Episode 17: North Fork 50

In this episode of Ultra Ordinary Running Podcast, Melissa recaps her recent run at the North Fork 50. Hear all about how Melissa’s first more “mountainous” 50 miler went, whether or not she threw up, and how Coors Lite might become a new fixture in her race nutrition plan.

You can also read her race report here, and how training went here.

Melissa wants to thank everybody for all the good vibes and positive thoughts– she felt it all!

Thanks for listening!

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Photo by @ragfield

Angela’s Twitter: @angelmurf
Angela’s Blog: https://silverliningstrong.wordpress.com/

Christina’s Twitter: @arunningmess
Christina’s Blog: http://www.arunningmess.com/

Melissa’s Twitter: @melissa_raguet
Melissa’s Blog: http://www.clothmother.com/

Music: Happy Rock from www.bensound.com

Episode 16: Miwok Recap

In this episode of Ultra Ordinary Running Podcast, Christina shares the details of her race at Miwok 100K. In short, there was vertical, more vertical, beautiful trails, some weather, and a seriously awesome goody bag. We predict that after listening to this episode, you’ll be putting your name in the hat for Miwok next year.

Here’s Christina’s race report.

Congrats, Christina, on a great race, and as always, thanks for listening!

Angela’s Twitter: @angelmurf
Angela’s Blog: https://silverliningstrong.wordpress.com/

Christina’s Twitter: @arunningmess
Christina’s Blog: http://www.arunningmess.com/

Melissa’s Twitter: @melissa_raguet
Melissa’s Blog: http://www.clothmother.com/

Music: Happy Rock from www.bensound.com

Episode 15: Pre-race anxiety

In this episode of Ultra Ordinary Running Podcast, join us for a Monday Rant about pre-race anxiety. We talk about the difficulty of remembering why we signed up for the race in the first place once the big day draws near.

Everybody, please send Christina your very best wishes for Miwok 100K this weekend! It’s going to be great!!

Thanks for listening!

Angela’s Twitter: @angelmurf
Angela’s Blog: https://silverliningstrong.wordpress.com/

Christina’s Twitter: @arunningmess
Christina’s Blog: http://www.arunningmess.com/

Melissa’s Twitter: @melissa_raguet
Melissa’s Blog: http://www.clothmother.com/

Music: Happy Rock from www.bensound.com

Episode 14: Shoe talk

Altras, Salomons, Brooks, Skechers, and Hokas, oh my. Join us this week as we talk about shoes we’ve worn and loved (or not) on the trails.  Angela updates us on her recent run on the North Fork 50 course, and Melissa issues a plea for advice on trail running shoes with aggressive outsoles.

Thanks for listening!

Angela’s Twitter: @angelmurf
Angela’s Blog: https://silverliningstrong.wordpress.com/

Christina’s Twitter: @arunningmess
Christina’s Blog: http://www.arunningmess.com/

Melissa’s Twitter: @melissa_raguet
Melissa’s Blog: http://www.clothmother.com/

Music: Happy Rock from www.bensound.com

Episode 13: Another Tale of Two Races

It has been a while. The past several weeks we have been busy tending to tonsillitis, tax season, teaching loads, and … training for ultras (not to mention, living in different time zones)!  We’ve reconvened to bring you Episode 13– another race recap show.  This past weekend, Angela became a Desert Rat, and Christina settled a score at Leona Divide.

Thanks for listening!

Gemini Adventures Desert Rats Festival: http://www.geminiadventures.com/running-events-2/festival/

Angela’s race report: https://silverliningstrong.wordpress.com/2016/04/19/the-day-i-became-a-desert-rat/

Leona Divide: http://leonadivide5050.com/index.php

Christina’s race report: http://www.arunningmess.com/2016/04/20/leona-divide-50k-2016/

And now our usual links:

Angela’s Twitter: @angelmurf
Angela’s Blog: https://silverliningstrong.wordpress.com/

Christina’s Twitter: @arunningmess
Christina’s Blog: http://www.arunningmess.com/

Melissa’s Twitter: @melissa_raguet
Melissa’s Blog: http://www.clothmother.com/

Music: Happy Rock from www.bensound.com

Episode 12: A Tale of Two Races

In this episode of Ultra Ordinary Running Podcast, we’ve got Christina’s race recap from her spur of the moment 50K, and Melissa’s recap from her “heavy half” in Monument Valley.  Join us for a tale of two races!

Thanks for listening.

Links from this show:

Christina’s Race Report: http://www.arunningmess.com/2016/03/15/run-deo-run-50k-2016/

Run Deo Run Trail Races: https://ultrasignup.com/register.aspx?did=37538

Melissa’s Race Report: http://www.clothmother.com/2016/03/monument-valley-it-doesnt-have-to-be.html

Monument Valley Trail Races:  http://www.grandcircletrails.com/monument-valley-general-info/

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And now our usual links:

Angela’s Twitter: @angelmurf
Angela’s Blog: https://silverliningstrong.wordpress.com/

Christina’s Twitter: @arunningmess
Christina’s Blog: http://www.arunningmess.com/

Melissa’s Twitter: @melissa_raguet
Melissa’s Blog: http://www.clothmother.com/

Music: Happy Rock from www.bensound.com

Episode 11: Angela’s Sufferfest Recap

In this episode of Ultra Ordinary Running Podcast, we have Angela’s recap from Sufferfest Weekend.  Contrary to its ominous name, the Sufferfest turned out to be fun! Listen to Angela talk about conquering her fears, meeting great new friends, learning some new trails, and in general, fully immersing herself in the ultra life (and loving it). Thanks for sharing your experience, Angela! I think all the UOR listeners are going to want to head out to Fruita next year for the Sufferfest.

(Thanks for the memes, Christina <3)

Some links to things we talked about:

A little bit on the history of the “fat ass” ultra: http://trailandultrarunning.com/the-fat-ass-ultra-a-history/

Human Potential Running Series: http://humanpotentialrunning.com/races/

Sufferfest Weekend: http://humanpotentialrunning.com/sufferfest/

Leadville Race Series: http://www.leadvilleraceseries.com/

Melissa’s injury update… What the heck is rossiter? http://rockymountainrossiter.com/

And now our usual links:

Angela’s Twitter: @angelmurf
Angela’s Blog: https://silverliningstrong.wordpress.com/

Christina’s Twitter: @arunningmess
Christina’s Blog: http://www.arunningmess.com/

Melissa’s Twitter: @melissa_raguet
Melissa’s Blog: http://www.clothmother.com/

Music: Happy Rock from www.bensound.com

Episode 10: “Impostor syndrome”

This episode of Ultra Ordinary Running Podcast is all about confidence issues we may experience with our running.  For some of us, it can be hard to feel good about our own efforts when others are posting or talking about their high mileage, pace, and vert for the week.  In this episode, we explore how to avoid negativity in comparisons and how we should all remove the words “just” and “only” from our vocabularies.

Thanks for listening.

What is “impostor syndrome”?  http://www.gradhacker.org/2011/09/02/banishing-impostor-syndrome/

Angela’s Twitter: @angelmurf
Angela’s Blog: https://silverliningstrong.wordpress.com/

Christina’s Twitter: @arunningmess
Christina’s Blog: http://www.arunningmess.com/

Melissa’s Twitter: @melissa_raguet
Melissa’s Blog: http://www.clothmother.com/

Music: Happy Rock from www.bensound.com

Episode 9: Journey to Javelina Jundred with Jim Doyle

“I want to put fear back into my running.”

In this episode of Ultra Ordinary Running Podcast, we have an interview with LA-based runner and musician, Jim Doyle.  Jim went for an impromptu 2 mile run in 2002, and from there, he started running marathons, then ultras, and finally Javelina Jundred in October 2015.  Join us as we talk to Jim about his running journey and gain insight from him about his experience at Javelina Jundred.

We truly loved getting this chance to talk to Jim, and we had so much fun doing this interview.  Jim’s story is incredibly inspiring, and we can’t wait to run 100 miles with him next October, when he heads back to JJ100 again.  Thanks so much for being on the show Jim! We hope you’ll be a return guest on UOR someday soon.

Thanks for listening!

Angela’s Twitter: @angelmurf
Angela’s Blog: https://silverliningstrong.wordpress.com/

Christina’s Twitter: @arunningmess
Christina’s Blog: http://www.arunningmess.com/

Melissa’s Twitter: @melissa_raguet
Melissa’s Blog: http://www.clothmother.com/

Music: Happy Rock from www.bensound.com

Episode 8: What Not To Do

In this episode of Ultra Ordinary Running Podcast, we have compiled a list of What Not To Do during an ultra or trail race.  Every race is an opportunity to learn, and we’re here to share what we’ve learned with you.  Join us as we discuss running/walking, trail etiquette, wardrobe decisions, and more.

As always, thanks for listening, and feel free to send us your own What Not To Do tips.  We love hearing from you!

Angela’s Twitter: @angelmurf
Angela’s Blog: https://silverliningstrong.wordpress.com/

Christina’s Twitter: @arunningmess
Christina’s Blog: http://www.arunningmess.com/

Melissa’s Twitter: @melissa_raguet
Melissa’s Blog: http://www.clothmother.com/

Music: Happy Rock from www.bensound.com