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Month: September 2020

Like a Bigfoot Podcast #218: Booneville Backroads Ultra — The Final Chapter

We finally did it.  We went out and ran the Booneville Backroads Ultra. I-O-W-A! IOWA! IOWA!

It was a LOOOOOOOOONG time coming (months and months and numerous podcasts later), but we did the thing!

Today Thad Burkamper joins me on the show to tell the tale of his first attempt at a 50k while I explain the story of my very first 100K (62 Miles).

As in any good Ultra, there were super high highs and devastatingly low lows. The race itself though was AWESOME- the Iowa countryside is gorgeous, the course was diverse and kept you on your toes, the volunteers and other racers were wonderful, Brad Dains was an outstanding race director and it just felt good to be competing again!

But that heat……oh…..the heat.  That was rough.  That was when the race really kicked you in the face, brought you to your knees (quite literally in some cases) forcing you to dig deep into the ole grit basket deep inside our souls.

Huge thanks to everyone who helped me out at Booneville – The race volunteers, anyone and everyone who raced Booneville and battled that ridiculous heat, Jen Tischler for sharing a bunch of miles down those never-ending gravel roads, race director extraordinaire Brad Dains, “Calspirations” Calvin Johannsen, the legendary Carol Ward- my lovely mother, the lady who let us camp in her front yard, Thad’s Jurassic Park Jeep, my wife Lindsey Ward for spending two days watching our three bonkers daughters, Sean Furlong, Travis Steffen, and Matt Rackers for making the months of training super fun (missed you guys!) and the “Muscatine Backroads Ultra 50k” Champion Brady Manriquez for hosting the show!!

I sincerely hope you enjoy today’s episode, get some good laughs at our expense, and maybe even learn a thing or two (if Thad and I shared anything resembling wisdom).  Thanks for listening!!

MORE FROM BOONEVILLE BACKROADS ULTRA:

Website: http://boonevillebackroadsultra.com

Ultrasignup: https://ultrasignup.com/register.aspx?did=72917

“Reach for the Stars” Documentary: https://www.expandyourpossible.com/online-store/Reach-for-the-Stars-The-Booneville-Backroads-Ultra-Marathon-Digital-%26-Streaming-p139527512

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Like a Bigfoot Podcast #217: Tim Barr — Never Summer 100K, Trail Running All Over Colorado

This week we are talking with an awesome Colorado ultrarunner Tim Barr!!

Tim and I have been running trails together every Wednesday this summer and from personal experience of huffing and puffing to keep up I have to say that he is an absolute beast of a runner.  He also had himself a wonderful summer of adventures, exploring some of the best trails Colorado has to offer while training for 62 stunning miles at the Never Summer 100k.

In this episode we talk all sorts of ultrarunning!! Gut checks, sobbing uncontrollably, compression sock blackouts, mid-race SNLesque pep talks full of curse words, warm porch beers, the unwavering determination to finish no matter the obstacles, and more!

Tim is really inspiring to me and it has been an honor to experience his training over the last few months.  Hope you guys enjoy the episode and pickup all sorts of nuggets of endurance wisdom!!

MORE FROM TIM BARR:

Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/bstokd/?hl=en

“Champion’s Mind” Book: https://www.amazon.com/Champions-Mind-Great-Athletes-Thrive/dp/1623365627

“Mind Gym” Book: https://www.amazon.com/Mind-Gym-Athletes-Guide-Excellence/dp/0071395970

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Like a Bigfoot Podcast #216: Travis Macy 3 — Team Endure Braves the Eco Challenge Fiji

This week I am very excited and honored to welcome back life long mountain athlete, endurance coach, adventure racer, ultrarunner, family man, and all around incredible human being Travis Macy!!

He’s on the show to share all sorts of stories, wisdom, and inspiration as part of Team Endure in the most recent Eco Challenge, the monumental multi-day adventure race across Fiji.  Not only was this race epic in all sense of the word but it also holds a special place in his heart since he experienced it with his father Mark, a legendary veteran endurance racer who was recently diagnosed with early onset Alzheimer’s.

Watching Team Endure on Amazon’s “World’s Toughest Race” was emotional, touching, inspiring, and completely empowering.  Travis and his dad have a special bond and it was really refreshing to these two and their team take on this adventure.  They truly embrace the concept of endure, pushing forward with a positive attitude despite any obstacles thrown their way, both in racing and in life.

Watching their race, listening to Travis, embracing the Ultra Mindset will leave you empowered and I sincerely hope that’s what you take away from this podcast. Thanks for listening!!

MORE FROM TRAVIS MACY:

Website: http://www.travismacy.com

Coaching: http://www.travismacy.com/coaching/

Order the “Ultra Mindset”: https://www.amazon.com/Ultra-Mindset-Endurance-Champions-Principles-ebook/dp/B00PWX7T2C/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1526607549&sr=8-1&keywords=the+ultra+mindset

Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/travismacy/?hl=en

Amazon’s “World’s Toughest Race”: https://www.amazon.com/Worlds-Toughest-Race-Eco-Challenge-Fiji-Season/dp/B08BB8S8FJ

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