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ROO #110: Amy Sproston on Running Around the World

10967775_10152783667891936_321417784_nAmy Sproston is an ultra trail runner and world traveler.

In this episode, Amy shares her background in running, from running with her father when she was in middle school to discovering trail running through Virginia Happy Trails Running Club as an adult. Amy reflects on the struggle and sense of accomplishment of ultra distance races, calling upon the memory of her first ultra-distance race. She discusses her recent win at HURT 100-mile race in Hawaii and her recovery process after the race. Amy reflects on her travels to Ethiopia, including her perspective on how Ethiopians use trail running as part of their training. She gives anecdotes from her experiences with running in Bolivia, Iraq, Japan, and Afghanistan. Amy provides insight on the growth of ultra running and notes important mentors to her in the trail community. Lastly, Amy previews upcoming races on her calendar for 2015.

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ROO #109: Alicia Shay on Running as a Gift of Giving

photo 1Alicia Shay is a professional runner, coach, and nutritionalist.

In this episode, Alicia tells the story of why she started running in high school. She reflects on the transition to collegiate running at Stanford University and recounts the unexpected race result of setting the former NCAA 10k women’s record. Alicia discusses how she overcame the challenges she faced from injury and her husband Ryan’s unexpected death at the 2008 Olympic Trials. She reflects on her inspiration to open her Flagstaff home (“the Shay Hostel”) to other endurance athletes. Alicia provides insight on her work as a coach and how it allows her to give back to the running community. She offers fueling advice for marathoners from her experience as a nutritionist. Alicia discusses her transition to trail running and explains how she incorporates ski mountaineering into her training. Lastly, Alicia previews races on her calendar for 2015.

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ROO #108: Lisa Chase on Cultivating Holistic Health Throughout Pregnancy

Lisa Horvath YogaLisa Chase is a yoga teacher, runner, and writer.

In this episode, Lisa recounts how she began running in high school and in college, discovered yoga as an outlet from the competitive world of running. Lisa explains what inspired her to enroll in a yoga teacher training and how to know if you are ready for a teacher training. She reflects on the impact of Bhakti Yoga and numerous influential yoga teachers on her path. Lisa discusses how pregnancy has impacted her running and yoga practices. She explores the meaning behind Quinoa, Kale and Exhale, her blog, and the role of Vegetarian cooking in her family’s life. Lisa provides insight for runners interested in yoga from her recently published Ebook, “Yoga for Runners.” Lastly, Lisa expresses excitement for welcoming motherhood in 2015.

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ROO #107: Erin Taylor on Teaching Yoga to Athletes

Taylor Legs Up the WallErin Taylor is a yoga teacher and global head coach of Jasyoga.

In this episode, Erin Taylor tells the story of how a basketball injury brought her to yoga. She recounts the experience of teaching yoga to her college teammates and how this naturally put her in the role of yoga teacher. Erin explains the structure of Jasyoga, her revolutionary approach to teaching yoga to athletes. She discusses yoga for runners, including three essential yoga poses that runners should incorporate on a daily basis. Erin provides insights she has learned from her recent move from Seattle to England. She shares how she balances running with her yoga practice. Lastly, Erin reveals whats ahead for in 2015, including exciting developments for Jasyoga.

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Tuesday Truth: Travel the Road

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“Not I, nor anyone else can travel that road for you. You must travel it by yourself. It is not far. It is within reach. Perhaps you have been on it since you were born, and did not know. Perhaps it is everywhere – on water and land.”

- Walt Whitman, Leaves of Grass 

{Photo taken in Dubrovnik, Croatia in June 2014}


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ROO #106: Tyler McCandless on Why Consistency is Key to Running Faster

TM_PittsburghTyler McCandless is a professional runner, PhD student, and coach.

In this episode, Tyler tells the story of how he began running in high school and the transition to collegiate running. He discusses the power of consistency as leading to breakthroughs in his running. Tyler shares his training philosophy and how he manages quality and quantity on a weekly basis. He reveals how he balances his running with his PhD studies in Meteorology. Tyler reflects on the intersection between community service and running with his founding of the Kauai Marathon Youth Program. Tyler provides insight on a process-oriented mindset as a key to successful running and racing. He explains the impact of nutrition, in particular coffee and beets, on his running performance. Lastly, Tyler previews upcoming races on his calendar.

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