Sean talks about getting a missile attack text on his phone in Hawaii, we cover the ultra cheating story that is all over the news, then we talk to Margaret Webber-Smith and ultra runner from Maryland who used running as a way to get back after a scary medical diagnosis. We had some phone issues with the line from Hawaii, I tried to pull the tin can and string tighter but it did no good.
We are joined by Matt Fober a runner originally from Cleveland who moved to Hawaii. Many years ago he let some stranger called the Run Bum sleep on his couch and the encounter would forever change both men. We also talk to Jason Green about registration opening up Friday for the Yeti 100 and a new recovery tool.
Steve Barber won the Chattanooga 100 then waited for his girlfriend Joy Martin to cross the line because he had a ring in his pocket and was ready to propose. We talk to Steve and Joy about the big day and finding love on the trails.
Brought the recorder along with me as I crewed and paced a friend at the Chattanooga 100. Beer, expensive salads, gongs, diva cups, Sean's Dad, and all the craziness you need to get you through your run.
Remember your first Ultra? In this episode we talk about our first ultras and talk with Patty Dye about her first Ultra that she ran after listening to our "Couch To 50k" episode. Remember if you can run a half marathon, you can run a 50k!
I took a handheld recorder out to the Pinhoti 100 miler in Alabama and talked to some folks at the race up until mile 41 where I kicked into crew and pacer mode. This is really a different podcast from what we usually do but I hope you enjoy it. Listen for Karl and Cheryl Meltzer, Liz Canty, Aaron Saft, Anthony Nasser, Kurt Schilling, Jason Green and even Jackie Merrit and even the Blanton.
We talk about Trekking Poles, when to use them and how to train with them. We also talk to Patrick Caron fresh off his amazing run at the Night Train clocking one of the fastest 100 mile times of 2017.
Sean is back and we talk about $120 virtual races, marathon wardrobe malfunctions, the perfect distance for aid stations and race photographer Gregg Gelmis talks about hauling 20 pounds of gear through the woods to get the perfect photo of you looking epic.
In 1986 he was the first person to complete the "Grand Slam" completing the Old Dominion 100, Western States, Leadville and Wasatch in one year. Then a freak accident a couple of years ago left him in a coma. Tom Green joins us to talk about the road to recovery and finishing the Yeti 100 after some people said he might never run again.
Ultra runner and dietitian Annie Weiss talks about nutrition during races and why you should skip the whole wheat bread and go for a twinkie. John Taylor joins us to talk about his recent finish of his 100th 100 mile ultra and what he has learned over 12 years on the trail.
Scott Gregor talks about winning the Barkley Fall Classic and how he plans to prepare for the Big Barkley and Jason Green talks about getting everything ready for the upcoming Yeti 100 miler. Skype was being a little fussy when we recorded so I apologize for the audio issues in spots.