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The Random Runner
43 minutes | Mar 14, 2019
Is the Coros Apex worth your money?
We're putting out the call, the call for runners that might have a proclivity for conspiracies. We want to have some fun and explore some new topics never really explored in the running world. Eric gave a quick review for his new Coros Apex GPS watch. High point include phenomenal battery life that will definitely get most people across the finish line for a 100mi race. It's GPS tracks are very good and the new company is iterating quickly with new features and tweaks. Brian updates us on his rolled ankle and we do our typical musing about our training and running goals.
60 minutes | Mar 4, 2019
Shasta Trail Runs’ Ryan Spitz
The race director for Shasta Trail Runs, Ryan Spitz, sat down with us to talk all things trail running. He has a long history in athletics, but it wasn't until a few years ago when he got talked into running a marathon without any training that he got the running bug. He moved into triathlon charging all the way to the Ironman. Loving the grind of long events, he eventually found trail running and hasn't looked back. He moved his family to Redding, CA where the opportunity to buy Shasta Trail Runs fell into his lap. He snatched it up and has transformed it from a small set of local races into a growing collection of races that he hopes to make a splash on the trail running scene. We go into what it's like to develop and organize these races. He talked about his vision for the future and how he reacted to the Carr Fire closing trails and the races held on them. We touch on some big plans for future races including a race starting in Arcata and finishing at Mt. Shasta. Approximately 330+ miles! He's also developing a course that circumnavigates Mt. Shasta itself. It's exciting times to be a trail runner with new trails being created and people like Ryan Spitz fighting for access to hold these events on them.
42 minutes | Mar 2, 2019
It Was a Marathon of Marathons
Records were broken, precedents were set and there was carnage. The Dubai Marathon was marked with excitement because the fastest time was set by anyone at their debut marathon race. Getaneh Molla from Ethiopia won the race in 2:03:34. Also a course record. Ruth Chepngetich from Kenya set the women's course record at 2:17:08! Walmsley set out to OTQ at the Houston Half Marathon at succeeded with zero room for error where he finished at 64:00 even! There are many fast road runners out there who can run that fast, but coming from a mountain ultra runner, this is a huge accomplishment. Tommy Puzey who ran the full Marathon at Houston tells his riveting story where he set out to finish in 2:14 and eventually lost conscientiousness at the finish. When he woke, he didn't have any memory of actually finishing the race and asked first about Walmsley and if he OTQed. Eric eats his words and chokes a bit after proudly declaring he'd get a 15min PR at the Redding Marathon. He explains how the end of his training block fell apart and decided to still go for his goal time of 3:30 even though he could blow up. Chris Mocko sets a PR, 2:21:00, at the Rock N Roll Marathon making his goal to OTQ (2:19) at some point this year an ever more realistic goal. Throughout the show we talked about running in the morning vs the afternoon. Altitude training and much more.
67 minutes | Jan 19, 2019
Chris Mocko Lands His Golden Ticket Early at the Bandera 100K
We have special guest C$/The Mocko Show/Chris Mocko on the show! After touching base on Chris' road running career and how he got into running Trail Ultras, we talked about his huge 2nd place finish at the Bandera 100K. He secured his 2019 Western States bib by earning his Golden Ticket at the first race of the season. Amazingly it came on the heels of a DNF at Javelina Jundred and a rocky finish at Cape Town. We got to go deep into the mindset of what it takes to get your head AND training to line up correctly on race day. Chris is probably the Funniest Guy in Running™ and has a hilarious Youtube channel that you need watch. https://www.youtube.com/themockoshow Chris wants to be your coach, so if you're looking for someone that can help you reach new milestones. Hit him up. Please use promo code "randomrunner" at checkout. Just kidding 😂🤣, but do tell him we said "hi".
44 minutes | Dec 21, 2018
Goals for 2019
>> Training updates: Brian takes on a chest cold and Eric deals with an odd knee injury. >> Desert Solstice Update: Camille Heron takes 24hr record >> Racing Goals for 2019
71 minutes | Nov 25, 2018
Will Olsen faces the Elk-Kings Mountain Marathon
Local Redding runner Will Olsen recounts his experience racing the Elk-Kings Mountain Marathon. When at the pre-race meeting, the director tells everyone that they're crazy for running this course, you know it's going to be intense. Will recounts the race and we talk about his running history and how he got ready for the adventure.
44 minutes | Oct 30, 2018
Ultra-marathon Crewing Ideas
We've put another week of solid running on our Altras and we have a few updates. Sage Canaday is going to go for the 100mi track record at Desert Solstice in Phoenix, Az. Mo Farah wins the Chicago Marathon Shasta Trail Runs launches two new races. The Castle Crags 50k and the Gateway 50mi. We talked about the 4mph Challenge getting moved to McCloud. Since the time of the recording, it got moved again to the Great Shasta Railway Trail in Mcloud. Check out Shastatrailruns.com for all the details. We finish the end of the show with ideas and things we've discovered and like for crewing races.
49 minutes | Oct 18, 2018
Do Altras Live up to the Hype
This week we opine about our recent conversion to Altra and zero-drop shoes. Brian picked up some Torins and Escalantes. Eric grabbed the Escalantes as well as the Lonepeak 4.0s. Kipchoge breaks the marathon world record in Berlin. Kourtney Duawalter breaks the Tahoe 200 mile recording finishing 2nd overall. Shasta Trail Runs announces two new races. Ryan Spitz, the RD, setup the Castle Crags 50k and the Gateway Trails 50m (Mt. Shasta). We finish the show by dreaming of breaking 3hrs at CIM and eventually running 100mi or more down the road.
56 minutes | Sep 18, 2018
Random Runner Podcast Episode #2
Hip thrusting your way to good form? Plus plans for future training.
31 minutes | Sep 11, 2018
Random Runner Podcast Episode #1
Join us for the very first edition of the Random Runner Podcast! Please comment and subscribe!
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