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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.

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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United States

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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.

Language:

English


Episodes

121: One and a Half Double Half Episode

3/5/2021
We came, we saw, we jackassed. We talk about (in no particular order): Covid, contrast baths and showers, Burning Man, a half marathon, then a double half, then a triple half (or one and a half marathons), giving away our medals and participation trophies, running in the rain, and other wonderful and useful topics for you to run with or sit in traffic listening to. Thundercats Penelope Pitstop Medals 4 Mettle Bacon Academy Project Graduation We’re on Spotify!...

Duration:01:58:45

120: All Day I Dream About Sex

2/27/2021
Allegedly the first letters of each word in "all day I dream about sex" spells a German shoe manufacturer's name. Cool. #jackassepisode 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:...

Duration:01:49:01

119: Sassquad Running with Kim Levinsky in NJ

2/26/2021
New Jersey is not known for its trails, but we're hoping that changes soon- and if Sassquad Trail Runners' Kim Levinsky has anything to say about that, then it changes today! Kim has a competitive background as a two-sport athlete collegiately and brings her passion over to the trails and infuses that into every Sassquad Trail Party. Hear about how her love for the trails has helped a small group grow into one of the biggest and best on the east coast and has rightfully put Jersey on the map...

Duration:02:40:19

118: North South Trail FKT 78 Miles in the Snow

2/21/2021
How does it feel to be outside in the middle of winter in New England for over 40 hours, unsupported on 78 miles of snowy trail? Jimmy Mac teamed up with LSE to take on this trail in the worst conditions. Sure they could have tried it without the snow, sleet and driving rain. They could have had someone wiping their arses every few kelo-meeters too. But you always gotta consider the "Why". There will definitely be faster FKT's set on this route, but one would have to try really hard to match...

Duration:02:04:24

117: Troubled Racoon Racing with Thadd Nelson

2/19/2021
Long Island's second most famous resident to Cultra listeners is one Thaddeus Nelson- no, he's not a Civil War era general, he's an ultrarunning, race directing anthropologist from Ronkonkoma. Hear how Thadd cast away the shackles of ill health to race his first marathon and more, here on Cultra! Medals for Mettle Race4Some1 hit up Troubled Raccoon on FB The 2021 CUT112 We’re on Spotify! https://open.spotify.com/show/44etXyR0WbJtmKRKrP7V6M We’re on iTunes! ...

Duration:01:49:40

116: Grateful Fred, a musical lesson in Jackassing

2/13/2021
The Cultra Crew minus Evil Becky get together for a heated discussion on the Grateful Dead, tactics to stop urine or poop mid stream, Mesh Running, a full review of all of the Cultra Karaoke Grateful Fred singers, who called in to 203-DOG-GENT and sang their hearts out, plus a full on flogging of our Patreon supporters. So you can go Ridin that Train, or Paddlin that Canoe, we guarantee that this Episode has something for you. (allegedly) Jake Koteen Muddy Socks Issue 1 Thaddeus Nelson...

Duration:01:11:38

115: Brodie Sharpe from The Run Smarter Podcast

2/12/2021
Brodie Sharpe has spent the last decade helping runners not only return from injury but teach runners how to avoid, assess and work around the most common running injuries like plantar fasciitis, IT band syndrome and patellofemoral pain (runner's knee). Hear how this Aussie has changed the game not only for himself but for thousands of folks just like us and learn to run smarter. We talk about what Brodie thinks about "conventional wisdom" and discuss how a science-based approach and what...

Duration:02:21:05

114: Streaking into the Cape Cod Frozen 50k

2/5/2021
We do a quick (haha) review of our last few shows and then talk about our current state of things. Lots to discuss. Listen. Grateful Fred Karaoke Challenge The Uncle Floyd Show Sugar-free Gummy Bear review 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:...

Duration:02:31:51

113: Cole Crosby on Running Across New Jersey

1/29/2021
Cole Crosby is a runner's runner. From racing fast road marathons to 50 miles on trail to 197 miles from the very top of NJ all the way down to the tip of Cape May Lighthouse, Cole has done a lot of running in his three decades. Hear how many Wawa's he went to, where you might go poo on a 44-hour run (?) and what's in store next for Mr. Crosby. Cole's IG Cole's FB Cole's blog We’re on Spotify! https://open.spotify.com/show/44etXyR0WbJtmKRKrP7V6M We’re on iTunes! ...

Duration:03:27:37

112: Mercury on The AT (with Liz Anjos)

1/22/2021
This summer Portland's Liz Anjos set out to run and hike the Appalachian Trail faster than anyone else in history, and having had a blazing fast 2:51 marathon PR plus several other notable FKTs, she not only had the pedigree but the right attitude. Enlisting the help of one Warren Doyle (9 thru-hikes, 9 section hikes of the AT and counting) she had the right people in her corner. Hear how shin splints changed her plans as she walked and ran her heart out to set the new northbound women's FKT...

Duration:02:56:25

111: The One with Shan and Callie

1/15/2021
Shan Riggs lost his job and found adventure as he ran across America. And although he had no income for himself, rather than hunker down, he and his friend/crew artist extraordinaire Callie Vinson raised over $45,000 for Connecticut Food Share. Callie Vinson shares her transformative story of weight loss, tragedy and the healing effects of an unforgettable journey across the USA. Foodshare Callie's Insta Shan's Strava We’re on Spotify!...

Duration:03:00:29

110: FKT Master Class With Jason Hardrath

1/8/2021
Jason Hardrath holds the current record for the most FKTs in the world. But his episode is so much more- dude is a miracle. Hear how a tragedy that almost took Jason's life back in 2015 gave him the fortitude and resolve to become one of the best mountain ultra runners in the world. Come deepen your well! Connect with Jason: Instagram Strava Jason's website We’re on Spotify! https://open.spotify.com/show/44etXyR0WbJtmKRKrP7V6M We’re on iTunes! ...

Duration:03:36:35

109 The Time We Interviewed 2020

1/1/2021
Spoiler Alert: We announce that there will be a big announcement at the end of the episode. The Crew, minus Fred do a hatchet job interview of the often maligned and tormented year of 2020. The pariah of social media and the target of many a meme shares what it was like in the early year, starting with so much promise, before acting out and drawing universal fire from gallows humor pundits around the world. Evil Becky, (or was it Vicki) even asks the tough questions digging deep into 2020's...

Duration:02:59:13

108: Snow Running Traction Tips with Brian V

12/23/2020
Happy Holidays Cultra! It’s a classic episode in the making- Vicki in her bathrobe with a 16 pound Ironman medal around her neck, Fred on day 14,237 of his running streak and Art trying to get us to talk about serious things like traction for snow and ice running… all the while Jimmy is jackassing his face off. We have Brian Vanderheiden in studio while he chugs egg nog and eats pizza while walking on his new treadmill- it’s really the holiday extravaganza you didn’t know you needed but...

Duration:03:50:44

107: Cultra Holiday Special with LSE

12/18/2020
Happy holidays, Cultra! Since we're contractually obligated to have LSE on several times per year, we are technically in breach of said contract. This appearance lightens the load quite a bit on the contract and no one utters a single "wots all dis eh?" We delve into Lee's expertise on all things gear- there's actually some really decent content in here, then we snap to our senses and jackass around for an hour. Cape Cod Frozen Fat Ass History of the merkin That article we read We’re on...

Duration:03:50:24

106: Surviving a Jackass Attack

12/11/2020
What can be said about a podcast episode that clocks in at a svelte two hours and fifty minutes? Meet our newest cast member Vicki as she asks to talk to a grizzly bear's manager, Fred has an altercation with a bobcat, Art is still afraid of chipmunks and Jimmy covers a lot of ground by speaking well over 90 words a minute. A very special jackassing episode. BURCS Upcoming Races Border Patrol Challenge- a virtual challenge on the trails near the CT / RI border Follow Callie Vinson as she...

Duration:02:59:00

105: Chasing Down Ben Nephew

12/4/2020
We caught him folks, and we set and FKT in the process- actually a world record! Yes that's right, it's the longest podcast we've ever recorded. Over three hours of Ben; we discuss his running, family life, his research, FKTs, psychology; you name it, we talked about it. Art had a cool week and managed to get in 28 miles with Shan Riggs on his second to last day running across America. Fred is still running and Becky is the best. Ben Nephew's 65 research papers Shan Riggs on the...

Duration:03:11:26

104: Adam Osmond Running from Gambling

11/27/2020
Adam Osmond is not likely to run Western States anytime soon. As a recovering gambling addict, these days he will not even put his name into a race entry lottery. Instead, Adam has established himself as a fixture of the Northeast running scene and is very active in sharing his experiences with others on social media. However he does not carry a GoPro camera to simply capture the moment, and to share the scenery. Adam has found the trail running scene to be quite welcoming, however as a male...

Duration:03:20:14

103: Yackassin' at the Brewery

11/20/2020
Yakkin' it up about jackassin' = that's YACKASSIN' my people. We go full crew sans guest (so no one looks on in horror) as we dissect Becky's day at the Brewery. Hear how she almost bested the field of ladies and how our friend Brian V and his Steep Endurance squad once again put on a safe event during a global pandemic. Fred keeps on running, hitting 4000 miles for the year while us mere mortals are back in the 2000s. Art did a 419 mile bike ride earlier this year. Jimmy ran a...

Duration:03:53:21

102 Craig Lloyd and the 122,000 Member TAUR Community

11/15/2020
Craig Lloyd is an ultra runner living in Utah. He also heads up Trail And Ultra Running (TAUR) which has a Facebook group of over 122,000 members, making it the largest online running community in the world (allegedly). It is a place of huge proportions, where most posts are likely to get hundreds of answers. We talk about how he manages to keep 122,000 runners in line, and keep it fun. Craig also shares the unique story of how he started trail running, and stories of Davey Crocket. We have...

Duration:02:22:56