Alex Bond, the regional editor of the popular website Fastest Known Time joins us on Singletrack to discuss the excitement and challenges and of chasing and FKT route. We dive into the technicalities of setting up a new route and what it takes to complete and compete on existing routes. We also remind folks about the dangers of running in the mountains and make plans for the summer. Will we see some competition on the Cushman Six?
This is a doubleheader, which doesn’t exist in football, I mean soccer. We’re finishing up season 1 of Ted Lasso and enjoying the rollercoaster of hope, defeat and the promise of at least two more seasons of kindness, locker room talk and loud but adorable English cursing. Bollocks, can’t wait for the new season to hit Apple TV+.
Maggie Guterl and Staci Revel join Mathias on this week’s special episode. Both ran the inaugural Cocodona 250 down in Arizona, the newest, most badass race in North America. Sleepless nights, brutal heat, endless rocky trails, and the obligatory wildlife sighting all create life-altering memories and give reasons of why we do what we do. And yes, we talk about feet again.
Big news is announced in this episode. Mathias is heading to Europe soon, while UTMB is partnering with Ironman. Doug summits a mountain and encounters snow. After a nearly full episode of running talk, your intrepid hosts announce a slight shift of gears for the podcast. Will anyone notice? Only time will tell!
How does one launch an outdoor brand in the United States? Especially one that’s already forty years old? Jack Wolfskin is one of Europe’s largest and most loved brands and is finally coming to America. Mathias grew up with the brand and the team can’t contain their excitement to chat with Roberto Gutiérrez, Director of Brand Marketing – Jack Wolfskin North America.
Weather talk is interrupted by geography talk, so you know it must be important. This week, Doug talks about his latest sprained ankle and how it happened. Mathis is healing up and looking ahead to soothing his feet and possibly his ego. We then take a deep dive into how our focus changes when we are doing task oriented activities on the trail versus our focus while only running. Fill out those post-race surveys, watch for ticks and be mindful of the snow still in the mountains.