Ep 15 Running Out and Other Stories

I review the book “Running Out” and read listener-contributed original stories! Apologies for the lack of editing on this one. Listen at double speed!

Note mistake about location of Running For Tyler 5K on Mar 31. It’s in OHIO, not GEORGIA.



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Running Out, by Dave Essinger

More about author Dave Essinger here. Get his book here.

Poem by Brandi Canann:

I know it seems drastic from your point of view,

I want to eat fresh air and drink that morning dew.

You ask, who is this girl all laced up in her shoes?

Where did she come from, which path will she choose?

 

You’ll find me deep in the woods, howling up at the moon,

But I promise you babe, I’ll be home soon.

Cause I’m a wild one, with a wild heart,

Please don’t try to tame me, it’ll rip me apart.

 

I’ll be lost on that trail, reconnecting with me,

But don’t worry love, with you is where I’ll always be.

I’ve just got this urge, and it’s pulling me on.

I need the dirt underfoot, to feel the blaze of the sun.

 

I want to traipse through the desert like that horse with no name,

Bounding wild and free over rocky and unforgiving terrain.

But at the end of the day, when the journey is through,

Don’t doubt for a second that I’m coming back to you.

 

I’ve got to push this animal body to its limit, and make myself proud.

I long for that wilderness where I can be primal, uninhibited and wild.

But don’t worry love, because I can promise you this,

When this race is over I’ll greet you with the most tender kiss.

 

So forgive me if I wander and chase down these dreams,

I know they are lofty, but not as crazy as they now seem.

I’m still just a girl with a wild and open heart,

With a hunger for the pain and the courage to start.

Write up about Bill Kenley’s novel, High School Runner (Freshman)

Screen captures about Tyler Becket (from @CrossProb on Twitter):

There has been a 5K/scholarship created in his name. The first Running for Tyler 5K Run/Walk will be March 31, 2018 in Marietta, OH. (I said GEORGIA in the show. It’s right here in my state of OHIO.)

 

Ep 14 Oklahoma Running and Camille Herron

My daughter and I run in the State Games of Oklahoma. Later, we hear a talk by Camille Herron. Check it out!



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State Games of Oklahoma Trail Run

Red Coyote Running, in Oklahoma City

Pictures

With our medals after the race!

Race stuff

Hopping Gnome Brewery, Wichita, KS

Museum of World Treasures, Wichita, KS

Oklahoma City Zoo

   

Camille Herron’s talk at Red Coyote Running, Oklahoma City, OK

Ep 13 Tunnel Hill 100 with Jes & Andrew

I talk to Jes & Andrew about the Tunnel Hill 100 race in Illinois.



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Website for Tunnel Hill 100 (Look under “Races”)

PIctures

Pre-race with Coree Woltering

Jes and Andrew

Jes and Andrew at the interview

Jes and Sarah

Andrew and Harvey Lewis (he did the 50)

Jes  and Andrew with their buckles!

Pictures of the course

Finishing

With RD Steve Durbin

My wife Deb captured Camille Herron’s finish

After race burger!

Race Goodies

Buckle

Finishers Jacket

Cotton hoodie

Bib

Hat and bib belt

Bag with velcro closure

Drawstring bag

My little cheat sheet

Ep 12 Hallucination 100 (Run Woodstock)

I review the Hallucination 100 mile race, one of the Run Woodstock races in Michigan. And I talk to finisher Dan Semsel.



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Website for Run Woodstock

Pictures.

Before the race.

With my friend Brian.

Someone’s campsite. I think they had a contest for coolest campsite.

Stage area.

After the first loop. At the start/finish.

Wobbly start to the final loop.

With RD Gary at the finish. Thanks Gary and volunteers!!

Dan Semsel, whom I interviewed. Thanks Dan!

Pictures FROM Dan.

I had heard there was a wild pig on the course!

Dan sporting the kilt!

Pre- and post-race goodies.

Ep 11 24/12 Hour Run For Dreams & Book Review: Your Best Stride

I review a 12 hour race I did in Kentucky called the 24 Hour Run For Dreams, and I review a running book called Your Best Stride.



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Link to 24 Hour Run For Dreams

24 Hour Run For Dreams Facebook Page

Shirt and Book:

Race Director Tommie Kendall:

Pictures of the course:

Race morning:

Taking off from the start & in the woods:

  

Grassy parts:

 

Ep 10 Racing, Running and Sightseeing in California

We spent nearly five weeks in California. Here is where I ran, two races I did, an interview, and other things we saw and did. Check it out!



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Check out:

Spoken Bicycles

Steel City Half Day Fat Azz Run

Pictures to go along with the podcast:

Independence Trail

Auburn Running Company

Our AirBnB

 

Road near our AirBnB

Heat training at our AirBnB

Buttermilk Bend Trail

Point Defiance Loop

Sawtooth Bike Trail near Truckee

Burger Me! in Truckee

Pioneer Express Trail at Folsom Lake

Folsom Prison

Deb’s birthday meal!

Up near Robinson’s Flat

Sugar Pine Reservoir

Pioneer Trail along Hwy 20

 

Deer Creek Tribute Trail

Dent I put in car & Emerald Island in Lake Tahoe

Cody Lake Sierra Trail Challenge Half Marathon

Race director of Cody Lake, Troy Limb. His races can be found at Troy’s California Trail Runs.

Keely McCaskie, whom I interviewed. Women’s winner of the Half!

Tango Frozen Yogurt in Auburn

Quarry Trail, Auburn Recreation Area

No Hands Bridge

David and Tamara, in Berkeley

Views from Tilden Regional Park, Berkeley

San Francisco

Drove across the Golden Gate heading back to the AirBnB

Squaw Valley to watch Broken Arrow Skyrace. Winner JP Donovan (taller) & second place Max King.

City of Locke

 

Michael Butler, of The Butlers (He says there is no relation between his name and the band name, but I’m not sure I believe him.)

 

The tattoo that nearly got me killed

Nevada City Mile race

Heading down the final stretch!

California State Railroad Museum

Old Sacramento

Bernhard House

Dog Days of Podcasting!

Hey Everyone! I recently completed a challenge, called the Dog Days of Podcasting Challenge, whereby I submitted a podcast episode EVERY DAY IN AUGUST! They are generally shorter shows of 5-25 minutes. I talk a lot about my daily workouts, being a cross country coach, and there are a few other recurring topics, including some interesting input about coaches from my friends! There’s also a couple of eclipse episodes. If you want to listen, you could probably binge-listen the whole month in not too-much time.

You can find the episodes by subscribing to Topics in Endurance Sports in iTunes and other places (let me know if you can’t at your favorite place). Here is the RSS Feed for the show. The Dog Days episodes all start with DDOP.

Thanks! Soon regular episodes will resume.

Ep 9 Western States 100 Mile Run: Pre-Race, and the First 30 Miles

I lined up at the Western States 100 Mile Endurance Run. Here you find out what happened. Hopefully this will be helpful for anyone hoping to do this race. I also talk about the incredible accomplishment of my nephew Kurt Slattery! I talk slowly. Play at double speed!



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Episode 39 of the East Coast Trail and Ultra Podcast, in which I was interviewed! It’s very funny.

Article about my nephew Kurt Slattery‘s amazing day to get into the John Deere Classic Golf Tourney! Be sure to watch the video in it!

Camille Herron, Michael Wardian

YiOu Wang

Drop bags

These two folks snuck into my own picture and I got relegated to being a photobomber. With Gordy Ansleigh.

Nikki Kimball

Gunhild Swanson

John Fegyveresi

Jim Walmsley

Race start

Climbing up to the escarpment.

Looking back down on Squaw Valley.

Snow. Lots of snow.

Creeks. Lots.

Mud. Lots.

Fun!

Beautiful views.

Some trails were nice.

Some a bit rocky.

My daughter

My wife.

At the awards ceremony. That’s Gordy again.

Women’s winner Cat Bradley.

Men’s winner Ryan Sandes.

Michael Wardian, left, and 5th place Chris DeNucci.

Second place Alex Nichols.

In N Out Burger.

WS hat I bought.

Ep 8 Western States Memorial Weekend Training Camp

I talk a lot about the 2017 Western States Training Camp that I recently did. With interviews.



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Here’s Mark Thill, and also Karen Ringheiser and Dima Feinhaus, all of whom I interviewed.

The first of the Run Steep Get High videos I mentioned that covered the Training Runs. See #’s 148 and 149 for the next two.

The essay I wrote: Top Ten Reasons to do the Western States Training Camp.

Thirty Hours, the video about Wally Hesseltine.

I mentioned this video, which is a course overview. There are a bunch of videos and podcasts covering the 2017 race now as well.

Some pictures from the Training Camp. I’d really need to post 50 pictures to capture it all, but here’s a few of them.

With Clare Gallagher.

With Kaci Lickteig.

With Elov Olsson.

With Nicole Kalogeropoulos.

With Zach Bitter.

With Stephanie Howe Violett.

With Magda Boulet.

With Tim Twietmeyer.

With Jeff Browning.

With Ian Sharman.

Ep 7 Grayson Highlands 50K

I ran the Grayson Highlands 50K in Virginia and talk about it and interview others who ran it. Also, my 50 mile weekend, the YMCA, and Five Chinese Brothers.



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Donate to Shawn Bearden’s 777 Marathon Challenge at the Science of Ultra. Do it in May and he’ll match your donation!

Grayson Highlands 50K

I mentioned the Frozen Sasquatch Race. Some pics from when I did it in 2016:

I mentioned UROC. And the Highlands Sky Trail Run.

Barney mentioned the Barkley Fall Classic, ARFTA, and RUTS.

Julie and Sandy (whom I interviewed)

And Barney

Pictures from the Grayson Highlands Race:

Elevation chart:

We crossed the Appalachian Trail many times:

With race direction Sean “Run Bum” Blanton

The Five Chinese Brothers