Roxanne Vogel, the Nutrition & Performance Research Manager at GU Energy Labs, had a crazy dream: go from her home in California to the summit of Mt Everest and then back home to California — in just two weeks. Yuri and Fatty talk with Roxy about how she trained for and executed this incredible "lightning ascent" of Everest. It's an amazing story you will NOT want to miss!
(Earlier upload of this issue had audio issues; listen to this version instead.) One question every pro athlete has to consider is, "What am I going to do when I retire?" Naturally, a lot of them want to stay in the sport they love, but the way Tyler's gone about it is incredibly inspiring: he's invented the "Farm to Fork Fondo" series — a socially-conscious athlete's bucket-list ride if there's every been one.
In our first ever podcast collab, we teamed up with Sarah Bowen Shea from the Another Mother Runner team for a LIVE conversation with GU Crew runner Katie Arnold. Last year, Katie won the prestigious Leadville Trail 100 Run, and she just released a memoir titled Running Home.
We talk about her running career, life, and how the motion of running helped her get out of “that worry brain” after her father’s death from cancer and during the early years of motherhood. She also talks about taping into the “flow state” and tells us what it means to “JRA.”
YiOu Wang is a professional trail and ultra runner. She's a 2-time winner of the Lake Sonoma 50 mile, the 2017 Trail 50Km National Champion and a 2-time Marathon Olympic Trials Qualifier. Yuri and Fatty kick off season 3 of The GU Energy Labs Pinnacle Podcast by chattng with YiOu about running while traveling (YiOu didn't spend more than 10 days in one place in 2018), recommendations for traveling from a person who's been practically everywhere, learning from experience, and how to use a tree to stop yourself. Don't miss this awesome episode!