Oct. 1, 2020

Episode 14 - Jennifer Hemmen

Jennifer Hemmen is an accomplished ultrarunner who has been running since her childhood. Along the way, she was inspired by her older sister, other runners, athletes and coaches to take on some of the toughest races out there...

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Sept. 10, 2020

Episode 13 - Renee Elsdon Jacobs

Renee sat down with us in this episode just two weeks after her successful FKT record on the Sierra High Route, a challenging route covering nearly 200 miles, mostly off-trail and typically above 9000’ elevation! Renee is a r...

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Sept. 3, 2020

Episode 12 - Bob Shebest

In this episode, we chatted with Bob Shebest, a pro ultrarunner (sponsored by Salomon , Buff , GU and Squirrel's Nut Butter ), coach and middle-school educator. Bob recently relocated to the foothills from Sonoma County and i...

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Aug. 27, 2020

Special Episode - Walker Mine adventure

From time to time, we'd like to bring you additional special episodes like this one! Mike Turner and I have been doing a lot more exploring around the area since the racing season has been effectively cancelled. We've gone on...

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Aug. 20, 2020

Episode 11 - Sean Ranney

Sean Ranney is an ultrarunner, adventurer and race director of Northern California's answer to the Barkley Marathons, the Euchre Bar Massacre. We talked to him about how got into running after coming from a multi-sport backgr...

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Aug. 18, 2020

Special Episode - Tahoe Rim Trail FKTs with Helen Pelster and Adam Ki…

In this special episode, we have collaborated with the Donner Party Mountain Runners to bring you a podcast recorded from their live interview with Helen Pelster and Adam Kimble, two incredible ultrarunners who both set faste...

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Aug. 7, 2020

Episode 10 - Helen Pelster

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 …

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July 23, 2020

Episode 9 - Camille Herron

Camille Herron joined us for an interesting and inspiring talk about her lengthy running career in a wide variety of disciplines of the sport. She is a multiple national and world record holder, has dozens of victories at the...

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July 9, 2020

Episode 8 - Rob Myers

Episode 8 with Rob Myers is an interesting conversation with him and his friends about the big adventure they had while running the Western States Endurance Run course in reverse! We hear from Rob, his crew and pacers and unr...

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June 26, 2020

Episode 7 - Ray Sanchez

Ray Sanchez is a Badwater 135 veteran who keeps going back to the race year after year and is aiming for 20 finishes there. The difficulty of that task cannot be overstated, but it's clear he has the drive to …

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June 19, 2020

Episode 6 - Meghan Canfield

In episode was 6, we had a great discussion with Meghan Canfield on a wide range of running-related topics including the importance of increasing diversity in our sport and what she is doing to help with that effort. The audi...

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June 12, 2020

Episode 5 - Christopher Thomas

We had an excellent conversation with Chris Thomas about his entry into running in 2015 when he decided to transform his life. Learn about how he made the shift and got on the path to the hardened ultrarunner that he …

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June 5, 2020

Episode 4 - Kuni Yamagata

Kuni Yamagata recounted some amazing stories about the Hardrock 100, other races and his approaches to training and racing for our fourth episode. This is one tough runner with a wealth of information for all of us! Tune in t...

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May 29, 2020

Episode 3 - Karen Bonnett-Natraj

For our 3rd episode, we had the pleasure of speaking with Karen Bonnett-Natraj, an accomplished and prolific ultrarunner and multi-sport athlete. She has over 100 trail race finishes, including multiple 100 mile finishes per ...

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May 22, 2020

Episode 2 - Kelly Barber

In episode 2, we chatted with Kelly Barber, a Northern California ultrarunner with a large number of impressive running achievements! We learned a lot about his start in running, his first time pacing at Western States and hi...

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May 15, 2020

Episode 1 - Craig Thornley

In our first episode of the interview series, we sat down with Craig Thornley, race director of the Western States Endurance Run. We covered all kinds of topics from Craig's early life, his running career, his first time lear...

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