The women of the trails share their stories about running, racing, and life. These badass ladies from around the globe get honest about everything from competing, motherhood, and trying to have it all. Get ready for training ideas, gear tips, and a healthy dose of inspiration.
E161 Katie: Female Champion of Dragon's Back Race
1:00:53The Dragon's Back Race is the toughest mountain race in the world, covering some seriously extreme terrain. Katie Mills crushed it. She ran it in 61:12:54, coming first female and 7th overall. We chat about the best and worst parts of her race during the gruelling 6 day event across the of the spine of Wales. Find more from Katie @katie_s_mills More from me @hilsport55 Learn more about the race https://www.dragonsbackrace.com Good sunglasses! Use discount code TRW15 for 15% off at Goodr.com/trw
E160: Finlayson Arm Race Recap
50:44I sit down with race director Myke LaBelle to rehash the most epic weekend of 2021! I raced the Double - 107ish km on Friday night and 28km on Sunday. Find out how many cougars I saw, and how much I hated Myke half way through. If you're looking for a super challenging race with all of the elevation, views, and technical terrain - this is it. Check out the race: Finlayson Arm 28/50/100 More from me @hilsport55 More from Myke @coastline.endurance
E159 Katie S: The adventure expert
56:09Katie loves to run, ride, and row super long distances. She recently finished her latest run adventure - running 11 ultras in 11 days to raise funds for 11 clean water projects. She is also the youngest person in the world to row solo across the Atlantic, spending 70 days alone at sea. Before all of these adventures, she was told that "You don't look like I could do that" because she's not your typical rail-thin runner or athlete. https://www.katiespotz.com More from me @hilsport55 https://livlite.co use discount code hilary20 for 20% off Groceries - delivered for free to North Van or Vancouver with zero waste! Find the backlog of episodes at TRW PATREON
E158 Norma: Second place female at Badwater135!
38:09At 62 years old, Norma Roberts came second woman and 17th overall in a time of 33:37:49 at Badwater 135. She set a new course record for her age group. She is one badass runner, and super fun to chat to! For old episodes of TRW - find us on Patreon at TRW Patreon Find more from me @hilsport55
E157 Myke: Finlayson Arm RD, Speedster, and all around Awesome Guy
1:05:36Myke raced both road and trail as a young adult, running everything from a sub 3 hour marathon to an insanely fast 50mile. We chat about his struggle with anxiety as the stress of running started to pile up and how he found a way to stay involved in the trail running community. He's now the race director of the Finlayson Arm 28km/50km/100km in Victoria. This 100km has 6000 meters of elevation (20 000 feet), and is known to be the 100km that runs like 100miles, because it's downright savage. Find more @coastline.endurance or www.coastlineendurancerunning.com Find me @hilsport55 Check us out on Patreon for a complete backlog of episodes! TRW PATREON
E156 Lindsay: Going the distance for Quinn
50:15Lindsay Cristante is a runner, elementary school teacher and mom of two boys in beautiful Victoria BC. On June 5 she ran her first 100k with a goal of fundraising $100,000 for a former student with Muscular Dystrophy. Donate for Quinn here: https://gofund.me/90355754 Find me @hilsport55
E155 Trail Tips: Cory & Tory Special
58:02Just when you thought Trail Tips couldn't get any better, we added Cory. We talk imposter syndrome, toe nails, training, gear, and life on the trails. You'll jog away from this episode feeling uplifted and confident, and wearing the coolest sunglasses. www.goodr.com/trw discount code TRW for 15% off. Find me @hilsport55 Patreon!! bonus episodes and more https://www.patreon.com/user?u=26713033&fan_landing=true
E154 Amber: A weight loss journey
48:45Amber started running in 2017 when she joined a group gym to train for a Spartan race after losing about 100 pounds. She wanted to work towards a new goal since her weight loss goal had been met and she wanted to keep herself from gaining it all back like she had several years before. It was then that she fell in love with obstacle course racing. She is working on a PhD is in social psychology and finds herself constantly digging for the psychology in all things running. Find me @hilsport55 Check out goodr.com/trw and use code TRW15 for 15% off at Check out! Patreon!! bonus episodes and more https://www.patreon.com/user?u=26713033&fan_landing=true
E153 Dawn: 257 miles!
39:44Dawn is an Ultra runner raising two teenagers with her husband, and working full time as a nurse in the operating room and emergency room. She loves motivating others, and has found that her running achievements have given her the ability to do that. She focuses on healthy living and loves sharing things that she has learned regarding diet and exercise with others. Running and healthy living has given her an energy to be thankful for. She is blessed to be surrounded by positive relationships through the ultra running community! The energy is palpable during races, in a way thats indescribable. Find me @hilsport55 Check out goodr.com/trw and use code TRW15 for 15% off at Check out! Patreon!! bonus episodes and more https://www.patreon.com/user?u=26713033&fan_landing=true
E152 Brittany: Sports Nutritionist
32:54Brittany is the host of the Mom Sweat Sanity Podcast and a sports nutritionist. We chat real food vs sports nutrition, protein requirements for female athletes, running fasted, and if that glass of wine affects performance. More from me @hilsport55 Athletic Brewing - Order their amazing beers at www.athleticbrewing.com. Get free shipping on two six packs or more. Save 15% by using the code TRW15 at checkout. That’s athleticbrewing.com. Help support the podcast at Patreon - click here!