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The women of the trails share their stories about running, racing, and life. These badass ladies from around the globe get honest about everything from competing, motherhood, and trying to have it all. Get ready for training ideas, gear tips, and a healthy dose of inspiration.

Trail Running Women Hilary Spires: Trail Runner, Coach, Sports Junkie

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    • 4.9 • 123 Ratings

The women of the trails share their stories about running, racing, and life. These badass ladies from around the globe get honest about everything from competing, motherhood, and trying to have it all. Get ready for training ideas, gear tips, and a healthy dose of inspiration.

    Trail Tips: Training for ultra in a new relationship

    Trail Tips: Training for ultra in a new relationship

    Tory's partner, Danny joins us for listener Q & A around relationships and running. Questions include prioritizing family and friends over the holidays while still training, how to spend hours training for 100 mile races with a new partner, red flags on the dating apps, and mom guilt. As usual there are loads of laughs, but we also get to grill Danny on life with Tory! 
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    • 46 min
    Nichole: Losing your vision mid 100 miler

    Nichole: Losing your vision mid 100 miler

    Nichole's vision started to blur about half way in to her first 100 miler. It started in one eye and eventually moved to both, so she could barely make out the flagging or her crew. We chat about how she worked through it until she could eventually finsh the race, and in 3rd place. 
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    • 44 min
    Tory: 100miles and Less Good Joy

    Tory: 100miles and Less Good Joy

    Tory faces her fears and runs a local 100 mile race. She chats post race blues, the benefits and nerves of running with friends, and how the last 8km of a 100miles should feel. 
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    • 58 min
    Women who FKT Part 2

    Women who FKT Part 2

    Part 2! Five women take on the goal of highlighting women’s FKTs everywhere.
    Today I speak with Dana Katz, Danielle Snyder, and Teri Smith.
    Teri Smith is an avid backpacker, trail runner, cross country skier and mom. No stranger to operating in areas where women are scarce, she has been a co-race director for the Hagg Mud Ultras, a race photographer, and a ham radio coordinator for local trail races. She just completed a 188 mile FKT across the Olympic Peninsula of Washington this past summer with fellow Women Who FKT coordinator Stacey Lee. 
    Danielle Snyder is a coach and licensed clinical social worker and can talk through the mental barriers that women face. She creates programs help to increase athlete’s mental endurance, resiliency, and positive self-talk. https://territoryrun.co/pages/danielle-snyder
    Dana is a coach and unquestionably the most enthusiastic member of the leadership and the best at making this accessible to women of all different speeds. She has experienced the high of insanely awesome PR days, the low of ultramarathon disappointments and the extreme low of foot injuries lasting way too long. https://www.ultraufitness.com/links.html
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    • 1 hr 1 min
    Women Who FKT Part 1

    Women Who FKT Part 1

    Five women take on the goal of highlighting women’s FKTs everywhere.

    In 2021, only a third of the FKTs set in the PNW were by women. Of 353 routes established in Oregon and Washington, only 41% have women’s times.

    Marta Fisher and her team TAKE ACTION AND SHAKE THINGS UP.
    I speak to all 5 women in the leadership team to find out how we can flip the stats. 
    Today we chat with Marta Fisher and Stacey Lee.
    Stacey grew up in a semi-traditional Chinese-American household; where academics and music were emphasized and encouraged and athletics was discouraged.  As a result, she wasn't in her mid-thirties until she truly discovered her love of running and within 6 months of starting a "Couch to 5k" program completed her first marathon.  Since then, she's raced distances from 5k (road, XC and trail) to attempting her first 100 miler.  Stacey's goal is to be a diverse voice in the local running community, to help enable other women of color to discover the sport, and to build a more diverse and inclusive running community.
    As a little kid, Marta was the least athletic of 4 siblings. But that changed when she found running as a teenager. Over the years, the kind of running she does has changed (track/x-c, road marathons, casual jogging, trail running, ultra running) but her identity as a runner has not. One of her big running goals is to stick around the sport long enough that she gets an award for being the old woman that finishes. She definitely favors the steeper, more mountainous trails over flat, fast ones. 
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    • 53 min
    Trail Tips: Listener Q & A 's

    Trail Tips: Listener Q & A 's

    Tory and I get together for a quick episode to answer a few questions, but stay tuned for a full WAM recap in a few weeks. 
    Topics for today include how to transition from Triathlon training to ultra, the minimum days per week needed to do a 50km, and how to pick a race that fits your strengths. 
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    • 30 min

Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5
123 Ratings

123 Ratings

katiewelly ,

Big fan of the TRW podcast!

Best podcast for running motivation (or just motivation in general!) The host, Hilary Spires , and her guests are very inspiring. The stories are wildly impressive and somehow relatable.. even to the ears of a casual runner or someone just getting started. Guaranteed you’ll learn and laugh a lot. (Hilary and Tory are friggin funny!). Do yourself a favour and keep this podcast on rotation at all times. Love it!

Megrew ,

My #1 podcast

I’m not a huge podcast listener, but this is the only podcast that I refuse to miss an episode. This is a must listen to anyone who loves running, adventuring, being outside, being a mother, a friend, sister, or even if you don’t love those things but want to! This podcast highlights inspirational women from all walks of life, discussing the good, bad, ugly, funny, sad, happy. This podcast will be the best part of your day. Guaranteed.

Runner in the Cove ,

Great Podcast!

Hilary provides a thoughtful and fun interview style. She talks to real people that all trail runners can identify with, wherever you are in your trail running journey. Listening to the podcast is like running with friends. And the occasional words and sounds from her toddler are very sweet too!

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