E52 Nicola: Casual, or exceptionally dialed in?

E52 Nicola: Casual, or exceptionally dialed in?

Nicola Gildersleeve grew up an athlete, but didn't discover her natural talent for running until she was a young adult. She faced some serious adversity while playing basketball at college, battling eating disorders and bad relationships, but was able to find her way out through running. She began on the roads with little training, and eventually realized that running a 3 hour marathon is not normal! Nicola now has an impressive list of accomplishments including 11th at Western States, multiple Knee Knacker podiums, and the FKT as the first woman to complete the Sunshine Coast trail in one go. 

Check out her podcast: Journey to Ultra

 

 

Read More

E50 Trail Tips: Are you an IPOS?

E50 Trail Tips: Are you an IPOS?

Training can be so much fun until you're an IPOS. Tory and I chat about life as a runner with an injury, life as a runner in my 'condition', and how to survive when your friends aren't runners.
We answer listener questions on how to train for a hilly race while living in the flatlands, and what to do about post race insomnia. 


Keep sending questions in to ruggedconditioning@gmail.com 

 

Read More

E42 Pam: Contagious Energy

E42 Pam: Contagious Energy

Pam began running in high school as a mid-pack mile runner to stay in shape in the off-season from soccer. She has a degree in literally everything, but decided to follow her passion and opened the first trail running store in Texas, Austin Trail Running Company. Her first trail race was a 20miler in 2007  She had no idea what she was doing, thinking you didn't need to train much since you "run slower" on trails..... she left the race pretty banged up but hooked!

Read More