Terry Chiplin is the owner of Active at Altitude, is an athletic experience facilitator, an endurance coach, life coach, Camp Director for a series of training camps based in Estes Park, the Event Director for the annual US Trail Running Conference, and Official Training Partner for Vacation Races.
What do these legends, some of the world’s top distance and trail runners, think about the growing adoration for the primal sport of trail running? Trail runners have always maintained an infamous degree of camaraderie and community, especially the Ultra runners who cover distances that can seem inconceivable.  Hear about incredible records, but also the simple joys of running and of sharing the joy of running with others. Panelists talk about running five marathons in five days on five continents, setting record times, running one hundred miles for the first time, and running around the rim of the Grand Canyon for a fun day of exploration. The key is just trying it out, finding your own flow and entering what Terry calls the “oasis of connectedness” on the trail.     Maike Wardian - won the 2008, 2009 and 2010 US 50 km championship, the 2011 US 50 mile championship, the 2008  U.S. National 100 km championship and many others. Wardian is known for the vast number of marathons he participates in.    Camille Herron - won the 2017 Comrades Marathon and holds several world best times at ultramarathon distances, along with the Guinness World Record for the fastest marathon in a Superhero costume.   Ian Sharman - a British ultramarathon runner, coach, he currently holds the record for the Grand Slam of Ultrarunning and is the winner of the 2013 2015, 2016 and 2017 Leadville Trail 100.   Kara Goucher - was the 10,000 meters silver medalist at the 2007 World Championships, represented her country at the 2008 Beijing Olympics and 2012 London Olympics,  made her marathon debut in 2008 and finished third the following year at the Boston Marathon.   Terry Chiplin - from US Trail Running Conference   Peter Maksimow - from the American Trail Running Association.    And our own Spartan Up host Johnny Waite as moderator.       LESSONS Support your athletic community  Have compassion in competition  Be present & connected  Find your favorite trail & keep exploring Get outside & enjoy being in nature  Don’t be intimated- just try it out  Define what it means to be out there to you  Run to explore & really feel what the world is like  Enjoy the experience    LINKS Spartan Trail Series https://www.spartan.com/en/trail US Trail Running Conference https://ustrailrunningconference.com/ Camille Herron http://www.camilleherron.com Kara Goucher http://www.karagoucher.com Mike Wardian http://mikewardian.com Ian Sharman https://www.sharmanultra.com Amedican Trail Running Association https://trailrunner.com/ This curated group podcast was recorded at Spartan World Media Fest brought to you by ATP Science    TIME STAMPS 0:45 Johnny Waite introduces the legendary panel of trail runners 1:30 Panelists introduce themselves  5:45 Ultra running coming into the general consciousness 7:30 The sense of community amongst trail runners  8:45 How they got started in trail running  10:00 What keeps you running a hundred miles  12:00 Loving the sport and adapting as they get older  13:00 Organizing trail runs and welcoming new runners  14:45 How the sport is evolving  16:30 Their favorite home & international trails  25:00 Favorite trail is like your favorite child  27:30 Who is coming into the sport as it is growing 29:30 Male and female competition in the sport 31:00 What motivates you on the trails  33:00 An accessible sport if you put in the time 34:30 The ancestral lineage of running  36:00 Everyone runs their own trail  37:30 The exploration and beauty of running  39:45 Disconnecting with media and connecting with nature 41:45 The great people you meet  43:30 All running is good running  SUBSCRIBE: Apple Podcasts: http://bit.ly/SpartanUpShow YouTube: http://bit.ly/SpartanUpYT Google Play: http://bit.ly/SpartanUpPlay   FOLLOW SPARTAN UP: Spartan Up on Instagram https://www.instagram.com/spartanuppodcast/ Spartan Up on Twitter https://twitter.com/SpartanUpPod   CREDITS: Producer – Marion Abrams, Madmotion, llc. Hosts: Moderator Dr. Johnny Waite, Guest panelists: Terry Chiplin, Kara Goucher, Mike Wardian, Ian Sharman, Peter Maksimow, Camille Herron  Joe De Sena, Col. Nye & Sefra Alexandra were jogging along in the audience at the Spartan World Media Fest  Synopsis – Sefra Alexandra | Seed Huntress  Production Assistant - Andrea Hagarty   © 2019 Spartan
Aric jumped on the phone and had the pleasure of talking with Terry Chiplin of the US Trail Running Conference. This year the conference will be held in San Luis Obispo, CA from August 28-31. Please check out the information below and we may even see you there.   REGISTER NOW for the Slo Ultra or US Trail Running Conference and bag a free  upgrade for the Friday afternoon Conference trail running clinic!   All levels of runners welcome Friday August 31, 1.30 - 6.00 pm for education and inspiration featuring pro athletes and coaches, Krissy Moehl, Peter Maksimow, Emily and Ian Torrence. Interactive and panel sessions covering training, sports nutrition, recovery, gear, safety, and mindful running, plus a form clinic with Altra, trail shoe demos and other trail related products. Branded Headsweats trucker hat included!    Register here for the  SLO Ultra  Register here for the US Trail Running Conference    To benefit from the free upgrade offer, pick the relevant product item when you register for any of the  SLO Ultra races, or any of the race director options for the Conference that include Friday morning. 
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Estes Park, Colorado, USA
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1 hour, 41 minutes