30 episodes

Distance To Empty will take its audience deep into the world of ultra-endurance running, with a particular focus on races exceeding 200 miles. Through in-depth interviews with athletes, race organizers and sports scientists, the episodes shed light on the unique challenges and strategies involved in tackling these extreme distances. Tune in and learn what it takes to reach your distance to empty.

Distance To Empty Kevin Goldberg and Peter Noyes

    • Health & Fitness
    • 4.9 • 56 Ratings

Distance To Empty will take its audience deep into the world of ultra-endurance running, with a particular focus on races exceeding 200 miles. Through in-depth interviews with athletes, race organizers and sports scientists, the episodes shed light on the unique challenges and strategies involved in tackling these extreme distances. Tune in and learn what it takes to reach your distance to empty.

    Tahoe 200 & Racing with Type 1 Diabetes w/ Charlie Catalano

    Tahoe 200 & Racing with Type 1 Diabetes w/ Charlie Catalano

    Charlie Catalano, an ultra runner with type 1 diabetes, shares his journey into the sport and his experience running the Tahoe 200. He discusses the challenges of managing his diabetes while training and racing, including monitoring his blood glucose levels and adjusting his insulin intake. Charlie emphasizes the importance of thriving (not just surviving!) with a chronic illness and finding support within the diabetic athlete community. He also highlights how he strategically used race cutoffs to his advantage, maximizing his care, sleep, and fueling during the race. Charlie shares his experience of participating in the Tahoe 200 race, a 200-mile ultra-endurance event. He discusses the importance of self-care and rest during the race, as well as the strategy of allowing oneself more time to rest in order to maximize performance. Charlie emphasizes the beauty of first-time experiences and the sense of accomplishment that comes with completing a challenging race. He also reflects on the impact of ultra-running on his perspective on life, highlighting the belief that one can do hard things and the importance of commitment and perseverance. Charlie shares his future race plans and expresses gratitude for the support and inspiration he has received from the ultra-running community.

    • 1 hr 11 min
    Tahoe 200 w/ Melanie White

    Tahoe 200 w/ Melanie White

    Melanie White shares her experience running the Tahoe 200 mile race, discussing the challenges she faced, including vomiting, breathing issues, and quad problems. She highlights the beauty of the course and the camaraderie among runners and volunteers. Melanie emphasizes the importance of sleep during the race and her ability to nap quickly. She also mentions the hot dog incident at the aid station and the pivotal moment when she was able to eat a Crunchwrap Supreme. Kevin Goldberg, her husband and pacer, provides additional insights and support throughout the conversation. In this conversation, Melanie reflects on her experience running the Tahoe 200 race. She discusses the challenges she faced, including quad issues and tough sections of the course. Melanie also shares her mindset during the race and her determination to finish despite the difficulties. She talks about the weather conditions, her favorite moments, and the support she received from her crew. Additionally, Melanie highlights the importance of having a strong 'why' and supporting organizations like Free to Run. The conversation concludes with a gear review and a fun segment of Let's Get Deep.

    • 1 hr 5 min
    Party Pacing 200s w/ Jessica Wicks!

    Party Pacing 200s w/ Jessica Wicks!

    Jessica Wicks shares her journey from a non-runner to a 200-mile ultra runner, discussing her background, mental and physical challenges, and the unique experiences of being a back-of-the-pack runner. She also highlights the community, spiritual transformation, and the joy of meeting forever friends on the course. In this conversation, Jessica Wicks discusses her experiences with ultra-running, including insights into the unique challenges and rewards of participating in 200-mile races. She shares her thoughts on the spiritual and personal growth aspects of these races, as well as her upcoming race plans and training strategies.

    • 56 min
    Rachel Entrekin - 2024 Cocodona 250 Winner

    Rachel Entrekin - 2024 Cocodona 250 Winner

    Rachel Entrekin shares her journey into ultrarunning and her experience at the Cocodona 250 race. She talks about how she got into running and gradually progressed to longer distances. Rachel discusses her goals for the race, including enjoying the experience, finishing, and sleeping in a bed by Thursday evening. She also talks about the challenges she faced during the race, including nutrition issues and getting sick. Rachel highlights the importance of having a supportive crew and trusting their decisions. She also mentions the competitiveness of the women's field and hopes to see more women excel at this distance. Rachel reflects on her experience at Cocodona 250, highlighting the challenging climb up Mount Elden and the importance of knowing the course. She discusses the differences between timed track events and mountainous ultras, expressing a preference for the social aspect of timed events. Rachel also mentions her interest in attempting longer multi-day FKTs and the financial challenges of participating in destination trail events. She advises newcomers to rely on a supportive crew and emphasizes the significance of rest during the race. Rachel's highest high was the surprise visit from her run club friends, and her favorite gear was the sun shirt she wore throughout the race.

    • 1 hr 13 min
    2024 Tahoe 200 Course Preview w/ Chad Bruce

    2024 Tahoe 200 Course Preview w/ Chad Bruce

    In this episode, the hosts and guest discuss the Tahoe 200 mile endurance run, providing a detailed course preview and sharing personal experiences from the race. They cover various sections of the course, including the start at Heavenly to Armstrong Pass, Armstrong to Housewife Hill, Heavenly to Spooner, Spooner Summit to Village Green, Brockway Summit to Tahoe City, and more. The conversation also delves into the challenges, highlights, and unique aspects of each section, as well as the overall experience of the race. Chad shares his experiences and memories from the Tahoe 200 race, discussing aid stations, weather conditions, trail sections, and the challenges of sleep deprivation. He also talks about his upcoming races and the significance of the Arizona Monster 300 and the Triple Crown of 200s.

    • 1 hr 5 min
    Longevity in 200 Mile Ultras w/ Michael Koppy

    Longevity in 200 Mile Ultras w/ Michael Koppy

    Michael Koppy shares his journey into ultra running, from his high school running experiences to his transition into ultra triathlons and eventually 200-mile races. He discusses his approach to training, the transformative experience of running 200s, and his FKT achievements on long trails. The conversation also touches on age-related achievements and the future of his running goals. Michael Koppy, an experienced ultra runner, shares insights on defying age limitations, maintaining physical health, and efficient race strategies. He emphasizes the importance of movement, strength training, and efficient aid station protocols. His upcoming races and future goals reflect his relentless pursuit of new challenges and distances.

    • 1 hr 8 min

Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5
56 Ratings

56 Ratings

dancingfajitas ,

Awesome

I’ve never run a 200 but I love this podcast! It still provides me with a ton of new info and I love all the guests. Found Kettle Mountain gear because of them

Grateful new parent ,

Knowledge is power

I am newer to the ultra running space. I’ve recently completed my first 100 miler after a few 50ks and 50 milers. I found this podcast pretty early on and have listened to every second of every episode. Now I wait in anticipation for Mondays so I can listen to the next episode. Even though I’m not a 200+ ultra runner, I’ve become, as you guys say, ‘200 curious’ as a result of this podcast. Thank you for dedicating time to making this podcast. The knowledge I get from the episodes has really given me the courage to some day tackle this distance. And although I haven’t signed up for a 200 yet, I know that one day I will. And I feel about as prepared with knowledge as I can because of this podcast. Oh…and I guess y’all are pretty funny too which helps.

Lastly I want to say great job to Melanie on being tough through adversity and making it to the finish. I found inspiration in a variety of topics yall discussed but really found the bit about ‘caring’ particularly interesting. In the moment when things are hard it’s so easy to convince myself that I don’t care about the result, only the finish. But I know my past-self and future-self would care so I’m going to keep that in perspective. In your most recent episode with Melanie your call to action was to let you know the race we’re training for. My next race is the Arkansas Traveler 100 miler on October 5th, 2024.

Elijah Syndergaard ,

i love this show!

I think the show is great and while I may never do a 200 mile race(i never know but don’t assume i will) I think it’s very interesting to hear peoples experiences and just talk about that next step in the ultra scene. I currently run rabbit run 100 miler in September but before that I have Tushars 100 K in a few weeks which I am equally scared for.

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