How can a distance runner endure the load of running? US champion ultrarunner, Stefanie Flippin, joins A to Z Running for an interview. She discusses what she does to stay healthy and engaged for hundreds of miles.
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MAIN TOPIC: ENDURING THE LOAD
Main Topic: Enduring the Load
2021 US 100 mile champion Stefanie Flippin joins us to talk about how to handle the load. Flippin is a great person to heed advice from as she has done multiple 100 mile races and has stayed injury free for a decade.
Pay attention to our conversation about mobility, strength, and mental strategies. Stefanie brings her knowledge as a medical doctor, a pro runner, and a coach to the conversation.
Stefanie is a professional ultrarunner for HOKA and resides in the Front Range of Colorado. She spent the first 22 years of her life in her hometown of San Diego, having graduated from the University of California San Diego in 2010.
Stefanie is the 2021 USATF 100 Mile National Champion and course record holder in a time of 14:35. She is also the 2021 and 2020 Tunnel Hill 100 female champion and has raced dozens of ultras from the 50k to 100 mile distances.
She is currently the 4th fastest American and 6th fastest in the world for the 100 mile distance, with her PR of 14:04. Stefanie is also one of ten runners in the country to be nominated for USATF Mountain/Trail/Ultra Runner of the Year in 2021.
Stefanie is the co-owner of her private practice, alongside her husband Mitchell, in Lakewood, Colorado, where she practices as a foot and ankle clinician and surgeon. She views all her patients, regardless of age and ability, as athletes and treats them as so – valuing mobility and staying active above all else. Stefanie is active in public healthcare and climate change policy development and has worked with the Colorado Governor throughout the recent pandemic.
Stefanie is a plant-based athlete and highly values lowering her carbon footprint. Stefanie is a performance coach with Lift Run Perform and leads an international team of about 50 athletes, focusing on anything from the mile up to 200 mile/multi-day races. She enjoys being involved in her local running community and is a strong believer in running’s ability to be a grassroots way to empower humans and build their confidence.
Stefanie lives and trains at 8,700 feet with her husband and two high energy dogs, Shava and Pace. You can find her enjoying the views from local mountain peaks, pushing her limits along the way, and enjoying a craft brew after.
WORLD OF RUNNING
Many A to Z Runners ran Turkey Trots and many of you did too! Special shout out to Ashley who ran a 25min PR in the 8k.
#1. Hachioji Long Distance Meet
(More info at Japan Running News)
- 10,000m Evans Keitany (Toyota Boshoku) won the race by .24 seconds in a time of 27:28.2
- 21 runners broke the 28-minute barrier.
- This breaks the record of 20 set at the 2008 Beijing Olympics.
- 8 of the 21 men were Japanese.
#2. Manchester Road Race
(According to Let’s Run)
- Held on Thanksgiving Day. The race was first held in 1927 and 4.748 mile (7.641 km).
- Men’s race
- Ben Flanagan, pulled away from the field just before the two mile mark of the 4.748 race and won by 12 seconds.
- Previous podcast guest, Sam Chelanga was 3rd.
- Women’s race
- Weini Kelati took it from the gun. She was never seriously challenged and set a new course record of 22:55, knocking an incredible 1:02 off the old record.
- Previous guest Keira D’Amato was 2nd and also broke Buze Diriba’s 2017 course record of 23:57 by 8 seconds (average of 4:50/mile)
#3. Official “Fastest Known Turkey” by Olympian Molly Seidel.
(According to Canadian News)
- Although Seidel was one minute slower than her previous time, she officially set the record for ‘fastest known turkey’, running 35:34 for first place in the 10K.
- Last year was virtual and didn’t count as a record.
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