The Dig Deep Podcast

The Dig Deep Podcast

Hosted by Dig Deep’s founder, Hugo Mendez, The Dig Deep Podcast is a weekly show that features inspiring people from different backgrounds (from professional athletes, to every day athletes to entrepreneurs) who share something in common: they know how to dig deep to be the best that they can be. More at https://digdeep.us... Show More

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November 6, 2019 42 min

One of my main goals in 2019 was to finish the year running a 50-mile trail race. 

After finishing a half trail marathon and a 50k ultra in the last couple of months, I felt that I was ready to go after the 50-mile distance again (the only other time that I did a 50 miler was in Leadville in 2012)

But after looking for races in Colorado and other states in the Rocky Mountain area I just couldn’t find one that I tho... Read more

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Just wanted to give you un update on how my training and racing's been going lately, especially during these last few months. Hint: I feel excited and look forward to have a kickass 2020!

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This week’s guest is my friend Liubov Lomonosov (aka Luba)

Luba is this amazing and inspiring runner and coach who in just few years has achieved incredible goals, including qualifying for the Boston Marathon

She recently got a personal best at the marathon distance in Chicago last weekend. She ran it in 3hrs 4mins (10 minutes faster than her previous best time)

Luba doesn’t have a running background, actual... Read more

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This week’s episode is focused on all things swim-bike and run and more specifically How To Train For Your First Ironman Triathlon

And to lead that discussion, I’m super pumped to have triathlon coach Eric Kenney back on the show

On this episode, Eric gives great advice on what triathletes should think about when considering racing their first full-Ironman

And we are not talking about expensive bikes or fanc... Read more

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My guest this week is the one and only legendary running coach Brad Hudson

Brad has decades of experience trainining all kinds of elite and professional runners, including a few olympians as well

If you are not familiar with him , I invite you to listen to podcast episodes number 6, and two episdoes called the Q&A sessions #1 and #2..or just google him and you’ll find plenty of information about him

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My guests this week are the amazing Addie Bracey and Corey Conner

Both Addie and Corey are professional trail runners, coaches and partners.

Corey and Addie have similar stories, they both have a strong background in professional road running, they found success, but then got burned out, to a point where they stopped or almost stopped running all together, and not just because of the stress that came from training ... Read more

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Rob is a regular person, like you, like me.  He is a dad, he has a full-time job, he has responsibilities, but he has a strong passion for running long, really long distances on trails. 

How long? 

How about doing 200-mile ultras? And he is not just doing one, he is attempting to complete 3 in a three-month period (one of these races is 240 miles long!)

Rob’s life before running was very stressful, he worked... Read more

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Matt Daniels recently had one of the best race performances that the ultra trail running community has seen in a while. He finished 4that the most competitive 100-miler in the US: The Western States 100. This was his 100-mile-ultra debut.

Matt’s running journey began when he was 11 years old. He first started running track, then started running longer and longer distance, all on road. 

While in college, Matt ran a ... Read more

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Ryan is a content creator, story teller and YouTuber with a strong passion for exploring Colorado, the US and the world; and he does that by riding his bike or on his feet. 100% human powered!

Ryan chronicles his adventures on his YouTube Channel called Duzer TV where you can see him supporting local causes in Boulder one day, then going on a bike ride across the country the next one, to then interviewing his favorite pro... Read more

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Alli is a well-known local hiker, who’s personality, charisma and weirdness (in a good way) has made her become a local legend in Boulder, Colorado


She is the co-founder of a group called The Boulder Hiker Chicks(BHCs), a group of hikers who go on all kinds of adventures, mostly in the Boulder area.


I’ve really enjoy following them on Instagram; they always go on epic adventures, they like to challeng... Read more

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As part of the Global Running Day activities that took place a couple of weeks ago, my friends at the Boulder Running Company and New Balance hosted a Q&A session with professional track athlete Cory McGee. They invited me to join and record this conversation.


On this short Q&A (about 20 minutes), Cory talks about several things such as: 

  • How moving to Boulder has helped her to take her training and... Read more

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    My guest this week is professional ultrarunner Joshua Stevens

    This is the second time that I have Josh on the show, he was actually my very first guest, back in February of last year

    This time we talked about 2018, not only the races that the participated in..but also crazy stuff like him running 24 hours on a treadmill to raise awareness for a non for profit organization called the Herren project

    We also ta... Read more

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    I was on Instagram one day and saw a video where this guy was talking about creating a better cycling and triathlon shoe. That got my attention 

    That guy was Ed O'Malley, founder of Velovetta, company that’s developing an aerodynamic cycling shoe. Yes, a shoe that will help you go faster!


    Now...Velovetta is still in its early stages. Ed is in the process of creating and testing a prototype shoe. it’s suc... Read more

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    Colby is an elite runner from Texas who moved to Boulder, CO last year and who is on a mission not only to qualify for the marathon Olympic trials in 2020 but also to inspire younger runners to believe in themselves, and to run hard, really hard.

    Colby believes that to live and pursue an extraordinary life you don’t need to be sponsored by any big brand or to be in the team of any particular colle... Read more

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    April 1, 2019 26 min

  • Early this year I made the decision to rebrand Dig Deep to CHASKIS
  • Why? Well...for several reasons…
  • My initial motivation was because the trademark for Dig Deep was owned by another (much bigger) company. In order to keep growing and building this business, I felt that I needed to have a brand that I could trademark, a brand that I could own.
  • I’ll be honest, I was very hesitant to make the change in the ... Read more

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  • 💥My guests this week are Kelly and Morgan Newlon, founders and owners of Real Athlete Diets (RAD) 

    💥RAD is a boutique-catering company that focuses on offering meal plans for athletes, especially elite athletes 

    💥I first heard about RAD through several endurance athletes that I follow on social media. These athletes would always talk about h... Read more

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    💥 My guest this week is professional bike fitter Mat Steinmetz

    💥 Mat is a pro bike fitter, entrepreneur and coach

    💥 We also talked about his childhood, growing up in Indiana, his fascination and passion for sports (not only playing sports, but understanding other things such as  strength conditioning, nutrition, biomechanics, and more.

    💥 We also talked about his company 51 Spe... Read more

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    💥My guest this week is the great Rachel Joyce

    💥Rachel is a professional triathlete with an incredible career who’s won so many races, including Challenge Roth, Ironman Texas, Ironman Boulder and more; not to mention that she’s always a top contender at the Hawaiian Ironman World Championships.She’s placed 2nda couple of times and has finished top ten several times

    💥Rachel took a break from r... Read more

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    September 12, 2018 60 min

    💥On this week's episode, coach Brad Hudson answers your questions related to MENTAL TOUGHNESS 

    💥 We grouped your questions in subsets such as mantras, routines, training in groups vs training by yourself and more.

    💥If you like this episode, please don’t forget to leave a review on iTunes and also don’t forget to follow Brad on Instagram (@coach_hudson) and also Dig Deep (@digdeep... Read more

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