Scott got to sit down with Ian Sharman and Mike Wardian after a day running the Spartan races in Squaw Valley. A place Ian has toed the line many times for Western States he for the first time ran a Spartan race. We sat down and talked about that first Spartan, chess, the Polish government, and so much more. We think you'll love this one! There is a lesson too. Take challenges that present themselves no matter what the outcome might be!!!
Ricky Haro and Liza Howard come on and we talk a bit about their experience crewing at Badwater 135 and then we dive into the challenge Ricky has for his August attempt. Enjoy!
Rich is the husband of our very own Steph Dannenberg and he was able to come on the show and talk about his training for and experience at his first ever marathon, the Blue Ridge Marathon. What did he learn from his training? What worked? Didn't work? What is next? Enjoy the show!
Katie Visco is about to embark on an epic trek across Australia and comes on to talk about her life in Montana, her upcoming man powered run on a new route in Australia, and her entrepreneurial life! Enjoy.
Julia works hard behind the scenes, but what is Julia like? Steph dives in, in this in-person interview while showcasing the Blue Ridge Marathon. The marathon is in its 10th year running, literally. What makes it special? Why should trail runners consider this one? Hope y'all enjoy this special episode!
Lyle Anderson has been with Vacation Races day one and has a wealth of knowledge and information for their signature ultra runs. We talk a bit about his background and give a quick preview on the ultras. We also have a code for listeners to get a discount for their events on the show!
Season 4 runners Grady and Rebecca know a thing or two about adversity on the trails so who better to interview Heather Ficke, the final female finisher at this years Western State Endurance Run! Every level of runner will learn something on the show. Thanks so much for listening!
Jesse Itzler is a serial entrepreneur, ultra runner, and general seeker of adventure. On the show we talk about adventurous parenting, addiction to newness, and mental toughness. His background is amazing and diverse and to spare the clickbait(y) descriptions about what this guy has accomplished, I'd recommend you just listen to the show to find out who he really is first, then go google the crap out of him! Thanks for listening.
Our guest is like many of our listeners, she had no idea what was possible until later in her running life. Once she got the trail bug, it was over. She has spent the bulk of her life since running trails and inspiring others to do the same through her writing and actions. Enjoy this conversation about running and trails and life!
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Look, Liza has no problem if you are wearing basketball shorts and cotton socks and you pass her. It's just that, this doesn't usually happen. A show about trusting a diagnoses and when no, you aren't getting old, you aren't fat, and you aren't out of shape. Listening to our bodies and when we should, and should not push. There is also a case for finishing even when it isn't pretty.
This show and all others in the series are about helping first time ultra runners and runners in general. Thanks for listening.
Ian Sharman took off from coaching this season of Becoming Ultra because of a whirlwind summer but we had a chance to catch up with him after he won his 3rd Leadville 100. He gives tons of advice that is applicable for every level of runner. He shares what he made racing the last two years, you may be surprised. And, we tease a bit regarding season 4 of Becoming Ultra. Enjoy the show!
David Clark founded the We Are Superman site to inspire action. The action he has taken after living the life of a morbidly obese addict has been no less than awesome. He celebrated 10 years of sobriety with ten truly epic challenges that he shares with us on the show. If you or someone you know is in a rut or needs help deciding what step to take next, the message might be here. Enjoy this passion filled episode of Athlete On Fire being shared with Becoming Ultra.