Just when I think I know all of the ultrarunning media channels out there, I discover Talk Ultra. Hosted by Ian Corless, an accomplished endurance athlete, Talk Ultra is a regular podcast show featuring interviews with many of the top ultrarunners and running experts in the world. The show is very international in nature, which I like. But what I most like about Talk Ultra is that each show is very long--upwards of 2-3 hours--and includes several different interviews, giving me great variety and a deep-dive into a sport I so love. I also love the fact that Karl Meltzer, who has always been a runner I look up to (and who coached me in 2011 when I ran 22:35 at Leadville), is a regular guest on Talk Ultra via its "Meltzer Moment" segment. Ian Sharman also makes regular appearances. Finally, I think Ian Corless' accent is just simply cool.
Last night and this morning I listened to the latest Talk Ultra show, which features a fascinating interview with Dr. Phil Maffetone, who pioneered the Maffetone Method and talks with Ian about training, nutrition and running in general.
I am super excited to listen to the many other Talk Ultra episodes as my Leadville 100 training continues to ramp up. If you haven't yet listened to Talk Ultra, be sure to check it out. You can download the episodes via its website and iTunes.