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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

Traci Falbo in the Red, White & Blue

Traci Falbo Got a Late Start in the Ultra Game, But She’s Making Up for Lost Time!


Traci Falbo is one of the best ultra distance runners in the world.

Traci Falbo

Traci Falbo

There. I said it.

And in typical ultra runner fashion, Traci enjoys the 100 mile distance because “it’s long enough but it’s not too long”.

I’m sorry, but that is some sort of crazy runner logic that I simply can’t get behind!

Not Your Typical Running History

Traci is a great runner, there is no question about that, but she didn’t exactly follow the career path that I would have guessed before I talked to her. Read more

Rebecca Tracy Running as Part of the Oiselle Team

Rebecca Tracy Finds a Balance Between Racing and Studying


You’d be forgiven if you thought that Rebecca Tracy might be burning the candle at both ends as she chases an Olympic dream while going through the wringer called med school.

But after talking to her, I think you could make a pretty strong argument that pursuing both demanding passions actually helps her stay balanced and focused one the current task at hand.

Rebecca Tracy Running as Part of the Oiselle Team

Rebecca Tracy Running as Part of the Oiselle Team

Rebecca’s Love of the Mile Runs Deep

Rebecca will be competing in the 2016 Olympic Trials for the 1500m distance, and her fondness for the history of racing the mile was made clear from the start. Read more

Anna Weber

Anna Weber Made a Difficult Choice That Has Paid Off In Spades


For Anna Weber, making the choice between running and pursuing higher education was a difficult one, but since focusing specifically on running she has definitely taken her career to the next level.

Anna Weber

Anna Weber

A Busy 16 Months

Anna has run a lot of marathons in the last 16 months!

Many of the elites that I’ve talked to in the past few years have said that they only race 1-2 marathons per year because of the wear and tear it takes on their bodies, Anna has raced the marathon distance 4 times between October 2014 and February 2016!

The reason for all of this racing was simple: 2016 is an Olympic year and she really wanted to qualify for the Olympic trials. Read more