E27 Lisa M: Wild Women Trail Running

E27 Lisa M: Wild Women Trail Running

If you had to sum up the community of trail running in one word, it would probably be Lisa. Lisa is the founder of the Wild Women running group in Nanaimo BC. Her and her mom started racing when Lisa was 20 years old as a way to meet people after a move. Lisa was the youngest in the group but never let age or speed deter her from enjoying the group. Her and mom quickly became intertwined in the running community in Nanaimo and ran their first marathon together

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E26: Trail Tips -Tory quits running

E26: Trail Tips -Tory quits running

In this episode of trail tips Tory gets honest about taking a break from structured training guilt free. Guess what? Running is supposed to be fun and rest is okay! We answer listener questions about nausea during races, breaking up long runs, back to back long runs, and our feelings around Strava.  

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E25 Kailey: We will call this fearless

E25 Kailey: We will call this fearless

Kailey Allan has packed more into her 26 years of life than the average person ever does. She's currently a Mechanical Engineer at a remote diamond mine in the sub-arctic of northern Canada. She spends 50% of her time underground, and the other 50% training to be a competitive trail runner. Her history includes designing high end furniture in Belfast, becoming a Divemaster in the Canary Islands, and  making bikes in Nepal where she finished 1st place female in the Himalayan Rush Triathlon. 

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E24 Rebecca E: Running 100miles one year after having a baby

E24 Rebecca E: Running 100miles one year after having a baby

Rebecca is a 32 year old ultra runner with big goals. She's currently training for her first 100 mile race, while also raising her 9 month old baby girl. Rebecca's story is not meant to push new moms, it's a story of someone who is really good at listening to her body. Rebecca is a prime example of having patience, and what you can do if you stay calm and accept where you're at. 

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E21 Heather: Never going to keep me down

E21 Heather: Never going to keep me down

If you met Heather, you'd think she was just a badass lady that runs fast and makes a ton of friends. What you wouldn't guess, is that she has been through the wringer time and time again. In 2000 she started experiencing random physical symptoms like open sores, hair loss, facial lesions and rashes. Diagnosed with Systemic Lupus and an extreme sensitivity to the sun, she retired from road running to find shade in the trails.  

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