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Andrea Kooiman, mother of two, coach, ultra runner and founder of the kids nonprofit WeRock.  Andrea has finished 3x Badwater135s, Vol State 500K, UTMB, Western States, HURT and the Grand Slam of Ultra Running!  We also hear from the winners of the T4U Challenge II with Michelle Barton!

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Full recap of the Moab 240 along with hearing from my crew and pacers!  Big thank you to Dave Braunlich, Ethan Bartle, Dan Kubes and Nathan Johnson.

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Had a great time speaking with Sean Nakamura about all things running.  Love how he got started as a runner and there are few other people on the plant that have run as many races (including 200 milers).  Big thanks for listening and appreciate the support.

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Dion Leonard the Extreme Ultra Runner.  Had fun speaking with him on his running background along with how the Triple Crown of 200s is going this year and how he feels prior to Moab 240.

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Majo Srnik on Smashing Ankles and UTMB w/ Michelle Barton.  Also joined by Laurie Smalley the Training For Ultra Challenge 1 winner! 

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I speak with Kyle Curtin on the crazy finish of the Tahoe 200 this year.  Is the human body even capable of racing for 50 hours strait without sleep for 205 miles?  Hear from Kyle, a US Army Special Ops Vet, thru-hiker, and ultra runner who just won the Tahoe 200.  Also hear from a middle of the pack crusher, Jen Power, on how she became an ultra runner along with sharing some great race stories.

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Michele Yates' Run Rabbit Run Race Recap (thats a lot of R's) with a full interview of Jayden Dalke, winner of the Canadian Death Race.

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CCC Recap with Michelle Barton and 9th place CCC female finisher, Amy Leedham.  Michelle and I discuss her season along with chatting generally about how my CCC went.  Amy and I discuss some course specifics and her CCC in good detail.

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I share some pre-race thoughts on CCC.  The race is coming up soon! Always great speaking with Gary Stotler.Hear his amazing race recap of the Leadville 100 miler.  For more on Gary, checkout his full interview on episode 4.  Thanks for the support!

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Always fun speaking with Hayden Hawks and happy to share some time and explore how Hayden started running and learn more about this elite ultra runner!

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Fun interview from Addie Bracy along with some great UTMB stories from Kaci Lickteig and Majo Srnik!

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Fun interview of Harry Jones of Harry Runs on YouTube.  Amazing race recap from Mark Imasa of how he got in an incredible finish at Burning River 100 miler.  Great also hearing from Kat Schjei on how she finished Tahoe Rim Trail 100 miler!

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Episode 53 - A resource for you.  This episode we speak with the founder and CEO of Hammer Nutrition, Brian Frank about all things fueling and hydration. Truly hope this episode gives you one or two tips you can use during race day! Also, big congrats to Dave Braunlich on finishing his epic thru-hike of the Colorado Trail! Hear from Dave on how those last 130+ miles of the trail went.

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It was an honor to have David Roche on the podcast, one of the top coaches in ultra running. We went over some of the basics of training for an ultra and I look forward to having him on future episodes, he’s a great guy! Also, we catch up with Dave Braunlich as he updates us on his journey on the Colorado Trail.

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Great hearing some of the untold stories of running with Dean Karnazes and Michelle Barton.  Hear a race recap from Michelle on Sinister7 and my own recap of the Leadville Silver King. Lastly, Dave Braunlich gives us an update on his epic 500+ mile thru-hike of the Colorado Trail.

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Truly fun episode with Chris Mocko.  Nice to hear how well his training and outlook are these days!  Hear about his Leadville Marathon win and how he feels into the Silver Rush 50 miler and Leadville 100 miler.  Also hear from T4U athlete, Dave Braunlich, as he prepares to leave for a 530 mile journey on the Colorado Trail as training for the Leadville 100 miler.  Two different ways of approaching training into one tough race across the sky.

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Had a nice time speaking with a friend of the show, Jacob Puzey.  Jacob now lives in Calgary, Alberta, Canada with his wife Amy along with their 6 children.  He offers online coaching services through Peak Run Performance and is the race director for the 5 Peaks Trail Running Series - a 25 race trail running series throughout Canada.  He also directs the TranSelkirks Run – a five-day stage race in Revelstoke, British Columbia.

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Gordy Ainsleigh on Western States wtih Michelle Barton and Doug Malewicki.

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Episode 46 of the Training For Ultra Podcast is an inspirational one. The 7 Year Journey - Michael Owen is a story of patience. A story on looking at the positives and staying motivated. A story of being so close to your goal and continuing forward until you reach them. It's a story that is just starting.

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Full interview of elite ultra runner, Ida Nilsson.  She is fresh off winning Transvalcania (for the 3rd time!) and just won Zegama.  Truly talented runner and enjoyed speaking with her.

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Had a great conversation with Tyler Sigl, fresh off his Ultra Race of Champions 100K (UROC100) win and in his first ever podcast interview.  Also had a awesome discussion with Hayden Hawks and Mario Mendoza about the Penyagolosa Trails Ultra where Hayden who the won the 60K MIM and Mario took 6th overall in the Trail World Championships!

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Episode 43 - Full interview of the founder and CEO of SufferFest Beer, Caitlin Landesberg.  Take a few minutes to catch up with Yiou Wang (while she runs and hikes).  Hear from two great runners on how their weekend races went with Anna Mae Flynn and Amy Leedham.  Happy training!

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Joined by author and ultra runner, Cory Reese.  Checkout his books Nowhere Near First and new upcoming book Into The Furnace.  Also discuss cross-training w/ Michelle Barton.  Fun to have Ben on the show to discuss his 100 mile dreams.

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Had a great time focusing on Avery Collins the elite runner, but we do discuss the somewhat controversial topic of his cannabis use outside of racing.  Also fun to hear from Dave Braunlich and his thoughts before attempting his thru-hike of the 485 mile Colorado Trail.

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Always great catching up with Anna Mae Flynn to hear about her training and upcoming race season!  Also fun hearing how RAD Boulder was developed by the company's founder Kelly Newlon.  Lastly hear a brief race recap of my Palmer Lake 24 Hour "Fun Run/Death Race".  Happy training!

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9 years ago today, Ashkley Nelson had a massive stroke and woke up in the trauma ICU after receiving a traumatic brain injury and being left to die on the side of the road by a drunk driver.  She was hit by a car while biking.  8 years ago today, she couldn't walk or even sit up on her own.  4 days ago she ran the Lake Sonoma 50 miler.  Hear her inspiring story along with touching base with Bigfoot 200 author Ryan Chukuske.  Link below for book pre-orders.

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Had a great time interviewing Amy Leedham.  She's a gifted trail runner and continues to improve.  Also had a chance to catch up with John Kelly to hear about his 2018 races along with crewing the Barkley Marathons for Gary Robbins.

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Joined by runner and author, Alex Hutchinson.  We get to talk about his 4 minute mile along with digging into some ideas behind his new book Endure.  Also was fun to share a beer with the founder and CEO of SufferFest Beer, Caitlin Landesberg.  We share SufferFest memories about the races that didn't go as planned.  Happy training!

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Ultra Running at Age 79 w/ Doug Malewicki and Michelle Barton.  Race recap from Antelope Island Buffalo Run 100 miler winner Jeff Browning.  Race recap on the Way Too Cool 4th place female and SufferFest athlete, Amy Leedham.  Hear about my personal experience at the Antelope Island 100 miler and my DNF :(  Thanks for listening and happy training!

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Awesome time getting to hear from Ian Sharman about how he started running, his coaching, winning Leadville and running Western States.  Also had a chance to touch base with Gary Stotler to discuss his thoughts on the Antelope Island Buffalo Run 100 miler.  I also include my person pre-race thoughts before this 100 miler.  Thanks for listening and thanks for all the support!

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Had a great time speaking with Tommy Byrne, founding of the charity Bigger Than The Trail.  Find out Where's YiOu?! Also, we start off with a conversation from someone who tried out one of Michelle Barton's recommended trailing runs, Mark Imasa.  Happy Training!

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Had a great time speaking with Tommy Rivers Puzey about how he started running, running in the flow state and one amazing hallucination story!  Enjoy it.

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Fun to chat with the overall second place winner of the Black Canyon 100k, Ailsa MacDonald.  We explored a few topics and hearing how she won Sinister 7 outright was amazing!  Also included is an update from YiOu Wang on Where's YiOu?!  Hearing about how she trains on a treadmill is great.  Enjoy the episode.

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Fun speaking with Courtney Dauwalter! Full interview along with a new race recap. Running and food around the world w/ YiOu Wang.  My personal race recap with Tommy Byrne.  Note - the dust bowl was in early 1900’s ???? not early 1800’s. Enjoy!

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Big episode! Had a great time learning about Patrick Reagan and how he found ultra running along with hearing about his 13 hour 100 miler.  Fun time with a Coconino Cowboys doing the intro, nice to hear pre-race thoughts from both Eric Senseman & Tim Freriks before the Black Canyon 100K.  Lastly, hear a Sean O'Brien 100K race-recap from Courtney Dauwalter, who just won her Western States golden ticket.

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Great to talk with Jeff Browning about everything ultra running.  Find out Where's Yiou?? with YiOu Wang.  Also fun speaking with Cara Chase about how she will help pace during the Black Canyon 100K.  Thanks for your support!

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Inspiring story from a tough ultra runner Michele Yates.  Also had fun talking to Mario Mendoza and Michelle Barton about the Caballo Blanco Ultra Marathon race in Mexico.  Great hearing from the female Coldwater Rumble winner, Tonya Keyes.  Thanks for your support!

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Had a great time speaking with Charlie Engle about over coming addition to become an ultra runner and adventure racer!  Also, very cool and inspiring Coldwater Rumble race recap from Angela Shartel.  Thanks for listening and happy training!

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Great speaking with the founder of Hammer Nutrition, Brian Frank!  Ever wonder who invented and makes your Hammer gels?! Find out where the idea came from.  Also great hearing from HURT 100 winner Avery Collins on his big winner this weekend!  Always fun speaking with Michelle Barton, we talked about my CCC training plans, made possible by Tommy and Bigger Than The Trail.  Also, thank you to Caitlin Landesberg for sharing the big news from SufferFest Beer.  Happy training!

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Bandera 100K Race Recap from Mario Mendoza and Michele Yates.  Had an awesome conversation with Jason Koop and Zach Bitter about sports nutrition in "Carb vs. Keto".  Enjoy the episode and happy training!

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Great speaking with elite ultra runner Mario Mendoza for a full interview.  Also had the chance to speak with Cody Reed for a Bandera 100K race preview.

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Had an awesome discussion with Zach Bitter about all the ketogenic (keto for short) diet and how he has reshaped the basic fat burning and ketone burning diet concept into a winning formula for ultra running.  Link to his YouTube account below.  Also thank you to Lisa for joining me to discuss if her vegan diet can be modified to go keto.  Remember, be smart if you're drastically changing your diet and check with a doctor first.  Happy training!

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This episode is all about 2018 goals!  Michelle Barton and I talk about our personal goals.  I talk to the founder of Hammer Nutrition, Brian Frank about his goals.  Fun speaking with Hayden Hawks about his Bears Ears 100, goals and BIG surprise news! Great catching up with YiOu Wang and hear what race she could race in 2018! Charlie (TheRunnerBeans) makes two race announcements on this episode.  Also fun chatting goals with Gary Stotler and Mike Farrington. Fun episode!

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Had a great time talking all things running and training with Camille Herron! Talked to Jacob Puzey and Tommy Rivers Puzey about there upcoming movie release Brothers.  Also talked about priorities of a busy life with Meridith (RunningWith Cadence).

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Had a great time speaking with Morgan Sjogren about her writing, running background and recently her time spent at Bears Ears.  She has written a book - The Best Bears Ears National Monument Hikes and is a self described nomad and running bum (links below).  I also touch base with my friend Tommy Byrne who started the charity, Bigger Than The Trail. Hear about his unique entry into the Black Canyon 100K coming this February!

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Great speaking with Eric Senseman & Jackie Merritt w/ Jacob Puzey and Mike Meggiato.  Eric is coming off winning the JFK 50 Miler.  Jackie took 7th in Western States and after speaking went out and took 2nd at JFK.  Puzey went out for a big JFK, but the race didn't go as planned (he'll be back on the podcast soon).  Mike is a middle of the pack guy going for a FKT soon! Milestonepod.com promo code: TrainingForUltra30 for 30% off.

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Had a great time speaking with Zach Bitter about how he got started in crushing ultras.  Also enjoyed conversations with Camille Herron, Paddy O'Leary, Eric Senseman and YiOu Wang.  First ever gear review of the Hoka Challenger ATR3s versus the Altra Lne Peak 3.5s.  Hope you enjoy this episode and happy training!

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Had a great time speaking with Don Freeman of Trail Runner Nation about how he started running and about how he finished the triple crown of 200 milers this year!  Also had fun speaking with Jason Schlarb and Alicia Vargo.  Schlarb just won the Ultra Tour Mt Siguniang 100K. Alicia just set the FKT for the Grand Canyon R2R!

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North Face Endurance Challenge 50 Mile Championship - Elite Race Preview with Zach Miller, Hayden Hawks, Max King, Tim Freriks, Chris Mocko, Cody Reed, Stephanie Howe Violett, Clare Gallagher, Anna Mae Flynn, Marianne Hogan, Megan Roche

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