Chase Parnell

Ultra Runner - Writer

Category: Friday Fiver

Friday Fiver: Top 5 podcasts of the week for your weekend long run. May 12, 2017


On the Like a Bigfoot Podcast (no relation to Burt’s Bigfoot 200), Candice Burt is interviewed about how she made her way into race directing and what it takes to put on 200 mile races. One stress-reducer is that she requires each participant to have a Spot tracker so they can have eyes on each and every runner at all times. This pod was of special interest to me because my brother David is running the Bigfoot 200 [see my interview with him here] and I intend to pace him for some of the route.

Find the Candice Burt interview here.
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Friday Fiver: Top 5 podcasts of the week for your weekend long run. May 5, 2017


Ultra Runner Podcast released THREE podcasts within the last week. Eric has been busy! The first with Jess Mullen, the second with Bob Shebest, and the third with track & field legend Anthony Famigletti. With Jess, Eric and Sarah chat with her about a variety of topics, including her coaching and nutrition tips, training for Western States, and about how she manages to run five 100s a year! With Bob, they discuss his struggles at this year’s golden ticket races and how he found success with P.E.D.S. (other type of PEDS) at the Canyons 100k. And finally, I have no clue what happens on the Famigletti podcast because it just came out. But I remember Anthony as this sort of badass counterculture figure from the early 2000s and one of the most inspiring track & field runners of his generation.
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The bestest podcasts of the week for your weekend long run. April 28, 2017


URP’s latest pod dropped yesterday on 4/27. It’s an interview with Blake Wood. In the words of ex-NBA basketball star Jalen Rose, “the next best thing to being a all-star, is to achieve veteran status.” For those of us who probably won’t ever be podiuming at Western or UTMB, aiming for veteran-hood is a goal to be revered. Wood is a veteran ultra runner and complete mountain badass in every sense of the word. Nolan’s, Barkleys and a 20x Hardrock finisher. Respect.
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