Athlete On Fire
Lynn Hall had one goal: to become a United States Air Force (USAF) Pilot. Throughout high school, she studied and trained to earn acceptance into the Air Force Academy. Just after her 18th birthday, she earned her commercial pilot's license. She was accepted into the AF Academy and was on her way to fulfilling her childhood dream. Everything was going as planned.
 
Until one day.
 
Find out if Lynn achieved her lifelong dream, hear about a few of her many adventures and athletic achievements, how she copes with chronic physical pain and what advice she has for others who also must live with chronic pain.
 
This is a different kind of story but one we felt should be shared.  Lynn is truly an Athlete On Fire.
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Elite ultra runner and coach Josh Arthur comes with some strong exercise science in this episode of Athlete On Fire.  How to help with certain injuries, specific running workouts, and basic training concepts for runners of all levels can be heard today.  He has access to some amazing trails and has some great stories of racing with some of the best in the sport.  

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  • We catch up on Ty’s recent 5th place at Ironman Brazil.  What tactics did he use to push the pace on the bike?

 

  • Hear stories of Ty’s days chasing his Professional cycling dream, post Athens Olympics

 

  • Which 3 x World Champion got Ty inspired to pursue his dream as a professional Triathlete

 

  • Cervelo signed Ty to a lifelong deal, does that mean he’s riding Cervelo’s for the rest of his life?
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Did you think that only elite or professional athletes were the ones getting sponsored?  Maybe not.  Either way, you should listen if you want to learn more about what it takes to receive and keep sponsors on board.  Or newest edition to the Athlete On Fire Network is about what keeps the lights on for athletes of all levels.  Listen to learn.

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When you take you your shirt off for the world to see after losing 100 pounds and still call it a before picture, you are doing something right, right?  Jeffrey takes us on a personal journey as he continues to train for the Leadville 100 to honor his mom and other aspiring athletes.  What does it feel like to lose a toenail?  He talks  about this with his best buds and comedians on the show. Injuries, we have that too.  A back injury and how he is dealing with it.  Leroy, Jeffrey's running buddy also gets some love in the second of this series on the Athlete On Fire Network!

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Stevie Kremer is a world class mountain runner.  She climbs like a mountain goat and descends like a flowing river but today, on this show, it's her words that are flowing.  Taking her first crack at something new, hosting an audio show, comes asa  challenge but she nails. One part passion and one part experience and knowledge you will get the chance to hear why and how some elite athletes decide to continue a regular job and compete.  She also brings on her significant other, a great endurance athlete as well, to talk about their travails.  The Work Hard, Play Harder show will be a regular installment on the Athlete On Fire Network so enjoy!

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You can't really get more epic than paddling the length of the Amazon from source to sea.  Yes, the logistics are harrowing.  There are permits and guides and crocs, snakes, and piranhas.  The moisture is brutal as is the heat.  Bacteria and parasites are everywhere.  But the most daunting thing?  Five months isolated with another human being.  We have a chance to learn about the trip and why go so big. We also get to see how well the two adventurers know each other before they depart.  If they journey is epic, this show is just alright!

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Like a good ultra, we were all over the place on this show but that made it very interesting.  Ian talks about a few athletes that he looks to in the sport that he competes in as well as some interesting things going on on the Appalachian Trail. He started his heat training for Western States and shares how he does this.  We also delve into coaching and what challenges come along with it. All in all, a very entertaining show if you like running and ultra running, as it should be!

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Like a good ultra, we were all over the place on this show but that made it very interesting.  Ian talks about a few athletes that he looks to in the sport that he competes in as well as some interesting things going on on the Appalachian Trail. He started his heat training for Western States and shares how he does this.  We also delve into coaching and what challenges come along with it. All in all, a very entertaining show if you like running and ultra running, as it should be!

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Let’s put the scenario out there.  You drove to your favorite workout spot. You know, the one with 150 stairs and tons of people running around like mad every Saturday morning.  Except you had the opportunity to be there when hardly noone else was.  So, you thought up exactly what you were going to do.  This many sets of this, this long of that.  You warm up.   You start the workout.  Then, usually about 35% of the way through the whole workout, a thought pops into your mind.

  • “This is hard and I really pushed, I think I am done.”
  • “Noone else is out here working like I am so something is better than nothing.”
  • ” I am too tired and hungry, I’ll go harder tomorrow.”

Are these justifications or good reasons to stop a workout?  The answer is probably more complex.  If this is a habit, then it is a justification.  If it happens every once in a while, it’s probably just the reason for the end of the workout that day.  So, let’s talk about those of you who totally get this situation.

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