In this episode, Anton Krupicka, professional ultra runner, reflects on lessons learned from the mountains. Anton discusses his insatiable love for running, from running his first marathon at the age of 12 to regularly logging over 200 miles per week at the beginning of his professional running career.
In this episode, Kyle Pietari, ultra runner, law student, and father discusses the balancing act of his many roles. Kyle reflects on his recent second place finish at the historic Leadville 100-mile race in August 2015. He explains the impact barefoot running has had on his running form.
“As soon as I started to use running as a means to support healing, by making it a mindful practice, then I was able to restore my health. And once I had my health back, then I was able to start to build my fitness back up again.” * In this episode, Elinor Fish, running coach, writer, runner, speaker, and mother, tells the story of how she discovered the freedom of trail running after many years as a competitive high school and collegiate runner. Elinor explains how her mindful running revolution was born out of a difficult recovery after racing the Leadville 100-miler. She discusses how to use running as a mindfulness practice and the impact this has had on the athletes she coaches. Elinor reflects on the female mentors she has in the trail community. Lastly, Elinor reveals exciting running retreats and projects for 2015.
In the episode, Melody Fairchild, professional runner, coach, and motivational speaker, tells the story of how she started running as a young girl in the canyon where she lived. She reflects on the motivating factors that fueled her successful high school career. Melody discusses how pressure affected her running performance, calling upon the memory of her final race of her collegiate career. She shares how the pain in her body introduced her to the holistic work of cortical field re-education. Melody offers techniques for those struggling with a compulsive relationship with running. She tells anecdotes of her recent experiences running in Kenya, Ethiopia, and Rwanda. Lastly, Melody reveals her goals for 2015, including races on her calendar and explorations in writing.
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