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Interviews with incredible people about Adventure, Motivation, Mindset, Positivity, Endurance, Health, Perseverance, and Possibility

Like a Bigfoot Chris Ward

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Interviews with incredible people about Adventure, Motivation, Mindset, Positivity, Endurance, Health, Perseverance, and Possibility

    #218: Booneville Backroads Ultra -- The Final Chapter

    #218: Booneville Backroads Ultra -- The Final Chapter

    We finally did it. We went out and ran the Booneville Backroads Ultra. I-O-W-A! IOWA! IOWA!

    It was a LOOOOOOOOONG time coming (months and months and numerous podcasts later), but we did the thing!

    Today Thad Burkamper joins me on the show to tell the tale of his first attempt at a 50k while I explain the story of my very first 100K (62 Miles).

    As in any good Ultra, there were super high highs and devastatingly low lows. The race itself though was AWESOME- the Iowa countryside is gorgeous, the course was diverse and kept you on your toes, the volunteers and other racers were wonderful, Brad Dains was an outstanding race director and it just felt good to be competing again!

    But that heat......oh.....the heat. That was rough. That was when the race really kicked you in the face, brought you to your knees (quite literally in some cases) forcing you to dig deep into the ole grit basket deep inside our souls.

    Huge thanks to everyone who helped me out at Booneville - The race volunteers, anyone and everyone who raced Booneville and battled that ridiculous heat, Jen Tischler for sharing a bunch of miles down those never-ending gravel roads, race director extraordinaire Brad Dains, "Calspirations" Calvin Johannsen, the legendary Carol Ward- my lovely mother, the lady who let us camp in her front yard, Thad's Jurassic Park Jeep, my wife Lindsey Ward for spending two days watching our three bonkers daughters, Sean Furlong, Travis Steffen, and Matt Rackers for making the months of training super fun (missed you guys!) and the "Muscatine Backroads Ultra 50k" Champion Brady Manriquez for hosting the show!!

    I sincerely hope you enjoy today's episode, get some good laughs at our expense, and maybe even learn a thing or two (if Thad and I shared anything resembling wisdom). Thanks for listening!!

    MORE FROM BOONEVILLE BACKROADS ULTRA:

    Website: http://boonevillebackroadsultra.com

    Ultrasignup: https://ultrasignup.com/register.aspx?did=72917

    “Reach for the Stars” Documentary: https://www.expandyourpossible.com/online-store/Reach-for-the-Stars-The-Booneville-Backroads-Ultra-Marathon-Digital-%26-Streaming-p139527512

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    • 1 hr 53 min
    #217: Tim Barr -- Never Summer 100K, Trail Running All Over Colorado

    #217: Tim Barr -- Never Summer 100K, Trail Running All Over Colorado

    This week we are talking with an awesome Colorado ultrarunner Tim Barr!!

    Tim and I have been running trails together every Wednesday this summer and from personal experience of huffing and puffing to keep up I have to say that he is an absolute beast of a runner. He also had himself a wonderful summer of adventures, exploring some of the best trails Colorado has to offer while training for 62 stunning miles at the Never Summer 100k.

    In this episode we talk all sorts of ultrarunning!! Gut checks, sobbing uncontrollably, compression sock blackouts, mid-race SNLesque pep talks full of curse words, warm porch beers, the unwavering determination to finish no matter the obstacles, and more!

    Tim is really inspiring to me and it has been an honor to experience his training over the last few months. Hope you guys enjoy the episode and pickup all sorts of nuggets of endurance wisdom!!

    MORE FROM TIM BARR:

    Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/bstokd/?hl=en

    "Champion's Mind" Book: https://www.amazon.com/Champions-Mind-Great-Athletes-Thrive/dp/1623365627

    "Mind Gym" Book: https://www.amazon.com/Mind-Gym-Athletes-Guide-Excellence/dp/0071395970

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    • 1 hr 13 min
    #216: Travis Macy 3 -- Team Endure Braves the Eco Challenge Fiji

    #216: Travis Macy 3 -- Team Endure Braves the Eco Challenge Fiji

    This week I am very excited and honored to welcome back life long mountain athlete, endurance coach, adventure racer, ultrarunner, family man, and all around incredible human being Travis Macy!!

    He's on the show to share all sorts of stories, wisdom, and inspiration as part of Team Endure in the most recent Eco Challenge, the monumental multi-day adventure race across Fiji. Not only was this race epic in all sense of the word but it also holds a special place in his heart since he experienced it with his father Mark, a legendary veteran endurance racer who was recently diagnosed with early onset Alzheimer's.

    Watching Team Endure on Amazon's "World's Toughest Race" was emotional, touching, inspiring, and completely empowering. Travis and his dad have a special bond and it was really refreshing to these two and their team take on this adventure. They truly embrace the concept of endure, pushing forward with a positive attitude despite any obstacles thrown their way, both in racing and in life.

    Watching their race, listening to Travis, embracing the Ultra Mindset will leave you empowered and I sincerely hope that's what you take away from this podcast. Thanks for listening!!

    MORE FROM TRAVIS MACY:

    Website: http://www.travismacy.com

    Coaching: http://www.travismacy.com/coaching/

    Order the “Ultra Mindset”: https://www.amazon.com/Ultra-Mindset-Endurance-Champions-Principles-ebook/dp/B00PWX7T2C/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1526607549&sr=8-1&keywords=the+ultra+mindset

    Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/travismacy/?hl=en

    Amazon's "World's Toughest Race": https://www.amazon.com/Worlds-Toughest-Race-Eco-Challenge-Fiji-Season/dp/B08BB8S8FJ

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    • 1 hr 10 min
    #215: Adam Casey 4 -- Never Summer 100K, Trail Running in Peru

    #215: Adam Casey 4 -- Never Summer 100K, Trail Running in Peru

    This week I am very excited and honored to bring back one of my favorite guests for the show, trail runner, skydiver and all around awesome dude Adam Casey!

    Over the last few months, Adam has been putting in some pretty awesome high altitude training in order to finish the difficult Never Summer 100k in Northern Colorado, a race featuring 14,250 ft of elevation gain. The race is through some of the most beautiful scenery in the state and is definitely on my bucket list!!

    In this episode Adam chats all about his training, the ups and downs of the race, and shares tales from the few months he spent trail running through the jungles of Peru!

    Adam is a great dude who truly represents resilience and grit and it shows in his dedication to his ultrarunning. I really enjoyed catching up with him and hope you guys appreciate this episode as much as I did!!

    MORE FROM ADAM:

    His nonprofit: http://www.idoitforher.com

    Like a Bigfoot #87: https://soundcloud.com/chris-ward-126531464/87-adam-casey-3

    Like a Bigfoot #30: https://soundcloud.com/chris-ward-126531464/30-adam-casey

    Like a Bigfoot #43: https://soundcloud.com/chris-ward-126531464/43-adam-casey-2

    Ted Talk: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=p-DgUllMxYc

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    • 1 hr 11 min
    #214: Coree Woltering -- Team Onyx & Eco Challenge Fiji, Ice Age Trail FKT

    #214: Coree Woltering -- Team Onyx & Eco Challenge Fiji, Ice Age Trail FKT

    This week's guest is the incredible ultra runner Coree Woltering!!

    Coree recently set the FKT on the 1,200 mile Ice Age Trail through Wisconsin, completing it in 21 days, 13 hours, and 35 minutes. He also is featured on the new Amazon Series "World's Toughest Race: Eco Challenge Fiji" as a member of Team Onyx, the first all-African American team in expedition racing.

    In this episode we chat all about these two huge events!! Coree shares his perspective as an elite ultra runner taking on his first adventure race and the challenges faced along the way. The race looks incredibly difficult and Team Onyx is one of the inspiring groups featured throughout the show.

    He also goes into the ups and downs of the Ice Age Trail FKT- a super secret trick to handle trails with crazy amount of ticks, his go-tos when fueling with gas station food, how to breakdown gigantic goals, why you should always listen to Pete Kostelnick's advice on ankle recovery, and how accepting pain and staying level headed through adversity helped him achieve his goal.

    This episode was an absolute blast to record!! Coree is awesome and is a huge inspiration!

    I also wanted to thank Adam Casey for rejoining the show to co-host this week!!

    MORE FROM COREE WOLTERING:

    Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/coreewoltering/

    Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/RunCoree

    Ice Age Article: https://www.runnersworld.com/news/a32828497/coree-woltering-ice-age-trail-fkt/

    Team Onyx: http://team-onyx.com

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    • 1 hr 1 min
    #213: Cameron Dorn 2 -- Step Up World Record, Climbing Remote Mountains in Uganda

    #213: Cameron Dorn 2 -- Step Up World Record, Climbing Remote Mountains in Uganda

    Last time he was on the show, Cameron Dorn told us all about his experience setting the burpee 24 hour world record (yup..you read that right, nonstop burpees for 24 hours!!), this week he's back having just set a new world record of 10,920 step ups in 8 hours!!!

    In this episode we chat all about his experience stepping up and down in his apartment for 8 hours, what it was like for him to climb some of the most remote peaks in Africa, his passion for exploring, both the world and his personal limits, and one of our favorite documentaries of all time "King of Kong".

    Buckle up because this is a fantastic episode with one of the most extraordinary dudes I have ever met!! (Backstory- I raced with Cameron during a 50k in the Black Mountains of North Carolina and if you ever meet him you pretty quickly understand you are in the presence of a very unique and inspiring human being!)

    Hope you all enjoy the episode as much as I did! Be sure to check out his company

    MORE FROM CAMERON AND SUITCASE OF COURAGE:

    Blog about the Step Ups: http://thesuitcaseofcourage.com/tbn?fbclid=IwAR04GiI_QIdiPoEU6UVFOYoqG6xgYBNjiyDKGwft4c_rLYCEtpmzB4VKF4o

    Website: http://thesuitcaseofcourage.com

    Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/cameron.dorn

    Article about Climbing Mountains in Uganda: https://adventure.com/rwenzori-mountains-africa-uganda/

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    • 1 hr 1 min

Customer Reviews

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58 Ratings

Sephorafan ,

Yum Barr

Love the episode with Tim Barr-running all over Colorado.

dralyxluck ,

Easy listening

Easy listening and great interviews! Aloha

RomeoCharlieAlpha ,

In my top 3 Adventure/ultra podcasts

LIB is on of the best adventure/ultra/trail podcast out there. So many things make it great and here are a few
- inspiring and badazz guests
- Chris’s engaging interview style...this is a big one. Some casters just can’t find the right tone or cadence. Chris is funny, asks great questions and is able to pull the goodness out of the guests.
Keep it up, these podcasts really help chew up the miles, commuting and running.

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