Episodes

Scotty Sandow – Back to Ultras After a 3 Year Absence  

Scotty Sandow How would you feel if you’d taken three years away from the sport completely?  Let’s follow Scotty as he makes his way back into ultras and closer to a hundred miler. Many of you will remember Scotty’s voice from URP—he’s one of the original hosts of the show …

Stephanie Case – Rescue in the Alps and Pushing our Limitations  

Stephanie Case Interview Stephanie Case has in incredible resume of ultramarathon and trail races: Tor des Geants Lavaredo UTMB Gobi Desert  Grand to Grand Vermont Matterhorn Madeira Island UROC If it’s long and tough and pushes the limits, Stephanie has likely run it.  Does she “listen to her body” when it …

Emily Harrison – A Golden Ticket and a New Leaf for 2017  

Emily Harrison Interview Emily Harrison is back on the scene with a shiny new Golden Ticket to Western States Endurance Run!  She’s had mixed luck there, finishing top ten in her first attempt, and a tough DNF bonk on her second.  How is she preparing for her third try? At …

Hillary Allen Interview – Energy, Adventure, and Rest  

Hillary Allen Interview North Face athlete Hillary Allen joins Ethan and I to talk about her past few years of running, what she’s got on her calendar for this year, and where she sees this going later in life.   In this epidote  we discuss: How her love for science sort of …

Gavin Woody – Big Race Prep and Ultra Wisdom  

Gavin Woody saw combat time in Iraq as an Army Ranger.  He’s an Eagle Scout, he’s finished HURT, Badwater, UTMB, Susitna, Tor des Geants, Western States, Bigfoot 200, a few Ironman triathlons, and a whole lot of other endurance events.  He’s Past President of large huge foundation that gets families into …

Ken Michal – HURT DNF and His Battle Plan for Awesomeness  

Ken Michal has attempted HURT 100 eight times and finished twice. Why does he keep going back? What’s the draw to that event that appeals to him so much?  With almost 100 ultras under his belt, how does this one relate to his upcoming 48 hour run in a suburban …

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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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