Over the last few months we have been following Jason Sudduth and his quest from “refocusing on health” to taking on his first ultra marathon.
I’m happy to say that last Saturday he reached his goal by finishing the Pilot Mountain to Hanging Rock 50k in North Carolina!!
In this episode Jason shares his race report and really gives us the perspective of what a mountain trail run is like from a first timer.
Over the next few episodes we are really hoping that you realize that YOU can step up to take on a 50k while also giving you a realistic view of the hard work and effort that goes into these events. YOU totally got this!!!
In a few short weeks, the “Antarctic Gurkha” Scott Sears flies down to the most desolate place in the world for an expedition where he will attempt to become the youngest person to reach the South Pole “alone, unsupported, and unassisted.”
To accomplish this Herculean feat, Scott must drag a 200lb sled 683 miles in some of the most extreme weather imaginable, across crevasses, through white outs, and over the brutal Sastrugi (waves of solid snow). Powering through day after day after day completely alone, driven by nothing but his own internal badassness.
Journeying to the South Pole ignites a vision of supreme human endurance and provokes journeys of extreme adversity, tragedy and triumph. It is the epitome of the much-overused term EPIC. A true adventure.
In this episode, Scott shares his preparations, expectations, and mentality while planning for and training for his expedition. How has his life’s journey prepared him to take on this challenge? How will he handle the extreme conditions? What will it feel like when he’s left all alone, the farthest away from civilization you can possibly be?
Scott is a lieutenant for the Royal Gurkha Rifles in the British Army. The Gurkhas are an elite group of Nepalese soldiers and are some of the finest infantrymen in the world. Through the expedition Scott is raising money to support the Gurkha Welfare Trust which supplies financial support, clean water, residential care and medical support for ex-servicemen and their families in Nepal. You can support his cause here: http://antarcticgurkha.com/donate
He was also very open about the insane hard work it takes to get a project like this funded and how he went about finding sponsorship.
I really want to thank Scott and wish him the best of luck in Antarctica. I will definitely be following along every day as I expect it to be fascinating, inspiring, and will help me put some of my own daily “adversity” into perspective. I highly suggest you follow along too.
This week we’re back with another “Bigfoot Sightings”, the episodes where we briefly catch up with some of our previous guests. I’m excited to share these quick conversations and would highly recommend you check out our past episodes with all of these awesome people!
TRAVIS STEFFEN — HIS NEW FORMULA FOR GROWTH AND SUCCESS (4:23)
Chatting with Travis is always a fascinating experience. Last time he had just finished powering through a 50 mile ultra marathon in the desert on zero training and this time he’s sharing some of his philosophies for knowledge growth and success.
JASON SUDDUTH — TWO WEEKS OUT FROM HIS FIRST 50K (35:34)
We also are glad to catch up with our friend Jason Sudduth who has been really open about his journey to his first ultra marathon. We are now two weeks out from the “Pilot Mountain to Hanging Rock 50k” and we chat all about what Jason should be ready for in order to have a successful race. I’m really proud of him and excited for him to experience the sheer pain, agony, and ultimately joy of this race!
About a month ago Brady came out to visit my wife and I in Colorado. Over two days we took him on as many outdoor adventures as possible! We recorded this right before he headed back to Chicago. Hilarious and fun conversation about Brady’s first big time exposure to climbing mountains and trail running in the Rockies.
Brady was our first guest and he is utterly amazing!