E20 Kate: What's an aid station anyway?

E20 Kate: What's an aid station anyway?

Despite being an outdoor enthusiast, Kate hated running. That all changed, however, when she discovered the magic of trail running at 40 years old. Kate talks about quickly falling in love with flying through the woods, and running 50 mile weeks without much thought. Suffering from imposter syndrome she signed up for a technical 30km to prove she really was a runner.

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E15 Meghan: Walking away from the Olympics

E15 Meghan: Walking away from the Olympics

When Megan was 19 years old she was on track to make the national rowing team when her coach told her she would be a better rower if she just weighed less. She trained more, ate less, and watched her body break down until her ribs broke under the stress. Somewhere along the line she realized this wasn’t how she wanted to live, and chose to forgo her dream of the Olympics.

Photo: Brice Ferre

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E14 Lori: A kind hearted badass

E14 Lori: A kind hearted badass

Lori Herron was born to run long distances. The now 59 year old started running at 38, and jumped in with both feet tackling a 64.5km race as her first event. In the last 20 years Lori has raced the Boston Marathon, completed 12 x 100mile races, a 200mile race, and is signed up for a 5 day stage race next year. Lori’s compassion for others and appreciation for trail running will undoubtedly leave you with a more positive outlook.

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E12 Ellie Greenwood: How to keep running fun & what grit really looks like

E12 Ellie Greenwood: How to keep running fun & what grit really looks like

Ellie Greenwood has a list of accomplishments that will blow your mind. Among others, she has two IAU Wold 100k wins, she was the 1st place female at Western States 100 miler in both 2011 & 2012 where she holds the course record, 1st place female at the 89km Comrades Marathon in 2014, and the winner of the Female Ultra Runner of the Year in 2011, 2012, & 2014.

Photo by Jan Heuninck

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