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Angus Teeton (the man creating the training videos out of Kenya) joins the Sweat Elite podcast to discuss all things Sweat Elite Youtube. This is a different format to our regular podcast - a conversation between Angus and Matt about creating the Sweat Elite Training Sessions Youtube Channel - how it started, where it's headed and plenty of stories…
 
Merry Christmas from the team at Sweat Elite! Our Christmas day release features Jim Walmsley - one of the greatest ultra-marathoners of all time. He has the 50-mile world record, and holds the course records at (among many others) UTCT 100km, Tarawera Ultramarathon, Lake Sonoma 50 and Western States Endurance Run 100 miler which he won for the thi…
 
In this episode, we are joined by the talented Adam Merry who recently won Run the Rock 50-miler in Oregon and set a course record. Adam shares his experience about his win, working with running coach David Roche, his journey to compete at an elite level and most notably, his personal mission to increase representation of Black, Indigenous and peop…
 
Anthony Fletcher is a London based expert in Biomechanics and the Founder of One Track Club - "A run club & coaching platform feating live, expert-coached virtual runs, strength & mobility workouts, physical track sessions & 1-2-1 bespoke coaching." In this episode- Anthony shares insights into biomechanics for runners, common injuries and how to p…
 
There is something magical happening in the woods in Appalachia - it’s part rebel, part genius, part unicorn and entirely full of heart. For those not in the know, Jason Green, founder of Yeti Trail Runners, has spent the last 10 years creating a trail running counterculture of sorts, and ultra events which are about as unorthodox as the reason Jas…
 
Kyler Merber currently produces The Lap Count - one of the most popular Track & Field newsletters. "The Wednesday Morning Newsletter For Diehard Track & Field Fans!" https://thelapcount.substack.com/ Prior to The Lap Count Kyle was a middle distance athlete competing for HOKA One One with PR's of 3:34 for the 1500m, 3:54 for the Mile and still to t…
 
In this episode we’re joined by the extraordinary Tessa Chesser of Flagstaff, AZ who recently punched her ticket to Western States when she podium’d at Javelina Jundred in what was just her second 100-mile effort. Tessa shares a very authentic look into her life as we discuss her training, recovery, personal journey, self-care and love. Follow Tess…
 
Harvey Nelson of McKirdy Trained HP placed 18th (5th American) at the Boston Marathon 2021 on debut and spent over 1 minute of his 2:14:47 stationary - tune in this episode to hear the story. Harvey has a Half Marathon best of 61:48 and shares insights into his Boston Marathon build up as well as dream marathons, favorite and most dreaded workouts …
 
John Raneri is a 61:51 minute Half Marathoner and 2:13 Marathoner who placed 12th overall (5th American) at the NYC Marathon a few weeks ago. John trains with McKirdy Trained HP in Flagstaff Arizona and shares insights into his NYC Marathon build up and thoughts about his performance in the race itself in this conversation. Other topics include str…
 
Nell Rojas placed 6th at the Boston Marathon 2021 (1st American) while running a personal best of 2:27:12. Nell is a strength training specialist and shares plenty of insights into her strength training routine as well as her general running training program in this conversation. Content at Sweat Elite is made possible by Subscribers. Subscribing c…
 
The book, Fixing Your Feet by John Vonhoff with Tonya Olson, is the ultrarunner’s definitive guide on foot care. Now in its 7th edition, John and Tonya share details about the book’s new upgrade and essential tips including shoe fit, sock selection, foot care, recovery and much more. John brings 39 years of experience as a runner, cyclist, hiker an…
 
Jake Smith joins the Sweat Elite podcast to share insights into his training, nutrition, training gear and much more. Jake is a 60:31 Half Marathon guy with other bests of 3:48 for the 1500m, 8:00 for the 3000m, 13:38 for the 5000m, 28:50 for the 10000m and 2:11:00 for the Marathon (where he was supposed to pace the race to 25-30k but finished and …
 
Fresh off the Boston Marathon - Parker Stinson (62:11 Half Marathon, 2:10 Marathon) joins the Sweat Elite podcast to reflect on his performance. Topics discussed include his Boston Marathon recap, the build-up, lessons learned, 2022 plans, favourite and most dreaded workouts, hobbies and interests outside of the sport and more. Content at Sweat Eli…
 
In this episode we are joined by Western States Endurance Run Race Director, Craig Thornley, for his candid take on some of this year’s tragic ultra events. Craig offers an honest perspective on mountain ultra safety and the roles and responsibilities of race organizers and runners. Stay tuned to the end of the episode for more information about yo…
 
Sydney Gidabuday joins the Sweat Elite podcast to discuss his transition from Tinman Elite to the Roots Running Project. Sydney holds PR's of 13:22 for 5km, 28:15 for 10km and 62:32 for the Half Marathon. Other topics discussed include Sydney's college days at Adams State and his move to Boulder to join Tinman Elite, his favourite training sessions…
 
Colin Thomas is a lead sport scientist based in the UK who has spent months in Kenya studying and researching the best Kenyan distance runners. Colin has recently released a new book (published on Amazon): "Running on the red dust. A firsthand insight into the creation of the world's best athletes from Kenya." Join us here at Sweat Elite by subscri…
 
Kate Grace joins the Sweat Elite podcast at Nike HQ Chicago after a stellar 2021 season of PRs over 800m and 1500m. Kate shares insights into her transition from Bowerman TC to Team Boss, her cross training and strength training routine, training schedule and future goals. -- -- -- Become a subscriber of Sweat Elite to access unlimited content and …
 
Cole Hocker is a middle distance runner based in Oregon, USA. Cole placed 6th at the Tokyo Olympic Games in the 1500m at just 20 years of age and has a bright future ahead of him having recently signed a contract with Nike after competing for the University of Oregon for just 1 year. In this conversation with Cole we talk about his decision to turn…
 
Three days before the Chicago Marathon Galen Rupp joins the Sweat Elite podcast. We discuss his build up to the Chicago Marathon, his race plan this Sunday and the 9 week gap between the Tokyo Olympics and the Chicago Marathon. We also talk about the differences in training between his previous coach and new coach - Mike Smith, his cross training a…
 
Colin Mickow is a 2:11 Marathoner based in Chicago and a local favourite to place amongst the top Americans this weekend at the Chicago Marathon. Competing for the Second City Track Club in Chicago, Colin has been logging upwards of 150 miles (240km) preparing for the Chicago Marathon this weekend. We discuss how Colin took 6 years away from the sp…
 
Scotty talks with Josiah Hesse who is an avid runner, freelance journalist and author of a new book titled, Runner’s High: How a Movement of Cannabis-Fueled Athletes is Changing the Science of Sports. The book offers an immersive, investigative look into the hidden culture of cannabis use among elite athletes, with a hyper-focus on ultrarunners, an…
 
McKirdy Trained is one of the largest online running training platforms in the world at just 5 years young. This interview is with the founder of McKirdy Trained - James McKirdy. Matt and James talk about how James successfully grew the company into one of the largest coaching companies in the world, the McKirdy Trained High Performance Squad (and …
 
In this episode, we roll out our very first “My First Hundo” episode with Wesley Schlabach. Wesley recently ran the Tuscazoar 100 in Ohio. Wesley’s story features his weight-loss journey, positive attitude and pursuit to affect positive health outcomes in others. Not to mention that his unsupported 100-mile finish is only his second ultra to date. …
 
Paul Chelimo joins the Sweat Elite podcast a month after winning bronze in the 5000m at the Tokyo Olympic Games and 2 weeks before the NYC 5th Avenue Mile. Paul shares his journey from growing up in remote Kenya to attending college and the army in the USA and ultimately winning 2 Olympic medals in the 5000m. There's plenty of training talk in this…
 
In this episode we take a trip down under to the Land of Oz and have a talk-about with the spirited Katie Visco. Katie is on a mission of self-discovery and self-love, which is interwoven into her passion for running and community. She joins the program to share her recent adventure in Australia, participating in the 1000 Miles to Light, a 1,000-mi…
 
Darcy Piceu talked to Scotty and shared her experience after placing second at this year's Hardrock 100. She also talked about Hardrock’s new policy to get more women to the start line, practicing mindfulness and meditation, life balance and much more. UR editor Amy Clark also talked to Scotty about the August issue which includes Western States co…
 
Hal Koerner and Jimmy Dean Freeman put on a master class about how to approach ultrarunning after a long break, and how to maintain fitness while upholding one of life’s most important roles: fatherhood. While their paths might be different, they are united by their passion for endurance running and raising their children. They share their thoughts…
 
Sean Mullett was the second to last finisher at this year's Western States 100, crossing the line in 29:58. His lap around the Placer High track was the most dramatic one of the race. Hear about his experience and what led up to his struggle during that final mile, and how he recovered at the hospital in the days after. Host Scotty Sandow also talk…
 
Ryan Montgomery is an openly queer ultrarunner and sat down to talk with Scotty about Pride Month and being a beacon for others as an athlete. Last year, he placed second at the Desert Solstice 24 hour and third in the 100-mile event. And while most of us were binge-watching Tiger King, Ryan set an unsupported FKT on the Wonderland Trail around Mt.…
 
Craig Engels. The man. The legend. Craig Engels joins the Sweat Elite podcast two weeks before one of the biggest days of his life - the USA Olympic Trials in which he has his sights set on qualifying for the Tokyo Olympic Games in the 1500m (and possibly 800m). Craig Engels, for those unfamiliar, is one of USA's fastest middle distance runners wit…
 
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