Gene Balfour from the beautiful Fenelon Falls area joins us today to talk about his days as a marathon runner, including Boston and New York. We also discuss his transition into a little known sport here in Canada called Nordic Cross Skating and Alex Maycock from Coach Talk joins in on the conversation.
Toronto’s own and likely best kept ultra running secret – Russell Lavis joins us here at Trail Tales ARP. Russell has only been running for just over 2 years but in that time he’s run multiple ultra distances including his first 100k last May. Russell has used his running to give back to his community and has some big plans for 2021. He continues to rack up huge miles this year with no signs of slowing down.
Brad and Jamie are here representing the Charity Lads on this episode of Trail Tales ARP. To use their own words “Our challenge is to run 50km as a group of 15 friends. We are looking to raise awareness and vital funds for a charity that affected a member of our group. The charity needs £25,000 to stay working for the next 18 months so we are looking to raise that money.
50km is a big challenge for most of the group who are not runners and we have a variety of physiques with a few dad bods in the mix.” A few of the lads have recently completed the Goggins 4x4x48 challenge to help with their fundraising efforts as well. These seemingly ordinary guys are doing some extraordinary things in order to support their friend Dean and to give back to the organization that was there for one of their own.
Shannon talks to us from Pennsylvania where she currently holds the FKT for the Gerald Hiking Trail in the women’s unsupported category. Professionally she works as a mental health professional and holds several certifications and a license for professional counselling.
Tiger Posey is here from the great state of North Carolina to discuss his work with youth running programs for girls and boys. These programs are not only teaching our children to run, they learn how to deal with adversity, build character, build self-esteem, to work as a team and it shows them how rewarding it can be to lift each other up! Tiger has witnessed the success of these initiatives with former participants coming back later on to give back to the programs that helped shape them into fine young adults. It’s a beautiful thing.
Running, because it’s cheaper than therapy. If you’ve ever said that before, you will want to listen to this show. Author of Running with Mindfulness and creator of the Dynamic Running Therapy app, William Pullen joins us from London, England to discuss how the concept of healthy movement can help us learn to cope with life’s stressors and sometimes seemingly overwhelming thoughts and emotions.
On this episode of TTARP – Canicross Edition Shawn and Ivor discuss verbal and non verbal communication with your dog while running. Welcome the world of Canicross! RUN WILD
Running and Valentine’s day. What could be better? Well a lot stuff I guess, but that’s what’s happening today here on Trail Tales ARP!
Here it is! Back in November I set out on the adventure of conducting the creatine experiment to see how it would affect my running during my track sessions. Today I break it all down with my Coach Talk co-host Alex Maycock!
Visit The Trail Tales ARP website under “Coach Talk with Shawn and Alex” to read the conclusion article and if you haven’t done so to check out our other articles as well.
Canadian Ultra Runner Erik Kovessy is back on Trail Tales ARP. We discuss what happened after his cancelled race in Bromont, Quebec last October and what he has in store for 2021! Erik also talks about what he does for cross-training.