Emily is getting her training rolling in the first couple weeks of training for her first ultra in May of 2020. Ian catches us up on her progress and answers some common early training questions.
Will and Ellie catch up a bit. Will asks about gear he needs. Ellie learns a little about baseball.
Dave Mackey has had a most interesting career in endurance sports and it only got crazier in the last few years. He shares his story of a fateful day on the trails near Boulder, Colorado at the Band Of Runners trail camp this past November. We know you'll enjoy! Oh, you should go donate to this awesome organization while you are at it!
Kevin Dunn, of Las Vegas, was able to run his first 100 miler this fall. This call is a post race call with his coach to just chat about the experience and his recovery moving forward. Enjoy!
Mark Carles is a runner, brother, son, and one of the bravest athletes we have had on the show. Given a few months to live over a year ago and he is still fighting the rare form of liver cancer he was diagnosed with by running and being with family. Matching tattoos with his mom, late nights and early mornings with his brother and even some kind words from Dan Rather will have you rethinking what you should get out of every day. Enjoy the show.
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Will and Ellie get to chat for the first time on the show. We learn when the switch flipped for Will and when and why he started running. We also dive into the initial coaching expectations between the two. Enjoy.
We didn't waste any time getting to know Emily on her first call of the newest season. Ian Sharman will be coaching Emily to her first ultra in 2020 at Smith Rock Ascent. This is the first day of the journey and we were there to capture it. It went deep pretty quick but we loved the authenticity and can't wait for more.
Amanda Gautier is a case manager for the Homeless Alliance in OKC. She manages several chronically homeless veterans to help them identify, secure and maintain housing. She is used to problem solving and breaking barriers for the population she serves. Today Amanda talks about her own stories of adversity as she literally lost her eyesight to amoebas that were eating her corneas and then fought to save her life after being diagnosed with Non-Hodgkin’s Lymphoma. She shares her stories of hopelessness, determination and down right badassery!!
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