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Pro Runner – Tim Olson pt2 Ep34

Tim is back for part two talking about the people chasing his record at Western States 100, looking at you Jim Walmsley!

We also chat what it’s like to get pegged as the poster child for things like meditation and diet. I also talk smack about runners way better than me and tell Tim how I destroyed him in a race once…for about 10 minutes…until I didn’t.

Follow Tim the following ways

Instagram –@timothyallenolson

Facebook – www.facebook.com/timothyallenolson

And check out his retreats at www.adventuremindful.com

Pro Runner – Tim Olson pt1 Ep33

Tim Olson is someone I had hoped to talk to for a while. He is one of the most well known ultra runners out there but he has a lot of things that make him unique. The unique things that some people see are his look with his long blond hair, his dietary habits have gotten a lot of attention as has his embracing of meditation. I wanted to know some other things though like what is it like trying to be a pro runner and having a family? Is racing worth it when you don’t win? And when did he know that he could make a living from this? What is it like to be sort of a poster child of meditation and diet?

Tim also talks about the growing other side of his career his Adventure Mindful retreats. He and his wife Krista have started putting these on with some other friends and partners and I really came away thinking that Tim’s meditation retreats are about the only I’d ever consider going to as he shared his approach which was, find what works for you. Anyway a little plug for his passion project.

Follow Tim the following ways

Instagram –@timothyallenolson

Facebook – www.facebook.com/timothyallenolson

Pro Runner – Clare Gallagher Ep16

In my third interview exploring the career of pro ultra running I was fortunate enough to talk to Clare Gallagher. She is new, she is excited, she is funny and she one fast runner. Clare is someone just starting her career as a runner, trying to figure out how to position herself, what’s important to her and how in the world do you make enough money to cover rent, much less save for a rainy day. Clare’s biggest feat so far is placing as the first overall woman at the Leadville 100 mile run in 2016. Since then she has signed as an athlete with The North Face as her primary sponsor as well picking up support from a number of other sponsors. We talk how all of this came about, what’s her hopes for the future and really how do you pay the bills sometimes?

Pro Runner – Sage Canaday part 2 Ep14

Sage is back! I tricked him into thinking the mic was off and we went down all the nerd running rabbit holes we could…including Run Rabbit Run, diet, shoes, sponsors, running at the front of the pack and too much of me rambling about myself and comparing myself to Sage. If any of that sounds remotely interesting than listen on!

Pro Runner – Sage Canaday part 1 Ep13

Sage Canaday is a hard man to keep up with. That is most true if you are running, especially in the mountains. It’s also true that trying to keep up with all the ways he is hustling to carve out a career in running is hard. He has sponsors, a YouTube channel with tips and training videos,  a podcast, a coaching business and of course he’s on social media. Oh right and he runs and races…very very fast.

We talk about why he transitioned from road runner to ultra runner and some of the different things he’s done to make running a career, and spoiler alert some of them were not fun! But Sage is someone who has long been passionate and enthralled with running and worked very hard to make a career happen. I think he shares a lot of helpful information for anyone trying to make it in athletic endeavors as well as people just trying any kind of niche enthapeneur career come to life.

Find more about Sage at www.sagecanaday.com or find out how to have Sage as coach at www.sagerunning.com

Follow him at all these places too.  Facebook – Twitter @sagecanaday – Instagram @sagecanaday – YouTube at Vo2maxProductions 

 

Pro Athlete – Anton Krupicka part 2 Ep 11

The second part of my conversation with mountain athlete Anton Krupicka dives into what has ultra running grown into and where might it go and what has Anton grown into and where is he going? In the last five years due to a number of injury setbacks Anton has moved away from competing at top level ultra running races. In the meantime he embraced climbing again and is now exploring a whole new way of getting into the mountains as he dives into speed accents often combining human powered methods of getting to climbs whether that by foot, bike or ski. It’s an interesting world he has opened up to himself and to others as he casts light on endeavors like the Long’s Peak Triathlon and other high end but not well known link ups and human powered ways of getting into nature and the mountains.

Keep up with Anton…if you can…at www.antonkrupicka.com andon instagram and twitter @antonkrupicka and on his Facebook page

Pro Athlete – Anton Krupicka part 1 Ep 10

One of my friends described Anton Krupicka as one of the godfathers of pro ultra running. I think he is right. Anton was one of the first people to make a career out of the curious sport of running more than 26.2 miles, usually much longer, in his case often 100 mile races, usually on trails in the middle of nowhere. In 2006 Anton was 23 years old, he’d wrapped up a not very notable college running career at Colorado College when he decided to enter the prestigious Leadville 100 trail race in Leadville, CO. He’d never run close to 100 miles at one time, but unlike almost any other runner his running obsession had led him to regularly average up to and sometimes over 200 miles a week often up in the mountains around Colorado Springs.

As fate would have it (fate, or thousands and thousands of training miles) Anton won the Leadville 100, his first ultra running race. That was the first step in a journey that has made him one of the most recognizable faces in the sport of ultra running. Along the way he became known for his high miles, long hair, beard, lack of a shirt, thoughtful speak-your-mind attitude, vagabond live out of a truck lifestyle and of course being one hard man to beat and a legend was born.

Over 10 years after that Leadville win I wanted to know how did he carve out that career? What does that career look like? How does a legend get created and how much ends up being myth? Does that myth get in the way? How did the legend status help that career? And all that and more is here in part 1!

Check out more of Anton’s writing, adventures and more on his social media outlets.

Twitter – @antonkrupicka

Instagram – @antonkrupicka

website – www.antonkrupicka.com

Also if you want to know more about things like Anton’s diet and training when fully racing check out a FAQ he did a few years 

Anton also has an interesting back story that we didn’t get into. I’d suggest check out another interview he did a podcast called Running On Om with Julia Hanlon