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WS100: Kim Gaylord and Vajin Armstrong – Crewing and Pacing

  Kim’s own ultra experience is probably what makes her such a valuable crew member for her husband, veteran ultrarunner Topher Gaylord.  She’s raced and crewed all over the world, and now she sits down with me and chats about the traveling circus around the runner and what it takes to get them to … The post WS100: Kim Gaylord and Vajin Armstrong – Crewing and Pacing appeared first on Ultrarunnerpodcast.com.

1hr 7mins

23 Jun 2014

Rank #1

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Karl Meltzer Interview

According to Karl Meltzer, 100 miles is not that far. After talking with Karl we were so amped up to go run 100 miles, it might be true. The “King” of 100 milers joins us to talk about running for Red Bull, preparing for Western States and throwing down a … The post Karl Meltzer Interview appeared first on Ultrarunnerpodcast.com.

1 Jun 2013

Rank #2

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Jenn Shelton ’14

Well, well, what can you say about Jenn? We talk about her recent 220 mile John Muir Trail FKT attempt with Krissy Moehl, what to do with Desitin on the trail, which wild animal she’s like to make pork rinds out of, DNFing a beer mile, which special guest flew in to … The post Jenn Shelton ’14 appeared first on Ultrarunnerpodcast.com.

37mins

7 Aug 2014

Rank #3

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Jennifer O’Connor | Lessons from Western States and Marking the Course

Sarah joins me again to talk to the woman responsible for getting her into running 25 years ago. Jennifer has lined up at Western before but had a bad day and was carried out on horse back. She’s also finished with less than an hour to spare, and has moved … The post Jennifer O’Connor | Lessons from Western States and Marking the Course appeared first on Ultrarunnerpodcast.com.

1hr 17mins

20 Jun 2019

Rank #4

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Courtney Dauwalter | Big’s Backyard in the Past and Big Plans for the Future

Courtney Dauwalter joins Sarah and I to talk about the finer points of Big's Backyard Ultra, her plans for 2018, the partnership with her husband Kevin, and more. The post Courtney Dauwalter | Big’s Backyard in the Past and Big Plans for the Future appeared first on Ultrarunnerpodcast.com.

1hr 19mins

31 Oct 2018

Rank #5

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Ben Gibbard Interview

Many of you know Ben Gibbard as the lead singer/songwriter for Death Cab for Cutie and The Postal Service, but it turns out, he’s just as big of an ultrarunning geek as the rest of us.  When most of us talk about our records, Ben has to clarify which he’s referring … The post Ben Gibbard Interview appeared first on Ultrarunnerpodcast.com.

52mins

23 Apr 2015

Rank #6

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Rod Bien – Masters Ultrarunner Interview

Competing in ultramarathon at a high level for an extended time is tough to do in this sport, and Rod Bien seems to have mastered it.  He’s been running ultras for 15 years–ten of those near the top.  Sarah and I chat with him to find out what he’s doing … The post Rod Bien – Masters Ultrarunner Interview appeared first on Ultrarunnerpodcast.com.

1hr 14mins

25 Feb 2015

Rank #7

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Liza Howard Interview

She’s 42, she just ran a course record 15:07 at Umstead 100, and she did it all while stopping to pump on the floor of an outhouse. Sarah and I sit down with Liza Howard to talk about running through-and post-pregnancy, adapting to training with kids, wilderness survival, beer, coaching, … The post Liza Howard Interview appeared first on Ultrarunnerpodcast.com.

1hr

16 Apr 2014

Rank #8

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Courtney Dauwalter | Blind Perseverance at RRR100

Courtney Dauwalter already holds the 24 hour record (155 miles) as well as numerous course records on mountain ultramarathons in the US.  She won (outright) Javelina Jundred 100k last year and bagged a nice win when she won Run Rabbit Run 100 miler in 2016.  Along with other runs, she’s … The post Courtney Dauwalter | Blind Perseverance at RRR100 appeared first on Ultrarunnerpodcast.com.

1hr 16mins

15 Sep 2017

Rank #9

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Kyle Pietari – Leadville Lessons, Strollers, Run Commuting, and Poop Science

Kyle Pietari (Altra/NordicTrack) ran Leadville in 2012 as his first hundred miler and finished in 28th place. Not bad, but since then, he’s been back to finish 2nd two times, has wins and podiums across the country, and ran to a grueling M10 at Western States Endurance Run last year … The post Kyle Pietari – Leadville Lessons, Strollers, Run Commuting, and Poop Science appeared first on Ultrarunnerpodcast.com.

1hr 11mins

26 Jan 2018

Rank #10

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Gary Robbins Interview – Pacing 100s, Barkley, and Squamish

Gary Robbins Interview Gary Robbins joins URP to chat about a wide swath of topics, all of which kept me captivated during our hour-long conversation.  This is one of those interviews that I’ll go back and listen to over an over, as Gary drops a few metric tons of wisdom … The post Gary Robbins Interview – Pacing 100s, Barkley, and Squamish appeared first on Ultrarunnerpodcast.com.

1hr 12mins

11 Apr 2016

Rank #11

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Jim Walmsley | Houston Half Reflections and What’s Next

How many people win UROY and qualify for the Olympic Trials in the half marathon in the same year? Not many. Jim shares his story right this way----> The post Jim Walmsley | Houston Half Reflections and What’s Next appeared first on Ultrarunnerpodcast.com.

1hr 28mins

23 Jan 2019

Rank #12

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Hal Koerner 2014

Hal Koerner Interview We’ve spoken with Hal before, but it’s generally right after or before a major run. Western States, Hardrock, Javelina, and the JMT FKT interviews have all been great, but this week Sarah and I spoke with him about not running–he’s been injured since July with a torn meniscus. With … The post Hal Koerner 2014 appeared first on Ultrarunnerpodcast.com.

1hr 5mins

29 Oct 2014

Rank #13

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Jim Walmsley – Lighting the Fire for Western States 2017

Jim Walmsley is a fearless runner who’s been known to target other runners, records, and FKTs with abandon.  His performances have backed up and sustained this confidence as he’s only “lost” one race in over two years–that the infamous “wrong turn heard ’round the world” at last year’s Western States … The post Jim Walmsley – Lighting the Fire for Western States 2017 appeared first on Ultrarunnerpodcast.com.

1hr 9mins

21 Jun 2017

Rank #14

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Mike “The Fruitarian” Arnstein 2015

Since we spoke with Mike Arnstein last (in 2012!), he’s ran a Badwater/Vermont double, a handful of 2:3x marathons, ran a sub 13 hour 100 miler, retired from ultrarunning, moved to Hawaii, and most recently…won HURT. Wait, what? Mike is one of our most downloaded and asked about guests, and … The post Mike “The Fruitarian” Arnstein 2015 appeared first on Ultrarunnerpodcast.com.

54mins

23 Jan 2015

Rank #15

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Anton Krupicka ’14

Anton has had a heckuva few months–and says he’s back in shape to win on the trails.  As an athlete with such a stout resume, he has set himself up for Speedgoat, then UTMB later in the summer–both races that require a fair amount of climbing prowess–and he’ll be racing hard … The post Anton Krupicka ’14 appeared first on Ultrarunnerpodcast.com.

42mins

15 Jul 2014

Rank #16

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Jeff Browning Interview

Jeff Browning has been running ultramarathons since 2001 and has racked up a string of victories, course records, and lessons from around the world.  I got a chance to speak with Jeff about a number of issues important to MUT runners. In this interview we talk about: How he’s stayed … The post Jeff Browning Interview appeared first on Ultrarunnerpodcast.com.

1hr 2mins

6 Oct 2015

Rank #17

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John Kelly Interview – Barkley Finisher Number Fifteen

John Kelly Interview – Barkley Finisher 15 John Kelly joined me just a few days after his finish to talk about what it took to finish the Barkley Marathons.  Here’s a hint: Massive amounts of planning, decades of course knowledge, his Aunt Brenda’s cookies, and the incredible ability to focus … The post John Kelly Interview – Barkley Finisher Number Fifteen appeared first on Ultrarunnerpodcast.com.

1hr 14mins

10 Apr 2017

Rank #18

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Jim Walmsley – His Run at Western States 2016

Jim Wamsley and His Run at Western States 2016 All eyes were glued to Jim Walmsley’s breakneck speed as he traversed the Western States Endurance Run course on Saturday. Chewing deeper into the course record as miles fell under his feet, Jim was putting on a clinic on how to … The post Jim Walmsley – His Run at Western States 2016 appeared first on Ultrarunnerpodcast.com.

1hr 19mins

29 Jun 2016

Rank #19

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Frank Bozanich Interview

Frank Bozanich has been running ultras for the last four decades. Recently inducted into the American Ultra Running Hall of Fame, 69 year old Frank isn’t showing any signs of wanting to slow down. In fact, he’s looking ahead to 2014 and beyond. Frank is a true competitor with strong … The post Frank Bozanich Interview appeared first on Ultrarunnerpodcast.com.

7 Jan 2014

Rank #20