Reviews of Elevation Trail – Get RAW

Don’t forget to write your review of Elevation Trail. We’ll read some of them this week on the show Thursday. You can either write the review on your blog (give us the link!) or email it to us at tim @ elevationtrail . com

We value your feedback – you can serve as a creative influence on the direction of ET! (or at least give us something fun to talk about).

Do you want the shows to be ALL about running? Do you like other topics? Which sports and activities should we cover? Are the shows too long? Does Tim say “um” too many times? Does Gary talk too much? Do you wish there were more production skills (i.e. inserted music for effect, clips of conversations inserted, etc)? Are the shows too frequent? Would you like two or more a week? Do you prefer when we interview guests or just have the two of use chatting away? What are some of your favorite things about the show? Things you don’t like?

Tell us! Make this a give and take community. We’re obviously not that worried about pleasing everyone but we would like to know how certain things work and don’t work for ET Mob.

Oh, and buy a fuckin’ hat. I have a box of them sitting here.

Training, Coaching, Race Planning – Oh, and Gary, Too

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Vagabond (photo: Elisa)

Fun times today on the Elevation Trail Show. Gary pries into the personal life and inner angst of Tim. We talk about training, coaching, race entry fees, lotteries, and parakeets up your butt as the newest training method. Join us, LIKE us on Facebook, and please leave some comments and suggestions!

And the direct mp3 file:

https://elevationtrail.files.wordpress.com/2014/11/training-coaching-racing-and-satan.mp3

Telluride 100 – Tobin Behling

Photo courtesy of Landon Monholland of Over The Edge Sports in Fruita, Co

Ah, the San Juans in summer. No better way to enjoy them than signing up for a 100 mile race. The Telluride 100 features 100 miles of MTB fun just one week after the Hardrock 100 run. You’ll be drunk off altitude and delicious beer.

Registration link: https://www.bikereg.com/2014t100

Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/telluride100

THE website (that Gary David guilted Tobin into completing)… http://telluride100.com/

Subscribe to iTunes or download mp3 here: https://elevationtrail.files.wordpress.com/2014/06/tobin-behling-telluride-100.mp3

Scott Kummer – Fueled by Burger King

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Scott Kummer relaxing during a race.

Here on Elevation Trail Gary and I talk a lot about the make up of the sport of Ultrarunning in terms of the participants. The bulk of the runners aren’t the scrawny 20-somethings we typically see perched atop the podium. They are mostly like the guy we have on the show today, Scott Kummer. Listen in on a fresh perspective that enlightens even the darkest caves of the ET show’s hosts.

Subscribe on iTunes or download MP3 here: https://elevationtrail.files.wordpress.com/2014/06/scott-kummer-fueled-by-burger-king.mp3

Trans-Sylvania Epic Race – Michael Wissell

michael wissell tsToday on Elevation Trail Michael Wissell joins us to talk about his experience in the Trans-Sylvania Epic Stage Race that took place last week. Sounds like a well organized circus with pro athletes and Whoopie Pies. And…Gary now has chickens.

We cover everything from nutrition to the mental aspects of racing ultra-endurance events. Thanks for listening!

Find on iTunes or download mp3 here: Trans-Sylvania Epic

 

Injury, Perspective, and a Melange of Topics

ribbon caveThanks for joining us at Elevation Trail with me, Tim Long, and chicken whisperer, Gary David. Both Gary and I have been forced to reevaluate our participation in running due to a very acute injury (broken bones) and chronic injury (Achilles pain), so we explore what it’s like and how our perspectives have changed and evolved. We also cover a bunch of other stuff you don’t want to miss.

Download episode here: https://elevationtrail.files.wordpress.com/2014/05/injury-and-perspective.m4a

The Value of Failure

Tim on the verge of DNF at Pine to Palm 100

Tim on the verge of DNF (failure) at Pine to Palm 100

 

Everyone has experience with failure at some level. What impact or meaning does it have for us? Do we fear it irrationally? How can we leverage failure to increase success in our ultrarunning, other sports, and life in general?

Also, hear about yo-yos and motorcycles…

Hope you enjoy this fun show!

 

Download .mp3 file here: https://elevationtrail.files.wordpress.com/2014/03/failure-in-ultrarunning.mp3

Illness and Health Issues in Ultrarunning

Join me, Tim Long, and Gary David today on Elevation Trail as we welcome guests, Tracy and Rasmus Hoeg.  They’re both Drs. (the real ones and not just PhDs) and study the effects of endurance training and racing on the human body.  We address the questions that burn in many of our endurance-shaped minds.  Gary and I also chat about the Yiannis Kouros rant and my Leadville 100 big belt buckle for sale on ebay (www.footfeathers.com for info on both those topics).

Tracy’s site is http://sealegsgirl.blogspot.com/

Hope you enjoy the show!

Vermont 100 Winner – Jason Lantz

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Jason Lantz emerging over one of many beautiful hills at Vermont 100. Photo: farnorthendurance.com

Special guest here today on Elevation Trail and the Footfeathers Show.  Welcome to Jason Lantz, fresh off his victory at the Vermont 100.  Hope you enjoy our chat about the race, the competition, attributes of ultras on the East Coast, and pressuring Jason to start a blog.

Thanks for listening, Tim.

Jason Lantz

FM Show – Buying Results

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Footfeathers after the Silver Rush 50 mile MTB race. The joy is obvious.

Welcome back to Elevation Trail and the FM Show with Gary David and Footfeathers.  Today we cover a variety of topics, including older athletes dominating at Hardrock, the diversity of ultra events this week (Hardrock, Badwater, Self Transcendence, Vol State), PEDs and buying speed/results in sports whether through products or substances, and some other stuff we hope you’ll find entertaining.

We would love to hear from listeners on their opinions regarding some of these topics, so please leave a comment!

FM Show – Banned Products