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Like a Bigfoot Podcast #269: Kate Coward — The Double DAM, Biking nearly 500 miles in 48 hours

This week we are chatting with ultra endurance athlete Kate Coward about her recent double of the gravel bike race Day Across Minnesota!! Kate had 48 hours to bike nearly 500 miles as she went across the entire state not once but twice!!

We also chat about her double Arrowhead 135 on foot with Kari Gibbons. Taking place in Northern Minnesota in the coldest part of winter, the event is one of the coldest, most difficult ultras in the United States and Kate and Kari completed the whole course and then turned around and completed it again. It’s an epic tale of adventure!!

Beyond adventures, Kate is a mother and a coach who is able to fit training into her busy schedule!

Hope you enjoy this week’s episode!!

MORE FROM KATE COWARD:

Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/kate_coward_athlete/

Coaching: https://www.trainingpeaks.com/coach/fullpotential#about

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Like a Bigfoot Podcast #268: Samantha Pruitt — 1,000 Miles to Light, Thriving Instead of Grinding

This week we are talking with the incredible Samantha Pruitt (athlete, entrepreneur, and host of the Endurance Town USA Podcast) about her recent adventure running “1,000 Miles to Light” in Australia!!

Samantha is a huge inspiration of mine who has taken on huge ultra endurance challenges over the last twenty years. Through those challenges she has developed a powerful mindset that helps her push her limits and guide others towards unlocking their untapped potential!

This is a wonderful conversation where we talk all about her journey, discuss why we should all seek to “Thrive” versus “Grind”, and then we get into the story of her 1,000 Miles to Light adventure in which four Team USA athletes (competed against four Team Australia athletes in a relay that took each athlete into the deep depths of their mind, body and spirit.

Enjoy the episode!! I hope you are inspired by Samantha as I am!

(Photo Credit: Bradley Farley)

MORE FROM SAMANTHA PRUITT:

Website: https://www.samanthapruitt.com

Instagram: http://instagram.com/thesamanthapruitt

EnduranceTownUSA: https://endurancetownusa.com

1000 Miles to Light: https://www.1000milestolight.com

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Like a Bigfoot Podcast #267: Alyssa Clark 2 — Victory at the Ouray 100

This week we are bringing back Alyssa Clark to chat all about her win at the rugged and challenging Ouray 100!!!

The Ouray 100 has over 40,000ft of elevation gain over the course of 100 miles and sends runners exploring one of the prettiest areas in all of Colorado. The course profile looks absolutely insane and Alyssa not only finished the race but won the whole thing.

In this episode Alyssa, her husband and crew Codi and her pacer Anna Albrecht (who was on episode #196 of this podcast) share their experience taking this on! From lightning storms to extreme exhaustion, this one has it all!

Hope you all enjoy the podcast! Alyssa is absolutely incredible and will be taking on the Tor Des Geants in a few weeks so we can all root her on! Thanks to Cori and Anna for coming on too, I had an absolute blast!

SIDE NOTE: Last time she came on the podcast Alyssa talked about her 95 marathons in 95 straight days and now she has become an official Guiness Book of World Records holder for that endeavor.

MORE FROM ALYSSA CLARK:

Today Article: https://www.today.com/health/guinness-world-record-alyssa-clark-ran-95-marathons-95-days-t228026

Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/theory_in_motion/

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Like a Bigfoot Podcast #266: Adam McRoberts — “Do Big Things”, Big Things Crewing

This week we are chatting with the host of the Do Big Things Podcast and the creator of Big Things Crewing Adam McRoberts!!

Adam is passionate about all things ultrarunning and has dedicated his time in supporting others towards their HUGE GOALS!!

In this episode we talk all about Adam’s journey into ultrarunning starting in Wisconsin and ending up in Colorado! We also chat about his experience fighting MMA and all the lessons he has learned along the way.

Big Things Crewing is an excellent group who travel around supporting through crewing, aid station work, pacing and coaching! Definitely check them out if you are in need of some support during your adventure!

Huge thanks to Adam!! I truly enjoyed this conversation!

MORE FROM ADAM MCROBERTS:

Big Things Crewing: https://www.big-things-crewing.com

Do Big Things Podcast: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/do-big-things/id1501356857

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Like a Bigfoot Podcast #265: Kaitlyn Yonke & Tim Barr Share Their Best Advice to Finish the Leadville 100

In this episode, previous Leadville finishers and incredible ultrarunners Tim Barr and Kaitlyn Yonke share their best advice for all the folks taking on the Leadville 100 this weekend!!

It’s also an episode full of stories from Leadville (a race they are both extremely passionate about) and just solid advice for anyone taking on a big endurance race!

Hope you all enjoy!!

MORE FROM KAITLYN YONKE:

Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/kkroo917/

Runinfinite: https://runinfinite.com

Adrenalin Project: https://theadrenalinproject.com

MS Run the US: https://www.msruntheus.org

MORE FROM TIM BARR:

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

“All Things Trail Running” Youtube Channel: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCjnUcQ7TGNsk4hnLzgF1oOA

All Things Trail Running Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/allthingstrailrunning/

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Like a Bigfoot Podcast #264: Tonya Littlehales & Geof Hasegawa — Cycling from the Arctic Circle to Argentina

This week I’m chatting with Tonya Littlehales and Geof Hasegawa about their EPIC quest to ride their bicycles from Alaska to Argentina.

Twenty years ago they both decided to jump way outside their comfort zones to take this adventure on. They showed up to Alaska having little experience bikepacking and little experience in endurance sports and spent the next two years problem solving, battling mosquitos, camping, surviving blizzards and the unknowns as they figured out how to bike across two continents.

This episode is all about what they experienced, what they learned, and how they have applied these lessons to their lives afterwards. We also discuss adventure just becoming part of who you are and how it expands your view of the world.

I hope you enjoy the episode as these two are truly wonderful people who I am proud to have crossed paths with!! And I hope it inspires in you the same sense of adventure talking with Tonya and Geof stirs in me!

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Like a Bigfoot Podcast #263: My Experience Filming the Desert RATS Stage Race

This week, I sat down with one of my best friends Brady Manriquez to tell him all about my experience filming the Desert RATS Stage Race earlier this summer.

In this episode, we talk about what the project has been like from my perspective, how the week was a culmination of a lifelong dream, how amazing it was to collaborate with my buddies/filmmakers, and the lessons I took away from the whole event.

As always it seems when I talk with Brady, our conversation is all over the place. There are lots of laughs, tears, and philosophizing on life.

Thanks again for everyone who contributed to the project on Indiegogo. There will be many updates along the way as we go through the editing process over the next year. I cannot wait for you all to experience this amazing event through our film!!

(SIDE NOTE: As much as I wanted to share tales of the incredible humans taking this thing on, I had to hold back so you can actually see their stories and feel the beauty of the trail through the film. So, in other words, this conversation is mostly about what it was like to film a six day stage race rather than the awesome adventures that came out of it for the racers!)

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Like a Bigfoot #262: Terry Miller — Uncovering the Strength It Takes to Finish the Hardrock 100

Imagine going after a Hardrock entry for nearly a decade before finally getting your shot. How deep would you be willing to dig for something you’ve been working towards for years? What would you learn by pushing yourself to your absolute limits in your relentless pursuit of the finish line?

That’s the story of this week’s guest Terry Miller! With 12 minutes and 17 seconds to spare Terry was the last person who was able to cross the finish line and kiss the rock at this year’s race through the rugged San Juan Mountains. The race was all at once a dream come true and the most difficult event he had ever endured.

In this episode Terry shares his incredible story of the race along with some tales from 14ers (which he’s climbed all of) and some reflections on dad mode.

Hope you guys enjoy the episode!! Terry is quite the incredible human being!

MORE FROM TERRY MILLER:

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/terrysrunning

Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/terrysrunning/

Appearance on the Do Big Things Podcast: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/91-last-man-standing-at-the-2021-hardrock-100-terry-miller/id1501356857?i=1000530132864

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Like a Bigfoot Podcast #261: Lucja Leonard — Mohican 100 and Taking on the Triple Crown of 200s

This week we are chatting with Lucja Leonard about her recent finish of the Mohican 100, her history as an ultra runner and her upcoming challenge taking on the triple crown of 200s!!

Lucja recently went back to the Mohican 100 in Ohio to complete the very first 100 she attempted. In this episode we chat all about her experience getting payback on this race before diving into stage racing and how she is training for her upcoming attempt at tackling Bigfoot, Tahoe and Moab.

We also talked briefly about crewing her husband Dion at the Badwater 135 (the race just finished and we recorded this episode a few weeks ago! I’m happy to report that Dion placed 6th in a very stacked field in a ridiculously hard ultra marathon).

Hope you guys enjoy the episode!!

MORE FROM LUCJA:

Support Lucja’s Triple Crown Fundraiser for Pink Ribbon Foundation : https://www.justgiving.com/fundraising/triplecrown-lucja

Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/runningdutchie/

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/dionandlucja

Twitter: https://twitter.com/runningdutchie

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Like a Bigfoot Podcast #260: Thomas Mullins 2 — Taking Inventory, Battling the Cocodona 250

(Photo by Scott Rokis)

This week we welcome back one of my favorite people in the world Thomas Mullins!

Thomas is an excellent ultrarunner and adventurer who has taught me more about the sport than anyone else. He is a wealth of knowledge and always seems so cool and collected during these epic adventures.

As a multitime 200 miler finisher it was really interesting to get his perspective on the newly created Cocodona 250. The race seems like an absolute beast that takes runners 250 miles through the rugged deserts and mountains of Arizona. With a stoic sense of relentless forward progress, Thomas battled his way through what seems like an extremely difficult beginning 60 miles, possible ufo sightings (that’s a first for the show!), running out of water and brief battles of negative self talk.

He is a huge proponent of slowing down and taking inventory during these big adventures and this episode highlights how that strategy pays off big time!!

It’s hard to express how much I appreciate this dude! I’m so glad our paths crossed! Much love buddy!

Hope you enjoy this episode!!

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