Brooke had DNF her last two 100-mile race attempts. So she showed up at Canebrake 200 in true Ultrarunner fashion and said "Let's just go and see if I can fuckin do this!" She ended up being the first finisher, male or female, in 57:11:18. Today's show is sponsored by VJShoes. Get some free Mudgear socks if you order in the next few days at VJShoesUSA.com We are also sponsored by BoneFrog. They are back this year in PA with an open and elite wave, plus a multi-lap decision. Check them out and register at BoneFrogChallenge.com Brooke on Instagram Complete Canebrake 200 results - https://ultrasignup.com/results_event.aspx?did=94273 Watch a video about Canebrake 200 - https://youtu.be/7v23qkVFQd0 The podcast can be heard using the link below or you can listen to the podcast here. Support us on Patreon. All other ORM Links. Intro Music – Paul B. Outro Music – Brian Revels
Most every reader struggles with making the tough decision to "DNF" (or "did not finish") a book, and there are a variety of reasons for what makes it so dang difficult! Meg and Rebekah discuss the reality of this anguish and how hard it can be to quit reading a book that isn't working for you. Hear their personal experiences with quitting books, why they made the decisions they did, and tips on how to recognize when it's time to put down a book. Tune into this episode of the Sorta Awesome podcast for some real talk and bookish confessions! Sign up for the So Awesome Sunday newsletter! We've done your spring gifting season shopping FOR YOU! Check out the idea lists for Mother's Day and Graduation 2023 in our Sorta Awesome Amazon store! Did you know Sorta Awesome is on YOUTUBE? You can watch full-length episodes on the Sorta Awesome YT channel! THANK YOU TO OUR SPONSORS: *CrowdHealth: Visit joincrowdhealth.com and use code AWESOME at checkout to get your first 3 months for just $99/month SHOW NOTES: Rebekah's AotW: Scandalized by Ivy Owens Meg's AotW: You Must Remember This podcast series on Erotic 90s (especially this episode!) MORE EPISODES FROM SORTA AWESOME: Ep. 440: 10 questions for Meg! Ep. 415: What happens when you love what you love Ep. 435: We are THAT friend (a reunion show!) Ep. 433: We're obsessed: all the products we're loving, hating and wanting right now! You can find Meg on Facebook, Twitter, or Instagram! Find Rebekah on her blog, Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram! Visit sortaawesomeshow.com for show notes on this and every episode. And don't forget to find us in the Sorta Awesome Hangout on Facebook or @sortaawesomeshow on Instagram, and @sortaawesomepod on Twitter! This post may contain affiliate links, which means we receive a tiny commission from the seller at no additional cost to you, if you purchase from them. We only share products and services we have used, tested, and love ourselves! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Unfortunately for Sara Vaughn, the 2023 Boston Marathon didn't playout anywhere close to how she imagined it going. Sara decided to step off the course around mile 15 and that is where her race ended. In this episode, Sara provides of a full analysis of what went wrong, her thought process during the race, and how she is handling the disappointment that comes with a DNF.
Singletrack with Mathias Eichler and Douglas Scott
One of the biggest trail running events in North America just went down in Auburn, California: The Canyons Endurance Runs by UTMB. I have Jeff Urbanski with me to talk about his incredible 12th place finish in the 100 Mile race and I share a bit about my 50K effort, that yes, was not a DNF, how about that. LINKS Jeff on Instagram Team Run Run Canyons Endurance Runs by UTMB Connect with Singletrack on: Singletrack.fm Instagram
In Episode 101 of Book Talk, Etc. Tina and Renee share the books they're looking forward to reading in May. They also share what they've been loving lately, their latest and current reads, and have book talk about how decide when to DNF. If you enjoy this episode, be sure to FOLLOW /SUBSCRIBE on your podcast app so you never miss an episode!**If you enjoy our commercial free podcast please consider supporting us on Patreon! We have great bonus episodes including: Books we DNFed, What's in the Mailbag, + Criminally Booked! Plus, we host fun Zoom events like Mood Reader Happy Hour and Book Talk Book Club, a private Facebook group & a lively DISCORD where you can interact with other patrons all for just $5 a month!Check out our Merchandise Shop!Loving Lately 6:04 Drop dead gorgeous powder shampoo (T) 9:00 Cali Cargo Standard Rise Pants from Sanctuary.com (R) Latest Reads11:40 The Half Moon | Mary Beth Keene (T) 14:56 Swimming Lessons | Claire Fuller (R)
James Boler is a lifelong Memphis resident who has had a lifelong love of being active. He says he's always been an athlete mainly in the baseball world. He played competitive softball from age 22-38. After that, he started running, at age 40 .He made a bet with his wife that he could run a half marathon without training. He ran the race and regretted not training as had to walk pretty much the entire race. Once he ran the half he decided to run a marathon the next year but would actually train for it. Since then, he's finished three hundred milers and tried a 200, but dropped at (only) 140 miles. He will return to Cruel Jewel on May 19 and plans to conquer the Cowboy 200 in September, after last year's DNF. He is going to be a first-time race director in November when he is in charge of the Mamba 100. There are shorter distances, too. --- Send in a voice message: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/thestubborntortoise/message Support this podcast: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/thestubborntortoise/support
The Whereisitnow Geocaching Podcast
This is the info on all the new features of Geooh Go Release 13.0 Want to know the weather at the cache you're driving to? Or if the last was a DNF, or there is an FTF opportunity? Or create a route through dozens of counties? Geooh Go does all this and more. Tune in to hear what's new this year, and we will touch on a few favorites that it has done in the past.
Keely, Corrine, and Hillary talk through the latest pregnancy policy launched by UTMB that allows entry refund and deferral for pregnant people, partners, and other scenarios like surrogacy and adoption. Then they talk through Corrine's race at Madeira Island Ultra Trail, how to celebrate the mini wins, and being okay with DNF. This episode is brought to you by Freetrail @runfreetrail www.freetrail.com - subscribe and JOIN US IN SLACK AG1: Use link www.athleticgreens.com/trailsociety for a FREE 1 year supply of immune-supporting Vitamin D AND 5 FREE travel packs The Feed:https://thefeed.com/trailsociety gets you $15 in free credit! Shining a spotlight on our NEW sponsor: Petzl! Your one stop shop for your lighting needs! The latest NAO RL is amazing. Check it out here: https://www.petzl.com/US/en/Sport/Headlamps/NAO-RL Articles: Article on training, losing fitness, and recovery: https://irunfar.com/running-on-science-fact-or-fiction UTMB New pregnancy policy: https://utmb.world/inclusion
We start the podcast with a sombre tribute to the tragic passing of Craig Breen, who died in a rallying accent last week. He was a wonderful ambassador to the sport, and to Irish representation in global sport in general, and he'll be sadly, sadly missed. In our MotoGP Episode, we talk about Alex Rins, who had a near perfect weekend, with a 2nd place in the Sprint, and a win in the GP itself after taking advantage of another huge Francesco Bagnaia crash, his 7th DNF since the start of last season. Dre, Cam and RJ breakdown the brilliance of Rins performance as well as another crash where we question the discipline of the reigning World Champion. Just how big a problem is this?! We also breakdown a lot of short stories to come out of the weekend - Such as Jack Miller crashing SIX times in a single race weekend. Why 10 riders crashed on race day, a brilliant Moto2 showdown between Pedro Acosta and Tony Arbolino, and why the hell the sport are hiring transphobes to sing the national anthem. All that and more on Motorsport101. Rest peacefully, Craig.
Hello to all of our friends and family!Below you will find the list of books, tv shows, and/or movies as they are mentioned in this episode! We thank you for sticking around and are so happy to have you as a listener! I leave you with a little question to ponder over; Do you DNF a book if you aren't enjoying it? If so, does it fill you with a newfound sense of freedom in your reading life? If you don't DNF books, ever...why not?Stay Happily Booked! 10:00 - The Rookie TV Show 15:20 - Sense And Sensibility by Jane Austen16:06 - Northanger Abbey by Jane Austen - Audio Dramatization on Audible16:35 - Faceless Killers by Henning Mankell17:52 - Alluding to Anne Of The Island by L. M. Montgomery & Kafka On The Shore by Haruki Murakami22:55 - DNF'ed - The Vicarage Murder: Monica Noble Detective, Book 1 by Faith Martin24:22 - Ever After 1998 Movie25:18 - Harry Potter And The Prisoner Of Azkaban by J. K. Rowling26:35 - The Eye Of The World by Robert Jordan 32:14 - A Court Of Mist And Fury by Sarah J. Maas34:13 - Britt-Marie Was Here by Fredrick Backman36:17 - The Subtle Knife by Phillip Pullman (Mentions The Golden Compass)37:41 - The Testaments by Margaret Atwood (Mentions The Handmaids Tale)38:38 - Malorie by Josh Malerman (Mentions Bird Box)40:31 - Eclipse by Stephenie Meyer40:55 - Soul Riders: Darkness Falling by Helena Dahlgren42:35 - Real Men Knit by Kwana Jackson44:26 - Love In Case Of Emergency by Daniela Krien45:47 - The Turn Of The Screw by Henry James46:08 - Horrorstor by Grady Hendrix48:55 - New Moon by Stephenie Meyer, The School For Good Mothers by Jessamine Chan, A Court Of Thorns And Roses by Sarah J. Maas, & A Man Called Ove by Fredrik BackmanSupport the showBe sure to keep yourself Happily Booked! Becky's Homestead Etsy Page: bobwhitehomestead.etsyInstagram/ TikTok - happilybookedpodcastFacebook - Happily Booked PodcastLikewise - BrookeBatesHappilyBookedGoodreads - Brooke Lynn Bates Storygraph - brookebatesratesbooks / magbeck2011 THE Sideways Sheriff - Permanent Sponsor Insta/ TikTok - Sideways_sheriffFacebook - Sideways SheriffYoutube - Sideways Sheriff
This is the episode for folks who are looking for running inspiration—and some jaw-dropping details: Hosts Sarah and Tish speak with Terri Rupp, a blind runner who tackles ultramarathons and epic bike rides. Terri shares: -how she runs solo for shorter runs; -the logistics for Achilles guides on long training runs + races; -how SignUp Genius (!) factors into her training schedule; -how she's still processing a race DNF from last month; and, -why the gnarly, hot AF Badwater 135 is her dream race. In the intro, the hosts compare notes from recent family reunions. The guest joins the show around 9:56. When you shop our sponsors, you help AMR. We appreciate your—and their—support! Get a free colored watch band with purchase of any watch. Use code motherrunner at coros.com For stylish + comfy shoes, shop Rothy's. Get $20 off your first purchase at rothys.com/AMR Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Join us for another TWO PART podcast, where we interview Ryan Head BEFORE his first 100 mile race and AFTER his first 100 mile race. Ryan shares his story about how he got into running in the first place (and lost 75lbs), and eventually how he became an ultrarunner. In this episode, you'll get some training tools, some life advice, and will learn a little bit more about mental health and about the mental game of ultrarunning. It's one you're not going to want to miss.~Leave us a review!~Click here to leave a review on appleClick here to rate us on SpotifyAdvice from Ryan for a runner who DNF'd:-It's okay-There's no shame-There's so much more to learn when you don't accomplish your goals-It doesn't have to define you-Don't forget about the things that matter____________________________________________________________________________________________ Ryan's Links:Ryan's Instagram: @ry_headRyan's FacebookRyan's Strava: https://www.strava.com/athletes/32951273_______________________________________________________________________________________Related Episodes and other links:Scarecrow runner tells his story of DNF-ing his first two 100 mile race attempts: "If at irst you don't succeed, try, try again" with the Scarecrow Runner | S4E13Life in a Day documentary on YouTube_____________________________________________________________________________________________Other Links:Support Trail to 100 here: https://www.buzzsprout.com/905920/supportPrivate coaching/personalized workout plans for beginner trail&ultra runners (5k-ultra): @thepinetreerunnerUtah real-estate agent who helps runners find a home near running trails: Jacob Bateman | Exit Realty Affinity | Bountiful, UT Real Estate | 385-314-1016 (ihouseelite.com)Self-Defense Course for runners: Run Without Fear | Melody Bateman's School (teachable.com)Our Instagram page: Melody and Jacob Bateman (@trailto100) • Instagram photos and videosJoin our beginner trail running community on Facebook: Trail to 100 | Facebook___________________________________________________
In this episode Coach Angie and Coach Nicole tackle questions about calf cramps, running with a busy schedule, speedwork drills, snacks for plant-based runners, fueling during menopause, getting back into running after a health challenge, picking yourself up after a DNF, and more! Meet the MTA Coaches . . . Angie Spencer is the Co-Founder […]
A much more exciting weekend in Albert Park than most anticipated. G and Graham cover the FIA's inconsistencies and red flag parade, DNF reviews, upcoming changes to practice and race weekend structure, and much much more.
Cut To The Race | By FormulaNerds
WE HAVE BEEN SHORTLISTED FOR BEST MOTORSPORTS PODCAST AT THE SPORTS PODCAST AWARDS 2023 - VOTE @ https://www.sportspodcastgroup.com/sports_category/best-motorsports-podcast/ On this week's Cut to the Race, Oli is joined by the full panel of Abby, James M and Sam as they review the rather chaotic Australian Grand Prix and complete another FormulaNerds quiz. Round three of the season saw the F1 drivers take to the circuit at Albert Park for the Australian Grand Prix, which saw Max Verstappen once again take pole position. The panel dissect the opening the laps, which saw Ferrari's Charles Leclerc suffer an early retirement. Next came Alex Albon's retirement and the first red flag, which the panel discuss as a lot of controversy and confusion arose from the incident. The quartet touch on the progress of the race including George Russell's DNF up to the next red flag brought out Kevin Magnussen's crash. From there chaos ensued and the panel try to make sense of it all, talking about Sainz's penalty, Alpine's double DNF, the crash between Sargeant and de Vries and the rules surrounding a red flag. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
This week I was joined by Hector Rodriguez from San Diego, CA. Hector thanks David Goggins for the current "mess" he's in. After reading "Cant Hurt Me" Hector studied the mentality & is now all in on relentlessly chasing his goals. With dozens of ultra marathons under his belt, Hector is committed to running 10+ miles per day and no longer leaves anything on the table. We discuss the benefits of his previous DNF's, how ultra prepares him for real life, how Hector finds the time to train, the "wolfpack" community, why he loves 200 mile races and much more. Hector has an amazing perspective on life & my hope is that you take something from this conversation because there is always room for more. Enjoy. Follow Hector's Journey @Hrod619Use code "NockP" for 20% off all ointments at getsaltybritches.comUse code "NockP" for 15% off at alpenfuel.comUse code "NockP" for 15% off at strongcoffeecompany.com
Max Verstappen won the Australian Grand Prix for the first time to extend his F1 World Championship lead to 15 points. But it wasn't as straightforward as many of his previous victories. The Dutchman overcame battles with Mercedes, safety cars and three red flags. Tom Clarkson and Damon Hill are joined by Australia's Network 10 TV team to dissect all the drama from an action-packed race in Melbourne. After a disappointing Saturday, Sergio Perez produced a monster drive from the pitlane to come fifth and stay in touch with his teammate in the driver standings. Alfa Romeo's Zhou Guanyu shares his delight at scoring points for the first time this season after finishing ninth. Oscar Piastri's manager Mark Webber and McLaren CEO Zak Brown reflect on a memorable home race for Oscar, who scored his first ever points in Formula 1. There were mixed fortunes for Mercedes, with George Russell suffering a power unit failure and an elated Lewis Hamilton holding off Fernando Alonso to claim second place. Will that be the springboard for a turnaround in the team's season? And it was another bad day at the office for Ferrari. Charles LecLerc went into the gravel on turn one for his second DNF of the season and Carlos Sainz failed to score points after receiving a 5-second penalty for spinning Alonso in a chaotic restart at the end of the race. Plus an update on our F1 Fantasy League, the F1 Nation World Championship. Join our league using the code P2TSWHJ1Y04. Record and email your questions about the season so far to F1Nation@F1.com This episode is sponsored by: Ibotta: Right now, Ibotta is offering our listeners $5 just for trying Ibotta by using the code NATION when you register. BetterHelp: Discover your potential with BetterHelp. Visit betterhelp.com/f1nation today to get 10% off your first month
Caitlyn and Charlie discuss the often easily fixable things that make then DNF* books. Because let's face it, if they talked about all the things they loved, it would be far less entertaining.There is no promise that Caitlyn and Charlie don't also write sucky books.*Did Not FinishIf you would like to donate to Your Mom Writes Books, please go to charlienholmberg.com/podcast (or check out the link in our Instagram bio @yourmomwritesbooks).
We welcome back Tomokazu Ihara from his 4th attempt of the Barkley Marathons and his best effort yet, achieving a fun run in 35:55 and getting out on the fourth loop with 27 seconds to spare!A momentous year that saw 3 finishers for only the second time ever and the first finish since John Kelly's last finish in 2017.Tomo has been dedicated to this challenge for the past 7 years and it's inspiring to hear his story of dedication and tenacity to an event that has the highest DNF rate of any known race.Follow Tomo on Insta, facebook and his site www.tomospit.com
Nextcloud moves to the front of the pack with their new release, a moment to appreciate curl, and Amazon goes all in with Fedora. Special Guest: Brent Gervais.
Let it Roll: Big Gets and Big Takes
I said BURRRR it's cold it in here! That's right, we are reporting live from Ice World to give you our big takes on Race 7 of Marble Rally! The DNF's, the surprising podium, and all other thing's relating to the race! We also chat about the revamped subreddit for JMR, read your Overreactions and Mailbags, and cover all things Predictions!Use #IceWorldAttire to make your Predictions for Race 8!This is THE Number 1 Podcast in Marble Sports, Let it Roll!Follow us on Twitter:Dekker: https://twitter.com/DoubleDekksHector: https://twitter.com/hwalkermusicTerm: https://twitter.com/BigGetsBigTermSky: https://twitter.com/Skyfall_707Nonagon: https://twitter.com/Nonagon_VioletPippin: https://twitter.com/Virgo_The_Star---------------------------------If you have a big take of your own DM the show on Twitter,find us on Twitter: (https://t.co/OhU31PKZw0)YouTube: (https://www.youtube.com/c/biggetsbigt...)iTunes: (https://t.co/hLrQK71k4z)Spotify: (https://t.co/dFsujO5h5v)
Well kids, another DNF in the books and I have to say we learned a lot about our training and endurance during our 50k attempt this past weekend. We both made it to mile 21. Cranky's ankles literally seized up at 19 and Tumbles' time was increasingly getting longer and longer where she would have definitely be DFL (dead freaking last, by a long time). Not that would have been the worst thing in the world, but stopping before an injury is definitely preferable. Tune in to learn about what we failed to do to train and how we're going to redeem ourselves in the future. ✌️
After the Saudi Arabia GP, topics discussed by the DNF crew include: We think Fernando Alonso is still 3rd as of the recording of this episode (TBD) The efforts of the FIA to justify their own existence and their similarities to other sporting bodies (cough*NCAA*cough) Ferrari has gotten better AND worse somehow McLaren and Lando Norris's current crisis Max Verstappen and Sergio Perez are “teammates” This week's Best Lad Award Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Today, I am chatting with content creator Rachel Baldwin (@fitteacherrachel). We both are living in our Hockey Romance era, and we are sharing the latest Hockey Romance new releases you must add to your TBR.In this episode, we chat about the following:Rachel's reading journeyHow reading helped her find an identity outside of being a mom of threeHow she manages to read while living in a busy seasonHer unique and chaotic rating systemHow she listens to audiobooks as a way to make mom's life betterWhy we should DNF more booksRachel's Reading Spreadsheet - Perfect if you are looking for spicy book recommendationsWhat led her to offer Special Edition Book BoxesWhy Hockey Romance is a Top-Tier Sports RomanceFive book recommendations that are all available on Kindle UnlimitedA listener note, I have read all five book recommendations that Rachel made. These are excellent recommendations. Some books are chunky (500+), some read fast, while others may take a while. They are all spicy.SHOWNOTES AND BOOK LINKShttp://WhattoReadNextBlog.comCheck out our YouTube Channel;https://www.whattoreadnextblog.com/youtubeMusic from Uppbeat (free for Creators!):https://uppbeat.io/t/hartzmann/sunnyLicense code: 0RDRBKGH6NGQCAXR
The Gravel Ride. A cycling podcast
This week we catch up with Amanda Nauman to discuss all things gravel. We touch on the Mammoth Tuff gravel race, Tuff Camps and how to continue to invite women into the sport. Amanda is an OG in the sport and friend of the pod which made for a super enjoyable conversation. Tuff Ventures Website Support the Podcast Join The Ridership Automated Transcription, please excuse the typos: [00:00:00] Craig Dalton: Hello, and welcome to the gravel ride podcast, where we go deep on the sport of gravel cycling through in-depth interviews with product designers, event organizers and athletes. Who are pioneering the sport I'm your host, Craig Dalton, a lifelong cyclist who discovered gravel cycling back in 2016 and made all the mistakes you don't need to make. I approach each episode as a beginner down, unlock all the knowledge you need to become a great gravel cyclist. This week on the podcast, I'm super stoked to invite back. Amanda Naaman. Amanda is a big time friend of the pod. A podcast or herself as the co-host of the grody. Podcast. A very accomplished off-road athlete. With notable wins twice. At Unbound 200. Five times at the rock cobbler, . We touch on rock cobbler this year, and some of the help she provided Sam aims with inviting and encouraging more female athletes to toe the line at this year's rock cobbler event. She and Dave Sheik are also the co-founders of the mammoth tough event in mammoth, California, which occurs in September. Each year She's a member of the gravel cycling hall of fame advisory board. And according to her. She's Walter, the dog's favorite. I'm not going to get into that domestic squabble, but we'll leave it at that. I'm excited to bring you a followup conversation with our friend, Amanda Naaman. Hi, Craig. How are you? I am doing great. It's so good [00:01:32] Amanda Nauman: to see you. Yeah, likewise. I'm excited. What, almost two and a half years [00:01:36] Craig Dalton: later. Yeah. Yeah. And you know, the funny thing about our first recording I was recalling, we were doing an Instagram live at the same time. It was back when everybody was trying to figure out Instagram Live, so we were doing that. And recording our conversation and I ultimately posted it to the podcast Feed . [00:01:54] Amanda Nauman: Nice, nice. . [00:01:56] Craig Dalton: What am I sort of, I would say to the failed endeavor into Instagram Live. It's not something I, I jam on. I'm much more comfortable in the podcast format where I can just talk to people and publish it later. [00:02:08] Amanda Nauman: Yeah. Yeah. No, it's hard and distracting. You get all the messages, you're like, what? What is that question? ? . [00:02:14] Craig Dalton: I feel like we have so much ground to cover. We were chatting a little bit offline, but I, I thought what would be an interesting place to start knowing you participated in the Lifetime Grand Prix in in 2020 2, 20 22. I just wanted to get your kind of overall perceptions as someone who's been around gravel racing for many years with that structure of your season. infused onto your life. H uh, how did it go and what were your thoughts on the, the lifetime Grand Prix in general? [00:02:42] Amanda Nauman: Yeah, I signed up probably on the last day that was possible to turn in the applications that, um, winter before, cuz I really contemplated whether or not it was something that I wanted to do for a while cuz I knew. You know, I had done Unbound Excel. They had put Leadville on the list for the Grand Prix, and I was like, man, I've always wanted to do Leadville. I can kind of shape my calendar around the rest of the series as well. So ultimately I decided to sign up for it knowing, you know, it's kind of a shoe-in to Leadville, which is one thing I had always wanted to do. And at the same time, I get to do some gravel and some other mountain bike races that I hadn't necessarily done before. So I was very optimistic and excited about the Grand Prix last. . It didn't necessarily go how I had planned or anticipated, but uh, yeah, I think what they have created in the series and the opportunities for athletes to go race that, I think it's a great, a great thing and great structure for a lot of people, but it wasn't necessarily, let's say, the right fit for me last year. [00:03:44] Craig Dalton: Did that make sense? I mean, just for the listener's sake, like if you go back a few years before that as a gravel racer, how would you go about picking your Cal. [00:03:53] Amanda Nauman: Yeah, I mean, there's just some of the marquee events that. I would've picked, you know, in 2019, like for sure rock cobbler, mid-South Belgian waffle ride San Diego. And then you'd go into Unbound, like for I think a California racer. That was sort of the way you would go. And then as summer happened, you know, you could pick and choose events. S B T I think was a was happening at that time. So it was a good summer. One gravel worlds. And then R P I. Was kind of sort of a season ender a little bit before you hit fall, and some people would race cycle lacrosse and whatnot. So that was kind of the loose structure, I think, at least in 2019. And then 20 20, 20 21, everything kind of changed and there was a big reevaluation of what was important in terms of picking events, going to events or not , and then, Yeah, in 2022, everybody had the opportunity to apply for the Grand Prix, so that changed things. But beforehand it was sort of what events were some of the big names going to, which ones had the most prestige, and, and if you were looking for sponsorship and stuff, you wanted to make sure you were at an event where there's enough competition there to show that let's say your results are are worth not. [00:05:11] Craig Dalton: Yeah, that makes sense. Yeah. It's so interesting to think, like, think of it from the professional athlete's perspective, going back prior to the existence of the Grand Prix, just the flexibility to kind of go do whatever you wanted and whatever was exciting to you. And then to see athletes be, uh, forced because as you said, this amazing opportunity and I think the Grand Prix. Fits so many people's needs right now. It does exclude certain events and it certainly does drive your calendar and just looking at it from the outside and maybe talking to a few athletes along the way, there's definitely an increased stress when you've, you've got this season long endeavor that you're pursuing and you're trying to get points at every stop. [00:05:51] Amanda Nauman: Yeah. Yeah, exactly. And I think that was where it caused me some stress last year because I got sick a couple times and the kind of sick where had it been a normal year, I just would've like pulled the plug and not gone to Sea Otter, for example, cuz that was the first one that I was sick for. and in hindsight, like I probably should have done that, but when you're in the moment you're like, no, I can't skip this cuz I only have one scratch race. I had to skip Schwa again because of Mammoth. So I was already in a tough situation of like, I have to do all of these other ones no matter what. And that was the stress for me, I think was feeling like I had to do this thing. And especially because last year we paid for it. So I was also like financially invested in the decision that I had made. Um, so yeah, for me, like I said, that that feeling. Wasn't perfect for me because. Bike racing isn't my only source of income. So it, I've always tried to go towards what I'm doing has to be fun because if not, then like, what's the point? It's not like the money puts food on the table for me. So I have that ability to say, Hey, I need to pick and choose things that are important to me. And I think I've come back a little bit more to that, uh, in 2023, which I would say I was at in 2019 for sure. Um, and then a period. A few years floundering of what, what was important for me, . [00:07:13] Craig Dalton: I know you guys at the Groo podcast did a really great episode with, I think it was Michelle Duffy talking, just talking about your, how you felt the season went at the Lifetime Grand Prix, and some suggestions and some questions. What were some of the key takeaways if you look back on that season to say, What would you recommend they changed in that program and did they ultimately end up doing that for [00:07:36] Amanda Nauman: 23? Yeah, I definitely, I asked some hard questions. I think he, I told chemo I was going to ask some hard questions and he was like, yeah, okay, But I, you know, I pulled some of them from like actual trolls on the internet that would say like these most. Outlandish things and you're like, really? Like, did you even pay attention at all? But I wanted to give them the opportunity to respond to some of that stuff. Like, like did, did social media matter? Or you know, how could you charge everyone money and all the ENT entry fees to go do this stuff? And kind of. Pinpoint some of the things that people had complained about, I would say. Um, and yeah, they changed a lot. I mean, at that time they had already made 2023, like no fees so people don't have to pay for the entry fees. Um, and I think they're doing a much better job with social media. And that was. , one of my major points that I wanted to drive with them was like the stuff that I was seeing, they had relied so heavily on the flow bikes deal that they had made. Yeah. And doing that live coverage and really just making sure that flow was going to do the storytelling for them and it just never happened. And that was my, my main frustration. in March, like before we went to Mid-South, Flo did one-on-one interviews with probably everyone, and they had all this great content that they put out before Sea Otter, and it was very in depth and it felt like everybody was telling their story and it was fun to follow that part of it. And then after Unbound, it just stopped. And then they had the issues in Utah and. . So ultimately for somebody like me, where being in the top 10 wasn't necessarily realistic and being in that midfield to back of the pack zone, I kept saying like, what is the point for somebody like me and somebody let, and now let's say somebody in the 20 to 30 range, what's the point of being in it if you're not giving me the exposure? that I want if I'm gonna be in the series and like, invest in this with you. And so I hope that that's the biggest thing that they change for this year is not relying on the flow stuff, probably expanding the storytelling to more than the top five at each event. Yeah. And, and being able to tell more of the story of everyone [00:09:52] Craig Dalton: I. Yeah, that would be interesting. I, I sort of, when I look through the list of writers, both male and female, and I think about like who, oh, who might I interview over the cross cost of the cross of the season, as you know, this isn't specifically a racing podcast. Yeah. But even if it was like, I can't get to all those athletes and it's almost like I just need to get a dart board, just throw a dart and pick someone that I don't know and interview because I think you're right. There's interesting. Across the board and the more that they can kind of create those personal connections with the athletes, the more excited people are gonna be to follow. [00:10:27] Amanda Nauman: Yeah, for sure. And I think, like chemo said, his major goal was to get non-endemic sponsorship into the sport and to get these athletes able to make a living off of it. Like those were his two main goals in making this series. And I was like, okay, if you do that, like you need to work more on the marketing side of it and you need to tell. All of the stories because if we're just gonna talk about the top five and we're only gonna pay the top 10, then what's the point of going 30 deep So . Yeah, like that's, I think, I think they get that now and they'll probably work more on that this year. But for sure, like I'm, I'm gonna have Anna Ya mochi on Groo next. And she just won rock cobbler and she's doing the Grand Prix and she's one of those like up and coming names where it's a really exciting story to follow and if they go the same route they did as last year, which is like, well, let's just focus on the top five hopefuls at each event, like she's never gonna get any coverage then So yeah, if they can expand the way that they tell those stories, I think that would be, [00:11:31] Craig Dalton: Yeah. Similarly, I just launched an episode with, uh, Ian Lopez, San Ramon, nice. 19 year old out of Northern California who's joined. He's the youngest person who's part of the series. Yeah, and it's just, I think it's just gonna be an interesting timestamp for. He and I to like look at this interview where he is at, what he's thinking about with his career in cycling and yeah, follow him throughout the [00:11:52] Amanda Nauman: year. Yeah, I love that [00:11:53] Craig Dalton: stuff. I love it. Yeah. So did you decide to, to throw your hat in the ring for 2023 in the Grand [00:12:00] Amanda Nauman: Prix? I did not, and mostly because I think of the experiences that I had in 2022 and not enjoying that stuck feeling. Um, if they had. another deal or contract, or if they had presented a way that they were going to do marketing for all of the athletes, I might have reconsidered it, but because we were just going blindly on the hope of like, yeah, we're gonna make it better than the year before, I was like, well, I'd rather focus on more of the stuff I think that I wanna do personally. Um, so yeah, I'm, I'm optimistic about the things that they do change for this year. I just think it would've been cool for them to maybe present that upfront. [00:12:42] Craig Dalton: When you saw the call of a Lifetime series on YouTube, did that make you. They might be approaching it differently or what were your thoughts on that series? [00:12:50] Amanda Nauman: Yeah, I, I loved it. I think they, you know, they had told us initially that it was going to happen and before every race weekend they had said, Hey, if you're in the top three men or women, cuz they alternated. Genders throughout the the series. They told us all of that upfront and they said, if you are going to be in this top group, please make sure you make time for the interviews and all of that. So that part of it we knew was for sure happening. And they made some of the vignette videos highlighting some of the athletes, but it just wasn't, it wasn't everyone, and it wasn't clear how they were picking the stories to tell essentially. Um, So, yeah, I think they did a really good job with the series though. I, I joked that it's, like they said, make it like drive to survive with a little less drama, but, and a lot more cool bike racing. I think they nailed it pretty good. [00:13:42] Craig Dalton: Yeah, I enjoyed it as well. Yeah. With with the idea that you can drop two races and now it's up to seven races, do you think that would meaningfully change, like what your experience would've been? If that was the scenario last [00:13:54] Amanda Nauman: year, yeah. It would've eliminated some of that stress of feeling stuck or knowing that. you had a little bit more flexibility. Uh, yeah, I think that, that that format will be healthier for people and I think that is for sure something that they realized last year with some of the injuries that happened already, like Pete racing through when maybe he shouldn't have with his hand still hurting and pacing. So, um, yeah, just lessons learned, growing pains of how you set up a series from the get-go. [00:14:23] Craig Dalton: Yeah, I think that'll be interesting. I also think it'll be interesting if someone is riding through the series healthy. And just decides not to do something, you know, unbound obviously being a huge effort that maybe some people might not be suited for. At least that was the speculation last year. Yeah. Um, wondering like whether they'll just opt out of one and save one in their pocket for either a bad day or an illness or injury. [00:14:48] Amanda Nauman: Yeah, everybody was afraid of that and I felt like there were a lot of rumblings of like, oh, so-and-so's gonna skip unbound cuz they can. But I think peer pressure might have just went on that and most of them ended up just doing it. So maybe that'll keep happening. I think everybody kind of feels that is the marquee one and if you skip it, cuz it doesn't suit you and you one people will probably be like, well they didn't do unbound. So Yeah, [00:15:12] Craig Dalton: I could see. Yeah. Little, a little asterisks, by the way. [00:15:14] Amanda Nauman: Exactly, exactly. Uh, well they chickened out on that one. . . [00:15:19] Craig Dalton: Love it. So what, what are some of your plans for 2023? Obviously, like over the last couple years, you've. Uh, become an event organizer with Mammoth Tuff, which we'll get into. Also started dabbling in gravel camps, which sound amazing. But why don't you just, let's talk through what 2023 is gonna look like for you for both erasing and other gravel endeavor perspective. [00:15:42] Amanda Nauman: Yeah, I, yeah, quite, quite a few people have asked me this, and I think it's important to. also reminds people again that like, this isn't my job, per se. You know, like I have a regular desk job. And so the way that I've approached anything has always been fun first in doing things that I want to do. Um, and last year my dad got sick a couple times and the business that I work for is my parents own it. And so, and it's just me and my brother that work for them. So I think we kind of had this like revelation of. All of this other stuff that we're doing isn't quite as important and putting my dad's health first and focusing on that kind of was, and it's one of those things where it puts stuff into perspective. And I'm like, yeah, I've been doing this bike racing stuff for a decade. It is, it has been a very selfish endeavor. And there are kind of other things. in my life that I would like to focus on. Um, so yeah, that, that's, that's the background to all of it, essentially. You know, it's not as easy of a decision as like, oh, well I'd rather race mid-south than Unbound. Like, it was, it was never really that simple for me. For 2023, it was kind of more like, mammoth is very important to me. Doing camps is very important to me. Having more time at work is also important to me. And, um, Going back to the goal that I had in 2020 of finishing the calera 500 was also a goal and something I wanted to do last year, but like I said, the like shiny object of the Grand Prix got in the way and I was like, oh, I could do this thing. So I just put that on hold for another year. Um, so I'd like to, to go back to that and try and finish it. Awesome. [00:17:20] Craig Dalton: Can you describe that, that attempt at Calera and what that [00:17:24] Amanda Nauman: is? Yeah. So it is the Calera 500. Um, the person who started it, his name is Alan Jacoby and he lives in Idaho now. So he doesn't live in Mammoth anymore, but he was a big tour divide fanatic. Um, and he came back to Mammoth after doing tour divide and was like, I need to do something similar here in my backyard. So he came up with Calera, which is a hundred fifty, two hundred fifty North and South Loops. And then the Calera 500, which is the big Mamma Jamma one. And most all of this is like, An Excel spreadsheet of maps and queues and like very rudimentary stuff. I think over the course of the next year or so, it will be a little bit more updated Ever since, um, one of the bike packing.com people did a feature story on it cuz he finished the 500 last fall. So with more attention, more eyeballs, I think it's going to gain popularity. But essentially they're just like really stupid hard bike packing routes in the area. And I think the fastest time on the 500 is just under five days. . So it's not really something that can be done in a couple, and it's more walking than you think, and it's, uh, a lot harder just because of the elevation and the massive climbs in the Eastern Sierra. So, . Yeah, that's, that's the backstory. There's a cool video that Niner put out in 2020 when I had first started it and kind of the goal of finishing it has is still, is still there looming over my head. I've had a couple of times that didn't go right, [00:19:01] Craig Dalton: and is it the type of thing now that in the bike packing community, it's this, Entity and people are starting to sort of check it off their list and make attempts to go at it fast. [00:19:12] Amanda Nauman: Barely. That's why I said like I think it'll gain popularity now that bike packing.com did a feature on it because I think they're only five or six guys that have ever finished the 500. I'm the only person to ever finish the one 50 South Loop. Um, yeah. So it's very, very grassroots. I mean, there are probably. 200 people in the Facebook group that know about it. Um, but yeah, if you are interested, there is a Facebook group. It is private, so you can just request access for it for anybody listening. But yeah, I would love to see it blow up. Like I think it's a, it's a really beautiful route. It's very challenging and hard, but if you're looking for a good reason to, to get away, it's a, it's a good one. [00:19:53] Craig Dalton: How did you fall in love with that area in the Eastern Sierra? [00:19:57] Amanda Nauman: M uh, growing up, I think, um, yeah, we probably talked about this a few years ago, but my parents always took us to Mammoth growing up and same thing with David's parents. And so we both sort of fell in love with it in a parallel way as we were younger. And then once we met, um, we were like, oh man, this place is awesome. And my parents saved up enough money to get a house there, I think in 20. 15 or 16 I think. And because of that opportunity to be there and stay there, I ended up doing a lot of my training for, at the time, DK Now Unbound. And so I attribute a lot of the success I had winning in 15 and 16 to training up there because it was just the most like wide open. Not California, like in the way that you would think about California gravel. It was just more Midwest than anything I'd ever found in the state. And because of that, it gave me the opportunity to put my head down and go hard the way that you would in the in the back roads of Kansas . So that was sort of how we fell in love with it. Definitely skiing and snowboarding first, then mountain biking over the years, and then, hey, like let's go down this road that looks like it goes off to nowhere. . Yeah. [00:21:14] Craig Dalton: Love it. And then which year was the, was 2020 was the first year that you guys attempted to put on Mammoth Tough, right? Right. [00:21:22] Amanda Nauman: Yeah. We came up with the idea in like, well, I'd say late 2018 or so. Um, I don't know if I've ever told this story publicly, but we actually went. Maybe half a year of doing it with Lifetime and thinking it was gonna be a lifetime event. And ultimately Dave and I decided we wanted to do it on our own. And so in 20, late 2019, we were like, okay, we're gonna do it ourselves cuz this is how we wanna do it and present it. And, and then with the intention of it kicking off in 2020 [00:21:54] Craig Dalton: and what year did it actually kick off? [00:21:56] Amanda Nauman: Yeah, last year , so, [00:21:59] Craig Dalton: yeah. Yeah. I couldn't remember if it happened once or twice already. Yeah. No. So you got got one [00:22:03] Amanda Nauman: under your belt. Yeah. Covid. And then 2021 was wildfires, unfortunately. And then, yeah, 2022 finally happened last year. Which, one thing I do wanna mention, I just set up bike ride for. this in 2023. For me, I'm the tough, and they have a new insurance policy option for their event promoters where there's like a natural disaster thing. You can pay a fee into this insurance thing where they will cover refunds for natural disasters like wildfires, which is huge, especially so any promoter's listening in California, think about it. It's only like 2.2% of your fees or whatever, and I think. The state that we're in and with, you know, some of the things that could happen in our areas like that is a, a pretty good opportunity for promoters. . [00:22:53] Craig Dalton: Yeah, that sounds like it. Yeah. So the events in September, so end of the year each, each season. [00:22:59] Amanda Nauman: Yes. Yeah, it is the weekend after Labor Day. So traditionally the Mammoth Grand Fondo has Labor Day weekend, and then we are that next Saturday after that, which is the closing weekend of the Mountain bike park. So we had a lot of people that were up there. You know, you have siblings or other family members that wanna just go ride park all day and. Go do your little grapple adventure. [00:23:22] Craig Dalton: Nice. A little I'd I'd do a little bit of both if given the opportunity. . [00:23:26] Amanda Nauman: Yeah. A lot of people went and rode mountain bikes on Sunday. . [00:23:29] Craig Dalton: Yeah. Um, and tell us a little bit about the event. Like if someone's considering it for their calendar, what, what is it like? Obviously Mammoth Mountain is at a high elevation as you referenced before, but how did you design the, the, the event? What are the, the roads and trails like up. [00:23:45] Amanda Nauman: Yeah, it's one thing. So when we first started it, we had a short course and a long course. We were gonna do a 40 mile and a hundred mile option ish. And then in 2020, One, we had a bunch of people come out and we tested sort of a medium route. Even though the event was canceled, we were like, Hey, go ride part of this and tell us what you think. And that was the genesis of the medium distance. So in 2022 last year, we had three routes, even though that was never the initial plan, but some people felt like, oh, the short one's too easy and the long one's too hard. So we need an in between. And that was where we came up with the idea of doing three different ones and they. Very different. Like they're in completely different sections of the, of the valley of the mountain. They go in different areas. So I wanted to be able to sell a different experience for each distance and sort of have it as a stepping stone leading up to challenging yourself over a hundred if you want to, and letting those first two on the way kind. get you ready for what to expect for the, for the long one, cuz the long one you go pretty much all the way to Bishop and back essentially is the route. [00:24:57] Craig Dalton: Yeah. And how much climbing is in the long one? [00:25:00] Amanda Nauman: 7,500 or so? It's not too bad, it's not like raw cobbler where it's a hundred feet per every mile. It's a little bit less than that. So I think it's, um, it's not as like punchy and brutal in that regard. . [00:25:15] Craig Dalton: Yeah. Are you doing sort of long duration climbs on the course or is it [00:25:19] Amanda Nauman: rolling? Yeah, it's mostly you just like kind of get in the zone and climb for. Good chunks of time. It's a lot less, like five minutes as hard as you can go. You're kind of like, yeah. All right. Kick it into gear for the next hour, essentially. . . [00:25:37] Craig Dalton: Nice. And then the, the, um, the, the short and the medium courses, what are those [00:25:42] Amanda Nauman: distances? Yeah, the short is about 40 miles, very palatable. You go by, uh, the the Hot Creek area, which is cool, so you can stop and go down there. And then the medium distance is about 75 miles or so, and it has some pretty technical descending in it, I would say. And for folks who aren't used to riding or navigating sand as much, that feeling. Riding in Palmist stone is very different from anything else in the state, essentially, cuz you're just riding in old lava fields. So, . It's very unique. So I had a lot of people tell me last year like, oh man, you weren't kidding when you said it was gonna be hard. I'm like, yeah. It wasn't, it wasn't like some like silly marketing ploy to be like, this is gonna be the hardest event ever. I was like, I was serious. Like it's not easy. Um, and so it was, it was funny to have a bunch of people come up to me afterwards and being like, yeah, you were right. Like I know I wouldn't lie to you [00:26:40] Craig Dalton: What does that end up translating wise for equipment? Like what do you sort of recommend people ride up? [00:26:46] Amanda Nauman: Yeah, 40 minimum tire width. And I tell people like, go with as wide as your frame would allow, essentially. So like I could fit a 48 Oracle ridge on my R L t if I, if I needed to. And I think that would be the most fun realistically for the day if you were just looking to have a good time. And a lot of it is because some of the softer stuff, if you're not used to the like fish taily feeling of your bike, With when it has two narrow tires and sand, then go wider because you, it'll be more stable and a lot less like wiggly, I guess. So it kind of depends on. Number one, people's handling abilities and number two, what your frame can allow. And then, yeah, just go big. It's safer. , [00:27:32] Craig Dalton: did people listen to you or were people showing up on 30 twos? Yeah, [00:27:35] Amanda Nauman: no, people listened. I think that was, that was the thing we tried to scare everyone with. I was like, if you go under 40, you're not gonna have a good time. Just trust me. . [00:27:45] Craig Dalton: I love it. I love it. So overall, how was the first year of the event? Did it meet your expectations? [00:27:51] Amanda Nauman: Yeah, yeah, it was, it was great. I think the one thing, I don't like gloating, but I will toot my horn on the safety aspect because the one thing about that area is there's, you have very little cell service. You're kind of really, truly in the middle of nowhere and the only people who ever go out there are just going in their side by sides or motorcycles to, to get away. So we made it an an emphasis on safety and having a hundred percent rider accountability, which you'd be surprised looking into events that you're trying to sign up for that. That's not really the case for most events that you go to. Promoters kind of put it on you to, oh, well, if you're out there, you're kind of on your own and if you don't get back like, and you tried calling, sag, whatever, like you'll figure out how to get back essentially. And there's not really making sure that everybody is back. Okay. Whereas in our case, if you get out there and you get lost or. Can't find your way back. Like there's a, like you go into the risk of like making it out alive essentially, cuz temperatures can drop overnight and there's kind of more risk factors involved. So we wanted to make sure that we knew where everyone was. And TBG timing had a really good setup where you could text them if you dnf, if you got back to your hotel room on your own. And then if you got picked up by people, obviously we knew where you were. We got that idea from, there's a, there's an ultra, a Bishop Ultra that happens in May every year, and they have a policy where if you don't report your DNF or like that you left the course and just went home, you're never allowed back. like they have a very like hard. Stance on that, and they just don't want people back that disregard that rule. So we were like, well, we don't wanna be that strict, but we want to make sure people know that we care about where they are out there. Um, so yeah, safety, I think was, was the biggest thing that we wanted to, to shoot for. And hopefully everybody's told me like, you're never gonna be able to scale that if you have 2000 people. And I don't know, I'd like to take on that challenge just because I think making sure everyone's safe is, is always gonna be our biggest priority. Yeah, for sure. [00:30:03] Craig Dalton: That sounds great. I remember in the first year you guys were advertising that it was kind of co-located alongside Octoberfest in Mammoth. Did that turn out to be the case? [00:30:13] Amanda Nauman: It didn't. They, uh, they ended up canceling their festival. They like, I. Covid stuff and the people who ran octoberfest have other businesses in town that they were kind of more worried about than, than putting on the festival last year. So they canceled. And so that is why we did our own beer run on Friday. So we ended up doing what used to be theirs. They handed it off to us and they're like, yeah, if you wanna do this, Stupid beer run. Go for it. Which we did cuz I had done it the year before and I was like, this is awesome. Um, so we took that over and, and we obviously last year didn't have time to like throw together a full on music festival like they had had in the past, but cuz they canceled sort of last minute. So this year the village is kind of helping us. Get talent involved for kind of having it be a little bit more of a festival and live music and entertainment for Saturday. Um, so yeah, no more October Fest, but, but we're trying to make the party . [00:31:10] Craig Dalton: Love it. Um, now I know you guys have been through the ringer as far as event organizers are concerned between the pandemic and the fires. But let's put those two years of waiting aside. Like how would you, what. , how do you think about the amount of effort required to put on Mammoth? Tough. And was it a satisfying enterprise for you guys to put together, or was being an event organizer just like this crazy amount of work you never anticipated? [00:31:40] Amanda Nauman: It was a crazy amount of work. I never anticipated a hundred percent. Um, I think that Sunday after the award ceremony when we were all cleaning up, I was like, somebody asked David, like, oh, are you guys gonna do this next year? David was like, uh, I don't know. And I was like, yes, . So we had very different, I think, immediate reactions to it. David ended up doing a lot more of like the manual labor, I would say, and I did a lot more of like the computer work and logistics and all of that. So we came at it from different perspectives, but in, even though it was more work than we had anticipated, I would say it was a lot more rewarding than we had anticipated as well. because I have always told the story that Mammoth was like the special place to us. Like so much so that we thought about just keeping it a secret and not really like displaying it as this gravel destination, I guess you could say. But doing that and having the opportunity to share this place that has meant so much to us, I think was. Ultimately the biggest gift and the thing that we were the most proud of because everybody was like, yeah, I come up and ski here in snowboard and mountain bike. I never thought to bring my gravel bike and just go explore. And people have spent so much time on the 3 95 and just never really thought about those roads that are out there. So that part to me was very rewarding. I think Visit Mammoth now knows that it is a really great destination to, for people to go bring a gravel bike and explore. and that part I think will be the thing will, will always be the most proud of is kind of sharing that adventurous spirit up there. [00:33:17] Craig Dalton: Yeah. Did you think about the event from like, um, you want this to be a hyper-competitive event or was it something else in your mind when you conceived of it? [00:33:27] Amanda Nauman: Um, that's it. That's kind of hard for me because I am so competitive. So we wanted this fine balance of making everybody feel like they were competing for something, um, because I don't want to exclude all of those people. Like I always appreciated that Sam aims with the rock cobbler. He was always like, this isn't a race, but two people are going to win. Like he's always said that. and he's always acknowledged me or whoever else was winning those years, but he didn't like do categories for all, you know, the age groups and whatnot. But re I really wanted to do that for our event because, As a swimmer, as a triathlete, having those goals for everyday regular people was something that was important to me, cuz it was important to me a decade ago before I got into anything super competitive. So I think it's important to reward. . Um, yeah. The people that are doing the thing and going how they can as fast as they can for their certain categories, I think is still important to me. Um, but in that sense, I also just wanna make sure people can come and have a good time and not feel like the pressure to, to perform. [00:34:37] Craig Dalton: Yeah. Well, it sounds like you've covered both bases, right? You've, you've, you, you've allowed the racer types to go at it, go hard and get some recognition at the end, but you've also built that safety net to make sure that there's no man or woman left [00:34:50] Amanda Nauman: behind. Yeah. Yeah, exactly. , . [00:34:54] Craig Dalton: The other thing I wanted to touch on that seems like it's been growing in your portfolio of gravel offerings has been the camp. what can you just tell me about like what a tough camp is like and what are tough? What's the vision for 2023? Yeah. [00:35:10] Amanda Nauman: Yeah. I. I will go as, I'm gonna go a decade back real quick. So when I was, uh, I finished my master's degree in 2012 and I had planned a trip to Europe with my best friend from high school, and we signed up for one of those like v i p experiences with the Tour de France. And so we did like this like. 10 days in the NY sort of thing and blew all of the money that I had made in college to go do this trip. Cuz I was like, whatever, I'm starting work after this. Like I can make money later. And it was like a very, I don't know, transformative, life-changing trip that we did. And I think, you know, the, the people I had spent a week with, I still talked to you today and uh, I think that experience was important for me cuz it made me realize how much. Travel and sharing cool experiences on two wheels was to me. And then, you know, shortly after that, I met David, I was working at, felt all of these things kind of stumbled into bike racing and bike racing became the catalyst to going cool places and riding bikes with friends. and then now I am like moving that pendulum sort of back into to what was really important to me 10 years ago, which was like just going and doing these trips and riding with people for fun and like sharing kind of all of the experiences that I've had in the past decade. So that was the impetus of it. And like I knew we were gonna have this conversation and I was thinking a lot. Why I wanted to do camps and why they were so important to me and Dave working as a coach for Carmichael Training Systems, like they have always done a really amazing job with camps, and I've had the pleasure of helping coach some of those and being a part of them. And every time I'm like, this is where it's at, like the like intimate, like group setting. You know, you have good food, you hang out, you just talk about important life stuff. That I think is always something I enjoyed. So that was the impetus of of all of it. We started some of the camps in 2020, a couple more in 2021, a couple more last year, and to where we are at today, making all of them sort of under the Tough Ventures umbrella and expanding it to a couple camps in Kansas. [00:37:31] Craig Dalton: Super cool. I do, I do think for many cyclists, the idea of a camp evokes this. Training camp mentality, which is like, oh, I'm going because I'm trying to do well at Unbound, or what have you. Yeah, and I think it's an inter really interesting opportunity to kind of shift that mindset to more what you're saying, which is like, I'm gonna go somewhere cool. I'm gonna ride my ass off for four days. I'm not doing that for necessarily for anything beyond the sheer pleasure of writing. For four days and getting access to people who are knowledgeable about the sport and learning a thing or two. [00:38:07] Amanda Nauman: Yeah, exactly. I think it's a middle ground of a training camp and like a vacation trip, , because I want, I want to bring value and the way I've been explaining it to everyone is like, Dave and I made a lot of mistakes in the past 10 years. We did everything the wrong way and I would like to make sure that people coming into this discipline now, Kind of learn from our mistakes, start doing everything the right way, because you will have a much more pleasant experience doing these long adventures if you have, you know, some, some semblance of like how you should take care of yourself essentially. [00:38:42] Craig Dalton: Yeah, definitely. There's just a lot of low hanging fruit in terms of if someone just tells you something simple like make sure you eat every hour in these long events. Yeah, yeah. You're gonna be a lot better off than [00:38:52] Amanda Nauman: or some people that are like, oh man, I only had a bottle in four hours. I'm like, well, that's why you feel like crap. [00:38:58] Craig Dalton: Yeah, . Exactly. I like you had the benefit of doing triathlons. You sort of learned those lessons very quickly. Yeah. If you didn't fuel in one activity for the next one, you were pretty much [00:39:09] Amanda Nauman: hosed, right? Yeah. Yeah. Exactly. And I, again, one of the other things that happened was we had so many people that came to Mammoth and did the short route last year, and it was like their first gravel event. And that was very intimidating for me cuz I was like, this is going to be like their introduction to this experience and this discipline. and I wanted it to be good, and I wanted them to have resources at their disposal to make it comfortable. So much so. I feel like I over-delivered and overshared on some of that information. And I had a couple people emailing me and say like, you know, you don't really have to like handhold so much for all these people. I was like, yeah, I do, because some of them literally have no idea. So like if it's annoying to you that I'm telling you to drink a bottle an hour, like just ignore me. Then , this isn't for you. [00:40:03] Craig Dalton: So most of the camps, well all the camps last year were up at Mammoth. And obviously like just being able to showcase all the great trails and roads up at Mammoth was an obvious thing for you to do both in terms of getting people pumped about that region that you love so much and getting people excited, maybe specifically for your event, but now you're expanding to Kansas. Let's talk about like, what's the orientation of those camps in Kansas? Is it just yet another great place to ride that people should go? Or is it trying to get you ready for any particular event? [00:40:35] Amanda Nauman: Uh, yeah. Yeah, they, so the first one is with the Flint Hills gravel ride, and the second one in July is with the Rockridge gravel. And so both of those events are run by Bobby Thompson and Dave and I met Bobby. . Like way back in 2017, the Dirty Kansas production or promotion company was the company that was, that DK was under at the time. They had dabbled in this idea of travel trips as well. So they did this like test run to do the Dirty River in the uk and Bobby was on that trip. So we met Bobby in that like travel trip, bike thing, atmosphere, and we became really fast good friends, and they had come out to Mammoth a couple times, um, in 2020 or 2021 and 2022. So we have always had this relationship with Bobby and he wanted to build his. Camps, or sorry, his events in Kansas that were more of like grassroots, like OG gravel style there. And that's very much the stuff that Dave and I fell in love with and we were like, well, , let's see if we can do tough camps in Kansas. Because Bobby came to me and said like, Hey, I'm not getting enough women signing up for these. Like, what am I doing wrong? And I was like, well, I don't think you're doing anything wrong necessarily. I think just like what you're offering is still intimidating for women. So let's try and maybe bring this camp idea to to soften. That experience or make it feel more palatable for women and for anyone as a whole. Um, so that was where that idea came from to build those camps there. And o obviously I have a really good reputation and love for that area in terms of what I've been able to do, um, with Unbound and all of. The experience that Dave and I have with that event. So I think sharing what we know and doing that and again in a place that um, means a lot to us was kind of why we wanted to do. . [00:42:35] Craig Dalton: So will those camps actually culminate in participation in the those events? [00:42:40] Amanda Nauman: Yeah, so that's how we structured. It was like a three day leading up to that event so that that final day you get to sort of execute everything that you've learned in the three days prior, which is, which is a fun way to do it. [00:42:54] Craig Dalton: Yeah, that's super interesting. I want to touch on something that you mentioned offline, but just kind of reference there about just. Finding a way to bring more female athletes into the sport. And you mentioned some work you were doing with Sam at Rock Cobbler this year. , can you describe what you were doing? [00:43:11] Amanda Nauman: Yeah, yeah, so Chris Hall was on the marketing team helping Sam out this year, and he sent me a message a couple months ago and was like, Hey, Sam's at like 16% female participation. And he was like, how do we make that bigger? I'm not happy with it. And I was like, yeah, I'm not happy with that either. That's not a great number. So I was like, well, let's, you know, open 50 spots on the backend for any women. Sign up after it sells out. And I was like, I will volunteer my time if people wanna ask me any questions about it, if they're nervous, cuz maybe women don't necessarily want to email Sam or an unknown face behind an event and say like, Hey, is this for me? Maybe they'll feel more comfortable if it's for me. So they put a whole special section of the website called Ask Pan. People could email me their questions if they were concerned about stuff, and we got quite a few people that emailed and women that were just uncomfortable. Or didn't feel great about doing the short distance cuz it, it didn't feel like enough or they felt like a failure cuz they wanted to do the peb. And it was very eye-opening in the sense that I was like, yeah, maybe just women need that safe space to be able to say, Hey, I am uncomfortable. And they need somebody to tell them like, it's gonna be okay and you are fully capable of doing this. or maybe you're not fully capable and it's okay to do this other part of it instead, you know, it was, um, yeah, again, just a very eye-opening thing because women traditionally can just have a lot more self-doubt, I think, than men, and that idea that they perhaps might not feel like it's a space or. a discipline that's for them necessarily. So the more that I can try and crack that code on making women feel like they're more capable, I think that that's something that I'd like to, to focus on in the [00:45:09] Craig Dalton: future. . Yeah, I think that's super cool takeaway for a lot of event organizers listening. It's just like, find a female athlete that can be supportive and be open to questions like that, just to make people feel welcome. Yeah. [00:45:22] Amanda Nauman: Yeah. It seems so simple, but really like, and again, a lot of that has, has stemmed from talking to other women or like even my best friend, the one that I was talking to, that we went to Europe together. I always kind of use her as my litmus test. Like a better representation of all women in terms of how they're looking at the stuff. And she'll always second guess herself or say like, I don't think I can do that. And most of the times it's, cuz I feel like she's comparing it maybe to things that I do or things that she sees other women do, these like epic things and she's like, yeah, that's not for me. I'm like, no, it is like, you have no idea that you are fully capable of doing this if you want to. And a lot of times they, they won't even take the step to do it because. They're unsure. So the more that I can help, like, no, you can do it. If you want to do it, you should do X, Y, Z to, to get there. Um, yeah, those conversations I think are so important and for men listening to this too. You all have also a responsibility I think in to like make your female friends feel comfortable. Because a lot of times, like women just are too afraid to ask or they think that their questions are stupid. So the more that men. dads especially, um, brothers, the more that you all can make your female counterparts more comfortable, I think the better off we'll all be. Cuz it's not necessarily my job, only either , I think it's everyone's job to, to make it, to make it feel like something that they can do. [00:46:55] Craig Dalton: Yeah, that makes a lot of sense. Thanks for doing that by the way. Yeah. Yeah. It's important you've got a busy calendar of your own activities. , are there any events for the rest of the year that you're excited about doing? [00:47:09] Amanda Nauman: Oh, I don't know. I sort of don't, I don't really, I don't think I have anything. I was like super excited about rock cobbler and I even just did the short one this year. Um, yeah, I'm, I think I'm putting all of my eggs in the, the camp and mammoth basket and really focusing on calera because it is something that, Of steep learning curve, like obviously I haven't, I haven't finished it twice. So there's a reason why, and it's just a lot of like learning things the hard way I think when it comes to backpacking. So the idea of like even more self-sufficiency than I've been used to in the past is the, like that learning thing that I'm most excited about for this. [00:47:53] Craig Dalton: Is, was that the, if you could point to like the reasons why you haven't been able to complete the route, or is it a self-sufficiency issue? [00:48:02] Amanda Nauman: I would say it's equipment, honestly. Like the, well, the first year I couldn't even start it cuz of wildfires. So that was, that was a whole nother thing. Yeah. And then the second time I got stuck in like a lightning storm and on top of that my knee was bugging me cause I had picked. , I had made wrong equipment decisions, essentially. Yeah. And it's something where, you know, if I'm used to a certain position riding style and I have so many hours in that same position, I was jumping into something different, more weight on my bike, more everything. More walking. Yeah. . So it was just a, yeah, a learning curve of equipment and how I need to manage like, I don't know, just a very different style. Goal chasing essentially. [00:48:49] Craig Dalton: Yeah. It's so, it's so different. Yeah. I mean, just, just, just having a loaded bike in and of itself is like a game changer in what, how your knees feel in particular. [00:48:59] Amanda Nauman: Exactly, exactly. Because I, so I had like a frame bag on my frame, and so I thought, well, I'll make my Q factor wider so that my knees aren't rubbing my frame and that. Q factor thing, just royally effed up my left knee . That was the thing that ultimately did me in, was changing one thing that I thought was gonna help me. But really, like your bodies are so fine tuned to a certain feel that if you throw that off and you're trying to do it for five days in a row, like, forget it. . Yeah. [00:49:27] Craig Dalton: Yeah. And cycling because of the repetitive nature of it, it's. , you get something wrong it you're doing over and over and over and over and over again. Eventually it's gonna add [00:49:36] Amanda Nauman: up. Yeah, yeah, exactly. Yeah. Just again, stupid things where if I was telling somebody, I would say like, yeah, nothing new on race day. That's like one of my main mantras, and I of course, like I did something different for this major goal that I shouldn't have. , [00:49:53] Craig Dalton: something that was even harder than race day. Arguably. Yes, exactly. , . I love it. Well, I'm super excited for all the camps. I think for anybody listening like that is a good way to spend four days. Yeah, and I love that Mammoth tough went off well, and I'm excited for you guys doing it again. And obviously I'll put um, a link in the show notes to registration, which just opened up so. People listening, make sure to go out and grab your spot. [00:50:18] Amanda Nauman: Yeah. Yeah. Thanks Craig. Yeah. I think, and for anybody that's listening to this that does, hasn't listened to a bunch of the, the Gravel Ride episodes, go back and listen to the one that Craig did with Trek Travel in Jerron and. just be inspired to go, to go do a fun bike trip cuz I think yeah. I'm, I'm really gonna push that more for a lot of people who are, you know, race or event anxious and just need, like, need a good reason to go explore and do it in a different way. Yeah. [00:50:50] Craig Dalton: Gravel travel, it's where it's [00:50:52] Amanda Nauman: at. Yeah. Yes, exactly. . [00:50:55] Craig Dalton: So good to spend some time with you again and hopefully we catch up later this year. [00:50:59] Amanda Nauman: Yeah, thanks Craig. I appreciate it. [00:51:02] Craig Dalton: That's going to do it for this week's edition of the gravel ride podcast. I hope you enjoyed that conversation with Amanda as much as I did. She's such a great member of the gravel cycling community. I always learn a lot listening to the grody IO podcast and appreciate her perspective. She's been doing all these gravel events for a while. So just offers a great historical view as to what it was like, what it's like now and what are some of the ways that we can chart the course forward. I encourage you to check out all the tough ventures work. It's tough.ventures. As she mentioned during the show, they're doing the mammoth tough event, but they're also doing a series of camps this year, which I think will be super fun and informative to anybody who can attend. If you're interested in connecting with me, I encourage you to join the ridership. That's www.theridership.com. If you're able to support the show, please visit buy me a coffee.com/the gravel ride or ratings and reviews are hugely appreciated. Until next time here's to finding some dirt onto your wheels.
Riley Brady is a 27-year-old trail runner and bicycle mechanic, who recently moved to Boulder, Colorado. They are spending the next few months focusing on running but eventually hopes to move into the frame building side of the bike world. Outside of running and work Riley loves goofing around with friends and internet cat videos. Riley is living their best life! We had a great time chatting with them. Their positive energy is contagious. We covered so many topics on this one. Riley discusses their Javelina 100 race that earned a Golden Ticket as well as being name one of the top ranked ultra-runners by Ultra Runner Magazine. We also discussed being a non-binary athlete and inclusion in ultra-running. Riley shares some DNF experiences and how they view them. This was one of our favorite conversations. I hope you listen with an open mind and open heart. IG - @rye.outside
Welcome to this episode of Pit Lane Parley, where we will be discussing the opening round of the 2023 season. From dominant Red Bull, to struggling Ferrari, and the resurgence of Aston Martin, there's plenty to talk about in this exciting start to the new season. First up, let's talk about Red Bull. The team was in dominant form in the opening race, with their drivers Max Verstappen and Sergio Perez taking a 1-2 finish. They seemed to have the pace advantage over their rivals throughout the weekend, and their strategy calls were spot on. It's early days, but it looks like Red Bull could be the team to beat this season. On the other hand, Ferrari had a bad day as per usual. Despite showing some promising pace in practice, the team failed to deliver when it mattered in the race with a DNF for Charles LeClerc But it wasn't all bad news for the midfield teams. Aston Martin showed signs of resurgence in the opening race with Fernando Alonso rounding out the podium. And finally, McLaren had a bad day at the office. Get your caffeine fix with the best cold brew coffee in Indianapolis - Java House! With smooth, bold flavors and a refreshingly crisp taste, our cold brew is the perfect pick-me-up. And if you're not in Indianapolis, no problem! Visit javahouse.com and use promo code PLP10 for 10% off every order. Thank you to our sponsor Java House for keeping us fueled and refreshed.
An Americans Guide to Formula 1
Get yourself a tasty snack or drink and settle in. We have a lot to talk about after the Bahrain Grand Prix. From Alonso's return to the podium, to Leclerc's DNF, we cover it all! Thanks for listening, hope you enjoy!
Alanis, Elizabeth, and Nolan recap the FIRST RACE of the 2023 season in Bahrain… and it was a good one! They briefly touch on Red Bull's dominance, Charles Leclerc's tragic DNF, Zhou Guanyu's fastest lap, and Gasly's epic climb up the grid, before getting into the big stories from the race - the return of Jaws (Fernando Alonso), Esteban “Stebby” Ocon's endless penalties, and McLaren's no-good very bad weekend. Qualifying: 2:05 Bahrain Grand Prix: 8:27 Fernando Alonso: 25:46 Rookie Debuts: 33:18 Race Results: 45:12 Boyfriend of the Week: 47:56 Order Alanis' and Elizabeth's new book, Racing with Rich Energy, here: https://www.richenergybook.com/ Cook your way through the Formula One calendar with Elizabeth's new series, Grand Prix Gastronomy https://grandprixgastronomy.substack.com/ Follow Donut Racing Show on Twitter @donutracingshow Follow Nolan on IG & Twitter @nolanjsykes Follow Alanis on IG & Twitter @alanisnking Follow Elizabeth on IG @elizablackstock and on Twitter @Eliz_blackstock Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Let it Roll: Big Gets and Big Takes
Sorry about taking a week off, a lot of stuff going on behind the scenes! Buttttt, We're back to discuss Race 4 and 5 of Marble Rally, Ghost Plasma pulling off 3 in a row and all the DNF's in Race 4! We also chat about the Hevesh5 and JMR collaboration and give the fans exactly what they want, ASMR, because that's always fun ... right? .... right?!We also read your Overreactions and Mailbags, get a Fantasy and Predictions update, and make our predictions for Race 6!Use #DontRuinFunGOATPlasma to make your predictions for Race 6 of Marble Rally!This is THE Number 1 Podcast in Marble Sports, Let it Roll!Follow us on Twitter:Dekker: https://twitter.com/DoubleDekksHector: https://twitter.com/hwalkermusicTerm: https://twitter.com/BigGetsBigTermSky: https://twitter.com/Skyfall_707Nonagon: https://twitter.com/Nonagon_VioletPippin: https://twitter.com/Virgo_The_Star---------------------------------If you have a big take of your own DM the show on Twitter,find us on Twitter: (https://t.co/OhU31PKZw0)YouTube: (https://www.youtube.com/c/biggetsbigt...)iTunes: (https://t.co/hLrQK71k4z)Spotify: (https://t.co/dFsujO5h5v)
The first episode of DNF for the 2023 season welcomes everyone back by discussing: Red Bull's dominance in Bahrain 2023 Ferrari somehow still looking like 2022 Ferrari Aston Martin's potential surge into relevance McLaren's dismal day Who gets the season's first Best Lad Award. (Hint: It's a "Fella" or "Guy" this week, and he somehow became someone's hero this week while also hitting them with his car.) Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
The first episode of DNF for the 2023 season welcomes everyone back by discussing: Red Bull's dominance in Bahrain 2023 Ferrari somehow still looking like 2022 Ferrari Aston Martin's potential surge into relevance McLaren's dismal day Who gets the season's first Best Lad Award. (Hint: It's a "Fella" or "Guy" this week, and he somehow became someone's hero this week while also hitting them with his car.) Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
NBA News : Lakers status with Lebron, Ja Morant in nightclub with a gun, Durant vs Kyrie face off. NCAA Basketball News : Texas Tech suspends Head Coach Mark Adams for Racially Insensitive Comment and NCAA Bracket Projection. MLB News : Peralta of Yankees strikes out batter in 20 seconds, Scherzer gets a balk asks for clarification on the pitch clock, Spring Training records so far. UFC News : Jon Jones wins Heavyweight title with 1st round submission calls out Stipe, Alex Grasso upsets Valentina Shevchenko via 4th round submission to win Flyweight Title. Becomes first Mexican Female UFCq Champion, Shavkat Rakhmonov Submits Geoff Neal to win 17th straight fight via a finish. 17-0. Formula 1 News : Max Verstappen Wins with Perez second and a surprise Fernando Alonso 3rd, American Logan Sargent impresses in debut finishing 12th, Mclaren rough start to the season with double DNF, American team Haas struggles with race form in the Bahrain Desert. NFL News: Bryce Young Size Measurements, Baker Mayfield to the 49ers? Are Bears trading #1 pick?Lamar Jackson may get no exclusive tag from Ravens, Derek Carr has more suitors than Panthers, Jets and Saints, Wentz wants to keep playing in whatever role that can help a team, Daniel Jones wants over 45 million per season.
We are thirsty for the tea this week as Mads and Gena comb through 1 star reviews on some popular reads in the bookish world! From Crescent City to Sex Wizards with a little 50 Shades thrown in there, we give you the run down on cringy word counts, DNF statuses, and reviews that rival the length of the books themselves. Buckle up, y'all are in for a fun treat!
Beth and Rebecca are both very driven and have finished some extremely challenging events. They have also experienced DNF's. On this podcast we take a deep dive into the emotions that go along with a DNF. This is not always an easy topic for people, we appreciate their candor. Our hope is that if you experience a DNF you will remember some of the wisdom shared on this podcast and move forward ready to tackle another goal.
Summary: We've all faced it, but for some it's hard to do and fills us with guilt. What is DNF (not to be confused with DTF…) and why is it so important to abandon books when they do not serve you? DNF: Did Not Finish (you abandoned the book) Holly DNFs when: There's no page requirement, but her main rule of thumb is - if she thinks it, it's already too late. The main driver? She no longer cares what is going to happen. She can get actively annoyed with characters, but for whatever reason she no longer cares about the future plot of the book. Devin DNFs when: she starts avoiding the book. When she needs to DNF, she essentially ghosts the book, focusing instead on chores, television, and crafting. She sometimes won't even realize right away that it's time to DNF until she recognizes that she hasn't read in almost a week. Reading a book can sometimes feel like a relationship, and when things go wrong it's natural for us to wonder if the problem is with… us. But there isn't anything wrong with giving up on a book that doesn't bring you joy. The key is to not waste time on books that bother you, but instead to keep exploring genres and authors until you find your wheelhouse just like Holly and Devin with thrillers and romances. Holly recommends reviewing each book you read or DNF so you can more consciously hone what works (or not) for you in your reading. Devin acknowledges that sometimes a book doesn't serve us in that season of our lives, so a DNF doesn't have to be permanent and revisiting books even years later can lead to fulfillment. Overall, reading as adults is fun and supposed to bring us joy. So much of life is full of pressure, and reading should not be one. Ultimately, life is too short to read books you don't like. So DNF and do it with pride! Instagram: @heartsanddaggerspod Website: www.heartsanddaggerspod.com If you like what you hear, please tell your friends and rate and review us on Apple Podcasts and Spotify so that we can find our perfect audience.
Show Sponsor AnyQuestion - https://link.anyquestion.com/Greg-Bennett Support the show at https://www.patreon.com/user?u=26936856 "The Greg Bennett Show" In this episode of The Greg Bennett Show, Greg is joined by Luke McKenzie. An incredible Australian Triathlon legend: a Nine-time Ironman Champion, a narrow second-place finisher at the Kona Ironman World Championships, with a professional Triathlon career that for almost two decades. Entering the professional scene in the early 2000s, McKenzie was fortunate enough to train and compete alongside Australia's and the world's top triathletes of the era including Craig ‘Crowie' Alexander, Pete Jacobs and Chris McCormack. McKenzie cut his teeth as a junior athlete, racing amongst the ITU ranks in the early 2000s. It wasn't long before his talent for triathlon shone through, with McKenzie taking home bronze at the 2001 Edmonton ITU Junior World Championships. Honing his skills in the ITU ranks on the Continental and World Cup circuits, McKenzie continued to develop as an athlete. Drawn to the world of long course racing in the US, in the early 2000s, McKenzie made the transition over to the Ironman distance where he would forge a successful career, the pinnacle of which being his thrilling second place finish at the 2013 Ironman World Championships in Kona, Hawaii. Since retiring, this amazing athlete and his beautiful wife Beth have created an incredible world-leading, high-performance clothing brand and Triathlon community - Wyn Republic and its sister brand Malo Republic. Seeing their dedication and hard work come to fruition is truly inspiring! Timestamps 2:43 - Interview with Luke begins. 13:02 - Luke & Greg discuss his background and how he originally discovered the sport of triathlon handing out water bottles as a 7 year old boy in regional Australia. it all starts with a dream ... 17:23 - During Luke's later high school years he found his racing was hardening him as a young athlete and got the opportunity the first year out of school to the AIS in France. 25:53 - Luke's first Ironman happened after he had had a solid year of training and racing in the US. He competed in the Busselton, Western Australia Ironman and led to about 30kms and ended up coming in 3rd. 27:17 - When Luke looks back on his career, different races hold memories for different reasons and he explains some of the more memorable and important events in his career. 33:53 - Luke and Greg discus some of his lows within his Ironman career and what lessons he's gained. "If you race like that in Kona, you will win" 36:43 - 2015 was Luke's first ever DNF in Kona. Luke explains the reasons and shares the raw emotion surrounding the event. I felt so shameful for pulling out 40:05 - When going through phases of self-doubt, Luke describes how he could prepare himself mentally and how he could move forward through the lows of his career. 45:04 - Luke explains how he started his company WYN Republic as a side-hustle prior to him retiring from his professional career. Aero dynamics was really starting to come into play in the sport 51:11 - Luke explains some of the lessons he took from his professional athletic career and is utilising within his business and family to this day. 1:03:54 - Question: One piece of advice you'd tell your younger self? 1:04:38 - Who would you want to have dinner with (nonfamily, living or dead)? 1:-5:51 - Where do you see yourself in the next 3-5 years? 1:07:24 - Greg and Luke finish up with some rapid fire questions and answers. One book you would recommend? Two most-used apps on your phone? Toughest race? First job? Out of 10, how cool are you? Who would you want to play a movie of your life? Which decade of music is the best? Favorite race? Greatest movie of all time? 1:16:13 - Interview concludes. Links Be sure and check out bennettendurance.com Find Greg on social media: Twitter @GregBennett1 Instagram @GregBennettWorld And follow Luke McKenzie "It's time for triathlon apparel to get a makeover. For years, we've struggled to find modern apparel that commanded attention without screaming for it. We longed for technical product innovation combined with stylistic, simplistic, fashion-forward excellence. We couldn't find it, so we decided to make it." Website: https://wynrepublic.com Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/imlukemckenzie Twitter: https://twitter.com/lukemckenzie
How Chris wasted three months tracking down a Wi-Fi problem, plus we debate if immutable distros need to be simplified.
Today, we have a special guest who embodies perseverance and determination. Jonathan Prosser is a runner, husband, and father who overcame a DNF on his first difficult 100 miler and went on to finish the Outlaw 100. Then, the Leadville 100! Not only that, he's a husband, and father, and now directs a race in Kansas called the Skyline Scramble. Join us as we delve into Jonathan's journey and find out what he does to get it all done. Show notes: http://www.theriot.run/jonathanp
Melissa was one of the most positive and inspring guests we have had! She was a pleasure to chat with and her story is going to help many women go out and try without fear. You can get her book HERE Melissa Rudolph started running on a whim when her kids' school had a 5k one Saturday. Nobody in the house was awake, so she figured it would be fun to try. Since then, she has done various distances and moved toward long distance triathlon— where she managed to DNF 3 times in one year. She recently chronicled this journey in her book “The Year I Didn't Finish”. Melissa is a clergywoman and adjunct college professor who lives with her husband and children in Maryland. More from me @hilsport55 Go to www.athleticgreens.com/TRWP to get 5 FREE travel packs and one year supply of Vitamin D! Check out oladance headphones at www.oladance.com/trw and use discount code TRW20 for 20% off! Get free shipping on any order from Goodr at goodr.com code TRW
Happy Monday! The gallies are chatting all about the books we have DNF'd and why we'll be picking some back up and never ever ever picking others back up. Enjoy!
For this installment of Hop Culture Book Club, we read Four Thousand Weeks: Time Management for Mortals”. And let's just say it was no Lazy Genius! One of us even DNF'd it. Join us as we politely rip it to shreds! Just kidding, there was a lot we liked about the book! But who could ever compare to our fav? Music: Realizer by Kevin MacLeod Link: //incompetech.filmmusic.io/song/5047-realizer License: //creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/
Let it Roll: Big Gets and Big Takes
We're back from the off-season break to chat about the Marble Rally Qualifiers! We discuss the new format, racer additions, and mixups that happened during the qualifying rounds! We also read your mailbags and make our picks for our SMR Fantasy League! Dekker also sets the over/under for DNF's in Race 1 and we make our Race 1 Predictions!To make your own prediction use #DontFreeBigPearlTo join our Fantasy League, click this link: https://tinyurl.com/jw5btfunThis is THE Number 1 Podcast in Marble Sports, Let it Roll!Follow us on Twitter:Dekker: https://twitter.com/DoubleDekksHector: https://twitter.com/hwalkermusicTerm: https://twitter.com/BigGetsBigTermSky: https://twitter.com/Skyfall_707Nonagon: https://twitter.com/Nonagon_VioletPippin: https://twitter.com/Virgo_The_Star---------------------------------If you have a big take of your own DM the show on Twitter,find us on Twitter: (https://t.co/OhU31PKZw0)YouTube: (https://www.youtube.com/c/biggetsbigt...)iTunes: (https://t.co/hLrQK71k4z)Spotify: (https://t.co/dFsujO5h5v)
Welcome to Fan Behavior: An F1 Podcast! This is the first official episode of the rebranded podcast and of 2023, so Zoe and Hannah are diving into their big predictions for the upcoming season. Will Pierre Gasly beat Esteban Ocon? Which team will be the first to DNF? And who's going to win the 2023 WDC? They also dive into some of their F1 favorites for those who are new to the podcast, share their favorite and least favorite moments from the off-season, and SO much more.
Disclosure: We are part of the Amazon Affiliate program. If you purchase a book, we will receive a small commission at no cost to you. This post may contain links to purchase books & you can read our affiliate disclosure here. Today's guest is BookTuber Isabel from Happy For Now YouTube Channel. Isabel is hosting the Read What You Own Reading Challenge.Through a series of prompts and mini-challenges for the next three months, we are encouraging readers to read those books they own. This challenge includes reading your physical, kindle, audiobooks, library borrows, and Kindle Unlimited borrows.Isabel shares a few tips about this challenge.Gather and track all of the data. How many books do you own? Here is a link to Personal Library Tracking Google Sheet (affiliate link)Organize your Kindle Books in Collections with a TBR and a Read Collection. Perfect for potential book recommendations and mood reading.Put together fun reading prompts such as oldest owned unread book, genre tropes, cover colors, etc.Yes, it is ok to DNF books if they no longer work for you.Yes, Isabel also shares 4 Kindle Unlimited Romance Recommendations. SHOWNOTES AND BOOK LINKShttp://WhattoReadNextBlog.comCheck out our YouTube Channel;https://www.whattoreadnextblog.com/youtubeMusic from Uppbeat (free for Creators!):https://uppbeat.io/t/hartzmann/sunnyLicense code: 0RDRBKGH6NGQCAXR
Creativity Matters Podcast (CMP)
Episode 483 of the CMP, a Creativity Matters Podcast — Thoughts on the new year, on DNF's, and on illustrated journaling
Today we are diving in with YogiTriathlete's very own Liz McHutcheon, along with amazing photographer and filmmaker Leigh Orne of Heart Space Studio. Leigh and Liz are good friends and runners who recently teamed up to document Liz's 2022 return to the Lake Sonoma 50 Mile after her first attempt in 2019. The film, "More Than Enough" debuted a few months ago at the Mammoth Trail Fest and has been making its way across the world of endurance sports steadily since. "More Than Enough" shines a light on questions around worthiness, failure, and reclaiming success. In this episode, we discuss: - storytelling - vulnerability and celebration - how to realize your passion - the backstory behind the movie - proving your worthiness through racing - DNF dark moments - water the seeds of your passion - capturing the epic moments - scary moments of the filming - launching the film to the world - being enough - detachment from outcome - show up as you are - follow your inspiration and it will happen Namaste- Jess
Welcome to the first episode of Season 2, of THE Fifth Wheel Podcast! In today's episode, listen in as Doug takes us on a journey through F1 history, and tells us about a driver that is the ONLY person to have a DNQ, DNS, and DNF in one race! But first, we discuss the recent news about Cadillac and Andretti, joining the F1 grid. So strap in, this is THE Fifth Wheel Podcast!
What was the best movie of 2022 or, as we ask here on The Couch, your favorite movie of 2022? That's right! Today my good friend and good friend of the show (and podcast coach extraordinaire), Alana Dawson, and I are looking back on our favorite parts of pop culture from the past year, sharing our favorite movies, TV series, and books. As you know, here at The Couch, side notes and rabbit trails are always welcome, so obviously Alana and I get into other fun topics like the best ways to make smoothies, how to watch The Chosen, and whether or not a certain mystery belongs on a best-of list or in the DNF (did not finish) pile. We had a great time talking about our favorites of 2022, and after you listen, we'd love to hear from you. Head on over to The Couch Facebook group and tell us what you loved in 2022! Let's get started! MENTIONED IN THE SHOW: What's Your Word? on (in)courage The Couch's Patreon community NOT-SO-GUILTY PLEASURES: Whipped cream on smoothies (via @lillieeatsandtells) Taking all of January to reflect and plan DON'T FORGET: Join The Couch on Facebook! It's so much fun! Find Alana on Instagram at @alanapdawson or on The Podcasting Party. And you can find me on Instagram at @marycarver or at marycarver.com. Welcome to The Couch!
Show Sponsor AnyQuestion - https://link.anyquestion.com/Greg-Bennett Support the show at https://www.patreon.com/user?u=26936856 "The Greg Bennett Show" In this episode of The Greg Bennett Show, Greg chats with Belinda Granger. Australian Triathlon legend: a Fifteen-time Ironman Champion, Triathlon commentator, and the pro liaison for Challenge Family Triathlons. Belinda was recently inducted into the Triathlon Australia Hall of Fame for the ‘Legends of the Sport' Award, and few are more deserving for their contribution to the sport of Triathlon than BG is. Belinda is also an Australian IM Hall of Famer and, most importantly, has been a good friend of mine for over 30 years! Greg and Belinda discuss the realities of being a pro athlete, the highs and the lows and how they mould and teach and motivate. Timestamps 2:14 - Interview with Belinda Granger begins I have seen the sport change over and over and over again 8:09 - Greg and Belinda rewind the clock and discuss how BG came into the sport. 14:20 - Belinda explains the moment that she realised that she was good at triathlon and was prepared to take it seriously as a pro athlete. 19:45 - Belinda explains how a DNF in Foster-Tuncurry motivated her to go all-in. I didnt do anything silly, I just wanted to finish to prove to myself I could 25:03 - Why is Noosa one of the greatest places on the planet to live, train and base your triathlon career? 26:41 - Belinda describes in details some her greatest 'highs' in her career ... starting with Challenge-Roth. 34:20 - Greg and Belinda discuss the low's within her career and what she has learn't from them. We all like to pretend that we are amazing and so mentally tough all the time 39:36 - We look at athletes and assume that they are invincible and never make mistakes, and we forget that pro athletes are just human. Greg and Belinda discuss the realities of being a pro athlete. 43:44 - Belinda explains how she came to deciding to retire, how it played out, and what defining moments helped her to continue to move forward after completing her pro-athlete career. Triathlon is more important to me now as a 52 year old, than it was when I was competing 52:57 - Coming out of the pandemic, Greg and Belinda discuss the excitement around triathlon and the opportunities in the future of the sport. 57:09 - What would you tell your 18 year old self today? 1:00:07 - Which 3 people would you love to have dinner with (living or passed)? Belinda's answer is hilarious! 1:01:49 - Where do you see yourself in the next 5 years? 1:05:27 - Belinda and Greg complete the interview with some Rapid Fire Questions: One book you would recommend? Mark Barretta - Greatest Moments in Australian Sport Two most-used apps on your phone? Toughest race? First job? Out of 10, how cool are you? Which decade of music is the best? Favorite race? Where is somewhere you haven't been, you'd like to go? 1:14:06 - Interview concludes Links Be sure and check out bennettendurance.com Find Greg on social media: Twitter @GregBennett1 Instagram @GregBennettWorld And follow Belinda Granger Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/belindagranger Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/belinda.granger