In this episode, Dr. Hansen, chiropractic doctor, high school cross country coach, and runner,
explains why he started running in 6th grade. He reflects on his experiences competing in high school and in college at UC San Diego. Dr. Hansen recounts two memorable races of his collegiate running career. He shares how he knew he wanted to go to school for orthopedic medicine. Dr. Hansen discusses his journey opening High Altitude Spine and Sport Clinic in Boulder. He offers three things every runner can do to prevent injury. Dr. Hansen previews his upcoming race calendar. He provides insight on the psychology of high school coaching. Lastly, Dr. Hansen reveals one person he would want to have coffee with.
In this episode, Valerie D’Ambrosio, life coach, yoga teacher, co-founder of the Hanuman Festival, and creator of Organic Twist, explains why she came to yoga. Valerie reflects on her journey healing from an eating disorder. She discusses the difference between self love and self care. Valerie recounts how she knew she wanted to be a life coach and reveals the meaning of meaning of Organic Twist. She recounts a story of transformation of one client she has coached. Valerie shares who she considers her teacher, including Louise Hay. She describes how she co-founded the Hanuman Festival and her journey stepping away from directing it. Lastly, Valerie previews upcoming projects and retreats for Organic Twist.
In this episode, Zeke Tiernan, ultra-trail runner, history teacher, coach, and father, reflects on his journey dreaming big with running in high school. He explains how running for the renowned University of Colorado taught him the balance between the desire to be successful and training smart. Zeke recounts a successful 10k in college that showed him the power of running your own race. He explains how he decided to run ultras and the power of community in when running the Leadville 100 for the first time. Zeke shares details on how he trains for 100-milers and his nutrition strategy for running long. He reveals how he balances work, fatherhood, and training. Zeke offers three tips for winter running. He recaps his most recent experience at the Leadville 100 in August 2014 and how his training was different the fourth time around. Lastly, Zeke previews upcoming races and goals
In this episode, Andy Wacker, Boulder-based professional road and mountain runner, discusses his background in running from why he started running in middle school to competing in high school. He recaps the transition from high school to collegiate running and recounts his biggest breakthrough race in college where he ran 13:41 in the 5k. Andy shares three central lessons he learned from Mark Wetmore, his renowned coach at the University of Colorado. He explains how he stayed motivated on a long-road back from an injury. Andy reveals why he started mountain racing and reflections on his recent third place finish at the Pikes Peak Ascent. He offers his favorite running spots and reads, including the craziest animals he has seen on a run! Lastly, Andy previews upcoming races and goals.
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.