"The Dirt" Trailrunning Podcast

"The Dirt" Trailrunning Podcast

All trail talk, all the time! From 1 mile to 100 plus mile runs! We talk about it all. Ladies host this show. Our goal is to introduce people, help us all connect with one another, and inspire each other to run and have fun! Host- Michele Hartwig- Race Director at Kettle Moraine 100, Hennepin 100 and many Midwest Trail races Co-host- Krystal the Pistol

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May 8, 2021 55 min

Charles Steele is a professor at Hillsdale College, located in Michigan. Charles has a passion for recruiting students to run ultras and find adventure in life. He has ran and finished the Le Grizz 50 miler in Montana for many years. The Le Grizz is Montana's oldest 50 miler and one of the nation's oldest 50 milers, starting off in 1982. We have fun learning about the race with Charles and why this race holds a special plac...

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Kari goes on the adventure of a lifetime. The Iditarod 350 mile winter foot race. The Iditarod is a 900+ mile route through Alaska. Kari heads to the frigid Alaskan trail to take on this monumental challenge, and is an amazing story teller on all she experienced. Kari Gibbons finishes as the ITI 2021 women’s foot champion in 9 days and 9 hours. Listen and be inspired!

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April 27, 2021 77 min

Mike Ehredt ran cross country on the same trails that the Hennepin Hundred race starts in Sterling, Illinois. His love of running has gave him the opportunity to run iconic races like Hardrock 100,  Dragon Back Race in Wales (described as the World's toughest Mountain race) and was on the show Human Race. We talk about all the cool adventures that Mike has experienced and were left inspired to try his creative race!

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April 22, 2021 71 min

Emma & Max are brother and sister that love adventure. They set their sites on running across Idaho. We learn how they managed the solo run. Plus fun stories about their Mountaineering, camping &  sailing adventures!

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April 20, 2021 94 min

We interview the talented and super speedy trail runner Ashley Runnalls- Ashley often podiums races she runs, chases and sets FKT's and loves to run vert on her home trails in the Canadian mountains. Ashley is also a runner with Autism.  Ashley want to bring education about Autism to our sport. This will help our community know how to best support a runner with Autism feel more comfortable getting involved.

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April 7, 2021 77 min

Stephen Strauss finished 2019 Kettle Moraine 100 earning him the coveted "Last Ass on the Trail" award. He pushed those final miles to cross that finish line! We learned about Stephen's life, training tips and had a great time getting to know this amazing runner.

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March 31, 2021 59 min

Have you ever run an unsupported 100-mile race? Well, Jon Cox did. When COVID-19 changed his plans to run Hennepin 100 he decided he would run it solo. We get the Dirt on how that went and how things can change so quickly in long endurance events. Jon is also RD of the awesome Murder Mile race, and we learn about his trailbuilding skill and race planning.

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Chris Nikic is the first athlete with Down Syndrome to complete an Ironman.  Chris shares about the hard work & motivation it took to get to this finish line. Chris & his coach- Dan Grieb clearly have a special bond. Our favorite part about having them on the show was seeing the true respect and love they have for one another.  Chris shares his dreams for the future and reveals what's next in sports for Chris.

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March 13, 2021 64 min

Kevin Sas shares the "Dirt" on his Moab 240 finish.  Kevin takes us through his race day experience. We learn about the course and find out how how he kept himself moving through the low points. Thank you Kevin for sharing your experience!

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February 28, 2021 44 min

Nathan Martin’s 2:11:05 At The Marathon Project Is The Fastest Marathon By A Black Man Born In The United States. The ladies of the Dirt sit down with Nathan to hear his race day story that lead to him earning an American Record. 

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February 8, 2021 82 min

When Ryan Litwiller was diagnosed last year with Type 2 diabetes and high cholesterol, he knew he needed to make a change in his life. He started running and turned to a plant based diet. Ryan started by running 5ks and continued challenging himself to do more.  In 18 months from his first run he finished his first 100 mile race.  Ryan is humble, loves his family, and is passionate about his healthy journey. It is a great story tha...

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February 3, 2021 72 min

Craig, an accomplished runner and coach, is currently a physio trainer and lead running coach at The Physio Shop in Flagstaff, AZ. In 2019, Craig got a top ten finish at the 2019 World Championships for the 50k and was 5th at Grandma’s Marathon, where he ran his personal best of 2:15:29. Craig was 6th place at Hoka One One Project Carbon X2 100k with a time of 6:55:42. In this episode we hear a bit of Craigs story at these events. ...

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January 31, 2021 64 min

Mike Andersen has been a competitive running since middle school. He was a collegiate athlete who went on to win the Detroit Marathon. He has won a 50 mile race, and finished 7th at Mohican 100. He believes in training and coaching athletes with heart rate training and flexibility. Mike is one of our OMR Trail and Ultra Run Coaches.

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January 31, 2021 67 min

Run Lab Ambassadors Rebecca Mayer & Sara Johnson are stand out runners in the Brighton, Michigan area. They are known for caring for the community and bringing people together to train with joy. They love to laugh & adventure. You can not help but enjoy yourself when hanging with them. This is a funny show to take on your run. We discuss everything from training to drinking beer....then a little more drinking beer... and a ...

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January 17, 2021 59 min
Ryan is autistic and wants to help other autistic people to find the happiness, health & community he has found in running. In this podcast, Ryan talks about his weight loss, being autistic, his family, and how running has positively changed his life for the better.   Ryan is so happy and positive. We feel his passion for running & caring for people. We are excited to see him continue to share his love, inspire others, and ...
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January 15, 2021 54 min

Michele and Krystal talk to Coach Robyn, the Head of EDGE Athlete Lounge. Robyn LaLonde is a USAT Level-1 Coach, Certified Level II Metabolic Efficiency Training Specialist and Head Coach for Nike+ Run Club. After completing her first Ironman she knew that she wanted to help athletes listen to that little voice inside of their head, however crazy the goal. Since then she has helped athletes of all levels find their fastest and ...

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January 3, 2021 69 min

Yassine Diboun has such an interesting story coming into trail and ultrarunning. His passion for the community is contagious! We loved learning his story as well as all the cool things he has going on in Oregon! Enjoy!

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December 17, 2020 60 min

Celebrating females is important to the Dirt Trail running team. Nicole is someone we can all relate to and be inspired by. We loved catching up with Nicole after her Javelina Jundred overall female win. We got the details of race day strategy, race conditions, running with joy and that finish line feeling! Enjoy the show!

 

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December 16, 2020 73 min

Coach Loretta Tobolske-Horn finished Desert Solstice 100 with a top 25 fastest 100 for women in 2020. This is the 2nd year in a row she has made that list! At the age of 49 she is not showing any signs of slowing down. In this episode we learn about Loretta's training leading into the race, and how race day went. This is an amazing story and must listen to show!

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December 10, 2020 78 min

Lindsay is an ultrarunner to watch out for! We had so much fun chatting with Lindsay about her Jalapeño Hundred overall female win! We learned about her time on the show "The Wheel", her modeling career and running in Hollywood. We love Lindsay and we know you will too!

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