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Latest Episodes

Pam Reed Interview

Pam Reed has run ninety six 100 milers and finished 50+ Ironman triathlons. She’s set the record for 24 hours on the track, and won–outright–Badwater two times. Most impressive to many was her 2015 Western/Hardrock/Badwater triple. All three of those events occur within one month. Woof! Pam Reed on the trails in Yellowstone National Park In this interview, we talk about everything from Courtney Dauwalter (and candy!) to what it’s like directing a large marathon in the age of Covid. Has Pam learned anything during her races over the last few months? We talk about trail blindness, beer, eating disorders, and the insane article written about her in 2005. Pam Reed (r) and her friend Holly during one of Araivapa’s virtual 100 milers this summer. Gear Chat with Ben Shoes: Brooks Catamount Inov8 TerraUltra G270 Here are the Adidas Terrext ProtoHype trail shoes we talked about. TrackSmith Run Cannonball Run shorts rabbit EZ shorts 7″ Swiftwick Pursuit merino socks Pam Reed Episode Notes Here’s the Outside Magazine article Here’s Pam Reed on David Letterman Here’s the interview with Courtney where we talk about trail blindness. Pam is the director of the Tucson Marathon. Intro music | David RosalesOutro music | AJ LeGrand

104 MIN4 d ago
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Pam Reed Interview

Leah Yingling Interview and New Female Gear Reviews

Leah Yingling has been tearing up trail races in the Wasatch for a few years. From podiums at The Grand Traverse, North Face, Bear, Squaw Peak, and Telluride Mountain Run, she’s also reached out to put on a popular fatass that traverses 40 miles across some incredible terrain. Leah Lingying in the La Sal Mountains in Utah, 2018. Leah grew up in Pennsylvania, one of four girls in a very competitive family that saw all siblings on the same high school cross country team at the same time. From there, you’ll have to hear her story about college, trauma, training, diet, and her love for the trail community in the Wasatch Range. Pretty much the coolest race shirt ever. Pic courtesy Leah Lingying. Leah Yingling Episode Notes Here’s Jeffrey Stern’s excellent piece on Leah in Ultrarunning Magazine. Here’s the Melvin 2×4 IPA she raved about. Intro and outro music used with permission by David Rosales AC/DC Live at River Plate, Argentina. The concert I missed. And I dare you to slow your...

86 MINJUN 19
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Leah Yingling Interview and New Female Gear Reviews

Jason Hardrath | The Art of FKTs | Gear Reviews with Ben

Jason Hardrath has been raging FKTs on routes all over the West Coast, with a focus on the PNW. Recently he realized he was in striking distance of catching the King of FKTs Ben Nephew and is loving the challenge of chasing big solo routes in the mountains. In straight numbers, Jason is currently at 51 FKTs versus Ben’s 56. For reference, the third place guy has 27. Anton has 23, Kilian has 21. Jason Hardrath In this episode, we talk about how and why Jason transitioned from a solid triathlete and marathoner to a guy going after solo pursuits in the mountains. We talk about some of the similarities and differences between races and FKTs and the added elements of the former. Gear choices, route setting and finding, and FKT confirmation are all extra quirks that the athlete must bring to the table and Jason explains how he handles each. Jason Hardrath Jason Hardrath Episode Notes Here’s the interview with Ben Nephew. I mentioned Leor Pantilat. Here’s our chat with Leor from a few y...

96 MINAPR 24
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Jason Hardrath | The Art of FKTs | Gear Reviews with Ben

Meredith June Edwards | She’s back and stronger than ever.

If you heard our last episode with Meredith Edwards, you know that she lives for the mountains. Whether it’s running, scrambling or skiing, Meredith travels the world looking for the biggest peaks and races and takes them all hard. Meredith Edwards on the trails So naturally it was a surprise to many when she laid low from the competitive circuit last year while she was fighting an energy, iron, and GI issue that threatened to derail her career, livelihood, and main source of joy. View this post on Instagram Just getting ready and training for the zombie apocalypse. All you have to do is not give up. This is me finishing and winning the @montreuxtrailfestival 35k. 2 weeks prior I had just raced @eigerultratrail 100k which is a burly mountain course. Which seems to be theme in Europe because @montreuxtrailfestival was no different even for a short race. I was in 4th place most of the day till the final descent The last downhill was around 4000 ft and I just said screw it let’s see ...

93 MINAPR 14
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Meredith June Edwards | She’s back and stronger than ever.

Ellie Pell | Trails and Trials

Ellie Pell played team sports in high school then really took up running when she accidentally won a half marathon a few years ago. Since then, she’s lowered her marathon PR to 2:41, finished third at the competitive JFK50, earned a ton of attention with an outright win at a trail 50k, and most recently–just last weekend–ran in the Olympic Trials for the marathon. Ellie’s stoke level is on HIGH and you’ll hear her smile through your headset. She met a ton of runners in Atlanta, ran with joy and no pressure, grabbed a free pair of shoes that might pay for her next vacation, and now has her sights set on Lake Sonoma 50 miler next month. And hey Saucony, you hearing this??? Anyone going to Lake Sonoma wanna go halfsies on my AirBnB? Retweet to save the planet — Ellie Pell (@gazzellie) March 4, 2020 Connect with Ellie Pell Ellie runs for Red Newt Racing through the Finger Lakes Running Company. Here’s her website. Here’s her podcast. Here’s her Instagram. And here she is on Twi...

98 MINMAR 5
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Ellie Pell | Trails and Trials

Steeltown Runner Interview

For those who use Twitter to get their ultramarathon and trail news, you’re likely familiar with SteeltownRunner. He adds to conversations with civil, salient, and smart commentary about some of the obscure races, records, and athletes from our sport. Unmasked. Steeltown Runner Paul. Pic by Doug Freese. Behind the online moniker is Paul, a guy originally from Pennsylvania who now lives in New York City, and has become obsessed–in the true student of the sport sense–with ultramarathons from past and present. In this interview, we also discuss the future: Who are the true elites of today, where are they racing, and what kind of mark are they leaving on the sport. This is a different type of URP episode. Rather than digging into the guests’ own running, we talk primarily about Jim Walmsley, Camille Herron, Courtney Dauwalter, and a few other elite runners, as well as notable races from around the world. In short: We geek out about the top runners and put them in context. L-R: Phil ...

111 MINFEB 18
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Steeltown Runner Interview

Ryan Haebe Interview | From Collegiate Success to a Tragic Accident and Back to the Trails on his Terms

Ryan Haebe dominated D2 Cross Country and Steeplechase in 2011 and 2012, earning himself and his tam National Champion titles and nearly every award in collegiate athletics. He then earned himself a spot at the Olympic Trials. Ryan was firing on all cylinders and according to those who raced against him, he was a fierce competitor, hard worker, and above all, a good guy and great teammate. During Ryan’s time at Colorado Western State University (yes, that’s a place), he ran with Tyler Pennell, David Goodman, Ian Butler, and Gabe Proctor a group of guys with varied backgrounds who all coalesced into a truly incredible team. Additionally, a notable college friend and competitor was Matt Daniels who attended rival Adams State. Ryan Haebe winning the 2011 D2 XC Championships. This XC championship race from 2011 and this from 2012 (jump to 6:30 with 2 laps to go) are some of my favorite collegiate races to watch. Check them out. Dude was a beast. Within two weeks of qualifying for the ...

112 MINJAN 25
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Ryan Haebe Interview | From Collegiate Success to a Tragic Accident and Back to the Trails on his Terms

Bethany Patterson | Finding Time For the Trails

Bethany Patterson started her running career when she took David Horton’s ultramarathon class back in 1999. (Here’s our interview with the good doc from 2013.) From his class, she learned where to run, how to run, and he supported her throughout her upcoming races around the country. Here’s a great video that shows her time at Liberty University and how she’s grown. After graduation, Bethany had a meteoric rise in the sport which saw her run and win some of the biggest ultramarathons in the country. She was picked up by the OG Montrail/Pagagonia Ultra team, and was putting her hyper-competitive drive to good use. In 2004 Bethany headed to Western States where she had a DNF caused by what she described by mental pressure and took some time to reflect. The next year, Bethany married and soon after started a family with her husband. Now faced with raising a family, her training changed and she’s adapted through the years to roads, treadmills, and using what mom energy she’s got t...

70 MIN2019 DEC 20
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Bethany Patterson | Finding Time For the Trails

Grayson Murphy | Movin on up in the Trail Scene

Grayson Murphy (Saucony) has yet to run past 26.2 miles, but she’s got everything it takes to make a big impact in this sport. She’s a former collegiate track/xc runner who also ran steeple. She finished 2nd at Bridger Ridge Run, one of the more technical trail runs in the country. She trained with NAZ Elite but quit to focus on family and trails. She works hard in training and has a long-term plan, and yeah, she just won the World Mountain Running Championships in Argentina followed a week later by X-Terra Trail champs in Hawai’i. Grayson Murphy after winning X-Terra Trail Championships in Hawaii. In this interview, Grayson talks about her life growing up as a soccer player with a twin sister, how she found running, what’s brought her to the trails, and when she might make her ultra debut. We also talk about body image issues and expectations and how those affect us. Grayson Murphy Episode Notes Here’s a cool article about Grayson’s mentor and coaching team Emma Bates and Kam...

87 MIN2019 DEC 3
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Grayson Murphy | Movin on up in the Trail Scene

Sabrina Stanley | Surviving a Tough First Half to Win at Grand Raid

No American has even stood on the podium at Grand Raid Reunion Island (and Diagonale des Fous.) The notoriously difficult hundred miler in the India Ocean has seen greats like Andrea Huser, Nathalie Mauclair, Nuria Picas, Kilian Jornet, and Francois d’Haene work for wins, but Americans have had a tough time performing well. Sabrina Stanley, Crew Chief Daf, and Sabrina Stanley. Pic by Avery Collins. Then there’s Sabrina Stanley. When we had her on the show last year she talked about not being happy with second place…she wanted the win every single time. In a recent interview with Chase Parnell, she spoke about her plans for Grand Raid: “I didn’t travel (literally) half way around the world to finish in any other place but first. An American has never won this race. I plan on being the first.” And a quick glance at Sabrina’s last year of racing gives her some credence, right? She’s the current Hardrock Champion (her win in 2018 still stands since there was no race in 2019), sh...

90 MIN2019 NOV 5
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Sabrina Stanley | Surviving a Tough First Half to Win at Grand Raid

Latest Episodes

Pam Reed Interview

Pam Reed has run ninety six 100 milers and finished 50+ Ironman triathlons. She’s set the record for 24 hours on the track, and won–outright–Badwater two times. Most impressive to many was her 2015 Western/Hardrock/Badwater triple. All three of those events occur within one month. Woof! Pam Reed on the trails in Yellowstone National Park In this interview, we talk about everything from Courtney Dauwalter (and candy!) to what it’s like directing a large marathon in the age of Covid. Has Pam learned anything during her races over the last few months? We talk about trail blindness, beer, eating disorders, and the insane article written about her in 2005. Pam Reed (r) and her friend Holly during one of Araivapa’s virtual 100 milers this summer. Gear Chat with Ben Shoes: Brooks Catamount Inov8 TerraUltra G270 Here are the Adidas Terrext ProtoHype trail shoes we talked about. TrackSmith Run Cannonball Run shorts rabbit EZ shorts 7″ Swiftwick Pursuit merino socks Pam Reed Episode Notes Here’s the Outside Magazine article Here’s Pam Reed on David Letterman Here’s the interview with Courtney where we talk about trail blindness. Pam is the director of the Tucson Marathon. Intro music | David RosalesOutro music | AJ LeGrand

104 MIN4 d ago
Comments
Pam Reed Interview

Leah Yingling Interview and New Female Gear Reviews

Leah Yingling has been tearing up trail races in the Wasatch for a few years. From podiums at The Grand Traverse, North Face, Bear, Squaw Peak, and Telluride Mountain Run, she’s also reached out to put on a popular fatass that traverses 40 miles across some incredible terrain. Leah Lingying in the La Sal Mountains in Utah, 2018. Leah grew up in Pennsylvania, one of four girls in a very competitive family that saw all siblings on the same high school cross country team at the same time. From there, you’ll have to hear her story about college, trauma, training, diet, and her love for the trail community in the Wasatch Range. Pretty much the coolest race shirt ever. Pic courtesy Leah Lingying. Leah Yingling Episode Notes Here’s Jeffrey Stern’s excellent piece on Leah in Ultrarunning Magazine. Here’s the Melvin 2×4 IPA she raved about. Intro and outro music used with permission by David Rosales AC/DC Live at River Plate, Argentina. The concert I missed. And I dare you to slow your...

86 MINJUN 19
Comments
Leah Yingling Interview and New Female Gear Reviews

Jason Hardrath | The Art of FKTs | Gear Reviews with Ben

Jason Hardrath has been raging FKTs on routes all over the West Coast, with a focus on the PNW. Recently he realized he was in striking distance of catching the King of FKTs Ben Nephew and is loving the challenge of chasing big solo routes in the mountains. In straight numbers, Jason is currently at 51 FKTs versus Ben’s 56. For reference, the third place guy has 27. Anton has 23, Kilian has 21. Jason Hardrath In this episode, we talk about how and why Jason transitioned from a solid triathlete and marathoner to a guy going after solo pursuits in the mountains. We talk about some of the similarities and differences between races and FKTs and the added elements of the former. Gear choices, route setting and finding, and FKT confirmation are all extra quirks that the athlete must bring to the table and Jason explains how he handles each. Jason Hardrath Jason Hardrath Episode Notes Here’s the interview with Ben Nephew. I mentioned Leor Pantilat. Here’s our chat with Leor from a few y...

96 MINAPR 24
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Jason Hardrath | The Art of FKTs | Gear Reviews with Ben

Meredith June Edwards | She’s back and stronger than ever.

If you heard our last episode with Meredith Edwards, you know that she lives for the mountains. Whether it’s running, scrambling or skiing, Meredith travels the world looking for the biggest peaks and races and takes them all hard. Meredith Edwards on the trails So naturally it was a surprise to many when she laid low from the competitive circuit last year while she was fighting an energy, iron, and GI issue that threatened to derail her career, livelihood, and main source of joy. View this post on Instagram Just getting ready and training for the zombie apocalypse. All you have to do is not give up. This is me finishing and winning the @montreuxtrailfestival 35k. 2 weeks prior I had just raced @eigerultratrail 100k which is a burly mountain course. Which seems to be theme in Europe because @montreuxtrailfestival was no different even for a short race. I was in 4th place most of the day till the final descent The last downhill was around 4000 ft and I just said screw it let’s see ...

93 MINAPR 14
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Meredith June Edwards | She’s back and stronger than ever.

Ellie Pell | Trails and Trials

Ellie Pell played team sports in high school then really took up running when she accidentally won a half marathon a few years ago. Since then, she’s lowered her marathon PR to 2:41, finished third at the competitive JFK50, earned a ton of attention with an outright win at a trail 50k, and most recently–just last weekend–ran in the Olympic Trials for the marathon. Ellie’s stoke level is on HIGH and you’ll hear her smile through your headset. She met a ton of runners in Atlanta, ran with joy and no pressure, grabbed a free pair of shoes that might pay for her next vacation, and now has her sights set on Lake Sonoma 50 miler next month. And hey Saucony, you hearing this??? Anyone going to Lake Sonoma wanna go halfsies on my AirBnB? Retweet to save the planet — Ellie Pell (@gazzellie) March 4, 2020 Connect with Ellie Pell Ellie runs for Red Newt Racing through the Finger Lakes Running Company. Here’s her website. Here’s her podcast. Here’s her Instagram. And here she is on Twi...

98 MINMAR 5
Comments
Ellie Pell | Trails and Trials

Steeltown Runner Interview

For those who use Twitter to get their ultramarathon and trail news, you’re likely familiar with SteeltownRunner. He adds to conversations with civil, salient, and smart commentary about some of the obscure races, records, and athletes from our sport. Unmasked. Steeltown Runner Paul. Pic by Doug Freese. Behind the online moniker is Paul, a guy originally from Pennsylvania who now lives in New York City, and has become obsessed–in the true student of the sport sense–with ultramarathons from past and present. In this interview, we also discuss the future: Who are the true elites of today, where are they racing, and what kind of mark are they leaving on the sport. This is a different type of URP episode. Rather than digging into the guests’ own running, we talk primarily about Jim Walmsley, Camille Herron, Courtney Dauwalter, and a few other elite runners, as well as notable races from around the world. In short: We geek out about the top runners and put them in context. L-R: Phil ...

111 MINFEB 18
Comments
Steeltown Runner Interview

Ryan Haebe Interview | From Collegiate Success to a Tragic Accident and Back to the Trails on his Terms

Ryan Haebe dominated D2 Cross Country and Steeplechase in 2011 and 2012, earning himself and his tam National Champion titles and nearly every award in collegiate athletics. He then earned himself a spot at the Olympic Trials. Ryan was firing on all cylinders and according to those who raced against him, he was a fierce competitor, hard worker, and above all, a good guy and great teammate. During Ryan’s time at Colorado Western State University (yes, that’s a place), he ran with Tyler Pennell, David Goodman, Ian Butler, and Gabe Proctor a group of guys with varied backgrounds who all coalesced into a truly incredible team. Additionally, a notable college friend and competitor was Matt Daniels who attended rival Adams State. Ryan Haebe winning the 2011 D2 XC Championships. This XC championship race from 2011 and this from 2012 (jump to 6:30 with 2 laps to go) are some of my favorite collegiate races to watch. Check them out. Dude was a beast. Within two weeks of qualifying for the ...

112 MINJAN 25
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Ryan Haebe Interview | From Collegiate Success to a Tragic Accident and Back to the Trails on his Terms

Bethany Patterson | Finding Time For the Trails

Bethany Patterson started her running career when she took David Horton’s ultramarathon class back in 1999. (Here’s our interview with the good doc from 2013.) From his class, she learned where to run, how to run, and he supported her throughout her upcoming races around the country. Here’s a great video that shows her time at Liberty University and how she’s grown. After graduation, Bethany had a meteoric rise in the sport which saw her run and win some of the biggest ultramarathons in the country. She was picked up by the OG Montrail/Pagagonia Ultra team, and was putting her hyper-competitive drive to good use. In 2004 Bethany headed to Western States where she had a DNF caused by what she described by mental pressure and took some time to reflect. The next year, Bethany married and soon after started a family with her husband. Now faced with raising a family, her training changed and she’s adapted through the years to roads, treadmills, and using what mom energy she’s got t...

70 MIN2019 DEC 20
Comments
Bethany Patterson | Finding Time For the Trails

Grayson Murphy | Movin on up in the Trail Scene

Grayson Murphy (Saucony) has yet to run past 26.2 miles, but she’s got everything it takes to make a big impact in this sport. She’s a former collegiate track/xc runner who also ran steeple. She finished 2nd at Bridger Ridge Run, one of the more technical trail runs in the country. She trained with NAZ Elite but quit to focus on family and trails. She works hard in training and has a long-term plan, and yeah, she just won the World Mountain Running Championships in Argentina followed a week later by X-Terra Trail champs in Hawai’i. Grayson Murphy after winning X-Terra Trail Championships in Hawaii. In this interview, Grayson talks about her life growing up as a soccer player with a twin sister, how she found running, what’s brought her to the trails, and when she might make her ultra debut. We also talk about body image issues and expectations and how those affect us. Grayson Murphy Episode Notes Here’s a cool article about Grayson’s mentor and coaching team Emma Bates and Kam...

87 MIN2019 DEC 3
Comments
Grayson Murphy | Movin on up in the Trail Scene

Sabrina Stanley | Surviving a Tough First Half to Win at Grand Raid

No American has even stood on the podium at Grand Raid Reunion Island (and Diagonale des Fous.) The notoriously difficult hundred miler in the India Ocean has seen greats like Andrea Huser, Nathalie Mauclair, Nuria Picas, Kilian Jornet, and Francois d’Haene work for wins, but Americans have had a tough time performing well. Sabrina Stanley, Crew Chief Daf, and Sabrina Stanley. Pic by Avery Collins. Then there’s Sabrina Stanley. When we had her on the show last year she talked about not being happy with second place…she wanted the win every single time. In a recent interview with Chase Parnell, she spoke about her plans for Grand Raid: “I didn’t travel (literally) half way around the world to finish in any other place but first. An American has never won this race. I plan on being the first.” And a quick glance at Sabrina’s last year of racing gives her some credence, right? She’s the current Hardrock Champion (her win in 2018 still stands since there was no race in 2019), sh...

90 MIN2019 NOV 5
Comments
Sabrina Stanley | Surviving a Tough First Half to Win at Grand Raid
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