Instagram Twitter Facebook Strava This episode is sponsored by Spring Energy. Spring Energy believes food is a powerful source of energy and nature does not need to be corrected in a laboratory. Spring took what's offered by nature and carefully crafted a line of nutrition products for endurance athletes. Bring the joy of training and racing without GI problems, sugar highs and dips and negative effects of low quality ingredients and chemicals. Use code for 10% off: Candice Music intro by Lazerhawk "Disco Planet" and close by Summer Heart "I Wanna See the Sunset".
110 minutes | May 4, 2019
Jeff Garmire: Setting a Speed Record on Arizona Trail
Jeff Garmire set the new overall record on the 800 mile Arizona Trail, finishing it self supported in 15 days 13 hours and 10 minutes. That beats the supported record by 9+ hours and 3+days for the self supported record, an impressive effort! Jeff calls the 800 mile Arizona Trail a "short" FKT (Fastest Known Time) route. As unbelievable as that sounds, to Jeff 800 miles is a tiny portion of trails he's accomplished in one go. Since 2011 Jeff has logged over 21,000 miles on America's long trails including completing the Triple Crown in one year which includes the Appalachian Trail, the Pacific Crest Trail and the Continental Divide Trail. He completed all the Colorado 14ers in one year and the prestigious Nolans 14 in under 60 hours. Jeff is a wealth of knowledge about thru hiking and fastpacking and this conversation goes into depth on his incredible effort on the AZT plus some of his hardcore hiking background. Follow Jeff on Instagram Check out Jeff's Website: Free Outside Jeff's Report on his AZT Run Jeff on Twitter Jeff on facebook: Free Outside THis episode is sponsored by LEKI. LEKI makes the best poles hands down. With their glove design you won't get any chaffing or blisters on your hands - even after traveling 100s of miles. The trigger shark allows you to click in and out of the poles in one quick movement. Check them out here. I recommend the Micro Trail PRO or Micro Trail Race Music by Boomkat "Bein' Bad"
98 minutes | Apr 26, 2019
Ask the Doctor: Josh Emdur, DO
Dr. Josh Emdur joins us to discuss your running related questions and talk about his online medicine practice, an innovative way to have your doctor at your fingertips! Josh is a graduate of Western University of Health and Sciences School of Osteopathic Medicine and board certified in Family Medicine. He is the Medical Director of Steady MD, an online concierge practice for athletes and anyone interested in living a healthy life. He is also Clinical Adjunct Faculty at Rocky Mountain Vista Osteopathic University, a 2:52 marathoner, an avid backcountry skier, former climber, and married father of two boys! *This podcast is for general educational purposes only and does not constitute the practice of medicine. This is not a substitute for medical care. Episode Sponsored by Altra Running. Altra's foot shaped toe box allows toes to relax and spread out naturally and the big toe to remain in a straight position for maximum stability and power. Follow Josh on instagram Steady MD on Instagram Learn more about Online Medicine: Steady MD Music by JAM Studio "Safe Word" and Origami Pigeon "Pins and Needles"
94 minutes | Apr 18, 2019
Running Around the World with YiOu Wang
YiOu Wang is an educator and teacher and a professional trail and ultrarunner and she sure is fast! She is a 2:38 marathoner, Olympic Trials Qualifier and she's been winning competitive ultras for years. YiOu had the opportunity of a lifetime: she travelled to 26 different countries and she brings some of her wisdom and lessons from her travels to the podcast. We talk about some of the things she saw and experienced around the world including human's impact on the environment, top picks for trail running destinations (you may have never thought of), and her favorite workouts. Music by Br'er Rabbit "Blind Like Glass" Episode sponsored by Spring Energy. Get 10% off these real food packets with code: Candice
79 minutes | Apr 12, 2019
How to be Superwoman at 61 years young
Terry Abrams is a proponent for the underdog and believes that all miles are equal regardless of your pace or place. Terry is 61 years old and was an ultrarunner before it was cool. She did her first ultra in the 1980s! She was the first woman to complete the Badwater Triple (449 miles) and she recently ran 1000 miles from Enumclaw, WA to Mt. Whitney, CA. We talk about being a pioneer in the sport, learning by trial and error, being of service to others, how the Tahoe 200 is the first race she's signed up for in 20 years, Age and running, how to hydrate properly, most important personality traits of an ultrarunner, using running as medication, pain with a purpose, having a higher purpose, and so much more. This interview was certainly one of my favorites. Podcast will be live by Friday on Humansofultrarunning.com and your favorite podcast app. This episode is sponsored by Kogalla. With 800 lumens of illumination, you'll never want to run, bike or hike without it. Straps to your pack, jacket, shirt! Music by Grace Mesa, "Boom, Boom, Boom"
67 minutes | Apr 5, 2019
Barkley Marathons Win Again with Gavin Woody
The Barkley Marathons has long been considered one of the world's toughest races. Gavin Woody, a runner who embraces some of the world's toughest ultramarathons, joins us to talk about this unique event and we explore his experiences this year as well as his accomplishments as a runner. We dive into the motivation behind wanting to do these kinds of extreme races, the mental side of racing, what mistakes Gavin made in this year's race, navigation, as well as a list of his go-to gear for anyone wanting to "run" Barkley or another extreme mountain race. Fun and very informative chat about extreme ultramarathon racing.
71 minutes | Mar 26, 2019
Mike Wardian's 631 mile Record Breaking Run
Mike Wardian ran 631 miles / 1000km in 10 days 16 hours and 36 minutes to set a new FKT (Fastest Known Time) this March 2019. He ran through incredibly varied terrain including snow, mountains, hail and rain storms, route finding, international travel, hallucinations... and more! He talks about how through this FKT he was able to connect with the community and tackle his biggest challenge yet. This episode explores Mike's run as well as the mental state that allows him to do such long and tough routes.
115 minutes | Mar 21, 2019
How the HURT 100 Mile Race Turned into a Love Story
Final HURT 100 Episode: Candice's Story. Part 1: "How the HURT 100 Race turned into a love story" narrated by Candice Burt (story style). Part 2: Interview with Kevin Westlake (pacer/Crew/Airbnb Host). Part 3: Interview with Catra Corbett, Crew and Pacer. From Candice's story: "He was standing near me and just his presence made me feel alive. His fingers clasped in his running vest, board shorts hanging down to his knees looking more like a surfer than a runner. Because, well he IS a surfer. I still wasn’t sure why he was at the race. He wasn’t a runner, I’d just met him days earlier but now he was standing right next to me ready to pace me the final 8 miles to the finish of this 100 mile race in the jungle and I knew I wanted him there but I was worried. I glanced at my legs, covered in mud and sweat and sticky with dreams that slowly seeped from my head where they had been born 6 years earlier settling slowly somewhere in the mud with my ego. I’d be getting my finish but not in the time or place I hoped for."
47 minutes | Mar 13, 2019
Caroline Gleich Professional Ski Mountaineer Talks Ultrarunning
Caroline Gleich is a 33 year old professional ski mountaineer, adventurer and activist for social and environmental justice. She was the first woman to ski all 90 lines of "The Chuting Gallery" a steep skiing guidebook to Utah's Wasatch Mountain Range by Andrew Mclean and she runs ultramarathons! We talk about some of thing Caroline is passionate about: skiing and running and activism as well as mental health, online bullying, and making a living in the outdoor industry.
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