Eric Schranz, Ultrarunnerpodcast.com, on Running, His Career, & Heist Films
Off The Couch
Eric Schranz has been a staple of the trail running and ultrarunning world for over a decade — both as a passionate runner, and as the host of Ultrarunnerpodcast.com. And since Eric spends so much of his time writing about and interviewing other runners, Brendan Leonard (semi-rad.com) and I thought it would be fun to put Eric in the guest seat. So Brendan and I talked with Eric about how he got into running; his work in the music industry and politics; getting started at ultrarunnerpodcast.com; the art of conversation; how running media differs from other sports media coverage; and a whole lot more — including, a rather spirited discussion about the best bank robbery and heist movies of all time.TOPICS & TIMES:When & How Eric got into trail running (1:45)Working in the music industry & politics (7:20)Joining Ultrarunnerpodcast.com (13:52)Making it full time (17:30)The art of conversation (20:28)Finding stories and guests (24:30)Running media vs. other sports media (33:07)What are your running goals? (40:05)Cutting out caffeine and alcohol (50:46)Ranking the best heist movies (52:39) See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
Past guest Justin Grunewald put on his doctor hat for an update on Covid-19 and its affect on the medical front (7:06). Then a long form conversation with Ultrarunner Podcast host Eric Schranz (22:47) to do a deep dive on ultrarunning, Western States, elite women's influence on the younger generation...and much more! + Gunhild's WS Finish: https://bit.ly/2J8OtLG + Ladia/Sunny at Broken Arrow: https://bit.ly/2J9iU4q + Rainn Wilson + Billie Eilish: https://bit.ly/2JjyYRv ______ Patreon.com/BillyYang Instagram.com/BillyYangPod Twitter.com/BillyYang Facebook.com/BillyYangPodcast
Eric Schranz: How to Develop a Love of the Outdoors and Passion in Your Kids - R4R 078
The Running for Real Podcast
Host and founder of the UltraRunnerPodcast, Eric Schranz has run everything from a beer mile to 200 mile races and says he loves every distance and race. He is a stay at home dad and lives with his wife and 2 kids in Northern CA. Beer is a common thread on his shows, which include craft beer reviews. Our conversation focuses on how to develop a love of the outdoors and building a passion in our children without pushing them too hard. And never using running or sport as a punishment. We also cover the balance between running with our kids and building our relationship with them, with wanting and needing to get in our own training for both our fitness and our time to decompress. If you have kids or spend time thinking about balance in your life, you will enjoy this discussion. Today’s Guest Eric Schranz, Ultra Runner and Podcast host has run the 2013 Bryce 100 mile race but had to pass at an opportunity to run Western States and instead ran 100 laps of a local park while he awaited the birth of his first daughter. Schranz started the Ultrarunningpodcast as a hobby with three friends, never expecting it to take off and make him one of the best known voices of Ultrarunning. What you will learn about: What to do with leftover spinach in your fridge before it gets slimy. How he felt nervous interviewing Ann Trason (greatest female ultrarunner) when she returned to the Ultrarunning scene but mostly he feels he is just having a conversation with all the people you are standing next to in the porta-potty line. Interviewing and knowing some of those at “the top” are just normal people and they have the same issues we all have. They are just people who happen to be really good at a sport. How he has had to learn to check his own competitiveness and stubbornness in order to not influence his kids so as to let them develop their own interests and drives. I am trying to impart a love of running and being outdoors to them but then to let them develop their own interests. How he wrote an article about his daughter Sunny and her competitive drive and how she likes to do things that are hard. She ran the Broken Arrow Sky Race 10k recently at 8 yrs old, with Ladia Albertson-Junkans as her coach on the run. Sky races have unusual distances and elevation requirements. Ladia ran the 52k the day before but agreed as a favor to run along with Sunny to coach her along and be sure she was safe. How he has learned from Sunny about how to run naturally and with near perfect form as only kids just naturally can do. The nice thing about the Ultrarunning community is that volunteerism is a strong value and an important one to teach our kids (and ourselves), seeing others out there struggling and persevering/carrying on. How we don’t encourage kids to take up running as a sport and something they can do for a lifetime. Inspirational Quotes: Don’t get hurt or your mom will kill you (and then me). We only have so many days and months left in our lives and you gotta make that time count. And doing it with my kids is so much more worthwhile than doing it on my own. Resources: Last week's episode with Candice Huffine Tina4Real Podcast Running for Real Superstars Community Support Tina through her Patreon Page Buy a Running for Real T-shirt, Tank, or Hat Article on How Short Life is Eric on Instagram Eric on Twitter Eric on Facebook Ultra Runner Podcast Website Thank you to HOKA ONE ONE and Bodyhealth for sponsoring this episode of Running for Real. HOKA ONE ONE® is a running shoe unlike any other. The Bondi 6 was one of the first shoes HOKA ONE ONE® ever created and it’s become a fan-favorite for good reason. Just try it on today and experience the sweetest cushion. Become part of the family. It’s Time To Fly™.. Get two day free shipping using code running4real Now I am back to training, guess what was the first thing I did to start making sure I recover quicker (as coming back to fitness really beats your body up!), yep, you guessed it, BodyHealth Perfect Amino! Get 10% off at Bodyhealth.com using coupon code TINA10
Eric runs a website and podcast about everything in the ultra running world. Like not just the big names and/or big gear etc. So he's sort of the Obstacle Racing Media of the Ultra world. Except that he came first, so I am the OCR Eric Schranz. Anyhow, we had a cool chat about similarities and differences, and whatever else came to mind about OCR and Ultra. Todays Podcast is sponsored by: runragnar.com Enter code ORM18ALL for $60 OFF any 2018 Ragnar Relay Show Notes: Ultrarunner podcast
The Pain Cave journeys west to the venerable Western States 100, where I was pacing our very first podcast guest, Brian Oestrike. Since I was in town, I was able to finagle a sit-down with the great Eric Schranz of Ultrarunnerpodcast.com. As we recorded the day before the big show, Eric and I spent a few minutes discussing how we thought the day might play out (1:45), before we addressed some of the issues at the forefront of our sport, including the East Coast/West Coast divide (6:45), PEDs and TUEs (10:45), the primacy of WS100 and controversies it engenders (23:00), and the sustainability of growth in the sport (30:40).LinksUltrarunnerpodcast.comEric's recent interview with Jenny JurekThe aforementioned/oft-discussed profile of Coree WolteringImproving youth participationDesert Island Picks: Athletic Brewing Company, Deeper Understanding by War on Drugs, Joshua Tree by U2,Intro music: "Fine Line" by the BloodlettersOutro music: "When I Was Still Young" by Yard Sale
Join Scotty and Ultra Runner Podcast host Eric Schranz on a long run. Scotty has been chasing Eric for an interview since he first decided to do long run on on one interviews. Eric has interviewed everyone in the ultra scene ver the past five years, he's also an interesting guy, runner and family man. It's a nice look into the life of a Podcaster through another Podcaster.
Considering an Ultra? Learn from Ultra Runner Podcast Host Eric Schranz
Run to the Top Podcast | The Ultimate Guide to Running
Before today I was completely clueless on what being an ultra runner meant, other than you run more than a marathon. I can’t even imagine running 27.2 miles, but these ultra runners are TOUGH, my guest today talks about the popularity of ultra running has risen, and how there are not only 100 mile races, but 200 mile races cropping up. WOW! I am excited to be joined by another podcast host today, one who I love to listen to, and learn from; Eric Schranz.