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 2nd. She also crushes and dominates the smile competition.
 
The girls talk about eating, overheating, German sparkle parties, glitter, feet issues, pick up lines, bacon, wildflowers, breastfeeding, and not dying.
 
Oh, and Alicia the unicorn surprises us with her presence and shares her experience pacing Tara. Hilary the unicorn (pictured with Tara and Tory below) also had her 100 mile debut and placed 3rd! Shout out to Mountain Madness for a spectacular event!

 

 

 

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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, FKTs, primal living, accepting challenges, and trail rompers.
Heather, known as Anish on trails, completed her “Triple Crown” of Backpacking in 2006 at the age of 25. She completed the 2,100 mi long Appalachian Trail in 2003, the 2,600 mi long Pacific Crest Trail in 2005, and the ~2,600 mi long Continental Divide Trail in 2006. She subsequently took up ultra-marathon running, completing six 100 mile races since August 2011 as well as dozens of 50k and 50 mi events.

She is well known for setting the overall self-supported Fastest Known Time (FKT) speed record on the Pacific Crest Trail in 2013 (60 days, 17 hours, 12 min), breaking the previous record by four days. In 2015 she once again made FKT history, setting the overall self-supported FKT on the Appalachian Trail (54 days, 7 hours, 48 minutes) also breaking that record by four days.

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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 we all just ran a 100 miler together through a snow storm.”

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Tory and Arielle in front of Adam.

Tory and Arielle in front of Adam.

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