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Ultra Stories - Episode 29: Dr. Drew Brazier

6/12/2018
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Ever wonder how a 360 lbs. football player lost 160 lbs and became an ultra runner? Take a run with 34 year-old ultra runner and race director Drew Brazier, of Portland, OR. In this episode we not only talk about Drew's journey into trail and ultra running, but how his journey has morphed into his new adventures in race directing. We learn about his new events in Southeast Idaho known as the Palisade Ultra Series. Drew is also an acomplished psychologist with his own "Healthy Made Easy"...

Duration:01:10:45

Ultras Stories - Episode 28: Rob Rives

6/5/2018
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Take a run with 28 year-old ultra runner Rob Rives, of Burlington, VT. Find out how Rob got into running by way of the Dance Dance Revolution video game. An ultrarunner for almost a decade, Rob has found the finish line of 5 or so hundreds, and countless other shorter distance ultras. He is the volunteer and trails coordinator for Vermont's storied Green Mountain Club, and he recently set the first FKT on the new Cross Vermont Trail. Download This Episode SHOW NOTES: Green Mountain Club...

Duration:01:22:52

Ultra Stories - Episode 27: Jonathan Pope

5/29/2018
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[cherry_row] [cherry_col size_md="12"] Take a run with 26 year-old ultra runner Jonathan Pope, of Denver, CO. Jon literally stumbled into ultra before taking on his first official race in 2014. Since then he has run 100-miles four different times, has completed the R2R2R of the Grand Canyon 2x, and a whole host of other iconic running events. Hear Jon's take on what makes ultra so special, how life and ultra provide metaphors for each other, and even a little bit on how spirituality plays...

Duration:01:04:59

Ultra Stories - Episode 26: Jason Green

5/22/2018
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Take a run with Jason Green, race director of Georgia's Yeti Trail Runners. Jason has been an ultra runner for nearly a decade and quickly jumped into giving back to the sport he fell in love with by creating his own race series. In this episode we discuss Jason's journey through ultra, what's important to him and in turn the sport, and we get to know Jason through him being his awesome authentic self. Download This Episode SHOW NOTES: Yeti Trail Runners Yeti 100 Miwok 100k

Duration:01:35:09

Ultra Stories - Episode 25: Sherpa's First Ultra and The Sport In 2005

5/15/2018
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Take a run with Sherpa John as we discuss his journey to his first ultra distance run, his first official ultra, and what ultra looked like in the early 2000s. Joining him in this episode is HPRS Director of Human Experience Hollis Lyman as they talk about how far the sport has evolved, what's changed and what hasn't, and the many challenges runners face then and now.

Duration:00:59:42

Ultra Stories - Episode 24: Niwot's Challenge "The Barkley of the West"

5/1/2018
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Take a run with The Human Potential Running Series as we discuss The 2018 Niwot's Challenge. In this episode we dive into the history and intricacies of "The Barkley of the West," in HPRS' Niwot's Challenge. Join race director "Sherpa" John Lacroix with his special guests Hollis Lyman, Kate Welle, and 2x Niwot's finisher Brandt Ketterer; as they discuss all that is Niwot's from the day of the race itself. You'll hear some of the sounds, a description of some of the sights, and a whole lot...

Duration:01:11:54

Ultra Stories - Season 1 Episode 23: Jessica Croisant

4/24/2018
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Take a run with ultra runner Jessica Croisant of Stow, OH. Jessica has been involved with ultra since November 2015, and in that time she has been all in! In this episode we discover how she found ultra, her addictive personality, the various ways in which she gives back to her ultra community, her luck with the love of an ultra family, and much more. If you run in the midwest/mid-atlantic, Jessica is a true gem in your community and the honest and candid thoughts she shares with us are...

Duration:01:36:51

Ultra Stories - Season 1 Episode 22: Making Sense of WHY We Ultra or The Stories Ultra Finale

4/17/2018
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Take a run with HPRS as we wrap up our experience and thoughts on the 2018 Stories Ultra. In this episode we give one last stab at trying to make sense of it all, telling the true story of what we feel ultrarunning is to not only our runners, but countless others out there. Sherpa John and Hollis Lyman share their personal views and feelings on what keeps us all coming back for more, and how ultra is a metaphor for life, and life a metaphor for ultra. Download This Episode SHOW NOTES Jocko...

Duration:01:19:28

Ultra Stories - Season 1 Episode 21: The Final Runners From Stories Ultra

4/10/2018
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Take a run with HPRS as we dive into more stories from our participants in the 2018 Stories Ultra. In this episode we dive deeper with the last of our featured runners Michelle Regn, Scott Phaler, and Kate Welle. Listen in as we discuss some of the psychology behind what moves us as ultra runners, and the lessons we learn along the way. Other topics of discussion include; the term "practicing medicine", the value in overcoming adversity, the pyschology of ethical deciet, fueling for ultra,...

Duration:01:28:14

Ultra Stories - Season 1 Episode 20: Transgender Athletes in Ultrarunning

4/2/2018
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Take a run with HPRS as we dive into more stories from our participants in the 2018 Stories Ultra. In this episode we dive deeper with Alex Clemons-Laput, a transgender athlete from Colorado Springs, CO. We start by diving into Alex's thoughts from Stories Ultra, and then explore more about the life of being a transgender individual, and the process involved with horomone therapy. We then dive into the controversial topic of transgender athletes in ultra, and the various stereotypes and...

Duration:01:18:23

Ultra Stories - Season 1 Episode 19: Winner Winner Chicken Dinner

3/27/2018
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[cherry_row] [cherry_col size_md="12"] Take a run with HPRS as we dive into more stories from our participants in the 2018 Stories Ultra. In this episode we dive deeper with runners James Clark, Greg Newman, Joanna Harness, and Joshua Myers-Dean. We focus on the thoughts of the Front Runners from this year's race and the mentality they all shared. We also talk about the importance of helping military members transition from military life to civilian life and what HPRS is doing on that...

Duration:01:26:32

Ultra Stories - Season 1 Episode 18: Stories Ultra Part 2 - The Teachers Among Us

3/20/2018
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Take a run with HPRS as we dive into more stories from our participants in the 2018 Stories Ultra. In this episode we we dive deeper with runners Kate Baines-Lyman, Jamie Kreider, and Eric Selle. We focus on what ultra can teach us, how those of us who are here should take on the role of mentor; as well as giving back, and finding those teachable moments from our experiences.

Duration:01:11:33

Ultra Stories - Season 1 Episode 17: Stories Ultra Part 1

3/13/2018
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Take a run with HPRS as we dive into the stories from participants in the 2018 Stories Ultra. In this episode we showcase race volunteers Jamie Reichler and Jason Haddock and discuss how volunteering makes more than a successful race, but successful runners. We also dive deeper with runners Miguel Isaza and Jonathan Pope as we work through our first impressions in crafting the story of ULTRA. Download This Episode Silver Hills Crisps Hellgate 100k Dr. David "Doc" Horton Rocky Racoon 100...

Duration:01:23:08

Ultra Stories - Season 1 Episode 16: Christian Griffith and A Run To Heal

3/5/2018
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[cherry_row] [cherry_col size_md="12"] Take a run with Christian Griffith of Jacksonville Beach, FL. You may have seen him on the TV shows "Monsters Inside Me" and "The Selection," or perhaps you've shared some miles with him over the last decade in Ultra. Christian's motto, and business, is #LiveForALiving. This month, he'll run from East to West across the lower 48 to raise $1 Million to prevent and treat child abuse. Episodes seldom get as personal, and meaningful, as this. Join us for...

Duration:00:56:16

Ultra Stories - Season 1 Episode 15: The Behind The Scenes of Race Directing

2/27/2018
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Take a run with HPRS Race Director "Sherpa" John Lacroix, and HPRS Director of Human Experience Hollis Lyman, as we go behind the scenes of race directing. In this episode we go into detail about how a race comes to be. From conception of an idea to obtaining permits, permissions to execution, and the myriad of challenges an RD faces on race weekend. If you've ever wondered what really takes place to make a race happen, this episode is for you!

Duration:01:19:12

Ultra Stories - Season 1 Episode 14: Avery Collins & Marijuana In Running

2/20/2018
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[cherry_row] [cherry_col size_md="12"] Take a run with Avery Collins. Avery is a 25 year old ultrarunner from Steamboat Springs, CO where he works at Twisted Trails Running Company. Twisted Trails is the first running store in America that carries Canna-brands in house. Avery is also sponsored by Mary's Medicinals, a popular Canna-Brand here in Colorado. In this episode, we get to know Avery and his running history in a little more detail, before we talk about marijuana and running. If...

Duration:01:29:32

Ultra Stories - Season 1 Episode 13: Andy Jones-Wilkins

2/13/2018
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Take a run with Andy Jones-Wilkins. AJW has been involved in the sport of ultrarunning since the mid-90s and in this episode we talk about his journey through our sport over time. We reminisce about his 10 finishes at the Western States 100, and the changes he's witnessed the event go through. We talk about his 5 finishes, and love, for the Vermont 100; and reminisce about one year in particular where he drank beers with "the commoners" the night before he ultimately won the race. We round...

Duration:01:36:02

Season 1 Episode 12: Kevin Sayers

2/6/2018
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[cherry_row] [cherry_col size_md="12"] Take a run with Kevin Sayers. Kevin has been the race director of the Catoctin 50k for nearly 20 years, Massanutten Mountain Trails 100 for 8, and has just created his own series in the Northern Virginia area. He is also a long time member of the Virginia Happy Trails Run Club. Kevin is perhaps most known for his how-to of ultrarunning website, www.ultrunr.com. In this eposide we touch on a wide rang of topics beyond how Kevin got into ultra. We...

Duration:01:17:44

Season 1 Episode 11: Mark Gilligan and Ultrasignup.com

1/30/2018
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Take a run with Ultra Stories and the creator and owner of Ultrasignup.com Mark Gilligan. Join us as we explore how and why Mark got into ultra running in the early 2000s, and the impetus for creating ultrasignup. We touch on a number of topics including ultra lotteries, the growth of our sport, common issues with the website that tend to frustrate us runners, and frustrations that tend to frustrate us race directors. An awesome episode that gives you a tiny glimpse into the backend of how...

Duration:01:12:13

Ultra Stories - Season 1 Episode 10: The History of The 200-Mile Ultra

1/16/2018
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Take a run with Ultra Stories as we discuss the history of the 200-mile ultra. Human Potential's Director of Human Experience Hollis Lyman sits down with Sherpa John as he tells the in-depth story of how the first 200-mile ultra in the world came to be. From there, we discuss path of the 200-miler, the current 200-mile scene, how the distance has grown and where we see it going moving forward. If you're intrigued by the 200-mile distance, this is your history lesson.

Duration:01:00:17