Road Dog Podcast

Road Dog Podcast

Adventure outside with Luis Escobar, trail running legend, race director, running mentor and photographer, as he converses with athletes and public figures about all things extreme sports. We’ll cover everything from sell-out trail races to the most unknown ultra-running adventures around the globe, swing over into the world of rock climbing, and dive into mountain biking, triathlons and more.

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May 10, 2021 100 min

“I am just as comfortable sleeping outside, camping under the stars as I am in a million dollar house.”

Max Krakoff is living free and running. Max travels the states and beyond as the wind blows him. In this episode, Max shares his train hopping tips, running stories and donating a liver to his brother.

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“The work is rewarding. We’ve assisted farmers and families to feed themselves for years.”

Brett Harrison is a runner and educator living in Tanzania in East Africa. He teaches people how to sustainably farm, bee keeping, and tilapia farming. Brett chats with Luis about faith, and the races he puts on around Mount Kilimanjaro trails.

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“Everyone has their own reasons why they run but for me, I like being around people. I love sharing miles with people.”

Edwin Ettinghausen likes to run, a lot! He has completed close to 200 one hundred mile races. Edwin chats with Luis about his love of running, his future goals, why he wears a jester costume, and his struggles with depression. Edwin helps Luis make an important decision about the upcoming Born To Run Ultramarathon...

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“I feel honored to get to run with Sebastian, like knowing what this kid is going to do in the future ... I’m in the presence of greatness.”

Max King is an ultrarunner and outdoorsman. He talks about his running camp, Bend OR., coaching Sebastian, and jorts.

Sebastian Salsbury is a 15 year old trail runner. Hear how he got his start running. Hear about Santa Barbara 9 Trails, Western States 100, Black Canyon 100k, Grand Canyon Rim ...

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"So the rapids makes you feel more vulnerable, which seems to open you up in a different way.”

Chris Thornley is the Founder/Owner of Squirrel’s Nut Butter. He grew up in Cool CA. Talks about his love of Western States 100 and his role at the river crossing at that race. Chris shares his experiences rafting the Colorado River solo. Hear how he began his running and started his company.

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“I don’t make shows to get fans, I make the kind of show that the fans that I want would like.”

Scotty Kummer is the founder and host of Ten Junk Miles Podcast. Hear how Scotty got started podcasting, listen to his tips of being a good podcaster, his struggles with addiction and hear about races he is the race director for.

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“You don’t start recording until you crack open the third beer, cause that’s when the good conversation starts.”

Luis hangs out with Clint Welch and Jack Rosenfeld from Beer On The Run Podcast and drinks beers and swaps stories. Hear how they started Beer On The Run podcast, preferences between drinking out of a can or bottle, Rocky Mountain Oysters, and their first beer experience. Also listen to them chat about iconic races like ...

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“So we moved from a life of success in business to wanting a life of significance where we could impact other people.”

Mara Klassen sees herself as a professional volunteer. Hear why she loves running an aid station and serving people, how she battled weight loss, why she donates time and money to Compassion International, and hear her journey from being overweight to becoming a runner.

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“So I’m looking at 5 ½ thousand to 6 thousand miles of rowing. 6 month journey at sea.”

Lia Ditton is a professional sailor, ocean rower, motivational speaker and conceptual artist. She is the World Record holder rowing from San Francisco to Hawaii in just 86 days. Lia describes her training and future goal of rowing over 5,000 miles from Japan to San Francisco.

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March 8, 2021 87 min

“All I thought about was working on the website and subsequently my running suffered.”

Learn how Mark Gilligan created UltraSignup.com, how the idea for the ranking system came into existence, and who he just sold it to. Listen to Luis chat with the new owners Jay Kelley and David Callahan and hear about some new plans for the website like adding a blog and a forum.

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“The 100 mile concept was really cooking down a number into doable chunks.”

Kara Lubin is the CEO/founder of the 100 Mile Club. The 100 Mile Club presents students with a straightforward challenge: run, jog, or walk 100 Miles over the course of the school year. Hear how Kara started this organization and how it grew to 5,100 schools across the nation.

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“I drank like a couple cups of beer, and it totally helped me get out of the hole and had a great race. Best 100 miler I ever ran.”

Thomas Reiss is a German born runner, punk rock musician and Owner, Kraftwerk Design Inc. Thomas shares his story of growing up in the punk rock scene in Germany and how he fell into running. Hear tales from iconic races like Nine Trails, Tahoe Rim Trail, Snowman Race and many more.

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“There’s something pretty cool about running home I think that just draws you in and makes you want to move faster.”

Jeffrey Stern is an elite runner, dog lover and a High School cross country coach. Recently ran a FKT on the Backbone Trail and the Los Padres Traverse. Details his experience running against a stacked field at the Santa Barbara 9 Nine Trails, his relationship with Chris Andrews, the upcoming Black Canyon, and Wester...

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“The sport is called trail running. It’s not called trail racing. So let’s go on the trails and find stuff.”

Guillaume Arthus is a French ultra-distance trail runner, explorer and video maker who has run all over the world including the Grand Canyon and Barkley Marathons. Hear his story of crossing the Alps and the making of his documentary Via Alpina. the Grand Canyon, Barkley Marathons. Find out what M.E.A.N. stands for.

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“Pretty much every protest that has happened in the last 4 years, I was there.”

Tyler Tomasello is a runner and a photo journalist who was in Washington DC for the Biden inauguration. Hear why capturing moments through photography is important. Tyler also chats with Luis about being inspired to run long distances after reading the book Born To Run. He shares a harrowing experience at the Copper Canyons, and what it was like to be i...

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“And so if you’ve been coaching for 3 years, you don’t have enough experience. You haven’t seen enough weird stuff.”

Mike and Tammy Hartman are High School teachers and coaches. They discuss what it’s like to be a teacher and what it takes to be a High School athlete and a coach. Hear about Mike’s near death experience when he suffered a heart attack at 32 and how he got started running.

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“I knew I didn’t want the quintessential American Dream, white picket fence, C-level job and retirement.”

Chris Clemens is a distance runner and world traveler who joins Luis from Thailand. He shares his love of McDonalds, Rotary Clubs, and how he got started running. Chris also chats about life in Thailand and some of his upcoming goals.

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“It dawned on us that what we were doing was combining two of our loves and passions, history and trail running.”

Tim Twietmeyer, Elke Reimer, Jennifer Hemmen, and Bob Crowley make up the group known as the Forlorn Hope Expedition Team. Hear the history and the experiences of retracing this historical trek 100 miles from Donner Lake to Johnson’s Ranch across the winter wilderness of the Sierra. Learn about the Donner Party and the ...

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“If I’m going for anything big, I’ve learned to hone that positive energy.”

Camille Herron is American ultramarathon runner and Guinness Book World Record holder for running a marathon in a superhero costume. She is known for running with her hair down, eating tacos and having a positive attitude. Camille talks about her goal to win Western States 2021. Just won JFK 50. Comrades Marathon. She shares her running and recovery tips.

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“I think of myself as the patron saint of the back of the pack.”

John Vanderpot Has More DNFs Than Most People Have Starts. John has completed 238 races in a 10 year span. Learn how he moved from wrestling to running long distances, his life as a high school English teacher, stories from the Born To Run Ultramarathon, and his like and dislikes about races.

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