Our very own Jeff Stafford shares his epic adventure at this year's brutal Barkley Fall Classic, a race that included the infamous "Rat Jaw" not once, but twice.
Gregory Byerline and Kara Molitor join us to talk about Gregory's recent first 50 miler, we also sample the new Natural Light Seltzer and things get a little out of hand.
Earlier this summer Eric Kosek took on an FKT attempt on the brutal Mid-State Trail in Pennsylvania, that became an adventure for the whole family.
Our friend and avid marathon and half marathon runner, Lisa Carlock, joined us to pick our brains as she trains for her very first ultra.
We have double the Jeff on this episode as Jeff Stafford and I talk to Jeff Woody about his recent incredible FKT in Great Smoky Mountains National Park! Also find out how to win the new Coros Pace2 GPS watch for your wrist.
In this special bonus episode you get to meet the champions of the first ever Claw Mile, Graham Peck and Kassandra Marin. Hear how these champions trained for the most brutal alcohol mile on the planet.
Zach Miller has moved back to the Beast Coast, and he has found a training partner in Matt Lipsey. The two share fun stories about the bromance forged on the brutal trails of Pennsylvania.
Matt Hammersmith is the RD behind the Upstate Ultras. He joins me to talk about some of his races, race directing in the age of COVID and how he is working hard to make his races fun and affordable for all.
After reading "Ultramarathon Man" I googled "ultra running Tennessee" and found a video about Stump Jump and a training plan. I used that plan and video for inspiration to finish my first ultra, and I finally have been able to interview the man in the video, Matt Sims.
Vol State winner Francesca Muuccini and the amazing Becca Joyner join us in the studio to drink some White Claws, eat some weird Oreos, test one of Greg Armstrong's cheap nutrition hacks, and yes we do talk about running. Enjoy!
Dominic Grossman joins us to talk about his epic running journey and the joys of being a Dad, he even needs to take a few breaks from the interview to take care of his adorable daughter Lindy, who makes her first podcast appearance.
There is so much more to Mike McKnight than his 100 mile run on zero calories. His running journey started with a half marathon "for the heck of it", a broken back, and most recently a 300 mile mountain run for a great cause. Hear his incredible journey on this episode.
Greg Armstrong and Becca Jones join Stafford and I on this crew episode. Our conversation wanders from Vol State, the Mid-State Mile, using a wedding as an excuse to have a race, and the incredible charities that Greg and his daughter created. Laugh and be inspired!
Golden Harper did not want to start his own shoe company, but when he went to the big shoe makers with something he discovered while helping customers in the shoe store he worked at, they ignored him. That would take him on a journey around the world, and into the fascinating world of shoes.
Shortly after Kara Wilson finished her first marathon someone asked her "So, what's next?". The answer to that question turned into a challenge both she and friend Jennifer McMahon would take on and would turn into the new running documentary "The Road to 50 Miles".
Maggie Guterl is one of my absolute favorite people to interview. We have a wide ranging conversation from dealing with injuries, to eating Mexican food with Laz, and everything in between.
Lauren Beihoffer and Olaf Wasternack join us in the studio to share their running journeys and we have a slight focus on nutrition. Things then get a little crazy when we taste test Gu's summer gel line-up and try and find the best and worst flavors.
Unlike so many FKTs this summer, Sarah Hansel's FKT on Nolan's 14 was not a back-up plan when races got cancelled. It was what she wanted to do all along. She shares her epic tale of doing the legendary Colorado course in record time beating the supported FKT completely unsupported.
Jeff Leininger has a love of Expedition and Adventure racing, and he tries to bring aspects of those sports to his Ultra Races. We talk about some of his races including the Across Florida 200, and his experience on the new Amazon Prime show Eco Challenge.