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".
Other Dr. Maffetone podcasts:
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Get a taste of Dr. Maffetone's best articles HERE
Phil Maffetone's MUSIC
Fri, 25 May 2018
Fleet Feet Sacramento recently hosted a trail running camp in Northern California. We joined over 50 runners to host a live podcast Q&A with Maggie Guterl and Courtney Dauwalter. Topic were broad but all started with the letter, "H".
Sponsors of the event:
Fri, 18 May 2018
The capacity to endure, from 5K to 240 miles to a relationship is an elusive skill that we search for. Runner and journalist, Alex Hutchinson, exposes us to research that has been done in recent years that will change the paradigm you may have about endurance. He explores the relationship of the mental and the physical and what we have learned from scientists on how we can maximize our potential.
Andy Jones-Wilkins and Magda Boulet join The Nation to discuss four key chapters in the book, Endure: Mind, Body, and the Curiously Elastic Limits of Human Performance
Chapter 1: The Unforgiving Minute
Chapter 4: The Conscience Quitter
Chapter 8: Heat
Chapter 13: Belief
Fri, 4 May 2018
Brad Kearns was one of the top professional triathletes for nine years. During that time, he won 30 titles worldwide including an amazing streak of seven victories in a row. Brad just returned from the Paleo F(x) conference and chats with The Nation about
Brad's morning smoothie video
Brad's cold therapy video
Check out the Primal Endurance Podcast
The Primal Endurance book
Primal Blueprint web site
Fri, 27 April 2018
ECEP, Andy Jones-Wilkins joins The Nation to talk about the Chip and Dan Heath best selling book, The Power of Moments- Why Certain Experiences Have Extraordinary Impact.
We discuss why certain experiences can jolt us, elevate us and change us—and how we can learn to create such extraordinary moments in our running, life and work.
Check out AJW's article on Power of Moments at Irunfar
Meet up with Andy at one of his training camps this summer:
May 25-28 Memorial Day Ultrarunning Training Camp SOLD OUT
June 6-10 Lake Tahoe Ultrarunning Camp
July 8-14 Rob Krar Ultra Camp
Fri, 20 April 2018
Adam Campbell spent the first 17 years of his life on the beaches of Nigeria where he developed his love of the outdoors. He now calls the Canadian Rockies home where he is an environmental & business lawyer. He is also a co-owner of Canada’s largest trail running series.
He has competed in, and regularly placed on the podium at, some of the world's most challenging and competitive mountain running races and trail ultramarathons.
We met Adam in 2014 at the finish of Hardrock 100 where he finished 3rd despite he and Aaron Heidt being struck by lightning on Handees peak. Our podcast with Adam after his finish. Our video with Adam.
On August 30th, 2016, Adam experienced a near fatal accident while attempting the Horseshoe traverse through Roger’s Pass in BC, with runners Nick Elson and Dakota Jones. Adam talks about his experience, lessons learned and his new reality of being a trail runner.
On May 9th, a movie about Adam's experience will be available to download at Arc'teryx. You can view the trailer HERE
Adam will also be touring with the film screening at these Arc'teryx brand store locations:
VIDEO of Adam's Ted Talk