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Silver State 50 Mile - May 16, 2015

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Thanks for joining us today here on Elevation Trail as we welcome our guest, Brandon Pooley, who studies chemistry, builds things in his living room, and rides motorcycles. Gary preps for his motorcycle exam, both written and practical. And Tim gets a $300 ticket for his elderly and abused dogs. Also, learn the key ingredients […]

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We speak with Scott Hawker from the Southern Hemisphere on his 2nd place at TNF100, Joe Fejes talks about running 6 days and clocing a new American record, 606.24 miles and Dan Lawson discussed the GUCR 145 mile race and his record breaking run. Karl is back, we have the News, a Blog and guess what, no up and comng races...

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TJ Shively lives in Roseville, California. On April 4, 2015 he finished the American River 50 Mile Endurance Run in Folsom, California and became an ultramarathon finisher. Congratulations TJ! Fun fact: Not only was this TJ's first ultramarathion, but he had never previously run a 50k or even a marathon. Straight to the 50 mile distance!

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Rachel Bell Kelley was born with a backwards foot, but started running as a kid and hasn’t stopped. She chooses ultras that scare her and take her out of her comfort zone and it seems to be working!  Rachel runs with the Trail Heads running club in North Carolina where she’s …

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On May 23, 2015 accomplished ultra runner Dave Mackey sustained a severe injury when a boulder weighing 300-400 lbs pinned his leg crushing his fibula/tibia. After an exhaustive rescue lasting several hours by the Rocky Mountain Rescue Group, Dave was finally taken to the hospital where he faces multiple surgeries in the days ahead before he can begin the process of coming back to full health. After the initial shock, the ultra community rallied and wanted to let Dave know that we were behind him as he faces a long road back to recovery. Here are a few good folks that wanted to wish him well. Godspeed Dave Mackey. You're in our thoughts. http://davemackey.blogspot.com/

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Interesting post about how Anton is dealing with persistent injury. The party culture of Born to Run Ultramarathons. Bookmark this: Maintaining your strengths while working on your weaknesses, by Max King. “For a few moments, I stand awkwardly at the finish line before realizing I don’t know anyone there. A large …

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[The following is the second installment in a series of “firsts.”  In this post, self-described mid-packer Peter Lawson recounts his preparation and execution of his first hundred miler, complete with lessons learned and reflections on his training.]   I’m 51 and live in Claremont, CA, at the foothills of the San Gabriels, …

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Mike Libecki is climber, explorer, athlete, and father. He has completed over 60 major expeditions and 40 first ascents, many of them solo, in some of the most remote locations in the world. Mike has received a long list of grants and awards for both his climbing and also his fathering - he's even won Father of the Year at his daughter's school! Mike is based near Salt Lake City, Utah where he lives with his daughter, dogs, cats, parrot, pot-belly pigs, chickens, and rabbits.

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Four ultramarathoners occupied a $200 /month, rundown apartment. They shared one bathroom and one dream: They loved to run the long ones, the ultras. They pooled every thing they had - food, Nikes, part - time jobs, friends, and trails. Life was simple because there were no non-essential personal possessions to care for or to use.

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It was Easter Sunday in March 2008, and he was unable to fit into the restaurant booth at a family gathering. Bill Clements was nearly 30 years old, and this was his wakeup call. He had always enjoyed being in nature and the idea that he was physically fit and able to enjoy himself on various outings and adventures, but now, with 250 pounds on his 5 foot 9 inch frame, he knew that something had to change. Two years later Bill completed his first 50k

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NUC: Start your day off with a healthy dose of gratitude and it’ll only get better from there. Thirteen Spring ’15 trail shoes reviewed. No Montrail FluidFlex ST? No Salomon? Hmmm. This dude is a stud: 50 Ironman distance triathlons in fifty states in fifty days. 5700 mile race across Siberia …

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Finally a pro radio voice on the show!  
Jen DeSalvo joins us to syruply talk about her recent first 100-miler, her work coaching for Team In Training IL, what makes a good pacer (hint: Cory), and the usual wide range of Ten Junk Miles topics.  Sponsored by Clamato.

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Slipping on a racing singlet with USA emblazoned across the front is a big deal, and this weekend, eight MUT runners from this country will toe the line at the 85km IAU Trail World Championships in Annecy, France. I chatted with two of our best – Krissy Moehl and Alex Varner …

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Though the 3 day weekend was a good time as ever to up the mileage for the summer training block, I opted to go long on only 2 of the 3 days to take the 3rd day as a rest day (photo shoot) and make sure I was ready for the next block on interval training I had scheduled myself. It seems like my intuition is to delay volume later and later each year so that I don't injure or burn out before my goal race. That said, the two long days on the AC course were good check-ups to see what is working and what needs work.

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I hope you didn’t miss the Bob Shebest interview I posted on Friday. Bob’s got some great insight and words of wisdom for going long and shares with us his transition from triathlete to ultramarathoner. The Grand Union Canal Race in the UK sounds like a good-time old school ultramarathon …

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Hazel Findlay is a professional rock climber who started at the ripe age of 7. She is a 6-time British junior champion indoors, and at 16, she shifted her focus to outdoors climbing. Starting first in the UK and now every other corner of the globe, Hazel has climbed in South East Asia, India, Australia, New Zealand, Morocco, and North America. She is currently recovering from shoulder surgery after an injury to her labrum.

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Over the last couple weeks, Scott ran the Ice Age Trail 50-miler, Kat swept the course, Cory crewed and cheered, while Aaron ran around the city with no shirt on.

Amanda Runnion joined us in studio to talk about her running and cross training (pole dancing (for fitness)), and she shares helpful nutrition tips like how make the perfect salad (hint: less veggies, more gatorade), and what the right chicken to cheese ratio is for a chicken sandwich.  Here she is at mile 85 of the Potawatomi 100: 

Amanda at mile 85

Shawn Brandon and Jenna Bahaj also joined us on the phone to talk about their new race, the Cry Me a River! 50-miler (plus half marathon and 5-miler) in central Illinois on Saturday, July 11 (registration and fb links).  Consider running it!  They also share some stories about their recent 53R trip to the Grand Canyon.

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The nice thing about my brain is that I forget easily. Well Transvulcania has come and gone. I had a rough go at it, but that moment has passed and now I’m focusing on the next race at hand, Lavaredo. Okay, actually I’ll just be focusing on my next run, … Continue reading

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I start off with a report on the Wapack and back Trail races and magazine articles discussion, then Bill Conley, the RD of the brand new Manchester 2 Monadnock Ultra joins to discuss that and other races he is planning.  Next up Mike Saporito, Kim Vanyo and Colleen Smith join to talk about their runs at 3 Days at the Fair.  We end up with a DFL training update with Dr. Scott Baver.

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Bob Shebest is having a pretty remarkable 12 months, and it’s setting up to only get better.  He’s not a spring-chicken-living-in-his-truck type of guy…Bob is a middle school teacher who qualifies as a masters runner, but who’s won his share of hundreds and has really found his stride. Ethan and I …

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