Orange Mud Adventure Channel

Highlighting the most amazing race directors, athletes, and influencers in the trail and ultra running, mountain biking, and endurance sports community. Orange Mud's endurance crew is on a quest to learn as much as possible about the people in front and behind the scenes of today's endurance sports.
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May 7, 2018

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! 

Mar 12, 2018

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.


Dec 30, 2017

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.

Dec 30, 2017

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.

Dec 30, 2017

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.


Dec 30, 2017

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. 

Sep 28, 2017

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! 

Sep 5, 2017

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!

Aug 17, 2017

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.

Aug 15, 2017

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!


Aug 4, 2017

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! 


Aug 4, 2017

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! 

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Jul 19, 2017

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.


Jul 5, 2017

Have you ever wanted to customize your nutrition in terms of calories, carbohydrates, flavor, sodium, and more? Infinit Nutrition offers a custom solution to your hydration needs with a stereo equalizer approach to customization that you and your hydration consult can work to develop. It starts with a custom consult to get your first formula, then you can tweak or lock it in from there. The lemon lime at half flavor is amazing by the way, and the fruit punch flavored Repair formula works wonders and tastes just like a pina colada! 

A big shout out to Michael, the CEO and founder of Infinit for the call. This was a great learning experience for us and we hope for you too! 



Jul 4, 2017

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. 

Jun 27, 2017

The man who believes and proves there are no limits!

In this episode we dig into the passion and focus of Cyril Derreumaux, a Guiness World Record holder for endurance paddling. Last year he and his team set the record for the shortest time to paddle from California to Hawaii. They paddled in teams of 2 for 1 1/2 hours on, 1 1/2 hours off, for over 40 days. It's an amazing accomplishment and his energy is simply infectious! 

Jun 13, 2017

It's time to get our "Mindfulness" on!

You've probably researched training plans, nutrition, and gear to make your body perform in endurance sports, but have you researched how to make your mind ready? We explore the topic of mindfullness, tips on how to beat the demons, and more with Dr. Michelle Cleere, a sports psychologist and overall amazing person! 

Jun 6, 2017

Pete Kostelnick, a running master who set the fastest time for running across America, breaking the previous mark by over 4 days. He averaged 72 miles a day to finish in 42 days, 6 hours, and 30 minutes. He's also finished Badwater 3 times, won it twice, and holds the course record. Needless to say, he's fast, really really fast, and go run for a very long time! 

May 24, 2017

Andrew Simmons and Katie Whidden are founders and head coaches at LifeLong Endurance. They specialize in coaching triathletes and runners for any distance under the sun. Tune in for some great endurance training tips! 


May 16, 2017

Today we’re going to dive into the sport of triathlon with a focus on nutrition, training plans for beginners, gear, coaching and more, with Canadian Pro Triathlete and coach Jordan Bryden. 



May 10, 2017

If you listened to some of our other podcast you’ll know I’m doing the Leadman series of events this year. So aside of what we hope to provide for our listener interest, I have my own personal agenda that is really digging all the info I’m learning about tackling this 5 part event. It’s been extra exciting to have the founders of the Leadville Race Series, nutritionist, sports psychologist, coaches, and today my buddy Don Reichelt, a recent Leadman finisher and endurance coach on the podcast. In this episode we’re going to dig into the sport of endurance for those that are looking to get into it or step up their distance a bit. Don has been racing ultras for a couple years now, but tackled Leadman without even being a mountain biker until about 6 months before it, yet still rocked it with style. That sounds crazy, but I’m sure many of you have had a similar entry of diving in head first, then figuring it out in route. 



  • Leadman Finisher-2015
  • Tunnel Hill 100 – 4th place overall, 2016
  • Antelope Canyon 50 Miler – 3rd overall, 2017
Apr 30, 2017

Today we’re going to dive into the sport and race directing of mountain biking with the legend Todd Sadow of Epic Rides. Todd has been putting on races for 19 years with some of the most high quality events in the country. 24 hours in the Pueblo is like a Woodstock in the desert, the Whiskey 50 is a torture fest followed by an amazingly supporting party town afterwards, and the Tour of the White Mountains will introduce you to some of the most amazing and barely ridden singletrack in Arizona while putting a royal hurting on you. Two new events are the Grand Junction Off Road, and the Carson City Off Road event. Listen in to learn more about his amazing events and the sport of mountain biking. 


Apr 26, 2017

Today we are going to dig into Primal Quest, one of the most prestigious adventure races in the world, and how Maria Burton and her team are working to bring it back to the mainstream. She gives us the breakdown on the course design, challenges, teamwork, and insight into one of the most amazing races in the world.



  • Primal Quest CEO, Managing Partner, 2013 to Present
  • Primal Quest Co-Founder, 2000 to 2005
  • Vancouver Olympics Supervisor, 2010
  • Team Subaru Member, 2000 to 2005
  • Completed key adventure races such as Southern Traverse, Gold Rush, Keplar Challenge, Way to Cool, Quad Dipsea
Apr 19, 2017

Today on the show we have someone who I believe is the most well rounded athlete, business person, charity driven, and motivational person on the planet and her name is Robyn Benincasa out of Southern California. I first met Robyn about 10 years ago when I was racing with her brother Jack London in a ton of adventure races. Robyn is the crazy sister that we idolized as she was always a long ways ahead of us in any event that we were in together. She became a world champion adventure racer on team Nike, Merrel, and Earthlink, and has taken top finishes in the Eco Challenge, Primal Quest, and other top adventure races across the globe. In addition she holds world records for endurance paddling via stand up paddle board and kayaking, is a 10x Ironman finisher, twice on the podium, Judo National Champion, award winning motivational speaker, firefighter, and founder of Project Athena. 

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  • Project Athena founder.
  • World champion adventure racer.
  • 3x Guinness World Record kayaker.
  • 2 podium Ironman finishes.
  • Judo National Champion.
  • Motivational Speaker.
  • San Diego Fire Fighter.
Apr 11, 2017

Welcome to another episode on the Orange Mud Endurance Channel! Paul Jesse, Sales Manager at Orange Mud, and myself, Josh Sprague, Founder and CEO of Orange Mud, will be here your host today. We’re super excited to have founders, Ken Chlouber and Merilee Maupin of the Leadville Race Series. 

For those that don’t know, the Leadville Race Series consists of a 100 mile endurance run, 100 mile endurance ride, 10k trail run, heavy half marathon, trail marathon, 50 mile trail run, and a 50 mile bike. The Leadville Trail 100 Run is what started it all, and is an ultramarathon held annually that traverses the trails and dirt roads near Leadville, Colorado. Founded in 1983, runners this ultra climb and descend almost 16k feet in elevations ranging from 9,200 to 12,620 feet. Generally the completion rate is less than 50% within the 30 hour time limit. Needless to say, it’s a tough event.

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