Chelsea Strate is an endurance mountain biker who placed third at this past year's Marji Gesick 100 mile. Until the pandemic shook things up, Chelsea worked as the Field Marketing Coordinator for Quality Bicycle Products -- an enviable job that had Chelsea traveling from her home in Minnesota to events and bike shops in Colorado,... Continue Reading →
I like podcasts. This is my weekly thank you to those creating great podcasts about female endurance athletes for me -- and you -- to enjoy. "The Woman Who Ran for 83 Hours: Jasmin Paris" // How to Be Superhuman (April 6, 2020) If you are only going to listen to one podcast this week...... Continue Reading →
Sarah is a long-time trail and ultrarunner -- she ran her first 50 mile trail race in 2012. She is also a wife and a mom of two young boys. Sarah caught my attention at this past year’s Voyageur 50 mile trail race. The Voyageur 50 mile starts early in the morning. Racers started lining... Continue Reading →
I spoke with endurance mountain biker Carey Lowery after she won the extremely challenging Marji Gesick 100 mile mountain bike race for the third time. At age 51, Carey has had a long and impressive career. Highlights of Carey's career include placing 2nd at the Marathon Nationals in 2013. She has also been crowned the... Continue Reading →
Megan Doerr is an endurance mountain biker and a fantastic storyteller, who had me laughing out loud throughout this interview. Megan was one of only ten women (in a field of 137 riders) to complete the incredibly technical and challenging Marji Gesick 100 mile mountain bike race in Northern Michigan this past fall. In this... Continue Reading →
Kelly Teeselink is an enthusiastic and accomplished trail and ultrarunner and the Executive Director of Girls on the Run Eastern Iowa -- an organization that introduces girls to distance running. Kelly has run numerous trail and ultra races, including five 100 mile races and culminating with a win at this past year's Superior 100 mile.... Continue Reading →
I spoke with trail runner and mother Nichole Diver shortly after she ran her first fifty mile trail race: the Voyageur 50 mile. Nichole first started running just after her second child was born, at a time when she was struggling with postpartum depression. While most of us run less when we have kids, Nichole’s... Continue Reading →
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