33: Speeding through Pinhoti 100: Talking with David Riddle

#MR33 In this week’s episode, I talked with David Riddle who is the over winner of 2016 Pinhoti 100 as well as the new course record holder. This was his second 100 miles race. He had a great Pinhoti performance by braking course record held by Karl “Speedgoat” Meltzer . It was great catching up with David.

Here are few things we talked about:

  • Running journey
  • Recovering from Injury
  • Running and breaking Pinhoti 100 record
  • more

Here are few product and race we discussed:

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32: Soldier Marathon: A Runner’s Marathon

#MR32: This week, the Mruns’ podcast was on the road to Fort Benning, GA to cover the Solider Marathon. It is another on location episode during the marathon weekend where I talked to many runners, event organizers, different team captains and more. This episode will give you a full view of the Solider Marathon from race organizer’s to last runners point of view. It is a great event which support great causes. Hope you will join us next year.

This episode cover following:

  • Fallen Hero Table
  • Team Red, White, & Blue (RWB)
  • First time marathoner’s point of view
  • Overall female winner about training and reason for running the race
  • Race director about the race
  • Waiting till last runner
  • and more

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31: Pinhoti 100: Talking with Runners, Families, and Friends

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In this episode, I had an opportunity to talk to  many Runners, Families, and Friends during and after the Pinhoti 100. It is bit different, but fun episode. Every runners take 100 milers different and have different memories from the race.

I know that some of you were not up to talking to me after running 100 miles through day and night, but you all still did. This memory will last forever. Thanks for being a part of this episode.

In this episode, I talked about following:

  • Talking to families
  • Pinhoti 100 memories
  • The common theme  “Western State 100 miles lottery”
  • More

Pinhoti 100 is a Point to Point endurance run starting at Pine Glen Campground in Choccolocco Mgt Area just northeast of Heflin AL.  100.59 miles in length with just over 14,000 ft of climb and descent with a total of 28,000 ft of elevation change.


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30: Running Endless Miles: Talking with Endless Miles Runners

It was great to talk with many local as well as out of the state runners during the Endless Miles at Veteran’s Park in Alabaster, Alabama – oct 22-23, 2016 where runners ran 48, 24, and 12 hrs. It was fun listing and learning about their journey to different distances while they were doing it.

This is on location interview. Enjoy!


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29: On Becoming the Pinhoti 900 miles Club Member: Talking with Kip Chasse’

#MR29: It was great catching up with Kip Chasse’ who is attempting the 9th Pinhoti 100. Kip has been running Pinhoti 100 since the inaugural year. He brings a lot expertise and experience running the Pinhoti 100 race. Even though all 800 miles journey on those Pinhoti trail had not been easy, but he looks forward to come back every year. It was fun talking to Kip about his 800 years journey.

In this episode, we talk about

  • Kip’s running journey
  • First year of Pinhoti 100
  • Joy and struggles through 800 miles of Pinhoti
  •  Pinhoti 100 course
  • what to look forward for
  • On Becoming the Pinhoti 900 miles Club Member
  • more


Learn more about Faithful Guardian Training Center where Kip helps others to becoming an ultra runner like him at  www.faithfulguardian.com

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28: Cloudsplitter 100 in Review: Talking with Sunny Workman, Jesse Jamison, and Bob Watters

It was fun talking with Sunny Workman, Jesse Jamison, and Bob Watters. They just completed Cloudsplitter 100. With added challenge with course markings, this race sounds very challenging. If you are looking for challenging 100, this will be a great option.

In this episode, we talked about:

  • Jesse’s first 100 miles finish
  • Getting lost on trail due to wrong course marking
  • more

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27: Art of Trail Running Shoes Making: Talking with Eron Osterhaus

It was fun talking with Eron Osterhaus – Product Line Manager for Columbia Montrail and learning about an art of trail shoes making. As much shoes as we put on to run roads and/or trail, it is fun to learn about how shoes goes from a thought – design – product – eventually land to our feet.

Note: I have been trying few different styles of Montrail trail shoes last few months. During Birmingham 3 days Stage race, I exclusively used Montrail shoes. It is a great option for trail running shoes.

Here are locations you can find Montrail in our region: Fleet Feet Birmingham, Fleet Feet Huntsville and 1st Place Athletics in Huntsville.

In this podcast we talk about:

  • Eron’s running jounry
  • Montrail shoes
  • Process of making shoes
  • and more

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26: Talking with “Mayor of Running” – Bart Yasso

It was great catching up with Bart Yasso. He has many stories to tell about running. His life revolves around running for 40+years.

If you are headed Chicago Marathon, you can run with Bart before marathon. Visit his Facebook page or Twitter for more info.


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Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/Bart-Yasso-118295040323/
Twitter: @bartyasso
Bart Yasso Bio:

Bart Yasso joined Runner’s World in 1987 to develop the groundbreaking Runner’s World Race Sponsorship Program, creating a vehicle for Runner’s World to work with over 7,000 races representing 4 million runners per year. Inducted into the Running USA Hall of Champions.

Yasso also invented the Yasso 800s, a marathon-training schedule used by thousands around the world. He is one of the few people to have completed races on all seven continents from the Antarctica marathon to the Mt. Kilimanjaro marathon. In 1987, Yasso won the U.S. National Biathlon Long Course Championship and won the Smoky Mountain Marathon in 1998. He has also completed the Ironman five times and the Badwater 146 through Death Valley. He has also cycled, unsupported and by himself, across the country twice.

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25: Pre Amazon 157 miles journey Talk with Kathleen Hamrick, Susanne Patterson Moore, & Bill Hamrick

It was great catching up with Kathleen Hamrick, Susanne Patterson Moore, & Bill Hamrick before they headed down to Amazon to be a part of 157 miles race.

Here are their travel plan:
They will depart Birmingham, AL on October 4th and land in Santarem, Brazil on October 5th. They will board a boat in Alter Do Chao on the 6th for 12 hours ride to the start area of the race. They will begin the race on October 9. The race will end on October 15.

Due to remote nature of this race, it will be hard to contact them and/or get regular feeds on their progress. I will try my best to get info posted at MarathonRuns page. You can also get info from https://www.facebook.com/JungleMarathon/ Facebook page or visit www.junglemarathon.com website.

Let’s wish good luck to our Alabama team!

24: Never Giving up Attitude: Talking with Tony Fiore

Even after Tony Fiore took DNF (Did Not Finish) during 2014 Pinhoti 100, he did not give up his dream of finish a 100 miler one day. He continued train for next 100. Fast forward to Summer 2016, Tony finished the Vermont 100…

In this episode, Tony and I talk about following:
* His running journey
* Running 2014 Pinhoti and taking DNF
* Crossing Vermont 100
* And more


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