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Finding Connection on and off the trail The goal of the podcast is to capture these deep conversations and share the stories of ultra runners and adventurers, with a focus on telling female athletes stories. Conversations that go beyond running to explore what it means to push your limits, seek adventure and find connection out on the trail. The guests and their stories will inspire you and hopefully empower you to find your own adventure and tell your own story

Finding Connection on and off the trail The goal of the podcast is to capture these deep conversations and share the stories of ultra runners and adventurers, with a focus on telling female athletes stories. Conversations that go beyond running to explore what it means to push your limits, seek adventure and find connection out on the trail. The guests and their stories will inspire you and hopefully empower you to find your own adventure and tell your own story
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Finding Connection on and off the trail The goal of the podcast is to capture these deep conversations and share the stories of ultra runners and adventurers, with a focus on telling female athletes stories. Conversations that go beyond running to explore what it means to push your limits, seek adventure and find connection out on the trail. The guests and their stories will inspire you and hopefully empower you to find your own adventure and tell your own story

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English

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Episodes

Jaybie Pagarigan: "Not just a maid" Domestic Workers in Hong Kong taking on the trails and ultra marathons.

6/7/2019
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Jaybie Pargarigan is a mother, domestic worker and ultra runner. Originally from the Philippines Jaybie has worked abroad for over 15 years in Saudi Arabia, Cyprus, Singapore and now Hong Kong. Although she works six days a week and up to 72 hours a week as a domestic worker she discovered trail and ultra running. Since then she races when she can and has completed multiple races including a 50 km ultramarathon. Jaybie has inspired other domestic runners to start trail running and embraces...

Duration:00:54:50

Nick Brindisi: Shares his lifetime love of running from high school cross country to 100 miles at Sinister 7

5/31/2019
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Nick Brindisi is from Collingwood, Ontario. He has been running for almost 40 years, he found a love for running through running on local trails. He ran cross country in high school, and hasn't stopped. Since then he has completed multiple marathons, and several 100 mile races including the difficult Sinister 7. He also completed to Rideau Trail from Kingston to Ottawa Ontario. Nick is also a coach and race director and active member and mentor of the running community. He also shares his...

Duration:01:04:27

Jen Segger: Reaching your full potential

5/10/2019
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Jen is a Canadian adventure athlete and long time ultra distance competitor. Jen got started in the world of endurance sports at the young age of 20 and has been actively competing and exploring ever since. As a globally sought after endurance coach, Jen gets to spread her passion for challenge and self discovery to athletes around the world. Jen is fortunate to call Squamish, BC her home but adventures take her everywhere. Now as a Mom, Jen strives to find the important balance between time...

Duration:00:59:43

Latoya Shauntay Snell: Not a weight loss journey. Thoughts on running, body positivity, women's health and speaking one's truth despite the trolls

4/26/2019
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Latoya Shauntay Snell aka as the Running Fat Chef candidly shares her journey from chronic pain, degenerating discs, depression, weighing 265 lbs and being tired of being the "funny fat friend". In 2013 she signed up for a half marathon. Since then she has run multiple marathon around North America and will be doing the Berlin Marathon this year. Latoya also has run several ultra marathons and completed the Javelina 100 km last year. Latoya shares her experience online and including a viral...

Duration:01:35:38

Camille Picott: Running, Writing and are runner's more likely to survive an apocalypse?

4/19/2019
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Camille Picott has been writing Stories from the End of the World since she figured out how to turn on her family’s Apple IIe computer and wrangle a floppy disk into the drive. She loves nothing more than penning an epic action scene or pushing a character to his limits. When Camille isn’t writing or spending time with her family, she loves to run absurdly long distances. It's not unusual to find her hitting the trail in her running shoes long before the sun rises or cranking out miles (and...

Duration:00:54:18

Anstr Davidson: Trail running through the years, how to build community and maintain longevity in the sport

4/12/2019
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Anstr Davidson is a former trail and ultra runner who was among those who founded the Bull Run Run 50 Miler (BRR), the Massanutten Mountain Trails 100 (MMT), and the Virginia Happy Trails Running Club (VHTRC) in the 1990s . Anstr is from southern California, but has spent most of his running life in Arlington, Virginia. In the 1980s, Anstr ran in trail races put on by Ed Demoney (the Massanutten Mountain Massacre 50 and Old Dominion 100), Dennis Herr (the Wild Oak 50 miler), and David...

Duration:00:58:18

Martinus Evans: 300 pounds and running

3/29/2019
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Martinus Evans is from Detroit Michigan. In 2012 he weighed approximately 360-370 pounds. A visit to an orthopaedic surgeon for hip pain prompted him to go and buy a pair of running shoes and start running and 300 pounds and running was born. Since then Martinus has run multiple marathons including the New York City marathon and will be traveling to the Berlin Marathon this year. He started his own blog, podcast, clothing line and helps other runners achieve their goals. He believes in...

Duration:01:09:04

Jacob Puzey: Father of six, 50 mile world record holder, coach shares his extensive knowledge of running, coaching and the sport of ultra running

3/22/2019
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I absolutely loved this conversation with Jacob. He has such a passion and love for running and has been running since middle school. We talk about his early running days, what it took to set a world record, coaching, maintaining longevity in the sport, balancing family, work and racing. Check out more about Jacob Puzey and his coaching at https://www.peakrunperformance.com/coaches Bio: By most standards, Jacob’s running career did not start well. Jacob never qualified for the Oregon State...

Duration:01:32:11

Marianne Heading: A story of transformation and triumph.

3/15/2019
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Marianne Heading is a ultra runner from Derbyshire England. In 2007 she had a big change in her life. She took a chance and volunteered at the Yukon Arctic Ultra. After seeing the ultra runners competing in the Yukon Arctic Ultra, Marianne was inspired. She went from barely running around the block to competing in long distance events around the world. She was the first European Women to complete the 300 mile event at the Yukon Arctic Ultra. This year she won the 300 mile event outright....

Duration:01:12:08

Matt Sorenson: Author of My mommy runs

3/11/2019
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Matt Sorenson currently hails from Austin, TX and he's a father, husband, scientist, podcaster, runner, and a recent author. After enjoying soccer and track and field throughout school, Matt turned to distance running after his new wife introduced him to it in 2008. Since then, Matt has run the Boston Marathon three times, as well as Chicago and New York City. Matt started the Runified Podcast to help share extraordinary stories from everyday runners and has produced over 100 episodes. He's...

Duration:00:38:44

Jim Willett: Ultra runner, optimism ninja, cancer survivor and how running is the. ultimate teacher

3/8/2019
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Jim’s been delivering the message of healthy living since he became a personal trainer in 1997, and has helped hundreds of people reach their health and fitness goals. In 2010, however, life delivered a message to him. He was diagnosed with colon cancer at just 36 years old, and underwent major surgery and a six-month chemotherapy treatment plan. Despite that, his values around lifestyle and helping others have remained strong. In fact, they’ve taken on a much, much greater meaning. He’s...

Duration:01:10:37

Verna Volker: Native Women Running, on a mission to feature more Native women in the running community

3/1/2019
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Verna Volker is of the Navajo Nation, she is a mom of four children and now resides in Minneapolis Minnesota. She started running to lose weight, and has now lost 50 lbs. She has run half marathons, marathons and 50 km. This spring she will be doing her first 50 miler at Zumbro. Verna noticed she did not see native women represented in the running community and in the media. She decided to do something about it and started an instagram page Native Women Running. Sharing other native women...

Duration:00:55:25

Bonus Episode* Stephanie (Bales) Hurtado: Trail Running Women Podcast interview

2/24/2019
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Hilary Spires of Trail Women Running Interviews host of Running Divine Podcast, Stephanie (Bales) Hurtado about her journey with running. How overcoming challenges in her personal life gave her the mental toughness to persist as an ultra runner. Former smoker, Stephanie has now run multiple ultra marathons in North America and around the world. Including second place finishes at Haliburton 100 miler, Ultar Africa and Ultra Asia stage races. Check out Trail Running Women Podcast to hear some...

Duration:00:50:56

Hilary Spires: West Coast meets East Coast. Collaboration with Trail Running Women Podcast

2/22/2019
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Hilary Spires is 32 years old and from Vancouver, British Columbia. She is the host of Trail Running Women Podcast and owner of Ruggesd Conditioning https://ruggedconditioning.com/podcast Before Hilary discovered trail running, she was a NCAA and NWHL hockey player, fought MMA in the UFC and completed the Ironman. After too many concussions from fighting she started to focus more on trail running and since then it has become a huge part of her life. She podium and run several 50 k races,...

Duration:01:01:58

Amy Puzey: What happens when your 'A' race doesn't go to plan

2/15/2019
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Amy Puzey is the national race director for 5Peaks Trail Running and oversees over 30 trail races across Canada. She is the mother of six children, past winner of the Canadian mountain running championships and TransRockies 3day run, has run multiple marathons and ultras. She and her husband, Jacob, live with their kids in Canmore, Alberta. This January she traveled to Houston, Texas to race in the marathon with a goal for breaking the 3 hour barrier. Things didn't go as planned.... We learn...

Duration:01:04:25

Meghan M Hicks: Telling the stories of trail and ultra running "who we are, why we run, and the way running changes our lives and the world"

2/8/2019
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Meghan M Hicks is the managing editor of irunfar.com, contributor to Trail runner and marathon and beyond. She is the co author with Bryon Powell of "Where the road ends: a guide to trail running". Meghan has been trail running since 2005, is the 2013 Marathon de Sable champion, has completed the Nolans 14 route, Bob Graham round, and two time Hardrock finisher. She is a fabulous writer and story teller and she shares with us her passion for the sport and lessons she has learned traveling...

Duration:01:05:59

Courtney Dauwalter: 2018 Ultra runner of the year, pushing our mental and physical limits

2/1/2019
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Courtney Dauwalter is an ultra runner who lives and trains in Colorado. She is curious about what we are physically and mentally capable of and has been exploring these limits by running really long races. Some highlights from 2018 include wins at Western States 100 and Tahoe 200 and running 279 miles at Big's Backyard Ultra. Currently, she is a full-time ultra runner

Duration:00:47:27

Steven Parke: DNF 7 x at the 100 mile distance, to winning 100 mile races and a PB of 16:16:31 for 100 miles

1/25/2019
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Steven is 52 years old and has been running for 28 years, completing 51 marathons and 113 ultra-marathons to date. Always active in various different sports growing up just outside of Barrie Ontario, Steven started running after completing University in order to not gain weight when he quit smoking. He completed his first marathon, the Marine Corps Marathon, in 1993, and his first ultra-marathon, the Conquer The Canuck 50K, in 2004. His proudest running moments are finally finishing his...

Duration:00:58:25

April Boultbee; Ultra runner, 2016 Canadian 24 hour Champion, and dog walker to the instafamous 'Bailey the Berner'

1/18/2019
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April has been a runner for 25 years. She ran in grade school but then gave it up after quitting smoking while in University. She ran road races for many years and was sponsored by Saucony for 4 years in the 2000s. In 2010 she made the switch to trail ultra marathons and has run 50km up to 100 miles. After undergoing 3 knee surgeries in 2014, and taking a year to recover, she came back to ultra marathons and discovered the 24hr event. She was the 2016 24hr Canadian Champion and ran as part...

Duration:00:53:45