Athlete On Fire

Today we talk to badass Michelle Ford, and once again, get comfortable with some uncomfortable topics. We chat about PERIODization in training, humanism, humour, and longevity in the ultra world.  

Michelle Ford is a co-founder of Fraser Street Run Club and a personal trainer who believes in the power of one’s strength, inside and out. Her first marathon was in in 2013 and has since finished three other marathons, four 50k and a handful of local trail races . When she is not working with clients or organizing communities runs with Fraser Street Run Club, she’s busy training for her next 100m, carrying 60lbs sand bags up mountains prepping for an upcoming obstacle race, or running wild in the forests of the north shore with her two dogs and husband, Jesse.

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After the tragedy at sea and after many of the sailers were back in their homes around the world.  Justice needed to be served.  Who would try the pirates responsible for the Quest tragedy?  What was the outcome? Was there closure for the families.  This is the Voyage Into Hell show on the Athlete On Fire network.

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So many athletes go into the fitness industry after their playing days because it seems like a natural progression of their skills. Is it though? They will be entering a competitive market with people who have refined their skills which may make it tougher than they think. Also, we offer a bunch of questions anyone should ask themselves before diving into any career and as usual, we skew towards entrepreneurial answers!  Enjoy this Episode with Athlete On Fire founder Scott Jones and Dre Baldwin of!

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Krystal is only a week away from her first 50 miler after training for 6 months.  The last week is comprised of nerves and "what if's" but staying true to yourself is as important as any training.  Is a massage a smart thing before the race? If so, how soon?  What about nutrition?  What changes should be made and how should you approach your diet the last week?  All of this plus a Marathon in Buffalo that Team RWB is partnered with and one question on social media that Liza reads responses from is pretty interesting/inspiring.  Enjoy the Becoming Ultra show!

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Amanda's shining smile is a beacon for anyone at an event that feels like they may want to quit. Refusing to lay down after two horrific incidents in her life, she has learned to overcome by adapting and focusing her strengths into pushing on and grinding out results.

Cookie of Team SISU caught up with Amanda and through a longer than normal podcast, Amanda relives what happened to her and why she refuses to ever call it a day.  Enjoy SISU:RADIO as a part of the Athlete On Fire network.

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Matt Fitzgerald has been sharing his journey to run the 50 miler in Folsom, California this April 2, 2016.

 He just got done with his last real training run and it's all about trusting the taper from here.  

This means, lots of mental prep.  Listen to what that looks like for this seasoned veteran.  Also, music on race day?  What's his take?  Enjoy the Becoming Ultra show, a part of the Athlete On Fire network!

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Dre Baldwin of and Athlete On Fire founder sit down to talk underdogs, big goals, and launching a new podcast.  Is being an underdog even a real thing?  Dre shares some of his bigger goals in his professional speaking route.  And, some details on launching a new podcast.  This is the laid back, co-hosted show on the Athlete On Fire network, enjoy.

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Janet, like many runners, has put the work in over the last 6 months and now it's all about waiting for race day.  A legitimate taper will have her volume down and her mind racing but with a few tips she should be able to manage the time just fine.  What other last minute details regarding race day can she be doing to prepare?  This and more on today's Becoming Ultra show, a part of the Athlete On Fire network.

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After the Quest tragedy, rally members were safe for the moment in Salalah, Oman.  The problem was getting out of there.  Their options were limited and dangerous and none of them would happen quickly.  The Gulf Of Aden lead to the Mediterranean Sea but it just happened to be one of the most dangerous stretches of water in the world.  Find out how they managed on this episode of the Voyage Into Hell show.

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What can be said about Amelia that hasn't already? Champion of World's Toughest Mudder, destroyer of Spartan Races and all-round amazing athlete, it appears that she has no achilles heel.

What has she learned from endurance and OCR and what advice does she give others? Team SISU chats with the powerhouse and finds out.

SISU:RADIO is a part of the Athlete On Fire Network.

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