Conversations on living the ultra life. Inspired by ultra running we discuss the people, the places, the culture and the training behind our everyday running lives. Hosted by Paul Giblin and / or James Stewart.
Dreams of Gold: Olympic Triathlon to Big Mountain Trail Races - David Hauss
It's been a few weeks since we recorded. But this show's guest is a world class athlete. David Hauss finished 4th at the 2012 London Olympics in the triathlon, narrowly missing out on a medal to Gomez and the Brownlees.
Now, 8 years on, David is focused on a future in ultra-running and has some BIG race targets
Running Is My Religion - Ultra Trail World Tour Winner Gediminas Grinius
Episode 4: Running is My Religion
There are few runners in the world as tough and as accomplished as the Lithuanian legend Gediminas Grinius. The former UTWT world champion, Transgrancanaria winner, Wasatch 100 winner and all round ultra running super-star joins Paul and James in an explosively open chat on a range of subjects:• His route to running as a way to deal with his PTSD from his tours of Iraq• Hearing an average of two bombs per day land within a few KMs of their base every day for 6 months• Fighting his way to the top of mountain running from a flat country• The importance of his family in his career• And how running is everything that helps balance his incredible outlook on life
Maximising Performance & Family Life with Ironman World Champ Melissa Hauschildt
Maximising performance and Finding family balance
We go to the other side of the world, in a virtual sense of course this week as Paul and James get down to chatting with the incredible 3x triathlon world champion and Commonwealth Games steeplechase medalist Melissa Hauschildt, who joined us with her 6 month old daughter Dakota for a chat about her career - including how she has dealt with injury, setbacks and becoming a mother - all whilst working towards more Ironman wins.
If You Don't Believe You'll Never Achieve: Ironman World Champion Frederik van Lierde
In partnership with Compressport, Series 2 continues with an interview with former Ironman World Champion, Brilliant Belgian - Frederik van Lierde.
Frederik has had a stellar career with over 23 years competing at the top level in triathlon and Ironman events. He’s won Nice 5 times and has competed 11 times at Kona and is a former champion at the bluest of blue riband events in the sport.
In this conversation with Paul and James, Frederik talks about his training, bouncing back after a vicious attack in South Africa in 2017, the message in his headgear that propelled him to world championship glory and his plans beyond the end of 2020 as he brings down the curtain in one of the most glittering careers in the 3 discipline game.
Ultra runner & record-breaker Mike Wardian - Finding Your Why
Episode 1 starts with a bang as the effusive and indefatigable Mike Wardian joins Paul and James to talk about his mindset, his approach to training and racing and just how he keeps his positivity and energy going at seemingly superhuman levels.It was a pleasure to have him on board to kick off series 2 of the Pyllon Ultra Podcast - supported by Compressport, who design the very best technical performance clothing for runners and multi-sport athletes.
Series 1 Finale: Kaz Williams - Lockdown Reflections and the Mountain Mindset
That is it done. Series 1 is over and we end on a high being joined by the incredible Kaz Williams to reflect on the previous 6 episodes in the series. Kaz is a brilliant athlete and accomplished coach. She brings with her alternative views on some of our past subjects and we go deep into conversations about mindset and adapting mid race to turn DNF into podiums.