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Like a Bigfoot Podcast #278: Addie Bracy — “Mental Training for Ultrarunning”, Winning Run Rabbit Run

This week we are chatting with elite athlete and author of “Mental Training for Ultrarunning” Addie Bracy!!

Addie is an elite ultrarunner and, as a certified Mental Performance Consult, an expert in mental training for athletes.

In this episode we focus mostly on the mental rollercoaster an ultrarunner faces during a run which is what first got me interested in the sport and what still captures my imagination today! What drives someone forward when faced with anguish and adversity? How does the mind grow throughout an ultra journey? How does one develop a solid mental game to push them through the lowest of lows in a race?

Addie also shares stories from her excellent race at the Run Rabbit Run 100 miler this fall in which she placed first!

This is a great episode and I HIGHLY recommend Addie’s book!!

MORE FROM ADDIE BRACY:

Strive Mental Performance: https://www.strivementalperformance.com

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

Order “Mental Training for Ultrarunning”: https://www.amazon.com/Mental-Training-Ultrarunning-Addie-Bracy/dp/171820017X

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Like a Bigfoot Podcast #277: Taylor Auclair — Quest for the Moab 240

Taylor Auclair is an ultra runner, a dad and a guy who dreams big!! So big in fact that recently he took on and completed the 240 mile journey through Destination Trail’s Moab 240.

In this episode, Taylor shares the story of his epic race! He describes some of the highest of highs and lowest of lows. He talks about the beautiful scenery of the course, the brutality of the weather and the long long stumbles through the nights.

We also dive into his mindset- why did this specific race appeal to him, what internal battles he faced along the way and in what ways he grew through pushing himself to the limit.

This is an awesome episode that I truly hope each and every one of you enjoys!! Thanks for inspiring adventure in all of us Taylor!!

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Burn Still Higher Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/burn.still.higher/

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

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Like a Bigfoot Podcast #276: Bob Kauffman — Chasing Adventure, Bikepacking and Exploring

Bob Kauffman is literally in my phone contacts as “Bob Adventurer”.

Bob is an incredibly friendly and active guy who has found a lifelong passion for adventure and exploring! He also loves sharing his passion with anyone and everyone around him.

In this episode we talk about his various adventures climbing mountains, bikepacking and exploring the outdoors, including trekking to Everest Base Camp, tandem biking the Kokopelli Trail with his buddy Erik Weihenmayer, various bike packing routes, and taking on a little known route to cross Capital Reef National Park.

This was an extremely enjoyable conversation and I am honored to chat with Bob and proud that he slowed down enough on his mountain bike to let me keep up when we biked the 14 mile White Ranch Loop out near our town!

Enjoy!

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Like a Bigfoot #275: Adam Shoalts 2 — “The Whisper on the Night Wind”, Expedition to the Wilds of Labrador

This week explorer, adventurer, and author Adam Shoalts sits down to talk about his expedition to the wilds of Labrador in search of a mysterious creature…

“Adam Shoalts is a professional explorer and best-selling author. In 2013, he was elected a Fellow of the Royal Canadian Geographical Society for “extraordinary contributions to geography” and in 2017 completed a nearly 4,000 km solo journey across Canada’s Arctic.”

Beyond that he is a person who deeply loves the outdoors and the act of exploration and discovery. He is also a geologist and historian deeply fascinated with the Canadian Wilderness and the history of the people who inhabited it.

In his latest book The Whisper on the Night Wind, Adam captures an expedition he took to solve a historic mystery:

“In the early 1900s, Traversepine, an isolated little settlement was the scene of an extraordinary haunting by large creatures none could identify. Strange tracks were found in the woods. Unearthly cries were heard in the night. Sled dogs went missing. Children reported being stalked by a terrifying grinning animal. Families slept with cabin doors barred and axes and guns at their bedsides.”

The book was a great read which you should check out if you’re into wilderness expeditions, history, or tales of mystery and intrigue!

Hope you all enjoyed the episode with Adam as much as I did!!

MORE FROM ADAM SHOALTS:

Whisper on the Night Wind: https://www.amazon.com/Whisper-Night-Wind-History-Wilderness/dp/073524104X

Website: https://adamshoalts.com

Books: https://adamshoalts.com/literature/

“Alone Across the Arctic” Film: https://www.amazon.com/Alone-Across-Arctic-Adam-Shoalts/dp/B0876L37HR

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

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Like a Bigfoot Podcast #274: Sabrina White — Mosquitos, Misadventures, 100 Miles, Helicopters, RATS and Yeti

This week we are sitting down with Sabrina White to hear all about mosquitos, misadventures, helicopters, the Desert RATS Stage Race and the Yeti 100, her very first 100 mile race!!

Sabrina is an AWESOME human being who I had the pleasure of meeting at the stage race this summer. I was extremely impressed with her perseverance and positive attitude throughout everything the Kokopelli threw at her (which was A LOT). I really wanted to  hear the tales from her follow-up adventure at the Yeti.

In this episode, Sabrina shares stories from both of those races and so much more! She talks about rock climbing misadventures, how being a helicopter pilot compares to substitute teaching pre-school, and how to survive a 100k race at the aptly named Dismal Swamp in southeastern Virginia.

I truly hope you enjoy this episode as much as I did!! Sabrina is an excellent storyteller and will definitely be back on to chat adventures in the future!

MORE FROM SABRINA WHITE:

Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/sabrinawhite407/

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Like a Bigfoot #273: Luke Ullett — Taking on His First 100 Miler!!

This week we are chatting with ultra runner Luke Ullett!!

Recently Luke stepped up to the challenge of taking on his very first 100 mile race at the Kodiak Ultras in Big Bear, California. In this episode, he shares the story of that race- the ups and downs and the lessons he learned along the way.

We also chat about the power of consistency, Luke’s experience at the Desert RATS stage race, how these big time endurance events have helped him through a challenging last few years and the absolute horrors of chafing in the desert.

I truly hope you enjoy this episode!! I’ve really enjoyed getting to know Luke over this last year!!

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

Website: https://mardukisprojects.com/about

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Like a Bigfoot Podcast #271: Derek Hoot — Passion Found Through Wheelchair Basketball

This week we are talking with Derek Hoot about discovering a passion for wheelchair basketball!

Derek started competing in wheelchair basketball in middle school, became a collegiate athlete, played overseas in Germany and is now a coach, a podcaster, and a huge fan of the sport. Through the years he has found good times, purpose and community through wheelchair basketball and is dedicated to spreading the word about this life changing sport!

In this episode we hear all about his journey, talk about the importance of competition and chat about leadership and the challenges of being a coach!

I hope you all enjoy the show as much as I did!!

(Correction notes from Derek: Rose Hollerman is a gold and bronze medalist, and Trevon Jenifer is a three-time Paralympian (two gold, one bronze)

MORE FROM DEREK:

Push Podcast: https://open.spotify.com/show/6pTFoQwinl3GGXM4YTeFim

NWBA website for more information on Wheelchair Basketball: https://www.nwba.org/findateam

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

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Like a Bigfoot Podcast #270: James Adamson — Adventure Filmmaking and the Power of Creativity

This week we have a great conversation with my friend James Adamson!! James is a filmmaker, and athlete and an adventurer who has filmed epic footage all over the world through his company Dropmedia.tv.

Recently James was a part of the film “Fastest For Now” which documents Kait Boyle, Kurt Refsnider and Lael Wilcox’s record setting ride on the Kokopelli Trail. James also was our director of photography for our future film about the Desert RATS Stage Race in which I was honored to work alongside and learn from such a wonderful person!

In this episode we talk all about creativity, collaboration, passion, perspective as James shares stories from different projects he has worked on along with some of the philosophies he has developed along the way!

I truly hope you enjoy the episode as I really look up to James!

MORE FROM JAMES ADAMSON:

Dropmedia: https://www.dropmedia.tv

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

“Fastest for Now”:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CuDZSVA6MVM

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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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