Helen Pelster is an accomplished ultrarunner based in Truckee, CA, and in this episode we spoke with her about her initial discovery as running as a way to get in shape but then things really took off from there, culminating in successful completions of fastest known times (FKTs) on the Tahoe Rim Trail in 2019 and 2020.
We hear all about those huge achievements and how she approaches running and techniques she uses to stay centered while doing something that could be outside of your comfort zone. As usual, we had some interesting questions from the audience and a guest spot from Helen's daughter Clara talking about the web site she has built to challenge people to climb 20 different mountain peaks in the Lake Tahoe area. Check it out!
Helen's report on her 2019 self-supported FKT on the Tahoe Rim Trail: http://flowandfocus.com/
Breathe Better, Run Better article on DPMR site: https://donnerpartymountainrunners.com/2019/03/breathe-better-run-better/
Clara's Truckee Tahoe Peaks site: https://truckeetahoepeaks.com/
Your hosts: Greg Larkin / Mike Turner / Jessica Harris
Intro/outro music: Joseph McDade - Elevation: https://josephmcdade.com/music/elevation
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