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Episode 50: Making Your Race Day Perfect

As part of the MUT podcasts "syncro-cast" Kurt Schilling and Karen Jackson join Jeff Stafford and Ploeckelman to talk about things you can do to make your race day perfect.

Duration: 01:09:09

Episode 49: The Bomb I Dropped in Finland

Andy Jones-Wilkins, Avery Collins and Sabrina Stanley interview some guy named Ryan Ploeckelman about his recent finish at the Superior 100 and Superior Race Director John Storkamp joins us to talk about RDing one of the oldest 100 in the country.

Duration: 01:15:29

Episode 48: Eastern States, Leadville, Shawnee Hills

Amanda Iannello talks about her summer triple, running Eastern States, then Leadville the next weekend, then running the Shawnee Hills 100k the weekend after that.

Duration: 00:31:29

Episode 47: Ride Me Like A Wet Horse

Dave Meeth joins us to talk about training for Leadville in the flat lands of Kansas, and Rock/Creek racer Daniel Lucas talks about stepping away from racing for a couple a years and getting back in the game at the Fat Dog 120 in Canada.

Duration: 01:49:13

Episode 46: Ninja Warrior Messed Up My Face

Anthony Nasser joins us to talk about finishing the grueling Eastern States 100 just weeks after surgery to repair a broken face and CB Thompson aka "Pops" shares some trail stories with us, and we also announce the winners from last week's contest.

Duration: 01:04:49

Episode 45: Cranky Runner, Endless Waiting

Jeanette Maas and Jeff Stafford joins us on this episode where we focus on crewing and pacing. We also encourage Janette to finish an entire bottle of wine during the podcast and tell you how you can win an entry into the Georgia Death Race, Stump Jump 50k, Sky to Summit 50k, Yeti 50 miler or a pair of La Sportiva Shoes.

Duration: 01:11:34

Episode 44: Fingering My Mace

Shenoa Creer joins us to talk about the ups and downs of the Vol State 500k and the creepers that tried to pick her up on the course. Michelle Pratt also joins us to talk about her recent victory at the Escarpment Trail run in New York and preparing to balance running and Grad School.

Duration: 00:58:59

Episode 43: Double Steep As Sh!t

John Kilpatrick joins us to talk about his recent Vermont 100 finish and how he had to make a starting line decision after not being able to get out of bed the week before the race. Then we talk to Ryan Meulemans from Chattanooga who was the 33rd person to kiss the rock at this year's Hardrock 100.

Duration: 01:01:08

Episode 42: I Have Zero F@#ks To Give

Sean is back and tells us tales of his race in Switzerland and gives us a really good idea for racing. Connie Gardner joins us to talk about her recent win at the Canal Corridor 100 miler and her long successful ultra career. We also talk to Ben Nephew about a big win at a race that Ryan can't pronounce and running on really technical trails. We also get Matt Lipsy's top secret training plan for running hills.

Duration: 01:21:50

Episode 40: Most of the Puke Came After Foresthill

Three Beast Coasters share their stories from the Western States Endurance run. Jackie Merritt, Sarah Keyes and Jared Burdick share stories of pain, puke and elation after finishing the race that started it all. Plus Jackie lets us all know if she plans on going back to Squaw Valley for next year's race. Plus the added bonus of Andy Jones-Wilkins filling in for Sean for half of the podcast.

Duration: 01:26:41

Episode 39: It Totally Is A Two Meal Burrito

We talk to two Beast Coasters preparing for Western States this weekend and even talk a little bear safety and cougar tracking.

Duration: 01:03:24

Episode 38: The Slow Husbands Club

We chat with the husbands of two of the Beast Coast's biggest stars, Jackie Merritt and Liz Canty, about pacing and crewing their spouses. Jeff Merritt and Luke Hough also talk about how they got into trail and ultrarunning.

Duration: 00:48:34

Episode 37: Kristina's Stinging Clam

Rick Albanese joins us to talk about his finish at the Kettle 100 with just minutes to spare and Kristina Folcik talks about the new course record she set at the World's End 100k. Plus the usual talk you have come to expect.

Duration: 00:51:48

Episode 36: You Don't Even Have Any Damn Pants On

Jameelah Mujaahid has 6 kids and 3 jobs and still manages to find time to train for and run Ultras, she joins us to talk about her third try at finishing the Cruel Jewel 100 in Georgia, plus Martin Schneekloth talks about his recent 7th place finish at the Quest for the Crest 50k in North Carolina.

Duration: 01:05:06

Episode 35: I Usually Sling Them As Far As I Can Off The Trail

Alexa Lampansona fills in for Sean and we talk to podium regular Emily Ansick about running and life from a woman's perspective. Running while pregnant, running after pregnancy, the troubles of racing during your period, and balancing family life and training. We cover a lot of ground and I can tell you that as a man I have even more respect for the women who are crushing it out on the trails after talking to these amazing ladies.

Duration: 01:13:19

Episode 34: Hey Man, Can I Change In Your Van?

Andy Jones-Wilkins fills in for Sean and we talk to the host of the "Ten Junk Miles" podcast Scott Kummer about running in the Midwest and we finally settle the whole "#trailboner" controversy. We also talk to Ray Krolewicz who has been running ultras since 1971 and has 500 finishes to his name. We talk with Ray about the good old days and what is missing with today's runners.

Duration: 01:06:46

Episode 33: Breakfast Veggie Dongs

Cary Long fills in for Sean and we talk to John McKay who runs trails and is blind, we also get a preview of the Black Mountain Monster in North Carolina with race director Mike Guyer.

Duration: 01:09:13

Episode 32: The Hyner Trail Challenge Extravaganza!

We go all Hyner with 50k winner Deserae Clark, Race Director Craig Fleming and 25k winner Matt Lipsy. Sean also makes some big announcements about Stump Jump and Quest for the Crest and announces a brand new 100 miler coming soon. You also have a chance to win an entry into Stump Jump, Sky to Summit or Quest for the Crest.

Duration: 01:22:11

Episode 31: It's Stiffer Right Down The Middle

Andy Croom AKA Andy Matthews joins us live from a brewery with his buddies to talk about trail and ultra running in Florida. Rich Riopel also joins Ryan to talk about the upcoming World 24 hour championships and what it takes to do timed ultras.

Duration: 00:55:38

Episode 30: In There Like Swimwear

GDR winner Avery Collins joins us to talk about his race and the controversy that happened on social media after his win. Andy Jones-Wilkins joins us as well while we talk a bit about marijuana in the sport of ultra running.

Duration: 01:01:58

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