July 6, 2022

Episode 66: Peter Mortimer on Ultra Trail Running

On this episode: man against horse; running in jorts; and cheese-rolling racing. We’re talking with Peter Mortimer, ultra-runner in search of his breaking point.


Show Notes

  • 01:00 – Introducing Peter Mortimer
  • 01:50 – The Cocodona 250
  • 02:40 – How Peter got into running (and eventually ultra-running)
  • 05:50 – Man Against Horse
  • 10:50 – The Barkley Fall Classic and the Barkley Marathon
  • 15:25 – Favorite ultra-race – The Dragon’s Back Race in Wales
  • 21:45 – The role of the pacer
  • 24:20 – Coaching
  • 29:10 – What is a typical training week look like?
  • 34:50 – 8 More Miles
  • 40:30 – How do you approach an ultra-race?
  • 44:25 – Hallucinations on a race
  • 46:30 – How physically painful is running a 100 mile race?
  • 48:25 – What’s on your bucket list?
  • 55:00 – What kind of distances Peter coaches for
  • 56:50 – Cheese-Rolling Race
  • 60:00 – How to find Peter

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