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: Why we Run
Tory is back!
This episode is all about why you run. We share our reasons for running and we learn how sappy Tory really is. We will give you something to think about if you're not sure what race to run, or if you want to race at all. Thank you for everyone who sent in their "why"
Jeff: Big Ass Runner
I chat with Jeff from the Big Ass Runner about all things podcasting and trail running. Jeff is a self proclaimed OG Clydesdale from Texas. He's currently 53 and training for his first 100km with his cohost, Steve. I highly recommend you go check out the Big Ass Runner for a podcast that's a whole lot of fun.
Alicia: Say “yes” where others might say “no way”
Alicia is not running for gold, but she could if she wanted to.
Alicia finds comfort and relative discomfort blazing through the forest of the west coast and beyond. She runs with reckless abandon for costumes (brought on by an early figure skating career), reindeer games, grueling uphills, yam fries, planning her start-up, micro-breweries, testing her limits and to simply be able to say “yes” where others might say “no way”.
Katie: Female Champion of Dragon's Back Race
The Dragon's Back Race is the toughest mountain race in the world, covering some seriously extreme terrain. Katie Mills crushed it. She ran it in 61:12:54, coming first female and 7th overall. We chat about the best and worst parts of her race during the gruelling 6 day event across the of the spine of Wales.
Finlayson Arm Race Recap
I sit down with race director Myke LaBelle to rehash the most epic weekend of 2021! I raced the Double - 107ish km on Friday night and 28km on Sunday. Find out how many cougars I saw, and how much I hated Myke half way through.
If you're looking for a super challenging race with all of the elevation, views, and technical terrain - this is it.
Check out the race: Finlayson Arm 28/50/100
More from me @hilsport55
More from Myke @coastline.endurance
Katie S: The adventure expert
Katie loves to run, ride, and row super long distances. She recently finished her latest run adventure - running 11 ultras in 11 days to raise funds for 11 clean water projects. She is also the youngest person in the world to row solo across the Atlantic, spending 70 days alone at sea. Before all of these adventures, she was told that "You don't look like I could do that" because she's not your typical rail-thin runner or athlete.