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Off The Couch is the weekly podcast from BLISTER (blisterreview.com) that is dedicated to the wide, weird, and wonderful world of running.
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Off The Couch is the weekly podcast from BLISTER (blisterreview.com) that is dedicated to the wide, weird, and wonderful world of running.
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    Moab Red Hot & Black Canyon Ultras Recap + New-Tech Trail Shoes

    Moab Red Hot & Black Canyon Ultras Recap + New-Tech Trail Shoes

    Today we’ve got some race recaps for you; our initial impressions of Saucony’s Switchback2 (which features the BOA system); and we discuss the arrival of the first carbon-plated trail shoe, The North Face's Flight Vectiv.
    TOPICS & TIMES:
    Race Recap: Moab Red Hot (2:05)Race Recap: Black Canyon Ultras (8:52)Review: Saucony Switchback2 (15:03)Carbon-plated trail shoes have arrived (24:26)

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    Brendan’s New Book: I Hate Running and You Can Too

    Brendan’s New Book: I Hate Running and You Can Too

    My Off The Couch co-host Brendan Leonard has a new book coming out, so I talked to Brendan about zen koans, piñatas, other running books, kids, alternate titles for the book, and why Jonathan thinks that you should read this book whether you hate running, or love it.
    TOPICS & TIMES
    Best Table of Contents Ever? (2:00)Who is the book for? (4:23)Alternate titles  (11:09)Running books & Born to Run (17:18)From Zero to Try (29:38)How do books work? (36:52)The importance of piñatas (41:43)Running & Love & Your Kids (44:45)When / Where to get the book (48:03)RELATED LINKS:
    SEMI-RAD.COMBOOKSHOP.ORG

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    • 52 Min.
    Mike Foote on the Grand Canyon R2R2R ALT FKT; Race Directing; & Reading

    Mike Foote on the Grand Canyon R2R2R ALT FKT; Race Directing; & Reading

    Brendan Leonard & Jonathan Ellsworth talk to Mike Foote, who on 12.31.20, headed out with fellow The North Face athlete, Rob Krar, to attempt an FKT of the Rim to Rim to Rim “alt” route of the Grand Canyon. So Brendan and I caught up with Mike to get his version of events, and we discuss a number of interesting and important topics that show just how terrific and thoughtful of a person Mike is (in case you didn’t know that already).
    TOPICS & TIMES
    Mike’s attempt to photograph Rob Krar’s butt (2:30)Racing, training, & race directing in 2020 (12:19)Races planned for 2021 (17:27)Getting in to race directing + Mike’s previous jobs (25:45)Books & reading habits (39:29)Ted Lasso! (52:16)Mental Health, exercise, & sports psychology (53:57)RELATED LINKS
    THE VIDEO: R2R2R ALT ROUTE

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    Ed Roberson on The Procrastinator’s Punishment 50k

    Ed Roberson on The Procrastinator’s Punishment 50k

    Brendan Leonard & Jonathan Ellsworth talk to Ed Roberson, the creator of The Procrastinator’s Punishment 50k; the host of the excellent Mountain & Prairie podcast; and the author of a fantastic Books Recommendation series. So we talked to Ed about all of the above, and more.
    TOPICS & TIMES:
    Ed’s podcast, Mountain & Prairie (1:52)The Procrastinator’s Punishment 50k (9:09)Ed’s Scary DNF (30:22)ED’s Gross DNF (36:41)Triathalon community vs the Ultra community (39:31)Ed’s bi-monthly book recommendations (44:40)RELATED LINKS:
    Ed’s Mountain & Prairie PodcastSignup for Ed’s Book Recommendation Emails

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    • 58 Min.
    Zoë Rom on Fruit, Oreos, Fireball, FKTs, & Running Culture

    Zoë Rom on Fruit, Oreos, Fireball, FKTs, & Running Culture

    Zoë Rom is a runner / scrambler / climber; reader; writer; and host of the DNF Podcast. And we talk about all of this plus her interest in continuing to deepen and enrich running culture; the very specific way to win her heart; getting cut from the cross country team in high school; winning her first ultra with the help of Oreos & Fireball; her FKT on Capitol Peak; what she’s reading, watching, and listening to; and more.
    TOPICS & TIMES:
    Fruit, books, & growing up in Arkansas (2:29)Getting cut from the XC team (6:40)Oreos, Fireball, & Winning her 1st Ultra (12:55)Moving to Boulder, CO (22:38)Climbers or Runners: who are more cerebral? (26:55)Writing about Running (30:13)Mountain Running (34:11)How to win Zoe’s heart (35:51)Zoe’s FKT on Capitol Peak (37:47)DNF Podcast (44:32)What Zoe’s reading, watching, & listening to (49:47)RELATED LINKS
    Survivor Endurance phone case Our experience with the Survivor Endurance

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    • 57 Min.
    Peter Bromka on Running & Writing

    Peter Bromka on Running & Writing

    Brendan Leonard and I talk with Peter Bromka, a runner that grew up in Portland, ran at Tufts University in Boston, started trail running around San Francisco, and now, is back in Portland where he runs for the Bowerman Track Club Elite Program. But in addition to training hard and running fast, Peter is focused on writing about running itself. And in this conversation, you’ll hear more about how he is currently pursuing both.
    TOPICS & TIMES:
    Confession of being an OTC impostor (4:26)How Brendan and Peter met (10:05)Running / Not Running / Running (13:32)Falling short (25:35)Peter’s “The Bubble of a Dream” (32:34)Getting better at running without getting faster? (38:45)Thoughts on the book, Win At All Costs (42:31)Compensation & professional running (49:18)Going forward: writing & running (55:24)See Peter’s work: peterbromka.com (1:00:30)
    RELATED LINKS
    Survivor Endurance phone case Our experience with the Survivor Endurance

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