Cultra Trail Running

Cultra Trail Running

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209 Episodes
Our weekly podcast shares the unique perspective of the North East, Beast Coast Ultra running scene: raw, impulsive, and irreverent. The Cultra Trail Running Podcast is a place where we can get together and discuss all the fun stuff that happens on the trails that most normal people don't care about. Join the Cult! or maybe you already have without realizing it... resistance is futile.
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209 Episodes

Holy shit fam, we are all up in this week's craw with some spicy and sweet hot takes- Jimmy's 7-11 run, by far the dumbest thing he has to offer in terms of running. Then Becky recounts her epic sub-24 hundo up at the BURCS Notchview races. We roll call like 50 of your freinds out getting after it, both last weekend and this upcoming weekend and Hardrock, VT100 and elsewhere. A magical listening experience ruined by the mention and description of "shirtcocking". Outro music by Nick Byram Become a Cultra Crew Patreon Supporter Cultra Facebook Fan Page Sign up for a race at Live Loud Running Sign up for a crazy adventure at Rat Race

We recap our friends running ultras around the USA with a wee bit of elite love sprinkled in but mostly it's mid-packer heaven over here since you gotta go with what you know. Outro music by Nick Byram Become a Cultra Crew Patreon Supporter Cultra Facebook Fan Page Sign up for a race at Live Loud Running Sign up for a crazy adventure at Rat Race Go do a Steep Endurance race too!

MERRY STATESMAS! It's Western States week and a shit ton of our friends are running it this year! First up, Ellie Pell makes her like 300th appearance on the pod, she's basically a regular. She's also super humble so we will brag for her- she's going to freaking slay it. She talks about her training, her awesome build up, her three podiums at big races (Bandera 100k for the Golden Ticket, Chuckanut 50k and Gorge Waterfalls 100k) and that she is NOT AFRAID. Ellie runs hard on nothing but her love for the Beast Coast and Aldi's snacks. I give her bad advice and we talk the virtues of Corn Flake consumption. Then we holla at Steve LaBranche and he might put some sandwiches in his pants, or he might run The Grand Slam of Ultrarunning this summer. Either way dude is a badass and has a practical approach to running a lot of hundreds in a short amount of time. This is Steve's second WSER start and #2 of his Summer of 100s (has already run Old Dominion, then Western States and Vermont, and finally Wasatch). Last up is THE DESTROYER Tom Starodaj. Tom's strengths are his actual running, followed by his signature short shorts, his dope ultra beard and finally his insanely awesome crew. All stalwarts in the local scene, not to mention Patreons for YEARS they will have our dude on point for all 100.2 miles. Marc "Machine Gun" Kelly, Stefan "Mr Ragged Himself", Julia "The Thrasher" and Tha Homie Bessic all chime in with some behind the scenes Q and A that is not all awkward. Outro music by Nick Byram Become a Cultra Crew Patreon Supporter Cultra Facebook Fan Page Sign up for a race at Live Loud Running Sign up for a crazy adventure at Rat Race

We sit down with CT trail stalwart Ron Locandro for a quick one, waxing poetic about the nurturing and supportive community of trailrunners here in the Northeast. Ron has a stellar resume; completing tough races like Grindstone 100 and Manitou's Revenge as well as acting as the co-RD for perennial season opener Traprock 50k. We also thank Ron for his continued suppoort fo not oly Cultra but getting out and helping all the runner's at this year's CUT112. Outro music by Nick Byram Become a Cultra Crew Patreon Supporter Cultra Facebook Fan Page Sign up for a race at Live Loud Running Sign up for a crazy adventure at Rat Race

The CUT112 is a ball-breaker of a "race". Luckily for our guest this week, they don't have balls. They have something stronger- ovaries! Hear how Mira, Jillian and Cherie all crushed not only the odds but their own expectations- conquering one of the toughest races west of the Connecticut River but also crushing their own fear and doubt! One of the best inpirational stories you'll hear in 2022. The Ladies of the CUT! Berkshire Trail Heads Sarah Poriss Attorney at Law Steep Endurance Ragged CUTS Awards Connecticut Forest & Parks Association Outro music by Nick Byram Become a Cultra Crew Patreon Supporter Cultra Facebook Fan Page Sign up for a race at Live Loud Running Sign up for a crazy adventure at Rat Race

Another trifecta! Three guests is where it's at- this week we get visits from Tom "The Destroyer" Starodaj, Sarah "Suing and Crewing" Porris and Pete "TKO" Keyo to talk mad shizz on what it takes to both run, pace and crew the CUT112, CT's only 100-mile foot race* * it's not a race, per our legal counsel Ragged CUTS makes the best damn awards ever! CUT112 UltraSignup CUT112 Facebook Page Outro music by Nick Byram Become a Cultra Crew Patreon Supporter Cultra Facebook Fan Page Sign up for a race at Live Loud Running Sign up for a crazy adventure at Rat Race

Well-known Cultra Celebrities Fee Cosham, Albertstar Galactica and the Monkey Stuffer stop by to recount their time spent at NJ's Three Days at the Fair last week with raw, graphic content! Three Days RESULTS TUNNOCK'S Yodels Pork Soda? CT's best poutine? Outro music by Nick Byram Become a Cultra Crew Patreon Supporter Cultra Facebook Fan Page Sign up for a race at Live Loud Running Sign up for a crazy adventure at Rat Race

Jackassing! In a BRAND NEW studio! We talk about: Fred ran a 24-hour track event during a Nor'easter. Becky readies herself for Runamuck. Jimmy returns from Arizona. Art goes hard on the sound FX. We love you! No seriously we do. And we think you love us back. Just let us think that. <3 Outro music by Nick Byram Become a Cultra Crew Patreon Supporter Cultra Facebook Fan Page Sign up for a race at Live Loud Running Sign up for a crazy adventure at Rat Race

Jared Burdick is a 2:20 Marathoner, and he has taken his road speed to the trails emerging as a hill climbing force to be reckoned with. He recently broke the course record at the Hyner Trail Challenge. He joins us to not only review some past race results but to talk about how it feels to be devestated in the trials of miles. Jared and his wife started a coaching and nutrition business called Miles and Macros which is a great resource! Hyner Trail Challenge is put on by the non- appologetic PA Trail Dogs Episode Photo Credit Mike McNeil Outro music by Nick Byram Become a Cultra Crew Patreon Supporter Cultra Facebook Fan Page Sign up for a race at Live Loud Running Sign up for a crazy adventure at Rat Race

We start with a shoutout to The Trails Collective, and it goes downhill from there. But Everyone loves running downhill right? We read the Patreons the right way, not like some amateur punks. Still takes us like an hour, but hey- we are about progress, not perfection. Several boofing references though, because we're gonna get a ton of miles out of that one in 2022, no doubt. We do manage to provide some valuable insight about trail and ultra running however since we have Fred, who volunteers to give out the medals every year at the USA's oldest continually run 100k, the Jack Bristol Lake Waramaug races. Becky goes hard for the 100k ladies' win and tells us in harrowing detail her journey to the win. Andy Griffith and Betty White have cameo appearances. Be sure not to miss the secret bonus material at the end. A "must listen" episode... What Art meant to say was: Galpin equation for fluid replenishment during exercise or demanding activity: start exercise hydrated with electrolytes (not just water) then every 15 minutes consume (in ounces) your body weight (in pounds) / 30 Lake Waramaug results: https://ultrasignup.com/results_event.aspx?did=92278 Donate to our freind Kevin Hoegler as he runs across the USA for MS: https://msruntheus.salsalabs.org/2022relay/p/kevinhoeglerrunsforms/index.html Dr Andrew Huberman on sodium: https://hubermanlab.com/using-salt-to-optimize-mental-and-physical-performance/ Trails Collective Outro music by Nick Byram Become a Cultra Crew Patreon Supporter Cultra Facebook Fan Page Sign up for a race at Live Loud Running Sign up for a crazy adventure at Rat Race

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