Athlete On Fire

Chris Stoutenburg leaned back on a railing when he was 20 years old and fell two stories, landing on his arm on a patch of grass the size of his body.  It was a lucky fall and the beginning of his story on the show. He went on to travel the world and win multiple championship for Team Canada in wheelchair basketball, co-founded a successful Cross Fit box and founded WheelWod.com.  An inspiring story that reinforces that we are not our circumstances, we are how we react to them.

Direct download: AOF190.mp3
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Morgan Tilton decided to run ultra after ultra one summer after catching the "bug". She just happens to also be a freelance writer who has written for Backpacker, Outside, and Men's Journal to name a few.  She shares her creative process and some basic guidelines we should all follow when writing.  She shares her training regimen and her crazy year of running. Also, tons of travel.  From Italy to the Copper Canyon of Mexico.  This show is for adventurers!

 

Enjoy!

Direct download: AOF189.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 6:57am MST

It's true.  We are all gonna die.  What we do before that is our own fault. So, a little pep talk from the host with some examples you may be able to relate to.  Also, new rules for some of the shows we share on the feed.  And, a shout out to a very important person from Athlete On Fire!

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Category:general -- posted at: 5:35pm MST

Things we didn't realize.  

  • There is repellant for sea lice, larva of jellyfish
  • Painting stripes on your legs can deter big sharks
  • People swim around Manhattan

Of course, there is much more to the world of open water swimming but these facts jumped out at us.  What does it take to prepare for such events?  What are the rules?  So much to learn about this unique sport on the show today!

Direct download: AOF187.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 3:13pm MST

Would you use your first marathon simple as a marathon? We discuss this and how you should uses races in general to prepare for the big one!

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Category:Becoming Ultra -- posted at: 8:12am MST

On the show:

  • Liza explains the reason behind a couple of the scheduled runs Rebecca has on the calendar.
  • We talk about the difference between being hurt, being injured, and being tough when you should be tough.  Things most runners can relate to!
  • Mention a few hot news topics in the running world.
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Category:Becoming Ultra -- posted at: 3:27pm MST

We all do this as runner’s.  Check our pace too often thinking about the impending cut offs for a race 6 months away. It’s basic human nature.  We don’t want to fail.  On today’s show, why you need to trust the training and remember that all of the base training IS going to make you faster.  Enjoy the show!

Direct download: bus409.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 2:49pm MST

We always have fun on the Becoming Ultra show on the journey to 50 miles.  This episode starts with a spy session of Rebecca at work and only gets better!

On the show:

  • Rebecca is up to a longest run ever of 16.2 miles!
  • We talk about considerations for what type of pack she should get.
  • Liza and Rebecca review the film “A Day In the Life” by Billy Yang.
  • We talk training.
  • We spy on Rebecca at work.  Fun times on the Becoming Ultra Podcast.
Direct download: bus408.mp3
Category:Becoming Ultra -- posted at: 1:54pm MST

My First Ultra tells the stories of runners' first ultra.  Our guest is from Lafayette, Indiana and works as a Director of Communication.  Find out how long he gave himself from sign up until race day.  What was his training like?  What did he do for nutrition?  The more we can share normal runners' stories from their ultra's the more everyone will learn before their first!

Direct download: MFU17.mp3
Category:Becoming Ultra -- posted at: 5:29pm MST

Noah Kaufman is no stranger to pressure.  Competitively he has excelled as a ninja on the popular American Ninja Warrior in front of millions.  He has been scaling rocks as a climber for over twenty years where the risk and the reward is a very real thing.  Professionally, he works as an ER doctor in Fort Collins, Colorado.  He finds a way to mesh everything together to bring you great perspective on the show today.

Direct download: AOF186.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 6:33pm MST