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Tayte Pollmann is Working to Create a More Accessible Trail Community


Today’s guest is someone that has represented the United States in the last few years and has both individual and team medals to show for his efforts.

Tayte Pollmann Taking in the Views Mid-Run

His strong performances have earned him a spot as a professional trail runner on the Nike Trail Team.

I look forward to trying to keep up with Tayte Pollmann for a few miles today.

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Emily Harrison

Emily Harrison Continues to Grow as an Elite Ultra Runner (Best Of)


Emily Harrison is hands down one of the best ultra runners in the world.

Emily Harrison

Emily Harrison Photo Credit: Kristin Wilson

From the time she started running in middle school, she’s always tended excel at the longer distances. As a professional, she continues to excel at the longer distances. Currently, she’s most comfortable in the 50 mile range, but who knows what the future holds in terms of running even longer distances.

During my chat with Emily we talked about her running career to date, continuing to learn about what it takes to run longer distances, the atmosphere surrounded an event like the Olympic Trials, and a whole lot more.

“Consistency, in my mind, is more important than being able to hit a training cycle hard and then being injured or burnt out.” ~Emily Harrison

Here are some of the highlights from my chat with Emily Harrison

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Stephanie Pezzulo

Stephanie Pezzullo Wasn’t Much of a Runner Until She Turned Pro


Today I’m running a few easy miles with a runner that has grown accustomed to being at the front of the pack.

Stephanie Pezzulo

Stephanie Pezzulo

Stephanie “Pezz” Pezzullo is a former elite runner but she didn’t even start running competively until after her days as a soccer star at Penn State. Read more

Tina Muir

Tina Muir Gave Up Running at the Highest Level to Improve Her Health


Today I’m going a few easy miles with a runner that walked away from the sport after competing on the world stage.

Tina Muir

Tina Muir

Tina Muir is our returning guest today, after first appearing on the show back in episode 239.

When we first chatted, we covered her struggles with the marathon, training at the elite level, and much more.

Since then, however, running and life have changed dramatically for Tina in a number of ways. Read more

Mike Ferguson

In 3 Years, Mike Ferguson has Gone from OCR Noob to an Elite on the World Stage


Today I’m going over the fire and through the mud with elite Obstacle Course Racer Mike Ferguson.

Mike Ferguson

Mike Ferguson

Prepare for the Unknown

Clearly there are many differences between competing in an OCR event and a standard road or trail race.

Outside of the obstacles, the biggest difference is not knowing the distance of the race. 

For the events that Mike runs, he doesn’t know at the start of the race how far he is going to have to go on any particular day. At the start of the race, he will have a window where he knows that the finish line will be somewhere between 7 and 10 miles (as an example).

If you’re just in the race to run it, that’s one thing. But for a guy like Mike that is trying to win every event he enters, this unknown can be an issue.

How do you pace yourself properly for a race when you don’t know how far you’ll have to run? Read more