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Oct 22, 2018

Jay Petervary is about as "ultra" as an ultra-racer can be. A ten-time Ultra Iditirod champ, Tour Divide record holder, and half of the only team to ever do the Dirty Kanza XL on a tandem, the big question usually circling around Jay is "what's next?"

Well, this past August, winning the Silk Road Mountain Race -- a thousand-mile, 85000 feet of climbing, unsupported bikepacking race in the mountains of Kyrgyzstan -- was what's left. 

Yuri and Fatty get Jay's story, from training to preparing to racing this next-level endurance marvel. You don't want to miss it.

Sep 25, 2018

It's a special mom-specific episode of the GU Energy Labs Pinnacle Podcast, and well...neither Yuri nor Fatty are exactly qualified to do this particular show. But you know who is? Sarah Bowen Shea of AnotherMotherRunner.com fame. She and three-time Ironman champ Mirinda Carfrae talk about what it's like to juggle being an athlete and a mother at the same time. Mirinda talks about the tradeoffs (say goodbye to recovery time, say hello to renewed focus and purpose, asking for help, and juggling schedules), as well as her game plan for the World Championships. For anyone who is — or knows — a mother who's also a determined athlete, this is a can't miss episode of the Pinnacle.

Aug 27, 2018

Imagine this scenario: You load up your car with everything you need to race both the Leadville 100 MTB race and to run the Leadville 100 running race, which occurs exactly one week after the MTB race.

But you're still recovering from an injury so don't really expect to do the run. 

But you find yourself feeling good after your top-20 finish in the mountain bike race, so decide to do the run. Which you not only complete, but win. By close to two hours over second place. And within ten minutes of an all-time record.

That's Rob Krar, and that's what we're talking about in this episode of the GU Energy Labs Pinnacle Podcast.

Jul 11, 2018

It's a rare athlete who dismisses yoga out of hand. Most athletes — whether we ride, run, kayak, climb, hike, or anything else — understand that it would be niceto learn yoga, as a way to improve our core strength and flexibility. Most of us leave it at that, though; we'd do yoga if we had more time. With time at a premium for most of us, though, we deprioritize yoga as one of hundreds of things we'll "maybe try during the off-season."

In this episode of the GU Energy Labs Pinnacle Podcast, pro athlete and GU community honcho Yuri Hauswald — along with friends and fellow yogis Pam Maldonado (Yuri's yoga instructor for seventeen years) and Nick Gould (a pro cyclist and yoga instructor) — make a strong case for why every athlete needs to find the time to bring yoga into their routine, no matter what their primary endeavor.

Whether you're already a yoga practitioner, are interested (but too busy), or even if you're skeptical of yoga, you need to give this episode of the Pinnacle a listen.

Jun 11, 2018

It's a special Dirty Kanza XL — 350 miles! — deep-dive worshipfest recap episode, with Yuri Hauswald, fresh off his second-place Dirty Kanza XL finish, as well as the 7x world champion, 4x Leadville Champion, and only person in the world who can claim to have won the 100mile, 200 mile, AND 350 mile versions of the Dirty Kanza XL: The Queen of Pain herself, Rebecca Rusch.

Do not miss this fantastic hour of incredible advice, insights, stories, humor, and spirituality from these two amazing GU athletes. 

Apr 30, 2018

Roxanne Vogel is GU's resident nutritionist / mountaineer, and in this episode of the GU Energy Labs Pinnacle Podcast, she's got tons of incredibly practical advice for athletes who want to perform at their peak. We talk about what it means to say “eating is training,” what to eat right before a big effort, coping with cramps, branched-chain amino acids, caffeine, speed-ascending ultra-high altitude volcanoes…and even her favorite flavor of GU.

Feb 13, 2018

Athletes and Experts Talk About How to Find Time for Love in Season 2 Episode 2 of the Pinnacle Podcast

Is it a coincidence that the latest episode of the GU Energy Labs Pinnacle Podcast — hosted by Elden “Fatty” Nelson and Yuri Hauswald — is about relationships and is coming out the same week as Valentines Day?

We’ll let you decide.

The fact is, we don’t have a lot of advice on whether you should buy diamonds or flowers (or new running flats) for your partner for this holiday, but we do know that committed athletes have to work extra-hard to make their relationships work.

This episode of the Pinnacle is loaded with great advice from athletes and experts who manage to find the time to train, race, and make time for their loved ones.

Jan 4, 2018

It’s 2018! A new year means new goals. Whether you’ve committed to try something new or to bring your training to the next level, it's a great time to gather up the inspiration and information you need to take your dream of transformation and make it real.

The first two conversations in this episode are with Chelsea Sodaro and Geoff Kabush, two extraordinary athletes who know all about what it means to take on new goals.

Then hosts Yuri and Fatty talk with Adam Pulford of Carmichael Training Systems about focusing on the importance of understanding the “why” behind your goals. Adam also shares the critical (and very pragmatic) guidance of “action before emotion” — guidance that has already affected both Pinnacle hosts’ training.

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