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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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 30, 2017

Have you heard of Dirtbag Runners? It's a collective of passionate trail runners from around the world started who just love to explore dirt and play on the trails. Crista Scott is the Co-Founder and CEO of Dirtbag Runners, and in this episode we dig into the name, why it was founded, upcoming changes, and future possibilities with the club. 



  • Co founder and Web-Hostess of Dirtbag Runners
  • Researcher in sports psychology, ultrarunner, adventure and writer.
  • Master Thesis on the health benefits of trail and ultrarunning.
  • Author of: “Please Don’t Burn the Bacon: The Last Bacon Cookbook You’ll Ever Need
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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Apr 6, 2017

We are very excited to have our first nutritionist guest, Angie Asche on the podcast. She is the founder of Eleat Sports Nutrition, has a masters of science degree in nutrition and physical performance, is a registered dietician specializing in sports nutrition, and a clinical exercise physiologist through the American College of Sports Medicine. So basically she knows what she’s talking about when it comes to nutrition! In this episode we cover daily nutrition, pre/during/post race nutrition, Taco Bell versus McDonalds and booze. All in relation to endurance training and racing. We could have talked with Angie all day, so check it out! 


  • Founder of Eleat Sports Nutrition
  • Master of Science Degree in Nutrition and Physical Performance
  • Registered Dietician Specializing in Sports Nutrition
  • Clinical exercise Physiologist through the American College of Sports Medicine


Mar 30, 2017

We are very excited to have the rock star from Texas, a guy that puts on a ton of trail run events, has his own apparel company, and has an amazing back story that led him on this journey, Rob Goyen, the race director of Trail Racing Over Texas. He has an amazing back story of weight loss and addiction that was transformed into endurance rowing, running, and the creation of one of the strongest trail and ultra running race series in the country. 

Link below, but also syndicated on iTunes, Google Play, Libsyn, Stitcher, and Tunein. 


  • Founder of the Trail Racing Over Texas series
  • NoFinePrint Clothing Co
  • Movie producer of the newest Texas Trail Blazer Movie
  • Bad ass of all things.
  • Wearer of wild suits.
  • Houston Trail Runners Founder


Mar 23, 2017

Nickademus Hollon started racing in High School. Not just 5k's or track like most of us, he ran 100 miles once in high school too! We dug into training tips, lifting in support of running and activating muscles, Barkley, Badwater, Tor des Geants, Fat Dog, and some other amazing races that he's tackled or will be tackling soon like the Double Brutal. 


  • Ran first 100 miles on a track while in high school to raise money for a friend battling Leukemia
  • Youngest finisher of Badwater 135
  • Youngest and one of 14 people to finish the Barkley Marathons
  • First American on the podium at Tor des Geants (205 mile race with over 78,000ft of gain in the Italian Alps)
  • Course Record Holder at Fat Dog 120
Mar 10, 2017

Many people know of Craig from being the race director of the Western States 100. But many don't know that he is also the co founder of the Waldo 100k, an accomplished rock climber, has an insane one mile speed record, and is running in the WS100 this year as well as racing in it. We had a lot of fun picking his brain about the event history, growth, challenges and more, plus had some fun learning who Mr. Lord Balls is and where in the world that name came from. You might even learn something about bloody nipples in this one. 


  • WS100 Race Director
  • He has a best time of WS100 best time, 18:25
  • Stud rock climber, including the Nose of El Capitan
  • Waldo 100k Co Founder and Race Director
  • You ran a 4:33 mile back in, well, we’ll just say in high school. That’s fast!
  • Anything else you want us to list? 


Feb 28, 2017

Scott Mills has been ultrarunning for almost 40 years. His experience and passion for the sport exemplifies how to endure for the long haul, not just in a race, but over the years as well. Listen in to learn more about his journey through Western States 100 finishes, Hard Rock finishes, race directing, riding in an evac basket under a helicopter and more. 

Learn more about the San Diego 100. 

Feb 24, 2017

Join us Jim and Lelan walk us through the the history, challenges, changes, growth and craziness of the Dirty Kanza 200 gravel grinder race. This is one of the most iconic gravel grinder races across the US with 2200 athletes in total races across the various distances offered. Emporia Kansas may not be known as having the best singletrack, but it has some amazing gravel roads and is quickly becoming one of the primary destinations for endurance mountain biking across the US.

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About: Dirty Kanza Promotions was founded in 2006 by Jim Cummins, with the assistance of fellow cycling enthusiast Joel Dyke. At that time, gravel grinding was just beginning to catch the interest of the endurance cycling community. However, Jim had grown up in the Flint Hills of east central Kansas and had been riding gravel for decades. Inspired by some of the early gravel grinder events… and convinced the Flint Hills had the best gravel to be found anywhere in the world, Jim and Joel decided to create Dirty Kanza 200.

Initially, these two gravel aficionados had no idea the extent to which this whole gravel grinding thing would grow, nor did they give it any real thought. That wasn’t what motivated them. They both simply felt their lives had been enriched through cycling. And DK200 was their attempt to give back to the cycling community.

Since then, the popularity of gravel grinding has exploded and is now the fastest growing genre in the cycling industry. The popularity of DK200 has grown too, from 34 participants in 2006, to an anticipated 2,200 riders in 2017. And while that growth has brought with it a few changes to our format and the way we have to manage certain aspects of the event, one thing has remained constant… DK200 is a grass-roots event, organized and managed by folks who are passionate about cycling, and done so for the primary purpose of providing life-enriching cycling experiences for our event participants.

Feb 24, 2017

Zach Bitter is the 12 hour world record holder (101.7 miles) 100 mile American record holder (11:40:55), 200k (125mi) track record holder (16:22:27), 100k track record holder (6:58:00) and 3 time USATF National champion 50 mile record holder. Aside from his speed, he's a low key guy that is great to chat with and loves to share his knowledge about running, nutrition, and life. In this episode we cover his win at Javelina 100 in 2016, training for 100 mile ultras, nutrition, Western States 100 goals and who wore the crop top better, Scott Jurek or Jim Walmsley. 

Feb 14, 2017

Join us as we learn more about what it's like to be a race director, the struggles, success, fun, cost, and more. Paul has been putting on races for 5 years with Outdoor Pursuits and is an animal of an ultrarunner as well. 

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