Athlete On Fire (general)

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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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 MST

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 MST

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 MST

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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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 MST

[From Becoming Ultra]

Traveling across the country is much more physically demanding than you think.  It's why we give our body a few days to recover before running far. Also on the show, some of the positive mental tricks to get through this first 100k!

 

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Category:general -- posted at: 7:49am MST

Bone chilling, amazing and awe-inspiring would be a few ways to describe our next guests body of work.  A California based photographer go to the ends of the earth to capture amazing athletes, mostly surfers, engaging the wild around them. The juxtaposing of athlete and artic swell will leave you speechless.  In this episode we learn how he got to where he is today.  A self taught photographer who has built his own career out of talent and passion will share some great stories of his journey.  And he is an athlete too. You can't imagine the conditions he has to overcome to get these shots and we dive into the mental toughness it takes to withstand bitter cold and crazy weather.  We hope this show takes you to places you never imagined, before you knew they were possible.  Enjoy our newest Athlete On Fire show!

Direct download: AOF_Chris_Burkard.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 1:00pm MST

Since Ryan just broke a record at World's Toughest in Chicago, we wanted to share this show again to see what makes him so great!  Ryan Atkins is a world class athlete who is dominating the obstacle racing scene.  He has been travelling alot and on this episode he shares what has been going on and spends most of the show giving you an inside look at what it takes to compete and win the World's Toughest Mudder. He spares no details and we are pumped to share this amazing content with you on the Athlete On Fire Network!

Direct download: AllIn2.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 1:10pm MST

This episode was a gift from my dad, the original Athlete On Fire.

3:00 Early days in West Virginia

9:00 Tony McKenna Story

13:00 Inspirational quotes

"If you are not where you want to be, you are nowhere."

"Failure is not an option."

14:30   Why he started coaching.

15:45 Mentors/Coaches that mattered to him

18:15  Failure

20:50 What in his life gave him an advantage.

"I had three months to live."

"The chemo was the hardest thing I've ever gone through."

"The tumors had shrunk, the spots were gone."

"My temp shot up to 107 and they thought I was dead."

25:20  The conversation with his dad he'll never forget. 

"Do you think I'll make it?"

"Yeah."

"why?"

"Because you hate to lose."

27:30  Weird habits

28:20  Inspiring books and movies

29:30 Why do ya want to wake up tomorrow morning?

29:50 Is Legacy important to you?

30:20 For every kid he has ever coached

"Coach you don't know what you did for all of us."

Direct download: dadview.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 1:47pm MST