World-Class Endurance Athletes Talk Science, Trails and Tribulations

We had a blast with pro ultrarunner Hillary “Hillygoat” Allen and obstacle course racing (O.C.R.) world champs Rea Kolbl and Kris Mendoza at Upslope Brewing getting into all sorts of fun topics — from Hillary’s love for bugs, to Rea’s obsession with Strava records, to Kris’s new gameplan for becoming a stronger ultrarunner. But most of all, science!

These highly educated medical experts who just so happen to crush it in the mountains find commonality in their love for science and apply that knowledge to help sort out the trials and tribulations of their young endurance sports careers.

Also joining us on the pod are #fots (friends of the show) Spartan Race Pro Team member Nicole Mericle, La Sportiva store manager Jeremy Henricks,  endurance coaches David and Megan Roche and Sara Groem with Open Door Real Estate.

A huge thanks to our partners, sponsors and friends at Upslope Brewing for hosting this fun event — we look forward to seeing folks out for our next show there on Valentine’s Day for our Crusher Couples episode!

Upcoming shows – Come see us live!

Feb. 14 – Crusher Couples at Upslope Brewing in Boulder

Feb. 19 – Crusher Couples at the American Mountaineering Center in Golden, with Golden Mountain Runners and Colorado Mountain Club

March 6 – O.C.R community workout and podcast event at Manic Training in Highlands Ranch, south of Denver

March 22 – tickets go on sale soon for our next Rare Air Talk — CBD 101 for Athletes, at The Studio (Boulder)

EDITOR’S NOTE: Please excuse the sub-optimal audio quality for the first 10 minutes of this episode, as we dealt with a technical glitch. And thanks to sound engineer Christopher Wright with Work It Bird Studios for the audio-ninja skills!

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