Episodes

Mike Wardian and His Latest Challenge  

Mike Wardian’s 7/7/7 Marathon Interview Mike Wardian has been on the show before and he’s always one of my favorite guests.  This latest show is no exception as he fills us in with the details of his latest adventure, talks about the logistics of getting sponsors to support him, how …

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Alicia Vargo – Diet, Nutrition, and Staying Fueled on the Trails  

Alicia Vargo Interview – (Updated to mp3 format.) Alicia Vargo has a degree in nutrition from Stanford, she’s a two time NCAA 10k champ, won the Flagstaff Skyrace last year, coaches runners professionally, runs for HOKA, and has some severe dietary restrictions of her own to contend with.  Seems like …

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Jamil Coury Interview – New Media, Race Directing, and Barkley.  

Jamil Coury Interview Jamil Coury wears many hats in the sport of ultra and trail running.  He’s a race director, competitive athlete, pizza chef (wait, what?), and film maker.  I asked him to be on the show to talk about the role of “new” media in our sport, where he sees …

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2016 Year in Ultramarathons and Predictions for 2017  

2016 Year in Review and Predictions for 2017 Each year we get together to discuss the previous 12 months and make predictions for 2017.  With a sport that’s changing as rapidly as ours it, it’s always a fun discussion to have, and I predict one that’s been had on many …

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Sabrina Little Interview – Overcoming Injury and Learning Lessons  

Sabrina Little Interview – Five Years Later We last interviewed Sabrina Little in early 2012. Then Sabrina Moran, she was running for a different shoe manufacturer, was attending college at Yale, and starting to make a real name for herself in the ultramarathon world in mainly timed and track ultras. Fast …

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Magdalena Boulet Interview  

Magdalena Boulet Interview We had Magdalena Boulet on the show two years ago when she was just one year into her ultra career.  Fast forward, and she’s got a healthy resume of wins and wisdom under her fedora. Sarah and I chat with Magda about how she stays positive on …

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Steven Wiseman – Couch to 50 Miler in Nine Months  

Steven Wiseman – Couch to 50 Miler in Nine Months Prior to March of this year, Steven Wiseman wasn’t a runner at all.  He’d never owned a pair of running shoes and was overweight.  For whatever reason, Steven entered a 5k, suffered through to the finish, then a friend challenged …

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Cody Reed – Planning His 50 Mile Debut at North Face Endurance Challenge  

Cody Reed – Planning His 50 Mile Debut at North Face Endurance Challenge Cody Reed grew up in Northern California, ran at Northern Arizona University, and still lives and trains in Flagstaff. His friend and training partner is Jim Walmsley, and Cody has run three ultras in his short career, …

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Hayden Hawks – Track Speed on the Trails  

Hayden Hawks Interview – Track Speed on the Trails Utah native Hayden Hawks blasted on to the ultra trail scene earlier this year when he showed up to the wild and competitive Speedgoat 50k and won the thing, beating some top level elite runners who likely had no idea who …

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My Himalayan 100 Recap  

Himalayan 100 – My First International Stage Race Report If you’ve been listening to the show for the past few months, you’ve heard me stressing out about preparing and packing for my first stage race – The Himalayan 100.  Before I left, I recorded this interview with Russ Trice who …

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Sarah Keyes – SkyRunning, Dirt Bagging, Beer Drinking, and Running in the Adirondacks  

Sarah Keyes – SkyRunning, Dirt Bagging, Beer Drinking, and Running in the Adirondacks Sarah Keyes has everything it takes to be a great URP guest: She’s a vibrant and dynamic story teller who lived in her truck last year with her dog while driving around the country to different SkyRunning …

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Russ Trice Helps Me Prepare and Pack for the Himalayan 100  

Preparing and Packing for an International Stage Race – The Himalayan 100 A few days prior to my leaving for my first international stage race (The Himalayan 100), I hopped on the phone with experienced trekker/runner/stage racer Russ Trice to get some last minute tips for my journey.  I was …

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John Andersen and His Run at the Wet and Wild Grindstone 100  

John Andersen and His Run at the Wet and Wild Grindstone 100 John Andersen ran his first hundred earlier this year at Bighorn100 in Wyoming and had a blast. He felt great, had fun, ate well, and loved every minute of it.  Well, then he signed up for his local …

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Meredith Edwards Interview – Skimo, Trail Running, and Massive Amounts of Vert  

Meredith Edwards: Mulit-discliplined Mountain Endurance Athlete Meredith Edwards joins Ethan and I to talk about her childhood spent skiing, her teenage years playing field hockey, her collegiate years running track, and how that all combined to make her a member of the La Sportive Ultrarunning Team and the US Ski …

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Dylan Bowman – The UTMF Typhoon and His New Partnership With Red Bull  

Dylan Bowman – What happens when a typhoon changes the race from a 100 miler to a 27 miler?  If you’re training is on point, you win the race.   In this interview, Dylan Bowman describes the best block of training of his life, as he focused on Ultra Trail Mt Fuji …

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Chuck Radford – Blind Perseverance at RRR100  

Chuck Radford Interview – Blind Perseverance at Run Rabbit Run 100 Sometimes you go into a race with a certain goal and you cross the finish line in decent condition after hitting your mark.  Sometimes runners DNF after a tough few hours on the course. Sometimes you go into a …

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Clare Gallagher and Her 100 Mile Debut Fueled by Cake Frosting and Laughs  

Clare Gallagher - Winning Her Hundred Mile Debut with Hard Work, Cake Frosting, and Laughs
Clare Gallagher grew up in Colorado (looking up to an influential and famous family friend who you'll hear about at the end of the episode), and went to Princeton where she ran XC and track.  While in college, she was injured frequently and by the time she graduated and moved to Thailand, had fallen out of love with running.

Then came trail running: After training on tsunami evacuation towers, having her running shoes stolen, and cobbling together a training program off a spotty internet connection, she ran her first 80k and fell in love with ultra trail running.

Clare won the competitive Power of Four Challenge in Aspen, then took 2nd to the quick Meghan Roche at the USATF 30k Trail Running Championships, she set her eyes on her backyard course--the (in)famous Leadville 100.   Would her leg speed translate well to one hundred miles? You'll have to listen to get the whole story on the race.
In this episode with Clare Gallagher we talk about:

Running collegiately and the pressures to perform.
Trail running in remote Thailand.
Clare's attitude towards racing and training. Is she having fun?
What the hell she ate at Leadville.
What's next on her race schedule.

Clare Gallagher Episode Notes:
Intro Music: Never Gonna Stop by Rob Zombie

Co-hosted by Sarah Lavender Smith. Find her blog right here.

Here's David Roche's article on Clare in TrailRunner Magazine.

Clare runs with the Rocky Mountain Runners.

Outro Music: Matt Flaherty

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Dakota Jones 2016 Battling the Injury Demons, Pizza, Race Directing, and More.  

Dakota Jones Interview - Injuries, Pizza, Stretching, and Staying Relevant as a Sponsored Athlete
Dakota Jones had a tough 2015, battling a persistent injury and yearning to race again.  All the stars aligned in '16 as his training and patience paid off, pushing him to wins against some tough competitors and even tougher terrain.

Then last week, while leading the Run the Rut Skyrace, Dakota twisted an ankle he'd injured the week before and took a DNF.  Back to square one.  How much time off will this require? What's his race schedule like?  What exactly does a sponsored athlete think about longevity in the sport, and what does he think about staying relevant to an audience?

We talk pizza, piano playing, race directing, and his love and protection of the mountains.  This is Dakota's third time on URP.
Dakota Jones Episode Notes

Episode sponsored by the Vertical Challenge Series. Three races on different peaks around the Bay Area with a cumulative winner at the end.  Starts soon, so check it out NOW.

Here's Sarah's recent post about running in the Colorado mountains.

Here's Braving It: A Father, a Daughter, and an Unforgettable Journey into the Alaskan Wild -- the book I spoke about at the end.

Here's the young adult fiction trilogy Dakota referenced: The Bartimaeus Trilogy Boxed Set.

Here's how to get more of Matt Flaherty's music.

All images (including cover shot) used with permission from Martina Valmassoi.

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Tim Tollefson – Pacing to the Podium at UTMB 2016  

Tim Tollefson - Pacing to the Podium at UTMB 2016
Tim Tollefson chose UTMB as his first hundred mile attempt. Set on a giant international stage in the French Alps, UTMB is arguably the biggest trail ultramarathon in the world, and it's at this race that Tim executed a well-paced run that landed him on the podium

The race went out as expected with Nike teammate Zach Miller setting a blazing pace and European elites giving chase.  Back in the pack, Tim Tollefson held strong, running calm and controlling his emotions until the right time to strike.  You'll have to listen to the interview to hear how it all went down in the last 50 kilometers.

In the interview, Tim also discusses how and why he chose UTMB for his first hundred, his specific training going into it (downhill repeats!), and his strategy to stay calm amidst all that goes on at a race of this size.  He also talks about his plans for the future, and how he expects to stay competitive for many years.
Tim Tollefson UTMB Episode Notes
Here's Tim's interview from earlier this year where he recounted his Transgrancanaria Sufferfest.

Here's the TrumpExplainsUltras twitter feed.

Here's coach Mario Fraioli's website and here's the Morning Shakeout.

Here's a great highlight reel from UTMB.

Here's Tim's interview with Meghan Hicks after the race.

Be sure to read David Laney's account of the race right here. Great report!

Here's Tim Tollefson's website.

 

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David Stango – The Eastern States 100 Interview  

David Stango Interview - Eastern States 100
We all know about the iconic Western States Endurance Run, but let's jump across the continent and learn about the Eastern States 100.  My guest David Stango has been running ultras for ten years and chose Eastern States 100 as his first "official" hundred miler.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

What did he learn?  How did having a pacer for the first time affect his race? What's the course like? How about the weather?  Does running a course on your home turf (David's a PA native) change the experience at all?

David shared his stories and training leading up to the race, the execution, and what he's got planned for the future. This is a guy with a wife, job, kids, and the ability to plan ahead...something we could all do better.

David Stengo - Eastern State 100 Episode Notes:
Here's David's blog.

Here's the site for the Eastern States 100.

Here's Matt's music site with the live recording from Boulder. (Again, no $ affiliation at all. I just like his music and he allows me to play it.)

Here's the Gary Robbins interview.

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