Athlete On Fire

We have a front moving in and storms just do it differently here in Colorado. How do you like your storms?  We found a new film you need to check out in the mountain biking world.  A 40+ endurance athlete does the impossible and a note on the host's dad and his need for organs.  This show was recorded on October 27, 2015 and released on that same day! Enjoy the Athlete On Fire Show.

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We get to know our second subject for Season 2 of the Becoming Ultra Project.  In a total geographical contrast from our other subject, she still has challenges of her own.  A much lower base and a tricky knee issue to start. On this episode we get to know her as a person, get some first impressions from Ian, and start to figure out how he will be addressing the issues.  If you are a runner that wondered what it takes to be an ultra runner, this is the show for you as we follow two runners for 6 months until they attempt a 50 miler!

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The Athlete On fire is all about providing resources and inspiration for athletes and active types, like you.  This show was recorded on and for October 26th, 2015.  There are a few interesting finds including a site claiming to have accurate forcasting for the full winter of snow, a site that wants you to do more active stuff and helps with that, and a crazy event that just went down in Australia.  

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Paul has been making his way in adventure and endurance for some time now so it's not surprising that he completed these events in such a short period of time.  The fact that he was competitive is where it gets interesting.  As a 40+ year old athlete he talks about the actual events and what he did to prepare.  There are some great stories of team, wildlife, nad nutrition to inspire and inform on this episode of the Athlete On Fire show!

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Krystalore Stegner and Liza Howard make their coach and athlete debut on the Becoming Ultra Season 2 opener post selection.  Krystal is the representative of the great veteran organization Team RWB and Liza Howard is the successful ultra runner and coach that will be guiding her to her first ultra at the American River 50 in April of 2016.  Today, we just get to know all about Krystal.  Where is she from? What does she expect? What was Liza's first impression of her student?  We even make them guess her time for a race 6 months away.  Enjoy this first installment.

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Kelly Shockley will be a regular contributor to the Becoming Ultra site and podcast.  Offering advice on treatment and prevention of common running ailments as well as adding her own journey to Ultra status in 2016.  In this first episode, we find out all she has in store for you ultra runners!

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Steve shares with us all of the terminology associated with sailing.  If you don't know what port, starboard, stern, or bow are you might want to listen so the rest of this series is easy sailing!  And, why did the book start with the end?

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We didn’t have this issue the first season. We had to pick 2 out of about 10 applications that first go ’round. This season was a different story though.  Over 50 applications, most really well thought out and worthy had to be sorted through. Ian Sharman and Liza Howard have a much easier time navigating 100 miles of singletrack than picking only TWO runners.  We hope anyone listening knows how tough this truly was, and how much we appreciate each and every listener and runner who applied!

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Matt Fitzgerald is a renowned author usually writing on endurance sports and nutrition.  Strong opinions based in science is how his work feels from an exercise physiology guy. So, what happens when this expert goes big?  We are talking 50 miles?  Well, we will see.  He has is concerns, that's for sure.  Every injury under the sun in the past as well as a less fast version of himself are contentions.  He is, however, willing to do what many literary types are willing to do, put himself out there.  Whether plundering in a heap at mile 26.3 or arms raised in victory, Matt is going to bring us along the journey to become Ultra in 2016 at the American River 50.  Enjoy this first show where we get to know him!

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Our guest has been running for years and coaching, treating, and training runners and athletes of all sorts as a career.  Good science and easy to take with you information from today's show will help you on your journey to being a better runner, and athlete!

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