55 minutes | May 2nd 2020

1. Heather "Anish" Anderson

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Check out Anderson’s website for an opportunity to buy an autographed copy of her current book Thirst, 2600 Miles to Home, which chronicles day-by-day her record-setting accomplishment on the PCT. Inspiring and authentic, the book highlights Anderson’s background as an un-coordinated kid with big athletic dreams, and how she immersed herself in nature to fill a void of self doubt within her.

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Episode Highlights


2:25: Anderson’s list of accomplishments
7:35: Different categories of fastest known times
9:35: Anderson discusses the writing process for her book Thirst
12:09: Anderson discusses how she dealt with post-hike depression, and what she is doing during the COVID-19 lockdown
18:10: Anderson reveals her offseason training routine and taking up a new sport
24:40: Anderson talks about her route plan on the Calendar year Triple Crown to avoid snow
27:20: How Flyin’ Brian Robinson inspired her when he became the first person to Calendar Year Triple Crown. 
29:00: Anderson’s super sappy yet sweet story on the very first day of the Calendar Year Triple Crown trip. 
32:20: The unique Barkley Marathons, and Anderson’s four attempts. 
42:57: Don’t let fear stand in the way of following your dreams.
51:47: Anderson’s all-time favorite trail food
52:46: Anderson’s luxury item as of late
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