The Land Run 100 is one of the most iconic gravel grinders in the country. If you've seen bikes and happy riders covered in reddish orange mud, it's probably from the Land Run 100. It's about to open registration for year 6 on 11/3, so it's still a newer event per say, but the recognition thanks to its famous red dirt and festival atmosphere is legendary. The course is comprised of 105 miles of punchy climbs and just under 7k of gain. Make sure you read up before tackling this one as preparation is the key to success!
Sherpa John is a Colorado local that doesn't mince words with his opinions on the sport of ultra and all things. He's a hoot to chat with and we appreciate his insights into the ultra world both here and abroad!
Today we’re chatting with Debbie Potts, the owner of the Fitness Forward Studio, a published author, has an awesome podcast, and is a Rockstar coach. She focuses on the "Wholestic" method for athletes to burn fat, optimize health, and improve performance to reduce stress in our life.
Running 1000 miles, 135 miles, 100 miles, 50 states, 50 marathons, and just loving adventure.
Ok I'm a fan. I'm not gonna lie, I had so much fun talking with Peter before, during, and after our recording. He lives life to appreciate the small things like a beautiful owl or tweety bird, but loves to go big on adventure to feel complete too. We dig into running/hiking the Iditarod on foot for 1000 miles over 26 days to not only complete, but to win it. Touch on depression, his public speaking, and way of life. Be careful listening to this one, you might have to quit your job and go for a month long race....
Simon Ward has been coaching triathletes, mostly Ironman, for over 20 years now. His website thetriathloncoach.com, is one of the most premier triathlon training programs in the UK. Aside from his coaching experience, he's an incredible adventurer and loves to find the balance of train hard play hard.
I love the Hawk 100, actually all the distances, and would love to help spread the word about their awesome race. This one is in my home state and I’ve personally ran the trail marathon, 50 mile, and 100 mile at their event and had a blast doing so. The course is actually covered in trees for 90% of it, it’s a rolling style course with good hard pack dirt, and a bit of a rocky factor that isn’t loose, isn’t big, but I think just right. Today my quest and plea to you all, is to come and do the 100 miler. We need to get at least 100 100 mile finishers across the line to get them to become a Western States qualifier. Can you help us out?
In this episode we dig into the benefits of working with a coach and building a team of professionals around you to help you perform your best in your sport! Think having a coach is just for the pros? Think again! Awesome chat with head coach of Lifelong Endurance Andrew Simmons and Doctor of Physical Therapy at Revo PT, Brian Briggs.
Jake Jackson jumped into ultra running just a few years back, but has turned into an absolute animal! From doing amazing well at Javelina 100, winning Nanny Goat 100 and Coldwater Rumble, and soon to tackle Desert Solstice, this dude is here to throw down the gauntlet. Not to mention, he's gone Keto too and seen some impressive results. Listen in to learn more!
Avery Collins is new to the sport of ultrarunning and absolutely crushing the ultra scene. He's shooting to be the first American to win Tour De Geants and already has an impressive race resume.
Frank Dumont is a medical doctor based in Estes Park, CO who runs the Estes Park Wellness Center. He takes a quite different approach to his practice which I great appreciate, so we’ll dig in to this today, as well as some fun topics.
The Dirty 30 is one of the most iconic 50k's in the country, and one of our hometown favorites here in Colorado. In this podcast we chat with Megan about where her event came from, why it's just awesome, and why you should come out to join the Dirty 30 party!
Today we’re welcoming Jared Blank to the podcast. Jared just finished up the World Marathon Challenge by running 7 marathons on 7 continents in 7 days. Let that sink in for a minute and just try to imagine the logistics and the toll this would take on your body and mind. We’re excited to hear about all the rigors of preparing for and taking on this challenge from Jared himself as well as how he turned his dyslexia into his superpower.
On the podcast today we have Jay Korff who produced the film “Endure” about Tom Mitchell’s experience at the Tahoe 200 and Tom’s goal of raising awareness and money for childhood cancer. Watching this film stirs an insane amount of emotion, so if you don’t like to cry in front of others, you might want to watch this one in private.
Today we’ve got an absolute beast joining us on the podcast. You may know Ray Zahab from the documentary film, “Running the Sahara” which captured a journey of 7,500 kilometers in 111 days but that’s only one of the many adventures that Ray has undertaken. We’re looking forward to digging in to some of his epic journeys as well as learning more about his Impossible to Possible foundation. Ray, welcome to the podcast.
Today we’re digging into stage racing a bit. I’ve had many friends that have run TransRockies and just rave about the communal experience and fun vibe that it brings to the sport, but never experienced this myself. Aside from running, Transrockies puts on 6 other events, both run and ride, all with an epic destination and experience in mind. So today we’re delighted to have Aaron McConnell, the CEO of Transrockies, to discuss his events, what they bring to the community, and why everyone should go big.
Jeri Chua, an ultrarunning icon from Singapore, is an ultrarunning machine! In this episode we dig into her big accomplishments, and as of late the Malaysian 444km race. Listen in to learn about her Tor des Geants, Gobi Desert Race, UTMB experiences as well.
Chris Miller and his content crew, who has decided to run across the country, 3000 miles, over the course of 5 months, to raise awareness about drug and alcohol addiction. His crew is not only providing support, but also making a documentary about this as well, something we can't wait to see in theaters!
Today we're joined by some amazing people from Kansas who represent one of my favorite trail races, the Hawk 100. The Hawk is a trail marathon, 50 mile, and 100 mile event on the beautiful trails of Clinton Lake State Park near Lawrence Kansas. As a Kansas boy myself, this race is extra special to me, and is permanently on my race calendar each year. Sherrie Klover, Ami Weidler-Hyten, and Gary are all co directors and we’re pumped to have them!
Today we have a guest we can all learn a lot from. Gunhild Swanson is one of those runners that exemplifies longevity in the sport of Trail and Ultrarunning and gives us all hope that we can keep pursuing our passion for running no matter our age! At 73 years young, you’re doing more than many ever do, regardless of their age, in your athletic pursuits.
Running can be an addiction for some, but listen to Scott's story and I think you'll see it's an addiction worth having. Plus he'll put a smile on your face for the entire podcast.
Today we’d like to welcome to the show Scott Searle. Scott has been able to use running as a way to escape a serious drug and alcohol addiction, a story that many in the long distance running community have heard or can relate to themselves. However, Scott’s running comes with a bit of a twist but we’ll get to that in a bit!
Welcome to another episode of the Orange Mud Adventure Channel Podcast. Today your hosts are myself, Josh Sprague and Paul Jesse from Orange Mud. We’re excited to talk today with Adam Zucco. Adam has been coaching triathletes for over 15 years and, along with his partner Joe Friel, founded Training Bible Coaching. Adam has coached countless athletes to PRs, Kona Qualification as well as US Olympians.
Today we’re going to dig in to the topic of training with a Power meter. A power meter is a device that basically measures the power output of a rider. Most use strain gauges to measure torque applied and combined with angular velocity calculate power. Adam is an expert in this arena, Paul and I, well, not so much, so we’re really excited to dig into how it can be used to improve your training and racing on the bike as well as the in-roads currently being made in running with power measuring devices.
Adam is such a stud that 8 of his athletes have qualified for the Ironman World Championships in Kona this year!
Annie is attempting an FKT on the Ice Age Trail. The conditions have been pretty brutal this year with lots of rain and much, but she's going for it! Listen in to learn more!
Welcome to another episode of the Orange Mud Adventure Channel Podcast. Today your host are myself, Josh Sprague and Paul Jesse from Orange Mud. We’re happy to welcome back Dr. Michelle Cleere to the show. Dr. Michelle is a performance and sports psychology coach helping people reach their potential in many different aspects of life. If you haven’t already listened to our previous talk with Dr. Michelle you should definitely go check that out. Today she’s here to talk with us about depression, a topic that is quite prevalent in the endurance sports community, but rarely talked about. We dig into the why, how to help (or at least support), and more.
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Riding 50 miles is hard, but what about riding 50 miles on saturday, then running 50 miles the next day? Oh yeah, the course is hard too! But no worries, there are a bunch of other run and ride options too.