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The Mile 99 Interview is the brainchild of Auburn, CA area ultrarunners as a way to keep the community in touch and share each other's knowledge during the COVID-19 pandemic. We're always interested to find some great insights and stories from all of the incredible ultrarunners in this area and in the sport as a whole!

The Mile 99 Interview The Mile 99 Interview

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The Mile 99 Interview is the brainchild of Auburn, CA area ultrarunners as a way to keep the community in touch and share each other's knowledge during the COVID-19 pandemic. We're always interested to find some great insights and stories from all of the incredible ultrarunners in this area and in the sport as a whole!

    Episode 34 - Maria Steinhauser

    Episode 34 - Maria Steinhauser

    Grand theft auto? Podium finishes? Master’s degree? Episode 34 featured Maria Steinhauser and her journey through single parenting, grad school, full-time teaching, and podium finishes. We shared an hour laughing and reliving some of her adventures. Maria is a driven, successful, compassionate, and hard-working human. Her pacers might have accidentally stolen a car while she was running as well! Tune in to hear how it all played out. Don’t forget to rate and review. Subscribe to our Patreon for $1!

    Facebook: www.facebook.com/maria.maria.9235
    IG: @singletrackrunningmaria 
    www.singletrackrunningmaria.com
    Maria Steinhauser's Results (ultrasignup.com)
    MRTT FB: (8) She RUNS This Town / Moms RUN This Town | Facebook
    FKT: Maria Steinhauser | Fastest Known Time
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    Your hosts: Greg Larkin / Mike Turner / Jessica Harris
    Artwork/logo by Krista Cavender: https://www.kcavenderdesign.com/ | IG: https://www.instagram.com/kristacavender/
    Intro/outro music: Joseph McDade - Elevation: https://josephmcdade.com/music/elevation







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    Episode 33 - Jamil Coury

    Episode 33 - Jamil Coury

    Jamil Coury joined us for Episode 33. We dove right in and discussed the good, bad and ugly that came from a year of pandemic race directing. We touched on the 2021 Barkley marathons and how Jamil’s day(s) unfolded.  Mike is running Cocodona 250 while Jess and Greg are crewing him. We were itching to get all the extra details for this race. It is going to be a great week built on years and years of planning. Download to hear the full conversation. Rate and review! 
    COCODONA 250 runners: Don’t forget to check out Jamil’s last upload for a course preview. https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=JvzDV4qcVE4&feature=youtu.be
    Home - Aravaipa Running
    Jamil Coury – Content Creator | Business Owner | Filmmaker
    WeRunFar Profile: Jamil Coury – iRunFar
    Jamil Coury - Run Steep Get High
    Cocodona.com
    facebook.com/aravaiparunning
    twitter.com/aravaiparunning
    instagram.com/aravaiparunning
    Jamil Coury's Results (ultrasignup.com)
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    Your hosts: Greg Larkin / Mike Turner / Jessica Harris
    Artwork/logo by Krista Cavender: https://www.kcavenderdesign.com/ | IG: https://www.instagram.com/kristacavender/
    Intro/outro music: Joseph McDade - Elevation: https://josephmcdade.com/music/elevation





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    Episode 32 - E3 Epic Endurance Events

    Episode 32 - E3 Epic Endurance Events

    Calling all Canyons 100k runners!
    Our 32nd episode features Chaz Sheya, Abigail Drake, and Sean Flanagan race directors for Canyons 100k. Get to know all three and how they became directors for E3 Epic Endurance Events. Canyons 100k is a Western States Endurance Run and UTMB qualifier, and a Golden ticket race. They had to find a new route during the pandemic to prevent a super spreader event. We were first to get the inside scoop on what aid stations will look, shuttle questions, and details about how many waves. Get to know all three and get many of your questions answered.
    VOLUNTEERS: 2021 Canyons Endurance Runs: Volunteer Registration (signupgenius.com)
    E3 website: Epic Endurance Events (e3running.com)
    E3 FB: (2) E3 Epic Endurance Events | Facebook
    Chaz FB: (2) Chaz Sheya | Facebook
    Chaz USU: Charles Sheya's Results (ultrasignup.com)
    Abbey FB: (2) Abbey Drake | Facebook
    Abbey USU: Abigail Drake's Results (ultrasignup.com)
    Sean FB: (2) Sean Flanagan | Facebook
    Sean USU: Sean Flanagan's Results (ultrasignup.com)
    Canyons WS: Canyons 100K — Epic Endurance Events (e3running.com)
    DPMR: Donner Party Mountain Runners – Inform Inspire Connect
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    Your hosts: Greg Larkin / Mike Turner / Jessica Harris
    Artwork/logo by Krista Cavender: https://www.kcavenderdesign.com/ | IG: https://www.instagram.com/kristacavender/
    Intro/outro music: Joseph McDade - Elevation: https://josephmcdade.com/music/elevation


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    Episode 31 - Michael Li

    Episode 31 - Michael Li

    For our 31st episode, we sat down with Bay Area Ultrarunner, Race Director, Running Coach, and now JamOnTam200 FKT holder, Michael Li. 
    Michael just completed a record-setting 21 ascents up Mt. Tam, covering 200 miles, 57,162 feet of vert in 108 hours, 24 minutes, and 20 seconds. 
    But Michael has not always been the lean, mean, climbing machine we all know and love. Leading up to 2008 he had built a successful IT consulting and training company, speaking at conferences worldwide. But his busy and stressful lifestyle between airport food and late nights at his desk led him to a weight of 215 lbs. He decided to make a change and get a new lease on his body. Within 6 months he had dropped 60 lbs and started his running journey that took him to the top of Mt Tam. 
    But his journey has not been easy. Through DNFs, failures, and disappointments, he has learned to thrive and use these as opportunities to grow, train harder, and set bigger goals. Tune into this episode to get all the details on how he pulled this off. Be sure to catch the Rapid-Fire questions at the end for some Michael Li fun facts…YOU WILL BE SHOCKED!!
    Ultrasignup: Michael Li's Results (ultrasignup.com)
    FKT: https://fastestknowntime.com/route/mt-tamalpais-ca
    IG: https://www.instagram.com/ultra100m/
    FB (Personal): https://www.facebook.com/ultraMichael
    FB (Coaching): http://www.facebook.com/CoachMichaelLi
    Strava:  www.strava.com/athletes/8219583
    TRT 2018 Finish Video: http://bit.ly/2018TRT100MFinalMile
    RDL 2019 Finish Video: http://bit.ly/2019RDL100MFinalMile
    JamOnTam200 Finish Video: http://bit.ly/2021JamOnTam200FinalMile
    www.PCTRAILRUNS.COM
    The Bay School of San Francisco (www.bayschoolsf.org)
    The San Francisco Marathon - July 25, 2021 (www.thesfmarathon.com)
    Find a Coach (www.rrca.org)
    VIRTUAL RACE - Jam on Tam — ATRA (www.trailrunner.com)
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    Your hosts: Greg Larkin / Mike Turner / Jessica Harris
    Artwork/logo by Krista Cavender: https://www.kcavenderdesign.com/ | IG: https://www.instagram.com/kristacavender/
    Intro/outro music: Joseph McDade - Elevation: https://josephmcdade.com/music/elevation





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    • 1 hr 1 min
    Episode 30 - Sarah Estrella

    Episode 30 - Sarah Estrella

    During 2020, we saw the rise of FKT attempts while so many races had been cancelled and postponed due to the pandemic.
    The 2021 FKT season is off to a blistering start with the Death Valley N-S standard route crossing (off-trail) FKT being taken by Sarah Estrella, a local runner from Davis.
    Sarah joined us for episode 30 to talk about this this multi-day challenge in the famed Death Valley and what it took to take it on and get it done. Along the way, we also learned about her mental and physical toughness starting from a young age, some of the epic challenges she took on even before this FKT attempt, and much more. Tune in for another inspiring episode!
    Ultrasignup: Sarah Estrella's Results (ultrasignup.com)
    FKT: Sarah Estrella | Fastest Known Time
    IG: Sarah DeRose Estrella (@freerange64) • Instagram photos and videos
    FB: (5) Sarah DeRose Estrella | Facebook
    Cool Moon: Cool Moon 100-Mile Endurance Run - August 14, 2021 (ultrasignup.com), 
    Pioneer Spirit: Pioneer Spirit 50 – SingleTrack Running
    Self Transcendence 3100 Mile Race: 3100: Run and Become - The Film3100: Run and Become | A Film by Sanjay Rawal (3100film.com)
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    Your hosts: Greg Larkin / Mike Turner / Jessica Harris

    Artwork/logo by Krista Cavender: https://www.kcavenderdesign.com/ | IG: https://www.instagram.com/kristacavender/

    Intro/outro music: Joseph McDade - Elevation: https://josephmcdade.com/music/elevation


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    • 1 hr 4 min
    First 99 Gear Review - Hey Bruce, What Are You Packing?

    First 99 Gear Review - Hey Bruce, What Are You Packing?

    In this episode, we sit down again with Bruce Nguyen. We spoke to Bruce last November in episode 18 after his amazing Moab 240 finish. We asked him to come back to discuss his gear. Specifically, all the gear it takes to run and crew a successful 200+ mile multiday race. 
    Bruce just returned from crewing his buddy Michael Li on his amazing JamOnTam200 Fatass, where Michael completed a record 21 repeats with over 56K feet of vert from the historic 1929 Lytton Square Clock in Mill Valley, CA to the top of Mount Tamalpais. This was also a shake-out for the new Ultra Taj Mahal (or UTM for short) which is Bruce’s new off-grid travel trailer that he plans to use as a mobile aid station at both Cocodona 250 and Tahoe 200. The UTM is equipped with a full-sized bed, shower, restroom, salon, and electric stove for some down-home cooking. It’s a major upgrade from sleeping on a cot in his family’s minivan. 
    But don’t get too comfortable just yet. Mt Tam threw them a curveball of high winds, rain, and hail while summiting the second night. The UTM was only a few miles away and they had chosen to travel light. They had no rain gear and were forced to huddle in the ladies’ restroom at the summit for an hour doing jumping jacks as they waited for the storm to pass. Lesson learned…be prepared for that 2% chance of rain.
    Bruce is a busy family man and more of a weekend warrior. Through COVID he has relied on fat races and adventure runs to keep him challenged and trained. But don’t peg him just yet, his race planning is legit. Moab 240 2020 required detailed logistical planning. He spent many hours educating himself on the off-grid lifestyle and what he would need to keep his soda cold and his Elevated Legs Recovery Boots charged. 
    Prepare for the worst. Mountain races have a good 20 miles between aid stations, and anything can happen. Bruce carries two emergency bivy sacks. You can sleep on them, crawl inside, or wear them as a poncho. Make sure your pacer has their own! Bruce also carries a Garmin InReach and his smartphone equipped with Gaia GPS app to keep him safely on the right trail. He also has been known to use walkie-talkies to give his crew a heads up of his arrival and start chatting about food options. 
    Don’t forget to pack your drop bags with your DUPLICATE cold and wet weather gear. Yes, You Need DUPLICATES. Walkie-talkie your crew and they can run, grab your drop bag and have it ready at the UTM. Find out if your race moves/bounces drop bags forward. Keep several pairs of dry socks in your pack for river crossings. Oh, there is so much more… 
    Remember Bruce’s motto: Have a plan but live in the moment and you will find Zen.
    Elevated Legs: Elevated Legs Recovery Boots
    Gaia GPS: https://www.gaiagps.com/
    CalTopo: Home - CalTopo
    Cocodona 250: cocodona.com
    Tahoe 200: - Tahoe 200 Endurance Run Ultra
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    Your hosts: Greg Larkin / Mike Turner / Jessica Harris

    Artwork/logo by Krista Cavender: https://www.kcavenderdesign.com/ | IG: https://www.instagram.com/kristacavender/

    Intro/outro music: Joseph McDade - Elevation: https://josephmcdade.com/music/elevation
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