Exploring the depths of human experience through running really, really far. Stories and interviews from the world's most extreme athletes.
How to run 170 Miles Unsupported with Helen Pelster
Helen Pelster is a risk-adverse adventurer and we explore her mindset, planning and execution of the 171 mile Tahoe Rim Trail Fastest Known Time (Unuspported FKT) as well as discuss motherhood, mindful meditation, getting kids involved in the outdoors, gear/nutrition/water sources digging all the way into the nature of reality.
Helen's Run report here: https://flowandfocus.com/tahoe-rim-trail-fkt-report-2/
Thank you to our episode sponsors: Altra Running and Kogalla!
Kaylo Littlejohn: Overcoming and Ultrarunning Against All Odds
Kaylo Littlejohn is a Columbia graduate and getting his phD at UC Berkley in electrical engineering and computer science. He's also one of the youngest finishers of the Moab 240 (21 yrs) and Bigfoot 200 (22 yrs). Kaylo overcame a lot to be where he is today from an abusive home environment to being in special education because he was misunderstood. We talk about his ultrarunning experiences and motivation, racism growing up and what it's like to be a black man in a sport that is predominantly white.
Taking Trail Running to a New Low with Jason Green
Charismatic and irreverent Jason Green talks about how he went from smoking and sedentary to running ultramarathons, creating a cult-- I mean running club--Yeti Trail Runners, and a successful race organization that is selling out races, creating community on the East Coast (and West), his love for inclusivity and trails.
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Ultra Q & A with Courtney and Candice
I sat down (virtually) with Courtney Dauwalter and we dug into your questions in a new and fun Q & A format. We explored topics like tapering, favorite desserts, how to get faster on the trails, my speed attempt on the Arizona Trail, how we are managing the quarantine, cancelled races and so much more! This episode is sponsored by Altra Running and Kogalla Lights. Please consider supporting the podcast on Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/humansofultra
The Obstacle is the Way with Joel Rhyner
Joel Rhyner is a co-founder of Run Wenatchee, an event organization and run club. He works as a Physician's Assistant in Wenatchee, WA. Joel and I talk about races and the current coronavirus outbreak. His experience in the medical field, as an event director and run club leader brings an important perspective to the pandemic we are dealing with and how it is affecting running events, hospitals and the communities around them.
Arizona Trail Speed Attempt ft Matthew Nelson
In this episode, the planning phase of my (Candice Burt's) Speed Attempt on the Arizona Trail, I speak with the Executive Director of the Arizona Trail, Matthew Nelson. Matt goes over some of the challenges of the trail, why the AZT is unique and how it was created to be inclusive to trail users. We are just 2.5 weeks away from my start date for the FKT (Fastest Known Time)!