Episode 7: Talking about injuries

In this episode of Ultra Ordinary Running Podcast, we talk about possible stress fractures, posterior shin splits, ankle sprains, and more.

Injuries are something nearly every runner deals with at some point or another.  The key is knowing when you are experiencing a discomfort you can push through, and when you’ve got pain you can’t ignore.  We’re here to share our stories about injuries we’ve had, how we got through them, and what we’ve learned.

We’ve got a lot of websites for you.  Thanks for listening!

Melissa writes about the beginning of her possible stress fracture/ tibialis posterior tendon injury (it was a run so terrible that it became a mall walk, followed by a child’s birthday party):  http://www.clothmother.com/2014/02/february-2014-mileage-and-ankle-geddon.html

The crazy looking KT tape regimen that seemed to help Melissa’s tibialis posterior: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Tn5S4w4zfj4

What is rossiter treatment, anyway? http://rockymountainrossiter.com/

The KT tape regimen that helped Christina’s ankle: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-ySkXxXCYbg

And now for 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 6: Post Ultra Blues. It’s a Thing.

In this episode of Ultra Ordinary Running Podcast, we get together to talk about Post Ultra Blues.  Yes, it’s a thing!  But it’s a thing we haven’t heard other ultra runners talk about all that often.  After the big event, it can be common to feel a let down or sadness as you struggle to get back to your “ordinary” life or look for your next adventure.  We think that talking about it helps.

Thanks for listening!  We had some technical difficulties in recording this episode (a spotty internet connection messed up the sound quality and interrupted our conversation in a few places), and we appreciate your patience.

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 5: San Diego 50 Mile Race Recap. “Can I cuss here?”

Here it is, Christina’s San Diego 50 Mile Race Recap! Find out if she encountered any coyotes (or other wildlife) on the trail and how her experience compared to the first time she ran this race in 2015.

Thanks to all our listeners for your encouragement and support! And a huge congratulations to Christina on your fantastic finish.

San Diego 50 Mile and Trail Marathon: http://sandiegotrail50.com/

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 4: Seeking expert coyote advice

In this episode of Ultra Ordinary Running Podcast, the three of us are at different stages in our training. Melissa is recovering from Across The Years, Angela is putting in the miles and focusing on strength and core work, and Christina is tapering for her upcoming 50 miler.

Join us as we chat about what we’ve been up to during the past week, and if you are a coyote expert, please drop us a line to let us know once and for all what to do when we see or hear coyotes on trail, and also: what is the proper pronunciation of “coyote.”

Thanks for listening!

Here is a list of some of the websites we mentioned in the show:
Across The Years 24 hours results (women are the top two finishers!)
Denny Krahe Training Plans and Diz Runs Podcast
Ultra Ladies 100 Mile Training Plan

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 3: Across The Years Recap

In this episode of Ultra Ordinary Running Podcast, we have Rob and Melissa’s race recaps from Across The Years!

Find out what it’s like to run for 24 hours while trading off childcare, encountering below freezing temperatures, and possibly falling asleep in a porta potty.

Rob and Melissa want to thank everybody for listening and for the good wishes they sent during the race.  Aravaipa Running puts on a fantastic event, and we hope to see you all at ATY next year!

Here is Melissa’s very extended race report that’s so long probably only her mother will read it:
http://www.clothmother.com/2016/01/across-years-part-2.html

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/

Rob’s Twitter: @ragfield
Rob’s Blog: sexyhermit.com

Music: Happy Rock from www.bensound.com

Episode 2: All I Want For Christmas

 

In this episode of Ultra Ordinary Running Podcast, we describe the origin of this project a little more in depth (which you can also read about on Melissa’s blog), we briefly discuss winning a date with Billy Yang, we offer some strategies for running through the holidays (or not), and we share our Christmas wish lists.

Have a very merry holiday season! We’ll be back next time with a recap from Rob and Melissa’s adventures at Across the Years.

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

I can’t believe I said that out loud.

Welcome to Episode 1 of Ultra Ordinary Running Podcast, the show that follows 3 ordinary ultrarunners on their journey to something extraordinary.

In this show, we introduce ourselves and discuss our big goals (JJ100!) for 2016.

Thanks for listening!

You can follow us on Twitter at: @ultra_ordinary

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/

The Javelina Jundred video that makes us cry (in a good way):

Music: Happy Rock from www.bensound.com