A podcast about the women of Mountain, Trail, Ultra and Road running worlds. Hosted by Devon Yanko and Alison Naney.
Welcome back to Women of Distance, Season 2. In this episode we sit down with Sarah Cummings. Sarah recently won the prestigious JFK 50 miler in the 3rd fastest time in the race’s history. She was just named the #5 Ultrarunner of the Year 2021 after an impressive season. We discuss with Sarah her early career as a figure skater, how she got into running, her collegiate/professional road careers and a nearly career ending injury. We loved catching up with Sarah and know you will enjoy getting to know her!
In this episode, we sit down with woman of many hats, Addie Bracy, who literally wrote the book on mental training. She doles out a wealth of knowledge about mental training and performance, how she used a new mindset to win Run Rabbit Run 100, and also delves into how she’s increasing diversity in the larger running community, through her organization OutRun, and evolving our sport for the good.
In this episode we sit down with recent UTMB champion and course record holder, Courtney Dauwalter. Courtney is one of the most dominant ultrarunners on the scene right now and so we dig into how she handles and leverages failure, the mental game of ultrarunning, and basically try to glean some of her positivity and wisdom into our own running. Enjoy!
Alison and Devon Catch up!
We're back! After a summer of craziness including injury, wildfire galore, kids, and another big change (ha-we saved it for the end, so you need to listen to learn what!), Devon and Alison catch up on life. They get into the mindset around injury, listening (or not) to different narratives, 100 mile training, and what to expect from the podcast moving forward.
Zoe Rom is not just a trail and ultra runner, she is very involved in the outdoor space beyond that. She is writer and journalist. She is the editor-in-chief of Trail Runner magazine, host of the DNF podcast and an outspoken advocate for environmental and social justice. In this episode we not only dive into Zoe's running and career, but navigating tough conversations in the sport and standing up for progress and necessary change.
Kriste Peoples is a trail runner, writer, media producer, speaker, organizer, coach, board member of the ATRA, founder of Black Women’s Alliance (BWA) of Denver. She's also just a ray of sunshine and we had an absolute blast talking with her about her lifelong love of the outdoors, her community involvement and where change is necessary in our sport. Enjoy!
Itching that scratch.
I found this podcast through working with Alison. I enjoyhearing different female athlete’s stories. Highs and lows, success and failure, where is the sport going? They discuss it all. Running is a journey and there’s no one way to get there. If one thing is clear, it’s that we all share a love for pushing our bodies to accomplish something really hard, ever in pursuit of that endorphin high. And who doesn’t love snacks?!
Great job Devon and Alison! This podcast is awesome, and I cannot wait for more episodes. Love your connection together and with the guest. Really enjoyable listen🙌
DEVON AND ALISON ARE THE BUTTER TO MY BISCUITS
What a great show! The hosts have a wonderful style of intertwining their experiences with those of the guests. The content is engaging and I found myself both laughing and crying. Kidding, I haven’t cried yet but I feel like it’s coming. Women supporting women is what I like to see. Keep it up fammmmm!