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Stephanie Howe is an ultrarunner supported by North Face, a toddler mom, and has a PhD in Nutrition & Exercise Physiology and loves teaching people how to eat and train for long-term health, performance, and happiness. Stephanie's career highlights include: 2014 Champion of Western States, 8th at 2015 Ultra Trail de Mont Blanc, 2015 Champion ... more »
This episode features an American Chiropractic Association Legislative Update with Mr. John Falardeau. John is the Senior Vice President for Public Policy and Advocacy for the American Chiropractic Association (ACA) located in Arlington Virginia and is responsible for monitoring legislation, formulating policy, and carrying out the overall political strategy for the organization. Before coming to ACA, John was the Director of Government Affairs for the Rubber Manufacturers Association. Prior to that, John spent ten years as a senior assistant to two members of the House of Representatives. During his tenure on Capitol Hill, John was involved in drafting and monitoring legislation regarding transportation, taxes, and health care. He was also active in several congressional campaigns. A U.S. Navy veteran, John holds a BS degree from the State University of New York at Brockport, an MA degree from George Mason University and an Honorary Doctorate from the University of Western States.
“To me the biggest thing is creating an image that showcases the landscape that the runner's going through.” Jesse Ellis is a runner and an outdoor adventure endurance photographer and owner of Let's Wander Photography. Jesse chats with Luis about how he got into photography, capturing images at Western States 100, what makes a great photo, and what gear he carries to photo jobs. Support Road Dog Podcast by: 1. Joining the Patreon Community: https://www.patreon.com/roaddogpodcast 2. Subscribe to the podcast on whatever platform you listen on. HAMMER NUTRITION show code: Roaddoghn20 Listeners get a special 15% off at https://www.hammernutrition.com DRYMAX show code: Roaddog2020 Listeners get a special 15% off at https://www.drymaxsports.com/products/ Allwedoisrun.com Jesse Ellis Contact Info: Letswanderphotography@gmail.com IG: https://www.instagram.com/letswanderphotography/ Website: https://lwp.smugmug.com Luis Escobar (Host) Contact: email@example.com Luis Instagram Kevin Lyons (Producer) Contact: firstname.lastname@example.org yesandvideo.com Music: Slow Burn by Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com) Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0 http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/ Original RDP Photo: Photography by Kaori Peters kaoriphoto.com Road Dog Podcast Adventure With Luis Escobar www.roaddogpodcast.com
Kia ora e te whānau. Cath Wallis lost herself in the midst of a career and the focus of raising family. Standing at the threshold of middle age, Cath honestly didn't know who she was anymore, and felt “invisible”. Growing up not-sporty, Cath felt that her foray into the world of ultra endurance events may be short lived, but six years, 9 ultramarathons, an intercontinental swim, and countless adventures later, Cath has proved herself wrong. This week, Matt spoke with Cath, who as well as all this is an Athletics Australia accredited coach and leader of Find Your Adventure, a community for people who want to find themselves through adventure. We talk about Cath's history and beginnings, the several multi-day desert adventures Cath has engaged in, and how a self-described “ordinary”* person can complete some extremely extraordinary things. Plus, for your listening pleasure we've got Daniel Jones calling in from Chamonix to run down his incredible 12th place at UTMB following his 5th place at Western States. Best Enjoyed Running.Episode Links Cath Wallis Instagram Find Your AdventureDaniel Jones on Instagram Gavin Clifton takes on the Furber StepsSCOTT Running Julbo Eyewear UltrAspireirunfarDirt Church Radio on InstagramDirt Church Radio on Twitter Dirt Church Radio on Facebook Dirt Church Radio on PatreonCieleFurther Faster New Zealand
Deanna Minich, MS, PhD, CNS, Certified Functional Medicine Practitioner (IFMCP), is a nutrition scientist, international lecturer, educator, and author, with over twenty years of experience in academia and in the food and dietary supplement industries, currently serving as Chief Science Officer at Symphony Natural Health. She has been active as a functional medicine clinician in clinical trials and in her own practice (Food & Spirit™). She is the author of six consumer books on wellness topics, four book chapters, and over fifty scientific publications. Her academic background is in nutrition science, including a Master of Science (M.S.) degree in Human Nutrition and Dietetics from the University of Illinois at Chicago (1995) and a Doctorate (Ph.D.) in Medical Sciences from the University of Groningen in the Netherlands (1999). She has served on the Nutrition Advisory Board for The Institute of Functional Medicine and on the Board of Directors for the American Nutrition Association. Currently, she teaches for the Institute for Functional Medicine, University of Western States, Institute for Integrative Nutrition, and Institute for Brain Potential. Through her talks, workshops, groups, and in-person retreats, she helps people to practically and artfully transform their lives through nutrition and lifestyle. Visit her at: www.deannaminich.com Website & Social media links (Facebook, instagram, twitter) FB: https://www.facebook.com/deanna.minich/ IG: https://www.instagram.com/deannaminich/ For more information about Michelle, visit www.michelleoravitz.com The Wholesome Fertility facebook group is where you can find free resources and support: https://www.facebook.com/groups/2149554308396504/ Instagram: @thewholesomelotusfertility Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/thewholesomelotus/
Zoë Rom is the Editor-in-Chief of Trail Runner Magazine and the Managing Editor of Women's Running. Tina Muir is a former professional runner and the host of the Running for Real Podcast. Together they authored a newly released book called Becoming a Sustainable Runner: A Guide to Running for Life, Community, and Planet. In this episode, we discuss maintaining a healthy relationship with running, battling perfectionism, having good intentions, building community, giving back, environmental stewardship, and a lot more. Sponsors: Use code freetrail10 for 10% off Speedland Footwear Use code freetrail15 for 15% off Gnarly Nutrition Get 30% off your first subscription of Ketone IQ at HVMN.com/FREETRAIL30 Use code freetrail15 for 15% off Roark Apparel Freetrail Links: Website | Freetrail Pro | Patreon | Instagram | YouTube | Freetrail Experts Dylan Links: Instagram | Twitter | LinkedIn | Strava ________________________ Other Freetrail podcast episodes you might enjoy: Kilian Jornet | The New NNormal Tim Tollefson | The Infinite Game Clare Gallagher | Black Canyon 100k Champion Jim Walmsley | Engagement, Moving to Europe, Western States, and UTMB
The Farm Bill remains a priority for congress as its deadline for renewal approaches. Members of the House Ag Committee visited California to talk with producers earlier this year. House Ag Committee member from Kansas, Representative Tracey Mann joins us.
Join a whole different, Las Vegas crew: Scotty, Diane "superfan" Durden, Rich McCaleb, Sierra DeGroff, Cinder Wolf and Joe Bouchey for Ten Junk Miles in which they discuss: pooping, Crewing tips from Cinder, life in running in Vegas, pooping, Sierra's recent Badwater 135 finish, Joe's recent Western States 100 finish, and pooping. Lots of fun in sin city with cool people!! Like the show? Consider kicking in a couple of bucks on Patreon. It helps keep the show alive! Join here: https://www.patreon.com/tenjunkmiles Website: http://www.tenjunkmiles.com/ Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/tenjunkmiles Twitter: https://twitter.com/tenjunkmiles Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/tenjunkmiles/ Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/TenJunkMiles/
This year's Leadville Trail 100's winners both hail from Boulder, CO, so I got to venture a tad north and west to visit at the house of the men's winner, JP Giblin. JP seized control of the race just beyond Winfield, the mid-point of the race, and he kept adding onto his lead, finishing in 17:07:25, 40 minutes ahead of runner-up Luke Paulson on one of the hottest Leadville race days in history. JP, an Altra-sponsored professional athlete, is hoping this victory opens up new opportunities for him. Despite earning the Leadman title in 2022 for accruing the best time for all of the Leadville running and biking races, sponsors weren't yet knocking down his door, and a disappointing finish at the Western States 100 in June didn't help that or his path forward. So the self-coached JP tore down what he was doing and quickly pivoted his training, which obviously paid off. JP sees a lot of upward potential for himself being that he's only 29 years old with not a lot of miles on his bones. Even though he made his Leadville debut when he was 21, JP only ran one ultramarathon in a span of more than six years due to serving in the U.S. Navy. Uncertain upon his discharge about what direction he wanted to choose with his life, he cast caution to the wind to become a pro runner. So you'll hear in this fun chat about how JP bet heavily on himself, as well as about how he revamped his training, how the LT100 race unfolded, and what lies ahead for him. There are also some good nuggets to learn from for future Leadville racers and all ultramarathoners.JP GiblinInstagram @jgiblin13Strava JP GiblinBill Stahlsilly_billy@msn.comFacebook Bill StahlInstagram @stahlor and @coachstahlYouTube We Are Superman Podcast
Jigger Johnson is harder than Western States 100, and even harder than The CUT112, or Eastern States. We talk to 5 experienced trail runners, who showed up to try to survive. Ultimately only 1 out of the five was able to finish this race that had downpors, and over 35,000' vert on the brutally technical trails in the White Mountains of New Hampshire. We also go into their views of what it was like to take on this challenge during the races inagural year. What does the future hold for this race? Featuring: Marc Kelly, Peter Keyo, Sean Meehan, Tyler Tulloch, and Tom Starodaj Jigger Johnson Get your official Cultra Clothes and other Cultra TRP PodSwag at our store! Outro music by Nick Byram Become a Cultra Crew Patreon Supporter basic licker. If you lick us, we will most likely lick you right back Cultra Facebook Fan Page Go here to talk shit and complain and give us advice that we wont follow Cultra Trail Running Instagram Don't watch this with your kids Twitter @BlueBlazeRunner Sign up for a race at Live Loud Running and feel better Buy Fred's Book Running Home More Information on the #CUT112
This interview is part of Good Morning, Mont Blanc. This is the inaugural year of Freetrail's daily morning show, kicking off with the 20th anniversary of the Ultra Trail Mont Blanc (UTMB), the most important global event in the sport of trail running. The show is hosted each day by professional athlete, Dylan Bowman. Every afternoon, Dylan interviews top athletes and favorites for the races. In this interview, Dylan talks to professional athlete Ida Nilsson (Craft), who is racing CCC this week. They discuss her race at Western States, her recovery, training in the Alps with teammates David Laney and Tim Tollefson, her recent win at Ultravasan, and her goals for CCC. Join Freetrail Pro! Freetrail Fantasy
This interview is part of Good Morning, Mont Blanc. This is the inaugural year of Freetrail's daily morning show, kicking off with the 20th anniversary of the Ultra Trail Mont Blanc (UTMB), the most important global event in the sport of trail running. The show is hosted each day by professional athlete, Dylan Bowman. Every afternoon, Dylan interviews top athletes and favorites for the races. Dylan sits down with Courtney Dauwalter & Kevin Schmidt ahead of Courtney's race at the 2023 UTMB. They are joined by Ryan Thrower who recently ran the Swiss Alps 100 with Kevin. We've all heard thousands of pre-race interviews with Courtney and we wanted to do this one a little differently, involving her partner and long-time crew chief, Kevin. They talk about crewing each other, Kevin's top secret spreadsheets, how Courtney's feeling after her two hugely impressive performances at the Western States 100 and Hardrock 100 earlier this summer. For more on Courtney, check out our Day 1 of Good Morning, Mont Blanc, where Dylan and Corrine talk about the Top-10 Storylines of the 2023 UTMB; the number 1 storyline they discuss is the Courtney Slam. Additionally, Dylan will be previewing the UTMB race in more depth on the Good Morning, Mont Blanc Day 5 episode, launching Friday. Join Freetrail Pro! Freetrail Fantasy
This is episode #40 of The Awaken Indy Podcast. This week, Aron will be doing a solocast on hormone health. Aron has studied herbalism with notables such as 7Song, Constance Ferry, and Jim McDonald. Later he went on to further understand holistic healthcare by completing his Masters in Functional Medicine & Nutrition through the University of Western States. He has enjoyed attending workshops and trainings through Sam Thayer, Morley Robbins, Dr. Jennifer Daniels, and many more. Today, Aron serves the community by offering wildcrafted herbal medicine through his company Hartwood Herbals and conducts plant walks, monthly classes, lab work interpretation, and one-on-one consultations. In this episode, Aron covers:Questioning biology and current lab testing. Pleomorphism.What really causes disease.Male and female hormone physiology.Dutch testing vs. other labs. Dietary, herbal, and supplemental strategies for hormone health. The etheric component of hormones. And much more!If interested in connecting with events at Georgetown Market, please visit https://georgetownmarket.com/awakenindypodcast/ If interested in connecting with Aron and his company Hartwood Herbals, here's how:Instagram- https://www.instagram.com/hartwoodherbals/Email- email@example.comWebsite- https://hartwoodherbals.weebly.com/We also appreciate it if you could like and share today's episode. Also, please subscribe to the show so you can receive updates when episodes come out. If you have any questions or recommendations, email us firstname.lastname@example.org. Enjoy!This episode by all means not a replacement for medical advise. Aron is not a doctor. If an emergency does arise, please contact the appropriate medical services. Link: https://georgetownmarket.com/awakenindypodcast/
This interview is part of Good Morning, Mont Blanc. This is the inaugural year of Freetrail's daily morning show, kicking off with the 20th anniversary of the Ultra Trail Mont Blanc (UTMB), the most important global event in the sport of trail running. The show is hosted each day by professional athlete, Dylan Bowman. Every afternoon, Dylan interviews top athletes and favorites for the races. In this interview, Dylan talks to professional athletes Katie Schide (The North Face) and Germain Granger (The North Face), about their upcoming races at OCC and UTMB respectively. They talk about what it was like supporting each other during their incredible performances earlier this summer at the Mont Blanc 90k and the Western States 100. They talk about their seasons, training and how they are feeling heading into one of the most competitive race weeks of the year. Watch on for more and make sure you subscribe to the Freetrail YouTube channel! If you like listening to the Freetrail Podcast, please leave us a review wherever you enjoy listening. Freetrail Fantasy! Join Freetrail Pro!
“For the first time in my life, I truly looked forward and didn't look back. And it wasn't a competitive thing either, but I knew I had won the race.” Andy Gonzales is the first and second official winner of the Western States 100 back in 1977 and 1978. In this special episode recorded live at Fleet Feet Sacramento, Luis is joined by co-host Shannon Weil who is one of the founders of the Western States 100 race. Hear a history lesson on the Western States 100 endurance run as Andy and Shannon recall their first experiences, Andy's fashion out on the course, how he started the race with a bag of apples, a tube of biscuits, no flashlight, and no water bottle, his advice for success in life, and the history of the buckle from Shannon. Support Road Dog Podcast by: 1. Joining the Patreon Community: https://www.patreon.com/roaddogpodcast 2. Subscribe to the podcast on whatever platform you listen on. GO SLEEVES: https://gokinesiologysleeves.com DRYMAX show code: Roaddog2020 Listeners get a special 15% off at https://www.drymaxsports.com/products/ Allwedoisrun.com Luis Escobar (Host) Contact: email@example.com Luis Instagram Kevin Lyons (Producer) Contact: firstname.lastname@example.org yesandvideo.com Music: Slow Burn by Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com) Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0 http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/ Original RDP Photo: Photography by Kaori Peters kaoriphoto.com Road Dog Podcast Adventure With Luis Escobar www.roaddogpodcast.com
On this week-in-review, Crystal is joined by metro news columnist and opinion editor for The News Tribune in Tacoma, Matt Driscoll! They discuss numerous counties suing Washington state over behavioral health failures, the importance of a raise for Tacoma City Council and other public servants, Spokane Mayor Nadine Woodward's shady association with Christian nationalist Matt Shea, devastating wildfires and smoke across Washington, and the backstory of Pierce County Village and a recent veto override. As always, a full text transcript of the show is available below and at officialhacksandwonks.com. Find the host, Crystal Fincher, on Twitter at @finchfrii and find today's co-host, Matt Driscoll, at @mattsdriscoll. Resources “Most of Washington's counties are suing the state for refusing to provide necessary behavioral health treatment under state law” by Andrew Villeneuve from The Cascadia Advocate “More than half of WA counties have filed suit against the state for behavioral health failures” by Shauna Sowersby from The News Tribune “Tacoma City Council is getting a big raise. Think they don't deserve it? Think again” by Matt Driscoll for The News Tribune “Spokane mayor says she didn't know Matt Shea would be at Christian nationalist concert headlined by Matt Shea's Christian nationalist buddy” by Nate Sanford from Inlander “Destructive fires swept through Spokane County last weekend, killing two and leaving hundreds without homes” by Samantha Wohlfeil and Nate Sanford from Inlander “How behind-the-scenes politics helped win approval for Pierce County homeless village” by Shea Johnson from The News Tribune “In rare move, Pierce County Council overrides executive veto on homeless village zoning” by Becca Most from The News Tribune Find stories that Crystal is reading here Transcript [00:00:00] Crystal Fincher: Welcome to Hacks & Wonks. I'm Crystal Fincher, and I'm a political consultant and your host. On this show, we talk with policy wonks and political hacks to gather insight into local politics and policy in Washington state through the lens of those doing the work with behind-the-scenes perspectives on what's happening, why it's happening, and what you can do about it. Be sure to subscribe to the podcast to get the full versions of our Tuesday topical show and our Friday week-in-review delivered to your podcast feed. If you like us, the most helpful thing you can do is leave a review wherever you listen to Hacks & Wonks. Full transcripts and resources referenced in the show are always available at officialhacksandwonks.com and in our episode notes. Today, we are continuing our Friday week-in-review shows where we review the news of the week with a co-host. Welcome back to the program, friend of the show and today's co-host: metro news columnist and opinion editor for The News Tribune in Tacoma, Matt Driscoll. Hey! [00:01:08] Matt Driscoll: Hello - thanks for having me once again - it's always a pleasure. [00:01:11] Crystal Fincher: Thanks for coming back. We love our super informative and inside look into Pierce County whenever you're on - always a pleasure. I wanna start off talking about something that a lot of counties got together to do this week - and that is sue the state of Washington. Why are they suing and what's happening here? [00:01:32] Matt Driscoll: It's part of a long-running failure in our state mental health system involving folks who enter the criminal justice system and then get referred, one way or the other, to either competency evaluations or to stand trial, then flipped over to a system of civil commitments. This lawsuit involves 22 counties coming together to sue the state, claiming that the state - at facilities like Western State Hospital - is failing to provide the services to folks who do flip into that civil commitment area. And recently DSHS, Western State has been refusing a lot of those patients because they say they've been working to make room for folks who fall under the Trueblood settlement, which was the State Supreme Court ruling that basically - found that the state has an obligation and needs to do more to provide the competency evaluations and those sorts of things and potential restorative services to make someone able to stand trial. So it all involves folks who enter into the criminal justice system, then get referred to behavioral health, mental health stuff, and basically just the state's long-running failure to be able to provide the kinds of services and beds that those folks need and they deserve. It's all very complicated. It's just another indication of the state's continued failure to provide those services and beds. We've been talking about this for a very long time. It's very clear that it's still a total failure on the state's part, at least in my opinion. [00:03:01] Crystal Fincher: As you said, we've been talking about failures in this system for years - have heard some shocking and horrifying stories over the years. This is an issue that has been one of the biggest dogging Governor Inslee's administration during this term. And not to say he's absolutely the cause of all of these problems - I'm sure some of them were definitely inherited, there's a lot of challenges within this system. And as they point out, there have been recent investments to try and deliver on that settlement in the Trueblood decision, to try and turn the corner and get out of this crisis. One of the challenges here that they brought up is that there seems to be a conflict in that Trueblood decision - something that essentially is breaking this current system. As the Governor's office pointed out in their response, the Trueblood decision actually prevents them from taking new civil commitment clients. And that's one of the things that the counties are saying - Hey, they shouldn't be doing. So this almost seems like partly a corrective measure or seeking order to say - There's a conflict here - this order is essentially grinding this system to a halt. Once again, we're trying to fix it - we need some order. Do you know if there's some other entity that can take these civil commitments? [00:04:15] Matt Driscoll: Just to be 100% clear on this, I am by no means an expert on the intricacies of the state's behavioral health system - it's supposed to work and it's not working. That being said, it's another one of these massive gaps that we see so often in our system. You're right about the horror stories, going back to the Trueblood decision - you still hear, to this day, stories about folks who end up in jails for long periods of time, even before they've stood trial, waiting to have services available at somewhere like Western State where they can even get a competency evaluation. Think about the human rights aspects of that - of people being warehoused in jails, awaiting these court-mandated evaluations - that's the problem that Trueblood's intending to fix. On the same token, we've clearly got all these folks who shouldn't be in the criminal justice system. As the governor pointed out and others pointed out - in defense of the state, if you will - the referrals for these civil commitments are way up in recent years. I forget the statistics off the top of my head, but I think it might be like 40%, so we're seeing more and more of these folks being flipped out of the criminal justice system intended to send to the civil commitment system. It's just not working and there's a huge gap. And we can talk about how complicated it all is, and the way it gets siloed, and all the ways it's supposed to work, and the way it's not working - we have a wholly inadequate behavioral health system in our state. Decades and decades of underfunding - we've never acknowledged, we've done some piecemeal stuff. I certainly give the state and the Inslee administration credit for recent investments, but the bottom line is that this is piecemeal drops in the buckets trying to patch up a system that is just wholly unprepared to meet the demands of today. And people are suffering because of it. [00:05:54] Crystal Fincher: People are suffering, their civil rights are being violated, and some of these are resulting in horrific abuses in these overworked, sometimes unaccountable systems. This is happening against a backdrop of several employees within DSHS calling for the head of DSHS to resign. How does this even get untangled? It's time for major, systemic, urgent action beyond what we've done - clearly, what is already happening is not enough. [00:06:25] Matt Driscoll: One thing that the counties point out in the lawsuit is because these civil commitments are not being accepted or in some cases being discharged, you've got public safety issues. You have folks who the system has determined would be best served by ongoing treatment and civil commitments essentially being released. And that's, again - wherever you fall on the debates of how the state should be handling the interaction of criminal justice and behavioral health, it's just a bad scene all around. As a state with as many resources as Washington, we should be ashamed - similar to our public education system. A left-leaning state with progressive lawmakers and clear Democratic majorities - the fact that we are so clearly failing on this stuff is a black eye and again, people are suffering because of it. [00:07:10] Crystal Fincher: Absolutely. I also wanna talk about a recent decision from a commission in Tacoma that's going to take effect soon to increase the salaries, by a pretty significant amount, of the Tacoma City Council. And you wrote a column about this this week, which I thought was very timely and appropriate and a conversation that a lot of cities are having and more will continue to. And that's - these raises are absolutely justified and should go further when we look at the scope of responsibility involved in these positions. What did you talk about in your column? [00:07:46] Matt Driscoll: This has been an issue for me for a long time, as someone who's followed City Council government in Tacoma. At the root of the problem, it's that historically - City Council in Tacoma, third largest city in the state - it's considered a part-time job, it's paid as such. The reality of it is that anyone who served in that position knows it's not a part-time job, it's a full-time job. When I started at The News Tribune, councilmembers were making $40,000. Considering the challenges that Tacoma faces, I think there's lots of room for critique. People can see these raises and think about job performance - Do these guys deserve raises? But that's not really what it's about, right? It's about our system of government and who has the ability to run for office and serve under kind of the framework we have set up. We have historically considered this a part-time, low-paying position. If you're an average person in Tacoma with a family or financial responsibilities, the idea of signing up for what you're paid for as a part-time job that's clearly gonna be a full-time job and still trying to meet any of that - it becomes impossible. It severely limits the pool of candidates that are available. [00:08:56] Crystal Fincher: Absolutely - several perspectives are left out. Beyond that, we're asking them to do such an important job. The things we talk about every week on this show - from public safety to economic development to land use policy and educational decisions - every thing that touches your life, we're asking them to do. It's wild to me that in the same society, we will justify $100 million salaries of CEOs of companies, yet cities and organizations with comparable budgets we're asking to settle for $30,000, $50,000. When we look at how important the job is and the expertise and commitment that it really does require, there's no getting around the fact that this is definitely a full-time job, especially - when it's done right, it's beyond a full-time job. I think most people can agree, no matter what your political affiliation, that it's not. We also are talking about shortages in several of these sectors too, so we need to pay people more for the work that's being done if we wanna expect better results. [00:10:00] Matt Driscoll: And it's like, regardless of what you think about the current council's job performance, what do you want your City Council person to be? Do you want it to be someone who is dedicating 20 hours a week to it and juggling a bunch of other stuff, or do you want somebody who's able to attack it like a full-time job and dedicates the time and energy it takes - both to be responsive to citizen concerns and do the homework that it takes to make good policy decisions? This isn't to call out any particular City councilmembers over the years, but I think if you've closely observed City Council here in Tacoma, you can see folks are learning these issues as they go and they're asking these questions, and a lot of times you'll be - Oh my God, that's a pretty obvious question. Do you want someone who has the time to dedicate to the job? And even more than that, do you want to make this a job feasible for some people to take on, or do you want to make this a job that only a few fairly privileged, essentially wealthy or better off folks can take on? For most people, the question is the latter. I think historically the idea of making Tacoma City, or a city council, and even the State Legislature part-time is that it would allow average people to serve in democracy - that's one of the ideals there. But in practice, I think what it really does, particularly these days, is it severely limits the type of people who are able to feasibly serve in office. You see that in some of the races that we've got going this year in Tacoma, particularly on the Jamika Scott District 3 race, where she's a local community activist and artist. She's more of an average person - she doesn't have a bunch of money, she's not the executive director at some nonprofit. For an average person to make the commitment to run for office and find the time to doorbell, it's a huge commitment - full-time plus work for part-time pay. [00:11:50] Crystal Fincher: Absolutely - completely agree. I want to talk about another city - the City of Spokane and the activities of its mayor. The mayor and Christian nationalist extremist, former State Representative Matt Shea, attended a TPUSA event where they were just talking about a bunch of extreme, out-of-touch things while the ashes of neighborhoods were still smoldering nearby. What happened here? What is the reaction? [00:12:23] Matt Driscoll: Mayor of Spokane, Mayor Woodward, appeared at an event - Matt Shea was involved, Christian nationalist organization. She was apparently invited on stage for prayer, and Shea was there and prayed for her. And of course then all hell broke loose because of Shea's background and the backgrounds of some of the other folks involved. Of course, the mayor immediately said - Didn't know Shea was going to be there, wasn't my intention, I'm disgusted by all his views. It turns out maybe she'd been to events with Matt Shea in the past - I think a lot of people really didn't buy that excuse. But the bigger thing here, really, is yet another instance that illustrates the complexity and tension in the Republican Party. Lawmakers on the right who are "the good ones" or "the saner ones" - and there are a lot of Republicans, on the whole - in Pierce County in particular, Bruce Dammeier, JT Wilcox, leaders that I disagree with fundamentally. This tension between trying to be one of those not-extremist conservatives, but then the votes relies to some extent to courting the more extreme elements of the party. What ends up happening is these leaders awkwardly, unsuccessfully try to find this middle ground where they can not alienate the extreme elements of the party while not appearing extreme themselves, or maybe not even being "extreme" themselves. But it just never works and it ends up looking dumb. And this is just another example of that where they try to have it both ways - they try to disavow the extreme elements of the party, but then they still rely on extreme elements of the party for the support they need to win elections and serve in office. I certainly have no sympathy for the mayor of Spokane. It was very predictable that this would happen. If you find yourself at white nationalist organized events or religious extremist organized events, it's very easy to not get on stage or not do that. She signed up for it. She got what she deserved. I don't think it's probably the last time we'll see something like this either. [00:14:20] Crystal Fincher: I don't even view the situation as there being extreme elements within the party - that is the party, that is the base, that is now the mainstream of the party. It's beyond local party activists - these are their leaders. There is a nostalgia that I see, especially from national political pundits, wanting to still give credit to those moderates - those moderates are enabling the extremism. They are enabling this extremism that in public they try and distance themselves from. Even though she tried to say - Oh, I had no idea, she's been to an event just like this before. Even if she had no idea Matt Shea was there before, which no one buys, she got up there, saw him there and gave him a hug, and allowed him to lay hands on her and pray. Heard right before - them talk about the "problem with homosexuality" - obviously there is no problem with homosexuality, that's an extreme belief. That is the party - several electeds within the party, donors within the party, the people making decisions about the platform on the party. I made the bad decision of watching that Republican debate. I saw a lot of people going - Oh, these are extreme beliefs. They're not targeting the average American anymore - they're really fine with disenfranchising the average American. They are speaking to that base that's going to elevate people like this to these elected positions and hope for treatment as moderates in the media. This is an opportunity in Spokane to once again point out that these are extreme beliefs. These are beliefs that our Supreme Court has rejected, our State Supreme Court has rejected - and that we don't want. Clearly she knows that. She wasn't really sad about it happening, or else she wouldn't have appeared with him before and been chummy. They want to be able to do this behind closed doors. And lots of people will cite JT Wilcox, who I know lots of people have good relationships with - people like that need to contend with who the party is today. You're affixing your name to that label? - you can be what you are without that label. If you are attaching that label and participating in that, this is what you are enabling. [00:16:24] Matt Driscoll: Where do the folks like the JT Wilcoxes or the Bruce Dammeiers go within this party, right? If they are the moderates they claim to be, the Republican Party depends on that support. If they try to find that middle ground, then it ends up working out like this. Again, I don't have any sympathy for it. I wrote a column in the Trump years and I've just halfway defended folks like JT Wilcox and Bruce Dammeier about why they hadn't condemned Trump. What JT Wilcox will tell you - I'm a local guy and I stay out of national politics. And that's fine, I have a lot of respect for JT as an individual. But can you see what's going on? And do you have the backbone to stand up and say - This is wrong, this is not what I represent - even if it means that you might get voted out, or that you might not be in office, or that you might make your life more difficult. What we see most of the time is elected officials, politicians - they're not willing to do that. They're not willing to disavow or distance themselves from this stuff because they don't want to risk their jobs as an elected official or their powers - and maybe some of them genuinely do it out of the hope that if they just stick it out long enough, they'll be able to course correct on that party. That's a flawed idea. Whether you agree with Chris Vance or not, the way he describes it is pretty accurate at this point - it's the base of the party and folks need to make their decisions on whether that's the party they agree with. What we see, more times than not, is folks trying to have their cake and eat it too. [00:17:56] Crystal Fincher: Chris Vance made the decision to not affiliate with that label - if that's who's standing beside him, then he needs to move to a different place. On both the Republican and Democratic side, that affiliation with the party comes with tremendous resources - an absolute resource advantage over someone who is running as an Independent or with a minor party - everything from voter file access, which is useful, important information about voters from public sources and from private commercial sources, information like that is very helpful to a campaign. Things like donations and structure and endorsements and volunteers - those kinds of things are often built-in to the support of a party. It is a challenge to run outside of a major party. There were some character-defining moments for a lot of these people - maybe if they would have seen this rising extremism take over the mainstream of the party, maybe we don't find ourselves here. That attachment to power also can be corrosive - if you see something that is turning your stomach, it's not okay to stay silent, no matter which party you're a part of. [00:19:03] Matt Driscoll: Yeah, this continues to be a character-defining moment. These leaders still have the opportunity - they can still come out and say - This is wrong. And continually they don't. I don't really expect that to change. The opportunity still is there for them to take a stand. They don't, because if you alienate the base of the party, you're gonna be out of luck. And Chris Vance, for all his wisdom, is out of luck. He ran for office a couple cycles ago, and he lost badly - can't be a moderate conservative without the support of the Republican Party and if you alienate the Trump support, you're out of luck. [00:19:40] Crystal Fincher: Yeah, part of what made this so scandalous in the first place and so offensive to people is that this was happening amidst really destructive fires that swept through Spokane County last weekend. We see the 20,000 acres at that time up in flames, 265 structures destroyed, including a ton of homes, two people killed that we know of, lots of people not knowing what to do. Spokane City Councilmember Zack Zappone showed a picture of the street where his parents live - all of the houses were burnt down - his parents lost their home, his uncle lost his home. Just feel for everybody involved in that situation - I can't even imagine - it's just so totally devastating. [00:20:21] Matt Driscoll: On the human level, on the individual level - that loss, the death toll is staggering - just a lot of thoughts for everyone going through that. For a long time in my life, we talked about climate change and we talked about the problem it presented. It was academic, right? We saw the video of the polar bear with nowhere to go. When I started at The News Tribune, there wasn't really a summer smoke season. And now it's late August - it's the smoke season - it's a reality of life now. And then I think about my kids - I got a 16-year-old daughter, a 12-year-old son, 8-year-old daughter. It's really heavy to think about the impacts that we've seen from climate change and the way it's escalated. History is so long - a lot of times it's difficult to track the change, right? - it feels long. But with this devastation that we've seen that's tied to climate change in recent years and that trend - it's just really depressing - in Western Washington now, and this will probably be our reality moving forward. It's heartbreaking. [00:21:24] Crystal Fincher: This has not been normal for me my entire life. The warnings from climate scientists - we did not heed them for decades, and here we are - it's scary. The reality is this is as good as it's going to be for a while. This is actually going to get much worse. It's up to us and what we decide to do now - it's gonna get worse before it gets better. Are we gonna choose to make it better or not? This is a tangent - I'm on an age divide - you look at polling, and I'm right there on the divide where opinion splits. I talk to people on the older side of that divide who are more complacent, who don't necessarily feel the urgency. And then those on the younger side - and it's 15, 20 years ago, 10 years ago, especially working in politics - you see things like slogans, "fighting for our lives, fighting for our futures," and those are slogans to some people. What does it look like when you are literally fighting for your life? What does it look like when you don't want to see this kind of destruction happening everywhere? We're not even talking about the hurricane in Southern California and Nevada - this is all wild, and we're seeing increasingly wild things across the globe. This is only going to accelerate. It's decisions like whether to build a new freeway or not. It's decisions like whether to invest in and build out pipelines for gas and coal. At every level of government, at every level of power - decisions are being made every day - we can't afford for more hurt right now. We're seeing activism, we're seeing direct action. These stakes are high, and I just wish more people understood and felt that. It's just really hard right now. There are a lot of different interests. These are the consequences. [00:23:00] Matt Driscoll: There is one thing that gives me any glimmer and hope in this - is the younger generation. The stakes are exactly as you described for them. I think of my kids and the world that we've left them - the idea that this is baseline. How much worse do you want it to get? I'm not going to chalk this up to human nature, but you mentioned complacency. It's a little crazy how easy people grow accustomed to something like smoke season now. Are we cool with just getting used to this? Are we all right with that? It feels like a lot of people are. Maybe it's just my nature, but I have a lot of empathy for people in general, 'cause it's hard, man. It's hard out there being a person. It's hard to support yourself. We haven't made it any easier in the United States. There's a lot that just goes into surviving. Asking people to think above and beyond that, it's a big ask - and it's also unfair. We lay a lot of this climate change stuff, this environmental stuff on the individual - like you shouldn't be watering your grass, or you should buy an electric car. Those things are good, but it almost gives the real culprit - the governments and the fossil fuel companies - a pass. We end up guilt tripping each other - How long was your shower and stuff? If we really want to do something about this, it's gonna take exactly what you talked about - reimagining transportation, not building freeways, being willing to say - Yeah, traffic's bad right now, we're not gonna build another freeway, we gotta figure this out a different way. Or we have the capacity for a new airport, but air travel's terrible and it's one of the biggest causes of greenhouse gases - we're gonna figure something else out, and it's probably gonna be difficult in the interim, but we just don't have a choice. We never want to make that choice. We always want to push it down the road a little bit, make a little bit of improvements. This incremental change - the incremental change is not going fast enough. It's gonna take drastic measures. It's gonna take major changes to the way our life. It's gonna take just major restructuring of the way we do things. We still get to make the choice. It's just that one of those options results in stuff like we're seeing now. [00:25:09] Crystal Fincher: The final thing I want to talk about today has been the topic of discussion in Pierce County for quite some time, a hot topic on the Pierce County Council - and they've gone back and forth. It's this Pierce County Village, which is the county trying to solve one of the problems, one of the crises that it's dealing with - homelessness - and looking at building a, what is it, 265-unit building to house and service people who've been experiencing homelessness and try and get them on a path to housing stability. But oh, it is not simple, and there have been some twists and turns. What is this and what has been happening? [00:25:50] Matt Driscoll: Yeah, it's a very Pierce County story - I really love it for that, 'cause it is very complicated. What the county wants to do - and by the county, I mean the County Executive Bruce Dammeier and his administration - is permanent supportive housing. It's housing designed for chronically homeless individuals. It's not like an apartment building-type situation - it's actually individual homes in a community. The County Executive's office became enamored with this model - it has had some success, from what I understand, in Texas - and they wanted to bring it back to Pierce County. This was a number of years ago. They started the process of potentially looking for a location for it, which proved really difficult because it's a major project. They eventually settled on a piece of land out in the Spanaway area - it's got some wetlands, it's got some concerns around it. They ended up choosing a provider to run it - Tacoma Rescue Mission. What they want to do is use about $21, $22 million in federal COVID money to build this site and then let Tacoma Rescue Mission run it. To make it feasible, they changed some zoning. Broadly, it's an idea that has widespread support. It's something that the Democrats, liberals have supported for a long time. I support it, I think it's a good idea. Providing permanent supportive housing, 200-some-odd units of it, it's a good idea. But the details of it have become very tricky. There's some questions about - was the Rescue Mission kind of baked in as a provider even before they saw it for applicants? Are they pushing too hard on this specific piece of land? There's challenges now to the zoning changes. It is very complicated. It's moving forward, but it's got some significant hurdles to clear. The most recent development is the County Council changed the zoning to make it possible - that was challenged by a couple of places, and that's where things stand. [00:27:34] Crystal Fincher: I just want to point out for those who are not familiar with Pierce County politics, Pierce County Council - the Pierce County Executive is a Republican. And what's the split on the Council now between Republican and Democrat? [00:27:46] Matt Driscoll: It's a slight Democrat majority - I believe it's 4-3. The only reason I hesitate is because Tacoma has nine, Pierce County has seven - I always have to do the math - it's 4-3, 4-3 leaning Dems. [00:27:56] Crystal Fincher: I always get confused with the numbers. You look at a city like Burien and the mess that they're going through with their majority on their council - this is a different kind of situation. Sometimes where you have a Republican executive saying - Hey, we think this can work, there's a model somewhere, let's go learn about it - actually engaging in trying to have a solution, the conversation is starting with action, and what are we going to do? There was a piece this week in The News Tribune going through public records - looking at this model, one of the controversies starting out was that this trip was taken with the Tacoma Rescue Mission and went on this learning, fact-finding mission to see what Austin's doing up close, to see if it's something that could be feasible here. And the contract to do this that was competitively bid ended up going to the same person, which made - the same organization involving this person - making some people go - Wait a minute. Was the fix in on this contract? - especially looking at some of the scoring of the bidding. That seems like maybe it was cooked a little bit in favor of this, but then you have other people saying - This is a pretty normal way that something like this progresses. How did you see this? [00:29:09] Matt Driscoll: Yeah, Pierce County is a big county, but just small-town style - I love this stuff, there is so much depth to it. At the center of this, you have the county, which has access to $21, $22 million in federal funds to do something about homelessness. The county executive wants to give that to Tacoma Rescue Mission, which as you point out, won a competitive bid to build this facility. The idea is that through philanthropic fundraising and just what the Rescue Mission does, they'll be able to fund it moving forward. What makes it slightly different is you've got a Republican county executive saying - We have to do something to serve this population, to house this population, and the answer is permanent supportive housing - which is a little outside the box for conservatives. The County Executive's Office believes that, with this one-time investment, the government can step back. Then you get into questions of Duke Paulson from the Rescue Mission going on these trips even before the bids start being taken - lo and behold, the Rescue Mission wins the bid, LIHI was the other bidder. There was a competitive bid process - they did go through steps, but naturally it raises questions of - Was that kind of procedural? Was that legitimate? When it all comes out in the wash, it's a very Pierce County thing - there's reason for concern of - was this the outcome everyone wanted from the beginning? You can make the answer that - yeah, yeah, clearly it was. I think they went down there, they got this idea in mind, they thought the Rescue Mission would be a good place to run it, and that's where they ran with. On the other end of the spectrum there, I think it's important to keep in mind that the Rescue Mission has a long history of serving homelessness in Pierce County. Regardless of what you believe about the religious aspects of Rescue Mission does, they're a well-respected organization in Pierce County when it comes to serving the homeless. Pierce County is a small place. Should we not expect the County Executive's Office to have a close working relationship with one of the primary providers of homelessness in Pierce County? It raises a lot of questions about backroom deals. It's important to keep in mind at the end of the day, they are trying to do something good. I think it's good that we're asking these questions. It's good that we have this coverage. My colleague, Shea Johnson, just delivered a big package on this this week - it's really well done, folks should read it. It's small-town politics and they're trying to do something good, but there are a lot of questions along the way. [00:31:21] Crystal Fincher: Including questions about the site that has been determined for this. Siting is always a major issue, especially when it comes to siting things that are going to serve the homeless. People have a lot of feelings about this - some don't want it to happen at all, but a site was chosen. This site that was chosen - in the Spanaway area - there may be some environmental concerns. Sometimes things look very black and white from a simple explanation, but it is not infrequent in these situations where you have multiple issues, multiple interests, multiple people who ultimately want good things having different perspectives and having issues impact these groups and these stakeholders in different ways. Is it okay to move forward on a site? We just talked about having to take urgent action to mitigate climate change, to not - continuous sprawl, destroying local ecosystems - that seems to be the major issue in first passing this and then the repeal of the passage over the veto of the Pierce County Executive of the zoning for the site. They could still move forward, but wouldn't have future flexibility attached to this use without another change. [00:32:36] Matt Driscoll: You're right. The Rescue Mission has cleared certain hurdles at this point - the reversal of the zoning change wouldn't affect them - they're vested, they can move forward provided they continue to check the boxes in terms of all the sorts of things they'd have to do to make it happen. The ways that this is potentially getting derailed has a lot to do with politics. At the center of what we have going on here is a dispute on the Growth Management Act. And one of the reasons that this was interesting from the beginning is you had a Republican county executive proposing a major facility to serve the chronically unhoused - the most difficult population to serve. He wanted to put that in rural Pierce County. Normally what happens with something like that is it gets smack dab in the middle of Tacoma, right? Because none of these outlying, more conservative areas want anything to do with that. So the very fact that he was willing to acknowledge that it would be advantageous to put a facility like this somewhere in the more rural parts of the county where - assuming his base is out there - that took some guts and there's been a lot of pushback on that. But you also see attention here where the county executive is saying - Look, in order to build the type of housing we need to serve the unhoused, we need to build facilities like this in areas that are potentially sensitive. That's a broad description, but I think that's what it comes down to. The zoning was challenged and the County Council is getting advice that there might be something to those challenges, particularly the second one has them a little bit worried. They went back and changed the zoning to get out of trouble, to quash those challenges. You have a much broader debate about land use and sprawl and what we should build where, and you've got familiar conservative talking points of - like we need to make it easier for people to build wherever they want. Then you've got kind of Democrats on the Council saying - You know, zoning matters, we have to protect these areas, we have to limit sprawl. But does that then mean that all the stuff that we build ends up being dense, transit-oriented? One of the elements that the county executive's office would say is appealing about this model is because it is more individual homes, it's not a warehousing situation, it's a community. This tension over growth management and how much flexibility should we create to allow this to be built in areas that are designated as sensitive or more rural - I don't know. [00:35:01] Crystal Fincher: You're doing a fantastic job explaining it. This is a complex issue that takes some time to talk through. One of the reasons why I do this show is so we can talk through it and really come to an understanding. I really appreciated that package in The News Tribune this week that gave really helpful background and context to what's happening. The final element is that the viability and success of this relies on private fundraising - it does seem there's some money out there. The flags raised with this repeal of zoning is that this may make fundraising for this property more complicated, more challenging - seeing as that there may not be the flexibility moving forward, or the seeming collaboration, or green light that some people may have previously thought was there. Who knows what's gonna happen? Do you see this likely being built? What do you see moving forward? [00:35:55] Matt Driscoll: I'm not exactly sure how much of that I buy from Tacoma Rescue Mission and its supporters - I've got a lot of respect for that agency - I know Duke well. What we're seeing here is they're trying to maintain as much flexibility as possible to move forward from a development standpoint, as advantageous to what they wanna do in the future. The bottom line is they could build what they propose to build, provided they clear the necessary hurdles as it speaks. So I don't know how sympathetic I am to the idea that they need additional flexibility to build even more on sensitive areas or whatever - or we need to change the zoning across the whole county to make this thing possible - but I could be wrong on that. But in terms of its overall prospects, one other thing I would note that makes this interesting is because there is another political element in this question about funding. The Democrats on the Council, to their credit, support such an idea. They really leveraged the County Executive and Republicans' desire to build this thing into passing a behavioral health sales tax, which could potentially go to fund something like this, or something much like this, down the road. That's another element of that - the support for this village ultimately hinged on Republicans being willing to support them and passing that - they needed a super majority. So that's another interesting wrinkle on this. And one of the reasons I love this issue - because it's just so Pierce County - it's politics and power and relationships, but I think everyone is trying to do a good thing. We're trying to build permanent supportive housing. We're trying to protect sensitive areas and limit sprawl. So your broader question - Will this thing get built? I have no idea. When it initially went through, I probably would have put it at maybe 70/30. The package that Shea Johnson put together really illustrates the desire and the support to get this thing together. It has bipartisan support. Everybody wants to build 200-some odd units of permanent supportive housing. There's the desire locally to do it. I do think that politics in Pierce County requires Democrats and Republicans to work together to do things. There's not a potential here in Pierce County for Democrats to just do everything the way they want to do it - that's not gonna happen - you're gonna have to work together in some regard. And here you have an opportunity to work together to build what could be a really important project for the area. [00:38:09] Crystal Fincher: Makes sense to me. Well, we will continue to follow that - certainly a lot to follow and a lot left to see as it develops. And with that, we thank you for listening to Hacks & Wonks on this Friday, August 25th, 2023. The producer of Hacks & Wonks is the incredible Shannon Cheng. Our insightful co-host today is metro news columnist and opinion editor for The News Tribune in Tacoma, Matt Driscoll - always great insight and information from Matt. [00:38:38] Matt Driscoll: It was wonderful to be here once again - like I think I said last time - I always enjoy the opportunity to come on here and play exotic Pierce County man for the listeners up north. Again, I feel like I - there's so much to get into with the homeless village and I appreciate your time, your willingness to dedicate some time to it and talk about it. I would just recommend folks read the package 'cause I don't really feel like I did it justice - it's very complicated, it's been going on for a long time, but it's really important for this neck of the woods. So thanks for having me on. [00:39:04] Crystal Fincher: Absolutely. And we will link that in the resources in the show notes and online. You can find Matt on Twitter @mattsdriscoll. You can follow Hacks & Wonks on Twitter @HacksWonks. You can find me on all of the platforms @finchfrii, that's two I's at the end. You can catch Hacks & Wonks on iTunes, Spotify, or wherever you get your podcasts - just type "Hacks and Wonks" into the search bar. Be sure to subscribe to get the podcast - to get the Friday week-in-review shows and our Tuesday topical show - delivered to your podcast feed. If you like us, please leave a review wherever you listen. You can also get a full transcript of this episode and links to the resources referenced in the show at officialhacksandwonks.com and in the podcast episode notes. Thanks for tuning in - we'll talk to you next time.
This is a short episode previewing Freetrail content plans around the 2023 UTMB. We will be doing a daily morning show throughout race week highlighting storylines, previewing races, and debriefing race results as they come in. We will also be doing several pre and post race interviews with some of the top athletes. To follow, make sure you subscribe to our YouTube channel, podcast feed, and Instagram account. Sponsors: Use code freetrail10 for 10% off Speedland Footwear Use code freetrail15 for 15% off Gnarly Nutrition Get 30% off your first subscription of Ketone IQ at HVMN.com/FREETRAIL30 Use code freetrail15 for 15% off Roark Apparel Freetrail Links: Website | Freetrail Pro | Patreon | Instagram | YouTube | Freetrail Experts Dylan Links: Instagram | Twitter | LinkedIn | Strava ________________________ Other Freetrail podcast episodes you might enjoy: Kilian Jornet | The New NNormal Tim Tollefson | The Infinite Game Clare Gallagher | Black Canyon 100k Champion Jim Walmsley | Engagement, Moving to Europe, Western States, and UTMB
#240 - It's been a busy year for Coree Woltering. Every time I read a new Facebook post from him, he seems to have finished another tough race. His love and passion for ultraraces is contagious and makes me want to get out there. I'm sure he will drive you to sign up for a race too once you hear this week's episode. I'm so happy to welcome him back as he shares what's been going on with him, including this year's Western States race and Hawaii's HURT 100, both very difficult races, and he's done a few more besides those two! All Coree's information is on the show website! Support the showMartha Runs the World websitehttps://www.martharunstheworld.com/Email:email@example.comInstagram:https://www.instagram.com/martha_runs_sf/
Ruth is a professional trail runner hailing from the West Coast of New Zealand, most famous for winning the 2022 Western States 100, having come second the year prior. Trail running fans were no stranger to Ruth though, given her absolute dominance of the 30-50k distance in the years preceding this having won some of the most prestigious trail races in the world including the OCC at UTMB and Marathon du Mont Blanc. Ruth has won races in: Spain, Italy, France, Austria, Switzerland, NZ, Australia, Taiwan, Hong Kong, China and Malaysia. She has a very impressive 2:34 road marathon to her name, whilst also coaching athletes and studying naturopathy. 02:35 – David and Xylon's training06:15 – Community shoutouts14:00 – Episode starts15:15 – How did Ruth start in sport17:05 – Leaving university after 1 day and not taking a college scholarship initially19:04 – Ruth's college career20:15 – What's hard, a marathon, 300m steeple or 100 miles20:50 – How did Ruth get into trail running?22:20 – How did Ruth end up in Taipei?25:27 – Why did Ruth get back into running in Taiwan?26:53 – Transitioning coaches27:47 – What does Ruth attribute to her versatility in trailrunning to?29:48 – Being ready for a race distance31:26 – How does Ruth choose races?32:40 – How does Ruth approach fueling for different races?35:26 – How has training changed for Ruth?37:18 – What does a training week look like for Ruth?38:09 – Why does Ruth spin? And how long is a long run?38:40 – Changing from RPE to Heart rate in training39:20 – Is changing coaches refreshing?40:12 – What are Ruth's favorite and least favorite training sessions?41:48 – Ruth's attempt at racing the marathon at the Olympics43:04 – How does Ruth split her living locations?44:18 – What does Ruth do during her time in New Zealand in terms of training?45:04 – What is it like being a professional trail runner?48:20 – Ruth's Naturopathy studies50:05 – How does Naturopathy impact Ruth's views on being a professional trail runner?51:00 – How does Ruth know when she is ready to race again?52:55 – What has Ruth learned since using Supersapiens?54:30 – How is UTMB training going?56:14 – Any thoughts on doing the other races at the UTMB festival?57:20 – What is the PTL and UTMB?58:19 – Rush Round63:38 – Outo
Tyler Green and Rachel Drake are professional athletes for Nike living in Portland, OR. They're also a married couple and new parents to a baby boy. We talk about parenthood, Rachel's experience returning to racing after childbirth, Tyler's recent 2nd place finish at Western States, their upcoming races at UTMB and OCC, and a lot more! Follow Tyler on IG Follow Rachel on IG Sponsors: Use code freetrail10 for 10% off Speedland Footwear Use code freetrail15 for 15% off Gnarly Nutrition Get 30% off your first subscription of Ketone IQ at HVMN.com/FREETRAIL30 Use code freetrail15 for 15% off Roark Apparel Freetrail Links: Website | Freetrail Pro | Patreon | Instagram | YouTube | Freetrail Experts Dylan Links: Instagram | Twitter | LinkedIn | Strava ________________________ Other Freetrail podcast episodes you might enjoy: Kilian Jornet | The New NNormal Tim Tollefson | The Infinite Game Clare Gallagher | Black Canyon 100k Champion Jim Walmsley | Engagement, Moving to Europe, Western States, and UTMB
“All we need is a little validation, right? And I think that's what the race does. Western States help validate what's inside of us. It helps bring out our best urges, not our worst ones, our best ones.” John Trent is a runner and author of Second Sunrise. He is the past president of the Western States 100, current board member and 11-time finisher. In this episode recorded live at Fleet Feet Sacramento, Luis and co-host Sean Garbutt chat with John about all things Western States like the lottery process, stories about runners through the years, what makes Western States 100 so special, and his book Second Sunrise. Support Road Dog Podcast by: 1. Joining the Patreon Community: https://www.patreon.com/roaddogpodcast 2. Subscribe to the podcast on whatever platform you listen on. DRYMAX show code: Roaddog2020 Listeners get a special 15% off at https://www.drymaxsports.com/products/ Allwedoisrun.com John Trent Contact Info: Book: Amazon firstname.lastname@example.org Instagram: trent4964 Facebook: john.trent.79 Luis Escobar (Host) Contact: email@example.com Luis Instagram Kevin Lyons (Producer) Contact: firstname.lastname@example.org yesandvideo.com Music: Slow Burn by Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com) Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0 http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/ Original RDP Photo: Photography by Kaori Peters kaoriphoto.com Road Dog Podcast Adventure With Luis Escobar www.roaddogpodcast.com
Our mission is to help you take your next step on your ultra running journey. And, sometimes, if you are like us, you may not know what that next step may look like. This week we are taking a look at the Umstead 100, which is a 100 mile run located in Raleigh, NC at the William B Umstead State park. The course consists of 8 loops of 12.5 miles each and consists of crushed gravel and dirt compacted together and provides good footing. Despite being on the east coast it does have some elevation, though not a ton like a mountain race, this course has rolling hills and is considered runnable, but many runners will take the hills as walk opportunities - particularly the steeper ones on the back half of the loop. Total elevation gain is 8000 feet. Runners have 30 hours to complete and the race is also a Western States qualifier. Join us as we sit down with Rhonda Hampton, Race Director for the Umstead 100. Umstead 100 Links: Info: https://www.umstead100.org/ https://www.umstead100.org/pdf/First_100.pdf To find full audio episodes of The Ultra Running Guys, you can visit one of the following or download anywhere you listen to Podcasts: Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/show/6KNylPA... Apple Podcasts: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast... Checkout more from The Ultra Running Guys: We also host races. Come Run with Us! Sep 16, 2023 - The Final Countdown: https://runsignup.com/Race/NC/Winnabo... April 20, 2024 - The Hydra: https://ultrasignup.com/register.aspx... Website: www.theultrarunningguys.com IG: @TheUltraRunningGuys https://www.instagram.com/theultrarun... Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/TheUltrarunn... Twitter: https://twitter.com/ultra_run_guys Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/theultrarunni... Jeff Winchester Instagram: @winchesterjeff https://www.instagram.com/winchesterjeff Jeremy Reynolds Instagram: @go_be_awesome https://www.instagram.com/go_be_awesome --- Send in a voice message: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/theultrarunningguys/message Support this podcast: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/theultrarunningguys/support
This episode of the For The Long Run Podcast is with professional ultrarunner and full-time employee at Oura Ring, Don Reichelt. Passionate about being outside and connecting with people, Don uses running as the vehicle for connection and storytelling. An accomplished ultrarunner with 3 ultra-distance treadmill world records and top 100-mile performances, Don has had to navigate years of mental struggles to get where he is today. In this episode we talk about: -using the outdoors as an escape and to find peace -falling in love with the process: translating running lessons to life -being willing to ask for help: outsourcing support and relying on a team -how Don's perfect race was the catalyst to underperformance and mental challenges -being fuelled by curiosity and data insights -Western States past, present, and future, and Don's path to the Western States 2024 startline. Follow Don on Instagram @runwithdon and For The Long Run @forthelrpod --- Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/forthelongrun/support Past guests on For The Long Run include: 177. Molly Seidel; 226. Mike "Kofuzi"; 228. Kara Goucher; 59. Shalane Flanagan; 234. Camille Herron; 198. Courtney Frerichs; 229. Jes Woods; 207. Tyler Andrews; 197. Dean Karnazes; 206. Katie Arnold; 220. CJ Albertson; 153. Joe Holder; 199. Kelly Roberts; 188. Gwen Jorgensen; 205. Emily Abbate; 209. Sara Vaughn; 174. Nick Bare; 97 Amelia Boone; 101. Courtney Dauwalter, 219. Dylan Bowman; 191. Matt Chittim; 200. David Roche; and more! Hyperice This episode is brought to you by Hyperice, a company who, like For The Long Run, is on a mission to “help everyone on Earth move better, live better, and be better”. For long training days, rest days, and everything in between, Hyperice has all the tools you need to keep your body going for the long run. The For The Long Run community can save 15% off at Hyperice.com through the end of September with code FTLR2023. Darn Tough Thank you to Darn Tough for sponsoring this episode. I've been a fan of, and running in Darn Tough socks for years now, so we're excited to welcome them to the For The Long Run family. Use code FTLR-SOCKS to get 10% off and free shipping when you shop through this link. Skratch Labs We are proud to be sponsored by Skratch Labs, a local, Boulder-based sports nutrition company. You can grab energy bars, energy chews, hydration mix, recovery drink mix, and super high-carb drink mixes for your big days from Skratch to fuel your training and upcoming adventures. Get 20% off your order with the code FTLR20 when you shop through this link. --- Support this podcast: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/forthelongrun/support
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This year Greg Bargo became third ever Floridian to ever finish the Hardrock 100, he joins Chris Twiggs and Matt Mahoney in that legendary feat to cross the finish line and kiss the rock. He ran a time of 47:31:42 to finish in the Golden Hour. This was a journey that took Greg 10 years in the making. Greg has also run races like the Western States 100, the DT Stone Anvil, the Grindstone 100, Pine to Palm 100, Pinhoti 100, Rocky Racoon 100, and the Leadville 100.
David Lam is back! David had an incredible experience racing Western States for the first time and we couldn't resist the chance to hear all about the build up, race, and his thoughts on equity, inclusion and diversity in trail running. Some highlights from our conversation:
HT1621 - Eastern States vs Western States Photography The difference between photographing in the western states and the eastern states is not one of landscape structures or even vegetation. I found the primary difference is that the roads in the west are wider with places to pull off. There are more dirt roads, more public lands, more places to do photography. It's much more difficult here in the east.
This episode of the For The Long Run Podcast was recorded 1 week ahead of 2023 Western States Endurance Run with ultrarunner and Western States debutant, David Lam. More than a runner, David, fondly referred to as the “Mayor of San Francisco”, is heavily involved in the running community, and uses running for connection, representation, and support. Professionally, David works in the tech industry and calls San Francisco's Bay Area home. In this episode we talk about: -running community and connection -starting running as an adult in 2017 to 2023 Western States 100-miler -leaning on the running community and asking for help -running through grief and loss -representation and belonging in the running community, on the trails and at events Follow David on Instagram @davidtlam and For The Long Run @forthelrpod --- Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/forthelongrun/support Past guests on For The Long Run include: 177. Molly Seidel; 226. Mike "Kofuzi"; 228. Kara Goucher; 59. Shalane Flanagan; 234. Camille Herron; 198. Courtney Frerichs; 229. Jes Woods; 207. Tyler Andrews; 197. Dean Karnazes; 206. Katie Arnold; 220. CJ Albertson; 153. Joe Holder; 199. Kelly Roberts; 188. Gwen Jorgensen; 205. Emily Abbate; 209. Sara Vaughn; 174. Nick Bare; 97 Amelia Boone; 101. Courtney Dauwalter, 219. Dylan Bowman; 191. Matt Chittim; 200. David Roche; and more! BetterHelp Here at the For The Long Run Podcast, you know we love to talk about the BIGGER stuff, the DEEPER stuff, and get down to the nitty-gritty of what makes life interesting and beautiful. And while a lot of what we talk about on this show is about our physical capabilities, a big part of what we believe in here at the podcast is doing the internal work. And that's why we're proudly sponsored by BetterHelp, because, like them, we believe therapy is for everyone. With BetterHelp, you can tap into a network of over 25,000 licensed and experienced therapists who can help you with a wide range of issues. If you're ready to do the internal work, go to betterhelp.com/FTLR. HydraPak Thank you to HydraPak for supporting this show and the community around it. HydraPak create better hydration solutions for performance-driven people, and have been helping us stay hydrated and happy out on the trails for years! If you need hydration support, head on over to HydraPak.com and enter code LONGRUN23 for 20% off. Skratch Labs We are proud to be sponsored by Skratch Labs, a local, Boulder-based sports nutrition company. You can grab energy bars, energy chews, hydration mix, recovery drink mix, and super high-carb drink mixes for your big days from Skratch to fuel your training and upcoming adventures. Get 20% off your order with the code FTLR20 when you shop through this link. --- Support this podcast: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/forthelongrun/support
Ryan Thrower is the Co-Founder & Creative Director of Freetrail. He is also the longtime producer of this podcast. We talk about Ryan's background, his creative influences, the journey of working on Freetrail together, his upcoming 100 mile race, and a lot more. Trail Running Radio Walla Trail Racing Sponsors: Use code freetrail10 for 10% off Speedland Footwear Use code freetrail15 for 15% off Gnarly Nutrition Get 30% off your first subscription of Ketone IQ at HVMN.com/FREETRAIL30 FREETRAIL15 for 15% off your order at Roark Freetrail Links: Website | Freetrail Pro | Patreon | Instagram | YouTube | Freetrail Experts Dylan Links: Instagram | Twitter | LinkedIn | Strava ________________________ Other Freetrail podcast episodes you might enjoy: Kilian Jornet | The New NNormal Tim Tollefson | The Infinite Game Clare Gallagher | Black Canyon 100k Champion Jim Walmsley | Engagement, Moving to Europe, Western States, and UTMB
This week Clint and Jack chat with Maria Steinhauser about car camping,picking apples, teaching, taking a big leap with ultras, running Western States, unexpected culinary advice, FKTs, and beer. You can find Maria on instagram @singletrackrunningmaria Help support our show on Patreon. Get a shout-out: https://www.patreon.com/beerontherun Check out our Facebook group at https://www.facebook.com/groups/969035247373743. Find our podcast on Instagram @BeerOnTheRunPod and on Twitter @BeerOnTheRun. All of our links are on our Link Tree: https://linktr.ee/BeerOnTheRunPod. Come by and say hi. Please check out our friend and sponsor's website and podcast. Luis Escobar hosts The Road Dog Podcast and puts on races at All We Do Is Run
Zach Bates finished Western States this year in under 24 hours at 21 years old. He's also the first autistic finisher and he got in on his first try. He's run many ultras already and is quickly becoming a seasoned vet. He's currently preparing for UTMB in which he got in first try as well. Enjoy my chat with Zach and his mom Ranna as they discuss the journey to States and beyond. He is such a mentally tough and determined athlete. I believe he will go far in the ultra world. LOL Pun intended.@runnung.fartherholthamilton.com
Ultra LEGEND, features Tom Evans, who is a former Welsh Guards British Army Captain. He first made his mark on the ultrarunning world in 2017, when he came third in the 251km desert ultra Marathon des Sables. Tom amazed once again in 2018, when he won the 101km CCC race at the Ultra-Trail du Mont-Blanc, which also saw him take the top spot. He broke course records at the Coastal Challenge Costa Rica and the South Downs Way 50. At 2023's Western States, the athlete took first place and even broke the record for the fastest overseas time at the Californian race. In 2020, Tom continued his great form at New Zealand's Ultra Trail World Tour Tarawera, setting a new course record and laying down another marker for the year ahead. . Socials: https://instagram.com/chris.thrall https://youtube.com/christhrall https://christhrall.com . Support the podcast at: patreon.com/christhrall (£2 per month plus perks) https://gofundme.com/christhrall https://paypal.me/teamthrall ' Mailing list: https://christhrall.com/mailing-list/
Today we preview Sierre-Zinal, the iconic Swiss mountain race happening this weekend on August 12th. The show is co-hosted by Dani Moreno and EmKay Sullivan, the hosts of the Sub Hub podcast -- our resident sub-ultra trail specialists. We talk about the history of Sierre Zinal, Dani and EmKay's personal experience with the race in 2022, the unique course that seemingly favors no one, we preview both the men's and women's professional fields, and we finish by making predictions. Subscribe to Sub Hub for Sierre-Zinal Race Previews Get Coaching by Freetrail Experts Sponsors: Use code freetrail10 for 10% off Speedland Footwear Use code freetrail15 for 15% off Gnarly Nutrition Get 30% off your first subscription of Ketone IQ at HVMN.com/FREETRAIL30 Freetrail Links: Website | Freetrail Pro | Patreon | Instagram | YouTube | Freetrail Experts Dylan Links: Instagram | Twitter | LinkedIn | Strava ________________________ Other Freetrail podcast episodes you might enjoy: Kilian Jornet | The New NNormal Tim Tollefson | The Infinite Game Clare Gallagher | Black Canyon 100k Champion Jim Walmsley | Engagement, Moving to Europe, Western States, and UTMB
If you run trails around Arkansas, you probably know who Wesley Hunt is. Wesley is a beast of a runner and an all-around great guy. He's run Arkansas Traveller 100 five times and won it 4 of those times - placing 2nd on his first outing. Earlier this year, he won the LOViT 100 and plans to return to Traveller this year after a 5-year break. I love his outlook on embracing the emotions that come out during a race. We get into the mental aspect of running Ultras, competition, and training for longevity in the sport. We also chat about his experience with Arkansas Traveller 100, Western States 100, LOViT 100, Leadville 100 and others. You'll definitely enjoy the many nuggets of wisdom he drops in casual conversation! Show notes here: http://www.theriot.net/wesley
We chat with Jenny Quilty after her WSER 100mi debut in the fastest female field of all time. A quote straight from her instagram @adventuresofjenthar: "18hrs 49min, 11th woman & 100miles from Olympic Valley to Auburn in the fastest women's field yet! I said it last night and it feels the same today, I'm the happiest 11th place woman ever. I knocked almost 1hr off the prior fastest 11th place finish, and that just makes me so darn proud to be a part of this field. I ran a time much faster than I had imagined and learned more about what it feels like to accept and stay in the pain cave. I could not have asked for a more fun day running 100 miles, for only my 2nd time ever & first time at states!" Photo: @thehilaryann More from me @hilsport55 New podcast instagram @trailrunningwomenpod Discount code TRW15 for 15% off at www.janji.com Go to www.athleticgreens.com/TRWP to get 5 FREE travel packs and one year supply of Vitamin D! Get free shipping on any order from Goodr at goodr.com code TRW
Eli Hemming is a professional runner for Salomon based in Kremmling, CO. He is a former professional triathlete turned sub-ultra superstar. This season Eli won the Breakneck Half Marathon, Broken Arrow 23k, and finished 2nd at the Mont Blanc Marathon. Eli will be racing Sierre-Zinal in August as part of his season-long competition in the Golden Trail World Series. We talk about his background, history in triathlon, the specifics of his training, the value of investing in yourself, his 2023 season, future goals, and a lot more. Sponsors: Use code freetrail10 for 10% off Speedland Footwear Use code freetrail15 for 15% off Gnarly Nutrition Get 30% off your first subscription of Ketone IQ at HVMN.com/FREETRAIL30 Freetrail Links: Website | Freetrail Pro | Patreon | Instagram | YouTube | Freetrail Experts Dylan Links: Instagram | Twitter | LinkedIn | Strava ________________________ Other Freetrail podcast episodes you might enjoy: Kilian Jornet | The New NNormal Tim Tollefson | The Infinite Game Clare Gallagher | Black Canyon 100k Champion Jim Walmsley | Engagement, Moving to Europe, Western States, and UTMB
The theme of this episode: we are all powerful dump trucks! The main training discussion was on a new study looking at how strength work may help (or hurt) mitochondria adaptations. This study had wildly unexpected results, just like we like them! We also talked about our experience with sweat testing and some of the research on hyperhydration. We expect the science of hydration (personalized based on genetics) to be a frontier of performance and health in the future. And the future is tasty. Plus we had so much joy talking about a whole host of topics! Roadmap: Courtney Dauwalter's plan to race UTMB after setting course records at the Western States 100 and Hardrock 100, Megan's breakthroughs in side-short pee science (Nobel Prize?), our theories for why times for longer distances are progressing more than the 800 meters on the track, a study on morning versus afternoon training, some of our favorite storylines from the Tour de France Femmes, listener questions on dealing with injuries and RED-S concerns, 2 incredible listener corner emails, and hot takes. Fact: chocolate melts in your mouth, thus it is liquid fueling. Peanut butter cups are truly nature's performance fuel! For a weekly bonus episode (and bi-weekly newsletter), make sure you're subscribed to our Patreon. We love you all! WOOHOO! Support the podcast: patreon.com/swap Try Athletic Greens: drinkAG1.com/swap
Dr. Alisha Barnes received her bachelor's degree in zoology at Colorado State University and her Chiropractic Doctorate degree from the University of Western States in Portland, Oregon. She then attended the rigorous and well-known animal chiropractic program at Parker University in Dallas, Texas. The curriculum centered around the identification of common veterinary conditions, canine and equine anatomy, and chiropractic condition identification and proper treatment. Dr. Alisha is certified by the American Veterinary Chiropractic Association (AVCA). The AVCA is the premier national animal chiropractic association, where members are held to the highest standards in knowledge and care.Topics covered in this episode:Dr. Alisha's path to becoming an animal chiropractic business ownerBurnout and boundariesSitting in the fear of the unknown and limiting beliefsShifting from solopreneur to a multi-site, multi-doctor practiceWhat the structure of a business looks like when veterinary referrals are no longer neededBuilding relationships with local veterinariansAdvice when you're starting to grow your teamLinks and Resources: Visit the Tails Animal Chiropractic Care websiteEmail Dr. Alisha with questionsFind Tails Animal Chiropractic Care on FacebookFind Tails Animal Chiropractic Care on InstagramMaking Strides for Animal Chiropractic links:Visit the Making Strides for Animal Chiropractic websiteVisit our Facebook PageVisit our Instagram Page Thank you to our sponsors!Academy for the Advancement of Animal ChiropracticiPoint Touch- Integrative Veterinary Medicine EHRThe Evidence Based Chiropractor
“I've had problems in multiple ultras outside of this one. Just heading out to fast you know. You just burn the candle too quick and then you're just surviving.” Luis is at the Western States 100 and has conversations with Scott Gaiser, Pamela Reed, Nancy Readinger, and Andrew Readinger. Hear all about their running exploits, advice, stories and thoughts. This is a special episode where Luis was at the 2023 Western States 100 with his microphone and chats it up with legends in the sport. Support Road Dog Podcast by: 1. Joining the Patreon Community: https://www.patreon.com/roaddogpodcast 2. Subscribe to the podcast on whatever platform you listen on. GO SLEEVES: https://gokinesiologysleeves.com HAMMER NUTRITION show code: Roaddoglistener15 Listeners get a special 15% off at https://www.hammernutrition.com Allwedoisrun.com Luis Escobar (Host) Contact: email@example.com Luis Instagram Kevin Lyons (Producer) Contact: firstname.lastname@example.org yesandvideo.com Music: Slow Burn by Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com) Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0 http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/ Original RDP Photo: Photography by Kaori Peters kaoriphoto.com Road Dog Podcast Adventure With Luis Escobar www.roaddogpodcast.com
Helen Mino Faukner is a professional trail runner from Truckee, CA. At 26 years old, she's established herself as a rising star in the sport securing wins at Vaholl by UTMB, Broken Arrow 46k, and Speedgoat by UTMB in the 2023 season. We talk about Helen's background, her experience as a yoga teacher, finding joy in running, living in alignment with values, her season, and her goals for the upcoming CCC 100k. Follow Helen on Instagram Pedal for Positivity Sponsors: Use code freetrail10 for 10% off Speedland Footwear Use code freetrail15 for 15% off Gnarly Nutrition Get 30% off your first subscription of Ketone IQ at HVMN.com/FREETRAIL30 Freetrail Links: Website | Freetrail Pro | Patreon | Instagram | YouTube | Freetrail Experts Dylan Links: Instagram | Twitter | LinkedIn | Strava ________________________ Other Freetrail podcast episodes you might enjoy: Kilian Jornet | The New NNormal Tim Tollefson | The Infinite Game Clare Gallagher | Black Canyon 100k Champion Jim Walmsley | Engagement, Moving to Europe, Western States, and UTMB
This week Clint and Dawson sit down with Coree Woltering who is a Rock/Creek Outfitters staff and Northface runner. Coree, who's known by some as one of the #cornfieldcowboys, was born and raised in Ottawa, Illinois. He began his running career in the 400m and 800m distances and had his sights on becoming a professional triathlete, qualifying for the Ironman 70.3 World Championships twice. But before long, he discovered ultrarunning and became mesmerized by the idea of running 100 miles in the mountains. Coree took his frontier to the next level in 2015, where he won every trail 50k he signed up for that year. In 2016, he averaged a 6:36 per mile to win the Tunnel Hill 50. At 30 years old, he set the fastest known time (FKT) in 1,200-mile Ice Age Trail in Wisconsin. And then followed that up with that Pinhoti Trail FKT in 2021. He ended up loving the trail so much that he moved to the south! Most recently, Coree finished Western States 100. When Coree is not running, he is probably sitting on his balcony drinking a cup of coffee, or selling shoes at Rock Creek! Stop by Rock/Creek Outfitters on Manufactures Rd in Chattanooga Tn and get advice from Coree. Accomplishments: Ice Age Trail FKT (~1,200 miles), Pinhoti Trail FKT 349 miles, 2019 World's Toughest Race Eco-Challenge Fiji, 2x 70.3 World Championship Finisher, 7x 100 mile finisher, 2:26 Chicago Marathon 2016, 5:30 Tunnel Hill 50 Mile 2016, 25 + Ultramarathon podium finishes. Thanks for listening! Find all our episodes at dayfirepodcast.com This podcast is powered by ZenCast.fm
The Band is back together!! join Scotty, Mandi, Eddie, Kerri and Bucket Hat Bob for ten junk miles in which we discuss what's new, how we are all dealing with our tapering for the Badger 100, Bob's experiences at Western States and we call several runners to discuss their own taper madness. And much much more!! Link to the Trail Runner Nation espiode discussed: https://trailrunnernation.com/2013/04/4-keys-to-race-execution/ Website: http://www.tenjunkmiles.com/ Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/tenjunkmiles Twitter: https://twitter.com/tenjunkmiles Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/tenjunkmiles/ Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/TenJunkMiles/
"I want to make sure I can be doing this for many years to come and not overdo it. So I'm trying to be smart. It's less fun being smart." First, she won the Western States Endurance Run 100-mile race, and set a course record in the process. And then, just three weeks later, Courtney Dauwalter ran, won, and set a course record at the Hardrock 100. In this conversation, Courtney returns to the Ali on the Run Show to talk about her back-to-back wins, and about why — she swears — it's not about the clock, the wins, or the records. SPONSOR: New Balance. Click here to shop New Balance's latest releases for the season. (The SuperComp Trainer is my favorite shoe!) What you'll get on this episode: How Courtney is feeling after back-to-back 100-milers (2:40) How Courtney processes her races — and what's next (3:50) How Courtney manages all of her sponsorships, brand deals, partnerships, and emails (7:00) How Courtney approached the recovery period between Western States and Hardrock (9:20) Courtney shares how she dealt when this year's Hardrock 100 felt hard from the start (14:05) What it's like being Courtney Dauwalter (16:30) Courtney's Hardrock 100 recap (18:45) On aid station energy, and whether the signature Courtney smiles are ever forced (25:20) What life looked like after Courtney crossed the Hardrock finish line (30:55) Courtney's mid-race detour, and the “dark and twisty” places she went during the race (33:30) Courtney answers listener questions! (38:50) What does it mean to run the Courtney Dauwalter way? (57:00) FOLLOW COURTNEY @courtneydauwalter Courtney Dauwalter, 2021 UTMB Winner Courtney Dauwalter, Professional Ultra Runner Follow Ali: Instagram @aliontherun1 Join the Facebook group Twitter @aliontherun1 Support on Patreon Subscribe to the newsletter SUPPORT the Ali on the Run Show! If you're enjoying the show, please subscribe and leave a rating and review on Apple Podcasts. Spread the run love. And if you liked this episode, share it with your friends!
In this episode, I'm joined by Meghan Hicks from IRunFar to reflect on the Hardrock 100 and Western States 100, the history and long-term trajectory of their race coverage and business model, and other media development topics.Sponsors:Rabbit - use code Singletrack20 at checkout on their website (https://www.runinrabbit.com/discount/SINGLETRACK20) to get 20% off your next orderKodiak Cakes - use code Singletrack15 at checkout on their website (https://kodiakcakes.com/singletrackpodcast) to get 15% off your next order.HVMN - use code Singletrack20 at checkout on their website (https://hvmn.com/SINGLETRACK20) to get 20% off your next order or 30% off your subscription.Links:Follow IRunFar on Twitter, Instagram, WebsiteFollow Finn on Instagram, Strava, Twitter, Youtube, and PatreonSupport the show
We brought hearts full of love and legs full of toxic waste to this episode! Our main discussion was a big breakdown of science-driven lessons that we try to put into practice with racing. Megan is BACK, winning and crashing the overall podium at a tough mountain 25k! We talk about the science of pre-race carb intake, and how we screwed it up. Pro tip: make sure your pasta is not made of beans. Other topics: pre-cooling and performance, hiking v. running, altitude considerations, ankle taping, using rest opportunities, and liquid fueling. The most fun we had though was talking about Courtney Dauwalter making history at the Hardrock 100! Three weeks ago, she demolished the record at the Western States 100, only to back it up with another record at Hardrock. How is that possible? We speculate on the physiology behind the best ultra athlete in human history, and what we can all learn from the GOAT. Ice cream is necessary, but it's not sufficient. And we talked about so many other fun things! Topics: blood volume and performance, what that means for hydration and altitude, the murky science of fatigue resistance, more science from the Tour de France, a wild story about Strava being used in war, Hot Takes, and the most life-affirming listener corner. For a weekly bonus episode (and bi-weekly newsletter), make sure you're subscribed to our Patreon. We love you all! WOOHOO! Support the podcast: patreon.com/swap Try Athletic Greens: drinkAG1.com/swap
Folks looking to lose weight, run an ultramarathon, or be otherwise inspired, this is the episode for you! Guest Callie Vinson, an indigenous ultrarunner who lost 200 pounds at the start of her running journey. With hosts Sarah and Liz, Callie shares: -the small steps she took to lose 200 pounds; -the sustainable relationship she's forged with food; -how she uses selfies on Instagram to help heal herself; -her fascination with 200-mile running races; and, -details of running in her first Western States 100 ultra. In the intro, Coach Liz shares her perhaps surprising pandemic project. Callie hops on around 9:05. When you shop our sponsors, you help AMR. We appreciate your—and their—support! Drink up! Save 25% on GU Hydration Tabs w/ code AMR25 at GUenergy.com Use code AMR10 for $10 off 13.1 or 26.2 + AMR5 for $5 off 8K at RichmondMarathon.org Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Running is one of the most popular and widespread activities in the country, yet coverage of the sport pales in comparison to team sports such as baseball and football. Media attention to trail and ultrarunning is even more limited, due to challenging accessibility and technology limitations. My guest on the podcast came to running nearly a decade ago, and quickly fell in love with the mountains, trails, and the ultra world. Finn Melanson is the host of Singletrack, one of the most successful podcasts about the trail and ultra scene. His experience covering and participating in the sport have given him unique insight into its recent growth, and where it's headed in the years to come. While Finn and I start by discussing the phenomenal race by Courtney Dauwalter at Western States, we focus on the evolution of ultrarunning and how its coverage continues to improve. While ultrarunning is still a niche sport, it's on a trajectory to become more widely watched in the near future. Finn and I talk about why and how this is happening, including: The importance of having the right people involved in the sport at the right time Why storytelling plays such an important role in making ultras more widely accessible Differences in livestream technology in Europe and the US How UTMB is trying to become the “world Series” of ultrarunning Trail running's influence on podcast and media coverage The evolution of trail and ultrarunning over the past 10 years How running can develop into a geographically based team sport Finding ways to attract people to the sport who will never run an ultra If you love running and want to understand the possibilities for growth in our sport, this podcast is for you! Links & Resources from the Show: Follow Singletrack on Instagram and Twitter Listen to the Singletrack podcast on Youtube, Spotify or Apple Podcasts Read more about what professional trail and ultrarunners typically earn Learn about novel ideas for ultrarunner sponsorship Thank You Previnex! We're supported by our newest partner, Previnex. After resisting most supplements for the better part of my life, I'm cautiously changing my tune. I'm less than a year from being a Masters runner and in my personal life, I'm optimizing for longevity. I want to be my healthiest self for as long as possible and I'm excited to partner with Previnex to make that happen. Previnex uses the most bioavailable, clinically tested ingredients, the optimal form and dose of each ingredient, pharmaceutical grade manufacturing, testing of raw ingredients and finished products. For every purchase you make, they also donate vitamins to kids in need. I've been taking their Immune Support and multivitamin over the last month and I feel great. I have more energy and clarity, not to mention peace of mind that I'm giving my body what it needs. I believe Previnex works and I hope you experience the same benefits as I do. Use code jason15 for 15% off your order at Previnex! Thank you to our Performance Training Journal! We're also brought to you by our very own Performance Training Journal, which is now available on Amazon. Since I started running in 1998, I've kept a hardcopy training journal. Holding a tangible log, writing in it daily, and reflecting on the ups and downs of running is a surefire way to improve. This hardcopy training journal helps you focus on the training metrics that matter, prioritizes a long-term outlook so you don't take any shortcuts, and maintains your motivation with strategic self-praise. With a no-frills, functional design, the Performance Training Journal includes coaching advice on racing, injury prevention, strength training, and more. It will guide you through race scheduling, how to plan your race morning, the best workouts for endurance runners, and encourage you to track your personal bests over time. You have the space to make this journal your own whether you're a new runner or a professional, a trail or road runner, or a mid-distance specialist or ultra marathoner. So don't just track your running, learn from it with the Performance Training Journal! Check it out today on Amazon.
Courtney Dauwalter is on the podcast today for the third time! She is just coming off of winning Western States and crushed the course record by 78 minutes! This is her second win at Western States. She has also won the Ultra-Trail du Mont-Blanc in 2019 and 2021, which is seen as the most competitive ultramarathon ... more »