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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.