In this episode, Daniel Herrera, an accomplished collegiate runner for UCLA, shares his running background from middle school to how he knew he wanted to take running to the next level in high school and then again in college. Daniel details the elements that make a strong runner. He explains how an injury began his journey with visualization and the role of visualization in success and failure. Daniel reflects on his 1500 meter race at the USA Outdoor Championships in June 2014 and how visualization helped him in his race. He discusses the role of sacrifice in elite distance running and previews his goals for this upcoming year.
In this episode, Krissy Moehl, professional ultra trail runner, discusses her running background from high school through how she found ultrarunning as a senior in college working at Seattle Running Company. She shares what her first ultra, the Chuckanut 50k, taught her: never stop smiling. Krissy explains her work as longtime race director of the Chuckanut 50k. She describes one of the most memorable races of her career. Krissy gives the inside scoop on why Scott Jurek, a longtime friend of hers, is also her mentor. She recaps her recent FKT attempt of the John Muir Trail and how she plans to recover from the adventure. She reflects on how the ultra-trail running community inspires her and reveals upcoming travels and trail running adventures. Lastly, she provides advice for those new to running.
In this episode, Jessica Harper, one of the original members of the Oiselle Team, steeplechaser, and Community Engagement Manager for Reading Partners. discusses how she joined the Oiselle Team in 2009, provides her background in running from why she joined cross country in high school to running collegiately at Western Oregon University. Jessica reveals her three favorite aspects of the steeplechase. She shares her most memorable race has been in her Oiselle singlet. Jessica explains her journey coaching herself and how she is inspired by the Oiselle Team. She explains her running goals for herself in the upcoming future and her favorite eats and books.
In this episode, Sage Canaday and Sandi Nypaver, professional ultra-trail-mountain runners and coaches, recount the story of how they met. Sandi gives her running background and what inspired her to sign up for her first 100-miler. They describe one another in three words. Sage and Sandi recount their wins in the North Face Endurance Challenge in Costa Rica and explain how they support each other when racing. They discuss the balance between training together and by themselves. Sage and Sandi provide a glimpse into what it is like to have a coaching business together. Lastly, they share how they have shaped each others nutrition.
In this episode, Laura Hugo, runner for the Oiselle Team, mother, and educational consultant, discusses her background in athletics as competitive collegiate swimmer. She explains how she was inspired to start running– from her college roommate, former American record holder in the steeplechase, Ann Gaffigan. Lauren explains what it means to run for Oiselle and her favorite distance, the 5k. She reveals how motherhood and pregnancy has changed her relationship to running and tips on training with a stroller. Laura provides insight on how to schedule running workouts as a working mother. She shares why she looks up to Lauren Fleshman, another Oiselle Team athlete. Lastly, Laura previews upcoming races and goals.
In this episode, Diane Israel, psychotherapist, world-class runner and triathlete, filmmaker, and teacher, recounts her background in running from being one of the only high school girls in road races to qualifying for the Olympic Trials. She offers advice for those intimidated by running on how to find oneself as a runner. Diane explains why she transitioned from running to competitive triathlon. She discusses her personal journey with eating issues and why endurance athletes are obsessed with body image. Diane shares how she knew she wanted to be a psychotherapist. She provides her perspective on four key components for healing from eating issues. Lastly, Diane explains how she has been a conduit for her mother’s teachings.