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Cultra Trail Running

Our weekly podcast shares the unique perspective of the North East, Beast Coast Ultra running scene: raw, impulsive, and irreverent. The Cultra Trail Running Podcast is a place where we can get together and discuss all the fun stuff that happens on the trails that most normal people don't care about. Join the Cult! or maybe you already have without realizing it... resistance is futile.

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62: George Daniels and The Frozen Heart 900

Whoosh! That's the sound of George Daniels passing you at your last race, and if you've been running the trails here in CT the last few years, good chance you've heard that whoosh and seen the man pass you at some point. Don't worry it's happened to all of us. George sits down and explains where he came from and what he was doing the previous 56 years before ultrarunning stardom. Fred has been running a bit and both Becky and Art have their own semi-decent streaks nipping on the heels of Mr. Murolo's epic streak. Jimmy's been jackassing around back and forth on the canal trail, readying himself for Boston. Shenanigans abound. Walmsley RW article: https://www.runnersworld.com/runners-stories/a30858395/jim-walmsley-olympic-marathon-trials/ David Hasselhoff wasted: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pqPoREAM9ZM Mario Fraioli's Morning Shakeout: https://themorningshakeout.com/ Middletown's Typhoon Restaurant: http://www.thaityphoon.com/menu.html We’re on Spotify! https://open.spotify.com/show/44etXyR0WbJtmKRKrP7V6M We’re on iTunes! https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/cultra-trail-running/id1446356779 Please support Cultra Trail Running Podcast Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/CultraTrailRunning Strava: https://www.strava.com/clubs/CULTRA Twitter: https://twitter.com/blueblazerunner Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/cultratrailrunning/ Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/CultraTrailRunning/ Call the Karaoke Line at 203-DOG GENT Intro Guitar by Nick, Vocals Jack Byram, and beats Jack Sevigny beatstars.com/sev_beats

2hr 6mins

21 Feb 2020

Rank #1

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Episode 27: Running Ragged with Joseph Nuara

Here’s that Run Ragged recap we promised- we’re visited by the one and only Joe Nuara, 3rd place finisher. Or 2nd to last DNF, whatever. We go deep inside Joe’s brain to see what it takes to go hour after hour after hour (29 to be exact) and what the heart of a warrior looks like- Joe gives us a really important “why” to the whole experience. He talks about his 100-mile experience from a few years back, flipping burgers with none other than #hundojoe at the NJ 3-Day. We also learn the ins-and-outs of Obstacle Course Racing life, as Joe is an elite competitor not only at ultras but also at OCRs. We also hear from the RDs perspective as Brian and Stacey not only battled sleep but the real fight- having access to unlimited Oreos and Mountain Dew (allegedly). What is it like to direct Connecticut’s premier Last Person Standing event? Find out here. Mad props to woodworking artist extraordinaire Stefan Rodriguez- that winner's trophy is the truth. We vaguely visit BleesterGate and skim over #ultradrama, because who gives a shit? Evil Becky is back and she is hilarious as she informs us that she’s all caught up on past CULTRA episodes. Finally we say goodbye to the incomparable Stacey Clark as she readies herself to move to Fort Collins, Colorado next week. It’s an action-packed episode you won’t want to miss. JOIN THE CULT. #yesweare Joe’s Fundraiser for Alex’s Lemonade Stand: https://pledgeit.org/run-ragged-for-kids Steep Endurance Mountain Lakes Backyard Ultra: https://ultrasignup.com/register.aspx?did=63714 Run Ragged FB page: https://www.facebook.com/runraggedCT/ Please support Cultra Trail Running Podcast Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/CultraTrailRunning Strava: https://www.strava.com/clubs/CULTRA Twitter: https://twitter.com/blueblazerunner Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/cultratrailrunning/ Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/CultraTrailRunning/ Call the Karaoke Line at 203-DOG GENT Intro Guitar by Nick, Vocals Jack Byram, and beats Jack Sevigny beatstars.com/sev_beats

2hr 11mins

21 Jun 2019

Rank #2

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74: Ellie Pell V2.0 1 on 1 Interview

Sometimes we just need more.  We knew from the beginning that we would not get to everything during our Episode 73.  Ellie joins Art for a one on one interview where they dig deep into the past and retrace the steps that she took to get where she is today.  This is a very frank and honest conversation about the struggle of facing one’s demons, standing tall, and coming through with a winning attitude.  Ellie shares what its like to run at the US Olympic Trials, and describes her world of clean simple living.  How to get in touch with Ellie? Her Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/gazzellie/ Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/TheTrailsCollective/ Podcast: https://www.hamstringsandheartstrings.com/ Website: https://www.elliepell.com/our-story Resources: National Eating Disorder Resources: https://www.nationaleatingdisorders.org/help-support/covid-19-resources-page VIRTUAL RACES: CT Trailmixers "Do You Own Fling" 48 Hour: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSc1RBQ6rZNfhR1mT4tqX5dHMjyM-iZ2tAcd9mvX6XIFDxOg-A/viewform Steep Endurance's VERTual Challenge: https://www.steependurance.com/vertual-challenge.html Finger Lakes Running Company's 19-mile, 19k, 1.9 mile Fund Run: http://ultrasignup.com/register.aspx?did=76921 Shenipsit Striders "Outside Alone Virtual Charity Run": https://www.facebook.com/events/889919074763960/ Untrained Ultra Challenge 52.7k: http://ultrasignup.com/register.aspx?did=77149 Ten Junk Miles Sugar Badger Virtual 50-miler, 50k and 13.1 (registration closes today): https://ultrasignup.com/register.aspx?did=69686 Human Potential Running Series "We Belong": https://humanpotentialrunning.com/we-belong/ Aravaipa Insomniac Night Run Series: https://www.aravaiparunning.com/carpenoctem/ Mad Moose Events has some Virtual races, too: https://www.madmooseevents.com/ The Great Virtual Race Across Tennessee 1000k: https://runsignup.com/Race/TN/Memphis/TheGreatVirtualRaceAcrossTennessee1000K BURCS Vegan Power 50k: http://ultrasignup.com/register.aspx?did=72910 We’re on Spotify! https://open.spotify.com/show/44etXyR0WbJtmKRKrP7V6M We’re on iTunes! https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/cultra-trail-running/id1446356779 Please support Cultra Trail Running Podcast Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/CultraTrailRunning Strava: https://www.strava.com/clubs/CULTRA Twitter: https://twitter.com/blueblazerunner Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/cultratrailrunning/ Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/CultraTrailRunning/ Call the Karaoke Line at 203-DOG GENT Intro Guitar by Nick, Vocals Jack Byram, and beats Jack Sevigny beatstars.com/sev_beats

1hr 55mins

3 May 2020

Rank #3

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Episode 18: Traprock RunsaMuck to Boston

This show features all six of the Cultra crew as we discuss the happenings of this past weekend as Jimmy somehow works pooping into every conversation. We go over the Boston Marathon, Becky’s time at the Runamuck 50k, and Brian and Stacey’s first run as RD’s at the Traprock 50k where Jimmy crushed it, Art participated, and the Legend rocked an aid station. The CULTRA trail running podcast is a place where we can get together and discuss all the fun shit that happens on the trails, that most normal people don’t care about. CULTRA’s headquarters is located in the belly of the beast coast, Glastonbury Connecticut, so most of our stories involve North East Trail running or North East Trail runners.  The language used in this show is explicit and raw like the trails we run on, so don’t listen to this with your kids. CT Trailmixers: www.cttrailmixers.com Traprock 50: www.traprock50.com Jimmy's race report: https://runjmc.co/2019/04/14/the-2019-traprock-50k-you-get-what-you-gif/?fbclid=IwAR18iNAaD8x9aHOMPfOD3Q0SkLpP3HeUS4TGsa4_9GYj-57jto8xmqNeUFM  Desatin: https://www.desitin.com/ Appalachian: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uxOt2D2DSaw Please support Cultra Trail Running Podcast Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/CultraTrailRunning Twitter: https://twitter.com/blueblazerunner Instagram:https://www.instagram.com/cultratrailrunning/ Facebook:  https://www.facebook.com/CultraTrailRunning/-R&eid=ARAvGAIpGFU6At4y7HqUd_Heqx5OaCT4rtQPiEHvQNuB0aDaF8juSY9Db3ihSqbqgmMgwz2GFQLpMVps Intro Guitar by Nick, Vocals Jack Byram, and beats Jack Sevigny beatstars.com/sev_beats

2hr 34mins

16 Apr 2019

Rank #4

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Episode 10: In Pursuit of 100

Eric Gruettner is not elite and he was not met with instant success either.  Eric joins the Cultra Crew and shares with us his struggles to reach the hundred mile distance as he battles course conditions, focus, injury, training, logistics, nutrition, sickness and a bunch of others. Eric’s battle was a chess match that we can all learn something from. The CULTRA trail running podcast is a place where we can get together and discuss all the fun stuff that happens on the trails, that most normal people don’t care about. CULTRA’s headquarters is located in the belly of the beast coast, Glastonbury Connecticut, so most of our stories involve North East Trail running or North East Trail runners. The language used in this show is explicit and raw like the trails we run on, so don’t listen to this with your kids, and if that stuff offends you too much, this may not be the episode for you. The Road Runners Club of America is the organization that underpins most of our Running Clubs with support and Insurance. Find a club: https://www.rrca.org/ Please support Cultra Trail Running Podcast as we need to buy a big drill, and still need Monkey food! Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/CultraTrailRunning Twitter: https://twitter.com/blueblazerunner Instagram:https://www.instagram.com/cultratrailrunning/ Facebook:  https://www.facebook.com/CultraTrailRunning/-R&eid=ARAvGAIpGFU6At4y7HqUd_Heqx5OaCT4rtQPiEHvQNuB0aDaF8juSY9Db3ihSqbqgmMgwz2GFQLpMVps

1hr 28mins

12 Feb 2019

Rank #5

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Episode 21: The Spring Fling Just Flung Some Mud in Your Eye!

In this very special episode the Crew is joined by the winners of the very wet and muddy Spring Fling 600, Koby Nelson and Evil Becky Burke. We go over all the relevant details including how much mud there was, how muddy their feet got, what’s it like running in mud? Also what’s the actual composition of mud? Is it a liquid or a gel? (It’s a colloidal!) as well as other science-based “stuff”. We go deep into their brains to find out what makes a champion. We also petition the White House (allegedly) to get Becky on Strava to find out how the hell she trains to be so dominant as well as trying on several new nicknames for Hundo Joe Laskey, and a stout old school shoutout to Art’s old blog and his days living in Studville, right near Colonoscopyland. Also, we’re not a Cult, except we are. But we’re really not. But you can’t leave, so there’s that. The CT Trailmixers: https://www.cttrailmixers.com/ Keenan Law: https://www.keenan-law.com/ Art’s Blog that hasn’t been updated in almost two years: https://ctelderlawblog.typepad.com/team_supreme/ Please support Cultra Trail Running Podcast Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/CultraTrailRunning Twitter: https://twitter.com/blueblazerunner Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/cultratrailrunning/ Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/CultraTrailRunning/-R&eid=ARAvGAIpGFU6At4y7HqUd_Heqx5OaCT4rtQPiEHvQNuB0aDaF8juSY9Db3ihSqbqgmMgwz2GFQLpMVps Intro Guitar by Nick, Vocals Jack Byram, and beats Jack Sevigny beatstars.com/sev_beats

1hr 42mins

10 May 2019

Rank #6

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Episode 36 Ultra Fabio Brian Nephew

Show Notes: Once again, the CULTRA Crew members (aka slackers) BRoc and Jimmy Mac are M.I.A., which means all sense of normalcy is gone and we’re left to our own devices.  So, what should we do?  Argue about race management and the future of ultra running?  Nah, so yesterday.  Discuss Joe’s naked hiking adventures?  Well, it wouldn’t be a podcast if we didn’t at least mention it.  Ridicule and shame our absent crew members?  Of course!  But what else?  Could this be the episode where someone actually accepts our “Hundo for A Hundo” challenge and donates $100 for a dinner with #HundoJoe?  Or is this just another episode where Art rambles on about the evil MDot empire, Becky laughs incessantly while making random evil comments and Joe reminds everyone that we don’t know what the f*** we’re talking about?  It could be all of that and so much more…as in “Ultra Fabio” more! Yes!  Tonight, we meet up with Brian Nephew aka “Ultra Fabio”.  This super dad and co-owner of Connecticut Sports and Fitness is a true jack of all trades, who proves that it’s not all about natural talent but the ability to work hard and never give up.  Brian talks about growing up in a small town where perseverance and dedication were traits his parents instilled at an early age.  Through humorous stories about his early years on the football field and basketball court to obstacle course racing, intense weight training and now ultra-running, Brian reminds us about the importance of the journey and not just the destination.  Connecticut Sports and Fitness https://connecticutsportsandfitness.com Lost Cat 50k Trail Race https://www.rundorset.com/lost-cat Peasantman Triathlon http://peasantman.com/ Anchor Down Ultra Race Results https://ultrasignup.com/results_event.aspx?did=63605 Twisted Branch Trail Run Ultra Race Results https://ultrasignup.com/results_event.aspx?did=60102 Please support Cultra Trail Running Podcast Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/CultraTrailRunning Strava: https://www.strava.com/clubs/CULTRA Twitter: https://twitter.com/blueblazerunner Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/cultratrailrunning/ Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/CultraTrailRunning/ Call the Karaoke Line at 203-DOG GENT Intro Guitar by Nick, Vocals Jack Byram, and beats Jack Sevigny Outro Music by Nick Byram

2hr 14mins

23 Aug 2019

Rank #7

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Episode 30: Ottoman to 50k Cultra LIVE!

This week we did our first ever Cultra LIVE at Connecticut Sports and Fitness in Glastonbury- yes that's right a LIVE studio audience sat in to listen and ask pointed questions about pooping in the woods, how to safely add more miles to get up off the Ottoman and up to that bigger distance (like the #HUNDO), what things can go wrong during an ultra and how to overcome that, THE MENTAL SIDE OF ULTRAS, maybe people even got up and sang a LIVE karaoke (allegedly)... I'm not saying nothing, you'll just have to listen. Special thanks to Brian Nephew and Chaz Koch for having us and thank you listeners and friends for making the night such a smashing success.  Connecticut Sports and Fitness website: https://connecticutsportsandfitness.com/ CSF Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/ConnecticutSportsAndFitness/ Check out Clark's Trail Run: https://www.clarkstrailrun.com/ Please support Cultra Trail Running Podcast Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/CultraTrailRunning Strava: https://www.strava.com/clubs/CULTRA Twitter: https://twitter.com/blueblazerunner Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/cultratrailrunning/ Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/CultraTrailRunning/ Call the Karaoke Line at 203-DOG GENT Intro Guitar by Nick, Vocals Jack Byram, and beats Jack Sevigny beatstars.com/sev_beats

1hr 50mins

12 Jul 2019

Rank #8

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Episode 35: Howie Ran For Forty years

Hey Cultra Nation! Have we got a good one for you today, it's a very special episode with the one and only Howie Breinan sitting in with us and his story is amazing. First ultra finish before the age of 10? Check. Several breaks followed by huge comebacks? Check. Triumph over adversity? Check. This show has everything, and the term "hundo" is ubiquitous (as is epic, stout, beta, etc.), Art has an extra helping of potty mouth tonight (and gets called out for it), Jimmy makes a bold, dare I say audacious claim re: his finish at Bimblers, Brian is his usual snarky and witty self and #hundojoe adds to his legendary legend.  Connecticut Sports and Fitness: https://connecticutsportsandfitness.com/ The Angeles Crest 100: http://www.ac100.com/ Trail Animals Running Club (TARC): http://trailanimals.com/ Please support Cultra Trail Running Podcast Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/CultraTrailRunning Strava: https://www.strava.com/clubs/CULTRA Twitter: https://twitter.com/blueblazerunner Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/cultratrailrunning/ Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/CultraTrailRunning/ Call the Karaoke Line at 203-DOG GENT Intro Guitar by Nick, Vocals Jack Byram, and beats Jack Sevigny beatstars.com/sev_beats

1hr 37mins

16 Aug 2019

Rank #9

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Episode 6: Running and Peeing with Jimmy Mac

James MacCaffrey is definitely the Cultra Personality, he is a West coaster who finds his dream trails in the Beast coast. He is a great guy that really keeps things fun, weather he is acting as a race director, supporting others on the run, coaching or knocking out FKTs on some of the toughest trails around. He has run the long stuff, but is not afraid to race on the roads or even the track. We had a lot of fun recording this episode with him, as we discuss East Vs West, how to pee and run at the same time, some gear talk, and get the lowdown on the Catskills. Learn about coaching services with Jimmy Mac:  Run JMC Coaching https://runjmc.co/coaching/ Jimmy’s web site  https://runjmc.co/about-jimmy-mac/ Email Jimmy Mac at the.musicologist@gmail.com Twitter https://twitter.com/Jimmy76Mac Please support Attorney Sarah Poriss https://www.sarahporiss.com/ Help support  Cutra Trail Running through a small monthly Patreon donation:  https://www.patreon.com/CultraTrailRunning Contact Cultra Via Twitter: https://twitter.com/blueblazerunner Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/cultratrailrunning/ Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/CultraTrailRunning/?tn=%2Cd%2CP-R&eid=ARAvGAIpGFU6At4y7HqUd_Heqx5OaCT4rtQPiEHvQNuB0aDaF8juSY9Db3ihSqbqgmMgwz2GFQLpMVps

1hr 24mins

15 Jan 2019

Rank #10

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Episode 55: Reverend Run Will Fisher

We sit down for a talk with The Revered Run, Will Fisher. Fresh off a finish at Wasatch 100 in Utah, we dissect running and spirituality and when (and if) the two ever meet. We go in-depth into Will's former life as an elite oarsman and how he entered this wacky world of endurance running. Hint: the two are related. Stay tuned! Without giving too much away, since it really is a #special episode, you'll just have to listen. Featuring a few five star reviews and another long-ass reading of the Patreon names, per usual.  Check out our homies over at CT Sports and Fitness: https://connecticutsportsandfitness.com/ Here's the book Art mentioned "Boys in the Boat" by Daniel James Brown: https://www.amazon.com/Boys-Boat-Americans-Berlin-Olympics/dp/0143125478 Here's Becky's boyfriend she runs with: https://www.johnpeelfitness.com/ Our buddy Fred Murolo's book: https://www.amazon.com/Running-Home-Novel-Frederick-Murolo/dp/1983118370 Live Loud Running's Upcoming events: https://www.liveloudrunning.com/events We’re on Spotify! https://open.spotify.com/show/44etXyR0WbJtmKRKrP7V6M We’re on iTunes! https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/cultra-trail-running/id1446356779 Please support Cultra Trail Running Podcast Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/CultraTrailRunning Strava: https://www.strava.com/clubs/CULTRA Twitter: https://twitter.com/blueblazerunner Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/cultratrailrunning/ Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/CultraTrailRunning/ Call the Karaoke Line at 203-DOG GENT Intro Guitar by Nick, Vocals Jack Byram, and beats Jack Sevigny beatstars.com/sev_beats

2hr 7mins

27 Dec 2019

Rank #11

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Episode 8: Tobias Runs in the Family

Tobias Tello is an ultra runner in every sense of the word. He also happens to be 14 years old. Listen to him in this interview and you will immediately recognize that he owns his running. It is his. Like many of us he runs mostly for the joy of the trail, but he also loves a little competition. His father Enrique, a two time marathoner, supports his son in a very healthy way, allowing his son to choose his own challenges. This is not a case of the father pushing the son to an unhealthy place. Instead their dynamic has allowed Tobias to explore his limits, and mature as he accomplishes more and more on the trail, and in life.   The language used in this episode, unlike most of our other episodes, is family friendly (gasp!), so we encourage you to listen to this with your kids. Ultra Running is not for everyone, however after listening to this episode you and your kids, may find yourselves lacing them up. Resistance is futile… Follow Tobias on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/tobiasruns/ Follow Tobias on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/tobias.tello.7965 Follow Enrique on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/enrique.tello.543 Please support Cultra Trail Running Podcast Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/CultraTrailRunning Twitter: https://twitter.com/blueblazerunner Instagram:https://www.instagram.com/cultratrailrunning/ Facebook:  https://www.facebook.com/CultraTrailRunning/-R&eid=ARAvGAIpGFU6At4y7HqUd_Heqx5OaCT4rtQPiEHvQNuB0aDaF8juSY9Db3ihSqbqgmMgwz2GFQLpMVps

56mins

29 Jan 2019

Rank #12

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Episode 49: Miles for Mental Health

Mr. Trailmixer himself Michael LoPresti sits down with the crew tonight as Evil Becky takes over the hosting reigns from Art F&%*ing Byram and we dive deep into 2019's hot button issue, mental health. We go over topics like rates of access, availability of services and how Michael and some friends ran across the entire state of Connecticut to not only fundraise but to raise more awareness for the need for better mental health services and to promote recovery for people with mental health conditions.  This episode is less witty banter and silly shit-talking and more to educate the community about the importance of mental wellness as well as to combat discrimination resulting from a mental health diagnosis. Don't worry, we still get "as raw as the trails we run on".  Here's a link to the fundraising page: https://mhconn.networkforgood.com/projects/79612-cross-ct-run-for-mental-health-awareness Forest bathing? http://www.shinrin-yoku.org/shinrin-yoku.html Remember the number 211 if you or a loved one is in crisis: http://www.211.org/ Please check out our friends over at Connecticut Sports and Fitness: https://connecticutsportsandfitness.com/ We’re on Spotify! https://open.spotify.com/show/44etXyR0WbJtmKRKrP7V6M We’re on iTunes! https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/cultra-trail-running/id1446356779 Please support Cultra Trail Running Podcast Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/CultraTrailRunning Strava: https://www.strava.com/clubs/CULTRA Twitter: https://twitter.com/blueblazerunner Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/cultratrailrunning/ Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/CultraTrailRunning/ Call the Karaoke Line at 203-DOG GENT Intro Guitar by Nick, Vocals Jack Byram, and beats Jack Sevigny beatstars.com/sev_beats

1hr 42mins

15 Nov 2019

Rank #13

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Episode 2: CULTRA Chattanooga 100 recap White Mountain Undercast

In this episode we do a good, bad and ugly recap of the brutally rainy Chattanooga 100 mile trail race which Jordan and Art just ran (Warning Explicit Language). FTR! Wait was that a pig on the course?!?  News Flash: we all got a lot more than we bargained for.  We also hear about Highlanders latest adventures in the White Mountains as the clouds turn upside down! Website: https://wordpress.com/media/documents/cultrarunning.home.blog Patreon:  https://www.patreon.com/CultraTrailRunning Twitter: https://twitter.com/blueblazerunner Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/cultratrailrunning/ Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/groups/249922802344769/ Trail Animals Running Club ! (TARC)  Check em out!  https://trailanimals.com/

1hr 8mins

11 Dec 2018

Rank #14

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Episode 53: An Eastern View of Western States

Disclaimer: Art wrote the title for the podcast this week, I have nothing to do with it. Wanted to name it "Lottery Season: It's Beginning to Look a Lot Like Statesmas" or "A Decade (Almost!) Under the Influence" but here we are. My view of Western States is very much a western view, allegedly. Let's get into TACOS! That's right, it was the 2nd Annual Taco Trials, a stupid thing to do but probably the highest finish I had all year. We talk other podcasts, chickens, White House petitions, athletic supporters, all that jazz. A few brave souls threw down on the karaoke machine, it was dope. Hashtag: special episode. Hashtag: baby come back. Oh and Western States. Lot of Western States lore, someone got in the lottery. HOLY SHIT. Then we talk crap on some website's gift guide (from 2018) and some other random shit, it's worth it y'all. CT Sports and Fitness: https://connecticutsportsandfitness.com/ City Strides: https://citystrides.com/ Joe Uhan's blogs on Western States Lottery- part 1: http://joeuhan.blogspot.com/2019/12/the-western-states-100-has-problem-part.html Part 2: http://joeuhan.blogspot.com/2019/12/western-states-100-has-problem-part-ii.html SNL "Maine" Skit: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=m3VUZYxr0MA Fred Murolo's "Running Home": https://www.amazon.com/Running-Home-Novel-Frederick-Murolo/dp/1983118370 Gear Patrol's Gift Guide for Trail Runners: https://gearpatrol.com/2018/12/13/best-gifts-for-trail-runners/ Live Loud Running "Upcoming Events": https://www.liveloudrunning.com/events We’re on Spotify! https://open.spotify.com/show/44etXyR0WbJtmKRKrP7V6M We’re on iTunes! https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/cultra-trail-running/id1446356779 Please support Cultra Trail Running Podcast Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/CultraTrailRunning Strava: https://www.strava.com/clubs/CULTRA Twitter: https://twitter.com/blueblazerunner Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/cultratrailrunning/ Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/CultraTrailRunning/ Call the Karaoke Line at 203-DOG GENT Intro Guitar by Nick, Vocals Jack Byram, and beats Jack Sevigny beatstars.com/sev_beats

2hr

13 Dec 2019

Rank #15

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Episode 13: Debbie Livingston Ultra Mind Body and Planet

This show is a long form one on one interview with 20 year veteran Elite Trail Runner and environmentalist, Debbie Livingston. We could spend an entire episode discussing just the races that she has won. We could spend another episode discussing how to raise a fit and healthy family and getting them involved with trails and endurance sport. Or we could spend a few hours discussing the Cult of Ultra Culture and how it has changed in the last 20 years. That would still leave Yoga, coaching, trail advocacy, women’s rights, pregnancy and running, race directing, environmental issues, and a review of the most epic mountain trail routes in the North East. Today’s show is kind of a sampler of these things. The CULTRA trail running podcast is a place where we can get together and discuss all the fun stuff that happens on the trails, that most normal people don’t care about. CULTRA’s headquarters is located in the belly of the beast coast, Glastonbury Connecticut, so most of our stories involve North East Trail running or North East Trail runners.  The language used in this show is NOT explicit and raw so feel free to listen to this with your kids, or at work, and the only likely way you could be offended is if a little vegan talk upsets you, and if that’s the case, and your not open to discussing things that make you uncomfortable, then you most likely have other bigger issues to deal with in your life. At any rate feel free to swear at us if you need too. We don’t have sponsors at this point, instead we like to recognize the folks that support us.  The Shenipsit Striders are a Connecticut running club and a crucial thread in the fabric of the North East Trail Running Scene. They put on the Nipmuck Trail Marathon, which just celebrated 35 years, as well as a bunch of low cost, grass roots trail running events. Check them out! More information on Debbie: www.debbielivingston.com Race reports and other great content: www.scottlivingston.net Debbie is presenting at one of the REI Woman’s Speaker Series which will be held on Monday, July 22nd at REI West Hartford from 7-9pm. www.rei.com August 16th -18th Debbie Livingston is leading a Woman’s Trail Running and Yoga Retreat at the Highland Center in NH for the Appalachian Mountain Club. It is not listed yet on their website but will be soon. www.outdoors.org Starting April 2nd, 2X per week, Debbie will be leading a youth running program in Bolton supported by the Shenipsit Striders. Attached is the application form. www.shenipsitstriders.org Shenipsit Striders: https://www.facebook.com/groups/shenipsitstriders Shenipsit Striders Events: https://www.facebook.com/ShenipsitStridersEvents Support Cultra with a small Monthly Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/CultraTrailRunning PayPal Donation link: Paypal.me.Cultra Twitter: https://twitter.com/blueblazerunner Instagram:https://www.instagram.com/cultratrailrunning/ Facebook:  https://www.facebook.com/CultraTrailRunning/-R&eid=ARAvGAIpGFU6At4y7HqUd_Heqx5OaCT4rtQPiEHvQNuB0aDaF8juSY9Db3ihSqbqgmMgwz2GFQLpMVps

1hr 49mins

12 Mar 2019

Rank #16

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Episode 7: Long and Steep with the other Brian

Joining the Cultra today is our special guest Brian Vanderheiden.  No not Brian Roccapriore, he’s not that Brian. The language used in most of our shows is as explicit and as raw as the trails we run on, so don’t listen to this with your kids, and if that stuff offends you too much, this is definitely not the episode for you. Brian Vanderheiden is a really great guy who has breathed new life into the trail running scene in South West Connecticut and New York. He has run some of the toughest races in New York, and serves as a race director for the many great trail races that his company Steep Endurance puts on in conjunction with his racing team, and coaching services.    We get a chance to hear the details of Steep Endurance’s upcoming races, including Mountain Lakes Backyard Ultra, a last man Standing race where you will have a chance to earn a spot in Laz’s Big’s Backyard.  Time flies for us in this longer than usual episode as we also discuss a few more Facebook grievances and give you our thoughts on the trend of attacking race directors for their decisions.  Learn about coaching services, upcoming races, and the Steep Endurance Racing Team with Brian Vanderheiden:  https://www.steependurance.com/ Instagram  https://www.instagram.com/steependurance/ Steep Endurance on Face Book  https://www.facebook.com/steependurance/ Please support Cultra Trail Running Podcast  Help suppport  Cutra Trail Running through a small monthly Patreon donation:  https://www.patreon.com/CultraTrailRunning Contact Cultra Via Twitter: https://twitter.com/blueblazerunner Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/cultratrailrunning/ Facebook:  https://www.facebook.com/CultraTrailRunning/-R&eid=ARAvGAIpGFU6At4y7HqUd_Heqx5OaCT4rtQPiEHvQNuB0aDaF8juSY9Db3ihSqbqgmMgwz2GFQLpMVps 

1hr 55mins

22 Jan 2019

Rank #17

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70: Canadian Trail Fishing with Jeff Grant

We have local speedster Jeff Grant (and his even faster wife Mary-Louise Timmermans) checking in with us via Zoom to talk about all the FKTs they've bagged recently plus Becky getting awkward, yes- Fred's still running every day and Art being Art. Jimmy says something mildly controversial, starts a fire with his words. It's largely a Patreon shout out episode, takes us literally an hour to get through that and we announce the winner of the Week Three CULTRA Social Distance Challenge (it's Koby Nelson). We dive deep into the Quarantine Backyard Ultra and the results, Mike Wardian rules. We find out Michael J. Fox, like Jeff and ML, is actually CANADIAN. Travesty. Make America Canada Again. Jimmy reveals a possible FKT attempt he's going for this weekend and then we interview Jeff about his interesting life and how running fits into that.  Visit our friends Trails Collective on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCzWP_-AFQ9n7G-1maql3Ryg We’re on Spotify! https://open.spotify.com/show/44etXyR0WbJtmKRKrP7V6M We’re on iTunes! https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/cultra-trail-running/id1446356779 Please support Cultra Trail Running Podcast Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/CultraTrailRunning Strava: https://www.strava.com/clubs/CULTRA Twitter: https://twitter.com/blueblazerunner Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/cultratrailrunning/ Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/CultraTrailRunning/ Call the Karaoke Line at 203-DOG GENT Intro Guitar by Nick, Vocals Jack Byram, and beats Jack Sevigny beatstars.com/sev_beats

2hr 15mins

10 Apr 2020

Rank #18

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Episode 33: Cult Rat Rail Running

No guests tonight, just raw unfiltered Cultra Crew right to the dome! Hundo, B-Roc, AFB, Jimmy Mac and Evil Becky deliver one of the worst shows in recent memory. “Arguably our worst show to date” says Art Byram in disgust after the show. “Two thumbs down” says Canadian Trail Fishing Magazine. Look, if you like shows that go off topic a lot, have no point and shit audio, we are the best podcast in North America then. I mean, we’re just five people that love laughing at our own jokes, and let me tell you we do that for 94% of the show, and for the other 16% we’re basically having technical difficulties. That’s right we give 110% every night for you even though that’s mathematically impossible. We do manage to go into the age old battle of bladders versus bottles which is promptly derailed when Jimmy gives some really shitty hydration advice. Or maybe it’s good, who knows? If there’s anything I’ve ever learned, one size does not fit all in this sport. “Am I the only one who likes the irreverent shows with just us?” asks Brian Roccapriore, to which Becky Burke replied “I like the episodes with just us too but yes it was all over the place” so there people. Even we don’t like us all that much... Connecticut Sports and Fitness: https://connecticutsportsandfitness.com/ The Pachaug Trail Runs: https://ultrasignup.com/register.aspx?did=67953 Dr. Sean Bearden's Science of Ultra: https://www.scienceofultra.com/ Please support Cultra Trail Running Podcast Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/CultraTrailRunning Strava: https://www.strava.com/clubs/CULTRA Twitter: https://twitter.com/blueblazerunner Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/cultratrailrunning/ Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/CultraTrailRunning/ Call the Karaoke Line at 203-DOG GENT Intro Guitar by Nick, Vocals Jack Byram, and beats Jack Sevigny beatstars.com/sev_beats

1hr 31mins

2 Aug 2019

Rank #19

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Episode 42: Miller Time

Hey kids, have you ever wondered what it might be like to have your significant other pace and crew you for your first hundred? Buckle up, because this is that episode! We welcome the outstanding former (and/or current) ass-kicking OCR husband and wife team of Geoff and Jamie Miller into the CULTRA Studios to recount their harrowing ordeal of Geoff’s first #hundo down at Yeti 100 in Virginia last week. Cue the “it’s a very special episode” here and in come the strings and sappy music-- no, actually none of that. The Millers are very matter of fact about what went down and what it took to get Geoff across the line and it’s a great tale of triumph over adversity aka why the fuck does anyone do this stupid sport? Geoff’s blog: http://geoffreyjmiller.blogspot.com/ Jamie’s FKT page: https://fastestknowntime.com/athlete/jamie-miller Connecticut Sports and Fitness is hosting us for another CULTRA LIVE! on October 15th: https://www.facebook.com/events/2916050958424797/ We’re on Spotify! https://open.spotify.com/show/44etXyR0WbJtmKRKrP7V6M We’re on iTunes! https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/cultra-trail-running/id1446356779 Please support Cultra Trail Running Podcast Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/CultraTrailRunning Strava: https://www.strava.com/clubs/CULTRA Twitter: https://twitter.com/blueblazerunner Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/cultratrailrunning/ Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/CultraTrailRunning/ Call the Karaoke Line at 203-DOG GENT Intro Guitar by Nick, Vocals Jack Byram, and beats Jack Sevigny beatstars.com/sev_beats

2hr 6mins

4 Oct 2019

Rank #20