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Apr 25, 2016

Last year in 2015 Sonja Wieck completed the Norseman Xtreme Triathlon. She finished and received a Norseman Black t-shirt which is a very big deal.

Last year in 2015 Sonja Wieck completed the Norseman Xtreme Triathlon. She finished and received a Norseman Black t-shirt which is a very big deal.

If you haven't heard of Norseman go ahead and watch this video. You actually hear Sonja's voice at the start and she is also at the finish shedding a tear from relief, joy and satisfaction.

Sonja and I discuss everything from why she decided to do this race and how she registered to her getting all undressed in front of strangers in the second transition area.

There is a lot of detail in this interview. We discuss how the race works because it's self supported. We discuss her amazing support team. We discuss that she was sick when she did the race and the craziness that was that. Not just a little sick but she found out when she got home that she had pneumonia.

We talk about the good decisions she made and the bad decisions too.

Sonja discusses that the field at Norseman is basically in amazing shape that makes it to Zombie Hill. Yes - a part of this race is called Zombie Hill.

In fact, the tail end of this race is so hard you need a compass and a satellite phone. It's very intense. Sonja and I discuss what it felt like to want to quit at the end of this race and how she worked through it.

At the end I ask Sonja the following question: Harek Stranheim says that he set out to create the toughest triathlon on Earth, do you think he succeeded. Listen to the whole thing to hear her answer.

Congratulations to Sonja for her finish at Norseman XTreme Triathlon. It was a while ago but still it deserves BIG congratulations.

You can find the Norseman XTreme Triathlon information on their website: www.nxtri.com

You can find Sonja at www.risingtidetri.com and on Instagram and Twitter @risingtidetri

Her personal blog is www.goSonja.com and she's on twitter and Instagram @goSonja

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You can find the host Amy's thoughts and such at www.amysaysso.com

Apr 18, 2016

"Expect the unexpected is the only rule on RAAM." - Joan Deitchman

Joan Deitchman is a three-time Race Across America soloist in 2012, 2014, 2015.

The Race Across America (www.raceacrossamerica.org) is a billed as the World's Toughest Bicycle Race. RAAM started in 1982 and is a transcontinental bicycle race that runs from Oceanside, California to Annapolis, Maryland.

Joan is the first and only Canadian woman to finish RAAM. She is also one of only four women to finish the Race Across America 3 or more times. There are less than 40 women who have even finished solo RAAM.

Joan and I talk about how she got started with ultra-cycling. She is also a multiple Ironman finisher (www.ironman.com).

She has also raced Furnace Creek 508 which is now called the Silver State 508 (www.the508.com) and also Race Across Oregon (www.raceacrossoregon.com)  and we discuss other races as a part of qualifying to participate in RAAM.

Joan is considered a solo cyclist but we talk about what kind of team you need to complete RAAM.

We chat about how a bike route all the way across the USA is marked for the RAAM participants.

Joan explains how sleep deprivation is something needs to be planned during RAAM and how she handled this during her race in 2015. You will really want to listen to see how much planning goes into just sleep over the course of the race.

Joan talks about specific RAAM ailments including Shermer's neck and how to best prevent chaffing on a 3000 mile bike ride.

We also talk about the mental aspects of a race as big and long as RAAM.

We talk about what it takes to recover from a race as long as RAAM.

Thank you Joan for joining me on the Mile after Mile Podcast.

If you're curious about what the host Amy is up to visit her website at www.amysaysso.com

 

 

 

Apr 11, 2016

Barbara Cronin-Stagnari is an accomplished age-group triathlete. She has completed 16 Ironman races, 5 or which were at the World Championships.

She's also a mother of 4 grown kids.

Yes, she's amazing.

A year ago she was dealt a curve ball when she was diagnosed with Graves disease. On this podcast we discuss what that means and how it affects her racing.

Some details of the show:

04:00 We talk about her start in triathlon and how she basically started with a half-iron triathlon.

08:00 We talk about building up to her first Ironman in Lake Placid

10:00 We talk about qualifying for the Ironman World Championships

16:0o Barbara talks about balancing training and life with small kids and how she keeps her weekends free

18:00 Barbara explains what Graves Disease is and her diagnosis

31:00 Barbara talks about what she finds to be the toughest part of the Ironman Lake Placid run course.

33:00 Barbara talks about the Ironman World Championship roll down presentation

39:00 Barbara talks about the Kona Ironman World Championships Finish Line.

Thank you very much to Barbara for being a guest on the Mile after Mile Podcast. I loved hearing your story and I look forward to seeing what the future brings you.

You can find Barbara Cronin-Stagnari on Facebook.

You can visit www.amysaysso.com for information on Amy's adventures as well as all kinds of motivation and inspiration.

 

 

 

Apr 4, 2016

Courtney Barden Peterson has a blog about her journey to run a marathon in each state of the USA but she says that the running the marathons was easier than maintaining the blog.

Listen to hear why she decided to pursue a marathon in each state, how long it took her to accomplish the goal, why hard boiled eggs (with salt) are simply the best,  and her story of finishing the project in Hawaii.

Links mentioned in this episode:

Courtney's Blog: www.1310miles.blogspot.com

Races mentioned: Disney Marathon www.rundisney.com

Grandmas Marathon www.grandmasmarathon.com

Thanks to Courtney for joining me on the Mile after Mile Podcast.

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Be sure to check the host Amy's blog to see what she's up to www.amysaysso.com

 

 

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