Susan Smock is a badass homeschooling stay at home ultra-mom who is trying to recover from an ultra-running-related concussion. Once left for dead on the trail by her loving husband Brian (who has gone from 5K to 100k in a year). Susan loves trails and stairs. She hates people that under-dress at water parks. This year she ran her first 100 mile race.
Joining us from the field is the high priestess of 200 milers, Candice Burt. We talk about race directing, twitter wars, how to train for 200 milers, and what do when people tell you you can't do something. Check out her blog Wild Defined for some frequenct and inspring adventure stories. Candice is on Altra's Elite team, and is an Ultimate Direction ambassador. Race info at: Destination Trail and Bellingham Trail Running Series. (Rumor has it the TJM crew are eyeing the Bigfoot 120)
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Finally a pro radio voice on the show!
Jen DeSalvo joins us to syruply talk about her recent first 100-miler, her work coaching for Team In Training IL, what makes a good pacer (hint: Cory), and the usual wide range of Ten Junk Miles topics. Sponsored by Clamato.
Jen cheerleading for runners at the Chicago Marathon:
Over the last couple weeks, Scott ran the Ice Age Trail 50-miler, Kat swept the course, Cory crewed and cheered, while Aaron ran around the city with no shirt on.
Amanda Runnion joined us in studio to talk about her running and cross training (pole dancing (for fitness)), and she shares helpful nutrition tips like how make the perfect salad (hint: less veggies, more gatorade), and what the right chicken to cheese ratio is for a chicken sandwich. Here she is at mile 85 of the Potawatomi 100:
Shawn Brandon and Jenna Bahaj also joined us on the phone to talk about their new race, the Cry Me a River! 50-miler (plus half marathon and 5-miler) in central Illinois on Saturday, July 11 (registration and fb links). Consider running it! They also share some stories about their recent 53R trip to the Grand Canyon.
ps-some of these miles are uphill miles
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Shelley Cook joins us to talk about her running exeriences and running relationships. Wonder why her boyfriend Alec couldn't make it at the last minute?
Eric Sherman, host of DFL Ultraunning, talks podcasts and says funny stuff (that's Dead F...... Last).
Chuck Schultz talks to us just minutes after finishing the Potawatomi 200 miler, in our first interview live in the field. Here are some cool before and after articles about Chuck's attempt to run 200 miles while balancing the demands of having a 1-week old daughter, who was at the race! His blog is theraceblogger, though he hasn't had a chance to write about POT200 yet.
Patrick Sweeney shares an update on his run across America benefiting the Hundred Mile Club (and on Facebook), an organization that encourages and helps kids to be healthy by running or walking 100 miles duing the school year.