Sun, 24 June 2018
2018 was a HOT year for Western States 100. All runners experienced ups and downs....literally and figuratively. Despite the blistering hear, 2018 had the highest finish rate since 2012, which had record LOW temperatures.
Courtney Dauwalter laid down the second fastest women's time in her debut.
Three of the top 20 finishers were women!
Fri, 22 June 2018
At 5:00am PDT, the shotgun will sound in Squaw Valley unleashing 379 fortunate runners on their 100.2 mile journey to Auburn.
We wish all 379 the a best performance and experience that they will never forget.
Billy Yang's Video that you should watch before any of your races.
Video of pre-race meeting
Fri, 15 June 2018
French runner, Emy LeComte is toeing the line at the 2018 Western States 100. She has an impressive resume including a 2014 win at Tour Des Geants. In addition to her first trip at Western States 100, she will also be participating in the 2018 UTMB.
Don and Bob Crowley get some valuable tips from Emy as they are preparing for their shot at Tour Des Geants.
Emy is not taking any chances at Western States. She will be powered by the PEK!
Fri, 8 June 2018
Andy Jones-Wilkins and our Irish lucky charm, Donna Nì Cuarta, join us from Tahoe to plan Fact or Fiction, a fun conversation of common (and not so common) myths related to running, endurance, and health.
Andy is in Tahoe participating in a CTS Ultrarunning camp and Donna is acclimating to the area as she prepares to run Western States 100 in a couple weeks!
Fri, 1 June 2018
"Imagination is more important than knowledge; knowledge is limited, whereas imagination embraces the entire world, stimulating progress, giving birth to evolution" - Albert Einstein
"Becoming aware of ourselves and our surroundings (near and far) is an important feature of a healthy brain" - Phil Maffetone
Phil joins us to talk about why daydreaming is important to our health and how it can help us become better runners. We discuss the similarities of daydreaming and visualization and if we can daydream while using other sensory inputs. We talk about how we can become better daydreamers.
Phil's article, "Interpretation of Daydreams"
We begin the podcast with a review of Chapter 26 of "The Big Book of Endurance and Racing", called, "The Pain Game and How to Control It".
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