February 16, 2021

Episode 32: Ashley Nordell on Ultra Trail Running, Coaching & Adventure

On this episode: burritos (again), crazy scary deer, and the Jack Daniels approach. We’re talking with Ashely Nordell, ultrarunner, mom of two, and coach about training, favorite races, and adventure runs.


Show Notes

  • 00:35 – Introducing Ashley
  • 03:20 – The races that have meant a lot to her (and how you run with bags of ice taped to your knees)
  • 06:07 – How she got started with running
  • 10:00 – Living in Mount Baldy
  • 13:49 – A typical week of running for Ashley
  • 19:49 – What’s in Ashley’s running gear kit?
  • 23:39 – How she got started coaching (and the Jack Daniels approach)
  • 27:19 – A typical coaching/training plan
  • 29:00 – The benefits of using a running coach
  • 30:30 – Upcoming races for 2021 (and adventures in lieu of races)
  • 32:45 – Proudest moments – Ozark Highlands Trail
  • 39:45 – The “most fun” ultra race
  • 49:15 – What is an “adventure run?”

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The Almost There Adventure Podcast is a celebration of outdoor activities both local and epic. Discussing the big topics and talking to adventurers, artists, legends and activists within the outdoor community.

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