The Uphill Athlete Podcast provides educational material for all mountain sports. Our goal is to inspire and encourage you to be the best mountain athlete you c...
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Trail Running Series: Running in Extremes
In this episode, Alyssa sits down with coach Martin Zhor to discuss running in extreme conditions like altitude, heat and cold. They kick off with recommendations for acclimatization before racing, and different strategies to utilize depending on time and finances. They break down the higher caloric and hydration needs at altitude as well as the changes the body goes through at altitude. They then tackle running and racing in heat and heat training strategies that can help the body adapt more smoothly to the stress. They also touch on nutrition and hydration factors in heat as well as cold. Finally they wrap up with proper preparation and gear management for cold weather running to stay safe. For those reaching for higher and more complex races, this is the podcast for you.Write to us at [email protected] or visit uphillathlete.com for more information.
Trail Running Series: Nutrition Advice with RD Rebecca Dent
On this episode, Alyssa catches up with Registered Dietician, Rebecca Dent, to discuss proper race fueling strategies and how to perform your nutrition best in trail running. The two break down how to set up a race nutrition strategy as well as how to test this strategy in your training. Rebecca emphasizes the importance of proper carbohydrate consumption throughout the race and how it can turn a DNF into a Personal Best. They continue with considerations for multi-day races, gut training and common GI issues runners face. The two wrap with hydration and sodium requirements as well as the top three common mistakes Rebecca sees trail athletes make in nutrition. Rebecca shares a tremendous amount of knowledge and experience in this podcast and it will help you achieve your trail running goals.Reach us at uphillathlete.com or write to us at [email protected] Loss Calculator: https://www.precisionhydration.com/performance-advice/hydration/how-to-measure-your-sweat-rate/
Trail Running Series: Coaches Round Table
Alyssa welcomes fellow coaches Alexa Hasman and Brian Passenti to a coaches round table to discuss in race fueling strategies. They break down using aid stations, planning race nutrition, as well as fueling considerations for different distances. With all three having experience running distances from 50km to over 300 miles, each discusses how they individually approach a race, mistakes they have made and how they have learned to deal with ups and downs in their own careers. They also give advise on managing nausea and their ride or die must bring nutrition. Lastly, the three discuss what to do when it seems like everything is going wrong, and how to dig yourself out and keep moving forward. You do not want to miss this lively discussion on managing your race fueling.Write to us at [email protected] or check out our website uphillathlete.com for more information on our offerings.
Trail Running Series: Crewing and Pacing
Alyssa is joined by two special guests this episode on pacing and crewing, her pacer from the Canyons 100 miler, Nic Erol, and her husband and long time crew chief, Codi Clark. The first part of the episode focuses on pacing where Nic and Alyssa discuss the history of pacers, their purpose in races as well as where in the world pacing is allowed or disallowed. They go on to talk about what to look for in a pacer, the pacer’s role for the runner, and discussions to have pre-race. In the second half of the episode, Codi and Alyssa break down the role of a crew, especially how a crew chief operates and delegates tasks to help the runner. They also discuss packing essentials for crew, how to mentally and physically prepare for the race and wrap up with Codi’s key takeaways from crewing for the past six years. This is a great episode to share with your pacers and crew to help prepare for success in racing and beyond.
Trail Running Series: Hillary Gerardi and the Legacy of Mountain Athletes
Steve is joined by the Chamonix Fit master himself, Neil Maclain-Martin, to interview the legendary mountain athlete, Hillary Gerardi. Among her accomplishments as a skyrunning series champion and Mont Blanc 90 km winner, Hillary most recently set a new Fastest Known Time summiting Mont Blanc in 7 hours, 25 minutes and 28 seconds. Steve, Neil and Hillary discuss Hillary’s introduction to mountain running and how she has combined her elite running with ski touring and alpinism. Hillary and her husband Brad, share a deep passion for conservation and climate activism which factors greatly into her mountain pursuits. The three continue with a discussion on Hillary’s route choice for her FKT and the impact these decisions have on setting safe examples in the mountains. Hillary also brings up the relationship she has with her coach and the deep trust and collaboration the two have to help Hillary be her best. This is an inspiring and thought provoking episode sure to get you excited to head to the mountains.