Athlete On Fire (general)

Jesse Itzler is a serial entrepreneur, ultra runner, and general seeker of adventure.  On the show we talk about adventurous parenting, addiction to newness, and mental toughness.  His background is amazing and diverse and to spare the clickbait(y) descriptions about what this guy has accomplished, I'd recommend you just listen to the show to find out who he really is first, then go google the crap out of him!  Thanks for listening.

Direct download: AOF220Jesse.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 7:00am MDT

Our guest is as passionate about the outdoors as anyone we have had on the show. We talk about his calling and many of the adventures that have come along with it.

Of his personal achievements, he completed an 1800 mile bikepack from Banff, Canada to his home in Colorado. From day to day, you can find Jalen on his bike exploring obscure regions of wilderness and sharing his travel stories to Colorado's Afro communities.

 

This episode is sponsored by Health IQ, an insurance company that helps health conscious people get special life insurance rates. Go to healthiq.com/aof to support the show and learn more. If you end up calling instead, let them know the code “aof” as a referral!

Direct download: AOF219.mp3
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Max Conserva is back on the show to share a new training protocol he helped develop for coaches and trainers to work better with adaptive athletes. So many trainers simply pass off the opportunity to work with athletes with prosthetics or other obstacles when it could be a rewarding and inspiring experience for both.  Today, we talk about the road Max went down to make sure he could reach more athletes like himself.  He lost most of a leg to an accident when he was a youngster.  We hope you will love the show and share with a trainer or coach you know!

This episode is sponsored by Health IQ, an insurance company that helps health conscious people get special life insurance rates. Go to healthiq.com/aof to support the show and learn more. If you end up calling instead, let them know the code “aof” as a referral!

Direct download: AOF218.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 5:38pm MDT

Ian Warner is a serial entrepreneur, former collegiate and Olympic athlete, and now, a father and husband.  We talk about the idea he has had for year that he finally made happen and the friend he lost that inspires him everyday to keep going.  This show is where being an athlete and overall good person intersect. Enjoy!

This episode is sponsored by Health IQ, an insurance company that helps health conscious people get special life insurance rates. Go to healthiq.com/aof to support the show and learn more. If you end up calling instead, let them know the code “aof” as a referral!

Direct download: AOF217.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 12:52pm MDT

Chris Mocko is a Boulder, Colorado based runner. We talk about his transition to Colorado from the Bay Area, his favorite trails, his training, and lots about real life stuff.

This episode is sponsored by Health IQ, an insurance company that helps health conscious people get special life insurance rates.  Go to healthiq.com/aof to support the show and learn more.  If you end up calling instead, let them know the code “aof” as a referral!

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Category:general -- posted at: 2:19pm MDT

Man, what a gift. To meet someone multiple times, our guest is a good friend of my wife, but not get to know her much better until recording the show! She has much more to say but if you think it is important to get people from every corner of society into the outdoors, you'll love this chat.

Kriste Peoples is an outdoor enthusiast who loves to share her love of trails, whether she’s running, hiking, snowshoeing, or thinking about it. She’s a Ragnar ambassador, a couch-to-5k coach, an Outdoor Afro leader, and a proud coach for L2S Fitness–all of which means she can often be found pointing excitedly at park maps and cheering adventurous souls around the next bend. By day, she's a producer at a New Age media company that shares in another of her passions: honoring the best that's in us.

This episode is sponsored by Health IQ, an insurance company that helps health conscious people get special life insurance rates.  Go to healthiq.com/aof to support the show and learn more.  If you end up calling instead, let them know the code “aof” as a referral!

Direct download: AOF215Kriste.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 6:32pm MDT

Clare Gallagher is an ultrarunner for The North Face. She studied coral ecology and ran cross country and track at Princeton. After graduation, she discovered ultrarunning while teaching English in Northern Thailand. Clare lives in her home state of Colorado when she's not on the road.
 

This episode is sponsored by Health IQ, an insurance company that helps health conscious people get special life insurance rates.  Go to healthiq.com/aof to support the show and learn more.  If you end up calling instead, let them know the code “aof” as a referral!

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Category:general -- posted at: 8:48pm MDT

The founder of non-biased, running shoe review site Runrepeat.com joins us to talk all things running shoes.  How to choose them? Which do best on his site? How the site stays free of bias? 

We delve into his running career and how he was discovered on  a track one night.  The belief that anyone could train to a 15 minute 5k and more.  

Enjoy the show!

Direct download: AOF214.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 4:13pm MDT

Most people who have a big goal in the endurance world, especially running, self coach themselves.  Some considerations that really should help you along the way based on the same same mistakes people are making.

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Category:general -- posted at: 5:30am MDT

John Abate is a cyclist who partnered with, yep, another cyclist to make some of the most unique bars on the market for athletes.  We had a chance to dive into his town of Encinitas, CA to get an idea of the cycling and laid back culture as well as how they came up with this product in the first place.  

Diving in to the entrepreneurial aspects of starting a food based company was interesting and the process to launch a successful Kickstarter, which is underway as we release this show!

There is a little something for everyone here. Enjoy the show!

Direct download: AOF-211.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 12:21pm MDT