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  • AOF 2210: At Hunt Wallet, three friends got together to try to change the hunting industry for good!

    On this episode two childhood friends and two college buddies who played football at Colorado State University share their story and how their new hunting app, Hunt Wallet, was created. We talk about the important characteristics you should find in hunting buddies, tough lessons from the field, and how team sports especially prepares us for…

  • AOF:247 George Briones of Soflete on training principles, mental health, and digital detox.

    adventuresinmyhead.org, soflete.com, sticktotheprogram.co, @gbriones, sticktotheprogram, sofletehq, dieliving       As a recon marine I live by this principle; “Jack of all trades and master of none.” My will to personally explore the different worlds of fitness has allowed me to have a unique perspective on strength and conditioning. I don’t always train in the…

  • Hard things with good people make….better people.

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  • Mistaking not wanting to for CAN’T

    Every single day.   ” I can’t do that.”    Only to be revealed 20 seconds later that they can, in fact, do that.  It’s maddening. They waste their energy and I waste mine.  Instead of just tackling the task at hand and letting things sort out we have to play this “can’t” game again…

  • AOF:240 Mark Carles on living every day like it was his last.

    Mark Carles is a runner, brother, son, and one of the bravest athletes we have had on the show. Given a few months to live over a year ago and he is still fighting the rare form of liver cancer he was diagnosed with by running and being with family. Matching tattoos with his mom,…

  • AOF:232 Dan Staton of ElkShape on hunting for beginners, wolves, fitness and more.

    Dan Staton comes to the show a few days before archery hunting season and shares his story as well as teaches us about all things elk hunting. From etiquette to reintroducing wolves to Colorado, the conversation is flowing and fun! Enjoy.   ELKSHAPE Offers: ONXHUNT | Discount Code elkshape for 20% off Premium or Elite…

  • AOF:231 Richie Crowley rides across America for wellness!

    Richie Crowley is a former professional hockey player who has gone all in on his entrepreneurial goals. On the show today: What got him to where he is today and dive into the ride from Boston to Los Angeles he is undertaking. How he knew it was time to retire from his Hockey playing days…

  • AOF:230 Train To Hunt National Champ on defending his title, his training, and grieving loss.

    Charlie Pappas is a regular, hard working guy who just happens to be a really good athlete. The problem is, he isn’t regular at all. He has found his niche in the Train To Hunt competition and plans on defending his title with all his might this weekend at the National Championships in Colorado. On…

  • AOF:229 Founding a nutrition company for adventurers, Alaska living, and high level rowing.

    Heather Kelly is an adventurous entrepreneur who founded a company to give adventurers amazing options for food in the backcountry, or wherever they end up hungry. On the show we talk about: She rowed at a high level winning multiple NCAA National Championships so we dive in to technique that might just help you the…

  • AOF:225 Kenton Clairmont of Train to Hunt.

    Kenton Clairmont is the founder of an up and coming event that combines the skills to bow hunt with extreme fitness needed to navigate the backcountry. We talk about the fitness needs and specific workouts that will help athletes with the competition as well as some very basic beginner information for new bow hunters and…

  • Swim run

    AOF:223 Lo Myrick on intentions, start up culture, and a swim-run event everyone should try.

    We had a great conversation with Lo Myrick from what the start up culture taught her to why doing things with intention is so important, especially in the morning. We also talk about how she stays fit on the road as someone who travels a lot. She shares a story about a swim run event…

  • Lauren has her Labrum repaired, and SUP as training for ultra running and more.

    Lauren Jones of Life’s 2 Short Fitness just underwent Labrum surgery and she tells about the whole process from the signs and symptoms that led to the injury as well as the surgery process and recovery so far through a few weeks. She also talks about setting goals post op to stay motivated and how…

  • AOF:221 Ryan Atkins gets ready for 700km on his fat bike in polar bear country.

    If you know who Ryan Atkins is, it is probably because of his excellence in the OCR circuit. Today, we talk about one of his many adventures he plans on taking on in the cold of Canada for a great cause. Fat biking in polar bear country on frozen lakes, sounds about right for one…

  • AOF:220 Jesse Itzler on raising adventurous kids, an Everest challenge, and his journey.

    Jesse Itzler is a serial entrepreneur, ultra runner, and general seeker of adventure. On the show we talk about: Adventurous parenting Addiction to newness, Mental toughness. Business and entrepreneurial ambitions. The Cryathlon- an event he is organizing that sound BRUTAL! 29zero29– His event that pushes you to gain the height of Everest in a weekend…

  • AOF:219 Grizzly bears, biking adventure, and a calling found in the mountains.

    Our guest is as passionate about the outdoors as anyone we have had on the show. We talk about his calling and many of the adventures that have come along with it. Of his personal achievements, he completed an 1800 mile bikepack from Banff, Canada to his home in Colorado. From day to day, you…

  • AOF:218 From Mobility WOD HQ, functional training for adaptive athletes.

    Max Conserva is back on the show to share a new training protocol he helped develop for coaches and trainers to work better with adaptive athletes.  Before reading anymore be sure to check out the program here. So many trainers simply pass off the opportunity to work with athletes with prosthetics or other obstacles when…

  • AOF:217 Former Olympian finding better ways to deal with injuries with technology.

    Ian Warner is a serial entrepreneur, former collegiate and Olympic athlete, and now, a father and husband.  We talk about the idea he has had for year that he finally made happen and the friend he lost that inspires him everyday to keep going.   We talk about failures along the way that give us…

  • 62 Miles: Grateful Suffering

    I get these ideas.  You do too, I’m sure, but when it sits there banging around in my head the only thing I can do is go for it.  Yeah, it probably drives my wife crazy occasionally but she is kind of the same way so it usually works.  So, when I told her I…

  • Moving into the great unknown of 2018, one thing is certain.

    I started Athlete On Fire fours year ago.  Holy crap, that seems amazing.  Often, I had no idea what I was doing. Other times, no idea why I was doing.  The effort for creating media and content to try and help strangers from who knows where is a real thing.  It’s redundant.  Reach out, record,…

  • AOF: 216 Nike trail runner Chris Mocko.

    Chris Mocko is a Boulder, Colorado based runner. We talk about his transition to Colorado from the Bay Area, his favorite trails, his training, and lots about real life stuff.   This episode is sponsored by Health IQ, an insurance company that helps health conscious people get special life insurance rates.  Go to healthiq.com/aof to support the show…

  • AOF:215 Kriste Peoples, Outdoor Afro, and her mission to get more people outdoors!

    Man, what a gift. To meet someone multiple times, our guest is a good friend of my wife, but not get to know her much better until recording the show! She has much more to say but if you think it is important to get people from every corner of society into the outdoors, you’ll…

  • AOF:214 Clare Gallagher on coral reefs, travel, running, and her true passions.

    Clare Gallagher is an ultrarunner for The North Face. She studied coral ecology and ran cross country and track at Princeton. After graduation, she discovered ultra running while teaching English in Northern Thailand. Clare lives in her home state of Colorado when she’s not on the road.   Our conversation went all over into her…

  • Knights:06 Meet the point guard.

    Coach Gruse and his Cave Spring High School basketball team are a few games into their season and illness has spread through the team.   The teams’ leader and point guard, Devon “Mookie” Beckner joins us on the show to talk about leadership, his first impressions of his coach, and what his short and long…

  • AOF:213 The founder of Run Repeat on what you don’t know about buying running shoes.

    The founder of non-biased, running shoe review site Runrepeat.com joins us to talk all things running shoes.  How to choose them? Which do best on his site? How the site stays free of bias? We delve into his running career and how he was discovered on  a track one night.  The belief that anyone could…

  • AOF:211 The founder of JoJe Bars on cycling in southern California and entrepreneurship.

    John Abate is a cyclist who partnered with, yep, another cyclist to make some of the most unique bars on the market for athletes. We had a chance to dive into his town of Encinitas, CA to get an idea of the cycling and laid back culture as well as how they came up with…

  • A happy birthday gift from my dad, who passed away 10 months ago.

    Athlete On Fire was founded on the idea that we can fight for something both on the field and off and still be a good person the whole time. It was modeled after my dad and after he passed away last October I searched frantically for a file I knew I didn’t want to lose. …

  • AOF:191 Defining health, bleeding veggie burgers, branding, and healthy plant based food of course.

    Matt Frazier founded No Meat Athlete as a blog to follow his own journey and since has grown it into a loyal and respected brand! He previews his newest project, a cookbook with all plant based menu items. We talk about the potential controversy with plant based products that are meant to feel and taste like…

  • AOF:190 Gold medalist and founder of WheelWod.com on adapting.

    Chris Stoutenburg leaned back on a railing when he was 20 years old and fell two stories, landing on his arm on a patch of grass the size of his body.  It was a lucky fall and the beginning of his story on the show. He went on to travel the world and win multiple…

  • AOF:189 Adventure writer and ultrarunner Morgan Tilton.

    Morgan Tilton decided to run ultra after ultra one summer after catching the “bug”. She just happens to also be a freelance writer who has written for Backpacker, Outside, and Men’s Journal to name a few.  She shares her creative process and some basic guidelines we should all follow when writing.  She shares her training…

  • Test Wide Screen

    This is the new version of it all.

  • AOF:187 Great white sharks, sea lice, and big time open water swimming.

    Eliza Cummings is a young athlete who is competing in some of the biggest open water swims in the world.  We learned so much from her and enjoyed the passion she brought on a sport we really haven’t covered. On the show There is repellant for sea lice, larva of jellyfish Painting stripes on your…

  • AOF:186 “Life is either completely daring or nothing at all.”

    On the show.  Noah Kaufman of American Ninja Warrior fame and longtime rock climber.   Noah Kaufman is no stranger to pressure.   Competitively he has excelled as a ninja on the popular American Ninja Warrior in front of millions.   He has been scaling rocks as a climber for over twenty years where the…

  • AOF:185 March Madness without my dad, unpredictable spring, and fallen innovators.

    On the show: Legend Lost The late and great Royal Robbins passes away at age 82.  He was a pioneer in rock climbing as the sport we know it today.  Go watch Valley Uprising.  It’s an amazing and inspiring look at the roots of the sport.  Our host, Scott was born just 30 minutes away in…

  • AOF:184 An ultra runner named Jeffrey and his bus named Earl.

    Jeffrey James Binney is a comedian, actor, and now, ultra runner.  Why does he intend on living in a bus?  How was his complete failure more stressful than usual at the Leadville 100?  Did he ever finish an ultra?  Plus, some bonus content featuring parts of his comedy special from the experiences.   Thanks for…

  • AOF:183 The Good Leg Project with Max Conserva

    A crazy and horrific accident at the age of 8 and the lightbulb moment 22 years later began a movement in an individual that will speak to everyone who knew there was an athlete deep down but didn’t know how to find it. Max Conserva is an athlete, speaker, and coach who has transformed the…

  • Adventure doesn’t have to be big

    Adventure.  Everyone wants more but has no idea where to get it.  We know it’s good for our heart and soul.  And sometimes our legs and lungs.  Yet, it seems, less and less of us are adventuring.   Adventure is a huge part of our make up.  We as a human race traveled across mountain…

  • AOF:182 Athletic Movement Skills with Clive Brewer of the Toronto Blue Jays organization.

    Our guest shares his story of how he made a career working with athletes and then we dive in to his new project, a book to help everyone become more efficient athletes. About our guest: Internationally acclaimed strength and conditioning specialist Clive Brewer is the assistant director of high performance for the Toronto Blue Jays…

  • Kristena Barnes – When Endurance and OCR is more than just a hobby

    [pexblogposts pex_attr_title=”More Athletes” pex_attr_cat=”-1″ pex_attr_number=”4″ pex_attr_columns=”2″][/pexblogposts] Kristina Barnes has been quietly destroying OCR and endurance events with ease for a number of years now. So much so, that she recently designed and led her own rucking event. Harnessing her first hand knowledge, Kristina is now looking at the community in a broader scope, looking to…

  • AOF:181 Daniel Hayes Boxer, actor, athlete.

    Our guest played college basketball and modeled as a young athlete for some of the biggest brands in the world.  An invite to a boxing gym, that he actually hated, spurned the athlete he is now. We talk a lot about how to control and regulate emotion and adrenaline in sport from visualization to practicing…

  • AOF:180 Jim Walmsley “Off days are contagious.”

    To be able to listen to someone at the top of their respective sport give advice as to what is helping them succeed and to be able to apply it to anyone at any level is what the Athlete On Fire show is all about. We have done this very well on today’s show. Whether…

  • Why would you run THAT far?

    Maybe you have thought about doing something that just seemed insane, or epic, or scary, or just like the adventure you need.  We all have.  It may be starting a business or traveling somewhere exotic or, it may be running a really really long distance, just to feel the pain a little bit. Or for…

  • AOF:178 How his passion for gymnastics is helping athletes of many different sports.

    Today’s guest is a passionate gymnast and he has a story to tell about how his passion brought him back to the sport he loves after some down years. He also talks about the tenets the sport teaches that are good for just about any athlete.  Our first gymnast for the Athlete On Fire show!…

  • Zac Cromwell – Gratitude is everything

    Zac Cromwell has quietly gone about his journey in endurance, making many friends along the way. Harnessing his love and skills in rock climbing towards that of endurance events, he understands what it means to keep going. Catching up with Cookie from Team SISU recently, he discussed experiencing “the dark place” and how a couple…

  • The case against beautiful things.

    You know the term “This is why we can’t have nice things.” Well, this is why we can’t have beautiful things. Anymore.   First, beautiful– Of beauty, magnificence, or representing an abstract feeling of good, of love.  Both natural and supernatural.  Both literal and figurative. Almost always subjective.     Athletes find beauty in effort.…

  • Athlete Profiles: 003 “Until I found OCR, I was a bit lost and bored with life.”

    Athlete (and we are all athletes) Profiles: Check out more details about why we do this and even submit your profile HERE. Name: Stephen Geppert   DOB: 11/14/1972   Location: Columbia, SC   What is the best thing about your hometown? Blue Crabs! (My hometown is Baltimore, MD although I’ve lived in so many different…

  • Jon Townsend – Running is a reward, not a punishment.

    Jon is a long-serving writer for These Football Times and the Original Coach and is the author of the upcoming book “It’s Just a Ball: Exploring the Complexities of a Simple Game”.   Jon, a supporter of Liverpool Football Club and AFC Ajax, is based in the U.S. and is involved in promoting grassroots football…

  • AOF:177 Ever dream of living in the mountains?

    Living in the mountains.      The thought of this is what has forced people from every inch of the globe to pack up and find their home in their dream place.  But, once they got there the work dried out and they reluctantly moved back to where they could make a living.   Aryn…

  • Nick Waddell – When military training is used for “fun”.

    [pexblogposts pex_attr_title=”More Inspiration” pex_attr_cat=”-1″ pex_attr_number=”4″ pex_attr_columns=”2″][/pexblogposts] Nick Waddell has a lengthy and impressive background in the military. For fun, he crawls through sand and mud, hikes long distances and carries heavy things for no apparent reason. Nick is an endurance athlete. But what makes him tick and why would someone want to do these kinds…

  • AOF:176 Three unique workouts, coincidence, and the magic in numbers.

    On the show: Three unique workouts to give you some variety early in the year.  Be sure to scroll down to check them out! The launch of Becoming Ultra Season 4. The coincidence of numbers, especially 62. What Roger Maris, the golf majors, and the Green Packers have in common. A new podcast and curriculum…

  • Athlete Profiles: 002 “In retrospect, I should have been a runner that also played baseball.”

    Athlete (and we are all athletes) Profiles: Check out more details about why we do this and even submit your profile HERE. Name: Brian DePersis   DOB: 1/26/74   Location: Wyckoff, NJ   What is the best thing about your hometown? The best thing about my town is the proximity to so many great places.…

  • Band Of Runners

    The  

  • 15 Minute Fitness Test: 15% Treadmill

    15 Minute Fitness Test: 15% Treadmill Test and Retest One thing that many athletes don’t do is test and retest.   Without testing yourself in some specific areas of your health, fitness, and performance, you really have no idea where you are as an athlete.   These tests don’t have to be high tech. They…

  • AOF:175 Laura Messner on the key to happiness, OCR myths, and a fitness test you can try today.

    This OCR athlete wants to star in the theatre.  Huh?   Yep, and like many endurance athletes she got hooked just by trying it out like the rest of us. She shares her thoughts on How we should relate with food A great workout any of us can use to test and retest our fitness this…

  • AOF:174 Is that gut feeling for real?

    Thoughts on following that gut feeling in life, as an athlete, and as an entrepreneur. A big thanks to the contributors of the AOF network and what to expect in 2017 from Athlete On Fire.  Also, the last words I said at the inspiration for Athlete On Fire’s memorial service, my dad.     Big…

  • Athlete Profiles: 001 Courgette, head stands, cats, and mountain dreams.

    Athlete (and we are all athletes) Profiles: Check out more details about why we do this and even submit your profile HERE. Name: Alice   DOB: 12/24/88   Location: London, UK   What is the best thing about your hometown? London has the most amazing restaurants – all different cuisines for all different budgets. Plus…

  • Guys Night:001 3Tread: 3Row: 3Random

    When my second kid was born three years ago, I ran out of time.   So, I reached out to a few buddies with similar situations and we started working out at 9pm on Tuesday nights. Almost four years later and we are still at it. The workouts are usually pretty tough.  A few of…

  • Athlete Profiles

    We kind of have this idea.  It is that everyone is an athlete.  We use the podcast to showcase amazing athletes of all levels from all over the world doing amazing things and we want to continue the process here.  How many athletes can we showcase?  We hope 1000’s. How to be featured? First of…

  • AOF:173 The guy behind Obstacle Racing Media.

    This is one of those shows where you realize, there are people out there with similar lifestyles.  A passion for his business, hustle, and raising a family between it all.  Yep, we get that here at Athlete On Fire.   Learn how Obstacle Racing Media got started What Matt is putting a lot of time…

  • Doubling Down: An athlete/entrepreneurs roadmap to truly connecting with people these days.

    In late August of 2013, I was driving across Kansas, weary physically and whatever is much worse than weary mentally.  It just hit me.   The event my wife Lauren and I started a year ago that had over 2000 people show up in Denver was about to ruin us.  That drive began after the…

  • AOF:172 “The Mountains Are Calling and I Must Go.”

    On The Show Our guest is a world renowned author and alpinist with a different take on a similar story of adventure on the tops of the biggest mountains in the world. We talk about what it takes to up and leave and live in a foreign country. Why training plans don’t always work and…

  • If Everyone is an Athlete; considerations for “everyone” moving towards a new year.

    There is something I, we, believe here at Athlete On Fire. The idea that EVERYONE is an athlete.  Bring us your lazy, your overweight, your elite, your depressed and broken, your everyday and fairly normal, your adaptive, and please, bring us the non-believers.  The ones that do not believe that everyone is an athlete because…

  • AOF:171 The Texas Water Safari, Ultimate Suck, and other feats of unique endurance.

    Our guests are two of the most accomplished and intense endurance athletes in the world.  One, the World’s Fittest Man and event director, the other a two time Ultimate Suck Champ and all around athlete.  Listen to a few of their most recent adventures and you might even find a few little tricks in your…

  • The Toughest Game

    My dad…. is gone. But life is a game and we are all athletes.  He taught me this.  Let me tell you about the toughest game I ever played. Pregame I can trick myself often enough living in Colorado (he lived in West Virginia) to make myself feel like he is still here.  But, he…

  • SISU:RADIO:40 Corey Peterson – Rebuilding brick by brick

    “I get knocked down, but I get up again”, as the popular hit 1997 “Tubthumping” by Chumbawamba goes. It could by Corey’s anthem, given how many times he kept getting knocked down. Corey Peterson knows what it means to endure. Having had to rebuild his life again and again, fitness and in particular, endurance and…

  • STIF:07 – You Can Lead A Horse To Water…

    Even if you’re a fitness fanatic, or had that epiphany and “found fitness”…it can be tough to get those you care about to have that same kind of “awakening”. It can be frustrating, saddening, and even cause a little anger and resentment when friends and loved ones just refuse to do something you KNOW will…

  • SISU:RADIO:39 Nav “SISU” Akbar – The Scottish OCR/Endurance Warrior

    Nav Akbar once called the bluff of an armed robber that threatened to rob his store. Telling the thief what physical discourtesies would happen, Nav made it very clear that he wasn’t the sort of person who you tangle with. Growing up in Scotland, UK, you learn how to survive, get tough or let life…

  • THPP:10 The Great Game

    Guest: Jon Beardmore                                   BIO: Jon is a New Zealand, Londoner. He grew up in NZ and moved to London where he’s worked and lived for many years whilst traveling the globe on some awesome adventures. Today’s podcast see’s Jon…

  • AOF:170 Tina Muir “Elite Runners Feel Like Crap Too.”

    Tina Muir is an elite sponsored runner who has had the honor of running for her country, Great Britain.   Although now she resides in good ol’ Kentucky with her husband, who coaches cross country (of course).   We have a chance to talk about all things running from getting others into the sport to…

  • STIF:05 – The Fool’s Mile

    Darrell and Megan venture out to the Foolproof brewery to experience one of the more…off-color…athletic events out there – a “beer mile”. Learn what a beer mile is, how it came to be a “thing”, and what it’s really to participate in one. Also… Learn why Darrell came frighteningly close to his first voluntary DNF.…

  • SISU:RADIO:38 Vanessa Letts – The Nomadic Runner

    Vanessa found herself in a position to take some time out and do as she pleased, so grasping that opportunity, decide to go around the world and drink in what there is to see, but does it via her own route. Taking in as many OCR, endurance and running events as she can, she can…

  • STIF:04 – Fun

    Megan & Darrell recap the mid-August race weekend of Anchor Down Ultramarathon and the Falmouth Road Race. They talk about each race and the experience they each had at each. The conversation moves to comparing the big differences between the two experiences, they focus on the one BIG difference…and its what everything circles back around…

  • Different and Same

    The backstory Six years ago I met a man and his son.  His son was eleven years old, wiry, and pretty funny. He was a normal kid. He had a prosthetic for his right leg.  He wrestled.  I trained them both together and have for the last 6 years.  They are awesome people.   I…

  • Ultra Dirt:12 That time we thought we might die but got to live.

    Unicorns unite to chat about last weekend’s Fat Dog 122 mile run in and around Manning Park, British Columbia.   Arielle talks with Tara Berry and Tory about their experiences at Fat Dog. Tara completes her first “100” (122) miler mostly on course record, even though it’s 2 miles longer this year – finishing in…

  • AOF:168 AOF:168 Chicken of the Forest, the adapting athlete, and a podcast launch.

    Margaret Schlachter of Dirt In Your Skirt joins us to talk edible forest food, saying goodbye to beast mode, and entrepreneurship.   Our guest has been in the world of OCR since it started, quite literally.  She competed in the first ever Spartan race and her life hasn’t been the same since.   Now, she…

  • AOF:167 From Olympian to Elite OCR Athlete

    Our guest has been training all of his life for sport. When it was time to transition from Biathlon to OCR, he had no problem. His story is pretty similar to many OCR athletes as far as how he found the sport. He talks training and about his journey on this episode. [pexblogposts pex_attr_title=”More Athletes…

  • STIF:02 The Long And Short Of It (1/2)

    Darrell & Megan talk about the big goals they’ve been working towards all year and what the final 3 months of training looks like. Delve into their training plans a bit and get some ideas for your own! It’s not as out of reach or silly as it might seem – we promise 🙂 All…

  • Iram J Leon – Running to live

    Iram’s charm and grace goes before him, wherever he goes. A doting father, an incredible runner, he’s like most endurance runners, albeit one of the most gentle, softly spoken  men you could ever wish to meet. His smile belies the fact that he has battled brain cancer for some time, but finds a release in…

  • So This Is Fitness: 01 Failure

    I’m Darrell McTague, and THIS is “So THIS Is Fitness”. This is the newest show on the Athlete On Fire network, and I’m thrilled to be here! Join me as I share a little bit about myself, where So THIS Is Fitness came from (it’s been around for a while, actually), and what its really…

  • Ultra Dirt:11 Going By Feel (or insert something more witty or catchy)

    The withdrawal was getting real, so the girls needed to catch up. On today’s show, Tory and Arielle chat about their latest summer adventures. Arielle crushes her first 70.3 triathlon ‘watchless‘ and going by feel, crews her friend to win Sinister 7 ultra, and gets high on some peaks in the Canadian Rockies. Tory returns…

  • AOF:166 Karlyn Pipes Hall Of Fame swimmer talks about addiction, starting college at 35, and why you should swim!

    Karlyn Pipes is in the swimming Hall Of Fame but her journey was not a straight line by any means.  Tons of early success in the sport as well as an unstable home and early drinking led to an interesting route.  Dropping out of college and binge drinking for more than ten years led to…

  • Matt Waller – Heavy miles and infectious smiles

    The beaming grin of Matt Waller is a trademark of the man that has visited more Death Races and other endurances events than most. Despite the crushing pain that he and fellow athletes choose to inflict on themselves, it’s not unusual to find yourself in a group of people in a river, dark woods or…

  • AOF:165 Losing over 100…pounds, to running 100….miles!

    Darrell McTague spent most of his childhood not really happy where he was physically.  Then came college and the drinking and eating at a school known for partying. This is a story we all know well.  It could be you, you father, brother, or son. We hope his story moves you to make a change of…

  • SISU:RADIO:36 Because it’s the quiet ones you should look out for.

    Softly spoken and often going under the radar, Rob Barger avoids the limelight like a vampire avoiding the sun. But it’s the quiet ones you should look out for. Rob brings with him a wealth of experience in the world of endurance, having been a part of everything from the Death Race, Goruck Selection and…

  • Ultra Dirt: 10 Stop being afraid of being afraid… listen up!

    In this episode of UltraDirt, we chat to the positively inspiring Spring McClurg. Her authenticity and adoration for the mountains is felt in everything she says and does. Although raised in the Rockies, the mountains did not ‘find her’ until later in life. Her and her husband reset their life in Squamish and decided to…

  • AOF:163 “I’m Not You” and other mindsets for athletes of all levels.

    Olaniyi Sobomehin got done playing in the NFL and started working with young athletes. The more he worked the more he noticed that is wasn’t the physical that the young athletes had issues with, it was the mental.   So, he dove in and figured out what really worked for him and other high level…

  • Garfield Griffiths – Swapping the foggy Tyne for the humid Keys.

    Garfield Griffiths has been the mastermind behind events for a long, long time. Cutting his teeth in marketing and DJ-ing, he eventually found OCR where many people now know him. Swapping the fog on the Tyne in the north of England to the somewhat warmer climate of Florida, he’s always busy plotting either a race or…

  • SISU:RADIO:34 Mark Jones >> Built To Last

    Mark Jones is up there as a living legend of endurance. More Death Races and other events than you could shake a peanut-butter covered stick at, he knows what it means to endure. A well-known figure in the endurance community, his roots in the military give him a solid foundation in his outdoor pursuits. Generously…

  • One Year No Beer

    When the culture you are living is straight out of Wolf On Wall Street.   When you have a few pints at lunch almost every day and the white lies add up coming home after work.   When your mind and body aren’t functioning like they used to as a professional footballer(soccer).   Maybe it’s…

  • SISU:RADIO:33 Margaret Schlachter – Years of dirt in her skirt, but still smiling.

    Margaret Schlachter is one of the very few people who actually ran the very first Spartan Race. Few people in America today have better knowledge of the roots of the company that spearheaded to rise of OCR today. Not only that, but having immersed herself in the endurance side of things too, she speaks not…

  • SISU:RADIO:32 Andi Hardy is smiling through the pain.

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  • WWS:06 Travis Macy and “The Ultra Mindset.”

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    Having completed more Spartan Race Ultra Beasts than literally anyone on the planet, Scott Weir knows a thing or two about endurance racing. With experience also in other long-form events, Scott has found a place to burn off his excess energy, but remains very modest and understated about the whole thing. Intrigued, Cookie from Team…

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    Having served for 10 years in the US military, Todd’s background prepared him for his time doing events like the Spartan Hurricane Heat, the Death Race and World’s Toughest Mudder. What makes Todd that little bit different is that he’s not a believer in training. To him, the mental side of events where the body…

  • AOF:158 JC Santana and Functional Training

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    On this episode, we talk about Arielle’s upcoming 100km Treadmill Record for Team Mito in Calgary on May 28. Rumour has it, the treadmill is making a comeback?! Also, the differences between training outside and inside. As well, how we have learned how important our friends and family networks are. We think of them as…

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    Quietly carving his name into the arm of endurance sports, Wesley Kerr has a string of impressive records to his name. Having already set the fastest lap at World’s Toughest Mudder, he has, amongst other things, now added the title of Sisu Ironman to his already long list of impressive feats. His relentless pursuit of…

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  • AOF:157 David Clark ” We are ALL Superman.”

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  • AOF:156 Jim Harshaw Jr. and wrestling with success.

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  • The Cooldown: 001 Negative 800’s with Burpee Regression

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  • UltraDirt: 06 Heather Anderson on Finding personal limits.

    It was the best birthday present ever – we got to talk to the one and only Heather Anderson. She just got back from her 3rd attempt at Barkley. Enough said. We would call her a bad ass, but that’s an understatement. We had the opportunity to pick her brain about expectations, fairy tales, mountains,…

  • AOF:155 From school teacher to the UFC.

    Charlie “The Spaniard” Brenneman was teaching kids how to speak Spanish, then he quit and went for it. [smart_track_player url=”http://traffic.libsyn.com/athleteonfire/TheSpaniard.mp3″ social=”true” social_twitter=”true” social_facebook=”true” social_gplus=”true” ] [bgsection pex_attr_title=”” pex_attr_subtitle=”” pex_attr_undefined=”undefined” pex_attr_style=”section-light” pex_attr_bgcolor=”ffffff” pex_attr_image=”” pex_attr_imageopacity=”0.1″ pex_attr_titlecolor=”3ea5ce” pex_attr_textcolor=”636363″ pex_attr_bgimagestyle=”static”] After his collegiate wrestling career, our guest did what millions others do. He got a job.  His job happened…

  • Neely Fortune – The beauty and the Beast (inside)

    Neely Fortune has done a great job of leading a double life in recent times. When not taking part in endurance events and OCR races, she’s winning beauty pageants and becoming Miss Vermont. Quite literally a beauty with a beast within, Neely took time out of her busy schedule to catch up with Cookie and…

  • AOF:154 Born without legs, or limits.

    Trey Jenifer came in 3rd in his state for wrestling, now he plays for team USA.  His story is for all of us. [smart_track_player url=”http://traffic.libsyn.com/athleteonfire/aof155.mp3″ social=”true” social_twitter=”true” social_facebook=”true” social_gplus=”true” ] [bgsection pex_attr_title=”” pex_attr_subtitle=”” pex_attr_undefined=”undefined” pex_attr_style=”section-light” pex_attr_bgcolor=”ffffff” pex_attr_image=”” pex_attr_imageopacity=”0.1″ pex_attr_titlecolor=”3ea5ce” pex_attr_textcolor=”636363″ pex_attr_bgimagestyle=”static”] Trey Jenifer was born with a rare disease that didn’t allow his lower body…

  • SISU:RADIO:20 Ashley Seeger – Fighting back to fitness

    Ashley Seeger is well known in OCR and endurance circles as being one of the toughest and grittiest competitors in the community today. Harnessing that determination is what is making her return to fitness prove to be a little easier – or at least a little less difficult – then most. Last seen supporting the…

  • AOF:153 Lisa Smith-Batchen is Running the nation.

    Lisa Smith-Batchen is no stranger to big goals and big dreams.  Listen to how and why she goes so big! [smart_track_player url=”http://traffic.libsyn.com/athleteonfire/AOF153.mp3″ social=”true” social_twitter=”true” social_facebook=”true” social_gplus=”true” ] [bgsection pex_attr_title=”” pex_attr_subtitle=”” pex_attr_undefined=”undefined” pex_attr_style=”section-light” pex_attr_bgcolor=”ffffff” pex_attr_image=”” pex_attr_imageopacity=”0.1″ pex_attr_titlecolor=”3ea5ce” pex_attr_textcolor=”636363″ pex_attr_bgimagestyle=”static”] Lisa shares her passion for life and all things running with Athlete On Fire. Find out how…

  • UltraDirt:05 Waterfalls, unicorns, and China.

    This episode of Ultra Dirt goes over updates on the Zion 100km and 100 miler that was happening as we speak. Also, waterfalls, unicorns, your purpose, and China. Big shout out to the unicorns on an amazing Gorge Falls 100km race last weekend in Oregon!

  • James Appleton: The original “Tough Guy”

    James Appleton knows what it means to be an endurance winner. Making Tough Guy UK – one of the single hardest events in the world – his own has proven that. Placing top 10 at the World Championship Spartan race after coming “from nowhere” made people sit up and pay attention to the fact that…

  • SISU:RADIO:18 Alec Blenis – Powered by determination, fueled by plants.

    Hailing from Roswell, Georgia comes SISU Pro Team member Alec Blenis. A veteran of not just Spartan Races, but a long, impressive line of ultra marathons and endurance events, Alec knows exactly what it means to push his body to extreme lengths. Cookie from Team SISU talks to the athlete about his training, his races…

  • UltraDirt:04 Michelle Ford on PERIODization, humanism, humor, and longevity.

    Today we talk to badass Michelle Ford, and once again, get comfortable with some uncomfortable topics. We chat about PERIODization in training, humanism, humour, and longevity in the ultra world. Michelle Ford is a co-founder of Fraser Street Run Club and a personal trainer who believes in the power of one’s strength, inside and out.…

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  • Amanda Sullivan – the story of what it means to persevere

    Amanda’s shining smile is a beacon for anyone at an event that feels like they may want to quit. Refusing to lay down after two horrific incidents in her life, she has learned to overcome by adapting and focusing her strengths into pushing on and grinding out results. Cookie of Team SISU caught up with…

  • Today is a couch day

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  • STSS 6: Leptin — The Satiety Hormone

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  • The toughest girl in the world: Amelia Boone

    What can be said about Amelia that hasn’t already? Champion of World’s Toughest Mudder, destroyer of Spartan Races and all-round amazing athlete, it appears that she has no achilles heel. What has she learned from endurance and OCR and what advice does she give others? Team SISU chats with the powerhouse and finds out.

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  • Ultra Dirt:03 Stress is stress – jet lag, high mileage, and (un)supportive people.

    They say podcast recording is like running an ultra. They don’t say that. But we love a good running analogy. After months of technological difficulties, we may have finally reached the starting line. The last few months have taught us to persevere through frustration and false finish lines. As Scott Jones said, “I feel like…

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  • Achilles Pain: Three to do’s, one not to do.

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  • Hustle and podcasting. Life as an athlete and active entrepreneur.

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  • Acknowledging the Sneaky Things: A Lesson on the Knee Joint

    The body has many sly little processes that it carries out everyday — processes that are crucial to our health, but they don’t draw a lot of attention to themselves. We probably don’t even know they’re happening! To give an example, I’ll share a little knee anatomy lesson from a class I had last semester.…

  • STSS 5: Macronutrients & The Role of Glucose

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  • The 8 Reasons You Should Train For More Than Your Health

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  • When in doubt move….more than your body.

    We have all been there.  Doubt creeps in.  Should I be here?  Doing this? Have I wasted the last 5 years, months, weeks, hours doing this thing?  There are so many others doing it so well already, why should I even try.   It could be for a sport, a business, or a relationship.  The…

  • HELENE DUMAIS – The “120lbs Devil’s Double”: the destroyer of endurance mileage.

    When it comes to endurance, few people can boast a resume quite like Helene. First female finisher of Fuego Y Agua, Spartan Race Ultra Beast podium finisher, plus various endurance runs across American states including an arduous 8 days run across volcanic Hawaiian mountains, she’s been there, seen it and despite having done it all, she’s…

  • Challenging Routine

    Although I don’t like to admit it, I’m a big ‘rules’ person. I like structure. We’re all like this to some degree. It’s hard to deny that routine is comfortable!   This semester I’m trying to challenge myself to be more aware of the rules that govern my life. The little things that I, and…

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  • SISU:RADIO:14 Johnny Waite – How to beat endurance races.

    A friend to all that know him, Johnny Waite has been both racer and director of endurance races including the infamous Death Race. Having seen and experienced pretty much everything there is to offer, he not only knows how to do endurance racing, but how to win them too. Team SISU caught up with him…

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    Maybe you have a goal that you’re totally psyched about — you’re inspired, super focused, and it’s on your mind all the time. That’s fantastic! It’s a satisfying and productive headspace to be in.   But, maybe that’s not the case for you right now. Maybe you’re at a low point, and, although you had…

  • STSS 4: VO2 Max

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  • SISU IRON: Review and teaser.

    The 2015 Sisu Iron had all the makings of an amazing endurance event. Athlete On Fire was there to cover it.  The sounds, the athletes, and finally, an interview with Daren de Heras on what to expect in 2016. Enjoy the review.  Listen: [smart_track_player url=”http://traffic.libsyn.com/athleteonfire/sisureview.mp3″ social=”true” social_twitter=”true” social_facebook=”true” social_gplus=”true” ]   Watch this video from…

  • Have You Ever Been Hangry?

    I certainly have. If I don’t get food when I need it, it can be a rough time for the people around me! Food and nutrition are so interesting to me — the idea that we have to constantly consume in order to function; the fact that our bodies are made of what we put…

  • UltraDirt:02 Adam Takacs and the “Zen Badass” approach to running and life.

    Adam Takacs is a Toronto based ultramarathon runner who has a ‘Zen Badass’ approach to running and life. We met Adam last fall in the Netherlands at 100km World Championships. We immediately admired his fat adapted lifestyle and laid back aura. He loves his cat Fisher and his hot wife Julie. Aside from running in…

  • AOF:151 Debbie Clarke Moderow A woman, her dogs, and the Iditarod.

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  • Mark Webb – No leg? No problem. How British grit and humor saw him through.

    Mark Webb was already a well established endurance athlete before his motorcycle accident. A familiar face in the Goruck and Death Race communities, his relentless energy baffled many. How can so much “go” be contained in just one person? Mark continued to push and drag and carry with relative ease through many events. Has life…

  • When Was The Last Time You Did Something For The First Time?

    University life is pretty wonderful. As a student, I have access to so many free and low-cost resources that aren’t necessarily easy to come by outside of the university bubble. Health services, academic counselling, career workshops, and the occasional free midnight breakfast during exam season are a few of these perks.   Throughout my undergrad,…

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  • AOF:150 Warren Pole From journalist to ultra endurance to a start-up that helps athletes!

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  • SISU:RADIO:12 Don Devaney and the philosophy behind endurance

    When it comes to veterans and faces or names from the Death Race and of endurance events in general, few strike chord as a certain Mr. Don Devaney. Death racers from days of yore will know that he comes from a philosophical background, but can still throw punches in a metaphorical sense when it comes…

  • AOF:149 Sonya Looney Be Brave. Do epic shit.

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  • My Fave Muffins.

    Who doesn’t enjoy a good muffin? These ones are my favorite!    Not only do they make a great little post-workout snack, but they’re easy to make and they taste pretty darn fine too. Perhaps the best part about them is that you literally can’t mess them up. You just can’t. They’re resilient little creations!…

  • Team SISU Podcast – Josue Stephens / SURVIVAL RUN™ / FUEGO Y AGUA ENDURANCE

    SURVIVAL RUN™ is not an obstacle course race, an adventure race, an ultra marathon or a survival skills event, but an adaptation of all of these. SURVIVAL RUN™ is all about adapting to the environment and taking on challenges that are part of the culture and location where the event takes place. SURVIVAL RUN™ does…

  • The Highway to Health

    So I’m taking a course this semester called ‘Highway to Health.’ I know. It’s a jazzy title. It’s essentially a survey course on topics in health: nutrition, exercise, sleep, relationships, spirituality, drugs, disease, etc. You know. The basics.   To be honest, I enrolled in this course to fulfill a prerequisite. Since I’m not in…

  • Turns Out I was a Drug Addict…. What I did about it and the unexpected results

    Clawing my way out! My first step on my journey to “getting my groove back” was supposed to be conquering insomnia and getting a good night’s sleep.  But…  I stumbled upon a somewhat bigger concern right out of the gate. You’re doing WHAT?  Are you KIDDING ME?? Too exhausted to even walk on the treadmill,…

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    DreAllDay:05 Is making it in basketball hard? YES. Most players won’t ever make $1 playing basketball. Dre Baldwin shares both the business of why that is, and what you can do about it. DreAllDay is a part of the Athlete On Fire Network. LISTEN [smart_track_player url=”http://traffic.libsyn.com/athleteonfire/dreallday5.mp3″ social=”true” social_twitter=”true” social_facebook=”true” social_gplus=”true” ] DreAllDay:06 Selling Yourself: we’re…

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  • SISU:RADIO:11 From special forces to OCR.

    Originally from Nuremberg, Germany, Fabian left home when he was 17 to join the German Army Special Forces as a Supporter in their Operations Center and Training & Testing Center for about two years. A decade later he moved to California and now lives in San Jose, where he work as IT Security Analyst. Among other events, he’s completed…

  • Making Peace With Winter

    My name is Kalli Frissell, I was born in Edmonton, Alberta, and I hate the cold.   I HATE IT.   Or, at least I thought I did.   Though I think winter is stunning, and I enjoy winter sports, I feel like I’ve always had a bit of a war with winter. You know.…

  • DreAllDay:04 The three things I really want to tell my younger self.

    Dre Baldwin reveals 3 things he would tell his younger self if given the opportunity. The three things. Start educating yourself outside of school ASAP. School is designed to create employees and you dot want to be one! So you need some other education. Find it. Learn how to sell. Everything is life is driven by…

  • AOF:146 Basketball, a lifetime sport and settling the “I’m getting too old argument.”

    The American representative from FIMBA joins us today to talk about the organization that is organizing masters level basketball competition all over the world.  He got his start as a guard at Boston College in the late 70’s and his love for the game has never let down.  He shares how he stays fit for…

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    Talking about becoming in the top 5%. Do you have what it takes? If you don’t you can follow these tips to get there.

  • TPK – Two people with one vision.

    Having been brought together by the Death Race, both Brandon and Odette – two punk kids – now find that living life is so much better. A keen love of the outdoors is consolidated by the fact that nature doesn’t discriminate. “She will expose you for who you are,:” explains Odette.  “If you’re willing to…

  • My Terrifying and Exciting Dive Into… Pool Running!

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  • 123 Dean Karnazes(rereleased): The ultramarathon man himself on what inspires him….. And lying, McDonalds, surfing and deserts!

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    If you liked this guest, we'll keep you in the loop. Just click here. Abdi Abdirahman has excelled as a runner for many years. His take on what Memorial Day and the Bolder Boulder mean to him are as moving as any competition. A true Athlete On Fire! Enjoy this Athlete On Fire.
  • BU:08 Becoming Ultra: Tactical nutrition for runners, from one of the best.

    If you liked this show, we'll keep you in the loop. Just click here.   How we fuel our bodies will always be debated. Let's talk with someone who has a passion for and education in nutrition and her student. We come away with some specific recipes for meals and smoothies as well as ideas…
  • 115 Gabriel Odujobi: World class hurdler and Bboy, yes bboy.

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  • All Day Athletes:03 Core Regression You Won’t Regret.

    This post is part of the series “All Day Athletes”.  To read the first of the series click HERE.   Everyone is busy.  But even worse, everyone thinks they have to put one continuous hour of exercise together to reap any benefits.  That is simply not true. The cumulative effect of exercise can be met…

  • All Day Athletes:02 Twenty minutes of stair love.

    This post is part of the series “All Day Athletes”.  To read the first of the series click HERE.   Everyone is busy.  But even worse, everyone thinks they have to put one continuous hour of exercise together to reap any benefits.  That is simply not true. The cumulative effect of exercise can be met…

  • BU:07 Becoming Ultra: The guide to your next trail half marathon from Ian Sharman.

    If you liked this show, we'll keep you in the loop. Just click here.   Ian Sharman has been coaching Julia Sentes for almost 2 months now. There is way more than coaching, and life for that matter, than just running. Jules had some personal stuff come up today, and you know what, that's just…
  • FIT>50: And so, I lived to tell about it.

    GoRuck Tough   And so, I lived to tell about it.  Just about a week ago at this time I was playing “war” with a bunch of thirty year old men and a few ladies through the night.  It was the GoRuck Tough Challenge in Denver. All I really knew about it going in was…

  • BU:06 Becoming Ultra: How to train smart after an injury.

    If you liked this show, we'll keep you in the loop. Just click here.   Bailey has been dealing with a literal pain in the butt. ITBS feels like a knife pushing into the outside of your knee so when the pain finally goes away, how do you train smart? That is the theme of…
  • 114: Jason Fitzgerald Strengthrunning.com’s founder on…running.

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  • BU:05 Becoming Ultra: Ultra running gear episode.

    If you liked this show, we'll keep you in the loop. Just click here.   Besides all of the hundreds of miles on trail, the nutrition, and strength training there is one thing that scares athletes of new sports. It's the gear. What do I need? What should I wear? Why is he or she…
  • Mission :One Pull-Up. The 6 things you can do anywhere to get better at pullups

    One of the most saught after single rep body weight exercise is the elusive pull-up.  Somewhere between hanging on and dominating the monkey bars in middle school and our early 30’s so many of use lose the strength and mobility to pull ourselves up.  Luckily, like just about anything in life and fitness, you get…

  • 113: Mark Jones “You earn everything you want in life.”

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  • WW:47 Weekend Warriors: Event season, the all day athlete, and cancer.

    If you liked this show, we'll keep you in the loop. Just click here.   Join us for the Weekend Warrior as it's starting to get crazy again in Colorado. Event season is back and getting back into it isn't always easy. Some amazing new guests keep the wheels turn at Athlete On Fire and…
  • BU:04 Becoming Ultra: A nasty little thing called ITBS.

    If you liked this show, we'll keep you in the loop. Just click here.   Michele Yates and Bailey Black are on the show to share the journey of the Becoming Ultra Project. Michele, a world class ultra runner is coaching the ultra newbie and they have already run into a snag. This snag, ITBS,…
  • All Day Athletes : When you don’t have a complete hour for a workout, try this.

    Everyone is busy.  But even worse, everyone thinks they have to put one continuous hour of exercise together to reap any benefits.  That is simply not true. The cumulative effect of exercise can be met with short sets.  Here is a workout you can do without needing one full hour.  We will be posting variations…

  • 112: Jeffrey Binney You only live once, but if you do it right, once is enough.

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  • WW:46 Weekend Warriors: We are an experiment of one, for sure.

    If you liked this show, we'll keep you in the loop. Just click here.   And if you are going to run, run your own pace. Raise your kids your own way. Really, we don't know the best way to do most things so the best combo of science, experience, and whatever the heck you…
  • Quick hits from 89 amazing athletes in 2014.

    Joff Sommerfield Joff’s show was one of the most unique. The guy builds penny farthings from scratch. Yes those bikes that have the giant front wheel and little back from the stone age. But the story didn’t end there. He rides them across the world, literally. It was sucha testament to following your passions no…

  • BU:03 Becoming Ultra: An ex-marine, single mom, and firefighter is the same person. And she is Becoming Ultra.

    If you liked this show, we'll keep you in the loop. Just click here.   An ex-marine, single mom, and firefighter is the same person and she is training to become an ultra runner with the help of world class ultra runner Ian Sharman. Ian is finally getting to meet Jules in person(kind of) on…
  • Maybe it wasn’t Cancer.

    Q1: Why does a nail have a sharp point? A1: To concentrate the force applied by a hammer onto a small surface area. This concentration of the applied force allows a nail to penetrate a wall.   Why do some leave this earth too soon?   To make a difference to so many others, a…

  • 111 Dan “Nitro” Clark: Life is a gift, and I wanted that reminder…”

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  • WW:45 Weekend Warriors: What one podcaster uses to get it done.

    If you liked this show, we'll keep you in the loop. Just click here.   The trails in Colorado are ready but will I use the right shoes? Probably not. Will I lube up my bike? Probably not. Will I just get out and get after it without much thought? Probably. I am not as…
  • 110 Joe Scott: Chasing the hoop dream, one players journey.

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  • WW:44 Weekend Warriors: A different take on basketball for perspective.

    If you liked this show, we'll keep you in the loop. Just click here.   This episode of the Weekend Warrior Show was recorded to let you in on some of the great content we have recently released at Athlete On Fire. We have interviewed amazing photographers and inspiring listeners to share how they made…
  • 109 Kien Lam: A bucket list unmatched.

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  • LOF:006 Rob Rader From the worst shape of his life to marathoner.

      NOTE: Athlete Profiles are all about the listeners of the Athlete On Fire podcast! Yes, we have some amazing guests on the show but some of YOU listeners out there are just as inspiring. You write to give us feedback and you share your amazing stories with us and we are happy to pass…
  • WW:43 Weekend Warriors: New research on running efficently at different paces.

    If you liked this show, we'll keep you in the loop. Just click here.   This episode of Weekend Warrior updates you on the next 8 guests. We have former Gladiators doing big things in the obstacle racing world. Amazing photographers with nutty bucket lists. We interview pro basketball players and elite hurdlers. It's a…
  • BU:02 Becoming Ultra: Ultra Running Training Philosophy’s and the runners are revealed.

    If you liked this show, we'll keep you in the loop. Just click here.   In this, the second call with Ultra Running phenoms Ian Sharman and Michele Yates we talk about the differences in their own styles of coaching and general philosophy on different things like nutrition, base building, speed work, recovery, and strength work.…
  • 108 Rob Barger: Go. Do. that is all.

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  • BU:01 Becoming Ultra: The first call.

    If you liked this show, we'll keep you in the loop. Just click here.   On this, the first episode of the Becoming Ultra Project, ultra running phenoms and coaches alike, Ian Sharman and Michele Yates go over the applicants of the runners who have applied to be the runners for the project. Why is…
  • WW:42 Weekend Warriors: Puppy dogs, peanut butter, and promising projects.

    If you liked this show, we'll keep you in the loop. Just click here.   This episode of Weekend Warrior is short and sweet but packed full of fun. The cardinal sin of podcasting, we cover that. Our new "puppy dog", let us explain. A great guest from last week we need to tell you…
  • The Warm Up: The week of March 2, 2015

    Quick note on the Warm Up: Since we have been producing so much content over here we wanted to be able to give you a good idea of the goings on before they happened. What shows are releasing? Who is being interviewed next? We are doing this so if you see someone you would like…
  • 107 Brett Stewart: From ESPN to the top of the obstacle racing world.

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  • The “Becoming Ultra Project

    Ultra running has been that last bastian of running. The wild west. The place where only the crazies went to challenge themselves or run off their demons, often in the presence of a handful of others. It’s 2015, and

  • 107 Brett Stewart: From ESPN to the top of the obstacle racing world.

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  • WW:41 Weekend Warriors: Top 5 athlete movies. A 15 minute jump rope set for agility and cardio!

      If you liked this show, we'll keep you in the loop. Just click here.   This week's episode breaks down the 5 best athlete themed movies ever. Well, at least in the host's eyes. A new project is brewing and we share it with you on the show. We take two elite ultra runners…
  • 106 Madison de Heras: Our youngest athlete on fire Ever!

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  • 105 Seyi Smith: How to be world class, from an athlete who is.

    [bgsection pex_attr_title=”” pex_attr_subtitle=”” pex_attr_undefined=”undefined” pex_attr_style=”section-light” pex_attr_bgcolor=”ffffff” pex_attr_image=”” pex_attr_imageopacity=”0.1″ pex_attr_titlecolor=”3ea5ce” pex_attr_textcolor=”636363″ pex_attr_bgimagestyle=”static”] 2012 Olympic DQ A day in the life What cues help him perform How he is prepping for Rio, 2016 Why you have to trust the training 4 tips on being world class [/bgsection] Quote on Fire “Be world class.” Quiz on Fire The…

  • 104 Mark Kalch: Paddling the longest river on all 7 continents.

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  • The Warm Up: The week of February 16, 2015

    Quick note on the Warm Up: Since we have been producing so much content over here we wanted to be able to give you a good idea of the goings on before they happened. What shows are releasing? Who is being interviewed next? We are doing this so if you see someone you would like…
  • WW:39 Weekend Warriors: A run across South Africa, picnic table workout, Richard Branson, and a couple iTunes reviews!

      If you liked this show, we'll keep you in the loop. Just click here.   This episode of the Weekend Warrior go back a couple months to update you on the success of a former guest and her friend as they ran 2350km across the the Freedom Trail in South Africa for a cause…
  • CoolDown: 017 Michael Wardian: New Zealand, dealing with sleep deprivation, and training for the Spartan race.

    This show was recorded on February 12th and released on February 13, 2015:   If you liked this guest, we'll keep you in the loop. Just click here.   Mike Wardian is back and he describes a race in New Zealand that almost had me booking a ticket by the end of the talk. Forests,…
  • 103 Chantae McMillan: The quest to be the best heptathlete in the world.

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  • 102 Teddy Dupay: Not 500 shots a day, 500 makes a day.

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  • The Warm Up: The week of February 9, 2015

    Quick note on the Warm Up: Since we have been producing so much content over here we wanted to be able to give you a good idea of the goings on before they happened. What shows are releasing? Who is being interviewed next? We are doing this so if you see someone you would like…
  • WW:39 Weekend Warriors: An impressive attempt from a WWII vet, a workout to start your week, and Athlete On Fire apparel talk.

      If you liked this show, we'll keep you in the loop. Just click here.   In this episode of the Weekend Warrior show we talked about last weeks guest's and the one big takeway from each show including one from an inventor and a candid talk on a serious subject. Ernie Andrus is making…
  • CoolDown: 016 Jason Robillard and Sherpa John Lacroix: Present day ultra culture, “research” saying running is bad for you, Born To Run casting, and fights on the trails.

    This show was recorded and released on February 6, 2015:   If you liked this guest, we'll keep you in the loop. Just click here. We played with Google Hangouts a bit so you can watch the show here too:   Here is one of the studies we were referring to when talking about how…
  • 101 Mike Hermanson: He’s a professional triathlete that overcame depression and an eating disorder.

    Sponsored by:Energy Bits Don't forget, today's guest is an athlete ambassador for Energy Bits. They are offering all Athlete On Fire listeners 30% off any order with the code "athleteonfire". Cool company with a great story, trying to do big things! Go HERE to check out more. [bgsection pex_attr_title="" pex_attr_subtitle="" pex_attr_undefined="undefined" pex_attr_style="section-light" pex_attr_bgcolor="ffffff" pex_attr_image="" pex_attr_imageopacity="0.1"…
  • 100 Ross Weir: When is the last time someone innovated the glove for running?

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  • WW:38 Weekend Warriors: From 10,058 feet in the Rockies, a 9 and 78 year old inspire.

      If you liked this show, we'll keep you in the loop. Just click here.   We have some great shows coming up but aside from that, we were in the Rockies producing the unique event called Abominable. Set at 10,058' in the high Rockies in the middle of winter we put people through an…
  • The Warm Up: The week of February 2, 2015

    Quick note on the Warm Up: Since we have been producing so much content over here we wanted to be able to give you a good idea of the goings on before they happened. What shows are releasing? Who is being interviewed next? We are doing this so if you see someone you would like…
  • 099 David Clark: From 320 to 160 and that’s just half of this inspiring comeback story

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  • CoolDown: 015 Daren De Heras: Getting engaged at a Spartan Race, dealing with injury as you age, Patagonia, and the secretive event you need to check out.

    This show was recorded and released on January 29, 2015:   If you liked this guest, we'll keep you in the loop. Just click here. We played with Google Hangouts a bit so you can watch the show here too:   Daren has a lot going on these days. From race directing to racing himself,…
  • 098 Stevie Kremer: Skyrunning champ and second grade teacher on her rise to the top.

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  • The Warm Up: The week of January 26, 2015

    Quick note on the Warm Up: Since we have been producing so much content over here we wanted to be able to give you a good idea of the goings on before they happened. What shows are releasing? Who is being interviewed next? We are doing this so if you see someone you would like…
  • WW:37 Weekend Warriors: THREE things that may help you perform a little bit better.

      If you liked this show, we'll keep you in the loop. Just click here.   Straight off of the mountain at Brighton Ski Resort we talk about the many things we have learned from some of our guests over the last year. Especially the winter sports athletes. Visualization, confidence, and skill. With these three…
  • OR Day Three: adventure to the poles, mitigating risk on the mountain, a charity all about getting kids on the mountain and snakes without heads.

    This show was recorded and released on January 23, 2015: If you liked this guest, we'll keep you in the loop. Just click here. Day Three in Salt Lake City at the big outdoor trade show Outdoor Retailer brought more inspiration and conversation. From a man who has been to both Poles more than anyone…
  • OR Day Two: Everest’s youngest record holder, the queen of pain, and a lesson on blind etiquette!

    This show was recorded and released on January 22, 2015: If you liked this guest, we'll keep you in the loop. Just click here.   Today at OR in Salt Lake City we sit down with some amazing athletes. Rebecca Rusch, Jordan Romero, and Trevor Thomas all stop by and we like to keep it…
  • OR Day One: January 21st, 2015: The creative director from SOLE talks logos, tattoos, and beard culture.

    This show was recorded and released on January 21, 2015: If you liked this guest, we'll keep you in the loop. Just click here.   The creative director for SOLE comes over to chat about tat's, logo's, beards, and yoga. You know, all the things that make up EVERY company. A candid insight to a…
  • OR Day One: January 21st, 2015: Mike Baker, CEO of SOLE

    This show was recorded and released on January 21, 2015: If you liked this guest, we'll keep you in the loop. Just click here.   Mike Baker is the CEO of SOLE. Mike has sponsored some segments of the Athlete On Fire show and now it's time to hear from him. A passionate business and…
  • 097 Mollie Busby: A yurt, some love, and the Montana mountains. Life ain’t so bad for the Busby’s.

    This show was recorded and released on January 21, 2015: If you liked this guest, we'll keep you in the loop. Just click here.   Mollie Busby and I sat down at OR and talked candidly at OR. It isn't a typical Athlete On Fire show but it is a pretty cool take on a…
  • OR Day One: January 21st, 2015.

    This show was recorded and released on January 21, 2015: If you liked this guest, we'll keep you in the loop. Just click here.   This is a quick recap of all that was going on for Scott and Athlete On Fire in Salt Lake for this year's Outdoor Retailer trade show. Some real characters…
  • 096 Craig Percival: Do you know what Everesting is?

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  • WW:36 Weekend Warriors: Always a wolf, never a rabbit.

      If you liked this show, we’ll keep you in the loop. Just click here.   Always the wolf and never the rabbit. Well, that seems pretty intense but it is really my wife and my way of not getting caught from behind on a trail. Yeah, we are a bit competitive. This Weekend Warrior…

  • 095 Tarran Kent-Hume: I love life, well, I do nowadays…

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  • Why parents make the best endurance athletes.

    Contributed by: Lauren Jones Every once in awhile I contribute to Athlete on Fire and here I am guest blogging for this week’s post. As you may or may not know, Scott and I have 2 young boys and for us it was a difficult transition from our adventurous and spontaneous lifestyle to

  • CoolDown: 014 Jason Robillard: Why you can’t stick to a goal, tough love, and PED’s in ultra running and MMA.

    This show was recorded and released on January 14, 2015:   If you liked this guest, we'll keep you in the loop. Just click here.   Jason and his wife actually threw away 15 lbs of candy when their three kids wouldn't behave. This, this is why we love this guest. The topic was why…
  • 094 Austin McInerny: Was there a mountain biking team at your high school?

    If you liked this guest, we'll keep you in the loop. Just click here. [bgsection pex_attr_title="" pex_attr_subtitle="" pex_attr_undefined="undefined" pex_attr_style="section-light" pex_attr_bgcolor="ffffff" pex_attr_image="" pex_attr_imageopacity="0.1" pex_attr_titlecolor="3ea5ce" pex_attr_textcolor="636363" pex_attr_bgimagestyle="static"] a strong cyclist and passionate traveler. Enjoy his journey and get riding![/bgsection]
  • WW:35 Weekend Warriors: Why kids makes us tough and the first big live event for AOF!

      If you liked this show, we’ll keep you in the loop. Just click here.   The Weekend Warrior show is all about what’s going on with Athlete On Fire beyond the amazing athletes we have for guests. Today Scott’s better half chimes in with why having kids makes you tougher for all of your…

  • 093 Nathan Welton: The strongest case for travelling, slowing down time.

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  • CoolDown: 013 Sherpa John Lacroix: Bringing back the roots of ultra running.

    Sherpa John is back to talk about his new Ultra Running event production company, Human Potential Running. We talk about the mission to bring back the roots of ultra and the community feel Why he puts on multiple free event that are garnering attention in

  • 092 Michele Yates: Elite Ultra runner and Ridiculously Ambitious race director.

    If you liked this guest, we'll keep you in the loop. Just click here. [bgsection pex_attr_title="" pex_attr_subtitle="" pex_attr_undefined="undefined" pex_attr_style="section-light" pex_attr_bgcolor="ffffff" pex_attr_image="" pex_attr_imageopacity="0.1" pex_attr_titlecolor="3ea5ce" pex_attr_textcolor="636363" pex_attr_bgimagestyle="static"]Colorado 200, a 200 mile trail race, it's ambitious. For her success athletically she is still humble, and unique, and there are tons of lessons in today's Athlete On Fire show![/bgsection]
  • WW:34 Weekend Warriors: One question for the whole year of 2015.

    On this first Weekend Warrior episode of 2015 we change it up a bit. If you like to know what is going on behind the scenes of a one year old website and podcast you might like this. There is only ONE question we need to answer this year and that question is revealed on…

  • Don’t be a fan , be an athlete.

    I hate to break it to you, being a fan is making you sloppy, overweight, unmotivated, lazy, and uncoordinated. It may be making you poor, or sick. It is annoying people you care about and quite frankly, you are probably becoming dumber because

  • 091 On The Road: An audio review of Rebecca’s private Idaho.

    We hit the road, 13 hours of it from Denver to beautiful Ketchum, Idaho. We make the trip for Rebecca Rusch’s 2nd annual riding of Rebecca’s Private Idaho, a gravel grinder race in the amazing Sun Valley. This show is a compilation of some of the most interesting and unique participants in the weekend’s festivities.…

  • 090 Haidar Hachem: Diabetes, hashimotos, thyroid cancer, endurance athlete. All of the above.

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  • How does your journey as an athlete help others find their own?

    If you believe, as I truly do, that everyone is an athlete, then you should continue reading. Over your lifetime you will change as a person multiple times. Your politics may change, your sympathies, and your habits are always changing.   Your life

  • 089 Alicia Woodside: Ignoring the race course so it seems new, GPS for runners, and why she’s not running for gold.

    Today’s guest runs for the love of it. That’s for sure. A self described uncoachable forest runner takes her turn as a member of Canada’s National 100k team and the chance to compete against the world in Doha in the fall of 2014. She shares how she is making some drastic training changes to make it work in the competition. She loves running so much that her day job is with a really cool running app out of Vancouver that is like GPS for runners. Listen to learn more and grab some of the great energy from today’s Athlete On Fire.

  • WW:33 Weekend Warriors: Candid chat with the founder of a new running based website with a twist!

    First off, thanks so much for listening. So we brought Lauren Jones back on the show again for a much different type of Weekend Warrior episode. She turned 32 this weekend and is finally launching a concept she has had since our first son was born and our fitness and running lives changed. She is…

  • 088 Sarah Barber: Road, mountain, or gravel. just ride.

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  • WW:32 Weekend Warriors: Heart surgery , a handshake, and looking to 2015.

    Weekend Warrior is back after a couple week hiatus. Scott’s dad had life changing heart surgery and one small gesture meant the world to him as to his resilience. We give kudo’s to some amazing creative talent and plan for big things in 2015. Thanks for listening to the Athlete On Fire show!

  • CoolDown: 012 Rusch To Glory: Adventure, risk and triumph on the path less travelled.

    Google Rebecca Rusch. Go ahead. You won’t be disappointed in the athlete with a heart as big as the world she has traveled on foot, bike, and water. Rebecca shares some of her best and most inspiring stories, why she finally wrote a book(and how difficult is was), and what she is working on next. Learn how the “Queen Of Pain” got to where she is today and why there is a good chance you have a place to stay next time to visit Idaho!

  • 087 Travis McKenzie: Triathlete, lululemon race director, mental health advocate.

    Australian rules football? Yeah, we finally learn what that’s all about. Growing up on the Gold Coast in Australia around a triathlete dad and plenty of great AFL future players set the stage for our guest. Tons of great triathletes have come right out of his backyard and has quite the racing resume himself. Oh, and don’t forget, he is the race director of one of the biggest running events hosted by one of the coolest active companies out there, Lululemon. He shares some of how the pressure of live events can help in other areas of life. He is also a mental health advocate and shares his very personal, powerful story relating to the topic. We hope you enjoy this inspiring an energetic episode of Athlete On Fire.

  • 086 Wendy Fisher: Big mountain skiing’s first lady.

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  • 085 Burke Swindlehurst: Riding for mental health and other things cyclists do when they retire.

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  • The first (and Last) athlete On fire income report.

      And now, the first and last income report for the Athlete On Fire show: Here it is. What you have all been waiting for..

  • WW:31 Weekend Warriors: 10 things I’ll teach my boys…

    Some seem to think that entitlement is the norm in today’s youth. I’m not so sure but what I am sure about is that if I teach them certain things, they have a better chance to be good men. In this episode, we talk about how many countries Athlete On Fire has reached, our general…

  • CoolDown: 011 Want to learn how to huck a cliff, drop a cornice, get some air?

    This has got to be the most selfish show in the history of podcasting. We bring back the amazing Jess McMillan, one of the most accomplished and skilled big mountain skiers to live and we make her teach us how to work our way up to epic cliff jumps. WE agree it is 90%

  • #Voices4vets: “The bullet bullet was bouncing up and down with his heartbeat, sitting directly on his femoral artery.”

    “It doesn’t get much closer than this,” the doctor told Jered in a MASH unit in a war zone as he showed him the bullet laying directly on his younger brother’s femoral artery. This was in 2004 and maybe as unlikely as any war time event. Listen today as Jered tells the story. He takes…

  • CoolDown: 010 Can you believe marathon’s were used as fundraisers in 1909?

    Ray Charbonneau has just put another running themed book that takes fact, fiction, and opinion in the polarizing world of running and throws them all in the mix. He brings us back to 1909 when an unprecedented marathon started a trend that is now stronger than ever over 100 years later. When did the first…

  • 084 Jess McMillan: “Work hard, then play as hard as you can.

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  • WW:31 Weekend Warriors: Being dads, and athletes, and entrepreneurs, and…

    Ben Welnak of Mountain Bike Radio joins Scott today to talk a little about a new show he has launched about being a dad and an athlete, entrepreneur and

  • 083 Erin Beresini: “Inside the mad, muddy world of obstacle racing.”

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  • WW:30 Weekend Warriors: Inspiring athletes. Inspiring dad.. More about your host.

    From hauling pumpkins to hauling our family back east to hang out with family in beautiful West Virginia during an interesting time in our lives, the backdrop of the Athlete On Fire show is revealed more and more throughout the Weekend Warrior show. We want to get to know you all and we are willing…

  • 081 Linsey Corbin: Ironman champion with a unique take on post race nutrition.

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  • CoolDown: 009 A twin cities marathon 4th place after a crazy, and challenging summer of racing.

    Ariana is back to share her race experience in Minneapolis where she finished within striking distance of a 1st place finish. Coming in 4th is still a good thing and she is now able to focus on training until the February of 2016 Olympic Trials. She shares her prerace routine including

  • 082 Chris Davenport: Big mountains, big causes and why anything goes.

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  • WW:29 Weekend Warriors: Ride along, race week.

    Ride along, literally as Scott is getting ready for the last event of the season. Crunched on time the show is recorded during the pre event storage run and on the ride to the office to get everything set up. Just a candid look into a day in the life of a Race Director .…

  • #myblindhike

    I had the honor to interview the amazing Trevor Thomas. I have interviewed so many inspiring athletes and I always leave feeling energized and ready to do something big. This was no different. He challenged myself and my listeners to go and try to hike a 1/4 mile blindfolded. I am doing it this week…

  • 080 Trevor Thomas: Hiker. Adventurer. Blind.

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  • 079 JJ Yosh: “You have to climb small mountains first!

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  • WW:28 Weekend Warriors: “Vampires, famous people, and New Orleans.

    Join Scott as he catches you up on the happenings with his event company and behind the scenes of Athlete On Fire. What did Vampires have to do with his weekend? How is he involved in a great charity bringing sound to the less fortunate? Hear about

  • 078 Rebecca Rusch: “You either pay now or pay later.” The queen of pain.

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  • CoolDown: 008 Run slower, run better, the 80/20 rule.

    Running expert and author comes on again to let us all know why we should run slower, more often. Join us for an intro to his newest book to help

  • WW:27 Weekend Warriors: “No, he didn’t have a sex change.” A show about confidence.

    Someone highjacks the show today and has some great takes on how to get your confidence back if it has taken a leave of absence. You’ll hear three specific ways to

  • 077 Dr. Nicholas Romanov: How the method developed in Russia in 1977 will help you run better today.

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  • 076 Jordan Giarratano: Keeping the art in martial artist.

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  • WW:26 Weekend Warriors: Trying new sports and getting new scars and sending off good friends.

    I had never played that one before so why not give it a shot? I did, and got a new scar to show for it. Of course, I could tell you the new sport I tried out this weekend but then you would have no reason to listen to the show! I talk about the…

  • 075 Mike Swick: “At the end of the day, you have to be a fighter.”

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  • CoolDown: 007 A summer of ultra’s from around the world.

    After a long summer of traveling the world and doing what he does best, run really far, Brendan is back home in the Blue Mountains of Australia and he is putting his stamp on the running community as usual. After an impressive showing at the Western States Endurance Run and racing at UTMB he is…

  • 074 Shane Niemeyer: My journey from suicidal junkie to ironman.

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  • WW:25 Weekend Warriors: Back stage pass to the newest project with Athlete On Fire.

    The Weekend Warrior Show is all about sharing the behind the scenes of Athlete On Fire and alot happens on weekends around here. From producing 20+events this year to raising a young family with two self employed parents, life is exciting and we are here to share it with you. This episode takes us to…

  • 073 Nicole Drummer: One year, two labral surgeries, and why she blames the Super Bowl for her MS.

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  • The 36 things: A list worth trying for in my 36th year.

    This may be the simplest post you’ll ever see. I turned 36 and I wanted to come up with 36 things I can work on to make it a great year. It really wasn’t that hard. It’s not because I am so flawed but rather because I am an athlete and athletes like to get…

  • 072 Miguel Medina: From serious spinal surgery to elite obstacle racer.

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  • WW:24 Weekend Warriors: When things don’t go perfectly, be humble.

    Work-life balance. Is that even possible? Maybe it is but at our house we are going at breakneck speed for half the year to produce events and raise a family. This episode takes to into our home for the beginning of a very busy and hectic weekend producing another running event in Colorado. You have…

  • 071 Nicole Jacobs: A new angle on angling, why more women should try the sport, and why she fishes for her dad.

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  • WW:23 Weekend Warriors: Famous race announcers, long road trips, rebecca’s private idaho, and gelande quaffing.

    There is a theme of adventure, and trying new things in this episode of the Weekend Warrior. Hang out with Scott during a long and adventurous weekend that had him meeting world renowned race directors, race announcers, cyclists, among others. Join him as he travels to Idaho with Mountain Bike Radio founder Ben Welnak. Little…

  • 070 Aaron German: 16 tough mudders for something he believes in.

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  • 069 Reese Ruland: “Toward the mountaintop inch by inch.”

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  • WW:22 Weekend Warriors: Camping with fellow athlete and mountain bike radio founder(and little dudes.)

    Ben started Mountain Bike Radio a few years ago and was one of the main inspirations for Athlete On Fire’s inception. Today for the Weekend Warrior show we record the morning after camping out with our two young boys. Besides the

  • 068 Chris Burkard: Arctic surfing, deathly travel, and how one photographer turned a passion into his life.

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  • 067 Joel Runyon: Do the impossible in fitness, business, and gritness.

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  • The rutbuster: 5 ways to get out of a rut in work, life, and fitness.

    Sometimes it happens. Sometimes you just can’t get all you need or think you need to get done. This leads to more stress and less action. It’s a vicious cycle and it has been studied and documented at length. What I want to do is to give you some things I do to get out…

  • 066 Amelia Boone: Strong people are more useful.

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  • WW:21 Weekend Warriors: The Rutbuster: 5 ways to get out of a rut in work, fitness, and life.

    You know the feeling when you just can’t take action no matter how much you know it will help? That’s a rut my friends. Today we get away from the format and talk about 5 ways to go through a goal instead of around one! This is good for

  • 065 Anthony Thompson: The Kokoda Trek in Papua New guinea.

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  • 064 Kelsey Campbell: How she wrestled on a bet and ended up in the olympics.

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  • WW:20 Weekend Warriors: Running for beers and from the bulls.

    Have you thought about running from the Bulls? Scott runs into someone who just got back from Spain with an account so fresh in his mind you can

  • CoolDown: 006 Samantha Achterberg Would you drink the tap water in Egypt?

    Scott brings back the very first guest of the Athlete On Fire show, Sammy Achterberg. Sammy is vying for a spot on the 2016 Olympic team in the sport of modern pentathlon. She catches us up on her travels for her World Championships as well as a couple of interesting mishaps. Now, would you drink…

  • LOF:005 Rachelanne Gladden Her love is her legacy. Another athlete that finds strength in others’ strength!

      NOTE: Athlete Profiles are all about the listeners of the Athlete On Fire podcast! Yes, we have some amazing guests on the show but some of YOU listeners out there are just as inspiring. You write to give us feedback and you share your amazing stories with us and we are happy to pass…

  • WW:19 Weekend Warriors: Hitting the trail in Wild, wonderful, West Virginia And why you don’t always have to be perfectly trained.

    Join us on this episode of the Weekend Warrior Show presented by Athlete On Fire. We take a little break from the normal format and take the show to the trails. Specifically, a 21.5 mile trek on North Fork Mountain. Tons of ascending and descending on untrained legs leave Scott and his

  • CoolDown: 005 Scott and Lauren Jones Do you have the adventure gene?

    In this episode of the CoolDown Scott and Lauren Jones talk about the adventure gene. Are you more curious than your peers? Do you always wonder what is around the corner? Are you restless? Find out what some of the most common traits of the adventure gene are and the type of people that are…

  • WW:18 Weekend Warriors: The Kitty Hawk inspired show on busting ruts.

    The Weekend Warrior Show is all about sharing behind the scenes information about Athlete On Fire and everything connected to Athlete On Fire. In today’s version of the Weekend Warrior show, Scott is on the road. Straight from Kitty Hawk, North Carolina and the Wright Brother’s are still inspiring as they were a

  • 063 Samantha Gash: Four deserts, changing the world, elephants, and bear(s) grylls.

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  • WW:17 Weekend Warriors: Have you overcome injury to do something amazing?

    The Weekend Warrior Show is all about sharing behind the scenes information about Athlete On Fire and everything connected to Athlete On Fire. In today’s version of the Weeekend Warrior show, Scott is on the road. Straight from Missouri to be specific and on the first bike ride of the trip Lauren inspired the main…

  • CoolDown: 004 Travis Brown He’s back and snapping turtles and amazing technology in mountain biking dominate the show!

    The CoolDown is a new show format for Athlete On Fire! Days, weeks, and months have passed since we have talked with and learned the amazing stories of some of our athletes and we wanted to bring them back to just sit back and talk about what’s going on in their lives and what’s new…

  • 062 Mike Allsop: From the top of everest to 7 marathons in 7 continents in 7 days.

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  • WW:16 Weekend Warriors: CPR on the mountain, mountain, steep hikes, and AOF hits the road!

    The Weekend Warrior Show is all about sharing behind the scenes information about Athlete On Fire and everything connected to Athlete On Fire. Scott takes us out for another weekend of active living in Colorado. After hiking a popular trail this weekend he reminisces a few years back when he and a friend performed CPR…

  • CoolDown: 003 Nick Bautista A 500 mile journey and some perspective along the way.

    The CoolDown is a new show format for Athlete On Fire! Days, weeks, and months have passed since we have talked with and learned the amazing stories of some of our athletes and we wanted to bring them back to just sit back and talk about

  • 061 Pat Burke: Seven inch summer growth spurts, the power of words, guarding MJ, and words of wisdom from Steve Nash.

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  • WW:15 Weekend Warriors: From bierstadt, a very busy 14er comes many observations and coincidences!

    The Weekend Warrior Show is all about sharing behind the scenes information about Athlete On Fire and everything connected to Athlete On Fire. In today’s episode Scott goes and tells it on the mountain. Well, for at least a

  • LOF:004 Christopher Acord passion, work ethic, and respect; the legacy he hopes to leave.

      NOTE: Athlete Profiles are all about the listeners of the Athlete On Fire podcast! Yes, we have some amazing guests on the show but some of YOU listeners out there are just as inspiring. You write to give us feedback and you share your amazing stories with us and we are happy to pass…

  • 060 Eva Wutti: Her first ironman finish was the seventh fastest female finish ever!

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  • 059 Jeremy Powers: An amazing athlete on what it takes in cyclocross, and cross-dressing;) .

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  • WW:14 Weekend Warriors: Scott and the crew go to new orleans and getinspired!

    The Weekend Warrior Show is all about sharing behind the scenes information about Athlete On Fire and everything connected to Athlete On Fire. In today’s episode leanr how Life’s 2 Short Events changed their model and how they were inspired from a trip to New Orleans by an amazing charity and it’s founders. A Hash…

  • 058 Matt and Tom Fitzgerald: Father’s Day episode with matt and his amazing dad, Tom Fitzgerald.

    In this, the most recent episode of Athlete On Fire we bring back successful author and runner, Matt Fitzgerald. There is a little spin though. On his first time on the show he mentioned some amazing facts about his dad and we decided for Father’s Day that

  • 057 Matt Johnson: When the love of running leads to a runner academy.

    [bgsection pex_attr_title=”” pex_attr_subtitle=”” pex_attr_undefined=”undefined” pex_attr_style=”section-light” pex_attr_bgcolor=”ffffff” pex_attr_image=”” pex_attr_imageopacity=”0.1″ pex_attr_titlecolor=”3ea5ce” pex_attr_textcolor=”636363″ pex_attr_bgimagestyle=”static”]Our guest on the Athlete On Fire show loves running so much that he start an academy dedicated to the sport. He shares some amazing insights from his business and podcast, Runner Academy, where he interviews some of THE tops talents and minds in the…

  • LOF:003 Chris Cow From 265 and sedentary to an inspiring beast of an athlete.

      NOTE: Athlete Profiles are all about the listeners of the Athlete On Fire podcast! Yes, we have some amazing guests on the show but some of YOU listeners out there are just as inspiring. You write to give us feedback and you share your amazing stories with us and we are happy to pass…

  • WW:13 Weekend Warriors: 3 ways to keep adventure in your life, straight from a chairlift!

    In this week’s Weekend Warrior episode Scott and Lauren Jones break down how they are able to an active and adventurous lifestyle even with two little boys, three businesses, and hardly any sleep. One of the points was inspired straight from

  • 056 Jamie McDonald: how saving for a house and not buying it changed his life.

    Our guest today thought he new what he wanted. Turns out he was just trying to get what everyone else wanted. He saved for a house for three years and when he was ready to buy, decided he wanted more. He contacted the local hospital and started on the journey he is now on, a…

  • 055 John Dennis: Challenge: “Wait until you feel your worst, then get out and run.”

    Our guest is a world class ultra endurance athlete and he doesn’t even take the time to reach his potential because the work/life balance is

  • WW:12 Weekend Warriors: Broken Microphones, running, beer, and one inspiring guest.

    This episode is another peek into a weekend in Colorado where the Athlete On Fire show is based. Scott takes you into another brewery to talk active living and the beer that

  • 054 Thal Woods: “If you don’t grind, you don’t shine.

    Our guest today is a a self proclaimed lifetime athlete. From excelling in football at a young age to playing division I at Colorado State University, sprinting at the highest level and playing professionally, he takes us through it all. A broken family at an early age had him living out of a car with…

  • 053 Lisa Hamilton: “I was scared to death before my first (and only) marathon.

    Our guest shares her story of growing up on the beautiful island of St. Croix. How her days were very regimented and her athletic start as a swimmer. She goes into her natural talent as a runner and how she got started in the sport. Hear how close she was to competing in the Athens…

  • 052 Ben Welnak: “It’s just like life, You can’t pretend it’s not there.

    Our guest was one of the catalysts for Athlete On Fire as a Colorado buddy of Scott’s and he just happens to be an amazing athlete himself. Learn how he manages a crazy work/life balance with training for

  • WW:11 Weekend Warriors: Scott’s has a very special guest to talk to power of “no”, mental blocks mt. biking, and work/life balance.

    In this weekly installment of the Weekend Warrior show Scott brings on a special guest for this remote show in the heart of Fruita, Colorado. Among the usual topics we go over

  • CoolDown: 002 Jason Robillard It’s pretty obvious today’s guest just got knocked out.

    The CoolDown is a new show format for Athlete On Fire! Days, weeks, and months have passed since we have talked with and learned the amazing stories of some of our athletes and we wanted to bring them back to just sit back and talk about

  • 051 Darren De Heras: How something as simple as a sharpie and a name can inspire.

    Our guest has always been a motivated athlete. From his days as an 88 lb wrestler in high school who eventually coached his own team when the coach was let go, he proves that

  • WW:10 Weekend Warriors: Scott’s hanging with the beer man. Learning brews for every activity!

    In this week’s edition of the Weekend Warrior show Scott does a quick q and a with the owner of the brewery for one of the running events he produces in Colorado. We learn some basics of

  • 050 Angelina Ramos: Running, teaching, coaching, and inspiring !

    Our guest is a passionate athlete, coach, teacher, and mentor. Her running career started because she wanted to make a friend those first days of high school, in her Sketchers no less! She tells us why she decided on

  • CoolDown: 001 Travis Brown Talking gear heads, favorite trails, and doing what you love.

    The CoolDown is a new show format for Athlete On Fire! Days, weeks, and months have passed since we have talked with and learned the amazing stories of some of our athletes and we wanted to bring them back to just sit back and talk about what’s going on in their lives and what’s new…

  • LOF:002 James Knott Reaching goals to inspire others to try.

      NOTE: Athlete Profiles are all about the listeners of the Athlete On Fire podcast! Yes, we have some amazing guests on the show but some of YOU listeners out there are just as inspiring. You write to give me feedback and you share your amazing stories with me and I am happy to pass…

  • 049 Timmy Duggan: Taking us through the mind of an olympic cyclist.

    Our guest is a formal Olympian from the 2012 London Olympics. He got his start as an alpine ski racer and ended up an elite cyclist. He shares the Olympic experience and how he breaks down different

  • WW:09 Weekend Warriors: Scott’s weekend of fearing the deer and some great outtakes with his amazing mom.

    Scott talks about the week that was for Athlete On Fire. This week was as crazy as ever and with his big trail half marathon and creating unique content for AOF! It is a shorter episode than usual but if you want a good laugh

  • 048 Willy Syndram: “I don’t do training plans, I just run. “

    Our guest is a mountain lover. It is where he gets his energy. It makes him happy. It is so refreshing to hear from someone who knows what they need to

  • LOF:001 Rachel Gellert Running in the rain, running with your heart.

      NOTE: Athlete Profiles are all about the listeners of the Athlete On Fire podcast! Yes, we have some amazing guests on the show but some of YOU listeners out there are just as inspiring. You write to give me feedback and you share your amazing stories with me and I am happy to pass…

  • 047 Joff Summerfield: Traveling the world on a penny farthing !

    Our guest is first and foremost an adventurer. He started in the world of motor sports and eventually came upon penny farthings. Yes, those crazy old school bikes with the giant front tire. He began building these after

  • WW:08 Weekend Warriors: Scott’s hanging with snakes, dreaming of penny farthings, and night riding this week.

    Scott talks about the week that was for Athlete On Fire. This week was acton packed and we share a few of the big

  • 046 Richard Bowles: Our first repeat guest on his newest australian adventure!

    Our guest is back to share more inspiration and his newest adventure across the ancient backbone of Australia. Taking on a 1200km trek by foot in less than

  • 045 Nick Bautista: 460 out of 500 miles, and what he learned along the way!

    Our guest is an ultra runner. An ultra ultra runner. He “only” completed 460 miles of a 500 mile event and lived to tell us all about it. We are talking torrential rain for multiple days that lead to the most

  • The road to rio goes through Mexico, the journey before the olympics no one knows about!

      World Cup #1 Mexico – Always Expect the Unexpected: Sammy Achterburg   NOTE: Sammy was the first official guest of the Athlete On Fire podcast. I(Scott) have been a part of her journey as a coach, mentor, and friend. She is learning how to tell her story and this is the first of many…

  • 044 Michael Wardian: Runner and quote machine, shares how he does it all, and all is a lot!

    Our guest is a runner. He runs ultra’s and marathons at a very high level. His consistency and ability to run so many distances at a high level is his hallmark. Here is the kicker. He

  • WW:07 Weekend Warriors: Scott on audio engineers, baseball in dubai, and tuesday night adventures.

    Scott talks about the week that was for Athlete On Fire. This week was acton packed and we share a few of the big

  • 043 Nickademus Hollon: The young warrior on getting slapped, Mr. Goggins, and 10 mile cool downs!

    Our guest is an an amazing young athlete. He is accomplishing things that seem absolutely unreasonable and he just had his 24th birthday. The youngest finisher of the

  • 3 quick fixes above your neck for your running.

    If you haven’t figured out that running is a mental exercise as much as a physical one yet, stop reading.

  • 042 Jamie Walker: A series of happy accidents and long runs!

    Our guest is an athlete and entrepreneur. She started running to trim down after some travel and never looked back. As an accomplished ultra runner she shares stories of “happy accidents” and failures, successes and

  • 041 Susan Loken: How to start being an athlete in your 30’s and still leave an amazing legacy!

    Our guest today is a runner and a coach. But get this, she didn’t start running until after her third child was born at 35 years old. Since then she has gone on to win multiple major events as well as multiple Olympic Trial appearances starting at the age of

  • WW:06 Weekend Warriors: Scott on a trail running dynamic warm up, new audio equipment, pho and the upcoming Boston Marathon.

    Scott talks about the week that was for Athlete On Fire. Inspiring guests coming up and what he did to start the weekend off. He shares a dynamic warm up that you

  • 040 Bill Gates: From a start in BMX racing to do doing 10 marathons in 10 days, an endurance athlete’s story.

    Our guest today is a former Division I cycling athlete who has since competed in and won ultra endurance events. He shares stories about his journey into endurance sports and how he

  • 039 Max King: Running all distances, the cascade trifecta, functional strength, and strollers.

    Our guest is a runner. He has mastered so many distances and styles of race that we could never cover it all in just one show but he does take us on the journey. From a childhood spent in the woods to the aventurous life in the Pacific NW we cover everything from the transition…

  • 038 Brendan Davies: The australian triple threat; Ultrarunner, special education teacher, and coach.

    Our guest wanted a change from his life in his early thirties so he join a running club, ran his first marathon, and was hooked with the “running bug”. Fast forward to being named the

  • WW:05 Weekend Warriors: Scott on colorado spring, brew runs, outdoor fitness, and more about the kidney transplant.

    Scott talks about the week that was for Athlete On Fire. Inspiring guests and detailed news about his dad and uncle’s journey with the kidney transplant. He shares a 30 minute training session that anyone can do. Talks about

  • 037 Margaret Schlachter: Professional Obstacle racer on wild chickens, hard races, and why you should listen to your parents.

    Our guest is wildly entertaining. Almost as wild as the events she competes in all over the world as the first female obstacle course racer. She tells stories of failure and why you shouldn’t

  • 036 Joe Grant: “I am certainly drawn to wild places.”

    Our guest is an adventurer first and foremost. His attraction to wild and beautiful places has led him

  • 035 Trista Francis: On Conquering negative self talk, legacy by helping others succeed, visualization, tears and goose bumps.

    What makes our guest on this episode is not her own athletic success but how inspired she is by the athletes that she coaches and leads to do amazing things. Please don’t be fooled though as she is

  • WW:04 Weekend Warriors: Scott on kidney transplants, inspiring photographers, amazing friends in the running industry, and what epic adventure he is planning for August.

    Scott talks about the week that was for Athlete On Fire. Inspiring photographers and peers that are doing amazing things in the running industry online. There is also the inspiring sister photographer and the cancer surviving

  • 034 Ray Charbonneau: The 27th mile, a collaboration to benefit the One fund boston.

    Our guest has put together an amazing collaboration of writing from some influential authors, runners, poets, and more to benefit

  • # Bostonstrong

    Ray Charbonneau approached me a couple months ago regarding a collaboration called The 27th Mile he was working on that would benefit the victims of the horrific bombing last year at the Boston Marathon. I was psyched. He would introduce some amazing guests and I would share

  • 033 Jeff Galloway: How to use your brain to run better, performance tips, and amazing storytelling from a legend.

    Our guest is a former Olympian and current running liason to the masses. He shares how making the 1972 Olympic team changed his life in how he wanted to share the sport he loved with the world. He founded

  • Three dots.

    THREE So many things have come in three’s in my life. My dad was given 3 months to live over 30 years ago. He is

  • 032 Cristina Negron: On her memoir, mental illness, running with elite spouses, and polar bears .

    Our guest is a writer and runner. Among other things she shares her process and how she was able to write her very powerful memoir, “So Far.” She has great insights to the running world as long time contributor to

  • WW:03 Weekend Warriors: Scott on the desert, peaks, amazing guests, and why he took 20 takes.

    Scott talks about what Athlete On Fire really is meant to be for the listeners. His trip to the desert last week and how he needed 20 takes for an intro to one of the shows. He has a nice fitness challenge for

  • 031 Ben Tanzer: This episode will change your life!

    Our guest is a passionate runner and writer. His daily runs have led to a writing style all his own and he is happy to share what drives his legs and his thoughts. You might learn

  • 030 Vanessa Runs: Nomads, rvs, amazing trails, and voodoo dolls (kinda).

    Our guest takes us on amazing trails and how she came to find trails herself. She gives amazing tips on

  • CouplesFit02: 3 Significant Ways encouragement Helps Bring Out the athlete in Each Other

    Everyone is an athlete. I truly believe that. Whether you are a practicing athlete, or it’s still hidden within, Athleticism is a beast that can take your life and

  • 029 Hal Higdon: More than 8 decades of wisdom in running, writing, and so much more.

    Our guest takes us to Boston with amazing perspective in his newest book “4:09:43.” This is just his newest project. Learn how one of the true legends in the running world got

  • 028 Nathan Woods: 170 miles on the water, overcoming injury, bald eagles, and what his unique legacy will be.

    Our guest is the second water sport athlete we have had on the show. He shares his inspiring story of overcoming a serious injury to go on and do some amazing thins in Stand Up Paddleboarding. From compartment syndrome to a 170 mile trek on the board, he has some great stories and ideas that…

  • 027 Jake Nawrocki: Hard work, cheese curds, Zig Zigler, and the firefighter combat challenge!

    Our guest comes from humble roots. Hard work, Zig Zigler, cheese curds, and amazing summers on the water in Wisconsin. He competes in

  • 026 David Orman: Perspective on drinking water, courage, and how inspiration sometimes comes from complete exhaustion.

    Our guest today shares his story of being down to $500 before

  • 025 Evan Brand: On what experts taught him about sleep quality, health, happiness, and weight loss.

    Our guest started NotJustPaleo.com to learn from experts, now he is one. Sleep quality, health, happiness, and weight loss are all

  • WW:02 Weekend Warriors: Scott on new apps, hip mobility, SUP athletes, and why there even is an Episode #2.

    Scott talks about the call to action that got more women involved in the show. It’s boys weekend in Colorado but it’s not what you think. He tried a new video app this week and would

  • 024 Ryan Atkins: On how to be the toughest of all mudders.

    Our guest started from humbling roots in unicycling. You heard that right! From a champion unicycler to world class endurance athlete, he take us on a pretty sweet journey that includes

  • 023 Sherpa John Lacroix: From the White Mountains to the Rockies, a passionate peak bagger and ultra runner.

    Our guest bagged every one of New Hampshires 48 4,000 foot peaks multiple times and even in the winter. He is an avid ultra runner and as passionate about

  • Is Jack Tennison an athlete? You decide.

    A story about Jack.  You decide if he is a great athlete…   Jack Tennison laced them up like he always did.  Right shoe first, pull the tongue, straighten it, and then push it back down just a bit.  Then he would cross the laces, pull hard and then back off just a bit and…

  • 022 Ariana Hilborn: Owner of the most glamorous pre race routine in elite running history!

    She ran a marathon just under 5 hours and qualified for Boston just a year later. This elite runner talks about her inspiring family, how to visualize for your competitions and all about the perils of

  • WW:01 Weekend Warriors: Scott on C sections, inspiring old dudes, running in the dark , and the need for more women

    Scott takes on why a c-section is the root of his inspiration right now, how an 82 year old guest has inspired him, why we need more women, and where

  • 021 Mike Gennaro: In West Philadelphia, born and raised, on the… boat?

    He comes from West Philly with a passion for his sport without forgetting what is really important. Our guest shares his story of coming up short in the London Olympics and how it keeps him fired up and inspired to keep working his butt off. He shares his family’s story of addiction and

  • 020 Travis Brown: Inspired mountain living, the Olympics, and how to think your way to athletic success.

    He started as a All American in one sport and ended up as an Olympian in another. Listen to the awesome story of a passionate athlete that

  • My new definition of athlete?

    3 minute read   What does it mean to be an athlete?   I always had a jaded opinion of this question. Growing up in South Florida playing every sport I could, going on to play college baseball and eventually finding myself with a Masters in

  • 019 Ian Sharman: When running far isn’t enough, run fast and high .

    Our guest runs in places most can only dream of, at speeds we can’t comprehend. Join us as he takes us on his journey. He shares what inspired him and

  • 017 Joe Fejes: Multi-day endurance specialist and general freak of nature.

    Our guest runs far. No you don’t get it. He runs very, very far. The American 6 day record holder shares his story of when he started running. He shares how he got hooked and how

  • CF:001 CouplesFit founder Chris Kretzer is contributing to Athlete on fire!

    “I’d Like To Introduce Myself for Athlete on Fire” by: Chris Kretzer of CouplesFit 5 minute read As an athlete, you are focused, disciplined and determined to win. For everyone those goals are different, and the journey there is always a CHALLENGE. The choices made determine your success or failure, and

  • 016 Anna “Frosty” Frost: Mountain lover, world traveler and inspiring trail runner.

    Our guest is a mountain runner to the extreme. Listen as she takes us all over the world and to some of the most amazing places anyone could dream of running! She paints an amazing picture of her hometown in New Zealand and

  • 015:Matt Frazier:The no meat athlete on fire

    Our guest started eating vegetarian and ended up qualifying for the Boston Marathon. That is just where his journey starts. The founder of NoMeatAthlete.com has great insights on everything from the power of deliberate practice to

  • 014 Matt Fitzgerald: From Dr. Seuss to inspiring Ethiopian marathoners, this story has legs.

    In this episode our guest takes us on his journey as a young athlete who was inspired by his amazing dad at 11 years old to start running and writing. His success as an author and authority on endurance sports is shared in this

  • What higher education didn’t teach me and other fitness professionals.

    There are few things that create unwarranted arrogance than higher education. I never knew how much I thought knowing things could make me feel superior. Even when I was applying this amazing knowledge there is an undertone in grad school, in my experience, that has to be beat out of you in the “real world”.…

  • 013 Amanda Brooks: From the corporate world to life as a runner and pro blogger.

    In this episode our guest shares her story about her transition from the corporate world to the life that she “feels like the luckiest person in the world” living. She is a runner, coach, speaker, and

  • 012 Curt Tomasevicz: Ex Cornhusker, bass guitarist and Olympic gold medalist.

    In this episode our guest takes us from his early days growing up in a small town in Nebraska and how that town inspires and supports him. He goes on to talk about his football days at Nebraska, playing bass guitar, his crazy

  • 011 Johnny Quinn: NFL receiver, Olympian bobsledder, famous door smasher.

    In this episode our guest takes us from his early days playing football in Texas all the way up to the Green Bay Packers, Buffalo Bills and the CFL. He goes on

  • Get moving with #10ADAY .

    One of the biggest obstacles to creating good habits when it comes to fitness is always going to be time. After interviewing the first 20 athletes for the Athlete on Fire podcast there is no question

  • 010 Chris Mazdzer: The need, the need for speed.

    In this episode our guest takes us on his journey to one of the fastest sports in the world, luge. He tells us how he chose luge over bobsled and just how unique a sport luge is to train for. Added to the mix is his insatiable appetite for speed and adventure and

  • 009 Patrick Meek: Olympic dreams and skinny jeans, a speed skater’s tale.

    In this episode our guest takes us on a life long journey with the sport he loves. He comes from a long line of speed skaters and shares his passion with all of us from some of his brutal workouts to what kind of focus it takes to see through a plan for four years.

  • Good luck Olympians

    Some images for the Winter Olympians that have worked so hard. They are all truly “Athletes on Fire”

  • Joe-Decker interview

    008 Joe Decker: “Rage, rage against the dying of the light.”

    In this episode our guest takes us on his journey as someone who has truly lived and has the stories to show for it. From early rough and tumble days on the farm to jumping out of planes in the military, drug addiction to conquering some of the world’s toughest events in one year. Joe…

  • Their love was on fire, a tribute to my grandparents

    Work and business for me has always been something I am passionate about. I mean, I won’t do anything I don’t love for very long. It gets me in trouble sometimes, but you know this, you only live once. One of my goals this year is to be BOLD. This means to be more transparent…

  • 007 Jason Robillard: Ultra runner and writer on life, making big changes, and what not to wipe with.

    In this episode our guest takes us from his “suburban hell” to his life as an author and ultra runner amongst many other things…

  • 006 Richard Bowles: Crocodiles, volcanoes, girlfriends, oh my! And lots of running.

    In this episode our guest takes us on his journey as an ultra endurance runner. His energy is contagious and you’ll be surprised to find out how he really feels about running! You gotta check out this video if you are on the fence about Richard!

  • Reaction: Tommy Watkins

    “I wasn’t the strongest, wasn’t the fastest and I didn’t have the best arm but the heart that I played with was always on my side.” This quote comes straight from Tommy’s mouth during the Athlete on Fire interview and there is so much that everyone should take from it that I decided to share…
  • 005: Tommy Watkins: A career of persistence, passion, and, um, bobble-butts

    In this episode learn how persistence has paid off and how failing is just part of the sport he made his life. Tommy Watkins and I have a pretty laid back talk about his career, what made him cry, and who is inspiring him right now! Oh and did I mention he signed his own…

  • Reaction: Trish Downing

    Reaction: posts are going to be thoughts and takeaways from something that really stuck from one of the guests on Athlete on Fire. What reaction or thoughts did the Trish Downing show give you?   The whole story is amazing, really amazing. A young vibrant cyclist coming home from a training ride in Colorado and…

  • Trish-Downing podcast speaking

    004:Trish Downing:The first female paraplegic to complete an Ironman Triathlon

    In this episode learn how one fateful training ride changed the life of our guest forever. One day, a healthy competitive cyclist and the next a paraplegic, Trish Downing shares her amazing story and how she has gone on to do some truly amazing things!

  • 003: Grandmaster Han Won Lee: Olympic Medalist /Successful Businessman

    Master Lee shares his inspiring story of coming to the states and picking up the sport he won a Bronze in the 1988 Olympics. He is funny and passionate and has some great advice for parents, athletes, and everyone in between!

  • eat sleep breathe

    Do you eat, sleep, and breathe anything?

    I thought I was there. I thought I ate, slept and breathed my events. I was wrong. To eat, sleep, and breathe something is not always a choice. It comes from deep inside yourself when finally your passion and expertise line up with what you can offer

  • christian griffith ulrarunner

    002: Christian Griffith: He survived a little thing named Arthur.

    As an adventurer and ultra runner our next guest has a story of survival from the the unlikeliest of foes and great stories of Ultra running up volcanoes and in other amazing locales. He’s an inspiring man and his passion carries the show. Enjoy!

  • Here are the Rules of Athlete on Fire as told by me, the host, Scott Jones.

    Never British I love the UK and have met some amazing people there but I WILL NOT use them for their lovely voices on my podcast intro, mainly because every other show does.  Yes, I’m sure I am

  • 001: Samantha (Sammy) Achterberg: Never knew she was training to be an Olympian.

    In this show learn about: Modern Pentathlon, what is it? How the US Boxing team inspired her. How hunting (yes hunting) made her a better athlete. How to prevent overtraining. Where in the world the sport has taken her. Her favorite inspiring book(by winter Olympian) Who is inspiring Sammy today.

  • Episode 1: An Introduction

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  • Why did this coach’s son become an entrepreneur?

    Why am I an entrepreneur?  Well, I have been asked that question so many times and the answer I usually blurt out is that I don’t work well for others, or I love my freedom, or I want to make a bigger difference than what I can working for someone else.  Maybe those are true,…

  • I am an Athlete on Fire: An identity

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